Akaroa Coastal Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #256

9.1/10 (60 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Tranquil and secluded retreat on 3 hectares overlooking Akaroa harbour. Wonderful sea views. Watch dolphins from the terraces during summer and wake up to the bellbirds all year round. Stay long enough to see the koru on our magnificent mamaku tree ferns unfurl. It is situated 3km from Akaroa township.

The AKAROA COASTAL COTTAGE - sleeps 6. Secluded and self-contained, it is sunny, warm and attractive. Well-equipped with quality appliances and bedding. The home is heated by a heat pump. Complimentary wireless internet and Sky TV (sport). Enjoy the harbour views from the main bedroom and a soak in the lovely big bath. Suitable for children. Linen can be supplied for $15/person/stay.

We also offer B&B on another part of our property in a studio attached to our modern home. It has panoramic views and sleeps 1-2 adults with its own separate entrance and key. Please visit our listing for the Akaroa Coastal Studio # 28666 for details.

Contact us for information/bookings for personalised harbour cruises and/or sailing coaching on a modern 10.2-metre FARR MRX yacht. Flexible departure times and durations - subject to weather conditions and prior bookings we will sail when and for as long as you want to go. Small groups, minimum of 2 people for 2 hours. Hands-on sailing or sit back with your camera while we take you on an exploration of the harbour and its wildlife.

Look for us (akaroacoastalretreat) on Facebook and Instagram for more photos of the amazing scenery you can expect to see on Banks Peninsula and suggestions for places to go (and how to get there) and things to do when visiting Akaroa.

The Akaroa Coastal Retreat is adjacent to start of Banks Peninsula track and handy to other walks, restaurants, cafes, boutique shopping, museum, wineries and a variety of outdoor activities including scenic harbour cruises, swimming with dolphins, kayaking, golf, horse riding, tennis, bowls, sailing, fishing, and cycling.

Special conditions: Tariff for 2 bedrooms (queen and 4 singles): $160/night (2-5 nights) $145/night (6+ nights off-peak) We accept 1-night bookings at $200/night in some circumstances. $200/night (Peak season - 16 Dec - 6 Feb, Easter, Labour and Show weekends). Please let us know if you require a third bedroom, for which there is an additional charge of $30/night. Prices quoted are without linen - (see extras above). May not suit persons with a walking disability. We do not accept Bookabach vouchers.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    4 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3 (optional)

    Lovely private room with external access. Queen bed and couch. Please let us know when enquiring if you require this bedroom - there is an additional charge for it of $30/night.

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
19-Jan-17 to 06-Feb-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
07-Feb-17 to 12-Apr-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
13-Apr-17 to 16-Apr-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
17-Apr-17 to 19-Oct-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
20-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
23-Oct-17 to 15-Nov-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
16-Nov-17 to 18-Nov-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
19-Nov-17 to 21-Dec-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
22-Dec-17 to 06-Feb-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (128)

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  • Great location awesome view and the house was great

    Great location awesome view and the house was great

    galiat86 new member Jan 2017

  • Great location awesome view and the house was great

    Great location awesome view and the house was great

    galiat86 new member Jan 2017

  • Was worth the hike just for the view

    Was worth the hike just for the view. Didn't realise was so far from Akaroa, but wasn't a problem. Was a very relaxing place to be and the sheltered patio was ideal. Had a windy day but still managed to sit on the verandah. Would recommend for a quiet getaway, perfect for the couple that want to be alone. Sorry were no donkeys, love donkeys, have 2 of my own!

    LauraSa3 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Great house in amazing location

    Great house in amazing location.

    rebell71 100%|16x Oct 2016

  • Cute place, a little cold at times but it was winter! Would...

    Cute place, a little cold at times but it was winter! Would definitely come back ??

    jessad818 100%|2x Sep 2016

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