Akaroa Coastal Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #256

9.2/10 (93 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 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): $170/night We accept 1-night bookings at $200/night in some circumstances. $200/night (Peak season: mid Dec - mid Feb), Easter, Labour and Show weekends). Above prices are for up to 4 guests - additional guests $10/night each. 3rd bedroom available for an additional charge of $30/night. Prices quoted are without linen. 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)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • 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.

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $15.00 per person (optional)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (161)

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  • Secluded but only 5 minutes by car from town

    Secluded but only 5 minutes by car from town. Nestled in the woods on a steep hillside with views over the harbor. Listen to the bell birds sing as you sip your coffee or wine on the patio or inside.

    DavidSt72 new member Mar 2018

  • Fantastic views ,very secluded Bach, we loved it !

    Fantastic views ,very secluded Bach, we loved it !

    JustineTa2 100%|8x Feb 2018

  • Great location and wonderful views

    Great location and wonderful views. Loved waking up to the incredible dawn chorus!

    EstherTi1 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • The views and locations are amazing

    The views and locations are amazing. We loved the birdsong in the morning and the swallows that sleep under the porch.

    BastiaanS 100%|4x Feb 2018

  • It was great

    It was great. A hideaway close to busy Akaroa. Very clean and just as the website portrays it. The deck is perfect. The access won't suit everyone but we loved it. Would definitely go back to this cottage.

    LIndaCl4 100%|4x Jan 2018

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