Akaroa Coastal Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #256

9.1/10 (73 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): $165/night (2-5 nights) $150/night (6+ nights off-peak) We accept 1-night bookings at $200/night in some circumstances. $200/night (Peak season - 15 Dec - 15 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
25-Jun-17 to 19-Oct-17
$165/night $165/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
$165/night $165/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 14-Dec-17
$165/night $165/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
15-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Reduced Rate
23-Dec-17 to 29-Dec-17
$150/night $150/night
6 night minimum stay
High Season
30-Dec-17 to 15-Feb-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
16-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$165/night $165/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
29-Mar-18 to 01-Apr-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
02-Apr-18 to 25-Sep-18
$165/night $165/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (141)

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  • This was exactly what we were looking for

    This was exactly what we were looking for. The cottage was clean and had all amenities we needed. We spent each morning and evening out on the porch. We even walked into Akaroa one day and to Unuku Beach. Some commented on the footpath, and yes, it is on a but of a grade, but my 70+ y/o mother did fine on it. The birdsong and views are incomparable with other properties in the area. We felt right at home and enjoyed our distance from other homes and people. Thanks for sharing the cottage!!

    KariH464 100%|6x Apr 2017

  • We loved our stay

    We loved our stay. The description of the house was really clear and suited us perfectly. Thanks very much!

    Kimberleyga2 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location

    JanineJo3 100%|5x Apr 2017

  • Was a fantastic view, I'm guessing that's what your paying for as...

    Was a fantastic view, I'm guessing that's what your paying for as I found the cottage very small and old, one of the pictures showing a queen bed and bedsides is not actually what you get, the bed is located in a very compact corner by the window. My husband is 6"5 so he couldn't fit in the space. We ended up turning single bases around and using single mattresses which wasn't ideal either but at least he could hang is feet over the end.

    carmentu1 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • The house, perched on a steep slope overlooking the bay, afforded us...

    The house, perched on a steep slope overlooking the bay, afforded us many chances to appreciate the ever-changing weather and wind. It is far enough from the village to assure peace and quiet, yet only five minutes by car to all conveniences, including a first-rate movie theater, restaurants and shops. The accommodations are most pleasant, and complete with all amenities.

    Andrea PDX 100%|2x Mar 2017

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