Akaroa Coastal Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #256

9.1/10 (66 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
28-Feb-17 to 12-Apr-17
$165/night $165/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
$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-Jan-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
16-Jan-18 to 29-Mar-18
$165/night $165/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
30-Mar-18 to 01-Apr-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
02-Apr-18 to 28-May-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (134)

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  • Great spot!

    Great spot!

    cruiser607 new member Feb 2017

  • Secluded location with great views

    Secluded location with great views

    ciarey796 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Stunning views

    Stunning views. However house was not suited to children or seniors, both of which were in our party. I underestimated the steps down to the house from the description. No safe off road parking, small living space and narrow Staircase to get to bedrooms. Would be great for young couple looking for romantic getaway as secluded and stunning views but in my opinion not suited to a family. We left a night early as was too stressful with the toddler and my mum who couldn't cope with the steps.

    CarleneH new member Feb 2017

  • Tremendous views!! Very nice clean place

    Tremendous views!! Very nice clean place.

    SamL6937 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location. Spent alot of time sitting outside, listening to the birds and watching all the activity on the harbour.

    sianrd234 100%|8x Jan 2017

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