Oakston Cabin Little River Banks Peninsula

Cottage | Little River | #25794

9.4/10 (70 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Wake up to bird song
  • Rest with a glass of wine in the out door baths or on the deck.
  • Many beautiful walks and beachs within a 30 min drive

Oakston Cabin is a lovingly restored 1870 Sawmillers Cabin on our property in Western Valley in Little River. Only 45mins from Christchurch but in a different world. It is a simple and clean wee space with log burner, kitchenette, bathroom and long drop toilet with the most peaceful views.

You are welcome to stroll over our farm or take in some of the beautiful nearby walks. For some it is a night away after riding the local rail trail. Or you may want a romantic night or two away, off grid. We provide bicycles and a Tandem for the romantically inclined to ride down to the local cafe and art gallery. The out door bath is always loved, lite the fire underneath, bring it to the temperature you want, then lie back and listen to the stream and watch the stars.

The beautiful Akaroa township is only 30 mins drive away.

Cell phone reception is marginal and there is no power points to charge laptops or phones. But we are happy to help out in an emergency.


  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace

Bed layouts

  • Cabin

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Week or longer
28-Feb-17 to 01-Mar-18
$80/night $80/night
5 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 (70)

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  • This tiny quirky cabin has been lovingly restored and furnished with old-style...

    This tiny quirky cabin has been lovingly restored and furnished with old-style items. It's literally like stepping back in time to stay here. Secluded and relaxing. Ideal for first or second honeymoon. Be aware that there aren't many places to eat our in Little River so you need to plan ahead. We stayed in February and the hilltop cafe was also shut at 6 pm! The Bath is a great experience. A lovely base to explore the Banks Peninsul

    CLaurens 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Exactly as advertised

    Exactly as advertised. Clean and off grid. We booked 2 nights so that we could spend the day in Akaroa - went there for an hour and rushed back for another bath. Perfect for reading or playing games but use the mosquitos spray first.

    BridgidS 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful little cottage all amenities are there

    Beautiful little cottage all amenities are there. Nice and peaceful

    AJudkins 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Such a great location

    Such a great location. A true holiday just out of chch. Great bath! And we were do happy yo bring our dog too! Ashame the tandem bikes chain had snapped! Definately will be back!

    tspiers187 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Positive: It is in a beautiful location...

    Positive: It is in a beautiful location. The cabin is very well mantained and clean. Bed very confortable. Fire place build the magic for your night. Views are stunning! Peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended! Negative: No extra candles to replace the ones already outside (they were wet and didn´t work). Solar lights hanging from the roof and toilet light didn´t work during the night. USB solar charger didn´t work. If all these whould have been OK I would have given 5 starts.

    SandraGo4 100%|1x Nov 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Sandra, sorry to hear the lights didn't work, I can only imagine it was due to low sunshine during the day. We remain in two minds about the candles we have had too many near accidents, love the romance, don't like the damage.

    JonathanSp1 100%|71x

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