Akaroa Coastal Studio

Homestay | Akaroa | #28666

9.5/10 (50 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private use of outdoor jacuzzi spa pool
  • Amazing sea views from bed
  • Optional continental breakfast hampers

We warmly invite you to stay at our Studio in our modern home. A wonderfully relaxing place to stay with panoramic views of Akaroa harbor. Perched above native bush, it is tranquil and private. Enjoy stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peace and quiet of this seaside property. The Studio is attached to our house with a queen-bed, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. It has its own separate entrance so come and go as you please. WiFi, SkyTV and a delicious continental breakfast hamper can be provided on request. Relax in our spa pool overlooking the harbour.

For self-contained accommodation suitable for children and sleeping up to 6 people see our other listing - #256 Akaroa Coastal Cottage - click on 'View all their listings' link towards top of right column >>>

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.

In the summer there is dolphin watching/swimming, kayaking, sailing and penguin watching tours leaving from Akaroa township, 3kms away. Close to the Banks Peninsula Track and other shorter walks. There is an 18 hole golf course in Duvauchelle, 10 minutes drive. Your own car is required for these activities.

If accommodation is required for families and larger groups please visit our Akaroa Coastal Cottage listing #256.

Special conditions: $170 per night. If a breakfast hamper is required there is an additional charge of $20/person/night. No smoking or pets. If this accommodation is booked for the dates you require, have a look at our Akaroa Coastal Cottage listing #256. Please note we do not accept payment by Bookabach vouchers


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool

Bed layouts

  • Studio B and B

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 1
21-Mar-18 to 31-Oct-18
$170/night $170/night
01-Nov-18 to 31-Mar-19
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 1
01-Apr-19 to 21-Jun-19
$170/night $170/night

*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 (50)

Stayed here? Add a Review

  • I knew accomodation was attached to hosts home but expected to be...

    I knew accomodation was attached to hosts home but expected to be more private from the description given. I did not like that we could hear hosts moving around inside house & outside our room and it just felt like there was no where private for us to be as room opened into house or drive way. The driveway entrance is very tight and drive itself very steep, with no turn around space at the bottom. I personally felt it quite expensive for the facilities provided.

    TaniaGo1 new member Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    There is plenty of space to turn your car around - unfortunately I had parked in the turning area briefly and would have shifted if I had been asked. Everyone else, including large SUVs, have managed fine. We have taken care to separate the studio from our home acoustically and many of our guests have commented on how quiet and private the studio itself, the garden seat and spa pool deck are. We live on site so are available to respond quickly to all requests if you call us or knock on our door.

    JohnD282 100%|281x

  • Lovely location with views across Akaroa Harbour, peaceful

    Lovely location with views across Akaroa Harbour, peaceful. Compact property, linked to owners house, but with full privacy & fine for a couple of nights stay. Well laid out & well equipped. Use of hit tub with amazing views,

    AnneP449 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • A great space for a short stay with everything you need

    A great space for a short stay with everything you need. Ideal location for some peace without being too far away from town and wonderful views. The spa was a great bonus as well as the lovely puppy :-)

    JessStu1 100%|8x Jan 2018

  • Loved the area

    Loved the area.

    LukeZ816 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful place to stay, enjoyed the spa and view

    Beautiful place to stay, enjoyed the spa and view.

    SarahFaith21 100%|2x Dec 2017

From $170 NZD per night*
Select your dates for a quote

Traveller Protection

You are protected by our
Basic Rental Guarantee

More info

About the Owner/Manager, JohnD282

Member since Oct 2000
Responds the same day

Profile image
View profile