Kearney Rhodes House

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #29944

7.7/10 (11 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beautifully restored historic cottage with one room in ORIGINAL condition
  • Fantastic location
  • A short stroll into the centre of Akaroa village

The Kearney-Rhodes house dates from 1867 and is a listed Akaroa Historic Building and

is in the final stages of a four year restoration. This large house with sheltered sunny garden has

been superbly finished to reflect it's age. Time spent here will provide peace and transport you into

the unhurried world of Akaroa's historic past.

Please note that at least ONE of the rooms (pictured) will continue to remain in its original condition.

Located in one of Akaroa's central streets in what originally was the 'French' end of town, you will be three

minutes walk from the beach, bank, post office, museum, Four Square and some of the finest restaurants

Canterbury has to offer.

Another ten minutes walk or short drive will take you to the 'English' end of Akaroa and cinema, library, school,

Gaiety Theatre, wharf and motels.

Tourist activities include both dolphin watching and swimming with dolphins, guided kayaking, fishing and swimming, hiking, walks and a relaxed village around which you can just stroll and enjoy the views, the people, the atmosphere...

Special conditions: Sorry no smoking nor pets. Please provide your own linen. Linen hire can be arranged prior to your stay. Children welcome. One bedroom remains in the original condition.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master double room with ensuite

    1 x Double bed

  • Second queen room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Third queen room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
off peak
25-Apr-17 to 30-Jun-17
$215/night $215/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 (11)

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  • Despite the rain we had a great stay in Akoroa

    Despite the rain we had a great stay in Akoroa. The house was fab, exactly what we expected. Would definitely book again.

    Richie_rich 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • A lovely place to stay, close to main shops

    A lovely place to stay, close to main shops. Great features in house and very spacious.

    RachaelBu5 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Quaint and special

    Quaint and special. Had a real rustic feel to the place with a good heart. Will be even better once the house is completed, and all the small little conveniences put in and the garden tidied up so it is more user friendly in the summer months. We could see this was a reno in progress with a very special cause so this made the stay lovely. We loved the attention to the bed linen, and other features which maintains a sense of history and charm. Great location, close to amenities.

    donnen963 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • This beautiful house felt warm and cozy

    This beautiful house felt warm and cozy. We would have loved to stay even longer - and paint the fence...

    AndreaLu5 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • This house is so delightfully old worlde, but with a modern twist

    This house is so delightfully old worlde, but with a modern twist. Our family loved staying here. It was close to town and within walking distance of some great tourist spots and cafes etc. The house is large with great amenities (the ensuite has huge roll top bath!) and is beautifully restored and decorated, making sure to leave remnants of its history visible and in tact. If you want a unique holiday experience and appreciate Akaroa's history and character you will love this house.

    KathyNi3 100%|1x Dec 2016

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