Kearney Rhodes House

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #29944

8.2/10 (21 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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

    1 x Narrow single bed
    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (22)

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  • Lovely location and fun to see such an old home be restored

    Lovely location and fun to see such an old home be restored. We enjoyed our time there. (not for public) the shower upstairs needs draino, I meant to leave a note. It nearly overflows it is super slow draining.

    CherieI3 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • There were no problems here

    There were no problems here...It was like stepping back into the past, and what you would expect for a home of this age ... convenient and close with everything you need ..comfortable beds and a good hot water supply ... for a larger group possibly a table and benches in the kitchen area would make the stay a bit more comfortable and the food etc. removed from the fridge/freezer ... perhaps instructions on how to use the TV ... overall it was a good stay

    Carol H. Dec 2018

  • The house coped well with 8 adults (4 couples) having 2 bathrooms...

    The house coped well with 8 adults (4 couples) having 2 bathrooms and the bedrooms all a good size. Well catered for everything you needed to cook with. Great location to everything and just a short walk into the main shopping/eating area of Akaroa. Fun to stay in a restored historic house but with modern facilities where needed and a credit to the owners for their restoration work. Would recommend this house to others looking for a change in accommodation style from your regular house/home.

    SandraSa8 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Location great and the house amazing but spoilt by the very messy...

    Location great and the house amazing but spoilt by the very messy outside weeds and grass very long with furniture all over the place. Would love to have seen it tidy. Also inside leftover soaps, make up , containers left lying around - felt thry should be thrown out. Loved our stay however.

    JillS427 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Exceeded expectations

    Exceeded expectations. We all enjoyed the step back in time.

    JulianMa6 100%|1x Feb 2018

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