La Vie en Rose,French elegance.Primary age Free

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #6196

9.3/10 (3 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


50 mins drive from Christchurch introduces you to my fully equipped colonial styled French flavoured cottage, snugly nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac that welcomes you to NZ's only historic French town.

Set in an attractive established garden with 9 hole golf putting course all equipment provided. Birdsong all day while overlooking a bubbling creek with myfoot bridge access to the peaceful grassed Wackerlie Green Reserve to picnic,play cricket or french bowls [petanque] avail at cottage. This is the best way to walk to and from town at only 8 mins easy stroll

Relax on the extensive newly extended decking[ with a range of outdoor furniture ] ,that wraps round 3 sides of the cottage, enjoying the views of the surrounding bush clad hills and valleys with your favourite book, companion and chilled wine, beer or 'cuppa'. fire up the gas bbq for all meals outside.Enjoy a beautiful night sky, free from city reflection and pollution.

Newly redecorated,This lovely home has fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities, relaxing lounge, cosy log fire, electric heating, freeview TV, dvd. Even a piano and rocking horse and one tone carpet thru out.

Only 8 minutes easy stroll to wander down to the centre of Akaroa with its variety of cafes,restaurants and even a new Kiwi 'fish n chip' shop and supermarket and pubs, main wharf,sandy beach and public slipway.Browse through a variety of shops,museum and check the library/ movie theatre with a coffee or relax on the beach, take a harbour cruise, swim with dolphins, try out your tennis or cycling,explore the walks,hire a boat or hit off a round at the picturesque golf course only 12 mins drive away. Take a trip on one of the many sealed roads that access other bays such as Wainui, Little Akaloa or Okains Bay then return to the peace and tranquility of La vie en Rose Cottage and put your feet up,switch off your mobile, throw your car keys in the drawer and see what's cold in the fridge!!! BYO linen. Hire sets avail at $25 per bed.

Special conditions:

Tariff varies due to peak/off peak times, holiday periods and length of stay. Two night minimum stay on weekends.

Long weekends 3 min stay Easter 4 nite

No pets permitted at this property until further notoce

Check out my holiday home on waterfront of Purau Bay {lyttelton Harbour] and my other one on Kaikoura coast phone 0212223706 for colour brochure of all 3

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen 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 (6)

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  • Away from the central shopping area but within easy walking distance

    Away from the central shopping area but within easy walking distance. Very quiet place and grat to hear the birds in the morning.

    RobertJo5 100%|2x Jan 2015

  • As above

    As above

    LaurenRe1 100%|2x Jan 2014

  • a nice homely place to stay with a log fire, piano for...

    a nice homely place to stay with a log fire, piano for some tunes and some cool old music tapes to listen to. very nice place.

    colinha2 new member Oct 2013

  • The cottage was rather dissapointing

    The cottage was rather dissapointing. There was quite a buildup of dirt in some areas and we felt that it had not been cleaned between guest visits. We also did not feel the cottage was worth the price we paid, even though the owner kept offering up the place for additional nights. The third time he asked us if we wanted to stay extra nights was at an offer of half price but we never wanted or intended to stay longer than our original booking. I would not stay at this bach again.

    cindrt996 100%|8x Feb 2013

  • very good bach for a family stay

    very good bach for a family stay

    louier978 100%|3x Feb 2012

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