We stayed with with our dog for a weekend. The location is just magic - right across from the beach, with awesome views from the kitchen, dining room and front deck. The living area was cosy, especially with the log burner - and the bonus of having the heat pump as well for the cold mornings.
Takamatua is a great spot as it’s a short drive from Akaroa, but feels like you’re a world away - it was super quiet and peaceful.
It’s a typical kiwi Bach - so not 5 star, but very cosy and comfortable.