The category with the widest variety of accommodation. Rustic, luxury, family, couples, rural, village, hillside, on the flat, waterside, in the bush, secluded, main street, modern, heritage, partially catered, fully catered, tranquil, energetic, it’s all in and around Akaroa and the Bays. Owned & operated by the hosts each is unique & a wonderful way to enjoy some genuine Kiwi hospitality. Some places include onsite therapies, dinner and complete privacy while others invite you to join in with the household & be part of the family. As a base from which to enjoy Akaroa or as a destination in themselves you’ll love the variety.
We warmly invite you to stay with us in the Akaroa Coastal Studio, perched above native bush, with spectacular views of the harbour. Attached to our modern home, it is a quiet, private room with its own entrance, queen-bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Studio guests enjoy private use of our outdoor spa pool. Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, WiFi, SkyTV are included and delicious continental breakfast hampers can be provided on request. Not suitable for children. Enjoy native birdsong, stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peacefulness of this seaside property.
Akaroa House - stunning views - enjoy Bed and Breakfast in beautifully restored heritage home - set in peaceful grounds with sea & village views from every room. Offering King bedroom with French Tub en-suite. Upstairs we can accommodate two to four guests (same group) in two bedrooms with own private full bathroom. An easy stroll to activities, shops, restaurants and beach - peaceful setting away from main street bustle. Akaroa House - rest, relaxation . Also Private Akaroa Apartment - Email us with your dates.
Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road
French Bay House is a beautiful historic villa nestled in the heart of Akaroa. With stunning gardens and an iconic architectural style, it is the most photographed villa in Akaroa. The house is parallel to Beach Road where you will find a delightful array of boutique shops, restaurants, historic sites and artisan galleries. It is an easy stroll to the wharf where you can choose from award winning nature cruises, swimming with dolphins or penguin tours. Book yourself a kayak or paddleboat, or meander around the waterfront to stop and enjoy a snack in one of the several garden cafes.
Beautiful French Farm Winery has four luxury boutique studios. All have their own kitchenettes and either queen or king beds. Lovely courtyard seating/BBQ area with French style fountain. Spa nestled beside a stream and access to the Licensed Bar with lovely seating areas with view of French Farm Bay. Large grounds with petanque court. Private, secluded and peaceful but not remote. Fly in by helicopter or enjoy the drive. French Farm Gardens just across the road and the Alpacca farm just around the corner offer some of the activities available.
Location12 Winery Road, French Farm, RD2 Akaroa 7582
Phone03 304 5784
Gatekeepers Cottage is a delightful surprise. Skillfully crafted in native timbers and artistically decorated, the cottage is a romantic escape. Set within a beautiful walled garden, with private entrance and stone paved courtyard entertaining area, the cottage sits in idyllic Akaroa countryside with views towards the volcanic rim (extinct!). Higher up in Kokopu Estate’s vineyard, there are delightful sea views and access to the numerous walking tracks. The property is accessible from the Banks Peninsula Track. Luxuriously comfortable beds, WiFi and all mod cons. Private and peaceful, yet only a 20 minute walk away from Akaroa township, guests will receive a warm welcome .
Location155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa
L'abri is located above the beautiful Takamatua bay, 3 kms from Akaroa. This beautiful B&B is on a breath taking site and offers luxury in a modern home with privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind. All rooms have very comfortable beds, free WIFI, TV, tea, a coffee machine, chocolates, home baking and private decks. Once you arrive at L'abri you can leave the stress behind and unwind. Extensive views, meandering gardens along with abundant wild life. Gourmet breakfasts overlooking the bay. Or an alternative accommodation choice is the garden studio/cottage. Here you can have a continental breakfast basket providing added privacy.
Location7 Takamatua Bay Road, Takamatua
Phone03 304 7833
Fax03 304 7833
The Loft at Potters Croft is situated above the Grehan Stream overlooking a magnificent 2 acre garden featuring a pond, rose arbours, expansive lawns and pathways, all yours to explore and relax in. 350m from the main street of Akaroa and a 5 minute walk to the village, yet peaceful and private. The Loft is separate from the main house with its own entrance and deck. Kitchenette with self catering facilities, continental breakfast in fridge, Sky TV, i-pod dock, free WI-FI, private courtyard.
Affordable B&B for travellers. Rosemary offers 2 rooms in a lovely quiet location only 4 minutes walk to the main wharf and Cafes. Guests can enjoy the large garden taking in the view from the long verandah. Enjoy this special historic home which is situated next to the Garden of Tane, a bush reserve. Enjoy the sound of native bird song while relaxing in spacious comfort.