Akaroa & the Bays have lots of exciting accommodation options - B&Bs, backpackers, cabins, camp sites, cottages, hostels, hotels, houses, lodges, motels, retreats; hosted, catered, self contained; Akaroa village, rural inner harbour and outer bays accommodation ranges from basic to luxurious. Just over an hour from CHC it's a great place for international visitors to start or end their South Island tour. The relaxed, romantic ambience makes Akaroa & the Bays an ideal place for celebrating life's special milestones. Decide your budget, style, location and occasion and come and stay for more than a day.
The Duvauchelle Seaside Motel offers ground floor and first floor apartments with stunning hill and sea views, and is situated on the shore of Akaroa Harbour in the small community of Duvauchelle, which is only a 10 minute drive from the village of Akaroa. Its central location enables easy access to all parts of Banks Peninsula.
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 suites. 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
Escape to Okains Bay, one of Banks Peninsulas unique and beautiful bays. Kawatea is a gracious historic homestead set in mature gardens, surrounded by 1500 acres of coastal land farmed by the family for five generations. Enjoy the secluded beaches with panoramic views and excellent swimming and walking opportunities. Learn about Maori culture and the life of the early settlers at the acclaimed Okains Bay museum. Join us in the evening for creative country fare from our garden whilst sharing experiences with fellow travellers.
Location1048 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay
Phone03 304 8621
Fax03 304 8621
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
La Rochelle Motel offers a modern & contemporary complex with a mix of King or Queen Studio's & a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Each unit has it's own private patio or balcony overlooking our native garden & tranquil stream boundary. All are equipped with a kitchenette, 5 Sky channels, iPod docks and Free Wifi. Off street parking is also available. It’s conveniently situated only a short walk from some of Akaroa’s best cafes and restaurants. Relaxing, comfortable and affordable accommodation at it’s best!!
Location1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
4 Luxury apartments, 2 & 3 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining & lounge with private sunny balconies. Sky TV, lock up and covered parking. We are only 50 metres from all the fun and action on the new waterfront promenade and the main wharf.
Panoramic harbour views from the bar, restaurant and accommodation. We are in the centre of Akaroa opposite the sea. We have five self contained units that are serviced daily, a licensed restaurant and bar, and wonderful indoor or outdoor dining. During winter special rates apply, plus a warm open fire, candlelight dining and soft quiet music. We have excellent off street parking and a warm welcome is assured.
Location75 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7842
Fax03 304 7455
Mt Vernon Lodge boasts a range of accommodation options to suit everyone, from singles, couples, or groups of up to 50 people. Whether it’s a family gathering, corporate retreat, or a romantic getaway for two, Mt Vernon’s private surroundings are a great place to celebrate any occasion. A beautiful, natural and peaceful retreat where the only noise is the sound of birdsong. Our lodge has six ensuite units plus a communal lounge with a sunken fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. The Chalets & Alpine lodge are comfortable, self-contained accommodation and for couples, our cottages offer romantic accommodation for two.
Time spent at Paua Bay is a truly unique experience. Not only will you be able to enjoy the wonderful surroundings in our private bay but also you will join a traditional farming family sharing their daily endeavours. Walk to the beach enjoy seals, abundant birdlife & bush. Relax in the hammock amongst the extensive garden. At the end of the day soak in the romantic outdoor bath savouring the experience.
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.
Location16 Aubrey Street, Akaroa
Dream a little, shoot for the stars and while away a moment in luxurious comfort in your own Silo. Designed for couples to enjoy the perfect urban escape the bedroom provides a haven of intimacy where you can close off the world outside, open the ceiling hatch and star gaze. Each self-contained silo contains a TV/DVD player + multi-functional music headboard to play your tunes, charge your devices and provide moody lighting. Queen bed, ensuite, kitchenette, upstairs balcony with views, free off street parking, free wifi and adjacent to one of NZ’s finest art galleries and the Little River Cafe.
LocationChristchurch Akaroa State Highway 75
Luxury motel + waterfront apartment accommodation at its very best!. Superior king size studios with double spa baths, 2 bedroom suites with king and queen beds or the deluxe super-king honeymoon suites – Tresori guarantees to make your stay memorable. Two minute stroll to the waterfront cafés.
LocationCnr Rue Jolie & Church St, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7500
An upstairs modern apartment for private rental. Queen bedroom - spacious bathroom - shower & bath. Fabulous deck for sun & terrific views – peaceful & private. Open plan kitchen dining, living, (& laundry). Complimenting Akaroa’s historic precinct. An easy five minute stroll to the shops, restaurants & activities. The apartment is fully linened & cleaned on departure - for the best of rest & relaxation. Double glazed with heat-pump & gas fire. For two adults only - Enquiries welcome.
Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road, Akaroa
We have three unique waterfront designer apartments each with spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour. The three architecturally designed apartments are just metres from the water, and a short waterfront walk to the village centre. Each apartment is self contained, with beautiful ensuites, a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary interiors, decking and sea views. Choose one special apartment or, for your extended family or larger group, combine the top two apartments, or all three.
The Akaroa Coastal Cottage enjoys magnificent sea views from its secluded setting in native bush. Wake to a chorus of bellbirds, look for dolphins from the terrace or lie back with a book and watch our magnificent mamaku tree-fern koru unfurl. Our coastal retreat sits harmoniously in its rural environment, totally private and seemingly remote yet it is only a short drive or an easy walk from Akaroa on a quiet, scenic road. The cottage sleeps 6 and is sunny, warm and well-equipped with modern appliances, barbeque, heat pump, large bath, SkyTV and WiFi.
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.
Nestled in New Zealand native bush overlooking Akaroa, our Cottages offer one of the most private and serene holiday retreats. Akaroa Cottages, set on 12 acres of private bush land, is only 85 kilometres from Christchurch in New Zealand. Akaroa Cottages offers a private and peaceful setting and accommodation with stunning panoramic views of the harbour and sea. Fully self contained and only a 10 minute walk into Akaroa.
Location6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7195
Fax03 304 7672
Newly renovated, you deserve the best. Our premium location is complimented by our superior guest facilities. Large studio apartments with views over the harbour. Private balconies, double glazed and under floor heating. 5 Sky channels and free WiFi. Felicity and Murray pride themselves on providing a comprehensive service whether you are enjoying a holiday or require professional facilities for that next important conference.
Location75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone0800 252 762
Fax03 304 7850
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
The only motel in Akaroa on the water's edge. 24 spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Quiet location- listen to the birds, not the traffic. Private spa in tropical setting. Private jetty-boats for hire. Sky TV, DVD Players, library. Free WIFI, special Winter rates. Great for a romantic getaway! Only a minute's walk to shops, cafes and the heart of Akaroa.
Location56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Fax03 304 5858
From family retreats to harbour view escapes, discover unique holiday homes for rent in the Bachcare collection in Akaroa and throughout the Banks Peninsula region. We have properties suitable for every budget, all with instant online booking. As New Zealand’s leading short term rental management company, we have over 1,500 pre-serviced holiday homes throughout the country and with over 100,000 guests choosing to book their holidays with us annually, you can know you're in good hands. Your friendly local Holiday Manager will prepare your holiday home for you, greet you on arrival and is available throughout your entire stay.
Location109 Rue Jolie-Manager
Come and spend a night in our lovely traditional wooden barn, situated in the landscaped grounds of our Vineyard at French Farm. Whilst only a short stroll from the waterfront, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of this picturesque valley on the shores of Akaroa Harbour. The Barn has a romantic timber lined Attic Room with a sleeping area containing one queen size bed and two large singles, as well as a sitting area with TV. We can provide extra sleeping accommodation if required.