Holidays Houses & Cottages

Want your own space? Stay in these self-contained accommodation spaces to meet all tastes, styles and needs.

Barn on the Vineyard at French Farm

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.

Whether it be for a quiet getaway, enjoying a glass or two of our famous 'French Peak' Pinot Noir in front of the log burning stove, or coming home after a day on the beach, or an energetic hike in the hills, in time to cook up a BBQ by the Petanque Court, we are sure you will enjoy your stay at this very special place and want to come back for more!
Children are always welcome. Pets are welcome with prior arrangement only.

  • Petanque court and Boules
  • Alfresco eating areas
  • Wine Tasting Room
  • Native birds galore.


To book visit our website or email us. 

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Bachcare Akaroa Holiday Homes

Bachcare Akaroa Holiday Homes

From beachside family baches to pet friendly homes and romantic villas, find your happy place with over 50 breathtaking Akaroa holiday homes.

 Filter Bachcare holiday homes by the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, by pet friendly accommodation, or by budget! Simply use the advanced filters when searching for a holiday spot -  with the largest selection of pre-serviced holiday homes, baches, and apartments available for rent in New Zealand you’ll find the perfect place to stay.

 If you ever need any help during your stay, our New Zealand based guest support team are only a phone call away seven days a week. With mandatory post-stay cleaning, and additional cleaning and linen services on hand whenever you need them - enjoying an quintessentially Kiwi holiday home escape in Akaroa has never been easier or safer.

Our instant online booking makes booking through us stress-free. It’s no wonder we help over 150,000 guests have a truly memorable holiday every year!

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Akaroa Coastal Cottage

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.

Suitable for families with children, with a portacot and highchair provided. Probably not suitable for anyone with a walking disability. Visit our website for more photos, feedback, availability calendar and instant booking. Book a cruise with us on Southern Wanderer at a discounted rate when booking your accommodation.

Suitable for families with children, with a portacot and highchair provided. Probably not suitable for anyone with a walking disability. Visit our website for more photos, feedback, availability calendar and instant booking.

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Villa Heights

Relax in the treetops to views of native Bush and Akaroa harbour. Enjoy the sight and birdsong of Piwakawaka, Tui, and Kereru. Kick back on the balconies or in the spacious lounge to watch the sunset.

Each of the three bedrooms is complete with en-suite and outdoor balcony.  A modern fully equipped kitchen awaits you. Enjoy this magnificent grandstand located in the Village a mere stone’s throw from Akaroa’s iconic Giant’s House.


Phone or email Stu to make your booking! 

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The Point

Escape to paradise at The Point, an off-the-grid, cliff-top retreat in Pigeon Bay. Sea views, spacious comfortable design, open fires indoors & out and a private swimming cove, make this a unique stay. Winner of Bach of the Year 2017 (Eco Category), The Point is just as luxurious as it is functional, with industrial and copper accents, and two super-king sized bedrooms with sea views. Kick back by the large open fireplace for a cosy winter hideaway, or head outside for the ultimate al fresco dining by the outdoor fireplace on a summer’s evening.

The sun-catching lawn and private swimming cove on-site provide ample opportunities for relaxation. If you do decide to set out, Akaroa is just 20 minutes away.

Please note special conditions:
This property is not suitable for children under 13 due to extensive sheer drop offs from cliffs, as well as access to swimming cove.

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A La Villa

Located in the heart of Akaroa village, just a block away from the beach, A La Villa offers you boutique self-contained accommodation.  It has a spacious well-equipped kitchen and 5+ bedrooms with en-suites. It’s ideal for family and other group get-togethers.

Having good-sized dining and lounge rooms with access to its sunny patio and sheltered garden space means it also continues to be sought after for mini-conferences or occasions.


2 night Normal Minimum

Phone or email Keith to make your booking! 


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Te Wepu-intrepid pod retreats

In just over an hour from Christchurch, you will find your perch above one of the most tranquil bays on Canterbury’s magnificent Banks Peninsula. Far from the tour bus hoards, you’ll sink in to a steaming wood-fired hot tub under an abundance of stars and, if you choose, you can even enjoy sumptuous local fare delivered to your door.

Although you’ll be a 15-minute walk from the nearest road - in the midst of a working cattle farm - you’ll sleep on real beds in double-glazed, New Zealand-made pods; more solid than canvas, much more romantic than an ordinary hotel room.  

If you’re an adventurous soul – whether travelling in a small group, on an adventure for two or flying solo – and you want an idyllic spot in which to stop, relax, read and breathe in the silence, Te Wepu is just the place.

Your hosts Kate and Richie Bocock have a background in farming in various parts of New Zealand, and are now happy to be settled next to the sea. They feel privileged to have taken on this storied patch of paradise. With their family, they have worked hard to create a unique experience for New Zealanders and foreign tourists alike.

Kate and Richie want you to have a special and unforgettable experience, so they’ll work with you to establish key details such as your arrival time (so the tub can be hot!) and whether you’ll be wanting one of Kate’s legendary Te Wepu hampers (hot tip: you do!!).

To fully appreciate the Te Wepu experience we recommend you take the 20-30 minute hike, through a Rhododendron dell and a Walnut grove, alongside the Te Wepu stream, and finish with a short intrepid climb through farmland to your Pod. This does require sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure.

Alternatively, we will take the 4WD, with your bags, up to your Pod. Given enough warning you will arrive to a warm hot tub – an abundance of firewood will make it easy for you to keep it hot!

 Your hosts Kate and Richie do ask that you check-in and out during daylight hours - the pods are off a farm track and there are no street lights up there!!

Once you are at your Pod, you can either prepare and cook your food that you've bought yourself, on the BBQ that is provided. Or you have arrived to one of Kate's hampers (some basic cooking skills are still required but it is as simple as turning the BBQ on and flipping a steak).  Kate's hamper can be ordered at the time of booking.

On the morning of check-out, your hosts will bring the 4x4 to collect you and your luggage or you can wander back down the marked track in your own time and meet your bags at the carpark.


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