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Find Places to Stay in Little Akaloa on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Little Akaloa

Places to stay in Little Akaloa
The Double Dutch Guesthouse is a quiet, cosy & comfortable home set in the serenely beautiful Okains Bay. We are a 20-acre small sheep farm only a 15-20 minute walk, 5 minute bike ride, or 2 minute drive from Okains Bay Beach - often described as the 'Best Beach on the Banks Peninsula'. We are surrounded by lush volcanic hillsides...every angle is postcard worthy. The Guesthouse is the perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city, or a start or finish to your NZ adventure!
The Guesthouse is a 3-bedroom home with an open floor-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area and washing facilities. It is situated at the entrance of a 20-acre sheep farm with easy access for multiple vehicles amongst beautiful lavender bushes and fruit trees. The owners live in the 1890s Colonial Cottage just 20 metres from the Guesthouse if you have any questions or concerns. Pots, pans, tea towels, coffee plunger, rice cooker, and a stove/oven and microwave are provided in the kitchen and all bed-linen, bath towels and beach towels are provided. There is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs, but no sky TV. The guesthouse would be suitable for couples, families, or respectful groups of friends. The main room is a king + single bed with full ensuite bathroom, and the queen bed and triple single bed rooms share a separate full bathroom. *PLEASE NOTE: The guesthouse is located on a working farm. If you are bringing children they need to be supervised on the property. Also, we charge the same additional amount ($25/day) for all humans over the age of 2, and have an 8 person total occupancy plus one portacot and high chair is available for an infant. Thank you for understanding, we find that each additional person, no matter how small, creates an additional strain on our systems and property, as well as more cleaning for us. Have a great stay :) *
Okains Bay is a small community of approximately 100 residents in the Banks Peninsula, only a 20-minute drive from the flourishing French town of Akaroa with grocery and shops. Akaroa is famous for its swimming with the dolphins, dolphin watching, sailing trips, fine dining and is a lovely and quaint township with French heritage. We are happy to advise you on the choice of operators. There is a lovely local store offering basic groceries/essentials, home baking and conversation and was opened in 1876, a local school and exceptional Museum known for its Maori and Colonial collector's items lovingly cared for by locals. The store does have limited opening hours and the Guesthouse is self-catering, so it is advised that you stop at a grocery store prior to arriving in Okains Bay for your groceries. There is a tennis court available nearby for a few dollars per use (Museum donation). We have a small supply of tennis rackets available for hire if you'd like to give it a go. There is a large children's playground with flying fox close to the beach. Our property is river-front and there are nice flat walking loops for all ability levels, including our favourite which is a 1 hour 10 minute walk down the riverbank (at low to mid-tide), across the beach to the volcanic caves, and down the charming country road back to your home away from home. Spectacular!
  • This is a lovely house in a stunning bay. Will and Resgan and their daughter made us feel at home right away. It is a remote place, 20 min drive to Akaroa. The house has everything you need. Babycot and babychair available.

    Lex2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and spacious home with AP proximity to the river. Lovely place with very little people

    Roger2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful house and hospitality. Reagan and Will are so friendly and took all the time for us to show their beautiful land and feed the sheep and chicken together.

    Arjan2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • A stylish dwelling with plenty of space set in a quiet natural setting. A good locus for morning walks and a 5 minute drive to the beach.

    John2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Reagan went out of her way to make our stay special. Our youngest had a great time feeding the chickens with her and she tried her hardest to have us see the sheep but unfortunately the weather was not on our side. The fresh lavender on the beds and the aromatherapy were lovely touches. Spacious and homely, just what we needed after a cramped hotel stay.

    Lisa2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • It's a very nice place in a very nice surrounding. Will & Reagan are a lovely couple with a gorgeous wee girl. They provided us great tips for walks, supported us with a cot and high chair for our daughter and borrowed us their board to try out stand up paddling on the nearby creek. We can definitely recommend this place and would stay their again.

    Bernadette2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here. Reagan and Will are lovely, the house is great (and huge!), and the surroundings are unbeatable. Please go, you won’t regret.

    Friso2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Will and Reagan's place was sparkling clean, spacious and perfect for our weekend trip. They were very flexible with the booking and they responded quickly to our messages.

    Rosie2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Okains Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Super chill little Retro Hut. *Indepedent Rural property, small, clean and safe. Double bed, little kitchen, lounge and outdoor area. Mains power and heater. Fully independent, a small walk away from funky toilets and bathroom at the back of main house. Wider property includes one other small Studio, little flower farm, outdoor kitchen and open campfire area. 1min drive to beach and bushwalks close by. 20min drive to Akaroa for dolphins, shopping and good coffee. Come and relax and unwind.
    Banks Peninsula is a gem in the New Zealand scenery. Pigeon Bay specifically gives you an experience of the outer bays, which are more rural and quieter than the inner harbour and Akaroa. The property is run organically and intuitively. I honour the potential to live holistically in balance from the physical to the spiritual, and offer my place as a place to rest and practise this balance. I am a meditative artist and modern Palm Reader (not fortune teller as the lines on the palm change) with an office in Akaroa. I offer readings for guests. I also grow and sell Indoor Plants and cut flowers 🌸. I believe the world is constantly evolving and is in the midst of great technological, ecological and spiritual change. I aim to provide a place to rest, balance and settle in these modern times.
  • Fiona's place is so wonderful! I stayed in the little Hut in the back. Very quiet, private with beautiful view of the stars at night. I was also able to schedule a palm reading with Fiona which was very insightful and helpful. I definitely recommend adding that if you have the time! My only negative is that I wasnt able to stay longer :)

    Nicole2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • This place is awesome! It's so worth it even for just a night's stay at Fiona's hut. The place is tiny but it had everything we needed and it had such a beautiful and peaceful setting overlooking all of the sheep and cows next to the hut!

    Dagmar2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We loved to stay at Fiona place. It was very unique and comfortable for our little family. Fiona had a lot of good tips for our Trip as well. Thanks so much!

    Cynthia2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice stay, friendly and cosy :)

    Kathi2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoy the sounds of Nature as you unwind! Fiona is a great host and full of information. The Fantails will entertain you for hours...!

    Kim2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • What a place. A perfect spot in the beautiful Banks Peninsula- pigeon bay is a real gem. The retro hut is a quirky and cosy place to stay, with everything you need to escape your day to day life and get some real peace and quiet. Fiona Grace is so welcoming and passionate about her property and will help you with whatever you need. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thanks

    James2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fiona always replied promptly to messages, showed how everything worked very clearly, was friendly and helpful with local tips, and was a tremendous host.

    Vyvienne2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to stay, felt very welcomed and was everything it said it was, will differently be back :)

    Lisa2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Pigeon Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Private room1 bed
    Retro Hut
    Price:R603 ZAR/night
    113 reviews
    Superhost
    Hosting some of the best views in Akaroa - This pretty little studio has a fresh and simple feel. The location is great, easy to find, with stunning views overlooking the Akaroa harbour. Wake up to native birds singing in the background in this peaceful setting. Walking distance to cafes and restaurants but nestled just away from the bustling village.
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    Evelyne2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place with an incredible view

    Rick2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely studio apartment, ideal for a short stay in Akaroa! Quite compact but adequate for one or two nights. Good location - a short walk into town, slightly longer coming back uphill but not daunting!

    Sue2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely comfortable space with great view. Very peaceful

    Joan2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place.

    Gabbi2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot and locations! We truly enjoyed our time at their beautiful Airbnb!

    Erika2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views - peaceful

    Michael2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • INcreidble communication, easy check in, the most AMAZING view. Nice, wee place perfect for two guests for a weekend away!

    Kelsey2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Peaceful, private self contained cottage nestled in the beautiful Kaituna Valley near Christchurch on Banks Peninsula. Enjoy birdsong, the sound of the stream and stunning views. Walk or bike locally (bikes available) or just relax. Heatpump, free fast unlimited WiFi and Smart TV. But don't just take our word for it, please read the reviews! Only 45 minutes from Christchurch airport but you are in another world.
    The cottage is located in a very quiet valley, but ideal for exploring Banks Peninsula. There is a heat pump to keep it warm and cosy during the winter and cool and comfortable during the summer. The space is very private and includes a deck over looking the stream, which is ideal for lounging on or sipping a glass of wine as the sun goes down. A separate bathroom is complete with a heater when needed and has a high pressure shower. The bedroom has a comfortable bed, reading lamp and electric blanket for those cooler months. The high speed WIFI is free and unlimited and the cottage is complete with a Smart TV to watch Netflix, YouTube videos and many others. Finally there is a well equipped kitchen and breakfast is included.
    This is a no through road valley so there is not a lot of traffic ,but you may meet some sheep or cattle being moved along the road!
  • Rowans place is beautiful, the perfect spot to get away from the madness

    Victoria2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a delightful cottage! It is self contained and all the amenities you might need are provided. This was the perfect way for me to end my road trip, to unwind, to just relax and listen to the birdsong without any other noises. Rowan made sure that I could easily find the location, the check in was a breeze and then everything I might need was already taken care of in the cottage itself. I recommend this to anyone who wants a bit of peace in nature but still remain cozy and comfortable!

    Nija2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time at this beautiful cottage! You have everything you need to prepare some food. Fresh eggs and bread for the morning.absolute stunning views from the terrace. Perfect for all nature lovers. Would always come back!

    Timm2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cottage with stunning view! Everything was as expected, very quiet and peaceful.

    Amandine2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A truly special place—lots of vintage touches, 💐 birdsongs! Great walks through the Scenic Reserve close by.

    Teresa2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This little summer cottage in a secluded, sparsely populated valley is a gem. You cannot imagine a better place to rest after a long air travel. A hike to nearby Mt Herbert is highly recommended.

    Radek2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • I really recommend this lovely place!

    Martin2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • What a great little find! This cottage was the perfect place for two old school friends from different countries to meet, sit in the sun with a glass of wine or 3, listen to the babbling brook, the animals on the hillside and enjoy the peace and serenity. Rowan’s place had everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and well appointed with a lovely comfortable bed and so peaceful that we didn’t wake up until half an hour before check out time! Highly recommended if you want to get away from it all.

    Gary2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ataahua, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A unique style sleep out with its own ensuite and separate access. Quiet with gorgeous decor, and a fabulous super king size bed. Enjoy a 200m walk to Scarborough beach to surf or continue strolling along the esplanade to experience the cafe style eateries Sumner has to offer.
    Located at Scarborough end of Sumner. Well appointed with WIFI and sky TV (including sky sports channel) and your own bar fridge. Coffee and tea making facilities with a homemade granola for breakfast provided. Boogie boards to loan with an outside hot shower to wash off the salt water. Enjoy the barbecue facility and outdoor seating area. During the colder months there is an electric blanket and in room heating to ensure a cosy stay. There is also Beans our beautiful and friendly viszla to entertain you or to guide you on her local walks.
    Sumner village is a vibrant wee village with multiple cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. An old style movie theatre showing newly released films to curl up in with a hot chocolate. Vast walking and mountain biking opportunities from the beach side over the port hills. 25 minutes into the city and 2 hour from the ski fields it is hard to beat this spot.
  • Tamsin’s place is great. It is really lovely and was perfect for our short stay in Christchurch. It is as advertised, the bed was comfy, a tv with sky and a nice shower. Plus great homemade granola. It’s very close to the beach. The highlight was their friendly dog Beans! Definitely recommend.

    Ashley2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a gem, this place was perfect, warm, spotlessly clean and super comfortable after a long day driving it was just what we needed. Love all the extra touches and decor. Highly recommend.

    Lyndall2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely place to stay, and very close to the beach. Highly recommend this accommodation.

    Dianne2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot for a great sleep in a huge bed! Thoughtful touches, felt private. Great for a couple. Thanks Tamsin!

    Miriam2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • A stylish little place with a seaside feel, many thoughtful touches, tasteful decor and even the distant sound of seagulls. Close to restaurants, cafes and the beach you couldn't find better.

    Mark Christopher2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for 4 nights at Tamsin's place in Sumner and absolutely loved it! It's a great set-up in a really beautiful location. There were so many nice touches around the place and we loved meeting Beans the dog! Sumner itself is a gorgeous little town with lots to see and do nearby. I'm sure we'll be back. Thanks Tamsin (and Jenny) for being great hosts and for all your tips too!

    Caroline2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay. Thank you so much

    Ben2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • So great, very private/ safe area, cute little guest house.

    Lexi2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Accrington is a heritage 1886 farmhouse, nestled in the heart of a working 420 hectare sheep and cattle farm. A rural hideaway that warmly evokes the rich farming and coastal history of Banks Peninsula. The farmhouse will immediately pull you into the simplicity of farm life: a unique coastal country escape. Accrington is a place to reset and reconnect; with yourself, your family, your friends, and with nature. Perfect for getaways, group retreats and gatherings and road trips with friends.
    The original farmhouse is crafted from hand-cut timber milled from the property over 150 years ago. Lovingly restored inside and out to meld seamlessly into the natural folds of rolling grassy paddocks and tranquil garden full of blooms and bird song. Catching all day sun the charming retreat offers an endless number of ways to unwind. Brunch on the morning veranda looking across the garden to the paddocks. Reading on the front veranda watching the wood pigeons swoop by and feed from the giant pohutakawa tree. Watch the kids enjoy the play ground or have a chat to the friendly sheep in the orchard paddock. Long lunches and dinners in the garden and nights snuggled up with a board game by the fire. Accrington has six bedrooms and can accommodate between 1 - 15 people. The design of the house ensures it to feels cosy with 1 - 2 people while the upstairs loft provides space for larger gatherings. Explore the area on foot with numerous public and private walking, cycling and hiking trials. With a range of stunning beaches within 5 - 15 minutes away their are endless options to swim, surf, kayak, paddle, fish, boat or just lie on the beach. As soon as you arrive at Accrington you will feel like you are home and never want to leave.
    Accrington is located on the north eastern side of Banks Peninsula. Just 30 minutes from the French sea side town of Akaroa, 10 minutes to Okains Bay and only 2 minutes to Little Akaloa Beach. Little Akaloa is well known as one of Banks Peninsulas favourite beaches for families, with a gentle creek, sandy beach and boat ramp. Little Akaloa has two tennis courts available for public use (coin donation) and small children's playground. A nearby walkway will take you to Raupo Bay, known for its surfing. Okains Bays has a lovely general store and Colonial Museum full or history on the area and Banks Peninsula. Venture further afield to Akaora and enjoy the cafes, restaurants, galleries, walking tracks and shops. Or take a boat trip out in the harbour to see the dolphins, amazing wildlife and seascape.
  • Lovely home with great garden. Very spacious house. Great for a family and big group. Amazing beaches all around.

    Gilad2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing house in an amazing place! House was very well equipped with a lot of space. Close to beautiful beaches, family friendly, so much more then what you can see on the photos. Would definitely stay here again.

    Dorota2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • This house has great spaces, comfy beds, a host with great communication and a wonderful setting. Kids with us just loved playing in the lovely garden space while us adults enjoyed the indoor outdoor living with the comfy outdoor sofa and chairs perfect for sitting sipping a beer or a gin! Highly recommend.

    Helen2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay. Very family friendly, well equipped, beautiful setting and very comfy beds. It’s a little off the grid, but this was just what we wanted, close enough to some beautiful bays and a lovely space to relax. Would defiantly stay here again

    Sharon2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic place! Tranquil location, with large spacious house - lovely furnishings and thoughtful touches. There were 7 in our group and the house still felt very spacious. Great space for children - swings, lawn, kids games, good comfortable bunk beds. A great BBQ setup, and beautiful gardens. Only minutes from Little Akaloa bay - a good place to kayak with kids. Thank you Hamish for the local tips, we visited Raupo Bay several times - a beautiful beach off the beaten track. We got involved in some of the farm activities too, which was interesting. Looking forward to returning again oneday.

    Rebecca2019-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • We have just had a wonderful stay at Accrington and our only regret is booking only four nights. The photos don’t do it justice. This property is absolutely perfect for anyone wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. The absolute highlight for us was the gardens- absolutely beautiful, with plenty of room, and play equipment for the kids. You are surrounded by trees and accompanying bird song. The farm house is well set out and great for families. The kitchen had everything we needed and there’s also a Weber barbecue. We would definetly stay again.

    Lauren2019-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly peaceful getaway spot. Exactly as photos suggest. Great instructions to find the place and I really enjoyable weekend away.

    Amber2018-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a beaut time. The house has clearly been a family home for a working farm, functional and comfortable: with a good kitchen, great bath & shower, and a super fireplace with plenty of wood to keep our toes toasted on an autumn morning. I was expecting unsealed road, but it is sealed all the way (except the occasional pothole!). Definitely had a most relaxing weekend.

    Morris2018-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    15


    Bedrooms

    6

    Little Akaloa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Your own private space (detached from the main house) with toilet, shower and covered cooking area, high on the hill. Stunning views, bell bird chorus, peaceful valley. Put your feet up and gaze across the water or go for an invigorating walk in the hills. Village 15 minutes walk.
    This place has got character and a special feel!!. After having walked up the sloping path (approx. 75 mtrs with steps here and there)you are rewarded by an amazing view of Lyttelton Harbour. Sit on your own deck and take it all in-sensory delights-view, sound of bell birds. 15 Minutes walk down to the main street of Lyttelton, and yet it feels like you are in the country. The kitchen has got all the amenities to cook a complete meal-2 pits (camping)gascooker, small fridge, oven, pots/pans, crockery, complementary coffee/tea, some spices. If you don`t feel like cooking your own meal, Lyttelton offers a host of restaurants, cafes and bars. And there is a Saturday morning market where you can get fresh produce and listen to some great local live music. The cabin/sleep out has a total of about 25 m2, (URL HIDDEN) space, semi-outdoor kitchen about 14m2. Kitchen is seperate but right next to the cabin/sleep out. This is a kitchen with a view!!. From your breakfast, lunch, dinner table enjoy the ever changing light over water, hills, sky.
    Almost at the end of the road, high on the hill near the head of a small valley with trees and houses dotted around.
  • what a stunning location and great value for money:)

    Silke2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A unique stay in a great spot. The view is great to just sit and enjoy along with sounds of the birds. Driving the streets of Lyttelton also an experience.

    David2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, refreshing, simple, comfortable bed, and a very beautiful dining space. When you get up in the morning, you can see the plants planted by the landlord. It is very happy! All of Love!

    Ying-Fan2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely small flat with a nice view which is immediately outside the main house. It was nice that we had the whole space to ourselves as Joke wasn’t in, but it might feel overlooked with the main house occupied. Otherwise everything was lovely and the gas cooking facilities worked well with lovely hot water. Would recommend!

    Michael2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great value

    Nikolai2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location overlooking the sea with own room, shower, kitchen and outdoor space. What’s not to love?

    Mette2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot with a great view. As per description on the advert

    Peter2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Pretty self contained space amongst a plethora of garden delights with a lovely view of Lyttelton harbour. Close to great eateries & pubs but so quiet & tranquil

    Kim2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Our guest room is private and just for our guests. It has a bathroom attached and guests enjoy free unlimited WIFI. It has access via a driveway that you can safely park your car. The access to the room is also private. We provide simple breakfast items, bread for toast, cereal, milk, tea and coffee. We are approximately 40 mins drive from Christchurch Airport and only 15 mins drive to the CBD. Our family of four will respect your privacy however we are here to help with anything you need.
    This is our family home, our guests have their own space and only interact with us if they choose to. The guest room has it's own entrance and is locked off from the rest of our home so is really a space for you to relax and enjoy the room and the view.
    We are close to beautiful walking tracks, mountain bike and road rides. Sumner Beach, Taylor's Mistake, Lyttelton and the Port Hills are all nearby and also we have a variety of cafes and restaurants a short distance away. If you're heading to Akaroa it will take approximately an hour and a half to drive from our home.
  • We had an amazing stay at Marias home. As we live with other people 24/7 it was a really refreshing couple of weeks in our own private space. Thank you Maria and family for your kindness, thoughtfulness, and the little touches. We want to come back already. I think we shall. The selection of reading material was diverse and relative, access and privacy excellent. Bed super comfy, Gary thought so too, facilities modern, sparkling clean.

    Hannah2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Have truly appreciated this amazing place, thank you maria and family

    Hannah2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We ain’t done yet, stay extended. 😉

    Hannah2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay. Nice and clean.

    Giedre2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Airbnb gets you into lovely houses in great locations. This was one of them. Almost as high as the famous Christchurch gondola, close by (we nipped around for a go. TIP: the gondola and city tram tour $50 together is a great way to max a short stay. ) Lovely private room, with all you need for a short stay and a genial host. What’s not to love?

    Séamus2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a spectacular setting high on the hill. Chilled out space.

    Nigel2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Maria’s spare room is lovely! The house is located on a stunning mountain with gorgeous views. The room was really private and separate from the rest of the house with an en-suite bathroom and was really quite spacious! The bed was super comfy and large. Maria was a very thoughtful and kind host - greeted us on arrival, showed us around and was in touch regularly. She left out some breakfast essentials like toast and cornflakes and milk, which was super kind! Overall we really enjoyed our brief 2 night stay at Maria’s as a stop off on our month long kiwi road trip and would highly recommend!

    Sandra2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very good Airbnb. Great host. Would definitely stay again.

    Alison2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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    Enjoy warm kiwi hospitality by sharing our home with us or being as independent as you like. See clear star constellations at night, and wake up to the sound of the bubbling stream and native bird song. Then enjoy home made bread and home roasted espresso coffee. Gateway to Banks Peninsula; village cafe& art gallery, walks & mountain biking.
    We live on a well established rural property, nestled among native bush, an orchard, and walnut trees. Quail feed on the lawn each morning, and native wood pigeon & bell birds live in the trees. A stream runs through the center of our property that is home to the long fin eel and trout during spawning season. Our home is surrounded by farm country where sheep and cattle, donkeys, pigs, ducks, geese and alpacas are common sightings within 1 km. We have 2 chickens and 2 cats.
    Our neighborhood is quite and peaceful with beautiful native bush and a stream. Many bike and walking tracks close by. Two great cafe's, an art gallery a craft shop and library are only a 20 minute walk away.
  • I stayed for two nights as a base for exploring Banks Peninsula. As I had my own vehicle, the location was superb for this purpose. While the room was not large, it had its own toilet and an anteroom with tea-making facilities. The outlook from the room was sublime, with a view of bush and garden through two large windows, and I loved going to sleep to the sound of the water in the brook. Christine and Kim were generous and personable hosts who went out of their way to make my stay pleasant. I recommend them and would stay again without hesitation.

    Derek2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • I Returned a second time to now my favourite place in New Zealand, where I find true hospitality and total serenity! Spotless clean, the comfiest bed with crisp white sheets, only the birds, wind and the bubbling brook to break the silence. A true home from home, and the best home made bread and hosts! It has it all and the price is unbeatable!

    Rachel2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Peaceful, tranquil & just lovely! We were welcomed into Christine & Kim’s home by the cats & a welcome note as they had a prior engagement. However we saw them later & they are both just lovely & warm people, we felt so at ease like our own home. The bread that Christine bakes for breakfast is just another lovely touch & ;.added bonus!! We wouldn’t hesitate to book again should we be in the area again, it’s so lovely.

    Ruth2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful home in a beautiful setting - a veggie patch, an orchard, a babbling brook and the most amazing hosts.

    Angela2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • clean and comfortable room, very welcoming and attentive people

    Laure2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had wonderful 2 nights at this place. Amazing hospitality and really good recommendations. The breakfast was jummy and the bed really comfortable. Thank you for everything! We would definitely stay there again.

    Anna2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Staying with Christine’s house was the best possible way of starting our holiday. The place is like out of a fairytale, especially the garden and the stream that gives you good night. Also Christine is very friendly and will give you good local tips and homemade breakfast is a cherry on top.

    Lucie2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Christine and Kim's home is a true haven of a retreat, not too far from Little River to feel disconnected, but far enough to feel away from it all amongst the peace of country lanes and acreages. With a bubbling brook right outside the bedroom window to soothe the soul, amazing garden and serene home, it was hard to decide to relax in the peace of the home, or go for a short drive and walk upon recommendation to a local hillside with incredible views and bizarre windswept trees. Grateful I did both! The welcome to use their home and space, and feel part of it, was unrivalled . The best freshly baked bread greeted me in the morning, and a flexible check out due to their kindness. I will be back. I LOVED all of it so much. Christine and Kim are a true blessing and use their home so beautifully to bless others.

    Rachel2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    My home is a small brick bungalow with a private back garden. It is located opposite the beach down a private shared drive way. It is cosy and warm with a log burner. I share my home with a friendly dog and cat as well as 2 chickens who live in a coup in the garden. I do not make breakfast however I supply breads and spreads. With a selection of teas and coffee. I am happy for you to use the kitchen for meals.
    My home is also my studio where i paint and work on costumes for the theatre company I work for. It has a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
    The nieghbourhood is quiet. I have family living on either side of me.
  • Warm - generous & thoughtful host Nelleke’s place is truly a gem right by the sea. Highly recommend anyone passing through to stay here. Sweet little backyard garden - adorable cat & dog bring a cosy warmth to this charming sea side cottage.Two thumbs up! We loved it here.

    Zen2019-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay and I could stay here as I stay at my home. Absolutely amazing and highly recommend to stay.

    Akihiro2019-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Nelleke's place is as described. It is very clean and quirky! She was easy going and friendly. We only stayed one night, but if we were there longer I am sure we would have had plenty to chat about. For those who aren't used to NZ homes, be aware that the driveway and parking spot are very tight.

    Carmen2019-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • I love spending time in New Brighton. if you don't have a car it is a bit of a long bus trip from downtown Christchurch. Being able to take our coffee and walk to the beach was a great way to start each morning

    Lisa2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Nelleke made me feel welcome and at home. Her house is really nice, artistic, cosy and just across the road from the beach. Lovely garden. I wish I could have stayed longer. Highly recommended !

    Silvia2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • The house is located by the sea, and we like the beach. The landlord is a teacher and artist with a dog and a cat at home. They are very friendly. We like small animals and come for it. Despite the language barrier, the landlord communicated very happily with us. Especially with the interaction between the children, after leaving for a long time, the children said that they missed the landlord very much. Yes, I miss too, miss everything there.

    立杰2019-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is a colourful, creative home. Its whole atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. Nelleke is warm and friendly, and Sid the cat and Ruby the dog provide great amusement.

    Richard2019-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful house, beautiful garden, great host and the best dog to go with to the beach! I would always come back!!!

    Bettina2019-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Halfmoon Cottage is highly recommended by Lonely Planet and has a 5 star rate at Trip Advisor. Nestled at the head of Akaroa Harbour, in Barry's Bay, Halfmoon Cottage offers comfortable accommodation. Spacious rooms, shared bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and beautiful gardens with hammocks and verandahs around the whole house to relax and follow the sun or shade just as you like. Well-equipped kitchen and BBQ facilities. Enjoy kayaks, bikes and walks to explore the harbour and surrounding mountains and bays Our guesthouse Halfmoon Cottage is a 5 bedroom villa from 1896, homelike decorated and self catering. The room is cosy and made up with linen, pillows, duvets and hot-water bottle (if needed) are provided. Halfmoon Cottage can accommodate maximum 14 guest and is self catering, Guests provide their own breakfast and meals. Shared fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathrooms. Everything is in place for self catering. Pots, pans, tea towels, cooker with oven and microwave. There is always coffee, tea, cereals, cornflakes available for the guests. Guest can go into the garden and use the fresh herbs they can find. In the fruit season there will be some fresh fruit from the garden. We live on site of halfmoon cottage and will be available for any questions that our guests may have about most things, or about activities in the surrounding area as walks, swimming with dolphins, nature cruise etc.. Bikes are available at Halfmoon Cottage. It is also possible to go for a kayak trip ( $30.00 per person) in early morning. Kayaks not available on day of check out. We are happy to advise about the many activities you can do to explore the harbour and surrounding mountains. Halfmoon Cottage is a one and a half hour drive from Christchurch Airport. Follow State Highway 75. Stop at Hilltop past Little River; the view is there spectacular. You will follow the road down Hill again. When you see the sign Barry's Bay you will pass the Cheese factory in 500 meters, 300 meters further you will see Halfmoon Cottage on your left. Coming from Akaroa, Halfmoon Cottage is on your right in Barry's Bay approx 300 meter before the Cheese Factory. Bus stop at the gate. Please contact us even when the calendar is full, we may have another room available for you.
    Banks Peninsula was created by a large number of eruptions of the volcanoes Lyttelton and Akaroa and was up to 25000 a year ago as an island. Memories of this geological past are everywhere: Rocky volcanic foothills, deep valleys and steep cliffs. Akaroa is founded by a small group of French colonists in 1840. Oldest city in Canterbury. The town possesses many historical buildings in French style, narrow streets and a pretty harbour. In the middle of the town is a beach where you can swim.
  • Great location and very clean!

    Yves2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely and homely cottage just outside of Akaroa. I only stayed for one night, but my room was amazing with a really comfortable bed. The atmosphere was really nice and friendly with all the other guests and Cornelius gave me really good tips for local walks. Would probably need a car if you stayed here for longer and wanted to explore around the banks peninsula, but the shuttle bus from Christchurch drops you off very close by which is handy! Would stay here again!

    Kavita2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Halfmoon Cottage is the most beautiful house surrounded by magnificent gardens and the location is ideal for walks and a short driving distance to Akaroa town. Cornelius and Margo are friendly hosts who will offer you advice on activities in the area. The house is spotlessly clean and the bedrooms are lovely the kitchen is very well equipped for preparing meals with an outside dining area as well as a dining room. We heartily recommend a visit and we will definitely return.

    Rosie2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great place to stay. It is in a great location only 10km from Akaroa with all the facilities you need and so sparkling clean. Cornelius and Margo are so hospitable and we loved the house and garden. We will not hesitate to stay there again when we return to Akaroa.

    Linda2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at the halfmoon cottage. We found everything to be tidy and the view outside was beautiful. Cornelius was there to greet us and showed us around. He also spent time offering suggestions which was a nice touch. Of note, Akaroa is currently under water restrictions so minimal water use is encouraged. Overall, our stay was not long, but most certainly was pleasant.

    Elina2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our brief stay in this vintage guesthouse. Cornelius was a great host, with helpful suggestions for food and activities. And hanging out in the garden and hammock was blissful.

    Kathy2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Superb house Clean nickel, well maintained garden Well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals Cornelius and Margo are attentive hosts Go without worry

    Diana2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Cornelius and Margo received us super well! Beautiful old house and well equipped, friendly atmosphere, we highly recommend them.

    Jean-Claude2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Located in the picturesque and peaceful bay of Port Levy on the Banks Peninsula about an hour from Christchurch and the Airport, making it an ideal place to stop and re-charge your batteries after a long haul flight. Modern spacious rooms opening out onto lawns and gardens with fantastic views across the bay. Choice of full English Breakfast/Omelette/Poached Eggs is included, but, we can also provide an evening meal for $30 p.p., or, 3 course dinner for $45 p.p., overlooking our beautiful bay
    Our home was completed in 2007, offering guests, peace, tranquility and stunning views in a modern home. Since 2007 we have developed the grounds, (which now adjoins our own Pine Nut Plantation) planted numerous native trees and shrubs, created an outdoor entertaining area, with seating, patios, wood fire, pizza oven, bbq and hot tub, a private volcanic beach is accessed from the bottom of our garden. Ensure you bring your togs so you can relax in our hot tub overlooking the bay Bring your camera and spend a day driving from Port Levy to Little River and onto Akaroa, returning via Pigeon Bay, the views of the bays and the Kaikoura Mountains are stunning from the Summit Roads, or, climb Mount Herbert and see if you can view Mount Cook in the distance. Please not that we only allow the reservation of 2 bedrooms (4 people) for guests who know each other i.e. (couples who are travelling with other couples, or families). Couples travelling alone are guaranteed privacy and their own en suite facilities.
    Port Levy is a long and sheltered bay on the Banks Pennisula and is part of the conservation area and area of oustanding natural beauty. Fifty Minutes drive from Christchurch, or Akaroa, or 20 minutes from Diamond Harbour via the Black Cat ferry from Lyttleton. Recently the film 'Z for Zacharia' were filmed in Port Levy. The film starring Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
  • This was the second visit in a few months for me - I took my daughter back for a treat away from the family before the birth of her third baby. Verity & Martin have a beautiful home in a tranquil and peaceful rural setting. They cooked us a delightful evening meal which was of high-class restaurant standard. This is a great hideaway only 45kms from Christchurch. Their home is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean with lots of nice touches such as home made bikkies with their homegrown pinenuts. A beautiful spot set in a great garden with a very nice hot tub looking out over the bay. Plus Pinenut the very fetching kitten.

    Debbie2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful last night in NZ at Verity’s place. The location is wonderful and so worth the drive. Everything is such a joy: the view, the comfortable bed, the hot tub on the terrace, the dinner and the hosts! Thank you!

    Garance2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful experience!!! If you don’t mind a bit of a beautiful drive into the country- be sure to stay with these wonderful people! They have built the most magnificent home overlooking the gorgeous bay and are willing to share it with you. Don’t miss the 3 course meal they will serve for dinner if you ask- some of the most wonderful food we have found in our travels through many countries. Excellent company- bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the hot tub and the wonderful gardens! Very highly recommended!!!

    Dave2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location, amazing hosts and stunning food. So glad we found you, a real highlight of our trip.

    Sally2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Verity and Martin's place is truly a lovely place to say. Their home is simply stunning and in the most wonderful, peaceful location. From the beautiful deck, the incredible views, the hot-tub, to their own private beach - they are willing to share it all with you! The bedroom is in the main house, but it’s downstairs and out of the way. It’s bright and comfortable - with more of those amazing views! The private bathroom next door is clean, modern and spacious, with both a shower and bath. The location is pretty remote so a car is a must. Diamond Harbour is around 25 minutes’ drive away (very small, but has a shop and good café) so we’d absolutely recommend you book your supper with Verity - ours was delicious and so beautifully presented; many of the ingredients were from their garden. The full English breakfast was very tasty too. Verity and Martin were so welcoming and engaging; we enjoyed chatting with them about life in NZ (and Yorkshire!). Their little tabby cat Pine-nut was adorable! All in all, a fabulous AirBnb. Thank you Verity and Martin - we wish we could have stayed longer and would love to return one day. Highly recommended.

    Graham2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Verity and Martin are the perfect hosts.. I recommend having the 3 course dinner freshly cooked by Verity as there are no shops or restaurants nearby and it is delicious.. Separate guest quarters down stairs with your own beautiful bathroom with bath overlooking the bay is such the way to end the day.. Comfortable beds for a great nights sleep before an amazing breakfast the next morning cooked by Martin.. If you're looking for a B&B away from the rat race this is it, beautiful in every way..

    Mark2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Can not recommend staying here enough! Luxury stay with breathtaking views of Port Levy. If you stay you must let Verity cook dinner for you! It was the best meal of our whole NZ trip, beyond 10/10! Breakfast was also incredible, we loved our stay here. You couldn’t wish for nicer hosts either, thank you!

    Dylan2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing place to stay. We spent 2 nights here at the end of our NZ trip - beautiful house in stunning location - the Banks Peninsular surpassed our expectations in terms of its spectacular scenery . We swam from the little beach below the house , enjoyed the hot tub and Verity’s evening meals were first class ( she is a trained chef). Verity and Martin were very hospitable and helpful when we needed advice - so interesting to hear stories of their life in NZ. Can’t recommend this beautiful home highly enough.

    Kathryn2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Port Levy, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Unavailable for the near future (the tiny house is now somebody’s home), sorry!
    The tiny house is simple, rustic and relaxed. Take the time to enjoy being in nature, appreciate people's company without distractions, and unwind.
    Diamond Harbour is a great holiday destination. Come and enjoy our local beaches, walking tracks, Orton Bradley Park (including adventure playgrounds and mountain biking), rock climbing, kayaking, sailing and more!
  • Fantastic views, fully stocked kitchen in terms of spices, oil etc, and an outdoor shower with incredible pressure. Although the solar panels weren’t working (no electricity) Alex provided is with loads of lights, candles, torches etc. 10/10 if you want to get away from it all.

    Thomi2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Me and my partner loved our stay, so relaxing and completely out of the hussle of life. We stayed for two nights and wished it could of been a week. Plenty of things to do and go look at if you like that too. Recommend it to anyone and we’ll definitely be going back. Lovely helpful hosts just leave you to it lots of privacy. The outdoor bath and shower are amazingly good at night. Give it a try you’ll be very happy you did.

    Mark2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This was a very special find. Loved the privacy and outlook. Loved the simplicity of the set up. Brilliant daytime view and night time star watching from bed. Amenities simple but everything we needed.

    Jayne2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views, great value for money. Spectacular space.

    Scott2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot for a relaxing time away, very clever use of space with everything that you need. We will be back! :)

    Shinayd2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Most relaxing get away, not to far away from town just enough to feel away from everything. The house was beautiful and had everything you needed, very modern and clean. Would recommend and I’ll be back again soon!

    Lily2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The space is well laid out and has beautiful views. The outdoor shower bath is especially peaceful! Would highly recommend​ staying.

    Holly2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This tiny house is the perfect getaway. It's so close to Christchurch but feels like you are a hundred miles away. The house had everything you needed and the bath under the stars was a highlight. Wish we had stayed more than one night!

    Mary2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    As you can see from the photos, my house is over 100 years old but tastefully renovated to more modern standards. With the addition of my Cinema, it adds something unique giving guests that little extra being able to view movies in a cinema rather than on TV.
    Wheelchair access and ensuite in Stand-alone BnB which is separate from the house. Super King bed can be split into 2 Singles.
    Very friendly, small community.
  • Bernadette's place is set in a beautiful little bit of paradise on the road to Akaroa. Her studio is just perfect for a couple, beautifully decorated and Bernadette is just the loveliest host. We highly recommend Bernadettes Retreat.

    Patricia2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Bernadette's place really is a retreat! My partner and I stayed there for one night just to get away from home for a bit and it was perfect. Bernadette is a great host with such warm hospitality, we loved every second of our stay. The bed in the guest house was super comfy, and we both had a great sleep. It was lovely waking up to birdsong in the morning! Definitely recommend staying here if you're in Little River or on your way to Akaroa.

    Rachel2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 2 nights in this lovely place. The bedroom is nice, big bed with a large bathroom. It was nice to meet Bernadette, we had great discussions during our dinners. She prepared a good breakfast with toasts, eggs and bacon. Great ! Bernadette is a great host, she does her best to make you feeling like at home.

    Thomas2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality .A quaint little outhouse.

    Kay2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Bernadette is experienced host that will do anything to make you feel at home. Above that she is a warm, kind and hospital person who takes the time to have a chat with you if you want. During our stay she was forced to find a temporary replacement for herself, which she found in her brother Bryan. It looks like hospitality and service is their family DNA, because Bryan appeared to be a worthy stand-in. We had a great stay with them and idem dito chats during the perfect breakfasts that were served. The cosy room is small but the bed is huge and stands for a perfect night sleep. Everything is super clean and the bathroom is well equiped and as tastefull decorated as the room itself. Last thing that has to be mentioned is the unique opportunity to watch a movie in the little, private cinema. Bernadette can even advise to make a choice out of the large number of available movies. No need to say that we strongly recommend Bernadette's Retreat.

    Pieter2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a bonus to watch a movie in Bernadette's mini theatre after a long drive! Very relaxing. Very friendly hostess. Comfy bed. Nice and clean and quiet

    Geoff2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding place to stay for a night. Bernadette is a wonderful host. We watched a movie in her cinema - what a treat! Great breakfast in the morning! Highly recommended.

    Kevin2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Bernadette is a special host. She is kind, welcoming, helpful & made our short stay an absolute pleasure. The room is clean, cosy (with a heater), very comfortable bed & a fantastic bathroom/shower. She cooked us breakfast to top it all off! Little River is a lovely place to pause before or after heading to visit the beautiful town of Akaroa. Highly recommend this accommodation & host!

    Leah2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A private self contained studio apartment, with separate access & patio, on the lower slopes of Clifton Hill overlooking Sumner beach. Only about a 5 minute walk down to the beach & Sumner Village. Compact, sunny & well appointed, with a kitchen, fridge, microwave, heat pump, TV, WiFi, movies & a comfortable bed with electric blankets. Coffee & tea facilities are provided. Also comes with a dedicated studio parking space. Perfect for singles or couples.
    Attached to the side of this award winning Middle Eastern designed house (based on a Yemeni design) the studio has everything you will need for a great stay .... a private entrance, with a garden patio area for you to enjoy the afternoon sun & some sea views down to the mouth of the estuary. A comfortable double bed, with good linen & electric blankets to keep you warm in the colder months. A compact bathroom with a toilet, shower and heated towel rail. The living room has a kitchen with a fridge, microwave and a good selection of plates & utensils. There is a Smart TV with "free view" & a flash drive with a selection of movies and music for you to enjoy. The majority of lights are dimmable, Wi-Fi is available & a heat pump is there to keep you warm. A separate studio security system is also available if needed. Coffee & tea making facilities are provided. There is also a dedicated parking space for guests immediately outside the studio.
    My place is very private and peaceful and you rarely hear the sounds of cars .... just the gentle sound of the sea. I share a long driveway with 3 other houses & there is a dedicated parking space for my guests up the driveway directly outside the studio. Sumner and the next beach over, Taylor's Mistake (a beach well worth visiting) are known for their surfing, beach walks & walking tracks. Sumner Village is compact & relaxed and there are some great cafes and well priced restaurant options to choose from. The local Hollywood picture theater sits in the heart of Sumner & is worth a visit. Surf hire is available from the local surf shop Stoked and surf lessons are available on Sumner beach
  • The stay at Chris‘s house was absolutely amazing! Such a nice apartment! It was very clean and the recommendations of Chris were brilliant! That was a great end of our journey in New Zealand!

    Ann-Kristin2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place with water views and the sounds of the ocean. The bed is very comfortable. There are alot of windows so the unit is very light and inviting. It is reached by a steep zig-zag road and has a tight parking space so a small car is best. We would definitely stay here again even though it is 20 minutes or so into Christchurch.

    Kim2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very private space with view of ocean. Spacious living room. Host is very friendly and can do a laundry load if asked. Location is right above Sumner Beach about 20 mins from Christchurch city center.

    Triet2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Amazing view and Chris was great and very helpful and always returned messages right away and was easy to approach and always willing to tell you what to see and where to go and the good places to eat. Highly recommend

    Clayton2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • A truly amazing place to stay. Stylish, well equipped, amazing views and super quiet and comfortable. It was spotless and we would definitely return here.

    Susan2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Perched up on the cliff side this is the perfect spot to catch the sunrise. Comfortable inside and out and just 5 mins from the wonderful village of Sumner and all its amenities. Chris has provided lots of info on things to do , walks etc and is an excellent host

    Nancy2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Just what you need for a comfortable, quiet, scenic stay close to the beach in Sumner. Close to shops, cafes and lovely walking trails.

    Lori2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Chris’ spot was amazing! It’s a great view and cozy apartment. Chris himself was so helpful and gave us great tips for local dining, hikes, etc. We would absolutely stay again!

    Hannah2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    This 40 sqm Swiss chalet design is relaxed and cosy. Newly decorated with brand new kitchen and bathroom, together with toasty wood burning stove for cooler nights. Our high tech water filter treats the rain water collected off the roof. Wifi not available. Coffee lovers - we have a stove top espresso maker. Set in a private section surrounded by native kiwi bush and birds galore. Enjoy a soothing outdoor bath on the deck or an energetic table tennis rally. The only thing to do is relax!
    Happily wifi free (yes that’s right, no wifi here) this is the place to kick back and recharge. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor bath - one bath will use one tank of heated water (collected from the roof). Our water is collected from the roof and fills two outside tanks, so use sparingly please :)
    Immerse yourself in tranquil Pigeon Bay. Go screen-free and tune into native bird song. Go for a wander round Hayes Reserve, potter at the waters edge at Pigeon Bay looking for crabs, or walk out to the Pigeon Bay Heads for a half day hike, or up Mount Sinclair. Take in the Double Fenceline (55km ride) on your bike which starts and ends on Pettigrews Road. Drive round the Bays (surfing at Magnet, Hickory, Raupo, and Tumbledown). Feast on fish &chips and fine coffee at Akaroa only 20 min drive away. Cinema, museum and dolphin spotting also on offer. Plus walks-aplenty if that is your thing.
  • Thanks for having us loved staying at the magical chalet!

    Hugh2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Helen was amazing! Very good at communicating. I booked my sister and her husband in through Helen and she made it such a breeze. This is their review... The place was lovely! Old building done up beautifully! We would totally recommend :) so peaceful and relaxing with wonderful walks around the place. Great for families and great for couple s.

    Jasmine2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cabin just a short drive from the sea. Helen has made the most of the space which comfortably accommodated 4 adults and our 3 month old. We loved sitting out on the deck in the sunshine listening to the birds. Thanks for a superb stay!

    Kirsty2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great quiet spot off the beaten track and with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Thanks!

    Jen2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely little retreat, with thoughtful, stylish interior touches and great outdoor space for games and fun.

    Abigail2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place to stay, lovely cottage, great amenities. We enjoyed playing darts and treble tennis. Out teenager didn’t even complain that there was no internet, she loved it.

    Xanthe2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely relaxing place for a getaway! Plenty of wee activities for the kids and adults alike. Great communication and instructions. Clean fresh space lovely set up with everything you could need. Will be back x

    Melissa2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • What an awesome wee place to stay! Extremely tidy and clean. Such a hot place in the summer and also super quiet and tranquil. An amazing place to relax and unwind!

    Matt2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Pigeon Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Situated centrally in the picturesque town of Akaroa is The Studio. The Studio is a self contained unit with an en suite bathroom and kitchenette . The Studio is tastefully furnished offering comfortable accommodation.A fully self contained kitchenette contains all that you require for your stay.The en suite bathroom includes a shower, vanity basin,and hair dryer along with fresh towels and toiletries to ensure a comfortable stay.There is a guest laundry onsite as well as a private parking bay.
    Stylish studio in the best location offered in Akaroa
    Best location in Akaroa, near to the Waterfront, restaurants and good coffee shops
  • Fantastic place, would recommend 10/10

    Henry2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • A delightful Studio,close to all amenities and equiped with everything one needs. Sparkling clean and extremely comfortable.

    Raewyn2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and lovely host! Would book again!

    Daniel2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful unit in an awesome location across from the water and terrific restaurants and shops. Glad we made a trip here!

    Karen2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Jackie and Mark are lovely people, they are quick to respond, the description to find the house was complete, the communication very fluid 😊 And the little studio, is sparkling, comfortable, with a great view and amazing location, what else can we expect? Highly recommended 😊

    Jessika2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Studio is wonderfully situated for exploring the town and embarking on boat trips. It is well-equipped, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated.

    Ernest2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Spotless and cosy, with everything you need - and right on the doorstep of cafes and the waterfront. Jackie was extremely helpful even dropping off an ironing board when we needed one. A great stay.

    Gill2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Jackie and Mark's place is perfect- great location, spotlessly clean, and very comfy! We will be back next time we're in Akaroa :)

    Rachel2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Guests can expect a beautiful back in time place to sleep in a room with French doors opening onto a wooden deck heated by an open fire and a vintage bathroom next door that is theirs alone..a place close enough to walk to the village or beach .A romantic place to read.. to sleep.. to do yoga ..to watch films and eat fresh laid eggs ..carry the cat around and feed the goose ...have a hot tub ...sleep in..walk the hills .The property is surrounded by the walktrack networks of akaroa
    Guests will be treated to having their car right outside the french doors onto the courtyard and adeck looking across the stone walled interior courtyard exclusively for the guests use. There is a stylish private bathroom almost en suite(have go through one door ) with a victorian period style shower and claw foot bath. This studio is designed for women guests travelling lone and its really been designed as a womans space. Having said that we have had happy male solo travellers interested in design and fabrics, and a cafe owner staying at present is enjoying having a deep bath every evening It's a compact space designed around fabrics and middle eastern rugs and antiques from the Victorian period ....candles and an open fire they will have a wheelbarrow of wood replenished every day Guests also have access to the library and dvds in the filmroom and an opportunity to book the hot tub down by the river as an extra.!..the film room also has to be booked for a private viewing . There is limited access to wireless and down loading cannot happen as the broadband is not unlimited. A desk and table for working inside or on verandah is provided. There is a fridge and electric jug etc and a breakfast tray can be ordered in advance for a turkish style meal of yoghurt nuts fresh hens eggs and bread and plunge pot coffee or herb tea. The plain antique colonial style kitchen in the house itself is available at meal hours for preparation of a simple meal . there is another fridge in this kitchen which guests also share with other Airbnb guests . Its a 5 minute drive to the waterfront restaurants jn Akaroa or a 25 minute walk . This valley is a walk track paradise..a bird watchers paradise... and a romantic wilderness garden and forest of over 20 hectares with walktracks .
    The village is small with a pretty harbour historic early settlement in the 1840s and originally maori..then french and English. I50 years later its been discovered by the cruise ship industry as a stopover and not quite so quaint or so French! But the waterfront restaurants are still better than most and the dolphins and seals and penguins are still here , and the two local vineyards offer good wine . The superb walktracks criss cross all over the valleys high and low and the commercial boat trips kayakng paddle boarding and dolphin swimming are all super quality.. Guests also have access to our private boat shed in the harbour 15 minutes drive away available for guests on longer stays .
  • Akaroa has a quiet charm and good food. Lynnie works hard to give you a great experience and the experience is tailored to your unique needs. The decor is quirky and at first I was taken aback, however give yourself a chance to absorb the experience and to get to know your host and her outstanding hospitality and you won’t regret it. To any traveler wanting something out of the ordinary don’t hesitate to come to Lynnie’s farm. Highly recommended.

    Lisa2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a special place, and so full of character! Experiencing Lynnie’s spot was the perfect way to end my travels in New Zealand. My stay was full of thoughtful touches, and Lynnie went above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable and welcome. A great and special spot, especially for a solo female traveller.

    Isabella2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Such a fun stay! Lynnie was so welcoming and hospitable and made me feel right at home. As a solo traveller that was really lovely. The place is very atmospheric and surrounded by a beautiful garden. Loads of animals and birds. I had a great experience.

    Katie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely host and an extravagant room. Thank you

    Nicole2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • My stay at Lynnie’s farm in Akaroa was most enjoyable. In addition to being very friendly and incredibly hospitable, Lynnie also provided me with some local information regarding walks and recommendations for food. The farm is a beautifully quaint spot and I’d be very happy to return in the future. Thank you Lynnie!

    James2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A special place to stay with a wonderful host

    Katharina2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lynnie’s farm isn’t your standard Airbnb crash pad: it’s an experience in itself. The house is wonderfully bohemian and full of gorgeous antique furniture, objet d’art, chickens, a friendly goose and an abundance of character. It’s surrounded by the most charming wild garden (acres upon acres). The farm animals (birds) are left to roam - it’s awfully romantic. If you’re lucky enough to get to know Lynnie, you’re in for a treat. She’s smart, eccentric, witty and an absolute hoot! I loved spending time with her and felt awfully sad to leave. My two day stint was not nearly enough. On a more logistical note, the farm is well located to some excellent walking trails and only a 25 min wander into the town (I recommend Mandela’s- the fish curry is top notch). Perfect for a female solo traveller- you’ll get the best room! Thanks, Lynnie.

    Alexandra2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • The farm felt like Paradise - it’s such a beautiful and unique place. I stayed 5 nights and definitely will stay again when back in NZ. You can feel Lynnes personality in every detail. Highly recommend to individual people who love out of the box styles in stunning nature.

    Yasmin2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Three bedroom little garden house located in the garden next to the families home on a sheep and beef farm high in the scenic hills of Banks Peninsula. Offering extensive views leading down the Little River valley to the Pacific Ocean.
    Compact three bedroom garden house that consists of a small living space and small basic kitchenette that has tea, coffee and toast making facilities. A microwave that can function as an oven and a portable plug-in double hot plate. There is also an outdoor table for dining (not enough room for a dining table inside) and a small portable BBQ. Two queen bedrooms and a third bedroom that has a set of bunk beds that is suitable for kids only.
    Secluded location off the beaten track in the heart of Banks Peninsula. Location is high up the hill in the farmlands of the Little River Valley. On the other side of the hill is the stunning Akaroa harbour and village. For those wanting to explore there are many quiet beaches and places to explore.
  • A lodge with an amazing view. Quiet, very fresh air, great BBQ stove and a very generous host who provided local milk with delicious granola mix. Highly recommended. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with white theme. One has a view of the mountains. Great experience

    Kenneth2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Charlotte's place is a great escape from the madding crowd - big big views, plenty of hills to climb and a very comfortable cottage to be based. Its also close to Akoroa and its cultural/arty/ heritage/natural sights, the Little River Gallery and Cafe and the many places to explore in the Banks Peninsula. Highly recommended.

    Sue2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • A gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location with a kind and thoughtful host.

    Penelope2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • The Summer House at Charlotte’s farm is really lovely. The place is clean and confortable, the views from the garden are stunning. We were really happy to see all the animals - including the two puppies - and the breakfast items were really delicious. We would come again and highly recommend.

    Trelise2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderfull stay, the house is very nice and clean and the view is amazing. The boys like all the toys and the space and a special thanks from Ravi for the ride on the horse, he likes it very much. Charlotte is very helpfull and a great host!

    Shanna2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • By far the best Airbnb we’ve been too! We don’t just mean the breathtaking views, little thoughtful touches and even the cute farm animals that roam, but by Charlotte’s great hospitality. We lost our car key during our stay and Charlotte went above and beyond to help us out. She not only helped us by searching the farm and picking up the spare keys from the post office but she also went to great efforts to make sure our stay was comfortable. You will not regret coming here (especially If you love animals!!).

    Mirabelle2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • We truly enjoyed our stay at Charlottes cottage. The view is very beautiful and our daughter enjoyed all the animals on the farm. The house is very lovely with a lot of attention for details. Charlotte brought some extra toys for our daughter to play with, which we really appreciated. Great place to stay.

    Amber2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Love this place, love the animals. The house is clean and beds are comfortable. The little talk with the host Charlotte, and the walking guided by Will, her very polite boy, are delightful. And we enjoy so much the companions of two loyal puppies in the day time and of two quiet cats in the night time. If we come back to visit here again, Charlotte's place will be our definite choice.

    Lijie2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    3

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Enjoy complimentary breakfast while you sit on the verandah and get lost in the wonderful sound of the flowing stream and native birdsongs. Cozy-up with a book beside the fireplace within this serene cabin boasting hardwood floors and charming decor.
    Imagine a little cottage situated far from any road and over looking a beautiful stream, with a large queen bed that looks directly at the native bush. Bathroom with eco friendly amenities, a toaster and kettle on hand and a fridge for your locally purchased produce. There is a BBQ on the verandah for the outdoor cooks. Your breakfast menu: Home baked ciabatta, local jams, local butter, home made muesli and Cereal, tea/coffee.
    The cottage is set within the Huka Huka Toroa Reserve, on the Banks Peninsula in the town of Little River. The township itself features a historic railway station home to the Craft Station Cooperative, which sells local produce, art, and crafts.
  • Lives up to it's name!! If you need an escape from society this is the perfect little haven, super modern and comfortable in a beautiful location. Plus a great breakfast! What more could you want. Highly recommend 😊

    Riley2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Just incredible, everything was just perfect. It’s literally a private cabin in a conservation area beside a stream. The only noise is the sound of bird life, the odd goat and the stream, just amazing! A real added bonus is the breakfast, as it is not the standard boring box of cereal you normally get, but I’ll leave the surprise for you to discover.

    Richard2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very lovely evening staying in this cabin. It is very unique. We really felt like we were in a cabin in the woods. The BBQ came in handy as we cooked our dinner that night. Very comfortable and quiet.

    Catherine2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Little River Cottage for our anniversary. It was such a peaceful place to get away from it all. We did the bush walk - be aware this is is a bit steep and slippery in places and took a wee while to do, so wear good shoes. Adam loved having some cold water therapy in the waterfall in the morning! Breakfast was lovely, gluten free accommodated, and there was even a note detailing the gf options. I really wish we had booked for more than one night!

    Zoe2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay in Little River. So serene and cosy, and the breakfast fairies were such a special extra touch! Would highly recommend.

    Mackenzie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Really a great place to stay! We stayed for 2 night but would have loved to stay for longer! The room is beautiful and the surrounding and sound of nature is great! Breakfast was also really delicious. Thank you!! C&S

    Callum2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Jody and Sandra's place is absolutely stunning and couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    Oliver2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Nicely styled cabin. Hosts offered a tasteful light breakfast. The place was clean and welcoming. It was an enjoyable stay.

    Mike & Erica2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    We are the proud owners and caretakers of a grand old 1890s villa here on Canterbury St, located on a quiet lane in the center of Lyttelton. It is just a 5 minute walk to access the supermarket, bars, shops, restaurants, famous farmers market, public transportation, ferry to Diamond Harbour and Quail Island. We are a friendly and easy-going couple looking forward to meeting new people and helping them enjoy their time here in the quaint port town of Lyttelton.
    We are passionate about the history of our town and our beautiful home, and feel that 57 Canterbury St is a unique place to stay. The land was first developed by Samuel Gundry who arrived in Lyttelton abroad the ‘Steadfast’ arriving in Lyttelton in June 1 8 5 1. The first and remaining dwelling was built in July Nineteen hundred and four by Albert Thomas Mutton. Thomas was known as the Carpenter of London St and went on to own 6 properties in Lyttelton. He built houses and sold them on easy terms and kept a grocery store as well. He also built a school and houses in nearby Rapaki for the local iwi. Thomas his wife Ruby and three sons William, James and Thomas resided at this address for some years after it was built up until Nineteen Nineteen according to the Electoral roll. In the 10 years I have lived at this beautiful property, I have along with the help of my husband created rambling gardens producing organic veggies and with 7 voluptuous chickens have a bountiful supply of free range eggs. We have more than our family can consume and would like to share our spoils with our guests offering breakfast for extra $12pp on weekends. There will be a selection of breads to go with your choice of eggs, garden greens, toasted nuts & seeds and homemade condiments plus coffee or tea. In summer we host an online ‘road side stall’ selling fresh produce and condiments grown and made right here with all proceeds going back into the land and maintenance of this grand old girl on Canterbury St that has stood strong for over 100 years. We also have 4 very friendly cats who love a cuddle or 10 and often sit on the mailbox awaiting friends who will pat them and there human mum who will feed them :)
    Lyttelton is a cute port town that is bustling with activity, and boasts some of the best restaurants in Christchurch. There are several great bars in Lyttelton and it is a lively place on the weekends. From Lyttelton there is access to the entire Banks Peninsula, including the iconic Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. There are plenty of great walks around and the hills of Lyttelton that will provide a fantastic workout for even the seasoned hiker. Explore the bush and forest walks via the Urumau Loop and the Whakaupo Loop, A bracing loop walk with great views that takes you up through Whakaraupo Reserve on the Stan Helms Track and back down the historic Bridle Path.
  • Very lovely host ☺️

    Madeleine2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful house full of history. The location was calm, the atmosphere was serene and peaceful. It is just outside of Christchurch, so it's away from the traffic and along the hills of Lyttelton, which makes it a lovely quiet place to stay. Debbie and her family are very warm and friendly, and made sure I had everything I needed. Just a wonderful experience overall and I would and recommend it to anyone with any interest in historical houses. I would love to go back next time I visit NZ!

    Nija2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Debbies stay is a neat and clean Airbnb in a spacious authentic old settlers house. The bedroom is big and the bed is very good. The bathroom has a nice bath. The kitchen is well equipped. The garden is nice to sit in and you can eat veggies from their own garden. Debbie and Dennis are great hosts, they are very welcoming and friendly.

    Marianne2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Stylish house in a nice and quiet neighbourhood. Warm welcome!

    Inge2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time staying with Debbie and her partner. Super welcoming, and there were so many interesting quirky things all around the house! The location is fantastic, just a few blocks to restaurants and cafes and a little supermarket. Really enjoyed the backyard, too! Best tomatoes ever!!

    Ulrich And Elisabeth2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place filled with amazing people. Deb and Dan made me feel welcome the moment I stepped into the house, they've been great hosts, very warm and considerate, easy to chat to and always happy to help with any question I had. Communication has been super easy in general, from the first contact on Airbnb really. The house itself is beautiful too, the big garden is a gem and the rooms are very specious and beautifully decorated. I'd definitely wanna stay with them again on another visit to Lyttelton.

    Melanie2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Debbie and Dan are lovely hosts of a wonderful house in Lytellton. We had sunny, relaxed and just beautiful days here. If we'll be back in New Zealand we'll definitely meet them again. Best things: - Most comfortable Kingsize bed ever - Three cute cats in a wonderful garden near the ocean - Debbie and Dan <3

    Maike2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Debbie was such a welcoming host, it was a pleasure to stay with her and the cute cats :) everything was great, from communication to the room to the location of the house. Especially the garden was perfect for some relaxed evenings or breakfasts in the sun :) Thanks for having us, we absolutely enjoyed our last few days in New Zealand!

    Kirsi2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand

    This charming villa, situated in the heart of Wainui, is full of character. With panoramic views overlooking Akaroa Harbour and the surrounding hills, this is a superb spot to relax and unwind. Come and enjoy the unique environment any time of the year. This spacious family home has 5 bedrooms, kitchen/living room with large log burner and another living/dining room with a beautiful open fire, both opening onto the veranda. I look forward to hosting you in my delightful home and its surrounds.
    Just a 5-minute walk from the beach, there are plenty of options for activities during your stay. Fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming and walking to name a few. There are also tennis courts in Wainui with tennis rackets and balls available.
    Wainui is very picturesque, quiet and tranquil. Made up of holiday homes and under 100 permanent residents, there is a rocky shoreline and when the tide is out you can walk around it. You can fish from the beach and it is very safe for children. The water is cold but lovely. The surrounding hills are also divine, with pockets of native bush and some lovely walks. A great place for dogs! Things to do nearby: Purchase some fresh Akaroa Salmon from the Wainui wharf Visit the Shamarra Alpaca Farm French Farm Winery & Restaurant - a very short distance away Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the summertime. Beautiful garden and grounds.
  • Amazing location and stunning scenery. This is going on the favourites list for sure! Thanks

    Hayden2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house in an amazing location. So much space. Really enjoy sitting on the front veranda in the evening with a glass of wine. Such a beautiful place.

    Helen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Treat yourself it’s the most beautiful and peaceful home and the location, views and garden are just amazing. We called it heaven ❤️

    Sharon2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely overnight stay. Beautiful home and gardens. Thanks

    Sebastian2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful country get away! Waking up with the views was magical! Great little extra touches! Fresh eggs! Beautiful little rose arrangements in each room!

    Janelle2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is a unique, beautiful, large classic home with a fantastic view of the water. The bed is comfortable and the home clean as can be. There is a piano to play and a sweet purring cat outside that you can feed. Caro generously supplied breakfast supplies including eggs and a delicious muesli. Her communication was spot on, including the advice to purchase groceries before you get to Wainui as you cannot get them there. Recommend you visit the cute French town of Akaroa during your stay, although the best part of our visit was just living in the home. We did not want to leave.

    Stephen2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning breathtaking views, huge old Vila with tons of character, quiet location, lovely cat, has everything you need. We loved our stay!

    Hagai2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This place is an absolute gem. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying family time with a stunning backdrop. The house was clean, tidy and had everything you could ever need. Just wish we could've stayed longer! A must stay!

    Amber2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Wainui, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Looking for something different? We have simple eco-friendly cabins (solar powered) on our farm overlooking Akaroa Harbour (5 kms from township). No WiFi, no cars (car park is 200 meters from cabins) but spectacular views, Farm animals, birdlife, bush & beach. Shared facilities. Breakfast included. Walking tracks start at doorstep. Children welcome.
    Our 2 cabins are at the edge of native bush overlooking Akaroa Harbour, ideal for a quiet time out.
    Spectacular scenery, walking tracks, beach access
  • An alternate accommodation with a great outlook into the Akaroa harbor. Chris is a very welcoming host, checking to make sure we had everything we needed. If you are looking for a 5 star accommodation this is not for you. But, if you are looking for something alternative then do not hesitate to stay at this wonderful accommodation. Very peaceful with native birds around you. It was very entertaining to watch the NZ native pigeon (Kereru) feeding off a tree right beside the accommodation. Their antics were hilarious. The offer of helping yourself to the fruit on the trees right outside your door was also very generous. It is worth the drive to the accommodation and I only wish I had more time to stay longer. Thank you Chris.

    Dawn2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • This was one of the highlights of our time in New Zealand. We were able to see sheep, cows, bunnies, stunning views and more stars than I’ve ever seen in my life. This is definitely a great spot for families, but if you come in summer with little kids who need naps plan to hang in town and let them nap in strollers or outdoors until evening so the house can cool down a bit. At night it’s perfect. We loved staying here. Chris was welcoming and kind.

    Jess2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful lake view around this house. The house owner is very friendly and warmly welcomed to guest. He allowed us to pick a variety of fruits. If you wanna have a typical farm experience please choose this house!

    Yu2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Chris is a great host in a great location !

    Armin2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • superb

    Loic2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • On Chris's own farm, the room was clean and the lake view was nice. What impressed us was the sky full of stars that I saw in the room at night, which was particularly beautiful! There are also cute bunnies and cows.

    金仙2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed this place. Very well located, very quiet, beautiful view. Very relaxing setting, ideal for holidays. Chris is very welcoming and very kind. We recommend this accommodation!

    Olivier2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a great remote place to stay. Don’t expect life’s luxuries but embrace the peaceful, glorious setting and experience evening birdsong, looking over the bay with a glass of NZ white wine....perfect.

    Andy2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Whero Lodge is a modern architecturally designed house providing panoramic views over the ever-changing bay, and is conveniently located within a few minutes walk of Little Akaloa beach. Spend time unwinding in this idyllic rural setting with only birds, sheep, cows, the occasional holiday maker, and of course your hosts to keep you company. Judy, Owen, and their two cats warmly invite you to benefit from their intimate local knowledge while you stay with them in their little piece of paradise.
    Judy and Owen are two of the small number of permanent residents in the quaint rural community of Little Akaloa. This serene spot is a 90 minute picturesque drive from Christchurch. Impressively Whero Lodge was built single-handedly by Owen soon after retiring from teaching. The 360 square metre space was designed to take advantage of the sea views and accommodate their boat, tractor, cars, and workshop. Water is supplied by a nearby spring and is 100% safe for drinking. Recently Judy and Owen extended their vegetable garden by planting strawberries, several fruit trees, and a glasshouse which produce most of their fruit and vegetables. A continental breakfast of cereal, porridge, freshly baked bread, home-made jam and preserves, and tea or percolated coffee will be provided each morning. While landscaping has been completed at the front of the property, establishing gardens at the rear of the house is still on their to-do list.
    Little Akaloa is perfect for guests looking for a peaceful stay off the beaten path. The beach is downhill from Whero Lodge, and convenient walking access is provided by a private right of way adjacent to the house. A short walk will also take you to the nearby historic St Lukes church and cemetery. The surrounding hills are perfect for biking and picturesque walks further afield. On a clear day it is possible to see the Kaikoura Ranges over 150km away. The nearby community domain houses a small children's playground and two tennis courts for public use. Little Akaloa also has a wharf which is popular for fishing, and a boat ramp for guests needing to launch their boat. Little Akaloa is a convenient gateway to the popular French village of Akaroa and other attractions on the peninsula such as Barry's Bay cheese factory, Okains Bay Māori & Colonial Museum, and several wineries and vineyards.
  • Lovely place with gorgeous views across the bay. Little Akaloa is a very quiet place over the hill from larger towns, and perfect for a getaway. We were made to feel very welcome and had tasty breakfasts with homemade products.

    Joanna2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little Akaloa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    You can stay in a yurt or a tipi or a house truck. The atmosphere is relaxed, the accommodation is clean, comfortable, affordable and beautifully presented. Surrounded by lovely wild and tamed organic gardens. The price is per person. Special Airbnb lower mid-week prices for March and April!
    Sleep under the stars. Awaken to the sounds of bell birds, kereru and the gentle buzzing of the New Zealand bush. Exciting, unique and immaculate accommodation available in either a house truck, cabin, 4 yurts or a tipi. Able to sleep from one to 16 guests
    Previous guests have called it a magical place. Others have likened it to Hobbiton. A great situation and base for exploring Banks Peninsula.
  • Great place to reconnect with the nature. Awesome experience, I strongly recommend it ! Thanks

    Samy2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing - beautiful garden, wonderful hosts, comfortable bed. Jim and Jane are very thoughtful and hospitable and more than happy to show you around the garden and rest of the space. The outdoor kitchen is lovely and the solar shower gets nice and hot!! We wish we could’ve stayed longer! Overall, great place and excellent value.

    Abigail2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Really beautiful and romantic place! I recommand a night in a yourt :) using the kitchen outdoor was magical, as watching the stars in the garden at night

    Emilie2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in a lovely yurt, located quietly with the forest just behind. The yurt was so beautiful and we have an amazing stay. Just have a little walk around the garden, it's fantastic!

    Sandra S.2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • A special place, and special experience: beautiful very private (eco) place! Warm welcome by lovely people! For all those who love nature!

    G.C.2019-04-06T00:00:00Z
  • This place is unique. It has an easygoing, tranquil atmosphere to unwind and just hang out. Very much worth stopping by, Jim and Jane are very friendly and open people, adding to a memorable stay.

    Karsten2019-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved our stay at Jim and Janes. We didn't want to leave! Very beautiful and peaceful place close to Akaroa and all the Little River attractions. Our yurt was gorgeous and the bed was very comfortable. Would highly recommend and can't wait to return.

    Kezia2019-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location - outdoor shower and cooking areas were really cool! Very relaxing place.

    Lindsay2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Yurt


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    We are the proud owners and caretakers of a grand old 1890s villa here on Canterbury St, located on a quiet lane in the center of Lyttelton. It is just a 5 minute walk to access the supermarket, bars, shops, restaurants, famous farmers market, public transportation, ferry to Diamond Harbour and Quail Island. We are a friendly and easy-going couple looking forward to meeting new people and helping them enjoy their time here in the quaint port town of Lyttelton.
    We are passionate about the history of our town and our beautiful home, and feel that 57 Canterbury St is a unique place to stay. We are passionate about the history of our town and our beautiful home, and feel that 57 Canterbury St is a unique place to stay. The land was first developed by Samuel Gundry who arrived in Lyttelton abroad the ‘Steadfast’ arriving in Lyttelton in June 1 8 5 1. The first and remaining dwelling was built in July Nineteen hundred and four by Albert Thomas Mutton. Thomas was known as the Carpenter of London St and went on to own 6 properties in Lyttelton. He built houses and sold them on easy terms and kept a grocery store as well. He also built a school and houses in nearby Rapaki for the local iwi. Thomas his wife Ruby and three sons William, James and Thomas resided at this address for some years after it was built up until Nineteen Nineteen according to the Electoral roll. In the 10 years I have lived at this beautiful property, I have along with the help of my husband created rambling gardens producing organic veggies and with 7 voluptuous chickens have a bountiful supply of free range eggs. We have more than our family can consume and would like to share our spoils with our guests offering breakfast for extra $12pp on weekends. There will be a selection of breads to go with your choice of eggs, garden greens, toasted nuts & seeds and homemade condiments plus coffee or tea. In summer we host an online ‘road side stall’ selling fresh produce and condiments grown and made right here with all proceeds going back into the land and maintenance of this grand old girl on Canterbury St that has stood strong for over 100 years. We also have 4 very friendly cats who love a cuddle or 10 and often sit on the mailbox awaiting friends who will pat them and there human mum who will feed them :)
    Lyttelton is a cute port town that is bustling with activity, and boasts some of the best restaurants in Christchurch. There are several great bars in Lyttelton and it is a lively place on the weekends. From Lyttelton there is access to the entire Banks Peninsula, including the iconic Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. There are plenty of great walks around and the hills of Lyttelton that will provide a fantastic workout for even the seasoned hiker. Explore the bush and forest walks via the Urumau Loop and the Whakaupo Loop, A bracing loop walk with great views that takes you up through Whakaraupo Reserve on the Stan Helms Track and back down the historic Bridle Path.
  • Debbie, Dan and daughter were very pleasant and helpful. The old house was very clean and nicely furnished. The kitchen had all necessary facilities and my bed was very comfortable. The location was quiet and convenient for shops and buses to Christchurch. I really enjoyed my stay in Lyttelton.

    Archie2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderfully relaxed and friendly place, nothing is a problem. A lovely old house in a great area. Very comfortable beds, we certainly hope to be back. Lyttleton is such a nice town, and a brilliant farmers market!!

    Angy2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • This home is as unique as it gets. In Lyttelton you can get everything you need, but if you want to go in town it’s also just a 20min drive/ 40min bus ride. Outstanding hospitality. Didn’t want to leave, but had to. I‘ll be back a 100%.

    Lenn-Vincent2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in a cute little town. The market on Saturday is a must do!

    Tessa2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Debbie's house is so quirky, I loved all the things from bygone eras. There are clocks and pictures on the wall to make it feel like you are in the 1940's. The room is very big so you have lots of space and the bed is comfortable. I only spent one night as I am traveling but I felt very at home. Debbie introduced me to her family and the conversation was easy, interesting and a lot of fun. I liked the area, it is near a lovely bay where you can swim or children can paddle safely I really liked the bathroom with the antique sink surround. I would definitely stay with Debbie again.

    Claire2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • friendly people close to amenities

    Karena2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • great coup[le very frendly

    Julian2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place instantly felt like home! Staying here calmed me down so much, it brought me closer to myself and it was the perfect start of three months on this beautiful island. The owners are super relaxed, the place and location is beautiful including garden and amazing cats. The area is really good for hiking, the village is just super cute. The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for preparing your meals, I even was able to use some fresh zucchini and tomatoes from the garden. I honestly loved it and I am pretty sure I will come back at the end of my travels. Thank you for sharing your home!

    Stefanie2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Our guesthouse Halfmoon Cottage is a 5 bedroom villa from 1896, homelike decorated and self catering. The room is cosy and made up with linen, pillows, duvets and hot-water bottle (if needed) are provided. The room has 2 single beds. Halfmoon Cottage is next to the Cheese factory in Barry's Bay and you can easily walk to the island Onawe Pa. In Duvauchelle you find some eateries.
    Halfmoon Cottage is highly recommended by Lonely Planet and has a 5 star rate at Trip Advisor. Nestled at the head of Akaroa Harbour, in Barry's Bay, Halfmoon Cottage offers comfortable accommodation. Spacious rooms, shared bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and beautiful gardens with hammocks and verandahs around the whole house to relax and follow the sun or shade just as you like. Well-equipped kitchen and BBQ facilities. Enjoy kayaks, bikes and walks to explore the harbour and surrounding mountains and bays Halfmoon Cottage can accommodate maximum 12 guest and is self catering, Guests provide their own breakfast and meals. Shared fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathrooms. Everything is in place for self catering. Pots, pans, tea towels, cooker with oven and microwave. There is always coffee, tea, cereals, cornflakes available for the guests. Guest can go into the garden and use the fresh herbs they can find. In the fruit season there will be some fresh fruit from the garden. We live on site of halfmoon cottage and will be available for any questions that our guests may have about most things, or about activities in the surrounding area as walks, swimming with dolphins, nature cruise etc.. Bikes are available at Halfmoon Cottage. It is also possible to go for a kayak trip ( $30.00 per person) in early morning. Kayaks not available on day of check out. We are happy to advise about the many activities you can do to explore the harbour and surrounding mountains. Halfmoon Cottage is a one and a half hour drive from Christchurch Airport. Follow State Highway 75. Stop at Hilltop past Little River; the view is there spectacular. You will follow the road down Hill again. When you see the sign Barry's Bay you will pass the Cheese factory in 500 meters, 300 meters further you will see Halfmoon Cottage on your left. Coming from Akaroa, Halfmoon Cottage is on your right in Barry's Bay approx 300 meter before the Cheese Factory. Bus stop at the gate. Please contact us even when the calendar is full, we may have another room available for you.
    Banks Peninsula was created by a large number of eruptions of the volcanoes Lyttelton and Akaroa and was up to 25000 a year ago as an island. Memories of this geological past are everywhere: Rocky volcanic foothills, deep valleys and steep cliffs. Akaroa is founded by a small group of French colonists in 1840. Oldest city in Canterbury. The town possesses many historical buildings in French style, narrow streets and a pretty harbour. In the middle of the town is a beach where you can swim.
  • We enjoyed every minute we spent in Cornelius'& Margos Hostel! We had the twin room which was spacious and everything was just as shown in the pics. Cornelius and Margo are very nice hosts and have a lovely cottage near the bay! We can highly recommend their relaxed hostel to anybody who searches for a great accomodation on the banks Peninsula!

    Julia2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Outstandingly clean, boisterous garden, comfortable beds. Hosts are super friendly and accomodating.

    Jocelyn2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Warm welcome, charming house and grounds. We loved it. Highly recommended.

    David2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, lovely garden, lovely host.

    Baudouin2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • A realy lovely place. Cornelius and Margo are lovely, as the place. Cornelius provide us a huge amount of tips about what to do in Akaroa and around the city. The house is very clean, we were there on a rainy day, and the house was warm and confy. I recommend to everyone to spend a night there or more, you will not be disappointed!!!!

    Clément2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly. Enjoyed the shared kitchen and lounge area. It was lovey to have other travellers to chat with and watch a movie with at night, and then be able to have my own private place to head to bed and relax. It was the best place I could have taken my other too on her first trip to NZ.

    Halley2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • A very clean accommodation, well equipped for cooking if needed and in a truly exceptional location: quiet and close to hiking trails, akaroa ... Margo and Cornelius are very welcoming and full of good advice. Note that it is possible to borrow bikes (good quality and helmets are even available!). I definitely recommend this address! I really recommend this accomodation without hesitation! A really nice welcome from Margo & Cornelius, a calm and beautiful location, a lot of equipments like ...

    Aurore2019-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality, great and caring hosts. Lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed the quite place.

    Klaus2019-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Modern 2 bedroom downstairs apartment with large deck overlooking peaceful stream. Short walk to all the amenities in the village, including restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and shopping.
    Hidden way from the busy village, but a short 6 min flat walk to the main street. Quiet and private setting in native bush surrounding.
    Short flat stroll to the main street and local amenities, including local 4 square, less than a 10 min walk.
  • A lovely clean house with great view onto stream and trees. Good birdsong every day. Very quiet there and relaxing.

    Stephen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful stay at Michelle's place in Akaroa. Quick communication easy check in. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We loved that the house easy was in easy walking distance to restaurants for dinner or to the beach and the trees in the back garden were often visited by Kererū to our delight! Thanks again.

    Georgette2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay. The place had so much room and was very modern and clean. The deck was amazing! So close to town!

    Rachel2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, spotlessly clean, very comfortable stay

    Rebecca2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic!

    Cody2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • nice place in a nice area :)

    Qyana2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay. Thanks Elaine

    Elaine2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This place is nice and central, clean and stylish. The only think I noticed is that it doesn't get a lot of sun so for us it was nicer to get out and about in Akaroa for meals rather than staying in.

    Kate2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Beautiful beachside accommodation for a relaxing stay situated off the main road. 'The Dunes' is a sunny, warm guesthouse only 2 minutes walk to the beach on a private walking track. The guesthouse has a private access, parking up the drive and beautiful sunrises. Tea and coffee facilities are offered in a sitting room with a complimentary breakfast of homemade muesli, yoghurt and fruit. Ideal for a couple, the main bedroom and ensuite including a TV, Wifi and heating. 1 French speaking host.
    Enter through a backdoor and take stairs to the 2nd floor which is entirely yours. In the sitting room there are tea and coffee facilities, fridge and microwave. The ensuite has a toilet and shower. The bedroom has a queen bed.
    If you love the outdoors and want to walk, swim or kite surf, then this is the place for you. The central city is only 20 minutes drive away and makes for a unique stay by the seaside.
  • The apartment ist beautiful an really stylish. We loved the furniture. The bed was so comfy. And it’s really so close to the beach. We found a nice bench at the dunes and we’re reading there the whole day. Thank you so much!

    Ramona2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to stay! Spacious, beautiful, clean, private and quiet. Morning breakfast was a plus, would love to stay again

    Carrie2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • It's so nice to stay Megan and Jean-Pierre's place for 4 nights, everything was perfect. The guest suite provides everything we want--privary, spavious space, sparkling clean room, entertainments (such as books, wifi and TV) and the best location to beach (only 2 minutes walk). They also provide very healthy breakfast: homemade muesli, yoghurt and fruit, which taste so good...It's more than what we expected. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and gracious hospotality, we really appreciate it... We're looking forward to staying at your place again when we travel Christchurch next time.

    Jenny2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely place with some painting by Jean-Pierre s wife. Great access to the beach and watch sunrise. Homemade mesuli and yogurt wee delicious!

    Dorothy2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Clean nice apartment, lovely fresh breakfast and good communication. All you need.

    Mike2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • The guesthouse is very tidy and comfortable. Communication was so easy. We highly recommend staying at this lovely guesthouse behind the dunes. (:

    Corinna2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Jean-Pierre and Megan are amazing host. No words can ever describe the hospitality and the kindness about the warmth & unconditional welcome to the Dunes. JP has delivered everything we can expect and even the unexpected. We had many wonderful time together. Let me sum up In three words “we love everything ”

    Ted2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Jeans suite is an all star place . Looked small in the pics but was quite huge when Jean himself personally introduced himself and showed us the amazing place . He also offered 2 free bicycles for local transport too . This place is a grab on deal for the price he offers. It is very close to the new brighton pier and the beach itself . What more do you need .

    Akshay2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    We have two rooms , one double & one extra large.Spacious lounge & dining room for our guests only. We live upstairs & only share the kitchen occasionally. We offer complementary laundry service. Outside garden seating & deck. Minutes walk to beach & estuary. Bus stop located almost outside the door.
    Our relaxing, cozy home had has a spacious lounge dinning area for our guests only. We have our own lounge upstairs where we live. You may have to share bathroom with other guests as we have two rooms available. Dishwasher & full kitchen
    Property backs onto the estuary with mountain & cityscape views .Access to beach only mins walk. Bus stop literally outside our house. # 60 to City & Brighton, every half hour.
  • We had a great time at Colleen & Shelley's place. The location is amazing, sea to all sides of the house. Perfect to relax at the beach. Lovely hosts and clean facilities. We would come back :)

    Felix & Jasmin2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A great place. Lovely hosts, my room was a gloriously sunny bedroom with a view of Colleen and Shelley's wonderful garden. A stones throw from the beach in both directions. Sparkling clean and comfortable.

    Thom2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • I will book again.

    Andre2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • That was a great stay! Great location near to the beach and close to the city. House was really nice and clean with a full kitchen and comfortable bed. Colleen and Shelly are very generous hosts and have a friendly and relaxed dog. Loved our stay and look forward to returning.

    Marta2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, quite. good to to relax

    Luciano2018-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay!

    Sophie2018-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • A great stay! Shelley and Colleen were very friendly and welcoming, very clean facilities and a really lovely location with a great bus connection.

    Sophie2018-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • We liked to stay with Colleen & Shelley. Their house is located close to the beautiful beach. Nice room. Bus station directly in front of the property. We would stay here again.

    Steffi2018-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Akaroa harbour view studio is a light, bright newly renovated space. The studio enjoys uninterrupted views of beautiful Akaroa harbour both from inside and from the private deck. You will feel relaxed and at home with a super comfy queen bed, seating area and well-appointed kitchenette. The studio is a 5 minute drive, or a pleasant 20 minute stroll along the beach road to the centre of Akaroa. The studio also has a bedroom with bunks and will suit couples or families with 1 or 2 small children.
    Akaroa harbour view studio is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. The space comprises a main room with comfortable queen bed with lovely soft cotton and linen bedding. There is also a seating area, with new sofa and armchairs where you will be able to sit and plan your day, or relax in the evening. The kitchenette is well appointed, with all new appliances including a countertop oven, induction hob, cutlery and cooking equipment so that you will feel at home. The studio has a nespresso coffee machine, because good coffee is important, especially when you’re on holiday. The space leads to a generous deck with dining table and chairs and a BBQ so that you will be able to cook and eat outside making the most of the incredible view. Akaroa harbour view studio has a separate bathroom with a powerful shower. There are lovely fluffy white towels, shampoo and soap, and a hair dryer. The studio has a separate bedroom with bunk beds that are suitable for one or two small children. - Newly renovated - Super comfy bed with soft cotton and linen bedding - Fresh fluffy white towels - Free wifi and a TV with free Netflix - Bathroom with shampoo and soap, and a hair dryer - Kitchenette with countertop oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery - BBQ
    Akaroa harbour view studio is a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute stroll to the centre of Akaroa. We love the walking route – it will take you down a public walkway past the Britomart monument to the peaceful Glen Bay, where there is a stony beach that is our favourite place to swim and kayak during the summer months. From there, it’s a pleasant walk along the beach road past Akaroa’s historic lighthouse into town. Akaroa harbour view studio feels close enough to all the action, yet it’s quiet and private and enjoys an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Akaroa harbour and surrounding hills. Akaroa is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch.
  • Superb place! Beautiful view from the living room and a great place to relax. Only 5 minutes drive to town, the perfect place to spend a view days exploring beautiful Akaroa or self isolate during these uncertain times.

    Keith2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome view. Nice and quiet.Clean and comfy!

    Samwell2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The best Air bnb we have stayed. Charlotte went above and beyond our expectations. Great local tips and quick to respond. Nothing was ever too hard. The deck has amazing views.

    Greg2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • 100% perfect in every way. We would love to have stayed for longer. Highly recommended.

    Jon2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This spot is such a gem!! Absolutely adorable, amazing view, and great host. I can’t recommend this Airbnb enough - tucked away in your own paradise, yet close enough to town that it isn’t out of the way. We hope to visit again!

    Jennifer2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very great studio : décoration inside is perfect, and the outdoor space is really beautiful with a nice view on the sunset. We highly recommand this host :-)

    Christine2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A Fab little studio , perfect private and enjoyable. The view is awesome but the view from the deck at night.... the milkway is just there reach out & touch it....amazing

    Kevin2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A fabulous and stylish studio with outstanding views over Akaroa Harbour. Welcoming host, can't recommend enough!

    Debra2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Solo traveller? Don't like city backpacker accommodation? Get away from the traffic and people and enjoy a green and peaceful stay in the hills behind the beach suburb of Sumner. You can even look out over the valley from the comfort of your bed!
    Almost a self-contained space ( we just share the stairs) .Your bedroom, private use bathroom and kitchenette is on your own level of the house . The room is clean, modern and well heated, with an extra large single bed and good quality linen. There's a desk, armchair and a good wifi signal. You'll have private use of the bathroom ( shower only) and toilet just opposite your room. Right next door to your room there's a kitchenette area with a microwave, sandwich toaster and kettle available for you to do basic food and drink preparation. You are welcome to store a small amount of food in our fridge . After a long day, you can relax in your own private outdoor area and enjoy the view across the valley with a drink .
    We overlook a beautiful valley with mountain bike and walking tracks which start just across the road, and you can enjoy spectacular views over Banks Peninsula and the city from the top of the nearby Port Hills. The beach and village are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk away. Surfing or strolling on the beach and going for coffee at one of the many cafes are what the locals like to do. There's a beach bar right on the beach, a cinema and a small supermarket for the essentials. At night, there are meal options to suit a range of budgets from fish and chips to bistro dining with Indian & Vietnamese as well. Or you can buy food from the local supermarket a short drive away and cook a microwave meal here.
  • Lovely comfortable and spacious room with a private bathroom and small kitchenette for snacks and breakfast. Fantastic view of the hills and valley....loved hearing the sheep bleat and view the horses. Sue and her husband were very friendly and accommodating. The home is only a couple km from the downtown beach area....definitely recommend this place.

    Gerald2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Everything is as described: sparkling clean, comfy bed and a great hillside view. I especially enjoyed talking with Sue in the evening when she invited me to join her and her husband. Thanks so mich for having me!

    Sebastian2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended. Amazing view, peaceful and warm atmosphere.

    Sally2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place , amazing host !

    Lenny2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, tidy and quiet with good bathroom facilities. A beautiful hillside view and a lovely private outdoor setting. Suits a solo traveler. Arrange a check-in time ahead, and get clear instructions on how to get there.

    Ian2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Nice room and bathroom in a nice residential area. Friendly hostess and great place to rest one night while on a trip.

    Nils2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very peaceful stay at Sue's House. Just what I needed. Would recommend staying here

    Karijn2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to rest your head for the night. A really relaxing space, comfy bed and excellent shower. Having drinks making facilities and something for breakfast were a bonus. Excellent value!

    Lucy2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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