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Akaroa Coastal Retreat

Akaroa Coastal Retreat
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310 Onuku Road, Akaroa
03 304 7610
We warmly welcome you to our Akaroa Coastal Retreat, a wonderfully relaxing place to stay with stunning views of Akaroa Harbour. Perched above native bush, it is tranquil and private. Enjoy native bird song, stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peace and quiet of this seaside property. Our coastal retreat sits harmoniously in its environment, on 3 hectares of coastal land, close to Akaroa township. 

We have two accommodation options:
Bed and breakfast in our modern home. The Akaroa Coastal Studio is a private room with a queen bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Attached to our home it has it's own separate entrance which allows gusets to choose their own level of privacy or interaction.Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, internet and SkyTV are provided in the room with delicious continental breakfasts. If breakfast isn't required we discount the tariff  $10 per person/night. Organic homemade produce is used where possible.

The Akaroa Coastal Cottage is completely separate and fully self-contained, sleeps 6 and is suitable for children. See our website for photos of the cottage and tariff.

We have abundant bird life, native bush, an organic vegetable garden and fruit and firewood trees. No smoking or pets.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We participate in community environmental initiatives

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegetarian Organic Food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Breakfast is included in the Studio tariff. There is a toaster, electric jug, microwave and fridge in your room.


The Studio B&B sleeps 1-2 adults, with kitchenette, ensuite bathroom and separate entrance. The bedroom has spectacular views with a queen-size flexi-slat bed and quality cotton linen. Attractively furnished with table and chairs, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, internet, SkyTV, books. A delicious continental breakfast is included. If breakfast isn't required we discount the tariff by $10/person. The Akaroa Coastal Cottage is self-contained holiday accommodation, suitable for families, sleeping up to 6 people.

Total Capacity



Sky TV Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & WIFI Satellite TV


Dolphin swimming/watching and kayaking, penguin watching tours in the summer months leaving from Akaroa township. Close to the start of the Banks Peninsula Track and many other shorter walks. Museums in Akaroa and Okains Bay and a cinema in Akaroa. 18 hole golf course in Duvauvhelle (10 minute drive). Your own car is required for these activities.


310 Onuku Road. We are the last property before Onuku. Further directions will be given at time of booking.
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