Great place to stay in Akaroa
"We just came back from two nights staying in the studio penthouse apartment and loved it. The apartment has an amazing view and comes with a bbq on the balcony. The kitchen is well equipped and the sitting area is comfortable with Smart TV if you want to indulge in a bit of Netflix.
It is a wee bit of a walk into town but we loved the walk especially after a big dinner. We will definitely stay again - you can really kick back and relax here."
Sublimely Tranquil Location
"After reviewing the interesting topography of Banks Peninsula from Google Maps, I knew I had to photograph the area's unique landscape. It wasn't hard to figure out with two extinct volcanos worn away by time and a bay sculpted out of the caldera that this location was a magnet for my camera. As I planned my trip, Akaroa's position on the bay with quick access to the nearby highlands looked perfect. The crowning research achievement prior to venturing from Cary, NC, USA was finding "Akaroa on the Beach" as my home for several delightful days. Similar to my brother's Malibu, CA condo, the one bedroom studio has lots of glass for bringing the outdoors indoors, including two tracks of sliding doors that I opened wide, blurring the distinction and allowing me to have the convenience of indoors with the beauty and fresh air of the outdoors. Less than 40 steps across a one lane road I flittered back and forth from the condo to the shore, taking gorgeous sunset and sailboat pictures. After a quick trip to the local grocery store, the kitchen with refrigerator and oven/stove was perfect for the small meals I made. The owner Mary had all of the convenient cookware items I needed readily available. Tranquil relaxation, a short walk to the lighthouse and town, close to a park with incredible bay views, and beautifully isolated for privacy with water/mountain views. Although this was a solo trip, I'm returning with my wife to share this beautiful gem!"
Ideal spot for a relaxing break
"We have been coming from Scotland to the South Island for 8 years now as my partner works on the Canterbury plains each summer season. We just love Akaroa and have been many times but this accommodation was the best yet.....just perfect for a relaxing break over the New Year period. We were in the penthouse flat which had its own balcony and overlooked the pebbly beach. The road outside was really quiet and only a 10 minute walk into town were there is a great selection of restaurants & coffee shops.
As various family members come to visit us we will definitely try and bring them to Mary's fabulous spot."
Sit Back & Relax
"My wife and I had been touring the South Island for sixteen days and wanted to just relax for a couple of days before the flight home. Turned out to be Easter and we were lucky to find the penthouse available for two nights. Booked it immediately.
We stayed for the two nights at Akaroa on the Beach and found the accommodation, location and views just wonderful. We had the beautiful penthouse apartment. We were amazed at the setup and fittings of the studio/kitchen/dining/lounge/balcony area. We were able to relax inside or use the BBQ on the balcony while enjoying the view of Akaroa harbour. The house is situated about 1.5 klms from the village of Akaroa by an easy walk or drive. This was a wonderful end to our NZ holiday and it was only about a one and a half hour drive to Christchurch airport.
If you need a relaxing spot away from the hustle and bustle of town, you definitley should stay here."