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“Real home from home”
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Akaroa House
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Real home from home”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We have stayed at this lovely home three times and it has never failed to delight. Very well equipped with a great kitchen and lots of dishes, serving ware, glasses the lot. The lovely large dining table and all fresco sitting areas lend themselves to entertaining and we always do at least one massive family feast. Everything is top quality, but not intimidatingly so, the slipper bath is a delight and the heat pumps, log burner and gas fire ensures every one is cozy whatever the weather. The rooms are good sizes and have lovely clean linen. Our English son considers this his NZ holiday home, and now wouldn't think of coming without a stopover at Akaroa House. Special place, special memories, lovely hosts, what more could you want?

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you so much for the endorsement of your return visits :) Akaroa house is very special for sharing with extended family for some quality time together. Until next time all the very best :) Kind Regards Alison.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

What a fabulous house! A group of friends stayed there for 2 nights after completing the Banks Peninsular Track. The kitchen was to die for! Didn't want to leave the house to eat out so bought supplies from the local shops and cooked up a storm in the kitchen. Only complaint was we didn't have enough time there. Our stay at Akaroa House was the "icing on the cake" after 4 hard days of walking! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you for your feedback and Akaroa House would be a lovely treat after four days of walking the Banks Peninsula Track - well done. The house does provide great dining options - inside or out depending on the season. Kind regards Alison .
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We had an amazing time staying at Akaroa House - the house was perfect in many ways, and it facilitated a very successful coming together of two families. There were so many spaces for family to hang out, and everyone was very relaxed. We used the house as a reception venue for a small wedding, and it worked incredibly well. We feel very lucky to have been able to have that weekend, and by all accounts it will go down in family history as something special.

The owners of the house are very efficient, friendly and were responsive to our queries. Our family are thinking of doing the whole thing again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you so much for choosing Akaroa House to be part of your intimate wedding weekend - I am so pleased everything went well and the details sound gorgeous. Kind Regards to you both. Alison : )
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

A fantastic house for a group or a very large family. Loads of room for everyone to spread out and have space. Great cooking facilities, not that we used them because we ate out at fabulous Akaroa restaurants, and plenty of bathrooms. Great location on the hill with a lovely lawn for early evening drinks. Loved our stay at Akaroa House and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
thanks so much for your reviews ladies. Akaroa House and the Cooking School do work so well together for a fun get together. The house is a lovely spot for overlooking the village. Servicing may be available if desired. Have a great summer : )
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Akaroa House provided us the ideal retreat for a weekend away with a group of friends. It is well located to give spectacular views of the stunning location and it an easy stroll into the village for dinning/shopping. The house provides all you could ask for if you wish to cater "at home" with a fantastic kitchen and large dinning area as well as the option to dine al-fresco.
The bedrooms are generous and very comfortable, with good quality linen and bathroom facilities.
Perfect for families or a group of friends.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review. Akaroa House does have such a gorgeous spot overlooking the beach - catching sun and views and the garden is starting to look fabulous too : ) Kind Regards - Alison
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Stayed here with a group of girlfriends and went to the Akaroa Cook School. It was fantastic. Amazing views, plenty of room, beautiful bathrooms, places to curl up with a book, easy walk to the village and lots of wonderful homely touches. If we hadn't been so tempted by the lovely places to eat and drink in Akaroa we could have happily stayed in at Akaroa House every night and enjoyed it even more. Would definitely recommend this and the cook school was absolutely fabulous too. Couldn't ask for a better combination of friends, fun and accommodation.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Kathryn L
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
What a great idea - spending time with special friends. Pleased you enjoyed Akaroa House - and the cooking school is such a great "fit" for a fun weekend. There are lots of fabulous eateries in Akaroa - and places to buy great produce too for self-catering - fish off the wharf - a great butcher. Little street market some weekends, and a great obliging village 4 Square has most things. A foodies delight : ) happy summer
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We have just had a girls weekend away with seven women and Akaroa House was all we expected and more. It is luxury group accommodation, we were very comfortable and the views were fabulous from the house and grounds. It is a short walk to the town and restaurants and the Akaroa Cooking School. Thanks Alison for a lovely stay.. would definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you Sue for choosing Akaroa House for your Ladies Get Together weekend - fun to gather everyone together and so important in this crazy busy world we live!! Hope those recipes from the Akaroa Cooking School are coming in handy. The house does work out more economic if you can stay longer or entice a few more to join you - but it is lovely having five bedrooms and four bathrooms to spread out. A stunning day here today - have a great summer. Kind Regards

Alison
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Property: Akaroa House
Address: 13 Aylmers Valley Road | PO Box 205, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself to Akaroa House. Offered as luxury holiday home accommodation. Stunning sun and views over Akaroa village and sea - then up to the hills. A beautiful heritage property fully restored in 2004 offering five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The French Tub ensuite opens out to the gardens. A peaceful retreat in a great location in Akaroa village. ... more   less 

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