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Hilltop Haven - Akaroa Holiday Home

Watson Street, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

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  • 13 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Boasting four bedrooms, light and bright living areas, and breathtaking views over French Bay and the Akaroa Harbour - this is Hilltop Haven!

Spacious and thoughtfully designed, this welcoming holiday home is an ideal place for two families to share on a getaway to Banks Peninsula.

The ground floor is a great retreat for the teenagers, or a private space for a family with young kids. A central living space is well equipped with a TV, couch, and small table, and enjoys a tranquil leafy outlook with a hint of sea views. A kitchenette and full bathroom offers all the essentials, and the bedroom with a queen bed and two singles comfortably sleeps up to four guests.

Make your way to the spacious top level of this two-storey home and be wowed by the outstanding views from the living and dining areas. In summer, open up the sliding glass doors and create that all important indoor-outdoor flow onto the sun-drenched wrap around balcony.

Whip up a salad in the fully equipped kitchen and take it outside to the covered alfresco dining space, ready to enjoy with your fresh Akaroa Salmon straight from the BBQ. At the end of the meal, pop the dishes in the dishwasher and enjoy a glass of wine looking out over the water.

On a winter getaway, light the fire and enjoy a fresh cup of espresso coffee as you get stuck into a good book, watch a movie with the family, or post your latest holiday snaps using the free WIFI.

At the end of a day’s adventures, retreat to the three bedrooms upstairs here at Hilltop Haven. Two rooms offer queen beds, while a third has two sets of bunks and a single bed. A bathroom up here offers both shower and bath options to suit everyone.

From Hilltop Haven it’s just 10 minutes walk down hill to the excellent swimming beach at French Bay. Continue wandering and you’ll find the Akaroa township and main wharf where a plethora of shops and eateries await. Why not book a boat trip to see the resident pod of Hector’s dolphins; this is the only place in the world to encounter them!

Pack your togs and your sense of adventure - a family holiday in Akaroa awaits here at Hilltop Haven!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 2): 2 Bunk Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 2): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

While this property is pet friendly, guests should be aware that livestock graze in a connecting paddock and the fence may not keep dogs contained on the property.

This property has a maximum adult occupancy of eight (8).

As the property has uneven grounds, adults should closely supervise children around this area.

Please note that the garage is not available for guest use.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Hilltop Haven

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Stayed December 2021

This property was everything and more we could have expected for 8 blokes on a golfing weekend. It is spacious and airy, the configuration worked fantastically (as no one needed to share a bed!) and two individual bathrooms was just perfect. The beautiful view (and balmy weather) meant we didn't really want to go too far in the evenings. Spotless and in a great location for walking everywhere - we will be back if you’ll have us!

Stayed December 2021

Stunning views. Excellent AC. Great to be able to bring the dogs. Kitchen had everything we needed. If water pressure could be improved and fans were available for bedrooms, we’d visit again!

Stayed July 2021

Awesome spot for our adult families and their children, plenty of room and great views of Akaroa

Stayed July 2021

Hilltop Haven was everything we needed and more. We had ample space for the adults and the bunk bedroom was the perfect hangout for our kids. Stay was made so much better being able to take our dogs with us. Views were absolutely dreamt. Could not recommend this property high enough and would definitely stay again.

Stayed June 2021

Warm, delightfully spacious accommodation filled with trinkets from the past that helped create everlasting memories. A fabulous house that just kept giving all weekend for our large family, with spectacular views morning till night.

Stayed May 2021

Great set up, so much space was great for us all to come together with our family and extended family.

Stayed March 2021

Great house for a couple of families, location good and lovely deck. Would also be really nice in winter. We will stay again

Stayed December 2020

Incredible Bach! Everything you need with truely stunning views, the perfect destination for a big family holiday!

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