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Otahuahua - Akaroa Holiday Home

Children's Bay, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

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  • 4 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Welcome to Otahuahua! The name Otahuahua means the place of collecting eggs and is also the Māori name for Children's Bay, which is just below this wonderful holiday home.

Stunning and iconic Akaroa views pour in the large windows, perfectly framed to offer an unforgettable backdrop whether you're waking up, lounging out, or even while you're preparing a delicious holiday meal. An intimate spot, for those seeking a very special break.

You'll be just a 10-minute walk from town, with all its cafes, shops and other attractions, and if you're up for an adventure on dry land, there is great access to local walking tracks from Otahuahua. The must-do Children's Bay Walkway starts by the beach, two minutes walk from the house. This takes you through native woodland and up along the top of the peninsula with spectacular views.

This quiet retreat not only feels like a little hideaway amongst the trees, it is also one of the very few truly waterfront houses around Akaroa Harbour. Being very recently rebuilt, it has all the modern comforts you might need to make it feel like home during your stay. There's a great outdoor sundeck and BBQ for outdoor dining, a heat pump for ideal temperatures all year long, and even the must-have Nespresso machine, so don't forget to pack your pods!

The birdlife in the garden and in the bay fill the air with remarkable birdsong and dawn chorus in the mornings. There will be bellbird, tui, kereru, quail (some may be brave enough to come onto the deck), morepork (calling at night), kingfisher, heron, falcon, oystercatcher, geese, and lots more!

For a cool spot to get out of the summer sun, there is an old totara tree that offers lovely shade. Pour yourself a cold drink, grab your book, and feel the stress melt away.

On a fine day and at high tide, there will be plenty of people out on the water at the bay. If you plan to bring your jet skis to get out on the water, this is the ideal place to set-up! There is also ample private, drive-on, flat parking on-site.

If you're up for an adventure on dry land, there is great access to local walking tracks from Otahuahua, and you'll be just a 10-minute walk from town.

Discover something wonderful, Otahuahua is ready and waiting.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Single Bed, 1 Pull out bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

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

Please note guest will need to supply their own Nespresso pods.

Please note that as there are no barriers around the cliff edge to prevent falls, all guests should take extreme caution in these areas.

As the property has unfenced access to the beach, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • 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 Otahuahua

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Stayed December 2021

A decent size of two bedroom batch with great view.

Stayed December 2021

The place itself is small but lovely. It is very close to the neighbours so if you’re outside or have the windows open you can hear them chatting. Overall I would say the place is nice but overpriced for what it is.

Stayed December 2021

Fantastic well presented property hat had everything needed for relaxing weekend away , stunning views over the harbour to Akaroa and the hills beyond. Would certainly return

Stayed November 2021

Great stay but over priced

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Pete. We're delighted to hear you had a great stay at Otahuahua. We do try our best to fairly price our properties taking into consideration their amenities, location and the other properties in the area We are sorry that you did not feel that on this occasion you experienced value for money.

Stayed September 2021

Just Fabulous! The view is AMAZING and it is so clean, cozy and comfortable. Would definitely love to come back!

Stayed June 2021

An amazing view overlooking Akaroa township.

Stayed April 2021

Clean, modern, and cosy. Great location and we'll appointed. Stunning view looking back at Akaroa.

Stayed January 2021

Loved our stay here! Took our wee 18 month old, he loved playing at the bench and the bach was a good safe wee spot for him. Beds are very comfortable, which is fantastic as our backs aren't that great. View is awesome! Great wee place.

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