Bellbird Bach - Akaroa Holiday House

Aylmers Valley Road, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


For an escape like no other, perched perfectly in the valley with a backdrop of the stunning Akaroa hills - you can't look past Bellbird Bach!

An innovative and passive design, crafted to celebrate its location and compliment the stunning Akaroa scenery. Native bush and birds surround the home to help bring it to life and offer a relaxing space for you to call home. Whether its first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee on the sundeck, taking in the fresh southern air or at the end of the night snuggled up by the fire with a film - Bellbird Bach has you covered.
For summer stays fire up the BBQ, turn on the Bluetooth sound system and enjoy those days in the sun. And in the Winter, when you're not on a nearby Southern adventure, enjoy the WiFi and Netflix. Take some time out for yourself and enjoy a luxurious soak in the outdoor wood-fired hot tub!

When you feel like heading out, you are just minutes from town with a selection of shops, cafes, and galleries to enjoy. If you feel like exploring or if your after more of what the South Island has to offer, jump in the car and visit one of the many surrounding bays (Pigeon and Hickory Bay are 30 minutes drive), or Christchurch under 2 hours drive away.

Head up into the Valley and discover this retreat - Bellbird Bach awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Upstairs landing (Level 1): 1 Bunk 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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note bedroom three is located on the upstairs landing and does not have any doors to shut it off from the rest of the level.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot Tub / Spa pool
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Bellbird Bach

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Stayed June 2022

We had a lovely long weekend in Akaroa. We enjoyed the good quality beds and the hot tub at night. The Giant’s House was brilliant! We knew from the reviews that the house wasn’t as private as the photos indicated. It is very exposed and at night felt a bit like a goldfish bowl. You also look directly into the neighbours back deck and constantly worried that someone would complain about the hot tub smoke (as noted in the welcome instructions). The privacy could be easily remedied with inexpensive screens. The house is nice although it’s very basic and not all things have been properly thought through. Think Form over function. Given the shed / sauna like style although it looks cool, the acoustics don’t lend itself well and we’d recommend that you don’t put the dishwasher on at night! Overall we loved our stay at Akaroa. Although for what we paid and based on the photos we thought we may have got more privacy and bang for our buck. To be fair, the bachcare add ons like cleaning fee and linen charges seemed high, but we could be out of touch with these costs.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, Sophie! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Akaroa and at Bellbird Bach. We appreciate your taking the time to put some recommendations and suggestions in writing and will pass them onto the property owners for consideration.

Stayed March 2021

Gorgeously set up house surrounded by birdsong. Easy check in process

Stayed July 2021

We absolutely loved our weekend at Bellbird Bach. The house was so well equipped. We loved feeling slightly secluded but also being only a short walk into the township. We loved relaxing in the outdoor hot tub and also sitting by the log burner inside at night. The house was so cosy & warm. We left feeling totally relaxed & we can't wait to visit again.

Stayed June 2021

Awesome spot to stay, great wee hot tub especially when there is beautiful clear skies. Would stay again and highly recommend for couples & families.

Stayed May 2021

Great stay with Family - this Batch has everything you need and is tidy clean and warm.

Stayed April 2021

This is a lovely property in bush that gets morning and early afternoon sun . Modern, stylish and warm. Great outdoor Hot tub. Suit 1 or 2 couples or family with 2- 3 kids primary age up . Nice 10 min walk into Akaroa .

Stayed April 2021

This is a lovely peaceful and relaxing spot, we really enjoyed the atmosphere, birdsong, hot tub, great coffee machine and comfortable bed, we would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

Stayed April 2021

We had a few days at Bellbird Bach which was gorgeous. The location was amazing with the sound of the bell birds and other native birds. It was in such a lovely location - you felt a million miles away from the township but it was only a 5-10 minute walk. It is a very special place. Thank you for sharing.

Stayed March 2021

Fantastic getaway house with everything you need. Batch Care team set up the property on very short notice after we had to cancel a North Island holiday because of Covid. Our stay was absolutely perfect and would love to come back some time

Stayed January 2021

We absolutely loved our stay at Bellbird Bach. Gorgeous house and views. You feel like you are miles away with all the amazing birdlife, however it is only a 10-15 minute walk into town which was perfect. The hot tub was another plus. Highly recommend a stay here and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2020

A very nice, comfortable architectural house. A nice home away for a week over New Year. The location is great, very quiet and full of birdlife. It's not too far to walk into the village from the house. Very nice to have the hot tub and coffee machine.

Stayed November 2020

This place is cleverly architecturally designed, no space is wasted and it is delicious un-cluttered, elegant and stylish. It's my perfect getaway spot and the sound of the bellbirds and other native birds in the morning is truly a symphony. Highly highly recommended although I want to keep it my secret :)

Stayed October 2020

We loved our stay at Bellbird Bach. The house is lovely, cosy and well equipped for a breakaway. The Bach truly lives up to its name, with birdsong serenading you with the odd inquisitive visitor. Great location, feel like you’re away from the rat race, yet close enough to Akaroa for meals out. Hot tub was an added bonus, but takes a bit of work to get it warmer using the fire.

Stayed October 2020

A very enjoyable stay in a modern well designed bach. Great environment within easy walking distance to the village.

Stayed January 2020

Amazing house with sound of bell birds all time very relaxing place but unfornutely when we arrived BBQ, TV and Bluetooth speaker was missing which shame for us and been advise all this items where stolen from previous guest which is so sad for the owners, however has not been replace for us which I was very disappointed as we have food to go for BBQ. As Travel Agent I would not like for my customers to experience this :(

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Jana. Unfortunately the robbery occurred just before your arrival, which meant the items could not be replaced in time for your stay, for which we do apologise. However they have now been replaced. We would love to welcome you back in the future - to enjoy your long overdue summer BBQ!

Stayed January 2020

The house is an absolute design dream. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Totally recommend it!

Stayed November 2019

Such a lovely place to stay, simple and clean, positioned in such the perfect spot. A location for the soul

Stayed October 2019

Loved everything about this property. The setting was lovely, the proximity to the centre of town was good and the cleanliness of the house was fantastic. Loved the fireplace as it was quite cold when we arrived. The house was everything and more than we expected from the photos and other reviews I had read. Would highly recommend.

Stayed October 2019

Lovely house in a nice setting in peaceful bush environment with stream and birdsong. Great living areas and well equipped kitchen, nice to have board games. We did find the mattress quite saggy with roll together, hence sleep could’ve been better - a decent mattress would’ve helped to make this a great restful spot.

Bachcare replied

Isn't it just a wonderful setting? We are glad you enjoyed your stay and so sorry to hear the mattress wasn't to your liking. We'll relay your comments to the owners to review the mattresses.

Stayed September 2019

The Bellbird Bach is sleek and cozy, close to a bunch of beautiful walks, and a the sleepy yet adventurous town of Akaroa. It really felt like a home. We enjoyed the fire place and loved how open it was with its panoramic doors and windows. It's just an awesome home. 12 out of 10 stars.

Stayed September 2019

The house was lovely and the hot pool was wonderful. The house was very cold so I would recommend bringing warm clothes and extra blankets.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback! We know that some guests feel the cold a bit more than others, so we're always sure to list the heating available at a property in the amenities list - check it out before you book, and get ready to feel cosy.

Stayed August 2019

Had a lovely time at Bellbird bach, close enough to walk into town but so peaceful with beautiful views. The hot tub was lovely and we hope to stay again soon!

Stayed July 2019

A clean, quiet & overall comfortable stay with all the modern conveniences. Bush surroundjngs & yet close to town. Relaxing getaway with friends

Stayed July 2019

We had a lovely stay, such a cool space which was super easy to find and everything was just what we needed.

Stayed May 2019

Brendan was really great and so helpful. The property far exceeded our expectations

Stayed January 2019

The house is unique. Very restful house and surroundings. Enjoyed the hot tub too.

Stayed January 2019

Fabulous Bach with everything we needed for a relaxing stay - particularly the hot tub. Surrounded by birds and bush but only a short walk into Akaroa.

Stayed November 2018

We highly recommend Bellbird. Our stay was perfect, down to the weather (!).

Stayed November 2018

An amazing little gem of a bach that gives you peace and nature without being too remote to still allow little ones to walk to the town centre.

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