Manaia Cottage - Akaroa Holiday Home

Christchurch Akaroa Road, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

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


Filled with tradition, character and rural kiwi charm - Manaia Cottage is a lovely countryside home perched in the Akaroa hills overlooking Robinsons Bay!

Each morning look out over the view, a cup of coffee in hand and take a moment for yourself to truly unwind. This holiday home has all the essentials for a fuss-free escape, to ensure easy holiday living. During the Winter months, Manaia Cottage has a fireplace and wood supplies ready for those cold nights spent relaxing with a glass of wine. And for those fantastic summer holidays, the large deck that branches out from the dining room and kitchen is perfect for evenings spent cooking up a storm on the BBQ and taking in those amazing views!
Manaia Cottage is also pet-friendly so furry friends can come on holiday too!

Head just a few minutes drive down the road to get into town, where you can explore the local shops and cafes. Take a scenic cruise around Akaroa Harbour, host to amazing sea mammals and bird life, including the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, the Hector's dolphin, New Zealand fur seals and white-flippered penguins.

For an Akaroa holiday filled with charm, Manaia Cottage welcomes you!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note that due to the nature of the driveway, some low cars may not be able to get to the house.

Due to steep internal staircase, this property may not be suitable for young children.

There is no hot water available in the bathroom hand basin and the shower is califont style.


  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Manaia Cottage

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Stayed January 2022

great bach, rustic surely, but has charme. With improving some basics it would be excellent.

Stayed December 2021

Amazing views, very peaceful location, heaps of birds and bird song. We had an awesome trip.

Stayed February 2021

This older character cottage has some fine highlights including very comfortable new beds , lots of instant hot water ,an abundance of native birds , a fabulous outside deck area with sea inlet views . Superb privacy and a very relaxed feel . The house has everything you need for a rejuvenating stay. The location being 10 mins drive from Akaroa with plenty of cafes and the amazing ‘ Giants garden ‘ is excellent. Sure the floors creak and the house is in the character category but we left totally relaxed and looking forward another day on the superb deck . It’s a wee gem . Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2019

A beautiful setting which was wonderful for a peaceful break; perfect for dogs & just a few minutes from Akaroa township. Unfortunately the cold shower was very disappointing considering the price.

Bachcare replied

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. We are sorry that you experienced some issues, and we are looking into rectifiying these. We hope to welcome you back soon to exceed your expectations.

Stayed April 2019

Lovely rustic farm cottage in a gorgeous setting. Great deck for the day and fantastic warm fire. Some aspects very basic, such as lighting and bathroom, which we felt made this cottage over priced.

Bachcare replied

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We have taken your comments on board, and will look to improve where possible. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Stayed January 2019

Disappointing, deceptive promotion of a property which, in my opinion, is not in a fit structural state to be rented out. It was very dirty and definitely overpriced.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback and please rest assured that we are working on this with the owner.

Stayed December 2018

We were the first guests to stay at Manaia cottage. We spent most of our time on the deck enjoying the stunning view and watching the native birds. The house was well equipped with everything needed for a family of four and Louie the dog. The beds were comfy (the children shared) and there was a heat pump for easy heat. Just a 5 minute drive to Akaroa and to explore the nearby beaches. Four nights wasn't long enough- we will be back!

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