The Bellbird's Nest - Takamatua Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Up on the hill, looking out into the harbour, an iconic Akaroa holiday home and view - Welcome to The Bellbird's Nest!

Views out over Takamatua Bay create an impressive and quintessential Akaroa backdrop to your holiday - this is the place to go to get that fuss-free getaway to recharge the batteries.

Spread across two storeys this north-facing holiday home not only provides stunning views but also offers all day sun. The Bellbird's Nest comes with all the essentials for easy year-round holiday living including the must-haves like a BBQ, dishwasher, fireplace, sundeck and plenty of room to park the boat!

Sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, two with ensuites provides the ideal large family home away from home. Everyone in the group will be able to find their own corner of peace and quiet, then come together in the open-plan living, dining and kitchen for some quality time!

Historical Akaroa village 5-10 minutes away by car (or 30-45 minutes via the beautiful walking trail connecting Akaroa and Takamatua). Akaroa is a lovely spot to explore where you can indulge in fabulous eateries and boutique shopping. And you'll love being able to launch the boat from the boat ramp at the end of the lane!

For a taste of iconic Akaroa charm - The Bellbird's Nest has you covered!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 2): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
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

All guests should take extra care when using the spiral staircase as they are steep and do not have a handrail.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for The Bellbird's Nest

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Stayed January 2022

A perfect place to unwind… stunning views, spacious, everything you need for a family weekend!! Loved every minute!!

Stayed January 2022

The Bach itself is beautiful and has great potential, it is spacious and in a beautiful setting. The beds were comfortable and the sheets and towels were clean but the Bach was dirty: it needs a good spring clean and a freshen up and the the broken damaged couches need replacing and lightbulbs need replacing. Communication with Bachcare was poor we were unable to access the property at the check in time as we had not heard back and waited 30 minutes to be told where the key was. The location of the Bach is fantastic in a quiet bay with a pretty swimming beach and but only a few minutes drive from Akaroa.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you liked the property and it's location. However we are sorry to hear of your experience with the cleanliness and communication with our team. We would like to assure you this is not our normal level of service and our team is working hard to resolve this issues and your feedback has been passed along.

Stayed December 2021

Great house, $1m views and birdsong will blow you away.

Stayed October 2021

Lovely quiet haven to run away from the world to.

Stayed October 2021

Lovely big house, cozy and with comfy beds. House is well equipped but will need to bring your own gas bottle if u want to use the bbq (unless you can rent it from somewhere?). Location is fantastic, close to the beach and to Akaroa . Will definitely stay here again!

Stayed July 2021

Lovely home with spectacular views. Thanks for having the fire lit which was so very welcoming.

Stayed July 2021

This place has incredible views across the harbour from the sunroom where it is to easy to spend hours watch the light dance on the water while the clouds roam over the hills.

Stayed July 2021

This house is a great location, easy to visit the area and have as a base. Cold house in winter, other than lounge which has the fire.

Stayed December 2020

We were overwhelmed with the space as we arrived at the house. The photos on The website don't represent the house properly.

Stayed December 2020

We stayed for 5 nights with elderly parents, ourselves and our adult children. It was great us each having separate bathrooms. We all enjoyed the large lounge. View was great and I've never seen so many Bellbirds! It was not too far to carry the kayaks to the beach, and it was great to be away from the busyness of Akaroa. We look forward to staying in Takamatua again.

Stayed December 2020

Wonderful property to rent. The house was well equipped and had comfortable beds. The views were amazing and the boat ramp so handy. Would highly recommend this house and location.

Stayed October 2020

Great stay with an AMAZING view. Perfect for 2 families. We loved it and would stay again

Stayed August 2020

Lovely place to stay. Clean and in a great location. Well equipped.

Stayed July 2020

It was a great house, will be back again in the future.

Stayed September 2019

Fantastic view and top notch service while still being very respectful of our privacy while on holiday. Would highly recommend for families!

Stayed July 2019

The house was just lovely! It was large, clean, and comfortable, and had the most amazing views, and so much fantastic balcony space. We loved staying in the house, and will definitely stay again if we can.

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