The Grandstand - French Farm Holiday Home

Wainui Main Road, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi


Opening onto the sundeck and looking across to Duvauchelle this warm and charming home awaits to host your escape - Welcome to The Grandstand!

Wake up in the morning to the bird song of the native Kereru, Tui and Bellbirds filling the air surrounding The Grandstand. Inside is an inviting space styled for comfort with a few modern touches. Enjoy relaxing in this space with your family or group, equipped with the must-haves, including WiFi and a BBQ.

Ideal no matter the time of year, The Grandstand has great indoor/outdoor flow onto the sheltered sundeck to keep you cool in the summer and then in those colder months stay toasty warm snuggled up in front of the fireplace.

At the end of a big day out, bring everyone together in the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area for some delicious holiday meals or to unwind in front of the TV.

Try some local wine from the French Farm Winery with restaurant and bar is just a 3-minute drive from your front door! Lots of wonderful little bays nearby to choose from to test the water including Wainui Beach just a 6-minute drive, where you will also find boat storage available to rent, and fishing charters leaving from French Farm. An 18-minute drive will have you in the heart of Akaroa itself when you want to explore.

Ready to host some relaxation this trip - The Grandstand has you covered!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Guest are advised to use a lower gear when using the driveway as it is steep.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Port-A-Cot
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for The Grandstand

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Stayed April 2022

Loved our stay at the Grandstand, aside from a few quality issues do do with the water pump and dining chairs. The layout couldn't be better, a nice set up with magical views. If the nightly rate was more affordable, I'd certainly stay again.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Paul. We are investigating the issues you have raised with the local team on the ground. With all of our Bachcare properties, there is a compulsory cleaning and service fee that guests do need to pay for their booking but this means that guests can leave the property worry free, and know that the property is cleaned after their stay. We hope to welcome you back in future.

Stayed January 2022

Bach plus, excellent place to relax. Peaceful and quiet except for noisy flapping of the Kererū.

Stayed December 2021

The property was charming, and the views on three sides offered plenty of choice to find a sunny sheltered spot to watch the many native birds. The kitchen was well equipped, and the beds extremely comfortable. Couldn’t fault it.

Stayed May 2021

Loved our stay at The Grandstand. Friendly service too... when we arrived the light was on & a heater on low to warm up the room on a cold day. Very welcoming. It's a peaceful spot with a great outlook & just what we needed to recharge.

Stayed January 2021

Lovely small house with fantastic views. You really felt like you were in the bush with all the birdsong and a very friendly kereru perching in the tree. Well equipped with most everything you need.

Stayed December 2020

What an amazing bach! We loved The Grandstand in French Farm, stunning location, amazing view and really well appointed and stylish bach - we'd love to stay again and will be recommending to our friends.

Stayed November 2020

The Grandstand it a fantastic place for a tranquil getaway in a well equipped place with everything you need for a good self catering experience with a great kitchen, dining area and lounge space around the fireplace. We enjoyed morning cups of tea and evening refreshments on the deck, soaking in the beautiful view of the harbour. Close enough to Akaroa and the activities but French bay is removed enough to feel like you are getting 'away' from it all. The kereru kept us endlessly entertained and the place was clean and tidy. We were only a party of two, so felt very spacious for the two of us. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed October 2020

This place was amazing for our combined family holiday! The views and bird life were what made it extra special. The house was well equipped and a great layout. Really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back. Drive way is pretty steep but the view makes up for it.

Stayed October 2020

What a beautiful spot, really a magical location with amazing views. We have enjoyed our stay there, especially having a fireplace in the evenings made it super special and warm. If you after kiwi batch experience with a bit of extra added style this is a place for you.

Stayed September 2020

great views, lovely warm, clean home, driveway very scary. Managers just a txt away

Stayed July 2020

This Bach was simply wonderful!! Nestled amongst the bush with abundant bird life, quiet , yet close to any desired activity. Clean, comfortable, warm and inviting..... with a spectacular view!!!!

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