A picturesque 3 level home with a great deck and wonderful valley and sea views

A picturesque 3 level home with a great deck and wonderful valley and sea views




Feb 2008

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house has a spacious lounge/kitchen/diner which opens through three sets of French doors onto a huge deck. The new fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar allows you to enjoy company while preparing meals. On this floor there are two bedrooms - one queen size and one with twin single beds. There is a bathroom and W.C. Upstairs the king size bedroom is very spacious with its own sofa, balcony, stunning sea views and ensuite facilities. Comfortably furnished throughout with new beds this is a home with lots of character and appeal.


More about us

  1. We are now a family of four with children ages 10, 13 and 20. Murray from NZ - husband/Dad - has just died after a long battle with motor neurone disease. In our youth he and I loved to travel and backpacked in Asia and had hoped to travel much more. I am English and work in the disability/social services field. We live just over an hour away from Akaroa in the Garden City of Christchurch which itself has lots to offer along with access to the South Island with its stunning mountain scenery and adventure activities. We are happy to have someone come here at any time that suits as Akaroa is a holiday home. We need to travel in school/University holiday times if possible. We are happy to look after pets as we ourselves have three small dogs, a cat and two budgies - but don't worry they aren't in Akaroa! Our home in Christchurch could also possibly be part of an exchange if it is school holiday time.

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Where is it?


Akaroa is a delightful small harbour town settled first by Maori and later the French whose heritage is clearly seen in the architecture and street names. The stunning azure waters contrast with the lush green hillsides. Our three bedroom holiday home overlooks a bush clad valley and also has views of the bay. You can wake to the sound of bell birds and wood pigeons and really feel as if you are away from the hustle and bustle but it's just a two minute walk to the main street with its coffee bars, restaurants, craft shops, beach and harbour activities. You can hire a boat, swim with the dolphins and kayak and there are any number of lovely walks. Nearby are numerous other beautiful bays such as Le Bons with its white sandy beach and river and other bays where you can spot seals.

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