Modern House, Extensive Views. Your Private Haven!

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Entire home hosted by Lawrence

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Fast wifi
At 98 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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With commanding views of the Akaroa Harbour, from the town to the heads, our haven is a truly private piece of paradise. Set on 1.6ha with no visible neighbours, you can relax, listen to the birds & soak up the views (or soak in the outdoor bath)!

Built 3 years ago, the stylish Scandinavian look is about simplicity and connecting with nature, with true indoor/outdoor living.

We’re located a short drive from the settlement of Wainui, ideal for swimming, launching your boat, walking or biking.

The space
The house offers true indoor/outdoor living with extensive decks and views of the harbour and surrounding hills.

It's warm and comfortable, ideal for two couples or a family (and furry friends) that want to chill and relax. You’ll note that it’s incredibly quiet and peaceful, we have no neighbours (aside from cows or sheep possibly). Enjoy an outdoor (wood fired) bath, relax at night roasting marshmallows over the brazier. We think you’ll enjoy it if getting away from it all (in comfort) is your goal!

Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, bread maker, log burner, 2 bedrooms, table tennis table, dart board and games, gas Weber BBQ, outside fire pit (dependent on fire restrictions), an outdoor shower, and the piece de resistance … an outdoor wood fired bath overlooking the harbour!

Note that the second bedroom is 2 singles that can be joined as a super king. This bedroom currently doesn't have a door (hard to explain, check the photos) but does have some privacy courtesy of a screen. No bedroom is sound or lightproof, that's part of the appeal of the property, but for some people (especially those with young children) this might mean another property might be more appropriate.

The house is ideal then for 2 couples, or a family with older children. If you are looking for a space for more than 4 people, ask a question, we may be able to accommodate you.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Please be aware, that due to our location, linen and cleaning are NOT included in the price (see below). We can provide linen for $25 per person, and cleaning for $100 per stay, charged separately.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Harbor view
Valley view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 98 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
50" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Wainui, Canterbury, New Zealand

Wainui is a small settlement across the harbour from Akaroa (about 20 minutes’ drive). It's very quiet and peaceful, especially our property as we're well off the main road. It's a perfect place to relax, but if you're a boatie it's also a perfect place to launch an adventure.

The house is located a little way up Jubilee Rd, and as such as have “no neighbours”. Well, no one that can see us! So our neighbours are the birds and you’ll hear bellbirds and see wood pigeon. In the past two years we’ve planted over 1000 native trees in addition to the existing bush, so enjoy the birdsong! We've got 1200 more in our nursery to plant, so it will only get better!

Hosted by Lawrence

  1. Joined in June 2014
  • 53 Reviews
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My wife Hilary and I live in Christchurch with our two teenage kids, and our dog Fletcher. We’re keen skiers and outdoors people and we travel nationally and internationally somewhat frequently! More recently have become Airbnb hosts ourselves and love sharing our part of paradise with travellers.
My wife Hilary and I live in Christchurch with our two teenage kids, and our dog Fletcher. We’re keen skiers and outdoors people and we travel nationally and internationally somewh…

During your stay

We live in Christchurch so we may not be there to meet you sadly, but we will provide all the access codes, and a comprehensive document with all the things you need to know to make the most of your stay.

Lawrence is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy