Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa

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Living room | Smart TV, Netflix, streaming services
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, Netflix, streaming services

Overview of Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa

Entire home

Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa

9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Breakfast available
Akaroa, Canterbury

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAkaroa Wharf4 min drive
  • Popular LocationAkaroa Lighthouse5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanks Peninsula17 min drive
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)94 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa

Vacation home in Takamatua with kitchen and patio
Welcome to Children's Bay Retreat, privately nestled in the Children's Bay hill, experience panoramic views of Akaroa bay and relax in the sound of nature! Newly renovated boasting 1 King bedroom with En Suite and 2 Queen Rooms - live in luxury during your stay! A 10 minute waterfront walk to Akaroa's restaurants and shops along Children's Bay walkway. Unique and incredibly special.

Unlimited wifi, Smart TV including Netflix and state of the art kitchen!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with Netflix.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Living room


  • Games
  • Netflix
  • Smart TV
  • Streaming services

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Patio


  • Laundromat nearby


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Unlimited smartphone data usage

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Garden
  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed
Note from host: Please no pets on the beds

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Children's Bay Retreat Akaroa
Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa Takamatua
Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa Private vacation home
Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa Private vacation home Takamatua

About this area


Located in Takamatua, this vacation home is by the sea. Akaroa Museum and Maori & Colonial Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Banks Peninsula Track and Fishermans Bay Garden. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Akaroa Wharf - 4 min drive
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 5 min drive
  • Banks Peninsula - 17 min drive
  • Le Bons Bay Beach - 35 min drive
  • Okains Bay Beach - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 92 min drive


  • Duvauchelle Store & Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Akaroa Fish & Chips - 4 min drive
  • Mandala - 13 min walk
  • The Hilltop Cafés & Bar - 18 min drive
  • L'Escargot Rouge - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa?

As of Jun 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa on Jun 10, 2023 start from $303.34, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Children's Bay Retreat - Akaroa located?

Situated by the sea, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of St Patrick's Catholic Church and Artisans Gallery. Akaroa Museum and Giant's House are also within 1 mi (2 km).




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6/10 Okay

Nikki G.

Disliked: Cleanliness
It was ok
We love Akaroa and were very happy to have a short walk into town which is what you can enjoy doing from this property. Disappointingly we hadn’t realised this house did not have a washing machine - we never thought to check given the price we were paying and the fact we were booking a 3 bedroom home. With a family of 2 boys we need a washing machine so had to pay $4 to use the local motels facilities each time we needed to do a load of washing. This meant we needed to drive into town (not what we had wanted to do) and then wait 40 mins for the machines and then cart everything back and try and dry the clothes. This was such a shame and really detracted from the stay. The house also needed a good clean, the floor was quite dirty and most of the surfaces and the couch were coated in dog hair. We have left with all our clothes covered in dog hair and my son who is allergic also struggled with so much animal hair (there was no vacuum cleaner available to try and clean the floors).
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good

Karen B.

Christmas Magic
Stunning location and views, well designed layout, a very spacious, light and airy property. A lovely relaxing 5 days over Christmas! Perhaps more attention to detail with cleanliness of the property, plus some maintenance required. Outdoor sun umbrella and laundry facilities (1 tea towel for a 5 day stay....) would be just perfect! Many Thanks, look forward to returning!
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Simon B.

Liked: Cleanliness
A perfect family get away
We stayed here for three nights as a family of 5. It is a magical spot. A beautiful home with an incredible view.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

8/10 Good

Belinda R.

Liked: Cleanliness
Perfect Dog Friendly luxury stay
Thank you for having such a lovely property available, we adored it! The only things we could suggest were to fix one of the dining chairs which had a loose leg, the middle bedrrom had no lightbulb in the lamp and the two spare rooms need mattress upgrades as there is a lot of roll together! This would not stop me staying agai though, what a spot!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Cathryn K.

Liked: Cleanliness
Modern holiday home with beautiful views
Great location on top of children's bay just a short from Akaroa town. Perfect position and loads of windows for beautiful views over Akaroa Harbour. Modern well designed home with up to date decor. Inside was clean though outside deck and windows needed a clean. Needs some TLC in terms of maintenance. Nothing major but some functional and aesthetic issues that took a bit away from the loveliness of the place. Overall though a lovely time was had by all the family.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022