Beachside Cottage Rental in Penguin Colony with Beach Access in Canterbury, New Zealand

Akaroa, South Island (New Zealand)
1 unit
5 guest capacity

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  • Accommodation Description

    · Kid-friendly

    This beachside cottage rental is located in the middle of the Penguin Colony close to the Akaroa beach in Canterbury, New Zealand, and can accommodate five guests. There are two bedrooms and a half bathroom. The first bedroom has a queen-size bed while the second bedroom has a bunk bed with a double-size bed on the bottom and a twin-size bed at the top. In the bathroom, guests will find a shower. There is a short walk to a flush toilet and linens are provided.

    In the living room, guests will find a sofa next to the dining area with seating for four. The fully equipped kitchen comes with an electric stove, an electric jug, a toaster, a microwave, and plenty of cooking and eating utensils. Other amenities include an electric heater.

    Outside, there is access to the safe swimming area of the beach. Read More

    Accommodation Features

    • Shower
    • Electricity
    • Bathroom
    • Double bed
    • Toilet
    • Deck/Patio
    • Kitchen equipment
    • Microwave
    • Kitchen
    • Dining room
    • Linens

    There is a shared flushable toilet amongst all the units. All units have an equipped kitchen with items such as a stove, a microwave, and cooking utensils. Beddings are provided in all of the accommodations.

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    Guest Services

    Organized activities for penguin tours, sea kayaking, and scenic nature tours are offered. The 24-hour package is included in the rental accommodation and is $135 per adult and $80 per child. Groups or families four or more is $105 per person. There is a kayaking option connected to package, which is $25 extra per person. There is also a 48-hour package available. Read More

    Location + Surroundings

    This property is located near Akaroa, New Zealand. This area is known for its close proximity to nature and wildlife. Here, glampers can explore the area by participating in penguin watching, sea kayaking, and scenic nature tours. In addition, guests can also visit the town of Akaroa and view landmarks such as the Akaroa Lighthouse. Glampers will surely have a delightful stay exploring the former French town of Akaroa and everything it has to offer. Read More


    There are plenty of activities to do on the property. Glampers can sign up for penguin sighting tours, a sea kayaking tour, or a scenic nature tour on site. Guests can also visit the town of Akaroa. Here guests can visit landmarks such as The Giant’s House, the Akaroa Museum, and the Akaroa Lighthouse. There is a selection of wildlife adventures and cheese and farm visits. There is a visitor center in town that can help guests with any activities they wish to do. Lastly, when it is time to refuel, guests can head over to the restaurants and cafes such as The Little Bistro, Ma Maison, and The Brasserie Kitchen and Bar, all located in town.

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    Cancellation policy

    • You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
    • You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
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    Additional Information

    Guests staying on the property must meet with the hosts in their office in Akaroa at 11:45. There is a set itinerary built for guests staying on the property with a tour. There is a complimentary evening penguin tour for guests staying with the full package.

    Accommodations without the tours are available on a standby basis with a minimum of two persons and a limit of two-nights stay.

    A four-wheel drive car is strongly recommended for any freedom visits to Pohatu. Read More

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