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

Akaroa, South Island (New Zealand)

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

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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This beachside cottage rental is located in the middle of the Penguin Colony close to the Flea Bay in Canterbury, New Zealand, and can accommodate six guests. The beachside cottage is made up of three bedrooms. 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 single-size bed at the top. The third bedroom is a small single room. The cottage features an electric heater and linens are provided by the host.

Guests will find a shower/toilet block, just a few steps away from the cottage, as well as a fully equipped communal kitchen/living room. The kitchen includes two electric stoves, two fridges, an electric jug, a toaster, a microwave, and plenty of cooking and eating utensils.

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


  • Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Linens and pillows
  • Cooking basics
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.

Guest Services

If glampers do not want or cannot drive down to the property, a 24-hour package can be organised by the property. The package starts at 11.45am from Akaroa and includes the followings: a penguin tour, a scenic nature tour, accommodation a self-guided bush walk through a remnant prehistoric forest, and a sea-kayaking safari.
Fees: Adults: $135, Child $80.

Sea-kayaking incurs a small extra cost of $25 per person.
Discount on adult price for group/family of 4 or more: $105.

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.


  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Wildlife watching

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.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

There is no food available at the property so guests need to do shopping beforehand, either in Akaroa or in Christchurch.

A four-wheel drive car is mandatory for any freedom visits to the cottage.

Accommodation are available from 15th of April to 15th of October ONLY. For availability on the package for the rest of the year, guests should contact the hosts.

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