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View up to the house from the extensive cottage garden. Large sunny guest room with great views & private access onto deck.
Private room in cottage

Artistic Tranquil Retreat, AKAROA

Artistic Tranquil Retreat, AKAROA

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Di is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

A unique "BED & BREAKFAST" experience in an eclectic artists home.
Situated in peaceful Takamatua Valley, 3 minutes from Akaroa, 90 minutes from Christchurch.
"A dreamy romantic home, artistically decorated with heart & soul."
Relax in nature, Bliss...
Highly recommend staying longer than one night!

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Hangers
Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

185 Reviews

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H Martin User Profile
H Martin
March 2018
Di's place is like a well-maintained museum to her good taste and creative spirit. Rich in antiques, surrounded by flowering bushes and trees, in a VERY QUIET cul-de-sac, just far enough from Akaroa to have your peace at night. A very comfortable bed and a breakfast so beautifull…
Kelly User Profile
Kelly
December 2017
Di was so accommodating to every need. She goes out of her way to make you feel like you’re home. We had a great chat over tea with her, and she also made dinner reservations for us. She is a kindred spirit, and her garden and attention to detail show just that. I’m happy to have…
Di User Profile
Response from Di:
Thank you so much Kelly. Blessings for 2018. Xox
December 2017
Jennifer User Profile
Jennifer
November 2017
If you love flowers and art and beautiful colors....Di's place is for you! Di did a nice job explaining how to find the house. GPS was great getting me there, but her house is not visible from the little road and is down a little path. With her instructions, I got there easi…
Sydney User Profile
Sydney
February 2017
Di's place was breathtakingly beautiful, nestled in the foothills near Akaroa. Her home was like from a fairytale, very whimsical with the gardens and lovely furnishings. Di was very welcoming and kind and made us a wonderful breakfast in the morning. Memorable stay!
Stephanie User Profile
Stephanie
November 2016
Di's home is really a little piece of paradise! We loved the setting of the home in the hills and she has the most beautiful garden. Her home is decorated with numerous artistic creations and bright interior decorating. We could probably keep looking for days and continue finding…
Suzanne User Profile
Suzanne
November 2016
Di is a friendly and welcoming host. Her home reflects her special artists touch. The room is clean and comfortable. Her garden and view are magnificent. She was a delight to chat with and helpful in planning my day. I'd highly recommend anyone visiting Akaora to stay here.
Clyde User Profile
Clyde
August 2016
We have only had a few Airbnb experiences so far, which have all been positive, but none were as cool as staying with Di. From a purely functional perspective Di provided a lovely comfortable place for us to explore the beauty and fun of Akaroa; from a personal perspective we le…

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Hosted by Di

Canterbury, New ZealandJoined in September 2013
Di User Profile
185 Reviews
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Di is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a mixed media artist and have lived in and near Akaroa for over 30 years. Having lived in the peaceful & beautiful Takamatua Valley for over 17 years when I was very fortunate to purchase a unique home for my daughter and I. It is only 3minutes from Akaroa and set in a rural…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Location

Takamatua, Canterbury, New Zealand

Akaroa is a beautiful & popular tourist town with French street names. It has many excellent cafes, resturants and lovely little shops. You will certainly be able to find a special gift or two here to…

Getting around

Unfortunately there is little public transport available in or around the area. ...Akaroa is a small villiage and is easily walked from one end of town to the other in less than 20 minutes.
...The ru…

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