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The Little French Studio on a farm in Akaroa

Private room in farm stay hosted by Lynnie
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Lynnie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Guests can expect a beautiful back in time place to sleep in a room with French doors opening onto a wooden deck heated by an open fire and a vintage bathroom next door that is theirs alone..a place close enough to walk to the village or beach .A romantic place to read.. to sleep.. to do yoga ..to watch films and eat fresh laid eggs ..carry the cat around and feed the goose ...have a hot tub ...sleep in..walk the hills .The property is surrounded by the walktrack networks of akaroa

The space
Guests will be treated to having their car right outside the french doors onto the courtyard and adeck looking across the stone walled interior courtyard exclusively for the guests use.
There is a stylish private bathroom almost en suite(have go through one door ) with a victorian period style shower and claw foot bath.
This studio is designed for women guests travelling lone and its really been designed as a womans space. Having said that we have had happy male solo travellers interested in design and fabrics,
and a cafe owner staying at present is enjoying having a deep bath every evening
It's a compact space designed around fabrics and middle eastern rugs and antiques from the Victorian period ....candles
and an open fire

they will have a wheelbarrow of wood replenished every day
Guests also have access to the library and dvds in the filmroom and an opportunity to book the hot tub down by the river as an extra.!..the film room also has to be booked for a private viewing .
There is limited access to wireless and down loading cannot happen as the broadband is not unlimited.
A desk and table for working inside or on verandah is provided.
There is a fridge and electric jug etc and a breakfast tray can be ordered in advance for a turkish style meal of yoghurt nuts fresh hens eggs and bread and plunge pot coffee or herb tea.
The plain antique colonial style kitchen in the house itself is available at meal hours for preparation of a simple meal .
there is another fridge in this kitchen which guests also share with other Airbnb guests .


Its a 5 minute drive to the waterfront restaurants jn Akaroa or a 25 minute walk .
This valley is a walk track paradise..a bird watchers paradise...
and a romantic wilderness garden and forest of over 20 hectares with walktracks .

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

The village is small with a pretty harbour
historic early settlement in the 1840s and originally maori..then french and English.
I50 years later its been discovered by the cruise ship industry as a stopover and not quite so quaint or so French!
But the waterfront restaurants are still better than most and the dolphins and seals and penguins are still here , and the two local vineyards offer good wine .
The superb walktracks criss cross all over the valleys high and low
and the commercial boat trips kayakng paddle boarding and dolphin swimming are all super quality..
Guests also have access to our private boat shed in the harbour 15 minutes drive away available for guests on longer stays .

Hosted by Lynnie

Joined in January 2016
  • 309 Reviews
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Self employed retired journalist , living on lovely wilderness hill bush covered lifestyle block with tracks leading in all directions. Up the mountain or down to the village. My Interests include , foraging for wild food, growing vegetables and studying nutrition and being out side with my hens ducks and my border collie dog and cat and pet goose.
Self employed retired journalist , living on lovely wilderness hill bush covered lifestyle block with tracks leading in all directions. Up the mountain or down to the village. My I…
During your stay
Talk to anyone you find ....people... cats dogs chickens doves neighbours ..sheep ..the moon ...your hostess !
Lynnie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy