95 Horseshoe Bay Road, Oban, Stewart Island
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Situated at 95 Horseshoe Bay Road, Akomoana is a warm, comfortable house with magnificent sea views, perched in the bush above tranquil Butterfields Beach. You can enjoy all day sun, bush, birds and the every-changing sea, 1 minute above the beach, and on the fringes of Oban township. Complimentary transfer on arrival, use of vehicle by arrangement.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 Double(s), 2 Bunk(s), 1 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Great sea views. Comfortable house, central heating keeps it cosy in all weathers. 2 minutes walk to beautiful Butterfield's Beach. Complimentary transfer on arrival/departure if available. Tidy, reliable car available to approved drivers.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Relax on the deck, or in the sunny conservatory and enjoy the ever changing sea in all her moods. Watch the boats and soaring seabirds going about their daily activities. Wake up to watch our spectacular sunrises that truly deserve the term "glowing skies". Stewart Island is renowned for its uncluttered beaches and clear water. Walk down the private driveway, and in 2 minutes you will be sinking your feet into the clean golden sand of Butterfields Beach. This is a fabulous beach for the young and young at heart! Akomoana's birdlife abounds throughout the private garden and in the surrounding native bush on the property. Be delighted by frequent bird visitors: tui, tomtits, the cheeky and gregarious kaka (parrot), tuneful bellbirds and shy robins; most are seen at Akomoana daily. Kiwi are seen occasionally. At Akomoana you can enjoy the benefits of relative isolation, surrounded by nature, yet a few minutes' walk or drive to Oban township. Unpack and settle in, then feel yourself unwind and relax in this comfortable self-contained home. The township & wharf are only a casual 15-20 minute walk (dependent on age and fitness level- including some hills) along Horseshoe Bay Road, with points of interest along the way. Pause at Mill Creek, the site of an early 1800's sawmill, watch for kingfishers on the fuchsia tree, or take a right turn onto Mapua Road and check out one of the best views from the local cemetery. Historic headstones give glimpses into the island's past. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Kamahi Road and follow the sign posted track to Bathing Beach. Once in the township, all activities are accessible from here. Visit the general store for supplies (they can deliver), check out the Information Centre to book fishing trips, hire a scooter, e-bike or mountain bike! Boat cruises and a bus tour are easy ways to experience more of Rakiura's wonderful natural heritage and recent human history. Visit the famous South Sea Hotel to quench your thirst or enjoy our famous blue cod on the menu. For a gold coin you can purchase a day walks leaflet from the Dept. of Conservation Centre. So much to do, you'll wish that you had booked for longer....


Average Rating: 5
21 total reviews

Pip Brosnahan
Perfect place for our holiday. Had everything we needed. Property Managers are awesome!
Response from Owner
So pleased that you had a good stay. Thank you for your great feedback, especially your appreciation of our wonderful managers.
Teresa OConnor
This place is a gem, nestled in bush and overlooking Butterfields Beach. It is a homely place with a very well equipped kitchen and was presented very well on arrival. The views are magnificent and tuis swooped about endlessly and a couple of kaka visited. Fiona and Heath were very helpful and friendly. I will certainly return.
Response from Owner
Thank you for the great feedback. Nice to know that you enjoyed the house and Fiona & Heath’s warm hospitality.
Leigh Jackson
Akomoana has fantastic views over the bay, it’s a truly beautiful spot to watch the birdlife. The hosts are super helpful & friendly & the house is set up well for several people to stay. We would love to come back & stay. Thanks Heath & Fiona
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Dec - 28 Feb $330 / Night for 4 guests$404 Nights
Rest of year$250 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$330 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rent includes use of a tidy vehicle to approved drivers, entirely at the driver's own risk (i.e., user pays for all and any damage incurred during your stay).
3 or 4 night minimum stay, depending on guest numbers, for all bookings.
Deposit required to confirm a booking.
High season rates apply 1st Dec- 28th February.
A separate self-contained unit can accommodate 1-2 additional guests: $100/night, minimum stay 3 nights.




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