95 Horseshoe Bay Road, Oban, Stewart Island
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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. Be amazed by our night skies and wake up to spectacular sunrises (and sunsets) 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! Birdlife abounds throughout Akomoana's private garden and the surrounding native bush on the property. Be delighted by frequent bird visitors: tui, tomtits, cheeky and gregarious kakas (parrot), tuneful bellbirds and shy robins; most are seen at Akomoana daily. Kiwi are seen occasionally. Akomoana enjoys 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 and 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, to watch kingfishers on the fuchsia tree, or herons (even white ones) stealthily wading its dark waters. Venture onto Mapua Road to the cemetery, with great views and historic headstones reflecting the island's past. Or follow the sign posted track to tranquil 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, learn about NZ's earliest European history at the museum, feel the warmth and conviviality of The Snuggery, the last cafe before Scott Base! 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
33 total reviews

Lovely being close to the beach. Great to have use of a vehicle to seat 7. Warm and cosy.
Our stay at Akomoana was "Magical". The house was cosy, comfortable and had the most stunning views over Horseshoe Bay. It was perfect for 2 couples and was close enough to walk into town and do local walks which were amazing ! The local pub is worth a visit and had a cosy atmosphere. Thank you to Fi for a warm Stewart Island welcome! We really hope to return next year. Antoinette , Andy and Belinda and Paul Victoria, Australia
Akamoana was just perfect for the four adults in our party. ( Easily accommodaates more) Presentation was warmly welcoming .Very comfortable on all fronts. Generously appointed for staying in. Horseshoe Bay is just over the hill from Oban. Beautiful view over the bay especially sunrise in the morning. Being met at the Ferry by Heath was a great a start to our wonderfully memorable four days on Rakiura. The car was much appreciated but walking into Oban easily an option for younger adults. Happily recommend a stay here. Heather, John, Pat and Bruce
Response from Owner
We love being at Akomoana too and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks to Heath and Fi for keeping the house in such good shape and welcoming guests so well. Thank you for your kind feedback.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Dec - 28 Feb $355 / Night for 4 guests$404 Nights
Rest of year$275 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$355 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$275 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rent includes use of a tidy vehicle to approved drivers (equivalent rentals cost >$90/day), entirely at the driver's own risk (i.e., user pays for all and any damage incurred during your stay).
3 night minimum stay unless a two night only availability occurs.
A two night only booking will be considered if there are just two nights available. There is a 4 night minimum stay during June July August September.
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: $120/night, minimum stay 3 nights.




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