Cod Cottage Waterfront Akaroa Harbour

22 Onawe Flat Road, Duvauchelle, Christchurch
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

waterfront cottage COD COTTAGE is a self contained kiwistyle basic bach and is the brown one in the photo, it is two bedroomed and ideal for 4 (but can sleep 6 if the pullout sofa is used) Sometimes available is also a selfcontained caravan next door (the green one in photo) which sleeps 4. So maximum if using both is 10.Please ask about "Penthouse" if interested Both have a large private lawn and garden with safe swimming shell beach right at front door. locations like this are rarely available. kayaks, dinghy and bikes are sometimes available to borrow but this is strictly at your own risk, there is a BBQ available but we recommend you bring your own hotplate liner ( handy reusable ones are available from the Warehouse) as not everyone's standard of cleanliness is the same. Both are let on an as is basis and we rely heavily on folk doing the right thing and leaving as they find Penthouse caravan was originally built by CI Munro caravans for permanent living it is ideal for 2 but can sleep 4 using pullout sofa. Renting this too when available may be an ideal option for large families or friends wanting to holiday together, but still be private and selfcontained for a great summer holiday right on the seafront. Please ask if you need a cot or highchair. Special onsite amenities: Private, quiet, waterfront on beautiful Akaroa Harbour playground for fishing.swimming and water craft with sea views - away from the crowds but close enough to enjoy all the attractions of Akaroa township. Has optional extras sometimes available to borrow Please ask. All only to be used at your own risk and kids must have adult supervision. A large flat lawn area for soccer, badminton or volleyball. Watch a variety array of seabird wildlife from your bed! This summer we were thrilled to host 3 beautiful royal spoonbills! Easy to keep an eye on the kids while you relax on the deck as they play in the tidal sea across the quiet road or try fishing the incoming tide from the seawall outside the gate. Swim straight off the beach at high tide or off "the black rock" 40 meters south at low tide. A private playground for people who love the outdoors and wild life. Special attractions and activities nearby: Historic Akaroa township 10 min drive away. A boat launching ramp just across the bay and an 18 hole golf course is within minutes drive away, and you can easily walk to the shop and popular cafe. Nearby is a country pub serving great meals to take care of your appetite and also down the road a church to care for your soul!! Fish can sometimes be caught at high tide casting from the seawall. Or stroll a little further to the wharf to fish the incoming tide. Stroll further and find on a more somber note Onawe Peninsula site of Te Rauparaha's dreadful attack and massacre of local Maori in 1831. A useful booklet describing this historical event is available to purchase for $10. and the walk out onto the Onawe Peninsula is a must. For those of you who knew and loved them as we did, sadly Winnie the donkey and Moses the pet sheep have passed away, but the new exciting project of a large kauri expilot boat being restored on the property will be especially interesting and educational for kids to see - we are undecided as to whether she will eventually go back to sea as a pirate boat or Noah's ark! Let the kids tell us their preference!! Of course the township of Akaroa 10 minutes drive away has many more fantastic eateries, shops and often in summer cruise ships to admire.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Boat parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Sofa bed(s), 2 Bunk(s)


Average Rating: 4
26 total reviews

Helen Strachan
Beautiful location, quiet and peaceful, right across the road from the bay. Hoping to stay again in the future.
Response from Owner
Thanks so much, while it is difficult to carry on and cope at times with things beyond my control, I do appreciate folk like you enjoying our "special place"and leaving it so tidy . You are welcome back any time! Beverley
Was a relaxing time for my hubby and dog. Loved seeing the orcas in the bay. Loved hearing the bell birds. Thanks Beverly.
Response from Owner
Thankyou so glad you were able to blob out and enjoy nature, How special to see the orcas but the birds are special too. often we have a family of spoonbills right out in front!!
Nola & Tony
Had a fantastic weekend, cottage was clean and tidy, a beautiful spot Would happily come back Thanks Beverley
Response from Owner
And I would welcome you back!!! Thankyou for your kind remarks. I am doing my best to keep sharing our special place through what has been an excrutiateingly sad time.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$100 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year
$100 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Cottages are let on an 'as is' basis. Pillows, duvets and blankets are supplied. Cod has Freeview TV Free WIFI at local Hotel and store/cafe. Long weekends such as Easter, Labour weekend etc must be booked, entire, we do not break them up.Price for school and holiday weekends is $150 per night for up to 4 people


Need extra space for family or friends?
We have a small selfcontained one bedroomed caravan "Penthouse" sited next door to Cod that may be available to rent at reasonable rates. Ideal for families holidaying together but still wanting their own space and privacy. Please enquire if interested.
Available all year
Free bikes,boats please ask if wanted
At own risk when available. Conditions apply
Available all year


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