LA VIE EN ROSE $210 Holiday April May Special!

28 Woodills Road , Akaroa
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

"Tres Romantique"This delightful stand alone French flavoured cottage that has had its interior totally renovated in an awesome French cottage style with brand new kitchen, shower room, toilet and laundry with new instant gas water heating system. The cottage nestles snugly in its established attractive garden setting with an all day birdsong,where you can enjoy the added advantage of the murmuring of the Grehan Stream when you relax on its extensive decking that wraps three sides of the house, taking full advantage of the sun and shade & tranquility that it offers. A new generous sized verandah roofing over the extensive back decking overlooking the stream and grassed reserve ensures longer stays outside and provides some shade when needed and can be enjoyed even on rainy days. The entire interior has been tastefully redecorated with new designer kitchen, bathroom, laundry, vinyl planking & new carpeting throughout. Some new lighting and excellent themed framed pictures throughout provide further enhancement to this lovely romantic getaway. Double glazing and a new gas water system are newly added improvements. The owners footbridge across the stream to a peaceful grassed reserve is the best way to get to and from Akaroa township. Around 6 minutes easy stroll, there are numerous cafes,restaurants and shops & the main sandy beach, great free museum,picture theatre and many other attractions, places of historical interest, water sports, walks & many photographic opportunities. Other attractions are a cosy logfire & a ye olde cream coloured family piano! Take time out to enjoy this unique sunny yet sheltered holiday home with its fun 9 hole golf putting course. la vie en rose cottage is located in a quiet cul de sac. Woodills Road unlike most Akaroa streets, is generously wide, enough for those with boats to park with quick & with easy access to the Akaroa public mins drive!] There are Free broadband access locations in the town or create your own hot spot on your phone if you really have to use it! Many guests now take a mobile modem with them for endless wifi access. Or simply file your car keys and mobile phone away & really go into super relax chilled out cruise mode.... ! Enjoy a book some magazines,try a variety of board & card games, bake something special, write, sketch, check some tv out,enjoy a wine or cuppa on the decking & enjoy the sounds of birds and stream & breathe the fresh air!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

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

Special Amenities

Completely renovated with new ,cookware stove hot top, shower, toilet, carpeting ,vinyl planking, generous verandah over huge decking! Wow! Cosy log fire,dry firewood stacked on decking, bushclad hills, overlooking tranquil grassed park and bubbling Grehan Stream, its own natural water feature from a huge decking area. Only 6 minutes easy stroll to town and beach. Wide quiet cul de sac street. New fully equipped designer kitchen,bathroom,Established attractive garden with 9 hole golf putting course, equipment provided, selection of card and board games, books for all ages. Sunny yet sheltered with off street parking.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Akaroa and the nearby bays have endless attractions from boat trips to swimming with dolphins to many activities based on the land such as walking and cycling and its rich history. Lots of shops,bars and cafes,restaurants, a movie theatre, library, photographic gems of natural and old homes in quaint attractive garden settings,prolithic birdlife and their songs, two fish n chip shops, more info, check the Information centre b4 you go or visit I site in main street[Rue Lavaud] while there. Or simply discuss options with me. I am very familiar with Banks Peninsula history and places & activities to go and see.


Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

Sarah MacKinnon
The house is a great location, is fully equipped with everything you need in the kitchen and bedrooms and has a lovely French feel with a lot of interesting ornaments. It has a nice big back deck which sits above the Akaroa stream, making it very relaxing and invites all the wee native birds close to the house to enjoy. We went in summer and the house had sun the full day, right into the evening which kept it very toastie.
Response from Owner
Wow Thankyou heaps sarah, I'm rapt you so enjoyed my la vie en rose new French styled cottage and brand new interior and the additonal new verandah roof overlooking the Grehan Stream and Wakerele Green Reserve. You are most welcome to book in again there...when you need another break away or to try my Moananui lodge Purau Bay [lyttelton Harbour waterfront three bedroom two storey holiday home with its totally renovated themed interior. You also left the home as asked, the same way that you enjoyed finding it on arrival ..clean tidy and all in order. Thanks again.. I look forward to your return and for any friends, colleagues who would like t have the same experience as you had. Robin [owner]
Beautiful home - loved the French decor and old piano. Very peaceful with the bubbling stream - we could hear it from the master bedroom. Highly recommend.
Response from Owner
Thankyou so much for your glowing review. Im so pleased you enjoyed the new look and amenities I have worked so hard on over the last year and I welcome you back to stay and to enjoy the new kitchen bathroom and floor coverings that we begin next week and hope to have completed by end of October so completing a full interior decoration in a unique and neat French cottage style and flavour throughout. Tres Romantique!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
18 Dec - 15 Mar $225 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
Rest of year$125 / Night for 1 guest2 Nights
Rest of year$215 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
18 Dec - 15 Mar
$225 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$125 / Night for 1 guest
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$215 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Extra Adults are $25 per night each. Rates can vary sometimes depending on time of year, length of stay,any advertised specials, number of guests & for pensioners. Primary aged child stays free.
Late bookings can also earn a discounted rate if hol home is still available. All weekends are a two night minimum stay while Long weekends are 3 night min stays & Easter is a 4 nighter.
My other holiday home is on Purau Bay waterfront [Lyttelton Harbour] & may be a suitable alternative if my Akaroa one is booked for your dates So,,,please enquire 0212223706
both holiday homes have been totally redecorated through out 2021 and look and feel just great!


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