Spacious Guesthouse on Sheep Farm alongside the Opara River

32 Chorlton Road, RD3 Akaroa, Okains Bay
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About this Holiday House

The Guesthouse is a quiet, cosy & comfortable home set in the serenely beautiful Okains Bay. We are a 20-acre small sheep farm only a 15-20 minute walk, 10 minute paddle, 5 minute bike ride, or 2 minute drive from Okains Bay Beach - often described as the 'Best Beach on the Banks Peninsula'. We are surrounded by lush volcanic hillsides...every angle is postcard worthy. The Guesthouse is the perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city, or a start or finish to your NZ adventure!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Heat pump
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Queen(s), 4 Single(s)

Special Amenities

The Guesthouse is a 3-bedroom home with an open floor-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area and washing facilities. It is situated at the entrance of a 20-acre sheep farm with easy access for multiple vehicles amongst beautiful lavender bushes and fruit trees. The owners live in the 1890s Colonial Cottage just 20 metres from the Guesthouse if you have any questions or concerns. Pots, pans, tea towels, and a stove/oven and microwave are provided in the kitchen and all bed-linen and bath towels are provided free of charge. The guesthouse would be suitable for couples, families, or respectful groups of friends. The main room is a king + single bed with full ensuite bathroom, and the queen bed and triple single bed rooms share a separate full bathroom. New BBQ area overlooking sheep paddocks. Full kitchen amenities and wrap-around veranda accessible to all rooms with hill-side and pastoral views. Veggie garden and herbs on reasonable request. Fresh free-range eggs on arrival in the kitchen when available. Farm tours with friendly sheep and chook feeds also available on request.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Our property is on the Opara riverfront and the birdlife is abundant, including fantails (piwakawaka), wood pigeons (kereru), bellbirds (korimako), NZ kingfisher (kotare), pukeko, white-faced heron, spur-winged plovers, pied (torea) and black oystercatchers, pied stilt (poaka), California quail, Australasian harrier (kahu), many types of ducks including the paradise shellduck (putangitangi)...the list goes on and on. We advise you to visit a supermarket in Christchurch or Akaroa to buy fresh ingredients as we are a self-catering guesthouse. The small store in Okains Bay can provide you with basic supplies, such as milk, sugar etc. but has limited opening hours. Coming from Christchurch there is a New World supermarket in Halswell, just a few kilometers out of Christchurch on SH 75. Akaroa has a Four Square supermarket. Coming from Mount Cook/Lake Tekapo there are supermarkets in Geraldine and Ashburton. The Okains Bay Store is open daily, and also nightly in the Summer for fish and chips (non-Summer F&C available on Saturday nights from 4-7 pm). Okains Bay is a small community of approximately 100 residents in the Banks Peninsula, only a 20-minute drive from the flourishing French town of Akaroa with grocery and shops. Akaroa is famous for its swimming with the dolphins, dolphin watching, sailing trips, fine dining and is a lovely and quaint township with French heritage. We are happy to advise you on the choice of operators. The exceptional Museum known for its Maori and Colonial collector's items lovingly cared for by locals is a must-see when visiting Okains Bay. The museum was recently featured on The Heritage Restoration TV show. There is a tennis court available nearby for a few dollars per use. We have a small supply of tennis rackets available for hire if you'd like to give it a go. There is a large children's playground with flying fox close to the beach. Our property is river-front and there are nice flat walking loops for all ability levels, including our favourite which is a 1 hour 10 minute walk down the riverbank (at low to mid-tide), across the beach to the volcanic caves, and down the charming country road back to your home away from home. Spectacular!


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$145 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
All year
$145 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
A one-time cleaning fee of $50 is charged at the end of your stay. It is expected that the house will be left in tidy order, and any kitchenware and dishes used will be washed and put away prior to departure.


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