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Halfmoon Cottage at the head of Akaroa harbour.

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Cornelius & Margo

Halfmoon Cottage at the head of Akaroa harbour.

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

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Halfmoon Cottage is highly recommended by Lonely Planet and has a 5 star rate at Trip Advisor.

Nestled at the head of Akaroa Harbour, in Barry's Bay, Halfmoon Cottage offers comfortable accommodation. Spacious rooms, shared bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and beautiful gardens with hammocks and verandahs around the whole house to relax and follow the sun or shade just as you like. Well-equipped kitchen and BBQ facilities. Enjoy kayaks, bikes and walks to explore the harbour and surrounding mountains and bays

Our guesthouse Halfmoon Cottage is a 5 bedroom villa from 1896, homelike decorated and self catering. The room is cosy and made up with linen, pillows, duvets and hot-water bottle (if needed) are provided.

Halfmoon Cottage can accommodate maximum 12 guest and is self catering, Guests provide their own breakfast and meals. Shared fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathrooms.
Everything is in place for self catering. Pots, pans, tea towels, cooker with oven and microwave. There is always coffee, tea, cereals, cornflakes available for the guests. Guest can go into the garden and use the fresh herbs they can find. In the fruit season there will be some fresh fruit from the garden.

We live on site of halfmoon cottage and will be available for any questions that our guests may have about most things, or about activities in the surrounding area as walks, swimming with dolphins, nature cruise etc..

Bikes are available at Halfmoon Cottage. It is also possible to go for a kayak trip ( $30.00 per person) in early morning. Kayaks not available on day of check out.

We are happy to advise about the many activities you can do to explore the harbour and surrounding mountains.

Halfmoon Cottage is a one and a half hour drive from Christchurch Airport. Follow State Highway 75. Stop at Hilltop past Little River; the view is there spectacular. You will follow the road down Hill again. When you see the sign Barry's Bay you will pass the Cheese factory in 500 meters, 300 meters further you will see Halfmoon Cottage on your left.

Coming from Akaroa, Halfmoon Cottage is on your right in Barry's Bay approx 300 meter before the Cheese Factory.

Bus stop at the gate.

Please contact us even when the calendar is full, we may have another room available for you.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM


Step-free access to the bedroom
Step-free access to the bathroom


159 Reviews

Tina User Profile
May 2018
Very comfortable room, great bed and friendly and knowledgeable host. Great value for staying in Akaroa.
Matthew User Profile
May 2018
Lovely little backpacker guest house! The building is a classic older building, very quaint and a little cold due to high ceilings, but Margo & Cornelius hospitality will give you all the warmth you need!
Frances User Profile
April 2018
Gorgeous old country home in a beautiful, peaceful setting. The gardens are magnificent! Cornelius was a wonderful and attentive host, who made us feel very much at home. We just wish we could have stayed longer!
James User Profile
March 2018
Lovely setting and hosts.
Gail User Profile
January 2018
Great little place to stay
Matthieu User Profile
December 2017
We felt very lucky for having a chance to stay at Cornelius and Margo's place. They are super friendly and we loved Cornelius' tips for our trip around the Banks peninsula. Thanks for everything and all the best.
Karl User Profile
November 2017
Great place and very friendly hosts. Laid back vibe in a beautiful setting.

Hosted by Cornelius & Margo

Canterbury, New ZealandJoined in September 2016
Cornelius & Margo User Profile
161 Reviews
Cornelius & Margo is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are a young enthusiastic couple from the Netherlands, emigrated to New Zealand in 2014. In our spare time we love to go for walks in the beautiful surroundings of the Banks Peninsula. But also exploring this area from the water is a great experience. Just ask us for tips.....
Languages: Deutsch, English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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