Halfmoon Cottage at the head of Akaroa harbour.


Private room in villa hosted by Cornelius & Margo

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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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 room with private bathroom (no ensuite) , shared 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 cottage is not wheelchair accessible. The room is cosy and made up with linen, pillows, duvets and hot-water bottle (if needed) are provided.

Halfmoon Cottage can accommodate maximum 14 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.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

Banks Peninsula was created by a large number of eruptions of the volcanoes Lyttelton and Akaroa and was up to 25000 a year ago as an island. Memories of this geological past are everywhere: Rocky volcanic foothills, deep valleys and steep cliffs.

Akaroa is founded by a small group of French colonists in 1840. Oldest city in Canterbury. The town possesses many historical buildings in French style, narrow streets and a pretty harbour. In the middle of the town is a beach where you can swim.

Hosted by Cornelius & Margo

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 292 Reviews
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We are an 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.....
We are an 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…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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