Wainui Waterfront - Piwakawaka Retreat

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Entire cottage hosted by Sarah

8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 1.5 baths
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Piwakawaka (Fantail) Retreat offers prime waterfront accommodation, in a spectacular tranquil coastal location overlooking Akaroa harbour. With uninterrupted views, recent renovation and sunny light filled open spaces, a stay at Piwakawaka Retreat is unlike any other.

The space
Perched on a prime location overlooking the volcanic remnants of Banks Peninsula and Akaroa Harbour. Wainui is quiet and secluded, yet only 75 minutes drive from the city of Christchurch, 25 minutes from the picturesque seaside village of Akaroa and 15 minutes from the closest store and restaurant at Duvauchelle. Wainui is a peaceful place, overlooking the ocean with plenty of bird and sea life. On occasion, you may even see a dolphin or two!

Piwakawaka Retreat provides recently renovated, sunny open plan living opening out onto a good sized deck. The views are spectacular and ever changing with the weather. A heat pump and open fire keeps you cosy and warm and there are plenty of games and books to entertain the whole family.

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wi-Fi – 100 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Chromecast, Netflix
Free washing machine – In building
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Backyard
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Wainui, Canterbury, New Zealand

Perched right on the waterfront in a prime location overlooking Akaroa Harbour. Surrounded by the volcanic remnants of Banks Peninsula, Wainui is quiet and secluded, yet only 75 minutes drive from the city of Christchurch, 25 minutes from the picturesque seaside village of Akaroa and 15 minutes from the closest store and pub at Duvauchelle. Wainui is a peaceful area overlooking the ocean with plenty of bird and sea life. On occasion you may see a dolphin or two. Other great spots and places to consider visiting:
Akaroa village
Akaroa Harbour Dolphin cruise
The Duvauchelle Hotel & store
Shamarra Alpaca Farm tour
French Farm winery
Barry Bays cheese factory
Little River cafe & art gallery

There are steps leading up into native bush in the back section for exploring and another viewing platform behind the house. Our kids love playing in the bush and making huts! There are plenty of smaller and larger walks in the surrounding area as well as bike riding for all ages.

The boat ramp is only 50 metres from the front of the cottage and a great wharf to fish from about 200 metres away. There is plenty of exploring to be had around the rocks directly in front of the house and around Anchorage Bay. The stunning, sandy Wainui main beach is about 200 metres in the other direction and in summertime, there is a pontoon for swimming out to. At low tide, the rock pools at the far end of the beach hide a myriad of treasures to explore.

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in April 2014
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy