Guesthouse Halfmoon Cottage
5849 Christchurch Akaroa Road rd 2, 7582 Akaroa, New Zealand – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 345 reviews)
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|Max adults: 2||
Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom
|Max adults: 2||
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
|Max adults: 4||
Double Room with extra bed with private bathroom
|Max adults: 4||
Twin Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
Cornelius and Margo
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, private 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. In these uncertain times Halfmoon Cottage can accommodate maximum of 6 guest and is self catering, Guests provide their own breakfast and meals. Shared fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area. Everything is in place for self catering. Pots, pans, tea towels, cooker with oven and microwave. There is always coffee and tea available for the guests. Guest can go into the garden and use the fresh herbs they can find.
We are Margo and Cornelius, proud owners of Halfmoon Cottage since 2015. We arrived in October 2014 and helped the previous owners for one season, learning the inns and outs of Halfmoon Cottage. Originally from the Netherlands and quite some travel experience in our backpacks. While traveling in New Zealand we always stayed in a backpackers / guesthouse as Halfmoon Cottgae. We love to meet other travelers and share travel experiences. Get inns and outs about local activities, how to explore the most in the area. We love to share our travel knowledge with our guest to increase the joy of their stay. In a bit of spare time we love to go for a hike or a good ride on our push bike. 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 and so on and on..... Bikes are for free available at Halfmoon Cottage. It is also possible to go for a kayak trip ( for a fee) preferably in early morning. Kayaks not available on day of check out. Check with Cornelius.
Halfmoon Cottage is a one and a half hour drive from Christchurch Airport. Follow State Highway 75. Pass Little River and stop at Hilltop; 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, 12 km drive, Halfmoon Cottage is on your right in Barry's Bay approx 300 meter before the Cheese Factory. Bus stops at the Cheese factory or at the gate when you ask the driver. The cheese factory in Barry's Bay - The Winery in French Farm or the Alpaca Farm in French Farm are in easy reach from Halfmoon Cottage or just walk to the Onawe Pa for beautiful views. In the next bay Duvauchelle we have a general store for some daily groceries, you can have a meal or coffee as well. And we have the Duvauchelle Hotel, a nice pub were you can have a good meal or just a nice drink.
Languages spoken: German, English, Dutch
Restaurant The Duvauchelle Hotel1.2 miles
Cafe/Bar The Duvauchelle Hotel1.2 miles
Cafe/Bar Duvauchelle Store1.6 miles
Mountain Onawe Pa0.6 miles
Mountain Montgommery3.7 miles
Mountain Hinewai Reserve7.5 miles
Christchurch International Airport26.4 miles
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4 reasons to choose Halfmoon Cottage
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Prices you can't beat!
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The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
Most popular amenities
- Garden view
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Shared kitchen
- Socket near the bed
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Tennis equipment
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment & Family Services
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Entire unit located on ground floor
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Bicycle rental
- Bicycle parking
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Halfmoon Cottage accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.