French Bay house is a quaint 19th century house set on Rue Jolie, in the heart of Akaroa. Staying here will get a fantastic hosting experience along with superb local knowledge.
Beaufort House, Akaroa & Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
Enjoy your stay in this beautiful historic home and garden, lovingly restored with Old World charm, modern conveniences and offering quality bed & breakfast accommodation. Relax on the verandahs of one of Akaroa's gracious old homes or wander around the one acre garden containing protected trees, rare camellias, roses and a small private vineyard. Alternatively, enjoy the elegant guest lounge overlooking the garden and in winter, indulge in the comfort of an open fire.
The property is located just a short stroll from the harbourside and its shops and restaurants.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This harbour cruise is one of the most picturesque in New Zealand and gives you the chance to experience the Banks Peninsulas most majestic scenery.
The sheltered harbour of Akaroa is an ideal place for a unique encounter with the world's smallest, rarest and friendliest dolphins, the Hector's dolphins.