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A Defining Experience in Akaroa Accommodation

With accommodation in just one guest room . . .
our objective is for our clients to have an experience that they will treasure,
to enjoy the moment and all that ‘The Gables’ has to offer.

Peace, privacy in an environment that is totally unique.

Built out of solid Totara in the 1860s for a local farmer “The Gables” luxury accommodation in Akaroa has been lovingly restored. It accurately captures the romanticism of the age without compromising on comfort. The wallpaper and drapes have been imported from England, and a Stanley woodstove, imported from Ireland, is used for cooking and keeps the whole house warm in winter. The specially-selected antique pieces give the house its unique atmosphere.

Your double bedroom has its own private courtyard, an en-suite bathroom and a private dining room, which opens out onto a verandah with breathtaking views of the harbour. You’ll adore the superb brass double bed and antiques.

Your private sitting room has garden views. Your private dining room features an open fireplace with a kauri surround and a wonderful panorama of Akaroa Harbour towards the heads.

As the only guests you will enjoy the exclusive ambience of “The Gables” while being pampered in the relaxed atmosphere created by Lyn.

The superb grounds have been landscaped to accentuate the magnificent views. These, together with the magnificent old oaks, walnuts, plane trees and natives, are a feature of the property.

Enjoy the free range hens, sheep, horse, ducks, cats and dog along with a variety of native birds.

Things to do in Akaroa:

  • Fishing trips
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Harbour cruises
  • Horse trekking
  • Bush walks
  • French settlement at Akaroa
  • Garden tours
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Kayaking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Wineries
  • Maori marae
  • Annual Folk Festival

Superb, fresh food prepared is preapred by your host and chef Lyn. With considerable experience both here, in Europe and the UK, Lyn has the necessary background and expertise to design the menus just for you and your particular tastes. Previous owner of a leading Christchurch restaurant, she bring a sense of pure joy to the culinary arts. You’ll love the fresh produce grown mainly in the large potager garden and the free range eggs. It’s all you would expect and more.

How to find The Gables: head towards Akaroa, past Little River & over the hill, turn right at Barry’s Bay, past French Farm to Wainui Beach, turn right into Cemetery Road, and into Warnerville Road. You’ll find the Gables first on the left. We are 1 hour 10 minutes drive from Christchurch, 25 minutes from Akaroa.

11 Warnerville Road, Wainui RD2, Akaroa
+64 027 333 5200
NZ$260 for two people for bed & breakfast
NZ$430 for two people for dinner, bed & breakfast
Your Host
Lyn Baynes