The Eyrie is built with rimu, pine, and po-lite. It was built partially by a builder and partially by the initial owner. This owner was no builder. He was a doctor who was always designing and making things. Most of the cupboards and furniture was made by him. The Eyrie has a 1950s working septic tank and grease trap, walls covered by sea life and paua shells. The fold away chairs and table are from the 1960s, as are the cane and leather covered chairs. A basic and humble bach that offers direct sea access via a steep path, stunning views, bird life, peace and privacy. The Eyrie is accessed off a sealed road via a path down from the parking area. It unashamedly offers a no frills real classic holiday.
Located in the bay before Akaroa Township it is only approx. 5 minutes’ drive to the centre of the village of Akaroa and all it offers , and is well suited to those wanting to explore the beautiful Bank Peninsula region.
Tourist activities include both dolphin watching and swimming with dolphins, guided kayaking, fishing and swimming, hiking, walks and a relaxed village around which you can just stroll and enjoy the views, the people, the atmosphere...
There’s a good children’s playground if travelling with children, beaches for playing in and a pleasant drive by car to the outer bays of the Peninsula will find some of the best unspoilt beaches in Canterbury. Banks Peninsula even has a couple of hidden surfing spots which are world renown. The village also boasts a decent sized supermarket, many cafes, and a host of wonderful restaurants. The safe bay also offer great walks and hikes, along with boutique shopping, galleries, wineries and the famous Barry Point cheese factory.
Akaroa is 1,5 hours from Christchurch city, and has a regular mini-bus service operating between Christchurch City, and both the International and Domestic airports if you’re arriving from another city.
Not suitable for pre school children
Bedroom 2 is accessed externally off deck
**If you are arriving in the evening please bring a torch**
No double beds.
Make sure you read about the walk to the property and also the bathroom and LOO!
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$45.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);