Beaufort House Akaroa

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New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury > Akaroa > Akaroa Bed and Breakfasts
  • Akaroa Accommodation Gracious Historic Wilderness House
  • Akaroa Accommodation Gracious Historic Wilderness House


  • Bed/s - King/Twin
  • Bed/s - Queen
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Ensuite
  • Guest lounge
  • Off-street parking
  • Free WiFi broadband
  • Private Bathroom
  • Wireless Internet
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    Sunday, 23 October 2011
    "“Extraordinary Renovations”"

    We have stayed at Wilderness House a several times over the last five or six years, but a recent visit prompted me to finally write a review. Jim and Liz own one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in. They are wonderful hosts, very warm and welcoming. It is always a pleasure to enjoy evening drinks with them while tasting the wine from their own vinyard and talking about local history and activities.

    The vinyard and surrounding garden is exquisite, and Jim and Liz do an amazing job keeping it beautiful no matter what the season. The house was always truly gorgeous, but we were stunned upon our most recent visit a few weeks ago to see the major renovations they have done! Liz's flair for interior design and her amazing antiques collection have combined to make the house completely extraordinary, enhancing the character of the house while maintaining its historic charm. The rooms are superb, all of them are unique and have beautiful beds and linen. They do a fantastic job with breakfast and the food is well above what we expect from a B&B, even of this calibre. He is also always very generous with his time recommending local walks and attractions, pulling out maps and brochures to ensure we make the most of our time. Akaroa is a beautiful place to visit, and Wilderness House is the perfect place to stay. Thanks Jim and Liz we look forward to seeing you again!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 15 October 2011
    "Just about as good as it gets...."

    We had 3 lovely nights at Wilderness House. The experience was wonderful. Our hosts were very friendly and eager to help. The drinks on the terrace were welcome each night. We would highly recommend Wilderness House for those who love their 'luxury B&Bs"

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 15 October 2011
    "Warm welcoming heaven"

    What a fabulous find. We arrived completing the final leg of our drive holiday through New Zealand to discover the charm of yesteryear combined with the luxury of today well within walking distance to the attractions of Akaroa village. Our hosts, Jim and Liz are the proud owners of a beautiful home built in 1878 that has been recently refurbished to a high standard while still retaining a period feel. We stayed in the Sheppard room which had its own Juliet balcony overlooking the garden and vineyard. Nice touches included new bathroom with underfloor heating, comfortable bed and plenty of room to unpack. Our hosts invited us to use their well appointed guest lounge where we enjoyed tea and coffee and a port beside the antique fireplace. Breakfast was served in the formal dining room with views to the garden. The menu changed daily, included local fresh produce and is far better than what you would find in most hotels. Jim and Liz went out of their way to make us feel welcome in their home and were a great source of knowledge about local attractions and assisted with bookings when needed. Highly recommended.

    Room Tip: If you have any special needs, be sure to ask as Jim and Liz will try to accommodate them.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • 021 190 4456
  • 03 304 7518
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Beaufort House Akaroa
42 Rue Grehan
New Zealand
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