French Bay House

Akaroa B&B/Guesthouse

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Check In: 14:00 | Check Out: 10:00

Open Hours: 09:00 - 22:00

French Bay House is a beautiful historic villa in the heart of Akaroa. It is the most photographed house in the village due to the stunning gardens and its iconic architectural style. The house is situated close to Beach Road where you will find a number of shops and restaurants along the water front and is within easy walking distance to the wharf where you can catch a number of different boats to see the dolphins and penguins which live in the harbour. The perfect spot for a relaxing stay!


French Bay House dates back to 1874. It's built in the Carpenter Gothic style popular at the time, where builders working in wood recreated Gothic architectural features more usually found carved on stone cathedrals in Europe. French Bay House is one of the best examples in the area with lovingly carved fretwork adorning its roof and windows.

Map & Directions

113 rue jolie, Akaroa, New Zealand


French Bay House is on Rue Jolie which is one of the main roads in Akaroa. We are close to the Cinema and two doors up from the Gaiety Hall.

Cancellation Policy


Please note the cancellation policy before committing to a reservation.

In order for us to confirm a reservation credit/debit card details are required to secure your booking. No payment is taken from this card unless you ask us to or the booking is cancelled within 30 days of the scheduled date of arrival or you do not show or you use the card to pay on departure. However we reserve the right to pre-authorise the card with a charge equivalent to the room(s) single night rate.

The exception to this policy is for bookings at peak times and / or special events where we reserve the right to take a deposit payment equivalent to the room(s) single night rate. You will be informed of this at the time of booking.

You may also secure the booking with a bank deposit for the full amount.We will then send confirmation once the money has cleared. We do require a credit card number on file which will not be charged unless there are additions to the bill or damages.

Bookings made online may be subject to differing terms and conditions in force at the time of booking. This is to protect your security in carrying out the booking and providing credit card details over the internet.

Cancellation by the Guest

We are a small business so cancellations can have a big impact on us especially if we have turned away potential guests in favour of someone who has already booked and who then cancels. We do however appreciate that unforeseen circumstances can intervene and we try to be as sympathetic and helpful as possible in such cases.

In the event of a cancellation up to 30 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival no charge will be made.

If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of the scheduled date of arrival a cancellation charge equivalent to the room(s) single night rate will be made if we are unable to fill that booking with another person.

Guests failing to arrive without notification will be responsible for a charge equi

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