Maison De La Mer – Luxury Waterfront Accommodation

Maison De La Mer Akaroa New Zealand Maison De La Mer Akaroa New Zealand

Maison De La Mer

Akaroa, New Zealand

The Guest House

  • Absorb the splendid waterfront views from the petite boutique lodge built in 1910, with French country decor.
  • Spot rare Hector dolphins along the bay and swim with them.
  • Visit the Akarao lighthouse and enjoy some Akaroa nature cruises.


Built by T.E. Taylor back in 1910, the Maison De La Mer is part of the scenic delights of the Akaroa waterfront that oozes with French nautical themes and Art Deco styles. Described as a petit lodge, this small 5-bedroom boutique facing one of the most stunning sea views that you will find in New Zealand. The Akaroa village is home to a beach, harbour and breath-taking hilltops that surround this very inspiring village.


Each character suite brings a unique charm to your stay. The best beds are provided with the finest linens, feather pillows duvets and quilts. All the bathrooms are contemporary including walk-in showers and custom hand-made toiletries. Heated rails and will have your towels ready to use and bathrobes are provided.

All guests staying at Maison De La Mer are welcomed with their own complimentary port, selection of teas, fresh coffee home-made cookies and a selection of chocolates. A stocked mini-bar has chilled wine, beer and mineral water. Suites have television, music and DVD’s available, with free Wi-Fi available. Plus a few casino tables have been set up in the games room of this establishment (setup by, where you can enjoy poker, roulette and games of blackjack for as little as a $1 casino deposit.

✅ Car Parking ✅ Bikes to use/hire ✅ Coffee/Tea Facilities

✅ Shower ✅ Bath ✅ Alarm Clock ✅ CD Player

✅ TV ✅ DVD Player ✅ Linen Provided ✅ DVD/Video Library

✅ Walks ✅ Internet Facilities ✅ Breakfast Available ✅ Casino

✅ Hair Dryer ✅ Air Conditioning ✅ Free Bicycle Use

✅ Floor bathroom heating ✅ Heated Towel Rails

✅ Electric Blankets ✅ Bathrobes ✅ Library ✅ CD Library

✅ Wireless Broadband ✅ Spectacular views ✅ Email access


Guest staying at the Maison De La Mer can enjoy a range of activities. Here are the top 10 attractions as recommended by us and by previous guests.

1. Akaroa 2-Hour Nature Cruise.

2. Akaroa Shore Excursion of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

3. 3-Hour Swimming Experience with Wild Hector Dolphins.

4. Pohatu Penguin Tour: 2-Hour or 4-Hour scenic nature tour.

5. The Giants House and a tour of Christchurch.

6. Christchurch City and Wildlife excursion.

7. 4WD Safari and Sea-Kayaking experience.

8. Twin Harbor Tour: Lyttelton and Akaroa.

9. Christchurch Sights and Jet Boating.

10. Local Sheep Farm.


How to Get Here

Located on privately owned land by the waterfront. This French-inspired village of Akaroa is located closer to the Christchurch Airport, which is about a 90-minute drive away. Leaving the main exit, you head for highway 1 off Russley Road. After a 4km drive, you reach Yaldhurst Rd marked as Hwy 73A. Turn left, and you will see the first signs to Akaroa. Follow Hwy 75 to Akaroa and pass through Halswell and Little River. At this point, you are able to take in the views of the spectacular harbour of Akaroa. As you enter the village, you will pass the BNZ Bank and on the next block over, Rue Benoit is, the street where your destination ends.