Akatere Lodge. WAIMATE. 6 Bdrms. 2 Bathrooms. Unlimited Wifi

A Rural Retreat 10 km or 7 minute drive from Waimate

If you're looking for a quiet escape from the city for the whole family, surrounded by wide open spaces and rural surroundings... Akatere Lodge is the place!

This price is for groups using all 6 bedrooms. If your group is smaller and require less bedrooms, please enquire about a discount. We welcome groups of all sizes.

Usual Price: $510 per night

Live Local Price: $450 per night

No hidden extras! On LiveLocal, a Kiwi run website, our price includes everything for up to 6 people! There are no cleaning fees, no extra guest fees, no linen fees. Book now to grab it!

The Space

Horses and dogs welcome. (prior arrangement only).

▪Parking for 4 or more vehicles onsite. (Contact us to discuss Float parking).
▪4 Double beds. ( 4 foldout beds on request)
▪2 Queen bed
▪Fully equipped kitchen
▪Fully equipped laundry
▪2 air to air heat pumps
▪Unlimited hot water
▪Free unlimited Wifi
▪BBQ grill, and deck with great views
▪Air Conditioning.

Akatere Lodge is Self-catering.
The amenities and consumables provided are in quantities for several days, we do not usually restock consumables during your stay.


▪All bedrooms have:
▪Towel rails.
▪Built in Wardrobe.
▪Full length mirror.
▪2 bedside tables and lamps
▪Electric blankets.


▪Modern shower, unlimited hot water.
▪Vanity unit and mirror.
▪Blow dryer
▪Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided.


▪Large fridge/freezer.
▪Conventional freestanding oven.
▪Microwave. Espresso machine.
▪Toaster. Cookware, cutlery and crockery provided.
▪Coffee Plunger/plus plunger grind coffee.
▪Tea, instant coffee, sugar, milk are provided.
▪Pantry stocked with some 'pay it forward' items.
▪The indoor dining table extends to seat 8 people.


▪ Seating for 12 people.
▪Fabulous views over mountains and farmland.
▪Flat screen tv with freeview.
▪Large decking with outdoor dining and ▪BBQ.
▪Bluetooth speaker with USB port.
▪Local information.
▪Games for rainy days.


▪On the premises:
▪Washing machine and dryer.
▪Iron/ironing board.
▪Laundry detergent.
▪Outdoor clothesline and pegs.
▪2 indoor drying racks.


BRETT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
From Waimate:
March 2020

Dina is a fantastic host and her attention to detail with personal touches throughout the accomodation is amazing. We will definitely be booking in the future.

BETHANY ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
from Dunedin:
June 2019

The added touches to this holiday stay made all the difference, hairdryers, shampoo & ketchup!! The place has beautiful views and is immaculate. It's kid and dog friendly. We loved it.

KATE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
from Christchurch:
May 2019

Stunning spot in Waimate! The house is well laid out for large groups or travelling colleagues. Can't fault a thing! There was yummy fruit on arrival and everything is provided. Warm, cosy and a beautiful outlook. Best airbnb we have stayed in!! Hopefully our work brings us back Waimate way in the future so we can visit again!.

JOHN ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
from Auckland:
July 2018

This is one of the best AirBnB experiences I have had. Not only was it clean and comfortable, Dina had gone above and beyond to provide thoughtful touches that made us feel very welcome. A peaceful and lovely spot. We hope to be back one day!

Why visit Waimate?


Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 12
Beds: 6
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 2
Property Type: House
Types of beds: 2 Queen Beds. 4 Double Beds. 4 Foldout beds
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Hair dryer
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Coffee maker
Kettle or Jug
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Freeview TV
Sky TV
House Rules:
OK for kids (3-12 yrs)
OK for minis (under 3)
OK for dogs
OK for other pets
Smoking allowed
Parties & events allowed
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 2
Check-in time: After 3:00 pm
Checkout time: 11:00 am
The neighbourhood: The Lodge is located in Hunter, Canterbury, New Zealand. Akatere Lodge is located 7 mins drive time from Waimate. (population: 4000). Waimate is located halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin, also approximately halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. This makes it a wonderfully convenient place to break up a long journey. The district of Waimate is renowned for Wallaby hunting and also fishing at the Waitaki river. Waimate also has several new and interesting walkways and cycle tracks within 10 mins drive from the Lodge. Waimate is only a 30 min drive from the city of Timaru, which has many attractions. Also only a day trip away from Ohau, Mt Dobson, Roundhill and Mt Hutt ski fields as well as Tekapo Springs. The Oamaru Blue Penguins are 35 mins drive away.
Details of pets on property: No Pets live here, but pets are welcome by prior arrangement only.