YOUR HOSTS CHRIS AND ANNETTE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO THE OLIVE GROVE
Boutique Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Akaroa, New Zealand.
Your hosts Chris and Annette would like to welcome you to The Olive Grove luxury accommodation, nestled above Robinsons Bay, close to picturesque Akaroa. The Olive Grove is just an hour from Christchurch and is the perfect place to relax, indulge, explore and experience the unique atmosphere of beautiful Banks Peninsula.
The historic French village of Akaroa with its shops, cafes and restaurants is just 5 minutes away. Set in an established garden and working olive grove, the original bay villa was built in 1915 and extensively restored in 2004 when a second storey accommodation area was added.
Traditional features such as pressed zinc ceilings and leadlight windows were retained.
Guests enjoy spectacular harbour views from their balcony, bed and private bath.
Wander through the garden and let the sound of the native birds take you back to the days when the surrounding area was Totora covered bush land, or enjoy a sunset stroll through the olive grove and take in the amazing views across the valley and bay.
Our delicious and varied breakfast includes home-made muesli, yoghurts and jams, freshly squeezed juices, seasonal fresh fruits and a selection of cooked dishes.
The Olive Grove is a luxury accommodation experience that will not disappoint.
Your hosts, New Zealanders Chris and Annette Moore, lived and worked overseas for a number of years before returning home and moving to “The Olive Grove” in Robinsons Bay.
Since 2006 Chris and Annette have enjoyed hosting guests from all over the world, sharing experiences of travel and cultures. They also enjoy developing the grove and producing their very fine quality extra virgin olive oil and table olives.
Originally from Christchurch, Annette has a strong connection to Akaroa. Her great - great - grandparents settled there in the early 1840s. Annette enjoys gardening and paints in watercolour and acrylics. She has been painting since 1994 and enjoys capturing the mood of the places she has lived. Akaroa and the surrounding area are the inspiration she draws on now. Chris is a passionate sportsman with a love of rugby, cricket, golf and is a keen gardener.
“Having lived and travelled throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world and often staying in B&Bs, we came to enjoy the experience of meeting and being hosted by so many interesting people. We always thought that maybe we would do it ourselves one day. When we first saw The Olive Grove we fell in love with the beautifully renovated villa and charming gardens, not to mention the stunning views and olives.
We believe that Banks Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places there is. When you visit us you will see what we mean........ We look forward to hosting you at The Olive Grove.”
Chris and Annette