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Rapaki Retreat - Sunrise by the Sea.

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Rapaki Retreat - Sunrise by the Sea.

Entire townhouse
5 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Rapaki Retreat is built on a Sunny small Farmlet. Our neighbours are sheep, chickens, pukeko's and lots of native birds. Come and enjoy Spectacular views of the Peninsula and Ocean, or take a gentle stroll to the Marae, old Church, Memorial, Jetty and a Beach which is great for Safe Swimming, (there are pockets of hot springs), Fishing and Kayaking, (we have the kayaks and fishing rods here). We are between Governors Bay and the Port of Lyttelton, and only 20 minutes to Christchurch.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 1PM - 8PM and check out out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance


18 Reviews

Warren User Profile
December 2018
Debbie and Manaia were such great hosts - we didnt get in until midnight and they were waiting up for us when we arrived with fresh home made bread and wine, and then offered us another day since we'd missed most of the first night! The house is immaculate and the views are stunn…
Lianne User Profile
November 2018
I adored my stay out in Rapaki. The views are unbelievable. And the accommodation is top notch. Debbie and Mannia couldn't have been kinder or more accommodating. The place was beautiful. The area was so safe and friendly. It felt like a home away from home, but in a beautiful r…
Sam User Profile
November 2018
Debbie's place is perfect for a relaxing getaway with a view. Had everything we needed and more. Will definitely reccomend and hope to be back one day.
Dave User Profile
October 2018
Everything about this stay was above our expectations and I wish we could have had more time here. Debbie's place sits on a beautiful hillside overlooking the bay and is secluded from all the other nearby homes. They have a ton of animals around the property too, including sheep …
Cheryl User Profile
October 2018
Hands down one of the best BnBs that my partner and I have been to. Debbie and Manaia are amazing hosts and went the extra mile to make sure that we were well taken care of. From homemade bread and homegrown honey, to freshly laid eggs from their chickens and offering us a bottle…
Joe User Profile
October 2018
Priceless view. Those occupying the main bedroom reported 'the comfiest bed ever', matched with a beautiful view of the hills and out across the water. Quiet and rural yet so close to the city makes this a wonderful base for both Christchurch and the Banks Peninsular. Be sure to …
Nick User Profile
September 2018
This was our first stay with AirBnB and Debbie and Manaia were phenomenal hosts, who made our stay a very enjoyable and pleasant one. The place was sparkling clean with good taste, and they added a lot of nice personal touches, which all made the stay very lovely. We had a lot …

Hosted by Debbie

Rapaki, New ZealandJoined in January 2016
Debbie User Profile
18 Reviews
Debbie is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
My husband Manaia was born and bred in Rapaki. Rapaki is a unique Maori settlement and one of four Mares on the Banks Peninsula. We have 6 adult children between us, who are all living independently. Our beautiful companion Tanner peacefully passed in July and we now live on …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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