About the Giants' House
The Giant's House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with
sculptures and mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful
experience. Romantic secluded and quiet, but only a few minutes walk to the
centre of Akaroa.
The Giant's House was the first bank managers house in Akaroa, built 1880 of totara
and kauri. It is grand in size, proportions, and features. Elegant and
comfortable, it is designed and decorated in the french style. Being the
home of an artist it balances and contrasts the historic and
contemporary. Both the house and terraced gardens are full of surprises
-expect the unexpected at The Giant's House!
The Giant's House has featured on top television programmes and in numerous
The house has many extraordinary features - a grand entrance hall with
mahogany staircase imported from France, original open
fireplaces, beautifully proportioned rooms, a conservatory with mosaic
floor, a large sunny sheltered verandah, quirky bathrooms, bright yellow
farmhouse kitchen, comfortable large bedrooms with unique artistic
features and artwork throughout.
At The Giant's House you will be pampered, and stimulated, in surroundings that will
uplift your soul!- a very special experience, quite 'out of this world'.
Positive, colourful - it will make you smile
Seriously playful yet charming
Winner of New Zealand Gardens Trust for certificate in recognition of its endorsement as a Garden of National Significance - Mar 2015 - Feb 2018 & Jan 2012 - Dec 2014