We stayed at Akaroa Apartment over New Year and early January and it was great. The apartment has high quality fittings, furniture and decor. The kitchen is extremely well stocked and they even had fresh bread, butted, juice, wine and biscuits on our arrival. There are other supplies provided including condiments and cereals etc.
The apartment is in a great position, nice and quiet but so close to everything you need. We walked everywhere (much to my husbands disgust!!).
The apartment has awesome views and you could just sit on the deck and watch the harbor all day.
Would highly recommend the apartment and friendly owners.