Hosts – Noel and Sharon
Banks House Akaroa is owned and operated by Noel McGuigan and Sharon Rees-Thomas and is the ‘sister’ property of
Beaufort House Akaroa www.beauforthouse.co.nz
They also owned and operated a luxury Bed & Breakfast in the central city of Christchurch until the earthquake of 22 February 2011.
As Restauranteurs they often hosted special events such as weddings, cocktail functions, private dinners, corporate launches and high teas.
Sharon has a background in sales having worked for a prominent telecommunications company for many years. During her time in hospitality, Sharon managed the Restaurant, was the in-house wedding planner and co-ordinated all special events. Sharon is a keen collector of antiques and period furniture which is reflected in the photo gallery, her other interests include gardening, cooking, travel and sailing.
Noel spent 15 years in the offshore oil industry, travelling to many exotic destinations as a senior driller. He also lectured in blow out prevention and well control in Singapore and London.
Past businesses include a fully irrigated 500 acre farm and a ski and snowboard rental shop. Noel is fluent in German having lived and worked in Germany. His passion is sailing, having completed several ocean voyages and is the proud owner of a 40’ Beneteau yacht named ‘Roaring Meg’ currently moored in Lefkas, Greece.
Banks House Akaroa, is a historic 130 year old property, completely refurbished in 2013 as Boutique Accommodation.
We look forward to hosting you in this wonderful old property with the charm, peace and serenity of yesteryear.