The 12 Best Airbnbs In New Zealand

August 30, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in New Zealand, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in New Zealand and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Aoturoa

12 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,760 per night, airbnb.com

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Situated between Queenstown and Lake Wanaka this luxurious riverside home is your ideal holiday retreat. You get to experience the rugged wilderness and valleys of New Zealand, as you go hiking and fishing. When you are done, you can gather round the fire-pit and enjoy the barbecue nights with amazing views of this large and modern farmhouse. Ideal for large family gatherings or secluded getaways with up to 12 friends!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Escape to the rugged wilderness of New Zealand at this luxurious riverside New Zealand home between Queenstown and Lake Wanaka. Set on 50-acres of the explorable valley, you’ll spend your days hiking, fishing for wild salmon and trout, and taking incredible photos.”

Amenities

Natural-gas barbecue | Fire pit | Terrace | Sonos sound system | Wood-burning fireplace | Smart TV | Kitchen | Apple TV | Wifi | Washer | Dryer | Espresso machine

#2 Cable Bay Vineyards Estate

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,280 per night, airbnb.com

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This large countryside estate is located on Waiheke Island. Surrounded by idyllic views and serenity of Northern New Zealand, this holiday retreat offers all the facilities to make your vacation memorable. With 5 spacious bedrooms, it’s commodious for the larger groups.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“An impressive countryside estate on Waiheke Island, this idyllic retreat is ideal for large groups; it can easily accommodate up to 12 guests. The portico-covered front doors invite you into an elegant entryway. Stroll down a paved path to reach the sprawling gardens.”

Amenities

Pool | Pergola | Natural-gas barbecue | Sun loungers | Garden | Surround sound system | Wood-burning fireplace | Kitchen | Wifi | Heated floors | Washer | Dryer

#3 Otaha Beachfront Lodge

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,810 per night, airbnb.com

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This modern, rustic-style villa located in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand offers large glass windows with ocean views. The architecture of the building is designed in such a way that it casts a golden glow from the sunlight. The beach is just a two-minute walk away from the villa. Great for corporate retreats, family gettogethers, or two families travelling together.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Waves sweep a stretch of untouched sand in front of this half-rustic, half-modern designer villa in the Bay of Islands. Wood-paneled floors and ceilings envelop the great room for a cozy vibe, while glass walls offer up ocean views.”

Amenities

Helipad | Dining area for 8 people | Gas grill | Natural-gas barbecue | Sun loungers | Smart TV | Indoor fireplace | Breakfast bar | High chair | Baby equipment | Kitchen | Wifi

#4 Luxury Kinloch Home

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,410 per night, airbnb.com

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Book away this eloquent, ultra-modern 4-bedroom home with idyllic mountain views all around. An architectural masterpiece, it is the exemplar of modern-living, with Alfresco dining options and a combination of indoor/outdoor infusions. All in all, this Airbnb has all the necessary ingredients for a super-luxury New Zealand family holiday.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Rangy mountains loom in the distance and rolling hills nestle this sleek architectural masterpiece on New Zealand’s North Island. Designed by Brendon Gordon Architecture and rendered in natural timber and stone, this streamlined villa seems like both part of the landscape and a respite from it.”

Amenities

Natural-gas barbecue | Garden | Bicycle | Terrace | Gas fireplace | Media room | Sonos sound system | Kitchen | Wine cooler | Breakfast bar | Wifi | Heated floors

#5 The Hilly House, Rural And Private With Breakfast

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

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This cozy hillside property abuts lush New Zealand countryside, providing a picturesque rural setting, with cute alpacas that will make your holiday all so much sweeter. Featuring in-house breakfast and outside baths, you’ll be pampered and caressed as you have yearned for all your life!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The Hilly House is a hillside property surrounded with beautiful rural views. Very private. Outside baths for star gazing, peace, relaxation and a glass of wine. You will find our Alpacas will walk over and come to greet you.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Private hot tub | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“What a place! Epic spot, just under 2 hours from central Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay – baths under the stars, breakfast in the morning, feeding the alpacas at lunch!” – Jack
“Very lovely nicely designed spot where we celebrated my partner birthday. You will get all what is posted nothing less. It was pleasure to stay even though it was only one night.” – Miroslav
“If you’re after a luxurious rural getaway, this is the place to be! Our entire stay was lovely. Photos don’t do it justice!” – Tara
“We had a fabulous time at The Hilly House! The hospitality by Mark was amazing. The experience was one to most definitely not miss and would recommend it to everyone looking for a relaxing luxurious get away!” – Mitee
“Hilly House is so warm and welcoming with every little detail thought of. The views from the house are amazing! A nice touch was having a bucket of food for the two resident alpacas who came to visit each day.” – Sonja

#6 Mount Karioi Views From Family Home On Quiet Cul-De-Sac

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $350 per night, airbnb.com

This Lockwood-styled 3-bedroom house offers a calm and serene environment for the larger families. Enjoy the stunning scenes of New Zealand in all their glory from your terrace, and make chic meals in the gourmet kitchen, all at your disposal to bring out that dormant chef in you.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Bright, modern and quiet family home close to town with beautiful views. Watch the sun set over the estuary from the west-facing deck, then settle down to some Netflix on the 65″ Smart TV. Close to beaches and Raglan town centre, this classic Lockwood style home has been nicely renovated and styled with a brand-new open-plan living area.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Jasper’s house is beautifully decorated and conveniently located. We spent a lot of time at the house because it was so clean and comfortable. All the shoppings, restaurants, beaches and golf course are just within 10 mins of drive.” – Kin U
“A very stylish holiday space in New Zealand with plenty of room for the family. Right on the walking track around estuary and a 2 minute drive to town. Jasper and Hilary were super friendly but also left us to enjoy the space” – Laura
“Great host and location in Raglan” – Laura
“We had a fantastic stay at Jasper’s place. He is a very pleasant and helpful host. The house was a great place to stay and the living area and deck comfortably hosted 16 people for Xmas day.” – Carol
“Jasper’s place is a beautiful beach house with gorgeous views from the deck. It’s lovely, clean, spacious, handy having a separate toilet to main bathroom as we had 3 of us staying.” – Amy
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#7 Classic Victorian Cottage In Heart Of The Heritage Zone

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

This Victorian-themed cottage comes with its own private deck with a dining suite. Dwell deeper into the imperial heritage of New Zealand with artistic touches that will make you feel like royalty. With 3 comfy bedrooms, you’re guaranteed a splendid holiday with a group of friends or colleagues.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Slide open the glass doors to access the private deck with its bar leaner and dining suite. There are also fine city and harbour views to be had from here. Renovated from head to toe, the interior includes comfy leather furniture and double glazing.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Well, where do I start, with the house I guess. It is stunning truly stunning. We have stayed in some pretty special places on this trip but this was by far the best.” – Iris
“We were met by Aaron who was very friendly and helpful in local knowledge and tips. The accommodation was excellent and catered for all our needs.” – Judith
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here – the house was stunning and the decor is very modern. The hosts were thoughtful and made sure we felt welcome upon arrival.” – Micheal
“Great location, fantastic decor, great beds and good showers! A great space we would highly recommend when visiting Dunedin!” – Mak
“Amazing cottage that is super close to the CBD. Awesome decor with everything we needed. Hosts super friendly and communication top notch!” – Brad & Kita

#8 City Fringe, Perfect For Business & Leisure Guests

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

A perfect destination for the business-traveller, right in the nucleus of bustling Auckland. This studio flat offers all the leisure and facilities you’ll need to cover you through the stay, including an espresso machine, a well-stocked kitchenette, cable TV with Netflix, and a balcony overlooking the stunning scenes of the Waitakere Ranges.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Kick back on the deck and take in the stunning view of the Waitakere Ranges. This studio features a hotel-style king size bed and large French doors filling the space with natural light. It features its own kitchenette and spacious bathroom.”

Amenities

Kitchenette | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Free street parking | Pets allowed | Heating | Crib | Iron | Carbon monoxide alarm

Guest Reviews

“Amazing and wonderful host.. HighlyA quiet well appointed place to stay. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was excellent and the kitchen was small but functional. There is a very useful walk-in wardrobe to store clothes and cases etc. Access to Netflix was a bonus.” – John
“Great hosts, very friendly and welcoming. Extremely comfy bed and fantastic shower. Thanks for a great stay.” – Christine
“Chris and Ange were very helpful and the place new, nicely decorated and fully equipped. We would recommend staying there” – Ian
“Great place to stay. Easy to get around the Auckland area. Very cute little apartment.” – Tiffany
“The place is quite warm and comfortable. The location is quite good and convenient. Ange is a quite nice and thoughtful host.” – Fei

#9 Luxury Suite With Spectacular Sea Views And New Zealand Sunsets

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

This luxury suite in Porirua, Wellington offers an incredible postcard view of the blue sea. Discover the incredible cultural heritage of New Zealand from a charming sea-side village, and be within a quick road-trip to Wellington, the nation’s culinary capital.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Make tea in a minimalist kitchen and step out into the crisp air of a stone and gravel patio, kick up your feet, and admire postcard sea views. This serene suite enjoys an abundance of natural light from windows offering coastal mountain views.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Absolutely blown away this place is amazing, lovely hosts and have amazing views of the beach. I highly recommend to anyone whos look for a relaxing getaway.” – Kaelah
“Great place to stay!! Beautiful house and surroundings.” – Maia
“This place absolutely delivered! Amidst the easy check-in, we were welcomed by the super friendly Mike. The views are spectacular, and every intricate detail of the suite is really what makes the place beautiful.” – Sahil
“Excellent accommodation and really nice little personal touches made for a great stay. Gorgeous views and fab place for walking and spending time at the beach.” – Ruth
“Very clean and magnificent views.” – Chris

#10 Central Modern Town House With Courtyard, Patio And Garage

10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

Present in the heart of Wellington, this 4-bedroom townhouse offers superior luxury space for the larger families to enjoy. Featuring a sweet upstairs balcony, and a large, open kitchen with dedicated dining space, you’ll be covered with keeping meal expenses in check. However, you’re free to check out the city’s incredible culinary scene, anytime.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“You will find room to relax in this superior, spacious accommodation right in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand. The residence features neutral greys, touches of colour, an open concept living area and kitchen, rich textures, and an upstairs balcony with rooftop views.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Great communication, place and location. Accommodating host and everything you need.” – Tristan
“Good location, smart house, great decor. Appliances top notch. Decorated well.” – Amanda
“Tracey was such a lovely host checking in to see if our stay was going well and see if we needed anything. Such a perfect location and lovely home!” – Sarah
“We had a great weekend at this lovely apartment. It was really well located, spotless and Tracey messaged us well ahead of checkin. Highly recommend this place. Thanks again.” – Victoria
“Great location and would be great for large or even small groups. The house is well laid out and has everything you need to stay, cool and be comfortable. Would recommend.” – Andrew

#11 Heritage-Listed Cottage In The Heart Of Petone

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

This snug, cute cottage has 2 bedrooms and a front porch to enjoy your evenings with your partner or best buddies. The Cottage also has a back patio to enjoy barbecue nights with a couple of friends. The subway-tiled kitchen fulfills your requirements for budget chic meals in case you don’t feel like heading out. A great deal, right?

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Sit on basket chairs in the front porch, and out on the cleverly decorated back patio, complete with leaf-pattern wall motifs and plenty of real-life plants too. Prepare a meal in the roomy subway-tiled kitchen, snacking on the chocolate provided.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Great location, comphy beds, clean and fast response. Highly recommend.” – Jesse
“This whole experience was top notch! Nicola was available but we had our space.” – Jacqui
“Great location and very comfortable place” – Ben
“Really nice place. Great location and really clean and dry.” – T
“My wife and I stayed for here for nearly 2 months and didn’t want to leave. An amazing settlers cottage in the heart of Petone, modern utilities including great heating, really comfortable bed. BBQ area is great.” – Marc

#12 Escape To A Chic Beach-Side Studio Near Shops And Cafes

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

A newly renovated home that’ll be a great base for your Mount Maunganui expeditions. Since it’s also located near the sea-side, you can walk to the beach anytime for the picture perfect vacation spot encompassing lush green hills and sandy beaches, all within reach. Our top pick for solo travellers or adventurous couples!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“If you are seeking a quiet and private space for your visit to beautiful Mount Maunganui then the newly renovated Beachside Retreat offers just that and more. Bathed in morning and late afternoon sun the studio is cosy and warm for these winter days.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchenette | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“If you’re on the fence between choosing this and another place, choose this one. I thought it was a very well thought out studio that had all the social extras that took it from good to great. There was even soy for non dairy drinkers!” – Shal
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This space is even more gorgeous than the pictures!” – Courtney
“Shirley’s studio was very clean, comfortable and stylish. She made us feel very welcome and we highly recommend it for a couple or single person.” – Gill
“Shirleys place is ideal location at the Mount, and a beautiful home away from home. Has everything you need. Warm, comfy and spacious.” – Shelby
“Spotlessly clean. Tucked away. Private.” – Caroline
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