Castle Hill is a prime example of a destination that feels like heaven on Earth. In fact, when the Dalai Lama visited in 2002, he dubbed the site as a “Spiritual Center of the Universe” after being moved by the beautiful landscape. This geological wonder was also one of the filming locations for the Lord of the Rings. The charm of Castle Hill appeals to adrenaline junkies as the hill is a popular spot for rock climbing, bouldering, and hiking. Nearby, there’s Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, which is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re up for the challenge, put on your gears as you traverse inside the 594-meter-long (1949 feet) cave. In winters, explore the Southern Alps via a helicopter ride. If you’re ready for an adventure, here’s a list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Castle Hill, New Zealand, to get you started on planning!
Treat your family and friends to an alpine retreat in this beautiful newly built house with spectacular views of Castle Hill. The rustic home features high ceilings and huge windows, giving the place a homely ambiance.
There are 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and the lounge furnished with an HDTV with Netflix and Chromecast. For recreational activities, the rental is close to a basketball court and tennis court. There’s also a tennis table set up in the garage.
Top guest reviewsthis is an absolutely stunning brand new home with quality fittings comfortable lounge/dining furnitureeven the kitchen knives are sharp perfect for us foodiesthis is a beautiful home great kitchenthe open plan kitchen dining and living room is perfect for larger groupsit’s a new home with lovely beds and bedding fantastic kitchen with everything you needthe house is impeccably clean spacious and very well appointedhouse is excellent very clean and well set upthe house was spotlessly clean and well equipped and we had a lovely stayfast communication sparkling clean house beautiful views and good facilitieslovely home modern clean big quiet and warm
Host:julie was an amazing host - very accommodatingjulie was really responsive to any questions or requests we had which we really appreciatedRead more reviewsexcellent location very well equipedbeautiful house in a beautiful locationa great location in castle hillthe location is great in castle hill too and close to a few touristy placesjulie’s place was fantastic a stunning house in a great location in castle hill village
This spacious modern rustic chalet has everything you need for a mountain retreat. The property is perfect for families as it can accommodate up to 10 people with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
There’s plenty of space for cooking and conversation with the open-plan kitchen, dining area and deck. After a good meal, guests can relax in the living room with a fireplace or watch a movie from a selection of DVDs or from Apple TV. The property is also accessible for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Top guest reviewswe loved having no wifivery comfortable and well equipped for an alpine holidaythis is a gorgeous house warm and modern with lots of rooma cozy comfortable space with everything needed for a family holidayvery clean and tidy and great communicationclean warm comfortable spacious and homelyeverything you need in the house which was big and cozy and very cleanfantastic space comfortable warm clean great location to access nearby outdoor activities
Host:catherine was very easy and helpful to communicate withan excellent base to explore the local area and catherine is a responsive and friendly hostRead more reviewsgreat location for exploring the areaclose to a lot of great walks both easy and challengingsuperb accomodation in a wonderful locationreally close plentiful walks or runs fantastic landscapesa warm well appointed house in a fantastic location
Spend quality time with your significant other in this cozy basement studio. The rental is newly built, so expect fresh, clean interiors and a fully equipped kitchen. The studio also comes with heating, Wi-Fi, a private entry, secure bike/ski storage, and accommodations for up to four guests. Enjoy meals in the al fresco dining area with amazing landscape views.
Top guest reviewsno tv but wifi works wellit’s fully contained with heating electric blankets comfortable beds and easy access to beautiful walking tracksmake use of the electric blankets bed is amazingly comfortable and it's really well appointedcarols & warricks place was a great visit amazing views and attention to fine detail in the apartmenthad a great night sleep in the comfortable bedvery clean and nice neighborhoodit is clean comfortable and nicely decoratedabsolutely beautiful place super clean comfy bed all you need is therestudio is exactly as advertised well appointed everything was super clean and tidythe apartment is clean well set out and has everything you need
Host:carol was the perfect host from start to finishcarol and warrick are amazing hosts and were so welcomingcarol was an amazing host and the studio was perfectreally great and accommodating hostssuperb stay super friendly hostsRead more reviewsgreat location and very nice placewhat a wonderful place to stay lovely location close to walks and bike ridesperfect location for exploring arthur's pass national parkdefinitely recommend the perfect place to stay near arthur’s passlovely place and awesome location
This beautiful Swiss-style chalet will make you want to relocate. The property is in Castle Hill Village where guests can get a glimpse of the local community.
The house sleeps up to eight guests, with three bedrooms and one bathroom. Every room comes with a heating elements for a good night’s sleep. There’s also a full kitchen, a living room, and a private courtyard perfect for bonding moments.
Top guest reviewsbeautifully presented and clean we couldn't fault it and we fell in love with castle hill
Host:sarah was a great host with great communicationgood communication from the host and the place accurately fitted the descriptionwe loved this place and the host couldn’t have been more accommodatingsarah’s local tips for walks and things to do was helpful as wellRead more reviewsnice location in the established part of the villagegreat location for walks in the areagreat property and fantastic locationa really great house in such a great locationthe location was perfect everything we needed was there
Large parties going for an active holiday will love this sizable lodge. It sleeps 16 guests with its 7 bedrooms with bunkbeds and 2 bathrooms. The property is situated 780 meters (2559 feet) above sea level, making it an ideal spot for mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
After a full day of outdoor fun, guests can recharge with a delicious meal prepared in the full kitchen. They can also lounge in the living room while admiring the views through the huge windows.
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Host:both samantha & james were great hostsRead more reviewsstunning location and cosy feelstunning scenery peaceful and a perfect location for a winter get awayamazing location and a great hostbooked the place out with a group of people and it was an ideal set upreally great place to stay
In the winter, this modern holiday house is a good choice to host your vacation as it’s near ski fields. The house is also fitted to provide warmth and comfort in its open living space with a wood-burning fireplace and cozy interiors. The well-appointed kitchen is complete with modern appliances for your cooking needs, too. There’s also a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi for entertainment. The house can accommodate eight guests, with three bedrooms, and one and a half bathrooms.
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Host:clive was a fantastic host he was flexible and easy to communicate with and had everything arranged for usRead more reviewsstunning location with plenty of walks and mountain biking in the arealocation was great - we thought it was a bit pricey for what we got
Travelers who are looking for a sense of community will like this comfy accommodation set inside Porters Lodge. The rental features bunk beds that sleep six people and two shared bathrooms. Porters Lodge is located at the foot of Porters ski field, which makes it good base for skiers, mountain bikers, and hikers.
There’s a bar and restaurant on-site, so guests can enjoy a hassle-free stay. They can also take advantage of the outdoor lounge with amazing mountain views.
Top guest reviewsthe communal space is full of soft and comfortable sofas with great views through the large windowsthe lodge has an amazing view of the mountains and food is yummy cozy place to stayhad a lovely time such a cozy lodge with a beautiful viewwe had a great stay at porters - our room had a stunning view of the valleybuilding and rooms were clean food was good
Host:the hosts were very attentive and the food was superbfriendly hosts and good showers food and beer to welcome you back from a days ridinglovely hosts and small lodge so felt like a private home which was lovely many thanksthey’re the friendliest bunch and you can tell they’re really happy to be living up in the lodgevery friendly hosts (including the dogs :)) who can tell you everyting about the areaRead more reviewsbeautiful location in the heart of the mountainsgreat location very nice foodgreat lodge in an amazing locationlovely place in an awesome locationsuper cosy place to stay in arthurs pass and close to castle hill
You will love waking up to a peaceful atmosphere in this lovely, secluded home. With three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, the house can sleep seven guests.
Prepare a nice meal in the full kitchen and enjoy it in the outdoor dining area with nature views. Afterwards, have an exciting day of rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking, all accessible from the property. At night, keep yourself toasty in front of the indoor fireplace while watching a good movie.
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsexcellent location and really good communication would come back in a heart beat
Bring home great memories, photos, and stories
Aside from the iconic rock formations, Castle Hill is also rich in cultural, historical, and spiritual significance. It would be impossible to go home without a good story – and plenty of photos - to share from your trip. With our recommended vacation rentals, we hope you find the best place to host your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
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