10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Geraldine, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Found at the heart of the South Canterbury region of New Zealand, Geraldine is all about the arts and the great outdoors. The town is home to locally owned art galleries and shops selling handicrafts, while the surrounding nature provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Whether you’re here for the weekend, a few days, or a week or two, go on a riverside horse trek, sample the award-winning gin at Humdinger, and explore Peel Forest and its ancient bush giants. For a peek into the town’s history, drop by Geraldine Vintage Car & Machinery Club Museum and Geraldine Historical Museum. Art lovers must also visit Susan Badcock Gallery. All of this is possible with the town’s collection of excellent accommodations. Check out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Geraldine, New Zealand, below.

1. Contemporary three-bedroom home for seven (from USD 186)

Are you looking for a spacious base for your group’s Geraldine adventure? This three-bedroom home in the town’s main street is highly accessible and well-connected to the main thoroughfares in the area.

More importantly, it boasts a plethora of creature comforts. These include cozy sleeping arrangements for up to seven people, a large living area, and complete kitchen facilities. You and your friends or family can fully relax here after a whole day of exploring the South Canterbury area.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
20.98 km (13.1 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
22 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
a lovely place located centrally in geraldine
nice house on main strip easy 5 min walk to anywhere in town
also a short 5 minute walk to the nearby forest reaerve with great short easy walking tracks
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2. Serene couple's hideaway in a private home (from USD 32)

The best way to learn about the place is to talk to a local, and here in this relaxing home, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to chat with one. This Airbnb’s host has opened two of her guestrooms for rent, both furnished with queen beds, and dedicated one bathroom exclusively for their guests’ use. The living areas, including the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen, are shared with the host.

You’ll be treated to a full continental breakfast every day, plus access to a beautiful garden where you can hang out and unwind.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
21.72 km (13.5 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
124 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
watching sky tv was a treat for us
highly recommend getting breakfast and coffee at the running duck - which is easily walkable from her place
the place was perfect most comfortable bed i’ve ever stayed in and the breakfast she provides is amazing
sparkling clean the bed was comfortable with lovely linen
the room was surprisingly clean and she prepared everything
her house is such a warm clean and amazing
beautiful garden and clean rooms highly recommend
the house is spotlessly clean and the rooms are lovely
jenny is a perfect host
jenny was an excellent host
the host was so kind
jenny is a very great host
jenny was very kind and helpful host
great place to stay lovely host great location highly recommended
i would definitely recommend her house if you are looking for a place to stay in this area
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3. The Snuggle Inn (from USD 54)

Great for cuddles is this studio cabin for two on a sprawling farm right on the Geraldine town boundary. Appropriately called The Snuggle Inn by its owner, this rental is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

There’s a comfortable queen-sized bed in the corner of the studio, an equally cozy sitting area, and a kitchenette for your use. The sofa also doubles as an additional bed for flexible sleeping options. Outside, you will get to enjoy the rural countryside. You may even get to meet the farm’s puppy, Nell.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
19.39 km (12.1 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
443 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wee place comfortable quiet and a lovely setting
great space nice & clean great amenities comfortable bed
loved that it had a bath and a comfy bed
warm on a frosty night good facilities and very spacious for the two of us
very warm great bathroom and bed
very warm and clean
a lovely warm clean quiet pleasant place to stay
clean and tidy with a small kitchen and a large bathroom
easy checkin clean and everything needed for an overnight stay
welcoming clean and most definitely snug great place to stop on a road trip
gerry is a lovely host
hosts kindly accommodated us with early check in
gerry and ellie are great hosts and lovely people
gerry was extremely helpful from the start
gerry and ellie are great hosts
also close to geraldine's great golf course
gorgeous spot very well set up gorgeous garden peaceful location very comfortable bed
lovely spacious snug great place 2 look at the stars and close to town highly recommend
a gem in geraldine making a perfect place to stay for a few days
pretty spacious not far from town in a quiet area with good surroundings
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4. Country studio near town (from USD 55)

Rural but close enough to the town center, you’ll get privacy and access to conveniences in this adorable private studio. It sleeps two people, with a plush queen-sized bed, an en-suite bath, and a cozy seating area in the bedroom.

The kitchenette has a fridge, tea and coffee facilities, and a toaster. For breakfast, you’ll be treated to a continental meal by your host. If you want to hang outside, there’s a small seating area beside the unit so you can enjoy the serenity of the property.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
20.34 km (12.7 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
183 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh and the unit is super warm heater and electric blankets definitely recommend this place
peter offered us his car as he knew that riding our bikes out there wouldn’t be so comfortable
was a very cold night but the room was super warm and bed was comfy
flawless wifi plenty of heating options & provided fresh milk and bread which was a nice touch
a quiet and comfortable place to stay with friendly hosts and good amenities
the room was clean tidy and comfortable
nice and clean and everything you need
the place was very clean and we had everything we needed
peter and janine’s place was spotless and adorable
exceptionally clean and cosy space can't fault it one bit
excellent hosts friendly and knowledgeable
special extra was peter the host covering our two motorbikes with his tarpaulin
peter is a great host and was very accommodating especially with my short notice
peter and janine are both friendly welcoming people who made sure we had everything we needed
great place to stay really lovely hosts
great place centrally located to downtown geraldine
nice quiet spot in a great location
excellent location and great hosts
thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your quiet and restful location
lovely place for a pit stop on a wider trip
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5. Central Cottage

There’s no need to worry about driving or public transit in this three-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage in Geraldine. Located in the town center, you’re a short walk from the town’s incredible line-up of local shops and restaurants.

If you’re not in the mood to go out, you have the following comforts on-site: a sunny seating area, a fully functional kitchen, and a private outdoor space. Up to six people can stay here.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
20.73 km (12.9 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
70 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really impressed with the house spacious light and airy comfy couch and beds and oh so clean
excellent heating and cooling a super comfortable place to stay
nice comfy beds and linen heaters in all bedrooms so cozy and warm even with wood floors
very clean and nice property
very clean and well set up
spotless comfortable and roomy
nicely decorated and very clean with a good supply of towels as well
a warm clean and beautifully presented house
jess is an amazing host who communicates quickly and clearly
great place to stay host even went over and above to provide
fantastic spot and great hosts to deal with when we had made a booking error
great host communication and the location is perfect to explore geraldine township
super close to town
great location close to everything you need
the location is perfect the best location in geraldine
great location and a beautiful place
short walking distance from the main shops and attractions
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6. Redruth (from USD 87)

Enjoy Geraldine’s rural atmosphere in this three-bedroom, one-bedroom bungalow near the town center. Great for up to six people, it’s fully furnished and receives plenty of sun even during colder seasons. When it gets freezing, you can make the entire Airbnb rental toasty with its electric heaters and firewood provided.

Surrounding the property are several trails for long, relaxing bush walks in the countryside.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
19.7 km (12.3 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
141 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the open fire and there was an extra heater available if needed
cozy and large living room beautiful interior
comfortable beds and comfortable house
very clean and tidy
great clean place with plenty of room
a wonderful incredibly clean home to stay in with thoughtful touches
denise's place is spacious clean and comfortable
there are three spacious bedrooms which were very clean and well managed
host sent good instructions
host was great
friendly hosts and had everything that you need
i loved this house it's kind of like a classic kiwi batch but nicer
i loved this house it's kind of like a classic kiwi batch but nicer
peaceful location and spacious house
great stay in a super convenient location in geraldine- such a cute town
great location private and spacious
nice place location and value for larger groups
quiet location good off street parking good fire
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7. Private and self-contained motel unit with pool access (from USD 129)

This two-bedroom suite at Andorra Motel, owned by locals Brendan and Sally, is an ideal space for up to five people. There are four beds in the unit, including a queen-sized bed and a pull-out sofa in the lounge. There’s a fully equipped kitchen you can use to satisfy your cravings, but if you want to grill, feel free to use the shared facilities outside.

At Andorra Motel, you’ll also have access to an outdoor pool, a children’s play area, and even car wash facilities, among other things.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
21.72 km (13.5 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
46 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable with everything we needed
warm and comfortable with plenty of parking
swimming pool was welcome relief after a hot drive
great sparkling clean motel space
spacious apartment very clean and tidy
super clean with everything you could want
spacious and spotlessly clean
spacious and clean for 4 of us
friendly hosts who were responsive
the staff were all amazing and very helpful
awesome space very convenient and friendly staff
sally is a fantastic host highly recommended
brendan was super friendly and made us feel welcomed
great location and good facilities
quiet location nice setting spacious
great location well off highway very quiet
neat and tidy close to some nice walking areas and town
great place to stay we would definitely stay here in our future travels to geraldine thanks sally
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8. Oldfields (from USD 57)

Sample more of Geraldine’s local hospitality at Oldfields, a bed and breakfast near peaceful Talbot Forest Bush Reserve. It’s the best place to be if you want to start your day being greeted by fresh air and birdsongs.

Oldfields’ private rooms have en-suite baths and seating areas for maximum relaxation. Continental breakfast is available every day and can be enjoyed outside or in the dining hall. You also get to have access to a private patio, a serene spot to read and enjoy the beauty of the neighborhood.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
21.27 km (13.3 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
119 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely bathroom with a heated floor and electric blanket
private sanctuary filled with light and birdsong and a fabulous breakfast
breakfast was outstanding on all accounts
i loved the warm and comfortable bedroom lounge room and private bathroom
the space was amazing and the bed so comfortable
awesome clean and private place to stay
it was a very clean and lovely place
quiet safe clean comfortable and attractive place to stay
extremely clean very good bed and pillows
clean well appointed private space with private entry
lovely friendly knowledgeable couple of hosts
absolutely lovely place and very nice friendly hosts
fantastic hosts who helped make us feel relaxed and rested
wonderful and friendly hosts
the hosts are lovely accommodating people we really enjoyed our stay
lovely quiet place to stay close to everything in geraldine
 if your travels take you anywhere near geraldine reward yourself with a stay at "johns place"
the perfect place for my overnight stop on a long journey
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9. Pukeko Cottage

If you’re visiting with your family or friends, you won’t want to miss out on this property. Pukeko Cottage in central Geraldine sleeps up to 10 people with its 3 bedrooms. These spaces are furnished with a king bed, a queen bed, a bunk bed, and two single beds - lots of options for a big group here!

The outdoor area is fully fenced with outdoor dining, barbecue facilities, and a hot tub. Right across the road, kids can play at the playground, or you can all take a dip at the swimming pool.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
20.6 km (12.8 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
103 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and all necessary amenities were provided
there is a great living room space and kitchen for cooking
kay even turned on the heaters just before we arrived so the place was nice and cozy
the beds were really comfortable which was a plus enjoyed our stay and definitely come back
the shower in the ensuite room is fab
kay’s place was very clean and tidy
kay's house is warm clean and comfortable
comfortable cottage with good beds very clean and homely
clean and well equipped for all our needs
it is beautifully clean and has everything you need
kay was a wonderful host
kay is a lovely host - very considerate
the owner was very apologetic and refunded our first night which was appreciated
awesome place to stay hosts were quick to reply and very easy to deal with
good communication with host and spa was a hit with the kids keeping them entertained in the cooler evenings
great location walking distance to everything
great location with easy walk to town
close to town very comfortable
it’s located in a great location close to the middle of the picturesque town of geraldine
if you are heading to geraldine for a break this location is perfect
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10. The Vicarage

Stepping inside The Vicarage is like traveling back in time in a good way. That’s especially the case with this luxurious unit available for rent. Perfect for lone travelers or couples on holiday, this lovingly restored suite has an extra-plush king-sized bed in the center of the room and a full en-suite bathroom.

This Airbnb is just one of the limited accommodations available at The Vicarage. There are only six guest rooms in this beloved local institution, so if you’re looking for a uniquely Geraldine experience, consider spending a few nights here.

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Geraldine , South Canterbury, New Zealand
20.85 km (13.0 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
24 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was lovely with wonderful decor and super comfy bed
very comfortable warm and stylish
an absolute credit to the hosts
the locals are very friendly helpful & extremely talented
great location super clean super host reply all your questions
great location beautiful spot very comfortable and well appointed
very nicely finished place at a great location
what a beautiful place nothing even comes close in geraldine or surounding area
central in the middle of town with amazing amenities
loved the touches of history and walking distance to the main shops and restaurants
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Make Geraldine one of your stops on the South Island

From Geraldine, you can easily access the rest of the Southern Alps’ scenery, natural wonders, and attractions. Find more things to do and sights to see in this part of New Zealand when you check out our travel guides, and be sure to consider the list above for accommodation in the picturesque village.

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