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.
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.
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsa lovely place located centrally in geraldinenice house on main strip easy 5 min walk to anywhere in townalso a short 5 minute walk to the nearby forest reaerve with great short easy walking tracks
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.
Top guest reviewswatching sky tv was a treat for ushighly recommend getting breakfast and coffee at the running duck - which is easily walkable from her placethe place was perfect most comfortable bed i’ve ever stayed in and the breakfast she provides is amazingsparkling clean the bed was comfortable with lovely linenthe room was surprisingly clean and she prepared everythingher house is such a warm clean and amazingbeautiful garden and clean rooms highly recommendthe house is spotlessly clean and the rooms are lovely
Host:jenny is a perfect hostjenny was an excellent hostthe host was so kindjenny is a very great hostjenny was very kind and helpful hostRead more reviewsgreat place to stay lovely host great location highly recommendedi would definitely recommend her house if you are looking for a place to stay in this area
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.
Top guest reviewsgreat wee place comfortable quiet and a lovely settinggreat space nice & clean great amenities comfortable bedloved that it had a bath and a comfy bedwarm on a frosty night good facilities and very spacious for the two of usvery warm great bathroom and bedvery warm and cleana lovely warm clean quiet pleasant place to stayclean and tidy with a small kitchen and a large bathroomeasy checkin clean and everything needed for an overnight staywelcoming clean and most definitely snug great place to stop on a road trip
Host:gerry is a lovely hosthosts kindly accommodated us with early check ingerry and ellie are great hosts and lovely peoplegerry was extremely helpful from the startgerry and ellie are great hostsRead more reviewsalso close to geraldine's great golf coursegorgeous spot very well set up gorgeous garden peaceful location very comfortable bedlovely spacious snug great place 2 look at the stars and close to town highly recommenda gem in geraldine making a perfect place to stay for a few dayspretty spacious not far from town in a quiet area with good surroundings
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.
Top guest reviewsoh and the unit is super warm heater and electric blankets definitely recommend this placepeter offered us his car as he knew that riding our bikes out there wouldn’t be so comfortablewas a very cold night but the room was super warm and bed was comfyflawless wifi plenty of heating options & provided fresh milk and bread which was a nice toucha quiet and comfortable place to stay with friendly hosts and good amenitiesthe room was clean tidy and comfortablenice and clean and everything you needthe place was very clean and we had everything we neededpeter and janine’s place was spotless and adorableexceptionally clean and cosy space can't fault it one bit
Host:excellent hosts friendly and knowledgeablespecial extra was peter the host covering our two motorbikes with his tarpaulinpeter is a great host and was very accommodating especially with my short noticepeter and janine are both friendly welcoming people who made sure we had everything we neededgreat place to stay really lovely hostsRead more reviewsgreat place centrally located to downtown geraldinenice quiet spot in a great locationexcellent location and great hoststhoroughly enjoyed our stay in your quiet and restful locationlovely place for a pit stop on a wider trip
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.
Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
20.73 km (12.9 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical Society
Top guest reviewsreally impressed with the house spacious light and airy comfy couch and beds and oh so cleanexcellent heating and cooling a super comfortable place to staynice comfy beds and linen heaters in all bedrooms so cozy and warm even with wood floorsvery clean and nice propertyvery clean and well set upspotless comfortable and roomynicely decorated and very clean with a good supply of towels as wella warm clean and beautifully presented house
Host:jess is an amazing host who communicates quickly and clearlygreat place to stay host even went over and above to providefantastic spot and great hosts to deal with when we had made a booking errorgreat host communication and the location is perfect to explore geraldine townshipRead more reviewssuper close to towngreat location close to everything you needthe location is perfect the best location in geraldinegreat location and a beautiful placeshort walking distance from the main shops and attractions
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.
Top guest reviewsloved the open fire and there was an extra heater available if neededcozy and large living room beautiful interiorcomfortable beds and comfortable housevery clean and tidygreat clean place with plenty of rooma wonderful incredibly clean home to stay in with thoughtful touchesdenise's place is spacious clean and comfortablethere are three spacious bedrooms which were very clean and well managed
Host:host sent good instructionshost was greatfriendly hosts and had everything that you needi loved this house it's kind of like a classic kiwi batch but niceri loved this house it's kind of like a classic kiwi batch but nicerRead more reviewspeaceful location and spacious housegreat stay in a super convenient location in geraldine- such a cute towngreat location private and spaciousnice place location and value for larger groupsquiet location good off street parking good fire
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.
Top guest reviewscomfortable with everything we neededwarm and comfortable with plenty of parkingswimming pool was welcome relief after a hot drivegreat sparkling clean motel spacespacious apartment very clean and tidysuper clean with everything you could wantspacious and spotlessly cleanspacious and clean for 4 of us
Host:friendly hosts who were responsivethe staff were all amazing and very helpfulawesome space very convenient and friendly staffsally is a fantastic host highly recommendedbrendan was super friendly and made us feel welcomedRead more reviewsgreat location and good facilitiesquiet location nice setting spaciousgreat location well off highway very quietneat and tidy close to some nice walking areas and towngreat place to stay we would definitely stay here in our future travels to geraldine thanks sally
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.
Top guest reviewslovely bathroom with a heated floor and electric blanketprivate sanctuary filled with light and birdsong and a fabulous breakfastbreakfast was outstanding on all accountsi loved the warm and comfortable bedroom lounge room and private bathroomthe space was amazing and the bed so comfortableawesome clean and private place to stayit was a very clean and lovely placequiet safe clean comfortable and attractive place to stayextremely clean very good bed and pillowsclean well appointed private space with private entry
Host:lovely friendly knowledgeable couple of hostsabsolutely lovely place and very nice friendly hostsfantastic hosts who helped make us feel relaxed and restedwonderful and friendly hoststhe hosts are lovely accommodating people we really enjoyed our stayRead more reviewslovely 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
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.
Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
20.6 km (12.8 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical SocietySuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe beds were comfortable and all necessary amenities were providedthere is a great living room space and kitchen for cookingkay even turned on the heaters just before we arrived so the place was nice and cozythe beds were really comfortable which was a plus enjoyed our stay and definitely come backthe shower in the ensuite room is fabkay’s place was very clean and tidykay's house is warm clean and comfortablecomfortable cottage with good beds very clean and homelyclean and well equipped for all our needsit is beautifully clean and has everything you need
Host:kay was a wonderful hostkay is a lovely host - very consideratethe owner was very apologetic and refunded our first night which was appreciatedawesome place to stay hosts were quick to reply and very easy to deal withgood communication with host and spa was a hit with the kids keeping them entertained in the cooler eveningsRead more reviewsgreat location walking distance to everythinggreat location with easy walk to townclose to town very comfortableit’s located in a great location close to the middle of the picturesque town of geraldineif you are heading to geraldine for a break this location is perfect
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.
Geraldine , South Canterbury, New Zealand
20.85 km (13.0 mi) from Pleasant Point Railway And Historical SocietySuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room was lovely with wonderful decor and super comfy bedvery comfortable warm and stylish
Host:an absolute credit to the hoststhe locals are very friendly helpful & extremely talentedgreat location super clean super host reply all your questionsRead more reviewsgreat location beautiful spot very comfortable and well appointedvery nicely finished place at a great locationwhat a beautiful place nothing even comes close in geraldine or surounding areacentral in the middle of town with amazing amenitiesloved the touches of history and walking distance to the main shops and restaurants
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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