Learn about Gisborne’s history by visiting Tairawhiti Museum and Te Poho-o-Rawiri. Visit wineries and sample different kinds of wine and gain information on how it is made and produced. Set sail on the aquamarine waters of the beaches in this city. Dive deep into the ocean and swim with the stingrays and other marine life. Whether you are a pro surfer or a beginner, you will enjoy riding the best breaks in all of New Zealand. Taste authentic local food and beverages as much as you can during your stay here. To kick-start planning for a trip to Gisborne read through this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Gisborne, New Zealand, and choose the one that fits your lifestyle the most.
Anticipate tan lines and fun times when you rent this bright cottage. If you are a beach person, this location is perfect for you because the beach is just a short walk away. There are plenty of seating areas on the porch. You can dine here, read a book, or sip coffee or tea in the morning while admiring the beautiful nature views. Huge windows illuminate the interior of the cottage. It has a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a lounge area. You can watch TV shows in the bedroom before you go to sleep. Bedroom and bathroom essentials are available. Other amenities include wifi, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and parking.
Hideaway Bach Wainui BeachSuperhost
Top guest reviewsi stayed in winter and the heater warms the place perfectlygreat place close to the beach wifi works well and the bed is comfysuper clean and wifi was really fastamazing cottage in the heart of wainui the garden was lush and bed was super comfortableit was so lovely to enjoy breakfast out in the sun in the peace and quietgreat clean and tidy place to staytastefully decorated and beautifully cleanwe liked how clean the little house wasclive's place is very quiet clean and nicely decoratedbeautifully appointed and spotlessly clean
Host:clive is an excellent hostgreat accommodation and even greater hostclive and his wife were very friendly and welcomingclive has been a wonderful host lots of kindness and local knowledge very helpful and availableyour host clive is a charming kiwi giving you local tips and will make your stay most enjoyableRead more reviewseasy walk to beacha great getaway locationcute little cottage in a great locationa trendy little place ideal for twothe location was perfect- just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful beach
Rent the top level of this luxurious home for a comfortable and memorable vacation with your family or friends. The three-bedroom space can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Wide windows allow natural light to brighten the interior. Everyone can sleep soundly in the spacious bedrooms that come with cozy bedding and soft pillows. You can gather in the lounge area and watch TV as you sit on the cushioned couches. The cute dining space overlooks the street view outside. The upstairs kitchen is fully equipped, so you will not have difficulties preparing meals. As a bonus, the rental has a private balcony that overlooks the turquoise waters of the river. Bathroom essentials, air conditioning, laundry facilities, free parking, and wifi are also available.
Character Home with River ViewsGisborne, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeds were super comfy and even had electric blanketssuch a beautiful historic home with large rooms and absolutely fabulous viewsprivate and well equippeddefinitely recommendcomfortable apartment great river views good locationwonderful apartment roomy and light comfortable bedsa home away from home with all the amenities needed to make your stay as comfortable as possibleclean stylish and comfortablethe house is very welcoming and comfortable and cleansuperb historic home spacious rooms and very comfortable bed
Host:penny also a lovely hostbeautiful accommodation with a very friendly host and hostesspenny is superb host and i highly recommend her place for your stay in gisbornelovely old home great location and lovely hostbeautiful character home excellent location & wonderful hostsRead more reviewsgreat location and very comfortablegreat location and spacious accommodationsexcellent location for walking to everythinglocation great only a few minutes walk to town and an easy walk to beachesan easy walk to town
Enjoy the relaxing view of the river from the comfort of your accommodation. Start your day right by stretching out on the patio after a satisfying cup of coffee. The apartment has a kitchen equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, fridge, stove, dishwasher, and other cooking and eating basics. The air-conditioned lounge is spacious. You can sit on the comfy couch and stare at the view outside, or watch shows on the flat-screen TV. The beds are already set with sheets and pillows. Bathroom essentials such as shampoo, hairdryer, soap, toilet paper, and towels are available. The apartment has wifi and laundry facilities. Guests can access the property’s pool, gym, and parking area.
Stunning 2 Bedroom apartment on the waters edgeGisborne, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbreakfast amenities were a bonus with milk bread cereals and plunger coffee availablean incredible apartment with gorgeous views highly recommendedheat pump/air con in every room was a bonussuch fabulous apartment with awesome viewsmodern spacious apartment with all the mod cons and the benefit of the hotel facilitiesvery clean with lots of nice touchesvery clean and warm in julylovely apartment clean and quietclean and with all the basics you needapartment is nicely presented & sparkling clean
Host:great spot and host excellentgood communications from ownerfantastic apartment and great hosthost was quick to respond and very helpful and accommodating for our familyhost communicates clearly and promptlyRead more reviewsgreat location next to rivergreat location so nice to be close to everyrhinfa great place location wisegreat cafe close byapartment location was great very central to town and restaurants
Relax and watch the waters lazily flow by the river and the beautiful surroundings as you eat a hearty breakfast. The main room of this cozy home has a lounge area with a couch and flat-screen TV, dining area, and kitchenette. You can easily prepare meals using the mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishes, and silverware. Sleep like a baby on the king-sized bed in the bedroom. The en-suite bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. Bathroom and bedroom essentials are available. The apartment has a private balcony. Guests have access to the pool and garden outside. Other amenities include wifi, laundry facilities, and free parking.
The RiverhouseGisborne, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewscozy apartment with outstanding views of the riverthe view is beautiful and i felt really comfortable and welcomefabulous view and very comfortable apartment for our short staya wonderful roomy modern apartment sitting at the top of the house with a great roofed balconyleanne’s apartment is beautiful so lovely to me able to look out at the river from the breakfast tablevery clean tidy and modernvery nice & clean placethe place was immaculately clean had a very comfortable bed very good shower pressurespacious clean modern close to town awaits you up the narrow staircase this apartment is a delightstylish clean lovely outlook to the river and park would stay there again
Host:fabulous space - comfy and cosy and leanne was a wonderful hostawesome location and an absolute sun trap well appointed and clean with lovely hostthe airbnb is upstairs from the owners residence and is super cosy with living area bedroom and bathroomleanne is very welcoming and friendlyRead more reviewsgreat location near the river and picturesque walk to townthe location is brilliant for exploring the city with easy flat walking to the city centre and marinavery central and perfect for making the most of your tripfantastic location with great outlook and so handy to townwhat a lovely spot by the river and close to town
Earthy tones dominate the interior of this cute studio. The tasteful decor give the studio a homey vibe. It has a lounge area with a comfy couch and coffee table. Adjacent to the lounge area is the kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator, stove, and microwave, making your stay convenient because you can prepare quick and easy meals in the kitchen. In the bedroom, there’s an en-suite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. Bedroom and bathroom essentials such as bedsheets, towels, soap, and toilet paper are available. Guests have a private entrance to the studio. Other amenities include free wireless internet access, TV, and free parking.
Small Stylish Studio, Wainui BeachGisborne, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnot a huge space but very comfortableamazing cozy tiny house with a beautiful scenic view around perfect gisborne stopthis small cottage is fitted out with quality fixtures and comfortable seating and bedamazing hosts helped me with panadol and a fan when i wasnt wellwe had a very comfortable stay at rhian's guest houseclean and very comfortablespotlessly clean and very comfortablesparkling clean and a very stylish wee spoteverything is new and spotlessly cleangreat stylish and clean place
Host:excellent place and great helpful hostfriendly helpful and generous hostswonderful friendly hosts who are there if you need themour hosts were welcoming and quick to attend to our needsgreat hosts easy check in - highly recommendRead more reviewsbeautiful location with just a short walk to the beacha really cute wee place near the beach and only a few mins from gisbourne centralreally great location just a small walk to wainui beachshort walk to a beautiful beachwonderful place beautifully appointed and great location to enjoy the best of the region
Rejuvenate through nature’s goodness as you stay in this studio cabin. The view of the coastal forest and sea will help you forget your worries and relax. Stroll through the garden filled with flowers and other plants. A private entrance leads to the studio. There are glass windows in the cabin, so you can appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. You can use the blinds when you want some privacy or when it gets too bright. It has a private deck that overlooks the beach. The interior has a comfy seating area, soft bed, and kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave. Your visitors will be the animals that live on the property. A separate bathroom, wifi, air conditioning, heating, and free parking are also available.
The Garden RoomGisborne, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsa fantastic room that reminded us of a fiji waterfront bure set in the bush with high ocean viewsa beautiful room with excellent views of the beach and sunrisegardens where fun to explore and room and view where amazingthe room is nestled in a world of natural wonderwatched the most beautiful sunrise from the comfort of our bed - just lovelythe place was clean and well appointedgreat accommodation super clean and comfortablebeautiful location and super clean with plenty of space to spread out and relaxamazing place clean and tidy perfect amount of space for a weekend awaythis place is so much more than just a wonderful clean and tidy room with all the amenities
Host:gillian was a wonderful hostgillian is a lovely hostgillian was an amazing host to uswelcoming host gillian and her family are so generous to share this wonderful spotwhat a fantastic host gillian isRead more reviewsserene location nestled in the forestamazing beautiful location affordable very privatethe accomodation is close enough to town and far enough away for work or a romantic getawayboth the cabin and house were in a stunning locationwhat a beautiful and unique place to stay
Guests have private access to this studio unit for convenience. They also have access to a beautiful garden with a barbecue facility. The garden has a hammock and seating area. The riverbank is just a short walk away. The unit also offers excellent views of the garden. Your comfort is the priority, so the studio is equipped with air conditioning, a desk you can use as a dining or work area, a queen-size bed, and a kitchenette. You can prepare easy meals in the kitchenette, which has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee or tea making facilities, and crockery. The en-suite bathroom is spick and span.
Pōhatu Studio, A retreat by the RiverGisborne, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewstheir place is beautifully presented with all the amenities needed (the shower was a 10/10 )very modern room and amenities located in a beautiful garden setting with a peaceful outlookbeautiful room comfy bed lots of space amazing shower definitely recommendwe had a wonderful stay (if only for a night) in this gorgeous roomthe shower is definitely the highlight we had it morning and night because it was that amazingvery clean and tidysuper clean comfy and stylishfantastic spot very clean and tidytheir place was sparkling cleanmodern stylish and spotlessly clean accommodation
Host:linda and james were extremely helpfulthe hosts were so friendly and welcomingjames and lynda are lovely hostshelpful hosts and a lovely roomjames and lynda were very inviting and wonderful hostsRead more reviewsideal location close to towngreat walks close bylovely location very close to city centrethe location is within easy walking distance to town & just a short drive to wainui beachstunning location beside the river quiet and private while still being close to town
You can stay connected with your loved ones back home as you stay in this studio unit because it has fast wireless connectivity. The studio has a kitchenette for your convenience. It is equipped with a mini-refrigerator, toaster, microwave, and electric heater. It has a dining area that you can use as a working area as well. Comfy rattan chairs, a queen-sized bed, a flat-screen TV, and storage areas are the unit’s facilities. Towels and other toiletries are available in the en-suite bathroom. The rental has a private entrance, and guests have access to the garden. Restaurants, pubs, and other places of interest are located nearby.
Private Self Contained Studio - Centrally Located.Gisborne, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat place to stay warm comfortable and excellent wifibreakfast and slice a lovely bonus as well as electric blanket thank youi slept really well in the comfortable bed and arrived to a warm cosy roomguesthouse was fantastic janine was super nice and the place was very comfortablevery clean and comfortablelovely clean and compact spacelovely place clean comfy and well equippedsuper clean and great locationvery comfie and clean and private with lovely home-baked goodies and other personal touches
Host:friendly hosts thank you very muchthe hosts were relaxed and friendly and onsite if requiredgreat place great hosts recommend to anyonea very pleasant stay - welcoming host everything we needed and plenty of info to make our stay easya nice space and gracious hostsRead more reviewsgreat location well priced a gemgreat location--easy walking distance to the wharf to gisborne central town and the beachesbeautiful place in a excellent locationperfect studio close to the beaches and the center of food/drinksif you get the opportunity book this location
The scenic views you will witness while staying in this unique cottage will be forever etched in your mind. Wake up to the stunning view of the mountains and ocean from the comfort of your bed. At night, watch the stars illuminate the sky as you grill some s'mores by the fire pit. The cottage features an open lounge area, so you can truly appreciate the surroundings. Even the bathroom is unique and equipped with bath essentials. It has a compost toilet, a shower, and a sink. A full kitchen is available for your convenience. Other amenities include wifi, a dedicated working space, complimentary breakfast, and free parking.
Hinterland RetreatGisborne, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe amenities were very well thought out and a very comfortable and peaceful stayjust like the photos amazing views private attention to detail marshmellows over the fire and comfortable linen beddingwith 5 star views and comfortable accommodation you won’t want to leaveerin and hamish's place is so unique comfortable private and the views are spectacularan absolutely amazing place to stay: beautiful view completely relaxing and very comfortablevery clean for a glamping experience good bbq and kitchen facilities
Host:lovely hosts making this possiblethe host was really thoughtful and sweetthe owners are available to answer any questions and make you feel very welcomethe hosts are so friendly and helpfulwonderful hosts and overall 5 starsRead more reviewsbeautiful location for a weekend retreatgorgeous location to watch the sunrisethis place is an absolute paradisewow just wow this place was amazing just wish we could have stayed longeri wish words could be used to fully describe just how incredible this place is
Satisfy your beach cravings by renting this cottage located just a few steps from the beach. Be amazed by the stunning views of the ocean from morning until evening. Dine al fresco and have a great afternoon relaxing or reading on the porch. The air-conditioned main room has a living area with comfy couches, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen. You can cook simple recipes here. Let the sound of the waves sing you to sleep each night as you lie on the cozy bed. Wake up earlier than usual so you can catch the beautiful sunrise. Bedroom and bathroom essentials are already provided. Other amenities include wifi, heating, laundry facilities, and free parking.
Beachfront Bach Wainui GisborneSuperhost
Top guest reviewsa charming comfortable beach house in a great location with gorgeous views of wainui and its incredible sunrisesthis spot is incredible the house is super cozy and the deck gives it a great in-door out-door flowvery comfortable place with everything we needed on handpersonally i have already flagged the apartment to revisit - and recommend a stay herethe property is clean tidy and comfortable with lots of extra'sit was clean and had all of the essentials needed for a good holiday at the beachour kids and dog loved the freedom of running down to the sand or through the spacious section
Host:the host was lovely proving great tips and responding quickly to any querieswonderful welcome given by the hosts to this quintessential kiwi bach one step away from gorgeous wainui beachthis is a very special site and wonderful hostsemma and angela were great hoststhe perfect beach bach with lovely welcoming hostsRead more reviewsfabulous location and cosy well cared for bach loved itthis character quintessentially kiwi bach is perched in the most beautiful location on wainui beachthe location is fantastic and there is a little local shop/cafe too which saves the drive into towna wonderful stay in a wonderful location everything was great including the special personal touchesan amazing kiwi batch in an extraordinary location
Soak up the sun and sand in Gisborne
One interesting fact about Gisborne is that it is the first and foremost place in the world to see the daylight. Another is that it has the best waves for surfers to ride on in the whole country. You will learn more about this coastal city as you traverse its soil and ride the waves. For a fulfilling vacation, book an Airbnb vacation rental from the above list.
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