Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Gisborne, New Zealand - Updated 2022


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.

1. Unique accommodation with scenic view (from USD 101)

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 Beach
141 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i stayed in winter and the heater warms the place perfectly
great place close to the beach wifi works well and the bed is comfy
super clean and wifi was really fast
amazing cottage in the heart of wainui the garden was lush and bed was super comfortable
it was so lovely to enjoy breakfast out in the sun in the peace and quiet
great clean and tidy place to stay
tastefully decorated and beautifully clean
we liked how clean the little house was
clive's place is very quiet clean and nicely decorated
beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean
clive is an excellent host
great accommodation and even greater host
clive and his wife were very friendly and welcoming
clive has been a wonderful host lots of kindness and local knowledge very helpful and available
your host clive is a charming kiwi giving you local tips and will make your stay most enjoyable
easy walk to beach
a great getaway location
cute little cottage in a great location
a trendy little place ideal for two
the location was perfect- just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful beach
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2. Fully equipped flat with a balcony (from USD 92)

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 Views
Gisborne, New Zealand
126 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfy and even had electric blankets
such a beautiful historic home with large rooms and absolutely fabulous viewsprivate and well equippeddefinitely recommend
comfortable apartment great river views good location
wonderful apartment roomy and light comfortable beds
a home away from home with all the amenities needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible
clean stylish and comfortable
the house is very welcoming and comfortable and clean
superb historic home spacious rooms and very comfortable bed
penny also a lovely host
beautiful accommodation with a very friendly host and hostess
penny is superb host and i highly recommend her place for your stay in gisborne
lovely old home great location and lovely host
beautiful character home excellent location & wonderful hosts
great location and very comfortable
great location and spacious accommodations
excellent location for walking to everything
location great only a few minutes walk to town and an easy walk to beaches
an easy walk to town
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3. Restful apartment with lovely river views (from USD 91)

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 edge
Gisborne, New Zealand
437 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast amenities were a bonus with milk bread cereals and plunger coffee available
an incredible apartment with gorgeous views highly recommended
heat pump/air con in every room was a bonus
such fabulous apartment with awesome views
modern spacious apartment with all the mod cons and the benefit of the hotel facilities
very clean with lots of nice touches
very clean and warm in july
lovely apartment clean and quiet
clean and with all the basics you need
apartment is nicely presented & sparkling clean
great spot and host excellent
good communications from owner
fantastic apartment and great host
host was quick to respond and very helpful and accommodating for our family
host communicates clearly and promptly
great location next to river
great location so nice to be close to everyrhinf
a great place location wise
great cafe close by
apartment location was great very central to town and restaurants
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4. The Riverhouse (from USD 92)

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 Riverhouse
Gisborne, New Zealand
84 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy apartment with outstanding views of the river
the view is beautiful and i felt really comfortable and welcome
fabulous view and very comfortable apartment for our short stay
a wonderful roomy modern apartment sitting at the top of the house with a great roofed balcony
leanne’s apartment is beautiful so lovely to me able to look out at the river from the breakfast table
very clean tidy and modern
very nice & clean place
the place was immaculately clean had a very comfortable bed very good shower pressure
spacious clean modern close to town awaits you up the narrow staircase this apartment is a delight
stylish clean lovely outlook to the river and park would stay there again
fabulous space - comfy and cosy and leanne was a wonderful host
awesome location and an absolute sun trap well appointed and clean with lovely host
the airbnb is upstairs from the owners residence and is super cosy with living area bedroom and bathroom
leanne is very welcoming and friendly
great location near the river and picturesque walk to town
the location is brilliant for exploring the city with easy flat walking to the city centre and marina
very central and perfect for making the most of your trip
fantastic location with great outlook and so handy to town
what a lovely spot by the river and close to town
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5. Dainty studio for couples (from USD 66)

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 Beach
Gisborne, New Zealand
172 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
not a huge space but very comfortable
amazing cozy tiny house with a beautiful scenic view around perfect gisborne stop
this small cottage is fitted out with quality fixtures and comfortable seating and bed
amazing hosts helped me with panadol and a fan when i wasnt well
we had a very comfortable stay at rhian's guest house
clean and very comfortable
spotlessly clean and very comfortable
sparkling clean and a very stylish wee spot
everything is new and spotlessly clean
great stylish and clean place
excellent place and great helpful host
friendly helpful and generous hosts
wonderful friendly hosts who are there if you need them
our hosts were welcoming and quick to attend to our needs
great hosts easy check in - highly recommend
beautiful location with just a short walk to the beach
a really cute wee place near the beach and only a few mins from gisbourne central
really great location just a small walk to wainui beach
short walk to a beautiful beach
wonderful place beautifully appointed and great location to enjoy the best of the region
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6. Garden Room (from USD 111)

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 Room
Gisborne, New Zealand
391 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire place 1 Bed 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fantastic room that reminded us of a fiji waterfront bure set in the bush with high ocean views
a beautiful room with excellent views of the beach and sunrise
gardens where fun to explore and room and view where amazing
the room is nestled in a world of natural wonder
watched the most beautiful sunrise from the comfort of our bed - just lovely
the place was clean and well appointed
great accommodation super clean and comfortable
beautiful location and super clean with plenty of space to spread out and relax
amazing place clean and tidy perfect amount of space for a weekend away
this place is so much more than just a wonderful clean and tidy room with all the amenities
gillian was a wonderful host
gillian is a lovely host
gillian was an amazing host to us
welcoming host gillian and her family are so generous to share this wonderful spot
what a fantastic host gillian is
serene location nestled in the forest
amazing beautiful location affordable very private
the accomodation is close enough to town and far enough away for work or a romantic getaway
both the cabin and house were in a stunning location
what a beautiful and unique place to stay
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7. Pōhatu Studio (from USD 74)

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 River
Gisborne, New Zealand
262 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
their 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 outlook
beautiful room comfy bed lots of space amazing shower definitely recommend
we had a wonderful stay (if only for a night) in this gorgeous room
the shower is definitely the highlight we had it morning and night because it was that amazing
very clean and tidy
super clean comfy and stylish
fantastic spot very clean and tidy
their place was sparkling clean
modern stylish and spotlessly clean accommodation
linda and james were extremely helpful
the hosts were so friendly and welcoming
james and lynda are lovely hosts
helpful hosts and a lovely room
james and lynda were very inviting and wonderful hosts
ideal location close to town
great walks close by
lovely location very close to city centre
the location is within easy walking distance to town & just a short drive to wainui beach
stunning location beside the river quiet and private while still being close to town
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8. Cozy studio unit in the heart of Gisborne (from USD 54)

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 Zealand
561 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to stay warm comfortable and excellent wifi
breakfast and slice a lovely bonus as well as electric blanket thank you
i slept really well in the comfortable bed and arrived to a warm cosy room
guesthouse was fantastic janine was super nice and the place was very comfortable
very clean and comfortable
lovely clean and compact space
lovely place clean comfy and well equipped
super clean and great location
very comfie and clean and private with lovely home-baked goodies and other personal touches
friendly hosts thank you very much
the hosts were relaxed and friendly and onsite if required
great place great hosts recommend to anyone
a very pleasant stay - welcoming host everything we needed and plenty of info to make our stay easy
a nice space and gracious hosts
great location well priced a gem
great location--easy walking distance to the wharf to gisborne central town and the beaches
beautiful place in a excellent location
perfect studio close to the beaches and the center of food/drinks
if you get the opportunity book this location
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9. Hinterland Retreat (from USD 155)

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 Retreat
Gisborne, New Zealand
255 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were very well thought out and a very comfortable and peaceful stay
just like the photos amazing views private attention to detail marshmellows over the fire and comfortable linen bedding
with 5 star views and comfortable accommodation you won’t want to leave
erin and hamish's place is so unique comfortable private and the views are spectacular
an absolutely amazing place to stay: beautiful view completely relaxing and very comfortable
very clean for a glamping experience good bbq and kitchen facilities
lovely hosts making this possible
the host was really thoughtful and sweet
the owners are available to answer any questions and make you feel very welcome
the hosts are so friendly and helpful
wonderful hosts and overall 5 stars
beautiful location for a weekend retreat
gorgeous location to watch the sunrise
this place is an absolute paradise
wow just wow this place was amazing just wish we could have stayed longer
i wish words could be used to fully describe just how incredible this place is
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10. Beachfront cottage for four (from USD 92)

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 Gisborne
92 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a charming comfortable beach house in a great location with gorgeous views of wainui and its incredible sunrises
this spot is incredible the house is super cozy and the deck gives it a great in-door out-door flow
very comfortable place with everything we needed on hand
personally i have already flagged the apartment to revisit - and recommend a stay here
the property is clean tidy and comfortable with lots of extra's
it was clean and had all of the essentials needed for a good holiday at the beach
our kids and dog loved the freedom of running down to the sand or through the spacious section
the host was lovely proving great tips and responding quickly to any queries
wonderful welcome given by the hosts to this quintessential kiwi bach one step away from gorgeous wainui beach
this is a very special site and wonderful hosts
emma and angela were great hosts
the perfect beach bach with lovely welcoming hosts
fabulous location and cosy well cared for bach loved it
this character quintessentially kiwi bach is perched in the most beautiful location on wainui beach
the location is fantastic and there is a little local shop/cafe too which saves the drive into town
a wonderful stay in a wonderful location everything was great including the special personal touches
an amazing kiwi batch in an extraordinary location
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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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