Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Hot Water Beach, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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There is a place on earth where nature is everywhere, enough to satisfy the longing heart. Such a delightful place is found in New Zealand on The Coromandel. There, you will be treated to hot water bubbling from the earth at low tide in Hot Water Beach. This has visitors flocking to the place to enjoy the natural hot tubs in the sand. The beach, which looks pretty normal at high tide, transforms into a steamy paradise for two hours during low tides. You need to be close by to grab yourself a piece of this delight. For that, you will need an Airbnb that will bring you close to the beach and provide you the right amenities. Scroll down for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Hot Water Beach, New Zealand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Unique handcrafted villa (from USD 181)

Tucked close to the beach is a haven of beauty unlike any other. This villa hewn from New Zealand’s finest timbers and brought together in an open-plan design. The villa features a ground floor with a queen-size bed designed for two and a cozy loft with two single beds. The exquisite woodwork of its interiors is pleasing to the eye. The finely varnished timbers give an earthy, brown tone throughout the whole house. A fully fitted kitchen and a grill in tow ensure that you can take care of your culinary needs without going anywhere else. To top it all off, your super host ensures all your arising needs are catered for.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.04 km (20.6 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Holiday park 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is a bit patchy so a good place to disconnect
the hut was sparking clean and perfect for our stay with a little bbq
good location clean modern lodges we will be back for sure
great location and value for money
the place is great very close to hot water beach
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2. Rustic sun-kissed cottage (from USD 89)

If you’re planning a trip to Hot Water Beach, this property should be on your priority list. You will find this sweet haven just 30 minutes south of Whitianga, which is on Coromandel Peninsula’s eastern seaboard. With a welcoming and rustic finish, clean and spacious rooms fitted with up-to-date equipment, and fast internet available in the entire listing, you will feel at home right here. It has plenty of amenities and a super friendly host. There is nothing more you could ever want while on a trip or a vacation with your family or friends. The rooms are naturally lit by the sun, giving them an awesome ambiance.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.06 km (20.6 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
247 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a lovely cottage well stocked kitchen and other amenities
we enjoyed the camaraderie of the hot pools on the beach
comfortable couches and beds and plenty of space all around
we also enjoyed the layout of the kitchen and outdoor patio
super comfortable and warm place to stay
very clean and tidy
the place was sparkling clean and cozy
spotlessly clean and immaculate linen and towels that felt new to the use
very clean and had everything we needed
comfy beds and spacious clean interior
amazing host who was very accommodating
hazel had a wonderful home and was an excellent host
hazel was a fantastic host
a lovely well equipped home and a communicative host who is available at all times
hazel is responsive and attentive to any requests or queries you may have
fantastic location near beach but private
wonderful location and very comfortable accommodation
great location with a 2 minute walk to hot water beach
great location for the beach literally on your doorstep
great location had everything we needed
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3. Cottage for two with resplendent ocean view

This cottage is in a great spot for exploring the stunning Coromandel Peninsula with attractions such as Hahei Beach, Cathedral Cove, and Whitianga all close by. Auckland is just two and a half hours away, while Tauranga, Hamilton, and Rotorua are also nearby. This warm and friendly cottage welcomes guests with a fantastic view of the ocean. Your comfort is ensured through top-notch amenities such as a king-size bed, a grill, and a backyard. This thoughtfully designed cottage lets in natural light through its glass windows and has a nice deck with a perfect view of the horizon.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.18 km (20.7 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
235 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the full kitchen grill and washer & dryer are super convenient
this beach cottage was stylish and comfortable with a nice deck and view of the ocean
a very comfortable house with all amenities provided
the cottage is warm and cozy with top notch amenities
the house is very comfortable and the main bedroom shares the amazing views of the living area
spotlessly clean and very stylish
great spot on the beach clean tidy property and good communication
great decor and very clean
it is well equipped impeccably clean and comfortable
it was incredibly clean comfortable and well appointed
they were super responsive to problems and questions
best location you could wish for
great location hard to get any closer to the beach
amazing location very well designed and maintained
what a fantastic place the location is absolutely perfect
fantastic modern house with an amazing location
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4. Cottage for four with two bedrooms (from USD 138)

This wooden cottage offers you a beautiful view of the beach amidst rich flora. Stay in a well-furnished house with one king-size bed and two single beds that can take in four people. The house has a fully functional kitchen and a patio with a shade that allows you to enjoy the outdoors in whatever weather. The house also comes with its own spades so you can get serious when you go to the beach. The host also keeps a neat stack of games, DVDs, boogie boards, and toys to get you grooving in the right direction of fun.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.25 km (20.7 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
224 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the chocolates were a nice touch and we really appreciated the full kitchen and laundry facilities
comfortable house with lovely covered outside space
we loved taking our dinner down to the picnic tables to dine with a view
warm and comfortable for our winter visit
fully equipped kitchen nice bathroom and lovely outside space
everything was clean and comfortable
clean and tidy bathroom bedrooms and living area
a lovely well equipped clean and comfortable house
great beds so comfortable very clean and great kitchen
clean very well equiped home
kerry was always quick to reply to messages and a helpful host
such great hosts very friendly and very responsive to our questions during our stay
awesome place awesome owners really great time and worth every penny
the hosts are fantastic and the house was the cleanest airbnb we have stayed at
excellent stay directly across from hot water beach host was always responsive and we’d definitely stay here again
great place in a perfect location
fantastic place situated seconds from the beach and minutes from cathedral cove
wonderful location in such a beautiful beach
a great location just a few minutes walk from hot water beach
lovely bach in an excellent location
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5. Beach house for four with stunning ocean views

Sitting just two minutes away from Hot Water Beach, this house gives you easy access to and from the ocean. It lets you enjoy the quietness of nature by keeping you completely separated from the world. The host ensures you stay tucked away as there is no WiFi. The house includes a queen-size bed and two twin beds, which means it can host four people comfortably. It also boasts a newly renovated bathroom to ease the strain off your body at the end of the day. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a grill if you care for a barbeque. The house also has the option of hosting two more guests downstairs, which you can access with prior arrangement with the host.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.34 km (20.8 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast on the deck and the fire was a lovely winter treat for a cold winter night
fantastic view and wonderful house so much room and everything you need
bedrooms really warm and although listing does state no ac some fans would have been a welcome addition
the house was clean and tidy
the bach itself was clean and well appointed
kirsty's place is spacious clean and tidy
great views and location clean and tidy property
we were very impressed with everything and the hosts were amazing in dealing with any requests we had
great hostess who was very responsive and accommodated some last minute requests
kirsty was super responsive and provided really helpful local tips which were greatly appreciated
kirsty is a fab responsive host and her place is about a 5-min walk from hot water beach
host provides what you need for fun unique experience
the location was just perfect
fabulous location everything you need for a memorable holiday
the location is a great spot to explore the area from
the location is amazing (right next to the beach)
the location is absolutely perfect just steps to the beach
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6. One-bedroom apartment surrounded by abundant flora (from USD 88)

This one-bedroom apartment is located a few steps away from Hot Water Beach and surrounded by foliage to give you that perfect jungle appeal. It can perfectly accommodate two people with its queen-size bed and other amenities that were made with couples in mind. Right beside the apartment, you will find a restaurant that serves up delicious meals, guaranteeing that you will always be well fed. You have other cafes and the art gallery close by as well, while Cathedral Cove and Hahei are a short drive away.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
32.97 km (20.5 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
235 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful space bed is super comfortable and the deck is fabulous to lay out and eat breakfast
kristy’s place far exceeded our expectations it’s beautiful modern and well equipped with bbq and kitchen
excellent location and very comfortable environment for a couple to acquire unforgettable memories on the hoter water beach
the place itself is incredibly stylish and comfortable with everything you might need to enjoy the area
clean comfy beds and beautiful shower
nice and clean private and exactly what we were looking for
kirsty’s place is stylish comfortable and very clean
kirsty's place was amazing super clean and great location
great little beach house modern and clean
kirsty was an amazing host
kirsty was a helpful host and quick to respond
great hosts and a beautiful place to visit highly recommend if you are visiting hot water beach
the location is fantastic
great location and modern accommodation
all good location is perfect
super location and great space
a lovely bure tucked in very close to the beach
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7. One-bedroom bungalow with a spacious deck (from USD 91)

This property is a few minutes away from Hot Water Beach and has enough space to accommodate two guests. Surrounded by green foliage, this bungalow ensures that you will have a peaceful getaway. It does not have any WiFi, but the host has a spade in its place so you can get busy at the beach making your private natural hot tub. A restaurant is situated close by for your culinary needs just in case you don’t feel like getting the stove going.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
32.98 km (20.5 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
245 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything about our stay was easy and comfortable making for a memorable holiday
comfortable clean bure with plenty of space
we loved the modern design and how clean it was
this place is awesome stylish comfortable clean private and quiet
modern and clean everything you need so beautiful i could live here
it even has an outdoor shower to clean yourself up after a day at the beach
kirsty is a friendly responsive host
amazing place amazing host and super communicative
we even enjoy the hot water on mid-night :) host offers a shovel and light
great location super close to beach
superb location and stylish place
great location and cool bure
good location and very modern
fantastic property in an amazing location - just a minute long walk to the beach
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8. Oasis for five close to the beach (from USD 127)

This cottage is a fantastic fit for five in Hot Water Beach. It’s cozy, spacious, and appealing. Plus, it’s just two blocks from the beach and surrounded by nature. This location gives you access to family-friendly events while keeping you tucked away in a peaceful enclave. You will have access to a private fenced garden and a big back deck where the kids can play. You can enjoy a barbeque with your pals while watching the horizon. This cottage is good for two couples, families, or even solo wanderers.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.02 km (20.6 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having a heater and washer too
really comfortable cottage and amazing grounds
comfortable stay with the expected facilities of a bach
i like the wood floor of the living room
the cottage was cute bright and cozy
the house was very clean and as described
it's a very clean and warm old house
the place was clean and very tidy
house is very clean too
this bach was very clean with a well stocked kitchen
kirsty was very responsive to requests
kirsty was a lovely host and went above and beyond to help us out
kirsty is a great host quick and pleasant to deal with
very responsive and helpfuk hosts
kirsty was great and very helpful
cute cottage with an excellent location
such a good location only a short walk to the beach
fabulous location a short walk to hot water beach
a bit of a bummer but a lovely bach in a great location nonetheless
such a cute place with great things to do near by
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9. Two-bedroom apartment with refreshing ocean breeze (from USD 153)

This apartment offers you a natural getaway surrounded by foliage resplendent with native birds. The patio outside the house allows you to enjoy the breeze all day long and marvel at the stars at night. The house is a few minutes from Hot Water Beach. You will be fully sorted by your host who has spades and buckets ready for you. One of the perks of this location is a host who loves to give a tour of the beach and even takes you to feed the eels, among other activities. The property can accommodate up to 10 guests in its 6 beds.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.1 km (20.6 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
439 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast foods provided allowed us extra relaxation time in the morning
we were lucky enough to have both apartments which were both huge and lovely and clean
beds were comfortable and space is roomy for adults traveling the islands
having two clean comfortable apartments that are joined allowed for privacy and yet practical functionality
the space was comfortable and well thought out
very clean and comfortable apartments
her place is clean and comfortable
rooms was neat and clean
the apartment is very clean and well looked after
very clean and tidy house having everything you need for holiday
sandy is a thoughtful host
our host was wonderful and kind
the host was very welcoming and funny
she is quick to response and very helpful
host is very friendly couple
excellent location nice hose and good atmosphere
great location easy 5 minute walk down to hot water beach
a truly exciting location for children
good location (3 mins walk to hot water beach)
lovely place close to the beach
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10. Three-story bungalow with rich flora

This bungalow is a modest home located in the heart of Waikato. Cooks Beach, Purangi Estuary, Shakespeare’s Cliff, Front Beach, and Ferry Landing are all conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from this home. Beyond this, you have Sailor’s Grave, Tairua, and Pauanui situated to the south of the property. Other attractions worth your attention are Coroglen, Whitianga, and Simpson’s Beach among many others. This clean three-story house is ideal for a large group or family. It is airy and spacious since it comes with many windows and even a deck. The large lawn is a great spot for children to have the time of their lives while playing in this safe environment. Meanwhile, you can relax in the outdoor seating area while enjoying nature and catching a glimpse of the beautiful sunset.

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Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
33.15 km (20.6 mi) from Driving Creek Railway
41 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the library room
two rooms have ensuites which was great and the main common bathroom has the best shower
house was very clean the beds and linen were very clean and comfortable
incredible spot beautiful and clean
super location clean large family home with lovely common areas and lots of place
and hazel is a fabulous host
hazel is a great host responsive and the house and grounds are a unique experience
wonderful location and spacious house
incredible location and the house is so unique and beautiful
was a great location and we had a wonderful time
perfect location amazing fireplace cozy lounge big kitchen
fantastic location so handy to the beach cafe etc
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Choose the perfect homes in Hot Water Beach

The beach can be a rather addictive place to go to. That’s why you need a safe haven where you can rest after a long day spent under the sun. Not to mention, your vacation home should be close to the waters. Choose some of the best accommodation where you can stay to have the time of your life while in Hot Water Beach, New Zealand.

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