10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Mount Maunganui, New Zealand - Updated 2024

Sarah Eunice
Sarah Eunice 
Contributing Writer
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Mount Maunganui is an idyllic suburb situated at North Island’s Bay of Plenty. Here, there are many things that travelers can see or do, making it a worthy getaway destination. Hiking enthusiasts can hike up the lava dome known as “The Mount” to catch a breathtaking view of the surroundings. Foodies can go on a food crawl at some of the town’s best spots, such as Copenhagen Cone or Astrolabe Brewbar. If you visit during winter, you can relax at The Mount’s hot pools. Whatever you like to do, this destination will have something for you. If the aforementioned activities have made you add Mount Maunganui to your bucket list, you’ll want to stay at a lodging that isn’t just comfortable but convenient as well. So, scroll down for the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui, 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 June 01, 2024.

1. The Sand

Whether you’re traveling with your best mates or your family, The Sand @ Mt. Maunganui is more than a worthy accommodation for your getaway. Capable of hosting up to six guests, this sleek and modern townhouse boasts high-quality queen beds, 42-inch TVs with Netflix, free Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen in case you’d like to whip up your own meals.

If you and your companions would like to have some fun together, you can take advantage of the Nintendo Wii available on the property. There’s also a balcony where guests can enjoy a view of the Mount while having their morning cup of coffee. Alternatively, if you’d like to explore the town, you’ll be happy to learn that this charming rental is only a 3-minute walk from the Downtown area of Mount Maunganui.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
4.81 km (3.0 mi) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
58 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
clean and comfortable place to stay
clean warm house really well stocked kitchen
well maintained and clean
and had a vacuum cleaner so we could keep the carpets clean daily
Host:
kelvin was a great host
kelvin was a great host
kelvin was a fantastic host
kelvin was a great host & good communication
host are great to deal with and responds quickly
Location:
perfect central location so we could walk everywhere
really nice apartment great location
great location we loved it
unit was immaculate and location was great
location is so good too walking distance to tons of great cafes & restaurants & things to do
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2. Hidden Gem (from USD 156)

This charming rental can sleep five guests across its three bedrooms. Here, you’ll find rooms with cozy beds and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, TVs, and air conditioning. Guests are free to use the fully equipped kitchen to make their own meals. Additionally, the property has an outdoor shower with hot water, so you can rinse off after a fun day at the beach, which is just a 5-minute walk from the property.

The rental is within walking distance of various shops and cafes in Mount Maunganui, allowing guests to explore more of the town during their stay.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
4.75 km (3.0 mi) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
every room has a heater which was great in the rainy weather
excellent air bnb really enjoyed our stay very cozy place made us feel at home
Cleanliness:
very clean and modern
modern clean and cosy
overall the house is clean and tidy
well equiped clean and comfortable
great dog friendly accommodation clean and made both us humans and doggo feel very welcome
Host:
karen is a great host welcoming us on arrival and easy to contact
the host karen is absolutely friendly and feel free to let her know your needs
karen the host was super friendly and very welcoming
karen was very helpful and friendly
communication from host was great and everything was taken care of
Location:
the best location central to everything you need at the mount
excellent location less than 5 mins walk to the beach
fantastic property in a great location
superb location exceptional communication and a perfectly appointed bach
enjoyable environment so close to the beach
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3. The Surf Studio (from USD 80)

This studio rental, known as “The Surf Studio”, is the perfect lodging for solo travelers or couples. It has a high-quality bed in the loft area, while the kitchen is fully equipped for your basic cooking needs. Free Wi-Fi and a 30-inch HDTV with Netflix are also available at this property for your remote work and entertainment needs, respectively.

In addition, guests can enjoy some fresh air or dine outdoors during their stay in the property’s fully fenced backyard. Heating and air conditioning are also available, allowing guests to remain comfortable no matter what time of the year they stay at the property.

Stayed at this property?
Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
3.92 km (2.5 mi) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
157 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner was a welcome relief in the hot weather
lots of space and very comfortable
fantastic accomodation for a relaxing weekend away with great wifi if you need to work too
bed is soft so if you’re like me and love a firm bed just keep that in mind
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy and homely
super clean cosy just perfect for what we needed
very cosy and clean and was easily accessible
we loved our stay the super comfy bed and the nice and clean amenities
Host:
hosts are awesome - great for a weekend getaway
ryan was an amazing host who was easy to communicate with if i needed anything
ryan is an awesome host and great to deal with
ryan was an amazing host and the place was nice and cozy
ryan was super friendly and communicative
Location:
the location was a good 30 minute walk from the mount
awesome place close to beach
amazing location just 8 minutes walking to the beach and 20 min to the city center
convenient location in the mount great value for money
great place to stay close to beach
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4. Charming home with a garden (from USD 122)

Make the most of your getaway at this charming rental. With a cozy interior, high-quality beds, modern amenities, and a full kitchen, you’re sure to have a wonderful retreat in Mount Maunganui. High-speed Wi-Fi is also available in case you need to get some work done during your stay here.

Additionally, the property has a spacious garden and private backyard, allowing children to run around and play to their heart’s content. This rental is a mere 15-minute walk from the beach, cafe, and local fish and chips shop.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
809 meters (0.6 ft) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
113 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
provide good quality amenities and comfy bed
would definitely recommend the house particularly for summer (the air conditioner was great in the heat )
Cleanliness:
spacious clean and great value
stay was amazing place was clean and well set up
lovely warm home clean and tidy
excellent looking forward to book again clean and tidy
this is an awesome clean and spacious house
Host:
the host was responsive and gave good recommendations
lovely house helpful host and great weather
great place and host highly recommend
very accommodating owners would recommend to all
morgan was a great host check in was easy nice tidy home that had everything we needed
Location:
the location is also great as close to lots of things to do and conveniencies
beautiful home in a great location
it's located in a nice quiet area and only a couple minutes drive to bayfair mall and shops
very nice family sized home in great location
very spacious and close to the mall with heaps of great restaurants
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5. Fully equipped home with amazing ocean views (from USD 396)

Looking for accommodations that can easily host up to six people? If so, look no further than this oceanfront property! Not only will you have direct access to the beach during your stay, but this bright and spacious home also has an open plan with a sleek kitchen, cozy bedrooms, and vibrant furnishings. It also has two outdoor areas where you can enjoy a barbecue by the ocean or dine under the stars.

During their stay, guests can take advantage of the high-speed internet to get some work done, as well as the TV for their entertainment. The home has a fully equipped kitchen in case you’d like to cook for yourself and your companions.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
803 meters (0.5 ft) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
house was great - very clean and tidy
Host:
host was very helpful and very accommodating with requests that we had
Location:
amazing view loved being so close to the beach
a very special place we will be back
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6. Cozy cottage near the beach (from USD 123)

For a cozy getaway in Mount Maunganui, book a stay at this comfortable beach cottage. With comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, a TV, and a fully equipped kitchen, it’s the perfect getaway for solo travelers, couples, or even a small group of friends. It also provides direct access to the public beach, allowing guests to have fun in the sun during their stay.

A cafe is located on the beach, where guests can have a delectable breakfast and a cup of coffee with a full view of the ocean.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
925 meters (0.6 ft) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
86 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we aren’t tv people but there is a nice one there if you like that
Cleanliness:
beautiful decor super clean comfortable and cosy
the place was so clean we were warm and had everything we needed
thank you lesley for a great clean and well cared for place to stay
Location:
peaceful uncluttered beautiful and super close to the beach (5 min walk)
location was also perfect for us and our needs
great location across the road from the beach
the house was very clean and in a great location - super close to the beach
the house was perfect great location close to the beach shops and cafes
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7. Self-contained home with a furnished patio (from USD 160)

This two-bedroom home is the ideal getaway for small families and groups of friends. It is located close to the beach and the town. Guests can soak up the sun, sea and sand on the beach in the morning and explore the town afterwards. The rental also boasts a kitchen equipped with cooking equipment, comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, and a sunny outdoor space where you can enjoy the fresh air.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
4.7 km (3.0 mi) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
44 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and lovely place to stay we’d definitely return
Cleanliness:
modern clean tastefully furnished
a comfortable clean and quiet airbnb
super tidy and clean and such a beautiful home
everything is so clean new and well designed
wonderful beach house very clean nicely decorated and well set up
Host:
very accommodating and friendly host
awesome host that is very helpful thank you we definitely recommend this spot
Location:
great location and close to beach
beautiful house and lovely location
good location ideal for my lil family
great boho feeling spot close to beach & walkable to the mount & main shopping/eating street
a gorgeous house in a wonderful location
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8. Light and airy house with a spacious deck (from USD 123)

Experience a memorable getaway in Mount Maunganui by booking this two-bedroom house. Here, you’ll find high-quality queen beds, a spacious deck for outdoor lounging, a modern entertainment system, and central air conditioning to ensure guests remain comfortable no matter the time of the year. It also provides direct access to the public beach, allowing guests to have some fun in the sand and surf.

Alternatively, if you’d like to dine out or go shopping during your stay, you’ll be pleased to know that the Bayfair Mall is within walking distance of the property.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
464 meters (0.3 ft) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
126 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great little spot to stay comfy beds and lovely furnishings
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
the house is clean and cozy
very comfortable clean and tidy
great place to stay very clean and modern
perfectly clean with quality linen can't be faulted
Host:
host was great to deal with
grace was a fantastic host even letting us check in early at late notice
grace was a great host and responded straight away to our messages
Location:
great location being close to the mall and beach
beautiful place in a beautiful location
grace's comfortable airbnb is very close to shopping and about an 8 minute walk to the beach
beautiful detailing great location easy communication
we felt really comfortable and relaxed and it's really close to town
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9. Sleek and modern cottage with a fenced backyard (from USD 133)

Enjoy the best of Mount Maunganui at this lovely beach cottage. It boasts three comfortable bedrooms, unlimited Wi-Fi, smart TV, and a fully equipped kitchen, where guests are more than free to make their own meals. Additionally, the property has a spacious fenced backyard, allowing children and pets alike to run free and play to their heart’s content.

Various bars, restaurants, supermarkets, and the Bayfair Shopping Center are located only 500 m (1640.42 ft) away from the property.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui,, Tauranga , New Zealand
675 meters (0.5 ft) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
133 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
georgia’s place is exactly as described and is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
very clean and had everything we needed
simple clean layout and a big fenced yard
house was clean beds were comfortable and we loved the outdoor yard
great place clean all essentials excellent spot
it was so nice and clean warm and had everything we needed
Host:
georgia was a fantastic and friendly host who stayed in contact and made us feel really welcome
nice place georgia is friendly and easy to communicate
georgia is very responsive and friendly to deal with
really nice place and the host was very helpful and had good communication
georgia was an amazing host and had great communication
Location:
good location as it’s close to the beach
fantastic place to stay great location very close to bayfair shopping mall and so close to the beach
fabulous place for a break away
loved the location and outdoor shower :)
great relaxing place to stay close to beautiful beaches
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10. Seaglass Cottage (from USD 615)

The Seaglass Cottage is the perfect getaway for small groups of friends and families who are looking to have a beachside vacation. Not only is it located a mere two minutes away from the beach, but this cozy cottage also has everything you’ll ever need for a memorable and convenient stay. These include comfy beds, fast Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, and air conditioning.

If you’re the type of traveler who can’t bear being away from your pets for too long, you’ll be pleased to learn that pets are welcome at this rental.

Stayed at this property?
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
4.63 km (2.9 mi) from Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
149 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the place is beautifully clean and setup well
beds and living area very comfortable and the whole house was nicely decorated and very clean and tidy
best location cute place super clean great communication and host
the place was spotless cosy uncluttered and bright
location is perfect hope nice and clean and communication was easy
Host:
the host was very responsive and friendly
very accommodating and friendly host
heather was a great host always quick to reply to any questions and very easy to communicate with
heather is a great host excellent communication
the owner has thought of everything which made the stay very enjoyable and the location is spot on
Location:
the location is great being only a few minutes walk to the beach
amazing location and epic communication
great two bedroom place in a central location with everything you need
another great stay - awesome location and cute well setup accommodation
this is a cute place with a beach vibe
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Have a memorable stay in Mount Maunganui

From wonderful sights to thrilling activities, Mount Maunganui is sure to provide travelers with a unique and memorable holiday. As such, when planning your getaway to this idyllic destination, use this list to find the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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