10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In North Island, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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North Island in New Zealand is characterized by golden beaches, a superfluity of Lord of the Rings-inspired locations, geothermal mysteries, and breathtaking landscapes that make it a real paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. You can participate in tours of the unique Waitomo Caves, go on a walk along Pouakai Crossing, visit the Hobbiton movie set, and learn about the Maori culture. With so many activities to offer, this island will give you many pleasant experiences and unique opportunities to create indelible memories. If a trip to this destination is in the works for you, then read below for a recommendation on the best Airbnb vacation rentals in North Island, New Zealand.

1. Modern studio in Wellington with private deck (from USD 91)

Modern décor and a private deck with unobstructed views of the sea are some of the highlights of this newly constructed self-contained studio. Some of the amenities that you will have access to here include a lounge area, a queen-size bed, a deck with tables and chairs, a flat-screen TV, a private bath, and a kitchenette. It comes with its own entrance, so couples or solo adventurers are guaranteed a private stay.

Sky & Sea - outstanding views in a brand new house
Wellington, New Zealand
507 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breathtaking views and beautiful apartment
amazing room with incredible view both day and night
very nice room with a beautiful view
great spacious room with a beautiful view
very lovely room with an amazing view over the wellington harbour
Cleanliness:
very clean and new modern decor
clean warm and dry with a great bathroom
it is spacious super clean and very quiet
the unit was very clean modern with all the nice touches that made a stay really welcoming
everything was so well thought and impeccably clean
Host:
easy to communicate with with quick responses and very accommodating
Location:
location was perfect for where we needed to go
great location and space will definitely be back in the future
we really enjoyed our stay at bridget & graeme’s place
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2. Beautiful beachfront home in Tapu (from USD 159)

How about waking up to beautiful views of the ocean and taking long walks along the beach whenever you want? Well, that’s the kind of experience that awaits you in this gorgeous beachfront residential home.

With this home, nothing stands between you and the sea. It is private, thoughtfully designed, and equipped with all you may need for a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen, a private bath, a dining area, and a beautiful patio with breathtaking views of the sea.

Beachfront-Coromandel Magical Sunset & Ocean Swims
Tapu, Waikato, New Zealand
211 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we would definitely come back and stay again as long as they have a larger bed
the kitchen is well set up with everything and i loved all the stylish decor
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
beautiful place and sparkling clean
super clean and lovely little space
the place was very clean and was so beautifully decorated
the place was very clean and well stocked up with anything one might need :)
Host:
helen is a fantastic host and has thought of everything to make your stay perfect
the house is so tastefully decorated and helen was the perfect host
what a lovely place and what an amazing host
helen was super considerate to let us stay with our baby and very responsive too
helen was really easy to deal with prompt replies and very helpful
Location:
beautiful place and lovely location
cute location with contemporary facilities
very cute place and grear location it was the perfect low key place
it has everything that you need and it’s location is just perfect
perfect for a quiet get away but enough nearby for what you need
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3. Stylish guesthouse located 10 minutes from Napier (from USD 166)

Consider this stunning guesthouse for your accommodation in North Island. It is in a peaceful and rural area but also only a 10-minute drive from Napier. Hence, guests will have easy access to lots of establishments and attractions.

Inside the guesthouse, you will find a living area with a flat-screen TV, a small dining table, and a fully equipped kitchen. You will also have access to two bedrooms with a queen-size bed, making this the ideal home for four. Best of all, there is an outdoor bathtub where you can relax while looking at wonderful views.

Seafield View - Includes Breakfast Pack
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
323 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views comfortable reading space and relaxing outdoor bath
the perfect night away complete with a lovely breakfast
a beautiful and immaculately presented wee house with amazingly comfortable beds
modern light warm private spotless and lovely extras (great breakfast offerings)
Cleanliness:
beautiful brand new house super clean and tidy
thank you jo everything was perfect so clean and all the thoughtful touches
absolutely incredible place super clean modern beautifully decorated place nestled within the quiet rolling hills just north of napier
relaxing modern clean and a highlight of our trip
super clean high end products throughout and views to die for
Host:
host great communicator
jo was a fantastic host from the moment we booked
11/10 jo is a superb host and provide an amazing and thoughtful service
jo and her family are so kind too
jo is an incredible host very responsive and has really thought of everything in advance
Location:
what an awesome place to get away from it all
wow beautiful place in a wonderful location and essentially the perfect host
don’t look any further jo’s place is amazing
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4. Secluded treehouse in Auckland (from USD 140)

If you are a couple looking for a great accommodation on North Island, then you are likely to be delighted by this romantic treehouse. Its location is in a private and quiet spot surrounded by trees. It is also in proximity to the sea and the beautiful West Coast black sand beaches.

The treehouse is immaculately designed and warmly furnished with every amenity you may need for a romantic stay, including a spacious living area with views of the bush, a private bath, a comfy bedroom, a full kitchen, and a beautiful patio that will enable you to reconnect with nature.

Romantic Bush Chalet - Kauri Chalet
Auckland, Titirangi, New Zealand
837 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
underfloor heating in the bathroom was a dream
heated bathroom floor was a nice touch
nice and peaceful view fancy room we held a good night there will back again
Cleanliness:
a beautiful and clean place
very quiet clean and comfortable
it’s immaculately clean and very comfortable
clean and tidy and a really comfy bed
was clean warm (with underfloor heating in the bathroom too) and great little touches around the room
Host:
the hosts are so helpful
the hosts respond very prompt and are lovely kind people
fantastic spot and great host
dave the host was friendly and made us feel at home upon our arrival
quiet lovely spot and very friendly hosts
Location:
such a cute and secluded place
lovely quiet get away but still nice and close to the city
amazing location tucked away in the bush highly recomend
was a great location for walking and exploring
beautiful peaceful spot yet close enough to titirangi shops and not too far to the city centre
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5. Romantic getaway in Opononi with beautiful views (from USD 167)

If you are a couple on vacation, stay in this modern one-bedroom house that features a full kitchen, a gorgeous living area, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a comfortable bedroom. You can spend time in the outdoor lounge or unwind in the romantic bath, both of which offer beautiful views. It is perfect for those looking for a peaceful and quiet destination to rekindle the embers for their love.

Romantic getaway, view!!!, & all the mod cons!
Opononi, Northland, New Zealand
155 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with modern and stylish amenities
an amazing place to stay views more amazing than the photos and the most comfortable place to stay in
the most well equipped air bnb kitchen i've ever seen
fantastic place second time round beautiful views and very comfortable
inside the cottage is cosy & well provisioned with a very comfortable bed and a great shower
Cleanliness:
place was very clean and well equipped
would definitely recommend this property very clear communication from owner wonderful view over harbour very clean and well supplied pantry
Host:
adam is a great host
thanks again for hosting us would definitely recommend it :-)
adam is really helpful with the stay being pet friendly made the stay perfect
Location:
amazing place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city many short walks nearby
great location handy to opononi but tucked away so that it felt very secluded
the house location and scenery was just divine we thoroughly enjoyed our time relaxing indoors
breathtaking location the stunning photos don't do this amazing romantic location justice
there is a lot you can do nearby but honestly just the best place to switch off
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6. Stylish vacation rental on Lake Okareka (from USD 91)

Think of this as a lakefront paradise that will treat you to a great deal of peace and tranquility. The rental unit is divided into two levels. It is spacious and boasts direct access to the water edge. Its notable amenities include a kitchenette, a private bathroom, and a living and dining area on the lower level. Upstairs is the queen-size bed.

Guests staying here will have the pleasure of renting kayaks and mountain bikes that they can use to explore and appreciate the outdoors.

Loft by the Lake -Sunny, Stylish & Self Contained
Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
342 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable warm accommodation in a beautiful setting
the bed and all the furnitureso comfortable and cosy
also zippy’s cafe (per susan’s recommendation) was a great spot for breakfast
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
susan’s place is very clean and spacious
very spacious and clean
very spacious well maintained and spotlessly clean
the loft is cozy and very clean
Host:
lovely and thoughtful host
susan is a great host
susan and nigel were the perfect hosts
susan was the nicest host we could not recommend more highly
susan is a kind and attentive host
Location:
the location was perfect extremely close to the lake and surrounding walks
great location to stay for events at blue lake/tikitapu
such an incredibly beautiful spot to relax while still close to the city
we enjoyed walks around the lakes and the redwoods treetops walk at night
very easy to find everything is close and easy to get to from the loft
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7. Intimate cottage in Newstead for two (from USD 151)

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s stunning nature by spending your time in this lovely retreat located right in the woods. It is in a quiet and rural setting where native bush, wild animals, and birds will greet you as soon as you wake up. It features a romantic outdoor bathtub, a comfy bedroom, a kitchenette, a wine cellar, and a lovely patio area with calming views of the greenery around.

Boutique Country Retreat (Outdoor Bath)
Newstead, Waikato, New Zealand
392 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place the space has a good amount of room
stylish place and room is so comfortable outside view is amazing
so warm and comfy and bed was super comfy
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
clean warm dry (winter/spring) absolutely loved it and the outdoor tub was soooo cool
Host:
excellent service by the host
the owner's dogs were lovely also
home was in perfect condition and hosts were very accomodating to our needs
prompt and friendly response and great instructions
the hosts were helpful with tips on local attractions
Location:
i loved this location
beautiful country setting close to hamilton
location was relaxing and pretty
good spot in country close to town
fantastic place to get away and be rural but still close to everything
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8. Off-grid accommodation in Pukeokahu with well-equipped kitchen (from USD 161)

This newly built house promises you unparalleled privacy and breathtaking views. It is equipped with amenities, such as a washing machine, Wi-Fi, and a modern bathroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed that promises a good night’s rest. The home also has a sleek kitchen with an oven, a refrigerator, an induction stove, and a microwave.

Taihape off-grid Home with stunning views
107 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was great so we were able to still work when necessary
you’ll have a high spec kitchen with herbs lovely olive oil and a coffee machine
incredibly comfortable warm and quiet
the space is comfortable considered and well designed
bed was super comfy and the house was very warm
Cleanliness:
the view is fantastic the place was warm clean and welcoming
Host:
eduard and raquel have a truly amazing home and are fantastic hosts
we especially appreciated all the thoughtful treats and touches that the hosts had left for us
eduard and raquel are great hosts and every detail of the house has been well thought out
we also really appreciated the bread milk eggs and other amenities provided by the hosts
Location:
absolutely stunning location for a quiet weekend away
magic location and fantastic accommodation
amazing property in an even better location
wish we could’ve stayed longer perfect place to relax and unwind
phenomenal stay the perfect place if you're looking to get away from the city and decompress
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9. Lovely cabin surrounded by garden in Hamurana (from USD 143)

This cabin sits within a beautiful garden and is just a short walking distance to Lake Rotorua. It is architecturally designed to be a holiday retreat, which means it is properly furnished with all the amenities you need for a decent stay. You will also have access to an outdoor bathtub, where you can enjoy the nighttime sky while you enjoy a warm soak.

The Cabin - Fantail Grove, Hamurana, Rotorua.
Hamurana, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
225 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
place is clean and well-equipped
the cabin is beautiful clean private and very spacious
magical place clean everything you could need it accommodated for
so clean and thoughtfully kitted out too
the house itself is extremely well stocked in all aspects and very clean
Host:
hosts friendly and helpful and the cabin soooo beautiful
great accommodation with a fantastic host
our hosts were extremely generous with home making and other goodies available on arrival and replenished during our stay
it’s super stylish and cozy the host was amazing
excellent cabin david was very hospitable and welcoming
Location:
close to the lake and the beautiful hamurana springs
great location out of town in hamurana
1/2 from main center but a lovely place to escape too
good location - easy to find and not far from rotorua
lovely place in a tranquil location
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10. Dainty home in Korito the foot of Mount Taranaki (from USD 138)

Treat yourself to a peaceful vacation in this quaint home located right at the base of Taranaki. Aside from having everything you need for a decent stay, it also presents you with lots of exciting outdoor opportunities. You will have easy access to beautiful walkways, gardens, kayaks on the lake, and plenty of adventures in Taranaki. This is an ideal place if you are looking for an off-grid place where you can relax.

It has a well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a bed in a loft, and a fireplace in the living room.

ecoescape: self-contained off-grid tiny-home
Korito, Taranaki, New Zealand
415 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view has to be seen to be believed and it's so comfortable and stylish
absolutely loved our stay here incredible view comfortable bed very cosy with the fire going
also love the kitchen small but functional we have everything we need and more
Cleanliness:
such a great place nice details and really cozy and clean
edward is amazing to deal with and the place is lovely and clean
Host:
great comms from the host as well
genuine thoughtful hosts
the most amazing experience staying here edward is an incredible host
Location:
fabulous location for a little staycation
such a beautiful location
awesome location quiet and a nice bach
gorgeous location great attention to detail
really great place such a secluded spot right in nature
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Get the best accommodation on North Island

North Island will mesmerize you with its natural beauty and range of attractions. Expect your days to be tiring but extremely fulfilling. One thing you will appreciate at the end of the day is a great place to rest your mind, body, and soul. Choose from the above best Airbnb vacation rentals in North Island, New Zealand, for comfortable stays.

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