Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Opunake, New Zealand

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Opunake, a serene town in New Zealand, is known for the artificial surf reefs of Opunake Beach. The famous Mount Taranaki stands majestically here. Taranaki, among other nature spots, attracts visitors who love to explore the greatness of nature. Locals and foreign tourists on a nature trip will enjoy the varied landscapes and outdoor activities here. Also, this simple town has a local market with different shops, cafes, and restaurants. In fact, their fish and chips and ice creams are to die for. The town’s restored movie theater, Everybody’s Theatre, is a perfect place for entertainment. If you want to have a delightful vacation here, you need to look for accommodation. Check out our list of the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Opunake, New Zealand.

1. Modern house near the coastline (from USD 126)

Boasting a grand front lawn, this two-bedroom dwelling is perfect for families with kids. Apart from the bedrooms, this home also has a spacious living room where they can watch movies on the flat-screen TV, share stories, or play games. This apartment has a kitchen equipped with basic cooking equipment and a dining area. Hot water is available in all bathrooms, and the washer/dryer is available for guests. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the patio or balcony while sipping a glass of wine. Adventurous vacationers can take a swim or go surfing at the beautiful beach of Opunake. Cafés and shops are near the area.

Executive Beach Retreat -Kainga Whakata
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand
18 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very comfortable space with thoughtful touches
clean fantastic location great communication by rachel and awesome value for money
the place is modern stylish clean bright
awesome location so close to the beach
perhaps the best accommodation and location with stayed in in all of taranaki
perfect place to relax
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2. Chic apartment with outdoor seating areas to hang-out on (from USD 102)

This newly renovated rental features a chic and stylish interior. The two bedrooms have three queen beds that can accommodate up to six guests. Extra blankets, bed sheets, linens, and iron are available in the rooms. The bathroom comes with hot water, a hairdryer, towels, toilet paper, and soap. Start your mornings by having a cup of coffee while sitting on the kitchen stools. The kitchen comes complete with appliances and other cooking essentials so guests can cook their meals easily. Guests can relax on the spacious and comfortable sofa in the living room. For more fun and excitement, guests can visit Opunake beach, which is a five-minute walk from the apartment.

D&Ds Opunake dream
47 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fabulous kitchen and bathroom and superb washing machine
very clean tidy and homely
cosy sparkling clean and full of thoughtful touches
clean good location and great communication
lovely place very clean super tidy and nicely decorated
the place was clean and tidy and as stated on here
and host was a really good communicator
fantastic food and lovely staff
amazing house and lovely hosts
beautifully decorated with everything we needed and davina was the perfect host
very beautiful place in a great location
a great little house in a perfect location
great little place in a great location
ideal quiet spot to explore the region or visit the beaches
the location suited us perfectly and we felt right at home
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3. Pet-friendly beach home in the heart of Opunake (from USD 67)

Located in the heart of Opunake, this beach home provides guests with a comfortable stay. Enjoy the lovely views of the town from its large deck with outdoor seating. Keeping yourselves warm during a cold night is not a problem with the indoor fireplace. Retro decors fill the walls of the rooms with books and magazines present on the shelves. A get-together is possible in the backyard with the availability of the barbecue grill. Surfers love this accommodation because of its proximity to the famous Surf highway 45.

Salt Cottage: Surfers Retreat
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand
193 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds sheets and bedding were very high quality as were the towels
we had a fantastic time immaculate warm welcoming and cozy
this space was sparkling clean and had interesting touches
very clean and comfy home in quiet neighborhood
the house is clean and well appointed
inside is clean and comfortable furnished
sharee and dada have thought of it all clean tidy and great communication
sheree is really considerate and a wonderful host
this stylish bach and friendly opunake make for a wonderful getaway in taranaki
i was really impressed with our communications with sharee and dada too quick and friendly and helpful
hosts were super communicative and attentive to details - such as providing milk chocolate and fresh flowers
sharee and dada were great hosts easily contactable very accommodating and helpful
such a restful location
super location in a lovely town
excellent location in a great little town
awesome place and great location
this house has a lovely location
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4. Secluded cabin for five (from USD 63)

Ringed by greenery, this cabin enjoys a panoramic view of the beach. Its large, sunny deck lets you marvel at the stunning sunrise and sunset. Up to five guests can comfortably stay in this cabin, thanks to its queen bed, two sofa beds, a double bed, and a single bed. Temperature facilities are available. The beach and Opunake walkway are accessible by foot. There’s also a private sheltered grassed area, in case you just want to have some alone time. If you want to explore the area, there are restaurants and cafés nearby.

Sea, Mountain and Beautiful Sunset Views
97 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stylish comfortable bach with all the amenities you need
wonderful cottage clean comfortable well equipped great views and location
excellent facilities including all the basics in the kitchen
clean and chic place
beautiful spot on the beach very clean & modern
good kitchen clean rooms comfi bed and nice views
a lovely bach near the beach clean and tidy
the house was great very nice and clean and perfect location can really recommend it
waid and soraya were wonderful hosts
great hosts welcoming but give you your space
thanks for hosting us
perfect location for doing the magnificent coastal walkway
great location within walking distance of the town and beach
the place is cute & cozy and the location is superb
a lovely tiny house - so cute and a great location
great location in opunake close to the beach and great local surfing
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5. Self-contained apartment with lake views (from USD 76)

Located near the beach, this cottage affords views of Mount Taranaki and the lake. Although it is attached to the host’s main house, you are still guaranteed all-out privacy. Guests can enjoy the serene view of the lake while enjoying a cup of tea on the sunny deck. A private entrance through the observatory will lead guests to their suite. There’s a seating area where you can lounge while playing music on the radio. The living room is spacious and comes with a comfy couch, a TV with Chromecast, and a gas fire to keep the place warm. Fast Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment. The bedroom has a king bed and an attached bathroom.

Lakeside Cottage
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand
57 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially loved the bright sun room and view of mount taranaki from the deck
real attention to detail on design and furniture - bed large and very comfortable - great shower
the bed was super comfy
the super king bed is super comfortable the linen is sumptuous and the shower is excellent
the bed was very comfortable and the bedding luxurious
the place is very clean & nice decor
it was spacious immaculately clean and beautifully decorated
stylish comfortable and spotlessly clean we thoroughly enjoyed our stay
the suite was spacious thoughtfully appointed tastefully decorated and immaculately clean
absolutely extraordinary the place is so incredibly comfortable and clean and peaceful we wished we could have stayed longer
katrina is a great host and was very welcoming
host is friendly and very considerate
katrina our host was just so lovely friendly and helpful
wonderful space gracious hosts and a great time in opunake
really enjoyable stay katarina and richard wonderful people and great hosts
amazing location on the lake and just minutes walk to the beach
superb location overlooking lake and short walk to a stunning beach
great local lake and coastal walk were ideal for us
the location is perfect between the beach and lake and an easy walk to the main street
they have a very special spot close to the sea with amazing walks
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6. Coastal haven with panoramic views of the ocean (from USD 88)

This haven is on enormous farmland with panoramic views of the ocean. Here, you can enjoy unlimited sightseeing trips with Opunake Beach and Middletons Bay being close by. Inside the cabin, the interior is filled with wooden furnishings that give off a rustic vibe. The living area comes with a comfy couch that can be converted into a double bed. A queen and single bed are available in the bedroom as well. The bathroom has a shower with hot water and shampoo. A separate toilet is present, aside from the main bathroom.

Coastal Haven on Hector
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand
32 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny house 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we watched lovely sunsets from the deck and felt very comfortable and at home
the bed is super comfy the whole cottage has a relaxed vibe you’ll never want to leave
it has the most comfortable sofa i’ve ever sat on in a rental
such a lovely little spot clean tidy and homely
so location comfort cleanliness and nice people book this place you won’t be disappointed
hosts are really kind and helpful and we would highly recommend this beautiful spot
robyn was a superb host who kept in regular communication to make sure we were comfortable
robyn and blair are lovely hosts
a cozy place in a quiet picturesque location
amazing hot water pressure very close to town and walkway
great spot to visit taranaki and to enjoy the very close sand beach
it's a beautifully cosy quintessential kiwi batch with a stunning location
great wee house with everything you need close to the beach/shops/lookout and lovely hosts
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7. Minimalist bungalow for eight guests (from USD 140)

A minimalist kitchen with a dining area is one of the features that await guests in this bungalow. Bright and airy, this retreat has three bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight guests. Guests can set up a tent on the outdoor deck or on the lawn. Families can bring their kids to have fun in the playground, which is 100 meters (328 feet) from the apartment. The beach and town center are within walking distance from this property.

Argyll Retreat
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand
10 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
great place to stay well located close to the beach local walks & amenities
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8. Secluded cottage with mountain views (from USD 76)

Enjoy your vacation in this cottage surrounded by mountain and ocean views. This private rustic lodging is a perfect place to relax or gather inspiration for work. The ancient Te Namu Pa, a Māori fortress, can be admired from the comfort of your home. Local artworks fill the walls of the studio. A double and sofa bed is available for up to four guests. You can soak up the breathtaking views of nature’s spectacle on the deck.

Ocean Art Retreat
59 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice views and comfy bed
it has an amazing view of the ocean and is very cozy when cold
very clean and very friendly
what an amazing stay everything was clean and it was very cosy
beautiful beach house and great hosts top experience
chris and fiona are friendly and hospitable hosts
the cabin is cosy and the bed is comfy and chris is a friendly and helpful host
chris and fiona are amazing hosts
chris was very helpful and forthcoming with advice
cute little place in a great location
amazing walks very close by
chris’ place is in a great location with easy access to the whole town
lovely cosy place great location
beautiful location and great hospitality
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9. Retro bungalow with fully-furnished kitchen (from USD 112)

This single-level retro home enjoys access to Opunake lake and walkway. It has four bedrooms with ironing facilities and extra beddings. The bathroom has a bathtub, a separate shower, a hairdryer, and other essentials. An equipped kitchen allows guests to have a large space for cooking meals or preparing desserts. The dining area has an extendable table to accommodate guests more than four. Beach essentials such as beach towels and blankets are also provided here in the Lake House.

The Lake House Opunake
39 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and good coffee
beds are comfortable and all blankets are there to keep you warm in winter
great house - very clean & tidy
very cozy clean and spacious
great place large rooms comfy beds stylish and clean
we were comfortable warm and everything clean
the house is spacious clean and comfortable for us as a family with 2 young kids
host was quick to respond and really friendly
kim is very kind and helpful
easy communication with the host
we had a wonderful stay at kim's place kim's very friendly host
in a good location
well equipped and great location
great location awesome decor and facilities
such a lovely house in an awesome location close to the mountain and beach
great interior design and the location is great just a little walk to the beach
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10. Spacious lodging on the cliff top of Opunake beach

This spacious two-story lodging providing guests with four bedrooms and two baths. It is on top of a cliff, boasting views of the sea and Mount Taranaki. The ground floor has an entertainment and lounging area, a large kitchen, a dining area that seats four, laundry, and a bathroom. Three bedrooms and a bathroom with hot water, shampoo, and a hairdryer are on the second floor. Safety gates on the second floor and cribs are some of the amenities for kids.

Little Red Hen on Fox Street
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand
50 reviews
Entire house 14 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great house with lots of beds and a fantastic view in the backyard
the house was better then anticipated with spacious rooms and lovely new carpet
fancy coffee machine and very well catered breakfast provisions) and comfortable
tidy and clean with an excellent kitchen and facilities
this is a beautiful clean well equipped and spacious home in an ideal location for groups/families
alison was a lovely host
ali is a great host
host was really nice highly recommended to everyone
alison was a great host while sharing her home and respected our privacy
a great house with a great host
great location perfectly tidy and big rooms
comfortable and a fantastic location
great location comfortable stay and good value
great location by the beach
wonderful place so close to the beach
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Discover Opunake's hidden gems

For your next adventure, why not plan a trip to Opunake, New Zealand? Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature, learn about its history, and explore its food culture. You don’t need to worry about your accommodation as our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in this town can help you with that.

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