Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Paihia, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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Paihia is a beautiful destination in New Zealand’s North Island and is an ideal base to explore the Bay of Islands and Northland. Aside from exploring the museums and historical sites, you can enjoy several water activities while you are here. You can explore some of the most popular attractions in the area like Cruise to the Hole in the Rock, where you can witness lovely dolphins and stunning rock formations. You can also find a handful of shopping and dining options to explore. You can head to The Cabbage Tree for some gifts. Scroll down for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Paihia, 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 May 22, 2024.

1. Cozy home with free parking (from USD 275)

This elegant house can easily accommodate up to 10 guests, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It is soundproofed and set in a convenient location within walking distance of the beach and the town. You can relax in the spacious living area that is fitted with comfortable chairs and a flat-screen TV for entertainment. There is also a gourmet kitchen for all your dining needs. This rental can allow pets with a few restrictions. Laundry facilities and free parking are available for convenience.

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
14.04 km (8.8 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
266 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfy and the couch is a winner
the deck is extremely useful and comfortable
nice place beautiful view modern facilities easy communicated with
beautiful view well equipped kitchen comfy beds
waking up to the beautiful view and the outdoor table was all set for meals and bbqs
clean and well equipped
very clean and comfortable
robert’s place is very clean and modern
house is kept very clean and organised
spacious and super clean
exceptional accommodation great vicinity and host
robert is a great host
robert was a friendly host
friendly and helpful host who ensures you have a great stay
robert was a brilliant host
super close to town walking distance to everything
great location within walking distance to town
great location really good stay
good set up close to everything
nice house great location and value
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2. Luxurious apartment for four (from USD 153)

Offering gorgeous bay views, you can enjoy a luxurious vacation with your loved ones in this two-bedroom apartment for four. Though it sits below the host’s abode, it has its own private entrance. Some entertaining features such as the tennis table, small library, and gym are shared. The well-maintained exterior comes with a saltwater pool and a patio with furniture, where you can relax after a hard day. The thoughtfully decorated interior is homey and comes with a well-equipped kitchen, a living room with a Smart TV, and a cozy dining area.

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
13.42 km (8.4 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
215 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with stunning views
well equipped stylish apartment with outstanding view and pool
lovely views in a stylish and comfortable setting
a brand new and beautifully furnished downstairs apartment opening towards a stunning view of the bay
waking up to the view every morning was a dream and the accommodation was luxuriously comfortable
super clean and tidy
the house was sparkling clean and the interior was really stylish
the apartment is spacious spotlessly clean and well equipped
it was very clean warm comfy and had a friendly environment
it is clean well stocked and a great base for exploring the area
lovely hosts and lovely place
wonderful hosts thank you
margaret was the perfect host
the hosts were very friendly and helpful
amazing unit downstairs from owners home
perfect place for a relaxing weekend away would highly recommend
what a wonderful place to spend a few days
a very childfriendly pool and an easy walk or drive downhill to downtown paihia
it is a beautiful space and perfect location for everything you need
a beautiful apartment under margaret’s stunning home very close to paihia
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3. Centrally located treehouse for two (from USD 129)

This beautifully furnished treehouse can easily sleep up to two guests, making it ideal for a romantic getaway. It is set in a calm area surrounded by trees. The property is within walking distance of the town’s center, restaurants, and the beach. The air-conditioned interior is thoughtfully designed for solo vacationers and couples. It comes with a flat-screen TV in the living area, so you can watch your favorite shows before going to bed. The rental also has a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up delicious meals. You can relax in the garden or on the deck with a hot cup of coffee. Beach essentials such as towels and umbrellas, barbecue facilities, and free parking are also provided.

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
13.78 km (8.6 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
198 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tree house is nice and cozy with amazing views and surrounded by nature
thanks for putting the electric blanket and heater on for us garth
amenities were great for making breakfast every morning
gorgeous view & comfy big bed thank you
fantastic place to stay for couples really nice spacious room with a lovely view
the tree house itself was very clean and beautifully decorated
we loved our stay the place was clean spacious and super comfortable bed
clean & tidy space with a great location
the space was beautiful super clean and otherwise as described in the listing
thank you for bring a great host
great facilities and owner is super friendly
garth was a great host
such a friendly host
awesome and friendly host and a cosy place
good location close to the beach only a short walk away
great location and nicely appointed unit
great location and a wonderful modern apartment
really close to town but yet felt like we were tucked away in the trees
what a gorgeous spot tucked away & private yet so close to everything
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4. Spacious house with a full kitchen (from USD 275)

This spacious holiday home can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. It is situated in a peaceful community, ensuring guests a comfortable stay. The home features two tastefully decorated floors. There is a cozy lounge area with a flat-screen TV for entertainment. The fully equipped kitchen can allow guests to prepare tasty meals for the group. The bedrooms can be found on the lower level. After a tough day, you can enjoy an intimate barbecue on the large deck. Laundry amenities, free parking, and baby equipment are also included.

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
14.02 km (8.8 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
56 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i especially like the big deck upstairs and the beds are comfortable
the house is clean and tidy
4 spacious double beds + 2 single beds will sleep 8 people easily
excellent value for money very clean and tidy fabulous hosts and so close to everything
great location very clean and tidy house
fabulous property very clean and comfortable and in a great location
chester is a very nice host and is very easy to communicate with
chester and louise are fantastic host
great position very spacious lovely hosts and amazing fishing
nice house for a staff xmas do
hosts went above and beyond to be helpful during our stay in paihia
great location for enjoying paihia
great accommodation and central location in paihia
great location and it's perfect for family
amazing location great accomodation perfect for a relaxing get away
central location a couple of metres to the beach easy walk to cafes restaurants and paihia township
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5. One-bedroom apartment with air conditioning (from USD 74)

This one-bedroom apartment is situated in a hilly community, ensuring guests a peaceful stay. It is spacious and is perfect for a romantic getaway. You can enjoy some sea views on the patio while you savor your delicious breakfast. You can relax in the beautiful garden area after a long day. The interior is well-maintained and equipped with a Smart TV in the living room and a well-appointed kitchen for your dining needs. Free parking and WiFi are available as well.

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
11.98 km (7.5 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
302 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi connection and tv reception are both good
wifi is very good
spacious apartment super shower amazing view all the amenities for a comfortable stay
wifi works well and we were able to connect with our crome-cast which was great
iain & janets apartment is exactly what i expected it to be the photos definitely do it justice
very modern and clean self contained unit
spotlessly clean it is well equipped
lovely clean accommodation in a beautiful area
very clean with lots of thoughtful touches
great place very clean and comfortable
our hosts were great
amazing hospitality very friendly couple
very pleasant helpful hosts
amazing great hosts and perfect space
wonderful hosts - we’ll be back
beautiful location in a nice neighbourhood
it is also a great location and so close to everything
good location in the bay of islands
the location of the appartment is perfect
wonderful apartment in great quiet location
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6. Beautiful chalet with a spacious balcony

Are you looking for a tranquil place for your next getaway? This two-bedroom accommodation set amidst an elevated landscaped area overlooking the town might be perfect for you. It is close to eateries, shops, cafes, and the beach. The cozy living area comes with a Smart TV, docking station, and radio, while the kitchen is well-equipped for all your dining needs. You can end your day in the barbecue area or on the balcony with a glass of wine. Free parking is also available on the premises.

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Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
13.94 km (8.7 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire chalet 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
amazing views very clean receives lots of sunlight
clean room with a nice view
the chalet was clean well equipped comfortable and with a lovely sea view
belinda was an outstanding host and made helpful recommendations for activities during my time here
belinda and her husband are such kind and informative hosts
she was very informative regarding all activities that were in the area and we appreciated her hospitality
belinda and her husband were very friendly and helpful during our stay
friendly helpful hosts and nice clean accommodations
great views close to everything but far enough away to be nice and quiet
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7. Lovely studio for three (from USD 70)

Enjoy a comfortable stay in the center of Paihia when you book this studio for three. The cozy apartment comes with a fenced courtyard with furniture to unwind. Barbecue facilities are available for an intimate dinner with your loved ones. The air-conditioned interior, which also comes with a heating system, is equipped with a TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and soft beds for a good night’s rest. Other amenities include free WiFi, free parking, and a dedicated workspace.

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Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
14.12 km (8.8 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
464 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this cozy cottage has everything we needed for a delightful stay in paihia
the cottage was perfect cozy and comfortable providing everything we needed
cozy cottage is a great place to stay while in paihia
cozy and comfortable with everything we needed
clean comfy and lots of charm
clean comfortable and just a really charming place
so beautiful and very comfortable and clean home
the cottage is very clean and nice
the cottage itself was very cute clean and comfortable
she is gracious friendly & kind
awesome place and helpful host
she was always readily available for helpful advice
corinne was a great host
she is a gracious host and ready to help answer your questions or provide help to book activities
great location walking distance to great places
perfect location literally a short walk to almost everything
amazing location with a 5min walk to pretty much anything
the location was amazing central to everything we needed including a grocery store
this place is unbelievable the location is perfect
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8. Recently renovated cottage with a dedicated workspace (from USD 55)

This recently renovated cottage in a small, serene community can easily sleep up to six guests. It is a stone’s throw away from the beach, so you can enjoy several activities while you are here. The airy living area features a TV, so you can enjoy watching before going to bed. You can relax on the deck with barbecue facilities for an intimate dinner with your family. The kitchen is well-equipped for whipping up delectable meals. Other facilities include WiFi and a dedicated workspace for guests who need to catch up on work.

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Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
13.07 km (8.2 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
333 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
appreciated private deck complete with bbq and bbq table
great kitchen amenities to enable you to cook your own food
we appreated the amenities including electric fans fridge and oven provided and had a very comfortable stay
i had the sofa bed and found it really comfortable
a very comfortable and peaceful stay with a lovely garden area and deck
very clean and comfortable
very tidy and clean nice quite area
it was good clean place
very clean and tidy with spare pillows and towels
very clean and we had everything we needed
the host should change more)) it’s a great value for money
amazing place great host and very accommodatingwould recommend to anyone
we would highly recommend this property and its hosts
communication with the host was always excellent
marilyn was excellent to communicate with and extremely helpful when we had a booking glitch on airbnb’s end
great location and good facilities
excellent location close to everything in paihia
great location 5 mins from the hustle and bustle of piahia
great location cute bach with everything we needed
very quiet and well located
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9. Self-contained rental with amazing sea views (from USD 52)

This amazing rental is perfect for solo travelers, offering fantastic views of the sea. You can relax in the lovely garden after your adventures. The colorful interior is equipped with a fully functional kitchenette, a comfortable single bed, and a washing machine. There is also a patio with a guitar, so you can easily relax. If you are planning to rent a vehicle, the property includes free parking. A dedicated workspace is also available for guests who need to catch up on some work.

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
12.1 km (7.6 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
362 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the terrace are breathtaking and breezes from the sea always keep it very comfortable
the unit itself is great both stylish and comfortable and has all the amenities you need
the room has such a great view with lots of extras that make you feel right at home
her place is cozy safe and very pleasantly situated and has a great view of the bay
best wifi of any kiwi airbnb i've stayed at throughout my travels in nz btw
my studio was clean and well-equipped
the place is clean and in great shape
jan was very welcoming when i arrived and the unit was clean and relaxing
jan's place was very nice clean and that view is really hard to beat
jan is a lovely host
jan is a great host
jan was an amazing host and made me feel right at home
jan is a great host and very friendly
she is thoughtful and friendly
lovely location in the hills but the real highlight is the hostess
great place for a quiet get away in a small neighbourhood
i definitely hope to come back again and would recommend this place to other travelers
jan’s place is perfect for anyone staying in the area
really a perfect little place
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10. Beach house with laundry facilities

If you have been dreaming of a beachside vacation with your loved ones, this two-bedroom abode might be an ideal option. It can offer stunning sea views from the large windows. The home can comfortably sleep up to six guests. The vast interior is aesthetically appealing and comes with a spacious living area with a flat-screen TV to keep guests entertained. There is a fully equipped kitchen for easy meal preparation. It is air-conditioned to ensure guests a comfortable stay. Note that WiFi and barbecue facilities are not available in this rental.

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Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
14.89 km (9.3 mi) from Kawiti Glowworm Caves
8 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
lovely house in a beautiful location
great place to stay good location would recommend
if you love to be close to sea this is an amazing place to stay
great location simple clean accommodation
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Enjoy a comfortable stay in Paihia

Thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts can surely have a great time in this beautiful town. If you are looking for comfortable accommodations, you can refer to this list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Paihia, 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!
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