Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Palmerston North, New Zealand - Updated 2023


Palmerston North will always present all travelers with plenty of things to do and see. It is known for its famously scenic landscapes, which feature majestic gorges, sweeping mountain ranges, and rugged beaches. The superfluity of river adventures, biking, and hiking trails, and the glow worm caves are bound to delight the heart and soul of every outdoor enthusiast. Then there are the coffee tastings, boutique shopping, golf by cable car, and much more activities for those who wish to explore beyond the wilderness. In short, you will never lack what to do or see when you are in this region. And, while you prepare your itinerary, take some time to consider your accommodation choices if you want to have great nights so that you can recharge for the next day’s activities. Scroll down below for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

1. Self-contained cottage with nature views (from USD 67)

If you are looking for some privacy and exclusivity in a charming rural setup, then this self-contained cottage is for you. The location is in a quiet place overlooking a pond and paddocks with frequent sightings of sheep and ducks. Some of the notable amenities you will find in the cottage include a basic kitchen, Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, a smart TV, a comfy living area, and plenty of space outdoor for you to soak in the beautiful nature all around.

The Cottage
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
74 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this cottage is so beautiful the hard wood floors are stunning and the bed is so comfortable
the cottage was much bigger than i expected which was great and a very comfortable stay in general
amazing little cottage very clean and comfortable
lovely and clean and great location
the cottage was very clean and great extra touches with items such as bread and milk
the place is so sparkling clean that you’d never guess that your fur baby is also welcome
we loved the cottage it was sparkling clean and had lots of character
lovely hosts very welcoming
very friendly hosts
a great place to stay a beautiful dwelling with great surroundings and lovely hosts
dean & annie are absolutely the best hosts one could ever ask for
very quiet and comfortable with easy access to palmerstone a quick 20 minute drive
all 'round nice place to stay
the place has everything you need to be very comfortable
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2. Peaceful retreat with a swimming pool (from USD 54)

This accommodation is less than 10 minutes away from the city center, hence offers great proximity to several attractions and amenities. It features a lavishly furnished living area, a well-equipped kitchen, and an en suite bedroom. The home is on 2.5 acres (1.01 hectares) of land, surrounded by open countryside with breathtaking views of the historic windmills. While at this house, you will have access to a beautiful garden where you can relax and be at one with nature, and a small swimming pool to help you stay cool during the hot summer afternoons.

Tranquil Open Outlook, Complimentary Breakfast
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
237 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable couch and bed
very comfortable bed and good amenities
the unit is a beautiful space immaculately presented and breakfast was homemade delicious great coffee too
lovely touch having homemade muesli and coffee for breakfast the next morning
great touch in offering breakfast
very clean and cosy
very clean modern guest house
very clean and comfortable
very clean comfortable bed and great shower
everything was clean and stylish and comfortable
lovely sunny apartment with wonderful hosts
the host is friendly and helpful
great attention to detail by host
beautiful airbnb with a lovely host
great place to stay friendly host highly recommend thanks
the location is ideal too being just a few minutes away from the city centre
a lovely airbnb in the countryside but still very close to town
lovely place in a beautiful location
a great location close to the city but in the country
this is a lovely nicely decorated space very conveniently close to town yet away from the busy streets
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3. Spacious apartment near The Square (from USD 171)

If you are looking for a place with great proximity to malls, curio shops, restaurants, and great cafes, but with a lot of privacy, then this is one of the best you will find on this list. It is a gorgeous, five-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, a spacious living area, a dining area, a lounge, and laundry facilities. It is most suited for couples seeking a quiet city getaway, though it will still serve the accommodation needs of nearly all travelers, including large families.

Victory Apartment 1
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
355 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had heaps of amenities and was really comfortable
all beds were comfy with lovely fresh sheets
a wonderful place to stay with ample room for groups
a comfortable stay for 6 of us
loved the large communal space and the kitchen caters for large groups
absolutely amazingly clean and spacious apartment
very clean modern spacious and tastefully decorated
the apartment was very clean and tidy when we arrived
like always such a lovely stay clean and tidy very easy communication with lydia and genevieve
bathrooms modern and clean
host was great also
great host highly recommended
great host see you next time
thank you for hosting us lydia
but we definitely felt that the host was very “money oriented” person
excellent central location in palmy
great location and beautiful apartment
great location really central easy to park on the street too
perfectly located in town so we could walk everywhere
great place with awesome location
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4. Stylish and spacious loft close to river walkways (from USD 67)

This is for you if you desire to live in the quietness of the rural without leaving the confines of the city. It is a stylish and spacious apartment located in a quiet section of town. Plus, there are a plethora of river walkways and cycleways near the property. The apartment features an open plan living, a well-equipped kitchen, and a bedroom fitted with a queen-size bed. With its location, you will have easy access to attractions and amenities in town, with the most notable ones being the Hokowitu golf course, Fonterra, and the Massey University.

Stylish, Spacious, Affordable!
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
210 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room cute loft with all the amenities i needed
it was so nice and warm with the heater
good size space with a big bathroom
the space is very nicely decorated and there is plenty of room
the loft was a very comfortable and roomy space
comfortable clean and very pleasant
it left us a warm clean and friendly feeling
clean quiet good facilities comfortable
great host fast communication and clean good size apartment
everything was sparkling clean and the bed was really comfortable
the hosts are lovely too
quick responses to queries and super helpful hosts
lovely place lovely hosts
the hosts are fantastic
the hosts are very welcoming and quick to reply to any queries
great location for my needs
i loved the location
fantastic location and easy walk into town
a lovely place in a great location
it was a perfect location as i was attending massey university for the week
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5. Architecturally designed townhouse with a spa pool (from USD 141)

Lots of natural light, aesthetically appealing design, and proper organization are some of the major highlights of this well-articulated townhouse. It has an open plan layout, with a full kitchen, a dining area, and a spacious living room complete with a flat-screen TV. The bedrooms are equally spacious, with enough closets for you to store all your clothes. Also available for guest’s convenience is a small spa pool, and a beautiful garden to enjoy the outdoors.

Bill's Townhouse
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
171 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice private back yard well appointed kitchen wifi and everything needed for a comfortable stay
it is extremely roomy and comfortable and has all the amenities needed to make for a quality stay
comfortable warm modern and spacious
very clean and modern space
everything was very clean & comfortable
everything was clean and well-provisioned
a beautiul modern spacious and spotlessly clean property
spacious and clean easy to find
bill is a great host and provides quick and helpful responses
bill has been an amazing host
nice place and good host
bill has also been a great host to us friendly and hassle free
bill was an excellent host and his house was wonderful to stay in
good location to cbd
great location close to shops etc
the neighbourhood is quiet and the location good
it is a very well located and comfortable house
great location and super stylish spacious house
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6. Beautiful cottage located right in the heart of the city (from USD 150)

Here is another piece of the city’s history worth exploring by just spending a night or two. It is a 1930’s cottage that is located less than a five minutes’ walk from shops, bars, and restaurants. It is a self-contained cottage, with high-quality finishing, beautifully polished floors, gas heating, and welcoming décor. Though it sits right in the heart of the city center, it is in a very private place so you don’t have to worry about the normal nuisance associated with most town accommodations.

Garden Cottage - Maison Accommodarion
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
95 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amanda's cottage was beautiful warm and cozy
we would highly recommend 'garden cottage' to anyone looking for a comfortable and spacious place to stay
we had a fabulous stay - cosy quiet and super comfortable
very comfortable beds and well set up we would happily stay again
huge spacious well-appointed great bathroom good wifi and friendly hosts all short walk to downtown
very clean and spacious house
very clean and beds amazing
beautiful home very clean and lovely beds
so so so stunning and very clean
this is a very spacious and comfortable cottage with lots of extra touches including a beautiful surrounding garden
hosts are lovely and attentive
great host and great place
she welcomed us graciously and was friendly in answering our questions and giving directions
the hosts are very friendly informative and accommodating
amanda and mark were great host
house is fantastic excellent location
great house in a good location
such a convenient location in a beautiful street
beautiful home in a central location
location was perfect for our team
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7. A gorgeous 1950’s stucco cottage (from USD 55)

Experience a piece of Palmerston North’s history by spending a night or two in this gorgeous 1950’s stucco cottage. It may be over half a century old, but it is still charming, and decently furnished with all you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the living area is spacious, complete with a flat-screen TV, comfy sofas, and a fireplace. There is also a spacious and well-maintained backyard that will be one of your favorite places for outdoor relaxation.

Margo`s Cottage
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
60 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
margo also provided portable heaters for each bedroom which were great for those chilly mornings
the electric blanket was lovely to warm up the bed before settling in every night
superb cottage warm and comfortable
and the evenings were cosily spent in comfortable surroundings
amazing house - warm homely and comfortable
very clean and tidy
very clean and well appointed
stylish sparkling clean and warm
place was very clean
it was warm and very clean
awesome place and a wonderful host
everything provided and a helpful host who wanted us to be satisfied
margot is a wonderful host
close to town - great location
good location for visiting the gardens and the river-walk and quiet
it's in a lovely leafy suburb with a lovely walk by the river 2 minutes away
fantastic place well appointed location was excellent for me margo was very accommodating and her place is a dream
great location well equipped lots of space with a lovely sunny garden
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8. Modern townhouse close to the city center

Get accommodation close to the city center in this modern townhouse. It is freshly decorated and boasts new furniture and appliances throughout the rooms. The living area is capacious, with comfy sofas and a smart screen TV, the kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking needs, and a decent living area for you to enjoy your meals. There is also an outdoor area, where you can enjoy a glass of wine while you appreciate the fresh Palmerston North air.

Haven on Carroll
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
97 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet area amazing kitchen lots of space and a smart tv
the home is warm and electric blankets on the beds is a nice touch if you need it
had such a nice stay here thanks to the great amenities (incred tv) and superb hospitality :)
kitchen/laundry/bathroom had everything we needed great to have access to netflix/neon etc as well
very clean and tidy great communication with check in
clean and well laid out
was super clean and convenient
very clean tidy and modern
spacious and very clean and cozy
amazing hosts in every way
beds are super comfy and hosts went above and beyond highly recommend and would stay again
communication with the hosts is quick and efficient
steve and sue are wonderful hosts
great little house in a really convenient location
great place to stay very central
great location- short stroll from shops
easy walk around town quick drive to almost anything
place is very modern and in a fantastic location close to town
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9. A beautiful townhouse on a quiet street

Spend your nights in this beautiful townhouse that sits on a quiet, tree-lined street with easy access to the village. The house is relatively spacious and fully furnished with a functional living room, a working kitchen, and a comfy bedroom with a private bathroom. There is also a flat-screen TV, a fireplace, and a patio, complete with chairs and tables ideal for outdoor relaxation. Also worth noting is a beautiful garden with various types of natural and potted plants to supercharge your outdoor relaxation.

Margo's Town House on Surrey
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
95 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quality linen brilliant beds and all the amenities you would need
margo’s place was just like ‘home’ - very comfortable and great amenities
the beds were super comfortable
the beds were very comfortable and you could not fault the accommodation in any way
the 2 living rooms big kitchen and 3 toilets make for an easy stay with a big family
clean tidy and elegant
sparkling clean spacious and inviting
the house is clean and comfortable
margo's house is lovely clean and spacious
a beautiful home; very spacious quiet and clean
lovely house and host x
she embodies every character of a good host
margo is a great host who is accommodating and quick in responses
amazing place and a great host
a great house & perfect host :)
only 10 minutes drive from town it's close to shopping supermarket and entertainment
a really lovely house in a great location
everything you need here in a great location
fantastic location great indoor outdoor flow and the house is beautifully presented in every way
the suburb is in an excellent location driving distance away to all main areas of palmerston north
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10. Clean and lovely home close to amenities

It’s clean, lovely, and spacious with a fully fenced section that makes it extremely suitable for families with young kids. It is tastefully furnished with modern furniture and appliances that will make your stay as comfortable as possible. The living area is nicely furnished with two sofas, and the kitchen is decently equipped to help you take care of all your cooking needs. About location, amenities such as the local shopping center where you can find a hairdresser, a butcher, a pharmacy, and a laundromat, among others are less than a kilometer (0.6) away.

A Home away from home - a whole house to yourself!
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
63 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent for family outings with spacious rooms
warm and comfortable place to stay
was super clean and so comfortable
it was sparkling clean
the place was clean and tidy and sharyn was responsive
excellent house sharyns amazing with communication house was in excellent condition clean and tidy
very tidy clean and well layed out
host was thoughtful and great at communicating
sharyn was so very helpful and went the extra mile for us
fabulous house very well presented and lovely host
value for money awesome host and beautiful house (space is big)
amazing would definitely recommend house is so big host is so helpful would definitely stay again a++
a great location in a quiet neighbourhood
great location easy to get to
great place to stay close to the airport
good location easy to find come and go from
we will definitely suggest this place to everyone
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Get the best accommodation in Palmerston North

With the incredible attractions in Palmerston North, your days are bound to be short but tiring. That’s why you need a decent place for the well-deserved night’s rest. Consider any of the above top Airbnb vacation rentals in Palmerston North, New Zealand, for a comfortable and convenient accommodation.

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