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

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Situated in Tauranga in New Zealand, the beautiful suburb of Papamoa is a hidden secret when it comes to unique beach destinations. Featuring 125 kilometres ( 77.7 miles) of breathtaking white-sand coastline surrounded by vibrant city life including dining and shopping establishments, Papamoa promises an exciting vacation no matter what kind of traveller you are. Whether you wish to see dolphins and other marine wildlife, relax on the beach with a cold beer, enjoy some water sports like fishing or jetskiing, or explore the shopping establishments in the area, you are sure to have a full itinerary when you are here. However, after a long day of sightseeing, why not retreat into your own private home away from home instead of the usual hotel room? If you are looking for private accommodations, read on to explore our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Papamoa, 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. Cheerful and homey accommodation with two bedrooms (from USD 99)

Ideal for families, couples, or even friends, this unique accommodation can easily house up to four guests as it comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is right across the street from Papamoa Beach and offers two beautiful sunlit cabins to relax in. One of the cabins functions as the main room in the house and includes the bedrooms, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. The other cabin features a pantry and laundry room. Step out of the interiors to find a lovely tropical garden with alfresco dining facilities and a barbecue for those special cookouts with the family.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
14.72 km (9.2 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
95 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you enjoy the finer qualities in life you'll love the linen bedding pillows and towels enjoy
clean spacious (for the two of us) and had such a homely feel
such a gorgeous place and super clean
very tidy and clean including the furniture
fabulous beach bach great location and super clean and comfortable
wonderful stay at this house which was clean and inviting a home from home stay with lovely outdoor space
dearne is such an accomodating host and we would happily return when back in the area
awesome place and host will definitely come back again
absolutely amazing place and location
nice place close to the beach
great location and everything you need
great little bach literally across the street from the beach
great place to stay and the perfect location right in front of the beach
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2. Spacious four-bedroom home with luxe interiors (from USD 110)

This amazing four-bedroom home is perfect for large families or groups of friends and features a variety of great amenities that are sure to make your stay very comfortable. Enjoy close proximity to all the local establishments including coffee shops, restaurants, shopping complexes, and more. The home itself features facilities such as free on-site parking, high-speed WiFi in case you are on a workation, a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own healthy meals, and immaculate interiors with modern furniture and appliances.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
8.97 km (5.6 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
233 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
clean and tidy
super clean spacious living areas
it's clean and nice
well equipped and spotlessly clean
the place is nice and clean
amazing host thank you so much
lovely home and owner was very quick and responsive to problems
great place and good host :)
host is responsive and helpful too recommend it
thank you for hosting our family getaway
this location is super handy
great place in excellent location
awesome house great location and only 10 min drive from the mount
amazing place great location would highly recommend
location is really good as well
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3. Serene and intimate one-bedroom home (from USD 98)

Ideal for couples or solo travellers, this beautiful home is decorated with light and cheerful colours that give it a very tranquil vibe. The home’s location is perfect as it is a two-minute walk from the beach and a short drive away from the main attractions and activities in the neighbourhood, including restaurants, cafes, and shopping complexes. You also have access to a tennis court so you can try your hand at the sport. If you just want to relax, simply hit the beach at the first opportunity.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
9.24 km (5.8 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
44 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is really nice well done separate studio very comfortable with a nice side deck
a swim in the sea and then walk back without having to change into clothes was great
perfect pad in papamoa clean cosy and very stylish
the apartment is very clean modern and well accommodated
the bed is super comfy and the apartment is very clean
kitrina is a great host
kitrina was a great host
kitrina is very welcoming & an amazing host
a fantastic host and apartment
kitrina and bruce were the most amazing hosts going over and above to make us feel at home
only a short walk to a beautiful quiet beach you could walk for miles
what a great location just a stones throw from the beach and a short drive to town
another bus and you could easily be either in my
a perfect apartment with the beach close by and all you would need in shops within easy reach
very close to beach kitrina is lovely
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4. Large three-bedroom home with beach access

This home is perfect for large families or a group of friends as it is practical and spacious. It also comes with convenient amenities designed to make you feel right at home. Enjoy cooking your own meals in the well-furnished and fully equipped kitchen. Step out of the house and you will find direct access to the beach. Make the most of the minimalist furniture in the home such as the snug sofa or the outdoor seating.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
16.11 km (10.1 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
93 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
great space- clean tidy and modern
lovely tidy and clean place
beautiful spot clean and tidy bach
the house is clean warm and spacious
this is clean comfortable place to stay
abby is a great host and responds quickly to any requests or messages
abby was very helpful and responsive
abby is a wonderful host quick to respond patient and very helpful
you are great hosts so helpful and friendly definitely recommend you helen
location is great and very close to the beach
location is very handy super close to the beach and a short drive to the shops
the location is great so you can walk to the beach or drive to other nearby beaches
great place with a terrific location
comfortable and clean space great location and proximity to the beach
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5. Pet-friendly flat with two bedrooms

This apartment is aesthetically pleasing as it is filled with modern cut designs and a funky beachside vibe. The home comes with a complimentary breakfast on your first morning here and plenty of games and fun activities for children. To top it all off, the property is dog-friendly. You can fall asleep to the sound of the beach waves as this home is at a stone’s throw away from the sea. You can also enjoy a private courtyard with alfresco dining furniture and a barbecue for those fun cookouts.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
15.94 km (10.0 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
102 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
check in super easy and all amenities as described including breakfast supplies and toiletries
breakfast was a really thoughtful touch and much appreciated
good sized kitchen with a full fridge and lots of space for everyone
great to have a fully equipped kitchen and washing machine with clothes powder provided
clean tidy and warm
supper clean and comfortable
clean & tidy place
clean and tidy house which has everything you need
a nice modern clean place to stay in papamoa with the beach basically across the road
belinda and jason were really kind
great friendly host that made the stay enjoyable
host was great and very accommodating
she is very thoughtful and friendly
thank you for hosting us belinda and family kind regards
create accommodation at awesome location
very nice house lovely location by the beach shopping near by
close to the beautiful beach shops and restaurants
it is in a great location very close to the beach and just 10 mins drive to shops
nice roomy place super close to the beach
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6. Luxurious house perfect for families

Featuring a beautiful backyard with manicured lawns, a relaxing patio where you can sip your morning coffee, and modern and luxurious furnishings throughout, this home oozes luxury everywhere you look. Enjoy the perks of living here with amenities such as an indoor fireplace, fresh linen and towels, a fully equipped kitchen, and a laptop-friendly work desk.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
11.93 km (7.5 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
116 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
clean tidy and very spacious
the place is thoroughly clean and not a spec of dust in place
this was a lovely clean home
eleanor's place was clean tidy and very spacious
great house spacious and clean value for money
eleanor was a great host and provided quick responses
amazing host and the place was wonderful
house was amazing and the hosts were excellent to deal with
the hosts are responsive and kind in communication
the hosts have thought of everything you’d need for a great stay
it is located in a great location
super close to the beach
close to shops and nice neighborhood
great house and everything so close to
fantastic location near shops and the beach
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7. Adorable wooden cabin with three bedrooms

Why stay in a typical apartment when you can enjoy your vacation in style at this three-bedroom wooden home? Built in a cabin style, it comes with a large deck area that has plenty of sunlight and a fully fenced backyard. It is a pet-friendly property in a great location close to all the local attractions and activities, guaranteeing a wonderful time whether you are travelling with friends or family. In addition, the home also comes with a dedicated workspace in case you are on a workation, as well as free and fast WiFi and air-conditioning.

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12.18 km (7.6 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
76 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
really clean and tidy
nice & clean living space
everything was clean and easily accessible
tidy and clean and lovely space to relax in
the house was very clean and well equipped for the winter
the hosts were easy to communicate with and quick with responses
great hosts and easy to communicate with
lovely hosts and top notch communication
the hosts were very responsive which made the experience seamless
very responsive hosts and we would recommend to any family wanting to stay in the area
awesome location close to everything
great location and wonderful house that suited us perfectly
the location is super cöose to the beach restaurants and shopping facilities
absolutely beautiful house and perfect location
fantastic location right next to the beach access way
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8. Sunny holiday home with three bedrooms

Featuring bright and airy interiors and design elements such as an open-space kitchen and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, this sunny home will surely put you in a cheerful mood the moment you step in. With three bedrooms and two baths, this spacious home can easily accommodate up to seven guests, making it perfect for a group of friends or a large family. The accommodation is close to the beach, local dining spots, shopping establishments, as well as a nature reserve. In addition, you also have access to free off-street parking for a small vehicle or caravan.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
15.55 km (9.7 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
130 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a pleasant compact yard with large outdoor table and chairs and a bbg
great space and extremely comfortable
very clean and tidy
extremely clean tidy and modern place
super clean well equipped home
beautiful accommodation everything was very clean
a very nice accomodation was clean and stylish
kelvin is a nice host
highly recommend this place and the host is quick to response to our questions
kelvin was an amazing host and made us feel right at home
the responses were prompt and very helpful
kelvin was a lovely host and we enjoyed our stay very much
close to many tourist attractions
it was a great location for us and had everything close by
close to the papamoa shopping centre which was a bonus also
in an ideal convenient area to visit other places
good location as long as you have a vehicle
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9. Modern and stylish guest house

With beautiful views of a river reserve, this one-bedroom guest house is perfect for solo travellers or couples. The hosts will provide you with daily basic breakfast including tea and coffee. You will have access to a convenient kitchenette area, laundry facilities, a screened deck area, and subscription-based television services so you can watch Netflix all you want.

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Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
17.11 km (10.7 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
320 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful room view a nice view and great location
comfortable bed tv with netflix cozy fireplace and a stunning view
the room is brand new and has a peaceful water view
its absolutely perfect if you want somewhere relaxing and don't need a full kitchen
great location the space was very modern and comfortable with a great view
very clean and comfy studio
very clean and had everything needed
this is a clean and cozy accommodation
a lovely clean well appointed and stylish place
clean sophisticated and cosy
den was a very good host
den was a fantastic host
thank you den for being a great host
thank den for being a great host
den was very friendly
great location and value
super close to the beach
nice quiet place close to everything you need
very nice location and comfortable guest house
wonderful modern place to stay close to the beach and amazing walk just outside the house
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10. Cosy two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor

Situated close to Papamoa Beach, this lovely apartment offers two bedrooms and one bathroom, making it ideal for a small family or a couple. Designed in a practical and modern style, this home features a fully equipped kitchen with all the cookware and dinnerware you need to prepare your own meals, a cosy living area where you can relax with a board game, lots of parking space, free WiFi, and more. The location is close to a variety of shopping centres and dining establishments.

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10.86 km (6.8 mi) from Mauao / Mount Maunganui summit
17 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
nice hosts with good communication
hosts were friendly and supplied us with some food items which was a nice touch
the bed is especially comfortable and we found karman very friendly and helpful making us feel very comfortable
nice and quite and close to amenties
sukhpal's place is perfect for a relaxing holiday
great location and great communication with the host
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Make the most of your stay at Papamoa

The breathtaking views from Papamoa, the gorgeous beaches, and the welcoming and friendly locals all promise an exciting adventure for you. With a private vacation rental, you can have the benefits of staying in a spacious accommodation along with the perks of a luxury hotel, all without breaking the bank. So, when you visit Papamoa, be sure to book a cosy and homey accommodation and make the most of your stay.

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