Most people are not aware that Timaru has exciting leisure activities and attractions. Established in 1868, the port city is one of the lesser-known travel destinations in New Zealand but it is out to make your trip to the country memorable. Its serene botanical gardens and pristine beaches will help you connect with nature. Stretch and soak your legs in the sand at Waimataitai Beach in Caroline Bay, which is one of the best beaches in the city. If you’d love to admire thought-provoking exhibits about nature and local history and culture, then make your way to South Canterbury Museum and Aigantighe Art Gallery. You might be wondering if the city has comfortable lodging facilities. Well, you’re in for outstanding hospitality in the local vacation rentals. Read on for details about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Timaru, New Zealand.
Take in lovely views of Caroline Bay and enjoy a restful stay near central Timaru when residing at this guest suite. This two-bedroom rental is large enough to host four guests and is accessed using its own private entrance. For a comfortable stay, it has huge, double-glazed windows and air conditioning.
In addition, there’s a private pool for your relaxation and a gym to break a sweat as you work out. Relax with a drink of your choice on the expansive outdoor area that features a barbecue grill and comfortable outdoor furniture.
Top guest reviewsprivate and spacious rooms great views and access to the pool and small patio made this a relaxing staybeds v comfy would be great in winter or summerthe rooms were very spacious the beds were so warm and the outdoor space was just lovelyplenty of space very nice bathroom comfy bedsand the pool was great to have of coursevery tidy and clean houseimmaculately clean & tidy & thoughtful touchesplace was beautiful and cleanvery clean and tidy with and awesome decorationeverything was super clean and we had everything we needed
Host:mark and mary are great hostsmark and mary are very friendly and hospitable hostswarm welcoming from the hostthe hosts are extra friendly and made the stay a real pleasuremark and mary are a very friendly couple that gave some great local tips as wellRead more reviewsit has a great location near towngreat wee place and very handy to townvery well decide room with lots of interesting decoration in different cornerloved the walk to town and my chat with marksuper clean and well set-up place within walking distance of the bay
This fully self-contained guesthouse is small but large enough to accommodate two people. It’s located in a quiet part of Timaru.
Amenities in the guesthouse such as a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a TV make the unit suitable for short or long-term stays. Other than that, there’s a serene garden that’s dotted with sweet-smelling flowers and grass where you can spend time in the evening as you enjoy your preferred beverage.
Top guest reviewsross’s dragonfly inn is amazing - full set of kitchen amenities that you can live here for monthsi can highly recommend this air bee and beevery comfortable stayanother great stay in timaru this place is so comfortable and has great viewsross’s place was large comfortable and noticeably well designed and constructedwould highly recommend spotlessly cleaninside was lovely and cleanthe accommodation was also very clean and comfortablevery comfortable fully equipped clean warm & quiet locationit's spacious stylish and sparkling clean
Host:ross was terrific hostross is a fantastic hostross is an excellent hostross is a wonderful hostross is a fabulous welcoming hostRead more reviewsbeautiful apartment excellent location if you have bikes with several trails near bygreat location close to town very quiet and very comfortablean amazingly well appointed unit located in a quiet part of timaruwe particularly enjoyed the quiet and beautiful garden
Wee Blue is a conveniently located residence that pleasantly hosts four guests. Although it feels quiet, the two-bedroom villa is set within a 5- to 10-minute walk from local eateries, a supermarket, and a hospital. Whenever you need to connect with family and friends, utilize the villa’s reliable Wi-Fi.
Also, whip up your preferred meal with ease in the well-stocked kitchen that features plenty of cutlery and crockery, as well as a dining table for six people. Aside from the kitchen, you can barbecue at your leisure using the charcoal grill. Charcoal and skewers are provided.
Top guest reviewsi would totally recommend this cottage lovely decor warm and comfortablethe house was clean and tidya beautiful clean cottage lots of lovely detail and very comfortablethe place is quint and spotlessly cleanclean warm close to amenitiesthanks janine loved your wee place very comfortable and exceptionally clean
Host:great little touches everywhere - a host who really caresjanine was super helpful and kept us informed all the way throughfantastic location and the host is very accommodating and helpfulfantastic location and accommodation the host is fast to respond to any communicationRead more reviewsgreat central locationreally great location to towngood location for what we neededvery comfortable and within walking distance of townawesome location and back porch was a great place to unwind
Make wonderful experiences in this private, clean, and quiet bungalow. This tastefully renovated three-bedroom holiday rental has seven beds, meaning that the seven guests that are allowed on the premises can each have their own bed. That aside, the bungalow has large windows that allow in natural light and let you enjoy views of the ocean, which is right outside.
With its central location, you’ll find restaurants and a supermarket within a 5- to 10-minute walking distance.
Top guest reviewsthis home is delightful with great water views from the living roomthe beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space to relaxnice and clean tidythe space was clean and openthe bungalow was very clean cosy with a great kitchen and bathroom comfy beds and good linenthe house was a good size and clean
Host:kat is an awesome hostkat was very helpful and a great communicatorkat is a perfect host excellent communicationkat and simon are wonderful hosts and their house is very comfortableRead more reviewsgreat location and character in timarueasy walk to the lighthousegreat house and even better locationbest location in timaru well equipped and comfya few minutes drive to the main shopping area of timaru or easy walk
Nestled in a calm residential neighborhood, this one-bedroom guesthouse has enough space for two guests. Despite being next to the owner’s home, you’re accorded much-needed privacy while lodging here. Cook comfortably in the fully equipped kitchen and surf the web using the rental’s fast Wi-Fi.
Some appliances found in the kitchen include a stove, oven, and fridge. When it’s bedtime, retire to the queen-sized bed that has a firm mattress and soft cotton sheets.
Top guest reviewsthe pancakes were a nice touch and there were other good breakfast options offered as wella one bedroom stand alone unit with great facilities very quiet and comfortablebreakfast a nice touch and perfectly cleanquiet clean and tidy and spaciousclean spacious everything we needednice and clean great place to stayreally clean warm sunny and comfortable stayvery tidy warm and very clean
Host:thank you for your quick & kind hospitalityalso kirsten was a great super hostkirsten was a lovely host and i’d happily stay here againexcellent place to stay and excellent hostgreat host and a sunny pad in a good locationRead more reviewscomfortable accommodation close to towneasy check-in and located in a quiet neighborhoodsafe neighbourhood with easy parkingthe parking spot right next to the place really helps tooquiet comfy & just what i needed for a last minute place to stay on a cool winters night
If you’re looking for an intimate and cozy vacation rental in Timaru, Elm Cottage is a great find. Though small, the guesthouse comfortably hosts two guests, ideally a couple. It’s situated within a five-minute walk from a chemist and a restaurant. You’ll love its serene and well-kept outdoors.
The outdoor area has a private hot tub behind the guesthouse where you can soak with your loved one. As a bonus, you’re allowed to stay with your furry friends in the rental.
Top guest reviewsnice to see bubbles for bath and soap shampoo and conditioner in showergreat wifi reception and a comfy warm bedthe bed was very comfortable and we loved the decor and all the cushionsnice touches in the room and an amazing outside bathsuperbly clean and tidy and very cosylovely clean comfortable and warm studio in a secluded garden settingquiet clean warm and comfortable place to staythe cottage is clean and tidygreat stay loved the bath and how clean the place was
Host:beautiful little sleepout with friendly hostsfantastic and super helpful servicelovely stay two happy little friendly doggies came to greet us in the morningcute as little host dogs that greet you with a friendly bark and wagging tailskiwi hosting at its bestRead more reviewslovely setting in a great locationthis is a lovely place set in a beautiful gardenwarmly recommend nakita’s place
Whether you’re in Timaru for business or leisure, this spacious and trendy apartment will take great care of you. A group or family of up to eight people can comfortably share the rental. Aside from being sizeable, the apartment’s living room is equipped with an air conditioner, smart TV, and leather sofas.
Next to the living area is a dedicated workspace with a cozy chair and a computer desk which you can use to finish up office work. That aside, there’s a north-facing deck where you can barbecue all day long as you take in views of the neighborhood.
Top guest reviewssmart tv with netflix and comfortable lounge furniturehad a nice modern atmosphere with a nice kitchen/living roomgreat place to stay warm and comfortablealways clean and very modernmodern and always very cleanabsolutely wonderful space beautifully cleaned lots of space perfect place to stay in timarulots of space comfortable and cleanclean and tidy warm with lots of heating options
Host:great host very helpful and thoughtfulgreat host and loads of roomthe owner sam was responsive and helpfulgreat apartment with lovely hosts who checked in to see if we needed anythinghe was incredibly responsive to our questions and helped us out during our stayRead more reviewsgreat very quiet location nice and close to towngood location close to supermarket and not too far from town and caroline baygreat place to stay location close to townthe house is extremely nice a very fancy get away thats close to everything you needit's a great place if you wanna get away for the weekend
This sparkling clean, independent, and private guest suite is located about a five-minute drive from the center of Timaru. With its size and arrangement, two guests can pleasantly share the rental. Upon arrival, you’ll be provided with tea, coffee, and milk.
At your service is a friendly host who is fast to respond to your messages. Also, make the most of the herb garden, well-stocked kitchen, and outdoor patio while staying here.
Top guest reviewsthere is even s back deck with table & chairs which we didn't have the chance to enjoyvery comfortable stay super clean and all basic amenities providedmy stay was very comfortable n homely feelingsuper clean and tidy placewe found the rooms very clean and comfortableperfect stay clean and confortablejudy's unit was very clean quiet and well organisedit's clean quiet and very comfy
Host:host is very kindshe was a considerate and communicative hostnice quiet accommodation lovely hostjudy was a great host making us feel very welcomegreat host and good value for moneyRead more reviewsa lovely place to stay to relax close to all you need and very centralclose to city centre and easy to findjudy’s place is a lovely space which is ideal for anyone visiting timarueasy to get to by car so a good place to stop on the way to christchurcha great place to stay
Green Door Studio, a contemporary guest suite that sleeps four guests, is ready to offer a restful retreat in Timaru. It has a minimalist interior design and features amenities such as a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom. Timaru’s central business district is a five-minute walk away.
Despite being found in a central part of the city, the surrounding area is quiet, so you can unwind in a noise-less environment. Aside from that, four-legged friends are allowed in the guest suite.
Top guest reviewsthe bed was comfy and the generous amount of space was fantasticreally nice touches with coffee breakfast bits and pieces good cooking facilitiesgreat kiwiana touches and breakfast stuffthe apartment is perfect for a small familyvery cool space fab shower warm and toasty and yummy breakfast provisionsvery clean and well decoratedvery clean & tidily presentedhad a great stay in this clean and comfy housesunny warm clean and invitingwhat a gem sparkling clean and fantastically decorated
Host:the hosts and this place were excellentloved our stay here really appreciated how accomodating the host was with our puppystylishly decorated thoughtful touches kind hosts and easy walking distance to sights and restaurantsjane and pete are amazing hosts and the bnb is stylish comfy and super cleanfantastic stay with excellent hosts in a really well thought out spacious and creative environmentRead more reviewsgreat spot close to caroline baywalking distance to the beautiful local park and beacheasy walk to caroline bay & town centergreat location & really lovely comfortable place to staygreat place to say central to everything and you will be well looked after in this place
Comfort and privacy meet at this two-bedroom house. Accommodating up to three guests, it has a considerate and friendly host. For an uninterrupted rest, the house is tucked in a quiet neighborhood with little or no traffic day and night.
You can carry out some extra work to this rental and make good use of its free and unlimited Wi-Fi as well as the cozy workspace. To unwind, you can watch movies or stream music on the smart TV.
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Caroline Bay AssociationSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnew and modern with very comfortable furniture and bedssusan's lovely townhouse is new well equipped quiet warm and very comfortablevery clean & modernclean and great showerthe townhouse was spotlessly clean on arrivalthe place was very clean warm and exactly as describedwell equipped and super clean
Host:lovely hostsusan is an amazing host and checks on you to make sure you are goodsusan was a most hospitable host thank yoususan was a fabulous host very communicative friendly and professionallovely host and perfect for a get awayRead more reviewsa great location in a quiet streetthe bed was extremely comfortable and location very goodlovely place to stay -highly recommendwe stayed for three weeks and found it very easy and close to everythingsusans house is fantastic modern warm and close handy to everything in timaru
Enjoy the charming port city of Timaru
Most travelers skip visiting Timaru not knowing that the city has charming delights for tourists of all ages. If you choose to spend a night or two in the port city, stay in any of the above Airbnb vacation rentals to experience the region’s outstanding hospitality.
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