Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Waiheke Island, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Situated on the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand, the beautiful Waiheke Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations frequented by thousands of tourists every year. Popular for its rich culture, white-sand beaches, and idyllic coastal lifestyle, this island offers a plethora of fantastic places to visit and things to do. Try sampling some delicious wines at Mudbrick Vineyards or Cable Bay Vineyard, hitting the beach and spending the whole day engaging in watersports or sunbathing, or go for a long hike along the many walking trails on the island. If you intend to stay overnight, why not book a cozy and homey vacation rental instead of a typical hotel room? Read on to explore our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Waiheke Island, New Zealand, for an unforgettable vacation.

1. Cozy guest suite with wooden interiors (from USD 103)

Situated right next to the seaside on a small hill, this Airbnb accommodation in Waiheke is perfect if you wish to fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the shores in the distance. The home has a variety of great amenities including a luxurious and spacious bedroom with a queen-sized bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, a fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances and cookware you need to prepare your own meals, and easy check-in and check-out.

Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
268 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fruit and breakfast items provided including the nespresso coffee machine was a great touch
we lazed on the deck in the sunshine and strolled down to palm beach for a swim
the bed was super comfortable with lovely crisp white bed linen
a very warm welcome and beautiful personality the place was comfortable with home vibes
the studio stylish fresh clean comfortable and had a great view of the surrounding area
very clean and lovely interior
the suite was very clean and comfortable
the place was spotlessly clean nicely set up and very comfortable
the room is sparkling clean cozy and stylish
it was sparkling clean and oh so stylish and modern
stephanie is a thoughtful and helpful host
stephanie is such a welcoming and wonderful host
stephanie is a great host who made us feel very welcome
stephanie is a wonderful host - actually the best host i have ever encountered
stephanie is honestly an amazing a++ host
location was great within minutes of walk to bus stop
the location is stunning and only a 5 minute walk to palm beach
the location was great- a short walk to palm beach arcadia restaurant and local shop
this location is very close to the beach yet lovely and serene
immaculacy presented very comfortable studio in a great location 5 minutes walk from palm beach
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2. Luxurious beachside villa with a hot tub

Nestled amidst the idyllic palm trees, this luxurious private villa features everything you might want in a dream vacation home, including a bubbling hot tub on a private deck that you can slip into after a long day of exploring the island. You also have outdoor furniture for an al fresco dining experience as well as a barbecue for a family cookout night. The villa features a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your favorite meals, good-quality bed linens and towels, flat-screen televisions with DVD players, and more.

Auckland, New Zealand
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place with amazing views and facilities
the views from the deck/spa pool are amazing and we had everything we need
fantastic host fantastic views fantastic spa pool best air bnb stay ever :)
the unit has an amazing view stylish and comfortable
the view the hot-tub the bed and all the special touches were wonderful
place was clean and cozy
it was very clean and comfortable
very tidy and clean
the place is clean and beautiful
the villa is private and clean and tidy
suzi is a super host
suzi is an amazing host and very helpful
great place and friendly/helpful host
suzi is a great host and communicates with clarity and kindness
suzi was super helpful
great location and fantastic place
beautiful location and everything you need in a weekend away
we loved the location so close to beautiful palm beach
fantastic location and everything needed perfect
great location in palm beach with good little walking spots and close to bus and other amenities
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3. Charming one-bedroom home (from USD 195)

If you are looking for a stylish and contemporary home for a romantic getaway, this is the ideal choice for you. With one bedroom with a queen-sized bed and one bathroom, an open-plan living room, and a private cantilevered deck, you are sure to have a wonderful time here. You also have access to a private spa that you can relax your tired muscles in after a day of sightseeing, and a well-equipped kitchen with all the kitchen appliances you need.

Oneroa, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
142 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an amazing view from the deck and the spa-pool
brilliant view great deck area spa pool etc
the photos are very true to the apartment and the ambience
waking up to the beach view from bed was by far the highlight
the views were gorgeous the apartment was incredibly well presented & tidy and had everything we needed
very clean and comfortable
clean comfortable and tasteful
private clean & comfortable
clean and well maintained bach enjoyed our stay here
beautiful and clean house with a great deck and outdoor setup
host was super helpful
richard was a great host and knowledgeable about waiheke
richard is a great host and we really appreciated the early check in
great knowledge of the area very helpful
excellent location and very private
great location near to the oneroa village
great bach perfect location
peaceful location private and quiet
close to town hope to be back soon
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4. Spacious two-bedroom bungalow by the sea (from USD 144)

This spacious villa features a lot of very thoughtful and convenient amenities that are designed to let you focus on simply having fun, and leave the logistics to your hosts. You have access to free use of a car and shuttle to and from the attractions you would like to visit, free WiFi in case you are working from home, barbecue facilities for a family cookout, and a private balcony that offers amazing views of the seaside.

Auckland, New Zealand
172 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is very neat and tidy and has all the amenities you need
the two bedroom apartment was newly decorated and very comfortable with the most amazing views
very comfortable accommodation good amenities and lovely outdoor area to relax
stunning views the apartment is well appointed modern stylish and very comfortable
wonderful views comfortable beds quiet loved the walk-in tiled shower and cliff & gaye are great hosts
spotlessly clean and well appointed
it's clean and comfortable with everything you need
the villa was spacious clean and comfortable
this units themselves are impeccably clean & like brand new
wonderful location place spotless comfy and beautiful views
our hosts were fantastic
wonderful hosts with great local tips
great hosts very private lovely apt
great experience and brilliant hosts
we have never stayed anywhere where the host was as welcoming
short walk to batch winery was a huge plus for us
great location for walks & the bach winery
great location with easy access to all main attractions by the free use of their car
great location with outstanding hosts
having use of their car is ideal given the location
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5. Serene tropical haven (from USD 177)

This spacious modern apartment is done up in a contemporary fashion with lots of sleek décor elements, and it is ideal for couples or solo travelers. It offers an amazing base from where you can explore most of the island, and there are stunning vistas of the beachfront from large decks where you can enjoy the sunsets or go sunbathing in the morning. The home also has an open plan kitchen area, a flat-screen television, and free WiFi with Netflix pre-installed.

Auckland, New Zealand
76 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views were simply stunning from every room
wifi was working great as well
the view is spectacular & the apartment is perfect
both are spectacular stylish comfortable spaces with stunning views and thoughtful touches
in-wall tv - that we actually never used with these stunning views)
the apartment itself was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed ( including beach towels )
very private clean modern self contained house with everything just a quick drive away absolutely stunning view
great views beautifully furnished very clean and comfortable apartment
fabulous place exceptionally clean and all with an amazing view has everything you need :)
susan was a fantastic host and the views cleanliness and setup of the apartment was just beautiful
great host lovely and comfortable accommodation
susan is a fantastic host
susan was great thank you so much she was a wonderful host
susan is a great host and provided everything we could have needed to help make our honeymoon special
gus and sue are great hosts
this is an amazing location
amazing location and a great stay here
susan's place is a lovely location for a weekend getaway
stunning location absolutely breath taking
the location was nice and secluded yet easy to get to with our rental car
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6. Sunny and cheerful two-bedroom cottage (from USD 163)

Known as Whisper Cottage, this quaint and sunny cottage is perfect for couples, families, or groups of friends as it can accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms. It offers everything you need to have a relaxing stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, a car rental facility so you need not worry about traveling across the island, a hot tub in a private setting, and free WiFi for remote workers.

Auckland, New Zealand
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely comfortable house with fabulous views through the bush over the sea
amazing views superb hot tub and very comfortable accommodation
the cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed
lovely cottage great facilities and location with a wonderful view of the ocean at onetangi
amazing view great spot comfy beds and the car was brilliant for getting around the island
beautiful accommodation clean and comfortable
beautiful spot very clean and peaceful
super clean and a lovely place to stay
it was warm clean and had everything you could need
luxury throughout very well equipped and sparkling clean
excellent hosts with quick responses and helpful suggestions
peter was a wonderful host
peter is a great host
peter is a fabulous host
peter was a very friendly and helpful host
close to all the attractions we wanted to go to
secluded but only a 10 minute drive to the supermarket 20 minute walk to some great wineries
beautiful place great location & the car was a massive bonus highly recommend
it is a great place to get away from it all
the space is thoughtfully designed and beautifully decorated in an ideal location on waiheke
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7. Secluded cottage on a private beach (from USD 325)

Looking for a luxury Airbnb rental in Waiheke? Then check out this cottage.

Situated on a private beach known as Circular Bay, this amazing cottage is the ideal choice if you are here on a honeymoon or celebrating with your partner and wish for some privacy. The cottage has been restored by the hosts and it offers a variety of amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen, a smart television and WiFi, a relaxing hot tub, a heated outdoor shower, and two barbecue grills.

Waiheke Island, Oneroa, New Zealand
48 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the house is comfortable and well equipped with everything you need
lovely tranquil beautiful clean and a great place to get away
the kitchen living room bathroom bedrooms were so clean and cozy
amazing truly incredible value for money incredible setting clean beautiful little touches a great host
the host is proactive and responsive in meeting the needs of guests
absolutely stunning location for that special occasion when you want to get away from it all
would highly recommend this place if you would like to get away from the city without travelling too far
this accommodation is well located and excellent condition - the pictures and description are accurate
such a beautiful place will definitely be back
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8. Sleek and modern accommodation close to Oneroa Beach (from USD 150)

This stylish one-bedroom apartment is close to a variety of great establishments, including beaches, bars, cafes, restaurants, and public transport, and it is ideal for a relaxing weekend. The home is immaculately decorated and it features a large deck where you can go sunbathing on the lounging chairs, a well-equipped kitchenette to prepare some basic meals, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Auckland, New Zealand
125 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely modern apartment with a great outdoor area to relax in the sun or enjoy the view
the apartment is beautiful with some really thoughtful touches
four of us had a fabulous stay at pauline’s beautiful two bedroom apartment
beautiful decor and comfortable beds
she also left us a yummy breakfast which was much appreciated after arriving in the evening
a lovely clean and new apartment
very clean beautiful facilities
clean and neat as a pin
modern finish and very clean and stylish
space was clean and amazing to stay in
pauline was a great host
pauline has been a fabulous host
pauline was a wonderful host and communications were very smooth
pauline was very friendly and helpful
easy to communicate with the host
beautiful house located very close to everything
super close to oneroa shops
excellent apartment in a beautiful location
amazing place really convenient location to oneroa town and beaches
location is private and very peaceful
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9. Romantic cottage close to the beach

Filled with eclectic and charming décor and plenty of potted tropical plants, this quaint little home is perfect for couples as it features a single bedroom and one bathroom, and it can comfortably accommodate two guests. Enjoy waking up to the sound of chirping birds, as this cottage is located close to nature as well as a variety of attractions and establishments such as Palm Beach, and multiple restaurants and cafes. In addition, there are plenty of walking trails nearby, where you can go on a hike.

Auckland, New Zealand
169 reviews  
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good amenities and kitchen space
the bed was extremely comfortable and amenities were perfect
the property has a relaxed atmosphere and the cottage itself is beautiful and comfortable
gorgeous cottage fantastic host neill made our stay extremely comfortable and easy down to the very last detail
it was warm and comfortable during a cold and rainy winter period
clean well decorated and spacious cottage
the cottage was very clean and tidy
the house was in immaculate condition clean and tidy
had a lovely stay everything was clean well presented with a lot of thoughtful touches
gorgeously decorated lovely white crisp clean linen
host was very friendly
hosts were easy to contact and helpful
neill was a great host
hosts were thoughtful and kind and were easy to communicate with
awesome place great hosts would definitely recommend
transportation around the island was easy by bus
it’s very well situated and close to the beach
easy to catch the bus and walkable to the main village if you’re into walking
this place is truely a slice of paradise on waiheke
easy place to catch a bus from as well
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10. Rustic treehouse accommodation

This unique accommodation is sure to charm you the moment you see it, as it will take you back to your childhood. Surrounded by forests on all sides, this treehouse home is perfect for travelers looking for offbeat accommodations. It is constructed from solid timber and surrounded by a wraparound deck that offers incredible views of the island. It offers a comfortable queen-sized bed for a couple and an additional sofa bed for two more guests if needed.

Auckland, New Zealand
206 reviews   Superhost
Treehouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the workmanship was impeccable and it had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable
sue is a delight the facilities are fantastic
great communication clean tidy and really peaceful place
its stylish and clean with everything you need
the treehouse was clean and tidy and had a full kitchen which was great
top shelf stay comfortable clean and peaceful
strongly recommend for someone looking to hide from city and meditation in this lovely and spacious place
highly recommend to all lovely hosts
sue was a wonderful host and very helpful
sue was an attentive and friendly host and we enjoyed amazing massages
sue was an amazing host - she was really friendly
sue was such a lovely host & did the most relaxing massage
the location is just amazing
the perfect spot to close out our honeymoon
special place away from the busy-ness of life
the place is beautiful set in a remote location surrounded by trees and birds
cool as place for a get away 10/10 recommend
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Explore Waiheke Island on your own terms

Waiheke Island is a place full of natural wonders. For this reason, planning a two-day itinerary at Waiheke Island isn’t enough — you would want to stay here for as long as you want. To ensure a lovely stay here, why not book a vacation home?

A vacation home offers you the opportunity to put your feet up and truly relax, whether that means playing a board game with your partner in the living room, trying out the local cuisines in the chef’s kitchen with your children, or not having to share your room or bathroom with anyone else. So, check out this list — here, you can find a wide variety of holiday homes in Waiheke, so pick one that you like.

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