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.
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.
Top guest reviewsthe fruit and breakfast items provided including the nespresso coffee machine was a great touchwe lazed on the deck in the sunshine and strolled down to palm beach for a swimthe bed was super comfortable with lovely crisp white bed linena very warm welcome and beautiful personality the place was comfortable with home vibesthe studio stylish fresh clean comfortable and had a great view of the surrounding areavery clean and lovely interiorthe suite was very clean and comfortablethe place was spotlessly clean nicely set up and very comfortablethe room is sparkling clean cozy and stylishit was sparkling clean and oh so stylish and modern
Host:stephanie is a thoughtful and helpful hoststephanie is such a welcoming and wonderful hoststephanie is a great host who made us feel very welcomestephanie is a wonderful host - actually the best host i have ever encounteredstephanie is honestly an amazing a++ hostRead more reviewslocation was great within minutes of walk to bus stopthe location is stunning and only a 5 minute walk to palm beachthe location was great- a short walk to palm beach arcadia restaurant and local shopthis location is very close to the beach yet lovely and sereneimmaculacy presented very comfortable studio in a great location 5 minutes walk from palm beach
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.
Top guest reviewsgreat place with amazing views and facilitiesthe views from the deck/spa pool are amazing and we had everything we needfantastic host fantastic views fantastic spa pool best air bnb stay ever :)the unit has an amazing view stylish and comfortablethe view the hot-tub the bed and all the special touches were wonderfulplace was clean and cozyit was very clean and comfortablevery tidy and cleanthe place is clean and beautifulthe villa is private and clean and tidy
Host:suzi is a super hostsuzi is an amazing host and very helpfulgreat place and friendly/helpful hostsuzi is a great host and communicates with clarity and kindnesssuzi was super helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location and fantastic placebeautiful location and everything you need in a weekend awaywe loved the location so close to beautiful palm beachfantastic location and everything needed perfectgreat location in palm beach with good little walking spots and close to bus and other amenities
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.
Top guest reviewsan amazing view from the deck and the spa-poolbrilliant view great deck area spa pool etcthe photos are very true to the apartment and the ambiencewaking up to the beach view from bed was by far the highlightthe views were gorgeous the apartment was incredibly well presented & tidy and had everything we neededvery clean and comfortableclean comfortable and tastefulprivate clean & comfortableclean and well maintained bach enjoyed our stay herebeautiful and clean house with a great deck and outdoor setup
Host:host was super helpfulrichard was a great host and knowledgeable about waihekerichard is a great host and we really appreciated the early check ingreat knowledge of the area very helpfulRead more reviewsexcellent location and very privategreat location near to the oneroa villagegreat bach perfect locationpeaceful location private and quietclose to town hope to be back soon
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.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is very neat and tidy and has all the amenities you needthe two bedroom apartment was newly decorated and very comfortable with the most amazing viewsvery comfortable accommodation good amenities and lovely outdoor area to relaxstunning views the apartment is well appointed modern stylish and very comfortablewonderful views comfortable beds quiet loved the walk-in tiled shower and cliff & gaye are great hostsspotlessly clean and well appointedit's clean and comfortable with everything you needthe villa was spacious clean and comfortablethis units themselves are impeccably clean & like brand newwonderful location place spotless comfy and beautiful views
Host:our hosts were fantasticwonderful hosts with great local tipsgreat hosts very private lovely aptgreat experience and brilliant hostswe have never stayed anywhere where the host was as welcomingRead more reviewsshort walk to batch winery was a huge plus for usgreat location for walks & the bach winerygreat location with easy access to all main attractions by the free use of their cargreat location with outstanding hostshaving use of their car is ideal given the location
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.
Top guest reviewsthe views were simply stunning from every roomwifi was working great as wellthe view is spectacular & the apartment is perfectboth are spectacular stylish comfortable spaces with stunning views and thoughtful touchesin-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 viewgreat views beautifully furnished very clean and comfortable apartmentfabulous 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
Host:great host lovely and comfortable accommodationsusan is a fantastic hostsusan was great thank you so much she was a wonderful hostsusan is a great host and provided everything we could have needed to help make our honeymoon specialgus and sue are great hostsRead more reviewsthis is an amazing locationamazing location and a great stay heresusan's place is a lovely location for a weekend getawaystunning location absolutely breath takingthe location was nice and secluded yet easy to get to with our rental car
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.
Top guest reviewslovely comfortable house with fabulous views through the bush over the seaamazing views superb hot tub and very comfortable accommodationthe cottage is very comfortable and had everything we neededlovely cottage great facilities and location with a wonderful view of the ocean at onetangiamazing view great spot comfy beds and the car was brilliant for getting around the islandbeautiful accommodation clean and comfortablebeautiful spot very clean and peacefulsuper clean and a lovely place to stayit was warm clean and had everything you could needluxury throughout very well equipped and sparkling clean
Host:excellent hosts with quick responses and helpful suggestionspeter was a wonderful hostpeter is a great hostpeter is a fabulous hostpeter was a very friendly and helpful hostRead more reviewsclose to all the attractions we wanted to go tosecluded but only a 10 minute drive to the supermarket 20 minute walk to some great wineriesbeautiful place great location & the car was a massive bonus highly recommendit is a great place to get away from it allthe space is thoughtfully designed and beautifully decorated in an ideal location on waiheke
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.
Top guest reviewsand the house is comfortable and well equipped with everything you needlovely tranquil beautiful clean and a great place to get awaythe kitchen living room bathroom bedrooms were so clean and cozyamazing truly incredible value for money incredible setting clean beautiful little touches a great host
Host:the host is proactive and responsive in meeting the needs of guestsRead more reviewsabsolutely stunning location for that special occasion when you want to get away from it allwould highly recommend this place if you would like to get away from the city without travelling too farthis accommodation is well located and excellent condition - the pictures and description are accuratesuch a beautiful place will definitely be back
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.
Top guest reviewsa lovely modern apartment with a great outdoor area to relax in the sun or enjoy the viewthe apartment is beautiful with some really thoughtful touchesfour of us had a fabulous stay at pauline’s beautiful two bedroom apartmentbeautiful decor and comfortable bedsshe also left us a yummy breakfast which was much appreciated after arriving in the eveninga lovely clean and new apartmentvery clean beautiful facilitiesclean and neat as a pinmodern finish and very clean and stylishspace was clean and amazing to stay in
Host:pauline was a great hostpauline has been a fabulous hostpauline was a wonderful host and communications were very smoothpauline was very friendly and helpfuleasy to communicate with the hostRead more reviewsbeautiful house located very close to everythingsuper close to oneroa shopsexcellent apartment in a beautiful locationamazing place really convenient location to oneroa town and beacheslocation is private and very peaceful
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.
Top guest reviewsgood amenities and kitchen spacethe bed was extremely comfortable and amenities were perfectthe property has a relaxed atmosphere and the cottage itself is beautiful and comfortablegorgeous cottage fantastic host neill made our stay extremely comfortable and easy down to the very last detailit was warm and comfortable during a cold and rainy winter periodclean well decorated and spacious cottagethe cottage was very clean and tidythe house was in immaculate condition clean and tidyhad a lovely stay everything was clean well presented with a lot of thoughtful touchesgorgeously decorated lovely white crisp clean linen
Host:host was very friendlyhosts were easy to contact and helpfulneill was a great hosthosts were thoughtful and kind and were easy to communicate withawesome place great hosts would definitely recommendRead more reviewstransportation around the island was easy by busit’s very well situated and close to the beacheasy to catch the bus and walkable to the main village if you’re into walkingthis place is truely a slice of paradise on waihekeeasy place to catch a bus from as well
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.
Top guest reviewsthe workmanship was impeccable and it had everything we needed to make our stay comfortablesue is a delight the facilities are fantasticgreat communication clean tidy and really peaceful placeits stylish and clean with everything you needthe treehouse was clean and tidy and had a full kitchen which was greattop shelf stay comfortable clean and peacefulstrongly recommend for someone looking to hide from city and meditation in this lovely and spacious place
Host:highly recommend to all lovely hostssue was a wonderful host and very helpfulsue was an attentive and friendly host and we enjoyed amazing massagessue was an amazing host - she was really friendlysue was such a lovely host & did the most relaxing massageRead more reviewsthe location is just amazingthe perfect spot to close out our honeymoonspecial place away from the busy-ness of lifethe place is beautiful set in a remote location surrounded by trees and birdscool as place for a get away 10/10 recommend
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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