Top 10 Bookabach Holiday Homes In Taranaki, New Zealand

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Taranaki is the place to visit, especially if you’re one for adventures. It’s famous for Mount Taranaki, known for its perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, often called a Mount Fuji lookalike. There are also other beautiful sceneries you must visit while you’re here such as Egmont National Park and Surf Highway if you’re the one for catching the waves. While you’re here, don’t miss out on the beautiful gardens in New Plymouth City. It also has the only contemporary art museum with a permanent collection in New Zealand. These top 10 Bookabach holiday homes in Taranaki, New Zealand, are where you’ll be able to do all of these. Make the trip happen by checking out these amazing accommodations below.

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 March 13, 2023.

1. Simple and spacious holiday home for seven (from USD 111)

You’ll definitely love waking up early to enjoy different activities around the area. You can go surfing, fishing, or even take a long morning stroll. Aside from the activities, you can also admire the beauty of Mount Taranaki and the ocean view. This three-bedroom home has two bathrooms and it can accommodate seven guests. The location is very convenient as it’s just a 10-minute drive to the grocery, cafes, and restaurants. It’s also only a 30-minute drive to the city. You’ll also have air conditioning, internet, a kitchen with basic utilities, a television, and an outdoor garden. Also, don’t miss out on some of the must-visit attractions in the area, such as the Pouaki Circuit, Pukeiti Garden, and Dawson Falls.

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89 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tranquil bach by the beach with the mountain backdrop
the house is very well presented with everything you could need and the beds are super comfy
recommend it to anyone and will definitely book it again
sea and mountain views
the bach has lots of space outside for relaxing in the sunset and soaking in the sea air! fantastic place- one of my favourite baches
clean and tidy house, amazing location
well kept and stunning veiwswe really enjoyed our staythank you
relaxing and family friendly
great communcication with bryan and kaye
modern, warm, tidy accommodation and a great host
bj is a great host and we look forward more stays in the future
setting very peaceful
beautiful, peaceful location and a lovely little property
the location is beautiful and quiet and the owners are friendly and easy to deal with
great stay in a well presented bach
a beautiful place to recharge your batteries but having the ability to go exploring if you need to
very well provisioned
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2. Beachfront family home with outdoor fire pit (from USD 111)

This accommodation is big enough to accommodate seven guests, perfect for families. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom. Aside from it being spacious, the cleanliness and modern architecture will leave you breathless. Enjoy family bonding with the facilities they have here, such as a television, board games, kid toys, and a video library. They also have equipment for outdoor activities. You can go rowing, kayaking, or even go golfing at the Waverley Golf Club, which is just five kilometers (three miles) away. It’s also a beachfront accommodation. However, if you get too lazy to go out, feel free to use the hot tub just outside! Don’t forget to share good horror stories while roasting marshmallows by the outdoor firepit.

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100 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was amazing
this property was spotless, comfortable , quiet, warm
the bach was comfortable and had everything we needed
lovely and warm in this comfortable retreat at the beach
the gift basket was fantastic along with the other little extras
the views were amazing as was the weather
clean and tidy, and everything you need for a great stay
and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beach which was spectacular! the wee extras were greatly appreciated, and the bed was very comfortable
generally well appointed
even with the inclement weather we had a wonderfully relaxing family break
good comms with hosts who made everything easy and the property is comfy and well presented
everything we could need and rachelle is a good host always willing to be helpful and flexible
even when unable to get out, the house was well equipped to keep the kids (and parents) entertained! rach checked in to make sure we were surviving the weather which was very thoughtful and appreci...
quiet, peaceful, great location
yes lovely place out of the way
pro tip: nearby golf course was great fun
everything we needed a great retreat
the proximity to lake and beach meant we could efficiently dodge the rain and have some great outside time - kayaking on the lake and gathering firewood on the beach
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3. Beachside house with ocean-views (from USD 129)

Pictures don’t give justice to how beautiful this place is! This house is located on a cliff, giving you a beautiful view of sunrises and sunsets by the bay. You can watch these by the large semi-covered deck. This house can accommodate six guests and it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The place is also very clean. It has everything you need - internet, parking, television with DVD player, and a kitchen with basic utilities. The accommodation is also very easy to find, and it’s just a quick drive to the town and beach.

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159 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view over the bay and especially the sunsets from the deck or living and dining room windows is magical
the bach is so comfy and homely with everything we needed
the house was warm, cosy, very clean and well equipped with several heaters (and i have to make special mention of the beds - so comfortable)
one of the best locations we have ever stayed at, and we have stayed at many, north and south island
we enjoyed the deck each night looking out to sea as the sun went down
clean and tidy with everything we needed
we had an amazing stay, the place had everything we needed and the views were spectacular! such a great spot! check in and check out was easy, and the place was clean and tidy when we arrived
incredible views and lovely home thankyou very much
wow to the views!we walked in the front door of the house and were greeted with breathtaking million dollar views over 3 surf breaks - the pictures don't do this house justice
in winter the house will be cool when you arrive but quickly warms up with ample heaters and during the day the suns streams in its soon toasty
all the mod cons
idyllic setting with good amenities for a relaxing, restful stay
so much to see and do within easy access of mangahume
lovely home in beautiful location
beautiful area
lovely house in great location
peaceful and tranquil situation
the house is beautifully situated
wow to the property
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4. Luxury ocean-view beach house (from USD 154)

This is a beautiful home equipped with different facilities such as internet, air conditioning, television, parking, kitchen with basic utilities, and an outdoor hot tub. There is also a game room where you can play table tennis, darts, and various other games. The house is very modern and has everything you will need. It suits big families or groups of friends because it is spacious enough to fit up to 16 people. It has five rooms and two bathrooms. It’s very kid-friendly as there is a children’s playground nearby. Feel free to go on adventures in the nearby campgrounds or head to the beach to test your surfing skills.

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108 reviews   Wifi Available
House 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bach was fantastic! massive bach with plenty of room for everyone
the view is hard to beat
well equipped with plenty of activities for the kids (and adults)
on our list to return
lots of fun to be had with table tennis and dart board
the bach is amazing! everything was clean and tidy when we arrived ready for our stay
lots of space, very clean and tidy, great kitchen
large house with almost 2 houses combined upstairs and downstairs with facilities for all
a fabulous house, big enough for all of us
they are all very happy with their digs
an amazing house with fantastic views
so great to have wonderful facilities, we had absolutely everything we needed and more
everything was well explained and straightforward
a lovely peace of paradise with beautiful views
and a fantastic beach just a short walk away
we really had a great time (and the kids just loved the beach)
our team enjoyed the house
this accommodation has provided a good sized house for them to live in for a month
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5. Stunning oceanfront home with outdoor patio (from USD 167)

A home away from home, this three-bedroom accommodation has an ocean view that is to die for. It also has spectacular mountain views. The home can sleep up to nine guests and it has two bathrooms. It’s quite secluded, located next to the walkway. Enjoy your privacy as the place is fully fenced. You can also have a little barbecue outside by the deck. Amenities included are the internet, fireplace, television, parking, outdoor garden, patio, and kitchen with basic utilities. You can also go kayaking, swimming, surfing, or running while you’re here.

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174 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
This property had everything we needed Even down to an iron a coffee machine sand an extra large fridge with built in ice/water machine
Beds are super comfortable with quality linen
Location and view were wonderful
The house was spotless the beds were comfy and warm and the fire was a bonus
and it was all perfect watching the kite surfers from the front deck the sunset and staying inside with games from the cupboard when the weather got antsy very happy chappies
The house was well appointed and very clean
The sea views were amazing and Joelene was incredibly accommodating
Great location comfy beds fire made it nice and cosy
this is a wonderful spot we had rain wind and sunshine
A great property that had everything we needed for a family weekend away Great location for the kids; surf skate park & play ground all in walking distance
Lovely house in a great location
It's also a good view in bad weather
awesome out door area l00 metres from the beach Shops cafes and restraunts within minutes of the house A lovely part of New Plymouth
Very cute bach in fantastic location
This property has everything needed for a relaxing holiday whether its a family getaway or eight blokes on a 4 day golfing weekend The house and facilities are top notch
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6. Salt Cottage (from USD 61)

This simple two-bedroom house is the perfect place to unwind from your busy city life. You’ll love how peaceful it is here. The house is equipped with all the facilities you’ll need. There’s a bathroom, internet, fireplace, parking, television, washing machine, kitchen with basic utilities, and a patio with a garden. This area is known for surfing, but there are other things you can do while you’re here. Go tramping through Mount Taranaki, strolling around Opunake Walkway, or golfing at a course just 10 minutes away. The best part is that the accommodation is pet-friendly. Bring your dogs and cats so they can enjoy the place with you. You’ll definitely have a great time while you’re here.

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122 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the town opanaki was super friendly god bless opanaki
the accommodation was spotless, comfy and beautiful
good facilities, comfortable beds and cosy
it was very cold while we were there and having the open fire was lovely
cosy, clean, comfortable cottage
very clean and tidy
cute and very clean accommodation
the cottage was very clean, well appointed, full of little unexpected extras, like coffee pods, chocolate,milk, lots of books, games
awesome little place! can't wait to book in another weekend soon!
overall the bach was clean and had everything we needed
sharee was a great host with prompt answers to questions
helen and andy
made for an enjoyable family weekend
love the retro kiwiana decor
loved all the kiwiana memorablia and selection of reading material
the location was perfect and within walking distance to everything
walking distance to everything
and easy walk to everything you want
the lounge area is cosy with a fire place and was ideal for a rainy day
such a cool little whare handy to the beach and shops
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Prepare for an adventure

You’ll always have something to do here; swimming, going for a short road trip, or just enjoying yourself by the beach. There is always something for everyone. Taranaki has so many beautiful places to visit, beaches to surf on, food to try, and adventures to go on. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and do something new. Book one of these Bookabach holiday homes to start your amazing vacation.

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