Top 8 Bookabach Holiday Homes In Wairarapa, New Zealand

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Wairarapa is situated in the southeastern region of North Island, New Zealand. It is blessed with scenic views and a mix of rural and urban towns. From hiking to shopping, there is a town in Wairarapa that will cater to the activity you want to do. Visit Mount Holdsworth Track and have a picnic with a stunning backdrop. Taste the flavors of the Pacific Rim, most especially their wines, or immerse yourself in the wildlife of New Zealand by living in native forest reserves. Each spot in this region has a unique charm that will entice you to visit immediately. Start creating an itinerary in this holiday destination and make sure to check out these top Bookabach holiday homes in Wairarapa, New Zealand, listed 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. Kid- and pet-friendly holiday home by the beach (from USD 61)

Enjoy over four kilometers (two miles) of the beach from this two-bedroom apartment for up to four. Just a short walk from Riversdale Beach, this home guarantees easy access to water activities like surfing, fishing, and swimming. Fully fenced, this apartment guarantees a kid- and pet-friendly environment where everyone can play and have fun. Guests are promised a convenient stay with amenities like a comfy couch and a well-equipped kitchen.

There is a golf course just down the road, and if you want to explore further, Castlepoint Lighthouse, Otahome Beach, Castlepoint Rock, and Castlepoint Beach are less than 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

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155 reviews  
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would recommend you bring your own frypan if you want to make breakfast bacon and eggs
bach had everything we needed kitchen well equipped
generally clean and it was good having linen provided
nice tidy place perfect for a stay for a small family and a dog
quiet private and great pet friendly back yard
great house so close to the beach
great location everything we need brilliant communication
close to everything like park and golf course and beach
had a great stay and really enjoyed the property and location
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2. Modern and cozy house by the beach (from USD 154)

If you want to wake up to the morning sun and a calming view of the ocean, this beach house is your best bet! This holiday home in Castlepoint can house eight guests in three bedrooms and includes two full bathrooms, a kitchen, an entertainment area, and a lounge space. It showcases contemporary architecture and interior design that is very inviting and pleasing to the eyes. The property is surrounded by tall trees and rugged mountains. This private accommodation is your sanctuary for a quick weekend getaway, and if you want to do some fishing or surfcasting, great spots are also easily accessible. Check this out for a much-needed hideaway with your gang!

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161 reviews  
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

3. Spacious farmhouse for a big family (from USD 185)

Another bach that can accommodate a big, traveling family is the Ellstone farmhouse. This enormous property can accommodate a family of 12. There are four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, three living areas, a kitchen and dining area, a sunroom, a private spa, and a deck. This home boasts a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. Completing the experience is a beautiful view of Wairarapa’s rolling hills, best enjoyed with a cup of morning coffee in the huge garden.

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228 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The big front garden and the massage chair were particularly good at keeping the kids occupied and quiet
Enjoyed the two separate lounges the good sized bedrooms and having more than one bathroom
There were 6 of us attending a family wedding
There were so many comfortable living areas I don't think we got to use them all
It is even more beautiful than the pictures show
All the rooms were lovely - there were 3 bathrooms which worked perfectly for us
It was very quiet and peaceful and we all slept extremely well
Our hosts had lit the fire prior to our arrival and everything was very tidy and welcoming Although they were staying next door
Very nice clean and tidy Accommodated our various check in and check out requirements Would stay again
This house was wonderful Beautiful cosy and warm house and the cats were stunning
You were very gracious and helpful
The house easily accommodated 3 couples the fires had been lit before we arrived & spa was good too
Lovely location and property Thoroughly enjoyed it
Not many place can sleep this many people comfortably but
The silence at night was so nice
it was really well set out
and then a lovely place to come back to at the end of the night where everyone had a bed
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4. Serene beachfront accommodation (from USD 43)

Located in the remote and peaceful neighborhood of Mataikona, this house sleeps six guests in two bedrooms and includes a full bathroom, a nice kitchen, and an entertainment lounge. The interiors of this beachfront house showcase a typical home in Wairarapa, New Zealand, while the spacious exterior features a porch where you can enjoy an alfresco breakfast while watching the glistening sea. If you are a water sports enthusiast, great spots for surfing, swimming, and boating are close by. But if you are not, walks along the shore is always a nice idea.

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370 reviews  
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had to open some windows location and view [wow]
well set up kitchen snuggly warm fireplace and a very spacious home
the check-in process very trouble-free Thanks Molly
this little bach was a surprise in the making everything you could want fire place really warm the bach up
Had everything we needed except the salt & pepper
Old but clean property with everything that is needed
The owners are very lovely and picking up the key
easy to find well maintained simple but nice
We enjoyed the fire and lots of wood with more delivered
We had a great peaceful time
Awesome break away Great kiwi bache stone through from the sea Breath taking scenery friendly locals
We had a great time and would love to come back
Nice way to relax and get away from the rat race of life
Love this quiet out of the way spot Rugged and windy
and we really enjoyed it thank you
Fantastic pace to get away and relax cozy by the fire plenty of wood
We had a lovely stay at this beautiful location by the sea
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5. Homey accommodation near the beach (from USD 111)

Whether you are looking for the perfect accommodation for a staycation or a place where many interest points are close by, this house in Paua Point offers just that! Visit the charming Ngawi Fishing Village, Palliser Bay, and Dark Sky Reserve for some stargazing. Aside from its strategic location, this home can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests. There are three bedrooms and the house comes with amenities like a fully functional kitchen, dining area, and a cozy porch perfect for barbeque nights. In short, this bach can give you the best of both worlds!

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175 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and we will be keeping in touch for the next stay
Also - go see the seal colony further up the road - amazing J
We found the property excellent - comfortable spacious well equipped and relaxing with lovely beach views - will definitely return to stay again
Great property and nice and close to the beach
Warm dry and well equipped
(log fire would be cool) and outdoor fire for atmosphere and roasting marshmallows
great facilities good info available great views ultra comfortable bed really enjoyed our stay
Me and my partner loved your home Jill and Doug
Really cool little property in a beautiful setting
a real treat after city life
peaceful and perfect A suite of board games puzzles and books too Will be booking again
Overall a great location to get away and relax Despite only around 2 hours from Wellington
Great place to stay with the stormy weather exceeding our expectations Loved the lighthouse walk too
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6. Historic white house perfect for backpackers (from USD 97)

A historic home built in 1876, this accommodation features Italianate architecture and is an ideal rental for backpackers who want to enjoy some history and heritage. This house is located near places of interest like the Palliser Bay coastline, Cape Palliser Lighthouse, Ngawi fishing village and, of course, the Pinnacles - one of the filming locations for the Lord of the Rings. Hosts provide breakfast and some welcome snacks when you arrive, and they also make sure that your stay will be as comfortable as possible.

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123 reviews  
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 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:
You get to stay in your own wing of this grand property with bedroom (very comfy bed) ensuite bathroom and your own sitting room with a roaring fire
The homestead was steeped in history containing so much beautiful antique furniture
We really enjoyed our stay here - very peaceful Beautiful heritage house Loved the little touches - the fresh flowers in every room the afternoon tea with home baking in the dining room with th...
The lounge was so cosy with a big roaring fire
We had an amazing time the loveliest people and such a beautiful cosy home
Jacqui is an excellent host and really looked after us
We felt very welcomed and was always a fire going
We had the most wonderful time- incredible hosts- beautiful property- grand house- delicious breakfast- tranquil locationLook forward to staying again
Very accomodating hosts who make a great breakfast Would recommend to anyone
Wonderful welcoming hosts who looked after us perfectly Beautiful old historic house
The surrounding gardens were stunning beautiful
Such a peaceful relaxing location and handy to Martinborough Lake Ferry and Cape Palliser and the rest of South Wairarapa
The surrounding farm and gardens is incredibly scenic and well worth a long morning/afternoon stroll to take it all in
round the garden to the cooked breakfast
Everything was perfect from breakfast to bed time
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7. Beach house for a big family (from USD 127)

Going on a family holiday and you need a gigantic place to stay? Check out this private accommodation along Castlepoint Bay. This house sleeps fifteen guests across five bedrooms and also includes facilities like two full baths, a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining area, a spacious living area with a fireplace, and a cozy veranda. The modern wooden interiors feature a high ceiling and wide glass windows that let natural light in, giving guests a relaxing ambiance and a view of the bay. This property is near a lighthouse that can give you a panoramic view of the surrounding area. It is just a few minutes’ walk away from the beach where your family can enjoy an afternoon dip. What better way to bring everyone together than to spend time in a beautiful house nestled in nature. Book your dates now before you miss the chance!

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118 reviews  
House 15 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great place with amazing views and loads of space
It was very clean and comfortable A great place for our 18-month-old daughter to explore
Having multiple living spaces was great along with the great kitchen space Would recommend to anyway looking to get away in a small or large group
The place was really well suited for our large group (lots of comfy beds)
Great space for multiple families get together and views to die for Comfortable beds multiple spaces for both adults and children
it had everything we needed and it was so close to the beach with amazing views
Really enjoyed the stay - clean
the house lovely and warm Will gladly book again
Lovely Bach with beautiful views
well appointed great variety of facilities such as dishes well stocked saucepans and frying pans
The bach has absolutely fantastic views and a wonderful big deck
We were lucky to have superb weather too so came away with fond memories of Castlepoint
We really enjoyed both the location and the overall set up of the accommodation
The log burner was gorgeous on a cold winter night and
Highly recommend a stay in castlepoint - such a beautiful gem just outside of wellington and this house really maximised on all that coastal goodness
Property was lovely and Castlepoint is a favourite for a weekend away
etc Good place for littlies
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8. Modern cabin with stunning vineyard view (from USD 228)

Traveling for the holidays with your furry friends? Here’s the perfect place to stay where pets are very much welcome. This modern home can sleep up to six guests in three bedrooms. It is a no-frills accommodation that includes a fabulous kitchen, a dining area, and a cozy entertainment lounge. Fully-fenced and safe for pets, this house also has a gigantic garden and an outdoor deck with comfortable seats to enjoy scenic views of the vineyard and the Tararua Range. Another feature is the garage, where bikes, gaming consoles, a pool table, and a library can be found.

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115 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The house is so modern and well appointed
Just like the listing states
Beautiful aspect in open plan kitchen dining and living room
The house is very well equipped with anything that you could possibly need especially if you want to cook your own meals
Spacious and comfortable dog friendly Cosy fireplace in the tv room
to do A beautiful kitchen bathrooms and the beds were very comfortable Thankyou Amanda
They property is immaculate and well
They even apologised well before our arrival because the vineyard over the fence was replanting some of the vines
A well presented home with various activities
We loved everything about this property Exceeded our expectations in every way definitely one of those cases where the house is even better than the photos
so the view may not have been as good
Lovely house in a beautiful location
Martinborough is a beautiful destination
Perfect for a couples get away
entertained Amanda was a pleasure to deal with
This house is a step above what we have booked in the past and is great value for money
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Get away from the noise

Get that much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city and recharge for the weekend. Head out to Wairarapa so you can enjoy nature in all its abundance while still having the convenience of big-city amenities. Make your holiday a little better by living like a local and make sure to book a stay in one of these top Bookabach holiday homes in Wairarapa, New Zealand. Do note, however, that each accommodation follows the Kiwi bach tradition where you have to clean before you leave and bring your own linen. You can always ask your host for more guidelines if you’re unsure!

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