14 Best Holiday Homes & Accommodations Near Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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Located in the northeastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Plenty is known for plentiful options to indulge yourself in nature’s extravaganza. The coastal region has an expansive coastline, large hectares of garden producing kiwi and citrus fruits and pristine white sand beaches. This beautiful coastal region enjoys a warm climate all the year round makes it an ideal place for travelers to explore numerous water sport activities such as swimming, surfing, skiing diving, kayaking and many outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, mountain biking across rugged terrains. This spectacular coastal bay is also the home to rich historical and cultural heritage sites such as Whakaari (White Island), Wairaka Mauao and Otanewainuku. Alongside the mesmerizing landscape and beaches, the region provides an array of plentiful seafood options and local wines making it a perfect place of enormous unforgettable experiences. To make your stay memorable, you can find a host of accommodations suiting your taste and budget. Check out these best holiday homes near Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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 May 19, 2024.

1. Relaxing beachside home (from USD 376)

Experience the refreshing ocean breeze and spectacular views of Waihi Beach from this four-bedroom beachside home for a maximum of twelve guests. From the home’s front lawn, you can easily access the beach. With the home featuring a large deck and a picnic table, you are guaranteed a fun, beachside vacation with your loved ones.

When it comes to attractions, the rental is less than five miles (eight kilometers) from Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park, Orokawa Bay, Waihi Arts Centre and Museum, and The Waterlily Gardens.

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36.47 km (22.7 mi) from The Historic Village
87 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
clean and tidy very family friendly
very clean and great communication from the owner
kitchen was well equiped and explanations from owner were very clear
our kuri (dogs) enjoyed the experience with us friendly atmosphere with the locals
overall great location and house
property was spacious enough for our family location was amazing house was adequately equipped for its purpose
superb location right on the dog friendly beach with plenty of room for our pups & their 8 humans
great location with a beautiful view
amazing location well-equipped kitchen and boogie boards for the beach
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2. Contemporary bach with great views (from USD 85)

The cottage can sleep up to four people. This airy cottage boasts a modern outlook with well-furnished interiors, kitchen with all the amenities, washing machine, LCD TV, two large bedrooms with one bathroom. Visitors can enjoy a great view across the treetops as the sun sets in the evening. Guests can also take a stroll to the three nearby beaches including Maketu, Nedwicks, and Little Waihi.

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Maketu, TePuke, NZ
28.33 km (17.7 mi) from The Historic Village
51 reviews  
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable convenient and with great views over the bay
very sweet and comfortable cottage and well equipped
perfect little bach in maketu clean and comfortable true to photos amazing views super quiet area
house was cosy and clean
the cottage was very clean and had every thing we needed
the cottage had everything we needed & was very clean & tidy
the cottage has been very smartly done up and was lovely and clean
the owner juliann is really nice
sheelagh and julian were fantastic hosts both very warm and welcoming
also the garden is really beautiful and you will have some very friendly neighbours
a great place to relax away from everything
we had a wonderful stay here - great location to base yourself while exploring the local bop area
and is the perfect place for a getaway
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3. Spacious waterfront holiday home (from USD 123)

Located close to the Waihi Beach in the western Bay of Plenty, this holiday home is located in a tranquil neighbourhood close to the Waihi beach village shops, and other local attractions including a supermarket, bakery, and other shops. The property boasts well-furnished interiors with leather furniture and king size beds. The rooms also feature Flat screen TV, free access to Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, DVD player, dishwasher, barbecue facility making it an ideal place to have a joyful time away from home.

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37.08 km (23.1 mi) from The Historic Village
179 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:
we shared the space and our time here in harmony
The property is well presented and a very comfortable place to stay - just like home
So handy to the township and beach Very comfortable with everything you could need
And very short walks to the beach or town
modern and very comfortable Sue was lovely to deal with
the accommodation very clean and well presented
it was clean warm
Extremely clean and well kept it was pretty close to perfect
This is a fantastic property - I can't think of any negatives
Nice modern property with all the essentials
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival by the host Sue
Lovely home super close to town
accommodating and communication was easy
The snazzy was a lovely place to stay close to flatwhite cafe and beach Family friendly
A short walk to some greta shop sand restaurants and not far from the beach
Location is perfect - close walking distance to the shops and to the beach
The property is situated within walking distance to the village shops and to the beach
The beach is just round the corner and everything you'd need
Snazzy is in a perfect location
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4. Splendid studio apartment overlooking the estuary (from USD 74)

This elegant yet simple studio apartment is located in a serene neighbourhood away from the crowd surrounded by greenery and fruit trees. Guests can enjoy great views of Mt Maunganui, orchards and gardens in Tauranga and the Waihi Beach located at close proximity to the location. The apartment features one bathroom, TV, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and microwave.

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9.66 km (6.1 mi) from The Historic Village
90 reviews   Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Bed very comfortable and warm
very quiet and wonderful view to greet you each morning
the Bach is a cosy well appointed flat in the countryside
With it being winter the sun rarely streamed into the rooms
The estuary view was stunning framed by lawn and planting that made it a real retreat
Easter eggs and avocados were a lovely touch
/want Very nice home
What a great location amongst the orchard with a nice outlook over the water and wonderful helpful hosts next
The property and the home owner were both fantastic
Clean awesome view and outdoor area
so we were thankful for the heat pump which heated the studio quickly
Beautiful peaceful place surrounded by lots of Avocado trees
Our daughter loved running around the orchard
a couple of hours from Auckland but a world away for a relaxing weekend
Our little boy enjoyed walking around the orchard and down to the estuary
A short drive to Tauranga and
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5. The perfect house for a beach vacation (from USD 308)

Located along the beautiful coast in the Bay of Plenty, this beautiful and cosy beach house has everything to ensure a relaxing holiday enjoying great ocean views. Counted among the best Bookabach holiday homes in Pukehina, this comfy property boasts four large bedrooms with one king-size master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, cable TV, a washing machine, a well-equipped kitchen, a DVD player and an outdoor grill facility. The apartment opens to a spacious lounge with a large ocean deck with plenty of seating arrangements for guests. Visitors can have a relaxing time near the barbecue hut.

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Pukehina Beach, Western Bay of Plenty, NZ
31.73 km (19.8 mi) from The Historic Village
20 reviews  
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds were all comfortable and the kitchen was very well equiped
Right on the sand beautiful beach
sky tv for rainy days
So many bonus' too like the lawn games
The location was beautiful and it was great having direct access to the beach as well as being across the road from the dairy/cafe/pub
The house is lovely and modern and was very clean
clean comfortable and beautifully appointed
The property was well kept and clean and tidy everything we needed was there
meters from the sea great for swimming with excellent facilities offering shelter for beautiful evening
Excellent position well stocked with all the little things that make the difference and games books
Amazing property with everything required for a beach holiday Was great for all our family
lovely big decks well equipped house with everything you need Great for families And even a spa pool Great having 3 bathrooms and
Clean tidy couldn't as for more amazing beach front position
Made our wedding weekend that little bit more special staying somewhere so lovely
The beach house at Pukehina is incredible
This property is perfect in every way
The house is amazing and couldn't ask for a better location
easy access to shop and boat ramp
Absolutely beautiful house in a beautiful setting was presented better than many hotels we have stayed in
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6. Comfy holiday home near Waihi Beach (from USD 140)

Located near the Waihi Beach, this airy holiday home with a soft blue coastal theme is a great place to relax and soak up under the afternoon sun. This short-term accommodation boasts two large bedrooms with one bathroom, toiletries, and a well-equipped kitchen. The property features a lounge with leather couches and bean bags to ensure that you have a relaxing time with friends and family. Visitors can enjoy hot water plumbing and can involve a lot of water sports.

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38.57 km (24.0 mi) from The Historic Village
68 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but then when I want to book again someone else will have cottoned on
Flat White cafe Great little (fenced) yard and deck perfect for little kids
but this one was spotless) and with everything you could need in the kitchen and for the beach (towels toys) plus port a cot high chair & toys for kids Great location near beach
I really appreciated the fenced in yard and closeness to the beach Would stay here again next time we visit Waihi Beach
We liked the bach for its cleanliness views to the hills and reserve across the road
It was very clean and tidy and so well equipped
Adele was extremely helpful in arranging to courier back to us a wallet that we left behind Fantastic service
This holiday home was immaculately presented very clean and had all the mods and cons
our two dachshunds enjoyed the garden and it was so nice to have them on holiday with us
Shops takeaways (and ice cream)
Owner was lovely to deal with
Perfect location in top notch accommodation
Perfect little house on quiet street near the beach
The perfect batch in the perfect location
Great location Really well equipped and looked after
It had a lovely outlook across to the park
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7. Retro waterside holiday home (from USD 123)

This newly renovated beach holiday home emits nostalgia giving a rustic feel to have relaxing holiday time with friends and family. A short walk can help you access all the major attractions of the place including many interesting shops, amazing dining restaurants, and cafes. The holiday home boasts two bedrooms and one bathroom with toiletries, cable TV, free internet, fireplace, washing machine. Guests can enjoy sun-drenched decks with barbecue facilities.

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37.68 km (23.5 mi) from The Historic Village
27 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The only negative was the uncomfortable bed in the master bedroom
We stayed 4 nights during our wedding
A cosy home with all the modern features
spacious Bach with everything you need
ti the beach and main town
Great place very clean and tidy and very well done interiors Plus
The place was so cute Felt like home to us
Very relaxing and enjoyable we would love to return
very clean with everything required for a short or long stay
everything you need Perfect location with everything within walking distance
Well located only a short walk
you'd want close to the beach cafes and shops
It is in close walking distance to the beach and to the shopping centre
Nice place close to shops and beach Great fire for the cooler weather and really enjoyed being able to blitz a Netflix series
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8. Beach-style property for a group (from USD 81)

This airy and chic looking holiday home can sleep up to nine people. The property is located close to the Waihi beach at a stone’s throw distance from all the local attractions of the place. All the bedrooms facilitate extra double beds to accommodate toddlers or children. This Bay of Plenty accommodation boasts a cable TV, a washing machine, a bathroom with toiletries, a refrigerator, a microwave, a DVD player and an outdoor grill facility to have an enjoyable family time.

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38.81 km (24.2 mi) from The Historic Village
116 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The house is private close to the beach
Towell rail in the bathroom was broken other than that everything was fine Good contact with property manager
It had everything we needed very clean and tidy comfortable beds plenty of space Nice and close to the beach which was great Loved being able to sit out on the deck in the sun
House has all you need plus the best :an outside shower Thank you
Excellent well set up holiday home in a lovely location
fish n chips cafe and ice cream Very clean and tidy with a great deck and fantastic kitchen for entertaining
modern and clean nice decor
This was a great property for a weekend away Close to the beach for our morning strolls to the cafe Clean and tidy with everything we needed to be comfortable Would definitely consider staying ...
Great location close to the beach Clean and well equipped
Amazing location walking distance from the beach
The beach is within walking distance
It is close to a wide range of local activities
positioned well to park up and walk everywhere
The location was perfect close to the beach and not far from the shops
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9. Fully furnished Rotorua apartment (from USD 67)

Ideally suited for a small family or a group of four friends, this well-appointed apartment in Rotorua makes for a great accommodation option in Rotorua. The apartment has a comfortable bedroom with beautiful views of the lake, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a spacious lounge with a sofa bed, and a full bathroom. Guests also have access to an outdoor deck with seating. The town center is just a 10-minute drive away.

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Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
45.6 km (28.4 mi) from The Historic Village
1007 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quaint rooms with great amenities and a superb view
the unit is very comfortable and has all the amenities you need for any length of stay
large comfortable space really great amenities and conveniently located
generous space that was very comfortable
lovely view from bedroom/living room which makes the day instantly
very clean and neat
everything was spotlessly clean and big space
the accommodation was super clean and nicely
convenient very clean and cozy
neat clean and warm (it was chilly while we were there)
great hosts with helpful local tips
hosts were very friendly and accommodating
barbara is an amazing host
the hosts were very friendly and helpful
barbara is a great host she welcomed us and showed us all the facilities
close to all rotorua attractions
great location convenient to the attractions in rotorua
location was good as it was near many eateries and supermarkets
the house is really nice and the location is great it’s near the lake will take around 10min
good locality close to what rotorua offers visitors
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10. Tranquil treehouse with gorgeous views (from USD 61)

Solo travelers or couples looking for a romantic getaway home near Bay of Plenty will surely love this amazing treehouse in Katikati. Enjoy sitting on the patio and take in views of Kaimai Ranges. Inside, the treehouse has a comfortable bedroom opening out to the deck. You will also have access to a full bathroom with an outdoor shower, a hammock, a beautiful garden, a gazebo with a fireplace, barbecue facilities, and more. Since it is an off-grid property, there is no electricity and the nearest city is Tauranga, which is a 25-minute drive away.

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Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
19.04 km (11.9 mi) from The Historic Village
408 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are amazing i stargazed from the bed out the window
amazing lil spot cozy warm and beautiful views
a full equiped kitchen and the lovely family make this place complete
truly magical oasis in the treetops- lovely place and super comfortable
(next food shops ~ 10min)(the shower is a bit cool in wintertime since it's in a nonheated seperate building)
clean and tidy
so clean and tidy
very clean and very tranquil great surroundings
everything is clean with a lot of nice details
it was very clean comfortable and a peaceful stay
the hosts were lovely too
very peaceful welcoming and efficient hosts
excellent value and very caring hosts
kristen was a super friendly helpful host
beautiful and tranquil surroundings gorgeous warm friendly hosts
great location and awesome treehouse
idyllic location and fabulous room
beautiful location and an overall memorable experience
a beautiful location and accommodation to rest and relax
an amazing place to spend a much needed get away will definitely be back
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11. Bright and airy house in a rural location (from USD 101)

Another great couples retreat home, this Airbnb is set in the countryside and offers a tranquil stay with panoramic lake and mountain views. The house has a warm and welcoming interior with a well-appointed bedroom, a full, modern kitchen, a stylish bathroom, bright and airy living area with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer gorgeous vistas, and a work desk. Outside, the private deck is the perfect place to enjoy your coffee or cocktails while drinking in the spectacular views. Hamurana Springs are just a five-minute drive away.

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Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
37.32 km (23.2 mi) from The Historic Village
936 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities and wifi were great
comfortable cottage with magnificient views
wonderful nature views and rooms was well organised great place for nature lovers
very good view from the living room with good facilities
amazing view very warm and cozy in winter
well equipped and clean too
very quiet and sparkling clean
accommodation was spacious well thought out and very clean
a very clean and large space with outstanding views
the house itself is very well maintained - spotless clean
philip is a great host we enjoyed staying at his place
phil is a very nice host too
phil is a very knowledgeable and gracious host
philip is friendly and approachable
phil and his family were wonderful hosts
the house of phil is an amazing place
amazing view amazing location
phil was friendly he spent time introducing the different places of interest and animals to us
we definitely recommend philip's place over all others if you're in rotorua for a visit
my partner and i had such an amazing stay at phil's place
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12. Cozy studio with a garden (from USD 64)

Those looking for accommodation in a peaceful location near Bay of Plenty can stay at this cozy studio for two. The highlight of this Airbnb is its serene garden with a lovely seating area and alfresco dining space. The studio has a plush bed, a kitchenette, a workspace, and a full bathroom. Many parks, shops, a beach and biking paths are at a walking distance from the property.

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Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
4.46 km (2.8 mi) from The Historic Village
811 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially appreciated the efficient heater as the weather turns colder and a super comfortable bed
excellent (high-speed) wifi connection super-clean bathroom and one parking space onsite
a nice and cozy room with everything necessary for a stay and a nice seating area outside
the place was comfortable with everythimg we needed in one place
the bed is ultra comfortable with quality linen
nice clean and private room
sparking clean and stylish place
clean quiet and comfy room
great place n clean very recommended
so clean place and highly recommended
sandy is a very nice host
sandy's an amazing host
1 of the best host ever
sandy you were a great host - thank you
friendly host clear instructions
cute place to stay in very handy location
nice cosy little place ideal for couples 10 to 20 min away from everything
nice location and sandy is very friendly
away from the hustle and bustle nice and quiet
manganui and the town centre are 10-15 min away but there's dinner options closer by as well
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13. Homestay with great scenic views (from USD 148)

This rustic homestay is set at a perfect location to enjoy a family break witnessing the beautiful western Bay of Plenty. The beach is just 500 meters (1640.42 feet) away from the holiday home and other local attractions of the place including shops, and cafes. You can take a stroll hiking through the beautiful Orokawa Bay. This stunning house boasts four large bedrooms with one bathroom, fireplace, free Wi-Fi, a washing machine, and a flat-screen TV.

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Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach, NZ
36.83 km (22.9 mi) from The Historic Village
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

14. Self-contained studio next to Redwoods Forest (from USD 69)

A small family of three guests will enjoy staying at this self-contained studio situated just a few steps away from New Zealand’s famous Redwoods Forest. The studio is modern and comfortable with a queen-size bed, a sitting area, a small dining space, a well-equipped kitchenette, a modern toilet and shower area, air-conditioning and heating. Spend some time outside in the lovely courtyard with a garden and seating area or take a short two-minute walk to explore Redwoods Forest.

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Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
50.9 km (31.7 mi) from The Historic Village
656 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic comfortable bed great fully stocked mini kitchen warm space fast wifi
cosy loft space with great heating comfy bed good wifi connection and tv as well p
comfy bed and great amenities
great location private nice bed and air con
andy made us most welcome when we arrived and a lovely breakfast was left for us
private loft clean and tidy
lovely place very clean and comfortable
very clean comfy bed and in a nice convenient area
tidy clean happy loft near the redwoods
cozy and very clean
caring and attentive hosts
host was super friendly and helpful
they are lovely hosts and took good care of us throughout our stay
chloe and andy were wonderful hosts
very hospitable and helpful hosts :) highly recommended
great location just next to redwood walk
the location was excellent
perfect location for the redwoods
perfect location for redwood biking
great location close to the redwoods
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Bay of Plenty: a paradise of natural beauty

This stunning region of Bay of Plenty is known for its mesmerizing scenic views; expansive coastlines with stunning white beaches make it a preferred place among travellers to indulge in a host of outdoor activities. To explore the endless spots of great scenic views, there are plentiful Bookabach holiday homes with the best views and amenities to make your stay memorable in this amazing island of New Zealand.

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