9 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Dunedin, New Zealand - Updated 2021

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Dunedin is a city in the south of New Zealand. This gorgeous city with its dramatic, picturesque landscape is surrounded by rolling hills, rugged beaches, and marked by numerous cycling, hiking trails. Wildlife is in abundance here, including the world’s rarest penguin colonies. Visitors can view the Northern Royal Albatross in their natural habitat at the Royal Albatross Centre, located at the foot of Taiaroa Head. Apart from its natural wonders, Dunedin wears its Scottish and Maori heritage with pride, but it is also one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the South. Check out the best Bookabach holidays homes in Dunedin, New Zealand, and book now for a well-planned vacation.

1. Craftsman-built house offering a creative retreat (from USD 88)

This craftsman-built house marries the best of both worlds - all your creature comforts while being located in a stunning, rugged landscape. This house is situated in Broad Bay and set amidst 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of garden. When you wake up, you’ll hear the sound of birds chirping and wildlife rummaging. The house is four levels high, with a solid wood kitchen and two log fires for heating. With its extensive decks, you can walk out and enjoy the amazing view. The house is furnished with pre-loved items, a homage to the owner’s goal to protecting the environment. The house can sleep eight persons, with walking tracks from the back of the house to the ocean beyond. The house may not be suitable for very young children as it is still a work-in-progress but apart from that, it is fully furnished with TV, washer, dryer, and bathrooms.

Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat
142 reviews
House 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.

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a bit neglected Queen bed comfy
The place was comfortable but rough outside
The deck off the living room was incredibly slippery not safe
trees/shrubs require pruning both to allow access to the path up the back and the view at the front
The wooden steps feel pretty unstable to walk on
The house was clean and tidy on arrival (and departure) and very comfortable
Such a wonderful home and wild fragrant garden
However the price is quite high particularly considering the late check in and early check out
This property would be majorly improved with some pruning which would open up the view of the harbour and with some exterior maintenance
The outdoor area was very unkempt and overgrown
clean and nicely laid out with good facilities
excellent location with a great vibe
We loved the house and it had everything we needed close to Dunedin but also far enough away
and it is sad to see it looking
There was an excellent book selection and plenty of DVDs to choose from
This house is pretty special private water pressure good fire cranks in lounge Bird song
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2. Beachfront nest with mesmerizing views (from USD 126)

This holiday home is in St. Clair, a bustling beachside suburb of Dunedin. The beach has been rated as the best for surfing and has a selection of beautiful cafes and restaurants. The house itself is a warm, comfortable open-plan accommodation heated by a wood burner and heat pump. Enjoy the panoramic views from the lounge, master bedroom or sunroom. Designed in a contemporary style, the house has a modern kitchen and fully equipped laundry facilities. There is also air conditioning and Internet available. It is a 10-minute drive from Otago, Forsyth Barr Stadium, and Chisolm Links Golf Beach near St Kilda Beach. Otago Peninsula is filled with wildlife attractions with yellow-eyed penguins, albatross, sea lions, seals and bountiful birdlife within easy reach.

The Eagle's Nest: stunning views, close to beach
189 reviews  Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

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and there was plenty of space
Lovely comfortable home with modern touches Plenty of room for our group of 7 to spread out
Great place 3 adults and kids
a tidy warm space with great living/kitchen area
House had plenty of room for our group of 4 adults and 2 children Views looking over St Clair beach
house was warm clean and had everything we needed
House was well equipped definitely home away from home
Our ladies team won the National title and the Men made the last 8
Easy communication with owner Beautiful location
Property was excellent for our needs Clean and warm on arrival well equipped and very comfortable
House was very clean and tidy Rachael had put the heat pump on for our arrival which was great as our arrival was late at night
Loved it Beautiful house
Second time we've stayed here and it was still a lovely place to stay Clean and tidy with easy access to Dunedin and anywhere else
are beautiful Location was perfect for us quiet neighbourhood but close to the city and St Clair beach
Only problem was that we found the steep and narrow access a bit difficult with a toddler baby and luggage
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3. Modern sunlit home with stunning views (from USD 140)

This modern house has three bright bedrooms. An open-plan lounge, kitchen, and dining area, it has sliding doors to access the deck and view the fantastic, uninterrupted views of the city and the harbor. Double glazing ensures that the room stays warm and sunny, but there is also a gas fire to heat the house for chilly evenings. Across the road is a small playground, although you can also walk 10 minutes downhill to a more massive playground. The home also has air conditioning, TV, and washer, dryer facilities. The house is a five-minute drive to St Clair Beach, with its hot salt water pool perfect for the elderly. For those who want to swim, the pool opens at 6 am! The beautiful Glenfalloch Gardens is 10 minutes from the peninsula by driving.

Modern Home with Stunning Views and All Day Sun
134 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The bedrooms were warm and the beds and bedding super comfy and cosy
The view is exceptional lovely modern home with comfy beds
We loved the open plan kitchen and lounge area
Modern accommodations with a nice view of Dunedin
Just like home but better Fireplace was nice to take the chill off on rainy day
Amanda was an amazing host - so accommodating and welcoming
Beautiful home warm and inviting
Big warm light sunny house with great viewsLoved it
Warm house with great views Nicely renovated with modern appliances and fittings Highly recommended Will stay again
We loved the view especially watching sun setting
No other word need but AMAZING loved it
Thanks for the lovely welcome treats too Katie
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4. Plush Maori home with mountain view (from USD 109)

This is a newly renovated executive villa situated in a residential suburb. It fits five persons. This luxurious getaway has French doors leading to a large deck and a lush garden, where people can soak in the sun and enjoy. The villa is equipped with free Wifi, and all modern convenience such as a fully functional kitchen, and washer and dryer facilities. There is also air conditioning and TV. The house is a few minutes away from prestigious private schools, restaurants, cafes, and a golf course. A bus stop is conveniently located just outside your front door.

close town - mountain view -Maori Hill Cosy Home
48 reviews
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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The kitchen is great with everything you need
stained glass and decorative leadlight windows typical of the era Modern kitchen and bathroom with great shower
We had a very comfortable stay and wanted for nothing
The bed comfy & the shower great (which is great when away from home)
The beds were very comfortable with lovely linen and a well equipped kitchen Thank you
Very comfortable house with good facilities with everything working
Well appointed and warm house which was very comfortable
Very good location beautiful and clean house
Amy was very friendly and welcoming Property was exactly as described and beautiful Beds were
Lovely clean and tidy home in a great location
Lovely landlady had it all well set up
Great home very cosy home indeed
As above wonderful home you will not be disappointed A++
It was Warm and quiet Great for my needs
It was great that you were there to show us all the amenities personally
this was a lovely quite neighborhood with 1 off street car park Just a short walk (thr walkway opp house) to a couple of local cafes
The best quality to this home
Short drive into Dunedin town itself but
Cosy Home Maori Hill is in a perfect location
The house and garden were in lovely condition and the area was quiet at night with great cafes located close by Not far to the cbd also
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5. A haven with a colorful garden (from USD 102)

This is a warm, homely space that has been tastefully decorated. Surrounded by flowering plants, birds, and butterflies, its ambiance invites you to come in and relax. The house has three bedrooms and fits up to eight persons. It’s fully equipped with air conditioning, TV, heater, washer, and dryer. Five minutes from the cottage are shops and restaurants, perfect for your groceries and dining needs. The city center is nearby, with a modern public art gallery and theatres, museums and libraries. The other attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, the Dunedin Railway Station are nearby as well. The owners have a rental car for hire.

The Albion Cottage in beautiful colourful garden
41 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

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concert all though two sisters did have to sleep in the queen bed
stopping outside all night through night 1 meant a sleepless night next night was quieter
it had everything we needed but while it could accommodate the five of us it really would be better suited for only four
concert all though two sisters sleep in the queen bed
Great house and very well equipped with everything once would need Would certainly stay again
Delightful cottage with beautiful garden
Lovely wee cottage with a gorgeous garden
Warm house - well heated Clean and tidy Very homely
The extra 2 night stay booked later stood Huge inconvenient to us finding alternative accommodation
Property was great for us 4 girls away for Ed Sheeran
A cute cottage within easy distance of the CBD
Great little cosy cottage has everything you need Mornington Tavern and Countdown close by is a big plus
Also 6 days later still no refund
The house itself is fine very cute good amenities
Lovely big garden to explore
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6. Beautiful villa near tourist attractions (from USD 93)

A modern, minimalist accommodation, this house is a peaceful getaway during your vacation. It has a small path which allows you to enter from the right, and it has an internet connection, air conditioning, TV, as well as washer and dryer facilities. From here, you can explore the history, architecture and tourist attractions Dunedin has to offer. Visitors can also marvel at the famous albatross, seals, and penguins that stay around the Otago Peninsula or walk five minutes to the Dunedin Railway Station. From there, take a trip to check out the gorgeous street art or eat at the many cafes in town. The Rail Trail experience can also be experienced on the bike.

Beautiful Villa Accommodation in lovely garden setting. Decorated with flowers.
90 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 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.

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Found internet worked best in the bedroom
We were also lucky enough to watch the snow fall outside the big windows and onto the pretty trees hedges and lawn A real treat
This cottage is charming comfortable clean and very private in a quiet area
and it was a cheap short taxi ride back up at the end of the evening
The only niggle was unreliable WiFi that kept dropping out and the requirement to clean
The Le Cren Cottage was very comfortable with a great outlook to the gardens while enjoying breakfast Close to town and giving great views while driving through the elevated area Great Host meeti...
so book for extra time to see what they have to offer
what I loved most was the many special touches - vases of flowers cut fresh from the garden a detailed and informative history of the home and area and a mountain of Home and Garden magazines amon...
Located approx 2 5km from the octagon provides an opportunity for a chilled walk (abet steep hill) for the active or a short drive Facilities were clean and the host was friendly meeting us afte...
The owners were very friendly approachable and were there to help with any needs (thanks for your assistance to help with the 'Bar-B' )
It was a lovely villa Handy to the supermarket and some food shops
so close enough for easy access but far enough away to not worry whether you are staying on a Friday night
Le Cren House is in a very quiet location with beautiful gardens and views
It is close to shops food outlets and supermarket
This lovely villa is tucked up a quiet little lane and sits on beautiful grounds
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7. Cute harbor-view home overlooking the city

This cute home on the top of 23 steps is well worth the long upward climb. You can watch the sunrise from your bed. This house sleeps six and has a dining room that is open to an outdoor courtyard at the rear of the house. There is also an open balcony where you can embrace the warmth of the sun. The sparkling lights of the Otago Peninsula will soothe you to sleep in the evenings. There is a laundry room with washer, dryer, and a fully attached kitchen. The internet is available too. The house is close to the city center, and cleaning fees are included.

Stunning Harbour, Mountain and Ocean Views
Saint Clair, Dunedin, NZ
House 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Self-contained apartment with panoramic views

Tuisong in the neighborhood of Vauxhall is a self-contained apartment that occupies the ground floor of the owner’s home. A fully equipped house, it has a kitchen, a separate living room, partitioned bedroom, and a bathroom. This apartment is in the midst of the native bush, yet when you climb up to the open-air balcony, you’ll still see uninterrupted views of Otago Harbor and Dunedin city. There is cable TV, and the internet is provided too. You can take a separate private entrance to the house, but the owners are close by if you need anything. You’ll be 10 minutes away from the city center, and you can walk to the Edgar Sports Centre, the Forsyth Barr Stadium and the University Oval.

Self contained apartment with panoramic views!
99 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners was impeccable
well appointed amenities has everything you need
The apartment was as good as the view
The layout maximises the potential of the wonderful view
The decor was cute and everything was incredibly comfortable - the bed was like a cloud
Very tidy and bright Kitchen and porches south facing
sunny warm cozy
They are extremely friendly and very approachable
Lovely unit nicely furnished and prepared Great views and friendly hosts We would stay again with no hesitation and recommend to any couple
Amanda for being such a friendly and informative host
Wery welcomming hosts who made us feel at home Highly recomendable Hanne and William Denmark
The area is quiet yet minutes away from everything
A quiet private location very close to the city
clean beautiful views and tucked away from the world really enjoyed our choice of stay
The apartment has every modern convenience as is beautifully presented
It was warm to walk into at the end of the day after the sun had been beaming into all the rooms
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9. Historic cottage just 10 minutes' walk to the Octagon

This cottage, built in the 1860s, is a perfect place for those who want to stay in a place that has a story. The cottage has a wood burner and a heater which helps it stay cozy in the cold weather. There are two bedrooms upstairs, with queen- and king-sized beds, accessible via a steep staircase. Children and less mobile people may not be able to climb up safely. Don’t let this deter you from booking this cottage though - it is fully furnished with a kitchen and TV, as well as washer and dryer facilities. There is a private garden with an ocean view. From here, you can walk 10 minutes to the Speights Brewery, cafes, bars, restaurants, movie theatres and galleries.

Historic Canongate Cottage
95 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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The cottage was so cozy and charming
It provided a wonderful place to recharge after all of the rushing around NZ we had been doing
The beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms cosy as is the separate lounge Good heating is provided
ie: not enough for the 3 of us and no real coffee
The cottage itself was well-appointed and comfortable The attention to providing some basics for breakfast was appreciated
Very cute comfortable warm and
My only complaint is that the breakfast food was minimal all condiments very nearly empty
the short walk to most of the cultural and historic highlights meant that we had a flexible and relaxed time getting to all the places that we wanted to visit Communication was responsive and help...
Clean cosy once the fire had been blazing for a wee while a lovely welcoming feel great beds
All mod cons and facilities worked really well including dishwasher washing machine and drier
Canon gate is a very cute little cottage within easy walking distance of city centre
Good location & communication Thank You
and we really enjoyed the property
Cosy cottage with log burner Perfect city centre spot
the location is excellent and it's a lovely older property that has been very well renovated highly recommended many thanks
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Visit Dunedin for its wild, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty

If you’re looking for a vacation amidst wildlife, then pick one of our selected vacation homes above to relax, unwind and enjoy what Dunedin has to offer. So many attractions await you such as the lush gardens, the railway experience, and of course, the abundance of wildlife. This diversity makes this city a must-visit!

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