10 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Masterton, New Zealand - Updated 2022


Masterton is the largest town in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand, and extremely family friendly. Whether you’re looking for practical planning tips or you’re interested in New Zealand’s history and culture, here are some facts to get you started! With a patchwork history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian cultures, New Zealand has become a melting pot of cultures. You’ll find amazing Māori historic sites and taonga (treasures) here, as well as beautiful colonial-era buildings, dotted throughout the country. A walk around any New Zealand city today shows what a culturally diverse and fascinating country it has become.

Exploring New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes by car, campervan or motorhome is a popular way to get around. Even if you’re used to driving in other places, you need to be well aware of things like weather extremes, narrow, windy roads and different road rules before you begin on your journey. As for New Zealand’s geography and geology - spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateaus and miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches - it’s all here. It is no wonder New Zealand is becoming so popular as a location for movies these days! So, grab your phone for some photos! But don’t spend too much time on it, or you will miss out on so many million dollar views. Here are the best Bookabach holiday homes in Masterton, New Zealand.

1. Townhouse with a garden (from USD 107)

This spot is family and pet-friendly. If you are looking for an economic, large townhouse that boasts a good location, near wineries, this house is a must try and it is only two minutes away from the town centre. It also has a pretty garden and it is a fabulous place for if you want to host a dinner party or just enjoy a wine on the patio.

Beautifully presented townhouse
56 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 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.

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Amenities & Room:
Our bed was so comfortable we wrote down the brand and model
The master bedroom had a little bit of light coming in at night but the bed was so comfy
Everything you need was there comfortable beds beautiful linen and quiet spot
The house is huge and at the same time very cozy
Thanks for the wonderful place to stay
and it was so peaceful and quiet
lots of room clean and had everything we needed
- was clean and quiet and reasonably priced Would happily book again
But the website bookabach co nz wasn't very clear and was terrible trying to get info
the bath and the secret second toilet
We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches
One suggestion for the guest folder would be a map of masterton and Some tips for things to see and do Like a tourist map
Comfortable and clean Dog barking next door especially Saturday night
Only problem for me is the driveway is narrow
Nice and tidy comfortable and with wifi and a little sound system you could stream to made for an enjoyable 2 nights
Really enjoyed this lovely home in well located quiet neighbourhood
We loved the location peaceful Area
Quiet area reasonably handy to shops and amenities
We stayed at the beautiful house last month
We loved visiting Mt Bruce Pukana
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2. Ruamahanga Lodge (from USD 180)

Ruamahanga Lodge is a beautifully furnished magical hideaway with spectacular views of the Wairarapa Valley and the Ruamahanga River. This place would suit a group of friends or a family perfectly for a weekend getaway. You are also able to catch and cook your own dinner at the river, just below the property. Lansdowne Golf Course is just nearby and within walking distance and country walks are also encouraged. The coastal settlements and beaches of Castlepoint and Riversdale are a 45-minute drive away.

Beautiful lodge on the Ruamahanga River
Masterton, Masterton, NZ
21 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the fireplace was a delight, on top of the beautiful cake
house has everything you need and is very comfortable and warm
comfortable and well equipped
we were four adults and there was plenty of room
great view over the river and hills
clean and tidy, very comfortable
spectacular views and facilities
a truly beautiful home with million dollar views over the stunning wairarapa countryside, river and hills
the view was too die for! we were even greeted with home baking to welcome our arrival
lovely house with amazing views
weather prevented us enjoying the gorgeous garden
the cake left for us on arrival was a special and very welcome touch
convenient to masterton but very peaceful and quiet
excellent location close to amenities but in a beautiful location with wonderful views
great location just out of masterton
loved the lodge and location
the views were spectacular, the house is easy to get to and conveniently located near town but also far enough away to feel like you are no longer in the city, and the house was very clean and tidy
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3. Cosy cottage (from USD 79)

This is a two-bedroom, little, cosy pioneer cottage that sits overlooking a private lagoon and the workings of a sheep and beef farm. It’s surrounded by 360-degree views of the mountains, hills and the Wairarapa Plains. The cottage is warmed using a little pot belly stove during the winter. The flush loo and the bath under the stars are both one step off the deck and, if you don’t wish to cook dinner on your night away, it’s a short drive into town, where there is a rich array of restaurants.

Take a step back in time
121 reviews
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The cottage has everything you need
It is warm cozy and
but the fireplace and bed kept us toasty
It's very cosy too
I took a sleeping bag to throw on the bed as a duvet which we needed the first night as it was clear and cold
We ran out of wood the second night
Reading by candlelight next to the fire was absolutely magical
We loved everything about the cottage and our stay
Great stay in the well made and beautifully cared for cottage Would recommend to anyone seeking a simplistic and charming getaway Thank you Shona
but if you venture outside on a clear night the stars are great due to minimal light pollution
A great place to get way from it
A lovely little step back in time very relaxing and peaceful
so ask in advance if you are running low
A really nice place to just unwind and relax
This accommodation reminds you of the magic of simplicity
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4. Apartment nestled in peace and tranquility

This apartment boasts its efforts to conserve energy, as it runs on solar energy. On the large deck, there is a barbecue pit and it makes a great dinner spot, as you unwind from a long day of walking and travelling about. Should you be travelling with small kids in tow, there is pleasant news because the apartment has a trampoline ready, as well as swings, so your kids can really expend some of their energy here!

Quiet Getaway rural outlook
18 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the accommodation is modern and spotless
Would like to return in the summer to swim in the waterhole
- it helped to make us feel right at home and like our kids could be at home too
The accomodation was more than comfortable and all the facilities were
horses chickens and hutch the dog
Love the place Awesome host and environment
Sam is a great host
Lovely property really off the grid and quiet Nice outlook
cute walks and awesome river around
Your property is perfectly located for access to the walking tracks at Mount Holdsworth
I want to live there :)
but that means no washing up Easy access to Tararua tramps and a big hot barbie Recommended
Its location by the river was picture perfect
great Cooking on the BBQ was fine
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5. Foothill chills

If you are looking for an authentic farmhouse feel, you have to try out this space, big enough for five. Located in the foothills of the Tararuas, on the Waingawa River, the owners of this space will happily supply homegrown, seasonal, local produce and vegetables from their farm and surrounding producers. They can tailor cleansing weekends, give private yoga lessons on request and arrange therapeutic massages, all on site. You may also go for a stroll down to the river, cycle to local wineries or embark on some beautiful hikes in the Tararua Forrest Park. Or, just unwind in a hammock.

Little Owl Farm - self-contained accomodation
31 reviews
farmhouse 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the little extra touches made it
great little place, like in the photos
having a kitchen was a must and was fully utilized
the propety is away from the hustle and bustle and out with the birds
cottage was clean, warm and had all we needed for a little getaway
the fire place was great, lovely furnishings and had everything we needed!
charming, cosy and clean cottage
it is warm and clean
well set out and kid friendly
stylish interior, calm location with farm animals a highlight for our kids
very nice place- friendly owners, cute highland cows, fun river, and good location for walks in the tararua np
added bonus of farm animals for little ones to love and a great river adventure playground too
phil was a very accommodating host!
beautiful cottage tucked away from the city
in a beautiful location too!
loved meandering around the farm
lovely little place
it is very peaceful and relaxing
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6. Spacious apartment for a group of travellers

The pool is calling you at this apartment, alongside the blue skies and cool temperature! This place is ideal for a bigger group of people, where you can have a good catch up at the pool or unwind after a long day of travelling. Also, from this apartment, it is only a leisurely walk away from the town of Masterton, where you can do many adventure-related activities and there is a museum nearby, as well!

Charming bungalow in one of Masterton's best streets
54 reviews
House 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The perfect place to stay for a family group or several couples Really well equipped and a super interesting old house Great to have two toilets and plenty of options for using rooms To be honest
Only thing i'd suggest would be a few more bowls etc in kitchen to put salads/food in (although it's possible
does not work - would have been nice to be warned of that before we loaded it up fully Other than that beautiful old homestead with lovely grounds & great pool
We had to spend an hour cleaning leaves out of the pool when we arrived to make it usable Same for the trampoline
Overall we were pretty happy with the place and the kids had a great timeIn
Absolutely great place to stay with family very thoughtful host home is beautifully presented
Lovely house loads of room for everyone had an issue with shower flooding & dishwasher
Great house and location lots of parking
The property is well located for a visit to Masterton
This older house is well maintained and looked after and is conveniently located walking distance from the main park and other amenities in Masterton
The place was very conveniently located for a walk into Masterton but was quiet secluded and comfortable to stay
The house and gardens were a great retreat Nice and private but close to everything you need
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7. Apartment for a large group with picturesque sea views

This very homely and affordable three-bedroom house with a picturesque ocean view is able to house a maximum of ten guests. It’s a fully fenced property with good off-street parking and the house is within walking distance to a lighthouse and cave. Nearby areas are good for reef fishing and it is also a 10-minute drive to the golf course at Whakataki and driving distance to the northern coast and Mataikona. There is a great panoramic view of Castlepoint Bay from the front deck of the house, as well as the beach and the lighthouse.

Sea Chalet, Great sea view
83 reviews
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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pots and pans cooking was fun and easy in the compact kitchen
The Bach is cosy and comfortable with great atmosphere
Loved the bedroom at the front of the house - the sun poured in in the morning and the view is amazing
one likes to make for a very comfortable stay
The home was easy to find
stove and microwave all seemed pretty new
Awesome communication from owner after I had made a hiccup with a typo in my email address
Communication with the owner was easy prompt and easy to understand
Bach is cosy and comfortable complete with cool nostalgic decor Log fire works great and plenty of wood Bathroom and kitchen fine Very highly recommended
would reccomend to anyone awesome view of the lighthouse
lots of space unbeatable views and all within walking distance of the lighthouse and the amazing walks in the general vicinity
Retro 70s bach not a beach house location location has all the amenities you could want Price point perfect
Perfect setting - back from the beach so private but elevated
We look forward to returning in the near future Anything that could make it better?
There's ample supply of glasses dishware
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8. Starry skies and an even better time

For an economic price, Biddy and the Stargazer will wow you road-trippers who love nature with an insane mountain view from a caravan. As long as you are here, you are encouraged to disconnect with the outside world and stick to playing board and card games, read from the library, listen to the antique radio and simply just enjoy your companion’s company. You can also snuggle up outside, under the starry sky.

Biddy and the Stargazer
Opaki, Masterton, NZ
49 reviews
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Our first may night was cold outside and clear
What a magical little place with fantastic little details right down to the star bunting and fresh cut dahlias inside
You have the most incredible view of the Milky Way
- we feel very lucky to have stayed here
If you like adventure peace and quiet all at the same time you will love Biddy
Little coal range is not too effective so pack warm clothes
Spectacular views and well maintained property
What a well looked after and put together space a very private getaway for couples with a very romantic setting especially with the added star gazing experience
A wonderful experience on a working farm
and I am sure we will return only for longer next time
Amazing little caravan filled with thoughtful touches Complete privacy and solitude but only 10 minutes drive from Masterton
Beautifully setup little spot in a lovely location If you want it get away from it all and recharge the batteries but not have to travel too far from Wellington-
Amazing location Off the grid but with cellphone coverage beautifully restored caravan in a private spot
and it's such a peaceful location
Biddy is just the best place to relax and chill out
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9. Tranquil little farm stay

This two-bedroom farm stay is just three minutes from the town centre and a few kilometres away from the state highway. A lovely, quiet spot, this rental is very tranquil and yet close enough to the main township, shopping and walking around Henley lake. The farm is set in a tranquil environment, as it is located down a tree-lined drive, nestled between the Carterton water system and the Waingawa River, with the majestic Tararuas as a backdrop. Pets and even horses can be accommodated here, but they must be declared beforehand. The farmland provides a pleasant walk to the nearby Waingawa River.

Quiet country flat, just minutes to town
59 reviews
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.

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Amenities & Room:
Had good parking space and gorgeous view to wake up to Thanks for our experience Jane
but place was tidy and comfortable
Clean and tidy Has everything you need Comfy bed
The batch was just what we were looking for Very warm and cosy in the winter
The farm setting is very quiet
The property was clean and well maintained
very clean and well maintained
Nice clean quiet place
Nice clean quiet place
Kaylee Jane was so accommodating and even had dog treats to welcome Kaylee
Our host was generous attentive and friendly
the owner was very receptive to our feedback about this
We had a lovely relaxing week in a well-equipped and comfortable cabin with garaging for our car
Easy to book lovely quiet sleep should have stayed longer and a swim in the river would have been nice before autumn arrived Thanks Jane for organising dog treats -
Quiet place to stay friendly owner surrounded by farmland not far from Masterton
Location was perfect for visiting relatives and friends in Masterton
The location is lovely and close to everything you might want to see in the Wairarapa
dust toilet off the sewage line but
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10. Convenient and quiet rural cottage

This property is set opposite to the countryside and is on the outskirts of town, which is lovely. It’s an eco-friendly, one-bedroom, fully self-contained cottage, with separate bedroom and a super-king bed. The cottage is next to a paddock with sheep and only a 4-km (2.5-mile), 2-minute drive away from the town centre and 1 km (0.6 miles) from the hospital.

The owners of the space have provided their own solar panels and own water supply, perfect if you are an environmentally conscious person, like them. There’s a private outdoor area at the back of the cottage for relaxation.

Watsons Casa Rural 4 Kms del centro de la ciudad.
64 reviews  Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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Amenities & Room:
Had a very relaxing stay Well equipped and plenty of room Awesome bed and great pressure in the shower
The outside area with the table and chairs is much nicer than the picture - it is very green and private
Property is modern with heater and electric blankets Also had all the kitchen facilities we needed
The property is set opposite countryside on the outskirts of town which is lovely
but besides that everything was great
The dog is friendly and well behaved
I was alerted by the owner of a minor problem before arriving
Surroundings are amazing so many things to see
Heat pump great as we had lousy weather
Great property but most of all the bed is an absolute star
but still close enough to Masterton and other areas
Great location only a few minutes from Masterton
A two minute drive to the city but far enough away to be relaxing
Location is near to Mt Holdsworth Castlepoint & Mt Bruce nature reserve Within easy drive to Greytown & Martinburgh
Kitchen is reasonably well equipped apart from no bin for rubbish yet you are asked to recycle Great bed in big bedroom Friendly owner
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Rejuvenation amongst nature

Everyone should take a yearly trip to a rural part of any town, not excluding beautiful Masterton, NZ. Spend the weekend here, disconnect from the internet and just spend time hanging around nature and the therapeutic panoramic views of the mountains. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul here, as well as just spend time with your family and friends.

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