6 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Motueka, New Zealand

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Sitting at the mouth of Motueka River is the coastal town of Motueka on the west coast of New Zealand. Motueka is covered with evergreen natural forests, mountains, vineyard, orchids, limestone caves and parks, along with the pristine golden sand beach that expands to kilometres. The town is so charming and refreshing, it makes you want to stay forever. The relaxed and laid back vibe and the maritime climate attracts thousands of beach lovers for a holiday. If you love to spend time in tranquility and amidst nature, this is the place for you. The town has all comforts for tourists along with various accommodation choices to choose from. Out of the range of options we have shortlisted the best Bookabach holiday homes in Motueka, New Zealand for you.

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. Charming vacation rental in Motueka for four (from USD 89)

This budget-friendly cabin in Motueka is ideal for couples and groups of friends looking for a good time nearby the Motueka River. Located next to the river, the place is perfect if you are looking for something quiet and serene away from the main city. The typical New Zealand style beach house offers a wide range of amenities like kitchen with microwave and sink, a private bathroom with shower and a queen bed in an open plan layout. Wake up to the sound of the river flowing and the chirping of birds in the surrounding greenery. The property also offers parking, free Wi-Fi, garden and backyard.

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19.26 km (12.0 mi) from Janie Seddon Shipwreck
33 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
No TV suited us fine but internet
The cottage is well set up with everything you need A very relaxing and enjoyable spot
Incredibly hard to find peace like this all you need to do is be there and listen tune in and breath I have removed all signage to guide people to the property
Amazing view and atmosphere Loved the country feel and the different native birds to listen too
Delightful place to stay well equipped & comfortable
The owners were very helpful and accommodating and the bach itself was tidy and comfortable
Great location and gorgeous unique houses oozing with character
Lovely quiet and secluded property that was cosy and clean Great garden and loads of native birdlife would love to stay here again
then this is it Great cottage warm and very comfortable for complete relaxation
we couldn't connect to which was the only small downside
A delightful Bach we would love to return on our next trip and stay longer
It's about 20 minutes out of Motueka and within short driving distance of Flora Carpark (Mt Arthur)
Moutere Valley (for wineries) and Abel Tasman Park
Lovely tranquil location Loved the fruit trees
Quite a drive from Motueka or to get to Nelson & satnav advisable but didn't detract from the peaceful secluded nature of the property
Lovely out of the way location check the Map don't rely on the GPS it takes you a funny way
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2. Bungalow for five with panoramic views (from USD 92)

Book this gorgeous and luxury holiday home that is surrounded by acres of lush greenery amidst the orchard around. Green mowed lawns surround the property, with ample seating area for all, making it the perfect place to stay. The place has two spacious bedrooms, a bathroom and a super large living room for your guests. The seating area in the front is just the place to have your morning coffee or a get together with friends in the evening.

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11.08 km (6.9 mi) from Janie Seddon Shipwreck
122 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the fold out bed is not very comfortable
The bunk beds in second bedroom were a little uncomfortable for an adult to sleep on
The cottage was adorable and cosy with everything we could possibly need (the eggs from the chickens were a lovely touch)
The cottage is small but clean and everything we needed was provided
Really enjoyed the wilderness and farm stay
The cottage is clean well supplied and attractive
The chickens and other animals were a hit with the kids
This is an active chicken farm with all that comes with it
Hosts are friendly and welcoming Our kids loved the animals and was wonderful to be able to take our dog along on holiday with us
We loved all the animals - the weka roaming about the cottage the chickens geese and ducks and the lovely dogs who enjoyed playing with our kids at the river
Loved having all the animals around Kids really enjoyed collecting freshly laid eggs Kate and Len were fantastic hosts
There are lamas horses
Everything is within a short drive
turkeys pukekos-maybe not planned and a couple of cheeky wekas
It was great to have so many locations near by Lots of adventures to be had
The geese were fun watch wandering around
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3. European style holiday home in Motueka, New Zealand (from USD 93)

Book this lovely vacation rental in a scenic spot to stay in a two-bedroom bungalow. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and nearby market to source your ingredients, in addition to a spacious living room with a sofa bed, a TV and a dining area in an open plan layout. The two bedrooms are appointed with the latest furnishing and decor and offer complete comfort. The highlight of the place is the location near the beach and the fantastic views the vacation rental offers.

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18.94 km (11.8 mi) from Janie Seddon Shipwreck
38 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Thanks so much for the break from the real world
Great country pub down the road
Twin beds would be handier in second room
Kitchen was well-equipped and there were plenty of towels blankets pillows and everything we needed
beautiful place to stay house lovely warm and clean enjoyed it very much
Spacious and clean house with everything you need Very nice and quiet location Would definitely come again
The owners are very helpful and everything is there - BYO food and drinks and sit back and enjoy and view
cozy quiet and clean
I recommend others be better organised and equip themselves with a printed copy of the map
The house was very warm and the outlook onto the farmland is great
The home was neat and tidy upon arrival had some staple items in the pantry but is in need of care minor repairs and outdoor attention
We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed vibe and sense of well being
Great property and very quiet
Weka and hedgehog locall residents
It's in a very peaceful place and close enough (40 minutes drive) to enjoy the Abel Tasman Park
The homesite and location is picture perfect
It is quite far from any town for grocery or other needs
Perfect for what I was looking for peaceful relaxing and comfortable in a beautiful setting with walking tracks close by Thank you for the late check out too above and beyond:)
Pleasant and nicely decorated adobe house in a beautiful setting
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4. Four-bedroom apartment with mountain views (from USD 74)

This romantic home gives you breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains around right from your room. This modern vacation rental comes with a bedroom, living and dining area, in an open plan layout and is very spacious. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the scenic valley from your house and enjoy a great time with your family or friends. The place lies just steps away from the riverside and treks so you are just steps away from all the adventure. The outdoor seating area is perfect for the evening with spectacular views.

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14.57 km (9.1 mi) from Janie Seddon Shipwreck
54 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all amenities like WiFi and TV are present and worked well
There's plenty of space and a nice sun room in the cottage
The cottage is an older one
All amenities thought of especially enjoyed the sunny outdoor dining area under the silk tree with kingfishers and fantails
Off the road on a quarter mile driveway; nestled in the wooded hills and mountains with a world famous trout stream nearby; a soulful well-appointed house open to the breezes; with Anne and Mike a...
Comfortable bach which was toasty warm for us on even the coldest winter morning
DVD collection was great and the bath an added bonus
Lovely relaxing break in a wonderful walm welcoming and homely Bach with everything we could have wanted or needed and more
Beautiful setting lovely farm in a cute wee town very close to motueka House was large and had everything we needed
A great base and a beautiful region to explore
Peaceful quiet country retreat Wonderful location and great house
Even got 3G cellphone coverage which was surprising Great relaxing location
A hop skip and a jump to Motueka and other treasures in the Tasman District A quiet and secluded retreat - wonderful
The cottage enjoys a really quiet and secluded location great for bird watching
Nearly got lost in the maze - take some form of navigation aid Really convenient for
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5. Budget friendly cottage for three (from USD 55)

Located in a serene and calm place in Motueka Valley, is this one-bedroom vacation rental, ideal for couples. This holiday home offers a bedroom well equipped with modern furniture and fittings, in addition to a private bathroom with a shower and bathtub. The apartment also comes with other amenities like a fridge, a microwave, flat-screen TV, coffee maker and many more amenities for your convenience. There is also a furnished balcony which offers breathtaking sea views right from your room. The entire property is surrounded by lush greenery making it a really relaxed place to be in, where you can also smell the freshness.

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16.07 km (10.0 mi) from Janie Seddon Shipwreck
21 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet and cosy
quiet, comfortable (great to have the air conditioning though!)
the cottage is equipped and maintained to a very high standard, immaculate in fact
same comment as last time, as extended stay
perfectly placed for access to flora carpark and tracks on mt arthur also an hour to nelson lakes , half an hour to kaiteriteri, suited us for our day trips perfectly
extremely clean, tidy and comfortable
the cute cosy unit was so, so clean and lovely, we really enjoyed our weekend
peaceful and handy to all we wanted to do
a bit isolated but we knew that before we arrived
a very cosy bach in a peaceful location, and we appreciated the very warm welcome from our hosts
nice location, close to kahurangi national park and motueka
right in the middle of where we wanted to be to visit with family & friends
set in a private location with beautiful gardens
the roll out bed is not the best for tall persons, but fine for some nights
easy to get on with hosts
we really enjoyed our easter visit
beautiful gardens , peaceful setting with plenty to do nearby
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6. Rural cottage for two (from USD 55)

This lovely little studio is perfect for solo travellers and couples looking for an upbeat accommodation. This bright and shiny studio with modern interiors has a queen-size bed, a private bathroom with shower and a kitchenette with all important items to prepare your own meals like a coffee maker, a cooktop, a mini-fridge, and dishes. The property offers other facilities as well like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and parking.

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12.75 km (8.0 mi) from Janie Seddon Shipwreck
58 reviews  
cottage 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything you need Comfy bed TV for the rainy days
we might not have noticed but because she was startled
One highlight was: To watch the daily walk of the neighbour with his three dogs and a cockatoo on his shoulder
great people - but close enough to all amenities
after we got a bit stuck in the woods at night quickly came to our rescue
and we are thankful for that
Our hosts could not have made us feel more welcome and
well set up Hosts very friendly
really good location with very good views all around Nice and friendly host
The only negative for us was the very close proximity of the neighbours drive as he walked his dogs past the cottage early shouting to them which woke us with a start If we had not had our dog w...
The owners were super welcoming and made for a great conversation
This cottage is in a very convenient area
Beautiful location for a peaceful rural break Close to tourist attractions in Motueka or nice just to relax in peace and quiet at cottage
Not many places accommodate a dog
Very peaceful Cute cottage with lots of places to walk Owners respected our privacy
Wow The perfect getaway from it all Magnificent scenery
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Gorgeous Bookabach rentals for your holiday

Located all around the city, you can choose the rental the suits your style, budget and whether you are travelling solo or with family. These holiday homes, known as Bookabach locally, offer complete independence and privacy for a memorable stay.

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