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[3% CashBack] Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Timaru, New Zealand - Updated 2020

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Located on the Pacific coast of South Island, New Zealand, Timaru is a port city and is also the second largest city in the Canterbury region of the country. It is located approximately halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin. Here, visitors can enjoy all the fun of the beach in Caroline Bay, explore the pretty botanic gardens, visit an aviary of colorful birds and take beautiful walks. Between the main shopping area of Timaru and the beach, there is a choice of many cafes and restaurants. The city’s museum has exhibits relating to moa hunters and several types of whaling relics from the past. There is an art gallery in Timaru that houses the third biggest public art collection on South Island. The streets of the town are lined with grand and beautiful buildings dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian times and all built from the local volcanic bluestone. To enjoy your vacation in comfort, take a look at some of the best Bookabach holiday homes in Timaru, New Zealand, by scrolling below.

1. Orari Cottage in Timaru District (from USD 60)

Orari Cottage sleeps two guests in a quiet rural area on private land. The cottage has a verandah with beautiful country views and plenty of native birds and frogs. The home is surrounded by trees and it is private from the owner’s main residence. There is a spacious open-plan living area with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and plenty of DVDs to enjoy. The kitchen comes equipped with all the necessary items for daily cooking and tea, coffee and milk are provided. The bedroom features a king-size bed and the bathroom has an old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub.

52 reviews
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The bedroom was separate but also cosy once heated up and the bed very comfortable
Very comfortable and quiet - heaps of room
a charming and restful cottage
Kitchen well appointed but having to go outside to the toilet and then back through the house was not ideal at night
the facilities excellent - especially the cosy wood burner which really warmed up the vast living area
Very well presented Clean and everything you need was there
Thanks very much for sharing your piece of paradise with me
I loved the fire and chilling out in the claw foot bath
The host was lovely: responsive and very welcoming Would definitely recommend
You can tell that Jackie and her husband have worked so hard to make this property so special
Opens onto a sunny deck and beautiful garden
Everything worked well from Jackie greeting us on arrival
Jackie was a wonderful host very helpful and welcoming The property is very well kept and has so much character loved the wooden floors and ceiling and everywhere
Really enjoyed the charm of this retreat
Loved staying at Orari cottage - so peaceful and secluded but not too far from local activities
Loved the garden that attracted many birds
This was a beautiful place to get away to
I loved sitting on the verandah at any time of the day and listening to birdsong and watching the bees busy in the garden
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2. Holiday retreat in Geraldine (from USD 72)

Located in Geraldine in the Timaru area, this three-bedroom house is perfect for families. There are a number of wine bars, cafes and restaurants close by, as well as a movie theater and heated public swimming pool. There are also tennis courts and a golf course close by, or visitors can enjoy lovely bush walks. The living room features a TV and there is an internet connection available. The kitchen comes with all the necessary utensils and appliances for daily cooking. The master bedroom features a queen-size bed, while the second bedroom has a queen-size bed, a ​single bed, a child bed and a cot. The third bedroom features four single beds. There is one bathroom in the house and a separate toilet.

Holiday House with Style - Geraldine Retreat
175 reviews
House 11 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

3. Spacious and sunny home in Geraldine (from USD 72)

This Geraldine holiday home, or bach, features three bedrooms and sleeps up to fourteen guests. The home is a five-minute walk into town with all its restaurants and shops and it is perfect for families or groups wishing for a peaceful getaway. The living room features a fireplace and a TV and there is an Internet connection available. There is a well-equipped kitchen in the home. Sleeping arrangements include a queen-size and single bed, each in two bedrooms, two sets of bunk beds in the third bedroom and two double sofa beds in the living room. The house has one bathroom.

Sunny spacious well equipped home in Geraldine
47 reviews
House 14 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Everything we needed in the house
Very tidy and very easy to heat:)
Great spacious property lots to do for the kids
Heaps of dry firewood provided for cosy fire
Lovely spacious and clean house with a great location
The house was very tidy and spacious and family friendly
Great house spacious warm and lovely
Great for big groups was warm didn't even have to put any heating on
great fire keep us verry warm and dry thanks to the weather not playing ball
We only slept there and left early in the morning
Warm and comfortable with interesting history
This house is well located in central Geraldine and was a great base for members of our family to use over Christmas
Easy walk to main street
Great location as walking distance to main shops Older house but great for big groups Perfect for families
Excellent location easy stroll to the town Centre shops and Talbot forest
Great house 2 minutes walk to town
Heaps of beds lovely and quiet a great place to stay
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4. Cozy family home in central Geraldine (from USD 116)

This cozy holiday bach is nestled in the hilly region of Geraldine, close to all the attractions of the Timaru region as well as cafes, shops and restaurants and it is surrounded by rivers, forests and mountains. The living area features a TV with a satellite or cable channels and a fireplace, while the home is also fully air-conditioned and it has a free internet connection. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, including a washer and dryer combination. Families are welcome and the three bedrooms accommodate seven guests. The master bedroom and second bedroom feature queen-size beds, while the third bedroom has single beds. The home has one bathroom.

Geraldine central very tidy and cosy house
29 reviews
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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lovely bach it was warm and cozy and a great size for a group of 6
great property clean and tidy
handy to center of town clean and well maintained
very clean tidy place with all the utensils cutlery and crockery you would need
the house was lovely and clean but lighter bed covers for summer would be good
a great location and very comfortable home
location is perfect as is only a short walk into town
fantastic location and house that had everything and more that we needed would stay again
the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and we enjoyed being close to central geraldine
great walk along the river and to the forest for the doggie and to the village for coffee
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5. Bungalow at the beach, with views (from USD 125)

This comfortable three-bedroom holiday home is set right at the beach, with cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and bars a short stroll away. The house is ideal for families, as it is close to the playground and mini-golf. Timaru’s new Aquatic Center is also close by for swimming, fitness and spa sessions. The living room features a fireplace and a TV and there is an internet connection throughout. Sleeping arrangements include a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a single bed in the second bedroom, a sofa bed in the third bedroom and another sofa bed in the living area. There is one bathroom.

Seaside Bungalow Timaru
29 reviews
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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the beds super comfy
the decor was stylish with a fantastic bathroom and kitchen
house nice and clean and modern
the beds were so comfortable the house spotlessly clean with all modern conveniences
beautiful clean and tidy with great views
modern amenities clean and cosy
kat was an amazing host who was more than accommodating
great location close to everything
perfect location beachside and only a few minutes drive from town
great location across from the water and close to major shops
easy walk to caroline bay and downtown
great for a family with park etc close by
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6. Centrally located holiday home (from USD 60)

This comfortable bach is warm and cozy and it has a fully fenced yard, making it ideal for families. The home is centrally located, close to shops and with activities, attractions and restaurants all within easy walking distance. The living area features a TV and air conditioning, and internet is available throughout. The home is set up for children with a porta-cot, high chair and play table available. The kitchen has all necessary appliances for daily cooking. Two of the bedrooms feature queen-size beds, while the third has three single beds. There is one bathroom with a small bathtub.

Relax on Rose Street - central Timaru home
17 reviews
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Close to town and easy to find
Nice and cosy - especially in the horrible weather
House was warm cozy and comfortable
The upstairs room for children can be very hot in summer Good supply of kitchen equipment and crockery etc
The place was stunning warm and cosy
The property clean and tidy with 3 decent size bdrms an awesome outdoor area which we weren't able to use due to the weather
handy to town was very good for us
We loved the covered deck and ate there most of the time
Heat pump kept us warm and cosy
Fantastic house Clean & stylish Everything we needed - great heat pump fab shower & washing machine
It worked out will for us as we all had early starts in the morning for Racing at Levels
Lovely house older in style but
Close to city centre secure off street parking
The location was perfect as Countdown was just around the corner for this property
Excellent location in the city center but without city noise Comfortable large house with all the basics
Loved the house Fantastic location
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7. Self-contained three-bedroom holiday home

This self-contained family holiday home sleeps eight guests in comfort. Located in a rural area, there are biking, walking and running trails a step away from the house. The home is also close to the sports stadium, shops and restaurants of Timaru. With double-glazing and air conditioning, the house is comfortable in summer or winter and it is child-friendly. The living room features a TV and there is free Internet throughout. The kitchen has everything necessary to cook family meals. Sleeping arrangements include a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed in one bedroom, a queen-size bed in a second and two single beds in the third bedroom, as well as a sofa bed in the living room. There is one bathroom.

Self contained 3 bedroom family home
13 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Had everything we needed in the kitchen
Could use a couple of bedside tables in the master bedroom and a lamp or two in the living room
Brilliant fully contained house with every amenity you can think off Comfy beds and high speed internet
It was spotless Lots of little extras such as shampoo shower wash plenty of toilet paper tea and coffee
This must be the cleanest house we have stayed in
Very accommodating hosts Easily housed 6 of us
Portacot and highchair availability made travel easier for us
Comfortable home that very much suited our needs Great location and very helpful and obliging owners
We were a large family group and this house was exactly what we needed Nice and warm for kids and wintery weather
Very quiet location Could have had more tea towels Would stay again
we were able to switch into holiday mode easily
Well maintained house is a credit to them
Would highly recommend this house to stay at Everything plus a little more is here that makes a very comfortable experience
much more enjoyable Thank you Ainsley
the selection of toys and games were appreciated and the location was so quiet and peaceful
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8. Modern bach in a secluded rural area (from USD 107)

Located in Blandswood Village at the base of Little Mount Peel in the Timaru region, this comfortable bach is the perfect place to relax. There is no television or internet connection to distract guests, while the home is located next to the Peel Forest Conservation Park, with plenty of lovely walking trails. Relax in front of a roaring log fire in winter, or stretch out on the deck in the summer months, watching the bird life. There is plenty of parking space in front of the house, which is modern and double-glazed for winter. There is a fully equipped kitchen including all the major appliances to make life easier. The house has a variety of puzzles, board games and books to keep guests occupied as well as tennis racquets, outdoor furniture and a barbeque. The master bedroom features a queen-size bed, while the second has a king bed and a single bed and the third has bunk beds, making it ideal for families. For convenience, the house has two bathrooms.

Modern bach in secluded native bush
17 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The well equipped kitchen is a bonus
The night sky from the lawn is impressive as is the bird call
The room and bed setup suited our family
access was easy everything was sparkling
Well equipped with full kitchen facilities and the kids
The bach was clean and tidy and we appreciated the comfortable seating in short
House was very clean and the log burner kept us cosy
was all ready to light on arrival which made for cosy warm evenings
was all ready to light on arrival which made for cosy warm evenings
lots of fire wood was provided
It's absolutely perfect for children being all on one level & with a great outdoor area
Nice clean & tidy bach adjacent to native bush
Kids enjoyed the board games and we enjoyed no wifi
Plenty of short and interesting walks for the family beautiful in the misty weather Hope to come back
Wonderfully warm and modern bach nestled in lush bush and close to walks
We did a couple of 1 hour local walks and visited the recently restored Church of Holy Innocents
There are lots of walks around both easy & a bit more challenging
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9. Peaceful vacation home with beautiful views

This elevated home has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful view. There is a nature reserve behind the home, which offers biking, walking and running trails, while another trail heads through the wetland to the Pacific Ocean. Shops, restaurants and cafes are a five-minute drive away. The air-conditioned living area offers a TV with Netflix channels via an unlimited fiber internet connection, and there is a selection of books and board games to keep the family amused. The open-plan kitchen comes fully equipped for whipping up daily meals. The bedroom features a king-size bed and bathroom with a shower and unlimited hot water.

Peaceful 'Nest' with Great View
55 Nikau Place
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Parkside home in Timaru City (from USD 83)

This holiday home is next door to Ashbury Park in Timaru city, close to shops and all the attractions. The home is sunny and air-conditioned in summer and warm in winter with a night store heater, and a small courtyard and yard to enjoy outdoor living. The living area features a TV and families are welcome. There is parking on the property. There is a well-equipped kitchen with everything necessary for daily cooking and a washer and dryer. The master bedroom features a king-size bed while the second bedroom has twin beds as well as a child bed. The house has one bathroom.

Timaru city, sunny and quiet parkside house
31 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
use of the single garage was great wee bonus
well equiped kitchen etc
lovely comfortable house
close to town and amenities
we were comfortable and settled in quickly
very clean and comfortable
beautifully clean house,with everything you need
we loved how close we were to everything and how peace full it was and it had everything we needed
the property was nicely placed
owner very friendly and helpful
only having to worry about your clothing and food makes a relaxing holiday
we were only in timaru for a week but the welcome our host gave us left us feeling we had moved in to the neighbourhood and made a new friend
we had good advice about things to do in the area and we enjoyed the chats with lex which gave us insight into life in the area we wouldn't have had otherwise
owners were very helpful and accommodating
great location, easy access
within walking distance to briscies and paknsave
caroline bay, pack n save, and mcdonalds all within walking distance
play ground about 300m away from house
great location being close to town and a nice outlook across the park
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Relax and enjoy nature in Timaru

Whether exploring the surrounding towns, hiking in nature or simply chilling out, stay in real comfort in one of the best Bookabach holiday homes in Timaru, New Zealand. Select a rental from our list above and start planning your trip to this awesome port city.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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