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.
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.
Top guest reviewsThe bedroom was separate but also cosy once heated up and the bed very comfortableVery comfortable and quiet - heaps of rooma charming and restful cottageKitchen well appointed but having to go outside to the toilet and then back through the house was not ideal at nightthe facilities excellent - especially the cosy wood burner which really warmed up the vast living areaVery well presented Clean and everything you need was thereThanks very much for sharing your piece of paradise with meI loved the fire and chilling out in the claw foot bath
Host:The host was lovely: responsive and very welcoming Would definitely recommendYou can tell that Jackie and her husband have worked so hard to make this property so specialOpens onto a sunny deck and beautiful gardenEverything worked well from Jackie greeting us on arrivalJackie 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 everywhereRead more reviewsReally enjoyed the charm of this retreatLoved staying at Orari cottage - so peaceful and secluded but not too far from local activitiesLoved the garden that attracted many birdsThis was a beautiful place to get away toI loved sitting on the verandah at any time of the day and listening to birdsong and watching the bees busy in the garden
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
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
Top guest reviewsEverything we needed in the houseVery tidy and very easy to heat:)Great spacious property lots to do for the kidsHeaps of dry firewood provided for cosy fireLovely spacious and clean house with a great locationThe house was very tidy and spacious and family friendlyGreat house spacious warm and lovely
Host:Great for big groups was warm didn't even have to put any heating ongreat fire keep us verry warm and dry thanks to the weather not playing ballWe only slept there and left early in the morningWarm and comfortable with interesting historyThis house is well located in central Geraldine and was a great base for members of our family to use over ChristmasRead more reviewsEasy walk to main streetGreat location as walking distance to main shops Older house but great for big groups Perfect for familiesExcellent location easy stroll to the town Centre shops and Talbot forestGreat house 2 minutes walk to townHeaps of beds lovely and quiet a great place to stay
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
Top guest reviewslovely bach it was warm and cozy and a great size for a group of 6great property clean and tidyhandy to center of town clean and well maintainedvery clean tidy place with all the utensils cutlery and crockery you would needthe house was lovely and clean but lighter bed covers for summer would be goodRead more reviewsa great location and very comfortable homelocation is perfect as is only a short walk into townfantastic location and house that had everything and more that we needed would stay againthe kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and we enjoyed being close to central geraldinegreat walk along the river and to the forest for the doggie and to the village for coffee
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
Top guest reviewsthe beds super comfythe decor was stylish with a fantastic bathroom and kitchenhouse nice and clean and modernthe beds were so comfortable the house spotlessly clean with all modern conveniencesbeautiful clean and tidy with great viewsmodern amenities clean and cosy
Host:kat was an amazing host who was more than accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat location close to everythingperfect location beachside and only a few minutes drive from towngreat location across from the water and close to major shopseasy walk to caroline bay and downtowngreat for a family with park etc close by
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
Top guest reviewsClose to town and easy to findNice and cosy - especially in the horrible weatherHouse was warm cozy and comfortableThe upstairs room for children can be very hot in summer Good supply of kitchen equipment and crockery etcThe place was stunning warm and cosyThe property clean and tidy with 3 decent size bdrms an awesome outdoor area which we weren't able to use due to the weather
Host:handy to town was very good for usWe loved the covered deck and ate there most of the timeHeat pump kept us warm and cosyFantastic house Clean & stylish Everything we needed - great heat pump fab shower & washing machineIt worked out will for us as we all had early starts in the morning for Racing at LevelsRead more reviewsLovely house older in style butClose to city centre secure off street parkingThe location was perfect as Countdown was just around the corner for this propertyExcellent location in the city center but without city noise Comfortable large house with all the basicsLoved the house Fantastic location
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
Top guest reviewsHad everything we needed in the kitchenCould use a couple of bedside tables in the master bedroom and a lamp or two in the living roomBrilliant fully contained house with every amenity you can think off Comfy beds and high speed internetIt was spotless Lots of little extras such as shampoo shower wash plenty of toilet paper tea and coffeeThis must be the cleanest house we have stayed in
Host:Very accommodating hosts Easily housed 6 of usPortacot and highchair availability made travel easier for usComfortable home that very much suited our needs Great location and very helpful and obliging ownersWe were a large family group and this house was exactly what we needed Nice and warm for kids and wintery weatherVery quiet location Could have had more tea towels Would stay againRead more reviewswe were able to switch into holiday mode easilyWell maintained house is a credit to themWould highly recommend this house to stay at Everything plus a little more is here that makes a very comfortable experiencemuch more enjoyable Thank you Ainsleythe selection of toys and games were appreciated and the location was so quiet and peaceful
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
Top guest reviewsThe well equipped kitchen is a bonusThe night sky from the lawn is impressive as is the bird callThe room and bed setup suited our familyaccess was easy everything was sparklingWell equipped with full kitchen facilities and the kidsThe bach was clean and tidy and we appreciated the comfortable seating in shortHouse was very clean and the log burner kept us cosy
Host:was all ready to light on arrival which made for cosy warm eveningswas all ready to light on arrival which made for cosy warm eveningslots of fire wood was providedIt's absolutely perfect for children being all on one level & with a great outdoor areaNice clean & tidy bach adjacent to native bushRead more reviewsKids enjoyed the board games and we enjoyed no wifiPlenty of short and interesting walks for the family beautiful in the misty weather Hope to come backWonderfully warm and modern bach nestled in lush bush and close to walksWe did a couple of 1 hour local walks and visited the recently restored Church of Holy InnocentsThere are lots of walks around both easy & a bit more challenging
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 View55 Nikau Place
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
Top guest reviewsuse of the single garage was great wee bonuswell equiped kitchen etclovely comfortable houseclose to town and amenitieswe were comfortable and settled in quicklyvery clean and comfortablebeautifully clean house,with everything you needwe loved how close we were to everything and how peace full it was and it had everything we neededthe property was nicely placed
Host:owner very friendly and helpfulonly having to worry about your clothing and food makes a relaxing holidaywe 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 friendwe 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 otherwiseowners were very helpful and accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat location, easy accesswithin walking distance to briscies and paknsavecaroline bay, pack n save, and mcdonalds all within walking distanceplay ground about 300m away from housegreat location being close to town and a nice outlook across the park
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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