Located in the Northland region of New Zealand’s North Island is the coastal town of Whangarei. Known as the city by the sea or the land of 100 beaches, it is an ideal spot for a vacation. Whangarei was once the site of the largest Maori Pa village in New Zealand, and if you hike to the summit of Mount Parihaka, you can explore the ruins. Quayside is the town center and where the locals go to hang out at one of the many cafes and restaurants to watch the yacht races, or just to exchange the local news. Other sites you need to see are the Whangarei Falls and the Bay of Islands. Part of New Zealand’s culture is the bach, a modest holiday home by the beach. Fully experience the lifestyle of the area when you stay at one of these 10 best Bookabach holiday homes in Whangarei.
This spacious home makes an ideal base for exploring the Whangarei area. All four bedrooms and three bathrooms are on the second floor. The bathroom in the master suite has a sunken, whirlpool tub. Downstairs is a large living room with views of the harbor, and a second sitting area plus a large fully equipped kitchen with a dining area off to the side. You can stroll down the Waterfront Road, directly in front of the home, to reach a park and the Topsail Restaurant.
Harbourside Cottage Whangarei Waterfront OnerahiWhangarei City, Whangarei, NZ
Top guest reviewsThe one downside was having no Wi-Fi access in the homeThe children really enjoyed the jacuzzi bathstunning kitchen great set up all you need to have a great holidayLovely location plenty of space for 6 peopleThe house was very clean and warm and cosy Was really soothing to wake up to a water view whilst still in bed Definitely a great stay
Host:The location is great and the house is designed for people to enjoy and relax I would suggest to have more entertainment for kids (ping pong tableFurniture in good repair but reminded us ofbeautiful views Easy access to beaches and walks A good central base to explore the region from Nice and spacious living areasRead more reviewshowever we found the house to be quite soullessThe place is just amazingGood location with pretty view from front of building
This cozy cottage is decorated in bright, cheery colors. While it looks small from the outside, don’t let that deceive you. Inside is a comfortable living room, a full kitchen, one bedroom, and a bathroom. The sofa pulls out into a double bed. Off the living room is a covered, furnished deck so you can enjoy dining al fresco. It is just a short walk into town, or you may want to take the scenic drive to see Whangarei Falls which is nearby.
GLENBERVIE COTTAGES- Puke Cottage Trendy 1 bedroomWhangarei City, Glenbervie, NZ
Top guest reviewsPuke Cottage is more spacious than it looks in the picturesThe environment is lovely - trees and fields - and very private and quietIt is beautifully presented and well stocked with everything you need for a pleasant comfortable stayabsolutely ideal with everything in it that you could want Sitting out on the deck in the sunshine having a coffee was just perfect
Host:very friendly and helpful Grounds beautifully maintained Bach perfectly cute and functional Have already recommended to friends and family and will use again when holidaying in the areaNice self contained all we needed clean and tidy lovely locationFabulous bach and wonderful hostsprivate and quiet The wee unit is very tastefully and thoughtfully presented We would love to stay again when in the areaall that could be heard was the chirping of the birds blissRead more reviewsThe Puke bach was just lovelyThe property is also close to the Tikipunga shops Mobil Gas Station and Countdown supermarket and associated shops on the same area of land and of course the Whangarei Falls but far enough away...just like a brand new cottage -- immaculately cleanIt's hard to believe you're only 10 minutes from a shopping centreThe quietness at night was great and we've never seen a more beautiful stary sky
This bright home is designed with a lot of big windows so you can enjoy the stunning views of the water from every room. You have a large living room area with a separate seating area off of it, a full kitchen with a dining table, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house from the second bedroom, so you can enjoy some peace and quiet. The location is excellent, allowing you to walk to the beach, a park, the yacht club and the best restaurant around, Topsail Restaurant.
Luxury Modern Home, Awesome Views andamp; LocationWhangarei City, Whangarei, NZ
Top guest reviewsthey loved the facilities and said "the view is to die for but made it hard for them to leave each day to go to their shoot
Host:Our TV crew were raving about the propertyFantastic views property and communh action from the owners Extremely flexible with the requirements we had for my family stating there including toddlers Extra brilliant touch with children's b...Read more reviewsBeautiful house with magnificent views and set in a peaceful locationGood location and a reallyModern house
The hosts have divided their home in half and created a charming, self-sufficient apartment for guests. You have a studio setting in the front room with a seating area and a king-sized bed. The kitchenette has a dining table and everything you need to cook small meals. The apartment has two other bedrooms and a bathroom. You will have access to the laundry room, and the backyard pool and barbecue on weekdays. You can explore the area on any of the nearby walking trails from the home. Also within walking distance is the Kensington Fitness and sports ground which also has a cafe.
Peaceful Bush Setting Close To TownWhangarei City, Whangarei, NZ
Top guest reviewsit was more than enough with bedrooms and spaceGreat location and plenty of room for all of our guestsThe use of the swimming pool was an extra advantagebut unfortunately it was raining during our stayLocation was perfect for us and property was well maintained Would of preferred a larger fridge and perhaps a t v that didn't keep cutting outthe "half house" was all that we needed and exactly as described Very clean and comfortableSpecial place very very quiet and so close to town
Host:We really appreciated all our needs being catered to while we stayed Happy to recommendWe were made very welcome andThe bush surroundings and bird song are beautiful Hosts Mark and Leone are friendly and helpfulWell setup property had everything we needed easy to find and good directions given Nice quiet setting and private wonderful viewLovely clean tidy and modern holiday home close to Whangarei TownshipRead more reviewsAnd exploring the bush walkClean spacious quiet area close to bush easy to get to Thanks very much
This lovely apartment is on the ground floor of the host’s home. You have a private entrance, a small kitchenette, no stovetop or oven though, the bedroom has a king-sized bed and a bathroom. At the front entrance, there is a covered porch with seating where you can enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. While the home sits outside the city, you can reach Kamo with its shops and cafes in under 10 minutes by car.
Country Charm, City Chic - Semi-Self Contained Downstairs Flat
Top guest reviewslounge kitchen and quality king size pocket spring bed in the large bedroom Heated tile floor in bathroom was niceA lovely spacious and quiet apartment with pretty much everything you could wantsuper comfy linen was gorgeous and the little kitchenette was perfect for our needs (the tea supply was pretty impressive)You get a living roomSuper handy having my own carport/parking that leads directly to my own entranceVery nice and clean placeEverything was nice fresh crisp and cleanThe property was beautiful spotlessly clean and the outlook very peaceful and quietVery clean very comfy bed and appealing decor throughoutThis property was very tidy and great-
Host:Wonderful hosts beautifully presented propertyWhat a beautiful property immaculate and well presented with a cozy homethought out I could happily move inThe kids loved the toys and garden and watched some of the DVDs providedIt was a short drive into Whangarei especially to the northern side of town and would be a great base for exploring further north and the Tutukaka CoastRead more reviewsvery clean and homely Wake up to the sound of the tuis in this calm and serene placevery little noise from upstairsQuiet location just out of town Very clean and nice viewsWhat a perfect getaway in the countryThe views from the room lounge and outdoor courtyard are stunning and such a treat to wake up or walk out to
This cozy apartment sits on a hill with an amazing view of the harbor. It features an open floor plan for the main living area and it has a washer and dryer in the kitchenette. You have a king-sized bed in the master bedroom and two full beds in the second room. The apartment includes a private courtyard with a barbecue grill and an outdoor dining table. The Topsail Restaurant is just a short walk away.
Spacious harbourside apartment with amazing viewsWhangarei City, whangarei, NZ
Top guest reviewsa very high standard beach front apartment with top quality equipmentModern comfortable decor and furniture very comfortable bedGreat location and very comfortable apartment with everything you could think of provided for a great stayA very tidy and comfortable place to stay beautiful outlook over the harbourthe sea is 20 meters in front of youvery neet and everything and more we look for in a batchLovely comfortable apartment Very clean and had everything we neededProperty owners are very friendly and considerate
Host:Great water and whangzrei Heads views Friendly helpful hostssome chocolates and home baking to welcome usBeautiful home with outstanding viewsLeann was very friendly and helpfulWell above our expectations with numerous extras that made it a totally enjoyable experience Fantastic views from lounge and main bedroom excellent clean facilities even to current quality magazi...Read more reviewsGreat location for exploring the areaThe view is amazing and we walked to the restaurant just around the cornerCan't ask for better place location and sceneryGreat quiet Location and a fantastic viewVery clean and tidy great location for walks and views out to The Heads
This cute little apartment is located at the Whangarei Heads. You have everything you need for a great vacation, like a small living area, kitchenette with a breakfast bar that overlooks the water, a bedroom, and a bathroom. You have multiple seating arrangements outside in the garden or by the water. Outside, you will also find a mineral hot tub, no chemicals are used in treating it. Available for your use are paddleboards, kayaks, mountain bikes, and a golf cart for exploring the area.
Sea, bush and gardens surround Mason Lane ApartmentWhangarei City, Whangarei, NZ
Top guest reviewsThe unit is not large but ample room for a couple andIt had a view of the water and was close to the jetty and road around the seashoreThe view and proximity to the beach was amazingGreat place for a couple to stay with plenty to do in the areaHad a very relaxing stayThe property was well cared for and clean Decor was modern and easy to keep cleanLoved everything and wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Whangarei
Host:Hosts were very hospitable met us to say hello at the door Great spaceBeautifully peaceful fabulous views and kereru tuibut so handy to attractions shopping etcWe enjoyed the spa and very comfortable unit with all the mod consabout 20 mins drive along the coast road to Whangarei HeadsRead more reviewsthe location and view are just beautifulIt was 10 minutes to the city andBeautifully thought out property great locationIt was very quiet and Mason Lane was a lovely little streetThe spa bath and hammock were very much enjoyed too
This small home is located on Pebble Beach. It is ideal for large families or groups of friends who don’t mind being close. The home has four bedrooms with bathrooms, a small living room, and a kitchenette. There is a garage that has laundry facilities. You have a covered deck for relaxing, even in the rain. The home is located in the suburb of Kamo, so shops and restaurants are all nearby.
Elegant and Cosy Haven on Pebble Beach72 Pebble Beach Boulevard
This large home overlooks the river and city below. If you choose to eat in, you will love cooking in the designer kitchen, the dining room seats up to eight people and the living room have plenty of seating for everyone. Off the living room is a large, partially covered deck with a hot tub. Relax with a cocktail and enjoy the lights of the city at night. You are within walking distance of the Aquatic Park and the Okara Park Stadium.
Beautiful Villa overlooking the City and River
Top guest reviewsThe villa is beautiful comfortable and fully equipped with the basicsmodern and has beautiful views over the Town Basin and surroundsWell appointed kitchen with all you could wantThe house is big and roomy with an amazing modern kitchenmore importantly it felt like homeThe house is very cleanWe loved it and can't fault it and can't wait to return
Host:Highly recommended accomodation very high standard great views and homely??A++++++Very nice renovated villa with great viewsVery nice renovated villa with great viewsReally handy to the city & Northland area; amazing propertyAmaaaazing home with the most beautiful views of the riverRead more reviewsThe house itself is in a wonderful location within easy access to the centre of townWe spent 24 days there and enjoyed every minute of itIt's beautifully presented in a stunning location near town (walking distance) overlooking the marina and riverIt also has a great view of the cityThe owners were great to deal with
This family-friendly home is located on the host’s property. Enjoy a small living room, kitchenette with dining table, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. On the small deck is a hot tub and lounge chairs to enjoy the sun or the stars. You will be less than a five-minute drive away from all the best attractions in the area, including the Adventure Forest, Glenbervie Mountain Bike tracks, Whangarei Falls, and the 18-hole Denby Golf Course.
GLENBERVIE COTTAGES - Totara Cottage - 2 bedrooms
Top guest reviewsThe cottage was just as it was describedThe outside spa bath was a real bonus too Inside the propertyWe loved the privacy that it offered and access to spending time outdoors when the weather allowedThe cottage is very niceeverything you need is there the surroundings are peaceful and quiet and it's a fabulous base to visit the area (is very clean and has a very comfy bed
Host:Lovely 2brm unit in beautiful surroundings would definitely stay there again :-)We had such a nice couple of days here Is very quiet loads of bird song in the morningsWe would highly recommend The property is private and has a wonderful outlook towards the countrysideclean and cozy cottage with a fab spa poolBest location close to the beaches and the town Beautiful tranquil farmRead more reviewsA lovely high spec Bach in a great part of North IslandGreat little place just perfect for 2 adults 2 kids lovely big grassy area for kids to run around close to shops and town centerA perfect location with the lovely country views making it a relaxed stay Immaculate presentation and a lovely hot spa to enjoy Thankyou so muchThoroughly enjoyed the rural setting and peaceful surrounds
A laid-back lifestyle in Whangarei
When you visit the Northland, you will notice that the locals aren’t in a hurry to go anywhere. And after you stay for a bit, you won’t be either. Yes, there are some great attractions to see, but isn’t the whole idea of a vacation to rest, relax and sometimes, do nothing at all?
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