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

bookabach whangarei

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.

1. Two-story home on the water (from USD 256)

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 Onerahi
8 reviews
House 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The one downside was having no Wi-Fi access in the home
The children really enjoyed the jacuzzi bath
stunning kitchen great set up all you need to have a great holiday
Lovely location plenty of space for 6 people
The 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
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 table
Furniture in good repair but reminded us of
beautiful views Easy access to beaches and walks A good central base to explore the region from Nice and spacious living areas
however we found the house to be quite soulless
The place is just amazing
Good location with pretty view from front of building
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2. Bright cottage in a lush garden (from USD 107)

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 bedroom
33 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Puke Cottage is more spacious than it looks in the pictures
The environment is lovely - trees and fields - and very private and quiet
It is beautifully presented and well stocked with everything you need for a pleasant comfortable stay
absolutely ideal with everything in it that you could want Sitting out on the deck in the sunshine having a coffee was just perfect
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 area
Nice self contained all we needed clean and tidy lovely location
Fabulous bach and wonderful hosts
private and quiet The wee unit is very tastefully and thoughtfully presented We would love to stay again when in the area
all that could be heard was the chirping of the birds bliss
The Puke bach was just lovely
The 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 clean
It's hard to believe you're only 10 minutes from a shopping centre
The quietness at night was great and we've never seen a more beautiful stary sky
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3. Furnished duplex with private courtyard (from USD 107)

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 views
63 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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a very high standard beach front apartment with top quality equipment
Modern comfortable decor and furniture very comfortable bed
Great location and very comfortable apartment with everything you could think of provided for a great stay
A very tidy and comfortable place to stay beautiful outlook over the harbour
the sea is 20 meters in front of you
very neet and everything and more we look for in a batch
Lovely comfortable apartment Very clean and had everything we needed
Property owners are very friendly and considerate
Great water and whangzrei Heads views Friendly helpful hosts
some chocolates and home baking to welcome us
Beautiful home with outstanding views
Leann was very friendly and helpful
Well 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...
Great location for exploring the area
The view is amazing and we walked to the restaurant just around the corner
Can't ask for better place location and scenery
Great quiet Location and a fantastic view
Very clean and tidy great location for walks and views out to The Heads
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4. Waterfront apartment with a hot tub (from USD 100)

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 Apartment
29 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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

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The unit is not large but ample room for a couple and
It had a view of the water and was close to the jetty and road around the seashore
The view and proximity to the beach was amazing
Great place for a couple to stay with plenty to do in the area
Had a very relaxing stay
The property was well cared for and clean Decor was modern and easy to keep clean
Loved everything and wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Whangarei
Hosts were very hospitable met us to say hello at the door Great space
Beautifully peaceful fabulous views and kereru tui
but so handy to attractions shopping etc
We enjoyed the spa and very comfortable unit with all the mod cons
about 20 mins drive along the coast road to Whangarei Heads
the location and view are just beautiful
It was 10 minutes to the city and
Beautifully thought out property great location
It was very quiet and Mason Lane was a lovely little street
The spa bath and hammock were very much enjoyed too
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5. Cozy cottage with a hot tub (from USD 101)

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
16 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The cottage was just as it was described
The outside spa bath was a real bonus too Inside the property
We loved the privacy that it offered and access to spending time outdoors when the weather allowed
The cottage is very nice
everything 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
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 mornings
We would highly recommend The property is private and has a wonderful outlook towards the countryside
clean and cozy cottage with a fab spa pool
Best location close to the beaches and the town Beautiful tranquil farm
A lovely high spec Bach in a great part of North Island
Great little place just perfect for 2 adults 2 kids lovely big grassy area for kids to run around close to shops and town center
A perfect location with the lovely country views making it a relaxed stay Immaculate presentation and a lovely hot spa to enjoy Thankyou so much
Thoroughly enjoyed the rural setting and peaceful surrounds
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6. Spacious home with stunning views

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; Location
Whangarei City, Whangarei, NZ
7 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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they 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
Our TV crew were raving about the property
Fantastic 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...
Beautiful house with magnificent views and set in a peaceful location
Good location and a reallyModern house
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7. Large apartment with a pool

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 Town
Whangarei City, Whangarei, NZ
42 reviews
Apartment 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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it was more than enough with bedrooms and space
Great location and plenty of room for all of our guests
The use of the swimming pool was an extra advantage
but unfortunately it was raining during our stay
Location 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 out
the "half house" was all that we needed and exactly as described Very clean and comfortable
Special place very very quiet and so close to town
We really appreciated all our needs being catered to while we stayed Happy to recommend
We were made very welcome and
The bush surroundings and bird song are beautiful Hosts Mark and Leone are friendly and helpful
Well setup property had everything we needed easy to find and good directions given Nice quiet setting and private wonderful view
Lovely clean tidy and modern holiday home close to Whangarei Township
And exploring the bush walk
Clean spacious quiet area close to bush easy to get to Thanks very much
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8. Cozy country studio

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
26 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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lounge kitchen and quality king size pocket spring bed in the large bedroom Heated tile floor in bathroom was nice
A lovely spacious and quiet apartment with pretty much everything you could want
super comfy linen was gorgeous and the little kitchenette was perfect for our needs (the tea supply was pretty impressive)
You get a living room
Super handy having my own carport/parking that leads directly to my own entrance
Very nice and clean place
Everything was nice fresh crisp and clean
The property was beautiful spotlessly clean and the outlook very peaceful and quiet
Very clean very comfy bed and appealing decor throughout
This property was very tidy and great-
Wonderful hosts beautifully presented property
What a beautiful property immaculate and well presented with a cozy home
thought out I could happily move in
The kids loved the toys and garden and watched some of the DVDs provided
It 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 Coast
very clean and homely Wake up to the sound of the tuis in this calm and serene place
very little noise from upstairs
Quiet location just out of town Very clean and nice views
What a perfect getaway in the country
The views from the room lounge and outdoor courtyard are stunning and such a treat to wake up or walk out to
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9. Cozy cottage on the beach

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 Beach
72 Pebble Beach Boulevard
House 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

10. Spacious villa with a hot tub

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
29 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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The villa is beautiful comfortable and fully equipped with the basics
modern and has beautiful views over the Town Basin and surrounds
Well appointed kitchen with all you could want
The house is big and roomy with an amazing modern kitchen
more importantly it felt like home
The house is very clean
We loved it and can't fault it and can't wait to return
Highly recommended accomodation very high standard great views and homely??A++++++
Very nice renovated villa with great views
Very nice renovated villa with great views
Really handy to the city & Northland area; amazing property
Amaaaazing home with the most beautiful views of the river
The house itself is in a wonderful location within easy access to the centre of town
We spent 24 days there and enjoyed every minute of it
It's beautifully presented in a stunning location near town (walking distance) overlooking the marina and river
It also has a great view of the city
The owners were great to deal with
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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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