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Everyone knows that Airbnb provides some of the best, most unique, and reasonably-priced accommodations, so you can feel at home anywhere around the world. Additionally, New Zealand is one of the best places to visit if you want to live with a gorgeous view outside your window and wake up to the sound of birds singing in a nearby bush. Taking into account price, ratings, amenities, appearance, and host hospitality, this article presents a list of luxurious B&Bs in towns and cities of the North and South Islands. Do note that most of the listings here will be suitable for 2 people!

North Island

1. City Apartment / own private bathroom - Wellington (from USD 57)

A cozy, private apartment for 2, this B&B is a modern, hip accommodation on Willis Street in Wellington. Additionally, you get to enjoy nature as you wake up to the sounds of birds singing in a lush pohutukawa tree. The apartment is within walking distances of the best restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in the city. These include the Cuba Mall, which is only 1 minute away, Courtney Place, which is 10 minutes away, Te Papa, which is 15 minutes away, and the Bresolin, a place with good food right on the doorstep.

This family-friendly apartment has 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 2 bathrooms. An equipped kitchen, breakfast, internet access, a TV, toiletries and other household essentials are provided.

Check in here any time after 2.00 pm, and check out by 11.00 am.

City Apartment/own private bathroom
Wellington, New Zealand
364 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities are immaculate and the bed very very comfortable
the room was excellent and very comfortable
we had a wonderful stay in this cozy well designed apartment
extremely tidy and comfortable bedroom with a separate shower and toilet
beautiful bedding beautiful place
Cleanliness:
very clean and private
everything was clean and comfortable
everything was really clean and amazing bed and sheets
it was very clean comfortable and warm inside
everything was spotless and the bed very comfortable
Host:
lovely place with welcoming hosts
thank you for being a great host
the hosts are really nice
friendly and respectful hosts
host very welcoming and helpful
Location:
great location in central wellington within walking distance of everything
a great location & cozy place to stay
located in the middle of the city it is easy to walk to many of wellington's key attractions
angela provides a pert and lovely central accommodation
beautiful apartment in perfect location for exploring wellington
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2. Sunny Garden Studio - Auckland (from USD 57)

Located in a beautiful secluded garden within an arty suburb, this studio is a quiet, cozy place for 2 to settle in. Rent this whole apartment, which is only 15 minutes from the CBD area, 10 minutes from the nearest supermarket, and only a minutes’ walk to bars, cafes, and shops. Just a minute away is West Lynn, a popular arty city that has organic whole foods stores, awesome cafes and eateries, bookstores, and boutiques. Head to the Community Centre in the city every Sunday to check out the farmers’ market, and perhaps pick up some fresh and tasty produce.

This studio apartment has 1 bed and 1 bathroom. Amenities include internet access, a TV, heating, a washer and dryer, toiletries, free parking, and other household essentials. The studio is also kid and family friendly, and laundry services are available upon request. Do note that the owners have a pet cat and dog.

Check in any time after 2.00 pm, and check out by 10.00 am.

Sunny Garden Innercity Studio
Auckland, New Zealand
453 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super cosy and even had heated blankets
electric blanket and heater was a real winner as it was pretty chilly when we were in auckland
peaceful garden setting lots of thoughtful small touches and good sheets on a comfy bed
it was the comfiest bed we have slept in yet and the wet room is great too
make sure you have breakfast in the garden with all the birds (and an occasional kitty)
Cleanliness:
very clean and adorable place
kate's place is clean and tidy
the accommodation was extremely clean and inviting
kate’s place was sparkling clean and very comfortable
it was beautifully clean and the bed super comfortable
Host:
kate is a great host
kate is great host
thanks to our host
host is very nice and accommodating
kate is a wonderful host and really helpful
Location:
the location of this studio is ideal
good restaurants close by
the location was perfect
wonderful location ; very easy access to town by bus or walking
great location and very good facilities
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3. Whangaparaoa Golden Beach Paradise - Whangaparaoa (from 75 USD upwards)

Rent this entire apartment by the beach today! Suitable for 4 people, this B&B with a great view is the perfect place to relax and admire the beautiful coasts of Auckland from your own private deck. Have a BBQ on the deck and, if you are lucky, you may be able to spot some dolphins out at sea. This accommodation is accessible from the city, and is only 2 minutes from Arkles Bay, a safe swimming beach with golden sands. Malls and movie theaters are only a 5-minute walk away.

This apartment has 2 bedrooms, with 1 king-sized bed and 1 single bed in one bedroom, and 2 single beds in the other. It is also family and kid friendly, and cots are available. Amenities include free, fast Wi-Fi, a DVD player with a collection of DVDs, an equipped kitchen, a TV, toiletries, heating, air-conditioning, a washer and dryer, free parking, and other household essentials. Note that the owners live upstairs with a tame, non-shedding dog.

Check in any time after 2.00 pm and check out by 10.00 am.

Whangaparaoa Golden Beach Paradise

Address: Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand (see map)

Price: from 75 USD upwards

Access: 20 meters (65.6 feet) from transport to the city

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4. Beach front in central New Plymouth - New Plymouth (from 64 USD upwards)

A beachfront accommodation with a view, this quiet, modern and spacious B&B is suitable for up to 12 people. Located on the famous Fitzroy Beach, which a great place to surf, this B&B is only a few minutes’ walk from cafes and restaurants, and a 15-minute walk or 3-minute drive from the CBD. Along the beach itself, there are several good cafes and fish and chips shops, and there are other village shops near the apartment. A great hiking spot is located 30 minutes away, and Pukekura Park is only a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk away.

This family-friendly B&B has 4 bedrooms, with 8 beds in total, and 2.5 bathrooms. There is a small gym on the top floor, and surf boards, kayaks, bicycles, a computer, and printer provided for your use. Free touring around the town by the friendly hosts is available upon request. Other amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, internet access, a TV with cable channels, heating, air-conditioning, a washer and dryer, toiletries, free parking, an indoor fireplace, and breakfast. Note that smoking is not allowed within the apartment.

Beach front in central New Plymouth

Address: New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (see map)

Price: from 64 USD upwards

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5. Spacious room with tranquil garden - Hamilton (from USD 47)

Nestled within a lovely garden, enjoy the peace and serenity the garden setting brings, as well as the convenience of being located near to the city. This private studio, comfortable for 2, has a large outdoor private deck where you can enjoy a meal beside a herb garden (which is free for you to use), and listen to the tui birds singing in the trees. Cobham Drive and Hamilton Gardens are only a 2-minute walk away, Claudelands Arena, University of Waikato, shops, and restaurants are 10 minutes away, and the Velodrome and Hamilton Airport are only 15 minutes away. The apartment is also near a bus stop.

The family-friendly studio has 1 bed and 1 bathroom. Amenities include a TV, toiletries, heating, air-conditioning, a washer, free parking, Wi-Fi, other household essentials, and breakfast. There is a local Busit! card provided in the room for your use, and shuttle services can be booked online. The deck is shared with the host’s household, who live just next door, so they can always be easily contactable.

Check in any time after 3.00 pm, and check out by 11.00 am.

Spacious room with tranquil garden
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
335 reviews
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and breakfast love the adorable cats
there’s an a/c which we appreciated during those hot days
there were great breakfast supplies i really enjoyed it
hand picked garden flowers on table that brought smiles to a weary traveler
breakfast included is great my partner and i enjoyed our place even though it was one night
Cleanliness:
its clean and tidy and very spacious would recomend
comfortable bed and lovely and clean area
katherine's place is lovely very clean with nice linen
room was spacious and sparkling clean
this place is comfortable and clean
Host:
overall she was a wonderful host and we truly enjoyed our stay
katherine is a great host and everything was perfect
lovely house and nice host
katherine is a super host with attention to detail to make you feel at home
katherine was a lovely and knowledgeable host
Location:
the location was great
peaceful location close to hamilton gardens
very nice location to explore hamilton
perfect location for a weekend getaway
very handy location 5 min walk to the beautiful hamilton gardens
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6. Central Studio with Own Access - Raglan (from USD 45)

This private room, which can accommodate up to 3 people, is located in a tranquil environment close to the town center. Only a 10-minute walk from the town center, this apartment is located at a convenient spot that is close to the cafes, galleries, and restaurants in the buzzing town of Raglan, as well as scenic places like Mount Kariori and a black-sand beach. At the beach, you can follow a lovely walking path along the coast that will lead you to the mountain. The bus stop is only a 2-minute walk from the apartment, making it easy to travel around. If you are a surfer, there is a great surfing spot just 8 kilometers (5 miles) from town.

There are 2 beds, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom in this private room. The outdoor deck, surrounded by a lovely garden, is shared with the hosts. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchenette (but no stove tops), Wi-Fi, free parking, heating, a washer, toiletries, and other household essentials. The hosts even have a friendly cat to keep you entertained. Note that this is a strictly no smoking property.

Central Studio with Own Access
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
357 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is good too
great view from a lovely bathroom
a lot of space a great view and lots of facilities
the room was pleasant with nature surrounds and plenty of sunlight
the views are wonderful and bathroom and shower were quite nice
Cleanliness:
everything very clean and tidy
very clean and functional accommodation
the place was clean comfortable and just as advertised
clean spacious and in a nice area
quiet and peaceful also very tidy and clean
Host:
wonderful hosts and awesome pad
ste’en and tonya were great hosts
tonja and ste’en are welcoming hosts
steen is an awesome host
the hosts are very friendly
Location:
location is great too nice and close to town
it’s a great location within easy walking distance to town
the location is perfect it is situated just a short walk from the town
peace and quiet and close to town
excellent location would definitely stay again
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7. Retreat with great views - Cambridge (from USD 34)

A gorgeous house surrounded by the stunning Maungakawa Scenic Reserve, this B&B is a great getaway from the noisy city and a place where you can get up close with nature. This accommodation is ideal for 2 people, and is only 5 minutes away from Cambridge. At the house, there is a farm where you can play with the friendly goats, chickens, ducks, cats, and dogs. Moreover, this B&B is close to a myriad of attractions, including Hobbiton, Maungatautari Reserve, Pirongia, Otorohanga, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, and Taupo. Additionally, neighboring cities and towns include Raglan, Hamilton, and Tauranga.

The guest room has 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. The friendly hosts live under the same roof, so they are easily reachable if needed. The vegetable garden, fully-equipped kitchen, and dining and seating areas are all available for your use. Other amenities include toiletries, heating, a washer and dryer, free parking, and Wi-Fi. The house is also family, kid, and pet friendly.

Comfortable in The Valley
Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand
137 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was good and fast
the room and kitchen were wonderful and the internet was fast
our room had a sliding glass door to the outside which was nice
we greatly appreciated being able to use their washer & dryer and their kitchen
room was super cozy as the rest of the house
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable accommodation
room is specious clean and tidy
the house is nice and clean and very spacious
the place is super clean and tidy
it is impeccably clean and in a quiet beautiful neighborhood
Host:
the little girl is hospitable taking care of everything and showing us around
the hosts were friendly and their home inviting
suzanne was a great host
rod was a great host
this is a great family home with a wonderful host
Location:
a fantastic scenic location and a peaceful retreat
the location is great as well
we definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting this location
the location is perfect for lots of things very convenient to hobbiton and the scenic reserve
the bedroom is spacious bed very comfortable & central heating was a luxury on a frosty morning
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8. Jennie's In Whitianga - Blue Room - Whitianga (from 61 USD upwards)


A lovely private room for 2, this B&B listing is a scenic place within walking distances of beaches, shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Moreover, this is a great place to stay at if you are visiting the islands such as The Coromandel, a dazzling island with sparkling beaches, clear cerulean blue waters, and exotic caves called Cathedral Cove. If you just want to be close to the sea, this listing is also close to Opito and Otama Beaches.

This B&B comprises 1 bedroom, 1 bed, and 1 bathroom. There is a lounge with coffee and tea making facilities. If there are other guests staying in the apartment, the bathroom and lounge may need to be shared. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, parking, a continental breakfast each morning, toiletries, a washer and dryer, heating, and household essentials. This property is family and kid friendly.

Check in any time after 2.00 pm, and check out before 10.00 am.

Jennie's In Whitianga - Blue Room

Address: Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand (see map)

Price: from 61 USD upwards

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9. Two Trees Bed and Breakfast - Paihia (from USD 87)

Absolutely the best place in Paihia. The place was clean, homely and situated in the center of everywhere…not to mention that it is less than a minute or two from the beach. All amenities are catered for that we needed. Anna and Walter are extremely friendly and kind people and are always happy to help in any way. Thank you for the amazing time and for your kindness. Very highly recommended. Bethan
If you are seeking some peace and quiet, look no further! This private room, accommodating 2, is a little private sanctuary away from the busy cities. Despite being away from the buzz, this B&B is still within walking distance of restaurants and shops for your convenience,

At a reasonable price, the rooms include your own private patio where you can have a lovely outdoor meal, access to a beautiful garden, 1 bed in 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, parking, a TV, and breakfast every morning to start your day. No charge is included if there are extra people staying at the property.

Two Trees Bed and Breakfast
Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
263 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent coffee and breakfast supplies
great breakfast with choice of 2 cereals tea coffee and toast
light breakfast and coffee options provided which was a great start to the day
having a separate sitting room and lots of extra space was a great added bonus
simple but perfectly formed and the breakfast was a very welcome addition
Cleanliness:
clean room and toilet
beautifully clean and nicely appointed
super clean and comfy bed
everything was spotlessly clean
place was clean and spacious
Host:
lovely host and very accommodating
anna and walter are lovely hosts
the host are very helpful and accommodating
anna and water we're super great hosts
hosts provided great recommendations for things to do locally
Location:
great location close to town
great spot close to town
great location - an easy walk into paihia central
perfect location for exploring paihia
a+ for location super close to everything and very cute place
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10. Plum Tree Apartment. Fully self-con - Russell (from USD 79)

Providing gorgeous views of seas and greenery, this apartment on the Bay of Islands is a quiet and scenic spot for a fully-private and independent living experience. At this B&B for 2 you have access to the entire apartment. If you want a nice hearty meal or wish to do some shopping or sightseeing, the historic Russell Village is only a 15-minute walk away. Also 15 minutes away is a pretty little beach you can lounge at, or try out the variety of beach activities available.

The apartment is fully self-contained with all the essentials you will need, and has 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, heating, free parking, and Wi-Fi.

Check in any time after 3.00 pm and check out by 10.00 am.

Plum Tree Apartment. Fully self-con
Russell, Northland, New Zealand
165 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the zero gravity chairs were exceptional view from apartment deck is beautiful
we had a wonderful stay at plumtree apartment
the sunsets were magnificent as was the view from the apartment
a cozy and quirky place to stay with wonderful views across the bay
apartment has everything you need - deck is wonderful to get some afternoon sunshine
Cleanliness:
the self contained unit was clean had a cozy loft bed and a beautiful big bathroom
the bathroom was newly renovated and clean
this is a great place to stay liked the clean space comfortable bed and great kitchen
lovely clean home away from home
the living area was a decent size and there was a spacious and nicely decorated shower
Host:
friendly and welcoming hosts
the hosts are friendly and helpful
lovely apartment and robin and rick were lovely hosts
lovely accommodation in russell with great hosts
great little apartment lovely hosts
Location:
what a beautiful location
wonderful place close to town
great quiet little apartment close to town
cute and cosy flat in a good location within walking distance of the town centre and oneroa beach
nice apartment in a great location
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South Island

11. Modern apartment with sea views - Christchurch (from USD 81)

Having a modern, elegant, and classy style, this apartment for 2 is situated in Redcliffs, one of the most popular and beloved suburbs in Christchurch. Lounge around the entire apartment at this B&B, and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and estuary. This apartment is also near some of the best restaurants and cafes in the area, and only 5 minutes away from the metro bus service, making it convenient to travel around. It is a 15-minute drive from central Christchurch, and a 30-minute drive from the international airport.

Moreover, there are many neighboring attractions around this location if you enjoy outdoor activities. Just minutes away are the colourful coastal villages, beaches where you can go surfing, fishing or paddle boarding, coastal walks, and hillside walks at the Southern Alps. The Canterbury Skifields are only 90 minutes away.

This is a fully self-contained apartment that has all the essentials you will need, but the hosts live nearby so they are easily contactable. Within the apartment there is 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom.

Check out by 11.00 am.

Modern, luxury apartment with sea views
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
358 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's great space - plenty of room great furniture and wonderful style throughout
the apartment was beautiful and the view of the ocean was incredible
leita and david's apartment is beautiful and possesses a lovely view of the estuary
we were able to work with quiet comfort and great wifi and cook everything from spaghetti to burgers
included breakfast and coffee/tea was a bonus as was the intro booklet that leita and david had written
Cleanliness:
clean comfy and private
place was very clean and tidy
modern clean spacious and quiet
clean and with everything you could need
this studio is very clean and modern
Host:
leita and david were amazing hosts
the hosts are also lovely people
leita and david were outstanding hosts
leita and david are excellent hosts
leita and david were the most fantastic friendly hosts
Location:
very good location close to sumner
for us the location was perfect
a lovely comfortable apartment in a great location
close to christchurch this place was beautiful
it is close to beautiful beaches and walks restaurants and cafes
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12. Home away from home - Ashburton (from USD 40)

Feel at home in a private room for 2 at this rustic, 100-year-old villa! After undergoing extensive restoration by the owners, this lovely house is large and spacious, and has its own garden. In a convenient location, the house is only an hour away from the airport, and 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) from the town center, where you can find restaurants, cafes, and shops. If you like skiing, Mount Huff Skifield is only 15 minutes away.

This B&B consists of 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, free parking, Wi-Fi, a TV, toiletries, heating, a washer, a cozy indoor fireplace, and breakfast every morning that includes coffee and tea. This property is family and pet friendly.

Your home away from home
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
377 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice breakfast and coffee in the morning
the room we stayed face a nice garden and there is a cat for cat lover
the place was clean had sufficient amenities and we were really happy with our cosy room~ definitely recommended
the room looked lovely
the room is super tidy and chic so is the bathroom
Cleanliness:
very clean and everything we needed for our stay
her place was also nice clean and cozy
ever as described and clean
the house is really clean and comfortable with a beautiful garden
the room was lovely and clean
Host:
very welcoming host and a lovely home to stay
annemarie is a wonderful host and makes you feel at home
she is a very nice host to chat with and my wife and i enjoyed having her company
annemarie is a wonderful host
annemarie was a great host
Location:
beautiful location and very nice room
great place to stay and good location
rooms location and annemarie were great
location was great for what we were doing while there
annemarie's place is located in a nice town which was a perfect stop over for us
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13. Blue Heron House - Kaikoura (from 86 USD upwards)

Also a 100-year-old villa that has been restored, this lovely house is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Stay in a private room for 2 in this house, which is only a 10-minute walk from the town center. The house is only 80 meters (262.5 feet) from the sea if you are hoping to have some fun in the sun, and a few minutes’ walk from Dolphin Encounter. The Kaikoura Peninsula track that will bring you to scenic spots is just across the street.

The house has 2 separate rooms available for separate bookings. Each room has 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. The lounge, where you can find coffee and tea making facilities, is shared with the other guests. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, parking, a TV, heating, and breakfasts in the morning. Do note that this house is strictly for adults only, and there are no cooking facilities. However, there is a multitude of take-away options provided.

Check in any time after 2.00 pm, and check out by 10.00 am.

Blue Heron House

Address: Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand (see map)

Price: from 86 USD upwards

Access: 10-15 minutes away from the town center by foot

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14. Million Dollar Views Queenstown - Queenstown (from USD 85)

Truly a location with a million dollar view, this apartment has panoramic views of beautiful lakes and mountains. Perfect for a family of 4 looking for accommodation in a peaceful place, this B&B allows access to the entire apartment, and is extremely convenient for shops and restaurants. It is also close to some skifields and amazing sightseeing destinations.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 queen-sized bed and 2 single beds, and 1 bathroom.

Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine and dryer, a TV, toiletries, heating, air-conditioning, free parking, and other household essentials. This estate is family and kid friendly.

It is a 24 hour check in, but preferable check in times are after 2.00 pm. Check out before 10.00 am.

Million Dollar Views Queenstown
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
297 reviews
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm and comfortable with stunning views
the apartment was great and the view is indeed gorgeous
the view at the apartment is amazing which was definitely the highlight of the stay
awesome view from the living room dining room and kitchen
house was really comfortable and true to its name views were great as well
Cleanliness:
cosy clean and reasonably priced
awesome place neat and cleangreat communication
basic unit but very clean and comfortable
clean and good size for 4 persons
the apartment is clean and well-equipped as well
Host:
brian was a helpful host who acceded to our last minute requests which we're really thankful
brian was a good host
brian is a very friendly host and provided clear instructions on how to get to his place
good value and quick friendly communication
dave the cleaner was so helpful and kind
Location:
the location is good
location was great just a short walk from the city centre
easy walk to the gondola
situated about a 10 min walk from most of the main attractions the location was fantastic as well
totally recommend staying at this location
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15. [email protected] place - Wanaka (from USD 49)

Spacious, comfortable, and quiet, this B&B offers a private room accommodating 2 people. It is located in a scenic and convenient location, and town is only a 10-minute walk away. Admire the grand mountain views right outside the windows.

This B&B consists of 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. Rooms have their own private entrance, making them more secluded and convenient. Amenities include an exceptionally spacious area to store your bags and skis, a TV, continental breakfasts, toiletries, heating, a washer, free parking, and Wi-Fi. Kitchen appliances and facilities are available upon request, which include a microwave, fridge, and coffee and tea making facilities. Smoking is allowed on the property, but only outside the apartment. There is no charge if you are traveling with extra people.

Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
636 reviews
Private room in guest suite 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
even her toilet has heater lights and that made the showering experience very pleasant
there was a generous spread of munchies for breakfast
their private room was very spacious and well equipped including an electric blanket
there was even a small fruit basket prepared for us in the room which we appreciate
the room was private nice bathroom and it was wonderful having breakfast things provided
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet environment
clean tidy and spacious too
large clean room with a great shower
the room is nice and clean
very clean with all the little extra touches
Host:
joy was a very nice host
joy and ian are such nice hosts
joy is a wonderful host
joy and ian are nice host
host was friendly too
Location:
the room and the location is also lovely
good location great accommodations and the best bed to sleep in
the place is not too far from town center and is ideal for some morning walk
the bnb was perfect for the few nights we were in wanaka; central tidy and homely
great home super close to town
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16. Avon View Retreat - Oamaru (from USD 131)

Accommodating up to 6 people, this beautiful retreat, where you have access to the entire apartment, is surrounded by gorgeous views. The apartment sits on a hill, where you can get panoramic views of the sea and Oamaru Harbour, and it is between colonies of yellow-eyed and blue penguins. The property is also within walking distance of historic sites, cafes, and restaurants. Some attractions nearby include King George Park, a bird sanctuary, the Aquatic Centre, and the Steampunk playground. A few minutes away is a trail that leads up to a lookout point where amazing sights await. To the south, Kakanui is a 10-minute drive away, and the Moeraki Boulders are 35 minutes away.

The apartment includes 3 beds, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. The hosts live just upstairs, thus they are easily reachable. Amenities include a lounge with a TV, a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, oven, toaster, kettle, utensils, and coffee and tea making facilities, toiletries, heating, air-conditioning, a washer, free parking, Wi-Fi, and other household essentials. This is a family-friendly apartment.

Check in between 3.00 pm and 10.00 pm, and check out by 11.00 am.

Avon View Retreat - 2 Bdrm Apartment
Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
339 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely quaint and quirky apartment with beautiful views over the bay
good contact details good wifi we enjoyed our stay
cozy relaxed and with absolutely great view
nice place good apartment nice view
each room had freshly picked flowers which was a lovely touch
Cleanliness:
very clean very nicely decorated
everything was very clean and with comfy beds and pillows
house was very clean and homely
very clean and very comfortable
the house is super clean and cozy
Host:
very nice owners
friendly and helpful hosts
the hosts were lovely people to deal with and made us feel very welcome
kristin is an amazing host
kristin is an amazing host
Location:
a perfect location in oamaru
we love the location too
great location close to the historic precinct and scotts brewery
great location to go and see the penguins
our kids loved the proximity of the steampunk park
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17. Large Sunny Studio in Cedar Loft - Dunedin (from USD 65)

This very private, cozy, and quiet studio, perfect for a small family, is located on the Broad Bay waterfront, where great views can be seen from the windows. Accommodating 3 people, this self-contained place allows access to the entire apartment, and the friendly hosts live just next door. Only 20 minutes from town, the apartment is located close to many of the peninsula’s attractions, including Lanarch Castle, which is a 10-minute drive or 25-minute walk away. The beach nearby is teeming with wildlife and has plenty of history.

The apartment has 2 beds, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. You will also have access to a veggie garden, flower garden, a barbecue pit, and a deck where you can enjoy a meal with a view. Amenities include a kitchen area with an oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, hotplates and utensils, free dishwashing services, Wi-Fi, parking, a TV, toiletries, heating, air-conditioning, a washer and dryer, and other household essentials.

Check in any time after 3.00 pm and check out by 11.00 am

Sunny Private Studio in Cedar Loft = The Anchorage
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
586 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean amenities and the a heater
this place is cozy has thoughtful amenities and a beautiful view in a lovely location
great bed with very soft linen good heating system in room and bathroom
super cute and cozy studio loft appartment well supplied amenities and nice personal touches good getaway from the city
a warm and cosy studio that is very well set up with basic cooking facilities
Cleanliness:
really clean and comfy space
marty's place was very clean with nice personal touches
the loft was spotlessly clean and homely
comfortable clean warm and relaxing atmosphere
the place is clean well-equipped and spacious
Host:
host very friendly and helpful
beautiful area and fantastic hosts :)
very friendly host and host will raise the flag of guest country
a nice part of new zealand and a nice host too
wonderful cosy place with our knowledgeable host marty we enjoyed our stay very much
Location:
great location for exploring the peninsula
marty’s place is situated in a great location
great location on the otago peninsula
great wee place and location
perfectly situated quiet and relaxing place
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18. ArrowRock Nelson City Waterfront 1 - Nelson (from USD 87)

This apartment, which is suitable for 2 and where the entire home is accessible, is a scenic and spacious accommodation. It is only an 8-minute walk to Tahuna Beach and beachside restaurants, and 4 minutes to the city center.

The apartment consists of 1 bed, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a spacious lounge, and a huge balcony where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and parking, a TV with cable channels, fridge, microwave, kettle, barbecue pit, coffee and tea making facilities, a washing machine, toiletries, heating, air-conditioning, and other household essentials. Smoking is only allowed outside of the apartment,

Check in after 2.00 pm and check out by 11.00 am

ArrowRock 1 Nelson City Waterfront
Nelson, New Zealand
590 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views from the apartment
superb view and spacious apartment
fantastic apartment with the best view ever
we totally love your apartment and the view of course
the views are awesome as is the rest of the apartment
Cleanliness:
beautiful place - clean and super comfy
the house was immaculately clean and well furnished
the place itself was clean with plenty of space to stretch out
super clean and modern unit with outstanding amenities
place was sparking clean and that view
Host:
mary was a great host
mary was a great communciative host who accommodated us very last minute
mary was friendly helpful and welcoming and we always felt we could ask questions if we needed
idyllic spot with a great host
mary is an excellent host and the apartment is so airy and lovely
Location:
truly a great find and the location was perfect
luxury accommodation in an outstanding location
several good restaurants within walking distance 10 mins max and 5 min drive into town centre
what a view great location - appreciated the very clear directions from mary
gorgeous view and and location; central to eateries beach and city centre
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19. Beautiful Character Bungalow - Blenheim

Only a 2-minute walk from the town center, this private room in a gorgeous, sunny, and cozy bungalow is perfect for 2 guests. Restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, and other shops are only a few minutes’ walk away.

The private room consists of 1 bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. The bathroom may have to be shared with other guests if they booked the other rooms. Moreover, each room has access to a large, private garden. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen to prepare your meals, a TV, toiletries, heating, a washer and dryer, free parking and Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace, a pool, and continental breakfasts in the morning. This property is family and kid friendly.

Check in any time after 2.00 pm and checkout by 11.00 am

Beautiful Character Bungalow
194 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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20. Lincoln Cottage - Picton (from USD 63)

Perfect for 2, this private room is a lovely spot to enjoy some peace and quiet. The hosts also consistently receive exceptional feedback for their wonderful hospitality. The cottage is only a 10-minute walk from Picton’s town center, so restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and shops are within easy reach.

The private room consists of 1 double bed, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom. You will have access to a large sundeck with a beautiful garden. Amenities include a TV, heating, a washer, free parking and Wi-Fi, and breakfasts thoughtfully prepared by the hosts. Note that cooking facilities are not available to guests.

Check in after 4.00 pm and check out by 10.00 am

Lincoln Cottage
Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
318 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is simple and comfortable with access to the deck/yard
nice large room with a comfortable bed and ensuite and a lovely private sunny deck
the room and bathroom were perfect for me and i absolutely loved the gorgeous views
we enjoyed the breakfast served by kurt and our conversation with him
thank you kurt for the very early breakfast
Cleanliness:
room is as described and very clean
place is clean and surrounded by a lovely garden
the separate studio that we stayed in was clean comfortable private and very quiet
great clean room in a quiet spot a 15 min walk from the centre
the room was also very clean and even had maps and a jar of water waiting for us
Host:
hosts were great
he went out of his way to help us and host us
very welcoming host
extremely helpful hosts
kurt was a wonderful host
Location:
the location is awesome
perfect location with easy access town
short walk to interesting town and marina
nicely located in a quiet area of lovely picton
very close to picton sea front and the amazing fish to be had in the restaurants there
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Putting the zeal in New Zealand

If you want to experience the best of New Zealand, staying in a B&B is the best way to go. Moreover, all of the listings here have warm and friendly hosts to attend to most of your needs and ensure a comfortable stay with them. This is, of course, a non-exhaustive list of excellent accommodations in New Zealand. Check out Airbnb to find the perfect option for you!

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