Top 10 Long-Term Rentals In Queenstown, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Set along Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown offers thrilling adventure sports, heritage tours, sightseeing, golf, and even gold panning. With the Southern Alps running through the region, the town also attracts skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. Take a ride on Skyline Gondola, bungee off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, or explore the Queenstown trails - the town truly has something for everyone. The place is also popular with film crews, so you might just chance upon the next blockbuster being filmed.

You might plan a trip to Queenstown for the numerous adventure sports, but you will want to stay longer to visit the parks, explore the history and taste the wines. Keep scrolling to check out the best long-term rentals in Queenstown, New Zealand.

1. Picture-perfect family house (from USD 348)

With a gorgeous location in central Queenstown, just a two-minute walk from the Queenstown Garden, this rental will let you easily explore all that the town has to offer. With sliding glass windows and multiple entry points to the outdoor garden, this house seamlessly follows an indoor-outdoor living style.

The kitchen is fitted with all the latest appliances to make it easy to prepare meals for long-term guests. There is an indoor dining table, but you’ll surely prefer to dine on the patio during the summer. This rental might just persuade you to move to New Zealand permanently, but until then, enjoy the weekly and monthly discounts and make the most of your time.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
18.73 km (11.7 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
70 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great location comfortable views blew my mind and the house felt like a home
we had everything we needed a beautiful light bright clean and spacious place
management team exceptionally friendly helpful and responsive
family friendly & would happily return anytime a+
very well situated close to downtown queenstown
great accommodation in a fantastic location very close to town
short walk from the main town centre and great to have the gardens so close
but overall it is a good place to stay if location and outlook are really important to you
absolutely recommend this place
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2. Bright apartment in the suburbs (from USD 118)

In the suburb of Quail Rise, you are just a short distance away from two walking trails that will allow you to experience the beauty of Queenstown. This split-level apartment is close to but separate from the main house where the hosts reside.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights fill the apartment with sunlight. The small dining table can easily be converted into an office desk with magnificent views. The living room opens to a deck that runs on two sides of the apartment and is a great spot to relax and contemplate. For its price, the property is a steal! Additionally, guests booking it for month-long stays enjoy further discounts.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
11.79 km (7.4 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room and amazing views of the mountains
there’s a super comfortable bed upstairs and a living space with views and a deck downstairs
loved the mountain view from the bathroom window
the bed was comfortable and we enjoyed the amazing views from the kitchen and lounge downstairs
the airbnb was super comfortable and had everything we needed
great communication clean and tidy
it was extremely clean modern and well fitted
and place is so clean;) perfect
the apartment is sparkling clean and very spacious
the apartment is well equipped clean and modern
the owners are very friendly
the hosts are really friendly and responsive
the hosts were quick and responsive for our questions and lovely people when we met
kellie is quick to respond and a great host
kellie was very responsive to questions and queries and was happy to help with local travel tips
convenient location with great accommodation
the location is easy to find and close to a retail park with supermarkets
amazing location easy to find
great place to stay near queenstown
wonderful location just outside of queenstown
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3. on Peninsula (from USD 158)

Nestled on a lake and close to Kawarau Falls, this rental is just a 10-minute drive to The Remarkables Ski Area. This absolutely gorgeous apartment is a spacious option in a scenic location, perfect for long-term stays. If you plan to stay here for more than 28 days, the host offers generous monthly discounts.

Large glass panes throughout this duplex apartment allow you to enjoy the scenic lake and the surrounding area. The only drawback might be that the apartment only comes with a compact kitchen - but then you don’t want to be toiling away in the kitchen when on holiday. The living room leads to a private landscaped garden complete with outdoor dining. Plus, there are several restaurants nearby at the heart of the town.

During the summer you will love to enjoy outdoor meals with views of the lake and the mountains for company.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
14.32 km (8.9 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
82 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great stay pictures are accurate kitchenette no kitchen as advertised
such a beautiful apartment with gorgeous views across the water
the view is stunning and the apartment is stylish and comfortable
the apartment is lovely with spectacular views over the lake and wonderful facilities
the view of the lake was gorgeous and the bed was incredibly comfy slept so well
other than that the place is very clean and comfortable
it was gorgeous & so clean
sally’s place was amazing - so clean and well styled with very thoughtful touches
thank you sally for being an amazing host
sally is an amazing host
sally is a very nice host
sally is a great host
she's is a super host
it has very beautiful scenery close to the airport only a few minutes' drive from the airport
beautiful apartment in a great location sally was very nice too
we loved the location and access to the city was easy by water taxi
the apartment was in a beautiful setting within walking distance to transport
close to queenstown but in a nice and sereen area
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4. Independent house with breathtaking views (from USD 232)

Located on a slope overlooking the lake and the mountains beyond, this house is one of the best properties that you will come across. The open-plan living room opens to multiple outdoor spaces. All the bedrooms feature large glass windows so you wake up to incredible views in the morning, and the lower level bedroom opens onto a fenced-in garden.

A spacious kitchen, along with a barbecue grill, will take care of all your cooking needs, and there is a large kitchen island for enjoying meals. If you are planning to stay in Queenstown for a while, you will love the space that this house provides along with the generous monthly discounts.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
16.35 km (10.2 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice modern and functional kitchen
everything is new clean and well maintained
the house is new and clean
the house was spotlessly clean and we all felt at home immediately
nice host very good condition apartment
i would highly recommend this accommodation and juliet as a host
juliet was kind enough to drop off a bottle of wine for our family and was extremely responsive
if we come to queenstown again in the future we will choose juliet’s place certainly
such a good place for a get away family holiday wedding couple etc u name it
it’s a very very very good place
it was quiet and serene however we were still close to everything
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5. Villa Pukaki (from USD 396)

With floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy views of the lake and The Remarkables throughout your stay in this stunning rental. A sleek and spacious kitchen will take care of all your cooking needs, equipped with a four-burner gas hob and other essentials. Families with small children will appreciate the highchair, window guards, as well as babysitter recommendations for date nights.

Fully stocked bathrooms are available for your convenience, along with laundry amenities. You will also find fast WiFi and an EV charger here. Monthly discounts are available for guests booking this house for more than 28 days.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
18.07 km (11.3 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and comfy bed too
the apartment was beautiful with great views
beautifully furnished apartment with great view
a lovely place beautiful views lovely comfortable beds and stylish space
excellent location great views nice apartment
very clean with everything you need
the place is spotlessly clean kitchen is well stocked bedrooms and bathrooms are so comfortable and spacious
very clean new space that is a short 2min drive to town or 10-15min walk
spotlessly clean easy comms /access and a unique tea choice was a nice touch
amazing views central location and nice and clean a great place to stay
thanks bridget for being a great host cheers saif
host was very responsive to messages
our host bridget was truly awesome extremely helpful and accommodating
a great place with a lovely host
bridget is a great host and her communication is second to none
good location that could walking to the town center
superb location with option to walk to town centre
easy walk to town centre with kids
fantastic accommodation in fabulous location
and the power shower easy to walk to town
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6. Perfect home by the lake (from USD 238)

Overlooking the lake and the mountains, this holiday home is perfect for the entire family. The living room leads to a deck, which extends onto a separate barbecue area. While there is a kitchen with a dining table for six, you might just prefer your meals under the warm sun with spectacular views for company.

The house has heating and a fireplace but does not include air-conditioning, although it is not necessary during the pleasant summer. This rental can be your home away from home as you work remotely or explore Queenstown and its surrounding areas. Note that long-term guests are offered monthly discounts!

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
16.71 km (10.4 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
141 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
otherwise we love the biew the fireplace dryer heater in the bathroom
warm cozy place with an amazing view of the lake and mountains
nice comfortable airbnb good views and excellent hosts
was such a lovely place to visit so cozy and warm and a great view
nice to have the big room (king bed plus single bed) downstairs so felt spacious
the house was very clean and great communication
we stayed for 3 nights it was really clean place
clean and tidy fabulous views
whole house was nice and clean you have everything you need in a home
can highly recommend cat & paul's house it was very clean warm and cosy and had awesome views
hosts are very accommodating and friendly
had an awesome and lovely time with our stay cat and paul were very accomodating and hospitable
it was amazingly warm hosts were great to deal with and prompt responses and communication
cat is very friendly and was great at communicating with us
great house and location really loved it
amazing location super close to the town centre great house and great hosts
lovely stay and great location
lovely location that allows some quiet from the busy cbd but is still only a five minute drive away
fantastic spot with easy check in and great location
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7. Cozy, self-contained rental for couples (from USD 73)

This guest house is ideal for couples who wish to make the most of the Queenstown outdoors but would also prefer a quiet place to return to. The rental is part of a larger house but comes with its own private entrance and driveway. Since you will be located on a slope, you will have the privilege of great views of the lake, the town, and the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

The apartment comes with all the amenities you can think of for a comfortable stay, and even includes a sunny terrace off the living room. You will have access to a full kitchen and laundry amenities. This property is a great option for a working holiday and the monthly discounts make it a steal!

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
16.35 km (10.2 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
362 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and lovely cozy space
super cozy but the view is what makes it
the view was spectacular and the apartment itself was like a home away from home
anne and gary have a very nice space for 2 with a cozy and family-oriented feel
it’s well decorated super clean and very romantic
beautifully appointed clean and lots of little touches to make you feel at home
anne and gary were great hosts
anne and gary were very gracious and responsive hosts
anne and gary were terrific hosts
anne and gary were great hosts and this place is beautiful
the hosts provided much information about how to enjoy our stay
the location was beautiful and it was easy to get to town
i wish we could have stayed longer - i would highly recommended this location
nice bathroom with walk in shower and rainfall shower head
wow what an amazing place
no reason to stay anywhere else beautiful accommodations excellent hospitality central location
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8. Large house overlooking the lake (from USD 534)

Outside of the town center and overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, this is an excellent spot for families and large groups. Spread across two levels and featuring huge glass windows, this rental lets guests enjoy stunning views from all corners of the house. Long-term guests will appreciate the wireless internet access, along with the private office space in the house. All four bedrooms are massive with floor-to-ceiling windows and some even include a sitting area along with a basic kitchenette.

Long-term guests enjoy weekly and monthly discounts here. This is a pet-friendly property that allows service animals to accompany guests for the duration of their stay.

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Queenstown, OTA, New Zealand
16.03 km (10.0 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all rooms have a fantastic view
jodie apartment could very comfortably fit 4 adults and 4 kids
this is a beautiful house very spacious each room has a magnificent view of the lake
very warm comfortable beds spacious tasteful and quite
very clean and comfortable
bedrooms and en suites spacious spotless and comfortable
it was lovely and clean except for the oven being in a very bad state
a lovely house clean and beautiful and with a good view
jodie is a great host and very quick to reply
the host was so responsive and helpful
great host made things easy too
teresa was a superb host
this has been bought to the owner's attention so hopefully remedied
great location for skiing and close to town
ideal central location simple to find
this property is in a great location situated midway between the airport and town
great place excellent location and very comfortable stay
we spent a wonderful 4-night in this place
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9. Wonderful family house overlooking the lake (from USD 304)

Overlooking Lake Wakatipu, this house is perfect for a family holiday in Queenstown. A walkway from the house leads you directly to the lake and a lovely trail. The common areas follow an open plan and allow you to enjoy lake views even from the kitchen. The living room features a glass wall that fills the house with natural light and opens onto a deck fitted with a barbecue grill and an outdoor dining setup.

This property can become your home away from home with its cooking and laundry amenities. Air conditioning and heating facilities are also provided for your comfort. Long-term guests booking the property enjoy excellent weekly and monthly discounts.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
14.2 km (8.9 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable the spa was great (fits 4 people) and the view was amazing
the rooms are all a good size with views across the lake
lovely welcome treats amazing view and comfortable beds
clean spacious and comfortable
home was very clean and has really nice personal touches
the house was clean and everything was easy to use and find
charlotte was a great host
jill was a fantastic host and we would definitely recommend 135 peninsula
great house is a great location
beautiful place in a great location
this is an amazing place and awesome location
amazing location with very good access to skifields airport supermarket and water taxi to town
location is really good if wanting to access the remarkables
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10. Self-contained apartment overlooking Lake Wakatipu (from USD 217)

Whether in Queenstown with friends on a working holiday or visiting the town as a couple, this apartment is a great choice. Long-term guests to Queenstown will appreciate the generous monthly discounts that are applicable when booking a stay here for more than 28 days. The living room opens onto a private deck overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the majestic Remarkables. It is also the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee.

The apartment includes a utility closet with a washing machine and comes with complimentary on-site parking. The host also offers a choice of king and single beds, with the option of adding a third single depending on guests’ needs.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
17.19 km (10.7 mi) from AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
260 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful and comfortable home with a stunning view and air conditioner
lovely apartment with a spectacular view of the lake off the balcony
nice apartment with wonderful views
great apartment with a beautiful view out over the lake
spectacular view from the balcony and the apartment was amazing (clean cozy and great amenities)
it was very clean had lots of nice touches e
the bathroom was very clean and well kept with a very nice shower
tidy clean and a great view
we had just hiked the routeburn track so the clean and comfortable stay was the best
it’s very clean and has nice amenities
host is communicative helpful and professional
jo is a wonderful host
check in was easy and craig was very accommodating in our checkout
jo was a great host very accommodating
the hosts live next door and are very kind and helpful
the bus is a great option if you are not renting a car
close to town but also a nice distance from to get away from tourist crowds and hub bub
it was the perfect distance to queenstown while still being in a quiet neighborhood
close to the airport couldn’t say enough great things about our stay
jo's apartment was in a great location and very handy as a base to explore queenstown
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Welcome to the adventure capital of the world

Queenstown promises lots of adventure along with the beauty of the great outdoors and is a great place for a holiday. You can also choose to make it a base to explore the major attractions of South Island. Experience this beautiful town to the fullest with these long-term rentals in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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