Top 11 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Castlepoint, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Castlepoint, New Zealand, is a small beachside town on the North Island. It is famous for its lighthouse, which stands atop a hill near a reef. About two and a half hours from Wellington by car, it is a reasonable destination for a night or a week. Relaxation is the name of the game when visiting Castlepoint, so choosing accommodation that helps to create the right ambiance is key. Start dreaming of your beachside adventure with these top 11 Airbnb vacation rentals in the Castlepoint area.

1. A nature lover's paradise at Riversdale Beach (from USD 95)

Cute, clean, and airy, this cottage by Riverside Beach beckons one to come outside and play. For 92 USD a night, this private accommodation sleeps five guests in a three-bed, one-and-a-half-bathroom home. With a private patio and garden, anyone seeking solace in the outdoors will not be disappointed. Literally at the end of the road, there are chickens, cows, and lambs on the premises, which the host invites guests to feed.

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Riversdale, Wellington, New Zealand
30.97 km (19.3 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
89 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has everything you could need and the kitchen is very well equipped
we particularly loved the full kitchen set up and no reception
well stocked kitchen and a lovely log fire we had a great stay
the beds were so comfortable - was the perfect stay for us and our two young kids
very clean and well presented
everything was clean and the beds were comfy
very peaceful location cute and clean cottage
friendly welcoming host too
super quick responses and really friendly
annalore is a fantastic and welcoming host
great little cottage with an amazing fireplace and really friendly host would definately come back
such a beautiful setting and cottage and the most welcoming hosts made us feel instantly at home
close to interesting places like castlepoint and the tararua
this is a special place away from it all however still close to a town if you need it
definitely a good place to get away for the weekend lovely and peaceful
lovely historic collage set in a quiet and relaxed country location
what a beautiful place in a fantastic spot quiet and peaceful perfect for a stress free holiday
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2. Beach just footsteps away at Walkers Retreat (from USD 71)

If you want to unwind from city life, or simply unwind, come to Walker’s Retreat, footsteps from the beach. At 73 USD per night, this private accommodation can house up to three guests. Past guests have commented on its cleanliness and easy check-in, and the proximity to the oceanside sunsets just can’t be beat. Just a short drive to Castlepoint, this quaint cottage is solar powered.

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Mataikona, Wellington, New Zealand
53.49 km (33.3 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
91 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were mesmerised by the waves rolling in view from bed is superb
very clean and very tastefully decorated
communication and directions were awesome clean house with everything we needed
bach is amazing modern spotlessly clean and lovely hosts
beautiful place the batch is great newly built and very clean
the accomodation exceeded our expectations - clean warm and cosy with ample space and privacy
hosts were very welcoming
lovely place simple eco friendly living
loved knowing the place was “off the grid” so hopefully more eco friendly than most places
very charming location
amazing location about 15min drive north from castlepoint
gorgeous location and lovely bach
great place to get away from town
our stay was perfect great location for a relaxing getaway
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3. Sleep in an orange grove at the Burrow Homestay (from USD 73)

The Burrow Homestay, a perfect retreat for a couple or individual, is nestled in an orange grove, just a kilometer (0.6 miles) from Riversdale Beach Village. Hosts live onsite but in separate premises and are available to answer any questions. Feel free to grab some citrus fruit, or ask for some free range eggs when the chickens are producing. At 66 USD per night, it’s a reasonable rate for a natural retreat.

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Riversdale, Wellington, New Zealand
35.35 km (22.0 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cable tv and dvd player are great after a big day of adventure and beach
the place was very clean and has all you need
the burrow was clean and tidy with all the essentials provided for
lovely place spotlessly clean and in the most quaint and relaxing location
great place and nice host
great place and hosts would highly recommend
lovely spot and wonderful hosts we hope to be back soon
this place is perfect and rebecca and gavin are great rural hosts
their two dogs are very friendly rebecca the host was very fast with her communication
great little location for the beach it would be a long walk but a 5 minute drive
great stay perfect location for our needs
cute wee spot for a quiet weekend away
wonderful spot to relax and get away beautiful setting and close to the beach
walking distance - about 1k to a great beach
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4. Charming two-person cottage at Ica Station Whare (from USD 93)

Cute, cute, cute - this two-person guesthouse on the grounds of the Ica Station Homestay, just outside Wherama, will delight any guests looking for time together. It is next to the main house, which boasts a swimming pool and hot tub. Additionally, there is Wi-Fi to keep contact with the outside world. At 89 USD per night and a mere 15-minute drive from Riverside Beach, Ica State Whare has everything one needs. One night bookings are welcome.

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Whareama, Wellington, New Zealand
32.23 km (20.1 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
53 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
carmen and richard are great hosts
carmen and richard are very friendly hosts
wonderful place with fine and kind hosts
carmen and richard are fantastic hosts and the lovely cottage was a dream
carmen and richard have been very kind to us and we're looking forward to visiting them again
beautiful get away spot close to beaches
the location is astonishingly beautiful and quiet
it's the perfect location to explore castle point and riversdale
a great location - beautiful grounds and a nice little place to stay
very comfy and the most beautiful and peaceful location highly recommended
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5. Rewa Cottage - Just waiting for a reunion of friends (from USD 130)

Rewa Cottage, which holds six guests, is the perfect spot for a gathering of friends. Tucked in the hills and part of a working cattle farm, with llamas, lambs, and horses, it is in an iconic North Island location. At 106 USD per night, you are welcome to sit by the indoor fireplace, go for a walk outside, or pour a glass of wine and catch up. The host notes this cottage is not suitable for children, so families should look elsewhere.

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Tinui, Wellington, New Zealand
33.32 km (20.7 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
59 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was beautiful and very comfortable
perfect spot for a couples getaway and there’s enough room that next time we may invite some friends
the beds were so comfy and we loved the log fire
sparkling clean cottage with very thoughtful touches and recommendations
lovely stay in a quiet spot clean tidy comfortable
the cottage is so comfortable and clean with everything you need
the host is lovely and the rural retreat is very pretty and private
patrizia is a wonderful host - will definitely be back
patrizia is incredibly hospitable she made us feel very welcomed and looked after
the most idyllic setting gracious hosts beautiful house and cute animals
charming cottage and charming host we loved our stay here
the location and the animals are great
remote location in a peaceful valley the cottage is beautiful great for summer or winter escapes
it's great location for castlepoint riversdale beach and tinui
definitely one of the best airbnb stays we've had such a beautiful location
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6. Off the grid at this eco-friendly beach retreat (from USD 77)

Sleep with your window open and listen to the rolling of the waves at this solar-powered home, right next to the beach. This home is perfect for those willing to get away from it all, with a gas powered stove and gas for the hot water. Housing seven in two bedrooms, at 59 USD per night, it is an affordable stay. The beach retreat allows simplicity and nature to reign.

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Mataikona, Wellington, New Zealand
53.48 km (33.3 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
86 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 5 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
thanks kim great host
really beautiful and secluded location steps from the beach
basic place but very comfortable with great location
this is a great place to get away from everything
great location and everything you could want from a great basic bach
awesome location sunrise right on the door step so peaceful will be back for sure
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7. Cavallo Cottage - Beach views from the backyard

Cavallo Cottage, located in Riversdale Station, is so close to the sea one can see it from the backyard. Come, enjoy this studio cottage for two, touted for being sparkling clean. With heaters to keep the cottage warm, a summer or winter stay is welcome. At 79 USD per night, the price for the quality of accommodation cannot be beat.

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Riversdale, Wellington, New Zealand
37.07 km (23.1 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
58 reviews  
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is really comfortable and has everything you need
the cottage is very cute and the kitchen and bathroom are nice and modern
great converted cottage modern kitchen and bathroom and very cute separate bedroom and outdoor area
clean and tidy with a comfortable bed
the cottage itself is small clean modern and efficient - a tasteful refurbishment
such an amazingly beautiful cottage and super clean with homely touches didn’t want to leave highly recommend
communication with hosts was easy and efficient
the owner is easily contactable with clear communication
great location near the beach
great location nice and cosey
peaceful location ideal for a quiet getaway
a great location for a cosy weekend getaway
great place to stay fab location and cooking facilities
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8. Fall asleep to the sound of the sea at Little Bach

Little Bach is a quaint getaway for two and within eyesight of the beach. If you’re a diver, this is the perfect spot, with pauas and crays just across the road. Past guests have described Little Bach as immaculate and in a perfect location. At 106 USD per night, it’s an adventure not to be forgotten.

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51.91 km (32.3 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
3 reviews  
Entire chalet 1 Bed 2 Guests

9. Riversdale beach house retreat: A slice of heaven

Who wants to go swimming? With direct beachfront access, getting to the water is easy and fast. Housing four, the beach house is perfect for families looking to escape. Available during summer or winter months, this private accommodation boasts a BBQ and an indoor fireplace. At 115 USD per night, it’s a reasonable price to pay for heaven.

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37.41 km (23.3 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
3 reviews  
Entire house 2 Beds 4 Guests

10. Near the seaside - The West Wing chalet

Just across the road from the sea is the cozy West Wing chalet, perfect for an individual or couple looking to get away. With one queen bed, this studio is equipped for those coming in the chillier months with a supplied electric blanket. A 10-minute drive from Castlepoint and within walking distance to a swimming beach and river, the West Wing is an ideal getaway. At 86 USD per night, the rates run comparable to other studios in the area.

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Mataikona, Wellington, New Zealand
51.9 km (32.3 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
13 reviews  
Entire chalet 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

11. Prospect Farmstay - A romantic getaway

Prospect Farmstay bed and breakfast, set in the lush outdoors, including a hot tub for relaxing, is perfect for lovebirds. This one-bedroom studio comes not only with nature at one’s fingertips (a small stream can be heard from the patio), but also breakfast included. Additionally, the hosts welcome visitors to feed the farm animals for a truly memorable getaway. At 88 USD per night, it’s a reasonable rate for a reboot.

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30.39 km (18.9 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Park
48 reviews  
Entire bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast spread and supplies were really generous and jo was amazing to communicate with
read lots snoozed a bit enjoyed the spa pool and generally loved our three days
the bed is amazingly comfortable slept so well after a good walk at castlepoint
jo was a lovely host the place was very clean and very warm
our host was awesome and gave us very good advice and hospitality
an enjoyable farmstay experience with friendly helpful hosts and welcoming dogs and cats
friendly llamas and hens
jo was very helpful and friendly
cute homestay nice and quiet for a good getaway
the place was very cosy and tucked away for privacy perfect spot to get out of the city
breakfast provisions were good especially the honey a quiet retreat
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Options abound in the quiet and relaxing Castlepoint area

These eleven Airbnb rentals highlight the natural beauty and peace that the Castlepoint area has to offer. It is clear that when you book a reservation at one of these stays, you are embarking on an act of renewal. Don’t delay and catch your spot at one of these fine Airbnbs.

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