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.
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.
The Cottage - Riversdale BeachRiversdale, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe cottage has everything you could need and the kitchen is very well equippedwe particularly loved the full kitchen set up and no receptionwell stocked kitchen and a lovely log fire we had a great staythe beds were so comfortable - was the perfect stay for us and our two young kidsvery clean and well presentedeverything was clean and the beds were comfyvery peaceful location cute and clean cottage
Host:friendly welcoming host toosuper quick responses and really friendlyannalore is a fantastic and welcoming hostgreat little cottage with an amazing fireplace and really friendly host would definately come backsuch a beautiful setting and cottage and the most welcoming hosts made us feel instantly at homeRead more reviewsclose to interesting places like castlepoint and the tararuathis is a special place away from it all however still close to a town if you need itdefinitely a good place to get away for the weekend lovely and peacefullovely historic collage set in a quiet and relaxed country locationwhat a beautiful place in a fantastic spot quiet and peaceful perfect for a stress free holiday
Prospect Farmstay bed and breakfast, set in the lush outdoors, including a jacuzzi 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.
Prospect FarmstayWhareama, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe breakfast spread and supplies were really generous and jo was amazing to communicate withread lots snoozed a bit enjoyed the spa pool and generally loved our three daysthe bed is amazingly comfortable slept so well after a good walk at castlepointjo was a lovely host the place was very clean and very warm
Host:our host was awesome and gave us very good advice and hospitalityan enjoyable farmstay experience with friendly helpful hosts and welcoming dogs and catsfriendly llamas and hensjo was very helpful and friendlyRead more reviewscute homestay nice and quiet for a good getawaythe place was very cosy and tucked away for privacy perfect spot to get out of the citybreakfast provisions were good especially the honey a quiet retreat
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.
Walkers RetreatMataikona, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewswe were mesmerised by the waves rolling in view from bed is superbvery clean and very tastefully decoratedcommunication and directions were awesome clean house with everything we neededbach is amazing modern spotlessly clean and lovely hostsbeautiful place the batch is great newly built and very cleanthe accomodation exceeded our expectations - clean warm and cosy with ample space and privacy
Host:hosts were very welcominglovely place simple eco friendly livingloved knowing the place was “off the grid” so hopefully more eco friendly than most placesRead more reviewsvery charming locationamazing location about 15min drive north from castlepointgorgeous location and lovely bachgreat place to get away from townour stay was perfect great location for a relaxing getaway
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.
The Burrow HomestayRiversdale, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe cable tv and dvd player are great after a big day of adventure and beachthe place was very clean and has all you needthe burrow was clean and tidy with all the essentials provided forlovely place spotlessly clean and in the most quaint and relaxing location
Host:great place and nice hostgreat place and hosts would highly recommendlovely spot and wonderful hosts we hope to be back soonthis place is perfect and rebecca and gavin are great rural hoststheir two dogs are very friendly rebecca the host was very fast with her communicationRead more reviewsgreat little location for the beach it would be a long walk but a 5 minute drivegreat stay perfect location for our needscute wee spot for a quiet weekend awaywonderful spot to relax and get away beautiful setting and close to the beachwalking distance - about 1k to a great beach
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 jacuzzi. 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.
Ica Station Whare (1 Bedroom Cottage)Whareama, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviews
Host:carmen and richard are great hostscarmen and richard are very friendly hostswonderful place with fine and kind hostscarmen and richard are fantastic hosts and the lovely cottage was a dreamcarmen and richard have been very kind to us and we're looking forward to visiting them againRead more reviewsbeautiful get away spot close to beachesthe location is astonishingly beautiful and quietit's the perfect location to explore castle point and riversdalea great location - beautiful grounds and a nice little place to stayvery comfy and the most beautiful and peaceful location highly recommended
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.
Rewa Rewa CottageTinui, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was beautiful and very comfortableperfect spot for a couples getaway and there’s enough room that next time we may invite some friendsthe beds were so comfy and we loved the log firesparkling clean cottage with very thoughtful touches and recommendationslovely stay in a quiet spot clean tidy comfortablethe cottage is so comfortable and clean with everything you need
Host:the host is lovely and the rural retreat is very pretty and privatepatrizia is a wonderful host - will definitely be backpatrizia is incredibly hospitable she made us feel very welcomed and looked afterthe most idyllic setting gracious hosts beautiful house and cute animalscharming cottage and charming host we loved our stay hereRead more reviewsthe location and the animals are greatremote location in a peaceful valley the cottage is beautiful great for summer or winter escapesit's great location for castlepoint riversdale beach and tinuidefinitely one of the best airbnb stays we've had such a beautiful location
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.
Cavallo CottageRiversdale, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is really comfortable and has everything you needthe cottage is very cute and the kitchen and bathroom are nice and moderngreat converted cottage modern kitchen and bathroom and very cute separate bedroom and outdoor areaclean and tidy with a comfortable bedthe cottage itself is small clean modern and efficient - a tasteful refurbishmentsuch an amazingly beautiful cottage and super clean with homely touches didn’t want to leave highly recommend
Host:communication with hosts was easy and efficientthe owner is easily contactable with clear communicationRead more reviewsgreat location near the beachgreat location nice and coseypeaceful location ideal for a quiet getawaya great location for a cosy weekend getawaygreat place to stay fab location and cooking facilities
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.
Eco-Friendly Beach RetreatMataikona, Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviews
Host:thanks kim great hostRead more reviewsreally beautiful and secluded location steps from the beachbasic place but very comfortable with great locationthis is a great place to get away from everythinggreat location and everything you could want from a great basic bachawesome location sunrise right on the door step so peaceful will be back for sure
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.
The Little Bach
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.
Riversdale Beach House
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.
West WingMataikona, Wellington, New Zealand
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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