Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Katikati, New Zealand - Updated 2021

airbnb Katikati, New Zealand

Katikati is a small town in northern New Zealand situated near the beautiful Tauranga Harbour. It is steeped in Maori heritage, having been occupied by them long before European settlers arrived on its shores. Today, it is also known as the ‘mural town’, with many unique murals depicting the town’s pioneer residents featured on the walls of buildings throughout the town. This initiative was conceived in the 1900s to revive its stagnating tourism industry, a move that clearly paid off as Katikati was voted New Zealand’s 'Most Beautiful Small Town’ in 2005 by the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Society. Murals aside, the town is also renowned for having the largest haiku collection outside Japan — it is indeed a cultural haven. If you are planning a trip there and would like to make the most out of your stay, check out our list of the top 12 Airbnb vacation rentals in Katikati, New Zealand.

1. Modern two-bedroom house with incredible views (from USD 135)

Starting off our list is this two-bedroom house, situated along Wharawhara Road, that can accommodate up to four guests. It is modern, well equipped, and is surrounded by a neatly manicured lawn. However, its biggest feature is arguably the panoramic views of the Kaimai Ranges, which includes Mount Inner Harbour, Bowentown, and Mayor Island. Additionally, there are two large, outdoor bathtubs by the patio that you and your other half can soak in whilst enjoying the view. The house also comes with a kitchen, a spacious living room, as well as amenities like free parking, WiFi, TV, and basic essentials.

Kaimai Range Country Getaway
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
236 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable house with stunning views
amazing views stylish decor comfortable bedding
the cottage is extremely comfortable and filled with those extras that make you feel so welcome
we loved the cleanliness outdoor baths bath robes and sky tv
greeted with music and warmed up room from the winter
super clean and very stylish
very clean and such thoughtful touches and small goodies
very private and very clean
it is so clean and beautifully presented
place was sparkling clean and the bath was a nice touch after a long days hike
friendly hosts and a fantastic time
joanne is a great host
joanne is a friendly an awesome host
truly exceptional host and accommodation
joanne is a welcoming host and the little touches enchanced our experience
excellent location up a winding drive to the main house and rented accommodation
great place good location for accessing several areas
a really well maintained house in a great location
absolutely stunning location perfectly tidy home with so many thoughtful touches
thoroughly recommend if you’re looking for a place to get away from all the hustle and bustle
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2. One-bedroom cottage with ample living space (from USD 80)

Situated in a semi-rural orchard is a private, self-contained cottage that can accommodate up to two guests. It is surprisingly spacious and comes with modern facilities such as a swimming pool and a barbecue area with a grill. It also has a decent-sized kitchen and a large adjoining living room, as well as amenities like WiFi, TV, and basic essentials. Guests will also have a panoramic view of the lovely orchard itself.

Avocado Cottage. Katikati.
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
108 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was available at the main house for us to use which we appreciated
would highly recommend this place - the cottage was accurately described and very comfortable
all v clean well organized
clean and tiny place to stay
clean and tidy with a very comfortable bed
it was clean comfortable and had good facilities
great cottage private clean everything provided
great experience and great hosts
the hosts made us feel very welcome on our arrival
the hosts are gracious and helpful and respected our privacy
•athalie and ken were also both very friendly and nice
awesome place awesome and friendly people
beautiful property and great location
fabulous location on an avocado farm
lovely location quiet and peaceful
fabulous quiet location and handy to town
close to katikati - a great area to explore
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3. Rustic lodge in a feijoa orchard (from USD 83)

This is a three-bedder lodge situated within a feijoa orchard — the feijoa being a fragrant fruit that tastes as good as it smells. The lodge also overlooks a native bush, a farmland, and a stream that runs through it, so you are in good company of Mother Nature. The area is relatively private and peaceful, and the lodge comes with a kitchen, a living room, and a large deck area from which you can take in the sights and sounds. It can accommodate up to four guests, who will also have access to amenities like air conditioning, free parking, WiFi, and basic essentials. The property is near State Highway 2, and it is just two minutes away from Katikati and all its attractions.

Feijoa lodge
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
111 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and great amenities
modern comfortable interior with a pleasant deck for outdoor eating relaxing or entertaining
comfortable 3 beds and mattress and layout
jane has put a lot of thought into furnishings all cosy comfortable and inviting
it was warm and comfortable had a lovely outlook and deck
everything nice and super clean friendly welcome
a very clean comfortable place to stay
jane’s place is clean and well maintained
very clean and it was a comfortable stay
the lodge is very clean and comfy
lovely host and accommodation :)
our hosts were lovely and welcoming
the owners are friendly and helpful
she is helpful and approachable
jane was an amazing host
wonderful airbnb close to katikati
the location is great surrounded by trees and you can hear the river near by
near by supermarket and fresh growers vegas shop
location was great less than a 5 minute drive from katikati and about 30 minutes into tauranga
a good location with lots of things to do in the area
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4. Katikati Kiwifruit Cottage (from USD 107)

Situated amongst organic kiwifruit trees is this aptly named, two-bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to four guests. There is plenty of space in the garden where you can enjoy a relaxing dinner outside or even a warm shower in the outdoor bath area. The cottage is tidy and well designed — everything looks pristine and in tip-top shape. It comes with a kitchen, a spacious patio, as well as amenities like WiFi, cable TV, and basic essentials.

Katikati Kiwifruit Cottage
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
110 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the beds are very comfortable with good mattresses
the beds were probably the most comfortable of our whole trip
it was nice to have a perfectly outfitted kitchen with a larger fridge and freezer
spotlessly clean and very cozy
christine's accommodation was spotlessly clean
very clean space to explore the area from
very clean charming and comfortable unit on the orchard
the whole place was impeccably clean everything well-kept as were the surroundings
a friendly host especially with the yummy strawberries she gave me
the toiletries provided were all eco friendly stunning orchids
we loved the stay on a kivi fruit farm and christine was an very helpful and friendly host
christine the host is great so hospitable
christine and fred are very kind people and great hosts
great private location but close to amenities
farm area is very peaceful and quiet while it is still very close to beach and shopping
great place to stay christine and her husband were very accommodating
it was a peaceful and quiet atmosphere right for a relaxing stay
a quiet relaxing getaway
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5. Semi-rural cottage near the beach (from USD 76)

Just a 15-minute drive away from Waihi Beach is this spacious, vintage studio cottage that can accommodate up to two guests. Despite its throwback to the 80s, it is newly renovated and is now equipped with modern facilities, from a complete kitchen to a spanking new bathroom. Guests will also have access to amenities like WiFi, free parking, a laptop-friendly workspace, and basic essentials. A short stroll from the property will take you to attractions like Ongare Point Beach, as well as Kauti Point Reserve and Wharf.

Nikau Cottage, semi-rural,close to beach/ fishing
73 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 0 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really comfortable place with great amenities
nikau cottage is super comfortable and beautifully decorated
the standing fan was helpful during our summer visit
this is a great little place with tonnes of space and little features the shower was amazing
nikau cottage is full of nice little touches even the kitchen and appliances are all really cute
clean and beautifully presented
a quaint space with clean and stylish facilities
place was very clean and i highly recommend
the cottage is delightful clean and cozy
the cottage was very clean and well decorated
keith & rebecca are fantastic hosts
the hosts keith and rebecca were very friendly and made us feel very welcome
keith was an awesome host and made sure we were comfortable
very friendly host and the bed is super comfortable
the area was secluded best for relaxing and keith the host was very friendly
in a nice quiet location just a short distance from the beach front
keith's place is near the beach and great walks
it is a beautiful place in a nice and quiet location
not far from the katikati township a nice place to escape to
keith’s place is very homey and child friendly
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6. Stylish tiny house with queen-bed in The Boomer (from USD 76)

Experience real-life living in a tiny house custom built for convenience and space-saving measures simultaneously. This tastefully designed tiny house with black and beige interioirs can occupy up to three people where they can sleep on a queen bed and a convertible sofabed. This home is built by “Build Tiny” in KatiKati and is a compact home with complete amenities like a small kitchenette, free outdoor parking, hot water and bathroom essentials in a fully functioning shower and toilet. The toilet is composting and is an eco-friendly system-generated house that is easy to use which the host, Gina can happily teach guests to use. There’s also a laptop-friendly workspace for those traveling for work. A small patio is outside best for breakfast and chill wine nights to fully savor the lush greenery surrounding the tiny house.

The Boomer Tiny House (Off Grid)
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
81 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has all the necessary facilities and it situated in a lovely quite country environment
the loft bed is super comfortable and a decent size
hope you read its a compost toilet
a spotlessly clean and gorgeous tiny house
it honestly doesn't smell it was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed
the boomer house was extremely comfortable clean and well designed
cozy clean and encourages you to reflect on how much you “need” the things in your life
it is lovely and clean and the setting is great for a peaceful night's sleep
hosts very responsive to all questions
highly recommended very friendly host with quick communication
location has relatively good privacy
very quiet and beautiful location as well
great way to try out a tiny house nice private location
great place to just kick back relax and unplug a bit from the world
this fantastic tiny house is a perfect place to relax and recharge
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7. Modern, self-contained cottage (from USD 66)

Situated in a kiwifruit orchard in Aongatete is this modern, one-bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to two guests. It is surrounded by wetlands, farmlands, as well as gorgeous native trees and plants. Within your immediate vicinity, you will also find a herb and fruit garden, where you can enjoy fresh produce. The cottage itself maximizes the amount of sun it gets with its large glass panels and doors, and it also comes with a kitchen, a cozy fireplace, and a deck to unwind in and reconnect with nature. Guests will have access to amenities like the pool, as well as WiFi and basic essentials. The property is a seven-minute drive away from Katikati and is also within a short driving distance from a variety of eateries and bars.

Te Huia Cottage
Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
86 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
highly recommended lovely comfortable and cozy cottage
super modern and clean standalone cottage
the house was clean and tidy
it was very clean and it felt very homely and comfortable with lovely toiletries and towels supplied
everything is perfect very clean calm fantastic space
the cottage was beautifully decorated immaculately clean and in a beautiful location
hana our host was friendly and welcoming
super friendly host gorgeous setting
hana is a friendly and generous host
host hana&peter are very kindly
wow -- such great hosts and what a beautiful place with great value
tucked away in the vines the location is a perfect spot
such a beautiful spot great location- so quiet and peaceful but a short drive to anywhere
this is the perfect little getaway in a beautiful location couldn't recommend this place enough
tasteful decor thoughtful touches every corner great peacful location yet close proximity to beaches and township
i definately recommend this place will definitely come back
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8. Compact but cozy cottage

This is a two-bedroom cottage located 4km (2.4mi) away from Katikati’s town center, its various shops, as well as the beach at Tuapiro Point. It is relatively well equipped, and there are large sliding doors in the bedrooms that will take you directly to the garden outside. There is also a spacious living room, a kitchen, and a small porch, all for your usage. Guests will also have access to amenities like WiFi, laundry facilities, and free parking. Do bring your own towels and linens, however, as they are only available for a fee.

Ewe cottage
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
45 reviews
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ewe cottage is well presented inside with pleasant and comfortable sofa beds and dining area
when we entered fresh roses were smelling around the room :)thank you
the ewe cottage is clean and cozy with all the comforts of home
we are a family of four and we found ewe cottage very comfortable
the egg for breakfast was a bonus we really enjoy our stay there i definitely recommend this place :)
the cottage was clean and wellequiped
house was clean comfortable and warm for a family with 2 toddlers
lovely clean and cosy cottage in a relaxing & peaceful location
the garden area is wonderful and the house was clean
pleasing to see that cleanliness was at a high standard with a well-equipped kitchen and a washing machine
bob was a great friendly host
robert and jane were marvellous friendly and warm hosts
the hosts are amazing and extremely hospitable and personable
this was perfect for our young family and very kid friendly
simply spectacular what a lovely place to stay and what wonderful hosts
if you are looking for a peaceful and interesting location this will check all the boxes
robert's place was lovely very nicely located and very comfortable
lovely peaceful location with rural outlook
we recommend staying in this place
near to waihi beach katikati and lots of great walks
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9. Cozy well lit studio for three with outdoor spa

Consider accommodations beyond the usual hotel stay and book a whole guest suite for you and your loved ones. Located in a quiet neighborhood, Gaynor’s homestay is your home away from home with its comfortable queen bedroom, a sofabed for extra guests and full access to the kitchen with a microwave, fridge, dishware, and coffee maker, as well basic toiletries in the fully functional bathroom. The lovely studio has specially built-in features like a flame heater, heat towel rail, and a huge custom made wardrobe. Other basic amenities include Wifi access, TV, heating, free parking, and an outdoor tub for those who wish to maximize their staycation at Gaynor’s studio. The property is just four minutes away from the town center and just two doors down from the Uretura Estuary among other main local attractions.

Studio 16A, Brand New Accommodation, Katikati
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
70 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and a good hot shower
tv has sky there's a heater comfy bed lovely vibrant shower
a lovely modern comfortable studio with all the amenities
the hot pool at the studio was a great treat after lots of amazing walks around katikati
we loved the unit which was comfortable and private
spotlessly clean modern just right
immaculately clean and well presented modern space
great place to stay super clean and tidy
the bed was very comfortable and the place was very clean with thoughtful touches
place was spotless spa was a big bonus
gaynor was a lovely host
wonderful host and a wonderful place
excellent place lovely host caring and thoughtful
the host was absolutely wonderful as well
gaynor certainly deserves the super host title she was absolutely fabulous
awesome studio close to katikati with a short walk/drive to town centre
a nice walk along river bird walk to local pub
check in was easy and location is good as well
overall a cracking place in a great location and very good value for money
easy to find good location for a short drive into katikati
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10. Two-bedroom cabin in a superb location

Situated on a small, rural orchard is this two-bedroom cabin that can accommodate up to four guests. Despite its rustic exterior, the place is well-equipped with most of the things you might need for a hassle-free stay, such as laundry facilities, a kitchen, as well as amenities like free parking, WiFi, and basic essentials. What is so ideal about this cabin is that not only is it a mere two-minute drive away from Katikati and its attractions, it is also just 100m (328ft) from the harbor, where you will be treated to an absolutely stunning sunrise and sunset. There are also various bush walks nearby, one of which will take you to the historic Karangahake Gorge Gold Mine.

Beach Rd Cabins
17 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds

11. Millennial Tiny House

Fast gaining popularity among travelers is this deceptively spacious house situated just below the main house connected by a picturesque garden. It measures just 17m2 (182ft2) and is built on a trailer base, but it is a fine example of intelligent use of space, fitting a sleeping area, a workspace, a full-size shower, a kitchen area, and even a living room — none of which appear even remotely cramped. This amazing house can accommodate up to two guests, who will have access to amenities like free parking and basic essentials. It is also close to the heart of Katikati.

The Millennial Tiny House
48 reviews
Entire place 1 Bed

12. Modern and homely cabin

This two-bedroom, three-bedder cabin comes with a little bit of everything. With enough space to accommodate four guests, it seems to be maintaining some sort of living equilibrium — it is modern and well equipped, featuring comforts like a bathtub, a kitchen carpeted flooring, and padded furniture, yet it retains a rustic outlook, as the cabin is situated amidst a natural setting including bird life and a stream. It is found in a rural location, yet it is also near Tauranga North Highway, as well as Katikati itself, a golf course, a supermarket, and the beaches of Omokoroa and Waihi. Guests will also have access to amenities like free parking, laundry facilities, and basic essentials.

Fantail VIllas (Now Private Ownership)
28 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds

A hotbed of nature's bounty

Katikati is blessed like few other places have ever seen. Rich in fresh produce, gorgeous cliffs, waters, and steeped in unique traditional history, one might even require a second trip to fully experience all that this town has to offer. Book a stay at these 10 Airbnb rentals and immerse yourself in the very best of Katikati.

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