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.
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 GetawayKatikati, Bay Of Plenty, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable house with stunning viewsamazing views stylish decor comfortable beddingthe cottage is extremely comfortable and filled with those extras that make you feel so welcomewe loved the cleanliness outdoor baths bath robes and sky tvgreeted with music and warmed up room from the wintersuper clean and very stylishvery clean and such thoughtful touches and small goodiesvery private and very cleanit is so clean and beautifully presentedplace was sparkling clean and the bath was a nice touch after a long days hike
Host:friendly hosts and a fantastic timejoanne is a great hostjoanne is a friendly an awesome hosttruly exceptional host and accommodationjoanne is a welcoming host and the little touches enchanced our experienceRead more reviewsexcellent location up a winding drive to the main house and rented accommodationgreat place good location for accessing several areasa really well maintained house in a great locationabsolutely stunning location perfectly tidy home with so many thoughtful touchesthoroughly recommend if you’re looking for a place to get away from all the hustle and bustle
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
Top guest reviewswifi was available at the main house for us to use which we appreciatedwould highly recommend this place - the cottage was accurately described and very comfortableall v clean well organizedclean and tiny place to stayclean and tidy with a very comfortable bedit was clean comfortable and had good facilitiesgreat cottage private clean everything provided
Host:great experience and great hoststhe hosts made us feel very welcome on our arrivalthe hosts are gracious and helpful and respected our privacy•athalie and ken were also both very friendly and niceawesome place awesome and friendly peopleRead more reviewsbeautiful property and great locationfabulous location on an avocado farmlovely location quiet and peacefulfabulous quiet location and handy to townclose to katikati - a great area to explore
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 lodgeKatikati, Bay Of Plenty, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed and great amenitiesmodern comfortable interior with a pleasant deck for outdoor eating relaxing or entertainingcomfortable 3 beds and mattress and layoutjane has put a lot of thought into furnishings all cosy comfortable and invitingit was warm and comfortable had a lovely outlook and deckeverything nice and super clean friendly welcomea very clean comfortable place to stayjane’s place is clean and well maintainedvery clean and it was a comfortable staythe lodge is very clean and comfy
Host:lovely host and accommodation :)our hosts were lovely and welcomingthe owners are friendly and helpfulshe is helpful and approachablejane was an amazing hostRead more reviewswonderful airbnb close to katikatithe location is great surrounded by trees and you can hear the river near bynear by supermarket and fresh growers vegas shoplocation was great less than a 5 minute drive from katikati and about 30 minutes into taurangaa good location with lots of things to do in the area
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 CottageKatikati, Bay Of Plenty, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsalso the beds are very comfortable with good mattressesthe beds were probably the most comfortable of our whole tripit was nice to have a perfectly outfitted kitchen with a larger fridge and freezerspotlessly clean and very cozychristine's accommodation was spotlessly cleanvery clean space to explore the area fromvery clean charming and comfortable unit on the orchardthe whole place was impeccably clean everything well-kept as were the surroundings
Host:a friendly host especially with the yummy strawberries she gave methe toiletries provided were all eco friendly stunning orchidswe loved the stay on a kivi fruit farm and christine was an very helpful and friendly hostchristine the host is great so hospitablechristine and fred are very kind people and great hostsRead more reviewsgreat private location but close to amenitiesfarm area is very peaceful and quiet while it is still very close to beach and shoppinggreat place to stay christine and her husband were very accommodatingit was a peaceful and quiet atmosphere right for a relaxing staya quiet relaxing getaway
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/ fishingSuperhost
Top guest reviewsreally comfortable place with great amenitiesnikau cottage is super comfortable and beautifully decoratedthe standing fan was helpful during our summer visitthis is a great little place with tonnes of space and little features the shower was amazingnikau cottage is full of nice little touches even the kitchen and appliances are all really cuteclean and beautifully presenteda quaint space with clean and stylish facilitiesplace was very clean and i highly recommendthe cottage is delightful clean and cozythe cottage was very clean and well decorated
Host:keith & rebecca are fantastic hoststhe hosts keith and rebecca were very friendly and made us feel very welcomekeith was an awesome host and made sure we were comfortablevery friendly host and the bed is super comfortablethe area was secluded best for relaxing and keith the host was very friendlyRead more reviewsin a nice quiet location just a short distance from the beach frontkeith's place is near the beach and great walksit is a beautiful place in a nice and quiet locationnot far from the katikati township a nice place to escape tokeith’s place is very homey and child friendly
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 ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewshas all the necessary facilities and it situated in a lovely quite country environmentthe loft bed is super comfortable and a decent sizehope you read its a compost toileta spotlessly clean and gorgeous tiny houseit honestly doesn't smell it was spotlessly clean and had everything we neededthe boomer house was extremely comfortable clean and well designedcozy clean and encourages you to reflect on how much you “need” the things in your lifeit is lovely and clean and the setting is great for a peaceful night's sleep
Host:hosts very responsive to all questionshighly recommended very friendly host with quick communicationRead more reviewslocation has relatively good privacyvery quiet and beautiful location as wellgreat way to try out a tiny house nice private locationgreat place to just kick back relax and unplug a bit from the worldthis fantastic tiny house is a perfect place to relax and recharge
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 CottageAongatete, Bay Of Plenty, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewshighly recommended lovely comfortable and cozy cottagesuper modern and clean standalone cottagethe house was clean and tidyit was very clean and it felt very homely and comfortable with lovely toiletries and towels suppliedeverything is perfect very clean calm fantastic spacethe cottage was beautifully decorated immaculately clean and in a beautiful location
Host:hana our host was friendly and welcomingsuper friendly host gorgeous settinghana is a friendly and generous hosthost hana&peter are very kindlywow -- such great hosts and what a beautiful place with great valueRead more reviewstucked away in the vines the location is a perfect spotsuch a beautiful spot great location- so quiet and peaceful but a short drive to anywherethis is the perfect little getaway in a beautiful location couldn't recommend this place enoughtasteful decor thoughtful touches every corner great peacful location yet close proximity to beaches and townshipi definately recommend this place will definitely come back
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 cottageKatikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsewe cottage is well presented inside with pleasant and comfortable sofa beds and dining areawhen we entered fresh roses were smelling around the room :)thank youthe ewe cottage is clean and cozy with all the comforts of homewe are a family of four and we found ewe cottage very comfortablethe egg for breakfast was a bonus we really enjoy our stay there i definitely recommend this place :)the cottage was clean and wellequipedhouse was clean comfortable and warm for a family with 2 toddlerslovely clean and cosy cottage in a relaxing & peaceful locationthe garden area is wonderful and the house was cleanpleasing to see that cleanliness was at a high standard with a well-equipped kitchen and a washing machine
Host:bob was a great friendly hostrobert and jane were marvellous friendly and warm hoststhe hosts are amazing and extremely hospitable and personablethis was perfect for our young family and very kid friendlysimply spectacular what a lovely place to stay and what wonderful hostsRead more reviewsif you are looking for a peaceful and interesting location this will check all the boxesrobert's place was lovely very nicely located and very comfortablelovely peaceful location with rural outlookwe recommend staying in this placenear to waihi beach katikati and lots of great walks
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, KatikatiKatikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsgood wifi and a good hot showertv has sky there's a heater comfy bed lovely vibrant showera lovely modern comfortable studio with all the amenitiesthe hot pool at the studio was a great treat after lots of amazing walks around katikatiwe loved the unit which was comfortable and privatespotlessly clean modern just rightimmaculately clean and well presented modern spacegreat place to stay super clean and tidythe bed was very comfortable and the place was very clean with thoughtful touchesplace was spotless spa was a big bonus
Host:gaynor was a lovely hostwonderful host and a wonderful placeexcellent place lovely host caring and thoughtfulthe host was absolutely wonderful as wellgaynor certainly deserves the super host title she was absolutely fabulousRead more reviewsawesome studio close to katikati with a short walk/drive to town centrea nice walk along river bird walk to local pubcheck in was easy and location is good as welloverall a cracking place in a great location and very good value for moneyeasy to find good location for a short drive into katikati
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
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
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)
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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