Lake Tekapo is on the bucket list of almost all the travelers who wish to visit New Zealand. Located about 3 hours from Christchurch by car, the township is known for its unmatched scenic beauty. The town enjoys proximity to the spectacular turquoise colored lake, which is its namesake and the Southern Alps. You will come across the stunning Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Its altar window frames a picturesque view of the mighty Southern Alps peeping beyond the lake. In fact, it is one of the most popular photo spots for the tourists.
Lake Tekapo lies in the southern hemisphere that is similar to the Northern Lights. It is one of the most ideal locations in New Zealand to marvel at the amazing symphony of colors coming to life. This riot of light can be best viewed between the months of April and September. The town is known for its absence of light pollution and clear nights, thus making it an excellent viewing destination. If you are planning to visit Lake Tekapo soon, we will make your life simpler. Check out our guide on the top ways to explore and these recommended Airbnbs in Lake Tekapo and enjoy a wonderful vacation.
Get full access to the Big Sky Apartment hosted by Vicki who lives right near her lake house which is both located in Lake Tekapo. Guests of two can book this self-contained flat with its own private entrance and is self-check-in best for those who value their privacy when traveling. The apartment is situated in the quiet part of Tekapo but isn’t far from downtown hotspots, convenient for those who wish to explore the area. The cozy minimalist-inspired flat has a king-bedroom for couples, as well as a kitchen with ample counter space for those who wish to cook in more than eat out. There are a small patio and balcony for mornings where you wish to have your cup of coffee outdoors, as well as other amenities like air conditioning, cable TV, heating, hot water, and Wifi access for those visiting the area but still, have to do some work. The Big Sky is surrounded by lush greenery with a stunning view of Mt. John and the mountain vistas, as well as a private gate, conveniently just a five to ten-minute walk to downtown. Vicki’s place also allows guests to see a view of The Cairns Farmyard where llamas, sheep, and other farm animals roam the place; truly a sight to see first thing in the morning.
Big Sky Apartment, Lake Tekapo: sunny and centralLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgood heating system during winter and hearty breakfast spreadbed was incredibly comfortable the kitchen and bathroom had more than enough amenities for my partner and ithere is a lovely array of breakfast goodies and snacks for guests to enjoycozy great apartment w excellent views only 5 min easy stroll to lake tekapo and townwonderful little house with lots of room and filled with thoughtful touches from the ownersvery clean and spaciousgreat place excellent communication lovely clean warm apteasy access and cleanclean tidy very comfortable and thoughtfulapartment well equipped clean and comfortable
Host:they were wonderful hostsreally kind host highly recommendedshe was quick to respond and gave helpful recommendationsgraham and vicki were outstanding hostsvery respectful and thoughtful hostsRead more reviewseasy walk to town center and to nearby activities such as the hot springswonderful apartment that is close to lake tekapothe location of the house is awesome quiet and private only 2-3 mins walk distance to the town centrethe location of the apartment is also perfect for guests visiting lake tekapo and aroundgreat self contained apartment close to tekapo
Travelers headed to Lake Tekapo already know that the nature-infused area has a ton of nature walks, hikes, and canyoneering activities in store for adventure junkies to come to participate in. Whether you’re participating in a tour or doing it manually by yourself, the most strategic thing to do is to find a place just nearby. Hotels may not be the best option as mountain hikes and tours would take longer if you’re coming from the city center. Instead, book a night ow two at Tekpo Cabin Garden where guests of two can easily get crash on a comfy queen bed accompanied by easily accessible amenities like Wifi, hot water, heating, cooking basics in the kitchenette for early morning brekky prep and free street parking for those who took a road trip up to Tekapo. Enjoy your nature adventure at Lake Tekapo and journey to the mountain with fantastic shots of the most scenic mountains in the area.
Tekapo Cabin Garden BungalowLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewstekapo's night can be very cold but the heater in this room can keep your night very warmthe bathroom/kitchenette was super close bynice and cozy room perfect place to relax after a day of exploring tekapothe bed had super warm blankets though thanks tim and bridget for a great staybasic but adequate cooking facilitiesreally clean and warm toovery nice and clean privet roomwe had a great stay a really clean and cosy roomgreat cozy bungalow our room was clean and comfortablethe room is clean with great location
Host:cosy & very friendly hoststim and bridget were great hoststhe host is very warm and helpfulvery friendly welcoming and helpful hoststim and bridget were great hosts as they were very friendly and welcomingRead more reviewssuper close to the restaurantsthe location was perfect very near the town centergreat location and great valuefantastic location great cosy cabingreat cabin in the perfect location
Situated only a short walk away from the picturesque viewing area of the Cowans Hill, this beautiful house offers you hotel-like conveniences and home-like comfort. Suitable for 6 people at a time, this accommodation in Lake Tekapo boasts 2 elegantly furnished bedrooms with 3 comfy beds and 2 clean attached bathrooms. It is an excellent spot to view the stars. There are 2 garden balconies that further enhance the charm of the place. The Sirius room and the Vega room can be also booked separately. Equipped with an amazing fireplace and a functional kitchen, some other facilities are iron, heating, dryer, and air conditioning.
Starlight Sirius & Vega SuiteLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsfull view kitchen and wonderful living roomkitchen has outstanding viewsthe view from the apartment is beautifulthe lounge area and kitchen with the balkony are nice to look at the starsthe place was really good with amazing views from the upstairs living roomvery clean and tidyvery clean and well-maintainedstarlights is a very clean and cozy place to staybeautiful place so clean and the fireplace was so coolclean and nice star gazing during the night
Host:even a friendly phone call from the hosts would have been appreciatedthe guests are very friendly and easy to get along withthe host's tips regarding local food and places of interests were extremely helpful and accuratethe house is great and the hosts were helpful and prompt with communicationRead more reviewssuper close to lake tekapobest location and well-equipped houseeasy check in and good locationgood location near the lake and center of townlocation is good with fantastic view
This stunning new house in Lake Tekapo was built in December 2016 and offers an exotic view of the Mt. John, the lake, and the mountain ranges surrounding the lake. It can comfortably sleep 2 persons and has a bedroom furnished with a double bed and television. Guests also have access to the attached bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Although the room is not very big, it is suitable for a brief stopover so that guests can indulge in stargazing. The lodge has 5 bedrooms in total and all guests can share the living room while staying here. On offer are several useful conveniences such as free parking, iron, heating, and cable TV.
Antair Lakeview Twin Bedroom # 1 (Adults Only)Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat view and communal facilitiesthe views from our room were amazinggot the room facing the lake and the morning view was lovelymultiple rooms for rent in a house good views and parkingwe had an awesome view of lake tekapo and the mountains from our roomplace was very clean and tidyclean hot water and warmthe room is clean and tidythe room and toilet was clean and cosythe space was very clean and tidy and modern
Host:host are very friendly couplegreat hosts we really enjoyed itwelcoming host that communicates very wellthe host told me a good place around the tekaponice stay and a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location for star gazingbeautiful place nice and close to everythingthe location is not bad actualky but pretty far from what i expectedhouse is still new tidy and in good locationnice and close to the shores of lake tekapo too
You will love this beautiful new house in Lake Tekapo that enjoys some stunning views of the famous Cairns Golf Course. Suitable for 2 people, there are a furnished bedroom and en-suite bathroom with toiletries and a shower. Guests can access the deck through a separate door altogether. The room is ideal for stargazing and a short stopover. It is a part of the same property that is listed above. A string of necessary comforts like hairdryer, free on-site parking, television, iron, and heating, makes it an idyllic homely abode for the patrons.
Antair Mountain View King Bed Room #5(Adults Only)Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewslovely views lovely little roomthe rooms were very comfortable and the patio was a great spot to star gaze during the eveningbut electric blankets and netflix help to make you feel comfortable at nightthe location is great the house is modern and the electric blankets on the beds were very welcomecomfortable with its own back door for lugging in the bagsclean and cozy spacevery clean & tidyvery clean and tidythe apartment is clean and modernthe space was very clean and looked pretty new
Host:awesome place loved the hostthis place is awsome and host is so kindandy is a super host and very accommodating to our requestthank you for hosting useveryone is so friendly including meme the catRead more reviewsa very good locationvery good location at lake tekapoexcellent location looking upto lake tekaposuper comfortable cute cat awesome locationgreat location just over looking the lake tekapo
Enjoying a close proximity to the lake, this modern sparkling clean and self-contained cabin was constructed in 2017. It has been designed with minute detailing for maximum home-like comfort. Location is an important USP for this homestay as it is situated only a stone’s throw away from the center of the village. There are several cafes and restaurants, a tavern, post office, and a supermarket nearby. The Lake Tekapo holiday home can comfortably accommodate 2 persons and has a well-furnished bedroom with a bed and a full bathroom. Guests can enjoy facilities like private entrance, a functional kitchen, television, heating, and air conditioning during their stay.
Top guest reviewswould benefit from wifi and a toaster but would recommendthere is no wifi but who needs it with such amazing sights to take inthe powersockets have a usb outlet which is awesome in this day and agethe place itself is sparkling clean and comes with all amenities (except wifi :))it is sweet that he bathroom has floor heatinga spotlessly clean little cabinvery clean and modernextremely clean and comfy spaceits sparkling clean modern and stylishthe room was very morden clean and tidy
Host:very nice and friendly hostmatt was very friendlymatt is hospitable and kind to show us how to us the facilitiesmatt was a great host greeting us as we arrivedmatt is a great host friendly and niceRead more reviewslocation is great thoughgreat location for exploring lake tekapothe location is perfect - just a minute away from the supermarket and restaurantsreally spacious and comfortable room located in a safe neighbourhoodbeautiful accommodation and a lovely location close to town
Welcome to this relatively new but well-equipped private guesthouse in Lake Tekapo. Guests are assured of complete privacy as the stay is entirely detached from the space of the owner. The room offers a stunning view of the night sky and the great mountain. It is suitable for a maximum of 2 adult guests plus a kid (aged two or under). There is a well-kept and neat bedroom with a comfy king-size bed and a modern bathroom. Facilities such as hairdryer, private entrance, Wi-Fi access, and television are provided to the patrons. The Church of Good Shepherd and the lake are a short drive from here.
Reopen Special! Blue Star Inn TekapoLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe view you get from the small living room and bed is really beautifulthe studio room is really well built and the interior is fully modernthe apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed - a kettle tea/coffee and bathroom productsi would fully recommend this amazing apartment to anyonethe bed was very warm and comfortable and ryoko even provided us with electric blankets just in caseexceptionally clean lovely thick towelsclean bathroom tidy bedroom and modern housethe place is clean and tidyvery safe and clean roomblue star is very clean and quiet
Host:host is very friendlygood communications with the hosthosts were more than happy to help with advice and tips to do around lake tekapohosts were warm and friendlyryoko was a wonderful host both friendly and kind highly recommendedRead more reviewsexcellent location and beautiful housethis house was close to tekapo lake like walking 5mins aroundgreat little place close to the lakelocation and facilities are amazingbook here this location is absolutely amazing
Situated conveniently near The Cairns Golf Course in Lake Tekapo, this pretty apartment offers spectacular views of the mountain and the lake. It is also within a walking distance from the village. Contemporarily decorated and furnished, the homestay features a nicely done bedroom with a bed for two, a private bathroom with modern fittings, an equipped kitchenette and a courtyard with a barbecue area. It is really convenient to visit the beautiful lake and the surrounding attractions from here. A string of conveniences in the form of a laptop-friendly workspace, iron, heating, dryer, and air conditioning are rendered to the guests. So, do not waste time and just head here to experience a relaxing holiday.
Studio at Cairnsmore (lake views)Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe also loved the electric blankets before jumping into bedthe view was absolutely stunning and we didnt want to leave because it is so comfortablewe loved the view of the lake as we sat in bed in the morningsfabulous view of lake tekapo from the apartmentyou can view the lake at the comfort of your roomv clean and well keptreally clean and lovely place to stayexcellent accommodation and very cleanthe apartment is very clean and comfortablevery nice and clean place
Host:the hosts are so nicethe host is so friendly to give help and advicethey were very welcoming and helpfulgreat house with great hostswe can recommend these hosts highlyRead more reviewsthe location is perfect walking distance to everywherethe location of the house is brilliantsuper close to town as wellstunning house with great location we loved our staythe location was perfect being just a 5 mins drive to the lake and shops
Located only 10 minutes away from the town of Lake Tekapo by foot, this comfortable property is perfect for a night or two. A private entrance leads to the deck where guests can sit and stargaze or laze around under the sun. A kitchen with basic facilities like BBQ and microwave can be accessed by the patrons. Ideal for 2 persons, there is a comfortably furnished bedroom with a squishy bed, an attached bathroom, and a living room with unlimited Wi-Fi access and Sky TV. Other amenities include free on-site parking, television, heating, and air conditioning. Stay in this homely property and enjoy your holiday.
Private & Comfortable unit
Top guest reviewsgreat balcony space & fantastic facilitiesthe house is equipped with all basic amenities and has a bed warmer as wellthe room is fantastic very spacious and full with amenities with it's own living roomthe bed comes with heater and hence v comfortable during cold weatherwe appreciated the living room space that was attached to the guest roomvery clean and spaciousall very clean and comfortableplace was clean and tidyalex’s place was very clean and comfortablealex’s flat is clean and comfortable
Host:alex was a great & helpful hostthe hosts were friendly and helpfulalex was a welcoming and accommodating hostalex was a great host and was very quick to respond to questionsalex she’s so lovely and friendlyRead more reviewseverything is in walking distance in tekapo so location was goodthe place is easily locatedit’s close to town and very comfy - definitely recommendvery private and great locationgood location near to the church
Stay in this spacious and new house in Lake Tekapo, which is known for its hotel-like conveniences as well as home-like comfort. It is an ideal abode for families or an excellent getaway for special occasions. The stay offers fabulous views and is located centrally. This Lake Tekapo accommodation on Airbnb is within a walking distance from attractions like seasonal skiing, hot pools, and star gazing. Ideal for 6 persons, there are 4 well-kept bedrooms with 6 comfy bed and 2.5 modern bathrooms. The host provides an array of amenities like a dryer, air conditioning, iron, heating, and indoor fireplace so that you can have a relaxed stay.
Dunrobin Cottage - Lake View Central HideawayLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
Top guest reviews13) big and grand dining table that can sit 6-8 comfortablythe cottage is extremely well equipped (especially the kitchen)the place was clean and well prepared for our arrival with clear instructions fully equipped facilities and amenitiesmodern and extremely comfortable14) plush and comfortable armchairs for you to sit and relax in the comfort of the warm fireplaceclean and tidyvery clean and comfortablevery beautiful and clean placevery clean and cozy place to stayvery clean & warm - easy 5 minutes to town
Host:jenny is really a good hostjenny was a wonderful host who was very accommodating when we requested to check in earlythanks jenny for being a great hostjenny is also a very responsive and friendly hostgreat facilities and really lovely hostRead more reviewslocation is great toogreat house in excellent locationwonderful location from the town centrenice location with short walk to restaurants and lakegood location n well equiped kitchen
Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the village center, Ribbonwood Cottage is the perfect home from home in Lake Tekapo for your upcoming vacation. It is a brand new homestay featuring a perfect mix of rustic and modern ambience and is suitable for a family/group holiday or a getaway for couples. It can sleep a maximum of 6 people and features 4 well-maintained bedrooms with 6 beds and 2.5 bathrooms. Guests get an opportunity of a lifetime stargazing into the mystical night sky of Tekapo. A fully functional kitchen can take care of the cooking needs of the guests. Some key facilities arranged here are air conditioning, laptop-friendly workspace, iron, heating, indoor fireplace.
RIBBONWOOD - IN THE HEART OF TEKAPOLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe place is super cool and greatnice view and cozy rooms are waiting for youthe interior was first class and very comfortablewe really had a comfortable stay at the housewe especially loved the fireplace keeping us warm and the picnic table outsidebeds and bathrooms clean and simpleplace was sparkling cleanvery clean and comfortable house wonderfulit’s really clean and comfortablethis place is very clean and exactly as pictured
Host:hosts were super good communicatorshost is very responsive and helpfulthank you for hosting usvery sweet hosts and amazing housejessica is such a helpful host and very responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location and very warmthe location is fantasticterrific location for up to 8the house is brilliantly located just a short walk from the village centre and the lakebeautiful place in a gorgeous location
This lovely and modern accommodation in Lake Tekapo is within a few minutes’ walk from the lake, restaurants, and shops. The nice little homestay is ideal for spending some days in the town for your upcoming holiday Suitable for 4 people, it features a neatly furnished bedroom with 2 beds and an attached bathroom. Guests can enjoy complete privacy during their stay as there is a separate entrance for them. You can travel here in your own vehicles since the host provides free parking space. Some other amenities provided here are Wi-Fi access, laptop-friendly workspace, and heating. The bedroom offers picturesque views of the mountain.
Jo's PlaceLake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed and heating was enough for cold weathercosy and lovely views the room is spacious and adequatethe space was adequate and spacious beds were very comfortable and it felt very homeyno kitchen but basic utensils and a small refrigerator was helpfulvery comfortable place to stayclean room and clean toiletplace was clean and as advertisedplace was clean and tidyclean and spacious for twoa big and clean private room
Host:the hosts are friendlythe hosts are very niceowner was friendly and gave local recommendationsjo was a wonderful hosthost is very nice and friendlyRead more reviewsgreat location it is a walking distance to the townthe location was greatgreat location / short walk or even shorter drive to the main village areagreat location and within walking distance of shops and restaurantsgood location just walking distance to lake tekapo and city center
Luscious Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Come, enjoy a delightful vacation in Lake Tekapo with your dear ones. If you love nature, lakes, and mountains, you have definitely chosen the right holiday destination for yourself. Since a good accommodation is a key ingredient for a successful holiday, check out the above-listed Airbnb vacation rentals in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.
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