15 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Milford Sound, New Zealand - Updated 2022

airbnb Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Milford Sound is a fiord in New Zealand’s South Island and the region attracts many tourists each year. Glenorchy and Queenstown are particularly popular in the region as they offer great holiday experiences to visitors. Queenstown is about 278 kms (172 miles) away and travelers can take a full-day coach trip to enjoy the scenic beauty of Milford Sound. Visitors can also take a flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy an aerial view of the fiord. The world-renowned Routeburn Track with 32 km (19.88 miles) of hiking track is admired by tourists looking for a great hiking holiday in the South Island. Travelers visiting the area can also go to Lake Wakatipu and enjoy paddle boating, kayaking, and more things to do. Wine lovers can go on a tour of several wineries in the region and get a chance to taste local options. Does it sound perfect to you? Check out the top Airbnbs near Milford Sound.

1. Charming guesthouse with nature views (from USD 93)

Guests of two are welcome to book Katie’s home located near the main beaches like Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, and Hahei. This property is nine minutes from Whitianga town and is newly renovated to accommodate travelers who wish to experience the more country side of New Zealand. The charming accommodation near Milford Sound is spacious and inviting to light, where a scenic timber deck is a great view to wake up to in the queen bedroom. Amenities of the space include free parking, kitchen access, heating, hot water, and complete kitchen utilities. There is a lush garden backyard with a patio deck for those who like to take their morning coffee with a view and to get some sun bathing session in.

Country & Beaches Studio Escape, Whitianga!
Kaimarama, Waikato, New Zealand
39 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and tidy
beautiful clean and relaxing environment
the place was super clean and very very nice to stay in
spotless clean (only if a bit creaky) wooden house
really lovely two nights super clean and had everything we needed
Host:
anthony was a friendly and respectful host
hosts are friendly and have all the coromandel tips space is scenic and off the grid
its completely private but the hosts are super nice and are very helpful with everything
katie was such an amazing host too definitely will be back
katie was so lovely and accommodating
Location:
great location - private and quiet yet close to town
such an amazing space location and the perfect get away
a very beautiful and peaceful location great for a relaxing and quiet stay
easy to check in and some of the best location instructions i have received
good place to feel unplug of the busy city life
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2. Henrietta's Hut (from USD 57)

One of the cutest homes you’ll find near Milford Sound is Henrietta’s Hut, a one-bed traditional shepherd’s hut in the middle of a beautiful, tree-laden land in Queenstown. While two guests can comfortably sleep at the rental, staying here is ideal for a solo traveler who’s always on the go and is up for outdoor adventures. The place by far isn’t the most convenient, as there are only a toaster and a fridge as far as cooking goes, so roughing it up camping-style is how it’s done here. If surprises and adventures are what you’re after, then, by all means, come through!

Henrietta's Hut
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
214 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the heater thanks for everything
the place is very warm with the heater as well we really had a good time
the garden area is perfect for breakfast and an afternoon drink - situated in a quiet garden
the bed is super comfortable and big
very comfortable bed warm cozy space
Cleanliness:
lovely clean place to stay
very special bnb clean and cozy
clean fresh and very nice place to stay
beautifully decorated little hut sparkly clean and well heated
their place was adorable clean and functional
Host:
very helpful hosts too
mitzi and dan are great hosts
hosts were available for questions and were friendly and helpful
hosts advised us of a lovely swim spot just up the river too
they made us feel welcomed and were very responsive upon our requests
Location:
nice quiet spot close to shotover river
beautiful place to stay near queenstown
stunning location just meters from the shotover river and super convenient to town
easy to access with bus number 2 in to town
great location about 10min drive to queenstown town centre
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3. Routeburn farm cottage (from USD 134)

This cottage is located in a rural setup of Kinloch and it can accommodate up to six guests. The property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. Dryer, washer, TV and Wi-Fi are available for guests. Smoking is not permitted in the property. The Routeburn track is just a 5-minute walk away, which makes the rental an ideal starting point for those looking for hiking and a great walking experience.

Routeburn Farm Cottage
125 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is comfortable and warm with lots of space and good wifi
fast wifi and a great fireplace with plenty of chopped wood and paper
rustic spacious comfortable cottage that was very appreciated by our family of 5 adults
a very comfortable cottage in magnificent surroundings
Cleanliness:
cottage is practical clean and comfy
the cottage itself is simple clean and very comfortable
the beds were comfy and clean and tidy
Host:
anna was friendly and helped
the host is very friendly and helpful
helpful host whenever there was a query
friendly animals friendly owners and great surroundings
anne was a lovely host who quickly responded if we needed information
Location:
very good location near many senic tracts and trails
great location and the animals were a bonus
the place is close to the famous routeburn track and a beautiful drive away from glenorchy
this is a slightly rustic style crib but the location just superb
otherwise the location was lovely and beatific
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4. Charming cottage with mountain views (from USD 96)

This modern one-bedroom cottage, one of the best Airbnbs near Milford Sound, is located in Glenorchy and it is suitable for two guests. The cabin with beautiful view of the mountains has a bedroom, a clean bathroom, and living cum kitchen area. Hairdryer, washer, Wi-Fi and TV are available in the property. Smoking is not allowed and you cannot host parties or events. The house is just a short walk from Lake Wakatipu, local bars, and cafes. Guests can take advantage of various outdoor activities like horse riding, jet boating, kayaking, and more in the region.

Charming Glenorchy Cottage - No cleaning fee
Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand
405 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
christine's cottage is charming and comfortable
i love the heated bed by the way
the cottage itself was comfortable and well set up
i also liked the bed heater which kept you warm at night
great kitchen with view and all you need to prepare a meal
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
very clean and very comfortable
everything was tidy and clean and we love their welcome cookies
extremely clean and very private
cosy clean and its surroundings
Host:
hosts kind and helpful
great little cottage and a reliable host
she was very helpful in providing transportation advice and check in was a breeze
communication with the owner was excellent throughout
sunrise and sunset kissed the porch and christine was a very generous host
Location:
great location for a simple getaway
fantastic location near arrowtown and queenstown
nice and quiet location
the location is easy to find and breathtaking at any time of year
great place away from the hustle and bustle of queenstown
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5. Beautiful cabin near Queenstown (from USD 81)

The Red Beech Retreat is located in Bob’s Cove and it can sleep three guests. The cottage has a bedroom, a bathroom, a sitting area and a well-equipped kitchen. Amenities like hair dryer, washer, dryer, TV and Wi-Fi are available at the rental. Smoking is strictly not allowed and pets are not permitted. The cabin is a 15-minute drive to the center of Queenstown. Mountain biking, walking and hiking opportunities are in the vicinity. A small children’s park is a short walk away from the property.

Red Beech Retreat, seclusion, charm, tranquility
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
131 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views and very cozy
all furnishings and amenities we’re comfortable with great water pressure in the shower and heated towel rack
beth and tom’s place is very cosy comfortable with a beautiful yard and an amazing view from the bedroom
the cabin has an amazing view and is so cozy
although cell phone service is dicey the wi-fi is excellent
Cleanliness:
very clean warm and cosy
the cottage is clean and cozy
the space was impeccably clean and an outstanding value
everything was beautiful and clean and it had a very homely feel to it
the place is very well equipped and clean
Host:
the hosts were super friendly
tom & beth are wonderful hosts
hosts were very helpful and informative too
delightful hosts and a cabin with everything you'd ever need
tom and beth are fantastic hosts
Location:
great location walking distance from beautiful bob’s cove
the location in the bob's cove area is perfectly situated between queenstown and glenorchy
location is absolutely peaceful charming private and safe
it's outside of the queenstown hustle but close enough to go into town for great meals
perfect location and only 15mins from town
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6. Glenorchy Lake Front House (from USD 247)

The newly-built Log House is located in the mountain region of Glenorchy and the house property with luxurious furnishings can accommodate up to eight guests. The property has three comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room, a dining area and an open plan fully-equipped kitchen. The house has a large deck that offers a great view of the mountains. Cable TV, washer, Wi-Fi, high chair and more amenities will make you feel at home. The rental has no smoking and no pets policy. Walking tracks, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching and horse trekking opportunities are located nearby. Lake Wakatipu is a short walk away.

Glenorchy Lake Front House
Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand
45 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views of lake and mountains very comfortable home with all the amenities you would expect
cozy house with a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains
annette’s house is so comfortable clean and well-equipped and the views are simply breathtaking
had a lovely stay in annette's warm spacious and comfortable house
Cleanliness:
very clean & tidy
a perfect stay in a charming spotless interior
well stocked and equipped place was very clean thanks again steve & julie
clean & comfortable with amazing views
Host:
great host to deal with
glenorchy is a real find beautiful friendly town
Location:
awesome house in awesome location
graet place to stay in a wonderful location
a spacious house with good accommodation in a great location
the house is in a great location about 100m to the old wharf and red barn
a perfect place to stay in glenorchy
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7. Campbelltown chalets in Glenorchy (from USD 78)

This private chalet is located near Glenorchy and it is suitable for two guests. You have access to a bedroom with comfortable bed and a clean bathroom. The kitchen has a mini-fridge, a microwave and a hot water kettle. You also have access to a private garden where you can relax. Dryer, washer, hair dryer and Wi-Fi are available on the property. Smoking is not permitted on the property. The Glenorchy city center is a 3-minute drive away. Local cafes and pubs are located nearby.

Campbelltown Chalets Glenorchy
220 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however very comfortable and the provision of a fan was welcome as it was v hot
very well heated cosy and comfortable highly recommended :)
it is comfy it has a small fridge and a boiler wifi works perfectly
the accommodations were exactly as described and the bed was comfortable
clean tidy space that is cozy and fit our needs for the night
Cleanliness:
small but clean & tidy
clean and efficient
the chalet was simple very clean and comfortable
very clean with a lovely shower
everything was very clean and the bed was super comfortable
Host:
scott is a wonderful host
scott was a great host
scott is a friendly host
scott was a great host thanks
perfect place very nice host we totally recommed
Location:
lovely location for a peaceful night
scott’s place was perfectly located
cute and quiet accommodation at a great location
this place is very well located in glenorchy
good entry location to the routeburn track
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8. Glenorchy Lake Front House (from USD 247)

This waterfront home in Glenorchy is one of the insanely beautiful places to stay you’ll find in the area. The home is cleverly designed with tall windows to bring the beauty of nature inside. A total of six guests can comfortably sleep in this three-bedroom property which features a full kitchen, a garage, a patio overlooking Lake Wakatipu, and other homestay essentials. One of the nearby attractions, if you wish to go on a hike, is Mount Aspiring National Park where you’ll find the iconic Routeburn Track.

Glenorchy Lake Front House
Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand
45 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views of lake and mountains very comfortable home with all the amenities you would expect
cozy house with a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains
annette’s house is so comfortable clean and well-equipped and the views are simply breathtaking
had a lovely stay in annette's warm spacious and comfortable house
Cleanliness:
very clean & tidy
a perfect stay in a charming spotless interior
well stocked and equipped place was very clean thanks again steve & julie
clean & comfortable with amazing views
Host:
great host to deal with
glenorchy is a real find beautiful friendly town
Location:
awesome house in awesome location
graet place to stay in a wonderful location
a spacious house with good accommodation in a great location
the house is in a great location about 100m to the old wharf and red barn
a perfect place to stay in glenorchy
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9. Charming farm cottage best for families (from USD 134)

Travelers to Kinloch who happen to love animals will have a ball at this part of New Zealand, a hidden gem where guests live right on a farm cottage. Book a weekend or two at Anne’s rustic farm cottage with horses and farm animals right outside the property. The spacious cottage can accommodate up to six guests and has a queen bedroom and two bedrooms with two single beds in each room for families traveling with kids. Amenities include an indoor fireplace, Wifi access, TV, and full access to the fully decked kitchen for families who wish to cook indoors than eat out every night. There’s free parking on the property for those who drove up Kinloch. There’s also a small patio deck outside great for early mornings sunrise watching with a cup of coffee in hand, as you enjoy nature’s breeze, the lush greenery, and stunning horses surrounding the property; a true farm cottage experience like no other.

Routeburn Farm Cottage
125 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is comfortable and warm with lots of space and good wifi
fast wifi and a great fireplace with plenty of chopped wood and paper
rustic spacious comfortable cottage that was very appreciated by our family of 5 adults
a very comfortable cottage in magnificent surroundings
Cleanliness:
cottage is practical clean and comfy
the cottage itself is simple clean and very comfortable
the beds were comfy and clean and tidy
Host:
anna was friendly and helped
the host is very friendly and helpful
helpful host whenever there was a query
friendly animals friendly owners and great surroundings
anne was a lovely host who quickly responded if we needed information
Location:
very good location near many senic tracts and trails
great location and the animals were a bonus
the place is close to the famous routeburn track and a beautiful drive away from glenorchy
this is a slightly rustic style crib but the location just superb
otherwise the location was lovely and beatific
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10. Mrs Woolly's campground glamping

mrs woolly's campground glamping
Source: Airbnb

If you and your company love spending time outdoors but are unwilling to give up the modern comforts that a house provides, then give this glamping tent a try! Decorated in warm and natural tones, the décor in the tent creates a relaxing ambiance. It is fitted with a plush king-sized bed and a communal kitchen which you will find useful for preparing meals. A general store and Routeburn Track is within earshot.

Mrs Woollys Campground Glamping #20
6 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Campbelltown chalets in Glenorchy

The property is located in a quiet neighborhood very near to Glenorchy and it can sleep two guests. The rental has a comfortable bedroom with a private bathroom. You can also use the private garden where you can relax after a busy day. Hairdryer, washer, dryer and Wi-Fi are available on the property. The cottage has no smoking and no pets policy. Local shops and cafes can be easily reached.

EcoScapes - Climate Houses in Glenorchy
Kinloch, Otago, New Zealand
16 reviews
Room in nature lodge 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our breakfast was incredible and was so lovely to eat out on our deck taking in the view
Host:
toni is an excellent host
very tasty food and friendly staff
wonderful food hosts and views
Location:
we felt truly able to relax and enjoy this paradise location
kinloch is an absolutely picture perfect location and we were lucky to have amazing weather for our nye stay
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12. Lochburn Ave

A magnificent family home set against the mountainous backdrop is this rental hosted by Anne. With three spacious bedrooms with large windows, a total of seven people can comfortably stay here. If complete isolation is what you crave, it’s exactly the kind of vacation you’ll find at this beautiful property. The place comes with a full kitchen and other amenities you’d normally expect from a home rental. If you fancy a moderate nature trip, the lake is a few minutes by foot from the Airbnb.

20 Lochburn Ave
Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand
117 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the tv with netflix provides all movies you might like to watch during your trip
the home is new with lots of light and has very comfortable beds
the beds are very soft warm and comfortable
the beds are comfortable with plenty of bedding
the two bathrooms are excellent
Cleanliness:
it is clean and spacious
nice modern home warm and clean
the house was lovely and clean and the wood fire added another element of charm to the place
fantastic experience clean and comfortable everything was perfect
clean and relaxing thank you so much anne
Host:
anne was a great host
anne is a wonderful host and very easy to communicate with
very beaty house and she was very friendly
good communication with the host easy to find
wonderful house kind host incredible views
Location:
beautiful house at an amazing location
beautiful house in a stunning location
a fantastic house in a great location
the best house & location so far
a beautiful home close to the lake and trails
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13. New Glenorchy cottage

This beautiful cottage in the heart of the Southern Alps is located in the village of Glenorchy and it can sleep four guests. The property includes two bedrooms with three comfortable beds, a bathroom, a spacious living room and a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare food. The outdoor patio is an ideal place to soak in some sun. Wi-Fi, BBQ, hairdryer, TV and more amenities are available at the rental. The resort town of Queenstown is 40 minutes drive from the cottage. Lake Wakatipu, local cafes and bars are nearby. Outdoor activities like jet boating, horse riding, kayaking are more are easily accessible.

Kinloch A Frame
Kinloch, Otago, New Zealand
54 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice place with great view and kay is very hospitable besides thx for the breakfast
the house also offer breakfast which is very sweet as well
Cleanliness:
the rooms are clean and tidy
the house is clean and hygenic and an amazing and loving dog
the room and the bathroom is nice and clean
it is a nice house and clean
it’s a wonderful place so peaceful and quiet the house is very warm clean and cozy
Host:
great host and home accommodation
kay and john are the best host ever quick response and offer everything we need
kay and john are really great hosts
they are very kind people and we enjoyed spending time talking with them
wonderful place wonderful hosts and an amazing part of the world
Location:
great location with wonderful views
the location is stunning and john and kay's welcome both warm and genuine
and also you will fell in love with the place after taking a walk to the lake
it is easy to get to the routeburn track and other walks in the area
the hosts were extremely hospitable and the location and house were breathtaking
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14. Private rooms in Kinloch

The house is located in Kinloch and it is suitable for four guests. The rental offers two bedrooms, a shared bathroom, a living room and a kitchen where you can prepare breakfast. Guests are also provided with breakfast. Iron, washer, TV and hairdryer are available on the rental. Free car parking space is available for those traveling by car. Smoking is not allowed and guests cannot host parties or events. A restaurant is located very close to the property. Queenstown and Glenorchy are a short drive away where you can find local shops and cafes.

Kinloch A Frame
Kinloch, Otago, New Zealand
54 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice place with great view and kay is very hospitable besides thx for the breakfast
the house also offer breakfast which is very sweet as well
Cleanliness:
the rooms are clean and tidy
the house is clean and hygenic and an amazing and loving dog
the room and the bathroom is nice and clean
it is a nice house and clean
it’s a wonderful place so peaceful and quiet the house is very warm clean and cozy
Host:
great host and home accommodation
kay and john are the best host ever quick response and offer everything we need
kay and john are really great hosts
they are very kind people and we enjoyed spending time talking with them
wonderful place wonderful hosts and an amazing part of the world
Location:
great location with wonderful views
the location is stunning and john and kay's welcome both warm and genuine
and also you will fell in love with the place after taking a walk to the lake
it is easy to get to the routeburn track and other walks in the area
the hosts were extremely hospitable and the location and house were breathtaking
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15. Charming loft apartment with sunset views

Located in Queenstown, this apartment offers space for two guests. The rental has a bedroom with a king bed, a clean bathroom, a living room, a dining area and a fully-functional kitchen where you can prepare food. You also have access to a private deck that offers amazing views of the sunset. Iron, washer, TV, Wi-Fi and more facilities are available in the property. The apartment has no smoking and no pets policy. Glenorchy is just 30 minutes away by car. Mt Creighton loop track, a beautiful hiking route, is just outside the house. The rental is close to Bob’s Cove where you can walk while you enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding. A mountain biking track is also located nearby.

Charming loft apartment
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
88 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is no ac but a fan is provided which keeps things comfortable
also enjoyed the fireplace and mountain views out of the living room
plenty of space and very comfortable bed
we really appreciated the full kitchen netflix fireplace and off street parking
the most stylish loft apartment in a scenic location with great amenities and a top host
Cleanliness:
very clean and well set up
the place was beautiful clean and comfortable
the loft was sparkling clean beautiful kitchen and bathroom
everything is so clean we love it
kylie’s loft is stylish and impeccably clean
Host:
friendly and informative host
kylie is a wonderful host
kylie is a great host
even before our arrival she was very responsive to my questions
wonderful spot and great host
Location:
great location to get to other hot spots around this region
the apartment is in a beautiful location outside but still near queenstown
beautiful loft in a stunning location
it was beautiful and the location was perfect
the loft is lovely and a fantastic location to explore the many hikes in the area
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Milford Sound - one of the most famous tourist destinations in New Zealand

Milford Sound is an idyllic place where visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature. Travelers also have the opportunity to go hiking, biking, and walking while enjoying the scenic views. Lake Wakatipu offers kayaking and paddle boat opportunities to visitors. Don’t know where to stay near Milford Sound? Check out the awesome rentals above.

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