Proudly one of the sunniest areas in New Zealand, Motueka village is located in the South Island, on the western shore of Tasman Bay, and counts slightly more than 7,000 inhabitants. This is the place where you can have lots of fun, or just kick back and let time stop. Motueka is luckily situated very close to both the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks, while it enjoys close proximity to the airport, as well. Together, with the two most notable beaches of the area, Kaiteriteri and Marahau, it makes for the ideal spot for holidaymakers.
For adventure lovers, there are wonderful activities to immerse yourself in, like sea kayaking or even tramping, along with walking and biking. To make things easier for you, we found the top 12 Airbnb vacation rentals in Motueka, New Zealand, so we encourage you to see for yourself how magical your holiday will be here!
The perfect place to relax and unwind, this sunny studio sleeps two on a double-sized bed and comes with a small kitchenette (no stove, but a microwave and fridge) and an en-suite bathroom. There is ample parking for you to park your vehicle, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi, while the location is convenient enough to use the studio as your base to explore the area. The place is not far from both stunning national parks, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi, and also brilliant beaches.
Sunny, Serene Studio in MotuekaMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable and quietvery comfortablegreat studio with private bathroomcomfortable studio for a nightthere is lovely cotton bed linenclean and tidyquiet and cleanvery cleanthe studio is really nice, clean, cosynice place exactly as described
Host:very friendly and helpful hoststhey sent us a long list of recommendations that was very helpfulthey gave us a huge number of helpful recommendations for food and activitieslovely hostslovely friendly peopleRead more reviewscute place, great locationcute little place right in the centre of motuekahandy to two supermarkets and lots of great places to eatthe house is located within only a few minutes of walking distance to the town center where theres plenty of eat and drink optionstheir list of recommendations for places to visit and local restaurants is the best!
Conveniently located between the Nelson Airport and the breathtaking Abel Tasman National Park, this charming cottage is ideal for couples or even small families, since it features also family amenities. The house comes with a functional kitchenette, a comfy queen bed, a bathroom, TV and Wi-Fi. There is off-street parking and also a lovely garden area for guests to relax. For lunch and dinner options, try the nearby Mapua Wharf, or visit any of the plentiful wineries in the area.
Adrianna's GuesthouseRuby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewswarm and cosy, with plenty space and amenitiesvery comfy bed and good showervery comfy bedvery comfortable and quietthe guesthouse was cozy and the bed large and comfybeautiful, clean and homelyclean, tidy and modernlovely place and very stylish decoratedthe apartment is beautifully appointed and spectacularly cleana very clean,light and bright cottage feel to this space
Host:very sweet and friendlyshe was an amazing host and very accommodatingabove averagehouse is nice and comfyadrianna was really warm and welcoming and left us more than sufficient breakfast suppliesRead more reviewsvery cute little guesthouse in a wonderful location near mapualocated less then 5 min walk from a beautiful beachconvenient locationa few minutes walk to a beautiful beach with awesome sunsetsa quick walk to the beach, and the little nearby wharf area had a few good restaurants
Nestled in a four-acre (1.6-hectare) farm, in a completely tranquil environment, this private room sleeps three and is equipped with a queen bed and a single bed, while the bathroom is shared with another guest room. Guests are welcome to use the spacious lounge, the full kitchen and all the outdoor common areas.
Enjoy your drink in the wood-fired hot tub, totally natural, or get acquainted with your neighbours: the chickens, alpacas, ducks and native birds. For a range of restaurants, shops and bars, you can reach Mapua village after a short five-minute drive.
Tumbleweed Nikau Room - sleeps 3Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsonly one shared toilet which is bit difficult in morningwe had a private room and shared a bathroom with another couplesharing stories, wine and jokes with dawn added the finishing touches to a long weekend in nelsonhighly recommend the outdoor hot tub with the most wonderful view!the view from the hot tub is pretty hard to beat and my girlfriend loves the ragdoll catsthe whole property is lovely, everything is very clean, the whole house is furnished nicely and with carethe house is very clean and modernawesome place, immaculately clean and very hospitably operated!and the place is clean and nicereally clean accommodation
Host:very relaxed friendly atmospherevery friendly host, marvellous garden and splendid catsshe was such a gracious hostshe made us feel so welcome, and her home is extremely comfortable and beautiful gardens, hot tub etcshe is a nice host, haves a lovely house and our daughter likes the catsRead more reviewsbeautiful location in tasmanbeautiful gardens in processnice gardens and patio area to relax inmany place to visit aroundso peaceful
Set in a lovely garden with plenty of fruit trees, flowers and other edibles, this charming studio can sleep up to three guests and features a double bed, an extra single mattress, an en-suite bathroom with toiletries and a kitchenette for basic cooking. The internet is slow, nonetheless, you are here to connect with nature, so step out into the garden and curl up with a book, while being surrounded by climbing roses and enchanting clematis.
Bikes are available at the property, while central Motueka is a quick five-minute stroll away and beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach is only a 15-minute drive away.
Through the Moongate - studioMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable bedthe studio is spacious, cosy and well-equippedthe bed is comfortable and the fridge has homemade jamthe bathroom is also moderna definite highlightclean, central, comfortable spotthe unit was very clean and bright and nicely placed for our travelsthe cottage was very good equipped, it was lovely and very cleanjay & kates place was very clean and tidy, the description was accurateit is clean, well equipped and jay & kate are very polite!
Host:very helpful friendly hostvery friendly helpful hostvery friendly and helpfulthey were super helpful and responsive and went out of their way to let us check in early, show us around the local beaches and make sure we were comfortablethey are both very pleasant and easy going hosts who made a big effort to make us feel comfortableRead more reviewsvery conveniently located, within walking distance of all the shops/restaurantsthe location is very convenient, being a 10 minute walk to the main street: grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, and other shopsquiet locationperfect location for exploring the national parks nearbygood location near all needs
The room on offer is equipped with two single beds and, although children are welcome, it is not ideal for young babies. The guests may use the dining area and the common indoor and outdoor areas, while there are two bathrooms shared with the hosts and other guests. Complimentary tea and coffee are available, although the kitchen is to be used only for light meal preparation. The property is located in the entrance of Motueka and stands nearby the estuary walk.
A quiet place to rest - Twin BedsMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe beds were comfortablethe beds were comfortable and room was cosy but not hugeandrea knocked the door at sharp 6am and asked me if i need any coffee or teaour room was small, but had everything we neededthe house is lovely and room is cozy and warmclean and warm placethe house is also very clean and comfortablethe place is very clean and comfortableclean and comfortablewarm and clean house, comfortable bed
Host:very nice familyvery friendly hostsvery friendly and well organisedthey definitely have a great sense of hospitality !she is incredibly welcoming, answered our many questions, and provided a yummy breakfastRead more reviewsher place is very central located, only a few minutes drive from the main streegood locationthe house is close to the main streettheir house is located in a quiet area, a perfect place to have a restwell recommened for people looking for a bit of quiet time away or doing a course at nac around the corner
Able to accommodate up to three guests, this spacious private room comes with one double bed, a single bed and a full bathroom, while the main lounge is shared with the hosts. The room opens out on a large deck, where you can peacefully have your breakfast, overlooking the apple orchard and Mt Arthur Range. Don’t miss the dazzling sunsets from the very same deck! Motueka village is minutes away and, similarly, the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks are within easy reach.
Moutere Magic, Peaceful location, Private BathroomLower Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsvery tidy bathroomthe room was cosy and beds comfythe room was comfortable and tidy with a great viewthe room is nice, the bed is very comfy and the room sleeps 3the bedroom is very large as is the ensuitetheir place is clean and tidythe roomwas very clean, comfortable and had everything we neededreally clean and warming roommike and cath's place is clean, spacious, comfortable and exactly as describedit was very clean and comfortable
Host:very friendly, helpful and hospitablevery friendly hoststhey were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcomedthey were helpful and knowledgeable about the activities in and around motuekalovely welcoming hostsRead more reviewscentral locationa very quiet locationgreat locationgreat locationthe terrace and jacuzzi are a big+
A lovely and large bedroom is ready to welcome up to two guests, although a second bedroom can host more guests for an additional fee. The room comes with a comfy queen bed and a small fridge, along with coffee and tea making facilities, while the bathroom is shared with the other bedroom.
Among the highlights of the home are a wood burner to keep you warm in the winter nights and a continental breakfast, served daily. The property is conveniently located near the entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park and the magnificent Kaiteriteri Beach.
Haven on Hampton - Bed and BreakfastMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe room was a good size with tea and coffee making facilities in the room along with bar fridgeour room was immaculate, special touches and attention to detailvery high standardboth bedrooms were large with comfy beds and pillows and a small fridge and supplies to make coffeelovely large bedroom and bathroomthe rooms were spacious, clean, and well-appointedthe rooms are clean and well designedclean and tidy bedroom and ensuitethe rooms are spacious and extremely cozyvery clean
Host:wonderful host and beautiful housevery nice houseshe was a great host and she even shared her friends with usnice and well appointed accommodationsmary was an amazing host and her accommodation outstandingRead more reviewsthe house is in a quiete area but only 15 minutes walk to the town centrequiet neighborhoodlots of cycle trails in local area toogood locationgreat location , walking distance to town with beach not to far away
This lovely ranch can host up to four guests in two bedrooms, while there is a private bathroom and a private living area, as well. The kitchen is shared with the hosts, who are very welcoming and nice. The place stands only a few minutes’ drive from town and, likewise, the entrance of the Abel Tasman track is only a 20-minute drive away. The house comes with all basic amenities, together with Wi-Fi, a TV, a washer, dryer and free parking.
Briley Farm StayMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewseverything was just as describedcomfortable environment with wonderful bed, clean and spacious bathroom, super powerful shower, and a well equipped kitchena very comfortable placethe internet was on the slow sideit was very handy that we could use the kitcheneverything is neat and cleanclean houseeasygoing and very comfortable! very cleantheir home is very spacious and very thoughtfully decoratedhouse was very clean, well equipped and spacious with a private lounge for guest use
Host:very friendly hosts! lovely house with cute animals all around the farmthey answered to all our requests and gave us advicelove their warm and friendly farm animals and especially the very endearing millie, their dogleila and guy were very welcoming and kindgreat hostsRead more reviewsgood locationgreat starting point for treks or visits to abel tasman by launch or walkingclose to town, but not walking distancegood location, about 5-10 mins to motuekait was only a few minutes out of town, the neighbors dog barked quite a bit at night
When in Motueka Valley, be sure to book your accommodations in the unique and secluded eco-village at Tasman. Grab the opportunity to stay at a yurt turned into a completely functional homestay. Complete with insulation, this 6 m (20 ft) yurt also has a skylight for guests to enjoy star gazing from their comfy king-sized bed. Just fifteen minutes from Motueka, the Chocolate Yurt is best for travelers who are willing to stay disconnected from electronics as the property is actually “off the grid.” The yurt gets electricity from an alternative power system that the whole eco-village shares. Guests will still have access to basic amenities like Wifi, an indoor fireplace, and hot water. A stunning view awaits guests on the balcony where they can see the best of panoramic views of the lush village. Village staff also offers guest massages and other holistic treatments for just USD 50 an hour. Don’t skip out on this amazing place to stay when visiting the Motueka valley.
Stunning views from warm cosy yurtMotueka Valley, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe yurt is comfortable and cozy (wonderful bed and duvet) and the kitchen has everything you need to make dinnermassive bed, really comfyvery comfortable with great outdoor shower/ bathfab showerthe outdoor bath/shower was amazingwhat an awesome place! amazing views, cozy, clean and comfortablethe outdoor bath and shower provide both privacy and excellent viewsthe yurt itself has amazing views, is spacious and spotlessly cleanso peaceful and clean with such beautiful touchesthe outdoor bath was amazing, and we enjoyed every bit of our stay
Host:the hosts are very nicetessa greeted us the moment we arrived and gave us a warm welcometessa gave us a very warm welcome then left us to ittessa and remko were great hosts and so helpfultessa and remko are also great hostsRead more reviewsa beautiful and peaceful place to stayso exceptional that my partner is seriously considering buying some land and building a yurtlots of bird life with outstanding viewspeace and quiet listening to the birds such a great place to do very littlenestled amongst regenerating bush, enjoy the birds and view back across the valley to the harbour
Located near the best natural attractions in Motueka Valley, some of which include the Abel Tasman Park, the Moutere, and Kayak Adventures, Sue’s cottage is a must to check out when in Motueka. This charming home can accommodate two guests in a private queen bedroom, complete with amenities like a heater, wardrobe space, and a shared bathroom and kitchen area. Guests can make use of the cooking and washing facilities, as well as the entertainment and lounge facilities like the TV, wifi, and the backyard garden. Relax after a long day of exploring Motueka Valley and sleep on a top-quality bed with bedsheets that have a high thread count, the best for those who really want a great night’s sleep. Driving up to Kaiteriteri will take 20 minutes via car, while a drive up to Marahau will take 30 minutes for travelers who are keen to explore the area.
High Street CottageMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewswe could use all facilities (kitchen, tvthe room was warm and the bed was super comfortablethe bedroom is spacious and the bed very comfortablethe bed is super comfy and the use of the kitchen was greatspacious room and comfortable bedthe house is clean and tidyvery clean and welcomingvery clean, nice and spacious roomthe place is awesome and has a spacious and clean bedroomsue runs a very comfortable, clean house
Host:very warm and nice! sue is a great person and really friendlythe host is very friendly and helpfulsue was very welcomingsue was very nice and friendlysue was very hospitable and made us feel right at homeRead more reviewswell located - just a little walk to the main towncentral locationit's very close to a public walk circuit which can take you to the coast and around an estuarythe location is very good, a 3min drive to the centreif you like a cottage atmosphere with a rural and garden outlook, but not far from town and restaurants, this is the place for you
Just a five-minute drive to the town centre, yet with a very isolated feeling, your accommodation is a Kiwiana-style room with lovely details and lots of light. The rest of the facilities are shared, but that won’t be a problem since your host is very accommodating and helpful. Apart from all the basic amenities, there is also an indoor fireplace for cooler nights. This a truly peaceful place to make yourself at home and enjoy the birds singing and the beautiful gardens.
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An ideal place for solo travellers, couples or business travellers, this cosy private room can sleep two on a double-size bed and has a private bathroom, as well. Enjoy the tranquillity and relax in the inviting garden, where the colours of the flowers will fascinate you. This place offers Wi-Fi, a washer and free parking on its premises. Nelson Aiport is 40 km (24.8 miles) away, while cycling paths, beaches and national parks are within easy reach.
Warm, secure and peaceful accommodationMotueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsvery quiet room with warm snd comfortable bedthe bed was comfortable and the room was well equippedthe bed is very comfortablethe bathroom is very spacious with a great showerblyda's place is spotless and has kittle and bottle of water in the room so you can have coffee or hot tea in the roomexceptionally clean bathroomeverything is clean and impeccablegreat place, clean and cozyroom is lovely and nicely decorated with coffee and waterit is a wonderful, spacious and very clean house
Host:we spent 3 wonderful days at motueka with blyda and her husbandwe had a great stay with this lovely friendly and hospitable couple who made us feel right at homevery nice stay with super friendly hostsvery friendly hostthey shared with us their home and made us feel homeRead more reviewsclose to city centera convenient location and very easy to accesstheir place is found in a very good location on the way to abel tasman and very close to the centre of motuekabeautiful place and outstanding hospitalitysurrounding is quiet and you can walk to the center
Beyond your expectations
Apart from the peace, tranquillity and the beautiful sightseeing in Motueka, did we mention that the village has a lively centre and a great cafe culture? Well, just picture yourself dining inside a converted church! Or, enjoy the outdoors and go skydiving over the epic scenery, an experience of a lifetime.
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