Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Motueka, New Zealand - Updated 2022

airbnb Motueka, New Zealand

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!

1. Sunny, serene studio (from USD 41)

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 Motueka
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
545 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is lovely cotton bed linen
the little cottage in andy & kal’s garden is inviting and comfortable
the bed is very comfortable but the bathroom a bit "tight"
tiny but a warm and cozy place to stay in winter
room is small for 2 but adequate for a quick night's stay
the place was very clean and modern
my third visit and as always clean and cozy
the studio was clean and comfortable
perfect stay beautiful studio clean and cozy
the studio is really nice clean cosy
kal is a lovely host
they sent us a long list of recommendations that was very helpful
kal and andy were wonderful hosts
great little space with a lovely host
andy and kal were very friendly hosts
great location to abel tasman national park
close to so many fun places in the region
great price and location
good location to explore the national park from
cute little place right in the centre of motueka
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2. Lovely, cosy studio (from USD 55)

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 - studio
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
138 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spotty wifi but luckily had our own pocket wifi
if the wifi is a non-issue for you highly recommend
you will be charmed by this apartment nestled in a magical garden of fruits flowers and vegetables
the room itself was aesthetically great although we had some issues with the shower and wifi
it is a very comfortable and uncluttered cottage space surrounded by a beautiful garden
kate and jays place was clean and comfortable
and the unit was very spacious clean and the bed was very comfortable
room is clean big spacious and comfortable
the room is spacious and everything was clean and tidy
the inside space was neat clean and comfortable
jay & kate were wonderful hosts
the hosts were very nice & mellow
we enjoyed a nice chat with our hosts when we arrived
kate and jay were great hosts
nice place and very nice hosts
location is really good
location - excellent so close to town
great location as well
good location near all needs
location is very close to a large park and an easy walk to downtown motueka
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3. Quiet private room (from USD 34)

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 Beds
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
192 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very welcoming family comfortable twin beds (we slept so well) great wifi safe parking out front
the room is a bit small if you have 2 large bags but that’s nothing you can complain
she prepared breakfast for us at 7 am with homemade jams thanks andrea hope to see you again
room and amenities were very clean and warm
breakfast was lovely - especially the homemade plum jam
clean and warm place
sparkling clean and comfortable house
everything is clean the bed is fine
the place was clean and cozy
the room was clean comfy and warm
andrea was such a lovely host
andrea is a great host
andrea and bruce were wonderful hosts
andrea and bruce were great hosts
the hosts were also very kind
easy to find and convenient location
the location is perfect if you are also keen on skydiving and canyoning (highly recommended)
their house is located in a quiet area a perfect place to have a rest
it was easy to get from the house to abel tasman national park by car
recommend to everyone who travel motueka or tasman park
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4. Comfy private room (from USD 58)

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 Bathroom
Lower Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand
213 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable room with a deck and view of the orchards
room was large with a lovely view
thoughtful touches like a usb charging station
the room is very comfortable and quiet with a nice garden facing the orchard
lovely homely place with breakfast included
really clean and warming room
it was very clean and comfortable
room is clean and private
everything is spotlessly clean
their place is clean and tidy
they were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcomed
hosts very welcoming and friendly
very friendly hosts lovely stay
lovely place and very pleasant host
great hosts would recommend to others ;-)
such a good address close to abel tasman national park
very well located to explore the able tasman national park
you will enjoy this location for the privacy and beauty
the ideal place to explore the tasman bay area
excellent main road location for us in preparation for our walking tour from motueka
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5. Large, bright room (from USD 59)

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 with Breakfast Included
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
171 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was a good size with tea and coffee making facilities in the room along with bar fridge
bright and spacious rooms coffee and tea available in the rooms as well as a refrigerator
lovely breakfast spread in the morning
beautiful facilities with a lovely breakfast
i particularly enjoyed the french themed room
clean and tidy bedroom and ensuite
the rooms are clean and well designed
everything is new and clean and nice and cozy
large comfortable rooms very clean
the rooms were spacious clean and well-appointed
mary was a very good host
mary is a very kind host
mary is a perfect host
mary is a wonderful host
mary was a wonderful host and her sidekick sidney was adorable
great location walking distance to town with beach not to far away
great location to access able tasman national park
awesome value and location
great location delicious breakfast tastefully decorated home
the breakfast is yummy and the house is in walking distance to the town
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6. Insulated "Chocolate Yurt" for three guests in lovely secluded eco village (from USD 65)

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 yurt
Motueka Valley, Tasman, New Zealand
701 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such beautiful views from the deck and the shower
great view with an open door concept bathrooms and a functional kitchen as well
wow what a place - stunning views great facilities and wonderful hosts
loved waking up to the sunrise & delicious pancakes for breakfast
the outdoor bath and shower provide both privacy and excellent views
so peaceful and clean with such beautiful touches
the yurt is clean cosy and comfortable
this place is heaven on earth a lot more that expected clean designfull view quality
views are magnificent yurt is warm cosy immaculately clean and even more than you would ever expect
lovely host she was very helpful
the hosts are very nice
remko was a lovely host and the breakfast he cooked was delicious
remko was helpful and responsive
she and her family were great hosts and were ready to accommodate to our needs
good location to explore abel tazman national park
stunning location with everything you need for a comfortable stay
only 15 min from motueka but you feel like you are in a totally different place
after traveling all over new zealand this location was our favorite
this is the perfect place to retreat to and remove yourself from the hustle and bustle
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7. Peaceful private room

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 3
Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand
237 reviews
Private room in farm stay 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
dawn upgraded our room free of any charge which gave us more space and privacy
the property is well-kept the kitchen is well-equipped and the kittens are adorable
dawn lets you use her kitchen which has everything you will need to cook a nice meal
nice location amazing views a very cozy and modern house
we also cooked dinner in her very well-stocked and easy to use kitchen
room was very clean and bed comfortable
the house is spotless clean and very comfortable
very clean and comfortable environment to stay in
and the place is clean and nice
the house is very clean and modern
she is a great host
she was such a gracious host
very friendly host marvellous garden and splendid cats
lovely setting and home and gracious host
a lovely friendly host
great atmosphere and great location
perfect location if you want to visit abel tasman and golden bay
good value for money and beautiful location
beautiful location the house was stunningly presented with thoughtful touches
this place was a little paradise for me
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8. Charming private cottage for two near the Abel Tasman Park

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 Cottage
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
110 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
internet access is great and the bed was awesome
the bed is super comfortable wifi works perfectly and the kitchen has everything you need
guests are allowed to use the kitchen which is great
i had full use of the kitchen and the lounge which was great
the room is very nice as described in the offer you will find everything that you need
very clean and welcoming
clean bathroom and kitchen facilities
the house is clean and tidy
very clean nice and spacious room
basic but adequate all very clean
sue is a nice host
the host is very friendly and helpful
sue is a great host
she is also very helpful
sue is an amazing host
good location for abel tasmin etc
the location of the accommodation was ideal for touring abel tasman
great location for those planning a trip around the area
great location for visiting abel tasman
the location is very good a 3min drive to the centre
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9. Quirky private room

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.

Your room is ready!
69 reviews
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

10. Warm, secure and peaceful accommodation

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 accommodation
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
144 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked really well
appreciated the tea and coffee making facilities in the room
room is lovely and nicely decorated with coffee and water
tea and coffee facilities in room which is a bonus
love the finishing touches that blyda adds to the room
everything is clean and impeccable
great place clean and cozy
super clean renovated bathroom and bedroom
our bedroom and bathroom were sparkling clean and comfortable
everything was extremely clean
lovely hosts bed super comfortable
their hospitality was great and we had a nice chat with them whilst meeting their friendly cat maya
really kind and she and her husband try to make you feel at home
the best host we had during the trip
blyda is a kind host available
a convenient location and very easy to access
good location and warmest welcome from the couple
we enjoyed to stay here and motueka is a nice town not far from abel tasman park
this place is centrally located and very good choice for multi days or single night stay
super place to stay for a trip at abel tasman
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11. Cosy one-bedroom cottage

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 Guesthouse
Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand
303 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
particularly the kitchen is all renovated beautiful cabinets refrigerator and microwave and decent kitchenware
adrianna was there to greet us and had kept the heater on which overall made a wonderful welcome
lovely and comfortable and cosy with a heatpump for the cooler months
adrianna's place was absolutely perfect the bed was super comfy
adrianna was really warm and welcoming and left us more than sufficient breakfast supplies
clean tidy and modern
very clean and well done up
great space clean and homely
clean modern and great for a few nights
the guesthouse was perfectly clean and well equipped
she was an amazing host and very accommodating
adrianna is an amazing host
adrianna was a lovely host
great place and adrianna is a lovely host
adrianna was a welcoming and unobtrusive host and we really enjoyed our stay
cute little spot close to town
very cute little guesthouse in a wonderful location near mapua
great location easy to find
located less then 5 min walk from a beautiful beach
good located to visit able tasman national park
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12. Beautiful farm stay

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 Stay
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
50 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms and bathroom were immaculate and the beds were comfortable
the rooms were comfortable and we had a lot of space
we spent 2 nights very comfortable and calm
super tidy and nice with own bathroom and lounge too
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean and cozy
everything is neat and clean
house was very clean well equipped and spacious with a private lounge for guest use
easygoing and very comfortable very clean
brittany was a lovely host and made us (four mature adults) feel welcome
the host was supper friendly and we had a great visit
beautiful home with friendly inviting and relaxed hosts
leila and guy were very welcoming and kind
britanny and her mom are such lovely hosts
good location about 5-10 mins to motueka
certainly one of the most expansive and peaceful locations you’re likely to find on airbnb
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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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