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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Motueka, New Zealand - Updated 2020

Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Motueka, New Zealand - Updated 2020
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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 43)

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
397 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and quiet
very comfortable
great studio with private bathroom
comfortable studio for a night
there is lovely cotton bed linen
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy
quiet and clean
very clean
the studio is really nice, clean, cosy
nice place exactly as described
Host:
very friendly and helpful hosts
they sent us a long list of recommendations that was very helpful
they gave us a huge number of helpful recommendations for food and activities
lovely hosts
lovely friendly people
Location:
cute place, great location
cute little place right in the centre of motueka
handy to two supermarkets and lots of great places to eat
the house is located within only a few minutes of walking distance to the town center where theres plenty of eat and drink options
their list of recommendations for places to visit and local restaurants is the best!
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2. Cosy one-bedroom cottage (from USD 80)

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
278 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm and cosy, with plenty space and amenities
very comfy bed and good shower
very comfy bed
very comfortable and quiet
the guesthouse was cozy and the bed large and comfy
Cleanliness:
beautiful, clean and homely
clean, tidy and modern
lovely place and very stylish decorated
the apartment is beautifully appointed and spectacularly clean
a very clean,light and bright cottage feel to this space
Host:
very sweet and friendly
she was an amazing host and very accommodating
above average
house is nice and comfy
adrianna was really warm and welcoming and left us more than sufficient breakfast supplies
Location:
very cute little guesthouse in a wonderful location near mapua
located less then 5 min walk from a beautiful beach
convenient location
a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach with awesome sunsets
a quick walk to the beach, and the little nearby wharf area had a few good restaurants
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3. Peaceful private room (from USD 40)

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:
only one shared toilet which is bit difficult in morning
we had a private room and shared a bathroom with another couple
sharing stories, wine and jokes with dawn added the finishing touches to a long weekend in nelson
highly 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 cats
Cleanliness:
the whole property is lovely, everything is very clean, the whole house is furnished nicely and with care
the house is very clean and modern
awesome place, immaculately clean and very hospitably operated!
and the place is clean and nice
really clean accommodation
Host:
very relaxed friendly atmosphere
very friendly host, marvellous garden and splendid cats
she was such a gracious host
she made us feel so welcome, and her home is extremely comfortable and beautiful gardens, hot tub etc
she is a nice host, haves a lovely house and our daughter likes the cats
Location:
beautiful location in tasman
beautiful gardens in process
nice gardens and patio area to relax in
many place to visit around
so peaceful
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4. Lovely, cosy studio (from USD 53)

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
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed
the studio is spacious, cosy and well-equipped
the bed is comfortable and the fridge has homemade jam
the bathroom is also modern
a definite highlight
Cleanliness:
clean, central, comfortable spot
the unit was very clean and bright and nicely placed for our travels
the cottage was very good equipped, it was lovely and very clean
jay & kates place was very clean and tidy, the description was accurate
it is clean, well equipped and jay & kate are very polite!
Host:
very helpful friendly host
very friendly helpful host
very friendly and helpful
they 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 comfortable
they are both very pleasant and easy going hosts who made a big effort to make us feel comfortable
Location:
very conveniently located, within walking distance of all the shops/restaurants
the location is very convenient, being a 10 minute walk to the main street: grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, and other shops
quiet location
perfect location for exploring the national parks nearby
good location near all needs
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5. Quiet private room (from USD 33)

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
137 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable
the beds were comfortable and room was cosy but not huge
andrea knocked the door at sharp 6am and asked me if i need any coffee or tea
our room was small, but had everything we needed
the house is lovely and room is cozy and warm
Cleanliness:
clean and warm place
the house is also very clean and comfortable
the place is very clean and comfortable
clean and comfortable
warm and clean house, comfortable bed
Host:
very nice family
very friendly hosts
very friendly and well organised
they definitely have a great sense of hospitality !
she is incredibly welcoming, answered our many questions, and provided a yummy breakfast
Location:
her place is very central located, only a few minutes drive from the main stree
good location
the house is close to the main street
their house is located in a quiet area, a perfect place to have a rest
well recommened for people looking for a bit of quiet time away or doing a course at nac around the corner
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6. Comfy private room (from USD 50)

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
158 reviews
Private room in cottage 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very tidy bathroom
the room was cosy and beds comfy
the room was comfortable and tidy with a great view
the room is nice, the bed is very comfy and the room sleeps 3
the bedroom is very large as is the ensuite
Cleanliness:
their place is clean and tidy
the roomwas very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed
really clean and warming room
mike and cath's place is clean, spacious, comfortable and exactly as described
it was very clean and comfortable
Host:
very friendly, helpful and hospitable
very friendly hosts
they were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcomed
they were helpful and knowledgeable about the activities in and around motueka
lovely welcoming hosts
Location:
central location
a very quiet location
great location
great location
the terrace and jacuzzi are a big+
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7. Large, bright room (from USD 56)

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 Breakfast
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
120 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was a good size with tea and coffee making facilities in the room along with bar fridge
our room was immaculate, special touches and attention to detail
very high standard
both bedrooms were large with comfy beds and pillows and a small fridge and supplies to make coffee
lovely large bedroom and bathroom
Cleanliness:
the rooms were spacious, clean, and well-appointed
the rooms are clean and well designed
clean and tidy bedroom and ensuite
the rooms are spacious and extremely cozy
very clean
Host:
wonderful host and beautiful house
very nice house
she was a great host and she even shared her friends with us
nice and well appointed accommodations
mary was an amazing host and her accommodation outstanding
Location:
the house is in a quiete area but only 15 minutes walk to the town centre
quiet neighborhood
lots of cycle trails in local area too
good location
great location , walking distance to town with beach not to far away
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8. Beautiful farm stay (from USD 100)

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 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was just as described
comfortable environment with wonderful bed, clean and spacious bathroom, super powerful shower, and a well equipped kitchen
a very comfortable place
the internet was on the slow side
it was very handy that we could use the kitchen
Cleanliness:
everything is neat and clean
clean house
easygoing and very comfortable! very clean
their home is very spacious and very thoughtfully decorated
house 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 farm
they answered to all our requests and gave us advice
love their warm and friendly farm animals and especially the very endearing millie, their dog
leila and guy were very welcoming and kind
great hosts
Location:
good location
great starting point for treks or visits to abel tasman by launch or walking
close to town, but not walking distance
good location, about 5-10 mins to motueka
it was only a few minutes out of town, the neighbors dog barked quite a bit at night
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9. Insulated "Chocolate Yurt" for three guests in lovely secluded eco village (from USD 73)

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
461 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yurt is comfortable and cozy (wonderful bed and duvet) and the kitchen has everything you need to make dinner
massive bed, really comfy
very comfortable with great outdoor shower/ bath
fab shower
the outdoor bath/shower was amazing
Cleanliness:
what an awesome place! amazing views, cozy, clean and comfortable
the outdoor bath and shower provide both privacy and excellent views
the yurt itself has amazing views, is spacious and spotlessly clean
so peaceful and clean with such beautiful touches
the outdoor bath was amazing, and we enjoyed every bit of our stay
Host:
the hosts are very nice
tessa greeted us the moment we arrived and gave us a warm welcome
tessa gave us a very warm welcome then left us to it
tessa and remko were great hosts and so helpful
tessa and remko are also great hosts
Location:
a beautiful and peaceful place to stay
so exceptional that my partner is seriously considering buying some land and building a yurt
lots of bird life with outstanding views
peace and quiet listening to the birds such a great place to do very little
nestled amongst regenerating bush, enjoy the birds and view back across the valley to the harbour
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10. Charming private cottage for two near the Abel Tasman Park (from USD 36)

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:
we could use all facilities (kitchen, tv
the room was warm and the bed was super comfortable
the bedroom is spacious and the bed very comfortable
the bed is super comfy and the use of the kitchen was great
spacious room and comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
the house is clean and tidy
very clean and welcoming
very clean, nice and spacious room
the place is awesome and has a spacious and clean bedroom
sue runs a very comfortable, clean house
Host:
very warm and nice! sue is a great person and really friendly
the host is very friendly and helpful
sue was very welcoming
sue was very nice and friendly
sue was very hospitable and made us feel right at home
Location:
well located - just a little walk to the main town
central location
it's very close to a public walk circuit which can take you to the coast and around an estuary
the location is very good, a 3min drive to the centre
if you like a cottage atmosphere with a rural and garden outlook, but not far from town and restaurants, this is the place for you
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11. 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

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12. Warm, secure and peaceful accommodation (from USD 36)

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:
very quiet room with warm snd comfortable bed
the bed was comfortable and the room was well equipped
the bed is very comfortable
the bathroom is very spacious with a great shower
blyda's place is spotless and has kittle and bottle of water in the room so you can have coffee or hot tea in the room
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean bathroom
everything is clean and impeccable
great place, clean and cozy
room is lovely and nicely decorated with coffee and water
it is a wonderful, spacious and very clean house
Host:
we spent 3 wonderful days at motueka with blyda and her husband
we had a great stay with this lovely friendly and hospitable couple who made us feel right at home
very nice stay with super friendly hosts
very friendly host
they shared with us their home and made us feel home
Location:
close to city center
a convenient location and very easy to access
their place is found in a very good location on the way to abel tasman and very close to the centre of motueka
beautiful place and outstanding hospitality
surrounding is quiet and you can walk to the center
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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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