Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Punakaiki, New Zealand - Updated 2022

airbnb Punakaiki, New Zealand

The best way to enjoy the west coast in New Zealand is by staying at Punakaiki and exploring the natural wonders of this region. The natural attractions around this town won’t cease to amaze you no matter how many times you visit. From the Pancake rocks, beaches, forests, and rivers, to the blowholes. The rugged coastline features a variety of vacation rentals from homestays, hostels, cottages, to apartments. The Paparoa National Park has several spots waiting to be discovered. You can plan to go trekking, stargazing, canoeing, swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing, and even sunbathing in this serene town. Choose from a wide variety of Airbnb vacation rentals to suit any budget:

1. Wharepuni guesthouse in Punakaiki (from USD 114)

Providing one spacious bedroom and one modern bathroom, this chalet is ideal for small families, friends, business travelers, couples and solo adventurers traveling in a group of four adults. The guesthouse is self-contained and equipped with all modernities to make you feel comfortable. Wake up to singing birds, sit outside on the deck enjoying the fresh sea breeze, take a pleasant stroll to the breathtaking Truman Beach which is just a two-minute walk, and drive to the world-famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki. There’s so much to do around here, that you will never get bored!

Wharepuni Guest House Punakaiki
Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
233 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no cell phone coverage but very good wi-fi
really homely cabin with nice views and balcony to enjoy breakfast coffee or a wine
great sound system and unlimited wifi
the view and from the top level including kitchen/dining/decking most pleasant with some ocean seen through the tree tops
a very comfy bed great bathroom and upstairs lounge/kitchen and deck were very well designed
house lovely and clean super cosy
the house is extremely clean and very comfortable
very charming house comfortable beds and spotless clean
the place has everything you need and is nice and clean and cozy
he responded quickly and gave us some great tipsthe place was spotless and what a great location
trevor the manager was very accommodating and good to chat too
brendan was a great host
host very responsive and accommodating
brendan is a fantastic host
very easy to communicate with the hosts as well i highly recommend staying here
great location near truman track
amazing location in the heart of nz west coast
a wondeful place in a stunning location
walking distance to the beach through beautiful bush
we loved the birds and the washing station for mountain bikes
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2. Chalet in Te Miko (from USD 103)

Enjoy your stay at this delightful cottage that comes with two comfortable beds that can accommodate three people. Although it was furnished a couple of years ago, the place still looks like brand new. As a guest, you are granted access to the entire apartment and its facilities, such as WiFi, outdoor BBQ, bathtub, laptop-friendly workspace, free parking on the premises, and an equipped kitchen. The best things about this property are its two large decks that offer picturesque views of Paparoa National Park.

Paparoa Whare
267 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was great so you're not totally cut off
the double bed is superb
kitchen is perfectly adequate and stocked with some basic herbs spices cooking oil coffee sugar and tea
great facilities and great internet very warm and cozy
beautiful garden deck and very comfortable we definitely recommend a stay here
very clean and well presented
clean cosy and comfy lodge
it was very clean and the bed is very comfortable
a very comfortable and spotless retreat
spotlessly clean and everything you need for a great self contained stay
the house manager even came to check on us due to the strom and was very friendly
the location is simply stunning
cute place in a great location - wish we could have stayed longer
5 minute walk to a lovely wild beach
it is super close to the pancake rocks
very close and easy walk to truman track which is highly recommended
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3. Punakaiki holiday house (from USD 332)

For an ultimate West Coast experience, when traveling as a large group of ten people, this is the best vacation rental on this list. Its convenient location by the beach, spacious rooms, and excellent indoor and outdoor amenities make for an ideal holiday home. It is a self-contained property featuring four bedrooms with six beds, two toilets, one bathroom, an open living and dining area, and a modern kitchen. This two-story home has balconies on both levels so that you can enjoy the view and spend your leisure time enjoying the cool breeze. You will have an unforgettable stay here with the towering limestone cliffs on one end, Tasman sea on the other and the Pancake rocks nearby.

Seascapes Punakaiki Holiday House
Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
87 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a heater in every room which is great for travellers who are afraid of cold
nicely decorated clean and tidy place
the beds were comfortable and house was super clean
lovely home clean and welcoming
the house was modern clean with all amenities
jed was very helpful
great location and beautiful house
super close to the pancake rocks
awesome house in a great location
stunning location with warm comfortable house
perfect location in a great space for pancake rocks- wish we’d had more time
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4. Sunset cottage in a beach hostel (from USD 103)

This charming cottage is for those who are looking for a luxury beach escape. It comes with a comfortable bedroom and an ensuite bathroom, making it suitable for solo travelers or couples. The communal kitchen and reception are some of the shared spaces in the hostel. While staying here, make sure to visit the Pancake Rocks.

Sunset Cottage, Beach Hostel
Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
90 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tiny cozy room with a wonderful view
we really enjoyed our stay at the sunset cottage comfortable outstanding view of the beach from our room
a perfect table outside for a morning coffee looking at the waves
the view from the bed was stunning and everything was nice and clean
cooking facilities are outside the cottage but nearby and did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay
space was very clean bed comfortable and rain shower great
clean cozy and right on the beach
very clean and easy to check in/out
this little cottage is very nice clean and cozy
the cottage was clean and cosy and had great views over the ocean
management is incredibly welcoming and helpful
very friendly and helpful hosts
the hosts were very nice too i would happily stay again
the host was incredibly nice and gave lots of tips on things to do in punakaiki
the host (lutz) was very friendly and helpful
absolutely beautiful place right on the beach and walking distance from everything else
great location walking distance to good pub meal beach river and blowholes
lovely little cabin; great location ideal for one night stay
nice location the wave noise took some getting used to
lovely little place right on the sea and a 15 min walk up to the pancake rocks
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5. Tui hill seaview cabin

Whether you are traveling alone or with a partner, this eco-friendly cabin is just what you are looking for. Enjoy a peaceful vacation by staying at this property that offers a cabin with a bedroom for two people. This contemporary property also offers a shared kitchen, bathroom and unlimited wireless internet to keep you entertained. You can also sit in the verandah out front amidst glorious views of the sea, bushes, and birds. Since this is an eco-friendly property, the cabin uses solar power and the hosts do not permit the use of hair dryers, microwaves, etc. You must also visit the Tasman Sea, Blowhole, Pancake Rocks in the near vicinity.

Tui Hill Sea View cabin
Fox River, West Coast, New Zealand
199 reviews
Private room in cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view comfy bed & outside fire place
beautiful views and everything you need very comfy bed
cozy house and nice small cottage
excellent place to stay - lovely people - great view from the window of our room
there is a little kitchen and hot shower next to the hut and strong wifi
cabins are basic but cosy bathroom clean
the cabins are tiny with very comfy clean beds and enough room for your swag
thank you for beeing an extraordinariy host
the hosts are lovely and very helpful
our hosts were very friendly and helpful
lee and andrew were wonderful hosts
lee is a lovely and thoughtful host
wonderful place close to nature pinguïns and glow worms close by
location felt very secure and was very convenient/short drive to pancake rocks (great for sunset)
this is the best place to stay near punakaiki
wonderful location-in the trees but looking out at the sea
great location and good if you like the eco lifestyle
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6. Tui Hill bush-view cabin

Feel at home as you stay in this eco-friendly cabin that is decorated in such a way to give you that relaxed and warm atmosphere you can find in your own house. The studio is equipped with a double bed along with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Staying at this cabin means you can literally walk away to the sea, Pancake Rocks, and the forest whenever you want. You can sit outside on the verandah to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding this property.

Tui Hill Bush View cabin
Fox River, West Coast, New Zealand
162 reviews
Private room in hut 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable wee cabins with lovely view in a peaceful setting
a few gaps at the door but the cozy blanket and the hot water bottles kept us warm
location is awesome with view over the sea from the bed
very comfortable sleep to the sounds of waves
the cabin is comfortable
everything was very clean and comfortable
clean tidy and the hosts are very friendly
this place is beautiful and clean i recommend this bnb thanks for all
it's very nice stay with andrew and lee clean and tidy little cabin funny and friendly hosts all good
knowledgeable and very welcoming hosts
the host was so welcoming and made you feel at home
very friendly and gracious hosts
lee and andrew are lovely hosts and made me feel very at home
lee is a very nice host and very friendly
fantastic base location for paoaroa national park everything so close
excellent cabin to stay in location is amazing
great location overlooking the ocean close to all the wonderful places around punakaiki
a beautiful location with all you need for a night away from civilisation
great location and brilliant hosts
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7. Paradise House

If you choose to book this rustic home, you will be staying at a beachfront location near the Paparoa National Park. This charming house is perfect for those traveling with some travel companions, friends, or family members as it can accommodate eight people. The apartment is equipped with three bedrooms and a bathroom. It also features a walk-in shower, an open kitchen with a large dining area, and a living area with a fireplace. The view of the Tasman Sea from its rooms will spoil you and you will never want to leave this paradise. The lovely outdoor space of this house has an outdoor bath, a lovely deck, and a garden where you can spend your leisure time.

Paradise House
Fox River, West Coast, New Zealand
104 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view from the kitchen and porch
very comfortable and spacious home with incredible views
plenty of space and comfortable beds
this is truly a piece of paradise the facility is large and spacious and the amenities are lovely
easy location incredible views well-kept gardens spacious bathroom well-equipped kitchen
clean and tidy rooms along with the bathroom
it is clean and has everything you need
very comfortable and clean
the kitchen is very well equipped and the lounge/dining area is huge and everything was very clean
laura is a dedicated host; her indications were very clear and they certainly helped
laura was very a very responsive and accommodating host
the host laura popped by to ensure that everything was in order for us
ideal place for a break
absolutely stunning location just steps away from the tasman sea
beautiful location in a very secluded area
paradise house is a very special place with interesting details
an excellent location for exploring this amazing coastline
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8. Beachfront studio apartment

Enjoy a romantic vacation with your partner in this apartment that provides you that feeling of a home away from home, but next to a beach. You can rest comfortably in a spacious bedroom, a private bathroom, full kitchen, and other amenities. Outdoors, there’s a pretty deck facing the sea where you can spend quality time together.

Perfect Strangers beachfront
Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
78 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good shower and other amenities
absolutely wonderful spot amazing view and great beachfront apartment
well fitted out and comfortable incredible views especially the sunset
everything was very clean and had everything we needed for our one night stay
the cabin is tastefully decorated in a modernist style and was very clean and tidy
check in easy comfortable and clean cottage
great place to get away secluded and have access to your own beach nice clean and unique
the house itself is stylishly decorated warm and friendly
this is an amazing location
a stunning place in a beautiful location
stunning accommodation amazing location private beach
gorgeous modern place in an amazing location
our stay at robert’s place was great - a unique and beautiful location very secluded and peaceful
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9. Holiday home at Devery's Creek

This spacious holiday home features three bedrooms and a bathroom for accommodating six people. Located on 12 acres (4.8 hectares) of West Coast rainforest, this property is sure to leave you spellbound with its mesmerizing views. You can sit back and relax on the deck to enjoy the spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and Mt Cook. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare meals as per your convenience. The apartment has plenty of space indoors and outdoors for a family or friends retreat near the creek.

The Bush Hideaway, privacy & wifi, near Punakaiki
Barrytown, West Coast, New Zealand
344 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great bookshelves incredibly comfortable bedding and an unbeatable view
kitchen has everything you need wi-fi is strong good collections of cd and books to read
convenient spacious and comfortable with great views
we had a very cozy and comfortable stay at robyn’s place
beautiful location and view and specious apartment with everything you need
bedroom kitchen and bathroom were clean otherwise could do with a thorough dusting/cleaning
very nice house very clean
bed was super comfortable and bathroom lovely and clean
updates here and there and a better clean would have made our experience better
beautiful hideaway with ocean view very clean and private
it feels like a friend has been kind enough to share their secret bush hideaway with you
the host prepared the fire place for us which was a nice extra touch
robyn was attentive and friendly via several messages back and forth
however all in all a very good host and it met our expectations
perfect night away in a quiet and very private location
handy location and easy to find
great quiet location to relax
great place at a beautiful location where we witnessed a wonderful sunset
good location not far for the pancake rocks
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10. Beach shack oasis

Enjoy a pleasant stay at this studio-style shack that can accommodate two adults. The studio features a bedroom with a super comfortable queen-sized bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. You will also enjoy other facilities such as essentials, heating, and free parking. The property is even more beautiful than its pictures as it is surrounded by a native forest, and it has its own private beach where you can watch mesmerizing sunsets. The hosts are eco-friendly and provide candles and battery lights. If you are traveling with your partner, then there could not be a better vacation home than this for a romantic retreat secluded from the world.

Beach shack oasis.
Fox River 3km north of fox river , West Coast, New Zealand
322 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
still a nice warm bed propane heater propane appliances and of course an amazing beachside view
mighty seas awesome beach fire back to nature toilet nice hot shower
the windows are like natures tv screens
it was quiet clean stylish and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
amazing place with very nice host
our host set up a bon fire ready for our arrival which was lovely
we loved how our hosts lefts us bread chocolate and milk
thanks so much for being a wonderful host
i want to thank the owners for sharing this place because it is one of a kind
the most brilliant location highly recommend
this place is just incredible we really wish we had stayed longer
such a great little cabin in an amazing location
the location was amazingly beautiful and the perfect spot to watch the sunset
amazing location had a great stay perfect little beach shack
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Vacation homes to suit all your needs

Choose amongst the best vacation rentals in the area to find your best match. Do ensure you reserve the property beforehand to avoid any last minute inconvenience as the best properties get sold out sooner.

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