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:
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 PunakaikiPunakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsno cell phone coverage but very good wi-fireally homely cabin with nice views and balcony to enjoy breakfast coffee or a winegreat sound system and unlimited wifithe view and from the top level including kitchen/dining/decking most pleasant with some ocean seen through the tree topsa very comfy bed great bathroom and upstairs lounge/kitchen and deck were very well designedhouse lovely and clean super cosythe house is extremely clean and very comfortablevery charming house comfortable beds and spotless cleanthe place has everything you need and is nice and clean and cozyhe responded quickly and gave us some great tipsthe place was spotless and what a great location
Host:trevor the manager was very accommodating and good to chat toobrendan was a great hosthost very responsive and accommodatingbrendan is a fantastic hostvery easy to communicate with the hosts as well i highly recommend staying hereRead more reviewsgreat location near truman trackamazing location in the heart of nz west coasta wondeful place in a stunning locationwalking distance to the beach through beautiful bushwe loved the birds and the washing station for mountain bikes
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.
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was great so you're not totally cut offthe double bed is superbkitchen is perfectly adequate and stocked with some basic herbs spices cooking oil coffee sugar and teagreat facilities and great internet very warm and cozybeautiful garden deck and very comfortable we definitely recommend a stay herevery clean and well presentedclean cosy and comfy lodgeit was very clean and the bed is very comfortablea very comfortable and spotless retreatspotlessly clean and everything you need for a great self contained stay
Host:the house manager even came to check on us due to the strom and was very friendlyRead more reviewsthe location is simply stunningcute place in a great location - wish we could have stayed longer5 minute walk to a lovely wild beachit is super close to the pancake rocksvery close and easy walk to truman track which is highly recommended
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 HousePunakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsa heater in every room which is great for travellers who are afraid of coldnicely decorated clean and tidy placethe beds were comfortable and house was super cleanlovely home clean and welcomingthe house was modern clean with all amenities
Host:jed was very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful housesuper close to the pancake rocksawesome house in a great locationstunning location with warm comfortable houseperfect location in a great space for pancake rocks- wish we’d had more time
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 HostelPunakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewstiny cozy room with a wonderful viewwe really enjoyed our stay at the sunset cottage comfortable outstanding view of the beach from our rooma perfect table outside for a morning coffee looking at the wavesthe view from the bed was stunning and everything was nice and cleancooking facilities are outside the cottage but nearby and did not detract from the enjoyment of our stayspace was very clean bed comfortable and rain shower greatclean cozy and right on the beachvery clean and easy to check in/outthis little cottage is very nice clean and cozythe cottage was clean and cosy and had great views over the ocean
Host:management is incredibly welcoming and helpfulvery friendly and helpful hoststhe hosts were very nice too i would happily stay againthe host was incredibly nice and gave lots of tips on things to do in punakaikithe host (lutz) was very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsabsolutely beautiful place right on the beach and walking distance from everything elsegreat location walking distance to good pub meal beach river and blowholeslovely little cabin; great location ideal for one night staynice location the wave noise took some getting used tolovely little place right on the sea and a 15 min walk up to the pancake rocks
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 cabinFox River, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsamazing view comfy bed & outside fire placebeautiful views and everything you need very comfy bedcozy house and nice small cottageexcellent place to stay - lovely people - great view from the window of our roomthere is a little kitchen and hot shower next to the hut and strong wificabins are basic but cosy bathroom cleanthe cabins are tiny with very comfy clean beds and enough room for your swag
Host:thank you for beeing an extraordinariy hostthe hosts are lovely and very helpfulour hosts were very friendly and helpfullee and andrew were wonderful hostslee is a lovely and thoughtful hostRead more reviewswonderful place close to nature pinguïns and glow worms close bylocation felt very secure and was very convenient/short drive to pancake rocks (great for sunset)this is the best place to stay near punakaikiwonderful location-in the trees but looking out at the seagreat location and good if you like the eco lifestyle
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 cabinFox River, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewscomfortable wee cabins with lovely view in a peaceful settinga few gaps at the door but the cozy blanket and the hot water bottles kept us warmlocation is awesome with view over the sea from the bedvery comfortable sleep to the sounds of wavesthe cabin is comfortableeverything was very clean and comfortableclean tidy and the hosts are very friendlythis place is beautiful and clean i recommend this bnb thanks for allit's very nice stay with andrew and lee clean and tidy little cabin funny and friendly hosts all good
Host:knowledgeable and very welcoming hoststhe host was so welcoming and made you feel at homevery friendly and gracious hostslee and andrew are lovely hosts and made me feel very at homelee is a very nice host and very friendlyRead more reviewsfantastic base location for paoaroa national park everything so closeexcellent cabin to stay in location is amazinggreat location overlooking the ocean close to all the wonderful places around punakaikia beautiful location with all you need for a night away from civilisationgreat location and brilliant hosts
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 HouseFox River, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsamazing view from the kitchen and porchvery comfortable and spacious home with incredible viewsplenty of space and comfortable bedsthis is truly a piece of paradise the facility is large and spacious and the amenities are lovelyeasy location incredible views well-kept gardens spacious bathroom well-equipped kitchenclean and tidy rooms along with the bathroomit is clean and has everything you needvery comfortable and cleanthe kitchen is very well equipped and the lounge/dining area is huge and everything was very clean
Host:laura is a dedicated host; her indications were very clear and they certainly helpedlaura was very a very responsive and accommodating hostthe host laura popped by to ensure that everything was in order for usRead more reviewsideal place for a breakabsolutely stunning location just steps away from the tasman seabeautiful location in a very secluded areaparadise house is a very special place with interesting detailsan excellent location for exploring this amazing coastline
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 beachfrontPunakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsgood shower and other amenitiesabsolutely wonderful spot amazing view and great beachfront apartmentwell fitted out and comfortable incredible views especially the sunseteverything was very clean and had everything we needed for our one night staythe cabin is tastefully decorated in a modernist style and was very clean and tidycheck in easy comfortable and clean cottagegreat place to get away secluded and have access to your own beach nice clean and unique
Host:the house itself is stylishly decorated warm and friendlyRead more reviewsthis is an amazing locationa stunning place in a beautiful locationstunning accommodation amazing location private beachgorgeous modern place in an amazing locationour stay at robert’s place was great - a unique and beautiful location very secluded and peaceful
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 PunakaikiBarrytown, West Coast, New ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat bookshelves incredibly comfortable bedding and an unbeatable viewkitchen has everything you need wi-fi is strong good collections of cd and books to readconvenient spacious and comfortable with great viewswe had a very cozy and comfortable stay at robyn’s placebeautiful location and view and specious apartment with everything you needbedroom kitchen and bathroom were clean otherwise could do with a thorough dusting/cleaningvery nice house very cleanbed was super comfortable and bathroom lovely and cleanupdates here and there and a better clean would have made our experience betterbeautiful hideaway with ocean view very clean and private
Host:it feels like a friend has been kind enough to share their secret bush hideaway with youthe host prepared the fire place for us which was a nice extra touchrobyn was attentive and friendly via several messages back and forthhowever all in all a very good host and it met our expectationsRead more reviewsperfect night away in a quiet and very private locationhandy location and easy to findgreat quiet location to relaxgreat place at a beautiful location where we witnessed a wonderful sunsetgood location not far for the pancake rocks
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 ZealandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsstill a nice warm bed propane heater propane appliances and of course an amazing beachside viewmighty seas awesome beach fire back to nature toilet nice hot showerthe windows are like natures tv screensit was quiet clean stylish and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
Host:amazing place with very nice hostour host set up a bon fire ready for our arrival which was lovelywe loved how our hosts lefts us bread chocolate and milkthanks so much for being a wonderful hosti want to thank the owners for sharing this place because it is one of a kindRead more reviewsthe most brilliant location highly recommendthis place is just incredible we really wish we had stayed longersuch a great little cabin in an amazing locationthe location was amazingly beautiful and the perfect spot to watch the sunsetamazing location had a great stay perfect little beach shack
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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