Raglan is a small beach town on the North Island of New Zealand. It is best known as a surf town, since it has over eight kilometers (five miles) of amazing surf breaks like Indicators, Whale Bay, Vortex Bay, and Manu Bay, which was actually featured in the movies “The Endless Summer” and “Last Paradise”. Raglan is also home to New Zealand’s first sanctioned surf school and has played host to a number of surf competitions, including the world championship surfing event in 1998. What’s more, Raglan also has a great music scene (especially reggae) and a variety of live music venues such as the Yot Club, Harbour View Hotel, and The Old School. If you are looking for a vacation to spend outdoors or just searching for that perfect wave, then check out this list of Airbnb vacation rentals so you can make those dreams come to fruition.
First up is a peaceful bed and breakfast apartment that overlooks Moonlight Bay. This apartment has three beds (two are part of a trundle bed set), a bathroom, a kitchenette, an outdoor seating area, and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in a lot of sunlight. What’s more, guests will also be within easy reach of a private beach on Moonlight Bay, Raglan Wharf, and the city center, which harbors plenty of restaurants, cafes, galleries, and evening entertainment spots, so you are never far from the fun. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate four guests.
MoonlightBay,Superb Views,Kayak,Beach,Wine TastingRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
Yes, I understand that you may not be completely aware of what a yurt is, but don’t worry, you won’t be in the dark for too much longer. A yurt is a basically a circular studio apartment created in a sustainable manner, for the purpose of disconnecting guests from the hustle and bustle of technology and city life. This spacious yurt comes with a double bed that can sleep two, a sofa, a small kitchen, a bathroom (composting toilet and outdoor bamboo shower with hot water), and an outdoor fireplace, among the other essentials. The hosts are also self-proclaimed foodies and will likely leave you a fun treat to try, so be on the lookout for that! In addition, the yurt is just a five-minute walk away from the town center, where guests will find restaurants, cafes, and more. If this yurt isn’t available for rent, the hosts can recommend another one!
The Raglan Yurt: Experience yurt-life at its bestRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
The three most important factors that draw tourists to New Zealand are undoubtedly relaxing beaches, good surf, and of course, delicious coffee. And fortunately, the Kauri Tree Retreat hits the trifecta with all three. It is within walking distance of Ngarunui Beach, which is not only beautiful in its own right, but also has world-renowned surf breaks. Plus, you are just a few minutes away from amazing coffee places in the town square. If that isn’t enough, other nearby attractions (within 30 minutes) include Waingaro Hot Springs, Raglan Museum, Bridal Veil Falls, hiking trails up Mt. Karioi, and Whine Moe harbor, just to name a few. The retreat itself is actually a bungalow with one bedroom, tow beds, and one bathroom. There is also a small kitchen, a living area, a barbecue space, and modern finishes throughout. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate two guests.
Kauri Tree Retreat. Close to beach, surf, coffee.Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
This peaceful hideaway is just barely hidden away from Lorenzen Bay and Cox Bay, and you will still have beautiful views of both. Located just a 20-minute walk away from downtown Raglan, the studio suite is fully furnished with a king bed, a lofted sofa bed, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a well-appointed living area, a balcony, a small BBQ, as well as kayaks and body boards for use. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate three guests.
Lorenzen Bay Hideaway -Home Theatre & KayaksRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
If you are hoping to be in the center of the town then Joyce is your person. Joyce’s place is not even five minutes away from all the restaurants, shops, cafes, and markets in downtown Raglan. And the amazing location does not mean you have to sacrifice space. You actually have the entire house to yourself, which consists of a bedroom, a bathroom, a full kitchen, a lounge area, a dining area, and an outdoor seating area. Kayaks and fishing gear are provided for those who wish to engage in some water sports. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate two guests.
Joyce's Place in the heart of RaglanRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
This sunny guesthouse is located in a cul de sac just a little outside of the city center. It is about a 20-minute drive away from downtown restaurants and cafes, and just about a five to 10-minute drive away from plenty of surf beaches. The guest suite has a large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette, a living space, a dining area, as well as a shared sun deck and a garden. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate two guests.
Simple but stylish studio spaceRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
No, it’s not an Airbnb in the La Croix factory but rather an Airbnb next to the sparkling waters of the bay. While you are staying in this waterfront property, you will be just a 10-minute walk away from the city center, which is chock full of restaurants, and a two-minute walk away from the beach. This apartment has a bedroom with a plush bed, a clean bathroom, and additional amenities including a private deck, a furnished courtyard, a kitchen, a living area, and a dining area. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate two guests.
'Sparkling Water', great views and locationRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
Welcome to glamping. The Raglan R&R is a luxurious camping (or “glamping”) experience on a rural farm just about 10 minutes away from Raglan. Here, you will have your own luxe tent with a bed and a bathroom. Not only will you get to experience local hospitality, but you will also have access to an expansive deck, luxurious spa amenities under the stars, and some great surf spots! Look forward to daily BBQs on the deck and wine and marshmallow gatherings around the fire pit when you book this lovely tent that can comfortably accommodate two guests.
Raglan R&R - oneRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
And for the last listing today, we have another unique Airbnb experience - a tipi. Yes, you read that right, this rental is for a private room in a very spacious and fully insulated tipi in Raglan. Your rental here includes a private bedroom with a bed, a shared bathroom, a kitchen, an outdoor BBQ, and paddle boards that are best used on high tide. The Airbnb can comfortably accommodate two guests.
The Raglan TipiRaglan, Waikato, New Zealand
If you want to stay a bit out of the Raglan city center, then keep reading to learn more about the Hibiscus Cottage. It is a self-contained studio suite with a plush bed, a clean bathroom, a well-appointed kitchen, a cozy dining area, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas (with a hammock). It is also equipped with beach towels, mats, umbrellas, reading material and anything else you may need for the perfect beach day. If you do feel like going into town, you are technically not that far away since you can get there in just a 10-minute drive. But this is definitely more of a beachfront property than a downtown space. This Airbnb can comfortably accommodate two guests.
Hibiscus Cottage, quiet studio for 2, out of town
Time to get your surf on
So what are you waiting for? Pick one of these lovely Airbnb vacation rentals in Raglan, grab your bathing suit, and start planning the vacation you know you deserve!
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