Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Tauranga, New Zealand - Updated 2022


Found in the northern part of New Zealand, Tauranga is a destination with many things to do and known for more than just its white sandy beaches. Indeed, the beaches are a spectacular sight and they attract numerous visitors each year. However, Tauranga is also known for its mountain landscape and volcanic activities. The majestic Mount Maunganui is a major attraction in Tauranga and a perfect hiking destination. This mountain has an extinct volcano but if you are keen to experience an active one, you should visit White Island a site that can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. Planning a trip to Tauranga? Check out our list of the best 11 Airbnbs in Tauranga, New Zealand.

1. Roomy guest suite with a gorgeous garden (from USD 48)

Boasting a beautiful garden with gorgeous views and barbecue facilities, this roomy rental features one bedroom that can comfortably sleep up to three guests. It is situated only 10 minutes away from the town center, where you can enjoy plenty of dining and shopping options. In case you prefer to make your own meals, there is a well-equipped kitchen on the property. Free parking is available on site for those who are bringing a vehicle.

Nikau Palm Hideaway Studio in Bellevue Tauranga
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
127 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

2. Beautiful tiny house with free parking (from USD 79)

This tiny house boasts well-furnished interiors with wood flooring and floral accents, comfortably accommodating a maximum of two guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up delectable meals. The spotless bathroom comes with shower facilities as well as a washing machine, so you can conveniently take care of your laundry needs. Off-street parking is available for those traveling with a vehicle.

Pendeen Cottage - NEW Tiny Home - No Cleaning Fee!
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
326 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv wifi good quality linnen washer)
it was extremely comfortable and we had the best night’s sleep on the bed
we found it a comfortable and practical place to stay
we felt very relaxed and comfortable during our stay and would definitely stay here again
sparkling clean and inviting
sparkling clean and fully equipped
perfectly clean with lovely touches
it was emaculately clean and well decorated
great space - super clean and beautiful
hosts were very helpful and friendly
friendly hosts and had an enlightening chat with them
the hosts were very friendly and accommodating
not only was the tiny home amazing but the hosts were as well
thank you for the amazing stay and wonderful hosts 10/10 recommend
perfect place very close to everything
great stay at alisons place
cute place very clean and close to tauranga and the mount if you have a car
the attention to detail breakfast and little treats location and description are amazing
a bit too close to a motorway for me but fine for those deep sleepers
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3. Historic rental for four (from USD 47)

This beautiful rental is situated on a historic farm and can comfortably sleep up to four guests. It features a kitchenette where you can prepare simple meals during your stay. Barbecue facilities and cozy outdoor seating areas are available on the property for intimate dinners with your loved ones. The place is air-conditioned to keep guests comfortable on hot summer days. You are also allowed to bring your pets along.

Historic Barn Loft - Private & Spacious
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
437 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern new bathroom with an excellent shower
just as described beautiful & cozy
very warm and comfortable
great bed great water pressure clean great communication recommend
very clean very comfortable and stylish
excellent beautifully clean and so grateful we could take our dog
spacious pristine clean aesthetically pleasing
everything was clean and bright would totally come stay again
lovely friendly hosts definitely recommend
drew and family were wonderful hosts - great recommendations for local fare & fun
drew and karin are brilliant hosts and we will always remember them with great fondness
lovely stylish accommodation with very friendly hosts
this place is lovely our hosts were very kind and helpful and gave us our privacy
perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle while still close enough to entertainment
amazing place beautifully renovated very comfortable and centrally located
absolutely gorgeous little place to stay reasonable price for being so central to tauranga cbd
such an amazing little spot it’s bigger and better than the pictures awesomelocation super close to the mount
great location and value for money super close to everything we needed and they allowed dogs even better
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4. Stylish cottage for five on the edge of Fiordland National Park (from USD 80)

Best for friend groups and small families, this chic and stylish 1950s-inspired cottage can accomodate up to five guests in three different bedrooms. Guests will be able to sleep comfortably in a queen-sized bed with high-quality linens and an ultra-soft mattress for a good night’s sleep. There is also an indoor fireplace for cold and relaxing nights in, air conditioning and heating for the winter and summer months. Guests will have full access to the backyard garden and fully equipped kitchen. Complete with a dining table, ample counter space for cooking and meal prep. The cottage is child-poofed and even has a high chair and a crib for those traveling with kids to Manapouri.

Welcome Home Cottage in Manapouri
Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand
404 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plus points are the the superb heating and the usb charging at all sockets
comfy bed good wifi everything you need to cook
they do provide with big blankets so if you are a fan of that you can keep warm
comfortable accommodation in cosy cottage
the welcome home cottage is a charming cosy space with comfy beds and sofas and plenty of heating
really clean and well laid out
beautiful clean and so cosy
the bathroom was clean with warm water and good pressure
kiwi stylist cottage tidy and clean value to stay a few nights
this is a really lovely warm rustic and very clean house
carolin is very helpful in providing useful information
location was perfect very close to town
great location on your way to the fjords
perfect location to experience doubtful sounds
great location close to the lake and day trip distance to milford sound
great location just a short walk to the boat landing
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5. Gorgeous suite with WiFi (from USD 47)

This lovely one-bedroom rental has a queen bed that can easily sleep two guests and is ideal for a romantic getaway. The private outdoor patio with cozy seating is the perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast, which is complimentary and consists of cereals and fruits.

There is a kitchenette where you can prepare your daily morning brew. It is near the beach and shops, so you can conveniently explore the area. Free WiFi is available for those who want to keep their socials updated.

Garden Studio with Bathroom and Kitchenette
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
622 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially appreciated the efficient heater as the weather turns colder and a super comfortable bed
excellent (high-speed) wifi connection super-clean bathroom and one parking space onsite
a nice and cozy room with everything necessary for a stay and a nice seating area outside
the place was comfortable with everythimg we needed in one place
the bed is ultra comfortable with quality linen
nice clean and private room
sparking clean and stylish place
clean quiet and comfy room
great place n clean very recommended
so clean place and highly recommended
sandy is a very nice host
sandy's an amazing host
1 of the best host ever
sandy you were a great host - thank you
friendly host clear instructions
cute place to stay in very handy location
nice cosy little place ideal for couples 10 to 20 min away from everything
nice location and sandy is very friendly
away from the hustle and bustle nice and quiet
manganui and the town centre are 10-15 min away but there's dinner options closer by as well
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6. Self-contained apartment (from USD 72)

This house rentals in Tauranga has one bedroom and can host up to three guests. Found close to the city centre, you’ll enjoy easy accessibility to the town’s amenities. This lovely rental sits amidst a beautiful tropical garden, a view that you will enjoy from the balcony upstairs. The main space is bright and spacious, with a sectional couch found inside. Hear there is also an open kitchen that is fully equipped, perfect for preparing your own meals. Upstairs you’ll find the bedroom, a large space that’s complemented by bright light coming in via the massive windows. You can walk out onto the balcony through the glass doors and enjoy the spectacular view from there.

Self Contained Apartment Set in Tropical Garden
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
88 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning excellent for a hot summer
the apartment was super spacious with comfortable beds and great air-conditioning
we love the decoration and furniture here it is just comfortable
lovely gardens and a modern home with tv air con dishwasher and washing machine
a lovely space in a peaceful tropical garden sit in bed looking at the trees
everything was very clean
very clean accessible and secluded
amazing scenery clean house & really peaceful
it was very spacious and clean
it was spotlessly clean and provided u with everything we needed
very friendly and helpful hosts
thanks to the hosts
you will not be disappointed with the excellent quality of this home and the wonderful hospitality of the host
beautiful home and good hosts
excellent value for money and hosts were not around so felt like our own place
good location with everything only a short drive away
well located and great for a short stay
we loved that it was close to the local shopping centre/supermarket
comfortable great setting and location
awesome place great location and worth the price
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7. Very comfy home (from USD 25)

Stay in this Airbnb accommodation in Tauranga that can accommodate up to two guests. It’s located very close to a variety of restaurants, entertainment spots, the beach and public transport options. A glass door ushers you into the house, welcoming you to the spacious living room. This space has beautiful furniture making the house a luxurious place to stay. With large windows, the interior has a very genial appeal. Guests will also enjoy amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy bedroom, and a continental breakfast served each morning.

Near new very comfy home
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
464 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
usually this would mean that you have freedom of the kitchen unless specified
the tv in the room is also a nice touch; just like the chocolates next to your bed
amazing wifi is another plus highly recommend this gem of a place in tauranga (:
in particular the bedrooms and toilets are kept sufficiently heated during winter and this helps a great bunch
very good hosts welcoming and provided a very nice breakfast of cereal and toast with coffee/tea
very clean and comfortable
a clean and welcoming place to stay
wonderful clean simple place to stay
very clean and well situated
the accommodation was spotless and comfortable
hugh is very good host
hugh and jenny are wonderful hosts
hugh and jenny are super host
hugh and jenny are great hosts
hugh and jenny were lovely hosts very welcoming and ready to share local advice
great location easy to find and good access to the mount and tauranga
the bus is nice and close and it's a safe feeling home
nice convenient place in tauranga
hugh’s place is a great value great room and great location
good value for money good location and very clean
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8. Sunny, private home close to beach (from USD 54)

Able to host four guests, this two-bedroom accommodation is ideal for a small family on vacation. Found very close to Bayfair Shopping Mall, you’ll enjoy easy access to the area’s amenities. Within a walking distance, you’ll find yourself at a pool and gym where you can take advantage of the awesome facilities there. This lovely house is very stylish, boasting of a spacious living room that’s elegantly furnished. The space is warm and welcoming thanks to the large windows that allow lots of sunlight to pass through. Outside, you can spend time on the patio or even the gazebo. For those who prefer preparing their own meals, there is a fully equipped kitchen perfect for this purpose. The bedroom is a bright space owing to the large windows and a glass door. Through here you can walk out onto the beautiful garden area.

Sunny, private home close to beach
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
308 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nobody could have made us more welcome and the breakfast was outstanding
i forgot to ask for two beds so she sprung one up last minute which was great
janie provides a very warm welcome and has a very comfortable house
very nice and comfortable stay in a very calm area
janie’s house is very clean and comfortable
her house is clean and the bed is comfy
house was neat and clean
janie's place was very cosy and clean
her home is impeccably clean & tastefully decorated
she is a nice host
she is a great host
a lovely home and an amazing host
lovely place and a lovely host
janie was a wonderful host and made us feel at home
great location that can easily access to mount mauao and eateries
loved our stay near the beach walking distance to the beautiful beach
perfect location close to malls and just few minutes to the beach
would definitely stay again as the location is so close to everything beach and shopping
great place great location great hostess :)
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9. Self-contained guest suite (from USD 54)

A lovely place to stay in Tauranga, this one-bedroom apartment can host up to four guests. It’s a five-minute drive from three supermarkets and there are a number of eateries nearby. A sliding glass door ashes you into the main space where there are a queen bed and a flat-screen television. The apartment also has a kitchenette where you can prepare simple meals. If you’re driving to this location, you’ll be happy to know that there’s free parking available for guests.

Self contained, renovated, warm guest-suite
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
203 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and relaxing with that ‘home’ feeling
could be way better with some more basic kitchen amenities eg- bench sink hot plate
two treats that we didn’t expect was the air con and nespresso coffee comfortable beds and styled nicely thanks
bed was amazingly comfortable and was super pleased to have the nespresso coffee
great stay beautifully decorated apartment and thanks for the nespresso coffee
clean and tidy
modern clean tidy and warm
spotlessly clean and very nicely renovated
clean tidy and well-appointed space
a clean comfy and safe place to stay
enjoyed accomodation with lovely hosts
lovely hosts and the place was cozy and nicely styled
great place with lovely hosts
the hosts are lovely and very responsive
friendly and helpful host great place
great location near to everything
perfect location for our trip to see friends in the greerton neighbourhood
we throughly enjoyed our stay super convenient location and we were nice and warm in our rooms
great communication and location very easy to get to from main arterial route
friendly hosts nice location in tauranga
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10. Private studio accommodation

Found only three minutes from the stunning beach and five minutes from the downtown area, this rental places you at a location close to the best attractions and amenities of the town. Able to host two guests, the accommodation is perfect for couples or even solo travelers. This private residence is elegantly furnished and extremely comfy. Inside, you’ll be welcomed by an aura of luxury that’s mostly found in 5-star establishments. The main space holds two couches, a flat-screen television, and double bed. There’s also a kitchenette for preparing basic meals.

Close to Tay Street, Private Studio Accomodation
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
285 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the studio apartment was lovely with all the amenities we needed
the large studio comes with 2 couches and a comfortable bed with tea and coffee provided
tidy comfortable unit presented as described
perfect little room for a couple or yourself
the room was lovely and cosy with a nice sofa a wardrobe and a lovely big bed
clean and cozy
sparkling clean bathroom
super clean and well looked after
the place was very clean and tidy
the bathroom was spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable
kelly’s very friendly host
kelly was a great host and easy to contact
kelly was very accommodating and friendly
kelly is super helpful and efficient
amazing host quick response time & great location
awesome location near the beach
highly recommended location is perfect walking distance to the beach short drive to the main street
location perfect and beaches amazing
very comfortable and close to the beach
great place in the mount
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11. Superb studio

If you love hiking then you’ll enjoy staying in this rental as it’s found close to Mt. Maunganui. Also, the beach is only a short distance away and the area also has a number of shops and cafes that you can explore. This studio apartment has enough space to accommodate up to four guests. It’s located on the building’s ground floor and is accessible via a private entrance. The rental has all the amenities you’ll find in a modern home making this an ideal place to stay. You’ll enjoy facilities like a fully equipped kitchen where you’ll be able to prepare simple meals. The living space has a sofa bed and a large flat screen television. In case you need any assistance, the hosts are found upstairs.

Superb Studio, Mount Maunganui
58 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 4 Guests

12. Secluded haven

Rent out this modest but elegantly furnished private room found just a few steps from the center of town. A 12-minute drive will take you to the mountains, a perfect spot for hiking lovers. Despite the rental’s proximity to the city center, it’s found in a very quiet location. You can easily access various restaurants on foot. This accommodation has the capacity to host up to two guests. Inside, you’ll enjoy facilities like a queen bed, a flat screen television, and a private bathroom. Other amenities available to you here include free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.

Secluded haven with 24-hour entry and ensuite.
55 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. Room in a guesthouse

Rent out this private room found in a guest house that is very close to the city center. Tauranga hospital and the beach are also quite close. This room is perfect for couples or even solo travelers as it can accommodate up to two guests. Inside you’ll enjoy a comfortable queen bed in a wonderfully decorated space. From the room, you can walk out onto a balcony, a place you’ll spend time enjoying the breathtaking view. Guests are also able to access the kitchen and the dining room of the house. There is also a spacious living room where you can enjoy a relaxing evening at the end of a thrilling day out. Other amenities available to you are free Wi-Fi and bikes for rent.

T4 WaterView & Bike + Ultrafast Internet @ AVENUES
90 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

14. Private room in a guest house

If you’re traveling alone or with a loved one, consider staying in this private room located close to the beach. Bayfair Shopping Center is also a short walk from here. The guest house has four bedrooms and you can rent out all the bedrooms or just one of the rooms. You might have other guests staying with you so it’s a good opportunity to interact. The room you rent house has two single beds. Guests also have access to the kitchen and the spacious living room. You can also store your food in the fridge or the kitchen cabinets.

L1 ☀️Chill & Relax @ the Beach
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
131 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was big and had good natural light
the interior in our room was so nice and cozy
had to book out a second room last minute and was perfect for additional guests
hot water bottles waiting on the bed we're welcoming on cool winter evening
a great place to stay simple instructions and spacious kitchen great shower and amenities 10/10
was very clean and tidy
super clean and tidy place
clean new quiet - recommended
super clean and hosts have excellent communication and are very accommodating
everything was clean pretty and comfy
great host and great place to stay
prompt comprehensive helpful comms from host
everything else was great though never met the hosts as it’s self check in so can’t comment on that
other guests were very helpful and friendly
great place close to everything
great location - away from hustle and vault but central to everything the mt
fantastic location so close to shops and beach
good place close to the mall :)
great place to stay good location shops and mall very near
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15. Modern hideaway

This elegant guest suite has the capacity to host up to four guests. It’s a bright and beautiful space that boasts of modern décor and stunning furniture. Inside, you’ll be welcomed by a stylish sofa that transforms into a bed for two. The space also has a kitchenette where guests can prepare their own meals. A double bed is found in the sleeping area promising total comfort to guests. The rental also has a flat screen television with Netflix available. There’s also free Wi-Fi offered here.

Modern Hide-away
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
537 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and a wonderful touch of a smart tv
it was awesome and stylish loved the furniture and the bathroom
this cozy spot has easy access with it's own entrance and all the amenities we needed
sabine's place is really gorgeous with lovely furnishings it's comfy and welcoming and loved the apple tv
the amenities and cleanliness of the apartment are well taken care of
nice clean and quiet
the place was very nice clean and cozy
very comfortable super clean and super modern
sabine's place is clean stylish and modern
very cosy warm and clean
the host is easily reachable with quick response
the hosts were really lovely and accommodating
the hosts are nice and friendly showing us around the apartment to make us feel welcome
lovely hosts who couldn't be more helpful
good value and good host
awesome stay in a great location
very comfortable stay in a lovely neighbourhood
location is quite easy to find and the room is very cozy
perfect place quiet and catered to all our needs
wonderful spot close to everything wonderful hosts
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A heavenly destination

From the towering mountain to the stunning beach and a spectacular ocean view, this heavenly destination is one you should spend time in. Thankfully, with our list of Airbnbs in Tauranga, New Zealand above, you’ll be able to stay in a luxurious accommodation while here. Go ahead and book a rental today.

Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Tauranga

1. Which are the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Tauranga?

Not all holiday homes in Tauranga accept pets, but there are a few hosts that will happily welcome you and your fur baby. So check out these Airbnbs for options: the self-contained guest suite and the stylish cottage.

2. Which Airbnbs in Tauranga are good for families?

There are lots of things to consider when traveling with your family, one is accommodation. If you need help, you can choose from these family-friendly Airbnbs: the private home, the stylish cottage, and the superb studio.

3. Which are the best romantic Airbnbs in Tauranga?

If you’re in the look for romantic accommodation in Tauranga, these Airbnbs are perfect for couples and will instantly set a special mood during your vacation: the self-contained apartment, the secluded haven, and the private home.

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