Auckland spoils its visitors for choice when it comes to Airbnb rentals. There’s something for every type of traveller, from the artsy explorer to luxury seekers and the budget-conscious too. Whether you want to stay close to town or are seeking the ultimate romantic retreat, here are some of the most incredible and coolest Airbnbs in Auckland New Zealand.
A tranquil getaway that’s surrounded by native bush and Kauri trees. Also known as the Kauri Chalet, the Romantic Bush Chalet is located in the West Auckland suburb of Titirangi and is within easy walking distance to the region’s famous black sand beaches — Karekare, for instance, is just a short drive away. This stunning, wood-lined accommodation is fully furnished and is completely separate from the host’s house, meaning you’ll get to enjoy plenty of privacy during your stay. A walking track near the rental will take you to French Bay beach and the local yacht club, and the accommodation is also a short drive from some of the region’s best wineries and vineyards.Accommodates: 2 guests
An incredibly stylish, self-contained studio apartment with swimming pool access and amazing seaside views. Its modern decor and fittings have proven to be so popular that this rental earned full bragging rights for being among New Zealand’s most wanted Airbnb properties in 2017. The luxurious apartment has its own kitchenette and bathroom, comes with on-street parking and is located just a 25-minute drive to Auckland city.Accommodates: 2 guests
Here’s a house that strikes a good balance between tranquility and convenience. It is set right by the harbourside, enjoying expansive views of Te Atatu Peninsula and is only 15 minutes away from Auckland city. Guests can choose between two rooms, both of which are fitted with comfy Queen-size beds, and will have their own separate bathroom and toilet to use during their stay. The home’s lounge, dining room and decks are shared — but that’s where you’ll find some of the best views of the seaside.Accommodates: Up to 4 guests
This beautiful renovated cottage is the perfect choice for those who relish the full B&B experience. A stay in The Croft comes with continental breakfasts served at a time that suits you. If that’s not enough to pique one’s interests, the cottage is fitted with everything you’d need to feel right at home, from modern self-catering kitchen amenities to classic furnishings and bedding. A garden area enables guests to access the Cambria Reserve in Devonport as well as the suburb’s much-loved beaches, cafes and restaurants.Accommodates: 2 guests
This is one of two bedrooms available in a stunning modernist townhouse in Herne Bay. Both guest rooms are situated upstairs, and have easy access to a deck overlooking a lovely garden lined by palms, mature oaks and native trees. Guests also love the fact that the entire house feels like an art gallery — the property is filled with interesting artworks and statues. Location is another strong asset for this rental: There’s a park within a couple of minutes’ walking distance, beaches just seven minutes away, the hip bars and cafes in Ponsonby are within a five-minute bus ride and the city centre a mere 15-minute trip by public transport.