The Coolest Airbnbs in Auckland, New Zealand

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13 August 2020

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Airbnb rentals in Auckland. From the artsy to the explorer, and from the luxury seeker to the budget-conscious, there’s something here for every traveller. Whether you want to stay in the centre of town or are seeking the ultimate romantic retreat, here are some of the coolest Airbnbs in New Zealand.

Romantic Bush Chalet

Short-term Rental
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This tranquil getaway, in the west Auckland suburb of Titirangi, surrounded by native bush and kauri trees (it’s also known as the kauri chalet), is very near the region’s black sand beaches, and Karekare, for instance, is a short drive away. The stunning wood-lined chalet, which sleeps two, is fully furnished and completely separate from your host’s house, so you’ll get to enjoy plenty of privacy during your stay. A nearby track will take you on foot to French Bay Beach and the local yacht club, and you’re also just a short drive from some of the region’s best wineries.

Seaview and Sunsets

Short-term Rental
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This stylish, self-contained studio apartment, with swimming pool access, amazing seaside views and decked out in modern decor and fittings, was among New Zealand‘s most wanted Airbnb properties in 2017. With room for two, the luxurious apartment has its own kitchenette and bathroom, comes with on-street parking and is just a 25-minute drive to Auckland city.

Waterfront Paradise With Awesome Views

Short-term Rental
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Here’s a house that strikes a good balance between tranquility and convenience. Sleeping up to four, it’s set right by the harbourside, enjoying expansive views of Te Atatu peninsula and only 15 minutes away from Auckland itself. Both bedrooms are ensuite and fitted with comfy queen-size beds. The lounge, dining room and decks are shared – but that’s where you’ll find some of the best views of the seaside.

Luxury Devonport B&B – The Croft

Short-term Rental
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This beautiful renovated cottage is the perfect choice for a couple 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 your interests, the cottage is fitted with everything you 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.

Herne Bay Luxury Townhouse – Double Bedroom

Short-term Rental
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There are two bedrooms available in this stunning modernist townhouse in Herne Bay; both are situated upstairs with access to a deck overlooking the lovely garden lined by palms, mature oaks and native trees. Guests also love the fact that the entire house feels like an art gallery, filled with interesting artworks and statues. Location is another plus: there’s a park within walking distance; beaches are just seven minutes away; the hip bars and cafés in Ponsonby are within a five-minute bus ride, and the city centre 15 minutes away on public transport.

These recommendations were updated on August 13, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.