These are the Airbnb properties that travellers in New Zealand lust over the most, ranging from a “pod” at Arthurs Point to a romantic bush chalet in Auckland.
According to Airbnb, these ten properties are wishlisted the most on the accommodation booking site – and they’re all quite unique.
Read on and you might find some inspiration for your next domestic getaway!
1. Romantic Bush Chalet – Kauri Chalet, Auckland
Set in more than 3000sqm of native bush, this property in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges is private, peaceful and close to the stunning West Coast black sand beaches. The chalet is surrounded by mature Kauri trees, with a private deck overlooking the bush.
2. Woodpecker Bay Bach ~ Life on the edge, Punakaiki
Located on the wild west coast of the South Island, this stunning location with crashing ocean views will blow you away. The Airbnb is a cosy and rustic Kiwi bach, filled with treasures from the past. A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust, so you can feel good about your stay.
3. Sunny cottage with water views, Queenstown
This “character crib” with sea views is the perfect relaxing holiday spot in summer and winter. Situated just at the beginning of the Kelvin Heights Peninsula, this property is close to Queenstown’s central town, as well as being a few minutes from the beach and walking trails.
4. Sea view and Sunsets, Auckland
This peaceful and private studio offers great views of the harbour – perfect for enjoying while relaxing by the pool and listening to bird song. The property is a fully self-contained and luxurious apartment with kitchenette and bathroom.
5. Beachside Self Contained Studio, Christchurch
This self-contained studio apartment is just a one minute walk away from the beach and 30 minutes from New Brighton Pier. With a heated indoor pool, sauna and hot outdoor showers, you’re sure to feel properly pampered in this Airbnb.
6. Lake Wakatipu Alpine Escape, Queenstown
With panoramic views of the Remarkables, this Lake Wakatipu luxury townhouse is the ideal base to enjoy everything that Queenstown has to offer. Make the most of the outdoor deck and take in the fresh mountain air, or enjoy a cold beverage in the summer months.
7. Waikite – 180° Water View Cabin, Coromandel
This unique compact cabin offers a stunning environment with spectacular harbour views. Located 2km from Coromandel Township, swimming, fishing bush walks, art and craft, and local cuisines are right on your doorstep – or just relax and watch the sunset.
8. The Coach House self contained B&B, Napier
Sitting on a hill overlooking a gorgeous Mediterranean garden, the historic Coach House is in easy walking distance of Napier city. With fresh flowers in every room and a fridge stocked with home made jams, marmalade and preserved peaches, you’ll feel right at home in this cosy abode.
9. World Famous! Dunedin – entire house, Dunedin
Stay at the steepest street in the world – Dunedin’s Baldwin Street. Luckily, it’s at the flat end, so walking home won’t be too much of an effort. Close to the University of Otago and a short walk to the city centre, this warm and sunny house is a true Dunner Stunner.
10. Alpine Pod, Arthurs Point
Nestled at the base of the Coronet ski field, this architecturally designed guesthouse is a great escape from the everyday world. While it’s just minutes from downtown Queenstown, you’ll feel like you’re in the country – but with contemporary comforts. Chill in the private courtyard, or have a peaceful swing from the large willow tree – this is a stay to remember.