9 stylish New Zealand rentals that prove a ‘staycation’ is the best kind of getaway

4 July 2019

These are arguably the most stylish and, dare we say it, ‘grammable accommodation New Zealand has on offer.

Whether you’re travelling abroad or simply around the country, finding good, let alone great, accommodation within your budget can be difficult.

However, thanks to the online rental marketplace, our accommodation prayers are being answered delivering unique and tailored solutions at much more palatable price points.

And we’re not just talking affordable bed and breakfasts, there are some seriously luxurious properties on the market for rent.

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We’ve scoured the site and culminated a list of our favourite and most stylish homes New Zealand currently has up for rent.

Elms on Lake Hayes

The internationally renowned Imperium Collection (owners of the Eichardt’s Private Hotel) are bringing luxury to Queenstown’s Lake Hayes with three exclusive villas that define elegance and style.

This hillside accommodation with sweeping panoramic views has all the bells and whistles; think patio fireplaces, daybeds and hot tubs, this lavish space has it all and more.

With two 3-bedroom and one 4-bedroom private villa options on offer, plus the option to include all into one expansive space, if you’re looking for style, size and picturesque views, this is your place.

$6000 per night | Click here to book

Puriri Valley

This huge estate with stunning vistas and numerous entertaining areas is the ultimate luxurious retreat. Arguably one of Waiheke Island’s most spectacular properties, this home is a lesson in opulent living. The home boasts eight bedrooms – so is perfect for large groups or numerous families, with more than enough room for everyone.

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The home also offers a separate barn and fully self-contained studio. It is beautifully furnished with areas to suit all interests – an outdoor fire, spa, and private valley walks to name a few. Conveniently located within close proximity of charming Oneroa village and some of Waiheke’s stunning wineries – this is a great place to escape from the city.


$2,040 per night   |   Click here to book 

Cape South Country Escape

Located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, this house is the ultimate country retreat. This private homestead sits elegantly upon its Waimarama property – and includes six en-suite bedrooms. The formal lounge and dining make it the perfect home for all occasions.

The spacious grounds offer a large heated swimming pool, a gym, sauna, and vegetable gardens. This expansive home has been beautifully renovated and still maintains huge amounts of old-world charm. The house is also only 15 minutes from Havelock North where there is plenty to see and eat! Or visit one of Hawke’s Bay’s famous wineries.


$1,100 per night  |  Click here to book 

The Raglan Eco House

If you’re into something a bit more rustic – why not try an eco-house. This relaxed and quirky tiny house is a great place to escape for a romantic weekend away. With everything you need – it is only a short 5-minute walk from town and the beach, tucked away with no noise. A gluten-free vegan breakfast is also provided!


$160 per night   |   Click here to book

The Lodge at Mudbrick Winery

Famed Mudbrick Winery in Waiheke is a great place to enjoy a long lunch – but why not make it a weekend stay at their beautiful rental ‘The Lodge’. You can tell that this home was built with love, and immaculate attention to detail has been paid. The location is also breath-taking – and expansive vistas of beautiful Waiheke Island can be enjoyed from nearly any room in this stunning home.


The home offers three spacious bedrooms, each with their own en suite. As well as a large kitchen, and lots of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located on the vineyard, there are also secret paths leading to both the well-acclaimed restaurant and their tasting room.


$1,001 per night  |  Click here to book 

Lonnekers Beach, Stewart Island

If you’re up for an adventure – why not venture down to Southland and visit untouched Stewart Island. This home offers the ultimate beachfront accommodation while you’re there, with four bedrooms and a van included. This is the perfect base for you and your family to explore the island.


$400 per night   |   Click here to book

Ti Point private beach home

This home has tropical resort style charm, and it’s located only one hour’s drive from Auckland. The house is entirely secluded, surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful native bush. There is also access to a stunning private beach with unobstructed views of Little Barrier Island reserve. The home boasts seamless indoor/outdoor living with ample space for families or a group.


There are five large bedrooms on offer, a generous deck, infinity pool and outdoor kitchen. Located close to character-filled Matakana and relaxing Omaha beach, this is a location for everyone!


$1,750 per night   |  Click here to book 

Warm cosy Yurt in Motueka

Glamping is the newest craze and this might be just the place to try it out for yourself. ‘The Chocolate Yurt’ is a fully insulated 6m glamping tend with a starlight so you can stargaze at night. This private retreat is secluded in the beautiful native bush and comes with an outdoor cooking facility shower and bath with amazing views.


This is a beautiful ‘off the grid’ place to regroup and recharge in a handcrafted inviting atmosphere. There is also a wood burner to provide warmth in the colder months.


$85 per night  |  Click here to book 

The Homestead, Lake Hayes

The Homestead on Queenstown’s serene Lake Hayes is a private paradise. This is a very stylish property with a rich history, originally built in 1906 this property has been lovingly restored by its passionate owners. The property features five large bedrooms, the master remains in the original wing of this historic homestead.

New-Zealand's-Most-Stylish-Airbnb's-Gallery-1000x4002 | The homestead at Lake Hayes

The thoughtful renovations have transformed this home into a contemporary and luxurious getaway. The property has endless features for providing entertainment, including a swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, life-sized chess board and a petanque court. This is the ultimate luxurious getaway in a stunning location.

New-Zealand's-Most-Stylish-Airbnb's-Gallery-1000x4002 | The homestead at Lake Hayes

$5000 per night  |   Click here to book 

Photos: Airbnb, Supplied

This article originally appeared on Homes To Love


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