Auckland is gorgeously positioned on the coast with browsing seashores, islands, wineries, rainforest and sizzling springs all inside miles of the centre. It’s typically ranked as providing among the many highest high quality of life on this planet, and is crammed with lovely neighbourhoods, starting from hipster enclaves to browsing hubs. As all the time, Airbnb offers you the possibility to expertise that way of life, staying in a neighborhood’s residence. Right here’s our choose of the most effective Airbnbs in Auckland. We went there as a part of our epic North Island highway journey itinerary.
The place to remain in an Airbnb in Auckland
In the event you’re planning on doing plenty of sightseeing then staying in Auckland CBD is your greatest guess. There are many excessive rises with quite a lot of Airbnb residences, plus some seaview choices by the harbour.
Ponsonby is Auckland’s prime hipster space, centered round Ponsonby Highway, which has loads of cafes, eating places and trendy boutiques. There are many Airbnb homes and residences each in Ponsonby and the encompassing space the place you possibly can stroll to all of the meals vehicles, craft beer bars and extra.
Parnell and Newmarket
Parnell is an upscale, quaint space of the town with plenty of fancy boutiques and eating places. It’s proper subsequent to Newmarket, which is a classy, style district. Each have lovely Airbnbs housed in characterful buildings.
St Marys And Herne Bay
St Mary’s Bay and Herne Bay are suburbs of the town recognized for his or her attractive views from Edwardian houses. They’re near the CBD whereas additionally being close to plenty of fairly little coves and seashores.
Titirangi is a residential space/village on the sting of Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, making it place to remain to benefit from the native rainforest and shoreline. It’s about 20 minutes from Auckland CBD.
In the event you’re searching for surf, Piha is the place to go. It’s a land of seashores, rugged shoreline and tree-covered valleys, and a few significantly trendy and quirky locations to remain. Do keep in mind it’s fairly far outdoors the town centre (45 minutes drive).
The Greatest Airbnbs in Auckland
Greatest Airbnbs in Auckland CBD and the Harbour
Sub-Penthouse Residence on Panoramic Wharf
This beautiful sub-penthouse house has a modern trendy design with floor-to-celing home windows and sweeping sea views throughout the marina. The massive, sunny patio has loads of seating and an idyllic swing seat, to drink within the ocean views. It’s small, however the views add area, and it’s in straightforward strolling distance to metropolis centre sights.
What the friends say: “The house was every part we would have liked, nice views over the marina, watching the boats, the swing seat was a beautiful plus. The house is strolling distance to the skytower and the hop on hop off bus cease, which was nice. Near the bars and eating places however not too shut to listen to any noise at evening. I might extremely suggest staying right here once more.”
This fantastically designed house is housed in a landmark constructing that was as soon as Auckland’s most liked division retailer. Near retailers and eating places across the Business Bay, the newly renovated house has a contemporary design with vibrant pops of color from trendy interiors. There’s a full kitchen with a Nespresso machine, French Press and quite a lot of espresso pods, together with a cushty king-sized mattress.
What the friends say: “Natalie’s house is gorgeous and trendy. Liked all the colors by the house. Location is ideal – very central. We liked our keep and would positively suggest to others.”
AirBnB itemizing: Deluxe Heritage
Value: From $170 per evening
Sleeps: 2 individuals (one mattress)
Downtown Boho Sanctuary
This light-filled, boho-inspired downtown studio house is a small however inviting area with hardwood flooring, quirky prints and trendy furnishings. A white tiled toilet with each a shower and bathe, properly geared up kitchenette and fairly pastel shade create a relaxed sanctuary amid the downtown.
What the friends say: ” The profile of the property attracted me to this place at first, and I used to be not disillusioned, it’s precisely as marketed. I had a terrific 3 evening keep right here, it’s a excellent location to discover the CBD. Having the ability to use the rooftop pool and gymnasium had been an added bonus, and the suggestions supplied by Zeenie and Sarah made it simpler to take pleasure in my keep.”
Housed in one of the vital iconic previous buildings of Auckland, The Stujio is a properly crafted, boutique fashion house. Lovely plank wooden flooring and an abundance of vegetation create a chilled area. And regionally made hand-crafted furnishings, a soaking tub and heated towel rails create a sense of luxurious. Company even have entry to the rooftop pool.
What the friends say: “Nice house for a brief keep in Auckland. Beautiful vegetation and decor, pretty picket flooring, snug mattress, fabulous tub, handy location. Would positively keep once more.”
AirBnB itemizing: The Stujio
Value: From $160 per evening
Sleeps: 2 individuals (one mattress)
This loft house has taken benefit of its 3.6m excessive ceilings to maximise the dwelling area and create a mezzanine for the bed room. Impressed by the sub-tropical rainforest of West Coast Auckland, the house has a tropical theme with plenty of vegetation all through. In addition to the mezzanine bed room, there’s additionally a settee mattress within the dwelling space.
What the friends say: “We’ve spent 2 nights at this lovely house proper within the metropolis middle of Auckland. You step outdoors the door and are surrounded by the vivid vibe the town has to supply – bars, eating places, buying alternatives. As a result of all of the vegetation within the house, it felt like a small oasis and was excellent to take care of our jet lag. We extremely suggest staying right here.“
AirBnB itemizing: Jungle Residence
Value: From $132 per evening
Sleeps: 3 individuals (two beds)
Lovely metropolis views, floor-to-ceiling guide cabinets, and plush chartreuse sofas are the hallmarks of this luxurious house. A calming, king sized sleigh mattress, marble tiles, double sinks within the toilet and a deep bathtub to sink into add luxe touches pretty much as good as any boutique lodge.
What the friends say: “The placement of this pretty house was unbelievable, proper within the centre of downtown Auckland, very close to to the Skybus cease (helpful for airport) and 5 minutes from ferry terminals. The house was tremendous trendy, with quirky vintage furnishings and many books and magazines. I significantly favored the toilet which was very spacious and trendy. I might suggest this house and would positively keep right here once more.”
AirBnB itemizing: Luxurious Residence
Value: From $174 per evening
Sleeps: 2 individuals (one mattress)
Greatest Airbnbs in Ponsonby
This two-bedroom flat is tucked into the mid-level of a basic early 1900’s fashion villa in Ponsonby. The flat has two balconies, with one totally surrounded by lush greenery, so that you could be immersed in nature throughout the metropolis. The deck seems over to the Sky Tower. Impeccably furnished in impartial shades with fascinating wall artwork, the flat is an oasis of calm and tranquility.
What the friends say: “An especially trendy place in an ideal location. It is vitally properly geared up and all is of a excessive commonplace and scrupulously clear. It additionally has a superb giant bathe and really snug giant beds with good high quality bedding. Thanks to Robyne and her staff.”
AirBnB itemizing: Ponsonby Villa
Value: From $199 per evening
Sleeps: 4 individuals (two beds)
Storybook Studio Cottage
This quaint little studio cottage packs loads of allure into a little bit area. The beautiful blue picket home has its personal personal deck with chairs to loosen up and take within the views of the encompassing backyard and metropolis skyline. Tea, espresso and different provides can be found within the totally geared up kitchen. And it’s a stone’s throw from neighbourhood parks and city centre.
What the friends say: “Fab cottage for exploring Auckland and nice base for beginning or ending a NZ vacation. Location nice close to Ponsonby and v fast Uber or 105 bus into city. Has every part you want and the chairs and desk outdoors are so good for when it’s pretty out.”
Leafy City Getaway
Nestled on the sting of a nature reserve, this trendy leafy getaway is a real oasis within the metropolis. Surrounded by native bush and with the background music of birdsong, it’s the proper place to loosen up. Giant bifold doorways create a continuum between the indoors and outside, and calming impartial colors spotlight the plush foliage, seen from each window. Quiet down on comfortable beanbags on the outside deck or nestle on the couch – that is our primary favorite Airbnb in Auckland.
What the friends say: “All the things the critiques say about this place is true. Such an exquisite environment to spend the final couple of nights of my journey in NZ. Sitting outdoors on the deck watching the Tui bounce across the bushes can’t be overwhelmed. It even rained barely and was nonetheless lovely, there’s sufficient masking to remain dry and it gave it an actual rainforest vibe. The opposite huge plus for me was the consistency of design. All the things feels prefer it suits collectively. Lovely place, great space, can solely suggest.”
Greatest Airbnbs in Parnell
Personal Backyard Paradise
The star of the present at this cute and vibrant suite is the plush personal backyard, artfully landscaped with bushes, vegetation and a welcoming hammock. Each the dwelling space and bed room lead out on the patio, providing views throughout the backyard and creating a pleasant indoor/outside area.
What the friends say: “Camille and Ben’s place was so pretty – in a phenomenal neighbourhood with a very pretty eating places and cafes proper across the nook. We liked the backyard and light-weight coming into the flat – and particularly the hammock! They’d left actually considerate notes and made us really feel very properly taken care of. We liked the area and would positively suggest to anybody who desires to go to the town however not within the busy, noisy CBD.”
Historic Parnell Retreat
This charming two-storey cottage, filled with historic character, has served as an inspiring haven for a lot of creatives from throughout the phrase. It’s near all of the landmarks of Parnell, together with Parnell Village, Judges Bay, Auckland Area and Auckland Gallery. Little luxuries and trendy decor make for a snug keep.
What the friends say: “Jillian’s place is a cushty, trendy and tasteful property conveniently located a brief distance from the centre of Auckland. There’s additionally a small backyard the place we loved a drink within the night solar. We had been made very welcome with plenty of surprising foodie treats to strive, fluffy towels and beautiful cosmetics within the toilet. Want we’d stayed longer.”
Spacious and Fashionable Household House
This massive mid-century household residence has a powerful backyard, and is surrounded by bushes, providing inexperienced views from each room. You’ll be able to even accumulate recent eggs and choose veg straight from the backyard.
Greatest Airbnbs in Titirangi
The uber trendy Blackwood Guesthouse is situated within the lush suburb of Titirangi, surrounded by verdant forest. The native village is a couple of minutes’ stroll away with nice cafes and bars. The black, wooden-clad home has a modern inside with uncovered beams, an opulent marble toilet, and an immersive outside tub surrounded by idyllic rainforest. It’s a great metropolis retreat.
What the friends say: “Beautiful place to remain in an incredible bush setting, tremendous near the Titirangi township. We actually loved the clear, quiet area and made the a lot of the unbelievable eateries which might be so shut and straightforward to get to utilizing an Uber. The bush stroll at this home is basically, very well accomplished. This can be a place that we’d love to remain at once more sooner or later.”
This trendy cottage within the Waitakere Vary is a peaceable retreat for these searching for a nature keep, whereas nonetheless being comparatively shut (30 minutes) to the CBD. Immersed in dense bush land, that is an idyllic and really personal area, with a lush wraparound deck for stress-free. Pillow-top mattresses, espresso pods and an opulent rain bathe add luxurious.
What the friends say: “A peaceable slice of paradise. We completely loved our keep and would suggest to all for a refreshing break free. All the things has been supplied to make sure your keep is problem free, clear and opulent. The Waitakeres are a phenomenal backdrop with properly maintained strolling tracks, and a quaint village close by presents a superb number of restaurant and café choices. Keep right here and that i promise you’ll go away feeling refreshed.”
AirBnB itemizing: Bush Bach
Value: From $118 per evening
Sleeps: 2 individuals (one mattress)
Greatest Airbnbs in St Marys And Herne Bay
Harbour Views at St Mary’s Bay
This vibrant and ethereal house has an open plan dwelling and eating space that opens out onto a trendy, personal balcony with attractive views of the harbour at St Mary’s Bay. Mid-century trendy furnishings, handcrafted picket items, houseplants, and leafy views from French home windows add to the allure.
What the friends say: “A fully pretty place. Cosy, clear and had every part you can want. The world is nice. A lot of locations to eat, get espresso and store. Our host took excellent care of us with quick and wonderful communications. Would positively keep there once more.”
Herne Bay Backyard Studio
This backyard studio is completely situated for each Herne Bay and Ponsonby. It’s a small area, however has all you want for a snug keep, together with a kitchenette, double mattress, bathe and desk. Stylish cafes, eating places and bars are inside strolling distance.
What the friends say: “Anna’s backyard studio makes for an ideal keep for a visit to Auckland. Anna was massively accommodating, and the studio was immaculate. All the things was very trendy and new. The placement is nice, with plenty of fashionable bars and eating places close by. It is usually nice for stepping into central Auckland. We liked our keep right here! Thanks!”
Greatest Airbnbs in Piha
Surrounded by wild native bush, this sunny property is within the coronary heart of Karekare, famed for its unspoilt seashores. It’s an environmentally-friendly residence with options together with a rain-water tank, composting rest room, an environment friendly warmth pump, and extra. A big vegetable backyard on the terrace homes an out of doors tub to loosen up in whereas listening to the native birds nesting within the surrounding Kauri and Rimu bushes. We’d guide it for the tub alone!
What the friends say: “We had an unbelievable weekend keep at Marcus’s beautiful eco retreat set within the majestic Waitakere ranges. A thoughtfully created area – we liked the skin tub, and the eco pleasant utilities. A simple 10-minute stroll all the way down to Karekare falls after which on to the seashore. The communication with Marcus was wonderful, he made the proper host. We really feel rejuvenated after spending time in nature surrounded by native bush and fowl music. and we’d love to return and get our slice of paradise once more some day.”
One other ‘vacation spot tub’ within the Piha area! Near the attractive seashores of Piha and Karekare, this cute cottage makes for an exquisite retreat. The interiors are stylishly designed with plenty of perks, together with French press espresso, luxurious toiletries, and expansive views of the bush. However the spotlight is undoubtedly that picture-perfect pink clawfoot bathtub that can be a magnetic for all Instagrammers.
What the friends say: “I completely liked the cottage! Set amongst the bush cover with its considerate touches (recent flowers and vegetation) and delightful styling. At evening the outside tub was divine with a glass of wine within the rain, listening to the ruru. All stated this place was simply what I used to be searching for as a writing retreat.”
AirBnB itemizing: Tanekaha Cottage
Value: From $126 per evening
Sleeps: 2 individuals (one mattress)
One other one for the Instagrammers and cabin lovers on the market, this tiny home, only a stone’s throw away from Piha Seashore, is a peaceable retreat amid the forest. Considerate touches like subtle important oils and recent flowers make for a soothing keep.
What the friends say: “Lovely, quiet spot surrounded by nature and a fast drive to the seashore. Liked all of the little touches, together with the oat milk and flowers. The diffuser had the comfortable smelling superb as quickly as I walked in. Would positively keep once more.”
AirBnB itemizing: The Comfortable
Value: From $101 per evening
Sleeps: 2 individuals (one mattress)
Extra Airbnbs in and round Auckland
Zen Backyard Retreat
The Zen Backyard Retreat, tucked away on Sandringham Highway between Morningside and Kingsland, presents a quiet keep near eating places, cafes and public transport. Adorned in earthy tones and with a small however lush outside space, it’s a chilled place to remain. It’s additionally very near Eden Park.
What the friends say: “Nice quiet little unit, onerous to consider you’re minutes away from Eden Park, 10 minute stroll to Kingsland eateries and bars plus the practice station to get into the town. Heat and tidy place to remain, will certainly keep once more.”
Tropical Backyard Paradise
This massive home, with three bedrooms and loads of open-plan dwelling area, has a terrific outside dwelling space full with tropical vegetation, a barbecue grill, luxurious sizzling tub and a trampoline. Authentic items of artwork and attention-grabbing mid century trendy furnishings make for a trendy area. It’s in Pt Chevalier, a quiet, secure suburb near the seashore and Coyle Park, which has ocean views.
What the friends say: “Fantastic household residence with all of the facilities you want. Wonderful again yard and decking for a barbeque and a heater on these chilly nights. Near the seashore and solely 10 minutes from metropolis. And a spa in case you don’t need to go to the seashore. Host is pleasant and had nice communication. We liked it. You’ll too.”
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