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16 Coolest Airbnbs in Auckland

Auckland resides in the north island of New Zealand and is set picturesquely on a harbor full of gorgeous boats. The city line paired with the ocean creates the most stunning overall landscape for this super cool town at the north tip of the island. Auckland offers trendy shopping, incredible food, a neat park built around an inactive volcano, and lots of cool places to stay. The Airbnb game in the city is diverse, and if looking for something a bit different, there’s much to choose from. These are the best quirky Airbnbs in Auckland.

Private and Luxurious Chalet on Waiheke Nestled in nature for pure relaxation
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Private and Luxurious Chalet on Waiheke

A fun and unique way to experience Auckland is to stay in this chalet that has one bedroom and one bathroom. The chalet is ideal for two people and in a broad-leaf forest near Waiheke Island’s Onetangi Beach. In this area, you can also check out the golf club, cafes, restaurants, and wineries. When you stay here in Auckland, you will have a galley kitchen, loft sleeping area with a queen-size bed, free-Wi-Fi, TV, linens, and towels. Parking is available for one car during your stay. There’s also a hot tub available year-round.

The Blacksmith's Cottage in Vineyard Valley A historic cottage in an ideal location
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The Blacksmith's Cottage in Vineyard Valley

This Airbnb is in a perfect location near the beach and vineyards. It is an Auckland cottage that dates back to 1892 and is one of the oldest island dwellings in the area. Two people can stay here and enjoy one bedroom and one bathroom to themselves. From the cottage, Onetangi Beach is a five-minute walk away. Stay at this Airbnb for an eclectic environment that’s full of character. There are many amenities provided for your convenience, including a kitchen with utensils and appliances, an air conditioner, a heat pump, and Wi-Fi. You’ll also have a large deck area that’s private, a front garden, and parking for one car.  

City Fringe Converted Industrial Townhouse Such a cool modern design aesthetic
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City Fringe Converted Industrial Townhouse

For a cool and modern space to stay in during your Auckland trip, consider this four-person guesthouse for rent on Airbnb. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a building that was part of the Auckland Gas Company in the early 1900s. This converted industrial brick building has an open floor plan and mezzanine-style layout. This means high ceilings and big windows to give you a calming and tranquil vibe. The home is close to the busy part of the city but also tucked away in a hidden, urban oasis. It’s surrounded by greenery and in a residential area and a close-knit community.

Modern Home, Great Convenient Location A stand-alone home you'll fall in love with
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Modern Home, Great Convenient Location

You can stay in this Auckland home with four total people and one bedroom and bathroom in the rental space. The bedroom has a double bed, couch, and air mattress, while the living room has a couch and air mattress available. When you stay here, you’ll be close to the city and have easy access to public transportation. The home is private and spacious, with a sunny living and dining area. It has a new kitchenette with the basic essentials and also a private patio with a BBQ grill. Free street parking is available, and property access is through a gate.

Piha Retreat – FivePendrell A luxe travel retreat for your Auckland adventure
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Piha Retreat – FivePendrell

This Piha Retreat called FivePendrell is a home for rent on Airbnb that has two bedrooms and one bathroom. If offers views of Piha Beach and is a quiet place to stay for a romantic trip, girls getaway, small family vacation, or business travel. The home has a full kitchen and also some breakfast items provided by the host. You’ll also be provided with robes and luxury linens and towels. The home is cleaned with eco-friendly cleaning products between guests and stocked with eco-friendly bathroom amenities. Relax in the open-floor-plan living room and then step out onto the private front deck with sea views or the back deck for dining and entertaining.

Sea View and Sunset Peaceful and private in your own studio space
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Sea View and Sunset

Two travelers will enjoy staying in this popular and highly-rated Airbnb that is a studio space in Auckland. It is a studio unit located under the host’s home. The living area has a queen-size bed for your overnight comfort, while the home also has a kitchenette and bathroom. From this vacation rental, you’ll be a 20-minute drive from the Auckland Airport and a 25-minute drive from the city. Public transportation options are located close by too. This is an ideal space for couples but not suitable for children. Guests will have access to a pool and free off-street parking.

Rental with Rooftop Pool and Hot Tub Exciting shared perks with your apartment stay
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Rental with Rooftop Pool and Hot Tub

This Airbnb vacation rental in Auckland is a 40-square-meter studio apartment in the Heritage Hotel Tower Wing. This is in a central Auckland location near the Wynyard Quarter, Queen Street, and Viaduct Harbor. It’s also a top place to be when you want to check out local restaurants and bars. The studio offers guests a king-size bed, kitchenette, TV with Netflix, bathroom, and laundry machines. There are some great shared, community amenities that guests can take advantage of while staying here, including a heated rooftop pool, indoor heated lap pool, rooftop spa, sauna, tennis court, and two gyms. From the studio, the waterfront is just a seven-minute walk away.

Little Studio with Big Views Compact with all the basics you need
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Little Studio with Big Views

Here’s a self-contained studio that offers an affordable place to stay in Auckland and all the basics you need to be comfortable. Stay here to experience the simplicity of tiny living in a 21-square-meter space! The home works well for one or two guests and has a double bed, air conditioner, internet, kitchenette, and bathroom. You can soak up views of the city from here, but be advised that you may hear some noise from the nearby road. The Airbnb host will provide you with some breakfast items to start your day.

Quiet and Fresh Private Space in Epsom On the ground level of a house for affordable privacy
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Quiet and Fresh Private Space in Epsom

With one bedroom and one bathroom, Auckland travelers can enjoy this guesthouse on the ground level of the Airbnb host’s house. The space is newly built and has an air conditioner and heat pump for your comfort. When you stay here, you’ll have a private lounge, outdoor living area, and private off-street parking. The host provides coffee, tea, and milk but no breakfast foods. With the rental unit’s central location, you’ll be just a 10-minute walk from Mt. Eden Village and a 10-minute drive from Auckland CBD.

Garden Studio Close to City Center Be right in the heart of Grey Lynn
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Garden Studio Close to City Center

When you want to be near the city center, this studio Airbnb for two people is an option to consider. It is a highly-rated Airbnb vacation rental property in the heart of Grey Lynn. The home is five minutes from Ponsonby Road and a warm and private space with its own entrance. The home is situated in a garden with a natural brush. Inside, the studio space offers a private bathroom and one main room, which is where the queen-size bed is located. For a little time in the outdoors, step outside onto the small deck and into the peaceful garden.

Sunny Garden Inner-City Studio Sunny Garden Inner-City Studio
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Sunny Garden Inner-City Studio

There are many small, studio apartments available to rent in Auckland, including this one that is situated in a secluded garden at the back of the host’s house. It is in an artsy, central suburb and a fun place to be if you enjoy bookstores, cafes, and quiet moments. during your travels From this location, it is about 15 minutes from Auckland CBD and the major city attractions. You can find free parking on the street just outside. Although there is no full kitchen in the home, there is a microwave, mini-fridge toaster, and kettle provided. Free Wi-Fi and TV are also provided by the host.

Guardian Apartments 105 Queen Street Guardian Apartments 105 Queen Street
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Guardian Apartments 105 Queen Street

If you’re looking for a great location in Auckland, this two-person Airbnb rental is a great choice. It is at the bottom of Queen Street and a five-minute walk to trains, buses, the harbor, and a supermarket. From this location, you can walk to Sky City and Civic Theatre in less than 10 minutes and to Spark Arena in about 15 minutes. Car parking is not available here, however. The rental unit is 34 square meters in size and filled with natural light. The view across from the unit is the Stamford Plaza Hotel.

Private Cozy Birkenhead Cottage Privacy and everything you need inside
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Private Cozy Birkenhead Cottage

This cottage is available for rent in Auckland and has one bedroom and one bathroom for two guests. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, while there is also a kitchenette, bathroom, workspace, and Wi-Fi in the home. From here, you can easily walk to the bus station and local shops. When you arrive at the cottage, you’ll walk up a path to the front steps and door. There is also a back door that takes you to a small outdoor area.

Gretchen's Sun-Filled Ponsonby Villa Light, airy, and newly renovated
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Gretchen's Sun-Filled Ponsonby Villa

Four people in Auckland can book this Airbnb that has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in a sun-filled space. It offers a deck for some outdoor space and is in the middle of Ponsonby and Herne Bay. You’ll be staying on a quiet street and be just a short walk away from shops, restaurants, and bars. The villa has air conditioning, a heat pump, two queen-size beds, and a BBQ grill for guests to use.

Comfortable Bungalow in Popular Area Near City Live comfortably with lots to do within walking distance
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Comfortable Bungalow in Popular Area Near City

Public transportation to the city is just a five-minute walk away from this cozy bungalow available on Airbnb. The home is well-suited for up to four people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The house offers wooden floors, a king-size bed in the main bedroom, a queen-size bed in the second bedroom, washing machine, and TV. The host can provide you with a fold-away bed for a child if needed.

Unique Tiny House in the Native Forest Unique Tiny House in the native forest - sleeps 4
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Unique Tiny House in the Native Forest

Formerly a Bedford bus operating in the 1930s, this green beauty still features its steering wheel, wood finishes and the overall charm of its former life. Of course, some new features have been added to create a plush stay for those looking to explore the area, and other peaceful places await on the property, like a scenic river and lush foliage. There’s even an upstairs with a sleeping nook.

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