Take all the natural wonders of the earth, from mountains, lakes, rivers and caves, and you’ll find them in New Zealand. Most notable for its incredibly cinematic landscape and hundreds of islands, the small landmass is truly a bucket list destination. In addition to hot springs and hikes of a lifetime, many stunning cities await as well. Airbnbs make it possible to visit with just about any budget, whether you can only toss down $20 a night or a $1,000. Here are some options for every budget.
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Starting things out on the high end of most budgets, we have quite literally, a glasshouse with all the gorgeous views one could hope for. A heavenly bed has views from nearly every angle, which continues into the outdoor platform with the most dreamy statement fireplace.
Going even further up the budget ladder is the architecturally complex Lantern House. Guests can enjoy the outdoors via the wind-resistant courtyard, making any season a good season for dining under the sun. Interesting water features, a plunge pool and incredibly striking aesthetics just sweeten the landscape of lush greenery and blue waters.
An incredible indoor pool with interesting underwater formations and foliage, an expansive meticulously manicured surrounding lawn, a spa, tennis court—no wonder this place is referred to as the Bond estate. Guests get their money’s worth as the entire property is their private Christchurch escape.
Located near Pihama, this “nest” is striking in all aspects, from the simple yet luxurious style on a secluded stretch of land. That’s a sight for sore eyes after our last luxe listings. Guests will have unobstructed views of the Tasman Sea, in a natural, disconnected environment.
Located in Arthur’s Point near the Coronet Ski Field, this streamline abode is an alpine dream. The design is crisp, and provides just enough space for a honeymooning couple or solo traveler looking for solace. You can smell the cedar used to construct the walls, and the fresh air in the private courtyard is a welcomed morning treat.
A sea view cottage nestled in the countryside could be yours. On top of that, this property is an Airbnb Plus and is truly top of the line. The bungalow is airy and features cozy touches like a wood-burning fireplace. The hosts also provide a lovely continental breakfast.
Get ready for the ultimate romantic getaway near Raglan, on a stunning hillside with jaw-dropping views of the ocean. Those views can be enjoyed from the spacious deck, which also has an outdoor bath. Steps away is a fire pit area perfect for enjoying the stars. Oh, and the property itself is a house bus, self-proclaimed as the LoveBus.
Those looking for a deal, and Airbnb Plus status will be delighted to find this cottage in Auckland for a budget-friendly price. With a precious kitchen and vibrant surrounding gardens, guests can feel a million miles away, while actually being quite close to all the offerings of the city.
Views for miles, you’ll truly get major bang for your buck at this tranquil shipping container dwelling in Pohara. While pretty basic, perks include lounging space out and inside, which overlook Golden Bay. The space features a kitchen, outdoor shower, and surroundings perfect for exploring.
The Shed and Breakfast is a quaint farm stay near Canterbury, where travelers get fully immersed into farm life while having a cozy, rustic space to rest their head for the night. Fresh bread, milk, eggs and all the tasty goodness produced by the farm are available to guests, further adding authenticity to the experience. And the home-cooked meals are everything one could hope for.
Our cutest and cheapest pick comes in at a very affordable rate. The orange and cream tones of the tiny motor home are truly lovable and there’s enough space for two guests. The kitchen is outside making for fun nights preparing meals, and guests have bathroom access as well, in the main house. You may never want to leave.