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Top 17 Airbnbs in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is located on New Zealand’s North Island and is a mountainous city wedged against a harbor. During the day, the vibrant blue waters can be appreciated against the green landscape and timber houses, while at night, the twinkling taller buildings illuminate the compact area as if it were a lovely Christmas display. Wellington is also famed for having the best food scene in the country, with robust coffee shops and iconic streets loaded with cafes. Given the surroundings, there are some striking Airbnbs to choose from, and these happen to be some of the most scenic as well.

Studio Seventy Four Studio Seventy Four
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Studio Seventy Four

Thoughtfully crafted by an artisan architect who used timber from his own family farm, this tiny studio has us set on a hill prime for viewing Wellington and the sea below. A cozy bed faces toward the skylight in the ceiling, and more windows shine sun into the living space where there’s a wood-burning stove. But the sprawling deck is where you get the best views.

Special iew of Wellington An open floor plan and newly renovated space
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Special iew of Wellington

Likely an optimal pick for budget travelers who still want their own space, this studio is affordable. A cozy bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette complete the space, that’s both basic and accommodating. Guests have to walk a bit to get to the hill perched studio, but the views of Wellington make it well worth it.

The Skandi House The Skandi House
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The Skandi House

Sleek designs, elegant decor and a centerpiece spiral staircase define this three-bedroom beauty of a home on Island Bay. In the living room, one window nearly spans the entire wall, so guests can just relax on the couch while taking it all in. Enjoy the colors and details of this wonderful, spacious Airbnb.

Luxe Beach House Gorgeous ocean views from this beach house
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Luxe Beach House

Another Airbnb option in Wellington is this upscale beach house with amazing ocean views. It accommodates four guests and has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The home has a king-size bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom. The home dates back to 1916 but has been recently updated and renovated. It has high ceilings, polished wood floors, and lots of original character. From the living room, you can see views of Island Bay and the Pencarrow Headlands. There’s a large deck in the backyard with a picnic table and BBQ too. During your stay, you can use the cruiser-style bike with a basket in the garage to run local errands.

Mini Hidden Bush Studio Overlooking the Harbor Mini hidden bush studio over looking the harbour
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Mini Hidden Bush Studio Overlooking the Harbor

Bright and cheery with lots of windows and fun decor, this studio almost has an enchanting cottage feel, with incredible glimpses of the sea, framed by the surrounding foliage. Many perks exist, from heated bathroom floors to all the kitchen items needed to heat some tea or prepare a small bite to eat.

The Lighthouse in Island Bay The Lighthouse in Island Bay
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The Lighthouse in Island Bay

Scenic from either way you look at it, this towering lighthouse peers over the complex ocean shores of rock and sand of Island Bay. One cozy bedroom and bathroom are there for your enjoyment, making it a great couples retreat, or even perhaps a solo getaway for some self-reflection. Many points to lookout can be found inside, especially the upper deck.

"Newtown Oasis" – Self-Contained + Breakfast
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"Newtown Oasis" – Self-Contained + Breakfast

The Newtown Oasis is a guesthouse for two people in Wellington. It’s a quirky Airbnb rental with self-service breakfast included. The home has a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a second area that is a kitchen/bathroom area. You can cook meals in the kitchen and enjoy your morning coffee in the nook just off the bedroom. These guest quarters are self-contained and separate from the host’s main house. You can walk down the side pathway to a sunny and sheltered backyard. Free parking is available on the street.

Little Jewel in Wellington on Top-Floor A wonderfully walkable area to be in
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Little Jewel in Wellington on Top-Floor

For your stay in Wellington, you can book this one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental unit that’s about 550 square feet in size. It is ideal for two people and is within walking distance of Courtney Place and Cuba Street. The home has a full kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, piano, and laundry machines. It is family-friendly, in a safe neighborhood, and has baby safety supplies available. You can step outside onto the “Juliet balcony” and enjoy a spotlessly clean place that is wonderfully funky and stylish.

New-Build Apartment in Premium Location Plenty of sun and privacy here
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New-Build Apartment in Premium Location

There’s also the option to book this Airbnb condo for your trip to Wellington. It is a highly-rated Airbnb property that has one bedroom and one bathroom. The place offers a city skyline view, kitchen, Wi-Fi, 40-inch HDTV with cable, and a dedicated workspace. Guests love it here because of the walkable location, nicely decorated furnishings, and spotlessly clean conditions. It is a five-minute walk from here to Courtney Place and three minutes from Cuba Street.

Urban Forest Retreat Listen to native bird songs as you step outside
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Urban Forest Retreat

Stylish and relaxing, this urban forest retreat is just 15 minutes from the CBD, eight minutes from the airport, and a few minutes walk to the beach. It is an Airbnb rental for two guests and a fully contained studio. It has a queen-size bed, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. Modern amenities include a portable Bluetooth speaker and TV with a Chromecast device. There’s a private deck and garden that’s great for spending time outside in the afternoons and evenings. You’ll need to climb down 12 steps to access the studio, and there is free parking for two cars. The friendly owner lives above this rental unit with a well-behaved cat. Guest pets may be accepted upon arrangement with the owner.

Central City Character Apartment A funky space full of character
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Central City Character Apartment

With a funky style, one bedroom, and one bathroom, this Wellington Airbnb is a good choice for two travelers. It has a king-size bed and is accessible via a secure keypad. You will have the entire middle floor of the unit here and take stairs or a lift to access the apartment. It’s a great place to be if you want to walk to the local restaurants, waterfront, Te Papa, and Courtney Place.

180 Degree Views in Oriental Bay 180 Degree Views in Oriental Bay
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180 Degree Views in Oriental Bay

Modern touches are met with gorgeous glimpses, from the living room and one of the two snug bedrooms. The entire apartment is yours, including a lovely balcony perfect for watching the sun set over Oriental Bay.

Stylish City Apartment A spacious and comfortable place that's all your own
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Stylish City Apartment

Ideal for two people, this apartment is available for rent on Airbnb and has one bedroom and one bathroom. It is a five-minute walk from the CBD and a spacious place to stay overlooking the native bush. With this rental, you’ll have a queen-size bed, a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and free off-street parking. Other features of the home are a four-seat dining table, a separate work area, a gas fireplace, and an open-plan living room with a flat-screen TV and comfy sofa. It is a great choice for long-term stays in Wellington but is also available for short trips.

Gorgeous Lavender Apartment Soak up the soothing smell of lavender
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Gorgeous Lavender Apartment

Here’s a self-contained apartment available to rent in Wellington that comes with a lockbox for independent access. It is a quiet and private apartment for up to five guests. The apartment has a queen-size bed in the bedroom and additional sleeping options in the living room. The Airbnb host provides guests with various breakfast items, such as bread, butter, jam, yogurt, milk, and biscuits. There are laundry facilities at this family-friendly rental and also free parking by the door. There is a travel cot available for a small child if needed. You’ll be on the ground floor of the building, with easy access to the space and other people living above you. From here, you can walk to Kelburn Village and enjoy a peaceful neighborhood, even during rush hour traffic times.

Seaside, Relaxed Fun Rental Unit Fun and eclectic interiors await you here
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Seaside, Relaxed Fun Rental Unit

Get ready for seaside vibes and relaxing days when you stay at this Wellington Airbnb. It is a rental unit that is attached to the host’s main house but has its own private and separate entrance. The rental accommodates four guests and has a king-size bed in the bedroom and a double bed in the common space. This is a fun and comfortable place to stay, with eclectic interiors and a great view from the loft bed area. From here, you can walk to the waterfront or take a short drive to restaurants in the city.

Unit with Stunning Harbor Views A self-contained property with awesome views
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Unit with Stunning Harbor Views

Five guests can stay at this Wellington Airbnb and have two bedrooms and one bathroom to themselves. The rental is a self-contained property on the hillside of Seatoun, a maritime village near the heart of Wellington. You’ll have modern features here, including a spa pool. You won’t have to share any facilities with other guests during your stay. The home is perched on the side of a hill, which allows for stunning views of the harbor. Access to the space is by private cable car.

Modern, Three-Bedroom House An open floor plan and newly renovated space
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Modern, Three-Bedroom House

Airbnb travelers rate this three-bedroom house very highly and enjoy using the modern kitchen and having easy street parking. The open-floor-plan home has luscious carpets, two bathrooms, and central heating. There is a dedicated workspace, a king-size bed in one bedroom, a queen-size bed in the second bedroom, and a fold-out couch in the third bedroom. The home has Wi-Fi and a smart TV with Netflix. It’s just a short drive from town and also easy to get to Weta and Lyall Bay. The home is next to the Seatoun Tunnel and a five-minute walk from Seatoun and Strathmore.

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