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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, when 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.