Auckland vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Auckland

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Cottage in Auckland
Homestead Cottage Getaway - Relax & Explore
Enjoyed by local & international visitors alike - This beautiful cottage has 450+Airbnb REVIEWS & a 5 star rating. Homestead Cottage Getaway is an easy 40 mins from Auckland cbd/airport. Muriwai’s epic beach is on your doorstep with its iconic gannet colony, hiking trails, wineries, cafes, swimming/surfing,horse riding, golf. The cottage offers the ultimate private & quiet escape with picturesque views from every window & has all you could possibly need for your stay including a full kitchen
Mar 13 – 20
$97 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 451 reviews
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Guesthouse in Maraetai
4 post bed & spa. Unique couples escape
Driftwood Cottage is a stylish self contained converted shed with panoramic 180 degree views. The walkway to the beach is across the road from the bottom of the property, short 5 mins stroll to the beach. Designed as a romantic getaway, with 4 post bed, hot tub & amazing night skies. Expansive outdoor deck with louvre pergola room and outdoor seating. BBQ available on request. Stay, play, relax and unwind. Also available onsite Tranquil Coastal Escape two bedroom guest suite, sleeps four.
Jul 18 – 25
$99 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 222 reviews
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Guest suite in Auckland
Tropical oasis w/ hot tub, glasshouse & ensuite
Escape to a lush urban paradise, perfect for a romantic retreat, a peaceful staycation, or a convenient stopover in Auckland. Embrace relaxation w/ Te Kawa's luxurious hot tub (spa/jacuzzi) while the enchanting fairy-lit glasshouse sets the scene for romantic dinners, intimate celebrations, & cosy movie nights. Architectural w/ curated design, the suite has an ensuite bathroom, balcony, coffee & tea facilities, & private key code entry. • Airport 25min • CBD 15min • Cornwall Park 5min
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$149 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 212 reviews

Popular amenities for Auckland vacation rentals

Stay near Auckland's top sights

Sky Tower597 locals recommend
Auckland Zoo382 locals recommend
Sylvia Park Shopping Centre236 locals recommend
Spark Arena114 locals recommend
Eden Park142 locals recommend
Auckland Domain250 locals recommend

Auckland home rentals

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Home in Auckland
Cosy home in convenient location
May 19 – 26
$67 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Home in Auckland
Modern home - Convenient location!
Apr 27 – May 4
$120 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 203 reviews
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Home in Piha
Piha Retreat - FivePendrell
Feb 17 – 24
$256 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 487 reviews
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Home in Auckland
Historic house and peaceful retreat in Parnell
Aug 7 – 14
$132 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 302 reviews
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Home in Auckland
A cosy room, lots of sun, very comfortable bed
Dec 7 – 14
$48 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 268 reviews
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Home in Piha
Incredible Views Kiwi Bach
Apr 23 – 30
$144 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Home in Auckland
Luxurious SeaView Retreat
May 25 – Jun 1
$105 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 138 reviews
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Home in Auckland
Guest Studio in Mt Eden
Apr 7 – 14
$70 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 186 reviews
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Home in Auckland
Absolute waterfront in Bayswater!
Sep 6 – 13
$211 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 116 reviews
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Home in Auckland
The Gatehouse on Huia: Short stays in style
Aug 6 – 13
$179 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
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Home in Āwhitu
Soak watching the sun set at Coastal Acres Escape.
Jul 23 – 30
$122 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 91 reviews
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Home in Auckland
The Aviary
Mar 17 – 24
$155 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 49 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Auckland

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Treehouse in Auckland
Romantic Bush Chalet - Kauri Chalet
Mar 20 – 27
$143 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 915 reviews
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Guesthouse in Auckland
Contemporary one bedroom studio with pool
May 12 – 19
$134 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 223 reviews
Superhost
Apartment in Auckland
Park view with character- long stay deals!
Aug 5 – 12
$76 per night
4.78 out of 5 average rating, 186 reviews
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Apartment in Auckland
Fabulous Garden Studio
Feb 6 – 13
$96 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 541 reviews
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Apartment in Auckland
Little studio with BIG views
May 2 – 9
$63 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 540 reviews
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Apartment in Auckland
Stay above the city. Views, Carpark & Breakfast.
Jan 2 – 9
$78 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 434 reviews
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Apartment in Auckland
Entire Apartment - Stunning City Pad
Jul 25 – Aug 1
$142 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Apartment in Auckland
Gorgeous Apartment, in the Heart of Auckland CBD
Jul 7 – 14
$147 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Apartment in Auckland
Bella Vista @Princes Wharf
Oct 23 – 30
$101 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 153 reviews
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Guest suite in Auckland
Tranquil, Private Suite with Carpark and Breakfast
Jun 26 – Jul 3
$73 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 493 reviews
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Farm stay in Karaka
Rose Cottage Karaka-Private farm stay outdoor bath
Oct 20 – 27
$149 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 188 reviews
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Guesthouse in Auckland
Nikau Garden Studio Grey Lynn
Aug 6 – 13
$78 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Auckland

Total rentals

13K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

4.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

1.6K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

1.4K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

5.7K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

385K reviews

Your guide to Auckland

All About Auckland

Auckland is a beautiful city sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean on New Zealand’s North Island. It’s New Zealand’s biggest city, with a walkable downtown and vibrant suburbs surrounded by rolling hills, soaring mountains, and stunning beaches.

The central business district (CBD) offers an array of cultural attractions at the heart of the city. You’ll find museums such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki here, the largest in the country with more than 17,000 works on display, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which explores New Zealand history through exhibits that include artifacts from Māori and Pacific collections. For a spot in the sun and some greenery, grab a bench in Albert Park. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, hit the glittering lights of the Viaduct Harbour, which is home to more than 30 bars and restaurants, or visit world-class wineries on Waiheke Island.

Auckland also has numerous breathtaking beaches that are only a short car or ferry ride away. Choose between the popular seaside suburb of Mission Bay, the rugged black sand beach Piha, or the surfing haven of Anchor Bay. Or head out on one of the many hiking trails in the surrounding mountains or islands, taking in all that this scenic city has to offer.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Auckland

Auckland has a coastal climate, meaning there are few extremes in temperature throughout the year. It’s also one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand. But because the weather can also change rapidly due to cold fronts, it’s smart to pack for all weather, including rain, regardless of when you book an Auckland vacation rental. It’s also a good idea to bring sun protection for the spring and summer, due to the intensity of the UV rays in New Zealand.

Generally you can expect warm, humid summers, which run from December to February, making this a great time to hit nearby beaches and festivals in the surrounding islands.

During the fall (March to May), you can expect the long sunny days to continue and the higher temps to cool. Spring (September to November) is similarly mild.

Winters (June to September) can get quite cool and damp, making it a great time to wander the city’s museums.


Top things to do in Auckland

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is about a 45-minute ferry ride from the Auckland CBD. This beautiful, hilly island offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, and cycling. Some of the most popular things to do are rent bikes or visit the island’s wineries, which produce great quality wines and usually have beautiful restaurants where you can spend an afternoon sipping a glass of refreshing sauvignon blanc.

Ponsonby

Ponsonby is one of Auckland’s hippest neighborhoods, located just a short walk from the CBD. It’s home to chic bars, pop-up food stalls, award-winning restaurants, and a thriving live music and DJ scene. This is where you’ll also find a number of creative and literary outlets, including independent bookstores, galleries, and artisan boutiques.

The Sky Tower

Standing at 328 meters tall and visible from virtually everywhere in Auckland, the Sky Tower is one of the tallest structures in the southern hemisphere. There is a rotating restaurant and an observation deck at the top. You can walk along the exterior edge of the Sky Tower on the SkyWalk.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Auckland?

    Auckland has a temperate maritime climate. Summers, from December to February, are typically warm with temperatures around 75°F (24°C). Winters, from June to August, are cooler and damp, with temperatures averaging 57°F (14°C). Remember to pack a raincoat, as rainfall is distributed throughout the year.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Auckland?

    Visitors often explore the Auckland Art Gallery, hike the trails of Auckland Domain, or take a ferry ride to the Hauraki Gulf Islands. Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, is another frequently suggested place to visit.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Auckland?

    The most frequented time to visit Auckland is during the warm summer months, from December to February. This period coincides with various local events like the Auckland Arts Festival in March, and the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, a historic sailing event, in late January.

  • What are the best places to stay in Auckland?

    Explore possibilities in the Central Business District, a hub bustling with shops, restaurants, and historic sites. Parnell, a neighborhood with unique charm and art galleries, is another favorite spot. Ponsonby, known for its Victorian villas and trendy boutiques, is also frequently suggested.

  • What are the best places to visit in Auckland?

    Consider visiting the Auckland War Memorial Museum, exploring the Wintergardens in Auckland Domain, or strolling down the vibrant Ponsonby Road. Mount Eden, one of Auckland’s largest volcanic cones offering panoramic views of the city, is a favoured spot among visitors.

  • What are some hiking trails in Auckland?

    Embark on the Rangitoto Summit Track, a trail that leads to the top of a volcanic island, or the Coast-to-Coast Walkway, which showcases diverse landscapes of the city. The Waitakere Ranges also offer numerous hiking opportunities, such as the Kitekite Falls Track.

  • What are some family activities to do in Auckland?

    Families often enjoy the Auckland Zoo, which houses diverse wildlife, or the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, with its abundant sea life and interactive exhibits. The Auckland Museum, which provides a glimpse into New Zealand's history, is another option.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Auckland?

    Why not spend a day on Waiheke Island, known for its stunning beaches and vineyards? Another option is Rangitoto Island, where you can hike to the summit of a dormant volcano. A trip to Piha, a coastal settlement, might also appeal if you enjoy black-sand beaches and surfing.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Auckland?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Auckland. From over 3,000 apartment rentals to over 6,020 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Auckland?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 4,320 vacation rentals in Auckland featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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