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Vacation rentals in Leigh

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Loft in Point Wells
Cute Comfortable Hideaway
A modern, self-contained loft with its own garage, separate from main house and overlooking a tranquil garden. Perfect for 2, there are many pleasant walks and spectacular beaches close by. Lively Matakana and all its amenities are a 5 minute drive. You can bike if you prefer, there are excellent cafes 10 minutes away and it's an easy bike ride or walk to Omaha. A great base for exploring the region.
$62 per night
Guest suite in Snells Beach
Wonderful sea view of beautiful Kawau Bay.
A smart studio with a fabulous sea view looking out over Kawau Bay towards Kawau Island. Perfect for a couple and within easy reach of all the Snells Beach amenities including the shops and cafes. The beach itself is only a gentle 5 minute stroll away. An ideal location to simply relax or explore New Zealand north of Auckland.
$54 per night
Guest suite in Big Omaha
Pakiri Paradise on the ridge
Sit in the spa pool enjoying breathtaking views of Matakana valley in complete seclusion as the sun sets and the stars appear in the dark sky around you. Listen for Kiwi calls from Mt Tamahunga. Dine in nearby Leigh (15 min), or Matakana (30 minutes). We are just 11/4 hours from Auckland.
$88 per night

Stay near Leigh's top sights

Leigh Sawmill Cafe48 locals recommend
Goat Island Dive & Snorkel9 locals recommend
Leigh Eats19 locals recommend
Glass Bottom Boat Ltd5 locals recommend
Goat Island Marine Reserve36 locals recommend
Leigh Bar and Eatery6 locals recommend
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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Leigh

Total rentals

30 properties

Popular amenities

Kitchen, Wifi, and Pool

Wifi availability

30 properties include access to wifi

Family-friendly rentals

20 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.1K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$50 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Leigh

All About Leigh

Lush, tree-covered hills descend into clear, blue-green waves on the outskirts of Leigh, a tiny fishing community an hour north of Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island. People come here to swim, scuba dive, and surf in the pristine and inviting waters. Leigh is also renowned for its glass-bottomed boat rides offering enchanting views of the marine ecosystem.

If you prefer to stay on land, the panoramic hike along the Goat Island Walkway takes you through lush fields and broadleaf forests, with views of Hauturu or Little Barrier Island nature reserve. The hidden coastal community has a low-key atmosphere with local fisheries, a general store, a dive shop, coffee shops, and restaurants serving comfort food.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Leigh

The North Island sees only mild temperature swings between the seasons, so it’s comfortable to spend time outdoors in Leigh all year round. The ocean warms up at the beginning of summer in December, and the area experiences its highest temperatures during February and March. This is the optimal time to stay in a vacation rental at Leigh, as the surrounding vegetation is at its greenest. The sea is comfortably warm in summer, so you can enjoy surfing, swimming, and other water sports. During the winter months, from June through August, Leigh sees chilly and damp weather conditions, but nothing extreme. You can still enjoy adventures in the ocean, when the cold water accentuates the thrill of skiing, surfing, and diving.

Top things to do in Leigh

Scenic Glass-Bottomed Boat Rides

Several operators along the Leigh coast offer tours on glass-bottomed boats, which give an intimate experience of sailing across the sea while peering down at all its denizens. Some boats are made entirely of transparent materials and offer once-in-a-lifetime views of the ocean floor, reefs, and caves. You can even rent a clearyak (transparent kayak) and take a solo tour.

Goat Island Marine Reserve

Just to the north of town, the Goat Island Marine Reserve is a prime destination for marine enthusiasts. Grab your snorkel gear (or rent some), swim with the fish, and then walk to Pakiri Beach. Amid the kelp forests and sandflats in these protected waters, you’ll find a wide variety of marine life, including dolphins, orcas, and fur seals. At low tide, you can wander along the rocks at the shoreline, scouting out tide pools.


Leigh’s economy relies heavily on its fishing industry, and casting a line can be a laid-back recreational activity for visitors as well. You can rent fishing gear or even a boat in town, get some light snacks, and head out onto the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do house rentals in Leigh have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with free parking in Leigh. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Leigh have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with wifi in Leigh. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Leigh?

    Experience the best of Leigh with our house rentals, starting at about $60 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Leigh have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a kitchen in Leigh. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Leigh?

    Leigh has more than 20 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Leigh?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with wifi, over 20 homes with free parking, over 20 homes with a kitchen, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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