Piha vacation rentals

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Cottage in Piha
Piha Hut
Nestled amongst the Nikau palms of a beautiful Piha section, this Airbnb is a stand alone building with private access. Hidden in the heart of Piha, you are only minutes away from the beach, cafes and waterfalls. The newly built "hut” contains an amazing queen size bed, private sheltered deck, comfortable seating and boasts a stunning view of Lion Rock. There is external access to a private bathroom located near the hut.
Apr 1 – 8
$116 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 462 reviews
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Home in Piha
Incredible Views Kiwi Bach
Come and stay in our stylish 1950s bach with one of the best views in Piha. Set back from the road, the house feels wonderfully isolated as it sits level with the tree-tops. The amazing view from the deck looks down on South Piha and up the coast to the headland. To the right you can see up the distant valley of native forest. There's two sunny living areas, a simple kitchen, shower and downstairs there's two bedrooms.
Apr 23 – 30
$143 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Guesthouse in Piha
Quiet Piha Getaway
Welcome to our charming Airbnb in Piha, Auckland! Nestled in the picturesque beauty of Piha, our little stand-alone unit offers you a private and tranquil getaway. We’re thrilled to have you as our guests. As you explore the rugged beauty of Piha’s black sand beaches, lush forest, and stunning landscapes, our cozy unit will be your oasis of comfort. A short walk down to the beach via a walkway on Rayner Rd.
Apr 9 – 16
$63 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews

Popular amenities for Piha vacation rentals

Stay near Piha's top sights

Kitekite Falls16 locals recommend
Piha229 locals recommend
Piha Beach19 locals recommend
Piha black sand beach11 locals recommend
Piha Cafe40 locals recommend
Mercer Bay Loop Walk8 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Piha

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Home in Piha
Ruruwai - Perfectly positioned in Piha
Aug 10 – 17
$142 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
Superhost
Home in Piha
Piha Surf House - Piha Beach
Jul 10 – 17
$152 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 249 reviews
Superhost
Bungalow in Auckland
Piha Retreat - Rainforest Magic
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$168 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 193 reviews
Superhost
Tiny home in Piha
La Casita-entire tiny house
Jun 30 – Jul 7
$96 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 294 reviews
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Bungalow in Piha
Piha Beach Bungalow OutstandingViews,beach 5mwalk
Mar 22 – 29
$222 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Home in Karekare
Tranquil Karekare Valley Home
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$75 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Guesthouse in Karekare
West of the Moon
Aug 25 – Sep 1
$55 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 421 reviews
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Cottage in Auckland
Homestead Cottage Getaway - Relax & Explore
Mar 20 – 27
$107 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 451 reviews
Superhost
Cottage in Karekare
Karekare Stream Cottage
May 14 – 21
$110 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 186 reviews
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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, 916 reviews
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Cottage in Auckland
The Stables Cottage - North West Auckland
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$230 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 243 reviews
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Cottage in Auckland
Oratia Oasis
Oct 17 – 24
$65 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 140 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Piha

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Farm stay in Waimauku
The Barn Kumeū
Nov 12 – 19
$465 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 261 reviews
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Farm stay in Karaka
Rose Cottage Karaka-Private farm stay outdoor bath
Dec 4 – 11
$148 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 188 reviews
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Guesthouse in Maraetai
4 post bed & spa. Unique couples escape
Nov 16 – 23
$99 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 223 reviews
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Hut in Auckland
Peaceful & Cozy 1 bedroom Guesthouse in Swanson
Aug 1 – 8
$103 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 191 reviews
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Guesthouse in Auckland
Blackwood Titirangi - within walking distance!
Jul 16 – 21
$79 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 188 reviews
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Apartment in Bethells Beach
Ara Station-Te Henga/Bethells Beach
Apr 22 – 29
$78 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 175 reviews
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Guest suite in Auckland
Tropical oasis w/ hot tub, glasshouse & ensuite
Jun 27 – Jul 4
$142 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews
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Tiny home in Waiuku
Te Papa Eco Cottage, off the grid Luxury
Feb 18 – 25
$130 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 478 reviews
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Guesthouse in Karaka
Karaka Seaview Cottage
Jul 11 – 18
$151 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
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Cabin in Tāwharanui Peninsula
Omakana Cottage
Jun 21 – 28
$108 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 101 reviews
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Guesthouse in Otaua
SeaView Retreat - Stunning Summer & Amazing Views
Nov 10 – 17
$137 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 160 reviews
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Cottage in Kopu
Pheasant Farm Cottage
Jan 7 – 14
$73 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 478 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Piha

Total rentals

90 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

20 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

50 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

7.2K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Piha

All About Piha

Less than an hour from Auckland, on New Zealand’s beautiful west coast, Piha is a tiny beach town between the Tasman Sea and the dense forests of the Waitakere Ranges. Rugged cliffs plunge down to meet the white sea foaming over black volcanic sand, where the area’s iconic landmark, Lion Rock, draws the eye to the center of the beach. Piha is a world-renowned surfing spot, and the scenery and stretches of black sand are idyllic for days wandering or picnicking on the beach. The sea can be rough, however, so make sure you swim in the patrolled area. When you’ve had enough sun, a cafe in the village is a great spot for a coffee or one of New Zealand’s famous meat pies.

Piha is a popular day trip from Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city. On the winding road out to the coast, consider stopping at the Piha lookout high up the cliff for panoramic views over the landscape. You’ll find another great viewpoint from the Tasman Lookout, up the hill at the southern end of the main beach.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Piha

Summer here runs from November through April, and the hottest month is February. Piha’s dark sand gets hot in the summer sun, so remember your beach shoes and take a towel or chair to sit on. Whether it’s sunny or not, make sure you wear sun protection as the UV rays in this part of the world can be intense. Northern New Zealand has a subtropical climate, so it never gets frosty even during the coldest months of July and August — although it can be wet.

A national surfing competition draws New Zealand’s surfing talent and spectators to Piha in mid-January, and the finals take place in Piha in May. In March, a famous surfing event attracts the sport’s biggest global stars. On January 26th, New Zealand’s national day, Piha throws a party with live music and food stalls at the Heatwave Festival. And at the beginning of February, a smaller local event known as the West Coast Art Festival features sand sculptures, dancing, drumming performances, and other beach fun.


Top things to do in Piha

Kitekite Falls

If you hike upstream to Kitekite Falls, you can take in the spectacular 130-foot waterfall set in the native forest. A waterhole nearby makes for great swimming, and you can watch and listen for native birds, such as the piwakawaka and tui. The trail starts from the end of the road following the Piha Stream and takes around 30 minutes. Benches along the way are available if you need a break. You’ll find a more challenging trail at the top of the waterfall with another swimming hole and amazing views of the valley.

Lion Rock

Piha is the name given by the local Māori people to the prominent landmark in the middle of the beach — generally called Lion Rock by New Zealanders because it looks like a lion in profile. The word “Piha” describes how the waves part as they hit the rock, like the ripple at the prow of a canoe. Te Kawerau a Maki people lived in the area for centuries, and there was once a defensive fort (or “pa”) atop the rock. You can climb five to 10 minutes up the rock for views out to sea and along the beach, and you’ll find information boards sharing historical insights.

The Blue Pool

If you walk further around the point at the southern end of Piha Beach and through a natural rock tunnel called The Gap, you will come to what is known as the Blue Pool, a lovely group of shallow tidal pools between the mainland and Taitomo Island. Locals love to swim in the calm, warm water at low tide in this quiet area. Once the tide comes in, you can still walk back to the main beach via the Tasman Lookout track.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there pet-friendly house rentals in Piha?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Piha. Choose from more than 10 house rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Piha?

    Piha has more than 40 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Piha have air conditioning?

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

  • Do house rentals in Piha have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with a bbq area in Piha. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Piha have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 house rentals with wifi in Piha. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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

    Experience the best of Piha with our house rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Piha?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 house rentals in Piha featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 40 homes with wifi, over 20 homes with air conditioning, over 30 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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