1 May 2019 | Written by Scott Martin

Our Most Popular Autumn Holiday Homes

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We’re officially over a quarter of the way through this year (crazy right!)

Autumn is the perfect season to luck out with a beach all to yourselves and explore our beautiful regions without too many others doing the same! If you’re itching to ditch the crowds and head away with friends or family, plan ahead by making a shortlist and share it with your group to ensure you’ve got the ultimate happy place to enjoy together this Autumn!


1. Snowy Peaks – Ohakune

8+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $230 per night

Snowy Peaks is a modern 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Ohakune holiday home with well appointed living, a spa pool and mountain views! This comfortable and stylish Ruapehu base is an excellent option for your next break away, with a central location plus everything you need for a relaxed stay.

View the full listing for Snowy Peaks here


2. Matakana Magic – Matakana

Matakana Magic - Matakana

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $380 per night

Matakana Magic is an upmarket 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Matakana holiday house with a spa pool and Wi-Fi. Enjoying an elevated position to capture tranquil rural views, this modern home includes everything you need for a refreshing escape, just a 5 minute walk from the village!

View the full listing for Matakana Magic here


3. Alta House – Ohakune

Alta House - Ohakune

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $99 per night

Alta House is a contemporary designed Ohakune holiday house located at the Junction end of Ohakune close to bars, restaurants and clubs. It is an ideal winter or summer retreat with fishing, skiing, mountain biking, walking and horse riding near by! 

View the full listing for Alta House here


4. St James Manor – Hanmer Springs

St James Manor - Hanmer Springs

8+4 People | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $330 per night

St James Manor is a spacious 5-bedroom holiday home located in picturesque Hanmer Springs. Enjoying an elevated position at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has everything you want and more for your next group getaway, including its own games room!

View the full listing for St James Manor here


5. Awatea Chalet – Ohakune

Awatea Chalet - Ohakune

8+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $260 per night

Awatea Chalet is a three bedroom, two bathroom, three level modern ski chalet situated in the heart of Ohakune. Free wireless broadband, heat pumps, large drying room, Sky TV and Jetmaster fire make this an ideal retreat! This Ohakune holiday home is located one block from the main commercial area of Ohakune, yet has its own alpine setting complete with its own mountain stream and views of the mountain from the second level.

View the full listing for Awatea Chalet here


6. Central Southern Lakes – Queenstown

Central Southern Lakes - Queenstown

8+2 People | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $295 per night

This 3-level Queenstown holiday home includes open plan living on the middle floor where you can admire the serene mountain scenery… Kick back in comfort with a wood-burning fireplace for a toasty winter experience, or chill out on the deck for al fresco summers!

View the full listing for Central Southern Lakes here


7. Little Bach Escape – Raglan

Little Bach Escape - Raglan

5 People | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $150 per night

This Raglan bach includes simple and sunny open plan living, with bright and cheerful interior… Stay cosy indoors with the heat pump, or enjoy al fresco living on the deck – the BBQ is on hand to complete your classic kiwi set up, or meander down the steps into the lush garden for family games in the sun.

View the full listing for Little Bach Escape here


8. Magic on Marine Parade – Napier

Magic on Marine Parade - Napier

8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $240 per night

This 2 level Napier holiday home includes warm and comfortably appointed open plan living upstairs – the large new gas fire provides fabulous warmth for those winter months, while the deck provides a great spot to soak up the sun and scenery when the weather is warmer. Additional decking at the rear of the house provides a private space for laid back BBQs with stunning views of the city and over the mountain ranges. On the lower level the new large heat pump is on hand for ideal year round comfort.

View the full listing for Magic on Marine Parade here


9. Mokomoko Lodge – Martinborough

Mokomoko Lodge - Martinborough

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $290 per night

Nestled amongst the vines of Mokomoko Vineyard, the Lodge is one of two dwellings on this lifestyle property. The Lodge dwelling is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom fully appointed home in a lovely rural setting, with the convenience of being only 1km from Martinborough Square.

View the full listing for Mokomoko Lodge here


10. A Beach Barn Haven – Papamoa

A Beach Barn Haven - Papamoa

6+2 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $205 per night

A Beach Barn Haven is a 3 bedroom plus rumpus room Papamoa holiday home, located right across the road from the beautiful Papamoa Beach! This modern and relaxed holiday base enjoys ocean views and views of Motiti Island… kick back, relax, and soak up the sun!

View the full listing for A Beach Barn Haven here



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