11 December 2018 | Written by Scott Martin

Our Top 10 – Beachfront Holiday Homes of 2018

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Nothing beats a beachfront holiday home in the height of a Kiwi summer. Swims, BBQs and backyard cricket are an iconic combination.

Having nearly 2,000 holiday homes throughout New Zealand we’ve welcomed some absolutely stunning beachfront stays to our handpicked collection. Here’s this years favourite beachfront holiday homes.


1. Cloud 9 Retreat – Karitane

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $695 per night

Karitane is renowned for its peaceful environment, beautiful scenery and of course the white sandy beach! A hub for ocean activities will have your days filled with adventures including surfing, kayaking, fishing charters and stunning walks along the Huriawa Peninsula. You might even spot a seal or sea lion on your day out!

View the full listing for Cloud 9 Retreat here


2. Postcard Views – Whitianga

7 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $320 per night

Wake up slowly with your morning Nespresso on the private balcony, gazing out along the coast down to the Alderman Islands. The beach is calling – wander down to the golden sands, where the sparkling waters welcome you for a morning dip.

View the full listing for Postcard Views here


3. Golden Bay Beach House

6+4 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $360 per night

Golden Bay Beach House is a stunning bohemian beachfront villa and converted boathouse, set on 4.3 hectares of land. Feel like royalty with 250 metres of private sandy beachfront at your doorstep, as well as your very own tranquil lake!

Let the estate’s eclectic style win your heart, as you marvel at the antique furniture, art collection, private library and baby grand piano. Golden Bay Beach House oh-so-effortlessly combines modern luxuries with old-school glamour.

View the full listing for Golden Bay Beach House here


4. Pacific Beachfront – Hot Water Beach

8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3+1 Bathrooms | From $1040 per night

Contemporary design weaves a comfortable yet stylish atmosphere through the living spaces. The spacious layout ensures every guest has more than enough space to unwind and get into holiday mode. Start the day with a Nespresso coffee and a soak in the ocean-facing bath, or make the most of an ocean at your doorstep and take the kayak out for a spin.

View the full listing for Pacific Beachfront here


5. Absolute Waterfront – Matarangi

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 1+1 Bathrooms | From $260 per night

This Matarangi holiday home includes well appointed open plan living, with ample room to relax and unwind. A heat pump ensures year round comfort, or make the most of the seamless indoor/outdoor flow for your refreshing summer escape!

View the full listing for Absolute Waterfront here


6. Beachfront Escape – Snells Beach

8+2 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $360 per night

This Snells Beach holiday home includes well appointed open plan living, with generous windows to capture sunshine and panoramic views… Unwind on the sofa and look out to the ocean, share lazy brunches around the breakfast bar, or set yourself up on the deck for amazing al fresco summers. The deck is an ideal spot to enjoy the sun loungers and settle into a slower pace of life, fire up the BBQ for a slice of Kiwiana, or enjoy the spacious lawn reserve for family games in the sun – direct beachfront access makes days in the sand and sea a must!

View the full listing for Beachfront Escape here


7. Kohi Point – Ohope

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $200 per night

Wake up with a dip in the sparkling waters, and rinse off under Kohi Point’s outdoor shower. After breakfast, wander around the bay to secluded Otarawairere Bay, the hidden jewel of the Whakatāne-Ōhope area. Kohi Point has boat parking on site for long days out on the water, and keen explorers will love the many beach and clifftop walking tracks – the Kohi Point Scenic Track is a must!

View the full listing for Kohi Point here


8. The Blue House – Papamoa

8 People |4+1  Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $325 per night

This Papamoa holiday home includes open-plan living downstairs, with generous windows throughout to capture sunny views! The comfortable lounge leads onto the large deck for dining al fresco, or dine indoors where the amazing views continue… The modern kitchen is well appointed with a brilliant ocean outlook.

View the full listing for The Blue House here


9. The Breakers – Whangapoua

8 People | 2+2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $795 per night

The open plan layout of The Breakers, creates an easy flow from one room to the next, inviting you to indulge! The high stud ceilings and indoor-outdoor living create the ultimate sanctuary, and are the perfect accompaniment to the serene, laid back beach atmosphere! A stunning location for your next corporate retreat or family gathering.

View the full listing for The Breakers here


10. Once Upon A Tide – Paraparaumu

6+3 People | 5 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | From $275 per night

Once Upon A Tide is a dream destination year-round. In the summertime, delight in the scarlet Pohutukawa-lined road as you head down the track to the beach. Relax with air-con and a BBQ on hand for easy summer living, plus parking for the boat!

View the full listing for Once Upon A Tide here


 

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