22 January 2019 | Written by Scott Martin

Unique Holiday Homes – That Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

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With nearly 2,000 handpicked holiday homes, it’s only natural that we would adopt some truly jaw-dropping holiday homes into our collection.

We have searched through all of our Holiday Homes and found 26 homes that will not only wow you interior wise, but also location wise.

So get ready to have your breathtaking away and be inspired for your next NZ adventure!

 


1. Vanda Heights – Queenstown

6+2 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $535 per night

Vanda Heights is a luxury 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Queenstown holiday house. Enjoying an elevated position, this modern escape offers well-appointed living with stunning lake and mountain views and a spa! This 3 level Queenstown holiday house includes a spacious, open plan living on the middle floor. Unwind in comfort and admire the uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, and beyond…

View the full listing for Vanda Heights here


2. Wineberry – Wanaka

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $280 per night

Wineberry is a 3 bedroom holiday home in Wanaka with Wifi. Located just outside Wanaka town this modern executive home enjoys panoramic mountain views. With plenty of space both indoors and outdoors, make this holiday home your base for your next Great Lakes escape.

View the full listing for Wineberry here


3. Modpod on The Tee – Matarangi

6+1 People | 4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $195 per night

Experience paradise in this stylishly designed holiday home, where the large open plan living areas expand out to sunny outdoor living. Enjoy your dinner on the covered deck, or simply soak up the sun and take in the million-dollar views.

View the full listing for Modpod on The Tee here


4. Oke Beach House – Rawhiti

8+4 People | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | From $1900 per night

Positioned to capture stunning sea and bay vistas, Oke Beach House is a 6 bedroom 5 bathroom Rawhiti holiday house in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Within a 3 minute walk to 2 sandy safe beaches, this well-appointed haven includes linen, Wi-Fi, and boat mooring.

View the full listing for Oke Beach House here


5. Hector’s Tiny House – Akaroa

2 People | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | From $175 per night

Discover Akaroa and views second to none over Robinson’s Bay – you may even be able to spot the playful Hector’s dolphins in the distance! Perfect for a couple’s retreat head to Hector’s Tiny House for some rest and rejuvenation!

View the full listing for Hector’s Tiny House here


6. Pukawa Paradise – Pukawa

8+4 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $190 per night

Step inside this 2 storey holiday home to a bright open plan living space including a large mezzanine with plenty of space for your group to enjoy. The space includes a fully equipped kitchen and easy indoor/outdoor flow, perfect for entertaining your group over a BBQ on those warmer evenings.

View the full listing for Pukawa Paradise here


7. 98 on Clyde Spa Retreat – Ohakune

8+2 People | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $225 per night

This holiday home comes with all the must-haves for the right balance of relaxation and adventure for your trip to Ruapehu! The views of mountain are stunning… Pukawa Paradise is completely pet friendly! You’re welcome to bring your furry friend along with you too on your next group adventure at this comfortable holiday home.

View the full listing for 98 on Clyde Spa Retreat here


8. Cloud 9 Retreat – Karitane

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

Thoughtfully decorated with gorgeous New Zealand art and luxury decor, you and your group will find something to marvel at and enjoy in every corner. Show off your cooking prowess in the spacious and fully equipped chefs kitchen, then sit down with your group to enjoy your meal.

View the full listing for Cloud 9 Retreat here


9. Luxury Escape – Jacks Point

8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $405 per night

Positioned moments from the golf course, at the bottom of The Remarkables ski field, and within 15km to town, Luxury Escape is a 4-bedroom 2-bathroom Jacks Point holiday house with Wi-Fi. This designer haven offers the ultimate space to unwind with majestic mountain scenery!

View the full listing for Luxury Escape here


10. Lakefront Sublime – Lake Rotoiti

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

Enjoying a tranquil lakefront position, Lakefront Sublime is a 4-bedroom 3-bathroom Lake Rotoiti holiday home with a shared jetty. This spacious, tastefully presented house is an ideal lake escape with pristine bush and lake scenery.

View the full listing for Lakefront Sublime here


11. Mana Sarovar – Lake Tarawera

5+3 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $550 per night

Lush green grass, sparkling lakes and blue skies as far as the eye can see. Step into your postcard-perfect dream escape at Mana Sarovar, a designer holiday home perched on the edge of Lake Tarawera. Mana Sarovar is a striking architectural home with an ultra sleek and modern interior boasting all the comforts you’ll need for a luxury retreat, including Wi-Fi, heat pump and Smart TV.

View the full listing for Mana Sarovar here


12. Veronica House – Russell

6+2 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $265 per night

Over 180 degrees of uninterrupted views across Russell, Veronica House is host to some of the best scenery the Far North has to offer. Indulge in some real privacy, peace and quiet with no neighbours in sight and a private beach accessed by a private walkway. Doesn’t get any better for a breakaway.

View the full listing for Veronica House here


13. Lion Rock Lookout – Piha

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $170 per night

Are you after an escape to Piha and want the beautiful backdrop to go with it? Welcome to Lion Rock Lookout! This kiwi holiday home has been built on the hillside looking out over Piha Beach and the infamous Lion Rock, boasting some amazing views to set the scene for your holiday.

View the full listing for Lion Rock Lookout here


14. The Treehouse – Kaiteriteri

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1+1 Bathrooms | From $285 per night

This modern Kaiteriteri holiday home offers comfort and style with open-plan living. Fitted with floor to ceiling glass throughout, relax and take in the tranquil bush surrounds from your preferred vantage point. The glass doors open from the living and kitchen onto wrap-around decking for amazing summer living!

View the full listing for The Treehouse here


15. The Boatshed – Tauranga

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $345 per night

The Boatshed is 2 bedroom,2 bathroom absolute waterfront Tauranga holiday apartment as featured in NZ House and Garden Magazine and was House of the Week on Stuff.co.nz. Enjoying breathtaking views, this converted boat shed is an exclusive harbourfront home with its own private mooring!

View the full listing for The Boatshed here


16. The Lookout – Tairua

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $285 per night

This Tairua holiday home includes well appointed open plan living, with easy indoor/outdoor flow… Unwind indoors and admire the scenery, or set yourself up on the deck for dining alfresco with amazing ocean views. Everything you need for a refreshing stay is on hand.

View the full listing for The Lookout here


17. The Stone Temple – Cromwell

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $495 per night

The Stone Temple is a luxury 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Cromwell holiday house nestled next to Lake Dunstan and Old Cromwell Town… The 140-year-old stone Gothic church has been converted into a stunning home, offering a unique Cromwell experience!

View the full listing for The Stone Temple here


18. Wonderful Coastal Farm – Onemana

4+4 People | 2+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $230 per night

This special place just 15 minutes drive from Whangamata sits on a plot of 50 hectares that you arrive at via an unpaved 6km road. It is wrapped to the West and North by the Wharekawa River estuary as the river winds it final turn to the Pacific Ocean. To the south lies forestry creating a ‘land island’ and a true sense of privacy.

View the full listing for Wonderful Coastal Farm here


19. The Point – Pigeon Bay

4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $500 per night

Escape to paradise with The Point, an off-the-grid clifftop retreat in the Banks Peninsula. Sea views overlooking Pigeon Bay, luxury design and a private swimming cove all make this a unique stay that will be remembered for years to come.

View the full listing for The Point here


20. Point Vista – Queenstown

8+2 People | 5+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | From $760 per night

Point Vista is an upmarket, architecturally designed, 5 bedroom 3 bathroom Queenstown holiday house at Jacks Point. Enjoying a picturesque setting, this modern and spacious holiday house is an ideal option for a refreshing Southern Lakes escape.

View the full listing for Point Vista here


21. The Glass House – Raglan

2+4 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $610 per night

The Glass House is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Raglan holiday house with a swimming pool and Wi-Fi. This modern, beautifully designed eco-bach is situated on a private block overlooking the Tasman, with expansive views including the Raglan bar. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax while taking a break from the local surf spots!

View the full listing for The Glass House here


22. Spencer Spa Lodge – Lake Tarawera

6+2 People | 4 Bedrooms | 5+1 Bathrooms | From $830 per night

Spencer Spa Lodge is a 4 bedroom 5 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house nestled in 35 acres of farmland, landscaped gardens, and native New Zealand bush. Set amongst tranquil and private grounds, this gorgeous holiday home enjoys the perfect position to capture panoramic views of the lake and the mountain beyond!

View the full listing for Spencer Spa Lodge here


23. Pacific Beachfront – Hot Water Beach

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

With floor to ceiling glass doors, the undisturbed ocean views are endless from multiple rooms throughout the home. Relax by the fire for a cosy winter retreat, or enjoy the perfect summer entertainment setup, with open plan flow from the kitchen to the beach-facing outdoor dining area.

View the full listing for Pacific Beachfront here


24. Oceana 21 – Tairua

6+2 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2+2 Bathrooms | From $410 per night

Oceana 21 is a 3 storey, 4-bedroom executive holiday home in Tairua on the northern edge of Mt Paku, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Tairua beach! This stunning Tairua holiday home boasts two spacious living areas (a smaller one on the middle floor), modern open plan kitchen and dining, and four large bedrooms (all very spacious!) – spread over three levels!

View the full listing for Oceana 21 here


25. The Ostend Sanctuary – Waiheke Island

6+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $255 per night

Every inch of this holiday home has been thoughtfully decorated and beautifully furnished to reflect the atmosphere of Waiheke Island. Imagine yourself in this tranquil setting, looking out to the rolling hills of Ostend, covered in native bush.

View the full listing for The Ostend Sanctuary here


26. Colourful Condo – Queenstown

4+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $310 per night

Need that WOW-factor this trip? Look no further – Welcome to the Colourful Condo! A vibrant yet calming experience as soon as you walk through the door, this Queenstown holiday home has been decorated throughout with all the colours of the rainbow so is filled with wonderful energy!

View the full listing for Colourful Condo here


 

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