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Pudding island Cottage - Dunedin cottage sleeps 6

South Island / Otago Region / Dunedin

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Main bedroom has balcony and sea views.Just a short drive along the harbour road into the shops, bars and restaurants of Dunedin city centre.MINIMUM STAY 3 nightsAmazing views. Watch the ships pass by from the deck and your bedroom balcony.Safe walkway alongside cottage  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £1110 / week

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from £65 / night

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City Pad - Dunedin apartment sleeps 9

South Island / Otago Region / Dunedin

2 bedroomsSleeps 91 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Have a ball staying in this spacious city pad just 300 metres from the main street in Dunedin. Enjoy your own entrance, plus garden and outside area. Two big bedrooms and open plan living, dining and a groovy, updated 1970s kitchen. Two bathrooms, one has a shower, vani  …see more

from £83 / night

£483 - £1458 / week

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from £83 / night

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OneFiveEight Paradise Cottage - Kaiteriteri cottage sleeps 2

South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Kaiteriteri

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This is a self-contained/self-catering spacious studio unit. It has a fully equipped kitchenette, with microwave, hot plates, fridge etc. The large conservatory and deck which get all the afternoon sun until it sets, are a pleasure to enjoy with a quiet glass of wine an  …see more

from £69 / night

£597 / week

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from £69 / night

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

5 bedroomsSleeps 122 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £160 / night

£1114 - £2506 / week

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Bellevue Lakeview House,Lake Hawea, Wanaka, NZ

South Island / Otago Region / Wanaka

4 bedroomsSleeps 103 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 300 km; Ski;
Absolute lakefront location with panoramic lake & mountain views, house is fully furnished & equipped for families. * FREE to use Adult Kayaks & Mountain Bikes * FREE WIFI Internet * SKY TV Sports Channels, BBQ area, Sports Equipment - 2 Sets of Golf Clubs,Cricket/tenn  …see more

from £131 / night

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Fantail Cottage Lakefront Lake Hawea, Wanaka, NZ

South Island / Otago Region / Wanaka

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Ski;
** June Special ** Nightly Tariff $160.00 for 4 guests * FREE to use Adult Kayaks & Mountain Bikes* FREE WIFI Internet * SKY TV (Sports Channels). Fantail Cottage is perched on the lakefront of Lake Hawea 10mins to Wanaka, Ski fields short drive away Cardrona & Trebl  …see more

from £108 / night

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Tasmangreen Studio - Quiet Luxury - Tasman studio sleeps 2

South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Mapua / Tasman

StudioSleeps 21 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Tasmangreen Studio accommodation is well appointed and conveniently located on Tasman's Great Taste Trail and the Dicker Ridge walking/trekking/cycling track. It is ideal for your exploration experience of the area. Situated in Tasman Village on the Ruby Coast Scenic Ro  …see more

from £64 / night

£384 - £570 / week

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Rogers Street Retreat - Blenheim townhouse sleeps 8

South Island / Marlborough Region / Blenheim

4 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Come and Relax at Rogers Street Retreat. Centrally located on Rogers Street there is a children's playground at start of the street and at the end is the popular Taylor River Reserve. This fantastic townhouse offers a wonderful home away from home with the extra en  …see more

from £239 / night

£1671 - £1870 / week

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

3 bedroomsSleeps 72 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £108 / night

£739 - £1435 / week

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The Arrowtown Wendyhouse - Arrowtown house sleeps 12

South Island / Otago Region / Arrowtown

5 bedroomsSleeps 121 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Lots of space for a family or group holiday. 5 bedrooms with beds for 11 and a portacot for the baby. Easy driving distance to skifields - 20 min to Coronet Peak, 45 to Remarkables and Cardrona and 1hr 15min to Treble Cone. 10 minute walk into Arrowtown's historic c  …see more

from £171 / night

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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from £25 / night

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from £25 / night

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Devine Bed and Breakfast with Private Spa

South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Come and relax in your own private space. You will have your own private outdoor space and spa. We are situated in a quiet semi rural lifestyle block. 20 minutes from the centre city. We are only 10 minutes from the Airport and minutes from State Highway 1 heading sou  …see more

from £45 / night

£313 - £699 / week

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South Island / Otago Region / Queenstown

4 bedroomsSleeps 104 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £199 / night

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World Famous! - Dunedin house sleeps 6

South Island / Otago Region / Dunedin

2 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Experience something unique. You get to stay on the famous Steepest Street In The World - at the flat end! Watch the tourists try to walk or ride bicycles to the top of the street. This is a very cute, warm, comfortable, sunny, clean house, with everything you need. Sit  …see more

from £80 / night

£427 - £904 / week

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South Island / Otago Region / Queenstown

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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from £313 / night

£1989 - £2586 / week

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from £313 / night

(3) Excellent 

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

3 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
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from £84 / night

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Beech Hill - Richmond cottage sleeps 4

South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Richmond

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stay in and relax at the cottage with under floor heating for added comfort and warmth in the cooler months. In the Summer months enjoy BBQ meals at the outside table setting while listening to the Tui's chattering, enjoy a walk on the properties forest tracks, or  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £735 / week

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Artists Funky Industrial Retreat - Queenstown house sleeps 10

South Island / Otago Region / Queenstown

4 bedroomsSleeps 102 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Funky modern open plan house over two levels with indoor outdoor flow. Fireplace and heat pump so cosy and warm. Outside fire with bbq and outdoor dining. Two lounge rooms with tv room, satellite television and free wifi. All mod cons including dishwasher and state of  …see more

from £256 / night

£1705 / week

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The Hylton - Queenstown apartment sleeps 3

South Island / Otago Region / Queenstown

1 bedroomSleeps 32 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Funky retro apartment in central Queenstown with beautiful mountain views and big outdoor deck Across the road from the supermarket and a 5 min walk to centre of town Warm and cosy with heat pump and all mod cons A queen size bed in the bedroom and a spare single bed  …see more

from £91 / night

£625 / week

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

2 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £108 / night

£756 - £1233 / week

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

1 bedroomSleeps 31 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £116 / night

£623 / week

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Hanmer Heights Holiday Home - Hanmer Springs townhouse sleeps 6

South Island / Canterbury Region / Hanmer Springs

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
Sleeps up to 6, a few minutes walk to village, brilliant views across the valley, fully self-contained, three bedrooms, professionally serviced, good heating, modern appliances. Sky-Digital TV, new kitchen, frig/freezer, log fire, shub shower. Garage. Electric blankets.  …see more

from £86 / night

£540 / week

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

4 bedroomsSleeps 102 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £108 / night

£739 - £1853 / week

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Harbour View - magnificent harbour views

South Island / Otago Region / Dunedin

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
GLORIOUS SETTING Commanding position overlooking the Harbour yet only minutes drive to the city. Lovely short walk to the city, university, hospital and 10 mins walking distance to the Forsyth Barr stadium. Reach out and touch the passing ships.Nice and quiet neighbourh  …see more

from £79 / night

£490 - £1465 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Rural, relaxing and private. A lovely spot!

South Island / Canterbury Region / Darfield

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
River Retreat is a 10 acre lifestyle block located in Coalgate, inland Canterbury (10 minutes from Darfield). It is close to many amenities such as ski fields, golf courses and various other activities and enjoys warm summers and crisp winters. We have a self catered  …see more

from £69 / night

£324 / week

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South Island / Otago Region / Wanaka

3 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £324 / night

£1875 / week

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South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £144 / night

£1003 - £1257 / week

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Time Out Cottages - Manapouri cottage sleeps 5

South Island / Southland Region / Manapouri

1 bedroomSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.02 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Welcome to Time-Out Cottages; the perfect place for a holiday, and gateway to the world-famous Fiordland Heritage Park. Come and stay in our delightful self-contained cottages and wake up in the morning to the sounds of birdsong and wildlife. Whether you want an indepen  …see more

from £143 / night

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Rocky Ridge Cottage-Fully Self Contained

South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson

2 bedroomsSleeps 44 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
New modern accommodation in Takaka,Golden Bay, New Zealand. Only a 10 minute drive to the Takaka township and a 10-15 minute drive to many of the world famous beaches of Golden Bay, New Zealand. Rocky Ridge Cottage has the convenience of all of the attractions in the ar  …see more

from £199 / night

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South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson

5 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
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from £128 / night

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Hillside Getaway-Home, Tipi, & Housetruck, Takaka

South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson

4 bedroomsSleeps 104 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Take time out and relax at our delightful, peaceful and private, fully furnished 3 bedroom+ house with valley views and hills beyond. Located in beautiful Takaka, Golden Bay - 1 hour 45 minutes from Nelson in the top of the South Island in New Zealand. French doors ope  …see more

from £182 / night

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Kotare Sumner House - Christchurch apartment sleeps 4

South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
Kotare Sumner House is suited to guests aged 40+ looking for 3+ nights somewhere quiet, homely, clean and with vistas of the sea and surrounding valley. Unwind and enjoy our relaxing 2 bedroom house, nestled in the stunning Port Hills, surrounded by fruit trees and a m  …see more

from £91 / night

£597 - £756 / week

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Seva Cottage ~ Comfortable Family Home - Christchurch house sleeps 8

South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

3 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Seva Cottage is in perfect setting and location for couples and families in Bishopdale, Christchurch. Relax in the peaceful environs adjacent to the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre. Seva Cottage is centrally located, 7 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to th  …see more

from £71 / night

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £137 / night

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South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

5 bedroomsSleeps 122 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £108 / night

£739 - £2131 / week

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Mountains Edge Cabins - Te Anau lodge sleeps 18

South Island / Southland Region / Fiordland National Park / Te Anau

8 bedroomsSleeps 183 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Mountains Edge Cabins is located in New Zealand - South Island Blackmount district in the picturesque village of Monowai. Just off the Southern Scenic Route, between Lake Manapouri and Lake Monowai, 50 mins south of Te Anau. This is a lovely old camp was historica  …see more

from £43 / night

£299 / week

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South Island / Otago Region / Wanaka

6 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £1421 / night

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Beachbum Bed & Breakfast - Dunedin b&b sleeps 6

South Island / Otago Region / Dunedin

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Beachbum's BnB overlooks a beautiful safe swimming beach, quiet and peaceful. The main room, which has 2 queen beds comfortably sleeps 4, has an ensuite, and its own private entrance. There is a short pathway down to the beach. 2 more bedrooms can be made available, wit  …see more

from £72 / night

£427 - £1381 / week

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Invercargill apartment - Invercargill apartment sleeps 5

South Island / Southland Region / Invercargill

2 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
A comfortable and spacious (90m2) apartment in an attractive art deco row of four in a quiet, but central location. Opposite the historic Water Tower and in the heart of Invercargill. Queens Park is round the corner and it is a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk into In  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 / week

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Kotare Flat Sumner - Christchurch apartment sleeps 2

South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Kotare Sumner Flat is suited to guests aged 40+ looking for 3+ nights somewhere quiet, homely, clean and with vistas of the sea and surrounding valley. Unwind and enjoy the stylish comfort of our sunny one bedroom flat. Nestled in the stunning Port Hills, surrounded by  …see more

from £69 / night

£438 / week

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Top Destination reviews

Fantail Cottage Lakefront Lake Hawea, Wanaka, NZ
Heaven on earth

This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peaceful and the view i … see more
World Famous!
Enchanting cottage! Clean, cosy, comfortable.

Easy and organised communication with host. The cottage is exactly as described and was a sight for tired eyes when we arrived at the end of a work day. It had everything we needed and more. It was very clean and thoughtfully decorated, which gave it … see more
Bay Vista Kaiteriteri NZ
Great place to stay with young family

Bay View is a great places to stay. Modern with everything you need. Great for young families, great views and outdoor area. I would highly recommend this house. … see more
Rural, relaxing and private. A lovely spot!
Comfortable, cosy, homely

Margie and Allan have been great to deal with and very helpful. The accomodation is nice and sits well in the gardens with enough privacy. Very comfortable and suited our needs well.A great shower with lots of water pressure and a dream of bed. The b … see more
Oreti River House - a restful haven in New Zealand
Comfortable quiet country house

We had a lovely stay at Oreti House. It is well situated in the pretty little town of Lumsden which has basic shops and a couple of cafes. The house is extremely well appointed with comfortable beds, and lounges, a well equipped kitchen and BBQ. Sun … see more
Aroha Cottage not beachfront but oh so close !!
Perfect location and wonderful cottage, gardens, great for relaxing.

The location was brilliant for Abel Tasman, Nelson and nearby facilities. Great for walking and cycling, or just relaxing. The cottage was really comfitable with all amenities ...and wifi available too. The hosts were great, making sure we were comfi … see more

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