With its alluring combination of vibrant urban attractions and gorgeous natural landscapes, Auckland is the perfect place to visit when you’re looking for the best of both worlds. Known as the City of Sails, New Zealand’s vast and varied metropolis is surrounded by shimmering coastlines and boasts a huge assortment of waterfront attractions and dazzling skyline views. There are also plenty of opportunities to dine like royalty and shop until you drop on the bustling city streets, and the beautiful beaches are certainly worth checking out.
If you have your sights set on the City of Sails, read on for a list of the best Airbnbs in Auckland. To ensure that these rentals are of the highest quality, they all offer essential modern conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi, and most of the listings are presided over by a superhost and boast Airbnb Plus status. In case you’re unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of providing outstanding hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program for top-rated Airbnbs that have been verified for quality through in-person inspection.
Renovated Heritage Villa
Our first Airbnb in Auckland offers a quiet and cozy stay perfect for families and groups of friends.
The three-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is beautiful and bright with contemporary artwork, a ton of natural light, and a quaint front porch for enjoying the late afternoon sun.
Furnished with two king-size beds and two single beds, the apartment also offers comfortable features like pillow-top mattresses, a heated towel rack, and split-system air-conditioning units in each room. Additional luxuries include a Smart TV, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer, and guests have access to a spacious and cozy living room as well as a charming kitchenette equipped with a complimentary breakfast table, a minifridge, and a dining table.
Tucked away on a quiet street in the Ponsonby neighborhood, this convenient Airbnb offers easy access to Western Park, bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries. Guests can also easily walk to the city center and the nearby harbor.
Fabulous Rental in Heritage Towers
Enjoy a luxurious stay in the heart of the city with this beautifully appointed one-bedroom apartment rental in Auckland.
Decorated in a retro-modern style, the luminous living space comes with a comfy sofa, a small dining table, a Smart TV, and glass doors that lead onto a private northeast-facing balcony. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed that can be made up as two single beds, and in the full bathroom, you’ll find a separate walk-in shower, a soaking tub, a washing machine, a stack of plush freshly laundered towels, and a complimentary selection of all natural toiletries. Additional features include a modern full kitchen, a ton of storage space, and a free and secure parking spot. Heritage Towers also offers a slew of luxurious facilities like a rooftop pool, a tennis court, a fitness center, and a sauna.
Ideally located in the heart of the city, this Auckland Airbnb is just a block away from Federal Street, which is known for offering some of the best restaurants in the city.
Renovated Art Deco Apartment in a Landmark Hotel
Another lavish apartment rental in the heart of the city, this luxurious Auckland Airbnb offers solo travelers, couples, and small groups a carefree stay with modern facilities.
High ceilings and timber flooring add an elegant touch to the uniquely styled interior, which features vibrant modern artwork and minimalist décor. With one bedroom with a king-size bed and one sofa bed in the living room, the stylish apartment can comfortably accommodate up to three guests. The living room also features a convenient deskspace and a TV, and the rental comes with a modern full kitchen with a dishwasher and an espresso machine. Guests can enjoy beautiful city and harbor views from the bedroom, which also comes with its own Smart TV, and the building is equipped with a rooftop pool and a shared terrace with stunning water views.
There are plenty of attractions within walking distance of the apartment such as Sky Tower, Queen Street, Auckland Art Gallery, the harbor, and the dining district.
Tranquil Apartment in a Quiet Neighborhood
With beautiful natural scenery and a quiet but well-connected location, this lovely downstairs apartment is one of the best Airbnbs in Auckland for a relaxing getaway.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the apartment offers one bedroom with one super-comfy king-size bed and a Smart TV, and one full bathroom with a clean walk-in shower and incredible water pressure. Light cooking and food prep can be done in the convenient kitchen area, and the living room is fully furnished with space to eat, relax, and get some work done. There is also a sunny deck that offers incredible views of the Waitakere Ranges, and guests have access to a small grassy yard surrounded by greenery, making this a great option for anyone traveling with their pets.
If you book your stay in this relaxing hideaway, you’ll find plenty of malls, cafés, restaurants, and beaches nearby.
Picturesque Apartment by the Beach
If you’re interested in a peaceful seaside getaway, consider renting an apartment in Auckland like this light-filled oasis near Kohimarama Beach.
One or two guests can sleep comfortably in the one-bedroom, one-bathroom home, which features a comfy king-size bed and a luxurious full bathroom with a separate walk-in shower and a soaking tub. The common areas are spacious and sunny with beautiful light-colored furnishings and unique pieces of art, and the apartment now offers a brand-new full kitchen with modern appliances. What’s more, massive glass doors flood the living room with natural light and lead onto a private patio with stylish outdoor furniture, lush tropical plants, and a connected lawn.
Just a few steps away from this ideally located apartment is Kohimarama Beach, where you’ll find waterfront cafés and restaurants as well as a few tranquil walking and biking paths.
Boutique Retreat With Luxurious Facilities
Treat yourself to an upscale vacation rental that offers everything you need and more with this iconic apartment in a luxurious residential building.
Solo adventurers and couples will find themselves at home in the incredibly well-appointed studio apartment. The space is small but well equipped with all of the comforts of home, including a spacious full bathroom with a heated towel rack and a relaxing soaking tub. There is also a modern full kitchen with granite countertops and an espresso machine as well as a small dining table in the living space. The bedroom area is tucked away around the corner from the living room and comes with a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress and a ton of refreshing indoor plants. The hotel-style building offers an impressive array of high-end amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa, a gym, and a sauna. Just imagine returning to your rental after a long day to enjoy a relaxing soak in a rooftop hot tub while admiring breathtaking views of the city skyline.
This top-rated Airbnb in Auckland also boasts an unbeatable downtown location near the most popular attractions in the city.
Vibrant Studio in a High-Rise Building
Set in a premium apartment building in the city’s central business district, this short-term rental in Auckland comes with access to a rooftop terrace, a pool, two gyms, and a tennis court.
Sleek modern finishes combine with brightly colored décor in the stylish interior, which is furnished with one king-size bed and a cozy sofa for relaxing. Large windows illuminate the space, and convenient features like a Smart TV and laundry facilities make this a great choice for longer stays. There is also a modern full kitchen accompanied by a cute dining space and a full bathroom stocked with New Zealand-made toiletries.
Nearby, you’ll find plenty of waterfront attractions, Sky Tower, top-rated restaurants, and popular nightlife venues.
Stylish Downtown Studio
Nestled in the Heritage Hotel, this characterful studio offers a completely renovated interior in an iconic Art Deco building.
Soaring high ceilings and steel windows complement the chic interior design, which also features a full range of updated appliances and amenities like a dishwasher and a Smart TV. The bedroom area is furnished with a cozy queen-size bed, and the full bathroom offers a rain-style walk-in shower, a heated towel rack, and a stunning bespoke design. The rental is equipped with a modern full kitchen perfect for preparing your own meals, and there is an on-site bar and restaurant on the property in case you don’t feel like cooking. Featuring two pools, two gyms, two spas, and a sauna, the landmark building in which it is located makes this one of the best Airbnb rentals in Auckland.
Set in the heart of the city, the apartment is just a short walk away from attractions like Sky Tower, Queen Street, and the Viaduct.
Light-Filled Sanctuary in a Resort-Style High-Rise
Artfully decorated, this sunny studio is set in a renovated historic building and offers gorgeous rooftop views.
Furnished with one pillow-top king-size bed and a cozy blue sofa, this studio apartment makes another fantastic option for solo travelers and couples. Light colors and beautiful modern artwork add to the Bohemian-style interior, and a tall wall of windows in the living area lights up the entire space. There is also a full kitchen and a full bathroom, and extra features like a desk, a Smart TV, and a washer and dryer make the apartment comfortable for longer stays.
With a rooftop terrace, lap pools, a spa, and tennis courts, this downtown Auckland Airbnb comes with everything you could need right on the property. When you feel like venturing out, many of the most popular tourist attractions are just a short stroll away in the city center.
Small Studio With Unrivaled Views
Perfect for solo travelers and couples looking to stay near bustling city streets, this central Airbnb also boasts incredible views and a full selection of modern amenities.
The interior is small but efficient, making room for a double bed, a private full bathroom, a kitchenette, and even in-unit laundry facilities. Large glass doors next to the bed open up to a private balcony and allow expansive views of the harbor and Sky Tower, which can be seen from the entire studio space. There is also a small dining area and a TV, and the rental is stocked with complimentary breakfast supplies.
From this central vacation apartment for rent in Auckland, guests can easily walk to the popular Ponsonby Road, Karangahape Road, and Queen Street. The city’s central business district is also just a 20-minute walk away.
Kowhai Garden Studio
For a super-private and relaxing stay, check out this self-contained Airbnb in Auckland surrounded by native New Zealand gardens.
The guesthouse is set back from the street behind a privacy gate and comes with its own full bathroom and basic kitchen supplies, including a minifridge, a kettle, a toaster, and tea and coffee. Furnished with one queen-size bed in a cozy sleeping area, the studio space is ideal for solo travelers and couples, although there is also a private living space that is equipped with a convenient desk and a couch that doubles as a daybed for a third guest. Guests can park for free on the premises and have access to a free washer and dryer on the property.
Set next to the thriving Ponsonby neighborhood, the guesthouse is close to plenty of cafés and food shops, and Ponsonby Road is a pleasant 10-minute walk away.
Luxury Waterfront Studio
This lovely rental apartment in Auckland is situated directly on Princes Wharf and boasts incredible panoramic views of both the city and the harbor.
The studio is framed by two huge walls of glass doors and windows that let in the refreshing breeze and water views. Step onto the wrap-around patio for an up-close look at the stunning turquoise waters that surround this ideally located apartment rental. The studio is spacious and fully furnished with a cozy gray sectional sofa and a queen-size bed with super-soft linens. There is also a modern full kitchen around the corner, a small dining table, and a convenient breakfast bar, and additional amenities include a dishwasher and washer and dryer. More luxurious comforts await in the pristine full bathroom, which comes equipped with a heated towel rack, fluffy towels, and complimentary toiletries.
Located in a secure building in a safe area, this Auckland Airbnb is ideally located on Princes Wharf and is perfect for guests interested in strolling along the city’s gorgeous waterfront. Viaduct Harbor, Wynyard Quarter, and their surplus of accompanying bars and restaurants are also just a few steps away.
Parkside Garden Studio
Another perfect rental for anyone interested in a bit of green space, this beautiful guesthouse sits adjacent to Cox’s Bay Reserve.
Surrounded by a lush lawn with a patio and a grill for outdoor cooking, the rental comes with plenty of private space to relax and enjoy the fresh air. The property is shared with the host’s main home, although the rental is completely separate with its own entrance and private access down the driveway. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the guesthouse features a cozy studio layout with a queen-size bed, a small dining table, and a kitchenette. There is also a Smart TV for a bit of indoor entertainment, and laundry facilities are available upon request.
Nestled in the vibrant and welcoming neighborhood of Ponsonby, this convenient rental is central to countless shopping and dining opportunities.
Private Retreat Just Outside of the City
If you’re interested in an Airbnb in Auckland that’s just out of reach of the noise of the city, check out this peaceful apartment surrounded by native bush.
The contemporary wooden cottage is decorated with cozy neutral tones and nature-themed décor, and there are plenty of bright windows and indoor plants to liven up the space. Offering one bedroom with a queen-size bed and one full bathroom with a rain-style walk-in shower, the apartment is perfect for a couples getaway in nature. Common areas include a spacious living room with a leather sofa, a Smart TV, and an interesting selection of books and board games. There is also a full kitchen with a breakfast table, an espresso machine, a washing machine, and direct access to a private wrap-around garden patio. Also outside, you’ll find an incredibly lush and serene natural landscape with plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting. Additional amenities include private parking and baby gear available upon request.
Nestled in the Waitakere Ranges, the apartment offers easy access to nearby beaches and the cafés and restaurants of Titirangi Village.
Homestead Cottage Near Muriwai Beach
Our last vacation rental in Auckland is another fantastic option for a quick escape just outside of the city.
The self-contained cottage is surrounded by a few acres of peaceful gardens and makes an ideal choice for a romantic getaway or a solo adventure. Characterized by high ceilings, dark exposed beams, and wood finishes, the cozy interior is warm and inviting. With one queen-size bed and one full bathroom, the studio space is most comfortable for one or two guests. There is also a bright eat-in full kitchen with modern appliances and a small lounge area with a TV. Large windows throughout the home reveal the beautiful views of the countryside that surround the cottage, and guests have access to a private balcony and luscious green gardens with towering trees and grazing sheep.
Conveniently located just 30 minutes away from the city, the apartment is right near the sandy beaches of Muriwai. More nearby attractions include restaurants, wineries, golf courses, and horseback riding opportunities.
Whether you’re visiting for the city, the nature, or a little bit of both, we hope this list helps you find the best Auckland Airbnb for your upcoming adventure.
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