Capsule Travels: The Top 10 Baches of 2024 in NZ That You Can Actually Rent

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Looking for the perfect bach for your next holiday? Whether you’re wanting low-key beach vibes or more fancy alpine chic, Bookabach’s top 10 baches of 2024 are not only *dreamworthy*, but range in price, location and amenities.

These stunning holiday homes are ideal for families and friends to spend quality time together. Bookabach chose these homes based on criteria including stellar star ratings of 4.5 or higher, positive guest reviews, and standout spaces and amenities.

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1. HARAKEKE – WAIKANAE BEACH, KĀPITI COAST

“Harakeke” is a remarkable four-bedroom beachfront home with direct beach access. With enough room to sleep 6, this modern holiday home offers stunning unobstructed views of Waimea Stream Estuary and Kapiti Island. The property’s clever architectural design provides incredible indoor-outdoor living areas complemented by retro styling and original art. Guests will enjoy stand-out features including underfloor heating, an indoor wood burner, inside and outside baths, and a deluxe hot outdoor shower.

2. TOKA RIDGE LAKE VIEW LUX VILLA – HAMURANA, BAY OF PLENTY

“Toka Ridge Lake View Lux Villa”, enables holidaymakers to relax and have fun in stylish comfort while overlooking Lake Rotorua and rolling hills. This modern four-bedroom villa nestled amongst boulders, native plantings, and modern art sleeps up to 8. Guests will enjoy the private beach access, undercover barbeque area, exploring the local nearby Hamurana reserve and soaking under the stars in the cedar hot tub and whirlpool spa.

3. BRITTANIA VILLA – GREYTOWN, WELLINGTON

The charming “Brittania Villa” is a wonderful holiday home with an incredible story having beenrelocated from Petone, Wellington over nearby Remutaka Hill to Greytown. Decorated in keeping with a country provincial style, the comfortable family-friendly retreat includes four generous bedrooms to sleep 8 guests and is situated in the heart of town near upmarket bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Guests can relax in the villa’s open lounge, dining, and kitchen area, which extends to a spacious north-west facing deck.

4. BYRON HILL – RAGLAN, WAIKATO

“Byron Hill”, offers a truly magnificent eco-friendly home with 180-degree views of Raglan. This private and peaceful home with enough space for 8 guests, boasts all modern conveniences for easy living while on holiday. Suitable for large groups or families, great features include the outdoor shower, underfloor heating, fireplace, and sprawling outdoor deck with a dedicated alfresco dining area.

5. BLUFF HILL BEAUTY – BLUFF HILL, HAWKES BAY

Enjoy stunning sea views while staying at “Bluff Hill Beauty”. This charming holiday home with room to sleep 6 guests, will provide a refreshing group getaway to remember. Thoughtfully decorated and curated with comfort in mind, it offers all the must-haves for a great stay, including a wood burning fireplace for those cosy mid-year breaks, swimming pool and spa.

6. CIRCULAR BAY COTTAGE – AWAAWAROA BAY, AUCKLAND

Nestled on the picturesque unspoiled Eastern end of Waiheke Island with its own private beach, “Circular Bay Cottage”, offers a perfect retreat for those seeking privacy, relaxation and good times while on holiday. This lovingly restored three-bedroom luxurious family cottage with beautiful coastal views has space to sleep up to six. Guests will enjoy time outside taking a dip in the spa and meals at the alfresco dining area.

7. SPEARGRASS LODGE – SPEARGRASS FLAT, OTAGO

Positioned in the Dalefield countryside, “Speargrass Lodge”, is an exceptional holiday retreat boasting stunning views of the Coronet and Remarkables mountain ranges. Inside this luxurious and beautifully decorated four-bedroom rural home offers a large open-plan kitchen and living area, media room and space to sleep 10 guests. Step outside to enjoy the pool, cedar spa, alfresco dining area and patio with a cosy outdoor fireplace.

8. CASTLE CLIFF LODGE – QUEENSTOWN, OTAGO

Holiday in ultimate style and luxury at “Castle Cliff Lodge”. This incredible six-bedroom home with breath-taking 270-degree views features many areas for large groups to both socialise and relax.

Impressive amenities include the sauna, spa, gym, billiards table, dartboard, ping pong table, pinball machine, bar, and outdoor fireplace. Local designers have collaborated on the lavish tasteful interiors to provide the most indulgent stay.

9. MAUNGA VIEW – LOWER SHOTOVER, OTAGO

Accommodating up to 7 guests, “Maunga View”, is a wonderful holiday home for groups seeking a tranquil rural getaway. Situated in the peaceful Lower Shotover area, a short 5-minute drive from Queenstown Airport and shopping centres, it offers convenience in a peaceful setting. Enjoy taking in the stunning views of rolling hills and Coronet Peak during a stay at this modern three-bedroom property which features an open plan dining and living area, and ample amenities including a designer kitchen.

10. THE STOWAWAY– QUEENSTOWN, OTAGO

“The Stowaway”, is a spacious four-bedroom lodge-inspired riverside holiday home with beautiful views of the mighty Shotover River. This property puts on a great show with its incredible outdoor amenities including a hot tub, alfresco dining area, well-appointed backyard with trampoline, outside fireplace, and sand pit for the kids. Inside provides modern conveniences with rustic charm and a variety of spaces to relax in comfort. The home also has a handy heated and safe storage room for skis, bikes, and boot warmers.

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