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Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Ski
Fantail Cottage is perched on the lakefront of Lake Hawea * FREE to use Adult Kayaks & Mountain Bikes* FREE WIFI Internet * SKY TV Sports Channels, BBQ area, Sports Equipment - Set of Golf Clubs,Cricket/tennis gear,DVDs, books & children's boardgames. Ski  …see more

from $193 / night

$1351 / week

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from $193 / night

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Cottage rental in Christchurch

Canterbury Region / Christchurch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
This centrally located 3 bedroom character cottage has been totally rebuilt from the foundation up. A heat pump in the open plan living/dining area warms right through with the option of under-tile heating in the living/dining and bathroom areas if required. A lovely  …see more

from $143 / night

$1000 / week

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from $143 / night

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Vacation apartment in Dunedin

Otago Region / Dunedin

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Have a ball staying in this spacious city pad just 300 metres from the main street in Dunedin and a 15 minute walk past interesting shops and cafes to the central city area. Enjoy your own entrance, plus garden and outside area. Two big bedrooms and open plan living, di  …see more

from $101 / night

$541 - $1351 / week

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from $101 / night

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Vacation home in South Island

West Coast Region / Hokitika

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Paradise on the beachfront - beach fires, star and birdwatching, sunsets over the Ocean. Take a bush stroll to feed our pet eels. Outdoor and indoor bath. Centrally located on the West Coast Day trip to the Glaciers, Punakaiki, Hokitika Gorge and Wilderness Cycle Tr  …see more

from $176 / night

$1232 / week

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from $176 / night

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Picton Vacation apartment accommodation

Marlborough Region / Picton

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Bathed in sun, this spacious and gracious water front apartment is a wonderful holiday retreat.On the fourth floor, with lift access to the door, the apartment has views from the Master Bedroom, Dining area, Living Room and adjacent deck, over the harbour and ou  …see more

from $107 / night

$625 - $1045 / week

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from $107 / night

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Vacation converted chapel in Fox Glacier

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The 61 year old former Douglas Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, has recently been fully renovated and restored and is now reborn as luxury self contained holiday accommodation.Constructed of local riv  …see more

from $200 / night

$1125 / week

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from $200 / night

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Vacation apartment in Picton

Marlborough Region / Picton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
One of Picton’s best apartments! Enjoy stunning views of the marina and Marlborough Sounds from your private balcony, as well as the lounge/kitchen/dining area and master bedroom. Fully self-contained, this one-bedroom/one-bathroom apartment sleeps up to 2 peo  …see more

from $128 / night

$892 / week

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from $128 / night

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Home accommodation in South Island

West Coast Region / Reefton

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our spacious 120 year old villa with wide verandas, high ceilings, and cosy log fire. You have the use of a modern kitchen and bathroom, and great outdoor living spaces. We are within walking distance to the main street 'Broadway', and close to all  …see more

from $116 / night

$695 - $1343 / week

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from $116 / night

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Vacation apartment with golf nearby in Temuka

Canterbury Region / Temuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
This former historic Church Building enables you to see history and architecture while experiencing the luxury of good design. We offer two luxurious self contained apartments each with a separate bedroom, (one apartment has a double and a single in bedroom and the othe  …see more

from $108 / night

$695 - $788 / week

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from $108 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski barn to rent in Darfield

Canterbury Region / Darfield

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
River Retreat is a 10 acre property located in Coalgate, inland Canterbury. We have lovely views of the Malvern hills and the Selwyn River is at the end of the property. 40 mins from Christchurch Airport and a beautiful and peaceful place to stop for a night or two on  …see more

from $105 / night

$440 - $764 / week

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from $105 / night

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Wanaka ski home to rent.

Otago Region / Wanaka

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 mi
  • 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,  …see more

from $186 / night

$1297 / week

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from $186 / night

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Vacation tented camp in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
Our Mt Gold site is awesome. It is located on the top of a hill (5-8min walk from your car), but you are rewarded with fantastic 180 degree views over Lake Wanaka. The site is nestled in amongst some pine trees, so it’s nice and sheltered and well hidden from publ  …see more

from $255 / night

$1783 / week

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from $255 / night

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Vacation apartment in Picton

Marlborough Region / Picton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary
Small Studio Apartment located in secure Art Deco Apartment Building. with one double bed and Ensuite bathroom Jug Tea coffee Microwave Toaster and sandwich maker Small Waterfront apartment located in Picton CBD close to cafe's Bars . Short walk to Interislande  …see more

from $75 / night

$500 / week

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from $75 / night

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Ruby Bay Vacation cottage rental

Mapua / Ruby Bay

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
- Charming self-contained cottage on lifestyle block- Diverse birdlife, wonderful dark skies at night (telescope available)- An excellent place to relax away from the hustle and bustle or uses as a base from which to explore- Secluded and tranqui  …see more

from $95 / night

$650 / week

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from $95 / night

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South Island Vacation cottage rental

West Coast Region / Punakaiki

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Nikau cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage with stunning sea views, large doors (screened) face west for afternoon sun and spectacular sunsets. the cottage has a kitchenette and provides a spacious cottage for 2 couples or a family. Situated on an elevated terrace, we are on  …see more

from $193 / night

$1351 / week

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from $193 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lumsden Vacation home rental

Southland Region / Lumsden

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Rod and Wheel House offers very comfortable holiday accommodation in Lumsden - a friendly country town nestled within deer, sheep and dairy farms. Lumsden is situated on the lower part of South Island of New Zealand and is surrounded by aqua blue rivers and lakes set in  …see more

from $147 / night

$865 - $1513 / week

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from $147 / night

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Vacation b&b in Barrytown

West Coast Region / Barrytown

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
'Koru' offers a restful BnB homestay within our unique new home. The spacious guest bedroom has it's own private ensuite, separate entry and gorgeous subtropical rainforest mountain views. Enjoy amazing sunsets over the ocean from our private deck, soak i  …see more

from $116 / night

$618 / week

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from $116 / night

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Vacation home rental

Otago Region / Oamaru

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The House is 2 Bedroom Character Deco Architecture. Recently completely painted and carpeted throughout new curtains and comfy beds plus extra rollout for children. Simply furnished with everything you need. Situated on the street front with a long fenced lawn at back.  …see more

from $103 / night

$720 - $874 / week

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Home rental in Christchurch

Canterbury Region / Christchurch

6 13 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Beautiful family home in Avonhead. Fully furnished with 6 Bedrooms, lounge and separate dinning room open to fully equipped kitchen. Secluded and well kept mature gardens. The house is close to local amenities, the airport and the city center. Great outdoor sitting are  …see more

from $107 / night

$744 / week

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from $107 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Akaroa

Canterbury Region / Akaroa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Akaroa Apartment - upstairs modern Queen bedroom fully self contained apartment. With a full bathroom – fully tiled shower – and bath with views. Architecturally designed to blend well in the historic precinct. Separate bedroom, and open plan kitchen dining  …see more

from $157 / night

$1000 / week

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from $157 / night

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Queenstown ski home to rent.

Otago Region / Queenstown

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
A superbly comfortable home that sleeps 10 with new bathrooms & toilets which have underfloor heating. There is a large snug lounge, good sized bedrooms and a games room with pool table. The balcony is great for entertaining of an evening or simply taking in the vie  …see more

from $232 / night

$1621 - $4430 / week

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from $232 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Queenstown

Queenstown / Goldfield Heights

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Large luxurious 5 bed 3 bath home. Massive outdoor deck with spectacular views. Games room with table tennis, foosball table , play station and board games supplied. Free high speed wifi internet and Sky tv. You will find this house has everything you could possib  …see more

from $460 / night

$3214 / week

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Queenstown Vacation cottage accommodation

Otago Region / Queenstown

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Judge & Jury Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage in Gibbston Valley – heart of the wine country. An 8 minute drive to Arrowtown and 20 mins to Queenstown. Free Wi-Fi included. 2 bedrooms - each with a queen bed second bedroom has an extra single bed. Each b  …see more

from $232 / night

$1621 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Queenstown

Otago Region / Queenstown

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Tahuna House offers serviced luxury lakeside Queenstown accommodation just 3 minutes drive from the centre of Queenstown.Three options1-2 guests,3-6 guests or 8 guests.Tahuna House is close to 3 skifields 3 golf course and plenty of adventure tourism and activit  …see more

from $402 / night

$2809 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Kaiteriteri

Nelson-Tasman Region / Kaiteriteri

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
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 $93 / night

$811 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Vacation studio with golf nearby in Kaiteriteri

Nelson-Tasman Region / Kaiteriteri

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Imagine strolling along a wide expansive beach without seeing another person — hearing the waves and smelling the sea air. This is a perfect conclusion to your day of sightseeing, visiting Cafés, or game of Golf. Sit on your deck with your favourite glass o  …see more

from $145 / night

$1260 - $1610 / week

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from $145 / night

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Vacation cottage in Queenstown

Queenstown / Dalefeild

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Our cottage is located in very special place in New Zealand. Place where you can relax, recharge your batteries, get inspired. But still about 10 minutes drive from Queenstown or Arrowtown, where you can visit lots of very good restaurants, do some shopping or choose fr  …see more

from $115 / night

$805 / week

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Home rental in Queenstown

Otago Region / Queenstown

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A modern 4/5 bedroom three story house perfectly perched on Queenstown Hill with views you need to see to believe. Only 5 mins walk to the centre of town and only a 20 min drive to Coronet Peak for skiing. The house has a modern kitchen two large living areas, secure pa  …see more

from $502 / night

$3087 - $4321 / week

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from $502 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation studio in Tasman

Mapua / Tasman

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
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 Scen  …see more

from $99 / night

$593 - $788 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Vacation b&b in Dunedin

Otago Region / Dunedin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at Karaka Alpaca Farmstay, just 15min from Dunedin's CBD. Our 11 acre hobby farm has Alpaca's, horses, sheep and Buster the cat. You can look forward to modern amenities and peace and quiet at a budget pric  …see more

from $75 / night

$500 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Lumsden

Southland Region / Lumsden

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Oreti River House offers boutique accommodation in Lumsden, situated in the lower part of South Island of New Zealand. The self contained house combines old charm with modern amenities in a quiet secluded location, close to town amenities. It is a perfect base for trout  …see more

from $170 / night

$946 - $1621 / week

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Vacation apartment in Picton

Marlborough Region / Picton

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Luxurious self-contained open-plan apartment two-bedroom/two-bathroom that has been beautifully designed with top quality furnishings. Couple this with amazing views of the famous Marlborough Sounds and you’re onto a winner! Sleeping up to 7 people (3 queen be  …see more

from $147 / night

$1027 / week

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from $147 / night

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Home rental in South Island

Fiordland National Park / Te Anau

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Davaar Country Holiday Home is a spacious, well equipped, warm and comfortable home set in a secluded private garden with an expansive lawn. Located in a magnificent rural setting with superb views of farmland and surrounding Fiordland Mountains on the main Queenstown t  …see more

from $230 / night

$1610 / week

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from $230 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Picton Vacation apartment rental

Marlborough Region / Picton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
CBD located waterfront beach. Art Deco Themed Apartment located close to cafe's and bars. All marine tour departures accross road at Marina short walk to Interislander Ferry termiial, Blue bridge Ferry bus stops in front of Apartment. Sky TV Free Wi Fi . Full  …see more

from $120 / night

$700 - $1180 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with golf nearby in Golden Bay

Nelson-Tasman Region / Golden Bay

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
VILLA ON THE BAY, Pohara Beach, Takaka, Golden Bay, New ZealandNot too many properties can boast one of the best views is from the bath, but Villa On The Bay's two ensuite bathrooms have been designed to give guests a feeling of total relaxation. This luxu  …see more

from $500 / night

$3500 / week

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from $500 / night

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Lake Ohau Vacation b&b rental

Canterbury Region / Lake Ohau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Dunstan Downs is a working high country merino sheep station ,situated in the heart of the South Island, 4hrs from Christchurch and 2 hrs from Queenstown. We are surrounded by wide open spaces, great walks, excellent fly fishing, 4x4 drives and horse trekkin  …see more

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Nelson Vacation cottage rental

Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Child friendly
Aroha Cottage is situated halfway between Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park. With a new kitchen and bathroom, cosy wood burner for winter, fabulous private garden, huge deck, quiet beach and free wifi, it is perfect for couples and overseas tourists. The cottage  …see more

from $113 / night

$788 / week

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from $113 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation villa rental

Canterbury Region / Christchurch

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
The Meadows Villa Christchurch is a unique self-contained accommodation experience for up to four people. Either on vacation or work, great for that special holiday or for that important business trip here in Christchurch New Zealand. A fantastic accommodation experien  …see more

from $159 / night

$926 - $1305 / week

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from $159 / night

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Vacation apartment in Waikawa

Picton / Waikawa

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Two double bedroom flat, spacious, private, pleasant garden, off street parking, SKY TV, unlimited WiFi, self contained, quiet, 10 minutes walk to Waikawa Marina and Waikawa Bay and 5 minutes drive to Picton. Cafes and restaurants at Waikawa Marina and in Picton. Walkin  …see more

from $80 / night

$560 / week

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from $80 / night

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Omakau Vacation home rental

Central Otago / Omakau

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
A 1905 beautifully renovated Mud brick Homestead set in stunning Central Otago. Flowing lawns and established flower beds, making this property one of the best Private Exclusive Retreats in Central Otago. Surrounded by many mountain vistas and in a country setting. Th  …see more

from $139 / night

$973 / week

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from $139 / night