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Guesthouse in Dunedin
St Clair Studio: Te wāhi whakangā, a place of rest
Te wāhi whakangā is a place of rest. Relax in a hot bath on the private balcony overlooking St Clair beach and breathe in the cool sea air. This cozy studio is the perfect place for a restful getaway. The space has a queen bed, TV, WiFi, heatpump/AC, separate bathroom and a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and toaster. Local cafes and restaurants on St Clair Esplanade are a 10 minute walk down the hill and Dunedin City Centre, a 10 minute drive, if you can get away from the stunning ocean view
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$78 per night
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Scandinavian-style modern rural barn getaway
Quiet country surroundings with so much natural beauty. Scandinavian-style modern interior the barn has two levels combining elements of comfort and light. The Birch ply interior, wool carpet and heat pump create a warm and cosy vibe. The Barn is set in a rural landscape overlooking a lovely large pond inhabited by local birdlife. Approx 10-15 mins drive from Dunedin city centre and 3 mins to historic Port Chalmers and some of the best beaches and coastal scenery Otago has to offer all nearby.
Feb 11 – 18
$139 per night
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Home in Dunedin
Secluded waterfront new-build - 5min walk to beach
Beautiful newly built two bedroom home surrounded by native trees and orchard. A stone’s throw from stunning family-friendly Brighton beach, the food forest garden slopes to the edge of Ōtokia creek where you can enjoy sunset round the firepit listening to the sound of ocean waves. Bird feeders in constant use make native bird-viewing a real treat from your creek view balcony. Surfboards & kayaks available plus beautiful local walks. Reconnect to nature in this uplifting coastal haven!
Jun 9 – 16
$70 per night

Popular amenities for Dunedin vacation rentals

Stay near Dunedin's top sights

Larnach Castle91 locals recommend
Otago Museum59 locals recommend
Forsyth Barr Stadium27 locals recommend
Baldwin Street73 locals recommend
Dunedin Botanic Garden60 locals recommend
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum125 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Dunedin

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Townhouse in Dunedin
Contemporary elegant apartment
May 12 – 19
$81 per night
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Townhouse in Dunedin
Classic Victorian Cottage in Heart of the Heritage Zone
Apr 23 – 30
$139 per night
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Highly rated coastal chic in St Clair
Jun 9 – 16
$72 per night
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MacStay-Beautiful Architectural Guest Studio
Jun 2 – 9
$82 per night
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Home in Dunedin
Luxury home, modern living
Mar 18 – 25
$145 per night
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135/1 Cumberland Street ( Ground Floor)
Sep 9 – 16
$105 per night
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Tiny home in Otago
Seaside Studio
Oct 6 – 13
$65 per night
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Wee Gem
Nov 22 – 29
$100 per night
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Central Heritage apartment
Feb 6 – 13
$98 per night
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Cabin in Dunedin
Light and Sunny - private cabin with harbour views
Nov 20 – 27
$61 per night
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Private Studio Apartment In Maori Hill.
Sep 18 – 25
$61 per night
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Cottage in Dunedin
Rose Cottage
Jun 17 – 24
$115 per night

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Cottage in Dunedin
Valley View Cabin - garden retreat
Apr 23 – 30
$51 per night
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Home in Dunedin
St Clair Heights
Feb 2 – 9
$132 per night
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Hawthorn Guest Retreat (Cleaning included)
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$84 per night
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Cottage in Dunedin
World Famous! Sunny Dunedin house. Free parking.
Jun 7 – 14
$92 per night
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Jardine apartment 2 min walk to Forsyth Barr
Jun 15 – 22
$251 per night
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Easy walk to St Clair beach
May 8 – 15
$88 per night
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Beautiful Stone Cottage
Aug 13 – 20
$74 per night
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Korimako Suite and Kaimata
Feb 15 – 22
$186 per night
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St Clair Studio Apartment
Sep 12 – 19
$80 per night
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Home in Dunedin
Taieri Mouth Beach Retreat 30 minutes from Dunedin
Feb 9 – 16
$170 per night
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Home in Dunedin
Glenfalloch Accommodation Otago Peninsula Trust
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$231 per night
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Home in Dunedin
Luxury Escape, Great Location
May 12 – 17
$146 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Dunedin

Total rentals

1.1K properties

Wifi availability

1K properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

320 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

130 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

510 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

66K reviews

Your guide to Dunedin

All About Dunedin

Surrounded by dramatic hills and rugged, grassy cliffs dropping into turquoise waters, Dunedin is often referred to as the Edinburgh of New Zealand. Located at the head of Otago Harbor on the east coast of the South Island, Dunedin’s Scottish heritage is evident in its Victorian and Edwardian architecture. The city is rich in history yet has a thriving contemporary cultural scene. Home to New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago, Dunedin’s central region is full of delicious eateries, craft breweries, and live music venues. Curated street art by internationally renowned artists covers buildings all over the city. You’ll find local, regional, and international exhibits at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, as well as exhibitions of natural history at the Otago Museum.

The valleys and hills of an extinct volcano meet the Waipori and Taieri rivers to the southwest of Dunedin and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Protected wildlife and beautiful landscapes complement the uniquely vibrant culture, with hiking and cycling trails passing through the city and crisscrossing the Otago Peninsula. Along the beaches at the edge of town, you may be able to spot a number of rare species, including penguins, seals, and shags. Dunedin is also the only mainland breeding ground in the world for royal albatrosses.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dunedin

Dunedin is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so bear in mind that the seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. As a coastal city, its climate is significantly affected by the ocean, with mild summers and cool winters. Some spring days can seem like they contain all four seasons, but the weather is generally mild and consistent from November to April, ideal for mountain biking on Mt Allan’s Pulpit Rock trail. Summers are warm and sunny, perfect for surfing, swimming, and enjoying a relaxing day at one of the beautiful beaches along the peninsula.

Autumn, which starts in March, brings cooler days and bursts of orange, red, and yellow throughout the valley. The Dunedin Fringe Festival takes place in March across the city, showcasing art and entertainment by new and established artists. While winter brings colder, dry days, clear skies unveil epic starry nights. Step inside and explore local art in one of the many local galleries or brave the chilly waters at St. Clair beach during the city’s annual “winter plunge.”


Top things to do in Dunedin

Otago Museum

The Otago Museum houses more than 1.5 million artifacts showcasing natural, cultural, and scientific stories of the country and the world through exhibitions, tours, and talks. The museum’s Tūhura Science Centre is an all-ages education and entertainment hub with 45 interactive exhibits, a double-helix indoor slide, a tropical forest, and a planetarium. The museum is open daily.

St. Kilda and St. Clair Beaches

A 15-minute drive from the city center by car or bus, St. Kilda and St. Clair beaches comprise one long stretch of beautiful white sand along the Pacific Ocean. A popular swimming spot, the beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months and offers the most consistent surf breaks along the peninsula. A collection of bars and cafes dot the St. Clair Esplanade, perfect for a morning coffee or a casual meal after a day in the sun.

Southern Scenic Route

Stretching nearly 375 miles from Dunedin to Queenstown, the Southern Scenic Route provides access to deserted beaches, lush rainforest, pristine lakes, and stunning mountain vistas. View some of New Zealand’s unique wildlife, including native birds and seals, or stop off and explore museums and heritage sites rich in Māori history and culture. Most of the road is sealed, but some portions are not, so make sure to slow down and drive according to the conditions of the road.

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