Waterfront vacation rentals in New Zealand

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Top-rated waterfront rentals in New Zealand

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Guest suite in Karapiro
Lake Edge Stunning views Karapiro
Lake Edge..Lake Karapiro, stunning uninterrupted views of the finishing Line of The Worlds Best Rowing, WakaAma, Canoeing, Hydroplanes, Kayaking, Water Skiing. Directly opposite Don Rowlands Centre HOBBITON 20 min Waikato River Trail 15 min 10 mins CAMBRIDGE 10 mins AVANTIDRONE 50 minutes Waitomo Caves 5 min Boatshed Cafe & Wedding Venue 1hour 45 mins International Airport Guests have total privacy separate Pavilion from main dwelling. Jetty on Lake edge, direct access to the water.
Jan 13 – 20
$137 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 384 reviews
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Cottage in Okere Falls
The Love Shack Lake Rotoiti. Lake Edge Cottage.
Romantic & secluded this self-contained cottage is nestled amongst native bush. Metres from the water's edge, with jetty & ramp, free use of kayaks, Stand up paddleboards. 25 minutes from Rotorua, just 15 minutes from the airport. 5 minutes to the nearest cafe. Enjoy bushwalks or world-class mountain biking in the Redwood Forest. kayaking on the lake or even take in a rafting trip on the famous Kaituna river. A 2017 Bach of the Year -Gold medalist for the "Charm" category.
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$170 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 348 reviews
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Cabin in Pouto
Kapia Lodge - Luxury waterfront
Kapia Lodge is nestled on the cliffs edge of Pouto Point overlooking the Kaipara Harbour. Isolated & private the lodge is perfect for that romantic getaway. Unwind, relax and enjoy the Kaipara serenity. Pick up a book, play a board game or enjoy lazing around on the deck soaking up some sunshine. See the night away reclined in the hot tub with a glass of your favourite wine, stargaze with the telescope, or fall asleep to the moonlight shimmering over the Kaipara harbour
Nov 25 – Dec 2
$186 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 164 reviews

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Waterfront apartment rentals

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Apartment in Russell
PACIFICA - 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT
Sep 11 – 18
$159 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 351 reviews
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Apartment in Raglan
Whale Bay Surf Bach + Spa - Absolute Waterfront
Jul 10 – 17
$256 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Kikorangi |Free Parking|BBQ |AC
Feb 12 – 19
$298 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 167 reviews
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Apartment in Napier
Marine Parade Stylish Apartment - 453 ByTheSea
Oct 8 – 15
$116 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 522 reviews
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Apartment in Wellington
Oceanfront Penthouse Escape
Oct 8 – 15
$118 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews
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Apartment in One Tree Point
Harbourside Getaway. waterfront, 2 bedroom...
Jul 1 – 8
$104 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 217 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Right on the Lake Front!
Jan 19 – 26
$427 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Apartment in Lake Okareka
Lakeside - Loft by the Lake
Aug 12 – 19
$79 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 409 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Lake front self-contained quality studio
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$150 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 370 reviews
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Apartment in Queenstown
Lucky #8 Penthouse
Jun 15 – 22
$380 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 587 reviews
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Apartment in Mt. Maunganui
Beachside unit, private beach access, sea view.
Aug 20 – 27
$110 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
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Apartment in Nelson
Luxurious accommodation at Tahunanui Beach
Jun 7 – 14
$81 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews

Waterfront house rentals

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Home in Twizel
Mountain View Abode - Spectacular Views In Twizel
Oct 24 – 31
$249 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Home in Kakanui
The Kakanui Cube
Aug 3 – 10
$205 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 215 reviews
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Home in Hokitika
Drifting Sands Beachfront Retreat
Sep 21 – 28
$422 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 158 reviews
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Home in Hahei
Hahei Ocean Dream - with new hot tub!
Apr 9 – 16
$424 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Home in Cromwell
Lakefront Tranquility Central Otago
Oct 24 – 31
$137 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews
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Home in Russell
Funky House near historic Russell
Jul 13 – 20
$132 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Home in Tutukaka
Black Rock Holiday Home - Tutukaka
Aug 27 – Sep 3
$550 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews
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Home in Rawhiti
Stunning Views on the Coast
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$183 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews
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Home in Dunedin
Secluded waterfront new-build - 5min walk to beach
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$86 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Home in Wanaka
Te awa Lodge Riverside retreat
Jul 22 – 29
$250 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Home in Pukehina
Beauty on the beach front
May 8 – 15
$110 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 122 reviews
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Home in Manapouri
Lakefront Luxury
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$178 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews

Waterfront condo rentals

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Condo in Pouawa
Makorori Magic
Jul 6 – 13
$99 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Condo in Hokitika
Beachside Apartment
May 13 – 20
$77 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 398 reviews
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Condo in Napier
Oceanside Escape
May 7 – 14
$91 per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 219 reviews
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Condo in Opunake
Lakeside Cottage
May 27 – Jun 1
$73 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Condo in Queenstown
Lakeside Escape
Jul 24 – 31
$275 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 336 reviews
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Condo in Tamaterau
Harbour Palms Apartment
Apr 9 – 16
$86 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 31 reviews
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Condo in Opua
OTEHEI Luxury Apartment - Bay of Islands Marina
Jul 11 – 18
$156 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 69 reviews
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Condo in Auckland
Absolute Beachfront Paradise! Milford, North Shore
Sep 1 – 8
$214 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 71 reviews
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Condo in Queenstown
'Lake Life' Luxury Lake Front Apartment
Jan 28 – Feb 4
$316 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 46 reviews
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Condo in Wanaka
Central Wanaka Lakeside Condo
Oct 24 – 31
$272 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 32 reviews
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Condo in Clyde
"The Prospector on Miners"
Feb 5 – 12
$165 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 62 reviews
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Condo in Tauranga
Roomy waterfront city apartment
Jun 15 – 22
$82 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 39 reviews

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