Kāpiti Coast's Favourite Holiday Homes
The Kāpiti Coast boasts a huge number of peer-to-peer accommodation options through companies like Air BnB and Bookabach. Renting an entire home for your stay offers so much freedom - and is surprisingly cost-effective! Here are some favourites.
The Old Stables
Talisman Nursery, 135 Ringawhati Road, Ōtaki 5583
These historic brick stables, set amongst the mature trees of Talisman Nursery have been converted into the most delightful cottage.
Built in the early 1920s with locally made bricks, The Old Stables housed draught horses and equipment as part of the Mangahao – Haywards power reticulation scheme. Lovingly converted during the late 1980s by a conservation architect it is now perfect as a deliciously cosy retreat.
Only 5 minutes drive from Ōtaki, the tranquillity of the surroundings make it feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. With so many original features and modern must-haves (like the log fire) The Old Stables are just perfect for relaxing and re-energising.
The Big Bach
225 Rosetta Road, Raumati
Placed 4th in the 2021 Bookabach Bach of The Year, the Big Bach is more than your typical Kiwi Bach. With 9 bedrooms sleeping up to 23 people, it is an escape to the luxury of your own private beachfront sanctuary.
Lots of decking means that wherever the sun is you can find a comfy place to enjoy it. Bask in the afternoon sun on the downstairs deck lounge suite, or stretch out in the morning sun on the upper deck sun loungers while you take in the stunning views.
The bach is on a large fully-fenced, private section with a generously sized spa pool for the adults and a Wendy house and restored boat nestled into the decking for the kids.
With a well-stocked designer kitchen and scullery, double oven and range-hood, big barbecue, dishwasher, microwave, espresso coffee machine and bread maker you will never want to leave!
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Renown Road, Raumati
Perched on the hillside, The Paintbox offers an elevated and welcoming escape two streets back from the beachfront and looking out over the surrounding town and landscape.
This two-bedroom holiday home, with WiFi, is well-equipped throughout, including a fully furnished kitchen, comfy beds, laundry facilities and even a private cable car if you don't feel up to taking the stairs when you arrive.
This unique and relaxing getaway is just a few minutes walk from the Raumati South beach and the village shops and eateries.
No.10 On The 10th Tee
10 McKay Street, Paraparaumu
Nestled by the 10th tee of Paraparaumu Beach Gold Course, and boasting fabulous mountain views, the No.10 On The 10th Tee villa offers 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a patio with garden views and a raft of other facilities - including air conditioning.
The villa is only 300m from Paraparaumu Beach and a fantastic selection of shops and eateries. If you're looking to stretch your legs, the Coastal Cycle Trail (and walking path) takes you the 2.3km to Waikanae Beach and another selection of lovely eateries.
With all-day sun and incredible views, the beautiful off-grid Cottage Retreat at DirtFarm mountain bike park feels like it is on top of the world - yet the Ōtaki shops are only 20 minutes away.
There are 22 downhill tracks ranging from intermediate to pro to choose from and the shuttled sessions mean no riding uphill!
Not keen on riding? Stay anyway - put the fire on, relax and enjoy the views! Bliss
Aston Road Villa Boutique Luxury Bed & Breakfast
38 Aston Road, Waikanae
Whether you’re after a base for exploring the Kāpiti coast or Wellington, Aston Road Villa is a place where travellers can relax, chill out and recharge in a "home away from home".
Catering for up to four guests, the Scandinavian themed guest wing includes a king size bed with quality linen, a media/lounge room, a second bedroom with two king single beds, an alcove for tea and coffee making, and a generous bathroom. Your stay is complete with the included breakfast featuring local produce and barista style coffee and tea selection.
A private courtyard with comfortable outdoor furniture, is yours to relax in and enjoy the birdsong and serene native bush at the rear of the property. The patio out from the main bedroom offers tranquil rural views including a view of the sun setting over Kapiti Island.
The media room comes complete with an OLED flat screen (Sky TV, Netflix plus other streaming capabilities) a comfortable leather suite, and free Wifi is available.
226 Te Moana Road, Waikanae
Kefalonia offers luxury accommodation for up to 14 people and is ideal for that really relaxing self-catering / self- servicing holiday.
An elegantly furnished property with modern conveniences, including broadband internet access, plus a tennis court and heated swimming pool.
Kefalonia Luxury Retreat is nestled in the garden area of Waikanae township and just 5 minutes from Paraparaumu via the Expressway. It is within easy walking distance to local cafes, restaurants and golf courses.
An abundance of activities await at your doorstep, including boating and fishing trips in the seas off the Kāpiti Coast, walking or biking the region's parks, or visiting the superb vineyards in the Ohau area and sampling the award winning wines.
Domain Road, Ōtaki
Only 5 minutes walk from the Ōtaki Village or the highway shops, the Garden Retreat is set in a quiet peaceful, mature garden where you have your own private space. The accommodation is modern, spotlessly clean & tastefully decorated with all comforts provided. A gem of a place - a true 'Garden Retreat'.
Unit 8, One Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach
As close to the beach as you can be, Seascape BnB is a fabulous option for unrivalled views out to Kāpiti Island. The two-storied apartment has two double guest bedrooms on the ground floor, sea views from the bedrooms, a private ground floor outdoor patio, and panoramic sea views from the upstairs balcony.
A very short stroll away are the Paraparaumu Beach shops and eateries and the locally-famous Paraparaumu Beach Market every Saturday. The location is also within a short walking distance of Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, ranked among the top 100 courses in the world.