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Luxury Holiday Homes and Villas: The Best Places to Stay in New Zealand

If you enjoy privacy and the comforts of home while traveling, luxury holiday homes and villas are the best places to stay in New Zealand.

Relax and enjoy the ultimate private escape in New Zealand at a luxury holiday home or villa. Experience unwavering attention to detail, award-winning architecture and impeccable decor in New Zealand’s finest properties, from luxury holiday homes and private retreats to seaside villas and expansive country estates. Many offer additional services such as private chefs, knowledgeable staff and local guides to immerse you in New Zealand’s best authentic luxury experiences.

Read on to learn more about our choices for the best places to stay in New Zealand. These luxury holiday homes and villas are sure to be a highlight of your vacation. We can add a luxury villa or holiday home stay to any New Zealand itinerary.


Luxury Lodge Northland best places to stay in New Zealand

Mākoha is an oasis of peace and tranquility, a luxurious haven created for discerning travellers with an adventurous spirit. Mākoha is derived from the Maori word meaning to be tranquil, undisturbed, gentle and compassionate. It is a unique, adults only property, nestled on a protected headland in the heart of the magnificent Tutukaka Harbour – the gateway to the world famous Poor Knights Islands.  

Dunalistair House, Kinloch Club Golf Course


Dunalistair House is one of New Zealand’s finest luxury holiday homes, escape with friends and family to this luxurious 4 super king / 4 bathroom home with spacious, open plan living areas. Dunalistair House is available to rent exclusively for up to 8 friends, families, golfing groups and a small number of corporate retreats or intimate weddings (max 80 guests).

The Dacha

The Dacha Wanaka best places to stay in New Zealand

Luxury Lodge Accommodation in Wanaka. Wake up each morning to one of the most spectacular views in the South Island, overlooking Lake Wanaka. Your personal chef is available to prepare meals using local organic produce, while your personal concierge can help plan your day in paradise. 

Hurakia Lodge

Auckland Harbour
Hurakia Lodge Island Retreat Auckland best places to stay in New Zealand

Luxury Lodge Accommodation, Hurakia Lodge, Auckland Harbour NZ, is located on Rakino Island, just 5 minutes from downtown Auckland by helicopter. A luxuriously secluded escape, accessible only by helicopter or boat, the villa boasts spectacular 360 degree sea views. Hurakia has five double bedrooms all with well appointed ensuites, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas including pool and spa. Personal Chef or self catering options are available.

Te Kahu

Te Kahu Wanaka

Luxury home located 25 minutes drive from Wanaka, uniquely positioned within 50-acres of tussock and natural bush. Te Kahu features multiple living areas and all three bedrooms have beautifully designed ensuite bathrooms. Its sheltered outdoor area, complete with seating and open fire, provides the perfect spot to cozy up and enjoy the breath-taking lake views.

Bel Lago

Bel Lago Queenstown best places to stay in New Zealand

Queenstown Luxury Accommodation, Bel Lago, offers a luxurious four bedroom home with multiple balconies, sauna, outdoor spa pool and magnificent lake views.

Aspen House

Aspen House Queenstown

Revel in this privately located four bedroom luxury villa with majestic views of Lake Wakatipu, the snow-capped Remarkables Mountains, and Queenstown City. A short distance to Queenstown shops, restaurants and bush walks. Aspen House Luxury Queenstown Villa is sure to impress. 

Otaha Beachfront Lodge

Bay of Islands
Otaha Beachfront Lodge Bay of Islands best places to stay in New Zealand

Otaha Beachfront Lodge, your private luxury retreat in the Bay of Islands, is situated in close proximity to Kerikeri and only a two minute walk to the beach. This luxury lodge has five spacious beautifully appointed bedrooms each with their own ensuite and private decking area. There is also an additional room for a nanny or caregiver. 


Cascata Queenstown

Cascata Queenstown, is a grand structure that makes an impact right from the moment you step onto the property. This architecturally designed four bedroom residence is an entertainer’s haven. The property has plenty of social spaces each with different views and features, including a pizza oven; built-in roof heating, log fire, surround sound, 10-seater spa and sauna.

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