Vacation rentals in Kaikōura

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Top-rated holiday rentals in Kaikōura

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Home in Canterbury
Moa Road Retreat - South Bay, Kaikoura
This stunning, renovated beach front property is located in Kaikoura's most sought after location South Bay. Beach front, only a stones throw away from the boat ramp, a quick walk to the Kaikoura Peninsula hike and less than a 5 minute drive into Kaikoura township. Whether you are looking for a lux couples getaway, family holiday, or relax with friends. Take in ocean and mountain views, challenge a friend to a game of pool, head out on a fishing, or diving trip – the options are endless.
23–30 Mar
$608 NZD per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Guesthouse in Kaikōura
Clifftop Cabins Kaikoura - Ruby
Stunning sunsets and uninterrupted views to the north, the lower Cabin - Ruby named after the rock formation in the ocean below. Offers unparalleled views of the Kaikoura coastline. Walking distance to the beach and just a 5 minute drive from local cafes and restaurants, you'll find the Clifftop Cabins tucked away on the peaceful Kaikoura Peninsula. Enjoy magical sunsets from the outdoor bath, or relax on the lawn with a glass in hand, ready to spot a passing whale or pod of dolphins.
2–9 Dec
$350 NZD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 122 reviews
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Cottage in Kaikoura
The Pohutukawa Cottage...Tranquil and Unusual
Quirky cottage completely renovated using as many recycled materials as possible with some special touches. Recycled materials were used from The Art Deco Mayfair threatre in Kaikoura. Also materials used from The Adelphi Hotel built in 1918. Kitchen custom made out of recycled cross arms off power polls and various other native timbers. Modern conveniences with stacks of retro and rustic charm. Enjoy a hot outdoor bath with a view to the mountains and two minutes walk to the beach.
6–13 Jan
$300 NZD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 255 reviews

Popular amenities for Kaikōura holiday rentals

Stay near Kaikōura's top sights

Whale Watch Kaikoura38 locals recommend
The Pier Hotel21 locals recommend
New World Kaikoura20 locals recommend
Dolphin Encounter22 locals recommend
Cods & Crayfish4 locals recommend
Kaikoura Seal Colony8 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Kaikōura

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Home in Kaikōura
3BR | Decks | Wi-Fi | Quiet | Modern
31 Jul – 7 Aug
$186 NZD per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Hut in Hapuku
Kiwa Eco Escapes - Te Piringa (The Haven)
7–14 Aug
$144 NZD per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 114 reviews
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Guesthouse in Kaikoura Flat
Deerbrooke Kaikōura Chalets Unit 1
10–17 May
$308 NZD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 102 reviews
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Home in Kaikoura
Executive House Sleeps 11
8–15 Sep
$264 NZD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 293 reviews
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Cottage in Canterbury
K'orca Cottage by the sea.
18–25 Aug
$235 NZD per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 112 reviews
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Apartment in Kaikoura
Idyllic Beachfront Stay ᐧ Bayview 170 | Apt. One
16–23 Oct
$380 NZD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 197 reviews
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Home in Kaikoura
Black Mountain Rukuruku
22–29 Jan
$245 NZD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 81 reviews
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Home in Kaikōura
Coco's Cabin
10–17 Jan
$260 NZD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 31 reviews
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Home in Kaikōura
On The Edge
18–25 May
$602 NZD per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 30 reviews
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Home in Kaikōura
Pink Palace , South Bay Kaikoura
9–16 Sep
$226 NZD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 46 reviews
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Guesthouse in Kaikōura
Salty Seas Cabin
19–26 Apr
$130 NZD per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 32 reviews
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Guest suite in Hapuku
Panoramic Ocean & Mountain View’s - Studio
22–29 Apr
$183 NZD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 73 reviews

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Kaikōura

Total rentals

260 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

50 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

50 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

150 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

17K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$65 NZD before taxes and fees

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