5 most beautiful holiday homes

Gracie Allum : 17th Feb 2017
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Did you know that you can book your next holiday home at realestate.co.nz? Whether it’s a cabin in Ohakune or a seaside bach in Nelson, there are currently 1,695 stunning getaway spots to choose from under our “Holiday Rental” section.

Here are five of the most jaw-dropping luxury holiday homes that will have you daydreaming about your next break.

 

1. Panorama Bay – Waiheke Island

 

Waiheke Island's Panorama Bay

 

Panorama Bay on Waiheke Island

 

Located in the exclusive Matiatia Estates, this luxury residence is set among five acres of extraordinary gardens, with direct access to a secluded bay. The gorgeous four-bedroom property is framed by Italian stone pines, an olive grove, citrus trees and extensive native gardens. The residence boasts four fireplaces, a swimming pool, a pizza oven and complimentary use of a Vespa for island touring.

 

2. Cloud 9 – Bay of Islands

 

Cloud 9 in the beautiful Bay of Islands

 

Cloud 9 - Bay of Islands

 

Sitting above the charming town of Russell, this 5-star holiday home is nothing short of extravagant. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spa and an infinity pool provide the perfect setting for a romantic weekend away or glamorous family getaway. For an additional fee, guests can even hire a private chef to cater the trip, while you sit back and enjoy the sunset.

 

3. Waterfront retreat - Whangamata

 

On the Whangamata waterfront

 

Waterfront retreat - Whangamata

 

Situated on the water’s edge, this sprawling home is nestled among 1.5 acres of tropical gardens. Spend your day lounging by the pool or playing a spot of tennis, before winding down by the water with an evening glass of vino. The nightly rate includes complimentary use of the retreat’s mountain bikes or choose to cast a kayak right off the front lawn and into the Whangamata Harbour.  

 

4. Wyuna House - Glenorchy

 

Gorgeous in Glenorchy

 

Beautiful Glenorchy is only an hour from Queenstown

 

Not every holiday needs to take place by the sea. Set within a natural preserve, this jaw-dropping four-bedroom lodge is striking in summer and remarkable in winter. Just an hour’s drive from Queenstown, the property is nestled among some of New Zealand’s most sought-after scenery.

 

5. Lake-front in Queenstown

 

Lake-front in Queenstown

 

Stunning lake-side property

 

Unspoiled 180 degree views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables set the scene at this serene lake-front home. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the renovated villa showcase the picture-perfect scenery, while the extensive outdoor area features a pizza oven, wood fire and secluded hot tub.