Bachcare’s Top 10 – Family & Friend Reunion Holiday Homes in NZ
When is the last time your Family & Friends have got together for a good old-fashioned reunion?
With the New Zealand Winter finally passing the halfway mark, it can often feel like the weeks are all blurring together. Especially for those of us that leave for work when it’s dark and head home in, you guessed it, the dark. NZ is often put in the limelight over the summer months, and Winter getaways take a backseat. In reality, Winter time in NZ has some amazing places to offer when planning a weekend reunion. Whether it’s heading to the snow with a group of friends. Or hitting the coastline for quiet escapes and often beaches all to ourselves.
So if you have been thinking about heading away with the family, or a larger friend group. Why not book a stay in a holiday home that will not only accommodate your group but WOW them. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of our Top 10 – Family Reunion Holiday Homes in NZ. Because now is a great time to book a Winter getaway with your loved ones to spend some quality time out of the mundane routine of Winter life.
So get your scrolling finger ready, and create that family group chat, because your family reunion doesn’t have to wait till summer!
Positioned to capture stunning sea and bay vistas, Oke Beach House is a 6 bedroom 5 bathroom Rawhiti holiday house in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Within a 3 minute walk to 2 sandy safe beaches, this well-appointed haven includes linen, Wi-Fi, and boat mooring.
Set over 2 levels, this Rawhiti holiday house includes spacious open plan living on the top floor.
Built to maximise the stunning views and sunshine, Oke Beach House is an entertainers delight. Central to this majestic holiday home is the very large open plan living area that flows onto expansive decks from both sides of the house, which means that dining can be enjoyed inside or outside depending on the occasion. An outdoor log fire is great for creating the right atmosphere and providing warmth as the evening evolves… Unwind and admire twin ocean views of Hauai and Oki Bay!
2. Family Haven – Omaha Holiday House10+3 People | 6 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $460
Family Haven is a 6 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (plus extra guest toilet) Omaha holiday house positioned an easy 2-minute walk from the beach. This upmarket home is the perfect retreat to house two families very comfortably, with spacious and well-presented living. The extremely well-equipped chef’s kitchen and abundant amenities make this an entertainer’s delight.
You’ll instantly relax in the modern open plan living downstairs, with ample room to unwind in comfort at this Omaha holiday house. The floor to ceiling windows ensure plenty of natural light, while the heat pump and gas fireplace are on hand for toasty winter living. For easy summer stays, the covered loggia outdoor fireplace and BBQ area flow seamlessly from the living area, making this the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy outdoor living! The outside shower is ideal after fun at the beach, and the fully fenced section with a trampoline and generous lawn will keep the kids entertained and secure.
3. The Breakers – Whangapoua Executive Holiday Home8 People | 2+2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $860
The Breakers is a modern 2 bedroom plus open study plus sleepout, 3 bathroom Whangapoua holiday home. With an absolute beachfront location, featuring stunning vistas, this contemporary executive home has everything you need for a relaxed and carefree holiday.
This Whangapoua holiday home is an award winning property, architecturally designed and built to the highest standards – leaving you to relax in luxury and style! The open plan layout of The Breakers, creates an easy flow from one room to the next, inviting you to indulge! The high stud ceilings and indoor-outdoor living create the ultimate sanctuary, and are the perfect accompaniment to the serene, laid back beach atmosphere! A stunning location for your next corporate retreat or family gathering.
4. Point Vista – Queenstown Luxury
8+2 People | 5+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $760
Point Vista is an upmarket, architecturally designed, 5 bedroom 3 bathroom Queenstown holiday house at Jacks Point. Enjoying a picturesque setting, this modern and spacious holiday house is an ideal option for a refreshing Southern Lakes escape.
This multi-level Queenstown holiday house includes well appointed open plan living spaces. With stunning views from the central staircase, indulge in fantastic indoor/outdoor flow with multiple doors leading to the undulating landscape. Unwind in comfort with pristine mountain and lake views from indoors, or relax in the private patio area including ample room to dine al fresco and admire the scenery. An outdoor fireplace is an ideal option for your stay.
5. View 54 – Acacia Bay Holiday House8+6 People | 6 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $625
Enjoying an elevated position to capture panoramic lake views, View 54 is an upmarket 6 bedroom 3 bathroom Acacia Bay holiday house with Wi-Fi and linen included, plus a spa! This spacious, beautifully presented house is the perfect spot for your refreshing lake retreat…
This 3 level Acacia Bay holiday house includes well appointed open plan living on the middle floor. There is ample room to relax, with 2 generous living and dining areas… The fireplace is ideal for toasty winter escapes as you unwind and admire the stunning views, while the outdoor living area is perfect for warmer weather. The private garden and BBQ area are well equipped for your stay, with an outdoor fireplace plus a spa to complete the picture!
6. Taatletails Rest – Whitianga Holiday House8+4 People | 5+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $310
Taatletails Rest is a 5 bedroom 3 bathroom Whitianga holiday house with Wi-Fi. This beautifully presented Coromandel house enjoys a great location on the waterways, just moments from local amenities and a few minutes to the beach!
This 2 storey Whitianga holiday house includes modern open plan living upstairs, with a gorgeous outlook to the waterways. The comfortably appointed living area is an ideal spot to unwind and admire the scenery, with generous windows to bring the outdoors in… For the perfect summer spot, enjoy the deck area for BBQ’s! A second living, dining, and kitchenette area downstairs ensures an excellent group set up, with easy outdoor flow onto the patio.
7. Paradise Escape – Waikawa Holiday Home8+4 People | 4+1 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Pet-Friendly | WiFi | From $195
Paradise Escape is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Waikawa holiday home, plus a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom sleepout. Located just a few minutes drive from Picton, and within 5 minutes from the waterfront and marina, this spacious haven is a brilliant option for your gateway to The Sounds!
This 2 storey Waikawa holiday home includes sunny open plan living upstairs in the main house – stay cosy indoors, or enjoy the fantastic outdoor flow onto the deck. This is the perfect spot for cruisy BBQs and tranquil views! Downstairs, an additional lounge area ensures ample room for your group to relax and unwind, with heat pumps throughout to add that extra year round comfort.
8. Onuku Outlook – Akaroa Holiday Home8+4 People | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $310
Here to mesmerise, Onuku Outlook could be just the escape your family or group needs! Overlooking the Akaroa Harbour and vast mountain scenery, this holiday home gets top marks for its views. Successfully weaving its beautiful outlook into the stylish interiors with floor to ceiling windows in the living area and master bedroom, it’s only too easy to unwind and take a moment to relax.
Sleeping up to 12 people, your family or group is sure to settle in and relish in all the space available. On those sunny days, lie out in on the expansive decking and catch some rays, or if the weather turns there’s WiFi, a projector and pool/billiards table there is plenty to entertain everyone!
9. Awatea Chalet – Ohakune Holiday Home near Turoa
8+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $260
Awatea Chalet is a three bedroom, two bathrooms, three level modern ski chalet situated in the heart of Ohakune. Free wireless broadband, heat pumps, large drying room, Sky TV and Jetmaster fire make this an ideal retreat!
This Ohakune holiday home is located one block from the main commercial area of Ohakune, yet has its own alpine setting complete with its own mountain stream and views of the mountain from the second level. Experience the convenience of walking to the supermarket, video shop, wine store and restaurants.
On the main level is the open plan living, kitchen dining area with the lovely jet master fireplace with Bose stereo with plugins for your iPod. There is the bunk room with 2 singles and 2 bunk beds on this level, along with one bathroom and the drying room.
10. The Outlook – Leigh Holiday Home8+6 People | 5+2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $750
Be blown away by stunning panoramic views at this spacious coastal hideaway. Set on 13 acres of native woodland, with a private walking track for exploring, this is the ideal escape from the city hustle and bustle. Unwind with a glass of beautiful New Zealand wine by the luxurious swimming pool and spa.
Ideal for larger family groups, there are two main dwellings. The first offers 5 generously sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms set over 2 levels. Throw open the unique, wooden double doors in the main lounge to take in the summer sun or in the winter months light the wood fire and cosy up to enjoy the views out over the Hauraki Gulf. There is nothing but the best here, with the Heston Blumenthal BBQ on the large deck offering the perfect spot for summer al fresco dining.
Over to you…
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