Savvy holidaymakers know the importance of finding that special
place to stay – one so unique it practically becomes as
memorable as the trip itself.

Now Airbnb has revealed their most
desirable homes across New Zealand based on their wish-list
system.

From a stunning house truck hidden among the hills to a
spectacular sea-swept studio, these incredible properties will
have you itching to start planning your next holiday.

Airbnb revealed the 10 most sought-after properties across New Zealand based on their wish list system (pictured the view from a luxury home in Christchurch)

Airbnb revealed the 10 most sought-after properties across
New Zealand based on their wish list system (pictured the
view from a luxury home in Christchurch)

‘New Zealand is the perfect destination for both local and
international travellers,’ Airbnb’s New Zealand Country
Manager, Sam McDonagh said.

‘What’s unique about the most sought-after Airbnbs in New
Zealand is the mix and diversity of properties. It’s evident
that travellers have a fascination with New Zealand’s
incredible outdoors, with lakeside homes and mountainscape
listings all topping the list.’

Here, FEMAIL takes a look at these delightful and in-demand
properties.

ROMANTIC BUSH
CHALET, AUCKLAND

This luxury hide-away is
nestled deep within bushland that surrounds Auckland, New
Zealand’s largest city.

The cosy one-bedroom wood paneled studio is enveloped in lush
greenery, and is a steal at just $159 per night.

As well as offering a peaceful and private sanctuary, it’s a
short drive to the city’s famous rugged and remote West Coast
black sand beaches.

The cosy one-bedroom wood panelled studio is surrounded in lush greenery

The cosy one-bedroom wood panelled studio is surrounded in
lush greenery

The cute chalet is close enough to Auckland's centre but remote enough for a private getaway

The cute chalet is close enough to Auckland’s centre but
remote enough for a private getaway

THE
AMAZING HOUSE TRUCK, GOLDEN BAY

As far as cute holiday homes go, they don’t come much more
special than this house truck
complete with outdoor bath with running hot water – facing the
sea.

Although small it fits up to four, and pricing is scaled
between $90 per night during winter to $170 during the peak
season.

The beautifully restored house truck offers the best in
eco-living, and even comes with a wood fire to keep visitors
warm on cooler nights.

The beautifully restored house truck offers the best in eco-living

The beautifully restored house truck offers the best in
eco-living

Although it's compact and cozy, it does sleep up to four

Although it’s compact and cozy, it does sleep up to four

There's even an outdoor bath with hot running water for the ultimate in nature experiences

There’s even an outdoor bath with hot running water for the
ultimate in nature experiences

WOODPECKER BAY
BACH, WEST COAST

For the uninitiated New Zealand’s South Island is a thing of
pure majestic beauty, and this holiday home on
the West Coast couldn’t be a better example of that.

Although it’s billed as ‘rustic and quirky’ the most stunning
feature of this ‘bach’ – New Zealand slang for holiday home –
is that its set right next to a crashing sea.

It sleeps up to three people and is priced at $169 per night.
On top of that its environmentally conscious owner also donates
a portion of every booking to the West Coast Penguin Trust.

This ocean front property offers breath-taking views of New Zealand's rugged West Coast shoreline

This ocean front property offers breath-taking views of New
Zealand’s rugged West Coast shoreline

SEA
VIEW AND SUNSETS, AUCKLAND

Touching down in a city can often mean a transfer to a hotel
without so much as a chance to even see beyond the familiar
tourist destinations.

This private studio
priced at $119 per night – is close to the centre of Auckland
and offers its guests sweeping harbour views as well as a
luxurious pool.

Guests who’ve stayed at the inner city sanctuary have raved
about it calling it a ‘beautiful property, with beautiful
furnishings and a beautiful view’.

This luxurious inner city studio is elegantly fitted out 

This luxurious inner city studio is elegantly fitted
out 

As well as sweeping harbour views, guests can also spend their time relaxing poolside

As well as sweeping harbour views, guests can also spend
their time relaxing poolside

LAKE
FRONT MODERN SPACIOUS STUDIO, QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown, at the bottom of the South Island, is one of New
Zealand’s most sought after tourist destinations – especially
during winter months for it’s close proximity to snow-covered
mountains.

This self-contained
space
, set on the shores of Lake Wanaka, not only offers
the most spectacular views, but at $139 per night it’s an
affordable place to stay après-ski.

Previous guests have commented on how fantastic the location
is, with one enthusiastic visitor noting: ‘The view from the
balcony is perfect!!’ 

This self-contained studio sits on the shores of Queenstown's Lake Wanaka

This self-contained studio sits on the shores of Queenstown’s
Lake Wanaka

 One enthusiastic visitor commented on the perfect the view from the balcony

 One enthusiastic visitor commented on the perfect the
view from the balcony

SUNNY
COTTAGE WITH WATER VIEWS, QUEENSTOWN

Clearly an incredibly popular destination, Queenstown makes the
list of most desired places to visit twice.

This super sweet
cottage
 offers both views of the water and surrounding
snow-capped mountains, and accommodates up to four people.
Priced from $300 per night, this cottage offers a luxury
experience.

One guest commented ‘the scenery outside the house is
marvelous’ with another saying how much they ‘enjoyed the
beautiful views and easy access to the remarkable ski fields.’

This cottage comes with a lavish deck for whiling away sunny afternoons 

This cottage comes with a lavish deck for whiling away sunny
afternoons 

The cozy cottage offers travelers a restful retreat

The cozy cottage offers travelers a restful retreat

BEACHSIDE SELF
CONTAINED STUDIO, CHRISTCHURCH

For those who appreciate architectural living, this
self-contained apartment offers the best in designer living.

While nestled close to the sea, this beachside escape
also offers guests access to a pool, and a sauna

Priced from $221 per night, this stunner of a holiday home is
modern, spacious and elegantly designed. Guests who’ve stayed
have been wowed by the home’s ocean-front location as well as
its ‘attention to detail’.

This architecturally-designed apartment offers the best in elegant living

This architecturally-designed apartment offers the best in
elegant living

This stunner of a holiday home is modern, spacious and beautifully designed

This stunner of a holiday home is modern, spacious and
beautifully designed

CITY
CENTRE LITTLE LOFT APARTMENT, AUCKLAND

For those who really love being right among it all, this city
centre loft-style
apartment
– located in the heart of Auckland – is the
perfect place.

This hip one bedroom home is located on the sixth floor of
refurbished 1960s building.

Affordably priced at $89 per night, it sleeps up to two people
and comes with a mezzanine floor and big windows that
overlooking the city.

This hip one bedroom home is located on the sixth floor of refurbished 1960s building.

This hip one bedroom home is located on the sixth floor of
refurbished 1960s building.

TE
KUMI TIROHANGA BOUTIQUE, WAIKATO

This homestead set in
the Waikato countryside is the perfect get-away for those who
like a slightly slow pace.

The two-bedroom architecturally designed home among the lush,
rolling hills, offers guests a farm-stay style visit with all
the amenities of a city dwelling.

It accommodates up to five guests, and is priced from $280 per
night.

Naturally guests have raved about with, calling it ‘divine,
stylish and wonderful’.

Guests who have stayed at the country homestead have raved about with, calling it 'divine, stylish and wonderful'

Guests who have stayed at the country homestead have raved
about with, calling it ‘divine, stylish and wonderful’

The two-bedroom architecturally-designed home is set among the lush, rolling hills of the Waikato

The two-bedroom architecturally-designed home is set among
the lush, rolling hills of the Waikato

The countryside getaway is perfect for those who like to enjoy life at a slightly slower pace

The countryside getaway is perfect for those who like to
enjoy life at a slightly slower pace