Otago Vacation Rentals

Endangered and rare native species make their home at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary which is located in the hills above Blueskin Bay, and can be reached by driving 15 minutes north of Dunedin. You can feel at home in comfortable vacation rental accommodations. Staying in a privately-owned accommodation is a welcomed alternative to booking a hotel for your holiday lodging. The Otago region can be found close to the bottom of South Island. World-class vineyards are cultivated here. There are beautiful surprises. Walk among wild seals; kayak in semi-submersed caves and jet-ski down rivers. The natural beauty of Otago includes white-sand beaches and open plains, forests and mountains – flat-topped block mountains in eastern and central Otago, and the glacier-sculpted Otago Alps in the far west.

The harbour city of Dunedin has been called the Edinburgh of the South. This location has a rich Maori heritage. When you visit the Tangata Whenua gallery within the Otago Museum, you can be up close to the beautifully-crafted Te Paranihi waka – a 17 metre canoe - and other treasured objects crafted from greenstone, whale ivory and wood. The Maori people made their sea journey from Hawaiki – an island or group of Polynesian islands - about 1000 years ago to Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud. The first European to see New Zealand was a Dutchman, Abel Tasman. The Catlins area of Otago is a place of shipwrecks and caves. Small towns dot the Catlins coastline and you can see plenty of waterfalls and deserted beaches as you explore this area. Within a 15-minute walk, you can visit the Cathedral caves during low tide.

Read what others have to say about their accommodation in vacation rentals. What type of accommodation do you prefer? Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers: condo rentals with an ocean view, or a condo rental in the heart of a city, historic villas and farmstead villa rentals – large enough for a family or a group of friends. There are chalet rentals, cottages and cabins. Vacation rentals fit into a variety of holiday budgets. Navigate this easy-to-use website and book your holiday home vacation rental.

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  • A Spacious and Modern

    Lake Rotorua: House
    • 5 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 13
    • #210297
    avg 312 NZD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Affordable modern 5 bedroom home, with an in-built home theater (with massive screen). Peace and tranquillity with large indoor/outdoor flow sun drenched deck, 1 minute stroll to the lake A 5 minute drive to town or some of Rotorua's top attractions and restaurants. This home is stunning and modern, located in a sought after enclave of homes in Kawaha Point, enjoying a unique water aspect. Backing on to a gorgeous stream with a short 50 metre stroll to the shores of Lake Rotorua. The lake has a wonderful mix of beach and grass with a jetty (A great private spot to take the kids or have a picnic with friends), and we have 2 brand new kayaks for you to use for some summer fun. This home enjoys seamless indoor/outdoor flow onto a private, sun-drenched deck for summer entertaining with family and friends. The five bedrooms offer your family or friends numerous living options. The city close by (5 minute drive), modern convenient living with lake walks, peace and tranquility then this needs your serious consideration. Pretty much everything is supplied, including all linen and towels, pillows, modern gas BBQ, and kitchen appliances. Enjoy the central gas heating and underfloor warmth during winter or cocktails on the deck during the summer. A great little opportunity to enjoy a spot of trout fishing or take a 10 minute drive to the gorgeous Redwood Forest for an amazing mountain bike experience or a perfect venue for that work retreat!

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