Top 5 Luxury Holiday Homes on Waiheke Island

19th June 2020

What’s not to love about Waiheke Island – easy access from Auckland, sprawling white sandy beaches, tropical plants lining the paths of coastal walks, fine wines aplenty in some of New Zealand’s most scenic vineyards, and divine boutique cafes, restaurants, and shops to wander around. It’s an NZ holiday destination that offers a lot, and when you are looking for the finest luxury accommodation on Waiheke Island, we are on hand to offer some guidance.

As a destination which is perfect for coming together as a family, or reconnecting with groups of friends, you can’t beat a holiday home as the top accommodation choice – enjoy privacy and flexibility and plenty of space to all get together under one roof.

Our team of luxury accommodation specialists has put together our top 5 luxury holiday homes on Waiheke Island to get you inspired for your next Waiheke Island holiday.

Lantern House

This beautiful three-bedroom property features a cantilevered floor that hangs 90meters above the beautiful ocean at Onetangi. It is a very private residence which has won awards for its architecture and evokes a sense of elegance and relaxation for guests.  You will feel like you’ve entered a five-star resort, with luxurious bedrooms and an open planned kitchen/living/dining space. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you make the most of the location and spectacular views and seamlessly merge indoors and outdoors.  Outdoors you’ll find a plunge pool, outdoor shower, and BBQ area, all in a courtyard designed to offer protection from the wind year-round.


  • Three Bedrooms
  • Award-winning architecture with cantilevered design
  • Plunge pool and outdoor shower
  • Elegant interior design
  • Amazing ocean views

Waiheke Island Luxury Retreat

This slick modern home is close to Oneroa with easy access to the cafes and shops and enjoys panoramic ocean views.  The unique layout is “camp-inspired” with a central outdoor courtyard with living and sleeping areas positioned around it. The kitchen/living area is a gorgeous space, with a modern kitchen and sunken lounge, all connected to the outdoors with retractable glass walls. If you fancy a night in, the theatre room is a cosy spot to retreat to after a day of exploring.  Outdoors you’ll find a private heated swimming pool for the family to enjoy and an outdoor fireplace to gather around in the evenings.


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Theatre Room
  • Award-winning modern architecture
  • Spectacular ocean views

Oneroa Clifftop

Designed to feel like an outdoor room, Oneroa Clifftop is a beautiful property that really takes advantage of its location. Retract the walls and feel the breeze in your hair in this private spot close to Oneroa, which is just a 5-minutes drive away.

This home has four bedrooms (each with ocean views), a lovely living space, and a modern fully equipped kitchen. Come together as a family around the open fireplace, or simply sit and take in the jaw-dropping views over a glass of Waiheke’s finest wine.

Outdoors the entertaining area features a fireplace, speakers, and a spa pool, and guests can enjoy easy access to a gorgeous coastal walk, with steps down to a private deserted beach.


  • Four bedrooms
  • Clifftop location with ocean views
  • Retractable walls for open-air living
  • Outdoor entertaining area with spa pool, speakers and fireplace

Waiheke Beach House

This waterfront luxury holiday home has oodles of space for the whole family to come together, with five bedrooms and multiple living and entertaining areas.

The open plan layout of the home feels spacious, with a chef’s kitchen, library, and billiards area, wrap-around verandahs, and a wood fireplace and the modern interior design feel luxurious yet liveable.

Outdoors, guests can enjoy privacy with fenced grounds leading to the oceanfront just a few steps away – it’s all about location, location, location! After a day of beach hopping and wine tasting, relax in the outdoor spa pool and watch the dusk fall over the ocean. Bliss.


  • Five Bedrooms
  • Oceanfront property
  • Well equipped chefs kitchen
  • Billiards table
  • Spa pool

Oneroa Kainga

Exclusive and private with an array of features which tick all the boxes – a cinema room, swimming pool, conference room, outdoor entertaining areas…. Oneroa Kainga is a slick modern luxury holiday home perfect for a very special Waiheke Island getaway.

This private villa features five large bedrooms, and chic décor for a slick finish, with some gorgeous feature furniture pieces dotted around to give character.

The huge comfy sofas in the cinema room may almost tempt you away from the lush Waiheke climates for a low key movie night, but if you do want to make the most of your time outdoors, the huge deck area and private pool are the perfect places to retreat.


  • Five bedrooms
  • Cinema Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Total privacy
  • Outdoor entertaining areas
  • Modern interior design

If you’d like to browse our full collection of Waiheke Island holiday homes, you can find them all here.  Alternatively, flick an email through to our sales team ( to discuss the best holiday homes for your holiday to Waiheke Island with our accommodation experts.

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