15 Amazing Airbnbs in Queenstown You’ll Love

The view from the top of the Queenstown gondola

Looking for an incredible Airbnb in Queenstown? Well, you came to the right place! Queenstown is full of amazing holiday rentals and Airbnbs that are often more comfortable, unique, and more beautiful than most hotels.

Oh, and did I mention that they are generally cheaper too?!

That’s right, there are a ton of amazing Airbnbs to choose from in Queenstown. From huge holiday homes to quirky downtown apartments to cozy cabins, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

In this blog, I’ve chosen 15 amazing Airbnbs in Queenstown and nearby. Each is special in its own way and suitable for a different type of traveler. So no matter if you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or a central apartment in the thick of it all, you’ll find an Airbnb for you on this list! Here are the absolute best Airbnbs in Queenstown.

Why Stay in an Airbnb in Queenstown

Airbnbs in Queenstown are a great choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to stay! There is a huge range of Airbnbs to choose from in Queenstown suited for everybody from solo travelers to large groups. Airbnbs are often cheaper than hotels and offer a unique experience.

We know that where you stay while on holidays has a huge impact on your overall trip, so it’s important to be comfortable. Most Airbnbs offer more facilities and amenities than hotels. With kitchens, hot tubs, outdoor spaces with a BBQ, and so much more, you really can find the perfect stay.

The Airbnbs I’ve chosen in this blog are each unique and special in their own way. They are places to stay that I think will help make your Queenstown itinerary complete and the best possible!

My Top Choices for Airbnbs in Queenstown

Cheapest: Room with a Lovely Family in Queenstown

Best for large groups: Serendib on Stoneridge

Most unique: Tinyhouse Lovers Rejoice

Best views: Lakeside Maisonette

Most central location: Central Queenstown Apartment with Courtyard

Best for a couples’ romantic getaway: Shotover River and Vines Guest Suite

15 Best Airbnbs in Queenstown

1. Sunny Studio Apartment in Arrowtown

Sunny studio apartment on Airbnb in Arrowtown
  • Location: Arrowtown
  • Type of home: Studio apartment. Fully self-contained for privacy with its own entrance, but attached to the owners home. On the ground floor.
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: Studio (no bedroom separate from the living space)
  • Beds: 1 queen bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $80 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples who are looking to stay in Arrowtown without breaking the bank. There are tons of amazing things to do in Arrowtown and this Airbnb is located only a 15-minute walk from Arrowtown’s main street (Buckingham Street.) It’ll be a quiet stay, but still in a central convenient location.

What makes it a top choice: First of all, the price! You don’t get much cheaper than this for a private Airbnb in the Queenstown area. Besides that, the apartment is newly renovated and the host has amazing reviews including it being super clean and modern. There aren’t a ton of Airbnbs to choose from in Arrowtown, and personally, I love Arrowtown and think it’s a lovely place to base yourself. The apartment also has a nice outdoor seating area, a small fridge, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Important info to note: This studio apartment does not have a kitchen. It has a mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities along with dishes so that you can have a simple breakfast or lunch in your room, but nothing to cook on. With that said, there are lots of great places to eat nearby!

Guest Review: “We had a lovely stay in Arrowtown. Hollies place was clean and comfortable and very handy to town. She is a great host and we were looked after very well. We will recommend this accommodation to others and hope to return.”

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2. Lakeside Maisonette

the outside of Lakeside Maisonette Airbnb in Queenstown
  • Location: 10-minute drive outside of Queenstown just off Glenorchy-Queenstown Road.
  • Type of home: Entire home
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
  • Beds: 1 queen bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $225 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples looking for a peaceful escape. Anybody who values an amazing view, and some serious serenity!

What makes it a top choice: This is a beautiful, unique Airbnb perfect for couples visiting Queenstown on a romantic holiday. The home features huge windows with incredible lake views. There is a fireplace inside as well as air-conditioning, so it’s perfect in the winter or the summer. There is a full kitchen and free parking (you will need a car if you’re staying here.) The location is near one of the most scenic stretches of road in New Zealand, the road from Queenstown to Glenorchy. From here, you’re also only 30 minutes from the cute town of Glenorchy and there are lots of amazing attractions you should check out in Glenorchy too! It’s a great base for exploring the area, but the truth is, if you’re staying here you probably won’t ever want to leave!

Important info to note: This home does not have WiFi.

Guest Review: “This place was amazing! Awesome value based on the space and incredible views. Easy drive into Queenstown, and very close to a few great trails. The views are spectacular from every room! We enjoyed watching the boats on the lake, walking down to the dock, seeing rainbows, and watching the mountain colors change throughout the day. Seriously consider booking an extra day or two just to hang out at the property and soak it in!”

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Related read: There are some amazing hiking trails in Queenstown only minutes from this Airbnb! Check out Mount Crichton Loop Track, Sunshine Bay Track, or Bob’s Cove. They are both easy hikes in Queenstown and only around the corner from this gorgeous Airbnb!

3. Shotover River and Vines Guest Suite

view of a beautiful airbnb near the shotiver river with a vineyard nearby in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: On the outskirts of Queenstown near the Shotover River (about a 15-minute drive from Queenstown.)
  • Type of home: Private suite. Attached to the owner’s home but the suite is fully private and lockable with your own access as you please.
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: It’s a suite, so the bedroom is joined with the living area.
  • Beds: 1 queen bed (a single mattress is available if required)
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $110 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: This is the best Airbnb in Queenstown for wine lovers! With views of a vineyard right from your room as well as the mountains, it is the perfect escape. The suite is best suited for couples who want a romantic getaway just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown, or even solo travelers who could enjoy the views with a glass of local wine in hand.

What makes it a top choice: The views are some of the best in Queenstown! It is the only Airbnb in Queenstown that has a vineyard just steps away. The bathroom features a large luxury bathtub for soaking with a glass of wine, and the patio is the perfect place to take in the views – it’s so peaceful! But if you do want some adventure, simply head to the nearby Shotover Canyon Swing experience. The suite has a living area with a couch as well as tea and coffee facilities, and the host provides yogurt and cereal for breakfast each morning. The suite decor is light and airy with a modern touch.

Important info to note: This suite does not have its own kitchen. The host provides breakfast and then you will need to eat out for your other meals (which won’t be a problem considering all the amazing restaurants and cafes in Queenstown!)

Guest Review: “This is an absolute magical spot! The views, the tub, the decor, the wine was all perfect!”

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4. Serendib on Stoneridge

The outside of a large home available on Airbnb in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: Frankton (about a 5-minute drive from central Queenstown or a 45-minute walk)
  • Type of home: Entire home
  • Guests: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms
  • Beds: 2 king beds, 2 queen bed, 2 single beds
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $420 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: For large families or groups, this is the absolute best Airbnb in Queenstown. There aren’t many Airbnbs to choose from in Queenstown that sleep this number of people comfortably. Nobody has to sleep on a couch or sofa-bed, and the five bedrooms and two bathrooms are easily enough space for a group of up to 10! Plus, since it’s an entire home, it offers the privacy you and your friends (or family) are likely looking for.

What makes it a top choice: This home is huge and spacious! It has multiple levels, a washing machine and dryer, lots of space in the communal area, and even two full bathrooms! The house decor is modern and it is actually managed by a company that ensures it is spotlessly clean and you have everything you could ever want and more – did I mention the FREE bottle of wine on arrival?! On top of all that, the full kitchen is stocked with all the bells and whistles you’ll need to cook including an outdoor BBQ, there is a large soaker bathtub, and the huge windows offer a view like no other.

Important info to note: This home has a minimum stay of 3 nights (5 during the Christmas period.)

Guest Review: “Great place to stay for a big group. House and facilities were awesome. Views are amazing.”

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Related read: Visiting Queenstown with your family? check out my blog about 30 free and cheap things to do in Queenstown with kids!

5. Tinyhouse Lovers Rejoice

the outside of a tinyhouse that is an airbnb in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: Frankton (about a 5-minute drive from central Queenstown or a 20-minute walk)
  • Type of home: Entire (tiny) home
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: The bed is on the loft
  • Beds: 1 double bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $83 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples or singles who can appreciate the unique experience of living in a tiny house! This home was built by your Airbnb hosts themselves, and they are passionate about it (and more than willing to chat with you about it!) Anybody who loves an epic view and a cozy space will be more than happy here.

What makes it a top choice: This tiny-home is the only one of its kind in Queenstown. Staying here is sure to be a memorable experience on its own as you stay in a super cute tiny cabin! This home is separate from the main living space so you have tons of privacy and amazing views too! The house is fitted for the cold winters in Queenstown with a wood-burning fireplace and electric blanket on the bed, so it’ll be cozy all year round. There is a full kitchen stocked with all you need to prepare a meal as well as WIFI, a full bathroom with shower, and a comfortable bed up in the loft.

Important info to note: The location is up on a hill, which is great for the views but does make walking to and from Queenstown center a little bit of a challenge. This home is best suited to those who have a car. In the winter, winter tires or snow chains are recommended in case the road is slippery.

Guest Review: “Amazing ‘tiny house’ well located with easy access to Queenstown. Super cute and well presented. Highly recommend staying here if you’re a fan of tiny houses!”

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6. Central Queenstown Apartment with Courtyard

outside of a central airbnb apartment in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: Only a 5-minute walk from central Queenstown
  • Type of home: Entire ground floor apartment
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
  • Beds: 1 queen bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $77 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples or singles who want to be close to the hustle and bustle that is Queenstown! With so many amazing things to do in Queenstown, this apartment is the perfect place for those who want to be close to it all. Also, if you want to party in Queenstown, this apartment is within “stumbling distance” after a night out.

What makes it a top choice: Not only does this ground floor apartment have an excellent location, but it has everything you need to be comfortable without overpaying for extra bells and whistles. The apartment comes with a full kitchen, free parking space, washer and dryer, comfortable living room, and an outdoor courtyard complete with seating. The reviews speak for themselves!

Important info to note: This apartment does not offer a view. It is on the ground floor and has a lovely outdoor space, but you’ll have to make the short walk to town for those lake and mountain viewpoints.

Guest Review: “The apartment is just perfect! We had such a good time there and enjoyed staying in this lovely apartment! The communication was very good and quick and Renee & Cale are wonderful hosts! The location is great and the apartment has everything you could wish for! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!”

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7. Room with a Lovely Family in Queenstown

bedroom in an airnb home in Queenstown
  • Location: Lower Shotover. About a 10-minute drive from Queenstown and a 10-minute drive from Arrowtown.
  • Type of home: Room in a family’s home
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
  • Beds: 1 queen bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: No.
  • Price: $61 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples or singles who are on a budget and don’t mind staying with a friendly, local family. This is the best value for money when it comes to Airbnbs in Queenstown!

What makes it a top choice: The family is super friendly and accommodating. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to meet some locals and get some local suggestions from your host family. The room is clean and spacious and you’ll be able to use the family kitchen as you please. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for anybody with a vehicle. The home has a large backyard that you can enjoy on a warm summer day.

Important info to note: This home does not accommodate those win wheelchairs or those with mobility issues. You will need to be able to use the stairs.

Guest Review: “Jorge is very friendly and accommodating. Had a nice chat with him over a nice cold beer. The house is very clean and modern. Really enjoyed my stay there. Will come back again. Thanks Jorge!”

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Related read: Are you on a tight budget? I wrote a blog about the best cheap things to do in Queenstown as well as the free activities in Queenstown too!

8. Modbox Toru, Spa & Views

the ourside of a home that is an airbnb in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: Queenstown Hill, just a 5-minute drive from town center.
  • Type of home: Entire home
  • Guests: 6 (option to add on the semi-self contained unit downstairs for an extra bedroom, and 2 people)
  • Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms (option to add on the semi-self contained unit downstairs for an extra bedroom, and 2 people)
  • Beds: 3 king beds (one kind bed can be split into two singles)
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $430 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Large families or groups looking for a central stay in Queenstown. People who want to enjoy beautiful views from a modern, fully-stocked home.

What makes it a top choice: This home is located in a great location and it’s really clean and modern. What I love about it most is that for 3 couples it is comfortable and spacious with 3 bedrooms all fitted with king beds, as well as 3 bathrooms. And if your group has a couple more people, you can add on the suite downstairs too! This home also has a spa tub, amazing views, access to a washer and dryer, Apple TV and Netflix, as well as speedy WiFi. The views are incredible and the large windows really showcase them. The full kitchen has everything you need to cook many meals.

Important info to note: This home has a minimum stay of 3 nights (5 during the Christmas season.)

Guest Review: “What a view, perfectly perched high up on a hill overlooking Kelvin Heights and the Lake. The space is stylish and modern with all the amenities that you will need. Will definitely be booking again for our next QT visit!”

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9. Stunning 3-Bedroom Home with Stunning Mountain View

The view from a three bedroom airbnb in Queenstown
  • Location: A 5-minute walk from central Queenstown
  • Type of home: Entire apartment
  • Guests: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms
  • Beds: 2 singles and 2 queens
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Superhost: No
  • Price: $230 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Families or groups who want to be close to central Queenstown. In terms of a large three-bedroom home, it doesn’t get closer to Queenstown center than this!

What makes it a top choice: Location, location, location! This home has everything you could ever need only steps from downtown Queenstown. It is clean and comfortable, without having to pay extra for luxuries. It is modest and offers lake views. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a washing machine and dryer in the home too.

Important info to note: There are quite a few stairs in the home, so this Airbnb wouldn’t be suitable for those with mobility issues. Also, there is an off-street parking spot, but for groups who have more than one vehicle, parking could be somewhat of a problem.

Guest Review: “Friendly host. Close to town centre. Great views. Clean and tidy.”

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10. Luxury Cottage with Hot Tub

the outside of an Airbnb cottage in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: A 5-minute drive from central Queenstown (4 kilometers). On the road towards Frankton.
  • Type of home: Entire cottage
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
  • Beds: 1 queen bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $142 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples or singles who want a luxurious stay not far from central Queenstown. Anybody who wants to soak in a hot tub under stars will absolutely love this Airbnb in Queenstown!

What makes it a top choice: This cute cottage was built in the 1800s and is so charming! It has just been renovated so the inside is fresh and modern. The bathroom has a rain shower with a skylight. The cottage has a living area separate from the bedroom. It has a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. The hosts provide bikes that you can use to access Queenstown via the nearby bike trails. The cottage has its own private entrance and mountain views!

Important info to note: This Airbnb does not have a full kitchen, but it does have a small refrigerator and microwave. It is also located on a somewhat busy road but the double-glazed windows help keep any noise out of the cottage.

Guest Review: “A haven. A place of retreat filled with every thing you need to rest and relax. Just beautiful, I didn’t want to leave.”

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Related read: This Airbnb is located along one of the best bike trails in Queenstown – find out where all the other are!

11. Award Winning Architecturally Designed Pad

airbnb-living-room-queenstown
  • Location: A 7-minute drive from central Queenstown on the road towards Frankton.
  • Type of home: Entire apartment
  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms
  • Beds: 1 queen bed and 1 double bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $268 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: A family or two couples looking for a modern, luxurious stay only minutes from central Queenstown.

What makes it a top choice: This Airbnb is amazing and its funky design has won the Residential Compact New Home Architectural Design Award and the Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award. If you appreciate architecture and design then you’ll fall in love with this home! This Airbnb has floor to ceiling windows offering lake and mountain views. There is a large balcony with a BBQ where you can relax and enjoy the view. The home is full equipped with a large kitchen and washer and dryer.

Important info to note: One of the bedrooms is in the loft which is accessed only with a ladder. This bedroom has incredible views though!

Guest Review: “Really enjoyed our stay at this beautifully designed home, it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay including spacious living area, kitchen, good facilities and amenities, and an amazing view. Definitely recommend!”

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12. The Love Shack

balcony-airbnb-in-arthurs-point
  • Location: Arthurs Point, a 10-minute drive from Queenstown town center
  • Type of home: Entire apartment
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
  • Beds: 1 queen bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: No
  • Price: $112 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples who want an affordable and cozy stay. Anybody visiting Queenstown for a ski holiday will also love this home as it is very close to Coronet Peak ski field.

What makes it a top choice: This cozy Airbnb has a fireplace and balcony with mountain views. The apartment is in a quiet location only a short drive from Queenstown and Coronet Peak in Arthurs Point. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen as well as a washer and dryer, TV, and cozy living space. With the wood-burning fireplace and heating, it is a warm place to stay in the winter months. In the summer, you can BBQ on the balcony! It is great value for money too with a very affordable price.

Important info to note: There are stairs to access this apartment, so it not for those with mobility issues.

Guest Review: “My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and didn’t want to leave. We loved the balcony, the view, the sliding doors that open right out, and the bbq. The kitchen had everything you would need. Appreciated the chrome cast. Would definitely stay again.”

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13. Large Studio in Arrowtown (across from Millbrook)

inside a studio apartment Airbnb in Queenstown
  • Location: Arrowtoww, right across from Millbrook golf course
  • Type of home: Entire studio apartment
  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1 common area with bed
  • Beds: 1 king bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Price: $115 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples or solo travelers who want a clean and comfortable place to stay. Those who golf will particularly like this location.

What makes it a top choice: Let’s face it, Queenstown can be hectic. This lovely Airbnb is located in a quiet location near the beautiful Millbrook Resort and Golf Course only a 10-minute walk from downtown Arrowtown or a 15-minute drive from Queenstown. The studio has its own separate entrance and has its own outdoor patio area too. There is a microwave, kettle, mini-refrigerator, and coffee making facilities within the apartment. With a large king bed and TV, this Airbnb is perfect for a relaxing holiday in the Queenstown area. It is also located on the ground floor and has mountain views!

Important info to note: This Airbnb only has limited kitchen facilities and does not have a stove or oven to cook with.

Guest Review: “Clean, spacious, relaxing and stylish- Donna has the most lovely air bnb! Donna was quick to respond to any queries or questions I had, and was always willing to help. She went above and beyond any other aibnb host I have come across on my travels. I would highly recommend staying here- I will be back for sure!!”

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Related read: Thinking about staying in Arrowtown? Read about all of the amazing things you can do in Arrowtown!

14. Classy Cabin with Spa Pool

the inside of the Classy Cabin Airbnb in central Queenstown
  • Location: 10-minute walk from Queenstown town center
  • Type of home: Entire studio cabin
  • Guests: 3
  • Bedrooms: 1 common area with 2 beds
  • Beds: 1 queen bed, 1 single bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Superhost: No
  • Price: $80 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Couples, friends, or small families who want a quiet stay while still being within a flat and easy walk to Queenstown. This Airbnb is very affordable and great for anybody on a tight budget.

What makes it a top choice: This Airbnb is clean and spacious – perfect for a small family holidaying in Queenstown! It is also very reasonably priced considering it sleeps up to three people. The Airbnb is a stand-alone cabin with your own private space and entrance. There is a spa hot tub outside that you are free to use (it is shared with the owners in the home on the property.) The unit is fitted out with coffee-making facilities, a small refrigerator, a TV, and a seating area. The cabin is on the ground floor, so it is easily accessible. Lots of parking is available.

Important info to note: This cabin does not have a kitchen.

Guest Review: “This space was even more immaculate than it appeared in the photos! Sparkling clean and the bed was comfy. Instructions for parking and check-in were super clear and straight forward- we had no trouble finding the place or checking in at all. It is only a short 15-minute walk from town and having the fresh choice close by was very handy as well! I would definitely stay here again.”

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15. M8 Stay in Town by QUBEHOUSE

the kitchen inside M8 Airbnb in central Queenstown
  • Location: 10-minute walk from Queenstown town center
  • Type of home: Entire apartment
  • Guests: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Beds: 2 queens bed, 3 single beds
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Superhost: No
  • Price: $153 NZD/night+

Who will love this Airbnb: Large families or groups that want a place close to Queenstown center. This apartment is a short 10-minute walk from Queenstown center that is mostly flat.

What makes it a top choice: This apartment is easily one of the Airbnbs in Queenstown with its 4 bedrooms and large common areas. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a private patio with a BBQ. Shared laundry facilities are located on the property and the unit has heating and air conditioning. The apartment is clean and modern at a super reasonable price. It comfortably sleeps 7 people and because of the location, is suitable for people who do not have a vehicle.

Important info to note: There is only one designated parking space. For groups with more than one vehicle you will need to find additional street parking.

Guest Review: “Lovely stylish place, very close to the centre of Queenstown, with good views.”

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Thanks for reading!

Bailey from My Queenstown Diary at the Stratosfare Bar Queenstown
Thanks for reading and I hope you find an incredible Airbnb in Queenstown for your trip!

Queenstown is easily one of the best places to visit on the South Island, and as such, you’re going to love it! Staying in an epic Airbnb will only make your visit that much more special, and I hope I’ve helped you choose one!

You can’t go wrong with any of the Airbnbs I’ve mentioned in this blog. They truly are the best Airbnbs in Queenstown and are sure to impress.

Be sure to look around my blog a little more, I’ve written all about Queenstown and include a ton of local tips for visiting!

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