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8 Airbnbs With Breathtaking Swimming Pools To Book In Auckland

By Alice Rich
23rd Dec 2022

European-reminiscent stone pool and spa pool overlooking an estate in Muriwai.

If this summer is set to be anything like the last (please god, yes), Aucklanders should long be seeking out large bodies of water in which to cool off. And while any pool is a welcome relief, with a little foresight and planning you can be relaxing in total luxury this season. After all, there's nothing better than living the good life in a boujee pad with your nearest and dearest (or, you know, renting the whole place for just yourself, we'll not judge.)

So, we’ve scoured around for the Airbnbs with breathtaking pools in all the land (Auck-land that is) including this stunning Muriwai dream so you can feel like an absolute water baby.

Here are 8 of the best Airbnbs in Auckland with the prettiest pools. 

A breathtaking infinity pool that almost blends with the sky. Breathtaking Cape Cod Retreat

Waiheke 10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms

Everyone loves an infinity pool and the one at this Cape Cod-style Waiheke home might just become your all-time favourite. Complemented by a three-level deck, sweeping gardens and views of Onetangi Beach and beyond, this Airbnb is purpose-built for spending your days poolside. The space sleeps ten guests across seven bedrooms, features a wonderful library and, come nightfall, the pool turns a brilliant shade of blue and the fire table comes into play. That’s right, a fire table. *Mic drop.*

A massive swimming pool surrounded by a red structural glasshouse at The Aviary, one of the best airbnbs with a swimming pool.

The Aviary

Kauri Park 2 guests | 1 bedroom

They had us at “wake up to an orchestra of birdsong”. For relaxed vibes and ecotherapy—hello glorious swimming pool—a stay in this architectural delight is sure to please. With your own private wing featuring a piano (in case boo’s in the mood to woo, serenade style), a fully equipped kitchen, ensuite, speedy wifi, Netflix and carpark, and a large deck to sunbathe on, The Aviary is one of the best Airbnbs to splash around at.  And if you’re seized by the urge to take a romp through a park, you’ll be stoked to know Kauri Point Domain is right next door. 

A stunning pool and row of deck chairs with stripy towels on them overlooking an incredible view of the Hauraki Gulf. Tradewinds Waiheke

Waiheke 11 Guests | 5 Bedrooms

All your worries will melt away once you slip into the pool at Tradewinds Waiheke. Perched on Park Point peninsular you’ll be treated to stunning panoramic views of the channels and islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The Airbnb is made up of a four-bedroom house and a one-bedroom apartment and between the two there’s everything you could ever desire from a stone bathtub and outdoor fireplace with a pizza oven to two indoor fireplaces, games and a spa pool. Even basalt stone floors and a kauri dining table. The house sleeps 11 guests across the five bedrooms. 

A blue-green pool bordered with a deck and loungers set in native bush. Titirangi Haven

Titirangi 5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms

For a dip in a rainforest, Titirangi Haven should be top of your list. The 100m swimming pool is secluded—surrounded by native trees—and overlooks the ocean. The house is spread across three levels and includes two large decks, a peppermint kitchen and a BBQ. It’s within metres from French Bay and Wood Bay, is just 2km from Titirangi Village with all its wonderful cafes and galleries, and is a short drive from Auckland’s iconic West Coast beaches. 

Palm trees overlook this stunning airbnb with pool in Remuera, one of the best airbnbs with pools in Auckland.Magnificent Harbour View Villa

Remuera 8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms

If you're looking to dial up the luxury in the heart of Remmers, look no further than this Magnificent Harbour View Villa with views of the Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. With two separate entrances (meaning one part can be shut off from the rest should you need some alone time), this home is spread across three floors, all with an amazing outlook over Tamaki Drive and the Waitematā Harbour. Add to this a stunning pool and spa and you've got the ingredients for a next-level stay in Tāmaki Makaurau. Ka pai.

A jaw-droppings gorgeous infinity pool with a deck overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Luxurious Clifftop Tihi Lodge

Waiheke 10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms

At this point, you’re wondering how on earth you’ll choose from all of these beautiful spots, and the Luxurious Clifftop Tihi Lodge isn’t going to make your decision any easier. Sleeping ten guests across the main house and a separate, more private penthouse, with mind-blowing views from just about everywhere, this could be perfect for a get-together with extended family. Some of the features include gorgeous freestanding baths, a rainforest shower, an indoor fireplace and an absolute plethora of spots to curl up in. 

European-reminiscent stone pool and spa pool overlooking an estate in Muriwai.Muriwai Estate

Muriwai 14 Guests | 7 Bedrooms

For a Mediterranean-inspired experience book into Muriwai Estate. After waking to ocean views you’ll wrestle with the incredibly difficult decision of whether you’d like to relax in the onsen-esque spa or glorious saltwater pool (for that authentic mermaid vibe) before deciding you can absolutely do both. Come evening you’ll huddle around the outdoor brazier and tuck into a cheeseboard. This luxurious Airbnb sleeps 14 guests across seven bedrooms and heck, there’s even a helipad if you want to make the ultimate boujee entrance. 

A refreshing looking light blue pool and some deck chairs to relax in. NZ Summer House 

Riverhead 2 Guests | 1 Bedroom

Set on an equestrian lifestyle property the ridiculously gorgeous NZ Summer House has major Bachelorette fantasy date vibes and we’re living for it. Sleeping just two guests, this is the perfect pick if you’re looking for a more intimate getaway. The indoor styling is immaculate with polished wooden floors, plus there’s an enormous pool, a hammock to chill out in and a cosy outdoor fireplace that just screams s’mores. If you get sick of all that (will you though?) A short walk will take you to Riverhead Forest. 

Sights set on getting out of Auckland?  Here are the best beach house Airbnbs plus the best Airbnbs in New Zealand, Hamilton, Raglan, RotoruaWellington, Queenstown and even the best Airbnbs in Raro and Fiji. Lush.

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