10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Sovereign Pier on the Waterways
10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel

15 BEST Holiday Homes & Apartments in the Coromandel [2024]

© Sovereign Pier on the Waterways

The Most Stunning Holiday Homes and Apartments on the Coromandel Peninsula

Establish a great base on the Coromandel Peninsula complete with all the essential home amenities by staying in one of the fabulous holiday homes or apartments. While apartment complexes can be found on the Esplanade of Whitianga, you’ll also find some stunning holiday homes in Coromandel Town, Tairua, Thames and beyond. So weigh up your options and find the best studio, multi-bedroom apartment or holiday house with this list of the best holiday homes in The Coromandel!

While you’re here, be sure to check out more tips in The Complete Guide to the Coromandel, as well as the 22 Best Things to Do in The Coromandel.

1. Sovereign Pier on the Waterways – Holiday Apartments in Whitianga

Indulge in five-star luxury at the contemporary resort-style apartment complex of the Sovereign Pier on the Waterways. After swimming in the outdoor pool and relaxing in the 20-person spa pool, retreat to either your modern one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment complete with a private balcony. Among the 2ha (2.4-acre) complex, there is a tennis court and a private marina with kayak hire. Find this holiday apartment in Whitianga.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Sovereign Pier on the Waterways

2. Hahei Beach Bach – Holiday Bach in Hahei

An idyllic retreat for couples, Hahei Beach Bach offers an endearing one-bedroom holiday home in The Coromandel. Situated just moments away from Hahei Beach and iconic landmarks like Cathedral Cove, the holiday home couldn’t be better located. The bach is modernly renovated and features a deck with a shade sail and barbecue. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in The Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel 🏡 [2023]© Hahei Beach Bach

3. Coromandel Apartments – Holiday Apartments in Coromandel Town

Stay in one of the six individually-furnished apartments scattered around Coromandel Town. Coromandel Apartments offers apartments with full kitchens, WiFi, free parking and housekeeping in four different locations. From the modern one-bedroom apartment on the main road with marble-tiled bathrooms and underfloor heating to the two-bedroom apartment with sublime sea views, there are plenty of options to suit various-sized groups, styles and needs.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Coromandel Apartments

4. Kuranui Cottage – Luxury Holiday Home in Thames

This elegant cottage across the road from Kuranui Bay strikes the perfect balance between historic charm and contemporary living. Kuranui Cottage is a two-bedroom two-bathroom holiday home in the Coromandel town of Thames, featuring self-catering amenities, a spa pool, garden and free WiFi. What more could you want?

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10 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel© Kuranui Cottage

5. Ocean Breeze Resort Pauanui – Holiday Apartments in Pauanui

More apartment stays can be found in the south Coromandel in the seaside town of Pauanui. Ocean Breeze Resort offers spacious apartments decorated to reflect the colours of the nearby beach environment. There’s something to suit most groups where bedding can be modified to a variety of sleeping arrangements. Luxuries include deep bathtubs, air-conditioning and electric blankets. See more resort-style stays in the 15 BEST Hotels & Resorts in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Ocean Breeze Resort Pauanui

6. Crow’s Nest Apartments – Holiday Apartments in Whitianga

This three-level four-star apartment complex in Whitianga has something for everyone. Choose from one- to four-bedroom apartments situated just moments away from Whitianga’s main beach. Crow’s Nest Apartments is also in a great position to eat out at the local restaurants, not that you’ll need it with the full kitchens (including a dishwasher!) available in each apartment.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Crow's Nest Apartments

7. Amongst the Nikau – Holiday Home at Waihi Beach

Just a five-minute walk from Waihi Beach, Amongst the Nikau offers a luxury holiday home in the Coromandel. As the name suggests, stay among the native trees at this modern chalet with tasteful decor reflecting the natural surroundings. The holiday home has one double bedroom, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Some luxurious highlights include the outdoor tub on the deck and a large garden with many nooks and crannies to explore. Discover more luxury options in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromande© Amongst the Nikau

8. The Ridge at Tairua – Holiday Apartment in Tairua

Bask in the Pacific Ocean views from your deck or private hot tub at The Ridge at Tairua. With an elevated position among the native bush, the views from this downstairs apartment are unbeatable. Share the space with up to six friends and family across two bedrooms and enjoy the conveniences of a barbecue, coffee machine and dishwasher among the contemporary amenities. Tairua Beach is just a quick drive away, which you can wash away with the holiday home’s outdoor shower.

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Holiday Homes in the Coromandel© The Ridge at Tairua - Tairua Apartment

9. Waterfront Apartments Whitianga – Apartments in Whitianga

More apartments in Whitianga await at the Waterfront Apartments Whitianga! Directly opposite the beach: check! Ocean views: check! Proximity to the town’s restaurants and shops: check! The Waterfront Apartments has all the essentials in its six uniquely decorated and laid-out apartments. The apartments consist of studios for couples and solo travellers, two-bedroom apartments for groups and a top-floor penthouse.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Waterfront Apartments Whitianga

10. Blue Marlin Apartments – Apartment Complex in Whitianga

Do you need another option in Whitianga? Blue Marlin Apartments offers a range of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments with something for couples, groups and families. Units have easy beach access, whether you’re staying in the budget studio or one of the more spacious deluxe options, which are all self-contained and fully furnished from the inside out to your private patio.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Blue Marlin Apartments

11. Esplanade Apartments – Holiday Apartments in Whitianga

You have more apartment options in Whitianga with the Esplanade Apartments. Situated on the harbourfront, the apartment complex is within walking distance of the town’s cafes and shops, not that you’ll need them with your own kitchen (including a dishwasher) in each apartment. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available, as well as the premium penthouse. You also have a choice of your balcony’s views, whether it’s of the complex’s swimming pool, beach, wharf or town.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Esplanade Apartments

12. Anchor Lodge – Cheap Apartments in Coromandel Town

A budget option in Coromandel Town, Anchor Lodge provides 25 suites and apartments. The studios provide a comfortable stay for couples in a unit with modern fixings, while family units provide ample space for groups and families. There’s the option to upgrade to more luxurious spa units, while other on-site facilities include a heated outdoor pool, communal spa pool, barbecue hut, DVD library, free mountain bike hire and more. Find more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Anchor Lodge

13. Wairua Lodge – Luxury Apartment in The Coromandel

Get off the beaten track and retreat to The Coromandel rainforest at Wairua Lodge. While the lodge has some hotel-style guest rooms, they also offer spacious modern apartments ideal for groups and families. The accommodation is self-catering, while breakfast is delivered to your room the evening before. Popular hangouts at the lodge are by the outside fire pit, on the bushwalk discovery trails and the romantic treetop two-person bath. Discover more quaint stays like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Wairua Lodge

14. Black Beauty Retreat – Holiday Home in Matarangi

The ultimate summer holiday home, Black Beauty Retreat offers a contemporary stay with attractive spaces inside and out. Nestled between Matarangi Beach and the Whangapoua Harbour, the Coromandel’s lesser-visited beaches (only because they’re truly a hidden gem) are just a four-minute walk away. The three-bedroom holiday home is on a fully fenced section with plenty of lawn and decking to make the most of the outdoors. Sleeping up to eight guests, this retreat is also ideal for larger gatherings. We also list this one in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in the Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel 🏡 [2023]© Black Beauty Retreat - Matarangi Holiday Home

15. Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga – Apartment Resort in Whitianga

Finally, stay in apartment-style accommodation in Whitianga at the Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga. These motel apartments have a sociable open-living layout with balconies and patios to enjoy more of the great outdoors. Most of the modernly-decorated apartments sleep up to five guests, making this an ideal choice for families, which is further reinforced by the outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts and a children’s playground. We also feature this accommodation in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in The Coromandel.

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10 Best Holiday Apartments in the Coromandel© Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga

More Holiday Homes and Apartments in the Coromandel

That’s it for our list of the best apartments and holiday homes in the Coromandel but by no means the end of our Coromandel travel tips! Check out the following guides for more experiences and stays in the Coromandel.

Finally, plan more of your trip around the North Island using the North Island in 2 Weeks: Road Trip Itinerary and New Zealand in 3 Weeks: Road Trip Itinerary.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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