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Planning a trip to Rotorua, New Zealand with kids? Find out the best Airbnbs in Rotorua for your family.

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Traveling to Rotorua, New Zealand with your family is certain to be an excellent vacation. But where you are staying?

Hotels offer far less space and don’t always provide the “home away from home” experience when you have a larger family. Sometimes hotels force you to get a suite or an extra bedroom by splitting up family members and you might not like that.

On our recent trip to Rotorua, we opted to rent a large house so that my mom, in-laws, and our family could all stay together. We were able to cook a few meals (which saved a lot of money) and just relax as a family.

There are several Airbnb homes in Rotorua that won’t leave your family feeling cramped up in a tiny space, but also will run you around the same cost as a hotel room for 4 people.

Take a look at some of the best Airbnbs in Rotorua that you will come across.  

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1. Lakeside Gem

If you’re looking for stunning views of Lake Rotorua, this brand-new home would be perfect for your family.Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Stylish open plan living/ dining / kitchen

It’s located in a quiet neighborhood, while still only a short drive to Rotorua. It has wide-open living space, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, while being able to sleep, 8 guests. It also has new furnishings and other accommodations that make this a great stay.    

There’s a nice patio out back for entertainment and also a new bbq grill. This home also has an attached garage that has kayaks that guests are welcome to use.

There’s several shopping and grocery retail store and also several tourist attractions nearby. Not far from here, you can also choose to paddleboard in a glow worms cave. 

2. Stylish Lakeside Holiday House

This home also has a fantastic view of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island, while providing the perfect getaway experience for your family. It has 3 bedrooms with 1.5 baths and can sleep up to 8 guests.Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: lake view from the deck

It’s located in a nice residential area, not far from the airport, just minutes away from town. 

We can’t get over the incredible patio space and the backyard view from the deck. It’s so big you could host a small party on it.

There’s also a playground for children that’s close by, as well as kayaks that the homeowner allows their guests to use.  

3. Rose Manor Holiday House

This is a rare find, see for yourself! This beautiful 5 bedroom home that has 3 baths has all the space your family needs to spread out. It’s also in a great location, right in the center of the city in the Bay of Plenty.Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Main house

There you will find a number of shops, restaurants, and attractions nearby, including a geothermal park.  

This is a great option for business travelers, honeymooners, families, couples and anyone looking to save money in New Zealand.

4. Friendly Pan Home

Your kids will love this home, we guarantee it. They’ll be sold on it as soon as you say the word “pool.” It comes with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths while hosting up to 9 guests each night. Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: The pool is separated by a secured gate and glass walls for the protection of your children.

Each bedroom comes with its own heater and electric blankets for extra comfort. Not only is the living area extremely spacious, but there’s a big yard you’ll also find. 

The Arikikapakapa Golf Course is situated right by it. There’s also a number of activities and attractions that are within walking distance of this home. 

5. The Lookout Retreat

Not only does this home feature amazing views from the outside, but there are also so many windows on the inside that have stunning views of the bay and the city of Rotorua. Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Dining

This adorable home has 3 bedrooms along with 1.5 baths and can host up to 7 guests. There’s also a hot tub, ping pong table, and a bright and spacious living space.

This home with all the amenities is reasonably priced, and one you won’t want to pass up. 

6. Spacious Modern Utuhina Holiday House

Do you have a large family or intend on needing extra space for other guests staying with you? This holiday house has everything your family needs while enjoying your stay in Rotorua.Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Spacious modern Utuhina holiday house(5 bedrooms)

It has 5 bedrooms with 3.5 baths and can sleep up to 11 guests each night. 

The home is in a nice neighborhood and also in a great location, just minutes from attractions and fun activities. The home also has a patio with a decent sized backyard.

For the space that this home provides, you can’t beat this price.   

7. Hillside Heaven

Hillside heaven is another large home that has 6 bedrooms with 2 baths while being able to sleep up to 12 guests. There’s also a great view of Rotorua city and the lake from its vantage point. Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Playroom

One of the coolest features of this home is that they have a game room with a pool table and vintage video game system. This would be ideal for kids, teens, and tweens.

The hosts at this home treat you like a guest staying in a hotel while taking care of all your family’s needs. The home is located 5 minutes from the city center, extremely close to restaurants, shops, and interesting attractions. 

8. Lakeview Retreat 

The Lakeview retreat will certainly be the retreat your family is needing. This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths while sleeping up to 11 guests. It has also been recently renovated with a modern look to it. Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Back view of house with beautiful Seneca Lake view

It’s located in up-market Kawaha Point, so attractions, restaurants, and shops are very close by. If you don’t know anything about this area, it’s one of the most sought after suburbs because of the amazing lake views and close proximity to the Skyline Gondolas. 

9. Refined Hoyte

Last, but certainly not least is this cute 4 bedroom with 2 baths, that can sleep up to 11 guests. It’s very neat and well looked after and situated in a peaceful neighborhood.Best airbnbs in Rotorua for families featured by top family travel blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Refined Hoyte(Spacious four bedroom holiday house)

Your kids will love the trampoline, while you might enjoy the pool table and grill that is provided. 

Every room is available for their guests, except parking in the garage. This home is a great price in a convenient location while being able to host so many guests.   

These are several Airbnb’s in Rotorua, that would work out great for your family. Even if you have another family that’s traveling with you, several of these homes will be accommodating to all your needs.

What Else to do in Rotorua with Kids?

HELL’S GATE

Hell’s Gate is New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve and mud spa. Here, you can do a geothermal nature walk, relax at a sulphur spa, see mud volcanoes and more!

Get your discounted Hell’s Gate tickets

REDWOODS TREE WALK

Another awesome thing to do in Rotorua with kids is go on their Redwoods Tree Walk. This is where you get to walk between giant Redwood trees on suspension bridges. It’s great for kids of all ages. They even have special strollers available for babies and toddlers.

HOBBITON MOVIE SET

If you are a fan of The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings series, you’ll definitely want to set aside a day to explore the Hobbiton movie set.

And if you don’t have time to do the tour, you can still enjoy their cool gift shop and cafe.

Get your discounted Hobbiton Movie Set tickets

WAI-O-TAPU

This is probably one of the coolest things to see in Rotorua. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is where you’ll see gurgling mud pools, volcanic craters and steaming lakes.

Read more about Wai-O-Tapu in this New Zealand with Kids itinerary

If you’ve stayed at Airbnbs in Rotorua before, which one was it? Don’t forget to tell us about your experience. 
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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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