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Enjoy cosy winter breaks on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is popular in summer – but did you now that it also makes a great destination for winter breaks? It’s true: Waiheke enjoys a unique microclimate. The temperatures on Waiheke Island are slightly warmer than Auckland, and with less rain and more sunshine hours. Often the rain on the mainland never makes it to our island!

Another benefit of enjoying winter breaks on Waiheke is that it’s blissfully quiet out of season. The beaches are empty, and you’ll get VIP treatment at the restaurants and cafés. Some of the restaurants even have roaring log fires.

Think: Cosy log fires plus a glass of red wine, produced right here on the island… It is the perfect combination for your winter holidays!

If the weather doesn’t play ball, you can still enjoy winter escapes on Waiheke Island. Because most of our holiday houses have stunning sea views, you can enjoy the amazing vistas without setting foot outside.

Plus the holiday houses are equipped with all mod cons to make your winter break comfortable: DVD players, Sky TV, Wi-Fi, heat pumps… Or for the traditionalists there are books to read and open fire places to keep you warm, or a hot spa to relax in. (Please check the individual property listings to see what’s provided at each holiday house.)

Here’s our pick of cosy holiday houses for relaxing winter breaks:

Click on a property to see more information and to book online:

Bach on Burrell, Oneroa, Waiheke
Bach on Burrell
NZ$310 - NZ$395 per night
Guests: 1 - 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Romance and seclusion. Sit in the spa while overlooking the bay....
Bayview Bungalow (Guest Suite), Surfdale, Waiheke
Bayview Bungalow (Guest Suite)
NZ$145 - NZ$220 per night
Guests: 2 - 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1 - 2
New holiday accommodation...
Baywatch Cottage, Whakanewha, Woodside Bay, Waiheke
Baywatch Cottage
Whakanewha, Woodside Bay
NZ$350 - NZ$495 per night
Guests: 3 - 7
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Seclusion, north facing, lots of sun great family holiday...
Baywatch Estate, Woodside Bay, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Baywatch Estate
Woodside Bay, Waiheke Island
NZ$2,700 - NZ$2,700 per night
Guests: 6 - 12
Bathrooms: 0
Bedrooms: 6
Arrive by helicopter for total privacy and luxury...
Belle View, Onetangi, Waiheke
Belle View
NZ$495 - NZ$795 per night
Guests: 3 - 6
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Sea Views in your face !!...
Castaway Cottage, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Castaway Cottage
Oneroa, Waiheke Island
NZ$145 - NZ$325 per night
Guests: 2 - 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Walk in 5 min to Little Oneroa beach!...
Castaway House, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Castaway House
Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island
NZ$275 - NZ$420 per night
Guests: 2 - 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1 - 2
Great for 1 or 2 couples...
Castaways, Little Oneroa, Waiheke
Little Oneroa
NZ$345 - NZ$670 per night
Guests: 4 - 8
Bathrooms: 0
Bedrooms: 2 - 4
Romantic, airy and bright. Sit in the spa while the sun goes down...
Island Dream, Onetangi, Waiheke
Island Dream
NZ$195 - NZ$295 per night
Guests: 1 - 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Romantic hideaway holiday apartment with spa bath...
Island Panorama, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Island Panorama
Onetangi, Waiheke Island
NZ$395 - NZ$595 per night
Guests: 4 - 9
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 4
Island Time, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Island Time
Oneroa, Waiheke Island
NZ$325 - NZ$450 per night
Guests: 3 - 6
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2 - 3
Kiwi View Cottage, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Kiwi View Cottage
Oneroa, Waiheke Island
NZ$275 - NZ$425 per night
Guests: 2 - 8
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 2 - 3
Sea views, sunsets, close to the beach and Oneroa....
Northern Beaches, Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Northern Beaches
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
NZ$545 - NZ$745 per night
Guests: 4 - 12
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
North facing, sea views, close to 2 beaches...
Palm Beach Retreat, Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Palm Beach Retreat
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
NZ$345 - NZ$500 per night
Guests: 3 - 13
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Family rental home, great views...
Waiheke Escape, Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Waiheke Escape
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
NZ$750 - NZ$795 per night
Guests: 5 - 12
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Architecturally designed, spacious, 5-bedroom house ...
Waiheke Views, Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
Waiheke Views
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
NZ$1,150 - NZ$1,750 per night
Guests: 8 - 18
Bathrooms: 6
Bedrooms: 6 - 7
Great for family reunions, weddings, team building and or conferences...

Here’s what guests say about Visit Waiheke’s winter breaks:

“The house was very nice and tidy, and enjoyed great views.” - Tim, Apr 213

“This was a lovely house - even better than we expected. The views were spectacular! Such a delight to wake up to. We were so close to Oneroa village - and yet so quiet. Lovely to be able to walk down quickly for our morning coffee fix. The house was very well equipped - the kitchen especially so. Sharp knives, great quality saucepans, and more than you could want in terms of glasses, crockery, platters etc. Just like borrowing a good friend's home for the weekend. Thanks to Joan who made up all feel so welcome. When we come back to Waiheke (which we will) - we'll be booking your place again! Thanks again.” - Tina and Erik, Jun 2013

“Fantastic house, great location and great open plan living area which meant a rather wet weekend was still thoroughly enjoyed.” - Sam, May 2013

“We found this bach wonderful to stay in. It was extremely comfortable, close to the beach, lovely views, lovely interior.” - Megan, Aug 2012

“Bach on Burrell is a very unassuming property but when you walk in and take in the double deck and AMAZNG views, you realize you're going to have a perfect stay. Spa was incredible, loads of peace and quiet and great place to BBQ and just chillax. Thanks for a great stay, will try and make it back.” - Meridan, Aug 2012

“Fantastic stay, absolutely beautiful location, we were really looked after, the villa is gorgeous, lots of art and wonderful old world charm like stepping back in time. We will definitely book another stay and will recommend Wild Bay Villa to anyone wanting a great getaway on Waiheke.” - Jul 2012

“After reading all the reviews, we booked this bach for our first anniversary. It is as everyone says... the perfect romantic getaway. The interior is beautifully furnished and the view from the deck amazing. It’s a great location and we took in a few walks nearby before soaking in the spa... a great way to end the day. Bach on Burrell was far better than the honeymoon room we had when we married in Waiheke. Would definitely go back.” - Tracy, May 2012

“Our stay at Oneroa Vista was absolutely fantastic. The house is IMMACULATE and extremely well laid out. Everything you could possibly need is provided, and the views over Oneroa Bay are just stunning! A beautifully maintained and presented property.” - Stuart, Apr 2012

“The best compliment that I can give this property is that it feels like home.... Had another wonderful stay and look forward to my next visit there soon. Thanks again.” - Claudia, Aug 2011

“We stayed at Beach on Waiheke over Labour weekend 2010. We had a fantastic holiday and absolutely loved our accommodation. The batch is in a wonderful location, is very modern and has everything you could need (fully equipped kitchen, books, DVDs, etc). We loved just popping down to the beach with the kids and having a wine on the deck at night. The bach is suitable for both families with young children and adults. Thank you for a wonderful holiday we will definitely be back!!” - Jean, May 2011

“We had a lovely time-- everything we needed was available including an eclectic range of reading matter. The house was very well situated to beach and shops. The ambience was peaceful including a delightful outlook over the water.” - Jane, Feb 2011

Do you have any questions about accommodation for your winter break?

Please contact us if you need any help in selecting the perfect holiday house for your winter escape.