Discover a selection of 307 vacation rentals in Christchurch (and vicinity), NZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $36 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Christchurch (and vicinity). Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Top rated rentals — Christchurch (and vicinity)
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Book a vacation rental for your Christchurch getaway

The area's museums and cathedral are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Christchurch. This city's gardens, local tours and parks draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Christchurch

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Christchurch a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Margaret Mahy Playground (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Wilding Park Tennis Center (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Orana Wildlife Park (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Christchurch Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Caddyshack City (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (3 mi / 4.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Christchurch

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Christchurch is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Margaret Mahy Playground (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Hagley Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mona Vale (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Canterbury Agricultural Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • New Brighton Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Christchurch

The nearest airport is in Christchurch International Airport (CHC), located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Christchurch Railway Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Christchurch?

Whether you're in search of an intimate escape for you and your boo or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Christchurch. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of conveniences like coffee and tea making facilities and towels at "Maison Du Campagne In French Farm". Situated around 20 miles from Christchurch, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another excellent choice is "Maison Du Soleil, Warmth In Chistchurch", which is around 1 mile from Christchurch. Offering 2 bedrooms, a washing machine and a garden, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Christchurch vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Christchurch?

You need only set foot in one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Christchurch to figure out that great things really do come in small packages. Expertly designed to make use of every square inch of space, these pocket-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Unwind and get back to basics at "Harbour Escape - Tiny Home In Lyttelton With Port Views". Located in Christchurch, free WiFi and a fridge are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "Cabin - Ocean View Tiny House" in Christchurch is another great pick. A toaster and coffee and tea making facilities will help make your stay here even more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Christchurch?

We all deserve a break now and then. If you're craving a couple of long mornings lingering in your PJs with a good book, there's no shortage of terrific weekend getaways in and near Christchurch. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Maison Du Ciel: Comfort In Christchurch" is ideal for a few days of relaxation and fun. It offers convenient amenities, such as cable/satellite TV services and an iron and ironing board, and is located 1 mile to the northeast of Christchurch.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with your favorite people at "Fitzgerald Cottage Cbd", which is around 1 mile to the east of Christchurch. You'll have use of free toiletries, an oven and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Christchurch?

Studio apartments may be small, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Unpack your bags at one of these terrific studio apartments in or near Christchurch:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Central City Haven - Christchurch Holiday Home". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a hair dryer and a living room.
  • Alternatively, use "Christchurch Central Townhouse" as a base to check off the top attractions around you. This cozy stay offers pet-friendly services, a stovetop and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Christchurch?

Whether you're looking for a studio apartment or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these getaways in or near Christchurch:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's tough to beat "Gresford Maison De Ville". It's close to the center of Christchurch, in addition to lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Seaside Cottage - Glen Bay". This conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Christchurch?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Christchurch that will get your heart racing:

  • Around 20 miles from Christchurch, "Maison Du Campagne In French Farm" is an ideal place for adoring couples. Winery tours and a nearby bay are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape sipping wine and canoodling at "Maison Du Soleil, Warmth In Chistchurch", around 1 mile from Christchurch. Winery tours and outdoor furniture will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Christchurch?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Christchurch and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Spacious Central Christchurch Property". Up to 14 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a balcony. This top pick is around 1 mile to the northeast of Christchurch.
  • "Regents Villas - Regents Villas An And B: Two Homes In One" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 2 miles to the west of Christchurch, has 10 bedrooms and welcomes up to 20 guests. A kitchen and a restaurant dining guide are among the things that'll help make your group getaway even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Christchurch?

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Christchurch and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at "Large And Spacious Newly Built Terraced House". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a barbecue grill and a living room.
  • "Stylish Pool House" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A smart TV and childrens activities are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Curious what the weather is like in Christchurch? It has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 70 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Christchurch vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Christchurch?

Every catch-up with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Christchurch offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Luxury Cbd Retreat With Parking And Courtyard", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 guests. This getaway is located 1 mile to the northeast of Christchurch and comes with amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and childrens activities.
  • "Spacious Central Christchurch Property" also offers the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This option is around 1 mile to the northeast of Christchurch, and accommodates 14 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A balcony and a fridge will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're eager to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your itinerary. Orana Wildlife Park, Bealey Avenue and Christchurch Adventure Park are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Christchurch?

Get away from it all and treat the ones you love to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Christchurch and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - Ocean View Tiny House" - Approximately 7 miles southeast of the center of Christchurch, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like a nearby coin laundry and outdoor furniture.
  • "Cabin - Manaaki Mai Rustic Retreat" - This property is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 10 miles southeast of Christchurch. Offering a separate dining area, towels and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Christchurch vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.