Holiday Homes

With 53 holiday homes and apartments in 11 locations, members can unwind, relax, and look around Aotearoa New Zealand with ease. For those who want to head across the ditch, members also have access to 12 homes in 7 location in South Australia.

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102 Lounge $120 - $160 Per Night
Auckland Apartments

Fully serviced holiday accommodation in the heart of Auckland’s CBD.

Entry $160 per night
Mangawhai Heads

For those looking for a real home away from home, our 3-bedroom home in Mangawhai Heads is truly set up for the whole family all year round.

Marina Park Aerial View $130 per night
Whitianga

Come and see the natural beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Aerial 2 $67 - $73 per night
Rotorua

Rotorua's unspoilt native forests, boiling mud pools, exploding geysers, and leisure parks offer something for everyone.

Snowy Front $73 - $146 Per night
Ohakune

One of Aotearoa New Zealand's best destinations for skiing, snowboarding, and other outdoor pursuits.

View from sea $78 - $108 per night
Raumati

With its wide beach and stunning sunsets, the Kapiti Coast boasts a perfect holiday ambiance.

Unit wide shot $78 per night
Nelson

Take a trip to a favoured holiday hot spot in Nelson.

Holiday Homes Front 1 $73 per night
Carters Beach

Sample a taste of the historic and unique West Coast.

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Otematata

Surrounded by rugged peaks and the beautiful lakes of the Waitaki Valley, Otematata is a kiwi holiday favourite.

20201210 133629 $140 - $170 Per night
Queenstown

Nestled in the hill above Lake Wakatipu are our idyllic Queenstown family units.

Holiday Home View Front Quintin Drive Unit 1 Copy0.5x $73 per night
Te Anau

The largest lake in the South Island, pristine Lake Te Anau is the gateway Fiordland National Park.

Lincoln From Au$90
South Australia Holiday Homes

The PSA has made a reciprocal deal with PSA South Australia - which means that you can stay across the ditch for less.

About the PSA Holiday Homes

Located across Aotearoa New Zealand and South Australia, our homes are designed to make your holiday as enjoyable and affordable as possible. Prices range from $64 per unit per night for comfortable, basic accommodation to $170 for the larger and newer units.

To help us keep rates low, members must provide your own linen and clean the units thoroughly before leaving (with the exception of the fully serviced Auckland Apartment). 

Bookings open 6 months in advance at 8.30am on the 1st of every month.  The only period balloted is the Summer School Holiday ballot period.

Members are allowed 1 unit during peak periods (i.e. school holidays and public holidays) and 2 units during off peak periods.  When making a booking you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Closed: Public Holidays and Weekends (please email)  
Freephone: 0800 10 30 90    
E-mail: holidayhomes@psa.org.nz

 

 

See below for our FAQ, Terms and Conditions, and information about the Summer Ballot Period   

 

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all PSA holiday home bookings to ensure PSA members, their families and friends have an enjoyable holiday.

Last updated: March 2022

1. OCCUPANTS: The PSA holiday homes are available to PSA members and must be booked by PSA members only. The PSA expects that the member that has made the booking is in residence during the period of occupancy.

2. RESPONSIBILITY: The member who made the booking is responsible for compliance with these terms and conditions. The member is also responsible for the cost of any damage or degradation (whether accidental or wilful) and/or any financial loss incurred by PSA as a result of the occupancy.

3. PEAK PERIODS: During peak periods such as school and public holidays, a maximum of 7 nights may be booked by a member in a maximum of one unit.

4. OFF PEAK PERIODS: During off-peak periods there is no limit to the number of nights which may be booked by a member in a maximum of two units.

5. FREQUENCY OF BOOKINGS: Members are able to have a maximum of four future bookings at any time. PSA Plus will monitor this and any additional bookings may be cancelled.

6. CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIMES: Check in time is from 2:00 p.m. on the scheduled date of arrival and members must check out of the unit by 10:00 a.m. on the scheduled date of departure. Members are responsible for collecting and returning the key to the lock box or to the key holder.

7. CLEANING: Members are responsible for ensuring that the holiday home they have booked is clean and tidy when they vacate. Any units not left clean and tidy for the next member will incur a cleaning fee. A cleaning service is available in all locations. This service is arranged directly with the caretakers at least 24 hours prior to departure. (The Auckland Apartments are fully serviced so this does condition not apply to bookings at that location)

8. LINEN: Members are required to take their own top and bottom sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats, hand towels and tea towels. Failing to do so and sleeping directly on duvets or mattress protectors will incur cleaning costs for the bedding. (The Auckland Apartments are fully serviced so this does condition not apply to bookings at that location)

9. ACCESSIBILE UNITS: The accessible units in Rotorua (Unit 9) and Raumati (Unit 7) are for those members and/or their guests that require units with improved physical accessibility. If a person requiring improved physical accessibility wishes to make a booking in these units any able-bodied members and their guests will be asked to move into another unit for the duration of booking made by the person with these needs.

10. GROUPS: Parties and large gatherings are not permitted under any circumstances. The caretaker reserves the right to ask occupants to leave if this requirement is breached.

11. PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: On-site public health requirements must be followed at all times for the safety of all that come onto our properties.

12. RESPECT: Disrespect shown to any of our caretakers, key holders or other members, family and friends is not tolerated. Noise to be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. The caretaker reserves the right to ask occupants to leave if these or other requirements are breached and this may result in restrictions on future use of the homes.

13. SMOKE FREE: Smoking is not permitted at any of the PSA Holiday Homes. Some locations may have designated smoking areas. The caretaker reserves the right to ask occupants to leave if this requirement is breached and a cleaning fee will be charged for the unit.

14. ANIMAL FREE: All PSA holiday homes, buildings and properties are animal-free zones. Any member wishing to bring a working assistance dog (Registered Guide and Hearing Assistance dogs) should contact the PSA to arrange at the time of booking. Pets, livestock or caged birds are not permitted on the properties, including the grounds and/or left in vehicles. Stray animals must not be fed or encouraged at any of our properties. The caretaker reserves the right to ask occupants to leave if these requirements are breached and where applicable a cleaning fee will be charged.

15. OVERCROWDING: Members are not permitted to exceed the specified number of people per unit. To do so is a breach of the fire regulations and unfair to members staying in the other units. The caretaker reserves the right to ask occupants to leave if this requirement is breached.

16. BEHAVIOUR AND SUPERVISION: Members are responsible for the supervision and behaviour of children, guests and family members who may occupy or be visiting the units. Consideration needs to be shown to other members and those in neighbouring units and houses.

17. PERSONAL EFFECTS: PSA takes no responsibility for members’ vehicles and personal effects or those of visitors during the period of occupancy. Every endeavour will be made to return any belongings left in the holiday homes at the member’s expense. Any unclaimed items will be held for 3 months and then given to our chosen charity.

18. DAMAGES AND BREAKAGES: Members must respect all PSA property and report any damage or breakages to the caretaker as soon as possible.

19. EMERGENCY DETAILS: Members are required to comply with the fire alarm and earthquake procedures that are located in each unit. The PSA does not provide civil defence supplies in case of emergency. PSA will provide up to date local emergency contact information on the noticeboards in every unit.

20. SITE CHECKS: Caretakers and PSA management reserve the right to visit the homes at any reasonable time to ensure that the PSA holiday homes are being used per these terms and conditions.

21. BALLOT PERIOD: Due to the demand for the summer school holiday period, we run a ballot/allocation exercise to make the allocation as fair as possible to all members. The ballot closes in August each year. All successful entrants in the previous two ballots will be unable to enter the current year’s ballot, whether they used the booking or cancelled it.

22. PAYMENT POLICY: Payment is required:

a. One month before occupancy if the booking is made more than one month prior to occupancy.
b. At least ten working days before the first day of occupancy if the booking is made less than 30 days prior to occupancy.
c. Immediately for bookings made within ten working days prior to occupancy.

If payment is not made when due, PSA reserves the right to cancel the booking without notice to allow another member’s booking to be confirmed.

23. PAYMENT METHODS: Payments should be made by due date. Payment can be made by:

a. Debit/Credit Card by the emailed link or over the phone
b. Bank Deposit or Internet Transfer to bank account details that are provided.

24. CANCELLATION POLICY:
In the event that notice of cancellation is received less than ten working days before the first day of occupancy a cancellation fee equal to one day’s rental will apply.

A full refund will apply:

a. If a notice of cancellation is received ten working days or more before the first day of occupancy.
b. If the booking is cancelled due to result of a pandemic and its restrictions.

If payment has not been made by the due date the booking will be cancelled for non-payment. This will be noted in the member's details and may affect the ability to make future bookings.

25. COMPLAINT PROCESS: Complaints are to be made in writing by post to: PSA Holiday Homes, P O Box 3817, Wellington 6140; or by email to: plus@psa.org.nz. The PSA has a complaint process. All complaints will be investigated, and a response sent to the member as soon as possible.

26. PSA RIGHTS: The PSA and/or the caretakers reserve the right, without any compensation and/or any reimbursement, to ask members to leave the unit and remove their belongings from the unit immediately if the PSA and/or the caretakers, at their sole discretion, deem that the member has used the unit in an irresponsible or unlawful manner or in a manner that will compromise the safety of, or cause damage and/or harm, to the unit, other members or guests, the caretaker, any other person, or the reputation of the PSA Holiday Homes.

The PSA reserves the right to monitor and manage bookings, cancellations and usage by members. Repetitive breaches of these terms and conditions, cancellations for non-payment, or other activity, which the PSA deems is unacceptable or unfair to other members, may result in the imposition of restrictions on future use of the homes.

Summer Holiday Ballot 2022/2023 - Ballot opens 1 May

The PSA wants as many members as possible to enjoy the benefit of our holiday homes during the summer school holidays. Each year we run a ballot to make sure all members have an equal chance of securing a booking during this busy time.

All successful entrants in the previous two ballots are unable to enter the current year's ballot, whether they used the booking or cancelled it.

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How it works:

  • Ballot dates are for Friday 23 December 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023.
  • The ballot is open from 8.30am Sunday 1 May 2022 through to 5.00pm Friday 5 August 2022.
  • You must enter the ballot online - click on the "Summer Ballot" button above after 1 May 2022.
  • An entry button will also appear in the May, June and July newsletters.
  • All ballot entries are randomly drawn for each holiday home location, date and number of people.
  • The results will be emailed out by the end of August 2022.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50 will be required within 10 working days from the date you are advised of your successful entry.  If payment is not received your booking will be cancelled and given to an unsuccessful member.
  • Full payment is required by 5:00pm Friday 14 October 2022 or your booking will be cancelled and given to an unsuccessful member.

Ballot entry rules:

  • You must be a full PSA Member or PSA Associate Member to enter.
  • Only enter if you are seriously considering a holiday during this period.
  • One entry per member but the entry can include multiple locations.  If you make multiple entries we will go by the latest one only.
  • One unit per member to a maximum of 7 nights.
  • Please note the maximum each unit/location will sleep - all members requesting more than the location will sleep will be removed.
  • Payments must be made before deadlines or bookings will be cancelled.
  • The successful member must be staying in the unit and hold a form of ID – this will be policed by our caretakers.
  • All successful entrants in the previous two ballots are unable to enter the current year's ballot, whether they used the booking or cancelled it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Holiday Home Frequently Asked Questions.

For any questions that aren't covered below, please phone 0800 10 30 90 or email holidayhomes@psa.org.nz.

Yes, as long as it's not a peak period you can book two units per member. During peak periods, bookings are limited to one unit.

During off-peak periods, you can book anywhere from one night onwards (subject to availability).

During peak-periods, such as school or public holidays, you can book up to a maximum of seven nights.

Yes all our homes have free WIFI. Posters are present in the units with information on how to connect.

This is not allowed due to the damage it causes to the grass and also the overcrowding and strain on the holiday home facilities.

To give all members an equal chance in using the PSA holiday homes during the busy summer school holiday period, we run a summer ballot each year. 

The summer ballot is run online from May to August. 

More information is available on our PSA Summer Ballot page.

You will be emailed a feedback form 3 days after your stay. You can also complete a feedback form online. We encourage your comments, whether good or bad, to help increase the standard of the homes or better the facilities and service we provide.

Yes. 

All our homes in the South Island have a cot and highchair provided, while all our North Island homes have them available upon request. Please make sure to request these from PSA holiday homes when making bookings either online or by phone.  

You will need to take your own cot blankets.

Yes.

These units belong to you as a member. One way we can keep the cost of these units down is by reducing the cost of servicing the units. Please refer to the check list on the wall in each unit before leaving to see all areas have been addressed.

There is a cleaning service offered at all sites costing $20-$50 per unit. If you require this service please call the relevant caretaker at least 24 hours before departure.

Failure to clean the unit when departing will result in a cleaning bill being sent to you and a possible ban from future use.

It depends on the time of the year you are looking at booking. For the Summer School Holiday period we run a ballot, which closes in August each year.

All other bookings open 6 months in advance see the following timetable below: 

Bookings for  Opens online at 8.30am 
January (After Ballot) 1 September
February  1 September
March 1 October
April 1 November
May 1 December
June 1 January
July 1 February 
August 1 March
September 1 April
October 1 May
November 1 June
1 - 19 December  1 July
20 December (After Ballot) 1 September

Peak periods tend to book up three to four months in advance.

No, no pets are permitted at the PSA holiday homes. Most of all we want to make the stay comfortable for all members who may be using the homes during and after your stay.  Guide dogs are permitted.

No, the PSA holiday homes are smoke-free. You will need to go outside to smoke and use the ashtrays if provided. Please be considerate of other members and move away from the buildings.

In the event that notice of cancellation is received less than ten working days before the first day of occupancy a cancellation fee equal to one day’s rental will apply.

A full refund will apply:

a. If a notice of cancellation is received ten working days or more before the first day of occupancy.
b. If the booking is cancelled due to result of a pandemic and its restrictions.

If payment has not been made by the due date the booking will be cancelled for non-payment. This will be noted in the member's details and may affect the ability to make future bookings.

Once we have received payment you will receive an email which will either contain a key code for the security key box or the address for key pick up. 

Yes, we provide off-street parking for one vehicle per unit. Some units offer additional parking, this information will be available as you book. If you require parking for boats or trailers please contact PSA holiday homes on 0800 10 30 90 or the relevant caretaker to confirm if additional parking is available.

There are no telephones in any of our units.  

However, there is good cellphone coverage at all our homes and free WIFI. 

Our holiday homes can be found across 11 locations, from Mangawhai heads in Northland to Te Anau down South. Prices vary between locations and units, and can be found on the individual pages.

Please contact the caretaker as soon as possible while you are staying in the unit. They are only a phone call away and live near to the homes. If it's something not requiring immediate attention on site, you can call PSA holiday homes office during business hours on 0800 10 30 90.

Yes, you can now browse availability and make bookings online.  You can also view more information on the individual units in each location. 

To browse availability and make bookings, head to the Holiday Home page for the home you are interested in, and scroll down to the booking module. 

No. All costs are covered by holiday home income.

You can:

All mail, e-mails, and phone calls are cleared by the next working day.

All school holidays and public holidays are regarded as peak times. The demand for our homes at these times increases dramatically, and early bookings are advisable.

You need to take your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, tea towels, toilet paper and cleaning agents. 

Beds, blankets, pillows and duvets are all supplied at the units.

Yes, though we would prefer you to be an occupant of the home.  The member who makes the booking has overall responsibility for the home.  All occupants need to understand the terms and conditions of occupancy.

You can make payment either over the phone or online by Visa or MasterCard or by bank transfer into our bank account. All the payment options are provided by email when a booking is made.

You can pay online through Payment Express either at time of booking or at a later date per our payment policy. Links to Payment Express are provided on all holiday home emails.

The New Zealand Public Service Association (PSA) credit card information security policy:

The PSA uses the Payment Express Payment Gateway for its Holiday Home online credit card transactions. Payment Express processes online credit card transactions securely for thousands of merchants globally, providing a safe and secure online payment service.

  • The PSA does not have access to your full card number, this credit card payment is secured by Payment Express
  • Payment Express have bank grade security. All transaction details are stored in their PCI-DSS compliant Data Centre
  • Payment Express Software is certified with over 200 banks globally

 Visit www.paymentexpress.com for more info on online credit card payments.

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