Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Great space for families
  • Quirky building design
  • Overlooking Wainui Inlet and Bay
  • Beautifully finished interior
  • Sunny deck and living spaces
  • Fantastic sunsets
  • Outside hot bath
  • Sleeps six + tent

This fascinating house was started 20 years ago by some of the original ‘Hippies’ in Golden Bay and has recently been restored and skillfully completed. It's a funky and fun design with all rooms on different levels. The house is perfectly oriented towards the sun and views.

The cosy feeling of the wooden interior with indoor/outdoor living and stunning sea and mountain views make it hard to leave this place. You can watch the ever-changing moods of the sea from the lounge, enjoy the sunsets from the large deck or soak in the outdoor tub under millions of stars.

This home is great for family holidays as there is space for everyone.


  • Sleeps up to six people
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Inside shower and outdoor bath
  • Separate toilet building with covered access
  • Radio and CD player
  • Fridge and cooker/oven
  • King, queen and single beds
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Space for a tent on the lawn
  • Wood stove
Season Winter Mid Peak
Single Night - - $270
2+ Nights - - $200

Peak Season is Summer 15 Dec - 28 Feb.
Mid Season is Autumn/Fall 1 Mar - 30 Apr and Spring 1 Nov - 14 Dec.
Winter Season is Winter 1 May - 31 Oct.

Only available during peak season. All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. $25/night per extra person.

Interior lounge
Interior kitchen
Exterior front

Recent Reviews

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Astounding natural beauty, viewed from a comfortable, beautiful home. Can't recommend it enough!

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Thanks Lawerence, we loved the Hippie House. And love what you're doing at the hideaway. We look forward to experiencing a 'Greenie' one day

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This house exceeded our expectations - it's much better than it appears on the photos. It's wonderful space built on many split levels, in a secluded setting, and the views out across the deck are fantastic. We felt immediately at home and comfortable there, and Lawrence was very friendly and helpful. We had everything we needed and the kitchen is large and well stocked with equipment. The area is just beautiful, the bay and surrounding beaches are a joy to explore, just make sure you get your supplies on the way in. We loved our stay, and none of us wanted to leave!

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Manager Jackie made us feel right at home and we were able to slip into relaxation mode straight away and appreciate the view and the outdoor bath! A great house in a great location.

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Travel to Golden Bay

Flights direct from Wellington from $109/person
Rental cars in Golden Bay from $49/day

How to Find Us

Plenty to Do

There's no TV but you'll be entertained all the same.

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    Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer.

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    Walk to Wainui Falls

    Through lush original forest and over a swing bridge.

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    Go Swimming

    The clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal.

Look at our attractions section for more ideas.

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In keeping with its aim of fostering a high standard of environmental ethics, Golden Bay Hideaway operates a well organised recycling regime with organised bins - even the bins are recycled!