Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Ideal space for a special getaway
  • Certified wheelchair access
  • Modern conveniences and comforts
  • Close to a range of activities
  • Craftsman's attention to detail
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Warm all year round
  • Sleeps up to four people

Take a vacation in Kiwi Greenie and enjoy a future-thinking holiday house that catches all the afternoon sun, stores it, and maintains a comfortable temperature at any time of year.

Kiwi Greenie may appear to be just another modern, professionally finished house with stunning views in a beautiful location. Of course everyone will notice some differences sooner or later, but those interested in environmental technology and smart building will find the differences go right down to the foundations.

Kiwi Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. It takes eco-home design a step further and improves on the award-winning foundation achieved in Little Greenie. It may be modern, but it’s not about frills or fashion; and while it is unashamedly utilitarian, it’s definitely not drab or boring. It's a living, breathing home.


  • Sleeps up to four people
  • Queen-size bed
  • Separate bedroom with 2 singles or double bed
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Indoor shower and outdoor bath
  • Radio, CD player, Stereo with media player connection
  • Fridge/freezer, cooker/oven and BBQ
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Underfloor heating


Season Winter Mid Peak
Single Night $220 $270 $295
2-3 Nights $160 $210 $235
4-6 Nights $140 $185 $195
7+ Nights $115 $155 $165

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.

All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. $25/night per extra person.

We've deliberately kept the nightly price as low as possible so many people can experience our unique eco-home concept.

First guests
Exterior from north
Interior pano from kitchen
Modern kitchen
Master bed

Recent Reviews

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Amazing eco house with fantastic views of golden bay. It is close drive to the northern tip of the Abel Tasman park walk. Drive to the wuinui car park and you can get on a walk. The house is modern, solar powered and has some fantastic eco friendly features . The compost toilet is one of a kind and you get quickly used to it. The only downside is that you have to drive about 25-30 mins to get to nearest town for dinner. We recommend stocking the fridge and staying in!

March 2017

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fun place~

February 2017

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The Kiwi Greenie is spectacular. Wow. We stayed for four days and felt that we didn’t want to leave the house. The view from the living room is magnificent. The house is perched high up on a hill. There is no traffic noise, no other voices—just the buzzing of the cicadas and the call of the wekas. It is the perfect getaway. Lawrence is to be congratulated for designing and building such a beautiful, energy-efficient, functional home. Lawrence is an interesting man. It was a pleasure to have met him. And we sure are glad that we stayed at Kiwi Greenie. Thank you, Keith & Gerry

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Lawrence's house is so great with great scenery. If you want to stay in a heaven-like place, you can't miss his house. We spend two days there and we don't want to leave the house during two days actually.

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Exactly what you see in the photos shared. This place is incredible for a complete break from everything. Stunning home built with care, an unrivalled view over the beach and the open space was incredible. We would have stayed longer if we could. Thank you for allowing us to share in such a beautiful location

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The place could not have been more wonderful. The views and the modern/green feel was perfect. The only drawback (and it's not a fault on the owners or the place) is that food accommodations are a good 15-30 mins away and they do close early. My recommendation would be to stop at the grocery store before - they have a wonderful kitchen to make a private dinner. Thanks for the hospitality. We loved the views each night we stayed there! AJ & leah

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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

Kiwi Greenie Technology

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    Passive solar design

    Heat is captured and stored in abode bricks.

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    Off-grid electricity supply

    Power comes from solar panels and battery bank.

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    High tech solar hot water

    Serious heat retention and monitoring.

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    Highly insulated window system

    Double-glazed and beautiful to behold.

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    Innovative composting toilet system

    No smells and makes good earth for the garden.

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    Solar/boiler underfloor heating

    Stable temperature in winter.

Learn more about the construction of Kiwi Greenie.

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!