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 $240 $300 $345
2-3 Nights $170 $240 $270
4-6 Nights $150 $205 $230
7+ Nights $125 $175 $195

Peak Season is Summer (December, January, February, March).
Mid Season is Autumn/Fall (April, May) and Spring (October, November).
Winter Season is Winter (June, July, August, September).

All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. Prices include cleaning fee. $30/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.

You can compare the availability calendars for all our accommodation options.

Recent Airbnb Reviews

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What a magnificent plot of paradise, the priceless morning view across Wainui Bay and to the far shores of Golden Bay. The house and amenities are fabulously finished, everything you'll need for a chance to switch off and get away from the noise and rush of life...and who can say no to a soak in the outdoor bath with a drink. The specifics of the building make for a light and cosy home, you just have to try it for yourself to properly appreciate the smarts that went into the construction and finishing of Kiwi Greenie. We loved the feeling of remoteness, the privacy of the site even though it was an easy enough drive to get back to Takaka and the rest of Golden Bay when needed. We were a stone's throw from the Abel Tasman Park and numerous attractions - take note of the hosts recommendations from their listing.

AnnieLawrence And Kylie


The house and the view are true wonders! A serene escape with nature and ocean surrounding the house! They are creating something so magical with their green energy systems and composting. The space is super hip, but bring CDs or a usb jack hook up if you want music. No screens or WiFi. The underground heating system kept the place comfortable throughout the day. And while the kitchen isn’t totally stocked, you can make it work! The only other thing to note is the shower floods the bathroom a bit. We were greeted upon arrival and given hike recommendations. So kind and helpful.



It was an amazing place to stay.. We loved every minute of it.. That view!!! We loved the outside tub and also enjoyed reading about the history of the bay. Hope to be back someday and will definitely recommend to others. (have done already)



This is such a dreamy spot, if you’re looking at staying anywhere from Nelson to Golden Bay look no further! It was so peaceful and relaxing and truly a great retreat without being that far away from a few shops. The local area is just stunning with lots of great walks nearby. A one of a kind place!



Great stay with a wonderful hike locally. Got great advice for the different options for what we wanted hiking. check in was easy and boy was it isolated. Could see the stars and listen to the birds. Exactly what we wanted :)



One the few gems one can find in this busy world. The perfect get away for switch off while having a great time and feeling up with good memories, food, fishing and Kiwi hospitality.

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Travel to Golden Bay

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

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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.



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!