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.

Facilities

  • 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

Pricing

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 Mid Winter

Summer

(December, January, February, March)

Autumn/Fall

(April, May) and Spring (October, November)

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.

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

19 Reviews  

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Tim

Tim

We arrived on a stormy night but still managed a beer in the outside bath. Kiwi Greenie is a delightful place in a truly spectacular and unspoiled location. A perfect place to recharge your batteries. The composting toilet was a challenge at first but the fact it was odour free made us all converts. Recommend the Totaranui - Wanui day walk and half day's kayaking with Golden Bay Kayaks. This all too brief 3 night stay is sure to be the highlight of our NZ adventure. Thank You

November 2018

Brendan

Brendan

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.

Annie

Annie

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.

Ingrid

Ingrid

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)

Vivian

Vivian

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!

Annika

Annika

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 :)

Bruno

Bruno

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.

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Unbeatable view!! Incredibly relaxing place, you truly are alone with nature. We loved watching the sunset go down every night. We will be back :)

Galit

Galit

This is an incredible location when it comes to access to Able Tasman which you can access just down the road. The house is super quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. The outdoor bath under the New Zealand starry sky is as good as you'd imagine. I was here on a chilly Autumn night and filled it full and hot and enjoyed a bath even though it was cool out. Rain or shine, the view is divine. If you're looking for something comfortable, quiet, private and well located this is it for sure. Enjoy!

Aimee

Aimee

Great place, fantastic stay and really enjoyed the space. Worth noting the 3G is not super strong, but honestly it is well worth switching off and enjoying the view and space.

Anusheh

Anusheh

The place is one out of a storybook. Definitely recommend staying!

Kristian

Kristian

Simplethen fantastisk beliggenhed, hus og øko-koncept. Vi havde en super tid og vil helt sikkert gerne komme tilbage hvis det blev muligt.

Chris

Chris

This place is fantastic! The view is unbelievably breathtaking and photos cannot really do it justice. It is perfectly framed in the large windows at the front of the home. There is no TV and no Internet and while I know that will be a negative for some the reality is that you get to bask in the gorgeous view, unplug and reconnect without all of the stress of work life. There are great hikes nearby and fantastic pizza at Toto’s Cafe and Gallery. I cannot recommend this property highly enough and my wife and I hope to return someday for a longer stay! Kudos to Lawrence and Kylie for building an eco friendly place that surpassed all of our expectations. Thanks too to Rata, the manager, who was friendly and helpful. We were sad to leave and that about sums it up!

Suzanne

Suzanne

This little slice of heaven on earth is as good as it gets ! We only had a two night stay but were blessed with perfect weather so made the most of our time to enjoy the park and the house. The outside bath is a real winner ! The stars on a clear night take your breath away and you can't get tired of the view ! We left with tanned and relaxed bodies and happy hearts !

Sarah

Sarah

This is such a spectacular place! The view is amazing. We loved our few nights here, the outdoor bathtub was so lovely. Only thing we wish the BBQ was working, but other than that our stay was absolutely perfect! We would definitely recommend Kiwi Greenie to others :)

Samantha

Samantha

Gorgeous views and great decor. This is definitely a place to unwind.

Mardi

Mardi

Kiwi Greenie is a lovely secluded hideaway. Very private, great views and lots of hiking trails in and around the local national park. It was great to disconnect with no TV or wifi. Despite being advised no phone reception I had reasonable service with Vodafone. The small selection of board games kept us entertained - as did The outdoor tub with a glass of wine overlooking the bay in the evening!

Jasper

Jasper

A great clean place with spectacular views and great hiking a few kilometers away.

Bernard

Bernard

Wonderful place. Secluded and with a great view. The outdoor hot tub was fantastic. The compost toilet took a little getting used to - but nice to know how much water it's saving. Great experience.

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

  • Passive solar design

    Heat is captured and stored in abode bricks.

  • Off-grid electricity supply

    Power comes from solar panels and battery bank.

  • High tech solar hot water

    Serious heat retention and monitoring.

  • Highly insulated window system

    Double-glazed and beautiful to behold.

  • Innovative composting toilet system

    No smells and makes good earth for the garden.

  • 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.

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer.

  • Walk to Wainui Falls

    Through lush original forest and over a swing bridge.

  • Go Swimming

    The clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal.

Look at our attractions section for more ideas.

Recycling

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!