Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Perfect couples retreat
  • Mountain/estuary and sea views
  • Modern conveniences
  • Bath under the stars
  • Craftsman's attention to detail
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Warm all year round
  • Comfortably sleeps two

If you want to enjoy the still winter days in Golden Bay, this holiday house catches all the afternoon sun, stores it, and maintains a comfortable temperature.

Little 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.

Little Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. 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.

Facilities

  • Sleeps up to two people
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Radio, CD player, Stereo with media player connection
  • Fridge/freezer, cooker/oven and BBQ
  • King-size bed or two single beds
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Covered parking
  • Underfloor heating
  • Indoor shower and outdoor bath
Nightly Price Including $100 cleaning fee. Winter Mid Peak
1 night* $235 $300 $330
2 nights SAVE $100 $185 $250 $280
3 nights SAVE $200 $168 $233 $263
4 nights SAVE $300 $160 $225 $255
5 nights SAVE $400 $155 $220 $250
6 nights SAVE $500 $152 $217 $247
7 nights SAVE $600 $149 $214 $244
Winter Mid Peak

Winter

(June, July, August, September)

Autumn/Spring

(April, May and October, November)

Summer

(December, January, February, March)

All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. Prices include cleaning fee. Sleeps a maximum of two people.

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

* Minimum 2 night stay - contact us to enquire about one night stays.

Pricing table nightly prices are in NZ dollars, include GST and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Final prices may vary slightly.

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

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

30 Reviews  

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Shreya

Shreya

Location location! The little greenie has gorgeous views of the bay and is very close to some very nice trails. The set up is comfortable and we had a very relaxing two day stay. The kitchen is well equipped and it was nice to not have to drive out to find food ( since this is a little bit of a drive from town). Would certainly come back!

November 2018

Valentina

Valentina

If you see this place, book it! It’s so serene and romantic. We wish we could have stayed longer. The tub was perfect for relaxing after long hikes. The compost toilet was really cool and had no odor at all. A really great find and a highlight of our trip to NZ.

Nicole

Nicole

Great Stay! Great view and a wonderfull house!

Joerg

Joerg

Amazing view, amazing house. It's striking to experience how every little aspect of staying at the Little Greenie just feels right. Go there. Now.

Liz

Liz

This is an amazing place to unwind after a good walk in Abel Tasman.

Ian

Ian

Little Greenie was our favorite among the 7 different accommodations my wife and I used during our honeymoon in NZ. Hard to overstate how cool the place really is...from the secluded location on the edge of Abel Tasman, to the breathtaking views of Wanui Bay, to the engineering marvel of the house itself, we loved our stay. The hosts were great communicators, and provided clear instructions both before and upon arrival, with directions and advisories. Prepare for a long drive over Takaka Hill and around Golden Bay, stock up at the Fresh Choice in town, bring a bottle of Methode Traditionelle for the tub, and don't feed the weka!!!

Jan

Jan

The most stunning place I have ever stayed.

Christle

Christle

Really amazing views and space! The outdoor bath is a must! Amazing value for money, will definitely try to come back :D

Andrew

Andrew

Our stay at Little Greenie was absolutely perfect. It really is just like the pictures, with that stunning view over the bay from the internal space or the outdoor bath, and stylish comfort inside and out. The place is spotlessly clean and the eco aspects of the house are superb - in particular how efficiently it captures and utilises solar energy, and the odor free composting toilet. Our communication with the hosts was easy, efficient and clear - they do provided amazing local tips. We can't wait to stay again! Very very very highly recommended to future guests! Just book it!

Rosie

Rosie

Gorgeous view, and really warm and cosy even in cool weather. Outdoor bath was amazing. Local walks were fantastic, particularly Separation Point/Mutton Cove. Stayed three nights and wished we had longer.

Amelia

Amelia

This beautiful eco friendly accommodation is more than what we imagined with ever changing views. It was hard getting the hang of not flushing the toilet but loved knowing this house is doing something great for Mother Earth. Star gazing at night in the outdoor bath is a must, however watch out for the odd friendly weka or possum. The location is a perfect gateway to Abel Tasman National Park along with Wainui Falls and many more beautiful sights. We will be back sometime soon.

Molly

Molly

The Little Greenie is beautiful inside and out, with amazing views and exquisite attention to detail! The outdoor bath tub was very romantic and perfect for our honeymoon. Location is great, as you can walk right out the driveway into trails of Abel Tasman National Park. Can’t wait to come back!

Katie

Katie

+The view! +Solitude/privacy +Accurate pictures +Eco friendly +Stylish -A little difficult to balance temperature control and bugs -Bed is uncomfortable if you are not a fan of firm mattresses

Whitney

Whitney

We spent 4 nights at the Little Greenie. It was very special, unique and inspiring for us. Highlights were the reliable warmth, the view out to the bay, the walks nearby and relaxing in the big red couches. Communication with Lawrence was excellent. Everything was as expected - exactly how it is described in the listing. Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended!

Philippa

Philippa

An absolutely stunning spot and house to stay in! We loved our time at little greenie so much that we didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back. Unreal views, super warm in winter, great bird life listening and watching from the couch, stunning beaches nearby and an amazing example of eco living. Thanks!!

Tess

Tess

I booked this house for my parents, they loved it- loved the outdoor bath, the bed was comfy and the kitchen well set up for food preparation.

Ellie

Ellie

So beautiful and peaceful! We had a lovely stay at Little Greenie on our honeymoon. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and waking up to that view everyday was a dream.

Lisa

Lisa

Outstanding views. Couldn't be more relaxing sitting in the arm chair or in the outside bath with my book and a glass of wine. Nice, warm well appointed Bach. Close to lots of fun Abel Tasman Park walks.

Ian

Ian

Little Greenie is a lovely place with fantastic views over the bay — so very peaceful and private - having a bath outside as the sun went down was amazing. Lawrence, his sons and Kylie have done a great job of setting up various type of green accommodation on the site including Little Greenie - really nice staying in such an Eco Friendly house — you will love it !

Jamie

Jamie

The lodge is in a spectacular setting overlooking the bay! Such a relaxing place to visit and the outside bath is delightful! Check in was smooth and everything explained to make sure we had a great stay! Would recommend

Winnie

Winnie

Amazing amazing space in a very secluded part of Abel Tasman. The view is spectacular and the setting is gorgeous for sunsets.

Valentine

Valentine

Un séjour magique dans un logement à la hauteur de sa localisation. La vue est époustouflante et nous gardons un souvenir extraordinaire de ces moments.

Vanessa

Vanessa

This is a beautiful and inspiring home - we didn’t want to leave!! Had a great stay and would highly recommend.

Olivia

Olivia

This house must have the best view in Golden Bay. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to any couple looking for a romantic getaway.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Tolles Haus in wunderschöner Lage.Guter Ausgangspunkt zu vielen schönen Ausflugs- und Wandermöglichkeiten rund um den Abel Tasman Park.

Jean-Louis

Jean-Louis

Parfaite retraite en pleine nature, intéressante découverte d'un concept d'habitation 100% écologique en totale autosuffisance énergétique, avec tout le confort et une vue époustouflante. Emplacement idéal pour découvrir le parc. Une petite perdrix fort sympathique vous tiendra compagnie autour de la maison en toute discrétion.

Jessica

Jessica

Beautiful spot, in the middle of no where! Perfect place to relax and recharge.

Lennart

Lennart

Utterly Amazing place and fabulous thoughtful hosts. Perfect balance of luxury with real eco credentials. Real seclusion, yet reachable without great pains. If you don't visit here once in your life you have missed something wonderful. Six star superb.

Rufus

Rufus

Beautiful property with stunning views. Could have stayed longer and explored more of Abel Tasman.

Donovan

Donovan

Beautiful views great design details, quiet and secluded. Donovan and Darlene

Travel to Golden Bay

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

How to Find Us

First 9 Star Home in NZ

Little Greenie received 9/10 stars when rated in an April 2009 Home Energy Rating Report (HERS) from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). No other home in New Zealand has been awarded a nine before.

The building rating is a measure of how well a home's design, materials and solar orientation enable it to maintain a healthy and comfortable indoor temperature throughout the year.

In addition the report includes a water heating rating which is a measure of how energy efficient a home's water heating is. Little Greenie recieved a perfect 10/10 for this with indicative running costs of only $41/year.

Construction Photos Step-by-Step

Little 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 German 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 Little 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!

The building of Little Greenie was a great experience and it all came together with the help of friends and family - thanks guys!