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
Season Winter Mid Peak
Single Night $220 $280 $325
2-3 Nights $160 $230 $260
4-6 Nights $140 $195 $220
7+ Nights $115 $165 $195

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. 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.

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

Exterior from north
Exterior from north west
View west from varandah
Interior view across dining table
Interior kitchen
Interior lounge with view
Interior king bed
Interior toilet hall
Interior bathroom
Exterior filling the hottub
Exterior bath with evening light
Exterior stars

Recent Airbnb Reviews

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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.

February 2018

Jessica

Jessica

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

February 2018

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.

December 2017

Rufus

Rufus

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

December 2017

Donovan

Donovan

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

David

David

This is a lovely house in a stunning place and if you're not thinking about going here for a holiday then you need to re-examine your life. Utter peace. Great.

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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

First 9 Star Home in NZ

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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

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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 German 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 Little 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.

Recycling

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!

Helpers

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