Kiwi Greenie offers an eco-retreat with total comfort for everyone (sleeps up to four), better suited for children.
Hippie House is suitable accommodation for families who wish to find a holiday home to let the days drift by. Sleeps up to six.
You can take our word for it - seriously, you should trust us - we're not biased at all ;)
You can read customer reviews on our Airbnb.com page.
All bed linen and towels are provided. Soaps and detergents are provided.
Kiwi Greenie: Main bed is a super king which can be separated into two singles if previously arranged. The other bed is a queen double in the living area.
Little Greenie: Main bed is a super king which can be separated into two singles if previously arranged.
House Truck: Two queen size beds, one front and one rear, access by small ladder (see picture).
Hippie House: Main bed is a super king. Second room has two singles. Downstairs has one queen.
NB: Extra guests can be accommodated with a mattress on the floor. Extra guests/mattresses are $25 per night per person.
Our policy regarding wee darlings is:
Children sleeping in normal beds: the usual $25 per night applies as extra guests.
Under 6 months with own bedding there is no charge.
Over 6 months:
Our experience has shown that as soon as kids are crawling our cleaning services increase compared with adults, particularly with the large window areas we have in the houses. They use the same linen and hot water and that is why we apply the fee.
-If you bring your own cot and bedding there will be a one off $30 cleaning fee
-If we supply cot and bedding the normal rate of $25 per night per extra person applies
The Greenies and the House Truck are truly unique places to stay. Part of that experience is the composting toilets.
Many guests find staying with us offers them their first experience with a composting toilet.
This may bring about many questions and sometimes a little concern for the unknown, or a different way to 'normal'.
The composting toilet is very easy to use - simply do what you need to do, followed by a small amount of sawdust - close the lid and you're done!
The beauty of the composting toilet is you can also put all of your food wastes in it to compost down as well. They are a big part of the environmental philosophy at the Hideaway.
Read the feedback left by guests about the composting toilet:
"Very impressed with toilet - I will be putting one in our new house - loved it, can't wait to recommend it!"
"Even changed my mind about composting toilets - it's completely odourless - bravo!"
We have a no dog/cat policy due to past experiences. We border the Abel Tasman National Park and the weka population is just rebounding after being hunted by dogs.
Sorry for this.
You can arrive any time after 2pm. On the day of departure please leave by 10am or as arranged beforehand.
Each house is extremely private and surrounded by native bush with views over Wainui Bay.
Close by we have shorter tracks like the Wainui Falls track, the Grove Scenic Reserve, Rawhiti Cave, Taupo Point and many tracks around Totaranui.
There are many day walks and mountain bike tracks close by, see our Attractions section for more options.
Abel Tasman National Park - Day Walk;
- Catch the bus from Wainui DOC carpark (9.45am) to Totaranui (30 min drive) and walk the coastal track back to Wainui. Bus operates on demand outside the main season Oct-Apr, $15pp, prebook and pay online see www.goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz or phone 03 525 8352.
Yes, please contact Golden Bay Kayaks who are located at Tata Beach, 10 minutes drive away.
The estuary is 1km away and Wainui beach is an easy 10min walk through native bush.
Both the beach and the estuary are very safe for swimming and are child friendly.
The closest restaurants and cafes are in Pohara, 15 minutes drive toward Takaka, where there is also a mini supermarket which sells a range of food. The closest supermarket is in Takaka, you may want to stock up before you get here. There is also a café 5 mins drive away towards Totaranui.
Some options are:
Takaka (all recommended):
Takaka airport is approximately 35kms away (40 minutes by car). Golden Bay Air offer stunning scenic flights from Wellington across the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville Island and the Abel Tasman National Park. They also have hire cars available, http://www.goldenbayair.co.nz/.
Car rental, shuttle and taxi services are also available from Takaka through http://www.maxicabshuttles.com/
Nelson airport is approximately 109kms away (2 hours by car). Hire cars are available.
See our How to Find Us page for more details.
Golden Bay Coachlines run a comprehensive bus service between Nelson, Golden Bay, Wainui Bay, and Totaranui. Please contact them to arrange on (03) 525 8352 or see http://goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz/
Maxicab Shuttles also offer daily scheduled service, vehicle relocations for trampers and so on, free phone 0800-629422, or see http://goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz/
Transport arrangements can be pre-arranged and pre-paid with us to/from Totaranui, Takaka and Takaka airport for $50 one way.
Yes, for a timetable please visit Golden Bay Coachlines.
Yes - free for guests, and $20 for non-guests.
Yes, please visit our How to Find Us page.
There is no fixed line broadband or wifi. However we have good cell phone coverage with 3G mobile broadband for those with the necessary devices.
Yes, we have good mobile phone coverage.
A telephone is available on request.
Each house has full kitchen facilities, excluding dishwasher and microwave.
We supply some complimentary plunger coffee, tea, milk, sugar, salt/pepper, and olive oil.
Yes, a shared, coin-operated ($4, detergent supplied) washing machine and clotheslines available at the big shed.
Our latest holiday home Kiwi Greenie is build with accessibility in mind. Not only is wheelchair access a priority but we've also ensured there is enough space for caregivers.
If your cancellation is LESS than 30 days prior to your stay and we CAN fill the vacancy we will refund your payment after deducting a $50 admin fee.
If we CAN'T fill your vacancy your payment is non-refundable.
If your cancellation is LONGER than 30 days prior to your stay, we will refund your payment after deducting a $50 admin fee.
Please contact us using our Booking Form.