Golden Bay Hideaway

  • COVID-19 Protection
  • Perfect couples retreat
  • Peaceful and private
  • Beautifully handcrafted
  • Luxurious outside bath
  • Clean and green
  • Amazing sea views
  • Cosy and warm
  • Unique kiwi experience
  • Sleeps four + tents

House Truck is a lovingly restored and beautifully presented old house truck with fantastic sea and mountain views in a private bush location. This fully equipped wagon is a cosy sanctuary to restore your pioneer spirit.

A wood fire keeps the beautifully crafted kauri and oak timber interior warm on cooler days. This is the ideal place for a couple to get away from the hustle of daily life. Even in stormy nights staying in this house truck is a comfortable experience.

There is plenty of room for parking or an extra tent and the generous surroundings are all yours.

What is offered

House Truck is an upcycled truck with many home comforts.

  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Shower and bath
  • Radio and CD player
  • Fridge and cooker/oven
  • Wood stove and electric heater

Where you'll sleep

House Truck sleeps up to four people in two spaces.

  • Cab Mezzanine

    Queen Bed

    Separate private space above the truck cab, sleeps two in a comfortable queen bed. Requires a short ladder climb to enter.

    Linen and bedding provided.

  • Rear Mezzanine

    Queen Bed

    Comfortable queen size bed in the rear mezzanine space above the entrance door and lounge.

    Has curtains and an optional safety net for kids. Requires a short ladder climb to enter.

    Linen and bedding provided.

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Overview

You select your dates on the calendar and then you can enter the number of guests and your email address. Then after submitting the form you can see your total price and enter your credit card details to immediately complete your booking. Finally a confirmation email will be sent to your email.

Calendar

You can use the calendar to find dates that are available and suit you. You can compare the availability calendars for all our accommodation options.

Today's date is marked with a circle.

Dates that are not available for booking are crossed out. Dates that are available are highlighted with colour.

Single night stays are not available. Minimum stay is two nights.

Use the buttons at the top of the calendar to move between months.

Selecting Dates

Select the day you'd like to arrive by clicking or tapping on the calendar date. You'll see it recorded in the form below the calendar.

Select the day you'd like to depart by clicking or tapping on the calendar date. Again, you'll see it recorded in the form below the calendar.

Once you've selected valid dates you'll see the form below the calendar display more fields that allow you to complete your booking.

Completing Your Booking

Enter all relevant details in the form and submit by selecting the button at the bottom of the booking form. Please ensure your email address is correct.

A secure checkout page will load and allow you to see your total payment and enter your credit card information.

Submit the secure checkout form to complete the booking process.

What's Next?

A confirmation will show to indicate that Golden Bay Hideaway has received your booking. A confirmation of your booking will be delivered to your email address.

Use the calendar to select your arrival date.
Use the calendar to select your departure date.

Please read our Booking Policy

House Truck Pricing

Season Low Season Mid Season Peak Season
Rate $120 per night $130 per night $160 per night
Fee

Per booking

Plus

$50 one-off cleaning fee

Plus

$50 one-off cleaning fee

Plus

$50 one-off cleaning fee

Months

Winter
June, July, August, September

Autumn & Spring
April, May and October, November

Summer
December, January, February, March

25% less when booking direct

Unlike Airbnb and Booking.com, our prices are up-front and honest! Be careful when comparing prices.

All-inclusive pricing table

Inclusive of the one-off $50 cleaning fee.

Season Low Mid Peak
1 night

NO ONE NIGHT STAYS – WHY?

2 nights $145 per night $155 per night $185 per night
3 nights $137 per night $147 per night $177 per night
4 nights $133 per night $143 per night $173 per night
5 nights $130 per night $140 per night $170 per night

The longer you stay the cheaper it gets!

Important Details
  • Our direct booking prices are up-front and honest.

    The cleaning fee is often hidden on third-party booking websites, not shown until you're paying.

    Our accommodation can be found and booked on Airbnb and Booking.com where it can "appear" less expensive. However, these websites often hide additional fees and their booking cancellation policies may differ.

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  • Minimum two night stay.

    Sorry, one night stays are not available.

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  • Prices are for two people in a shared bed.

    The standard price is for two people in a shared bed. There is an additional $30/night fee if you wish to use two separate beds.

    House Truck sleeps a maximum of four people. There is an $30/night additional fee for each extra person beyond two people.

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  • Future season pricing may differ.

    The displayed prices are for the next upcoming season (Low, Mid or Peak). Pricing for future seasons (eg. a year later) may differ. A final price will be shown prior to any payment.

  • Prices in NZ dollars.

    All prices are in in NZ dollars and include applicable taxes (GST).

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Recent Reviews

Lawrence & Kylie

Airbnb Host Scorecard

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Monique

Monique

Airbnb Customer

Fantastic experience. Great adventure for our 8 and 10 yo boys

May 2022

Edward

Edward

Airbnb Customer

Can’t say anything that the previous reviews don’t already say, perfect place to getaway, relax and recharge :)

Ingrid

Ingrid

Airbnb Customer

A lovely spot to take the kids for a fun stay. Easy to get to and find. Have everything we needed.

Luiza

Luiza

Airbnb Customer

Great wee place. Perfect location. Definitely worth the stay.

Tom

Tom

Airbnb Customer

If you're looking for somewhere that feels private and remote, this truck is spot on. It's interior is super cute and a lovely place to relax. The views of the bay are great. And it's perfectly located if you've just come off the Abel Tasman Great Walk. Happy days :)

Jo

Jo

Airbnb Customer

If you are in need of a romantic and totally private and memorable experience the house bus will be that. The bus is beautifully restored and thoughtfully planned. The outdoor bath was a real highlight. Thankyou to our hosts for making it all possible.

Kathy

Kathy

Airbnb Customer

Idyllic location & fantastic accommodation (even for a family with 2 teens!) If you're after an idyllic swimming spot as well, take a 30min walk out towards Taupo Point, at low-medium tide, for golden sand & turquoise sea.

Marina

Marina

Airbnb Customer

What a lovely place to stay. It felt like a serenity in the middle of nowhere. Fantastic location and views. It is truly unique exerience. Our kids loved it too! Thank you so much.

Angus

Angus

Airbnb Customer

Lush! It’d exactly as you imagine. A gorgeous getaway in remote wainui bay.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Airbnb Customer

The amazing house truck is just that, amazing! This was the best Airbnb experience we have had. The house truck has everything you need, a beautiful outdoor tub and shower and a cosy rustic interior with all the essentials. The location is just beautiful, 15 mins walk to the beach and the truck is situated on a little hill, overlooking wainui bay. We are already planning our return. Thanks again Lawrence and Kylie. Jen and Julian.

Chris

Chris

Airbnb Customer

Everything you could possibly need, super clean, and looked after old truck in a beautiful location

Danielle & Hayden

Danielle & Hayden

Airbnb Customer

Lovely romantic stay in the house truck. Heard good things and we were not disappointed! Big bath was the key seller for us!

Barbara

Barbara

Airbnb Customer

a wonderful place to stay for a secluded retreat. the house truck was exactly like the photos. easy to walk to Wainui beach and quick drive to Wainui Falls. An awesome suprise for my husband's birthday. Many thanks Barbara

Candice

Candice

Airbnb Customer

We loved it here. The outside Bath and shower were such a treat even in the wet weather. The house truck is well appointed and very cosy. The perfect setting to relax and unwind!

Rhea

Rhea

Airbnb Customer

Wonderful stay loved it! Super accomodation and hosts. Beautiful location and amazing experience. A nicer tea and hot drink option would have been nice as a more refined finish to our stay as feedback.

Ben

Ben

Airbnb Customer

A truly remarkable, beautiful and unique Airbnb! Clean, charming, private, cozy, and with a stunning view - it was the perfect magical getaway for us both, and provided us with great inspiration for our own future building ideas. You can feel the love, precision and care that went into crafting this beautiful home/work of art. Would stay again and recommend without question. Thank you again Lawrence, Kylie and Rata!

Tamara

Tamara

Airbnb Customer

This is an absolute gem in paradise. Perfect couples retreat & place to totally wind down. Best little break away ever.

Vaite

Vaite

Airbnb Customer

Amazing stay in golden bay! The house truck is such a unique and fantastic stay! It has everything you need! It’s super cosy and private with a stunning view. The outdoor bath and shower was so nice in the evening. We had never used a compostable bathroom before and it was totally fine and clean. Check in and out was super easy. I highly recommend this accom!!

Madeline

Madeline

Airbnb Customer

Everything promised and more!! Thank you Lawrence for rocking up so quick n showing me around! Recommend the truck house for a definite time out with a difference!!

Ines

Ines

Airbnb Customer

Wonderful experience and totally private except for weka 😃 Excellent location for walks and swims in the Abel Tasman