Golden Bay Hideaway

  • COVID-19 Protection
  • Perfect couples retreat
  • Mountain/estuary and sea views
  • Modern conveniences
  • Bath under the stars
  • Clean and green
  • 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
  • Immaculately clean and tidy
  • Covered parking
  • Underfloor heating
  • Indoor shower and outdoor bath

What To Do

  • Nothing

    Take a moment… breathe out… and breathe in the quiet.

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer. The weather doesn't matter, it'll be just perfect.

  • Outdoor Bath

    Every guest loves our outdoor baths - what's not to love? Steaming hot water, magical views and a quiet moment to just be.

  • Swim in the Sea

    The clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal for taking a dip. Or you can simply explore the shoreline.

  • Walk to Taupo Point

    A two hour walk along the coastline from Wainui Bay is Taupo Point pa. Evening picnics at Taupo Point are very special. The beach glows under the fading evening light and the kanuka trees turn a rich, bronze colour which contrasts with the emerald colour of the sea.

  • Walk to Wainui Falls

    Just five minutes from Golden Bay Hideaway. This is one of Golden Bay's must-do short walks. A stunning native bush track along the Wainui River leads to Wainui Falls, the largest falls in Golden Bay - pack for a picnic and a swim.

  • North Park Walks

    Walk the remote northern section of the famous Abel Tasman Coast Track from Totaranui back to Golden Bay Hideaway at Wainui. You'll experience the wild beauty, golden sand beaches and clear waters - without the crowds you might encounter further south. It is a beautiful walk!

  • Kite Surfing

    Having consistent north and north-westerly winds in the main season (September to December) and the still turquoise waters in the lagoon makes it a very attractive spot for freestyle. You can have all conditions in one day, as when the tide goes out there are some nice waves on the main outer beach.

  • Kayaking

    The Abel Tasman National park is a world renowned sea kayaking destination. Golden Bay Hideaway is a perfectly positioned at the northern end of the national park to explore the many beaches, coves and headlands.

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

    There are many days with still waters from December on, and that makes SUPping an awesome experience here. Easily access the many islands and the northern part of the Abel Tasman National Park, exploring its beautiful flora and fauna.

  • Mountain Bike Park

    On-site at Golden Bay Hideaway is the best downhill bike park and jumps in the top of the south island. Lovingly crafted by Amani McIntyre. Bring your bike and get professional instruction.

  • Abel Tasman National Park

    Abel Tasman National Park is loved for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. With a mild climate and easy access its a good place to visit at any time of the year.

  • Golden Bay

    A destination for travellers from around the world, Golden Bay's attraction lies in its remoteness and proximity to internationally significant conservation areas, such as Farewell Spit, Kahurangi National Park and Te Waikoropupu Springs. This plus its relaxed festival atmosphere and friendly culture mean that the population triples during the holiday summer season.

Little Greenie

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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.

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Single night stays are not available for general booking and pricing. Contact us for single night stays.

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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.

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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.

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What's Next?

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Little Greenie Pricing

COVID-19 Protection means that prices have been reduced - that's nice!

Season Including $100 cleaning fee. Low Mid Peak
1 night SORRY - NO ONE NIGHT STAYS
2 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $100 $160 $210 $240
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $143 $193 $223
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $135 $185 $215
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $130 $180 $210
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $127 $177 $207
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $124 $174 $204
Low Season Mid Season Peak Season

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.

Pricing table prices are for the next upcoming season (Low, Mid or Peak) - pricing for future seasons (eg. a year later) may differ. All prices are in in NZ dollars, include GST and $100 cleaning fee (per reservation). Prices have been rounded to the nearest dollar and final prices may vary slightly.

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

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

11 Reviews  

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Cassidy

The view is better than the photos, it is so silent and surreal, the house stays extremely warm and is so beautiful and open to really appreciate the location- could not recommend this place more can’t wait to go back ❤️

July 2020

Rachel

A beautiful, private getaway. Perfect to enjoy a glass of wine in the outdoor bath watching the sun set.

July 2020

Eva

We had such a lovely stay at Little Greenie. The house was eco-friendly, clean, private and had a beautiful view, just like on the photos. Would recommend this to anyone for a romantic weekend away!

Rachel

I’m already wanting to book again!

Adriana

Beautiful views!!!

Ann

WOW! This place is one that you don't want to snooze on. This was our favorite place that we stayed during our trip to New Zealand. The view is absolutely stunning and the stylish space is one you won't forget. We loved the big sliding doors, giving a great feeling of indoor/outdoor living. We also LOVED using the tub at night. It was so fun and we got some great stars one night! I would highly recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a peaceful, beautiful place to stay. The location is also amazing with the Abel Tasman Track, Wainui Falls and beach all right down the street. Thanks again for the amazing stay!

Ines

It’s a really great and quite place. Perfect to relax and discover the Abel Tasman Park. ☺️

Marie Hélène

Amazing place! A piece of paradise. Thank you Lawrence and Kylie

Yoon Soo

Highly recommended

Mel

Amazing location, very relaxing

Tim

We loved our stay here. The villa is superb, the views stunning, the outside bath divine. And it is a great example of truly eco friendly building.

Clean and Green

In keeping with our aim of fostering a high standard of environmental ethics, we operate a well organised recycling regime with organised bins - even the bins are recycled!

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.

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

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COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Protection Plan

COVID-19 Protection Plan

goldenbayhideaway.co.nz/covid-19

We're taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously and we're prepared to make everything as safe, easy and affordable as possible for our guests. Golden Bay Hideaway is tackling this challenge with a range of important measures:

Exceptionally Clean

We're very proud of our record on providing an exceptionally clean and safe environment for all our guests. The many glowing reviews in this regard are truly appreciated.

Each home is cleaned on a regular basis and a deep and thorough clean is completed before you arrive for your stay. This involves but is not limited to:

  • Deploying hospital grade cleaning products.
  • Sanitize all 'high touch' surfaces.
  • Dust and clean floors.
  • Clean and shine windows and doors.
  • Refreshing linen and towels and restock supplies.
  • Wash and inspect dishes.
  • Removing of any rubbish.
  • We double-check that everything is clean and safe for your stay.

Golden Bay Hideaway cleaning staff are trained in good hand hygiene and follow recommended cleaning guidelines from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. We encourage our guests to do the same.

Soap, hand sanitisers and disposable (and compostable) hand drying towels are provided for every visitor's safety.

Low-touch Bubble

Each of our accommodations is completely separate from the others. There are no shared facilities. You'll feel like it's just you and the view.

Our "low-touch" approach to the check-in/check-out process means you'll likely never meet any of us face-to-face. When you arrive at Golden Bay Hideaway you can use the intercom at the gate to announce your arrival. From there you simply follow the signs to your accommodation of choice - ready and waiting. And for checkout you can just leave.

We'll never arrive unannounced and burst your bubble. But of course we're always around should you need us - just call or send us a message.

"No worries" Cancellation

Book your bubble break with confidence!

In these uncertain times it can be hard to make a plan for the future. We reckon taking a break shouldn't be a stressful experience. So we're making it easy for you to have no worries.

We're waiving standard cancellation policies and refunding guests in full if they have to cancel due to a government imposed lockdown.

Please have a read of our new cancellation policy

Rates Reduced

That's right, we're dropping our nightly rates during this time of hardship. Everyone's feeling the pinch and we reckon that we can help each other out in this situation. You get a great deal and our houses are not sitting empty - nice!

As always you can book instantly via our website with our updated pricing.

Lawrence and Kylie

Go well and please get in touch if you have any questions and comments.