Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Ideal space for a special getaway
  • Clever design for small living
  • Modern conveniences and comforts
  • Close to a range of activities
  • Clean and green
  • Craftsman's attention to detail
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Warm all year round
  • Sleeps up to four people

We've just completed the build of this tiny home to our exceptionally high McIntyre standard - the Tiny Greenie builds on our vision! Experience warmth and comfort this year in New Zealand’s first European style passive solar tiny house.

Perched high above Wainui Bay you'll experience sunsets over the inlet - the best yet. Surrounded by native bush and the silence that only a remote retreat can deliver.

Tiny Greenie is our latest in our Greenie line of future-thinking eco-homes that you really have to experience first-hand. With a floorspace of 40 square metres (including mezzanines), Tiny Greenie is about as big as tiny gets. This home is sitting on a sturdy dual-axel trailer and can be moved to a new vantage on a whim.

Come stay and find the space to fully appreciate the deep and considered approach to modern low-impact living in a small space.

Facilities

  • Sleeps up to four people
  • 2 Queen-size beds on separate mezzanines with privacy blinds
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Radio, CD player, stereo with media player connection and bluetooth
  • Fridge/freezer, cooker/oven and BBQ
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Immaculately clean and tidy
  • Plenty of parking
  • Central 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.

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Get away from it all!

Prices for March, April and May 2020 have been reduced - it's time to grab an opportunity.

Season Including $100 cleaning fee. Low Mid Peak
1 night SORRY - NO ONE NIGHT STAYS
2 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $100 $180 $180 $275
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $163 $163 $258
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $155 $155 $250
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $150 $150 $245
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $147 $147 $242
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $144 $144 $239
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All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. Sleeps a maximum of four people (two beds). Prices include cleaning fee. $30/night per extra person/bed.

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

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Tina

Super location with stunning views. The tiny greenie had a very nice layout with enough room for 4 adults. We enjoyed our stay and could easily have spent a longer time at Golden Bay Hideaway. Would highly recommend the place.

March 2020

Krzysztof

We absolutely loved this place. It is truly piece of paradise - tranquil, remote, pastoral, quiet and blissfully relaxing. Views are breathtaking and you can really connect with nature as there’s no internet connection. We loved space and design of this place. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

March 2020

Madison

The place was truly perfect. The set up with all the windows to open and views from every corner. The location was perfect right next to Abel Tasman and the wonderful totos pizza. We will be back!

March 2020

Donna

Gorgeous place. The Tiny Greenie is well fitted out. Stylish and comfortable

February 2020

Hinnerk

Sehr toll gelegene Unterkunft, super Aussicht, total einsam und Privat, toller Strand, wir kommen gerne wieder

Joshua

The most beautiful view! Felt like we where in a slice of paradise. Highly recommend if you want to get away, relax and enjoy nature.

Ed

Thanks guys we had a great time

Adriana

Incredible views!

Mariel

If it’s available, book it. Truly a stunning property and the tiny house doesn’t feel tiny at all. It has all the amenities you could ask for.

Chanel

WOW is the only thing to say.

Mary

Awesome place, perfect retreat centre ☀️ ✨

Elaine

This place is definitely a place to go if you want to chill out the view is spectacular and very private just the weka’s coming to visit

Kevin

The location is suitable for people that want to get away from the masses. Best features of the little house, which isn't that tiny really, are the breathtaking views, a bathtub outside and a sky window over the bed offering a look at the stars when you're falling asleep. It's very tidy but we missed small things like a hair dryer or some milk waiting for us in the fridge. Compared to other apartments or houses in New Zealand we would have expected to have these features here too. Having no Wi-Fi, low cell phone reception and no TV, can be a plus these days, enabling you to feel really away from everyday life. We found it great and read books, listened to music or simply enjoyed the view from the bathtub with a glass of wine. This property really is quite unique and is worth booking if you are not completely hooked on 21st century life!

Nathan

Loved our stay at the Tiny Greenie! It really didn't even feel that tiny for two people since the space was so well thought out. We had plenty of room to store our luggage in the second sleeping area and the compost toilet was surprisingly odor-free. Great launching point for some of the quieter trips into Abel Tasman and complete privacy from the other houses on the property. I'm not sure if it was just the weather we had or the location of the unit being higher up on the hill, but be aware that there can be a bit of wind when trying to use the outdoor bath or grill. We didn't mind at all since the kitchen is well equipped and the bath was lovely in any weather but if that's a concern, they have other houses to choose from. Loved their efforts to be as eco-friendly as possible.

Michael

This is a special and spectacular place to stay, you won't regret it.

Rod

Fantastic view, beautifully appointed and comfortable accomodation. Highly recommend.

Stuti

This place is out of the world- very far from everything- and tat is teh charm. It take a while to get here- but that is what provides privacy. The apartment is made so perfectly well- they have thought of everything that one could need. Bring your wine and food as you will not want to leave.... The directions given are perfect follow that to the T- and you will eventually get there.

Dan

For a place to relax, unwind and enjoy God’s creation this is one of the best places to do it. Thanks!

Mattie

Wainui Bay and Tiny Greenie is a magical place. This was our 2nd trip and it was just as delightful the 2nd time around. Beautiful views. Great walks in the area and a really great accommodation set up. Highly recommended! Looking forward to our 3rd visit already.

Liam

The tiny greenie is a great place for couples, a group of 4 or a small family! Kitchen is equip with everything you need. Beds are comfy and cozy. Decor and design is relaxing and calming - great for a day of reading and playing board games.

Pete

Just a perfect stay!! Everything about Tiny Greenie is pure magic! A once in a lifetime experience.

Jennifer

A beautifully located eco lodge with all the amenities you need in a sustainable way! Many thanks!

Jasmine

Stunning little eco house. We spent a full day napping and reading in the bed with the best view. It was so relaxing. Then we had a bath overlooking the same stunning view. The whole house is so clever. I will definitely be back

Sammy

Amazing location! Couldn’t fault it. Bath on the deck was an amazing nightly ritual.

Sarah

The location was fantastic tucked away in a quiet corner of Golden Bay with no neighbours and complete privacy. The accomodation was extremely clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and tea/coffee/oil provided. Absolutely stunning views of Golden Bay. Would highly recommend staying at the Tiny Greenie!

Haleigh

The Tiny House is just beautiful. We absolutely loved staying here and would recommend it over and over again!

Owain

The most beautiful Airbnb we've ever stayed at. Stunning views and comfortable accommodation. Loved the outside bath. Cooking basics were provided by the host. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Hilton

Great location, no complaints...everything was as expected and made for a great stay

Polly

Great place for a couple's getaway/ retreat. Beautiful views and secluded setting. Make sure you explore Abel Tasman!

Anna-Lisa

Lovely stay!! The view was stunning and everything was perfect. Loved it!!

Allyson

Awesome spot with amazing views!

Peter

Wow!!! Totally everything we looked forward to and more. The location is spectacular - the outdoor bath is exquisite (and yes there’s heaps of hot water) on sunset with a good glass of red :) Totally private, warm & so many nice little touches. A great getaway - by far the best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed in :)

Jess

Fantastic stay in a very unique Air Bnb. The location was the best bet and of course the outdoor tub, which we used every night. The Tiny House is very well designed and we loved the eco feel of promoting minimal waste. Great start point to check out Abel Tasman NP too. Thanks Lawrence and Kylie

Rose

Absolutely amazing stay at the Tiny Greenie. The stars at night were to die for! It was extremely peaceful, warm and relaxing inside the Tiny House.

David

This place was everything we were hoping for and more. Such a lovely view of the ocean, and sunset. Beautiful colours at sunrise. We were expecting “tiny” but actually what we got was very spacious. The kitchen is fully equipped to make any meal. Shower was lovely and warm. We were a little worried about the compost toilet but actually it was odourless and quite fun throwing food scraps down there too, such a good idea! Heating worked well and the place is really well insulated so stayed warm for a while. We didn’t want to leave after 2 nights! A real retreat with complete privacy, perfect for a romantic getaway. We will be recommending this place to everyone we know! Thank you!

Danene

Such a lovely place to stay. Incredible views, very peaceful and private, and a lovely, cosy space for a winter escape. Great amenities and check in process was a breeze.

Jasmine

Absolutely gorgeous spot ! Beautiful home that will blow your mind with all the well thought out amenities an very eco friendly (skylight above both beds and even compostable toilet with zero smell !)Plan your days well as it is on the opposite side to farewell spit. Highly recommend

Simon

What can we say? We absolutely loved our stay here. The location and outlook are phenomenal. The bathtub was a highlight. The house itself is actually very spacious. Being 189cm tall I was a little concerned it might feel claustrophobic or cramped but not at all. Fantastic and easy access to Abel Tasman. Very private. Great cooking facilities. Comfy beds. Can’t speak highly enough of this place!

Nathan

The Truck House is my favorite spot on planet earth. By far the greatest two days of my life.

Gatien

Great place and great location! Would definitely recommend it !

Nadine

Absolutely perfect!! Already planning a return trip at the end of year! Couldn’t fault a thing! Many Airbnb’s we have been to are very weather dependent when it comes to the experience however this place was perfect in all weather! Bathing in sunshine, rain or wind was perfect! Can not recommend this place enough! Will be back ASAP. 10/10! Thankyou!

Robin

A unique and beautifully comfortable place. With all its supreme 'off-grid' credentials there is no lack of luxury. Essentially situated on the North doorstep of the Abel Tasman national paradise the location is sublime. I Found the kitchen really well equipped and set out. My advice would be to stock up on great produce and provisions on the way through Takaka and then advance to a full scale retreat.

Maria & Duarte

This place was absolutely outstanding in so many ways. The concept, the location, the property where it's inserted and it's own vibe. I can't recommend it enough for people to go and enjoy such a peaceful and beautiful place! Well done Lawrence and Kylie for investing in great materials and new technologies to create a beautiful and sustainable environment. We will be looking forward to go back one day!

Jasper

Beautiful location. Highly recommended

Thomas

Wonderful stay

Gervase

This is a lovely house and a wonderful location. The lodge has been beautifully designed and the view is spectacular. The bath on the deck outside is a superb touch - watching the stars from the tub each night was a joy.

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Clean and Green

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:

  • Disinfect all 'high touch' surfaces.
  • Clean floors with disinfectant.
  • Clean and shine windows and doors.
  • Refreshing linen and towels and restock supplies.
  • Wash and inspect dishes.
  • Dusting, vacuuming and mopping.
  • 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.

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

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Tiny Greenie Technology

  • Off-grid electricity supply

    Power comes from solar panels and battery bank.

  • Energy efficient hot water

    Serious heat retention and monitoring.

  • Highly insulated window system

    Double-glazed and beautiful to behold.

  • Innovative composting toilet system

    No smells and makes good earth for the garden.

  • Energy efficient boiler and central heating

    Stable temperature in winter.

Learn more about the construction of Kiwi 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.