Golden Bay Hideaway

  • COVID-19 Protection
  • Ideal space for a special getaway
  • Clever design for small living
  • Modern conveniences and comforts
  • Close to a range of activities
  • Clean and green
  • Craftperson's attention to detail
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Warm all year round
  • Sleeps up to four people

We've recently 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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Tiny 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 $155 $205 $235
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $138 $188 $218
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $130 $180 $210
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $125 $175 $205
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $122 $172 $202
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $119 $169 $199
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. 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.

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Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

44 Reviews  

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Mikaela

Beautiful views, complete privacy, lots of amazing places to check out close by. Shops are about 25mins away so be sure to bring all your treats!

May 2021

Ling

Don’t hesitate, just book it!

April 2021

Andrea

A great, quiet location with amazing views. Wildlife visits from the locals (wekas). If you want some time out, definitely the place to go.

April 2021

Yen-Wei

Super unique stay experience, you own ur own mountain top look over the bay, and at night the sky just above ur head. Really enjoy the stay. Hope can come back one day.

April 2021

Lauren

The tiny greenie had everything we needed for our 2 night stay and absolutely stunning views, with a tub to enjoy them from.

Gess

Hands down the best air bnb we have stayed in! A lot of love had gone into this little eco sanctuary - the view of was breath taking and everything was even better than we imagined it would be!

Davina

Absolutely magnificent views, amazing fully private space to enjoy! The outdoor bath is the perfect added touch. So close to the start of the Able Tasman National Park. Really enjoyed our stay.

Rhys

A wonderful location with superb views. The house cleverly designed with all modern amenities

Emma

Beautiful views and an amazing location, close to some great walks and beaches. All amenities you need for a few nights away. Will definitely be back

Gayle

A beautiful place to stay - peaceful, unique, beautiful and comfortable!

Cormac

Amazing views . Great spot for some Relaxing / romance

Jack

Awesome place. View to die for

Louise

Amazing place. Fantastic views, stylish space, quiet and the bath on the deck in the evenings is the cherry on top!

Renato

Magic, fantastic experience, great house

Holly

Amazing view — the bath was extra cool and we enjoyed the eco focus of the hosts.

Allan

A unique experience with total privacy

Tessa & Taylor

We enjoyed our stay at the tiny greenie in remote Wainui Bay. The outdoor bath and view is terrific, with a lovely Weka family who are always around. The tiny home itself is spacious and skylights above the beds a lovely way to feel closer to nature! Make sure to pack everything you may need as the closest shop is a tiny general store at Pohara, back down a windy (gravel) road. There is no key to lock up so we recommend taking ALL food, produce, toiletries and extra blankets, towels etc you may need etc as if you were camping, as the tiny greenie is very minimal.

Ida

It’s absolutely amazing what Lawrence & Kylie have done in terms of concept, designs & decor for these eco-homes. Tiny greenie is small, sleek & compact and can comfortably fit 2 double beds & a well fitted & equipped kitchen. The outdoor bathtub with plenty of hot water available & overlooking Wainui bay was just wonderful. The sky at night was so clear, we could easily the Milky Way. They also have a family of weka birds that were very friendly. The place is about 20 mins drive to Pohara, where you can find a few cafes & a convenience store. The start/end of Abel Tasman trek is just next to Wainui bay, about 5 mins drive.

Sam

Great place! Isolated, but still with cell reception! Very private

Sarah

Inspiring property for anyone interested in tiny house living. 10/10

Kim

Well, this place is a little bit special. I booked Tiny Eco because I wanted to celebrate a milestone birthday with a couple of good friends and spend it in a beautiful & quiet part of NZ. Our stay exceeded all expectations and we were so impressed with the location and facilities - the Airbnb photos are beautiful but you HAVE to experience the view in person and the outdoor bath is so nice. Hosts were accessible & available - Lawrence promptly came to help jump start our car after I accidentally left the headlights on overnight. We appreciated everything about this place.

Jane

We had a fantastic stay in the Tiny Greenie. The setting is just amazing, with a picturesque view out over Wainui Bay. Our accommodation had everything we needed and we would very happily stay again.

Elizabeth

Stayed in Tiny Greenie. Beautiful tony house, stellar views, great communication from our hosts. Would stay again

Angie

Such a great little space. Beautiful views, big outdoor tub, and just steps away from the northern end of the Abel Tasman. We love this slice of NZ and there is no better place to stay than here.

Brent

Wow, outstanding in every way!!

Renee

An absolutely magical place with a perfect view!

Sarah

A truly beautiful and peaceful place to stay. If you are looking for somewhere to get away from it all, with amazing views, this is it!

Grace

We loved our stay at the tiny house. The whole place is perfectly designed. The bath is stunning, and waking up to that view is to die for. The hosts were great to communicate with and very friendly. 10/10, we’re already trying to plan a trip back.

Kate

This place has everything you need, beautifully presented - and some of the most stunning views on the planet. Very highly recommended.

John And Jan

Great spot and awesome house. You won’t regret staying here.

Lynna

great place to stay a beautiful spot

Grace

Such an amazing place and space. Everything you need and more to relax and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. A highlight of our trip and would love to visit again!

Sofia

Excellent location. Secluded, private, quiet and with fantastic views. We had a great time. I recommend ensuring you get all groceries you need as there isn’t much a round. Highly recommended!

Tanja

A very beautiful and special place to relax and rejuvenate. We definitely will be back

Emily

Perfect secluded wee spot to relax and hang out doing not much else, the view was amazing, and overall a really well priced place for what you get

Amy

Beautiful place!

Jeremy

Absolutely amazing space and the eco friendliness tiny house. A must visit

David

Beautiful, beautiful place. Can't recommend enough.

Jake

Very cool amazing views

Steve

Tiny greenie is a lovely little home with a view and location to die for.

Gary

You won’t regret staying here

Eleanor

Tiny Greenie is - and we cannot stress this enough - perfect. Thoughtfully designed, breathtaking views, warm and dry, clean and environmentally-friendly, near to the beach and Wainui Falls, and simple to check in and out. An ideal Golden Bay hideaway! ☀️

Kimberley

Loved my stay! The place is warm, sunny and comfortable. Excellent location for a relaxing getaway and the bathtub is a luxurious touch. I loved watching the local bird life from my window.

Cally

Thank you so much. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent there. The only downside is returning home and realising how fecking freezing our own home is! Feeling very inspired to now make improvements on our own home and hope to one day build a passive home all of our own

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

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.

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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.

While the NZ Government maintains strict border controls for COVID-19 we are only accepting bookings from guests currently within New Zealand - learn more.

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.