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 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.


  • 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.

Tiny Greenie


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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.


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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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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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Submit the secure checkout form to complete the booking process.

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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
2 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $100 $150 $200 $230
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $133 $183 $213
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $125 $175 $205
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $120 $170 $200
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $117 $167 $197
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $114 $164 $194
Low Season Mid Season Peak Season


(June, July, August, September)


(April, May and October, November)


(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.

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

49 Reviews  


Wow, outstanding in every way!!

October 2020


An absolutely magical place with a perfect view!

October 2020


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!

October 2020


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.


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.


great place to stay a beautiful spot


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!


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!


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


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


Beautiful place!


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


Beautiful, beautiful place. Can't recommend enough.


Very cool amazing views


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


You won’t regret staying here


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! ☀️


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.


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


Amazing place. Completely breathtaking views. Wonderful tiny house built with attention to detail and super well equipped. Enjoyed long walks and outdoor baths under the stars. The ultimate in relaxation. Thankyou.


Amazing place! Extremely clean and well thought out. Incredible sunsets and sunrises, and really appreciated the maps and outline of hikes! The nearby falls were amazing, and if you are up for it we went and saw Wharariki beach. One of the most amazing beaches I’ve seen in my life.


Great stay, what an amazing experience! Will definitely be coming back


We will be back, perfect remote retreat with stunning views. Close to the beaches and walks, very stylish and comfortable accommodation. If we could give more than 5 stars we would!


Great location, friendly hosts, extremely thought-through accommodation


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.


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!


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!


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


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


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.


Thanks guys we had a great time


Incredible views!


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.


WOW is the only thing to say.


Awesome place, perfect retreat centre ☀️ ✨


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


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!


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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

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

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.