Kiwi Greenie offers an eco-retreat with total comfort for everyone (sleeps up to four), better suited for children. Tiny Greenie and House Truck sleep four in a small space with the beds on mezzanine platforms.
Hippie House is suitable accommodation for families who wish to find a holiday home to let the days drift by. Sleeps up to four.
You can take our word for it - seriously, you should trust us - we're not biased at all ;)
You can read customer reviews on our Airbnb.com page.
All our prices are based on two people sharing a bed. All bed linen and towels are provided. Soaps and detergents are provided.
Kiwi Greenie: Main bed is a super king which can be separated into two singles if previously arranged ($30 charge). The other bed is a queen double in the living area.
Little Greenie: Main bed is a super king which can be separated into two singles if previously arranged ($30 charge).
Tiny Greenie and House Truck: Two private queen size beds, one at each end, access by stairs/ladder. Please note, due to falling hazard please take care with small children, one bed has a safety net.
Hippie House: Main bed is a super king. Second room has a queen bed.
NB: Extra guests can be accommodated with a mattress on the floor in some cases. Extra guests/mattresses are $30 per night per person.
Our policy regarding wee darlings is:
Children sleeping in normal beds: the usual $30 per night applies as extra guests.
Under 6 months with own bedding there is no charge.
Over 6 months:
Our experience has shown that as soon as kids are crawling our cleaning services increase compared with adults, particularly with the large window areas we have in the houses. They use the same linen and hot water and that is why we apply the fee.
-If you bring your own cot and bedding there will be a one off $30 cleaning fee
-If we supply cot and bedding the normal rate of $30 per night per extra person applies
The Greenies and the House Truck are truly unique places to stay. Part of that experience is the composting toilets.
Many guests find staying with us offers them their first experience with a composting toilet.
This may bring about many questions and sometimes a little concern for the unknown, or a different way to 'normal'.
The composting toilet is very easy to use - simply do what you need to do, followed by a small amount of sawdust - close the lid and you're done!
The beauty of the composting toilet is you can also put all of your food wastes in it to compost down as well. They are a big part of the environmental philosophy at the Hideaway.
Read the feedback left by guests about the composting toilet:
"Very impressed with toilet - I will be putting one in our new house - loved it, can't wait to recommend it!"
"Even changed my mind about composting toilets - it's completely odourless - bravo!"
We have a no dog/cat policy due to past experiences. We border the Abel Tasman National Park and the weka population is just rebounding after being hunted by dogs.
Sorry for this.
You can arrive any time after 2pm. On the day of departure please leave by 10am or as arranged beforehand.
Yes you can upon request. $40 late check-out fee and at the discretion of our managers, you can ask them about a late check out when you check in. Check out would then be around 12 noon.
Here's a few important things to consider for your stay:
NB: our prices are based on 2 people sharing a bed, if you require an additional bed made up please contact us directly ($30 charge applies).
Leave your work behind
We don't provide wifi to interrupt your chill (though there is good mobile coverage).
The closest supermarket is in Tākaka, you may want to stock up before you get here as you may never want to leave! The closest restaurants and cafés are in Pōhara, 15 min drive back toward Tākaka, where there is also a dairy which sells a range of food. We supply all linen, tea, (Raglan Roast) plunger coffee, milk powder, sugar, olive oil, salt/pepper, eco hair/body wash.
Our water is pure and natural and good to drink, no need to bring plastic bottled water with you.
Make the most of your time
You can arrive any time after 2pm and we advise you to get here early as the drive from Nelson can be challenging in the dark.
Plan your days
There's lots to do and you may wish to look at some of these local recommendations.
Find your way
Follow these directions to get to Golden Bay Hideaway from Tākaka, Golden Bay:
When you get to our property push the intercom button on the driveway by the big green shed to talk to us. Should it be late or we are not available please follow the signs to your designated home. The doors are unlocked, please make yourself at home and we will see you there later.
Enjoy your stay
On the day of departure please leave by 10am or as arranged.
Oh and don't forget to bring your favoured beverage to enjoy in the hot bath! 🍾 🛀
Each house is extremely private and surrounded by native bush with views over Wainui Bay.
Close by we have shorter tracks like the Wainui Falls track, the Grove Scenic Reserve, Rawhiti Cave, Taupo Point and many tracks around Tōtaranui.
There are many day walks and mountain bike tracks close by, see our Attractions section for more options.
Abel Tasman National Park - Northern Loop Day Walk;
Golden Bay Hideaway offers a service to drop guests off in Tōtaranui in the morning using your car for $50. Your car is returned to our place at 220 McShane and you can walk the northern loop (approx 5 hours) back to your vehicle. Please inquire with managers to arrange. This is for guests only.
NB: we do not make arrangements for food parcels or supply.
There are longer tracks like the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
Northern Loop - Golden Bay Hideaway offers a service to drop guests off in Tōtaranui in the morning using your car for $50. Your car is returned to our place at 220 McShane and you can walk the northern loop (approx 5 hours) back to your vehicle. Please inquire with managers to arrange. Service for guests only. We do not arrange for food parcels or hampers.
Yes, please contact Golden Bay Kayaks who are located at Tata Beach, 10 minutes drive away.
The estuary and DoC carpark is approx 1km away (a 10-15min walk) and Wainui beach is another easy 10min walk through native bush. The start of the Abel Tasman Track is at the Wainui carpark.
Both the beach and the estuary are very safe for swimming and are child friendly.
The closest restaurants and cafes are in Pohara, 15 minutes drive toward Takaka, where there is also a mini supermarket which sells a range of food. The closest supermarket is in Takaka, you may want to stock up before you get here.
Some options are:
Tākaka (all recommended):
Tākaka airport is approximately 35kms away (40 minutes by car). Golden Bay Air offer stunning scenic flights from Wellington across the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville Island and the Abel Tasman National Park. They also have hire cars available, http://www.goldenbayair.co.nz/.
Nelson airport is approximately 109kms away (2 hours by car). Hire cars are available.
See our How to Find Us page for more details.
Golden Bay Coachlines run a comprehensive bus service between Nelson, Tākaka and Wainui Bay. Post Covid, this service may have changed - please contact them to arrange on (03) 525 8352 or see http://goldenbaycoachlines.co.nz/
Abel Tasman - Northern Loop: Golden Bay Hideaway offers a service to drop guests off in Tōtaranui in the morning using your car for $50. Your car is returned to our place at 220 McShane and you can walk the northern loop (approx 5 hours) back to your vehicle. This service is at the managers discretion and availability. Please inquire with managers to arrange. Service for guests only. We do not arrange food hampers or deliveries.
If you wish to enjoy a guided trip in the National Park with food, pickups and accommodation provided please see www.abeltasmanguides.co.nz.
Yes, for a timetable please visit Golden Bay Coachlines.
Yes - free for guests.
Yes, please visit our How to Find Us page.
There is no fixed line broadband or wifi. However we have good cell phone coverage with 3G/4G mobile broadband for those with the necessary devices.
Yes, we have good mobile phone coverage.
Each house has full kitchen facilities, excluding dishwasher and microwave.
We supply some complimentary plunger coffee, tea, milk powder, sugar, salt/pepper, and olive oil.
Yes, a shared, coin-operated ($4, detergent supplied) washing machine and clotheslines available at the big shed.
Sorry, no, there can be ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGING in the Greenies. They run off a solar system and batteries, this would crash our system. There are charging stations in Takaka (30 min drive away). We are working through a solution for the future.
Our latest holiday home Kiwi Greenie is build with accessibility in mind. Not only is wheelchair access a priority but we've also ensured there is enough space for caregivers.
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 with our simple cancellation policy.
We welcome all guests regardless of their vaccination status. Our staff are all vaccinated.
• If your cancellation is LESS than or equal to 40 days prior to your stay and we CAN fill the vacancy we will refund your payment after deducting a $50 admin fee.
• If we CAN'T fill your vacancy your payment is non-refundable.
• If your cancellation is LONGER than 40 days prior to your stay, we will refund your payment after deducting a $50 admin fee.
Please look at our availability calendars for all accommodation options - Accommodation Availability
New Zealand borders are once again open to the world. We look forward to accepting your booking and welcoming you to Wainui Bay.
No, unfortunately it is not economic for us to offer one night stays. We highly recommend you come for two nights anyway as it's a decent drive to get here and you won't want to leave!
No doubt you'll be tempted to contact us when you see a one-night available on our booking calendar. Even under these circumstances we will not take your booking. Save us all the time and don't bother emailing or calling to check.
We charge a one-off $50 cleaning fee for your entire booking. We don't offer a daily cleaning service. Because our fee is just once for your stay it means that the longer you stay the lower the nightly rate.
The cleaning fee goes towards the costs involved in changing over the room, consumables, laundry, running a vehicle etc. It doesn’t cover it completely but is closer to the honest cost of the cleaning/changeover fee. The only variation is if we have to make up two beds, which is a one-off cost.
The cleaning fee is also a mechanism we use for pricing that means the longer people stay the cheaper the overall rate becomes. Other providers may have a lower cleaning fee but their tariff is similar and therefore the guest doesn’t benefit from staying longer.
We deter people from using both beds, unless they’ve paid for extra guests, because if the second bed is used/unmade we still need to wash the mattress protector, pillow protectors and the bed cover (as we can only assume it was slept in), and this is more work than it would be to just wash the regular linen.
Be aware that the cleaning fee is often hidden on third-party booking websites, not shown until you're at the checkout. You're better off booking direct with us - it's a bit cheaper too!
Our accommodation can be found and booked on third-party websites (such as Airbnb and Booking.com) where it can "appear" less expensive. These websites often hide additional fees which you won't find until you're sorting payment.
In fact it's always 25% less expensive to book direct with us.
Also their booking cancellation policies may differ for ours.
You use the "Booking Widget" to make an online booking. To get started 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.
You can use the calendar to find dates that are available and suit you.
• 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.
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.
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.
Our intention is for the online booking process to be as simple and accessible as possible for all customers. However there is potential for some customers to encounter issues. Here are some considerations and tips in case you run into trouble.
Some older browser software and devices may not work correctly with our booking widget. If you run into problems with the booking process, try updating your browser and device operating system to the latest possible versions.
If you a presented with an error message then please note down the error description or take a screenshot. Please pass this along to us and our tech team can assist with fixing any issues for future customers.
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Thanks for your patience.