Greenstone Retreat Villa

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Entire residential home hosted by Kate

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Kumara is a central West Coast location. Greenstone Retreat is the perfect base for resting, exploring, treating yourself & being in nature. This historic Villa has been lovingly restored with character & is a cosy home away from home. Activities include: yoga, massage, walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, star gazing, swimming, fishing, jade hunting, historic sites & the beach. 20 minutes from Hokitika or Greymouth. 1 hour from Punakaiki and the pancake rocks. 2 hours from Glaciers.

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Kumara is a central West Coast location. Greenstone Retreat is the perfect base for resting, exploring and being in nature. This historic Villa has been lovingly restored and is a cosy home away from home. Activities include: walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, star gazing, jet boating, fishing, jade hunting, historic sites and information, massage, yoga, restaurants and dining and the beach. 20 minutes from Hokitika or Greymouth. 1 hour from Punakaiki and the pancake rocks. 2 hours from Glaciers.

Where old historic villa meets communal family style living. New business and recently renovated, this warm, quirky and loved home can be your base while you explore the cycle trails, walking tracks and local attractions. Environmentally friendly products and organic property.
Warm with woodburner fireplace. Bathroom includes bath and shower.
Free fast unlimited WIFI is included throughout the house.
Free tea, coffee, herbs and spices. The house is in a quiet location, with lots of gardens to explore and only a few minutes walk to the play ground, local pub and shop. Listen to the abundant bird song, stargaze, practice yoga or head out to explore the local wild West Coast. Free parking and bike storage.

I live on site and am available by phone whenever needed.
There is free parking in front of the villa and through the gate for the dorm room.
Scout the dog is very friendly once you greet her. Look for her unique half smile! She is still young though and can be hesitant and bouncy. Please let me know if you are unsure of dogs.

I love to mingle and interact with the guests and I am passionate about recommending things to do in the area and make bookings for you. However, if you are a private group I am happy to introduce you to the house and leave you to your space. Let me know and I will do my best to make your stay perfect. As it's a new business your feedback and ideas about Greenstone Retreat will be very welcomed. There are other guests staying at the retreat who can also make your stay more interesting.

Kumara is a village of approx 300 residents. It boasts a dairy, pub/restaurant, gallery and clothing shop. There is lots water to play in and around with the local lakes, river and beach. A network of tracks for walking, cycling and mountain biking. Low population and very little light pollution gives us abundant bird life and an amazing show of stars after the sunset. Lots of historic information and interesting sites and attractions.

Kumara is a small town on a grid system so easy to find your way around. The West Coast Shuttle and Atomic Shuttle can bring you to the village. The wilderness trail shuttle can help move you, your bikes and belongings around the cycle trail.

Pets by arrangement only. It is not fenced and dogs need to be supervised at all times, and on a lead unless playing with my dog Scout.
The gardens are wild and fun. There is plenty of space outside whether its for a BBQ, sunbathing or watching the quiet world go by from a hammock.
There is no TV, but lots of board games, books and free unlimited wifi for movies.
There is full kitchen facilities for you to use, so please bring what you need including milk as there is no supermarket in Kumara.
Free bike and luggage storage as required.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Dryer
Bathtub
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Kumara, West Coast, New Zealand

Hosted by Kate

  1. Joined in October 2016
  • 196 Reviews
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Welcome. Im Kate, the owner and manager of Greenstone Retreat. I bought this slice of wilderness a few years ago and have been slowly bringing some structure and love to the large section and old (approx 1883) villa. I hope to continue to develop the business to create alternative, budget accommodation options for independent travelers, small groups & families. I am originally from Dorset in England and have now been on the Coast for 13 years. I love the diverse mix of locals who call this wild piece of land "home" and I am passionate about sharing this space with you. I love gardening, yoga, dancing, swimming and exploring and would love to find out more about you.........
Welcome. Im Kate, the owner and manager of Greenstone Retreat. I bought this slice of wilderness a few years ago and have been slowly bringing some structure and love to the large…

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I am happy to offer advise, help you get off the beaten track to find those special places and make bookings for you. I live on-site behind the woodshed and am available by phone, text, email or just come over. There are often other campers and guests staying around the retreat who you will be able to get travel advise and tips from.
I am happy to offer advise, help you get off the beaten track to find those special places and make bookings for you. I live on-site behind the woodshed and am available by phone,…

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Check-in: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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