No photoshop. Just nature. No matter the weather you are experiencing nature at its best.Hidden away in spectacular privacy.
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Every day nature puts on a show and you are invited to participate in a way that even when the doors are shut you are not shut out. Your PurePod is total surround glass – that's right – roof and floor too!

The Little River PurePod is the original PurePod and due to its ongoing popularity tends to book well in advance. It is set high above the Little River township, less than an hour from Christchurch, on the beautiful Banks Peninsula.

The space

"Amazing! We had such a great experience staying in the PurePod in Little River! The location is stunning and being in the middle of nowhere gave us the perfect amount of tranquility and privacy we were looking for. We loved the design and the way the PurePod is kitted out. The design is really chic and the views from it are beautiful." Alexis, UK

At night you sleep with the Southern Cross and millions of other stars, by day you are surrounded by dramatic natural landscapes with you own slice of pure New Zealand native bush literally at the back door. Relax, let nature refuel your soul.

PurePods are designed to ensure that you experience nature's show vividly, utilising all of your senses whilst remaining sheltered in luxury. The effect is incredible. The stress of life disappears, the wonder at nature’s power and subtlety reconnects us with ourselves – and our partners.

The privacy, the isolation of a tiny glass hut completely surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills, the sea, the birds, the bush – takes you to another world.

Guest access

The PurePod is totally self contained with cooking facilities, toilet, extraordinary shower (all glass), crockery, games and acres and acres of privacy. An optional add-on dinner & breakfast package can be purchased after booking, or you can bring your own supplies.

Interaction with guests

Because we are providing privacy and isolation in a spectacular space - you are on your own. There is a 10 minute walk through regenerating native bush to find the PurePod.

Other things to note

The PurePods is designed as a place to relax and re-connect. It is purposely isolated but there are walks around the property to allow you to explore the natural setting. The nearest township is only a few minutes drive away.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No shoes inside, no pets and strictly no smoking. Your PurePod is set in a beautiful part of the New Zealand landscape, and we are keen to ensure there is no chance for you to accidentally start a fire.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Kirstie User Profile
May 2017
My husband and I stayed here for a night and it was an amazing experience. We are from a busy city so it was great to get away and spend some time in such a beautiful and serene place. Seeing the stars at night from the PurePod was also an unforgettable experience.

Qing User Profile
April 2017
It' a amazing house, and I had best experience ever.

Simon User Profile
December 2016
We had a great two night stay at the little river purepod, an amazing experience and would highly recommend to others.
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your PurePod experience!
December 2016

Beatrice User Profile
April 2016
Most beautiful stay!!! Great experience!! We want to live there forever :-) or make something like that at home in Austria! Thx for sharing this special place! See you Beatrice & Michael
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
Thank you Beatrice, such a pleasure having you and Michael come to visit and enjoy our very special place!
April 2016

Chris User Profile
March 2016
It's not too often that your accommodation becomes one of the highlights of your trip that spring to mind when people ask you 'How was your trip?' But when you get home, you'll definitely be telling people about this unique experience. It's pretty awesome to lay down in a luxurious bed and gaze up at the stars. Or to take a nice, hot shower, while immersed in nature. My only regret was that we stayed for 1 night, not 2 !
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
Chris, thank you so much for being a great guest - and for appreciating what we are striving to deliver with PurePods. We're sorry you couldn't stay longer too!
March 2016

Sophie User Profile
March 2016
Magical!! Stay here!!
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
We agree! Thank you!
March 2016

Alix & Luc User Profile
March 2016
Unique moment in the wild! We loved it! Our stay was magical :)
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
What great guests who left us notes, sent us emails and the public review - all of them really positive. We love this feedback and love hosting guests from all around the world.
March 2016

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Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in October 2014
Stephanie User Profile

CEO of PurePods, committed to providing luxurious, off-the-grid, glass eco-cabins in secluded and stunning parts of the beautiful New Zealand natural landscape.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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