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Little Greenie, Ecohouse, Golden Bay

SuperhostWainui Bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Lawrence And Kylie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Lawrence And Kylie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Little Greenie was the first and only house in New Zealand to get a 9 out of 10 Hers rating (energy efficiency). The original work of art.
Check out our other houses on Airbnb:
• The Amazing House Truck!
• Kiwi Greenie, Ecohouse
• Tiny Greenie, Tiny Ecohouse
• Hippie House

The space
PRICING:
Peak Season: Dec-Mar, $265
Mid Season: Apr-May + Oct-Nov, $235
Winter Season: Jun-Sep, $165

All prices are for 2 people and are per night.
$30/night per extra person.
A $100 cleaning fee per stay is added - the longer you stay the cheaper it works out.


For the holiday maker interested in what Golden Bay Hideaway has to offer, Little Greenie may appear to be just another modern, professionally finished house with stunning views in a beautiful location.
Of course everyone will notice some differences sooner or later, but those interested in environmental technology and smart building will find the differences go right down to the foundations.
Little Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. It may be modern, but it’s not about frills or fashion; and while it is unashamedly utilitarian, it’s definitely not drab or boring.
Brand new, passive solar, off-grid, low energy eco home with an unbeatable view and total privacy. 9star HERS rating out of 10 (Home Energy Rating System). No other home in New Zealand has been awarded a nine before!

Little Greenie is the show home of Eco-action Design and Build. If you want to enjoy the still winter days in Golden Bay, this house catches all the afternoon sun, stores it, and is HOT!!

** Perfect couples retreat
** Mountain/estuary and sea views
** Modern conveniences
** Bath under the stars
** Craftsman's attention to detail
** Extremely energy efficient
** Warm all year round
** Comfortably sleeps two
** Only accommodation at the northern end of Abel Tasman National Park

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 or birdwatching - the clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal
Paddleboarding and kitesurfing - awesome spot with northwesterly winds, flat water in the estuary with high tide and waves out in the beach.

Facilities:
* Sleeps up to two people
* Electricity
* Hot and cold running water
* Radio and CD player
* Fully equipped kitchen with tea, coffee/plunger, sugar, milk powder
* King-size bed or two single beds
* Linen and bedding provided
* Covered parking
* Underfloor heating

The closest restaurants and cafes are in Pohara, 15 min drive back toward Takaka, where there is also a mini supermarket which sells a range of food and wine.
The closest supermarket is in Takaka, about 25 km from our place.

We don't have internet facilities, but there is 3G reception in the area if you bring your own device.

Guest access
Each house is extremely private and surrounded by bush with views over Wainui Bay. There is a shared washing machine at the big green shed and you are welcome to walk up/down the driveway to the road and beach. Depending on vacancies you may be able to view the other houses but please respect privacy of others and always ask us first.

Other things to note
In keeping with our environmental philosophy we use composting toilets.
Shared washing machine and washing liquid available at the big shed. Machine takes 2 x $2 coins.
No dogs allowed.
Little Greenie was the first and only house in New Zealand to get a 9 out of 10 Hers rating (energy efficiency). The original work of art.
Check out our other houses on Airbnb:
• The Amazing House Truck!
• Kiwi Greenie, Ecohouse
• Tiny Greenie, Tiny Ecohouse
• Hippie House

The space
PRICING:
Peak Season: Dec-Mar, $265
Mid Season: Apr-May + Oct-Nov, $235

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

Amenities

Bathtub
Essentials
Heating
Kitchen
Hangers
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Wainui Bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island and adjacent to the Abel Tasman National Park, Wainui Bay has a slow pace of life with an abundance of natural beauty - perfect for a holiday retreat.
Many elements of New Zealand life the way it used to be, are still remaining in Wainui Bay. There’s a small family run farm, lots of native birds and no shops and people still have time to go to the beach.
When it comes to natural beauty, Wainui Beach is one of Golden Bay's finest examples and is within easy walking distance of Golden Bay Hideaway. It's a great beach for swimming or exploring the rock pools and sandspit. Standup paddleboarding or kayaking are highly recommended!!
If you pick your tides, a rock-hopping trek to Taupo Point is an adventurous highlight with an old Maori pa site, historical links to Abel Tasman and the first landing of Europeans in New Zealand. Taupo Point is a special place and is considered to have sacred value to the local community and iwi. Beautiful sheltered coves and small islands surround it - dolphins, seals, sea birds and schools of fish are often found here. and of course there are the well-formed walking trails of the Abel Tasman National Park.
Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island and adjacent to the Abel Tasman National Park, Wainui Bay has a slow pace of life with an abundance of natural beauty - perfect for a holiday retreat.
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Hosted by Lawrence And Kylie

Joined in June 2012
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I spent ten years travelling the globe mostly by motorbike, living and working in places like Africa, New Guinea and Europe. For four years I was an Outward Bound instructor in New Zealand. I moved to Wainui Bay and started working on Golden Bay Hideaway in 2004. We believe in a sustainable future. We created Golden Bay Hideaway to demonstrate practical, comfortable and cost effective eco-home solutions. You can come and stay anytime and experience how we've created the best eco-homes in New Zealand. For me and the feedback I've had from international riders this kitesurfing spot is as good as it gets!!!
I spent ten years travelling the globe mostly by motorbike, living and working in places like Africa, New Guinea and Europe. For four years I was an Outward Bound instructor in New…
During your stay
Someone will see you in an arrival, aside from that we will leave you with absolute privacy for the duration of your stay. Should you require assistance we are available by cellphone or via the intercom at the gate.
Lawrence And Kylie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
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Smoke alarm