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Hippie House, Golden Bay

SuperhostWainui Bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Lawrence And Kylie
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This fascinating house was started 20 years ago by some of the original ‘Hippies’ in Golden Bay.
Check out our other houses on Airbnb:
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• Kiwi Greenie, Ecohouse
• Little Greenie, Ecohouse
• Tiny Greenie, Tiny Ecohouse

The space
This fascinating house was started 20 years ago by some of the original ‘Hippies’ in Golden Bay and has recently been restored and skillfully completed.
It is of funky and fun design with all rooms on different levels. The house is perfectly oriented towards the sun and views.
The cosy feeling of the wooden interior combined with the indoor/outdoor living and stunning sea and mountain views make it hard to want to leave this place. You can watch the ever-changing moods of the sea from the lounge, enjoy the sunsets from the large deck or soak in the outside hot bath under millions of stars. The downstairs room is accessed from the outside only and has access to an indoor shower and an outdoor bath. The toilet is outside, however it has covered access.

PRICING:
Available during selected summer months only, $225

A $100 cleaning fee per stay is included - the longer you stay the cheaper it works out.
All prices are for 2 people sharing a bed and are per night, if you require an additional bed made up please contact us directly ($30 charge applies).
$30/night per extra person/bed.

This home is great for family holidays.
** Great space for families
** Quirky building design
** Overlooking Wainui Inlet and Bay
** Beautifully finished interior
** Sunny deck and living spaces
** Fantastic sunsets
** Outside hot bath


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 and sands around Wainui Bay are ideal and the beach is only about 15 minutes walk.
Paddleboarding and kitesurfing- awesome spot with northwesterly winds, flat water in the inlet with high tide and waves out in the beach....

Facilities:
* Sleeps up to six people
* Electricity
* Hot and cold running water
* Inside shower and outdoor bath
* Radio and CD player
* Fridge and cooker/oven
* King, queen and single beds
* Linen and bedding provided
* Space for a tent on the lawn
* Woodburner

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
Shared washing machine and laundry liquid provided on the property, it takes 2 x $2 coins
No dogs allowed.
This fascinating house was started 20 years ago by some of the original ‘Hippies’ in Golden Bay.
Check out our other houses on Airbnb:
• The Amazing House Truck!
• Kiwi Greenie, Ecohouse
• Little Greenie, Ecohouse
• Tiny Greenie, Tiny Ecohouse

The space
This fascinating house was started 20 years ago by some of the original ‘Hippies’ in Golden Bay and has recently been…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Hangers
Essentials
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

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
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events