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Manakau PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote location

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
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! 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 ...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! 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. What is the experience like? On a hot day you can pull back the sliding doors on all three glassed sides, turn up the shade on the ceiling blinds and indulge the privacy. If its cold you are totally insulated, the bio-fuel heating system is keeping you warm but you can see the rain or snow falling all around you, experience the sounds and marvel at nature. Venture into the regenerating bush if you wish or stay totally still, off the grid, catching up on your reading - or with your partner! The uniqueness of the PurePod experience is that you are safe, warm, dry yet totally involved in all of the nature around you. Watching the rain fall onto the roof or gazing in wonder at the Milky way, the experience is yours alone. Private and isolated, you reconnect with nature. Environmentally friendly To build the worlds most environmentally transparent building takes more than simply using glass for roofing, flooring and walls. It involves using sustainable energy wherever possible, minimising the use of non-renewable energy sources, using local water and returning the water to the local area just as clean as it came to us. Rainwater that falls on the roof is returned under the floor to water the local plants. Waste is cleaned as naturally as possible, organic cleaners are used exclusively. Conservation and reclamation of the natural environment is close to the heart of PurePods. The commercial returns from a PurePod enable landowners to expand their conservation activities through the extension of nature covenants and the reduction of stock grazing sensitive areas. We take care with our building practices to be as minimally invasive as we can while building safely and imaginatively. We’re passionate about sharing the best possible experience of Pure New Zealand possible and we’re passionate about keeping New Zealand pure. More
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About the Owner
Stephanie H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
Because we are providing privacy and isolation in a spectacular space - we won't interrupt you during your stay. If there is an emergency you can contact us on the emergency satellite phone at the PurePod.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended the experience was truly memorable. With fine weather the views were superb, just watching the scenery change as the light changed and the stars overnight from our bed was unique. The dinner and breakfast provided was perfect and beautifully prepared making it easy...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank GIllJill
Resort642712, VR Owner at Manakau PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote location, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to send through your feedback Gill! Manakau PurePod has the most picture postcard view - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 24 May 2018

It is a perfect example of luxury glamping at its finest. Surrounded by trees and mountains, it is a perfect place to fully immerse in nature. What I liked the most about it is its privacy. Upon arriving at the farmland, no need to check...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank iamasdf
Management response:Responded 11 June 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it sounds like you had a amazing relaxing stay in solitude! I will pass on your comments to Bevan as well.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I have been off TA for some time now but decided to re-activate my account to write a review for PurePod Manakau. We stayed for 2 nights, early June, so the mountains were covered in just enough snow which gave us a picture perfect view....More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank carla018
Management response:Responded 13 February 2018

What an awesome way to describe the views from the PurePod "our own live screensaver". Thank you so much for reactivating your TripAdvisor account to write this review. We absolutely loved hearing about your PurePod experience.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

I can't find any TripAdvisor on Manaku PurePod so putting it here. Arrived at the farm in torrential rain and luckily there was a shed with wellies and waterproofs to borrow. It was about 800metres to our pod through the fields, then through small groves...More

Date of stay: March 2017
2  Thank Moosie57
Management response:Responded 25 May 2017

We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! It's one of those locations that no matter what the weather conditions mother natures provides an awesome display!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Terrace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
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. Kaikoura is 20 minutes drive away, where you can participate in a number of activities, from whale watching, swimming with the seals, kayaking or get some exercise on the spectacular 3 hour Kaikoura Peninsula walk.
Getting around
If you want to explore the wider Kaikoura region during your stay, it's best to bring your own vehicle.
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