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Kahutara PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote NZ 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 11 April 2019

We had no idea what to expect but absolutely loved our overnight stay. Luckily we had clear sky's so sleeping under the stars was wonderful. The hosts supplied lots of food (we took our own wine). There was supplies for a cheese platter, which we...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Joanne S
Resort642712, VR Owner at Kahutara PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote NZ location, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

That's so cool to hear how much you enjoyed your stay Joanne! It's a very special spot up there nestled amongst the majestic Kaikoura ranges. Thanks for taking the time to send us your thoughts.

Reviewed 29 March 2019

Excellent weekend break away - so peaceful, you feel as if you're in the middle of nowhere and yet you are reasonably close to Kaikoura. Hearing the birds, and the river tumbling past just sets the tone for total relaxation. The booking was easy to...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank cowgirlNZ
Resort642712, VR Owner at Kahutara PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote NZ location, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

Thanks Samantha, so pleased to hear you really enjoyed your stay! Kahutara is so peaceful nestled there amongst the Kaikoura Seaward ranges.

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Reviewed 14 November 2018

We just returned from a 2-week trip to NZ and our stay at the Kahutara PurePod was easily one of the highlights of our trip. The cabin and amenities were lovely and we enjoyed the stunning views and the peaceful quiet... until the sheep woke...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Marissa F
Resort642712, VR Owner at Kahutara PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin in stunning & remote NZ location, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

So glad you to hear you enjoyed your PurePod stay - sounds like you had a lovely relaxing stay.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Wow, simplified yet with unmatched elegance and luxury of experiencing nature purely. A shout out to Tony and Angela for welcoming us on their beautiful farmland that hosts Kahutara PurePod. We enjoyed three incredibly relaxing days removed from the ever-present electronic “noise” of our professional...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank BettinaSoCal
Management response:Responded 15 May 2018

Well that makes it all worthwhile! Sounds like you had a wonderful stay. Thank you so much for taking the time to place your feedback. We love guests that fully embrace and immerse themselves in the entire experience!

Reviewed 1 March 2018

A really unique experience, glamping in a house of glass on top of a hill. Stunning views. We had 2 rainy days which made the stay more challenging and unfortunately no stars at night. A pity was the sound of the power generator which made...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank JBontourworld
Management response:Responded 2 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to send through your feedback. That is such a shame the weather didn't behave itself for you enough for you to glimpse the stars. Thanks for you comment on the generator noise - that is not normal so we will...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
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About the neighbourhood
The PurePod 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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