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Greystone PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin high above an organic winery

8 reviews
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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 2 May 2019

My husband and I stayed here in April/May and enjoyed every second. The whole experience was flawless and easy to navigate. Spending the afternoon with some music on overlooking winery was just what I needed. In the crazy hustle of life, sometimes you need solitude,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank katieimogen
Resort642712, VR Owner at Greystone PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin high above an organic winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2019

Thanks Kate & Kyle! So glad to hear you completely indulged in the peace and solitude. The vineyard looks so amazing with the autumn hues of the leaves. Appreciate the feedback on the food package too - it's difficult to offer a wide range when...More

Reviewed 30 January 2019

This place...whoa. Honestly, it was unlike anywhere I have ever been, and I say that in the best possible way. Somewhere between the yard full of sheep, the delicious dinner, and sitting in bed with a glass of wine and looking at the stars peeking...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Resort642712, VR Owner at Greystone PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin high above an organic winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Thanks Adam, you are most welcome! We love hearing about our guest experiences so thank you for taking the time to let is know how much you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 20 January 2019

I booked this accommodation to experience something a little different and was not disappointed with my choice - it was stunning! With amazing views in every direction for your to see the ever changing light, including the glass roof to see the night sky. There...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank reneao833
Resort642712, VR Owner at Greystone PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin high above an organic winery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Thanks for taking the time to send through your comments Renea, much appreciated! We are so happy you thoroughly enjoyed your PurePod experience. It sounds like you were treated to a beautifully hot summer's day, perfect for relaxing on the deck under the sun shades,...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

I was travelling solo around NZ for 5 weeks and planned this stay right around the middle because I figured that I'd need a rest. It definitely provided me with the rest that I needed but I had no idea the effect it would really...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Tracy M
Resort642712, VR Owner at Greystone PurePod - luxurious glass eco-cabin high above an organic winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Wow, thanks Tracy! So pleased to hear you fully embraced the experience of a PurePod stay. We hope you get to come back and enjoy a night a another one of our locations. We have two new locations on the coast line which are spectacular!...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Our experience in booking the Pure Pod and communication from the beginning was absolutely outstanding. Quick, efficient, friendly (We have actually found that throughout NZ - Go NZ tourism!). We were contacted throughout the day about the weather, so new what to expect and given...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Peacys
Management response:Responded 13 April 2018

Wow! Thank you Cassandra, what an awesome review. We love it when our guests fully immerse themselves in everything the experience offers - rain, hail or shine!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
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Refrigerator
Central Heating
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
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Linens Provided
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About the neighbourhood
With the Teviotdale Hills behind and views up the Waipara Valley across to the Southern Alps, the Greystone PurePod provides a beautiful setting. The Waipara region is one of New Zealand’s premier wine growing regions. It is full of stunning scenery, award-winning wineries, scenic walkways and a number of great food producers, including world-class black truffles, and olives. There is even a 25km scenic railway using historic steam and diesel locomotives as well as an outdoor art gallery located in a disused quarry. Whether you want to spend a couple of days relaxing at the PurePod itself, or venture out to the nearby walking & cycle trails, or explore the local wineries there is bound to be more than enough to keep you occupied.
Getting around
Take advantage of the nearby Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail, designed for walkers, cyclists and joggers. The trail passes through world class vineyards and historic farms.
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