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Pohue PurePod - luxurious, secluded, glass eco-cabin high above Port Levy

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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The Pōhue PurePod is just an hours drive from Christchurch, with beautiful views of the historic Port Levy bay, surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent rocky outcrops. 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. 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 u...The Pōhue PurePod is just an hours drive from Christchurch, with beautiful views of the historic Port Levy bay, surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent rocky outcrops. 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. 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 27 October 2018

So impressed with the PurePod concept! I thought the the novelty of staying in an isolated, eco-friendly glass box might have worn thin after the first half an hour which involved a sweatier-than-expected walk in (a very warm afternoon, some steep terrain and a generous...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank LaundryQueen
Resort642712, VR Owner at Pohue PurePod - luxurious, secluded, glass eco-cabin high above Port Levy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to send through your feedback! Awesome to hear you enjoyed your stay! We have several other locations you may like to try in the future.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We found PurePods by researching unique accommodations in New Zealand. The concept is great. Glass walls, floor and ceiling are really cool. The Pohue PurePod was definitely on point for anticipating our needs. We were surprised and a bit disappointed when we first saw it...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank AubreyHord
Resort642712, VR Owner at Pohue PurePod - luxurious, secluded, glass eco-cabin high above Port Levy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to send through your comments Aubrey, much appreciated! We were really glad to hear you were treated to a clear starry night and a great sunrise!

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We could not have chosen a better place to spend our 25th anniversary. The secluded location, amazing hiking, and beautiful scenery can not be beaten. Whether you're walking the grounds or gazing at the stars, you'll love every second of your relaxing stay. We can't...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank sdmorris73
Management response:Responded 21 August 2018

Thanks Stacey, it really is a special little place there high above Port Levy! You are most welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Amazing weekend away, love the concept and simplicity around every aspects of this very unique experience. We stayed at Pohue PurePod, perfectly located on top of a hill, surrounded by nature, calm and unlimited views over the hills and ocean. It was such a real...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank OlivierNZ
Management response:Responded 16 August 2018

Thanks Olivier, so pleased to hear you enjoyed and fully embraced your PurePod experience. We would love to host you again at another location. :)

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Puhoe Purepods recently and the 1 night getaway will go down as one of the most memorable nights of my life. The location was exactly what I had hoped for. Off the beaten track, miles from anywhere and stunningly...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank William A
Management response:Responded 11 April 2018

That is such a shame you didn't get to see the stars William! Awesome to hear you fully immersed yourself in the experience regardless and had an enjoyable stay!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Housekeeping Included
Water Views
Towels Provided
Freezer
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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. Stretch out on the deck or in the shade nearby and enjoy a complete absence of people and traffic. If you are feeling a little more active, take a short walk across to the Acropolis rocky outcrop and watch the sunset or for the more active take advantage of the many nearby Banks Peninsula hiking trails. If you are staying for a couple of nights, then perhaps head across to Akaroa to swim with the dolphins or go sea kayaking before returning to the PurePod in the afternoon to relax and take in the views.
Getting around
If you want to explore the wider Banks Peninsula region during your stay, it's best to bring your own vehicle.
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