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Greenstone Retreat is in middle of everywhere and away from it all. It is a place to escape from the crazy world and enter into wild, relaxing and comfortable spaces, to socialise with other guests, or to be alone. Come enjoy our wild gardens on an environmentally friendly property with abundant bird life and stunning stars at night.
Kumara village has lots to offer and is in a great central location to other attractions on the West Coast.
- Rivers, lakes and beach all within 10 minutes drive. Hokitika and Greymouth are 20 minutes,
- Punakaiki is an hour and the glaciers, ski fields, mountains and Westport are within 2 hours drive.
- Come and enjoy the area with the amazing Wilderness Cycle Trail, walking and mountain biking tracks.
- The stars are great viewing and the area is a photographers dream.
- Not to mention the award winning Theatre Royal Hotel within walking distance.
- Look at kumarawestcoast.org for more.
The historic Villa has been lovingly restored & is sold as a whole home or individual double/twin rooms with large communal areas & full kitchen. 3 spacious rooms.
The gardens are wild and rambling paths meander around the section. Currently (and forever more!!!) undergoing a taming process. Organic veges,fruit, local eggs and produce may be available to buy.
Unique Experiences at Greenstone Retreat Villa
- Quiet location on edge of village & walking distance from local hotel/pub.
- Near Wilderness Cycle trail & other small walks.
- Stars, Birds, Puppy and Magic..... need I say more
Why You Will Love Greenstone Retreat Villa
Every day is a good day when you wake up to birdsong and go to sleep with the owls. The guests that find this place seem to be wonderful, respectful, interesting and social. Stories are shared between cyclists on the wilderness trail, Kiwi families on holiday, young international travelers and retired adventurers.
- "Kate's personal touches made this a nurturing place that you won't get in most other facilities"
- "This is a beautifully renovated property that Kate has taken great care to lovingly restore. It is very quiet and peaceful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a great place to stay for either a short stay or longer."
- "The honesty system. The relaxed atmosphere. The interesting grounds and commitment to caring for the environment. The caravan was comfortable and very clean."
Villa: MAX GUESTS - 6
Seriously spacious yet wonderfully cosy, this self-contained holiday home boasts comfy rooms, a wood burning fireplace, electric heaters, indoor and outdoor dining areas, an inviting sofa and a bathroom with both a shower and bathtub. Towels and linen come included. A haven for tired travelers.
I have lovingly restored this beautiful quirky villa and have enjoyed the process. The villa has a wonderful feeling and is nice and cozy with insulation, a HUGE wood burner, heaters, new carpets and lots of blankets and beanbags to snuggle into.
Using environmentally friendly cleaning products, this organic space will leave you refreshed. Full kitchen available including oven and gas hob for self catering.
Its a place to reflect, socialize, explore, eat, practice yoga, read and study. A place to find what you are looking for. A fully equipped kitchen, large dining table and open plan connecting lounge makes this a great space to share with friends and family.
Dogs are possible depending on each situation. Please discuss prior to booking. I have a young springer spaniel who believes she owns the place. She is all talk and just wants to play, so greet her warmly and she will remind you how to have fun.
Free wifi, tea & coffee and BBQ. All bedding & towels included.
per night (up to 6 guests)
-2WD access all areas
Property Manager on site
-Shop/groceries with 5kms
About the Landowner, Kate
I arrived on the West Coast at the tender age of 25 from Dorset, England and promptly found a place that I could call home.
After working in hospitality in Franz Josef, Hokitika, then four and a half years in Punakaiki, I bought a rundown property in Kumara.
The property had been on the market for more than 10 years and needed a lot of love. It had beautiful bones and a nice feeling even though it was rotting, wild, smashed and broken in places.
After a few hectic hard years of working full-time, learning as I went, landscaping and renovating, I took the leap of faith and opened the Villa as a holiday home and started the business of Greenstone Retreat.
The name stems from the road it is located on, along with a strong history of Greenstone Carvers which have made a home here in years gone by. A year passed with just a holiday home open and more building and development using the skills of local builders, friends and tradesmen.
The retreat is now entering a new phase and will be offering Yoga classes, massage, reflexology, Sudjok Korean Therapy and other healing treatments throughout summer in the brand-new 3 Oaks @ Greenstone Retreat. Hidden within a tent surrounded by wild garden and the sweet music of birdsong, this tranquil space allows you to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your soul and spirit.
My springer spaniel Scout is my entertainment - as well as meet and greet manager. Between us we enjoy getting to know each guest, learning and sharing the stories and going the extra mile with genuine interest and kindness. Who knows what comes next, but I see a few more large tents, a couple of powered sites, workshops for healing and yoga, organics, creating music and art and who knows what else! I am always open to ideas and feedback.
I love my home here and am happy to share the space with you. It will never be finished, it will always be a little wild and is progressing organically.
I look forward to welcoming you to my home.
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