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45 Greenstone Road, Kumara 7832 New Zealand
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#1 of 3 in Kumara
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Greenstone Retreat is a new business with a historic villa, a small dorm, family room, private caravan & camping options. The villa is quirky & has been lovingly restored to create a warm homely environment with everything you need for self catering. Free wifi throughout and parking. The new small dorm, family room and camping guest get to use a covered outdoor kitchen including a free BBQ. Large gardens. Great location.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Foot massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
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Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Self-serve laundry
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Judy Randall wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is truly a gem - not only does it have all the home comforts at a reasonable price, it has a magical feel - peaceful and pretty, fruit trees (the apples were delicious) and gardens, a treasure of a place and very relaxed. We also got a warm friendly welcome! I'd highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trudy Walker wrote a review Mar 2022
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Myself & husband booked in for a couple of nights, we stayed for a week! The facilities were spotless. Kate is a hands on host. She makes a point of interacting with all her guests. Highly recommend 👌
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Ewa Z wrote a review Jan 2022
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Greenstone Retreat is an amazing place to stay for anyone travelling or wanting to stay and enjoy the peaceful setting. It offers all the facilities you need and a very attentive host - Kate runs yoga classes and enjoys a meaningful conversation. We will definitively be back!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Any rooms are good as noise wasn't an issue at all.
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Charles wrote a review Jan 2022
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Highly recommend this as a great place to stay to explore the west coast. Lots of activities short drives away eg nature walks. Super friendly hosts. Nice rustic, relaxed vibe. Great clean facilities.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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nzisla wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect base for West Coast Wildernesses cycle. Friendly, helpful and the facilities especially the bathrooms were spotless. We based ourselves here for 3 nights camper and tent site Recommended Thanks Kate and AJ
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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ingridh173 wrote a review Nov 2021
Nelson, New Zealand117 contributions44 helpful votes
Greenstone Retreat may be small but it makes up for this with its peaceful garden setting. All the facilities you need are available and in good condition. Various accommodation options are available from bunk room to powered Campervan sites. Kate is an attentive and informative host. Check with her if you are into yoga as she does run classes a couple of times a week. We will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Jov wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely owner Kate. The amenities are nice and modern and clean. Kate has put a lot of thought into the property with powered and non-powered sites and studio rooms and villa. There is a huge washing machine and dryer available and full kitchen, you can even buy supplies there. Kate kindly picked us up from Hokitika after we had completed a bike trip and gave us a ride back. Highly recommend this place, nice and safe with a good vibe. Kate also teaches yoga in her studio there.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Richard McCubbin wrote a review Nov 2021
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Arrived at the Retreat at the end of a nine hour car journey to be given a warm and friendly welcome by Kate. Our family bunk room was warm , spotlessly clean and very comfortable , bunk beds excellent , showers etc great , semi outdoor kitchen delightfully quirky , enjoyed eating our meal in the cosy den . Peaked in at the villa which looked wooderful , maybe next time ?? Nga Mihi Nui
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Date of stay: October 2021
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178farmgal wrote a review Aug 2021
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand2 contributions
I was disappointed by the facilities during my visit (this winter, during cold weather). The woman who runs the premises, although friendly, did not provide sufficient wood to keep the house warm (I had conveyed to her that I was recovering from a recent injury). ie. in the morning the house was freezing and no wood provided. also, the heater in the bedroom did not work properly. I was dismayed also to find that the access to the front door had slippery, slimy unstable stone pavers very loosely nestled in sand...even when I pointed it out to staff nothing was done. Lovely old historic house done up beautifully but not recommended for anyone who isn't prepared (in winter) for freezing cold house! Also had disappointing experience, tried to run myself a hot bath (which would have been lovely) but the bath plug was old and the water continued to leak out of the bath! Not very nice experience especially when in such a cold house. Take lots of warm clothes and a hot water bottle if you go there in winter. In summer there would be no issues and she did say she would replace bath plug as soon as possible. Lovely historic old house and very clean.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: not sure, my main issue was the very cold conditions
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sarahnutmeg wrote a review Jun 2021
San Juan Island, Washington181 contributions26 helpful votes
Cozy and comfortable in the dorms! Thanks Kate :) Your gardens and yoga studio are beautiful. It felt like staying in someone’s home which was very nice. The outdoor kitchen was impressive and play dingbats in the lounge for a good laugh. Easy access to Hokitika and Greymouth.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$58 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionKumara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Greenstone Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Greenstone Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Greenstone Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Greenstone Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Greenstone Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey Cafe & Honey Center, Prospectors Fish & Chips, and Jet Art and Craft Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Greenstone Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Greenstone Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Greenstone Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shantytown Heritage Park (6.7 miles).
Is Greenstone Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.