Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

Lodge | Westland District | #10423

9.4/10 (73 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Quirky 2014


  • Uniquely crafted and stunning views.
  • Romantic spot with cosy fire, outdoor fire-bath, no electricity and no cellphone coverage!
  • Short drive and walk to free natural hot springs.

Enjoy our cosy, no-electricity cabin, uniquely crafted from native and recycled materials.

Open french doors for stunning views from the handcrafted bed.

Light a fire under the outdoor bath or visit natural hot-springs to soak under the stars.

Telescope available for star gazing.

Have a campfire/bbq.

Gas cooker and lantern, candles provided.

Pot-belly fire wetback heats water. Fridge available nearby.

Sample our home produce and have a taste of "the good life". Free-range eggs, farm fresh milk and home-kill butchery locally available.

Genuine West Coast hospitality from hosts who live on-site (40 metres away) but will respect your privacy.

Great for a romantic getaway.

Awarded 2014 Bookabach Bronze Piwa for Best Quirky Property.

Rural location on SH6, 2 minutes from Hari Hari village in an area of great bush-walking; renowned trout fishing streams; whitebaiting; surf-casting; excellent hunting and local bow-hunters club; lake swimming and boating; whitewater rivers; bird watching and isolated seal colony; wild lonely driftwood covered beaches for building bonfires; plus free natural hot-springs just a 5 minute drive and a 3 minute walk away (one of the West Coast's best kept secrets).

Conveniently situated to take day trips exploring up and down the Coast - 45 minutes to Franz Joseph Glacier (glacier tours, sky-diving, kayaking, horse-treking, kiwi watching, hot pools) and 45 minutes to Hokitika (greenstone, glass-blowing, kiwi house, tree-top walkway).

Wildside Lodge is on the same acre property as our other (completely different) holiday home 'Teapot Cottage'.

Special conditions: Pets may be allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • 1 bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Stay for more 3 nights or more and we'll give you a free bottle of our home brew wine

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
All year round
25-Jan-17 to 20-Apr-18
$120/night $120/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (121)

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  • I honestly cannot recommend this bach highly enough

    I honestly cannot recommend this bach highly enough. If you look at the photos and description and think it sounds like somewhere you might like to stay: IT IS. Cosy and inviting, unbeatable ambiance, beautiful surroundings, helpful hosts who give you as much or as little attention as you want - the only downside you'll find is that you have to leave eventually! We will definitely be recommending Wildside to anyone we know venturing down the west coast.

    DanielK 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The bach was amazing, the pictures didn't do it justice at all!...

    The bach was amazing, the pictures didn't do it justice at all! Great to switch off from all the mod-cons for a couple of days.

    ErinF365 new member Jan 2017

  • We had a pleasant stay at this quaint accomodation

    We had a pleasant stay at this quaint accomodation. The pot-belly stove is amazing and heated the place and water incredibly! Having no electricity added to the ambiance and the cottage is well provided to manage without it.

    JanetGi2 new member Jan 2017

  • I love this place more than words can express!

    I love this place more than words can express!

    RoPaul 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Lots of room

    Lots of room.great place for peace a quiet.

    trishfo2 100%|5x Nov 2016

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