Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

Lodge | Westland District | #10423

9.4/10 (85 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-Apr-17 to 25-Jul-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (133)

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  • Where do I start

    Where do I start......this place is fantastic!!!! The batch is cosy, quirky and has everything you need and nothing you don't. The craftsmanship that Dan and Kath have put into it is amazing and a real credit to them both! Everything has been done by hand and you can just feel the love and spirit that has been put into it as soon as you walk in the door. I can't recommend this place enough, you have to come and experience it, you will love it, we certainly did. Thank you very much Dan and Kath!

    KieranTh1 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Interesting and alternative place to stay, handy place to stop on the...

    Interesting and alternative place to stay, handy place to stop on the West Coast. Don't miss the coastal walkway.

    HelenMa11 100%|5x Apr 2017

  • Incredible, relaxing spot filled with positive vibes highly recommend if you want...

    Incredible, relaxing spot filled with positive vibes highly recommend if you want to get away for a peaceful night.

    EllieTay new member Apr 2017

  • awesome rustic property with artistic talent

    awesome rustic property with artistic talent. comfy bed, and great shower... the area was peaceful with great views

    darryng3 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • This is a magic place, lovingly created by Kath and her partner

    This is a magic place, lovingly created by Kath and her partner. The "entertaining area" outside (but under cover) really connected us to the garden and surrounds. These guys make everyone welcome which made it fun! I would suggest installing fine fly screens on a couple of windows so we can get cool evening air while we sleep, without the insects.

    TaniaLa6 100%|1x Mar 2017

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