Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

Lodge | Westland District | #10423

9.3/10 (89 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
24-May-17 to 24-Aug-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 (137)

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  • We left after two nights despite paying for five

    We left after two nights despite paying for five. Arrived just on dark, owner seemed unprepared for our arrival. Bach and local information compendium was unavailable. Stove kept going out. Nowhere to put our luggage. Two out of three lamps did not work. Drove to Hokitika next day to replace batteries ourselves. Partner stung on neck by bees during honey extraction on site and swarms of angry bees surrounded the Bach subsequently. For us, the cabin lacked privacy, space, storage and lighting.

    tinack182 100%|2x May 2017

  • We both loved it, beautiful place, very cozy

    We both loved it, beautiful place, very cozy. Will definitely be back!

    KaterinaMa2 new member May 2017

  • Great experience

    Great experience. Authentic and highly recommendable place

    NatashaDa1 100%|2x May 2017

  • Relaxing, quirky, off the grid property

    Relaxing, quirky, off the grid property. Great covered deck and a stunning bathroom. Only downside was some very noisy neighbors in the shed next door on our first night.

    johner890 100%|8x May 2017

  • 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%|3x Apr 2017

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