The Mountain Greenie

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #36659

9.8/10 (31 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Mountain Greenie offers a chance to relax in a modern house with a stunning rural setting. It backs onto a bush reserve and looks over the forest at Mt Ruapehu. Originally a railway township Rangataua is a charming town where we walk and ride our bikes on the streets. The trains don't stop these days but you can wave from the deck! Five minutes to Ohakune or the Junction, nothing is far away if needed. In just over 20 minutes you can be in the Turoa carpark!

Close to ski fields, the Old Coach Road mountain bike trail, bush walks in a World Heritage Area and the epic Tongariro Crossing day walk. Also canoeing, kayaking and rail car trips within an hour. Enjoy Cafe's, shops or the library in Ohakune or just chillax at home. There's something for everyone.

Built as a prototype house with a double wall cavity, it's level of insulation is twice the industry standard. It is fitted with thermal blinds, natural flooring (cork, bamboo, linoleum and wool carpets), recycled wooden benches and dining table. The kitchen and bathroom cabinetry is made locally and with beautiful birch plywood. The macrocarpa seating on the large sunny deck was milled just down the road and the outdoor baths will amaze!

In the house you can plug your music into the speakers (standard 3.5mm jack), watch a movie (bring a dvd or USB stick), play board games or flick through magazines. There's also a house information booklet if you'd like to know more about the house you're staying in, how it functions and why it looks like it does.

In the garage there's foosball, table tennis, a spectator couch and a drying room (to help keep the humidity down in the house!) and room to store all your bikes and skis.

The Mountain Greenie is designed to be both a learning opportunity and a wonderful getaway. If you're up for either of those things then it may be just what you're looking for.

Special conditions:

* there is a bond required by 7days before your stay ($300)

* this is a shoes off house (welcome to bring slippers)

* please don't be wasteful of water, we're on tank supply

* the house is not suited to toddlers with floor heaters.

* no WIFI/TV/SKY as you're here for a holiday!

* no pots/dishes straight on wood benches please

* please notify of any breakages/damages/problems asap.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • The bunk room

    1 x Double bed
    4 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (33)

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  • An interesting house that has had a lot of thought and effort...

    An interesting house that has had a lot of thought and effort put into it. Really comfortable with everything we - a family of 4 - needed for a comfortable stay. We loved the outdoor baths all the games and we learnt about building and maintaining modern houses.

    Emily D. Dec 2018

  • Loved being here

    Loved being here. Cozy, Quiet and just the place we needed. Best kitchen ever. And water pressure ! Wow. Many thanks.

    Paul F. Dec 2018

  • This place is amazing

    This place is amazing. I can highly recommend, particularly to those who are wanting to de-stress. It's a delightfully simple and elegant place. Eco-as!!

    RebeccaBe20 100%|1x Sep 2018

  • AMAZING place!!! So warm! Fabulous views

    AMAZING place!!! So warm! Fabulous views. Loved it !

    totti 100%|4x Aug 2018

  • Lovely warm house and a beautiful view of the mountain

    Lovely warm house and a beautiful view of the mountain

    NIna Tea Cup 100%|1x Aug 2018

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