Unique Caboose Rental for a Getaway near Greymouth, South Island

Greymouth, South Island (New Zealand)

Unique Caboose Rental for a Getaway near Greymouth, South Island

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Hosted by Sarah
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Guests can treat their other half to a stay in this unique caboose rental for a romantic getaway near Greymouth, South Island. The historic rental has been renovated and includes everything needed for a relaxing trip. The cozy sleeping corner features a lovely queen-size bed with soft bedding, perfect to sink into each evening. There is also a modern bathroom with a shower.

Outside guests will be able to enjoy a warm bath while stargazing into the clear nights. As the hosts rely on rainfall for their water there may be times when the outdoor bath is unavailable due to the lack of rainfall.

The kitchen features a stove, a refrigerator, a microwave, and all the cooking utensils guests will need in order to whip up some tasty meals. Meals can be enjoyed at the dining table inside or at the intimate table outside on the deck from which the lovely views can be admired.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Tea kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Electric blankets
  • Fan
  • Dining table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Parking
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Games
The main carriage houses the queen-size bed, a seating area, and a dressing room, and the purpose-built "station" houses the modern bathroom and kitchen and is reached across a semi-covered deck "platform." Outside, guests will have a new rustic outdoor bath and a deck to relax on as they admire the surroundings, setting sun and stars on a clear night.

Inside, heating, an electric blanket, and spare blankets are provided for those cooler nights, and a fan is provided for the warmer weather. There are USB charging ports in both the carriage and the kitchen. Comfortable cotton linens are provided, along with towels. Wi-Fi is available for guests. Continental breakfast is provided and includes fresh eggs cooked as each guest desires.

Guests are welcome to explore the property but are requested to respect the private areas around the house.

Guest Services

  • Breakfast

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping
Unique, historic, tranquil, and private, this self-contained accommodation is located 15 minutes south of Greymouth, a two-minute drive from Shantytown, and a five-minute drive from the Wilderness Cycle Trail. Te Pahika, which means the runaway, was originally built in 1907 and has a very unique history. Nestled at the far end of a large pond in a secluded area of our property with a raw native bush backdrop, the setting sun, abundant bird song and local wildlife, this property promises to offer a relaxing and peaceful stay.


  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Biking
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Golfing

Shantytown Heritage Village is a two-minute drive from the property, and Paroa is about a five-minute drive, where glampers will find the closest beach, a local pub serving evening meals, and a dairy for essentials or perhaps to treat themselves to an ice cream or milkshake. Paroa is also the closest access point to the Wilderness Cycle Trail, which covers 132 kilometers from Greymouth to Ross. A little further along the road heading north, there is a combined dairy and fish and chip shop, Four J's. The hosts recommend this as a great option for a sunny west coast evening while watching the sunset at the beach. More places to dine can be found in Greymouth, located at 12 to 15 minutes driving from the glamping site.

There are several walking areas in and around Greymouth, such as Point Elizabeth, Coal Creek, and Woods Creek to name a few. The Wilderness Cycle Trail also runs through Greymouth and along the flood wall and has great walking access. Located in Greymouth are a lovely museum and some great local art; Stewart Nimmo Gallery and Garth Wilson Jade Carving (on Rutherglen Road) are highly recommended. If guests need any information for any activities in the area, the hosts will be able to give them contact details and advice.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Check-in is between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., and there is a self-check-in option, which will be emailed to guests upon confirmation. Check-out is before 10 a.m. unless alternative arrangements have been made in advance with the hosts.

Pets and smoking are not permitted.

Guests should take care when staying here due to some uneven and sometimes soft ground, as well as the proximity to water. Hosts are not responsible for injury, loss, or damage to belongings or person while on the property. Reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of all guests.

Chickens and sheep live on the property.

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