• Entire home
  • 215 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • Mountain view
  • Garden
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Free parking
  • Private Bathroom

Manakau PurePod is a luxurious glass eco-cabin set in a stunning location, a 20-minute drive away from Kaikoura, offering guests mountain, bushland and farmland views. This holiday home features sliding doors on all three glassed sides, a glass floor and a glass ceiling, perfect for star-gazing. You can relax on the deck and enjoy your own isolated slice of the New Zealand landscape with views over the mountains, river and bushland surrounds. The bathroom offers a shower with stunning views. There is a kitchenette with a refrigerator and stovetop, and a barbecue on the deck. Free private parking is available on site, before the 10 minute nature walk to the PurePod.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 queen bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Kaikoura
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Jenny
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The location is amazing with beautiful scenery, The Pod is cute, nothing like we've ever experienced before and we were surprised with the eco technology So great having no internet or cel coverage. We where able to talk and relax. We'd...
  • Costin
    Switzerland Switzerland
    We hit very bad weather when arriving here for a night, but the pod is wonderful regardless of the weather. The owners certainly put a lot of thought into making you comfortable, so there is plenty of guidance, boots and raincoats ready to help...
  • Charlotte
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The views were stunning, complete privacy and relaxation. The bed was comfy and the bathroom was clean and had everything we needed. Definitely follow advice of taking a small bag, we were glad we didn’t take all of our luggage. Just beautiful.

Hosted by Stephanie Hassall, CEO, PurePods Ltd

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Stephanie Hassall, CEO, PurePods Ltd
A PurePod stay is like no other experience - a luxury glass eco-cabin, complete with glass roof, glass floor, three walls all of glass with big wide sliding doors and decking, you get to truly immerse yourself in the beautiful natural environment surrounding the PurePod. And, for stargazers, the glass roof and the lack of light pollution ensures on clear nights there are plenty of stars to view. The privacy and the isolation of the glass cabin completely surrounded by nature – the sky, the hills, the birds, and the sheep in the paddocks below – takes you to another world. It is your own slice of beautiful New Zealand landscape, well away from other humans. Just you and your special someone.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of Manakau PurePod
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    No internet access available.
    • Dining table
    • Cleaning products
    • Stovetop
    • Kitchenware
    • Kitchen
    • Refrigerator
    • Kitchenette
    • Linens
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sitting area
    Media & Technology
    • iPod dock
    Room Amenities
    • Soundproof
    • Private entrance
    • Picnic area
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Sun deck
    • Barbecue
    • BBQ facilities
    • Patio
    • Balcony
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Food & Drink
    • Special diet meals (on request)
    • Tea/Coffee maker
    • Hiking
    Outdoor & View
    • Landmark view
    • Mountain view
    • Garden view
    • View
    Building Characteristics
    • Detached
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Adults only
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Manakau PurePod takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


    Until 12:00 PM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children not allowed.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

    This property doesn't offer extra beds.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Payments by Booking.com

    Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    You must be a nonsmoker to stay at a PurePod as there are strict no smoking rules in place on the entire property (inside and outside) due to the potential fire risk in these pristine rural landscapes.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

    FAQs about Manakau PurePod

    • The prices at Manakau PurePod may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Manakau PurePod can accommodate this group size:

      • 2 guests

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Yes, Manakau PurePod is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Manakau PurePod on this page.

    • Manakau PurePod is 9.3 miles from the center of Kaikoura. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Manakau PurePod on this page.

    • Manakau PurePod has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 1 bedroom

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Check-in at Manakau PurePod is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • Manakau PurePod offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking