15 January 2018
PurePods has added another Banks Peninsula location, tucked into the tussock-covered hillside above Port Levy - just an hour's drive from Christchurch.
PurePods chief executive Stephanie Hassall says guests at the Pōhue PurePod glass eco-cabin feel like they are floating in the landscape – even the floor and ceiling are made of glass.
Bookings and positive visitor feedback from the company’s four established sites provided the impetus for the fifth PurePod location, Hassall says.
Like its Little River, Waipara and inland Kaikoura counterparts, the secluded Pōhue PurePod features walls of glass on three sides, affording sweeping views down to the bay below, and the stars above.
“The views from this location are spectacular, whether it’s a perfect blue sky day, or you are watching the mist roll in from the bay. And at night when the stars are out in force it is truly magical."
Like the other locations, privacy is assured at the Pōhue PurePod due to the location tucked away on a privately owned sheep farm.
Hassall says the concept, described as a luxury hotel suite in a glass box, or a “view with a room”, has a great appeal.
“Guests love the PurePod concept, which reconnects them with nature while they stay safe, warm and dry.
"A PurePod gives them five-star luxury while immersing them in the dramatic landscapes and idyllic isolation that makes New Zealand such a prized visitor destination.
“This is a high quality way to tap into the growing number of city dwellers who yearn for nature, peace and seclusion. We offer the great outdoors in the utmost comfort."
A telescope and star map are provided, enabling guests to explore the night sky.
PurePods are solar-powered, operating fully off the grid. They are deliberately free of a Wi-Fi connection. Guests can be assured of tranquillity, and a minimal carbon footprint.
PurePods are furnished with a fully equipped bathroom, kitchen and luxurious queen-sized bed and are designed for a maximum of two people.
A night's stay in a PurePod costs NZD$590, with the option of adding on a dinner and breakfast package made up of local fresh produce for an extra NZD$149.