The Crib - a 'retro' cottage with character

Bach or holiday home | Cromwell | #11463

9.8/10 (41 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Original crib on large flat section with shade, shelter and orchard
  • Walking distance to lake and 5mins in car to shops and amenities
  • Opposite the golf course

‘The Crib’ is a 'retro' cottage with character and views out to the Pisa Range.

It is a great place for games, laughter, good company, food, and generally relaxing and unwinding. The large flat sectionhas space for parking, kayaks, paddling pools and playing cricket. The mature trees and orchard provide privacy and shade in summer.

The cottage in 1947 began as two army huts and has grown over the years. The original character has been retained and new ceiling insulation and a pellet burner now keep everyone warm in winter. An annex off the deck has a bedroom and ensuite facilities. Together the two dwellings provide separate spaces for adults and family, great for a quiet read and siesta in summer. The old garage serves as a safe storage area for golf clubs, bikes and play equipment.

The Lake Dunstan swimming area is less than five minute’s walk at the end of the road. You can walk or cycle in either direction around the shore for an hour or two. Golfers will find the 9th hole across the road. The indoor swimming pool, gym, supermarket and town centre are 10 - 15 minutes walk in the other direction.

Cromwell is a well-resourced small town situated centrally in a sunny basin between Wanaka, Queenstown and Alexandra. The area has outstanding vineyards, a local farmer’s market, olive producers, and summer fruits. Picking cherries is one of our favourite summer activities. We bottle our own apricots, nectarines and peaches. Cromwell is close to the Rail Trail and there are a lot of other great cycle trails being set up around the region.

Special conditions: Linen and cleaning available by arrangement. Minimum rental two nights.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Annex

    1 x Queen bed

  • Small Bedroom

    1 x Single bed

  • Veranda Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
29-Oct-16 to 29-Apr-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (74)

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  • We had a very enjoyable stay

    We had a very enjoyable stay. Well set up for a perfect 'Kiwi crib' experience.

    SimonGi7 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • The crib was warm and friendly with everything we needed for a...

    The crib was warm and friendly with everything we needed for a great stay.

    JodiH376 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Great tidy bach, perfect for what we needed

    Great tidy bach, perfect for what we needed

    KimHe145 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • Lovely bach, everything we needed, great location, clean and tidy

    Lovely bach, everything we needed, great location, clean and tidy. The pellet fire kept us nice and warm and the whole house had a lovely feel to it. Would love to return in summer.

    Smartcouch 100%|2x May 2016

  • Another great stay in this comfortable, humble crib

    Another great stay in this comfortable, humble crib.

    Maureen_Ll1 100%|2x Apr 2016

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