The Crib - a 'retro' cottage with character

Bach or holiday home | Cromwell | #11463

9.8/10 (45 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
20-Jan-17 to 30-Apr-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Price Band 1
01-May-17 to 31-May-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Jun-17 to 04-Jun-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Price Band 1
05-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
07-Jul-17 to 20-Jul-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 (78)

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  • great holiday bach

    great holiday bach

    GarrySe1 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Very comfortable, well equipped, with a beautiful secure section

    Very comfortable, well equipped, with a beautiful secure section. Lots of room for kids to play. Close to the lake and a quick drive to the shops. Highly recommend to others looking for a comfortable base with everything you need.

    AshleighVet new member Jan 2017

  • Does not get any better

    Does not get any better

    GaryP634 100%|3x Nov 2016

  • What a gorgeous little crib

    What a gorgeous little crib ... warm and comfortable and in a great spot :)

    AnnClareM 100%|8x Nov 2016

  • 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

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