The Crib - a 'retro' cottage with character

Bach or holiday home | Cromwell | #11463

9.8/10 (65 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (98)

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  • Awesome little place with a great yard and heaps of character

    Awesome little place with a great yard and heaps of character. Included a nice bathroom with a good hot shower which is always a bonus. Shame we didn't spend enough time at the crib due to our days being busy in Cromwell.

    JasonAt3 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • The Weston retro crib is cute, very clean; a well set up...

    The Weston retro crib is cute, very clean; a well set up kitchen if you need to cater for yourselves. The location in Cromwell peaceful. Ideal site from which to explore the central Otago landscape.

    AmritaM7 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Beautiful crib and location

    Beautiful crib and location. Easy to travel to surrounding towns. Kept us warm during the cyclone and had everything we needed. Definitely will recommend

    kiwijules 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Very cosy place

    Very cosy place.

    LukaszK 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • The batch was absolutely gorgeous, it had everything that you needed

    The batch was absolutely gorgeous, it had everything that you needed. The location was fabulous only being a 5 minute walk to the lake. We all loved our stay there & would highly recommend it!

    MirandaLa1 100%|1x Feb 2018

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