The Crib - a 'retro' cottage with character

Bach or holiday home | Cromwell | #11463

9.8/10 (61 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.
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
21-Feb-18 to 28-Feb-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Mar-18 to 21-Aug-18
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (94)

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  • 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 new member Feb 2018

  • Great wee crib, very old school Kiwi

    Great wee crib, very old school Kiwi. Well equipped with all of the essentials for a family. Awesome base to explore Central Otago from with lots of amenities within easy walking distance.

    JackieKr2 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Cute and very usable bach with a heap of character and great...

    Cute and very usable bach with a heap of character and great having the separate bedroom/bathroom annex - we loved it!

    lisaon210 100%|8x Jan 2018

  • Another fantastic stay at your quaint wee place

    Another fantastic stay at your quaint wee place.

    melaer842 100%|6x Jan 2018

  • Great location in Cromwell, very central

    Great location in Cromwell, very central. The place was dry and warm, very easy to heat. Very nice private back yard area to relax. I particularly enjoyed the outdoor bath!

    JaneV369 100%|13x Nov 2017

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