The Crib in the Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #2333

8.6/10 (75 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • private bush setting
  • short walk to estuary
  • close to golf course.

A traditional, cosy and warm self contained three bedroom crib in a quiet peaceful setting at Pounawea in the Catlins.

'Please Note: Our Crib is not perfect, hence its very nature as a crib. Please therefore expect a crib, not a motel or hotel. Two of the bedrooms are accessed off the main bedroom so this may not suit everyone. We have done our very best to represent our crib fairly and accurately in the description and the photos.'

Relax while listening to the call of tui and bellbirds in the native bush that surrounds the crib or take a stroll down to the waters edge only a two minute walk and watch the ebb and flow of the tide or perhaps hire a kayak and explore the estuary or river. There is also a great children’s playground for the kids.

Pounawea is only five minutes to the township of Owaka where you will find a Four Square, Garage, Pub and a great Museum and Visitors Centre – The Crib in the Catlins is the ideal location for you to base yourself to discover the beautiful Catlins.

Some attractions close by include:

Nugget Point

Purakaunui Falls


Surat Bay

Jacks Blowhole

Special conditions: Please discuss bringing pets with us. Smoking is fine outside. Check-in after 2pm Check-out by 10. Please note Bedrooms 2 & 3 access is from Bedroom 1. Probably best suited for family groups.


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom1

    1 x Double bed

  • bedroom2

    Accessed off Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • bedroom3

    Accessed off bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
all seasons
21-Jan-17 to 21-Apr-18
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;

*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 (179)

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  • exactly as described, a great little bach

    exactly as described, a great little bach. would stay again

    RachMaxwell 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Lovely rustic crib

    Lovely rustic crib. Very private and gorgeous bird song.

    SarahCa44 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Lovely location well kitted out crib

    Lovely location well kitted out crib

    GrantCo8 new member Jan 2017

  • The quintessential Kiwi Crib

    The quintessential Kiwi Crib. Beautiful setting with everything that was required. The perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Loved the native bird-life. Wayne & Glynis

    glynes266 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Delightful little crib, with lots of evidence of thought gone in to...

    Delightful little crib, with lots of evidence of thought gone in to the comfort of guests. We really enjoyed our stay. Everything works, clean and well organised, lovely private setting with a November bonus of fabulous rhododendrons in flower, bird song each day, easy walk to the seaside, couple of minutes driving from supplies in Owaka, good supply of coal for heating, AND a comfy bed. Perfect! More than happy to recommend.

    RussPy 100%|6x Nov 2016

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