The Crib in the Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #2333

8.6/10 (81 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
30-Mar-17 to 30-Jun-18
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 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 (185)

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  • Had a lovely time just a pity it was short

    Had a lovely time just a pity it was short. Will always go back

    KallieC8 100%|4x Mar 2017

  • Nice and peaceful

    Nice and peaceful.every thing we needed was there.

    trishfo2 100%|7x Feb 2017

  • Great - as described

    Great - as described. Nice and clean, comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. Setting was lovely.

    pamebe879 100%|7x Feb 2017

  • Perfect location surrounded by picturesque bush and lots of birdsong

    Perfect location surrounded by picturesque bush and lots of birdsong. Pounawea is stunning!

    AngelaSp3 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • lovely


    leannebr7 100%|3x Jan 2017

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