The Crib in the Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #2333

8.5/10 (66 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
22-Oct-16 to 22-Jan-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 (170)

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  • Lovely wee Bach! Love the coal range and the whole setup, waking...

    Lovely wee Bach! Love the coal range and the whole setup, waking up listening to the birds and so close to the sea. With a great wee garden/bbq area. I will definitely be back :) thanks for a providing such a wonderful place to stay never wanted to leave

    Sidonee Gibson Oct 2016

  • Cute and location was tranquil but definitely a kiwi bach style

    Cute and location was tranquil but definitely a kiwi bach style. Kitchen and bathroom had all we needed. Linen and towels provided was a nice touch.

    petedy706 100%|7x Oct 2016

  • Great wee Bach, perfect to use as a base to explore the...

    Great wee Bach, perfect to use as a base to explore the Catlins

    CodyP9 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Went over and above our expectations. Great wee place. Very warm, even on a cold winter's night. Very tidy and clean. A++ would recommend again.

    HenryRi2 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Perfect little place for the night

    Perfect little place for the night. Nice and cosy once we got it warmed up.

    ErinM831 100%|1x May 2016

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