Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #28745

9.4/10 (67 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Just a short walk to the seafront or the river. Ideal place for fishing, boating or swimming.
  • Securely fenced property with huge back yard and 100 metres from a great children's playground.
  • Cosy rooms, comfy beds, well equipped but not fussy.

My family has been coming here for over 60 years. It started as a couple of old Railway huts but it grew with extensions over the years as all the best cribs do. It's now a nice jumble of rooms, with all the basic requirements and quite comfortable but with lots of charm. It's an old school New Zealand holiday home really, but with a brand new roof, a new gas hot water system and shower, and a new water tank. We're still working on bits and pieces but it's a fantastic place to relax and unwind. There are nine beds but it's not big and it would be a pretty tight fit to actually have nine people in the place; four or five would be ideal.

The location is pretty special; on the main street of Pounawea and just up from the beach front, the river, and the stand of native bush in the camping ground next store (accessible to the public). It was the fabulous fishing in this area that first attracted my grandfather to the place and that is still the case. But it also offers a great central location for exploring the Catlins, with the last surviving remnants of New Zealand's east coast rain forests, hidden valleys and waterfalls, remote townships and spectacular coastal cliffs and beaches. The weather is amazingly variable; don't count on constant sun even in summer, but it changes so much that some interesting weather is always on the way. This is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle and just enjoy the peace and quiet of one of the Catlins most beautiful spots.

Owaka township is just 5 minutes away by car and has excellent cafes, a museum and a Four Square supermarket open seven days a week 8am til 7pm.

Please note, no pets. A few renters seem to have missed this condition. A recent renter suggested we explain that the fridge/freezer is turned off when the crib is not occupied. This means it will take a few hours before it is at chill/freezing temperature in case you bring food that needs immediate storage.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Porch

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Single bed

Availability

Available
Maybe booked
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  • 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 (67)

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  • Exactly as described, a fantastic relaxing family bach that was lovely to...

    Exactly as described, a fantastic relaxing family bach that was lovely to stay in. Thanks so much for having us! I'm sure we will be back soon.

    Sheryl_Knight 100%|3x May 2018

  • Magic! - very well-equipped crib; warm & cosy...

    Magic! - very well-equipped crib; warm & cosy. Excellent information sheet provided a list of walks & places of interest, and they didn't disappoint. All up, a wonderful place to stay!

    Roby1066 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • A real kiwi bach

    A real kiwi bach. We loved its quirkiness - very well set up - clean and great location.

    GinaC155 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • The property was a great location if exploring the Catlins

    The property was a great location if exploring the Catlins. The property was clean & very homely. Lovely & peaceful. Lovely fire on a wet night & if you had children, a well fenced property . We enjoyed our 4 nights there & can honestly say enjoyed it. Would recommend it.

    david 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • thank u

    thank u

    LawrenceKi3 100%|3x Apr 2018

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