Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #28745

9.3/10 (45 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 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 & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
From 1 July 2015
29-May-17 to 29-Nov-17
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/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 (45)

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  • Enjoyed staying at this characterful bach with location close to ever changing...

    Enjoyed staying at this characterful bach with location close to ever changing estuary. Great birdlife and proximity to Owaka and other Catlins attractions.

    davirk855 99%|268x May 2017

  • Lovely peaceful place

    Lovely peaceful place

    DianeCo17 new member Apr 2017

  • Proper bach

    Proper bach. Very comfortable and clean. Fully equipped with cooking pots, utensils etc (enough to match the number of beds!). Fantastic location - great to be able to walk down to the water with the kids to play in the kayak and the bay was just perfect for the kids to kayak on.

    alands961 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Such a wonderful base for our stay in the Catlins

    Such a wonderful base for our stay in the Catlins. Everything we needed and lots of friendliness from helpful Wilma nextdoor. Jed forest was a real neat home away from home. My daughter loved the blocks. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

    KarenPa27 new member Apr 2017

  • Lovely location, tidy house, not well insulated so a bit cold at...

    Lovely location, tidy house, not well insulated so a bit cold at night - but heaters provided.

    KarenGa10 100%|2x Apr 2017

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