Jedforest, traditional family crib (bach)

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #28745

9.4/10 (41 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
25-Apr-17 to 31-Aug-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 (41)

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  • 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

  • Comfortable crib, lovely location...

    Comfortable crib, lovely location. Would be happy to book again.

    SonyaSa1 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Great old crib comfortable and warm and everything you need will be...

    Great old crib comfortable and warm and everything you need will be back.

    phillp35 100%|6x Mar 2017

  • Was perfect for our weekend

    Was perfect for our weekend. Perfect kiwi crib. Awesome shower with super pressure. We loved how it reminded us of family holidays to Naseby as kids. We really want to go back!

    DaveW551 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Great little property in the heart of the Catlins which allowed us...

    Great little property in the heart of the Catlins which allowed us to get anywhere within 30-60mins drive. It's not the ritz but has everything you need and it's still got that cosy bach/crib feel that we all enjoyed.

    simoon322 100%|7x Feb 2017

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