Kiwiana Holiday By The Beach

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #34727

9.8/10 (4 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short walk to beach, walking track, and local shop
  • Covered deck to sit under while enjoying the view with a wine in hand
  • Childrens playground and reserve directly in front of the property

"The Crib" is our cosy bach situated in Papatowai - the heart of the Catlins.

The property is heated by a log burner and is furnished with comfortable furniture, an electric range, pantry, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and clothes dryer, mini system, television, and DVD and various board games.

The master bedroom consists of a double bed and a chest of drawers.

The second bedroom has a double bunk bed with a single on top, a set of single bunks, and a chest of drawers.

The third bedroom has a double bed.

Outside is a picnic table, barbecue and chiminea - ideal for sitting around toasting marshmellows or a sausage on a stick!

The Catlins is ideal for groups or families as there is so much to do and see (and it doesn’t cost a fortune!) including:-

• Numerous bushwalks

• Sea lions and penguins

• Waterfalls

• Cathedral Caves

• Hunting

• Fishing

• Diving

• Petrified Forest

• Curio Bay – swim with the Hector dolphins

• Jacks Blowhole

• Lighthouse at Nugget Point

• Whistling Frog and Niagara Falls Cafés

This property is just over 1.5hrs from Dunedin or Gore and 1.25hrs from Invercargill.

Special conditions: No smoking or pets inside. Sheets provided. Bring your own towels or we can provide them for additional cost. Bring all your own food.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Double bed

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen $POA (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
29-Oct-16 to 29-Jan-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
3 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (4)

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  • Best location you could ask for when wanting to explore all of...

    Best location you could ask for when wanting to explore all of the Catlins. Very beautiful view and walking tracks just down the road. Very tidy house and the log burner was great! Would definitely stay here again!

    HannahKl1 100%|1x May 2016

  • Bach couldn't have been any more perfect for what we were looking...

    Bach couldn't have been any more perfect for what we were looking for ! Beach views, all the basics plus more, super cosy and homely feeling.. We will be back !!!

    junecaples new member May 2016

  • Typical kiwi crib in great location

    Typical kiwi crib in great location. Complete inventory of everything needed for a comfortable stay. Very clean. 3 stars reflects only that it is not a five star hotel and is not advertised as such. However if you know what a typical kiwi crib with 70s decor is and that is what you are looking for, this property is a very fine example with central location in the Catlins and fantastic views. Recommended.

    Macaesnz 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • A very charming wee bach that is very kid-friendly and cosy

    A very charming wee bach that is very kid-friendly and cosy. We had a great time, and plan to stay here again in future.

    cortesi 100%|1x Feb 2016

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