Catlins Lake Sanctuary

Bach or holiday home | Kaka Point | #35927

9.3/10 (4 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Walk down a native bush trail to the waters edge and throw in a line for the freshest sea run trout
  • Stroll along the nearby untouched beaches amongst the seal colonies and native seabirds.
  • Drive a short distance to Owaka township to sample the best local produce and unique cafe atmosphere

Catlin's Lake Sanctuary is a cosy retreat from the modern world where you can reconnect with nature and truly relax. A classic kiwi bach, an icon of the 1970's, with wood burning fire and simple home comforts. Wood and Kindling provided with fire set and ready to go. Have your camera handy to catch the local Bellbirds and Tui's feeding on nearby native trees and plants right outside your window. Revel in the beautiful sunrises, sunsets and clear starlit night skies from the front lawn or venture out to explore the blowhole at Jacks Bay at high tide, the many local waterfalls, and the famous Nuggets Lighthouse. The Information centre in nearby Owaka township is an excellent resource centre with in depth local area knowledge to guide you in selecting the best experiences available to enrich your stay. For the truly enthusiastic fisherman the estuary abounds with Flounder and Sole which can be speared on clear still nights.

Special conditions: Please no pets allowed and smoking only outside to ensure comfort of future guests. Possible discount for long term stays (5 Days+).


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
22-Feb-17 to 22-May-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (4)

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  • This bach has a fantastic location, sunrise and sunset views

    This bach has a fantastic location, sunrise and sunset views. Easy access to Owaka for supplies or food. Lovely clean bedlinen and towels too! We really enjoyed our stay. Just to help improve the experience we would have loved a coffee plunge pot and hairdrier! Thank you so much for even sorting a travel cot for us!

    KristiS6 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Gorgeous view and perfect location in The Catlins

    Gorgeous view and perfect location in The Catlins. Very handy to Owaka the main service town and so many of the attractions of the area

    KitHen 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • We absolutely loved this spot

    We absolutely loved this spot. Noelene and Bills home is exactly that,,,a home away from home. The view was breathtaking and the tuis are very friendly. Thank you Noelene and Bill

    MargotBr3 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Great place sitting on a hill, a perfect vantage point to watch...

    Great place sitting on a hill, a perfect vantage point to watch the changing light. Very scenic, and had everything you could need.

    TraceyRy1 100%|1x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Richard and his group were excellent tenants and we would recommend them to stay. They were careful with the property and appreciated everything. Noelene

    Catlins_Lake_Sanctury 100%|2x

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