Catlins Lake Sanctuary

Bach or holiday home | Kaka Point | #35927

9.1/10 (10 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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
My Tariff
14-Dec-17 to 14-Mar-19
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/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 (10)

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  • Perfect view! Warm and toasty, very comfortable!...

    Perfect view! Warm and toasty, very comfortable!

    RuthOp16 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Beautiful view, surrounded by native birds

    Beautiful view, surrounded by native birds. Lovely and warm with fire going, beds very comfy.

    KimRo191 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • We had the most fantastic time staying here

    We had the most fantastic time staying here. The view was to die for, the accomodation so cosy and welcoming, and the birdlife amazing. It was close to everything we wanted to see in the Catlins, although it was hard to drag ourselves away from the view.

    TessaAn1 100%|1x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Tessa Thank you so much for your wonderfully positive feedback on our place in The Catlins and so glad that you had a good time. We think it is a very special place too so we loved to hear that you and your group did too.

    Catlins_Lake_Sanctury 100%|9x

  • What a wonderful place to stay

    What a wonderful place to stay. A very comfortable home away from home.

    MauriceLe2 100%|5x Apr 2017

  • Our stay was hassle free and what a setting! The sunsets/sunrises &...

    Our stay was hassle free and what a setting! The sunsets/sunrises & stars were breathtaking! Such a good choice for a total escape. The beds were so comfortable & lovely to light the log burner in the evening. The beaches were stunning! Loved seeing the sea lions & exploring, jacks bay, cannibal bay & serat bay, leaving nugget point for the way home, just fabulous! ??

    BernyH49 100%|1x Feb 2017

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