Pounawea Peaceful Haven

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #4333

9.3/10 (54 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Warm 3 bedroom house with large open plan living area nestled into the bush. 300m to water front and playground.

Nearby golf course, and horse trekking. Flounder and trout can be caught year round in the Owaka River (trout fishing requires a licence available in Owaka). Great walk along Surat Bay to False Islet, view the sea lions en route.

Owaka 5 minutes away has a small supermarket (you can buy a fishing licence here) and a tourist information centre.

Use Pounawea as your base camp to explore the Catlins, there are many scenic attractions short car distances away.

Over the winter months we offer great special rates especially for longer periods of rentals. Please contact us for a quote.

Special conditions:


No charge for children under 5.


Please contact us for quotes on longer periods of rental. We are keen for you to share our wee slice of heaven so come along and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Pounawea has to offer.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (66)

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  • There is plenty of room to spread out and the house is...

    There is plenty of room to spread out and the house is only a couple of hundred metres from bush walks, kayaking and swimming spots. All the Catlins attractions are close-by and the wildlife hotspots Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay are only a few minutes drive. If it rains, take advantage and read a few pages of your latest book, then move on to some Scrabble. We will almost certainly be back next year with grandchildren and the double sit-on kayak. This is a home-away-from-home for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

    Eric S. Jan 2019

  • Thank you John & Sue

    Thank you John & Sue..we had a stress free, relaxing & enjoyable xmas spent in your bach. The home has everything you need. Close to the water front & surrounded be native plants & birds. 4 adults & 6 children were a comfortable fit with 2 fold out sofas & plenty of games/puzzles to enjoy when the sun went down. We loved having no wifi or TV for a few days, which got the kids outside, enjoying their time in Pounawea ???

    Kelly B. Dec 2018

  • Lovely property

    Lovely property...and will be even lovelier when the building site next door is landscaped

    Rosemary H. Dec 2018

  • The house is very well equipped, comfortable and well cared for

    The house is very well equipped, comfortable and well cared for. It is very conveniently located close to some delightful walks and scenery and a short drive from Owaka for groceries, dining and a visit to a very interesting museum.

    Rex W. Nov 2018

  • Location was awesome, easy access to the natural beauty of the Catlins

    Location was awesome, easy access to the natural beauty of the Catlins. The house was comfortable and easily heated with the wood burner, the only negative was the temperamental stove rings.

    chriis551 100%|5x Jun 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    You are so right about those stove rings. They are high up on the fix-me list!

    michon569 100%|68x

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