Pounawea Peaceful Haven

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #4333

9.3/10 (38 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Bush setting.
  • Good fishing in the closest rivers and further away.
  • Peace.

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: SPECIAL FOR WINTER MONTHS 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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 1 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
19-Jan-17 to 19-Apr-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (46)

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  • Good accommodation, plenty of room for family

    Good accommodation, plenty of room for family

    lynlay446 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • great location and ideal property for a getaway

    great location and ideal property for a getaway.

    dembagarth 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Again, no hassles, all went very smoothly and we had a great...

    Again, no hassles, all went very smoothly and we had a great time. Warm and cosy. A great base to explore the Catlin's area. We had two international guest with us and they got to see dolphins, sea lions, fur seals, penguins, waterfalls, bush walks, and some great beaches. Thanks, we will definitely be back to stay again.

    CarolineThomson 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Totally loved this Bach and location

    Totally loved this Bach and location. Bach was clean, well provisioned and generally great. I think that washing machine needs fixed - we had to open the lid a few times to get it to complete its cycle. We will definitely stay again. Awesome!

    MelanieBa6 100%|3x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for that positive feedback. We are sorry you had problems with the washing machine, we do too, but it's not the washing machine's fault. The water pressure is so low that the washing machine takes way too long to fill; opening and closing the lid, as you did, has to be done to fool the machine into thinking it's on another load.

    michon569 100%|50x

  • The property was great - exactly what we wanted! The location was...

    The property was great - exactly what we wanted! The location was beautiful and we had no problems at all. The only (very small) issue that we had was that the fire did not seem to have a fire-guard (as we have a young child, it would have been good to know), but overall we loved the place and will definitely be coming back!

    LeanneChi 100%|1x Sep 2016

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