Strachans Crib - Amazing Lake and Mountain Views

Bach or holiday home | Lake Hawea | #8706

9.8/10 (24 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Fantastic views. Two lounges and loads of room. Double glazed. Two heats pumps and wood burner
  • Twelve minutes to Wanaka, and half an hour to foot of Cardrona and Treble Cone roads
  • Short three minute walk to the reserve and beach. A very peaceful and relaxing place.

Our huose is a modern 2 storey cedar house built in 2006 with fabulous views of Lake Hawea and the surrounding mountains. This is an ideal spot for all summer and winter outdoor activities and perfect for one or two families.We are 12 minutes drive to Wanaka. For skiers it is 25 minutes to the foot of the Cardrona skifield road and about the same to the foot of the Treble Cone Skifield Road.The house has 2 heat pumps, a wood burner with a supply of wood,and a couple of extra portable heaters for winter though is double glazed and easily heated.There are 2 mountain bikes for guests use and a great cycle track down the river to Wanaka. The large double garage is available and very useful in winter when frosty. There is also room for at least 3 other vehicles and a boat inside our gates. Hawea has the newly renovated Hotel with bar and a great restaurant. The shop, 150 metres away, sells wine and beer, has a cafe and Sailz Restaurant above it. Also has lots of brochures about Otago Lakes activities and the owners and staff are very friendly and helpful.

It's a 3 minute walk to the lakefront with its reserve and 7 km of walks along paths and the beach to John's Creek.No houses are built on the beachfront at all! Blissfully peaceful with superb mountain scenery all round.

All beds have a duvet and 2 pillows per person so you need to bring 2 sheets or a sheet and duvet cover plus pillow cases for all beds you will use. Also bring big towels and dish towels.

The garden is fully fenced so is toddler friendly. Wanaka has plenty of shops, a supermarket and lots of other entertainments. The showers are hot, powerful and virtually instant, ideal after an active day and then a seat in the upstairs lounge or on the balcony watching the sunset over the mountains with a local Pinot Noir in hand is just wonderful, for some it borders on obligatory. We hope you will come and explore this idyllic spot and enjoy it as we do. Our house is fantastic value, many guests have said.

Special conditions: We ask that you clean bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and vacuum all floors leaving our house as you would like to find it. If pets are to go with you we must be told in advance. Large dogs must be outdoors only. We ask for half the total amount as deposit at the time of booking and half the week before you arrive. If you have any special needs or requests please just email me. Thanks.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    2 x Single bed

  • Spare single bedroom

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required); Linen $10.00 per person (optional); Extra people after 6 $20.00 per person (optional)

*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 (54)

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  • Great property, super location, warm, clean, handy to pub and shop

    Great property, super location, warm, clean, handy to pub and shop. Brilliant showers, great views. Fantastic place to stay

    johnay125 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • Gorgeous property, clean, tidy and perfect for our stay

    Gorgeous property, clean, tidy and perfect for our stay. Easy walk to Lake Hawea Hotel and general store and to lake front which was lovely as we had a sunny day. Rooms were all great and it was fab having a fire. Would definitely stay again!

    DominiqueRo1 100%|5x Aug 2017

  • Awesome lake views and really tidy house

    Awesome lake views and really tidy house

    alexmckay45 new member Jul 2017

  • Large warm house with stunning lake views, perfect location for your stay...

    Large warm house with stunning lake views, perfect location for your stay in beautiful Hawea. We will defiantly be back and highly recommend the property to others

    markth317 100%|1x May 2016

  • Awesome location! Suited our needs perfectly! Thank you!

    Awesome location! Suited our needs perfectly! Thank you!

    TaniaHe11 new member Mar 2016

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