Strachans Crib - Amazing Lake and Mountain Views

Bach or holiday home | Lake Hawea | #8706

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


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.

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. Please note that Christmas and New Year bookings are only taken in September so do not enquire before this. Other dates are 3 months in advance.

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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$10.00 per person); Extra people after 6 (Optional, NZ$20.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x King bed
    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 5

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 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 (54)

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  • So close to everything, amazing views, immaculately presented home, lovely to be...

    So close to everything, amazing views, immaculately presented home, lovely to be able to take dog. Thanks so much. Will highly recommend this home.

    tanies454 100%|33x Oct 2009

  • We wrote in the guest book in Crib

    We wrote in the guest book in Crib. Great place Great location great people to deal with.

    patrey597 100%|1x Sep 2009

  • The bach had *wonderful* views over lake Hawea and the mountains

    The bach had *wonderful* views over lake Hawea and the mountains. Very light and nice setup. Newly renovated (or built) and in great condition. We really enjoyed our stay! The walk by the lake was really nice!

    andrcz49 100%|1x Aug 2009

  • Lovely clean bach which had everything you needed

    Lovely clean bach which had everything you needed.

    joanod932 100%|1x Aug 2009

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