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


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*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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  • This is a lovely house with beautiful views of the lake

    This is a lovely house with beautiful views of the lake. It was clean and everything worked great. Everything we needed was there. I very much recommend it.

    rhonddabowen 100%|2x Apr 2015

  • Great for two famlies staying

    Great for two famlies staying.

    JaredKi1 100%|1x Mar 2015

  • Seven adults were accommodated extremely comfortably

    Seven adults were accommodated extremely comfortably. We so enjoyed the upstairs sitting area and deck with its beautiful lake views. A great setting for our usual nips and nibbles. The house is well equipped and the beds are all very comfortable. The only complaint we had was that we had to leave!! We could easily have stayed for much longer.

    bancor 100%|1x Mar 2015

  • My friends and I enjoyed The_Strachans_Crib very much

    My friends and I enjoyed The_Strachans_Crib very much. The place was immaculate and the beds were comfy. I especially liked the kitchen. His kitchen was very efficiently designed, and the kitchenware was very well equipped (all different sizes of pots, pans, chopping boards, knives, etc). The location and the view were just amazing and it was easy drive to Wanaka to discover around a bit further. We were fully charged by staying at his place after walking in Mt Cook in the bad weather.

    MiYoungK 100%|1x Feb 2015

  • Fantastic house

    Fantastic house. Everything we possibly needed,great location,close to everything we wanted . Would highly recommend!

    Arnie77 100%|1x Jan 2015

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