• Entire home
  • 969 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • Mountain view
  • Garden
  • BBQ facilities
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub

Catlins Lake Sanctuary is a holiday home with a garden, located near Owaka. The secluded property overlooks an estuary and farmland. It provides free private parking. Owaka is 2.1 mi from Catlins Lake Sanctuary where guests will find restaurants and shops. There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodations. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including photography, fishing and hiking. Dunedin Airport is 45 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Catlins Lake Sanctuary has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sep 12, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Reliable Info
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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Owaka
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  • Steve
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The views, the bird song in the morning. Proximity to local beaches, attractions and grocery store
  • Vicki
    The Views! The Facilities. The Location. The Serenity 😊
  • Sue
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Excellent location. Great views and outdoor facilities Lovely birdsong. Peaceful and Quiet. Cosy and Comfortable.
  • Catherine
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The views,location, birdsong,night sky and stars, The comfy and understated detail in the house, the bygone era where family memories were made .. my Sister in law was delighted ..we are both in our sixties !
  • Carmel
    Location was superb So quiet and peaceful with spectacular views Close to all the Catlins attractions
  • Lada
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    amazing place at an amazing location, outstanding views and birdlife
  • Vicki
    The peace and quiet… privacy and gentle sounds of the birds. Watching the tide come in and out. Ability to take day trips and see the local attractions in every direction. One day the sheep in the neighbouring property got out and provided...
  • Colleen
    great location. communication from owner was great, very comfortable, sunrise and sunsets was the best
  • Alison
    Location, conservatory, garden, birds, beds, information book.
  • Richard
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    beautiful setting. cosy property and well equipped

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi. We interested in seeing the southern lights and Caitlins is one of the areas recommended for that. Is that true? Do you have good internet?

    The Catlins is a wonderful place to see a starry night when the weather is clear. We have been lucky enough to see the Southern Aurora on a couple of ..
    Answered on 3 May 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Hello Thanks for your enquiry. The best months to visit The Catlins are Feb. and March. It cant be guaranteed that the weather will be perfect but it ..
    Answered on 28 October 2019
  • Hi what heating is available please also is there wifi available 😊

    Hi We have a log burner which is set and ready to light on arrival as well as electric heaters in the lounge and bathroom and it is very cosy. Wifi is..
    Answered on 11 July 2021
  • hey can we please bring our 2 small pomerian dogs

    Hi there just wondering when you were looking at booking your accommodation in The Catlins Regards Noelene
    Answered on 31 March 2021
  • Hello, do you allow dogs? We have a retired farm dog and a small poodle?

    If your dogs are clean and well controlled we do have them at our property. Regards Noelene
    Answered on 9 April 2022
  • we are looking at 27th dec till 1st jan thanks

    Hi There Yes we do have availability. Sorr t took me so long to reply. Regards Noelene
    Answered on 1 April 2021
  • Still looking?

Host Info

Host Review Score

Catlins Lake Sanctuary is set in native trees and is totally private. The bird life is abundant and the scenery is wonderful with a lake and estuary view. It is on an elevated sheltered site right next to and above the water. The fishing opportunities are at the edge of the property.
Our family love the area for holidaying because of the fishing opportunities and the bush walks and the selection of out door activities.
Owaka, the little nearby village has some facilities including a cafe, restaurant and a hotel. It has a well stocked grocery store and an outstanding Museum which showcases the fauna and flora and the geographical features and history of the area. It has a lovely children's playground and some art & craft shops.
Language spoken: English

Area info *

Amenities of Catlins Lake Sanctuary
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Free WiFi
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Beachfront
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Catlins Lake Sanctuary takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Visa Cash Catlins Lake Sanctuary accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Catlins Lake Sanctuary of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Catlins Lake Sanctuary

  • Catlins Lake Sanctuary has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Catlins Lake Sanctuary offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • The prices at Catlins Lake Sanctuary may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Catlins Lake Sanctuary can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Catlins Lake Sanctuary is 1.2 miles from the center of Owaka. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Catlins Lake Sanctuary is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Catlins Lake Sanctuary is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.