Kiwi Seaside 1950s Bach, Godwin Cottage.

Bach or holiday home | Long Beach (Russell) | #21673

8.8/10 (60 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Out the gate, cross the road to the beach, top location with stunning views of the islands.
  • Best of both worlds, with busy Russell township within pleasant walking distance (1km)
  • Basic, homely and comfortable, enjoy long evening beach walks,or fish off the rocks.

Drive north, turn off to Opua, and catch the car ferry across to historic Russell, ($11. per car and driver), drive over the hill and Long Beach awaits. Sometimes surfy, sometimes flat calm, sometimes full of swimmers and visitors, and sometimes empty, three quarters along the beach you will find Godwin Cottage nestled behind a hedge.

This 1950's bach is a classic, with loads of character, and no modern frills. It is well loved, warm and cosy with new wool carpet in all bedrooms and modern comfortable beds. There is room for two cars to be parked around the back. People who come here 'fall in love' with this little gem, and come again and again. A stellar location, sheltered, private and separated only by the road, from the beach. Enjoy black starry nights, the soothing sound of the sea, and fishing off the rocks at either end of the beach at dusk.

Alternatively a walk over to the township and you will find some wonderful restaurants and shops, remnants of the old days with early NZ buildings and churches, Pompallier House, a bustling wharf to boat/people watch, or to fish off/ do some bombs! From the wharf you can catch a ferry over to Paihai and check out what Paihai has to offer. Russell is the gateway to the Bay Of Islands. From here you can book to go swim with the dolphins,

chartered fishing, or the famous Hole in the rock trip. Watching the sun go down with a glass of wine alfresco at the township, or from the historic Flagstaff, or sitting looking out to sea from the cottage on Long Beach, there is enough variety to keep you busy or relaxed in this uniquely varied location.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Toddler safe

Bed layouts

  • Double room

    1 x King bed

  • Double room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Single room

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $POA (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
low peak
26-Oct-16 to 01-Dec-16
$160/night $160/night
3 night minimum stay
02-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$210/night $210/night
3 night minimum stay
high peak
16-Dec-16 to 31-Jan-17
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
01-Feb-17 to 31-Mar-17
$210/night $210/night
3 night minimum stay
low peak
01-Apr-17 to 12-Apr-17
$160/night $160/night
3 night minimum stay
high peak
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
18-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$210/night $210/night
3 night minimum stay
low season
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$100/night $100/night
3 night minimum stay
low peak
01-Oct-17 to 26-Oct-17
$160/night $160/night
3 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 (66)

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  • Such an awesome little place right on the water!

    Such an awesome little place right on the water!

    caml5566 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • We were catching fish off the beach! How wonderful was that! It...

    We were catching fish off the beach! How wonderful was that! It may not suit every one, if they are used to the luxuries of modern living, but We just love it!

    karenm29 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Awesome location, you know it's a little bit rustic when you book...

    Awesome location, you know it's a little bit rustic when you book it, so that's all fine, everything you need is there !

    MarrCh 100%|4x Jul 2016

  • The cottage is a bit tired but this is explained in the...

    The cottage is a bit tired but this is explained in the listing copy so there was no surprises. The location however is outstanding! We had such a wonderful weekend away with the kids, thank you so much.

    EmmaF781 100%|2x Jun 2016

  • We found it a little rustic for our liking

    We found it a little rustic for our liking. The King and queen beds were comfy - pillows terrible so take your own! The single beds we didn't want do use as quite old. Not good for asthma suffers. There was no cleaning equipment in the house so we bought our own to clean the house. ( all bottles were empty) The sitting room was too rustic for words so we just sat around the dining room table. The outside is as basic as it gets. Beautiful location, view & beach.

    DaveandSusieP 100%|1x May 2016

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