Kiwi Seaside 1950s Bach, Godwin Cottage.

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

9/10 (72 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • 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.

Facilities

  • 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*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $POA (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
peak
24-Mar-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
peak
18-Apr-17 to 27-Apr-17
$210/night $210/night
3 night minimum stay
low season
28-Apr-17 to 30-Sep-17
$100/night $100/night
3 night minimum stay
low peak
01-Oct-17 to 01-Dec-17
$160/night $160/night
3 night minimum stay
high peak
02-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$250/night $250/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (78)

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  • Fantastic location, right on the beach!! Very relaxing with sound of waves...

    Fantastic location, right on the beach!! Very relaxing with sound of waves every night. A true old kiwi bach.

    HannahGo8 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • What a beautiful spot

    What a beautiful spot. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous cottage.

    kyliay110 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Once again, we felt welcome within what has been a rich home...

    Once again, we felt welcome within what has been a rich home place for an extended family

    philca11 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • A Wonderful, Iconic, comfortable , relaxing stay

    A Wonderful, Iconic, comfortable , relaxing stay. Hope to go back again soon. Highly recommended.

    Ngaire Hopwood 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Splendiferous

    Splendiferous

    JaneyLa1 100%|1x Feb 2017

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