Kiwi Seaside 1950s Bach, Godwin Cottage.

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

9.1/10 (92 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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
18-Feb-18 to 03-Apr-18
$210/night $210/night
3 night minimum stay
low peak
04-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$160/night $160/night
3 night minimum stay
low season
01-May-18 to 30-Nov-18
$120/night $120/night
3 night minimum stay
high peak
01-Dec-18 to 20-Dec-18
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
21-Dec-18 to 31-Dec-18
$200/night $200/night
3 night minimum stay
high peak
01-Jan-19 to 31-Jan-19
$250/night $250/night
3 night minimum stay
01-Feb-19 to 18-Feb-19
$210/night $210/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 (98)

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  • A Perfect Kiwi batch

    A Perfect Kiwi batch. So close to all bay of islands amenities while still giving the feeling of being "away from it all. We saw dolphins in the bay 3 days out of 5! The batch is set out with great cooking facilities and everything you need is there. Clean, tidy, and welcoming. Were going back!

    SuzanneFi2 new member Feb 2018

  • We had a great holiday at the cottage

    We had a great holiday at the cottage. Absolutely stunning location. Thanks so much.

    4hoppos 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Godwin cottage is such a nostalgic place

    Godwin cottage is such a nostalgic place. It took me right back to my childhood holidays, staying with my grandparents at the beach. The cottage is as described; retro and comfortable. Plenty of room for the family to spread out, reading, playing cards & board games. No TV here! And the there's the beach just a few steps outside the front door. Fabulous!

    JacquiGo3 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Godwin cottage is good value for Money

    Godwin cottage is good value for Money. The location is exceptional

    MaryF554 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Perfect Bach for us - everything you need in a wonderful location

    Perfect Bach for us - everything you need in a wonderful location. Very family friendly, copes well with sandy feet, boogie boards, fish and chips on the lawn and salty outside showers. Always clean and tidy, good beds, room to spread out and soak up the family history that comes with this lovely place.

    Briar_Mc1 100%|4x Jan 2018

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