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Bookabach

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Kiwi Seaside 1950s Bach, Godwin Cottage.

32 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Russell holiday house

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

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.

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$0.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this house unique

Basic, homely and comfortable, enjoy long evening beach walks,or fish off the rocks.

Reviews

4.3
based on 32 traveller reviews

Kiwi Seaside 1950s Bach, Godwin Cottage.
average rating of 4.25 based on 32 reviews
5

Such an awesome little place right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Such an awesome little place right on the water!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We were catching fish off the beach!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

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

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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The cottage is a bit tired but this is explained in the listing copy so there was no surprises.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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We found it a little rustic for our liking.

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Awesome location. I would highly recommend Goodwin cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Russell, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
peak
3 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$201
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A$201
 
 
high peak
16 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$240
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A$240
 
 
peak
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$201
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A$201
 
 
low peak
1 Apr 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$153
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A$153
 
 
high peak
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
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A$240
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peak
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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low season
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$96
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low peak
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
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A$153
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high peak
2 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
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A$240
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Russell, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • house
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double room - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Double room - 1 large double bed
    Single room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis