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Godwit Cottage - Golden Bay Holiday Home (Pakawau Beach)

Collingwood Puponga Highway, Pakawau, Golden Bay

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  • 9 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


For a traditional, cosy Golden Bay beachfront bach, look no further than Godwit Cottage!

Spend the days of your holiday stepping out your back door onto the decking and then straight onto the sand of Pakawau beach and estuary. Grab the kayak and lifejackets, available on site, on your way to the beach! Cooking up a classic kiwi BBQ at the end of a day spent on the beach is made easy by the great indoor/outdoor flow from the sheltered BBQ and dining area into the open plan kitchen, dining and sunroom/reading nook. If you're planning a winter a stay, Godwit Cottage has you covered with a closed/pot belly fireplace and wood supplies. So you can sit back, relax, a glass of wine in hand and throw on a movie with SKY TV in the warmth of the fire. Sleeping up to 11 guests and pet-friendly, this the perfect family holiday spot!

When you're not enjoying the sun, sand and sea right at your back door, set out to explore the rugged splendour of Golden Bay. Choose one of the beautiful walks along farewell spit, Wharariki Beach is less than 30 minutes drive or go hiking through Abel Tasman National Park; just an hours drive along the coastline.

For a holiday filled with beachfront bliss, come and stay at Godwit Cottage!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Single Bed, 2 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As the property has unfenced access to the beach and a creek, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Beachfront
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • SKY TV
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Godwit Cottage

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Stayed December 2021

Fantastic location, great spot for all the family including the dog. House was a little rough around the edges, but with a good clean and regular maintenance this would be a great property we'd happily return to every summer.

Stayed October 2021

Great Bach, in fantastic location right on the beach and close to the local pub. Easy driving or biking to the northern and western areas of Golden Bay. Bach was clean, tidy and had everything we needed for a family trip.

Stayed February 2021

Godwit Cottage is a magnificent location which can accommodate five comfortable and nine including bunks and couch. With the sea so close you will be obliged to swim morning and evening (subject to tides). Farewell Spit is not far, and a trip to Westhaven/Whanganui Inlet worthwhile. Excellent management assures a refreshing stay.

Stayed October 2020

This is great "New Zealand" bach, homely, tidy with lots of room close to the beach. Highly recommended for small or large family groups.

Stayed October 2020

A beautiful spot right on the beach at Pakawau. Has a fabulous view of the sea from the deck, clean and tidy and brilliant fire for those colder days. Highly recommend and we hope to return.

Stayed October 2020

Great property to enjoy the sun and cozy with the fireplace on the chilly nights. Fantastic to be able to big our small dog with the secure deck space. Thanks very much to the owners and to Bachcare for the ease of renting.

Stayed July 2020

Wonderful stay at this bach. Kids loved the use of the kayaks and the location, right at the beach. Wonderful place for whole family to relax and explore. Perfect for our dog especially with the fully fenced deck. Thankyou looking forward to another stay.

Stayed July 2020

Great stay perfect location highly recommend staying here

Stayed May 2020

Great stay, highly recommend.

Stayed February 2020

Great location, very relaxing, good facilities, use of kayaks was enjoyed by the children. Would recommend and be happy to stay again in the future.

Stayed January 2020

Absolutely loved our stay at Godwit Cottage. It's location towards the end of Golden Bay meant time away from any buzz and an opportunity to truly switch off. The location of the house is right on the beach with great views of the sea from the decking. We found the house clean and tidy, with everything at hand you would need. Would love to come again.

Stayed December 2019

Property was as described, very homely & easy to just move in and start our holiday. Weather was a challenge but didn’t spoil the stay We cooked on the BBQ & were cozy and comfortable eating under the covered area outside. Would definitely recommend it and will be back

Stayed July 2019

We absolutely loved the bach and the view and proximity to the beach. Lovely warm and homely bach. Very well appointed kitchen. Wifi would have been great but we actually had a real holiday and enjoyed the beach more ! Thanks so much for having us.

Stayed April 2019

Loved staying here. Plenty of room. Well equipped. Expansive, sunny deck with beautiful view. The beach was a quick walk out the backyard. Great beach for little ones.

Stayed April 2019

Great location: explore the area, or just sit in the sun and read a book. Fantastic deck and handy being a short walk to the local cafe and the dairy.

Stayed November 2018

Lovely location and home for a break.

Stayed October 2018

Great house, great view. Perfect getaway from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life ☺️

Stayed October 2018

Beautifully maintained bach. Strict check in and check out rules. Ask before booking. We appreciated the flexibility that we were shown re: these rules. But it would be good for folks to know beforehand what they are and whether there is flexibility.

Bachcare replied

Hi Betzy, Thank you for your feedback. We do hope we were able to accommodate your needs, if any guest would like to check-in earlier or check-out later they can contact our Support Office who will try and arrange this for them

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