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Bush Sand and Sea

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26 Te Aute Ridge, Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Auckland New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Breakfast included
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lyn and Alan are a lovely couple and they know how to make you feel right at home, nothing was too much trouble. The unit itself is VERY comfortable with everything you would need and more. We found high quality linen and mattresses on both...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank si0uxxx
Response from LynHappy, Owner at Bush Sand and SeaResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the review. We understand it takes time, and Guests often plan to give a review....but life is sooo busy and they soon forget. We value all reviews and this one is very special since you were the first longer term Guests, more...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

The place is on top of a mountain in a most beautiful location. the house is so comfortable. we loved the spa, it really helped after 1.5 day of Hillary trail walk. We will definitely stay there againMore

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Ameneh S
Response from LynHappy, Owner at Bush Sand and SeaResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you for the review. We get great pleasure in helping Hilary Trail walkers get the most out of their time. Time is precious, but you made the most of yours and this was a good introduction for your 1st NZ trip! Each stay is...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great restful haven after a day on the challenging Hillary Trail .The stunning view from the lounge down to the sea was memorable as was the comfort offered in this well designed accommodation. Alan and Lyn were great hosts and were very flexible and thoughtful...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank TonyC2538
Response from LynHappy, Owner at Bush Sand and SeaResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for completing the 'to do' list for your epic trail trip by placing a review as well. You were all so well organised, able to adapt to weather conditions, truly prepared for anything. What a great Team and congratulations for your achievement too....More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

My girlfriend Lou and I loved Bush, Sand, and Sea. Lyn and Alan were great hosts. On our way to the B&B I stupidly managed to get my car stuck in a ditch. Lyn and Alan -- without any judgment of my driving abilities --...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank eddiegregg2017
Response from LynHappy, Owner at Bush Sand and SeaResponded 23 March 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you liked us and the glow worms! Have to update you, after you got stuck, we complained to the Council, they agreed it was a hazard and repaired- so we now have a very...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had a wonderful stay here. Lyn and Alan are great hosts – making you feel completely at home and offering suggestions of things to do. The guest lodging is self-contained – you have your own separate apartment with kitchen, dinette, sitting area, bedroom, bath,...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Mary J
Response from LynHappy, Owner at Bush Sand and SeaResponded 26 February 2017

Thank you so much for this review. High praise indeed..."It was definitely one of our best experiences in New Zealand – and we had many wonderful experiences!" It's always our goal, every stay should be the best it can be, but we are always thrilled...More

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Bush Sand and Sea at Bethells Beach is a one bed roomed, self contained and elegant accommodation nestled in New Zealand's native bush of the Waitakere Ranges of Auckland's Wild West Coast.Enjoy the peace, More tranquility and seclusion of this environmentally-conscious retreat. Explore the bush walk with its bridges, board walks and stream. Enjoy our late departure policy after visiting the glow worms in the evening. Whether you are escaping the city for the weekend, looking to recharge your batteries or looking for a beautiful pause in your trip through Aotearoa (New Zealand), we look forward to welcoming youFor Guests who arrive from Overseas, come directly to us from the Airport and who book 3 nights or more, we will shop according to your list, so those extra provisions are ready for you. You can reimburse the cost once here and you don't have to stop at any Supermarket while jet lagged! Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$132 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$132 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
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Pool & Beach (6)
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"Ocean Views on private acreage, huge windows, quality fittings, great hosts"
11 Sep 2018
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"Only 1 room available on site and a bit expensive, has good views"
16 Jan 2017
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"No kids allowed, but our 14 year old had a great time."
17 Dec 2012
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"Only one room - book well in advance!"
5 Nov 2012
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