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Description from owner

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Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / B&B
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: B&B

1 Full bath

Bush Sand and Sea B&B Auckland, New Zealand
TripAdvisor property ID 3877011

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Book this 1 bedroom b and b in Te Henga (Bethells Beach) today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 36 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1220, depending on travel dates.

The owner last updated the property’s calendar Aug 08, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Lyn H.
Calendar last updated:
08 Aug 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Te-henga-bethells-beach- Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Deck
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (36)

Excellent – based on 36 reviews Excellent
36 reviews

Very Good

“Pour qui aime la nature”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2014

Nous avons été accueilli avec beaucoup de chaleur par notre hôtesse, Lyn. Le gite est une maison sur pilotis dans la foret tropicale, à coté de la maison de nos hôtes. Il s'agit d'un grand séjour avec une cuisine ouverte très commode, une grande chambre confortable, une immense salle de bain et 2 terrasses pour admirer la cimes des arbres et la mer au loin. Le tout très joliment décoré et chaleureux. Nous nous y sommes tout de suite sentis bien. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié nos hôtes pour leur hospitalité et les nombreuses informations qu'ils nous ont données sur la faune et la flore de la foret. Ces informations nous ont servies pendant tout notre voyage. Lyn et son mari alan nous ont emmené en promenade dans la foret sur un charmant chemin qu'ils ont tracé eux même en nous nommant les arbres, les oiseaux, les insectes. Lyn s'est donnée beaucoup de mal pour nous aider pour la suite de notre voyage. Un lieu de séjour chaleureux, calme et intéressant.

Response from the owner Wonderful to hear from you and thanks for the kind words. Out came the dictionary! You introduced us to an interesting concept, one of travel but don'r book ahead. Very happy we could help out and you were most welcome!

“Wonderful location, beautiful surroundings, excellent cabin and”

Reviewed 1 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights after landing in auckland and wanted to get out of the city immediately. We selected this because of the location and stunning scenery with walking and outdoor activities close to hand. We prefer smaller (luxury)self catering /B&Bs; in unique locations and like to 'do our own thing' and cater for ourselves but also meet the locals and this certainly allowed us to do all of these things. The cabin was excellent with everything you needed and set up for relaxing and enjoyment of the surrounding bush areas and views with high quality appointments. The hosts were wonderful and really helped to make our stay easy and enjoyable. They set us up with food and wine so we didn't have to worry about shopping etc which was much appreciated. Fresh juice and fresh bread was on our doorstep in the morning. We were invited over for drinks and nibbles before dinner which we really enjoyed and learnt some history of the area and their property and then went for an escorted walk through their rainforest walking trails to view the glow worms at the creek that runs through their property. Had a very memorable stay and would go back next time we visit this part of the world.

Response from the owner I am sorry i missed this review. But this Guest's experience is a common scenario for us. We are here to make each stay the best it can be, we are small so can give personalised attention, AND we like learning from others too. It keeps us in touch. Conversely, if Guests want peace, quiet and total privacy, we can offer that too!


Reviewed 16 Apr 2013

11.3-3.4.2013! Ruth and David, Rockanje, Holland We have stayed in Paradise for 3.5 weeks. Everything was perfect, the bungalow, the "garden", and luckily, also the weather. Thanks Lyn and alan for your hospitality, for all the interesting discussions we had, and for the music you played for us. We have stayed in lots of places in NZ, but Bush Sand and Sea is the top. Hopefully we see you again next year.

Response from the owner Thank you to the Perfect Guests whom we look forward to welcoming in the future. Ruth has been promised her own musical 'soiree', she has a great voice which blends well with ours!

“Absolutely perfect place to stay for our wedding weekend”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2012

Absolutely perfect place to stay for our wedding weekend. The boys enjoyed soaking in the spa before getting dressed in to their wedding suits. We enjoyed the little notes left by the Hosts, Lyn and alan, making our stay more comfortable. We hope to come back to celebrate wedding anniversaries to come!! Thanks a lot!

“Beautiful, peaceful escape - impossible to improve on this”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

Perfect getaway from the city. The unit is comfortable and cosy, with everything we needed - double glazing and a heat pump, and a lovely deck in the treetops. Lyn and alan are the best hosts - really welcoming and friendly, but allowing us enough privacy. They provided lots of lovely touches such as the fresh home baked bread on arrival and slices of home made fruit cake. Te Henga is in my favourite part of the world, so I just loved being there. And although the house is a big walk from the beach, it is a really nice walk through a farm and then over the extensive dunes. Walking down to see the glow worms and the weta family at night was a real highlight. As was just following the trail over to O'Neils beach in the daytime. And of course sitting in the spa as dusk fell, listening to the moreporks. We couldn't have asked for anything to be different. Lots of respect for our hosts for their commitment to sustainability. Wishing you all the best.

“Tranquil Bush-Palace”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2012

Bush Sand and Sea is hosted by Lyn and allan Happy, who have the touch with running a B&B.; The self contained unit is extremely modern and well laid out for enjoying the scenery with an amazing view of the bush leading down the valley to Bethells beach - which we enjoyed a massive rainbow over on the sunday eating breakfast while it rained in the morning. The saturday we 'set up camp' inside our palace and went exploring the Waitakere's, which Lyn had a great rnage of info and a book on, so a hikers delight, especially with the outdoor spa to enjoy after your days walking and dinner - the stars were an amazing addition to the whole setting. Certainly an amazing expereince capped off by the guided tour of the property down to their very own glo-worms, all the history and stories made it all the more personal and enjoyable. A truely relaxing experience that must be enjoyed!

“A fantastic get-away.”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2012

We had a wonderful stay here! We enjoyed the company of the weta in the spa (Ed's note- we have good colonies of a native cave weta (often shown to Guests)and they like to move around, good evidence that our rodent baiting is effective. Also a common gecko lives under the spa where it is nice and warm). The house is lovely, cosy, beautiful outlook, and the care taken in design and construction is obvious- love the effort put in to making an eco-friendly home! Recommend the walks at Cascades followed by a drink at the Golf Club. Lyn and alan are wonderful hosts- we hope to be back again one day.

“Home sweet home away from home!”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2012

Lovely accomodation on the edge of a wilderness beach. The hostess Lin and her husband were wonderfully hospitable, and not only helped me find them in the middle of the night when my GPS failed, but welcomed me with open arms at last minute notice. Bethells Beach, a black sands beach with warm water, is gorgeous and has a history in the filming of such shows as Hercules and Xena. This is a must stop for travelers wanting to get away from it all. I, for one, will return.

Response from the owner Tekla had been touring NZ for 1 month, (and not booked, as locals had recommended). So when a lone gal from New York called for help....well, we would hope our own and all parents' children find similar help..and it was a pitch black night! Bethells Beach was her 'touchstone', an important teenage memory of the very popular TV show, and it was our great pleasure to be able to help her achieve this goal in a very short time frame. Thank you, Tekla, Tui (the dog) and I enjoyed the freedom of the beach too!

“Would love to come back and stay longer!!!”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2012

A perfect way to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary! Thank you Lyn and alan for providing such a magnificent space for us to relax, reflect, laugh and enjoy each other's company and the environment! We will definitely come back during the year for another retreat, but for a bit longer. Your generous hospitality was a1 and you so deserve all the accolades in this Guest book. Arohanui Bron and Pete.


Reviewed 13 Feb 2012

Thank you so much Lyn for your generous hospitality. What am amazingly peaceful spot, outstanding! We will be sure to come back and recommend. Thanks again! B.

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