Bush Sand and Sea

4.5/5 Rating
13 Reviews
From $ 185 NZD
Per Night


Welcome to Bush Sand and Sea, built with your rest and relaxation in mind!

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, tranquility and seclusion of this environmentally-conscious retreat. Explore the bush walk with its bridges, board walk and stream. Enjoy our late departure policy after visiting the glow worms in the evening.

Easy access to the wild West Coast of Auckland with its beaches and walkways, explore the Waitakere Ranges or Vineyards of West Auckland.

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 you. Your privacy is respected and your comfort guaranteed.

Double (2 pax)
Private bathroom
King (2 pax)
Private bathroom

Price displayed is an indication, actual price confirmed on enquiry

Country New Zealand
Region Auckland Region
Nearest Town Waitakere


  • Restrictions
    • No smoking on property
    • No smoking inside
    • Non-smokers only
  • Payments
    • EFTPOS
    • Visa/Mastercard
  • Facilities and Features
    • Wi-Fi
  • Pets/Children
    • Not suitable for children
From $ 185 NZD
Per Night



Overall Guest Rating

My friend and I spent 4 wonderful days getting to know each other at Lyn and Allan's place. Right from my first email contact with Lyn, the Happy's made me feel like an old friend. I have never been made to feel so welcome. The cottage was immaculate. We wanted a place that we could cook together, eat together, watch a movie together, dance to music together and just get to know each other. The Bush, Sand and Sea was all of this and more - the perfect romantic get away. What a wonderful place to fall in love.
March 2012

Beautiful house in the middle of a beautiful forest by the black sands beach.
March 2012

January 2012

What a fantastic place to retreat after a full-on wedding! Thanks so much, Lyn, for making us feel so welcome and being so amazingly accommodating. You were definitely one of the highlights of our wedding. Thanks so much. Gareth and Anna Newton, Auckland, NZ.
December 2011

What a fantastic place. We loved the private bush walk, bridge and board walks, and the spa pool. It was nice having a separate private unit and being the only guests. Thank you again for our special weekend.
March 2011

Dear Lyn and Alan, thanks for the lovely mini break away from our other life to celebrate 10 years of marriage. This place is just what I had in my minds eye (and more). Will see you again, hopefully soon.
March 2011

Thank you for making us feel most welcome. Your B&B is a paradise and we truly feel relaxed. It is the perfect place for a holiday. We really enjoyed the fresh bread, the nature walk, the recommendations and the spa times. We are glad we stayed more than one or two nights and had a nice long visit and therefore could do so much: visit Jim's cafe on the friday night with its live music, visited The Packing Shed, the Greenstone Factory and had a personalised tour, Crystal Mountain, horse riding AND still had time to relax!!! Hopefully we can come back one day. Ps. your scones are amazing!
February 2011

February 2011

What an amazing place. We switched off as soon as we arrived. Just beautiful. Thank you Lyn and Alan for your wonderful hospitality and the lovely food. We wish we were staying longer but we will be back. Leisa and Andy, Auckland.
January 2011

Thank you for letting us share your fabulous home- we really enjoyed our brief stay and wish we could have stayed longer! The accommodation is wonderful, food fantastic and views to die for. We will definitely recommend to all friends and family. Thank you." Annie and Mark, Buckinghamshire, UK.
December 2010

September 2010

A great place to unwind, relax and rest. Thanks again for everything. Shane and Sonia, Melbourne, Australia.
June 2010

What a perfect place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! This place is so tranquil and beautiful and extremely well appointed. The special touches of flowers, chocolates, fruit, cake and bread are very thoughtful-thank you!! We thoroughly recommend the Muriwai to Bethells walk which is so spectacular and peaceful. The swim and coffee at Bethells was a perfect finish as was the spa for our weary legs! Thank you for making our weekend so special and memorable.
March 2010