Lounge with a viewInside your bush getaway
Bush Sand and Sea Bed & Breakfast
Hosted by Lyn
Lyn is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A 1 bedroom eco-bungalow nestled in the bush in Te Henga (Bethells Beach), in West Auckland. Built with your rest and relaxation in mind!

The space

For 30 years, we have enjoyed living here, developing our property, and recently decided it would be nice to share it with others across New Zealand and from around the world. In 2008, we built a one bedroom, self contained and elegant cottage which is nestled in New Zealand’s native bush of the Waitakere Ranges on Auckland’s Wild West Coast. Bowing to our Guests’ wishes, YES, we now have cell phone coverage!

Guest access

Full kitchen facilities. All the ingredients supplied for you to cook your own breakfast when you want it! (locally sourced with Lyn's freshly baked bread and fresh fruit juice). Wifi. Sheila's track, your very own bush-walk. Private spa. Airport transfers and local trips on request. Sky TV. Cell phone coverage. A/C.

Interaction with guests

We are available throughout your stay to provide advice on the area and are always happy to chat about your home. However we leave you in complete privacy unless you want to chat!

Other things to note

Please contact us with any special requests - we enjoy discussing options, things to do in the area and will be as flexible as we can to ensure your stay is enjoyable, relaxing and memorable!

Free parking on premises
Hot tub

Cleaning Fee ₹1404
Weekly Discount: 23%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

All we ask is that you treat our home as you would your own. We request that our non-smoking policy be respected inside and a peaceful, quiet environment.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Laurence User Profile
April 2017
This is the perfect place to stay to discover the west coast of Auckland. Quiet, clean, comfortable and a stunning location.

Ellen User Profile
October 2015
We cannot begin to share how much we enjoyed our stay. We now will compare everything to our stay at Bush and Sands for the rest of our 6 week trip. Two nights was too short, but I suspect I would say the same for a much longer stay. We feel very fortunate to have met Lyn & Allan; we feel as if we have always known them! Not a negative thing to say. All our needs were met with a clean and lovely place. Great memories!
Lyn User Profile
Response from Lyn:
Aw, shucks, you are sooo kind. It was mutual. Keep in touch when you get home if you have time. I would love to hear your overall experience of New Zealand. Always good to get recommendations of places to go and see, etc. for our future Guests. Such a great retirement trip ahead of you both. Travel safe, cheers,
October 2015

Colin User Profile
October 2015
Lyn's hospitality and compassion were superb. We were greeted on arrival and shown around the divine accommodation. The bed was perfect, soft silky linen atop of a wonderfully supportive yet supremely comfortable bed. We awoke in the morning to the smell of freshly baked bread at our doorstep. The breakfast of free range bacon and eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms with the delicious fresh bread and freshly squeezed orange juice was a wonderful way to start the day. The view from the double glazed windows on all sides was peaceful and varied from rainforest to a vista of the ocean. The quality of the fittings was top notch in every way. Everything about this place is perfect. All the little details that make a stay effortless have been taken care of. Our only complaint is that we only booked for two nights, We could happily have settled in here for a long stay.
Lyn User Profile
Response from Lyn:
Thanks for a thoughtful review. I normally try to keep reviews brief, but your review was such a nice and carefully worded piece, an excellent summary. Thanks for spending part of your holiday doing that for us. We really appreciated the effort. Cheers, Lyn and Alan.
October 2015

Charlotte User Profile
June 2015
Lyn and Alan were very organized and helpful. The property was perfect and a great location on a hill close to Bethell's Beach. There was a good walk down to a stream to see Glow worms and the spa was a great way to relax in the evening. Lyn's bread and fresh juice the first morning was a great way to start the day!
Lyn User Profile
Response from Lyn:
Thanks for that Charlotte. You set a high standard as a good and caring Guest. We look forward to seeing you again, and hope that all our Guests are as great! Kind regards.
June 2015

Auckland, New ZealandJoined in April 2014
Lyn User Profile

We are a friendly retired couple, happy to share our 10 acres of regenerating native bush with people from around the world. We based our self contained apartment, our bnb, on the type of experience of accommodation which we like and look for when we travel ourselves.

If we had a motto it might be, "to treat others as we wish to treated". Alan often quotes to me "that each stay should be the best it can possibly be"! I guess that is our goal.

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