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Bush Sand and Sea

Hotel Class
3.5 out of 5



5.0 / 5Exceptional
11 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Bethells Beach
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Waitakere Golf Club
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muriwai Gannet Colony
    27 min drive
  • Airport
    Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)
    40 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Bush Sand and Sea)

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    More details

About this area

Bethells Beach

Located in Bethells Beach, Bush Sand and Sea is in a rural location and near the beach. Piha Beach and Muriwai Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Rain Forest Express and Muriwai Gannet Colony.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Bethells Beach - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Waitakere Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muriwai Beach - 27 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muriwai Gannet Colony - 27 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Piha Beach - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Waitakere Station - 9 min drive
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 40 min drive

About this property

Bush Sand and Sea

A spa tub, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and barbecues. Rooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers.



Check-in between 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 20

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 12 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests under 12 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Bush Sand Sea House Bethells Beach
  • Bush Sand Sea Bethells Beach
  • Bush Sand Sea
  • Bush Sand And Sea Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Auckland

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby activities


  • Beach access


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

My husband and I loved staying here!!! The host, Lynn, was very friendly Be helpful! The place felt like we were at home and was very comfortable! We loved the location because it was so close to the beach! We had a great time having dinner & listening to music at Bethel's Cafe and then watched the sunset. Speaking of which, our second night we decided to stay in but we were still able to watch the sunset!!!! This picture was taken from the living room! 😊 We would definitely stay here again! Thanks Lynn and Allan!

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2018

5/5 Excellent

Amazing property with breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean. A unique hillside getaway with amazing trails down the side of the mountain. At night the glow worms lit the side of the stream. A 10 min drive to the beach but the location, setting and privacy were amazing. I would highly recommend this stay if you are in the area. Would love to find my way back here at somepoint and finish exploring the area.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2018

5/5 Excellent

Interesting bed and breakfast in a rural location

We had a pleasant visit at this idyllic location despite the poor weather during our stay. Our host was helpful especially with regard to local attractions and directions etc. We enjoyed the facilities of the unit including the fresh juice and bread on the first day to supplement our breakfast provisions.

Pros: A very nice location in a natural country area and just a short drive to the black sand beach.

Location: Good walks and an excellent heritage/information centre a short drive away. Also there are local stations with good rail links into Auckland.

5/5 Excellent

Private Get away

Fantastic place. Lynn and Alan made sure everything was right. Amazing views, very comfortable place, well equipped kitchen with BBQ, and private. Freshly baked bread along with bacon and eggs for breakfast was also amazing. Highly recommend if you want to get away from the city and into a secluded, relaxing one bedroom home on a very scenic hilltop.

5/5 Excellent

Beautifully Crafted Sanctuary

Normally I would never have considered a B&B since my partner and I are both very private people and prefer to keep to ourselves, which is generally not how one tends to envision the B&B experience. However, in researching the property, I came across a review that stated the hosts were perfectly happy to either socialize with their guests, or leave them to their own devices (the latter of which appealed greatly, given our preferences). Another review detailed the track through native bush that wound down the nearby valley, at the bottom of which glow worms could be viewed at night, whilst another mentioned sitting under the stars in the spa pool. The more I read, the more I fell in love with the place, and so I ultimately booked a three night stay at Bush Sand and Sea. The appeal of a beautifully crafted sanctuary nestled in the bush furnished with modern conveniences and providing such picturesque views was naturally impossible to resist, and exceeded every expectation. The accommodation itself was exactly as shown, and is absolutely perfect. The unique layout of the lounge/kitchen area features walls of windows facing in every direction to maximize your views of the surrounding countryside and native bush, with access to the front- and back-facing patios. The bedroom also provides access to the latter via its own wall of windows at the foot of the bed, with views of the ocean and Te Henga (Bethells Beach) visible further down the valley. Not enough space to write more!

Pros: Absolutely everything, it was exactly what I'd hoped for when making the reservation. The tranquility, peace, and seclusion were outstanding.

Cons: It's not something that needs to be improved, just an FYI to other guests: while there is mobile coverage for Vodafone, it doesn't extend to 2Degrees.

Location: We spent the majority of our stay in & around the property enjoying the tranquillity & seclusion of the area since we were after rest and relaxation.

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