Enjoy the peace, tranquility and seclusion of this environmentally-conscious retreat.
Explore the private bush walk with its bridges, board walk and stream or roam the two local beaches, sand dunes, lakes and many waterfalls. Then enjoy a sleep in and due our late departure policy - after seeing our magical glow worm colony in the evening.
There is so much to do within easy reach!
Whether you are staying with us just a few days or longer, there is something for everyone to do in vibrant Coastal West Auckland.
Explore sand dunes and lake Wainamu, or stroll on Te Henga (Bethells beach) both within 10 minutes. Walk the cliff top Hillary Trail, see waterfalls all year round, play golf or visit local vineyards.
Have a local or in-room massage, take a yoga class, visit Auckland's highest point or simply enjoy the view.
View our rates for single nights, the 3-for-2 night weekend package, check availability and inform us if airport or local transfers are required.
Then send us a booking request to reserve your date(s) and/or if you wish, purchase your eco-escape now by either Paypal or electronic bank transfer.
My wife and I recently returned from our third stay at Bush, Sand and Sea. We really love the place – it’s such a tranquil spot to relax and unwind and we’re always made to feel very welcome. The accommodation is modern and immaculately presented and the surroundings are breath taking. The amount of passion that Lyn and Alan have for maintaining the native bush and it’s bird life is inspirational and it was fantastic to see the progress that they have made with the walking track on the property (which takes you through native bush down to a stream which is lined with glow worms at night). We can also recommend the many walks in the nearby area – we especially love the coastal walk from Bethells beach to Muriwai (part of the Hilary trail) – the views are spectacular. All in all, this place is a real gem!
Lyn and Alan, you have created a little piece of paradise- you and nature make a great team. Thank you for the welcome, provisions, transport, advice and for the evenings filled with good food, wine, humour, informative conversation and laughter. Your hospitality and kindness have made our Hillary Trail experience so very special. Thank you, both!
…. as we arrived, ‘very wet’ from Hillary Trail. Recovered quickly as we enjoyed Lyn’s “Mum’s Xmas cake”. A short walk on the banks of Lake Wainamu, followed by an excellent dinner and loads of good advice for the final day’s walking and transport to all locations. This insider advice made our walk so much easier. Thanks you to you both. (Lyn- this intrepid couple came from the UK to walk the Hillary Trail. They had 1 day fine, 2 wet and the last was fine again. They were unable to complete some sections due to flooded streams, so to partly recover this loss, I took them down to Lake Wainamu.) Update, Dec 2014, they returned for 4 days thus year to complete the missed sections!
We knew we would need a couple of days to acclimate and rest after our marathon flight from the U.S. We don’t know how we were so lucky, however, to have found this perfect location to do just that. It was GREAT- thank you!
Hope we will be able to return and stay longer,
From the Airport, Marta added…”Lyn, Thanks so much for the lovely visit we had with Alan and you. Our stay with you was the highlight of our trip. We are at the airport and heading home. Cheers, Marta” (This was special, they had spent 7 weeks in NZ, and just one final night with us, so praise indeed! Lyn)
Fantastic place – a home away from home.
The hosts were lovely – the right balance of assistance coupled with allowing a romantic, peaceful and exclusive break which is exactly what we were after. We loved the extra touches; breakfast goodies, fresh juice and bread along with the homely comforts of dressing gowns and encouraged use of slippers. The private track was beautiful. We definitely plan on coming back!
It was absolutely perfect for us and your hospitality was spot on – we were really looking for solitude and peace and you allowed that for us, so a very sincere thank you.
The extra touches were so lovely too and most unexpected. It made such a difference – supplying the breakfast goodies was wonderful and we really appreciated it. In fact, we spoke about it a lot over the weekend. It really felt like a home away from home. Your juice was amazing – I haven’t stopped talking about it to Steve and am inspired to get a juicer just to replicate your recipe
We had a wonderful time. Although it was a wet and stormy weekend we loved watching the lightening out the beautiful big window in the lounge. Even the spa in the rain was extremely relaxing. The small touches like the towels, linen and cleaning included along with the homemade fruit cake and freshly squeezed orange juice made the whole thing that little but more memorable. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this wonderful place. Thank you so much
What a great spot in the treetops! Thanks you for your hospitality. We really enjoyed all the little touches, such as the hot homemade bread and juice, a yummy breakast it was!! Thank you.
A fabulous stay – wish it was longer. Great hospitality and loved the walk to Bethells Beach. Thank you! PS. Comfy bed!