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  • Wow, what an amazing place, so peaceful and relaxing. Just what we needed. Lyn, you are so lovely! Lyn and Alan, you are such amazing Hosts. Thank you so much for making our stay amazing and for the lovely treats. We will be back!

    Kerry and Stacey, Hamilton.5-7.2.2015 -

    Thanks for an amazing stay and the spa was great, perfect end to a day.

    Zoe and Alex, Auckland. 3-4.2.2015 -

  • This couple posted on Bookabach- Lovely place to take wedding photos, and for our honeymoon. Our hosts were very helpful and accommodating. The bach is beautiful and set amongst lovely nature walks. We would highly recommend Bush Sand and Sea to all who want a peaceful getaway in a lovely tranquil setting.

    Karen and Leon, Auckland. 24-26/1/2-15 -

    Kura posted on Bookabach- A peaceful and private sanctuary that provides all the essentials (and more) for a weekend away. Right in the midst of nature surround by native birds. Clean and tidy, no need for anything else.

    Kura, and Ngarino, Auckland 16-18.1.2015 -

  • Wynne posted on Bookabach- A fantastic spot for our first night together as husband and wife. Lovely quiet location and a stunning bush walk down to the creek to see the glow worms, we highly recommend the walk to all guests. A great location to access Bethells Beach and the surrounding bush walks.

    Wynne, Auckland 10-14.1.2015 -

    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!

    Chris and Emma, North Shore, Auckland 2.9-4.9.2013 -

  • 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!

    Mike and Caroline, Monmouth, South Wales. 23-25/10/2013 -

    …. 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!

    Alison and Peter, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom 5-7 December 2013 -

  • 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!

    Judy and Jack, Boise, Idaho, USA. 8-10.2.2014 -

    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)

    Marta and Kicab, North Carolina, USA. 22-23.4.2014 -