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.
6-7.5.2017 Rich and Bill (Wellington), Tim (Auckland. The advice on the Hillary Trail was invaluable! Thanks for a relaxing stay. Perfect way to finish up after a day of walking from Piha. Spa was perfect! Views and setting very special.
28.2-3.3.2017 the Raucher family, Missouri, USA.
Lovely place and Lyn went above and beyond with directions and suggestions. Thank you!
21-23.12.2016 James and Bex, Rye, England.
Gorgeous setting, lovely accommodation, delicious bread and provisions and such cheerful, kind hosts- what more could one wish for? We will be back on our next trip to NZ.
8-9.2016 and 3-5.12.2016 Agneta and Gunnar, Sweden.
We appreciated this paradise so much that we came back! Now going back to Sweden.
On Hotels.com, they wrote,”B&B med extra allt
Detta är platsen att stanna till på om man vill ha lugn och ro, avskildhet men ändå tillgång till socialt umgänge om man vill, närhet till olika naturupplevelser och ett värdpar som gör att även högt ställda förväntningar överträffas”. Translation from Swedish = This is the place to stop if you want peace and quiet, seclusion but access to social gathering if you want to, proximity to different nature experiences and a host couple that will surpass even high expectations.
11-12.6.2016 Don & Dianne, Akl and Central New York
One night not enough. Every window offered another great vista. Waking up to a spa. NZ breakfast was awesome. Thank you from both of us.
27-30.5.2016 Bruce, Auckland
Dear Lyn and Alan, thanks for letting us stay at such an awesome place. Thoroughly relaxing time here with trips to the beach and spa.
3-25.4.2016 ,Jared and Gareth, Auckland.
Another lovely stay. We leave feeling recharged and rested. Thank you so much. Arohanui. We will be back this year.
Have been in Auckland for 13 years. We didn’t realise we are so close to Paradise: song of the wood pigeons; breeze from dense bushes; fish scales like black shiny sand; foggy heartshaking sea; starry sky watching from the spa; cosy bed and homemade breakfast. We are feeling that we are part of the nature and part of the history. Peter promised giving me a special 20th anniversary. Lyn and Alan, your beautiful flowers and lovely card and stories, this experience made an indelible impression on me. Thank you for sharing your world with us. We hope one day we will come back with Gloria sharing the story of Arahoe.
I have read all the comments written before this. There is nothing more that I can say-the words say it all. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have spent a few days in such a place- hosted by two wonderful people. Thank you very much- we will meet again. Barbara. The bush walk is great well worth the walk back up. Native bird life around, fantastic. Max.
Our week long vacation in New Zealand included 2 days with Alan and Lyn at their marvelous property here in the waitakere Ranges. We can’t say enough about the hospitality and genuine warmth of our new friends. The advice and recommendations which they have provided here have us looking forward to the second half of our journey quite eagerly. The vacation Cottage is truly a work of passion that has been carefully constructed to 8 any weary Traveler: comfortable bedding; a well equipped kitchen and a marvelous aspect from the living room made us feel well rested and relaxed. We hope to see both of you in the future and anticipate returning here for future vacation experiences to NZ.