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Find Places to Stay in Bethells Beach on Airbnb

Find Places to Stay in Bethells Beach on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Bethells Beach

Places to stay in Bethells Beach
Overlooking west coast. Extremely private, quiet and idyllic. Watch surf break from bed deck or spa. Rustic. Flush toilet & hot shower in small rooms adjoining the studio. Practically off grid. Surrounded by native trees. Bush walks, beach, lake nearby. A real favourite with honeymooners, babymooners and people wanting to get away from it all.
Self contained studio overlooking west coast. Extremely private, quiet and idyllic. Lie in bed and watch the surf break. Deck and BBQ. Hot tub with a view. This place is rustic. Flush toilet and hot shower but in small rooms beside the studio. Practically off the grid. A real getaway. Limited cell phone coverage and no TV, just DVD's, books and the sound of birds. 40 minutes drive from central Auckland. Fantastic views. Beautiful grounds full of natives. 3 minute drive to beach. Close to many excellent walking tracks. Track to the Lake is 5 minutes walk away.
Classic west coast New Zealand. The stunning Bethells lake is safe swimming and gets lovely and warm in the summer. Great walks in the bush beach sand dunes. You are also right on the Hiliary trail one of the most beautiful walks in New Zealand.
  • The location or view from the house (and even from the bed!) Is just fantastic and we had a great stay.

    Verena2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved staying in Bethells Beach! The cabin was a short drive away from the beach, and the views from the cabin are outstanding. For us, the hot tub really made this spot perfect. And the cabin felt so private and secluded which was great! Highly recommend!

    Lindsey2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place off the beaten path for a get away. Be sure to check out the nearby lake and go shopping before you get here!

    Galen2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a place! We had such a great time here! Anna‘s place has a stunning view and a lot of beautiful little details. We did a beautiful walk to the lake as Anna had recommended to us. And at night: you sit in the hot tub and look at the stars - perfect!

    Phillip2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • The photos don’t do this place justice, far better than we expected. We brought a lot of food with us and we had plenty to keep us busy in the area. We are definitely coming back next year. Watching the stars from the hot tub will be a fond memory for us. Thank you Anna, for being such a wonderful host.

    Joel2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation.

    Curtis2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful beginning to our vacation. The views were unbelievable and the place has everything you could possibly need to relax and take it all in. Will be dreaming of my morning coffees sitting in the bean bag chairs on the patio for a while. Highly recommend - wow!

    Lindsey2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The hut ist a romatic getaway and has such a nice View! The Lake near it is just wonderful and Anna hast been super nice and welcoming!

    Catharina2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    A tiny isolated hut amidst Kauri and Rimu trees to escape the world, self check in. Outdoor Fire, long drop, outdoor hot shower/bath. Surrounded by Tuis and Wood pigeons the hut is close to Piha and Karekare…or simply stay and enjoy nature. Beaches are 10 minutes away by car either in Piha or Karekare. If you require grocery shopping if you have no transport or arrive late at the airport from overseas please let me know, I can arrange that for a $30 fee. Discounts for longer stays available.
  • If you are looking for simplicity, good bed, lovely outdoor bath, shower & toilet overlooking trees & beautiful melodies of the Tui birds ( best wall paper ever.) This is the place. Antje has the necessities covered as well.

    Esther2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful property in an ideal location. Would definitely recommend!

    Devon2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Me and my 21 yr old son had the best time just sitting around the fire relaxing drinking beers and wine. Beautiful waking up with the birds noise in the background. Close the the surf beach and amazing sunset: )

    Teinakore2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • We had a delightful 2 days staying at Antje's Hut. Lots of thoughtful touches and everything has been provided to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Would love to stay again and would highly recommend to others.

    Sandra2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location, like a dream!

    Ryan2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous hut! Loved being surrounded by trees and listening to birds singing. Very stylish space and clean! Quick responses from Antje as well! Highly recommend

    Irene2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Slice of bach / tiny house heaven in the woods, just wish we could have stayed for longer. Charming and cosy, the whole place was on point. Perfect for a couples romantic get away or a solo city escape.

    Alex2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I had a great stay at the misty mountain hut, it was secluded, surrounded by luscious green trees. The hut itself was a cool place to stay for two nights- stylish with everything you need amenity wise. The only issue for us was my wife being 6 month pregnant at the time, the outdoor toilet wasn’t ideal as she was up multiple times a night to use it! Whilst we were there we couldn’t use the fireplace due to restrictions because of weather, or the bath due to water restrictions. Antje was very honest about these issues and compensated us for the inconvenience! We had a lovey stay all in all!

    Sam & Holly2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Private Cabin set in the bush, 10 minutes walk to Muriwai Beach to see the Gannets & Muriwai Golf Course is on your doorstep. The cabin is 5 years old with a Queen bed below & double bed on the platform, a modern bathroom, kitchenette, freeview TV and free WIFI. Suitable for 1-3 adults but if you are going to use both beds I have a minimum of 2 nights in the winter. In daylight saving hours I have a minimum of 2 nights always. Please note it's just a little cabin and very basic.
    This little cabin is set in the bush, ten minutes walk from Muriwai Beach, the well known Gannet Colony and 5 minutes drive to the famous Muriwai Golf Course. There is a Queen bed below and double bed on the platform. It is perfect for a couple or two single people. It is too small for 4 people so please don't book if you are 4 people and that includes children. You have your own bathroom with a walk in shower and a little kitchen that includes a one element induction cooker, small mini oven, microwave, fridge, toasted sandwich maker, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery. The TV has freeview and the WIFI is free.
    Muriwai is a little community that used to be mainly holiday homes but these days most people live here full time and commute to the city. It is a wild west coast surf beach so we have a lot of surfers and we have wonderful Surf Life Savers who volunteer so make sure you swim between the flags. The Surf School down at the beach gives lessons, hires surf boards and also hires out land yachts. Surf Kiting is very popular when the wind is right. The other attractions, apart from the 50km long beach, are the world renowned Gannet colony and the famous Muriwai Golf Club which is almost on the beach! There are many places for hiring horses or you can visit some of the vineyards. Kumeu, Huapai and Waimuaku as the Nor'West is where the first ever vineyards in New Zealand were established (Soljans, Nobilos, Matua Valley, Coopers Creek, Kumeu River etc). The Hillary Trail ends (or begins) in Muriwai. It's a day's walk along the coast to Bethel's Beach (check out the website) but the whole trek is 3-5 days. Goldy's Bush in Constable Rd is 2 minutes drive away and you walk down through the Kauri forest to an amazing waterfall (it is all down hill though!) There are steps down to the beach from my street or you can walk through the Edwin Michelson bush track if you prefer. I like to walk through the bush to Maori Bay to check out the Gannets and then down the path to the main Muriwai Beach. From there I either walk along the beach or go to the Sand Dunz cafe for an icecream, burger or cup of coffee before the walk home up the steps. We have the Sand Dunz cafe near the beach and the Muriwai Lodge Topshop up the road, both of which do really nice take-aways plus the Link Café at the Golf Club is open to the public 10am - 3pm and for meals on Friday nights. The Muriwai Lodge does home-made take-away curry's every Thursday night but is closed on Wednesdays. The Full Moon cafe in Waimauku (open 7.30am - 4.30pm) is 10 minutes drive away and has great reviews and if you don't want to drive into Kumeu there's other eating places there too. If you don't like swimming in the sea we even have a local swimming pool. A drive (or walk or bike) up Coast Road, past the Village Green (that has a tennis court, skate boarding rank and basketball hoop), takes you to the north end of the beach where you can drive onto and along the beach (for 50kms). That's also where they take the horses and there are 2 fresh water swimming holes at the car park at the end of the road. There's also tracks into Woodhill Forest from there but the main entrance to Woodhill Forest is up on S/Hway 16 - they have amazing mountain bike tracks (plus they hire mountain bikes). Just a bit further on from Woodhill Forest is the old settlement of Helensville and Parakai Hot Springs which are natural hot pools with amazing water slides. If you're in a car and you're heading north then S/Hway 16 along the Kaipara Coast is a good alternative route to Highway 1 and the Harbour Bridge. You meet up with Highway 1 at Wellsford. You could also catch one of the numerous farmer's markets that are popular now - mainly on Friday nights and Saturday or Sunday mornings. Fresh Choice supermarket is 10 minutes drive away in Waimauku and New World in Kumeu is 20 minutes drive. Both places have restaurants and take-aways.
  • Jane's spot was the absolute best for a weekend away in Muriwai! It is close to the beach, walking trails, & a few quaint cafes. We absolutely loved the private cabin and the views from Jane's property which overlook the ocean in the distance. Highly recommend booking with Jane :)

    Brendon2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, views, waves.

    Shanon2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment in a great location. Jane was a perfect host.

    Constantin2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Jane's studio is very nice. Hidden in the vegetation, it is a calm and relaxing place. Fully equipped and comfortable. Jane was very welcoming and full of good advice. We recommend !

    Amandine2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Jane was so lovely and welcoming. The place is on a hill with a beautiful forest view and the walkway with beach views. It was a really relaxing and lovely stay.

    Daisy2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • We totally recommend this cute cabin with everything one needs for a short or a long stay. We had three people in our group and it was perfect. Excellent location and very private. Jane is very hospitable and provided everything for our needs. I would love to stay longer next time and explore more of the local tracks. Thank you Jane

    Jules2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very special spot, sunny deck, comfy beds, everything you need. Go and see the gannets!

    Brigit2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely and quiet. Very clean and great host.

    Craig2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand

    Nestled amongst native bush with views of the stunning Piha beach, FivePendrell is a luxe modern home, providing a comfortable, authentic experience within a distinct relaxing enviroment and atmosphere that will evoke treasured travel memories
    FivePendrell offers 2 bedrooms and one bathroom with stunning walk in shower. The house can sleep a total of 4 people. FivePendrell is suited for those wanting a quiet private retreat. It is perfect for a romantic weekend away, a girls weekend, a business retreat or a family holiday home. There is a full kitchen to create gourmet meals. Guests are provided with luxury tea and fresh coffee, fruit, yogurt and muesli are provided in your fridge so you can help yourselves to breakfast at your leisure. Luxe linen and cotton towelling. Robes are provided for comfort. FivePendrell only uses eco friendly cleaning products and bathroom amentites provided are all natural, non chemical products. Fully insulated and double glazed, the house is very comfortable, but if needed there is a cosy modern log burner, and room heaters provided The living areas are open plan. Large sliding doors open to the private front deck with sea views. The large back deck is perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. Unlimited wireless broadband access is available, although we would be happy to turn the modem off if you would like to have a digital detox!
    Piha is New Zealands most famous surf beach. A laid back seaside village on Aucklands West Coast, 40km from the city. This black iron-sand beach has a reputation for awesome surf which rolls in over the Tasman Sea. It can be moody, misty and mysterious, wild, wet and wind-swept. There is a store and an amazing cafe, so you can get your caffeine fix before heading out to the beach, or as a treat on your return from the many local walking tracks
  • We spent 10 nights in this phantastic house and its beautyful surroundings and it could have been 10 nights more. There are so many things you can do, go to the phantastic beach, do stunning coastal walks or through the beautiful native forest or just enjoy a bath in the hot tube after doing that. The views from the deck are stunning at any time. We had a wunderful time!

    Gabriele2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot gorgeous better than the photos - just go!

    Sarah2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house, exactly as described

    Maureen2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Eva’s home is absolutely stunning. Set on the hill looking down to Piha it feels very private set amongst the trees. The house itself was wonderful to stay in and included everything we needed for the few days we stayed. This is definitely a place I would stay again on future trips.

    Alycia2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • The house is a juwel with astonishing views over the bay at Piha. We enjoyed the stay very much, especially due to its luxurious style and the complete infrastructure. Highly recommended!

    Ruth2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This home is just beautiful...and the view of Lion Rock & the summertime sunset was just amazing. Such a clean & relaxing environment for a brief surf trip stay. Thank you, Eva, for your thoughtful touches & responsiveness when we had questions. All was just perfect!

    Julie2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Magical place to get away and feel relaxed in a beautiful luxury and peaceful environment I want to go again!!!

    Hannah-Lee2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • The home was the perfect place to end our honeymoon in New Zealand. Peaceful, private, amazing views and outdoor spaces! Thank you Eva!

    Adam2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Nestled amongst the Nikau palms of a beautiful Piha section, this Airbnb is a stand alone building with private access. Hidden in the heart of Piha, you are only minutes away from the beach, cafes and waterfalls. The newly built "hut” contains an amazing queen size bed, private sheltered deck, comfortable seating and boasts a stunning view of Lion Rock. There is external access to a private bathroom located near the hut.
  • The hut is fantastic, exceeded all our expectations! The views are amazing, the outdoor space is so wonderful. The bathroom was sparkling clean. The hut is super close to the cafe and store, the beach and several hikes. Aramis is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. Would recommend 100%.

    Gabor2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely magical wee place. The location is perfect. The views are stunning. I look forward to returning sometime soon!

    Charlotte2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome little space about as close to the beach as you can get! Really enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend

    Austin2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Super convenient location, gorgeous view, your own little oasis surrounded by nature.

    Valerie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • I didn’t think it could be better than the pictures, but it was truly amazing. Already planning to go back.

    Amanda2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a perfect spot to be based in Piha! Close to the beach and waterfalls, and around the corner from local cafes. Super convenient yet very quiet. The hut is beautifully crafted from new and recycled materials. It was so nice having a hot, high-pressure shower after a week of camping! Felt very safe and private. The hut is surrounded by fruit trees and a huge array of bird species visit throughout the day and night. I stupidly brought a suitcase, which was a bit tricky to get up the stairs and gravel path, but would be easy with a backpack. Lovely views and very comfy bed.

    Nicola2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space with great view

    Kate2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little private spot with a great view. So lovely to start and end the day on that balcony. Highly recommend going across to the RSA for dinner as well! Cheers :)

    Gabi2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Entire cottage1 bed
    Piha Hut
    Price:€65/night
    194 reviews
    Superhost
    Your wave is waiting! Imagine sitting in front of cozy Little Honey wood-burner? Winter has its own magic - watch the storms roll over the Tasman Sea while snuggled up in front of the fire. Charming Piha Tiny House in the beautiful, rugged West Coast setting of Piha Beach with a stunning view to the valleys, black sand beach and sea. Wake up to this view daily and walk out to the sea facing sun-drenched deck surrounded by native bush.
    Charming Piha Tiny House named the “Doris Jean Retreat" is situated in the beautiful, rugged West Coast setting of Piha Beach with a stunning view to the valleys, black sand beach and sea. Wake up to this view daily with a sun-drenched Tiny House and outdoor deck surrounded by native bush; at night enjoy a glass of wine looking out to the magnificent sunset over the Tasman, and the crystalline views of the extraordinarily bright Southern night sky full of stars. The Tiny House includes a full kitchen, bathroom, open-plan living area, loft bedroom with skylight and a king-sized bed, and a bedroom that fits a single bed. There's also a large sea-facing deck, with a Cubana off the lower deck. This is the 3rd bedroom which has a comfy Queen bed and single bed. This is available at extra charge if you are having friends to stay over. This an independently run establishment by locals!
    Beautiful, iconic West Coast Piha Beach with its long winding roads, black sand beaches, rugged coastline and valleys covered with native bush. A 5-minute drive down to the historic beach with its cafés, general store and post office. And a 5-minute walk from national scenic tramping/hiking trails such as the Sir Edmund Hilary Trail.
  • Wow, just wow. Super easy instructions to follow, fantastic location with a view to match and a surprisingly large space for such a tiny home. Definitely would go back!

    Harrison2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning views are so calming inspiring and restful all rolled into one. Perfect retreat for a few days away, lots of bush walks nearby and of course magnificent beach. WiFi was good, shower was good, kitchen well stocked with utensils, parking was easy, the eco toilet was quaint and amazingly non smelly lol. Gorgeous loft bed, loved the deck and being up on the hill. A gem of a place and speedy responses from Susannah when I booked and arrived same day were so very appreciated.

    Jane2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular views and not a bad drive to the beach!

    Andrew & Meghan2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing space

    Adam2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully outfitted Tiny House with the most incredible view! We absolutely loved Piha’s laid back vibe.

    Kaleigh2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Simply stunning view. One of which you feel a part of rather than an observer. Whatever the weather. It's just wild, powerful and very special.

    James2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • WOW.. what a spot! My partner and I were blown away by the location, just sitting on the deck having a coffee and looking out to the ocean. The tiny home is clean, has all you need and makes you relax. We really felt at ease whilst there, and made you switch off. Can't wait to visit again one day!

    Frankie2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Doris Jean. Stunning location, gorgeous tiny house and awesome host. Susannah was very responsive and went above and beyond to send us the sunglasses we left behind. We highly recommend staying here.

    Tina2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    A hidden gem situated in the Waitakere Ranges, Karekare has left many astonished by its natural structures and the peaceful charm that comes along with it.
    Nestled in the Karekare Valley. Modern, comfortable, self contained. Flat section on Karekare Road. Short stroll (400 meters flat) to the beach or waterfall. The Karekare stream runs through the back of the section. Back unit. I can accommodate a mix of couples and singles. Karekare is a surf beach. It is patrolled at key times during the summer. Equipped with heat pump so perfect for that winter getaway or cool in summer.
    Karekare is situated on Aucklands west coast in the Waitakere ranges. You will be staying in a coastal village a short distance from the beach.
  • Great communication. A great place to relax and very close to the beach

    Megan2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place and very friendly and helpful host!

    Lutz2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great value ! Clean place with awesome views and a beach minutes away.

    Jeff2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • After the long travel from germany i stayed in this nice cabin for 2 nights. Everthing was good. The cabin can easily host 3 or 4 people. Its so close to one of the best beaches i have ever been. Way better than Piha Beach if you like having the whole beach on your own. Its just a 5 Minute Walk. Well worth it!

    Andreas2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great space and an amazing location. Comfort and solitude Perfect

    Roz2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect host. Really nice and quiet place close to the beach. Everything was really clean. 5 Star Rating

    Matthias2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot!

    Sam2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend this place. Beautiful loft. Spacious and clean. Garth is super helpful if needed.

    Tupea2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Karekare, Auckland, New Zealand

    Famous Wainamu campsite has a spacious safari style tent on a large private site all to yourself. Set on a stunning 200 acre farm with your own camp kitchen, bath under the stars, outdoor shower , flush toilet and just 40 minutes from Auckland CBD. Off grid, solar powered, short walk to safe swimming lake, excellent surfing, great fun for families with nature and walks on your doorstep. Bethells Beach is a world class location for iconic NZ films that’s known for its untouched stunning beauty.
    Wainamu camps offer this unique family /friends /Surfers camp off the grid /solar powered space with camp/air beds set up and ready YOU bring linen ,towels and Bedding ,toiletries for your stay There is a flush toilet ,camp kitchen & large outside Koru designed hot shower. Lie under the stars in our luxurious outdoor bathtub with the famous Wainamu Lake just walking distance up the gentle meandering riverbed. Walk the world renowned Muriwai to Bethells Hillary trail, or pop down to the Beach to sample the home made cooking and delights at the Bethell’s cafe. Dance with the locals on Friday evenings - live bands and hot food. Bethells is the closest West Coast beach to Auckland in distance and is known for its great surf beach O’Neils. The camp is nestled in nearly 300 acres of family owned farm famous for some of our great movie locations and it overlooks the gigantic black sand dunes great fun for kids to boogie board down. Just turn up with your sleeping bags and food and have a great stay. A true outdoor experience in a slice of west coast paradise.
    Bethells Beach is a unique location 35minutes from Auckland CBD ,A Great surf beach ONeills bay and caves to explore , giant black sandunes and fresh water lake and waterfalls close by. The wider area is known for its vineyards and you can lunch at various places. We recommend our local - The Bethells cafe. For fine dining The TASTING shed Kumeu. Also the Hunting lodge Waimauku and the brewery Hallertau Riverhead or even the Riverhead tavern the oldest pub in the Auckland Area. For deli and fresh local veges - not cheap but wonderful is Boric which is in Taupaki.
  • Loved it, great location and very cool setup.

    Brian2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place to get 'away from it all'. A beautiful spot. The campsite was comfortable and thoughtfully set up with lots of creative 'touches'. We thoroughly enjoyed the space and the surrounding area. We had lots of fun boogie boarding down the sand dunes a few minutes walk away and boogie boarding in the surf at the beach nearby. We enjoyed using the BBQ all set up and ready to go; we loved the hot outdoor shower and bath (no mozzies in March for us!) amongst the Olive trees; we stayed up late by the fire toasting marshmallows and star gazing. The campsite was a great place to hang out as a family. We will be back - thank you to Anna and Jim for sharing this beautiful place.

    Roland And Sarah2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • beautiful location that is a true escape from the city

    Eva2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place!!!

    Vic2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Breathtaking surroundings and comfortable camping at its best! Waterfalls, lake and sand dune fun followed with outdoor soak in hot tub by candles and starlight. Thank you both for a wonderful stay.

    Soweeta2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful spot! We will be back again next year.

    Georgia2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, we will be back

    Ness & Dave2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Comfy spot, easy walk to lake and roomy tent set up nicely.

    Megan2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

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    Stunning beach and bush setting, just a short stroll to both the surf beach and Lake Wainamu. Landscaped gardens and beautful decks with fabulous sea views. Within driving distance of many walks, wineries, wave pools, and only 35mins from downtown Auckland. Stroll from the surf club along the beach and take in the wonder of the wild west coast, the scenery is spectacular!
    Your accomodation provides the gateway to any number of incredible bush and beach walks or simply stay home and soak up the ambience of your bach with its landscaped garden and native flora. If you've got kids then they're going to love boogie boarding down the awesome sand dunes on the edge of Lake Wainamu, there is plenty of safe swimming there too. For the more adventurous take a walk around the lake then cool off in the waterfalls. There's also rock fishing and the well known O' Neils surf beach within walking distance and a 10 minute drive will take you to the Waitakere golf club with its amazing bush backdrop. Through the winter, take one of the many local walks and return home to hot chocolate and a warm fire. Or alternatively, head to Henderson (20 mins drive) where you will find wave pools, movies, shopping, Crystal Mountain (theme park for kids) and other activities.
    Bethells is a magical place perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating the mind and soul away from the crowds. There are plenty of beautiful walks direct from the bach and the sea or the lake for water babies.
  • This is a wonderful peaceful spacious property where you can relax in its lovely atmosphere or walk down to the beach to see the amazing surf or swim in the lake. Lots of lovely walks.

    Tony2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Very good place.

    Gaetan2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • The place is awesome and quite the relaxing space. Time on the hut was the best as you get to be in tune a bit outside of the confined spaces of the house

    James2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lyn was a fantastic host, her responses were always swift and she was very accommodating to our requests. The house itself is a 5 minute walk to the beach (and a great cafe) and the house has decks which get sun from morning through to evening. Beautiful comfy beds were a highlight! Along with the extensive game collection. I was also impressed by the very well stocked kitchen- all the pots and pans you could ask for! Would highly recommend this property for anyone in search of a handy, comfortable stay for a great price.

    Magdalena2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • If you looking for a cozy two bedroom house just a stroll away from the beach in a quiet beach location this is a great spot and good value very clean and warm I’m sure I’d like to return one day. Kind regards Wayne

    Wayne2019-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • Would DEFINITELY recommend staying here, such a nice space and a cozy vibe, the perfect kiwi bach! The spot is so close to the beach and the area is so beautiful. Lyn was so helpful and I'm so happy to have found her place. Thank you Lyn!

    Isabelle2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place especially for our family of 6. House felt spacious. Excellent communication. House is located in a good place close to the beach, lovely sunsets, relaxing on the deck and a nice hot shower. Everything that you need to cook and eat. Good NZ beachhouse experience

    Kathryn2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lyn’s Place was just perfect. Great facilities, amazing location, easy to deal with host, thanks so much.

    Lisa2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    A comfortable and cosy bed and breakfast in a spacious, self contained apartment downstairs with attractive views to sea and sand dunes from all bedroom windows.
    Welcome to Ara Station - an unique house, set in bush overlooking the expansive sand dunes of lake Wainamu and Te Henga (Bethell's (URL HIDDEN) is built in the style of an old New Zealand railway station and located on the 'Ara' (pathway in Maori) of the famous Hillary Trail. You can choose one of the two options that best suits your needs-Rent the whole house (see other listing) or stay in the bed and breakfast in the downstairs apartment (min 1-max 6 people) The bed and breakfast takes only one party's booking at a time. It has its own entrance and the rooms include a spacious suite with queen bed and lounge, a large double room with queen bed, a single room with a double bed, a kitchenette for basic cooking and a bathroom. The price includes a delicious full breakfast consisting- as much as possible- of locally sourced and organic food. The rooms, provided with fresh linen and towels, are decorated with original furniture and all have beautiful views. There is free Wifi and the use of attractive outside areas complete with charcoal BBQ. This area is a famous film location known for its spectacular scenery and vast array of outdoor activities. Enjoy the tramping tracks, the tranquility of Lake Wainamu, the excitement of the giant sand dunes, the rugged coastline and surf beaches -all within a short walking distance of Ara Station. I am a well travelled and friendly host who enjoys painting and meeting people. I aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and am always available for advice on local attractions or to help with travel plans.
    Enjoy this peaceful oasis so close to the city. Great for outdoor adventurers, relaxation, overseas visitors, families, film crews, small business workshops and as an artist’s retreat.
  • An amazing escape from the city. Thank you for having us!

    Alani2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host. Made us feel so welcome. Beautiful place beautiful location with everything we could have possibly wanted there to help us have a wonderful stay. Would highly recommend.

    Cherie2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great, peaceful get away! It’s great finding a hidden gem like this, that also allows our four legged friends too. Breakfast in the morning was a delicious touch

    Nicky2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Mary Ann is everything you look for in a host. Friendly, warm, knowledgeable, generous and very much made us feel at home in her beautiful space. Couldn’t fault the experience at Te Ara Station

    Terri2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend staying at Mary Ann's. The location is great along with her hospitality (including a delicious breakfast) and accommodation. First class.

    Peter2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Mary Ann’s place is quite lovely. It’s at a convenient location, close enough to the beach as well as the sand dunes and the lake. The space in itself is made up of everything you’d need for a beachside holiday along with thoughtful little touches. She is a warm host who helped us with tips for local travels and served a yummy breakfast. It was our first stay during our NZ trip and we loved every bit of it.

    Neha2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely relaxing escape from the world, our one night was not enough. The cooked breakfast was just what we needed to fuel our walk. Enjoyed dinner on the deck, and wonderful comfortable beds.

    Elizabeth2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Ara Station is a special place in a peaceful location and cared for by a lovely and hospitable host. With many treasures from world travels, gorgeous views and comfortable furnishings, the apartment was great for a couple, family or group of friends. While we only had one night booked in this beautiful place, we felt very welcomed and comfortable. The apartment was spacious and clean, with nice linens and wonderful views. Mary Ann provided a generous and tasty breakfast for us in the morning, and had suggested that we head down to the beach the night before to enjoy the live music. So glad we did! Watching the sun go down over the beach, enjoying the music and food from the local caravan, made for a fantastic end to our NZ holiday. We only wish we had allocated more time at Mary Ann’s, to be able to explore more of the area. The softest black sand beach with the dunes and lake, as well as the surrounding region are stunning, along with birdsong and lovely sub tropical gardens. We will absolutely recommend this home to friends and family, and look forward to one day returning to this special place. Thank you to our generous host Mary Ann, for such a lovely experience.

    Andrea2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    This is a stand-alone private one bedroom unit with double bed, en-suite, separate kitchenette and lounge area with ample parking and NO CLEANING FEES. It has an extensive private front lawn with a picnic table and panoramic views of the ocean. The rear of the unit also has large area of lawn, another picnic table and wide views of the countryside. The adjoining horse paddock has very spoilt horses that enjoy being fed their daily carrots!
    Located only a 40 minute drive from Auckland and within a two minute drive to the amazing Muriwai surf beach, Maori Bay and the famous Gannet Colony, the surrounding area has numerous activities, such as Golf, Horse Riding, Surfing Lessons and Coastal Walks along with Hiking and Biking trails to ensure your stay is never boring. (The propery is on the Hillary Trail) Nearby vineyards are a must to visit and the cafe at Muriwai Beach supplies your favourite take-a-ways and a menu of dine-in foods. The nearby village of Waimauku has all of your needs covered such as a supermarket, gas station and chemist.
    Set in the midst of farms, this retreat has an abundance of space, ocean views and birdsong. Its a perfect place to escape from the city noise and bustle. There are also numerous walking tracks through native bush close at hand for that extra getaway.
  • Heather's place is absolutely gorgeous, the views are stunning, the horses are adorable. Heather is also a fabulous host and will make sure you're well taken care of.

    Christopher2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Heather is a very helpful host, friendly and so interesting. We loved the rural aspect with close vicinity to the beach and cafe'. The views are to die for..sunset, sunrise and ocean. The accommodation is just perfect. Loved learning more about horses! Thank you so much Heather.

    Patricia (Trisha)2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved Heather’s place. It was comfortable, spacious, clean, quiet and bed was just luxurious. Heather is amazing and welcoming person. All communication and check in was effortless. We only regret we didn’t stay here longer.

    Krzysztof2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Heather's place is just beautiful. Comfy, clean and amazing views plus excellent hospitality!

    Claire2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot with the greatest views run by amazing host Heather.

    Tereza2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Heather is an excellent host. We were met with fresh bread on arrival and a thorough overview of the accommodation . The location is excellent, close to the beach and local town.

    Natalie2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks :)

    Caitlyn2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Magnificent location and very pleasant studio with a superb view of the sea. Tranquility guaranteed near the Gannet colony. Very affectionate and greedy horses and foals!

    Arlette2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand

    Relax and enjoy the backdrop of native bush and bird song that surrounds you in this unique location. SCENIC RIDGE sits atop a ridge in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges with a breathtaking view of Auckland to the east and the ranges to the west.
    Welcome to SCENIC RIDGE! Our 2 bedroom quality guest accommodation is connected to but separate from your hosts upstairs. If booking just 1 room you will have the WHOLE apartment as we do not lease by individual rooms. Comprising 2 Queen size beds with quality furnishings and linen, a stunning new bathroom, combined dining and lounge room with heat pump, a large flat screen TV, Sky TV, CD Player, DVD, complimentary Wi-Fi and internet access. The bedrooms and lounge have bifold doors which open onto your own deck allowing you to fully appreciate the western views. The deck is furnished with a 6 seater table, chairs and sunloungers. During the summer evenings, the sunsets can be spectacular. The room rate includes, complimentary tea and coffee and is for single/double occupancy in one bedroom, with an extra charge per person, for the second bedroom. Please enquire with your hosts. All quality linen is provided. Check in and out times are 2.00pm and 10.00am. We may be flexible on arrival time - please enquire.
    We are a handy location for local wedding and conference venues in the Kumeu, Bethells, Waitakere and Henderson areas. The Kumeu vineyard district is only a 10-15 minute drive. Kumeu River Wines, Matua Valley, Coopers Creek, West Brook, Kerr Farm, Soljans, to name a few of the fantastic local vineyards located near our property. We are keen golfers and are happy to enjoy a round of golf with you if you wish. You will not find a more beautiful (but challenging) golf course than Waitakere GC which is a 5 minute drive as is Redwood GC. Numerous golf courses within a 12-25 minute drive include Huapai, Muriwai, Helensville, North Shore, Pupuke and one of Auckland's finest, Titirangi Golf Course. We have spare golf clubs available if required. Waitakere Ranges is renowned for its stunning west coast surf beaches, Bethells (a 12 minute drive), Muriwai, Karekare and Piha. Other local attractions include Cascades Kauri Park, 200km of amazing walking tracks and Auckland's newest shopping area, Northwest Shopping Precinct (a 15 minute drive) which also has many fabulous restaurants and eateries.
  • David and Trudy were incredibly kind and their home was very beautiful! We had a very lovely stay ❤️

    Sasha2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place to stay. Nicest hosts in the world. A priceless view. If you have the opportunity to stay, you should.

    Towhid2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and lovely hosts. Will stay there again next time visiting the area

    Mike2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wow, wow, wow, a stunning view , you can't get enough of it. The living space is huge , stylish and hosts are so lovely, especially Levi the pup.

    Peter2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place, thanks alot

    Kisna2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • It is just WOW, this is the place to be for everything. Beyond expectation the place is just too big. Really value for your money. And the bathroom, awesome!

    Fernando2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing stay. The view is beautiful and the hosts are amazing.

    Daphna2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning views from a gorgeous apartment! Was welcomed by Trudy on my arrival who showed me around the house and gave me some handy local tips for the area along with a fantastic brochure of personal local recommendations. The house was spotlessly clean with fantastic amenities and it was huge! (The bed was super comfy too)! Thank you both for a lovely stay!

    Matthew2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

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    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Two private cabins with decks around. Set in a quaint and quiet garden has views of the Piha. Only 5 minutes walk down the track to Piha Beach, with lovely views over garden, bush, and beach from both cabins. A nice place to read a book, enjoy a sunset drink, or just get the sand off between swims. Comfortable for couple with ensuite toilet and separate cooking facilities. Outdoor shower. The fold out lounge bed is great for kids under 12.
    You have your own private kitchenette and balcony (wrapped round the side and back of the cabin facing the bush). One cabin works as a cosy bedroom, the other the kitchen shed with fridge, small oven, hot plate, tea/coffee and sink. A BBQ, outdoor seating and outdoor hot shower all available to you in the garden area. Great base for exploring the West Coast beaches and tracks. There are extensive gardens where i grow citrus, chillis and flowering trees amongst the coastal Nikau forest. Piha is only an hour from Auckland International Airport and is situated on a wild surf swept coast. It is a wonderful bush covered coast with famous walks on the Hillary Trail and amazing flora and fauna. Sleep with the sound of rolling surf and wake up to the call of Tui, Kereru, Kaka and many other native bird life. We can arrange surf lessons and trips to more easily accessible beaches for beginners and our learner surfers. We have a huge stretch of coast running North South in the westerly subtropical belt. Auckland is situated between the Tasman and the Pacific oceans so we have the opportunity to surf two oceans in one day. Usually our best surfing happens in the New Zealand summer which runs from December to May. Surfing in winter presents huge swells and onshore winds so sometimes we have to travel a considerable distance. Our Local beaches are awesome with big waves and with strong rips so good wave knowledge and some experience is necessary. Always swim between the flags.
    With amazing views overlooking Piha beach, the relaxing sound of the distant surf and the call of the moreporks (NZ native owls) its the perfect its Its a perfect escape for a couple or small family. Just a short 5mins walk to Piha beach, Cafe, RSA, Surf Club, Bowling Club and Piha store. 45min drive to Auckland city. Safe neighbourhood set in extensive hillside gardens overlooking Piha Beach.
  • Lovely cabin in perfect location just 5 minutes walk from the beach! Nice little touches like fruit and homemade bread put out in the morning, and no hassle checking in at all. Outdoor shower was really warm and actually very nice. We had a great night stay here, thank you!

    Jessica2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Steve's place was in a wonderful location with easy access to the beach. The space was as advertised. Communication was quick and responses were very helpful. Would recommend staying here if you are coming to Phia.

    Kellie2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • A unique experience staying in a cute rustic cabin with views of Lion Rock and Piha Beach enjoyed from the balcony. Restful sleep in a comfortable bed with the sound of the waves nearby. Steve welcomed us warmly and shared great travel tips. A delicious breakfast tray with homemade bread was a special treat!

    Robert2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay

    Alda2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • If you're staying in Piha this place is will not dissapoint. The host brings a fresh loaf of fresh baked bread in the morning which is a definate bonus.

    Jim2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a quiet and relaxing stay. The space was clean and cozy. It was an easy walk to the beach. Steve provided a lot of great recommendations for places to check out in the area. If you get a chance check out the Piha Cafe!

    Tanis2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Steve is the perfect host, always there with a big smile when you need him. And then, there is the bread... book quick, this is a great place to stay!

    Ella2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great place over two huts. The sleeping hut was windows on two sides of the building giving a feeling of sleeping in amongst the forest. With all the birds singing around and the sound of the beach. Which you could see through the trees. Insect mesh screens on the windows too meaning you could open the windows wide and let the fresh air and sound flow through. Loved it. 5 minutes walk to the beach. And what a beach. Steve a great guy too, friendly and helpful. Makes good bread, too.

    Andy2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Ruru Cottage nestled at beautiful Bethells Beach. Native bush and West Coast beach walks. 45 minutes from Auckland CBD. The Bach is perfect for a family vacation or a romatic getaway. A short stroll down to Lake Wainamu for a walk and a swim in the lake. A 2 minute drive to the beach for a walk along Bethells beach or a surf over the hill at O'Neils surf beach. Bush walks in the area. In summer the Bethells Café offers food and beverages, on Friday nights there is live music under the stars.
  • Great wee spot with no frills. Great to reconnect and get off the grid if that is what you are looking for! Thanks for the stay Paula!

    Nirrosh2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The place was easy to find. Great access. Paula was really good and getting back to me and very easy and nice to deal with. The place was great with beautiful views and comfy accommodation. Easy access to Bethals for beautiful sunset. Thanks very much!

    Nik2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to relax, peaceful, and a beautiful view. We loved listening to the birds in the morning.

    Laura2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is a slice of paradise located exceptionally close to the dunes and with a beautiful view from the deck back towards Bethels Beach. The house was beautifully clean. I would highly recommend an escape in paradise!

    Sue2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place for an AUCKLAND get away.

    Clive2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, highly recommended!

    Nehal & Sindra2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Breath taking views. So cosy!

    Katherine2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a night or 2 on the rugged west coast. Awesome & cosy little cottage. Great comms & clear directions.

    Steve2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    2

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    A cute cottage amidst native trees to escape the world. The cottage is 5 minutes drive to Piha and Karekare beach. Private & peaceful with deck overlooking native bush. Follow me on Instagram 'tanekaha cottage' to see more photos and help plan your visit. From great places to eat to local bush walks.
    Indoor toilet and shower, outdoor bath. Fridge, microwave, electric frypan, kettle, toaster available. No stove or oven. Numerous board games.
    Piha & karekare beach, Store and cafe 5 minutes drive
  • Great place, great host.

    Sean2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great little spot! Beautiful view.

    Becs2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little spot with gorgeous views over the treetops. Close to the beach and amazingly close to the city. Great bed, quiet as anything and peaceful spot. Lovely stargazing from the porch!

    Katy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • It was my first time in Piha, and Tamsin's place was perfect. The location was beautiful and the cottage was super cosy. Only a short drive to Piha Beach and surrounding places to explore. Thank you! :)

    Charlie-Elizabeth2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, peaceful, cosy stay

    Alice2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a nice place looking out over a beautiful valley. The driveway is a little hectic to get in and out of but the view, coziness and that outdoor bath make up for it. Tamsin is a lovely host too

    Oliver2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Tamsin is a most wonderful host and her cottage is the sweetest place to stay! Had a lovely visit, will definitely be back x

    Tanja2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location makes you feel like you're living in a tree house amongst the rainforest. Super close to Piha and Karekare beach. House was modern and stylish. Lovely place to unwind after a long day exploring the local area

    Filip2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Best view in Bethells Beach! Enjoy 180 degree views of the lake, beach and wetland from this unique and beautiful architectural home, basking in all day sunshine. This excellently designed, well considered passive solar building keeps the interior cool over the hot summer months. This eco family home enjoys total privacy down a no-exit road and is surrounded by native forest with fabulous bird life. 8 mins drive to beach and Lake Wainamu car park. Price includes cleaner. No service fee
    THE HOUSE Our home has a circular, open plan living and kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and central dome skylight. There are 2 bedroom "wings" coming off this central 10 metre diametre living space. There are 3 bedrooms with an extra double futon sofa in the play room for overflow. The main bathroom and bedroom have a fabulous view over the Te Henga Wetland as well as the beach. Trampoline, basketball hoop, play house and shaded sand pit and plenty of flat grass area for the children to run around. Shaded deck to the ocean on the south west with a large outdoor daybed / couch to relax and enjoy the incredible views. 2 outdoor eating options so you have flexibility with sun, wind etc. 2 bathrooms, one with large sunken bath. Both showers have hand held shower heads. Open fire Beautiful baby grand piano Unlimited wi-fi broadband. Limited cell phone coverage - best for Spark and Skinny networks and only in certain parts of the house and property Solar hot water (boosted) and on grid solar power. Garage with internal access Outside bath with plumbed hot water. Hot tub (NOTE : winter only as we are on tank rainwater) Gardener lives on the property in a discreet location 100 metres away.
    THE AREA Bethells Beach (Te Henga) is the closest West Coast beach to Auckland's CBD. Close to many excellent walking tracks including the Hillary Trail. However note that most tracks in the Waitakere Ranges are closed as at 2018/2019.
  • Absolutely wonderful setting in the midst of the west coast, with a spectacular view of Bethell's beach and its nearby sand dunes. The grassy lawn overlooking both is great when the sun is up and the wind drops. The house itself is comfortable and spacious with lots of separated areas for people to mingle and have a yarn. Sarah made the entire process easy and seamless, and our group had a wonderful time at her lovely home.

    John2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


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    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    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!
    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!
    We love the mix of native bush, sea-views and mix of isolation and accessibility to Auckland central. We are situated on a ridge overlooking Bethell's valley and hidden out of view from our neighbours. However, the locals are good, respectful people. Our road is off the main road and the sounds of the native birds and the wind in the trees is what will keep you company.
  • Highly recommended, very comfy beds, great bushwalk rightfrom the front door. Outdoor hot tub is stunning. And extra touches like fresh juice and bread in the morning meant a lot.

    Carl2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect place to stay to discover the west coast of Auckland. Quiet, clean, comfortable and a stunning location.

    Laurence2017-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • 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!

    Ellen2015-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • 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.

    Colin2015-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

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    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    NEW LISTING. March 2020 NB - AVAILABLE FOR SELF ISOLATION. I can offer a shopping service for you. Welcome to my garage conversion. Bed & Breakfast for 1-2 people. A comfortable & private space. NB - The super king bed can be separated for 2 singles. You will need to give me notice of your preference. A short drive to both Piha & Karekare beaches & walks.
    There are basic cooking facilities in the room i.e little bench top oven/grill, convection hot plate, electric fry pan, kettle & fridge. There is no view as such from the room however you are welcome to enjoy the sunset from my deck or garden.
    The beautiful Mercer Bay Loop walk is a short walk from here
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    This cute and cosy cabin is brand new and has everything you need to enjoy yourselves at the wonderful Piha Beach. Our place is on part of the Hillary trail, situated a short few minutes walk to the start of the Mercer Bay Loop Track. There are also many more tracks around this area for you to enjoy. This is a great little base for you to go and explore. It is situated below the main house with enough parking for a small/medium car.
    This cabin has a very comfortable queen bed, two arm chairs with a coffee table. There is also a table and chairs outside on the deck for you to enjoy you morning coffee with a little peak of the sea. There is a TV with Freeview and also WIFI coverage. There is a small fridge, microwave, jug, toaster, electric frypan, cutlery, plates, mugs and glasses. The cabin has a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hand basin and of course hot and cold water. A few minutes drive down the hill to the beautiful black sand beach. The Store (which does great coffee and and food), Surf Club, RSA, Bowling Club and the cafe are also just a short drive down the hill.
  • This is a great place, with views over the sea and good access to PIha and Karekare. We thoroughly recommend!

    Staffan2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best Airbnbs we've stayed at! Super clean and brautiful private space with excellent hospitality. Chantelle was such a friendly and gracious host and we would highly recommend to anyone staying in Piha.

    Sascha & Lexi2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, comfortable cabin in a great location. Warm welcome.

    Joanna2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little cabin by Piha beach

    Emma2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Perfect for just the two of you to get away, relax and take in the wonderful views of the sea, surf and surrounding bush. Grab a glass, put your feet up and enjoy the vista.
    Perfect place for the two of you to relax and unwind. This lovely self-contained space is situated on the upper floor of our split level home. The entire top level is your private sanctuary with your own entrance and living. North-westerly aspect that takes in all day sun, with panoramic sea views, situated in a lovely bush and garden setting. Wide open deck with lovely views of Lion Rock. Large outdoor table, chairs, benches, with sun lounger, perfect for catching on your favourite reading. Lovely bedroom with a fully made comfortable queen sized bed. Modern bathroom with shower. Luxury linen and bathroom towels provided. Proper, well-kitted kitchen. Comfy lounge and indoor dining. Gas BBQ. A sanctuary away, perfect for time together and to enjoy wonderful Piha.
    Walking along Piha's beach expansive black sand and wild surf beach is an experience not to be missed. There is of course Lion Rock, which one can walk up if feeling very adventurous. Please note the surf can be unpredictable and swimming between the flags absolutely necessary. Piha is a quaint community, with a local store for basics. There is an art gallery, library and dining at the Surf Club, the Cafe, the Bowling Club, and the RSA.
  • We loved staying in Piha. it's the coolest little beach town. Nick and Ali's place has a great view and we loved lounging around on the patio. It was the perfect place to relax at the end of our honeymoon

    Molly2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place in piha with fantastic views of the beach! Everything you need to relax and enjoy the scenery. Highly recommended

    Henry2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Easy instructions to find and get into the place, then when you get there.....the view, OMG, to die for !!!! Very well equipped little house, just has everything.

    Chris2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome location, awesome hosts, great space with one of the most breathtaking views of the beach I’ve ever had. Would stay again in a heartbeat and loved my time there.

    Austin2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed my stay in Piha @Nick and Ali’s place. My friends live 3 doors away. It was very convenient.

    Ricky2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible views and awesome place!

    Hannah2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing spot. The view is absolutely astounding. This place is spotlessly clean and the bed is very comfortable. But honestly, that view! Spectacular dawn/dusk/24 hrs a day.

    Yvette2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • The photos don't do it justice. Nick and Ali have a beautiful home with an incredible view. We had a great stay (:

    Amber2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Entire house1 bed
    Piha Beach Getaway
    Price:€64/night
    180 reviews
    Superhost
    Our home is located within the Waitakere Ranges. Your living area is 60 m2. We do not include breakfast. Auckland CBD by car 23 km, to train and bus station 2.3 km, Airport 32 km. Our place is good for anyone who want to explore the area, walking trails, MTB, surfing, horse riding or just wants to relax and rest. Trust stadium 10 min drive. Go by train to Auckland centre. No driving stress and save $$ on parking fees. Our guests are loving this option. Also no added costs like cleaning fees.
    Suite attached to the main home with our internal garage in between on a 3600m2 section. The area itself consists of a big bedroom with 2 single beds connected as one. On request can be separated. Kitchenette with all amenities including nespresso coffee machine, dining area, bathroom with spa bath for 2. The spa bath is well appreciated by visitors. A sitting area with flat screen tv and bluetooth mini stereo to use for your own music on your phone or internet radio app. Heat pump. Fully insulated, damp free private unit. Very quiet at night time. You also have a part of the garden with seating available to you where you can enjoy the view. The native birds will "talk" to you.
    We live in a quiet semi rural area in a non exit street. It is within the borders of the Waitakere Ranges reserve which is extremely popular. The nights are very quiet. However, we have the morepork (native owl) who "talks" a lot with the other owls in the neighbourhood. There are a total of 360 km bush tracks. A car is a necessity unless you want to use the unit to chill out after a busy work week and don't mind to walk to the bus/train station.
  • Clean apartment in the hills with all the amenities you might expect and some extras.

    Martin2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Derek and Lia's place is perfect, 5 stars all around. Super clean and comfortable, and had everything we wanted. The outdoor space is beautiful, the shower felt great after 20hours of flying, and it was really easy to cook some meals in the kitchen. We used the location as a central place to explore all the western beaches, and it was perfect for that. It is around 30 minutes to all the western beaches like Muriwai and Piha. They were both extremely friendly and accommodating, and I wish I had more time to chat with them. Would definitely stay here again and would love to spend more time at the beaches, and just relaxing in their backyard patio setup. Thanks again!

    Roberto2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic place to stay. The most lovely and friendly hosts, adding a lot of sweet touch to the experience. Great bed, bathroom with spa bath.

    Rita2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place was such a gem. So relaxing after a 13 hour flight but so convenient to get to Auckland’s CBD if you have the urge to see Auckland. We would highly recommend this spot. The views are beautiful and it is so peaceful. Derek & Lia were lovely hosts and so accommodating.

    Anne2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute place. Very private and so nice. We really enjoyed our little get away here.

    David2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great wee stay, lots of amenities. Both Derek and Low were very welcoming, 10/10 would stay again.

    Holly And Dakota2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Nice location only 5 minutes from the train, which we took to the harbor or museum. Very quiet with no road noise. Derek and Lia treated us like family with good suggestions on places to visit and road conditions. Would recommend this place!

    Douglas and Heather2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We were so impressed and plan to make this our number 1 stay when in Auckland. Have recently travelled Europe and found Diorama to be absolutely comparable with our very best accommodation experience

    Greg2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Come and relax with our NZ birds in this peaceful forest-garden setting. Stand alone cabin with double bed. Bathroom a few steps away, shared with host. Kettle, toaster, gas cooker, cups, plates, towels & linen. Surf beach & store 10 min easy walk.
    Secluded sunny escape in a tranquil spot. The classic character hut was once the laundry to the main house on the site. The small, amazing space is surrounded by stunning trees and garden. Inside you'll find a comfy, double bed length 1.87m with sheets and duvet, drawers, hanging space and a handy bench for sitting or for your bags. Enjoy the morning sun on the deck with table and chairs and watch for the birds. On chilly days you can sit beneath the fluffy blanket and use the small heater and electric blanket
    The Piha Beach Hut is tucked behind the main house up a driveway from the no-through road that leads to the stunning Piha waterfall. The waterfall track is open and 5 mins walk from the hut but most forest tracks are closed to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease killing these trees. Please ensure all mud is removed from shoes before leaving Piha.. It is 10 to 15 minutes to beach and cliff paths. Ten minutes walk to the village store, Piha cafe and locally-run bar. RSA restaurant and Piha Surf club are great for eating-out and our community run art gallery is perfect for holiday gifts Thurs-Sunday.
  • Claire’s place was absolutely beautiful, a complete oasis, and is as seen in photos—a place of much needed serenity. I felt like I had a home away from home. The stay was remarkable and close to so many amazing places to enjoy nature, hike, and have a great swim on the beach. The nearby Piha Cafe was also so delicious to eat and dine at while there. I greatly recommend this stay in Piha.

    Victoria2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible place to stay, exactly (if not better) than described. Claire is a fab host - she has thought of everything you might need, and is very helpful with any questions.

    Helen2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Claire's place was the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a red eye flight. The accommodation was very cozy and comfortable, as well as a quick walk to the beach or Kitekite falls!

    William2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and I had heard how beautiful Piha is and were keen to visit - we were not disappointed! We had such a lovely time staying in this beautiful hut, with everything provided we could possibly need, including cooking facilities. There is so much to see just in the garden but it is also within easy walking distance of the beach and kitekite falls, both of which you absolutely must make time to visit. Claire is a wonderful, thoughtful host who was happy to chat but also gave us plenty of space to enjoy our Piha break.

    Helen2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Claire’s place is exactly as advertised, but her welcome is above and beyond description!

    Willard2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • The stay was wonderful and cozy... A great way to reign in the new year!

    Gaby2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place, Claire is very good host. It is a very cute place to relax

    Martin2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Claire's little hut. The room is suitable for two persons (adults). The bathroom is shared but very nice and the kitchen is small but very well equipped. Claire's place is well located and it's only a short walk to the beautiful waterfall track as well as to the the magnificent beach. The hut is just a lovely place with an even lovelier host! Highly recommended

    Marc2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Private room1 bed
    Piha Beach Hut
    Price:€35/night
    186 reviews
    Superhost
    Ike's is an off-grid, self-contained cabin overlooking Bethells Beach on Auckland's wild West Coast.
    This studio-style cabin is nestled under beautiful Pohutakawas in a quiet corner of Bethells Beach. You are truly back-to-basics here. No power, no cellphone or wifi to distract you. Solar lighting, and a small gas fridge to keep your beers cold. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials. A gas hob for tea and coffee and smaller meals, and a BBQ just outside. Long drop toilet and separate shower.
    Located on a private road, in a small community. We ask that you respect this special place and our neighbours. Bethells Beach is a short 10 min walk from the cabin. Lake Wainamu (on the Hillary Trail) is further down the road (15mins to the start of the track). The Bethells Cafe - open during Summer hours. See sign at beach carpark for their updates. 20mins to the nearest gas station, shops & supermarkets.
  • Better than the photos depict! Beautiful view! Great for couples

    Libby2019-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice getaway from reality and electronics. No better way to relax! Great views of the sun setting on the ocean. Makes for a good couples retreat.

    Jackson2018-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great little spot perched in the treetops overlooking the beach! Everything you need for a few days stay. So close to the beach and if you time it right - live music in the sand during the summer months. A perfect escape off the grid.

    Erin2018-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great getaway. Simple yet cute and homely. Fantastic location, amongst the bush yet a short walk to the beach. Will definitely visit again.

    Lindsay2018-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic evening here, showering under the stars and enjoying the sunset from the deck. So kiwi, so perfect, recommend to all.

    Sarah2018-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning spot. Was so lovely meeting our host who showed us how to get to the cabin and around the amenities. Loved every minute.

    Sarah2018-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at Ike's Bach. Booked for 1 night but felt like a week as we were so relaxed! Beautiful views and walks in such a stunning part of NZ. Thank you for the great hospitality :)

    Helena2018-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • This was a lovely spot to get away and off the grid! An easy walk down to Bethals caravan for dinner and some tunes, and a stunning view to admire the sunset and sunrise. Because you're in the bush the mozzies were abundant but ikes has it well covered with window screens, mozzie net and bug spray. A unique set up that is private and tranquil but feels a thousand miles from auckland.

    Tracey2018-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand

    The room is a simple and calm place to rest your head with a beautiful view of dense native bush. It is next to our house so please ask for anything specific you may need and we'll try our best to accomodate you - drying racks if you're a surfer, a desk if you're working, an iron and ironing board for a wedding etc. Etc.
    This is a 1950's bach and sleepout. It feels homely and light. The native Bush in front of all of the neighboring houses joins together to create a peaceful outlook with beautiful Kauri trees and native birds to look at.
    I love living here. I love the proximity to the beach and the city both. I love the local walks and the community feel of the place. Cable road is a nice street to live on of like minded people who appreciate the Bush and native birds immensely.
  • Friendly dog, and people in a quiet place near some great surfing.

    Megen2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful room set in an idyllic location with a beautiful and very welcoming family hosting. Set in the hill just back from the beach the room was exactly what we needed after a long flight. Fresh clean sheets and a comfortable bed, led to a perfect night's sleep. Jessie gave us plenty of tips and tricks for the rest of our trip which I'm sure will make it all the better. An absolute pleasure to stay at.

    Nicholas2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Jessie and Clint have a lovely place in the perfect location. The beach is a short drive away. They were really welcoming and we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Meghan2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Had a short stay, but nice little room close to Muriwai Beach.

    Aaron2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place Very nice people Just like home

    Willard2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Very restful and tranquil place to stay. Warm and friendly hosts. I had a great stay.

    Peter2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Jessie was a lovely host, really easy to speak with. loved the room surrounded by native bush! She gave us great local recoomendations, would a 100% recommend :)

    Kevin2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and artful space. Warm and welcoming hosts. This is a good place to be. Thank you!

    Eleanor2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand

    Our cosy beach house is nestled amongst the nikau palms on the edge of Woodhill forest with sea views. Just a short walk from Muriwai beach, relaxation and adventure is on your doorstep. Surf or swim, enjoy the coastal, bush, waterfall and gannet walks, mountain bike through the forest, play golf or watch the sunset at Maori bay. Our house is conveniently located across the road from a cafe/take away for your morning coffee, lunch or fish and chips to finish off your day.
    Muriwai beach is 35mins from the city and 40mins from Auckland Airport. Once you arrive, everything is on your doorstep! You will have private access to the ground floor - one large bedroom with comfortable queen bed, lounge area and deck. There is a fold-out couch and air mattress for alternative sleeping arrangements if requested. Linen, bath/beach towels and a cleaning service is provided. There is also a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster for your use. Relax and chill out on the beanbags after a surf in the sun, read a book or head off on an adventure. Get in touch, we would love to host you!
  • Great place, as advertised. Short walk to the beach, super fast internet if you need to work remotely. A good bit of space to stretch out, would visit again.

    Patrick2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • I highly recommend staying at Hannah and Eddies. Everything was perfect. Such a lovely space and loved the hammocks.

    Claire2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay - apartment is clean, comfortable and only a short drive to the beach. The decent blinds really helped with our jet lag too!

    Chloe2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay and relax! Hosts were very accommodating. Highly recommend.

    Reagan2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome location and place with great hosts! =) I wish we could have stayed longer.

    Katherine2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay

    Jan2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • My stay in Hannas and Eddies house was just perfect. I felt very comfortable and I liked the design of the Interieur very much. The home is cosy, lovely and the view wonderful. The veranda outside it‘s fantastic to make yoga or just let the thoughts come and goes. Of course the hammock I enjoyed as well.. I would like come back anytime again. Muriway is a very beautiful and nice place to come dawn from the daily stress and daily business. The beach is great and the surf spot and school very sympathetic and friendly. Only thing I think is improvement for Muriway: the cafe near the beach close already on 4:30pm, even by perfect weather, on the weekend and many guests..

    Alex2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • A great beach hideaway with a relaxing deck with views. Thoughtful touches to make it a comfortable stay. Hannah and Eddie very friendly and shared helpful local tips.

    Ann2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand

    Spacious, north facing home with ocean and forest views from lounge, kitchen, dining area, decks and main bedroom 10 minute walk to beach and cafe Close to golf course, forest, bush walks Supermarket and more cafes 10 minute drive away Wineries 15 minute drive away 40 minutes from city
    Suitable for 2 to 4 adults. There is a permanent resident living in completely separate accommodation downstairs.
  • We really liked the place. Large picture windows with a very nice view (even from the bathroom). Very well equipped house, close to the beach on foot. Great place to spend a few days. We will come back with great pleasure!

    Anne2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious, comfortable and clean accommodation with amazing views across the beach (a couple of minutes away by car).

    Katie2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot!

    Caitlyn2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location, clean and tidy.

    Nick2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you it was a lovely stay!

    Vanessa2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stop in for the night, very close to the beach and has a lovely view over the water. Very clean and comfortable.

    Christina2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A great clean space with amazing views of the beach. Local shop/take away place less then 10 minites walk!

    Sophie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Susan’s place is awesome for a getaway. Beautiful view from their deck & bedroom. Very spacious house. Her hospitality was great. Would definitely recommend! Muriwai beach is nearby and you can watch sunset & sunrise from their place. Had a great stay! Thank you :)

    Nashi2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand

    Sweet bohemian style cottage set in a lovely lush garden full of fruit trees native trees flowers & vegetables. Japanese style bridge across fresh water stream leads to the front door. In summer swim at the beach (10min walk) waterfall pools or just relax beside the stream. For cold winter nights there is a wood stove. Head over the hill to Piha & the Piha Cafe for free wifi Piha Store for essentials West Coast Gallery for art crafts & gifts. This a quiet peaceful retreat- please no parties!
    There are 2 double beds & 2 divans so the total number of guests I will accept is 6. This house is an open plan design with the kitchen, dining room & living room on one level. With verandahs leading off from the dining room & the lower bedroom the verandahs then lead onto the large sunny garden . Upstairs is a large bedroom with a huge view of the garden with large sliding windows. Separate toilet, shower & bath. A beautiful fresh water stream dissects the property. The Regional park backs onto the property so generally all you hear are the birds & the stream bubbling away.
    Karekare is a small coastal village surrounded by the Waitakere Regional Park. The beach is a wild surf beach with black volcanic sand. There is a surf patrol in the summer months but not in winter. There are numerous bush & beach & waterfall walks in the Waitakere Ranges. Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland covers more than 16,000 hectares of native forest and coastline. The park includes 250km of walking and tramping tracks, beaches, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rocky outcrops, waterfalls and cliffs.
  • A beautiful sparkling clean home on a magical property with beautiful gardens and a stream. Be sure to feed the eel. Helga will supply the food for him. The house does not have AC or fans and can get rather warm during the day but opening the windows will create a breeze. However, they cannot be left open at night with the lights on or the insects including mosquitoes will invade. There is a wood burning stove that we do not need but would have been delightful. Be very careful on Karekare Road leading into the property as it is very narrow with many blind switchbacks. It is a very quiet and peaceful property a short walk from Karekare Beach and a short drive to Piha where there is a cafe and small store and beautiful shoreline. It is a 30-40 minute drive into the Auckland center. Thank you Helga for helping us get our New Zealand adventure off to a great start.

    Al2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Karekare Stream Cottage is a magical place. The lovely garden is full of native wildlife — wood pigeons, fantails, magpies, and even some pukekos, as well a small stream. Majestic Karekare beach is a five minute walk away. Helga is a gracious, knowledgeable, and communicative host.

    Guy2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Helga is very welcome and kind person. She provided us with purified water. Cottage is very lovely and has everything you might need. It is covered from the rest of the world by trees, so you can totally relax there. I would recommend this cottage. The only one thing that I did not like, it is road to Karekare. As for me, it is a little bit dangerous, very narrow, especially when you don't know what crazy person will be driving from the other side, so if you feel yourself not confident while driving, do not go there. Great stay, thank you!

    Mariia2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay and unwind walking distance to beach peaceful, quite

    Trent2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • A subtropical idyll and quality property. Helga's house is well built, thoughtfully constructed and extremely comfortable. We loved the decor and amenities. I'd happily stay here summer or winter. As well, the house is surrounded by a heavenly garden bordered by a stream, and dotted with fruit trees, numerous flowers and herbs. The birds love it too. Their chirruping was the only noise we heard while we were there.

    Yvonne2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • BOOK IT! You can thank me later!

    Ken2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place! Stunning location. Loved the garden and the beaches nearby were fabulous

    Kate2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Helga’s property is extraordinary. The home is filled with light, the design of the interior spaces are thoughtful and beautiful, and the gardens are a fairy tale. The location is top notch (if you can convince yourself to leave the gorgeous home during the day) - it’s only a short walk from Karekare Beach and a short drive from Piha Beach. There’s also a fireplace in the living room which makes the whole memory of the stay even lovelier. Thank you so much for an amazing stay, Helga!

    Paul2019-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Karekare, Auckland, New Zealand

    Set in the foothills of the beautiful Waitakere Ranges, our home was built by one of Aucklands finest carpenters, for himself, in the Arts and Craft style. We would like to share this peaceful, creative place with you. We welcome people from all backgrounds. Your accommodation is the only guest room on our property.
    All photos were taken from inside our property. The Opanuku Stream curves through, so you can hear the sound of running water, mixed with birdsong. There is a kitchenette for your use with equipment for making meals. Continential breakfast is included. A small silent fridge is inside the sink unit. Different types/weights of duvet/blankets are in the small white cupboards, where the roofline meets the floor, along the sides of the room. Original artwork and antique furniture are a feature.
    Native forest covers this neighbourhood, beautiful for strolling around. Peaceful and quiet.
  • Thanks so much for the lovely stay. You welcomed us tired travelers and made our first day in NZ special. Your loft was so peaceful and exactly as described. I especially appreciate your quick response to all our messages too. I will recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area. You have a beautiful home in an idyllic location. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope to see you again. Cheers!

    Anne2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot.

    Megen2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Denis's place was spacious and comfortable with lots of little finishing touches to make our stay as comfortable as possible. It is set in a very peaceful and calming area, perfect for getting away from the city. Denis was very welcoming and happy to answer any of our questions and accommodate our needs during our stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Hannah2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Nestled among the native trees with gentle stream sounds, it's a quiet and tranquil place to relax your mind and body. Denis was very welcoming and helpful. The loft has all those little touches which make it very special. Highly recommended!

    Mikako2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is a hidden gem! Beautiful wood work and tranquil surrounds. We had a lovely time cooling our feet in the stream... just watch out for the eels! The owner really knows what he’s doing and has put a lot of though into it. Thanks for a great stay Dennis!!!

    Mark2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely Loft with all you need, bathroom, kitchen, table, chair, bed, book, and CD player! Surrounded with bush and stream. Lovely place. Denis is a nice nice host, easy to talk with, and always willing to offer help. Recommend to all!

    Yi2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great, clean space. Very aesthetic room, especially with the book arch. Close to many hikes in the Waitaks. Overall, the host was friendly and respected our privacy.

    Dhriti2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a magical place! A great hide away close to Auckland and a perfect base to discover the Waitakere Ranges. Denis is a great host of great hospitality. The kitchen is fully equipped and leaves no needs open. The room is lovely furnished with many nice details that make you feel comfy. Absolutely great!

    Jonas2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Stunning two bedroom Kiwi Bach experience, set in absolute total privacy, with quite possibly the most spectacular exclusive and private views of South Piha beach. Relax to the sound and sight of the surf right in front of you, and native bird song in total peace and quiet surrounded by native bush completely away from neighbours and car park noise. Genuine Kiwi Bach experience, please do not book if you prefer a modern hotel. Much loved family Bach. A place to make happy memories.
    You have the whole house and fully equipped kitchen to yourselves, with no one else around. Private parking just off the road, then take the private track up and through the native bush to the cottage on the top of the world. The beautiful path up through native bush has 172 steps to the house, take the adventure through ancient Pohutukawa trees and past maturing Kauri and Totara trees, from the two private car parks at the road to the story book cottage on the hill. Ensures total privacy and no neighbours. It is absolutely safe to drink the water from the kitchen sink tap, as we have top quality whole of house water filters. All bed linen and towels are provided. WIFI is strong and reliable. All photos are views from the actual property.
    Piha Surf House / Bach is minutes stroll to the stunning Piha beach and Lion Rock, and the consistent quality surf of the Piha beach breaks. The Piha Cafe and also the Piha Store are options for meals and dining within a short walk. Good provisions are available at the Piha store. Also a bar and meals are available at both the Piha RSA and the Piha Surf Club. *** Located in the Waitakere ranges national park, Piha beach is approximately 45 minutes drive from Auckland city*** The small seaside town at Piha has basic amenities for travellers, but there is no petrol at Piha, the last stop for petrol is 25 minutes drive from Piha, so fill up the car on the way out. (continued below) There is plenty to do at Piha if you love nature! Swim, surf, bush walks, bowling club and tennis court. Take the spectacular Piha public walking tracks around the public headlands and to the amazing Kitekite falls waterfall. ***When swimming at the beach please remember to always swim in between the life guard flags*** (see more below) Surfboard hire and lessons are available from the reliable and professional instructors at the Piha Surf School. Go to the 'Piha Surf School' website for further information.
  • Unique location totally worth it. Great host, quick responses

    Ghislain2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is a wonderful kiwi Bach - possibly the best location in Piha. Stunning view - great place to chill.

    Jacqui2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Hands down the most beautiful, serene place we've ever stayed and it's only an easy drive from Auckland. The walk up to the place is beautiful and the reward at the top is well worth the steps. If you want to escape reality and feel like you have the entire West Coast to yourself then this is the place for you. Incredible surf, good coffee nearby, and the most incredible sunsets.

    Robert2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Everything with a great view

    Sayuri2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • amazing!

    Zach2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • An absolute paradise worth the walk up the stairs and great exercise through beautiful bush. The bird life was stunning. Lots of room in bedrooms great water pressure too!

    Puna2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location! Stunning views and atmosphere, so nice to hear the waves at night. Pack light because it is a hike up to the house from the car parking spot and you don’t want to be hauling too much stuff up there.

    Jessica2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with a great view. I highly recommend.

    Jonathan2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    Comfortable queen bed at end of cul de sac next to bush and walk to beach and Gannet's
    Proximity to beach and bush walks, overlooking 28kms of coastline
  • Super warm friendly host, epic ocean views from the deck, and really cute dog and cuddly cats. I would definitely go back and stay there again!

    Lucy2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great communication and beautiful view!

    Brittany2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Helen is a warm and wonderful host! We were her very first bnb guests. The room is cosy and comfortable. The bathroom is bright, sunny and private. There is even an outdoor bath with hot water and you can see the stars and hear the ocean at night! The view from the balcony is incredible, it is in walking distance from the beaches and hills and forest. This stay was a five star and personally for me it was a wonderful highlight of my n.z. holiday because l spent many summers in Muriwai as a young girl with my grandparents. Fabulous spot and fabulous Helen!

    Julie2018-07-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand

    Authentic old style beach house, New Zealanders call a 'Bach'. Very sheltered behind a hill but with views of the west coast ocean (check the surf from the deck) and across the Piha Camping ground, all the way up the Waitakere Ranges. Sit in the hot tub and enjoy the orange sun set, or the stars at night and the call of the native owl - the Ruru (or Morepork)
    Homely NZ style Bach. Walk down to the beach for a surf, head out for a walk in the waitakere ranges and come home to a nice hot spa and beautiful view!
    Places to eat: Piha surf life saving club (5-10 minute walk) Piha RSA (1 min walk) Piha Cafè (5-10 minute walk) Local shop (5-10 minute walk) Things to do 5minute walk to beach Walks - kite kite falls, piha lookout Waitakere ranges walks Playground Tennis club
  • Lovely original bach, within walking distance to the beach, cafes and shops. The deck and spa were awesome, and Caroline was friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay again.

    Sharie2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time at the bach and can’t wait to be back.

    Clare2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • House was amazing, clean and the location is amazing. Such a lovely escape not too far away from Auckland, the hospitality from Caroline was second to none and will definitely be back !

    Josh2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome little Bach, in a great spot

    Richard2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place to stay with everything close by and a great tub. Highly recommend

    Shaun2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cool spot, awesome views highly recommended

    Leroy2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Superb kiwi bach in great location with everything you need for a beach get away, summer or winter.

    Stephen2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommened fkr the perfect holiday get away home

    Awatea2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

    We are a couple in our 50's that love to share our beautiful home with guests. We are up and above Piha with stunning panoramic views to sea & beyond. We have two beautiful bedrooms with double beds (advertised separately) with shared bathroom between both bedrooms. Warn, cosy, relaxing with excellent wardrobes. You will share the main living areas with us, living room with TV and our stunning views! The two bedrooms are ideal for couples get-aways or girlfriends scapes.
    There are many wonderful walks just right out our property, amazing black sand beaches, waterfalls and more. We'll offer a basic breakfast to start your day and there are many options in Piha Hub for lunch, dinner, snack, ice cream and coffee. Piha cafe offers breakfast. lunch, dinner, pizza night and take aways., the Piha Store offers a great selection of cabinet food, take away delicious coffee, also the RSA, Piha surf club and Bowling Club are open for dinner and drinks.
    Piha is a place of tranquil power and beauty, with a long beach of fine black iron- sand, spectacular rugged and historic coastline populated by a small environmentally sensitive community. A mecca for surfers, swimmers, picnickers, Piha is the place where people go to " get away from it all" Karekare beach is also just a short drive away With also Titirangi Village approximately 30 minutes away, Auckland CBD approximately 50 minutes away, you can experience the best of both worlds.
  • We were warmly welcomed and introduced to the premises. We spent 2 nights, enjoyed the great view in the morning and talked to the warm, interested and open hosts. We received excursion tips, food tips and were happy about the informal conversations. We highly recommend a stay and would go for it again if we had more time. Thank you very much Maria & Gabriel!

    Joel2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • What a cool weekend get away! An architecturally designed home on a stunning cliff top location over looking one of New Zealands most famous beaches - but the best part was this was like visiting old friends from the moment we met. A great home, as private or social as you want and really lovely hosts with a great back story - book it!

    Andy2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is an absolute dream! The most incredible view and lovely hospitality! A beautiful place with wonderful touches. Modern, yet earthy beach vibes. Maria and her partner are fantastic hosts. Would love to come back and can’t recommend enough!

    Lucie2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piha, Auckland, New Zealand

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