Bush Sand and Sea: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Welcome to Bush Sand and Sea at Te Henga (Bethells Beach), West Auckland.
An eco-getaway built with your rest and relaxation in mind!

We invite you to stop,
take time out
and step into our world.”

- Alan and Lyn Happy

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dining to lounge and kitchen

Interior

Second of three bridges

Second bridge on private bush walk

view from the driveway

view from the driveway

Bush Sand and Sea

Opened and named in honour of my Mother, Sheila

Sheila’s Track

A Luxury Bush Retreat

Enjoy the peace, tranquility and seclusion of this environmentally-conscious retreat. Explore the bush walk with its bridges, board walk and stream. Enjoy our late departure policy after visiting the glow worms in the evening.  

Thinking Green

Take a look at the many ways Alan and Lyn have minimised Bush Sand and Sea’s impact on the native habitat – including recycled timber, a worm farm, cutting edge organic waste water recycling and decks molded around the trees.  

Nikau tree in full bloom snapped while feasting on the nikau tree on the rear deck

  Best Reviewed on TravelBug
ForIMG_9931_resize A great sunset

sign at the gate

Sign at the gate

Tui passing by the kauri close to rear deck

Swooping tui

Taken in 2000, atop Huani Picchu at Macchu Picchu

Meet Alan and Lyn Happy

Welcome to Our World

Allow your hosts Alan and Lyn Happy to introduce you to their world; one full of regenerating native bush, views of wild Bethells Beach, swooping Wood Pigeons and  fussing Tuis.  

A Unique Experience

Whether you are escaping the city for the weekend, looking to recharge your batteries or looking for a beautiful pause in your trip through Aotearoa (New Zealand), we look forward to welcoming you!

They fly gently, at dusk, imprinting image against the glass

Native Ruru (native owl), Nocturnal visitor

relax outside, enjoy the view and the bird calls

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.

Cellphone coverage: Following Guests’ requests, we now have cell phone coverage!

NEW!!  Are you thinking of walking all or part of the Hillary Trail but wondering how you are going to get dropped off and picked up?  Are you looking for somewhere secure to park your car?  Are you looking for comfortable accommodation at the end of your day in the bush?  Bush Sand and Sea in conjunction with Lone Kauri Lodge at Karekare will be happy to help.  Depending on your proposed walk, we will put together a package to suit your needs – just let us know which sections of the Hillary Trail you want to walk or how many days you would like to spend on the trail and we will do the rest.  Email or phone for more information.  Lyn and Alan 09 8109 584  (+64 9 8109 584).

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