Quiet retreat at Bethells

Bach or holiday home | Bethells Beach | #33400

9.3/10 (6 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Just a 5 minute walk to Lake Wainamu - swim in the lovely deep water
  • Lots of decks, outdoor living areas, lawn and gardens around the home
  • Short drive to the beach - fabulous surfing at O'Neills or swim in the wild West Coast surf

Only 45 minutes from central Auckland, this bach is a world away from the hubbub of the city. If you love surfing, or want a retreat close to the sea, this is a wonderful place to stay. The private garden is beautifully maintained and has places where you can lie in the sun or read in the shade. It's a short stroll down the hill to Lake Wainamu, for a lovely swim or a long walk; and a quick 2 minute drive to the beach for swimming or surfing at O'Neills. And when you return, just close the big wooden gates to retreat into your own private sanctuary. If it gets cold, just stoke up the log burner for a cozy fire.

There are bush walks - both easy and challenging - in the neighbourhood, and the unique transportable Bethells coffee cart offering food and music on the weekend.

Special conditions: Limit of five people to stay. Smoking allowed outside only. Pets allowed only with prior approval of owner. No parties.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $10.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer season
05-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$120/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
High season
16-Dec-16 to 15-Jan-17
$130/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer season
16-Jan-17 to 03-Apr-17
$120/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
04-Apr-17 to 05-Jun-17
$110/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (6)

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  • Beautiful location, excellent value and a great place to stay

    Beautiful location, excellent value and a great place to stay. My family and I would return again in a heartbeat!

    SaraS 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Beautiful property, very cultured, private and homely

    Beautiful property, very cultured, private and homely. Felt very 'at home' here. Brilliant location for exploring a beautiful part of Auckland.

    ThereseFi2 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • Great location, ideal for two couples to chill and do some walks...

    Great location, ideal for two couples to chill and do some walks at Bethells. Everything there you needed including no communication with the outside world...great!!! Bach has old school feel to it but very comfortable and relaxing. Sunny and private also. Great little spot...we'll be back.

    MarionB2 100%|2x Feb 2016

  • Snowy the cat was a great friend! The size and awesome feel...

    Snowy the cat was a great friend! The size and awesome feel of the place was so much fun - awesome sized kitchen with lots of space to move around! Such comfy beds to sleep in after a day of fun in the sun, running the sand dunes and swimming in the lake! Super friendly neighbours as well! The perfect holiday spot!

    KylieNimmo new member Jan 2016

  • Quiet beautiful setting and well resourced

    Quiet beautiful setting and well resourced.Comfortable beds and good value

    patrie325 100%|2x Jan 2016

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