West Coast private hilltop hideaway
Hosted by Anna
Anna is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Overlooking west coast. Extremely private, quiet and idyllic. Watch surf break from bed deck or spa. Rustic. Flush toilet & hot shower in small rooms beside the studio. Practically off grid. Surrounded by native trees. Bush walks, beach, lake nearby.

The space

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.

Guest access

You have your own BBQ deck and lawn plus a carpark. The spa pool is yours and it costs $15.00 per day that you use as I have to heat it with LPG. There is a DVD and a collection of DVD's and books, an IPOD port.

Interaction with guests

We live on another part of the property and are around and about. Always happy to welcome you if we are nearby and available on the phone for any advice. We have lots of favourite things we do here at Te Henga and we love to share them with guests. We are here if you need us but most people who stay end up hanging out at the studio because it is set up for relaxing.

Other things to note

Shops are about a 15 minute drive away so it is good to bring what you need. There is a fridge and a very small freezer. I provide tea coffee and basics.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Weekend Price $185 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We are on rain water and a septic tank. We really appreciate it if people can be conscious of living sustainably on the property. This means being conscious of how much water you use and also not putting anything down sinks etc that are harmful to environment. This is why we provide all cleaning gear, detergents etc.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

58 Reviews

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Jie User Profile
November 2016
Anna is a super lovely host! We had interesting chats and she was so kind to give us rides and share her own food since we are not preparing enough for the isolated of the place. And the spa pool outside the house should be something can't missing. Love the view so much. We had an amazing weekend there. Thanks!

David User Profile
November 2016
We love Bethell's Beach and thought this bnb would be amazing just by nature of its suttoundings but it actually exceeded our expectations. Aroha Cottage is the best place we've stayed at in the world. Anna was nice and welcoming, the place is private with awesome views. Highly recommend!

Sian User Profile
November 2016
Perfect little place to go off the grid and relax! The Bach is well equipped and self contained for you to get away and enjoy the view! Our host was away during our stay but the neighbour was on hand if needed and so helpful when we arrived.

Frankie User Profile
November 2016
Absolutely loved staying here. My partner and I were celebrating an anniversary and felt this private, open studio was perfect for that. We will most likely be back. Thank you!

Marianne User Profile
October 2016
We loved our two night stay at Anna's bach. Amazing location, clean and tidy and awesome hot pool. We would recommend this to every couple looking for a romantic get away. Thanks Anna for the easy communications and the lovely homegrown fresh lettuce & herbs you brought round.

Rachel User Profile
October 2016
Beautiful setting with everything you need! Hopefully we will get the chance to come back again! Thanks so much!

Timothy User Profile
October 2016
We loved our stay here. Anna was away at the time of our stay but she left contact details for her neighbour. Everything was clean and tidy and the views were to die for! Thanks so much Anna we are already planning to come back.

Auckland, New ZealandJoined in July 2013
Anna User Profile

I love my friends, family, and cooking great food. I work in the media and the arts and have done so all my life. Am currently working across the Pacific on social change projects and get to go to really unique places and meet fascinating people. Recent passion is sailing and I own a very small yacht. I travel a lot and what I like most about that is meeting the people who live in the place I visit. I'm not a big fan of being in a resort- I prefer something more connected to the place. Holidays are all about chilling out for me but I do like to be reasonably active, walking, swimming, yoga, cycling looking at arts and architecture. I like my place to be tidy and clean and I enjoy quiet but I'm not particularly noise sensitive. I like to laugh a lot and really enjoy my life. I don't need to be entertained by the people I stay with.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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