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Peacefully Bliss

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 Jul 2019via mobile
Probably the best escape from the hustle and bustle of Auckland imaginable, and all less than an hours drive from the CBD. Stunning sunsets, activities for the kids, log fires inside plus patio bbq outside for those winter escapes. Couldnt recommend more for a short weekend escape or a longer vacation!
Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you so very much for your enthusiasm and support for the work John and I do to share this place with you. Have an awesome lifes journey and we look forward to welcoming you back many more times. Hugs Trude and John
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Reviewed 1 May 2019

We spent a weekend at Bethell's Beach Cottages recently. It was a perfect break for body and soul. The position of the cottages allows amazing views of the beach and we enjoyed quite a few soaks in the Scandinavian tub looking out across the dunes and the beach. It was not a long drive from Auckland but felt an absolute world away.

Trude and John were hosts without fault. They were welcoming when we arrived, showed us around the property and gave good tips on walks and other things in the local area.

The accommodation was perfect and cosy.

When we left John and Trude so kindly gave us cuttings of some of their plants that we had admired. So now we hope to grow a little of Bethells Beach in our garden!

Thank you again

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trude B, Manager at Bethells Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Thank you, thank you and thank you for your wonderful support, happy enthusiasm and time with John and I. Happy lifes journey and we look forward to welcoming you back many more times. Hugs Trude and John. Happy plant growing.

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Reviewed 30 April 2019

Awesome spot, John and Trudy are lovely people who just let you be. The cottages are cute and welcoming while Te Henga is wild, powerful and steeped in history. This is not a hotel it is a couple of cottages on an amazing property. Don't expect service but do expect a great experience.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trude B, Manager at Bethells Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful enthusiasm and support. We so look forward to welcoming you back many more times. Happy life's journey Hugs Trude and John

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Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

Spectacular views! Bethells Beach offers so much - from the wild beauty of the Tasman Sea - hunting for seashells on the black-sand beach - to exploring sea caves!! Trude & John were so gracious & welcoming to their lovely cottage.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

We ended our month long adventure in New Zealand with a stay at Bethell's Beach Cottages. Turehu cottage was just delightful with a stunning view of the beach. We watched the surf rescue practice drills as live entertainment and each day woke to the sky brightening over the water. The hosts, Trude and John, are so welcoming and so knowledgeable about the area. Do stop for groceries before arriving. There's a fully appointed kitchen for cooking and a darling glassed in porch for dining. Loved our stay here!

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

A great spot just a stone throw away from home. This is our favourite getaway spot. My husband and I come here at least twice a year to unwind and relax. The owner and stuff are every welcoming and warm. I highly recommend it.

Date of stay: January 2019
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