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Totara Lodge Eco Cabin at Bethells
Totara Lodge Eco Cabin at Bethells
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This cute wooden cabin is private & peaceful with stunning valley views & an abundance of birdlife.Fully equipped outdoor kitchen,shower,compost loo; designed to maximise outdoor living.
6 mins to beach &/or train station (pick-ups can be arranged).

The space

This is one of the few places left that is free from cell phone frequencies & wi-fi-. There is broadband internet access here which is a good service (it is wired in instead of wireless ). It is available on request at the main house which is just close by . The shower is heated by gas & solar panel, cooking is by gas .Everything is designed to have minimum impact on the environment . I supply eco products for use in the shower & kitchen area.This is a great way of getting back in touch with nature .
It is a great place to meditate, write, relax & get some good quality sleep. It is a real eco retreat.
The kitchen & living area is under cover & private yet open on 2 sides to the beauties of the natural environment. There are no street lights, so you can really enjoy the stars to the full.We are in a heritage /conservation area & birdsong is the music here. So stress-free & healthy yet only 35 mins from Auckland city.

Guest access

There is a broadband connection in the main house which guests may use by arrangement.
There are many beautiful places to walk & sit on the land where you are free to wander(making sure to close the gates so the goats & sheep don't get out!)

Interaction with guests

I live in the main house, so I will be there to greet the guests & offer information on all the local areas of interest. I enjoy being helpful & friendly yet am also happy to allow the guests to have complete privacy if that is what is needed.
Breakfast is provided on request for an additional cost

Other things to note

Packed lunch &/or dinner is available on request for an additional charge.The same applies with use of the washing machine.

Free parking on premises
Extra people $11 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules

This place is not suitable for kids or pets.
There is no smoking inside.
This is a place of peace & respect for all living things so this way of being is encouraged here.
Cleaning of the place is not included in the price .If you need this service it is available for an additional cost .Please organize this at the beginning of the stay .

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Liesl User Profile
May 2017
Joy was a lovely host, bringing good energy to this special place. Simple, beautiful location and surrounds. If you want basic living and nature at your doorstep then this is for you. Perfect place to reconnect or disconnect with life. Highly recommend!

Abby User Profile
March 2017
This was such an amazing place to stay. If you want to escape the city this is where you want to be. My partner and I will be back soon!

Jessica User Profile
February 2017
Perfect little escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life! Gorgeous wee comfortable bach with everything you need for some relaxation and rebuild time! Bliss! Definitely hope to come back and indulge in the serenity some more. Thanks Joy! Highly recommend :-)

William User Profile
February 2017
Great place, lovely view, nice host. Really recommend this one!

George User Profile
October 2016
Really nice place special secluded location so close to Auckland as well nice small place close to beach and lake

Aisha User Profile
May 2016
We had a magical stay at Totara Eco cabin, one of our favourite Airbnb experiences. Highly recommend this for nature lovers who enjoy being outdoors but also like some creature comforts.

Aimee User Profile
February 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Totara Eco Cabin - it was cozy and relaxing. A great romantic getaway! We particularly enjoyed the outdoor kitchen/lounge, a great little area to laze around reading books and drinking wine.

Bethells Beach, New ZealandJoined in January 2015
Joy User Profile

I enjoy country living ,animals,dancing ,yoga & helping people to be the best version of themselves that they can be in any moment.
I have travelled widely & eventually made NZ my home .
I speak fluent French & reasonable Spanish.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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