A view of Bethells Beach from inside one of the cottages at Bethells Beach Cottages

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Te Koinga Cottage

Te Koinga Cottage (point between land and sea) is the largest of our three accommodation choices and can comfortably host two couples or a family.

Positioned on the edge of the world, its location affords guests a mesmerizing view of the mid to north end of the beach and it’s beautiful surrounds. With an expansive deck that offers complete privacy, and an outdoor table with seating for ten, you can relax underneath the sun umbrella and enjoy the natural beauty of Bethells Beach with your friends.

Spring Long-stay Special for Te Koinga Cottage – Book any 3-weeks (minimum) stay accepted on 'self-servicing/provisioning' terms (Linen provided), attracts a flat rate of$325.00 (inc GST) per night.

If you would like to stay longer than three weeks contact us today to negotiate an overall rate. Reach out to us about this special.

A view of Bethells Beach from inside one of the cottages at Bethells Beach Cottages

The fully appointed kitchen was designed with entertaining in mind and has views far across the Tasman Sea. It’s a pleasure to light the wood fire, put on some music and prepare a meal as the sun sets through the windows in front of you.

Dining takes on an expansive feel when seated at the hand crafted Eucalyptus and Matai table built for ten. There’s plenty of room to entertain and make a night of it or simply enjoy a romantic evening for two.

There is also outdoor dining on the deck for up to 8.


The beautiful bathroom is perfect for those who like to draw a hot bath and soak in silence before retiring to a comfortable bed and falling asleep to the sounds of nature.

The Te Koinga cottage was designed and built by John and interior designed by Trude and has many creative touches that imbue it with a sense of bohemian splendour and flare.

It is the perfect home away from home where you can relax and experience the rugged beauty of the west coast with your loved ones and friends.

A photo of Te Koinga's beautiful bathroom.

Te Koinga Cottage Features


There are two bedrooms. The first has a queen bed. The second has two bunks and is designed to sleep two children. In the main living area there is a large double divan offering a comfortable night's sleep for two. With the wood fire in the same area this makes for a cozy place to tuck up and fall asleep.


The cottage has a beautiful open plan living area with two comfortable chaise lounge and a wood fire. There is a television, video/ DVD player and CD for you to enjoy.

Bathroom & Toilet

The beautiful bathroom has both a shower and a bath. The toilet is separate with its own hand basin and there is an outdoor shower for those who enjoy a more natural bathing experience.


We have many games available on request including Chess, Petanque, Croquet and there is Table Tennis on permanent standby in the pavilion.

Scandinavian Hot Tub

The shared Scandinavian hot tub is located a short stroll from your door. After a day of adventure it’s the perfect place to sit and watch the sun go down. Shared with all guests staying in cottages/apartment.


In the main living area there is a hand crafted Eucalyptus and Matai table with seating for twelve. Outside on the deck, a rustic outdoor table caters for up to ten people.

Outdoor Cooking

There is a large brick wood fired barbecue located directly outside the cottage. It is completely sheltered and makes a lovely area to gather around as you cook.


Is there beach access from the cottages?

There is no direct track to the beach from our property. Please use the main public car park access

Can we bring our pets?

Although we love pets, we request that you do NOT bring them with you. Thank you

Is their cellphone coverage?

There is cellphone coverage in our area.

Is there WiFi available?

Wifi coverage is limited around the property but is available in the common area

Can we use the hot tub?

The Scandinavian hot tub is free for the use of all guests - this is a quiet space and closes at 9 pm. Suitable for up to 6 guests staying in the cottages

The Portable Kiwi Hot tub is for private hire and we can place this on your deck, fill with fresh rainwater and heat. Suitable for 2 guests. Price is $150.00 including GST per night for setup and break down etc.

What are the times for arriving and departing?

At the time you book please let us know your estimated times of arrival and leaving as this helps us plan our day. If this changes significantly please let us know 1-2 days prior to arrival.

Arrival 1.30pm or after and leaving 10am or before. We open at 9am and close at 9pm thank you

Where are the nearest shops/groceries and restaurants/cafes?

Swanson - 20 minute drive
Kumeu or Henderson - 30 minute drive
Auckland CBD 45 minutes or train from Swanson
Please ensure you bring your foods with you as your cottage is fully self-contained.

More Accommodation Options

A view of our Turehu Cottage on a stunning day with Bethells Beach in the background.

Turehu Cottage

Turehu Cottage (fairy folk that come and go) is affectionately called the little cottage and inherits its name from the mythical fairy people. Stunning ocean vistas with a lovely garden.

A view across the northern end of Bethells Beach from the Wairua Apartment.

Wairua Apartment

Wairua Apartment (spirit and soul) is a lovely contemporary style apartment with views across the northern end of the beach and out to sea.