About Us


The place to be for a lifetime of memories

Flaxmere House is located in Auckland near Bethells Beach, Waitakere Ranges with a tranquil setting and views of Bethells Valley. This Executive 5-star Venue/Holiday House was designed all on one level of 440m2 floor area on a private 5 acres.

Flaxmere House is owned by Dallas and Vanessa who moved to this open, tranquil setting home twelve years ago with a dream of raising their family in beautiful surroundings. Four children have now flown the nest, having soaked up every moment in the gardens and rooms of Flaxmere House. Extensive renovations, and all the right finishing touches, have transformed this loving family home into the luxurious accommodation in Bethell's Beach you see today. Flaxmere House is the place where boutique meets home comfort, so that your party of loved ones can feel relaxed and pampered.

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Bliss at Bethells Beach

Te Henga, to give it the Māori name, translates as ‘sand’. Settled at the mouth of the Waitakere River, around 30 kilometres from Auckland City, the beaches here stretch right into the Tasman Sea. Wild, remote and romantic, this incredible patch of New Zealand’s coast is a place to escape and the perfect destination for gatherings, holidays, functions, and weddings.

The location is a short 4km drive along the Te Henga wetlands outlook to the incredible 2km long beach front. Formed from volcanic sand, the soft black dunes make for a unique landscape where you can capture the most incredible photos. Despite the short drive to the city, Te Henga feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle. You will really feel like you’re in your own private paradise for your stay. Why not explore the area and take in the nearby Lake Wainumu (the bethels lake to locals), the caves or our stunning bay?


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Things to do

Play a round of golf at the picturesque Waitakere Golf Club.
Horse Treks
Bush Walks
Fun For The Kids
Bethells Beach and Bethells Lake, Fairy Falls walk, and many more. 

Getting Here
Nearest Travel Links

Airport: Auckland 45 minutes
Ferry: Auckland - central 30 minutes
Railway: Swanson Train Station 10 minutes
Bus Depot: Swanson Bus 10 minutes

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Adaptable, Affordable, Luxury - Contact Us Today!

As a family run business, we can adapt to your needs and create the perfect package, at the right price point. Booking for a wedding? We can help you plan as much or as little of your day as you like. We can provide all you need to achieve the day of your dreams. If a family holiday is what you need, Flaxmere House is staffed with cleaners and cooks for a hands-off and relaxing experience. To find out just how affordable our laid-back luxury home can be, call us today on (09) 8108188.