The SpaceWelcome to Byron Bay!
We have a reputation for quiet here. We are in the oceanside National Park and a few minutes through the bush to deserted beaches, which also happen to be dog leash free.
This room has total privacy, its own entrance and courtyard, a queen bed, bathroom, a kitchenette. There is space in the room for your own yoga practice or exercise inside. Or stroll to the nearby beach where you can walk 20kms each way - its great for long walks and the best exercise. It is ideal to take this room if you want to take time for nature, sun, surf, bush and deserted beach therapy - We love it!
We two gals own this house at the Bay just south of pristine national park at the north end of the shire. See the map or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) mia court to orientate our location. It is quiet and the beaches are nearly deserted most days and patrolled by lifeguards to the south at holiday season only.
We have two dogs, and have created beautiful subtropical garden. It's good to drive here if you want to take advantage of all the good food cafes and restuarants in Byron Bay town - 20 minutes south from here. If not, make simple meals in the kitchentte and one of us will take you shopping if you need each few days. Internet access with some download and tv/dvd no problem. IF you come by plane to Gold Coast airport, or bus to Byron or Brunswick Heads terminal, for less than an airport bus fee, one of us will pick you up in a convertible orange sports car to add extra zest to your stay - it is a turbo and really cute, wild and free with a rattle or two for character.
We both work full time - yet you can book one of us for a yoga, meditation or breathwork session, or a massage with aromatherapy oils - if you like. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Bonus for DOG LOVERS - you may bring your dog by negotiation - the beach is for dogs and leash free as a bonus! - It is just a few minutes away and when dogs are free we all love it! The condition for having your dog to stay also is that you do not leave the dog alone here - you take it wherever you go. There is also a tidal river site nearby which the dogs love - or for kayaking? easy access and near a great cafe called Yum Yum Tree with good coffee (bottle shop next door too). Even closer, is "the Shop" cafe a short walk along the beach or five suburban bushy blocks.
We have two beach bikes - to ride on the beach or ride to the two these nearby cafes - one at 5 minutes and the other ten minutes away - both next to the grocery shops and one bottle shop.
Oh - and did we tell you: the street is gorgeous and quiet - and we have a free park, tennis court and basket ball square! located just a few houses to the east and next to the track to the beach.
Unless you are going to have a really laid back local stay only, its best to have a car to get to the great cafes and restaurants in the shire - 70 or more. Buses are very few - taxi is ok if you have plenty of money or an emergency. Guest AccessYou have your own car park and own entrance gate and one share courtyard outside the kitchenette followed by your own private courtyard, room entrance and bathroom door. The kitchenette is also the laundry which we use every few days - otherwise it is all yours. There is equipment for basic meals and making breakfast, lunch etc. There is a convection glass oven which is quick and easy and an electric frypan, and all other basics. Interaction with GuestsI love having guests and giving out information about the area. However i find the guests who choose this space are already independent and looking for a quiet and laid back time next to the beach. So i mainly see them coming and going in the car space, and they text me if they need something. I work from home so i am mostly available if needed. We have our own entrance and live at the other side of the house. We share a common shut off inner wall to the guest's totally private bedroom with its own courtyard. There may be some sound that travels through the wall but there has been no problems reported so far.
We do not guarantee we will be there during the duration of the guest's stay. However the rooms that are yours are totally separate and you are fully self sufficient. The NeighborhoodThe beach !! I love that we are so close to the ocean and National Park, and the beach stretches for endless kilometres to the north and south, with only bush beside it. There are no visible houses or buildings when you are on the beach - only bush and the chirps of native birds. The street is a cul-de-sac so it is quiet as no cars are going past. The area is full of nature and this is a street of nice homes and native gardens.
Being a dog owner i love the proximity to one of the few leash-free dog beaches in the shire.
There is also proximity to a yummy cafe called Yum Yum Tree ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it for details) and a post office and shop next to the mangrove creek which has a bottle shop for grabbing a bottle of wine or spirits. Another cafe is even closer - called "the Shop" its in South Golden Beach a few blocks away - with first class burgers, fish and chips and take away meals from curries to pizza.
Otherwise its surburban beach side living with lots of bush walks but most people use the long long beach for walking. The street park has a tennis court and basketball square and swings for children. Getting AroundIts best to have a car here. But If you want to retreat you can stay here and be self sufficient and walk to the beach and local shop - or use our bikes to get there. We can drop you to the bigger supermarket 5 minutes away each few days if you need. Public transport is three buses a day from New Brighton store, but we can also drop you off to places we are going if your schedule has a lot of free time.
Park your car on the pebbled driveway parallel to the garage door and in front of your own entrance gate to the left of the garage doors - its got a horseshoe on it. Other Things to NoteThe apartment/flat is made of three rooms off two courtyards so it does not always match how people think of an apartment. It has one bedroom, which doubles as a lounge, and a bathroom both of which open into the private courtyard. You have your own entrance from the share courtyard. The share courtyard opens into the kitchenette with a washing machine that we use every few days. Otherwise the kitchenette is totally for your use.
The dvd is in the back of the television screen so put the dvd in with the silver side facing you - and the label facing away from you.
SPECIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEACH -
You can find it down the track next to the tennis court which is just 6 houses back down the street. The beach is unpatrolled, and we strongly advise you to have fun in the surf but never try to float/swim - keep your hands or feet on the sandy bottom at all times. Since it is such a long beach it has circular movements of the waves and tide and so you can be moved out to sea or north or south. The good news is that if this happens, the tide will also wash you back in further up the beach, so keep floating and let it push you back in IF it took you out!