After a 10 year search – welcome to our abode, with the perfect set up for 12pax: for friends, family, and wellness guests. This is bliss at its best, on half an acre of pristine rainforest. 300 sqm of pavilions open up to stunning canopy views and birdsong. The feeling of having a resort all to yourself. It stands alone as the sole sanctuary style residence of this size, within the town of Byron Bay. Where the heart of Byron first meets the rainforest, within an exclusive serene locale, not a loud holiday rental area.
The perfect Byron Bay escape – all boxes are ticked. Stroll to: beach – uber cool café – restaurant – cocktail bar – coastal walk.
Close to the action. Yet away from the not-so-desirable Byron tourist side: backpackers in streets – noisy roads – traffic jams – overflowing rental houses.
Here’s the view and rainforest song from the front door. Turn the video sound up for instant relaxation! …
WHAT OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS LOVE WHEN THEY STAY
Tranquility here – Byron hip-ness just around the corner – wellness escapes – ThinkTank times – inspiring surrounds – gourmet food & market experiences
Sparkling tastings from our own family Kombucha brewery, produced right here in Byron Bay and stocked in the best cafés, will greet you on arrival – what better way to relax into your rejuvenating stay.
Our local network of wellness teachers, therapists and healthy caterers, are just a phone call away, each bringing an extra level of luxe for your escape.
“One of our recent groups had the pleasure of being hosted here. The quality of the accommodation and facilities was of a high standard and certainly met the needs of our international guests. Although this residence is only minutes from the heart of Byron Bay, it is surrounded by beautiful rainforest and other elements of true Australian nature, the feel and vibe is a perfect match for anyone looking for a wholesome rural holiday retreat. Thank you Katrina for this opportunity to see what the Byron area has to offer, we will certainly utilise this for other suitable groups in the future.”
Peter Meredith. Australian Farm Tourism. June 2017
The residential group was catered for on-site, and enjoyed a boutique itinerary of: coastal & rainforest hiking, ti-tree lake experience, Wategos beach BBQ, dolphin spotting, fauna & flora talks, Lighthouse walk & local history-telling, scenic hinterland drive, tour of Bangalow gourmet markets and The Farm.
- A level stroll into town – pass by Byron’s famous boutiques, wine bars and cafés: Spell & the Gypsy, the Green Garage, Mezz Club, on your half hour walking tour in.
- Or get around like a local, with four retro bikes to use – a gentle 10 minute cycle along the flat bikeway. No hills between you, town centre & the beaches.
- A 10 minute cycle in the other direction, to The Byron at Byron Resort, gives you plenty to time to catch cocktail hour.
Only a short walk to the RoadHouse Café – famous not just for its food, coffee, cocktails, botanical tinctures and whisky bar at night, it’s famous also for its clientele who prefer to live on this stunning south side of Byron. Once you’ve had your fill – walk across the road to the scenic coastal trail – only 10 minutes walk from there to the gorgeous white sand stretches of Tallows Beach, where the healing waters of the tea-tree lagoon meet the sea.
HOW TO GET HERE
Ballina airport – 30 mins drive. Coolangatta / Gold Coast airport – 50 mins drive
Take Old Bangalow Rd from the Pacific highway. Part of the Hinterland Way scenic drive, enjoy the panoramas of rolling hills, past farm stalls, boutique market villages like Bangalow, restaurants such as Harvest, & cellar doors such as Brookie’s Rainforest Gin distillery. This route is a must-do, not just for the beauty of the drive – it’s also a great perk as a traffic free road into Byron, avoiding the traffic jams on the main Ewingsdale road.
The drive is lined with stately tropical residences; you’ll be greeted by our own secluded private driveway, guiding you behind neighbouring properties to where the rainforest residence starts. No through traffic, safe for children to ride and play on the streetscape, lined by the paperbark rainforest.
THE PROPERTY Comfortably accommodates 12 persons (if we are away), or 6-7 persons if staying in the 3 bedroom pavilion only.
- 5 bedrooms: all bedrooms offer a twin or kingbed option. Two of these rooms have triple share facilities
- 4 bathrooms: 3 private ensuites, one shared between 2 bedrooms
- Set amongst half an acre of ancient rainforest sanctuary, with koalas, echidnas, rainforest birds, water dragons
- onsite parking for several cars
- 4 uber-chic retro bicycles for use
- (Separate 65sqm one bedroom cottage behind bamboo privacy: tenanted by a quiet professional who travels for work and is often away.)
- Flexible accommodation layout, with all 5 bedrooms offering a choice of either a kingbed or twin beds. Two bedrooms also have a queen sofabed.
- Finest quality bedding, brand new Sealy Posturepedic Better Back Deluxe mattresses for tranquil sleeps
- Sheridan luxury resort linen and towels (one bathtowel per guest provided, please bring own beachtowel)
RAINFOREST PAVILION BEDROOMS
Bedroom 1: The master bedroom suite (king bed or twinshare option) offers a spacious walk in robe and luxurious en-suite with twin vanity, shower and full size bath, with the rainforest view backdrop.
Bedrooms 2 & 3: At the opposite end of the Rainforest pavilion. Both have the option of either a king bed or twinshare. They share a bathroom with separate shower room and toilet room.
EAST PAVILION BEDROOMS
Bedrooms 4 & 5: Two studios at the eastern end of the property. Soaring pavilion ceilings for lightness and space, beautifully furnished in luxe Byron style. Each offer a flexible bedding layout, accommodating up to 3 guests in each:
- Option of kingsize bed or twin beds
- Living area sofa coverts to queen bed
- Private ensuite with large shower cabin
- Clothes hanging & luggage storage
- Microwave, bar fridge, kettle, toaster
- Covered verandah connecting the 2 pavilions
There is a private utility room used as a base for prep, laundry, extra storage. Daybed with full single mattress.
Dining table is dividable into two 8 seater tables, for ease of moving outside onto deck.
Well-appointed kitchen with ceramic cooktop, steam convection oven, electric spiralizer, food processor.
Walk in butler’s pantry, fully equipped with sink and prep area – the perfect second kitchen space when catering, or storing of gourmet goodies.
Soaring pavilion ceilings and endless windows are cleverly designed to bring inside the serene sanctuary feel, with fans and coastal breezes flowing through the rooms in summer.
Expansive living area with woodfire burner for cosy nights.
Countless hours spent viewing the “rainforest channel” whilst lounging on the main outdoor covered terrace. The eastern pavilions also have their own tropical covered decks.
A large TV in the rainforest pavilion living area, and a TV in each the two pavilion studio living areas. Bring your own portable speakers to listen to music inside.
With Byron-esque style and wellness must-haves, channelled from our tropical eco-architect and naturopath, our residence captures the therapeutic essence from the ancient sanctuary it is nestled in.
Wellness session equipment & mats are joined by super-green eco footprints, such as solar hot water & recycling systems, and non-toxic cookware. We want our family and friends to leave with a forest’s worth of wellness once you’ve stayed here.
Choices of inspirational areas for wellness sessions, with stunning canopy views to take your breath away:
- Main pavilion terrace. North-facing, covered, facing the rainforest, this large 10 x 5m area is the ultimate outdoor space.
- Internal space of similar size, for all-weather sessions
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Being a rare Byron reserve – our family retreat space where we can all rejuvenate – we can’t wait for you to relax and escape with a vino or two, though at the same time – guests are to respect this special property and the tranquil surrounds. No extra guests permitted, and noise levels are to be respectful at all times, day and night. Please be mindful of any noise/music to be turned down by 10pm, especially outside.
Byron Bay residential areas have a local noise policy and security hotline, for local neighbourhoods to call for breaches of noise and excess guest numbers, as noise travels in the quiet Bay area.
No pets allowed due to the endangered wildlife on the reserve.
This property is only for friends and family to stay, and longterm residential letting. No events or commercial purposes allowed onsite. This webpage is not to be forwarded on, nor any of its content or images to be used for any form of re-letting or commercial purposes.