About this listing
This beautiful, spacious home is a flat 5 min stroll to stunning South Golden Beach where you can always find a private stretch of sand. Enjoy a relaxed summer holiday in a funky, friendly community only 20 minutes drive from buzzing Byron Bay or 30 minutes to Coolangatta and the Gold Coast. With cute cafes a general store, a long beach and river all within walking distance you don't even have to leave the neighborhood! . NEXT AVAILABILITY: Jan 10th to 22nd 2017. Linen & Bath towels included!
THE HOUSE: Our large comfortable beach house has 3 bedrooms, 2 lounge rooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, a large laundry and a fully equipped kitchen. It also has a back undercover patio with a BBQ and dining table perfect for eating outdoors during the summer months. There's a large child friendly garden with organic produce (fruit and veges) there for your picking and 3 chickens who lay free range eggs for you to enjoy!
THE BEDS: (linen & bath towels inc. Bring your beach towel!)
Master Bdrm: King bed
Middle room: (Kids theme room) 1 Double bed + plus large cot suitable for newborn to 3 year old.
Front room: 1 Double sofa bed.
Maximum Number of Guests: 6.
Suits 3 couples, or a couple with 2 or 3 children, or 2 couples with 2 children total. No extra guests allowed.
Guests will have personal private access to the entire house and garden, except for the studio room which is owner storage and will be locked.
You will also have access to 4 basic beach bikes which need to be locked when out. There will be a pin code lock available.
Interaction with Guests
There's minimal interaction with guests. We may greet you but if not, you will be instructed on where to pick up and leave keys after you book.
We are often away during your stay so all interaction will be via AirBnB message system. We are happy to chat via phone after booking if need be.
We're situated on a quiet, leafy, street only a 5 minute walk from a very long, east facing surf beach called South Golden Beach. On the way to the beach is the local South Golden Shop which has great food & (okay) coffee to dine in or take away.
The neighbourhood is very safe, friendly and has a relaxed beach vibe.
The main beach access has a shower & toilet block, parkland, bbq's, picnic tables and a local hall which has yoga & drumming classes as well as other events.
A 10 minute bike ride up the road ( or 2 minutes in the car) is the funky beach side village of New Brighton, which has a local general store/post office and the very popular Yum Yum cafe situated under the trees across the road from the river & a bigger children's playground. The river near here is a popular lush swimming spot when the tide is high.
There's also a beautiful community garden on Shara Blvde which has some free veges to pick, a giant picnic table & a sandpit for kids. (It's a short walk up to the end of Phillip St, then turn right.)
This house is perfect for those who want to be near world famous Byron Bay or who are visiting for a festival, but would prefer to find a quiet patch of sand to themselves & enjoy a more chilled, local environment, rather than the tourist mayhem of Byron Bay.
for guests who wish to visit Byron Bay for it's stunning beaches, lighthouse walk & views & funky cafes & shops, it's an easy 20 minute drive down the highway.
FESTIVAL GUESTS: There will be a SHUTTLE bus service from South Golden Shop to Byron Bay BLUES FEST, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS and FALLS FESTIVAL a few times a day.
HOLIDAY GUESTS: Local public transport is very limited. There is a couple of buses to Byron Bay a day. We definitely recommend having a car to enjoy the best that this Rainbow Region has to offer! After booking feel free to inquire about hiring one of our cars privately.
There are many world heritage listed areas in the vicinity and fantastic National Parks, bushwalking, hinterland day spas & 5 star restaurants.
Other Things to Note
**THE PETS: There is a super friendly resident, fluffy Cat called "Jup" and 3 beautiful laying hens that give you free range eggs each day.
**We can arrange for a neighbour to feed the pets if you don't wish to, however this means they'll have access to the laundry for feeding the cat. Please request this when booking if you don't want to do it.
We always leave a gift of thanks for those who are happy to feed them :)
**This is a non smoking environment. Thank you!
**As this is our family home outside of holiday or festival periods, we like to leave you with more than what most holidays homes offer. This includes the best equipped kitchen you'll find in any holiday house, with a coffee machine, bread maker, toastie maker, Global Knives & Neoflam cookware, organic teas, coffee & sugar, herbs, spices & oils. We thank you for looking after everything with the utmost of care & leaving the house neat & tidy.
**Please also note, that although this is a festival base, it's in a quiet beach village, so guests must be respectful of neighbours and keep noise down after hours. Sorry but it's not a party house.
**Other details are in a house manual which you can request to be emailed before arrival if you wish but you'll find it in the house.
**There is a resident fluffy cat called Jup & 3 laying hens. We can arrange for a neighbour to feed them if you don't wish to. Due to this we can't accept other pets.
Hi! My name is Emma.
Myself and my partner have 2 little children & have been living in Byron Shire for 15 & 20 years respectively, but have both travelled the world before our son was born. As lifelong travellers we like to holiday let our place while we go away, which allows us to offer a great HOME away from home for others to enjoy.
We love travelling to meet people, soak up the energies of foreign places and learn about other cultures ways of living.
To me travelling is all about the people and the food! Oh and of course gorgeous beaches :)
I enjoy learning how to live, love and grow each day in a conscious way. Our garden is filled with vege patches & fruit trees & we run on solar power. We try to tread lightly on this planet and share good energy with others.
My motto: "Live a life you love and if you don't love it, then change it!"