About this listing
A private room a short walk to beach and Byron town centre. Utilize experienced local Knowledge, FREE Wifi, FREE Surfboard, Kitchen, Laundry in the Best Location ! Friendly safe environment
Lots of trees and Relax near the beach in a Friendly Byron Atmosphere that welcomes all visitors on a short or longer stay.. Please Make your self at home here in my place.. I also have use of the nearby pool and beach access across road. Can organize free buses to clubs ect, but don't worry cause its walking distance just far enough away not too be disturbed by noise and rowdy people when peace and quiet is required.. The Bedroom is Private (seen in pics). You have a fridge/cupboard space and your welcome to use the Kitchen/lounge area. You may also use the washing Machine/Dryer. The place is a older style brick unit.. Nothing special about the bathroom but everything works well and I keep it clean, good shower pressure ect. There is a comfy Queeen bed in your private room always with fresh sheets and towels.. + Your room has a TV (Foxtel) and cupboard storage with clothes hangers ect.. Please ask me if you have any other questions and ill do my best too answer..
There have been many recent improvements, updated pics ect so sure you will be happy with your choice.. You'll be given your Keys on arrival, Wifi code and where the cups plates and cooking stuff is.. Shown maps and given recommendations if you require.. such as cheapest surf lessons, Where you may get $5 dinners etc. Cool hangouts and Awesome beaches as you can't beat local knowledge..priceless ;) and will really save your money + making your Airbnb trip worth while and the best it can be..
WIFI internet (unlimited)
Surfboard ( Large soft Beginners)
Kick and punch pads
Bike (Best way to cruise around Byron)
FOXTEL pay tv in your room
Interaction with Guests
I'm Normally there too meet and greet + answer any questions you may have... Im happy too show you around town or let you have your privacy.. There is a lock on your door so treat the place like your home away from home Just a stone throw to the beach and a short walk into Town Center.. The Unit is a older style and you have use of the kitchen, small lounge space, Laundry and bathroom. Enjoy as a simple base in a great location where you can feel safe and comfortable..
One neighbour runs a surf school and the others around mostly work in the local cafes and bars in the town because its so close to everything.. Its a real Beach culture
one of the Main benefits is its a 10 min walk to town centre and the beach is across the road..
Other Things to Note
Check in time is after 1pm and check out is 12 Thanks.. Ill be there too meet and greet and you can ask me any questions you want too know...
It is a simple place but I keep it clean and normally around for general security and look after things + great to utilize for my local knowledge : ) . I have a private screened section with a single bed behind the lounge(seen on pics) only I use on occasions for my bookings and a spare day bed (keeps me out of your way). Dont worry I respect your privacy and are just here if you need so you can feel safe, secure and Comfortable. Also be aware on occasion there may be other trusted Airbnb guests in the other room so all are asked to respect and tread Quietly + polite with a friendly attitude if you were to come across someone else.. Thanks
* Respect Byron and my home
* No noisy or disruptive behaviour
*Make a Mess.. Don't stress.. and clean it up after..
*Be as quiet as possible if coming home late. (be gentle with doors ect)
*Mention any problem to me and im sure it can be fixed asap.
* Try to be polite and friendly.
* be sure to read the "House Manual" before arrival. This should cover most things. Mainly just use common sense and don't be preoccupied with what others are doing, or getting a 5 star rating as Im sure it will come your way as I'm very thankful and respect my guests and hope you can feel relaxed,safe, comfortable and appreciative to stay in my humble abode. : )
Thanks and Welcome
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Although I had to leave early, I had an amazing time in Byron. The house is close to everything and really clean and tidy. I didn't see Derek that much as I'm the sort of person to keep to myself but he is a great host and showed me everything I needed to know! Make sure you check out the pig house flicks at the brewery because it's an amazing cinema! Would recommend Derek as a host to anyone and it was especially good to finally have austar so I could catch up on some TV haha
Even though it was a sudden request, Derek warmly welcomed us and he gave some information which tourists must do in Byron bay. He is very kind, clean and tidy, besides the room was too good for that price. We'd like to use it again.
Derek was very nice and helpfull. Place is awesome. Very clean and comfortable.
Derek was there when I arrived and showed me round the room and amenities.
The key had a mini torch which was good as the neighbourhood is quite dark as is the alleyway to his apartment.
Enjoyed the quietness of the neighbourhood and the TV / Foxtel.
I didnt use the kitchen facilities just the shower which was basic and ok. Derek left out a towel which was much appreciated.
Derek is lovely, made you feel super at home. Really clean room, in an excellent location and easy to find. Couldn't have asked for more.
Would totally recommend :) Thanks so much for having us!
Derek was so friendly and kind to help us when we arrived in the night. He introduce and brought us to walked around his house gently. We had a night of dinner at his house together with him as well. Besides, we spotted whales at the lighthouse and he was the one who suggested us to go for a walk! Nice view! An easy going and cheerful guy that always makes us enjoy the day. we really love it to stay!
Stayed here for 2 nights. Location is about a 10 minute walk tops into the main area of Byron Bay. Derek provides tea & coffee and you can use the kitchen which is good! Wifi is fast! There isn't a lock on toilet door. And bedroom doors can be unlocked with a coin...! Though saying this we did feel safe at Derek's. Only downside was Derek offered a couple of times to drive us to the lighthouse, we would of been happy to walk but thought it was kind of him to drive us! On drive he then mentioned to us going half on the carpark as he wanted to go there too. It was only $3.50 each but I think he should say before hand he wants you to pay rather than offering a 'free' lift. But other than that, it was fine.
Thanks to mention the great location Wifi ect. I'm Positive there must of been some communication error in some areas so i'll be sure to make everything much more clear to my other guests on arrival. New lock ect.. If bored read more of the response only.. Most feel a Friendly casual environment in my beach hub and are more then satisfied in this budget Byron cost accommodation. Ill need address some misunderstanding and issues mentioned here..
I'm 100% certain we were still in the house by the front door and there seemed to be a fuss about me asking to help pay HALF the $7 parking at the top. This was after you had asked a lift up there. You then told me you didn't want me stay up there. To avoid the half cost I want you participate in.. I thought well ok ill charge you a 3$ fuel cost! fair? I had already been driving in town during the rain unsuccessfully to find you due too a lack of communication. I also take many guest to the light house and it does get expensive for me.. Cant believe you write that in a review as I personally did not want dwell on it, actually and don't think it reflects on my generosity. I certainly felt unappreciated for the extra effort and its really not hard to say thankyou for things. Instead of selfish. The Front & main room door locks with a key. So you seem to have mistaken again. Your room had a "privacy lock", but will change it now too a key as public review knowledge + security purposes (You must of given me all your coin..! so maybe had a lock out.. lol..) The Bathroom I make clear the door is left open if not in use and closed if someone inside that I think is common sense anyway.. Or perhaps Knock if unsure ! Well sorry to need explain, but these things on a review bother me as I'm also busy with bookings and on night shift. I've never expected or asked money too pick people up from bus stops or drop off with heavy bags. I also try to provide as much courtesy as possible.. This public review just read too me like " I'll get in his car and he'll try charge me..! If I'm going somewhere too shops, beach etc. I'm going invite you.. Just don't expect to be driven to airports or tourists destinations with out helping some fuel or costs associated. .
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About the Host, Derek
I'm working in a Backpackers and enjoy meeting new people + informative of the Byron Bay area such as transport and places too go. I've traveled extensively and saving money to travel again. I keep my places clean & tidy + welcoming for visitors to feel relaxed in there private room. Free unlimited WIFI.. I Also have some nice places In Asia with trusted Hosts to take care you.. Hope too see you soon and Enjoy your stay :-)