About this listing
The cottage, nestled in the back of my beautiful garden, is quiet and serene even though you are just one block from town. It comes with its own private garden and sits under an ancient mango tree. It can sleep 3 people.
You would never know that you were just one block from town. Everything is just a walk away from this private, quiet sanctuary.There is a gorgeous covered outdoor shower, and a private courtyard overlooking the garden, all shaded by the mango tree. All linen is provided and the bed will be made and ready to get into. The kitchenette is equipped with toaster, kettle, microwave and a hotplate plus a full sized fridge, but if you really want to cook up a feast then you're welcome to use my fully equipped kitchen, cause I never do! Having said that, Mullumbimby has some of the best food ever, with a wide variety to choose from including Thai, French, Italian, Japanese, Yemeni, Wood-fired pizza, Vegetarian or Raw all within a few minutes walk away.
For music festival attendees, the cottage provides a relaxing retreat. Mullumbimby is your closest town to the Blues Festival site. For Blues Festival bookings there is a 4 night minimum stay.
There is a TV available to watch our selection of dvd's, but no TV reception, and free, unlimited internet access so bring your laptop and download what you want.
The cottage is at the rear of my house but is quite separate and private. It faces the opposite direction to the house and has it's own beautiful palm filled garden for you to gaze over. Access is via a pretty, plant filled driveway.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the main house and am available 24/7 for help or advice on what to do. I've lived here for 20yrs and had a clothing shop in town for 12 of those years. I know everyone and everyone knows me! I can totally stay out of your way, or make you a fresh pineapple daiquiri at sunset. You can have as much, or as little, of me as you require. And we love gays!!!
This is a very alternative town, very accepting of newcomers and tourists alike. Still surrounded by sugar cane and dairy farms, everyone smiles as you walk down the street. But the beach and all it has to offer is just 7 minutes away in Brunswick Heads. I'm sure if you're coming to Mullumbimby you will already have done some research on the area and all it has to offer. I can fill you in on the rest of it. You could stay here for a week doing something different every day without ever having to get into your car!
Hitch-hiking is rampant however, and a car is essential if you want to go further afield. There are buses but the routes and times are far from adequate or you can pick up a hire car across the road from the cottage for $30 a day at very short notice.
Other Things to Note
I'm never far away and if there's something you want but can't find then never hesitate to ask me for help, or to point you in the right direction.
Smoking is allowed outside only
Patsy was friendly and easy going. We loved meeting her very happy dog. The highlight was her beautiful garden, that you couldn't help but relax in because it was so tranquil. The outdoor shower was also a highlight and her place is very convenient to town, without the need to use a car. Many thanks.
Patsy was a fantastic host! We loved our stay in her place, the beds were very cozy and her backyard is fantastic. Everything invites to have a really relaxing time. Highly recommended. Thank you Patsy.
If you're looking for a relaxing time away from home, this place is ideal. Patsy is a lovely host - she made us feel welcome and comfortable as soon as we arrived. The space is every bit as nice as it looks and the garden is really beautiful. It's only a short walk into town. We had yummy food from the Japanese restaurant and the Yemeni cafe and there are other places to choose from as well. We could only stay for one night but we'd love to come back again some time soon.
What a delight this cottage is and Patsy was so incredibly welcoming at super short notice. Fresh strawberries, chocolate and a cold drink on arrival and the comfiest bed imaginable!
Patsy is totally amazing! We felt so welcome and had the best time staying in our little hippy cottage. She told us about the most amazing cafe and offered to help us out when we were stuck for a bus! Would totally recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a relaxing stay in (website hidden): the garden is out-of-this-world!!
Patsy made us feel very welcome, she was a great host. The cottage was clean, homely & beautiful. The gardens were stunning. It's a few minutes walk from town which was really handy. I'd recommend this cottage. I loved it!
Patsy's cottage was simply delightful. It was wonderful to have a beautiful space all to ourselves - complete with comfortable beds, closet space, clean bathroom & lovely outdoor shower as well as a little kitchenette. Her place is colorful and clean, and her hospitality friendly and very accommodating to our needs. The gardens are beautifully manicured and very zen. Close to town & shops but it feels like it is a world unto itself with the privacy of the gardens & trees - a true home away from home. Lovely touches like herbal teas and fresh eggs & bread. Thank you Patsy!!
About the Host, Patsy
I'm originally from Sydney where I worked in publishing and moved here 20 years ago to give my kids a better life. I have been an adventurous traveller since my teens, trekking overland from London to India, back when all roads were open and all countries were without war. I sailed around the coast of India in an Arab dhow, living in Goa for 3 months along the way, before it was the happening party place it is today. I ran a clothing shop in Mullumbimby for 12 years which curtailed long term travelling, but made repeated trips to Bali during this time. Life in Mullumbimby is slow and relaxed, we do a lot of sitting around gazing at the garden drinking cocktails at sunset, or short trips to the beach. The Brunswick River runs thru Mullumbimby and is great for kayaking with an access point close to the cottage and every day I tend to my horse who is agisted not far from home. I know everyone here in Mullum and will be happy to show you all there is to do in our lovely little town and beyond. Cheers...