Shelly Beach 2 minutes drive and the best spot for swimmingThis downstairs room looks onto the garden and has its own ensuite

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This room is suitable for pets, so if you are traveling with pets please book this room. This room is downstairs, has its own ensuite and backs right onto the garden, and will give you the privacy you need.

We have a spacious 5 bedroom solar powered home nestled against the enchanting Australian forest. Relax on our expansive deck and see the king parrots, scaly breasted lorikeets, rosellas and even the occasional wallaby!

The space

Here you can enjoy breakfast or simply a quiet cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon or a glass of wine in the evening while you listen to the birds and cicadas.

The home is Scandinavian themed and adorned in many of our Finnish mother's tapestries. We are surrounded by a melody of parrots, kookaburras, cicadas, black cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets and cicadas in summer. We are always available to answer any questions you may have or to give directions. We are happy for you to use the kitchen if you want to cook your own meals. The supermarket is only a few minutes drive away.

We don't have a TV so you need to be able to happily enjoy your own company. Most guests enjoy the peace and tranquillity and just chilling out on the veranda or going to the beach.

We are 15 minutes walk to some of Australia's most beautiful beaches that are matched only by the magical sunsets that you get in this part of the world. There is a wonderful shaded forest walk to the beach. We see dolphins at nearby Shelly beach in the early mornings and whales during the whale season.

The house is 10 minutes walk from the local Nambucca Heads shops and 2 minutes drive to the beach. We are 30 minutes drive from the very stylish Bellingen and enjoy going there regularly for a bit of cafe-life. Nambucca is close to the freeway so it's a small detour if you are commuting and need a place to stay for the evening. We have a sub tropical climate and really great weather for most of the year.

We provide fresh fruit, bread and eggs for all of the guests as well as tea and coffee. This large room has a Queen sized bed plus has its own private bathroom, a small lounge and a view overlooking the garden. There is plenty of off street parking for at least 4 cars.

Our neighbour's cute little dog Gypsy likes to visit most days!

Guest access

Iris is your host and is happy to answer any questions you may have. You will have access to the large deck upstairs, as well as the dining room and kitchen where you can prepare your own breakfast and meals. You also have access to the garden. Iris is overseas at the moment and the lovely Lynda is your host.

Interaction with guests

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the area and places to visit. I am also mindful of your privacy and will give you the space you need to enjoy your stay.

Other things to note

This room is downstairs and has a Queen sized bed, a large built in wardrobe, a lounge, its own private bathroom and views of the garden from the window. This is the only room suitable for pets, as we have a small dog upstairs.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $8
Weekly Discount: 29%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

Latest check in is by 8 p.m. Only the downstairs room is suitable for pets. If you are a smoker we would appreciate you not smoking inside the house or on the deck. We have a large garden area in which you are welcome to smoke.

There is plenty of parking in front of the house for about 4 cars! We are in a battle axe block so the house location is very private. We will provide basic breakfast items, such as bread, eggs, fruit, tea and coffee. There is a shelf in the fridge just for Airbnb guests. We have a well equipped kitchen which you are free to use if you wish to cook your own meals and make coffee or tea. The supermarket is only a few minutes drive away.

We don't provide meals for our guests but you are welcome to use the kitchen to cook or prepare your own. There is a washing machine that you are free to use as well. House is quiet after 11pm.

Alcohol use within moderation.

Please no big party nights and no recreational drugs.

The kitchen, dining area, shared bathroom and toilet, deck and garden are all shared spaces. Private room is the upstairs bedroom behind the kitchen and the lounge room. This can be closed off by double doors.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Bernadette User Profile
January 2017
Great spot to kick back and relax.

Aldie User Profile
January 2017
Iris's place is one of those rare stops that bring some of the most interesting people together under one roof. Homely, clean characterful and friendly, it's an instantly relaxing place that we can highly recommend.

Nat User Profile
January 2017
We were wonderfully taken care of by Iris and Don in the lead up and during our stay. A beautiful, comfy, tranquil home. Super helpful hosts, and the perfect stop between Woodford and Sydney. Will absolutely call again when we find ourselves needing to stay in the area again.

Bruce User Profile
December 2016
Great place to stopover (we were en route from Sydney to Brisnbane.) Lovely quiet location, great recommendations about where to eat, beaches etc., and easy driving distance to both. Nambucca Heads is a delightful place with beautiful beaches and river. Highly recommended!

Istvan User Profile
December 2016
Great place, very comfortable bed. It felt like home. Kangaroos jumping around in the garden.

Robert (Bob) User Profile
December 2016
Beautiful bush setting, great for relaxing after a busy day with a drink (alcoholic or a good cuppa) and enjoying the scenery or a friendly chat with others.

Madeleine User Profile
December 2016
Wonderful stay. Only a one night stopover as we were en route up the coast but everything was perfect. We didn't meet the owner Iris (her friend was looked by after the place while she was away) but she left it in very good hands. Easy check-in and Don gave us a map with some pointers as to where to take a nice evening walk/catch a good view. Spent a lovely chilled evening on the terrace listening to the wildlife and sharing travel stories. In fact, we decided to buy some bits and pieces from Woolies to eat back at the AirBnB because the terrace was so lovely. The rocking sofa is particularly hard to leave! Would definitely stay again. Thanks so much Don!

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Nambucca Heads, Australia · Joined in February 2011
Iris User Profile

I'm an Artist, a Soul Art® Guide, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Color of Woman Teacher.

I love all kinds of creative expression, nature, animals and the beach. Art and healing are my two passions. I help women who in transition find their way again through Intentional Creativity and Intuitive Painting. I love travel, and these past 4 years have been living in Finland. I also visited Russia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Norway and Poland while I was in Europe. I love to paint and create beautiful mosaics and connect with other like minded creative souls. I love to eat healthy food and walk on the beach. I work from home in my internet business so you will find me at home a lot of the time, unless I'm out walking or swimming. I look forward to getting to know you and giving you some ideas about the best places to visit in the area.

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