Byron Bay Breathing Space - Beachside

Private room in guest suite hosted by Al

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Next to the Beach and National Park, we mainly offer beach and bush. This is a unconventional "apartment" - a series of three rooms off two courtyards.
It is a leash free dog beach. Dogs stays are negotiable.
It is quirky, cosy and NOT LARGE. The second courtyard is totally private and has a bifold door into the studio and another door to the bathroom. The bedbase is low and furnishings simple. The kitchette is for guests off the first courtyard. We may come to use the washing machine only.

The space
Welcome to Byron Bay beachside !

We have a reputation for quiet here. And its an unconventional apartment - very quirky - yet with everything you may need during a shortish stay. You will be close to the beach, independent and private during your stay. You may not even meet us! The rooms are described as cute and cosy by reviewing guests. None of the rooms is large !!!
The studio bedroom is light and sunny and doubles as a lounge room. You have an easy car park and entrance and can prepare simple meals in the kitchenette. Remember - its not a traditional apartment (not all under one roof). Each each of the three rooms, the studio room, bathroom and kitchenette, have entrances from two outside courtyards. It is ideal for a couple or two friends. Two great cafes are nearby. The beach is a dog leash free area - heaven for a dog and its owners!
The kitchenette is for you as gueasts and entry is from the first courtyard, which is share with us - as we may access its washing machine during your stay.

The Space
The street is a cul-de-sac - so there is no traffic noise. Its a suburb so houses are just nearby - as per photos - and on school holidays and weekends there may be kids playing and shouting in the street and park - which is up the street from us! There is a free tennis court and basket ball ring in the park nearby.
The garden is subtropical. The studio has airconditioning.

For meals
All sorts of cooking appliances are in the cupboards
You can order groceries from supermarkets on line or drive 7 minutes or 12 minutes to centres, or walk along the beach to the local cafes and small shops - two of them. One is a bottle shop and post office too and both have groceries, veg and some fruit.
We have Internet access with some download and tv/dvd which may be in the cupboard if its not out on the table.

no car ?
IF you come by plane to Gold Coast airport, search for a shuttle that will take you door to door - this service is available from one or two companies - not all coaches offer this .

Your Hosts
We both work full time - and Al from home. You can book her for a yoga, meditation or breathwork session. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to offer reviews and info about cafes and restaurants - but check out the local free paper, the "Echo", which has a long list - and the contact numbers - plus all the local hotel and entertainment gigs

Dog owners -
you may bring your dog by negotiation. The conditions are you take it wherever you go, as there is no shelter in the courtyard. There is also a tidal river site nearby which the dogs love - or for kayaking? easy access and near the New Brighton store, post office and bottle shop beside the second cafe - good coffee. Even closer, is "the Mrs Birdies" cafe a short walk along the beach or five suburban bushy blocks. It has an atm

The cafes have an atm or a post office

We have two beach bikes or bring your own for the bush trails next to the beach

So the street is usually gorgeous and quiet. However we have a free park, tennis court and basket ball square nearby. There may be lots of activity there at weekends and holiday and yes - we have tennis racquets and balls you can borrow or bring your own!

dvds - there is a selection in your room but more in our store !
A barbecue are available by request
One boogie board.

Its best to have a car to get to the great cafes and restaurants - 70 or more in this shire. Buses into Byron town are once or twice a day only - a taxi is ok if you have plenty of money or in an emergency. Uber is $50-70 to byron town itself - check this out please as it may change.

For those attending festivals ?
We are quite close to both festival sites !
We are next to the Parklands at Yelgun which is quickly accessible by festival bus - from a stop just a 7 minutes walk - at South Golden Beach. The Parklands entrance is 4.5kms from here by road, about 4 minutes usually. (not festival times?)
We are also not far by road from the other festival site at Tyagarah - 15 minutes by car. We are to the north of Tyagarah so there less queue? maybe?

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 85 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

The beach !! I love that we are so close to the ocean and National Park, and the beach stretches for endless kilometres to the north and south, with only bush beside it. Its a a dog leash free beach and its so deserted that there is no lifeguard patrols - just the occassional dog and owner going for long walks. There are no visible houses or buildings when you are on the beach - only bush and the chirps of native birds. The street is a cul-de-sac so it is quiet as no cars are going past. The area is full of nature and this is a street of nice homes and native gardens. Its the last suburban street next to the National park so there may be kids playing in the street and park up the road on weekends and school holidays. This street in particular is considered one of the most desirable streets in the whole shire and it was a architect concept with similar sorts of beachy type dwellings - all built since 2000.
Being a dog loving individual, I love the proximity to one of the few leash-free dog beaches in the Byron shire. Its best to take your dog on a lead through the bush until you reach the sand as if the ranger is around you can get fined for the dog being off lead in the street and the bush track - especially during school holidays?
There is also proximity to a yummy cafe called Yum Yum Tree ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it for details) and a Post Office, shop and bottle shop, next to the mangrove creek. Grab a bottle of wine or spirits and a take away from the fridge or basic food supplies as the supermarket is further down to the south - about 5 more minutes by car.
Ocean Shores shopping centre ? It has a Coles and other food and fruit shops, a tavern, medical centre, a sushi train, pharmacy, buld food store etc - no more than 8 minutes drive from the rooms you stay in. You can get supplies from this Coles on line delivery - search Coles and get the info update,
Another shop and cafe is even closer - called "Mrs Birdys". Its in South Golden Beach just a few blocks away - seven minutes walk - with first class burgers, fish and chips and take away meals and salads from curries to pizza. They also have supplies of excellent fruit, vegetables, maybe fresh bread and other basics too. Five minutes by driving further south is the New Brighton Store - lots more basics and a bottle shop plus the cafe - search for "Yums Yums" to find opening and closing times for this cafe/restaurant which does dinners some nights of the year.
Otherwise its suburban beach side living with lots of bush walks but most people use the long long beach for walking. The street park has a tennis court and basketball square and swings for children. We usually have tennis racquets to borrow and boogie boards too, as well as the beach bikes and extra dvds in a wide range, including opera anyone ???

Hosted by Al

  1. Joined in March 2012
  • 85 Reviews
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I live next to the beach at the northern end of Byron Bay. I love nature and spending time with people, especially those who are into personal development and transformation.
My background metaphysics which i studied as a teenager and then yoga - i trained as a yoga teacher in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , when i lived for nine years as a swami in the Indian yoga ashram, (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Upon my return to Australia I also trained to become a breathworker and my main work now is training breathworkers. I also conduct retreats one to one and i love this work which produces great results.
I first went to India to be initated into Kriya Yoga (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and so i have been practising and teaching yoga and meditation for a long time. I love yoga and breathwork, especially the breathwork capacity to support people in living intentionally instead of just surviving.
The other fun side of my life is my dog and the dog beach just here which is leash free
I am open to having visitors with well behaved dogs stay here, and those who love to see a dog free on a beach as much as I do. The beach here is as far as the eye can see north and south and no buildings in sight - and mostly deserted.
I live next to the beach at the northern end of Byron Bay. I love nature and spending time with people, especially those who are into personal development and transformation.…

During your stay

I love having guests and giving out information about the area. However I find the guests who choose this space are already independent and looking for a quiet and laid back private time next to the beach. So I mainly see them coming and going in the car space, and they text me if they need something.
I work from home so I am mostly available if needed. We have our own entrance and live at the other side of the house, divided by the garage/office. We share a common shut off inner wall to the guest's totally private studio room. There may be some sound that travels through the wall but there has been no problems reported so far - since 2013 !
You can text me if you have any problems - our neighbours are co-operative and we will usually be able to sort anything out on the spot - dont wait to the review time, although so far we get excellent reviews of each time !
We do not guarantee we will be there during the full duration of your stay.
However we set the rooms up so you are fully self sufficient.
And we can usually respond quickly to texts - as long as technology is working ok - please resend any messages or try the email if you dont hear from us soon after you send a text? In emergency its ok to come into our area through the main gate and knock on our front door - but better to text first - if its not a severe emergency.
I love having guests and giving out information about the area. However I find the guests who choose this space are already independent and looking for a quiet and laid back privat…
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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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