Lions Lookout Treehouse and daybed

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Warrambool Rd, Ocean Shores, NSW 2483, Australia
Your host, Kim
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The Space

Welcome to Ocean Shores and thank you for checking my listing!

Come stay and enjoy this self contained apartment with 2 bedrooms. The apartment will sleep 3 persons. The best thing about this place is the stunning view while (email hidden)! The apartment boasts a very private room with a Queen bed and a room with a single bed and a walk in wardrobe! In addition you will have a shower, toilet and a fully equipped kitchen. The house is very private in regards to the neighbours. If you like more comfort , and even better views please se my other listing.

The Location
You will be staying only 2 km from the beach and the Ocean shores golf club is only 1 km also call Ocean shores country club. Shopping centre, bottle shop dentist pub and more, Within walking distance you will be in Brunswick head and in the middle of Reserves and National parks.

There are plenty of amazing activities to undertake while staying. There are work shops available to learn how to draw or to meditate. or learn how to live on light- air-love-prana.
Hiking to the summit of Mount Warning, which towers over nearby Murwillumbah, at dawn has long-been a "must do" for anyone visiting the north coast of New South Wales. Christened "Wollumbin", meaning "cloud catcher", by the Bundjalung people who inhabited the region before European settlement, it is the first place on the Australian mainland to be kissed by the morning sun.
I know it is one of the most rewarding and challenging climbs. But times have changed and these days out of respect for Bundjalung law and culture, you're asked to consider choosing not to climb the cone-shaped peak. As an alternative to the Summit Walk, the tourist office suggests you stroll along the 200m Lyrebird Track. While the Lyrebird Track certainly has its attractions, in my opinion you're better off hiking to Pinnacle Lookout in the nearby Border Ranges National Park. It offers some of the most spectacular views of the peak from anywhere along the coast.

Fashion sense
Thanks to myriad designers and innovative boutiques, Byron Bay has become the favourite stomping ground for many cashed-up young fashionistas. For the best buys, skip busy Jonson Street, which is starting to resemble a strip mall thanks to a line of tiresome chain stores, and take a wander down Fletcher Street, where you'll find an eclectic mix of fashions. In Sweet Papillon, local jewellery designer Nicole Sharratt creates exquisite, one-off, hand-made pieces. For home-grown labels such as Sass & Bide and Alice McCall, Madam Pompidou is the place to shop, while nearby Byron Hunter stocks all the best international brands.
If it's hidden local designers, unusual handmade items and unconventional treasures you're seeking then head out of town to Byron's Arts and Industry Estate. Here you'll find innovate shops like Slingfings and Bird on Banksia Drive, which prove that fashion can be sustainable using recycled fabrics and materials to create a funky range of handbags, garments and homewares. In keeping with the "green" ethos of their designs, both companies run on solar energy.

Head for the hills
Most people who tear up (or down) the Pacific Highway to northern NSW rarely take their eyes off the gleaming sands and blue waters of the coast to see what lies beyond the tarmac. From verdant valleys, peaceful villages, ancient rainforests and craggy escarpments, the north coast's hinterland is taking over Byron Bay as the new Promised Land. So turn off the highway and explore some of the back roads.
My favourite route follows the Bangalow Road through Bangalow and Clunes to Lismore, then following Dunoon Road detouring to The Channon and returning via Uki — stopping at the Mount Warning Pub for a drink — and Murwillumbah to the Pacific Highway.
During some of the months you will enjoy the unique opportunity to go whale watching! Often there are many dolphins around and there is great surf to be found in the area! Feeling a little more active? I have river kayak, surfboard, boogie board, donation are welcome
We are very close to an amazing lookout! 5 min walk.

About the House
Recently there have been lots of inquiries about the house. It is a two story house and I have added a few rooms underneath where you will be staying. There is tonnes of room, kitchen, bar, 1 room w/ a queen bed, 2 separate areas w/ single beds and day bed area. All new and decorated with my aboriginal artwork. There is heating and internet available also! And I do offer art, meditation, and Breatharian classes. And I also give a good local point of view on the good things to go do. It is a very open living area so for winter you need to bring an extra jumper :)

- Kim.

Please note: Due to the height/open layout, my house is unfortunately not suitable for adventurous children under the age of 10. They tend to be great climbers and I would hate to see them exposed to any danger at all.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $533 /week
Monthly Price: $1840 /month
Cleaning Fee: $48
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a beautiful stay at Kim's charming tree house. Beautiful details with dark timbers, lights and fabric, amazing art works on the walls to make us feel very strong, and of course the view. We loved having a hot soup and morning coffee overlooking the forest. Summer would be special, but i would recommend to visit during winter season too.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful couple of nights at the Lions Lookout. The quirky layout fitted us perfectly, and was a breath of fresh air from city living.
    We just loved it !!
    Kim (email hidden) we recommend it to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary...

    June 2014
  • 'Charming' is the best word to describe our host, our accommodation and location within easy reach of good coffee (Ocean Shores), restaurants (Mullumbimby), galleries (Tweed River Art Gallery) and entertainment (Palace Cinema in Byron). There also would have been great walks, in addition to Lions Lookout, around Mt Warning if we had more time. Kim was always available for questions and advice and ready to talk about his wonderful portraits and experiences with his subjects.

    April 2014
  • Kim (email hidden), flexible with check in time and the place itself had so much character and had all we needed and more for our two nights stay thanks again Kim

    April 2014
  • Un endroit magnifique, pas loin de la mer , des forêts à perte de vue
    Une jolie maison en bois , originale , entourée d'arbres , vue splendide sur la forêt
    un lieu calme , bien situé pour visiter la côte
    Notre séjour de deux semaine a été un vrai bonheur
    Kim est d'une grande gentillesse , très bon acceuîl

    Nous reviendrons certainement


    April 2014
  • Loved staying at the open air tree house with its great views. There were 3 of us travelling and we had plenty of space! Kim was an excellent host, working around our schedule for check in and check out. Would love to be able to come back again some day.

    March 2014
  • Thanks again (email hidden) to stay! I will be back :)

    March 2014
  • I really couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Good fun accommodation, 5 minutes from the the very chilled out Brunswick Heads, 15 mins to Byron Bay, and the best part for me was sitting at the breakfast bench, looking out into the rainforest, and reading a book and relaxing.
    We intended to do some bushwalking, but opted for a very relaxing weekend instead. This place was perfect for it.
    Thanks for opening up your wonderful home Kim, we'll definitely be back!

    March 2014
  • This (email hidden)ere is a room with a queen bed, another room with a single mattress, and another space in the open with a single 'day bed'. The kitchen and breakfast bar looks out over the trees, so you do feel like you are in a tree house. Its all very open and natural. I loved it, and would definitely go back. Thanks Kim!

    January 2014
  • Kim's apartment was an absolutely perfect getaway. Awesome deck area that looks out over the trees towards the Byron hinterland, well equipped kitchen, lounge/bar area. Good, clean shower/ toilet. The main bedroom has a flat-screen tv and there was very good wireless internet. We spotted some local wildlife- kookaburras and geckos which is pretty cool. For the evenings, insect repellers are provided which was great. The apartment is in a beautiful laid-back area of Ocean Shores, just outside of Byron Bay. A very easy car ride to explore the beautiful areas around Byron shire. Down the street is a wonderful beach where we went for a swim, watching the local surfers and dog-walkers. Kim (email hidden); he lives in the main house, good communication for check-in, recommended a good spot for dinner, very easy-going. The treehouse apartment worked well for us to have our own space, it has its own entry separate to the main house so we could come and go as we pleased. Kim's artworks around the apartment are pretty awesome too.
    Highest possible recommendation to other airbnb guests looking for a unique, well-appointed place to stay around Byron – added bonus that it is affordable too! We'll certainly be recommending this super accommodation to friends/family and hope to be back again one day soon! Thanks Kim!

    January 2014
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Spiritual teacher, meditation,art. If you like to learn to draw or just get enlightened. let me now
The love Guru, Kim Philipsen, Is now doing workshops, in drawing, meditation, mindful living, show ways in stoping anger, fear, hunger, stop sickness, slow down ageing. Learn to control your mind, and your addictions. Find happiness and freedom. Beat the system, avoid the dishes, and grumpy people, open your eyes and ears, find the beauty everywhere. LOVE IS ALL WE NEED. In 1964 the stars were shining bright, and a handsome little devil was born. Danish artist Kim Philipsen's greatest love is capturing the spirit, in the face of Natives. Kim moved to Spain at the age of 12 where he met many artists. He realised that he wanted to become a portrait artist. 21 years young, Kim went to the Philippines where he met master artist Rick Gonzales. Kim and Rick became great friends, and Kim studied there for 4 years drawing and painting still life, landscapes, seascapes, and so on, and so Kim learned, as they did in the old days. It was easy to travel with pen and paper, and when Kim was in need of money, he did a portrait. For 15 years he went all over the World, having a good time, doing his art, and enjoying every moment. It was during these travels that Kim would happen upon the right face at the right time and deliver a stunning portrait. Today, Kim is no longer living amongst the starving artists but rather chooses to call the community of Byron Bay, on the North coast of Australia, his home. Kim has had 2 galleries in the past, but now enjoys doing his art from home or while travelling. My interest these days spirituality, love, white light, light food, fruit, dancing gardening, reading, swimming, walking, travelling, smiling, and must more. P.S If interested in Kim art his has cards & prints for sale. or (website hidden) Zazzle,kimphilipsen
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