We have a beautiful home near the Crystal Castle five minutes drive from Mullumbimby with breathtaking views of the ocean and Byron Bay in the distance!
Situated on 22 acres of beautiful Byron Hinterland farm land and bordering a nature reserve, we have a great, private single room self contained apartment on the ground floor of our house for guests.
The apartment has a basic kitchen, laundry, TV, queen size bed, wifi internet. Entrance is separate to the rest of the house which adds to the privacy. We often don't see guests after check in unless interested in a farm tour.The solar heated, rainwater shower and bath is outside in the garden so it may not suit everyone but anyone with an inner hippie will love it. It's our most popular feature and many return just for the shower! It's like showering under a warm water waterfall with fresh air and greenery all around.
The property is a working banana farm. Although we are not certified organic we manage the farm using natural systems ie. nutrient cycling with mulch and compost and we don't use chemicals. We harvest all year round and love showing off the property and farming operation and sharing ideas about landscape management and sustainability, Over half the property is natural bushland with lots of wildlife including koalas, wallabies, echidnas, rare birds and frogs. The property has some beautiful bushwalks including one to the top of our hill where you will see some of the best views in the region.
We are about a 20 min drive from Byron Bay so a car helps to get to the beaches and local attractions. For anyone without transport we can pick up and drop off at Mullumbimby any time. For short stays having a car isn't 100% essential and if travelling in two's or threes it's cheaper than a hostel. Buses go from Mullumbimby to Byron Bay regularly.
Longer term stays are welcome and very negotiable so if you're interested in accommodation for a month or more don't hesitate to contact us and ask questions or make an offer.
We simply loved staying there. Garry and family are generous hosts who provided everything we could have needed. the views are spectacular and we loved being out of town. it's such a peaceful and tranquil spot. two magpies came every morning asking for breakfast and delighted our daughter enormously. we'll definitely be back!
Saying at Feather-view was like paradise. Gary and Susie were fantastic welcoming hosts. The bed was comfy, room was clean, tidy and had lovely big bath towels. I stayed for five nights and would highly recommend it. This gave me time to explore all the local attractions. I loved the outdoor bath tub and the views were spectacular looking out over the hills and ocean. One of my favourite experiences during my stay was a visit to Kiva Spa & bathhouse in Mullumbimby. I can't wait to come back for my next stay!
We enjoyed staying here so much! It is exactly what I wanted. An affordable, private room surrounded by untouched nature. Gary and Suzy kindly greeted us even though we arrived late our first night. The view from our room opened up from the room was stunning. You can see miles of green and as far as the ocean and the Byron bay lighthouse. It's about a 20 minute drive to Byron so it was far enough away from the sound of hustle and bustle but an easy drive if you want to go to Byron for the day. We enjoyed Gary's banana smoothie as we sat in a hammock enjoying the sounds of nature and the view. The room conveniently had its own kitchen with fridge as well as its own toilet. The best part definitely was the outside bathtub. For anyone with an inner hippy, you will love it. I would recommend this place to anyone that needs to get away for a quiet couple of nights to reconnect with themself and/or nature.
This is a fantastic place and cannot recommend too highly. Gary is a great host, the accommodation is spotless and the views simply stunning. I will be back.
Garry was a fantastic host. The room was lovely, clean, and well cared for. The property was absolutely gorgeous as well. We loved waking up to beautiful views of the hills and little towns.
Garry's tips and recommendations for the surrounding area were also much appreciated (particularly the back roads to Byron Bay to avoid the traffic!)
Garry was the loveliest host we could have asked for. We spent two nights at his place and Garry and his family were very welcoming, yet at the same gave us our own space and we we truly felt like we had the place to ourselves. The outdoor shower was to die for, and the views were beautiful. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Wonderful! My husband and I stayed in this downstairs studio while the rest of the family were in the upstairs apartment, and we were very comfortable. The space is just as the photos portray and we absolutely loved the outside shower.
Just to be clear, for those of you who might be hesitant about the outside shower; there is no inside shower at all. Get over it. It is a thoroughly enjoyable experience and one not to be missed.
There is also no air conditioning and in the middle of summer the studio can get pretty hot. We were fine and spent most of the hot days on the beach, but we were very grateful for the fan that Garry thoughtfully supplied for the evenings and nights.
The bed was comfortable and the place well equipped. Don't plan on cooking up big meals but the two hot plates provided, along with the electric jug and microwave, worked just fine for us.
The location is breathtakingly beautiful with some great walks and is only a short drive away from the very picturesque village of Mullumbimby, which had everything we needed.
We stayed here for about 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute.
Thanks again Garry for a fabulous time and we can't wait to come back again.
Feather view is a simple natural heaven. I spent my afternoon between the outdoor bath and the hammock eating bananas, taking in that amazing view I felt so at home and so lucky to be there. The view is astounding, looking out over the valley and sea, words and photos just dont do it justice. As the sun went down my partner and I walked around the terraced plantation and we watched the moon rise in the evening, after heading out to Thai dinner at the Mullumbimbi bowls club (was very good meal!!). Provided in the studio apartment was Byron bay coffee, plunger, yummy muesli, juice, soy milk, so we wanted for nothing. The bed was comfy and the shower was divine. The only problem was it was only for one night, so I'm already planning my next trip back. Thank you for having us. X
If you read this, do not hesitate another second and book the room! Garry is an amazing host, with helpful indications on what to visit, but most importantly he makes you feel at home from the very first second, and knows the secret recipe of the best banana smoothie you will ever try! The room itself is great: spacious, completely independent, and with a very nice view on the valley and Byron Bay, which you can also enjoy from the outdoor shower!
My only regret is that I would have liked to stay longer!
Featherview might be the best place I've stayed in Australia. The outdoor shower is adventurous and pushes my comfort zone :) Gary banana milk shake is to die for :) Room is cozy and comfortable to stay in. Thanks for hosting!