FEATHERVIEW Magic Moons & Mornings

Apartment - Private room · Monet Dr, Montecollum, NSW 2482, Australia

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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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $365 /week
Monthly Price: $1346 /month
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  • 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!

    February 2014
  • 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!

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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!)

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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

    December 2013
  • 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!

    November 2013
  • 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!

    November 2013
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I'm a hippie banana farmer from Mullumbimby near Byron Bay. My parents bought our special piece of paradise over thirty years ago when land was cheap. We immediately went about restoring the degraded, weed infested natural bushland which includes koala habitat and threatened ecosystems. Since 1980 we have planted over eight thousand trees grown from seed collected from local remnants and removed acres of weeds. I love rainforests can identify most species in the local area and can recognise local birds from their calls. Recently we took over management of the degraded four hectare banana plantation and converted it to a more organic or biological system. Previously chemicals were used and soil erosion was slowly destroying the landscape. We created swales (terraces) to catch and slow water movement and planted cover crops to hold the precious topsoil in place. Our main source of fertiliser is farm grown chipped wood and compost used as a mulch. We are essentially taking carbon from the atmosphere where it is a problem and storing it in the soil where it is useful but lacking. Carbon feeds the microbial life that is essential to plant health and our farm philosophy revolves around that fact. Harmlessness is something we apply to every aspect of our project. We aim to not harm the land and respect all the life that inhabits it including microscopic life under the soil surface. I'm married to Suzy who works as a flight attendant. We are vegan but don't care about or judge anyone else's choices. Sometimes differences make people interesting more than similarities. We accept anyone and welcome anyone into our home who is interested in nature, sustainability, alternative thinking and lifestyles.. or anyone who is respectful of our beautiful property. I love a surf or if there's no swell a swim in the ocean. The nearest beach is clothing optional and only ten minutes drive away. We usually go to the rainforest beaches south of Byron Bay if we have the opportunity. We have spare surfboards available and beach bikes. Riding a bike along the beach from Brunswick Heads to Byron Bay at low tide is fun. We love sharing our house and amazing property with appreciative people so send us a message if you want to discover paradise or just want to say hello. If you don't have the opportunity to stay but are in the area and are curious about what a sustainable banana farm looks like I usually can spare half an hour to show it off. There's a free banana smoothie in it for anyone who is interested enough.
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