About this listing
This original 1930s Art Deco gabled Queenslander farm house has been renovated to provide a beautiful holiday accommodation with modern comforts but preserving its period charm.
I offer a fully self-contained, fully self-catering Art Deco Queenslander farmhouse of up to 2 bedrooms with your very own large salt-water swimming pool and log fire on acreage.
On Tourist Scenic Drive 32, RainbowStay is central to all the Rainbow Region has to offer from the beaches of Byron Bay to the rainforests of Mt. Warning all within an hour. RainbowStay is on the Nimbin Road between Lismore City (18km) & Nimbin Village (8km) in the quiet rural hamlet of Coffee Camp, not far from the mystical Nimbin Rocks with local bus services at the front gates.
Sleeping up to 5 people, the holiday house comprises:
* Master Bedroom with Queen bed,
* Second Bedroom with twin beds,
* Lounge Room with log fireplace. The lounge can be booked to convert to double sofa-bed with inner spring mattress to sleep another one person.
* large, country-elegant dining room,
* fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher,
* full-size bathroom with bath and separate shower recess and, as befits this self-sustaining rainforest residence, a dual-flush toilet, all using pure, soft rainwater ,
* verandas on 3 sides of the house,
* your very own large salt-water swimming pool in the swimming season.
-Accredited Tourism Business & Holiday Accommodation Provider.
-Member Nimbin Tourist Information Bureau,
-A user-pays establishment to maintain keen rates.
-Member of the Wildlife Land Trust of the Humane Society International
-Registered Land for Wildlife property being regenerated by the resident owner from a degraded cattle property.
-Carbon negative (carbon sink) self-sustaining estate.
-A Sustainable House
3. Number of Guests & Visitors
The maximum number of guests and pets that may make use of the property is specified in your Booking Confirmation. Persons and/or pets in excess to that specified number are required to pay a fee or to vacate the property forthwith. In any event, the total number of people using the property, whether Guests or Visitors, must not exceed six (6) people which is the legal capacity limit of the house. More than six people, including infants, babies and children, using the property immediately voids your booking with forfeiture of all money paid and you will be required to vacate forthwith.
4. Arrival & Keys & Lock Outs
Guests may collect the keys after 2pm & before 4pm on the Arrival Date from the property manager, unless otherwise advised in writing prior to arrival. Photo ID & credit card details may be required when collecting keys. Assisted arrival after 4pm until 8pm incurs a Call-out fee of $35 and $55 thereafter.
Loss or non-return of keys incurs a Lockout Fee & replacement fee of $55.
5. Bond/Security Deposit and Property Damage
A Bond/Security Deposit of a valid credit card or up to $600 is required by the Property Manager or his agent prior to or on Arrival.
The Property Manager or his agent has the authority to deduct monies from the Security Deposit or credit card to remedy any damage, missing items, excess cleaning, excess rubbish, excess utilities, outstanding amounts for accommodation rental, services or optional extras, excess persons or pets or loss of revenue caused by the Guests and/or their Visitors, or to invoice the Guest by email, fax or post for immediate payment.
Should Guests leave the accommodation or any part of it in an unfit condition to re-let, Guests will be also liable, in addition to the costs and expenses of repairs, cleaning, replacements, etc, for all loss of revenue caused by them or their Visitors until the accommodation or that part of it is made good to re-let.
Should costs of damage, missing items, loss of revenue or any outstanding amount be in excess of the available credit card funds or Security Deposit, the right is reserved to proceed with recovery action with all costs and expenses thereof, together with interest at 2% above National Australia Bank Daily Mastercard rate, for all money beyond those limits, as well as, but not limited to, compensation for criminal damage.
6. Furniture and effects at the Property
Guests may not remove any of the furniture or effects from the property and will be liable for any furniture or effects damaged or missing from the property. Indoor furniture must not be moved outside including the verandas. Furniture must be returned to its original position. Heavy furniture requiring more than one person to move it back into its original position will incur charges for the hiring of appropriate people.
A wood burning fire is provided in the accommodation which may be used at any time at your own risk, liability & cost. A complementary box each of logs and kindling is provided for winter bookings, 1st June to 31st August inclusive. Firewood is not included in the rent but is available for an extra charge. Operating instructions are provided in the on-site Guest Information Folder.
A swimming pool is available exclusively for the Guests or residents of the Establishment during the swimming season (October Bank Holiday to Mardi Grass: first weekend in May) with its use subject to the NSW Pool Regulations & rules made available at the Property. Charges apply for the use of the pool area by nonresidents or Visitors.
You agree to indemnify the Property Manager and the Accommodation Provider from any claim of loss of personal effects or financial damage direct or indirect whatsoever incurred by you in booking of this property. The Accommodation Provider takes no responsibility for your personal property left on the premises.
The property and its position is described to the best of our ability and in good faith. No liability or damages will be accepted by Property Managers or agents for mis-description. All images or pictures of any part of the Establishment published by us for publicity purposes were typical and representative at the time they were taken. Some incidental decorations, effects or furnishings may differ at the time of your occupation.
It is recommended by government tourist authorities, travel organisations and booking agencies that you take out appropriate travel insurance,
8. General Conduct
Part 4 of the Code of Conduct forms part of this Section of the Agreement.
Guests must not smoke in the bedrooms, lounge room, kitchen, dining room or bathroom else a de-odorising fee will apply. Smoking is permitted on the verandas using the ashtrays provided.
Guests must leave the premises in a clean and tidy condition. In the event of excessive cleaning requirements, charges will be passed on to the Guest as detailed in the Guest Information Folder.
Guests must comply with the By-laws that apply to the property and shall not be guilty of conduct which is a nuisance or annoyance to adjoining or neighbouring properties (eg. loud music) and in particular between the hours of 9pm and 7am. Parties are expressly forbidden.
Guests must, every time they depart the premises, securely lock doors and windows, and switch off lighting, appliances and water to conserve resources and avoid damage or may be liable for excess utility charges or loss/damages.
Guests shall immediately report any repairs required or damage to the Property Manager.
The acreage, grounds and woodlands of the estate are not part of the demised property. They contain restricted areas and are a native wildlife reserve protected by legislation. You have no right of entry to these fenced off areas and must remain within the fenced and gated area of the demised premises You must not pick any flowers, nor take away, nor harm any native plant or animal.
Domestic animals are not permitted unless expressly agreed in writing by the Property Manager and pay a pet accommodation/cleaning fee. Your pet must be trained & well-behaved and must not threaten, harm or kill any wildlife in or about the property. The section in the on-site Guest Information Folder on Pets becomes part of the Booking Terms. Other domestic animals are kept at the property.
Gross misconduct or breach of any term of this Agreement may result in the immediate cancellation of your booking with forfeiture of all money paid and you will be required to vacate the premises forthwith.
9. Right to inspect the Property and re-enter the Property
The Property Manager has the right to inspect the premises during the booking period subject to reasonable prior notice being given unless the Property Manager has reasonable grounds to believe that the premises are being damaged or at risk of damage or if any Guest or Visitor breaches any term of this Agreement or The Code of Conduct.
The Property Manager has the right to enter the premises in the event of an emergency.
The premises must be left in a clean and tidy condition and be vacated by the Guest with keys returned to the Property Manager by 10:00 am on the Departure Date. Failure to depart will authorise us to charge to your account 50% of the daily tariff until 15h00 (3pm) and full tariff thereafter.
11. Cancellation by the Property Provider
In the unlikely instance that the property is withdrawn, we will endeavour to locate holiday accommodation of equivalent specifications. However, should the alternative property be unavailable or unsuitable, the Guest will receive a full refund of any money paid to us.
12. Right of refusal and application of other Special Conditions
The Accommodation Provider and its agents may refuse at their discretion to accept any Guest or Visitor without giving a reason. Property Managers may require that other Special Conditions be agreed to on arrival of the Guest or Visitor.
14. General law
You acknowledge that the Accommodation Provider carries on business within the state of New South Wales, Australia and that this Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of NSW Fair Trading and/or The Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal and/or the Courts of New South Wales. You must be 18 years or over and agree to take full responsibility for the temporary rental of the demised premises.
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The house is quirky and eclectic, and located in a gorgeous part of the world. The view from the deck is amazing. It is in the middle of pretty much nowhere (a great getaway if you want a break!) - the closest town, Nimbin, has an interesting reputation, and is only very small. The host, Geoffrey, seemed genuine when we met him upon checkout. There were a few things that were a bit disappointing. The kitchen isn't very well stocked, missing important implements like tongs. The pots and pans were quite old. At night, the lighting is dull and insufficient (it feels quite dark and dingy - nothing like in the photos - but has the potential to look like it does in the photos!). The towels were rough and smelled like smoke, and the sheets on the single bed were old and severely pilled (also we were asked NOT to strip the beds when we left, which is an odd request!) It wasn't our thing, but if you are willing to forego some niceties for the price, there is nothing really wrong with this place. It didn't ruin our weekend. It's not somewhere I'd stay again - but this is probably more personal preference than anything.
We decided this is the best rented accommodation we have ever stayed in. I highly recommend it. The house is beautiful and there is no tackiness at all (which never seems to be the case with places I have stayed in before). Lovely pieces of furniture throughout, vibrant colours and original art deco design. The surrounding landscape is incredible, which we only felt like observing from the balcony because we just wanted to relax at home. Geoffrey was a great host with a wealth of knowledge about the surroundings that he generously imparted onto us.
This is a really great country getaway for bizoids like us, families, couples whatever. There are plenty of walks, stunning scenery from the balcony for a chardy or two, and the good people of nearby Nimbin and the smaller villages dotted through the hills are the kindest, nicest bunch. Our host made us feel at home on the spot and nothing was too much trouble. Little extras like a local paper dropped in each day, some dry wood for the fire on rainy days made the stay easy, and good advice on what to see in the region helped us make the best of our week, but was never intrusive.
We loved it on this trip mid-winter, looking forward to coming back in summer to enjoy the pool and catch up with Geoff and Ma-belle again
We had a fabulous time in an exquisite setting with wildlife all around. The owner was really friendly and knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. He treated us like family and made our stay memorable.The surroundings are incredible with natural scenery, numerous nearby attractions( art galleries, villages, rainforest walks) and the house sports a long comfortable verandah and the swimming pool is as good as it looks in the photos. So nice to stay in a house with some personal touches. Will definitely be returning.
About the Host, Geoffrey
I left Australia in my twenties to backpack around Europe as one did. I then lived and worked in London in finance and continued holidaying abroad, in the Middle East, America, Asia, Russia.
My career reincarnated through a friend into running a Bed & Breakfast from my Central London flat for many years. I enjoyed hosting people from all over the world and I returned home to Australia in 2001 with the intention of setting up a self-sustaining holiday retreat.
I founded RainbowStay in one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse areas of the world and in 2010, with the installation of a solar array on the roof, the property became fully self-sustaining. It's now a popular retreat for South East Queenslanders as well as a strategic base for international guests to explore the Northern Rivers of New South Wales and in particular, the Rainbow Region of Lismore and Byron Bay.