Waking up in Australian bush architecturesublime early morning peace
River Room, Bellingen Treehouse

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Open up your bedroom wall and enjoy the intimate surrounds of rainforest along the Never Never River just below your TreeHouse hideaway. Created by an iconic Australian architect on our 13h property, located ten minutes drive from funky Bellingen. Swim Olympic lengths of our clean, cool & freshwater front yard. Find seasonal fruit & vegetables in our garden. Walk, canoe, ride nearby and beyond in Dorrigo and Belongil national parks. Ask about other onsite beds for families. Tread lightly. Relax.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $75
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $166 / night
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House Rules

Plenty of outside areas for smoking so appreciate no smoking in bedrooms or indoor kitchen/lounge area.

Even when it rains, the house has tremendously well sheltered verandahs where you can smoke "outside."

No exceptions!
Please do not invite anyone to our home during your stay.
We are offering the River Room as a retreat for our guests only.
There is some lovely alternative accommodation in the Valley without this restriction. Best to book elsewhere if the purpose of your stay is NOT for finding some peace and quiet and sharing the place with ourselves or our trusted house sitters.

No pets sorry!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

120 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
This was my second stay at the River Room and we are already thinking of when we can next visit. It's a magic place with all amenities you need and the most beautiful context you could imagine.

Alberto User Profile
June 2017
A wonderful experience and we are grateful that this place can be shared with the airbnb community. The River Room is well suited to anyone with an open mind and a willingness to explore what domestic life can really be about. The architecture is unprecious, but in a good way, in a way that reminds you of the joys of simplicity and the importance of reconnecting with nature. It seems like a space that can be enjoyed in the heat of summer, the chill of winter, during a birdsong filled sunset or a raging lightning storm. It both shelters and exposes you. It reminds you to sit and be present.
Kirsty User Profile
Response from Kirsty:
Wow you are a writer too! Expressed that better than us! Thanks Alberto. Like this particularly: "It seems like a space that can be enjoyed in the heat of summer, the chill of winter, during a birdsong filled sunset or a raging lightning storm. It both shelters and exposes you. It reminds you to sit and be present. ”
June 2017

Steph User Profile
May 2017
Kirsty and George's property is absolutely delightful. What a treat to spend a few nights in such a unique structure and to spend time along that gorgeous Never Never river. It was beautiful for a swim. The room was warm and cozy with an exceptional outlook. Kirsty and George were warm and friendly and they clearly love sharing their beautiful part of the world with their guests. I'm very glad that they do! Thank you!!

Lucy User Profile
May 2017
Lush rainforest surroundings, extroidinary architectural design and luxurious
Kirsty User Profile
Response from Kirsty:
Sorry to miss you Lucy & thanks for your feedback. Really nice to hear. Thanks for taking the time!
May 2017

Lloyd User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful place in a beautiful space. All of the family enjoyed it so very much. We enjoyed the Syndicate Walking Track and spent a lazy day by the Never Never relaxing and catching up as a family. We sat by the fire at night and watched stars. Our son was amazed by the Milky Way. The waterhole by the jetty is fantastic; so refreshing and nice and deep. we went for a little kayak too. Looking forward to returning with friends in the summer :) Thank you!

Marissa User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful and scenic area, it's hard to go wrong in the lovely area that is Glennifer. What a magical area. We are both accustomed to camping trips so this was pure luxury for us, and the bed and shower were both lovely, indulgent experiences on their own. The actual Tree House was fantastic, clean, spacious. Minimal bugs and mosquitoes. We slept with the door open one night, no concerns, but I can imagine soon it will probably be a bit too chilly for that option. The outdoor kitchen had everything you could possible need and was an awesome place to sit and eat, and chat. Warwick was a very accomodating host, even doing our dishes! He was available at all times without being intrusive, and happily answered any of our queries and gave some local knowledge about town and the surrounds. His ever loyal and obedient dog, Molly, was also very endearing... such a little cutie. Thanks Warwick (and Molly)! Pleasure to meet you and thanks for looking after us.

Yue Xing User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful views and an amazing house!! The river was crystal clear and so close.

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Bellingen, AustraliaJoined in January 2011
Kirsty User Profile

Raised our now adult boys here after departing Sydney jobs and continuing our media employment here and on the road.
We have worked hard to regenerate our 13 hectare property and now enjoy a fully established rainforest riparian environment around our house. Your fee for sharing it, helps us maintain and continue this vital regeneration work with our neighbors along the Never Never River and its precious water catchment. We're average housekeepers keen on cooking and of course, cleanliness but not neat freaks! Into atmospherics! We love most music and congregation.
Internationally we have lived in Italy and keep going back to visit friends and extended family. When we do, you'll be hosted by our trusted house sitters (contact them via our landline numb).
We've made films about the old Russia and books about Islam, Italy and international politics.
We hosted willing workers' on organic farms here in Gleniffer for many years and our family loved the help and the variety of international guests and expert help. Very happy to answer questions and give you the good word on the places we fondly call home.

We aim to help families trying to keep their accommodation costs down as opposed to providing a fancy B&B service. This is possible by simply sharing our home and environment rather than running a guest house. And we can make suggestions of other accommodation where you might stay locally if you'd prefer to be totally pampered or enjoy a working farm (our favourite is North Farm).

Languages: Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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