Stained glass panel in the apartmentSuper comfy queen bed with all cotton bedding.
Bellingen Self-contained Apartment

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Relax in large cozy self-contained studio apartment overlooking your own private garden. Own entrance and outdoor seating. Kitchen is fully equipped. Free wi-fi. Insect screened and private. Organic breakfast of bread, milk, eggs, butter, jam,teas and fresh coffee provided free. Basic pantry items and toiletries provided too.

The space

Come and enjoy our cozy spacious self-contained apartment. Your windows overlook a beautiful private subtropical garden all to yourselves. Herb garden and outdoor seating for your private use too. The apartment is very large and is open plan. I've tried to think of everything you could need to feel at home and relax.

The space includes extremely comfortable queen bed and single bed. The sofa also folds out to a bed. It's a good sofa bed from Freedom with the most comfortable mattress they have. Luscious cotton bedding is supplied. We have a travel cot for babies which we can set up for you on request.

The lounge is equipped with a small tv and dvd with loads of movies and comedy for your enjoyment. There is a cd player and lots of varied music to listen to. The sound system also has a dock for your own device so you can listen to your own music. The apartment has good insulation which allows you to enjoy yourself without worrying about noise.

The apartment has its own bathroom with shower and toilet.

There is a huge assortment of books including novels, coffee table books, cook books, art books, magazines etc. There are some books for children too.

Free WI-FI

The apartment is fully screened so you can catch the breeze and be free of mosquitoes, flies etc..

Fully equipped kitchen/dining room. Including: fridge, cooker, toaster, kettle, coffee plunger, microwave and citrus juicer. Pots and pans (including steamer), crockery and cutlery (including bread knife, vegie peeler, potato masher, can opener, grater) provided.

All bedding and towels provided. Children are welcome. The apartment is large enough for 4 adults. We have had families with two small children stay and they've felt comfortable too.

We have tried to provide a little oasis of quiet for our guests to relax in. Wake to the sounds of the birds in the trees outside your door.

We are situated in the township of Bellingen on the north side of the river, within walking distance of the main street.

Bellingen is a thriving transition town on the north coast of New South Wales. 20km from us are some of the most beautiful, clean beaches in the world. 20km in another direction brings you to the Dorrigo National Park, a spectacular rainforest which has world heritage listing. 15km in another direction brings you to the Promised Land and the pristine swimming holes of the Never Never.

Bellingen town is renowned for quirky cafes, organic food outlets and it's weekly organic food markets and monthly community market. There are vintage ware emporiums, fashion outlets, some great op shops, a lovely craft supply shop, art shows, festivals, and much much more.

Every third Saturday of the month is the community market. This market has been going for over 30 years and is well worth a visit. There are many many stalls including lots of good food to eat. There is usually live music at this event.

On the second and fourth Saturday of each month is the Organic Food Market. This market sells mostly locally grown and manufactured organic foods. You can have a coffee and cake and listen to some great music as well.

BREAKFAST I provide for you consists of organic loose leaf English Breakfast Tea (or tea bags if you prefer). We also have freshly ground organic coffee and a plunger. Organic cow's milk or organic Bonsoy soy milk will be in the fridge when you arrive. A loaf of locally made rustic bread is also provided. A little butter and jam too. Our own free-range chickens provide organic eggs.

The kitchen is stocked with organic olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, honey and some balsamic vinegar.

Locally hand made soap and Melrose organic shampoo and conditioner are provided for use during your stay.

Close to the Pacific Highway. Half an hour drive from Coffs Harbour airport and other city facilities.

We've furnished this space with lovely old wares we've collected over the years. The queen bed is very comfortable. We've tried to make this space the ideal place to base yourself for a happy holiday.

We are a LGBTT friendly establishment.

Very private, very comfortable and a little bit different.

Guest access

There is off street parking. Parking for guests is directly in front of bamboo screen which is directly in front of guests accommodation. Off street parking for one guest vehicle only. Guests have their own separate entry.

Interaction with guests

I go through the apartment when guests arrive, to show them where everything is and to pass on free wifi details. I keep this brief, as most people need to settle and relax soon after arrival. I have loads of information in a pack of local restaurants, shops, areas of natural beauty and things to look out for when visiting Bellingen. Most people want to share their holiday with their loved ones, with just the briefest interaction. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and I enjoy a chat when my guests seek me out.

Other things to note

I love being part of the Airbnb community. This is a very broad and diverse community. I love this about it. I love meeting people from different backgrounds and places. I am always respectful of my guests and their needs.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking on our premises. No pets inside the apartment. Please leave your shoes at the door as the apartment is carpeted.
When you arrive: please drive right into the driveway and park directly in front of the bamboo screen. This will allow all cars to come and go freely. If you don't want to back out onto the street you may prefer to reverse into the driveway.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

124 Reviews

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Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.
May 2017
This was exactly the place I wanted during my stay in Bellingen. The apartment itself is spacious and has everything you need. As reported the bed is dangerously comfortable and I had no trouble sleeping in every morning. The house itself is hidden amongst the trees and gets very little natural light. This could be a blessing during the hot summer months but I found it to be a little dark and damp in late April. The beauty of staying here lies in the vibe. The hosts are friendly, considerate and thoughtful. The added breakfast extras and Rae and Simons flexibility and willingness to help lift the experience of staying in the apartment from good to great.

Mark User Profile
April 2017
Rae was the best of hosts, beautiful location and hospitality. Many thanks for accommodating our young family perfectly.

Geoffrey User Profile
April 2017
A spacious, homey, quiet place with lovely glasswork. Pleasant area not far from the centre of town (twenty minute stroll).

Greg User Profile
April 2017
Rae's place surpassed our expectations from the moment we arrived. The space itself was larger than we expected, and the outlook from it more beautiful. All the linen, towels, cookware and appliances were great quality as were the soaps, shampoos and pantry items Rae provided. We had three very sound sleeps on the excellent bed, and spent more time hanging out in the place than we usually would because it was so comfortable, peaceful and private. In addition, Rae made the check in easy to coordinate and was thoughtful and generous to us during our stay, ensuring we had everything we needed. It was a lovely experience.

Michele User Profile
March 2017
Rae's Place is just lovely. Just a short drive or walk to town it's situated in a great location. The studio is very private and has a lovely outlook onto tropical gardens. It was really quiet and peaceful and met my needs perfectly. Rae is very welcoming and kind and made check in a breeze. The studio is comfortable and well equiped. The extra touches like the sourdough bread (delicious) and equally yummy jam were special touches. Thanks so much Rae for a wonderful stay!

Casey User Profile
March 2017
Rae's BNB is a fantastic place. She goes all out for you as you're treated to a well kept, beautifully lit and fully thought out space to stay. Rae has a fantastic taste in books and music with a killer stereo system installed in the flat. You feel like you have the whole space to yourself. To top it off, Bellingen as a town is a great place. It's like a rural and more compact version of Brunswick Heads except instead of beaches your neighbours are national parks and wilderness. To top it off, the food and Café scene there is amazing. Can't thank Rae enough.

Marae User Profile
February 2017
Quiet secluded and private air b n b. a wonderful place to rest. Thank you Rae.

Bellingen, Australia · Joined in October 2012
Rae User Profile

Hi I'm Rae. I've lived in Bellingen for 26 years. I make stained glass windows. I have a kiln in which I make fused glass jewellery and plates and inclusions for my windows. I love doing mosaics as well. I eco dye silk fabric too. I love creating art. I've recently taken up crochet and knitting. I've been into eating wholesome food for 30 years. I love gardening and growing some of my own food. I've kept chickens for the last 13 years. I love my girls (hens) for their eggs, their work in the garden and for being excellent company. I've recently become the proud keeper of a hive of Australian native stingless bees. They are the most adorable creatures around. I love living in a rural area. Being so close to nature is very important to me. I've planted out my garden to encourage birds and other native animals to visit.

The first time I entered Bellingen I felt as if I'd come home. I love the beauty of this whole area. I love swimming in the river and creeks and the ocean near here as they are so clean. I love gardening and growing my own food. I eat really healthy simple food and I love to cook. I love the music festivals and the art that is prevalent in Bellingen.

As the apartment is self-contained, I like to leave it up to my guests as to how much they want to engage. I have traveled extensively and know the importance of finding a place that feels private and like home, even if only for one night. I try to make our apartment a sanctuary for people to rest and relax. I have put together lots of information about the area and I am happy to pass on my local knowledge of places and events of interest.

I enjoy getting to know the places I travel to by staying in smaller establishments and finding the places to eat the locals go to. I like to get a real feel of the places I go. Possibly my favourite place to visit so far is the Cook Islands. I relate to island time. Or maybe Bali, Portugal was amazing and Spain. I love travelling! When I think back over travel I've done, I often remember the places that have been sanctuaries for me and I've tried to create that here for my guests.

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