Bellingen Self-contained Apartment


Entire rental unit hosted by Rae

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Relax in large air-conditioned self-contained open plan 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 air-conditioned self-contained open plan 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 television 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 your noise traveling.

The apartment has its own small 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, oven and stove, toaster, kettle, coffee plunger, microwave and citrus juicer. Pots and pans (including steamer, fry pan and wok), 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 Saturday there 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 (and 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 sourdough bread is also provided. Local Norco butter or organic butter and some yummy jam too. Our own free-range chickens provide organic eggs or if they are off the lay I provide the best free range eggs I can buy.

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

Biologika organic shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap 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 LGBTQI friendly establishment.

Very private, very comfortable and a little bit Bellingen.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed

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4.84 out of 5 stars from 240 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia

We live in a lovely green part of Bellingen. There is a walking path along our street. We have seen a koala in the park 200 metres from our house from time to time. There is a nature reserve behind the property. This acts as a wonderful encouragement to native birds and animals. I have planted out to encourage birds into my garden too. I have a stingless native bee hive on the property.

To walk into the main street from here, you cross over the Bellinger River. If it's hot you could stop for a swim. If you are out down by the river or looking over the river from up town as night falls, you will probably be amazed by the number of Flying Foxes taking off from Bat Island. They set off for a night of feeding in the rainforest. It is a sight to see!

Hosted by Rae

  1. Joined in October 2012
  • 240 Reviews
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Hi I'm Rae. I've lived in Bellingen for 30 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 15 years. I love my girls (hens) for their eggs, their work in the garden and for being excellent company. I am 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 a night or two. 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.
Hi I'm Rae. I've lived in Bellingen for 30 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…

During your stay

Guests let themselves in. There is a book in the apartment with all information needed including free wifi details. 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. I am only a text or phone call away if I am needed for anything.
Guests let themselves in. There is a book in the apartment with all information needed including free wifi details. I have loads of information in a pack of local restaurants, shop…

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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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