Charming and rustic-styled self-contained one bedroom apartment -- not a studio but a proper apartment with a good sized eat-in kitchen and a separate living room. The apartment is in the Lilli Pilli area of Byron town. It's light-filled and breezy and there is a shaded verandah for relaxing on. The apartment is attached to, but totally separate from, our house. We are on hand if you need anything but will give you all the privacy you want.
The apartment is spacious, clean and very comfortable. The bedroom has a king sized bed or can be configured for two singles sharing a room.
We have a large garden for your enjoyment filled with tall shade trees. Relax in our hammock chairs with a book or a drink.
The kitchen is well equipped if you want to self-cater. There is a small oven with two hotplates. There is also a rice cooker, toaster and kettle. We provide a stove-top espresso maker and a coffee plunger. Tea, coffee (real, not instant) and milk are provided and a few essential ingredients. There is also a barbeque for your exclusive use.
Our rates are in most cases better than the double rooms offered by some hostels in town but here you will find far more charm, character and privacy. And you have your own separate kitchen and living room.
We are on the outskirts of town. It is close enough to walk almost everywhere but far enough out of town to not be affected by the chaos that can make the centre of Byron a bit crazy in high season. There is a short walk along a bush track to Tallow Beach or a 20-25 min walk to the middle of town. Lilli Pilli is a quiet area of Byron town fringed by a nature reserve with koala habitat. We had a koala in the garden one night recently! Really!
There is a great little cafe on the corner just near our place, The Roadhouse. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is also a whiskey bar at night! You can walk to the Palace Cinema complex and local restaurants and bars. Also check out the Pighouse Flicks cushion cinema which has mostly recent release arthouse/independent films. They are in the Byron Bay Brewery/Buddha Bar complex which has a courtesy shuttle bus that goes from town out to the Brewery and back.
Two bikes are available for guests to use to get around town. Free unlimited WiFi. DVD player and TV.
Sheets and towels - bath and beach - are provided.
***PLEASE NOTE in Dec/Jan we have a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Infants stay free - we have a travel cot. Please remember if you are bringing small children that we have a dog. He is totally friendly but if your child doesn't like dogs then you should probably choose different accommodation.
The garden is a shared space - we have a very friendly dog and two children. The trampoline and hammock chairs are yours to share. You will find them unoccupied most of the time.
You can walk down to the groovy Roadhouse cafe/restaurant. It is a happening bar at night. Walk to Tallows Beach and the tea tree lakes - said to be very healing.
We can tell you about some of Byron's secret spots.
Catherine's place was nice and relaxed, with a good location close to the beach and town. The apartment was clean and well equipped and she was a lovely hostess.
We had a great stay in Byron Bay. Cate and her family made us feel very welcome. The apartment was wonderful, and catered for all our needs. Good value for what we paid.
Cate was helpful in suggesting things for us to see in the area. On her recommendations we went kayaking in the sea, ran up to the lighthouse (very strenuous), and took a trip to Mt. Warning.
It is difficult to put into words how good a stay we had with Cate, but it is ø highly recommendable.
Such a perfect stay. Thanks Kate and family for making us so comfortable, relaxed and welcome. We loved the big garden and our toddler loved the trampoline and dog especially! The cafe/bar on the corner was also a highlight. Beautiful decorating taste too. Thank you!
A great little gem which was cosy and clean. We had everything we needed, and it was a great insight into what it is really like to live in Byron. Away from the tourists but only a short drive to town. Thanks so much Catherine!
We had a lovely time staying with Cate & family. The apartment is beautifully decorated and really well equipped. Travelling with a baby it was great to be able to enjoy Byron during the day but escape during the evenings to the peace & quiet of the apartment. Hopefully we can return in the future.
Such a lovely little homely place with all the home comforts, i went here with my mum who love the hospitality and being out of the town centre. Catherine and her family were so welcoming and answered any questions that we had. She even picked me some beautiful flowers for my birthday! Close to the Roadhouse cafe which was great and a nice walk to Tallows beach, having a car was a great help but im sure not entirely necessary. Would definately go back!
Loved our time at Catherine's place. It's situated in a great location just outside of Byron, but not far at all from town and the main beaches. There's also a great new cafe/whiskey bar down the street. Would have stayed longer if we could, but will definitely check in again next time we're in Byron.
We had a great time staying in Catherine's cottage in Byron Bay. The cottage was very clean when we arrived and had everything we needed for a short break. Catherine was very kind and showed a real interest in what we wanted to do. She even waited at the supermarket to give us a lift home when we bumped into her there. The cottage is about a 30 minute walk to the centre and very close to a beautiful stretch of beach (Tallows). We had a really relaxing time and also loved playing with Catherine's dog, Gilbert, who was lots of fun!
This is a really comfortable apartment and Catherine is a very easy going and helpful host. The location is just about 25min walk to the centre of Byron Bay, 10 minutes to Tallow beach. There is bus service which is close and a pleasant ride into to the centre. We were very pleased with the accommodation and all that it offered. We felt at home as soon as we arrived.
Great place to stay we loved it here! The place has a really nice feel, comfy bed and lovely outdoor verandah. Also enjoyed the company of Gilbert, the dog:) definitely recommend