About this listing
Enjoy some of the best views in the region from the large deck of this cosy two bedroom apartment. It's a breathtaking ocean panorama with Byron Bay and it's iconic lighthouse in the distance.
Great two bedroom cabin with amazing ocean views and Byron Bay and its famous lighthouse in the distance. The apartment has two bedrooms, bathroom,laundry, tv including foxtel, wifi and a fantastic outdoor seating area that takes full advantage of the view. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the second has two single beds that can be joined together to make one king size bed if accommodating two couples. Sunrises and full moons are spectacular from the hammock. The apartment is joined to another apartment but is screened off and private with it's own entrance. There is also an outside shower and bath close by in our banana packing area. It's a wonderful way to rinse off after a day at the beach.
The Featherview property is a working organic banana farm. We manage the property with the best landcare and environmental practices and don't use any chemicals or harmful pesticides. Also, we focus on creating a beautiful farming landscape as much as a healthy, productive crop.
Half of the property is natural bushland with pockets of rainforest and there are walks and lookouts to enjoy it fully. There are many rare and threatened species like koalas, birds, frogs, echidnas. We also have wallabies, possums, snakes and many other creatures too. Every day we have a new surprise visitor from the natural world. Due to our commitment to wildlife conservation we can't accept requests with dogs sorry.
The local area is full of colour and culture with a leaning to alternative lifestyles. Friday's farmers market is a highlight not to be missed. The closest beach is a fifteen minute drive and the famous beaches and sights of Byron Bay are half an hour away.
The rate starts at $130 per night but varies according to seasonal demands. Off season rates are negotiable for singles or couples. Don't be shy to make an offer for last minute standby rates.
Guests have access to kitchen with dishwasher, laundry, private bathroom, TV with Foxtel, comfortable beds. The accommodation has its own private entrance.
Interaction with Guests
After check in we will leave you alone. We aren't too far away however so any questions you might have will be answered quickly and we're up for a chat anytime if you feel like one. A farm tour is part of the deal for anyone interested.
Mullumbimby is a cool, arty, hippie town with lots of cafes and restaurants. There's a local market on every weekend and the farmer's market every Friday morning is something not to miss.
No rules. We're hippies.
Three friends and I stayed at Featherview for just a quick trip, but it was incredible. Garry was very welcoming and the view from the balcony was breathtaking. Thank you so much, we will be seeing you again :)
We love Garry's place. It is very clean and tidy place. With soooo amazing view. We come there on the Chinese mid autumn festival, we enjoy the big moon in the night, and we see the sunrise in the morning. We will come back to Garry's wonderful place next time to baron bay for sure. Highly recommend!!
Wonderful place, fantastic views and a great host.
Very comfortable stay.
We had a lovely time, wish we could have stayed a extra day to explore the area. Thanks for the great tour of the farm Garry. The accommodation was clean and well set up. Including a blender to make great banana smoothies!
Exquisite - view to die for. Looks good on the photos but sooooo much better in real life. Lovely host and well appointed house. Perfect for us. Abundant natural beauty. Make time to take a walk up the hill.
Great place to stay. Everything u could need plus an amazing view. Very comfortable and clean. Lots of wild life to look at. Would stay again without hesitation.
Staying here was awesome. Gerry was a great host and the place is truly one of its kind. We do regret only having planned for one night, after waking up here and experiencing the place. Certainly a place to come back to!
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About the Host, Garry
I'm a hippie banana farmer from Mullumbimby near Byron Bay. My parents bought our special piece of paradise over thirty years ago when land was cheap. We immediately went about restoring the degraded, weed infested natural bushland which includes koala habitat and threatened ecosystems. Since 1980 we have planted over eight thousand trees grown from seed collected from local remnants and removed acres of weeds. I love rainforests can identify most species in the local area and can recognise local birds from their calls.
Recently we took over management of the degraded four hectare banana plantation and converted it to a more organic or biological system. Previously chemicals were used and soil erosion was slowly destroying the landscape. We created swales (terraces) to catch and slow water movement and planted cover crops to hold the precious topsoil in place. Our main source of fertiliser is farm grown chipped wood and compost used as a mulch. We are essentially taking carbon from the atmosphere where it is a problem and storing it in the soil where it is useful but lacking. Carbon feeds the microbial life that is essential to plant health and our farm philosophy revolves around that fact. Harmlessness is something we apply to every aspect of our project. We aim to not harm the land and respect all the life that inhabits it including microscopic life under the soil surface.
I'm married to Suzy who works as a flight attendant. We are vegan but don't care about or judge anyone else's choices. Sometimes differences make people interesting more than similarities. We accept anyone and welcome anyone into our home who is interested in nature, sustainability, alternative thinking and lifestyles.. or anyone who is respectful of our beautiful property.
I love a surf or if there's no swell a swim in the ocean. The nearest beach is clothing optional and only ten minutes drive away. We usually go to the rainforest beaches south of Byron Bay if we have the opportunity. We have spare surfboards available and beach bikes. Riding a bike along the beach from Brunswick Heads to Byron Bay at low tide is fun.
We love sharing our house and amazing property with appreciative people so send us a message if you want to discover paradise or just want to say hello. If you don't have the opportunity to stay but are in the area and are curious about what a sustainable banana farm looks like I usually can spare half an hour to show it off. There's a free banana smoothie in it for anyone who is interested enough.