A large room is available in an airy, modern house set among bushland out of town. Pristine beaches are a walk away. The room has a queen size double bed and doors that open on to a verandah. There is the possibility of booking a large room with two single beds instead. Both can be available to extend the accommodation to 4 people. Please contact us if this is an option you are interested in. We will assume all bookings are for the room with a queen size bed unless we are told otherwise.
The rooms are in an open plan house with guest bathroom. There is a sun room which looks out over the large bushland garden. There is an artists printmaking and painting studio in the grounds with printing presses.
Kangaroos and wallabies visit the garden and the sound of birds and the ocean are ever present. There is covered parking and we are classic car friendly and touring motorbike friendly. The owner is a club member in both cases. We welcome pets and have inquisitive chickens roaming the grounds in the afternoon. We have a large undercover area for wet days and a barbeque under cover..
The location is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, 7 kms south of the nearest town. There is easy access from the Pacific Highway. We can pick up from the local station on the Sydney-Brisbane line if required. The airport is 25 minutes drive away.
The area is popular in the tourist season and offers pristine beaches, fishing, water-sports, swimming, surfing, and kite surfing. The nearby pretty town of Bellingen is known for its cafes and restaurants. A short drive into the mountains brings you to Dorrigo. Well known for the spectacular drive along Waterfall Way. This road is loved by bikies and car enthusiasts. There is a rainforest walk at Dorrigo. Train fans will find a large number of old steam locos there to photograph.
The host is internationally known artist, printmaker and illustrator and there is original artwork on the walls. Home cooked Japanese meals are available with some notice.
On parle français
Man spricht Deutsch
Se habla español
Pets must not be allowed to chase the chickens when they are out of the coop.
Pets must be discouraged from chasing the wildlife.
No shoes allowed in the main house (Japanese style).
No children allowed unsupervised in the studio or garage.
No chemicals, disinfectants or other unsuitable substances allowed in the eco-friendly bio-digestor system. (Down the basins, sinks, showers, bath or toilet.)
An exceptional experience! David and his wife was superb hosts, really welcoming, friendly and interesting people!
We loved staying with David and Kiyomi. It's a lovely house, great bushland surrounding, and David was very generous with his time as I picked his brain about his career illustrating. We had a tour of his studio before we left and it was amazing to see his skill in traditional printing mediums. Thanks for having us.
We arrived late and left early in the morning, so we didn't get to know David that well, but he was really friendly and provided us with everything we needed. The room was very clean and cozy and eating breakfast on the terrace overlooking the woods was great.
We stayed at David's beautiful bush home for one night on our way up from Sydney to Brisbane. He warmly welcomed us into his home despite our late arrival time, and woke up early to have breakfast with us. If you're interested in art, David's home is definitely worth checking out!
David greeted us on our arrival and made us welcome into his spacious and visually inspirational home set amongst beautiful tall trees. Our large bedroom and the bathroom were clean and comfortable. David is a very interesting, knowledgeable, artistic and well travelled person who we found very easy to talk to. Veronica enjoyed an early morning swim at the beach, which is only a short drive away. We were even able to do some washing. The location was convenient for our travel requirements. We highly recommend this homestay.
We very much enjoyed staying at David's place! The room and bathroom are modern and huge. The bushland view from the living room and the terrace where we had the perfect delicous breakfast David prepared for us - is just breathtaking! We very much appreciated that David showed us the beach and Bellingen where we went for dinner together.
David was a friendly host & very talented artist. His house was a beautiful in the bushland. He made us breakfast which we enjoyed on the deck overlooking the wildlife. Before we left, David showed us through his studio which housed several antique printing presses and his artwork. You won't regret staying at David's house.
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I've been an illustrator for years working in Sydney and 19 years in London. My work has appeared in all the quality newspapers in the UK and on book covers and elsewhere. I now live on 5 acres of sub-tropical bushland near a pristine beach on the mid north coast. I have a studio for painting and printmaking and most of the equipment came from 19th century London. I live here with Kiyomi and we love animals. We have two cats and have looked after dogs on many occasions. Kiyomi is a fabulous cook.
Our joint interests are animals, the garden, travel, food, music and languages. Between us we speak 6 languages. I aslo like classic cars, my BMW motorbike and railways.