"BONZA BAMBOO" hideaway is a huge 2 storey, 1 bedroom house (170㎡) with 2 balconies and multiple spaces to relax.
It is a secluded but conveniently located 167-acre bamboo farm in the north of the Byron Shire; 5 km from the Pacific Highway and 35 minutes to Gold Coast airport. Easy access to beaches, parks, Byron Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass and Mullum Music Festival.
A truly unique place!
The tropical garden atmosphere with giant bamboos and palm trees is the backdrop for our Asian inspired "Bali Building".
This hand crafted building is furnished with all sorts of wonderful things that we have made from bamboo and recycled materials; from lamps to tables to couches. You can relax on the 2nd storey verandah overlooking the bamboo plantation or get comfortable with a book on the generous bamboo couches downstairs.
Upstairs accommodation includes 1 large bedroom with a queen size bed in the main area and a cosy loft at one end with a double bed. The bedroom opens out onto a comfortable verandah overlooking the bamboo plantation with built in day beds for those wanting a relaxing, peaceful break.
Downstairs there's a spacious lounge room, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, a bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. There's another verandah off the kitchen area also overlooking the bamboo plantation. A great spot to relax and chat.
The hosts' living space and the original farmhouse is close by but still private.
There's a ceiling fan in the upstairs bedroom and we have several pedestal fans available for those extra hot days :)
We provide tea and coffee, bread, butter, a variety of spreads and muesli. For those who want to cook we'll provide the basic condiments and there will be seasonally fresh herbs from the garden.
We do not get mobile phone or TV reception on the property. Wireless Internet is available but can be "patchy" at times because of the distance we are from the Exchange. There is a TV and a DVD player if you wish to bring along your favourite movies or borrow some of ours :)
A torch would be handy if you are going out at night.
Guests will have general access to the property as we are on 167 acres.
Interaction with guests
We are generally nearby and always available.
Other things to note
This is a rural property and access is from The Pocket Rd through our neighbour's cattle property on an unsealed road. The road is maintained regularly but can be damaged in spots after severe weather. It is passable in a conventional vehicle. In the interests of your vehicle and the maintenance of the road it is very important to drive slowly (no more than 20 kph) and look out for cows, calves and cow poo on the road. Occasionally gates will be closed between paddocks so please close them again after you have driven through.
Please note that we are not on town water; we provide filtered water for drinking and rain water for general use. We have a solar hot water system.
NB. Please follow directions on how to get here which I will email to you. GPS is not reliable in this area.
Hosts are close by, so quiet after 10 pm please.
Prefer no shoes inside; bring some soft shoes/slippers for inside use.
Please observe check out time.
No smoking inside.
Clean up kitchen after use; wash, dry & put away used dishes & wipe down stove, table & bench tops.
Please report any damage.