Silvana van dijk, Byron Bay NSW Australia
Sylvana and Michael really made my Byron experience a special one: the atmosphere at their home is peaceful, musical and very relaxing. I felt really at home here. The caravan is cozy and all I needed was at hand. I also had great discussions with Sylvana and Michael who provided a lot of interesting insights and help both on Byron Bay and the surroundings as well as on other parts of this beautiful country. I can only warmly recommend staying with them.
My friend Megan and I both had the most amazing stay in Sylvana's bus. Her and Michael are both lovely people and it was a pleasure to get to meet them - and listen to their beautiful music during their rehearsals. It's also a lovely bike ride in to town and down to the local beach, which is all very short distance from the bus. The beds in the bus were extremely comfy and the toilet/shower facilities were great too. This is definitely a recommended 'very Byron' experience.
Sylvana was a perfect host, showing me all the facilities an making me fee very welcome. The Bus was amazing, roomy and luxurious inside with a lot of little touches like an urn of water and coffee making facilities. Its very quiet at night, and the bed is so comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality Sylvana.
Couldn't have been happier with my stay in the caravan. The hosts Sylvana and Michael couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming, I even ended up staying an extra few days on top of my original booking. This couldn't have been easier either, with Sylvana taking care of my request immediately and organising the cost for a few more nights. The caravan is comfy as, with all your kitchen and cooking needs provided, and even a handy can of bug spray for those inevitable visitors. Just a 15 min walk to a beautiful beach just far enough away from the crowded strips of sand in the heart of the town, and there's bikes available for hire also for the cruisy ride into the main shops, cafes and bars. There is a good little shopping plaza just a few hundred metres away though, for your more basic everyday needs. I highly recommend the authentic caravan stay experience.
LOVED STAYING HERE! Silvana, Michael and Vanessa are warm, interesting, caring people where they immediately make you feel like you're at home. The caravan a awesome! I felt like a hippie and as it's in the arts and industrial area, you're surrounded by creativity. And it's only a 15 min (safe) bike ride to town. Ioved it so much, I stayed longer. As I use airbnb for my entire 6 week trip through Oz, this has been the best stay.
We had a really lovely stay with Silvana in her beautiful bus. It was simply a wonderful set up - a nicely made bed, tables and outdoor bbq. We were out alot exploring Byron bay and Bangalow so unfortunately did not have the chance to spend much time with Silvana and her partner, however they were very welcoming and generous, offering advice for activities in the area and places to visit. They had a great creative space where they played music, i would have like to spend more time there and with them. Overall, staying a weekend in their bus was a unique and enjoyable experience . I would love to return one day and can wholly recommend the bus to travellers lucky enough to pass by.
It was a real pleasure to stay in the bus for this 3 night, great atmosphere, lovely garden around, I think it's the best way to stay in Byron and to really feel the Byron atmosphere :) Michael and Sylvana are great host really friendly and helpful and which pleasure to hear their music rehearsal they are really talented and we felt really special to be here at this moment, good location as well close to the beach and the city best way is by bike you can hire it directly with Michael for a small price, thanks again and we will definitely come back and recommend to our friends !
Delightful host, who was very pleasant to work with. We didn't have any problems during our stay! Silvana was very accommodating and helped us adjust accordingly. Stayed in the Caravan which got rather warm at night !
Best way of transport is via Bike which are available at the accommodation.
Nearest beach is 15 minutes walk and Byron Bay is 30 minutes walk.
Great stay, really enjoyed it!
We had a wonderful stay with Silvana in Byron Bay. Though the setup is perhaps a bit unorthodox, she made our stay definitely worthwhile with some great hosting and tips for Byron and around. If you are on a budget I would definitely recommend this over any other budget option!
The caravan was adorable and comfortable to sleep in, the only tiny exception being a small leak that we discovered in the roof (this would mostly not be an issue as it rarely rains, but we were unfortunate enough to have a downpour during our stay) but both Silvana and Michael were also keen to fix it straight away once they realised and I have no doubt that they will. Silvana and Michael have an amazing property particularly as a result of the hard work they have put into the garden and into doing up the warehouse. Hamish and I also thoroughly enjoyed staying in the industrial estate, it was the perfect distance out of Byron Bay centre as the walk along the beach into town was beautiful.
Silvana, Michael and their friend and bandmate Vanessa were extremely friendly hosts and made us feel very welcome and we loved periodically listening to them create beautiful music throughout the day. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.