About the Homestay
We are three family members living in a Byron Bay Nature Reserve (very leafy and quiet suburb) in a state of the art building with walking or cycling to town in 10 to 15 minutes.
We have two room options to choose from, the penthouse upstairs (40m2) with own private 50m2 terrace and en-suite as well as an outdoor bath under the stars, but also a smaller room downstairs with own entry.
The living room is open plan, the kitchen has full facilities with the BBQ positioned outdoors. The garden offers various outdoor areas with sitting options as well as a sauna. Bicycles are available upon request. One of our 8 famous beaches in Byron Bay is reached in five minute walking distance.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are 3 km from the town centre towards Ballina. Buses run regularly from the centre to our suburb. Half an hour by car from airport Ballina, 45 minutes from Gold Coast airport.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No shoes in the house, no smoking inside, no meat or fish cooked inside of the house, BBQ ok. Happy for guests to cook and clean up after. Prefer quiet guests as our suburb is quiet and relaxing. Visitors of guests are welcome as long as this is in agreement in advance.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Very welcoming and lovely stay will definitely come back soon
We were staying at Helens place for about a week. We lived in a room at the end of the house, which had it's own entrance and faced the garden so we saw Helen almost every day painting outside because of her art exhibit (wish you the best and that everything went well like you have planned it). Nothing is missing in the room (desk, wardrobe, mirror, sofa, tv and obviously a bed). We had an own kitchenette, which is well equipped. Helen is kind and suggested to pick us up when we arrive in Byron Bay and also droped us off at the bus station on the day we left Byron. And one day she drove us to the Lighthouse so we only had to go the hilly way down and not up. As she wrote in the discription we had bikes, which was a big help because otherwise we had to walk about 30/40 minutes into towncentre or Main Beach. The house is very easy to find and surrounded by rainforest.
If you are ever going to Byron Bay, you are unlikely to find a better place to stay. The room has everything you could wish for; bed (obviously), a magnificent en-suite shower and toilet, cooking and washing up faciliities and a wonderful outdoor terrace that attracts the sun throughout the day.
The property is about a 20 minute walk into the town centre, but there are frequent buses should you not feel like stretching your legs.
The host, Hele, could not have been more hospitable. Even down to providing me with some essentials to allow me to enjoy a music festival that I was attending.
Oh, and the price was more than reasonable, compared with other places I looked at.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.