The Shack - Very secluded 200 acre rural retreat


Entire cabin hosted by Tim

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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"The Shack" - a very private self-catered, self-contained, weatherboard cabin set on a rural retreat of 80 hectares (200 acres) featuring cleared paddocks, dams, bush tracks and bushland expanses with no other dwelling on the property.
Neighbours - there are none within sight.
The Shack is off grid with rainwater tanks, solar panels and 12v battery bank.
Stove, hot water and fridge/freezer are powered by bottled gas.
Absolute serenity and just 3km to the quaint township of Bellingen.

The space
~ Open plan kitchen, dining, sitting and sleeping area with queen size bed.
~ Wood burner for those chilly days and nights.
~ Spacious veranda with 6 seat dining suite, sitting area and queen size day/night bed.
~ Well-equipped self-catering kitchen with standard size fridge, gas stove and gas hot water.
~ All tap water is rainwater and safe to drink.
~ The electrical system (lights and power) is 12 VOLT ONLY with solar panels and battery bank.
~ There is a 240-volt inverter that is provided to charge phones, computers and tablets - The 240v inverter DOES NOT have the capacity to power normal 240-volt household items such as hairdryers, shavers and blenders, power tools etc.
~ 12-volt TV and stereo.
~ Outside, open air, bathroom house with vanity, mirrored cabinet and hot shower - the water supply is from rainwater tanks only so please be water wise with showering and water use in general.
~ Outside, open air, flush toilet house with a great view over the property.
~ Undercover parking right opposite the front door.
~ Numerous bush tracks that can be walked, cycled (mountain bikes only) or driven (4wd only).
~ From the top of the eastern paddock you can sit and watch the sun set over the Dorrigo plateau.
~ The property has two dams - a small one in the eastern paddock that can be seen from the Shack and is used to water livestock then the big one (really big) on the bottom track with resident frogs, turtles and water dragons.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 105 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia

~ A convenient 5-minute drive along Waterfall Way or 40-minute walk along forest trails to Bellingen's cafes, restaurants, shops, parks and river front.
~ Swim in the Bellinger River or explore the swimming places at various creeks nearby.
~ 25-minute drive to the coast and long white sandy beaches.
~ 30-minute drive to Coffs Harbour with its shopping centres and airport.
~ 30-minute drive up to the Dorrigo Plateau with spectacular views, waterfalls, cafes and rainforest walks.

Hosted by Tim

  1. Joined in July 2019
  • 105 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

Your host will not be on the property with you but available should any issues arise.

Tim is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: PID-STRA-167
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy