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Byron Bay Breathing Space - Beachside

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Next to the Beach and National Park, this area is full of nature with a long empty beach. This is a unconventional, quiet "apartment" - a series of three rooms off two courtyards. It is best suited for independent couples or singles wanting to be next to a leash free dog beach.
It is quirky, cosy and NOT LARGE. The second private courtyard has a wooden bifold door into the studio and a door to the bathroom. The bedbase is low and furnishings simple. The kitchette is off the first courtyard.

The space
Welcome to Byron Bay beachside !

We have a reputation for quiet here. And its an unconventional apartment - very quirky - yet with everything you may need during a shortish stay. You will be close to the beach, independent and private during your stay. You may not even meet us! The rooms are described as cute and cosy by reviewing guests. None of the rooms is large !!!
The studio bedroom is light and sunny and doubles as a lounge room. You have your own car park and entrance and can prepare simple meals in the kitchenette. Remember - its not a traditional apartment (not all under one roof). Each each of the three rooms, the main room, bathroom and kitchenette, have entrances from two outside courtyards. It is ideal for a couple or two friends. Two great cafes are nearby. The beach is a dog leash free area - heaven for a dog and its owners!
We are at the oceanside National Park and a few minutes through the bush to deserted beaches, which also happen to be dog leash free.
Remember its not a usual apartment but it is 3 cosy rooms off two courtyards enter from outside - your main room has bifold doors on this bedroom which doubles as a lounge - it opens off your private inner courtyard and so does the bathroom entry door. The kitchenette entry is from the first courtyard, which is share with us - as it has a washing machine which we may access during your stay.

The Space
This main space is like a studio room and has total privacy, its own entrance and courtyard, a queen bed. Adjacent is the bathroom and off the first courtyard is the kitchenette. There is space in the room for your own yoga practice or exercise inside. Or stroll to the nearby beach where you can walk 20kms each way without seeing any houses - its great for long walks and you may see dolphins or whales. It is ideal to take these rooms if you want to take time for nature, sun, surf, bush and long deserted beach walks with no buildings in sight - We love it!
The bedroom is light and sunny and doubles as a lounge room. You have your own car park and entrance and can prepare simple meals in the kitchenette. Remember - its not a traditional apartment (not all under one roof). Each each of the three rooms, the main room, bathroom and kitchenette, have entrances from two outside courtyards - so its - more like a studio, and its cosy not large. It is ideal for a couple or two friends. Two great cafes are nearby. There are lots of small bush walks also for dog owners and one is the fire trail near the tennis court in the street right alongside the national park with the houses on one side

The street is a cul-de-sac - so there is no traffic noise. Its a suburb so houses are just nearby - as per photos - and on school holidays and weekends there may be kids playing and shouting in the street and park - which is up the street from us!

We two gals own this house at the Bay - its just south of pristine national park at the north end of the Byron shire. See the map or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Mia Court to orientate our location. It is quiet and the beaches are nearly deserted most days and patrolled by lifeguards to the south at holiday season only.

We love the beach especially since it is leash free for dogs, and we have created beautiful subtropical garden. It's good to drive here if you want to take advantage of all the good food cafes and restaurants in Byron Bay town - 20 minutes south from here.
If not, make simple meals in the kitchenette - order delivery of your groceries on line or walk along the beach to the local cafes/shops - two of them and one is a bottle shop too and both have basic groceries.
We have Internet access with some download and tv/dvd which may be in the cupboard if its not out on the table.
IF you come by plane to Gold Coast airport, search for a shuttle that will take you door to door - this service is available from one or two companies - not all coaches offer this .

Your Hosts
We both work full time - and Al from home. You can book her for a yoga, meditation or breathwork session. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to offer reviews and info about cafes and restaurants - but check out the local free paper, the "Echo", which has a long list - and the contact numbers - plus all the local hotel and entertainment gigs

Bonus for DOG LOVERS - you may bring your dog by negotiation - the beach is for dogs and leash free makes it so special ! - It is just a few minutes away and when dogs are free we all love it! The condition for having your dog to stay also is that you do not leave the dog alone here - you take it wherever you go, as there is no shelter in the courtyard. There is also a tidal river site nearby which the dogs love - or for kayaking? easy access and near the New Brighton store, post office and bottle shop beside the second cafe - good coffee. Even closer, is "the Mrs Birdies" cafe a short walk along the beach or five suburban bushy blocks. It has an atm

So you can access your money at both the cafe atm and the store has a post office

We have two beach bikes - to ride on the beach or ride to the two these nearby cafes - one at 5 minutes and the other ten minutes away - both next to the grocery shops and one bottle shop.

So the street is usually gorgeous and quiet. However we have a free park, tennis court and basket ball square! - located just a few houses to the east and next to the track to the beach. There may be lots of activity there at weekends and holiday and yes - we have tennis racquets and balls you can borrow !

So - Beach bikes, boogie boards and tennis racquets and a barbecue are available by request - plus extra dvds for the machine - there is a selection in your room but more in our store !

Unless you are going to stay in this area only, its best to have a car to get to the great cafes and restaurants - 70 or more in this shire. Buses into Byron town are once or twice a day only - a taxi is ok if you have plenty of money or in an emergency. Uber is $50-70 to byron town itself - check this out please as it may change.

For those attending festivals ?
We are quite close to both festival sites !
We are next to the Parklands at Yelgun which is quickly accessible by festival bus - from a stop just a 7 minutes walk - at South Golden Beach. The Parklands entrance is 4.5kms from here by road, about 4 minutes usually. (not festival times?)
We are also not far by road from the other festival site at Tyagarah - 15 minutes by car. We are to the north of Tyagarah so there less queue? maybe?

Guest access
You may let yourself in - go in the gate to the left side of the white bifold doorsdoors - and go to your space. Its completely separate to the house and totally private for you in the second courtyard and its rooms. This space also has a gate.
You can park on the street or you have an off street car park space - on the white pebbles parallel to the cement driveway - and your own entrance gate and a totally private small courtyard - the second one. It opens completely to as a three fold wooden bifolds and there is one door to the bathroom.
We share the first courtyard with the door to the kitchenette as it has the washing machine - which we may use every few days - otherwise the kitchenette is all yours.
There is equipment for basic meals and making breakfast, lunch etc.
There is a convection glass oven which is quick and easy and an electric frypan, and all other basics, a double electric element and a fast induction one too. Also the sandwich press is great for vegetables and simple to use too.
The local park just a few houses away has a free tennis court, basket ball square, and picnic arrangements - barbecue in the park may be working (and swings for kids but we are a couples space so ...?)

Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE - Your expectations of an "apartment?". This apartment/flat is made of three simple zen like rooms off two small courtyards. Its not three rooms joined up under one roof - so it does not always match how people think of an traditional apartment. Think of the space as cosy and quirky not spacious and luxurious. However we have everything you could want for a great stay next to the beach and if you want to get away with your dogs to a leash free safe beach site which is long and pristine.

The rain may come into the rooms if its windy and a storm - so please close the doors and windows.

Also, since we are so close to the national park that creatures may come into the rooms and of course there are wasps too - so its best to keep the doors closed when you go out.

We may use the washing machine every few days. Otherwise the kitchenette and first courtyard is totally for your use, and of course the second courtyard is yours exclusively.

We don't lock the kitchenette - but you have a key for your room - for the bifold doors. Of course you are responsible for the safety of your valuables, which are best left in this room - which you then lock when you go out.

A portable heater available anytime. We leave a fan or electric heater when necessary.

Wifi and cooking appliance information is in the room

The dvd is in the back of the television screen so put the dvd in with the silver side facing you - and the label facing away from you. The tv/dvd player may be in the cupboard when you get here but you can easily slide it it on the hook on the left side of the window.

If there is an electrical storm its best to unplug everything.

We can possibly give you some dog minder contact numbers if you need to leave your dog at any stage - all negotiable. There is no shelter in the courtyards and since the rain comes into the rooms its not ok to leave a dog there if it looks like rain. So far we have not had any problems and we want you to enjoy it here if you have a dog - so lets find a way to work out that all of us have fun !

SPECIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEACH -
You can find it down the track next to the tennis court which is just 8 houses back down the street. The beach is unpatrolled, and we strongly advise you to have fun in the surf but never try to float/swim - keep your hands or feet on the sandy bottom at all times. Since it is such a long beach it has circular movements of the waves and tide and so you can be moved out to sea or north or south. The good news is that if this happens, the tide will also wash you back in further up the beach, so keep floating and let it push you back in IF it took you out!
Next to the Beach and National Park, this area is full of nature with a long empty beach. This is a unconventional, quiet "apartment" - a series of three rooms off two courtyards. It is best suited for independent couples or singles wanting to be next to a leash free dog beach.
It is quirky, cosy and NOT LARGE. The second private courtyard has a wooden bifold door into the studio and a door to the bathroom. The…
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Dedicated workspace
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Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

The beach !! I love that we are so close to the ocean and National Park, and the beach stretches for endless kilometres to the north and south, with only bush beside it. Its a a dog leash free beach and its so deserted that there is no lifeguard patrols - just the occassional dog and owner going for long walks. There are no visible houses or buildings when you are on the beach - only bush and the chirps of native birds. The street is a cul-de-sac so it is quiet as no cars are going past. The area is full of nature and this is a street of nice homes and native gardens. Its the last suburban street next to the National park so there may be kids playing in the street and park up the road on weekends and school holidays. This street in particular is considered one of the most desirable streets in the whole shire and it was a architect concept with similar sorts of beachy type dwellings - all built since 2000.
Being a dog loving individual, I love the proximity to one of the few leash-free dog beaches in the Byron shire. Its best to take your dog on a lead through the bush until you reach the sand as if the ranger is around you can get fined for the dog being off lead in the street and the bush track - especially during school holidays?
There is also proximity to a yummy cafe called Yum Yum Tree ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it for details) and a Post Office, shop and bottle shop, next to the mangrove creek. Grab a bottle of wine or spirits and a take away from the fridge or basic food supplies as the supermarket is further down to the south - about 5 more minutes by car.
Ocean Shores shopping centre ? It has a Coles and other food and fruit shops, a tavern, medical centre, a sushi train, pharmacy, buld food store etc - no more than 8 minutes drive from the rooms you stay in. You can get supplies from this Coles on line delivery - search Coles and get the info update,
Another shop and cafe is even closer - called "Mrs Birdys". Its in South Golden Beach just a few blocks away - seven minutes walk - with first class burgers, fish and chips and take away meals and salads from curries to pizza. They also have supplies of excellent fruit, vegetables, maybe fresh bread and other basics too. Five minutes by driving further south is the New Brighton Store - lots more basics and a bottle shop plus the cafe - search for "Yums Yums" to find opening and closing times for this cafe/restaurant which does dinners some nights of the year.
Otherwise its suburban beach side living with lots of bush walks but most people use the long long beach for walking. The street park has a tennis court and basketball square and swings for children. We usually have tennis racquets to borrow and boogie boards too, as well as the beach bikes and extra dvds in a wide range, including opera anyone ???
The beach !! I love that we are so close to the ocean and National Park, and the beach stretches for endless kilometres to the north and south, with only bush beside it. Its a a dog leash free beach and its so…

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I live next to the beach at the northern end of Byron Bay. I love nature and spending time with people, especially those who are into personal development and transformation. My background metaphysics which i studied as a teenager and then yoga - i trained as a yoga teacher in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , when i lived for nine years as a swami in the Indian yoga ashram, (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Upon my return to Australia I also trained to become a breathworker and my main work now is training breathworkers. I also conduct retreats one to one and i love this work which produces great results. I first went to India to be initated into Kriya Yoga (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and so i have been practising and teaching yoga and meditation for a long time. I love yoga and breathwork, especially the breathwork capacity to support people in living intentionally instead of just surviving. The other fun side of my life is my dog and the dog beach just here which is leash free I am open to having visitors with well behaved dogs stay here, and those who love to see a dog free on a beach as much as I do. The beach here is as far as the eye can see north and south and no buildings in sight - and mostly deserted.
I live next to the beach at the northern end of Byron Bay. I love nature and spending time with people, especially those who are into personal development and transformation. My ba…
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I love having guests and giving out information about the area. However I find the guests who choose this space are already independent and looking for a quiet and laid back private time next to the beach. So I mainly see them coming and going in the car space, and they text me if they need something.
I work from home so I am mostly available if needed. We have our own entrance and live at the other side of the house, divided by the garage/office. We share a common shut off inner wall to the guest's totally private studio room. There may be some sound that travels through the wall but there has been no problems reported so far - since 2013 !
You can text me if you have any problems - our neighbours are co-operative and we will usually be able to sort anything out on the spot - dont wait to the review time, although so far we get excellent reviews of each time !
We do not guarantee we will be there during the full duration of your stay.
However we set the rooms up so you are fully self sufficient.
And we can usually respond quickly to texts - as long as technology is working ok - please resend any messages or try the email if you dont hear from us soon after you send a text? In emergency its ok to come into our area through the main gate and knock on our front door - but better to text first - if its not a severe emergency.
I love having guests and giving out information about the area. However I find the guests who choose this space are already independent and looking for a quiet and laid back privat…
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