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Double futon in the living area.
Lily pond retreat
Lily pond retreat
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Semi-rural self-contained retreat on the edge of Goonellabah. Close to Lismore (quirky, artsy, eclectic), yet only a modest drive to the beaches (Ballina, Lennox Head, and Byron Bay.) Your space features a comfortable queen bedroom and living area, and has an Asian-influenced decor. It includes a private patio and back yard coupled with access to a small orchard where fruit can be picked, and a lily pond. Relax and listen to the nocturnal chirping of frogs, or check out the night life.

The space

Our retreat is accessed via a private entrance that is close to the parking area. It has a queen-sized bed, plus a fold-out sofa bed in the living area that can accommodate two other guests. In the warmer months it is naturally cooler than the rest of the house.

We provide a kitchen with fridge, cooker, microwave, kettle, pans and utensils. Breakfast foods are provided, some of which are organic. Other facilities include heaters, a column fan, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. For an added charge we offer laundry facilities.

We provide a TV in the living area, together with a DVD/Blu-ray player and a small library of videos.

Wendy is professional accredited massage therapist, and for bookings of three days or longer she offers a 50% discounted massage for up to two people. You can choose between a variety of spa and remedial services.

Guest access

In addition to the self-contained flat, guests have exclusive access to a patio and back yard. Other accessible areas are a small fruit grove and the stretch of land down to a lily pond.

Interaction with guests

We leave the degree of interaction up to you. We will not interfere with your stay, but will respond quickly to any requests...and we are of course happy to share information about the area and places worth visiting.

Other things to note

Smoking is accepted in the outdoor areas.

Our space provides easy access without any stairs, neither to the flat nor within it.

We welcome children, however our retreat isn't suited to very young children, unless supervised, due to the presence of the pond. Older children are welcome.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people €7 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €20
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

- Please shut the sliding door and bedroom window when leaving, to keep out rain.
- Please turn off the heater when going out.
- Please stay within the line of stakes running down our unfenced boundary.
- Please avoid parking or manouevring on the lawns.

Safety features
Smoke detector
1 night minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Khayla User Profile
November 2017
Very hospitable hosts. Accommodated 3 vehicles for a work trip, the boys were really happy with their accomodation and impressed with the breakfast options.

Chris User Profile
November 2017
Fantastic little unit. Great location for Ballina and Lismore and close to some great nature walks.

Alex User Profile
November 2017
Great little spot away from all the noise and traffic of the area. Hosts were great and would come back again

Greg User Profile
October 2017
Good location close to local shops & easy drive to Lismore & Ballina.

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Great accommodation in a beautiful spot. Very comfortable with many thoughtful touches.

Tricia User Profile
October 2017
Nice quite location, just perfect for our situation. Our host was great and friendly.

Peter User Profile
October 2017
A very clean, light and airy apartment. The rural outlook was perfect for our needs. While it is essential to have own transport, it is very conveniently located for all the area has to offer.

Lismore, AustraliaJoined in September 2011
Martin User Profile

We are both expats, Martin from the UK and Wendy from the US. Wendy is a singer-songwriter and remedial massage therapist, while Martin is a secondhand book dealer and a journalist focusing on environmental topics who is happy to share his ideas about sustainability. We like to get away on Airbnb breaks to interesting locations a few times a year, and are looking forward to hosting visitors ourselves.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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