Double futon in the living area.
Lily pond retreat
Hosted by Martin
Martin is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

Other things to note

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 due to the presence of the pond. Older children are welcome.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

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.


25 Reviews

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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.

Kim User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful retreat with privacy and hospitality. The little touches of hosts who care about their guests made this an amazing stay. Wonderful space, brilliant atmosphere, homey comforts.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Martin's place was excellent, beautiful views, peaceful and quiet. Would recommend staying.
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We cannot take credit for the natural surroundings but are equally appreciative. :) Wendy
August 2017

Kent User Profile
August 2017
Martin and Wendy are very hospitable. Appreciate their simple gestures e.g. Offering an extra heater on a chilly night. The place is quiet and peaceful. Plus the bed is quite comfortable taht it will be a struggle to get up every morning. You will love your stay here.

Donna And Taylor User Profile
August 2017
place had everything we needed for a weekend away. overall a good little stay- thanks

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2017
Lovely self-contained flat in a pretty location.

Dell User Profile
July 2017
Martin & Wendy were great hosts, were helpful. Our stay was perfect!

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 …
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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