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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.