Living area.Dining area where breakie is served.

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Private room with single bed in a homey townhouse, minutes walk to beach. Guests have access to dining and living room, kitchen, BBQ and laundry. Shared bathroom. Includes continental brekkie and WiFi. Can pick up/drop off at Byron Bay on sched.

The space

The private single bedroom is upstairs our homey townhouse. It's east-facing, so it gets morning sun-rays and is not too warm even in the summer arvo (a fan is available to use, however). Because of its proximity to the beach, waves can be heard in the stillness of the night.

The other room (double) is listed on AirBnb as well, so you may share the common areas with other guests.

Guest access

Guests have access to the kitchen (feel free to use some basic condiments), BBQ in the backyard, lounge, bath tub and laundry at any time of the day (except BBQ which can only be used 'til early eve).

Interaction with guests

My husband, 5-year-old daughter and I have backpacked quite a lot before settling down in this part of the world and we'd love to show hospitality as much as we've received them whilst traveling. On the other hand, we also know the value of privacy, so we'll give you all the privacy you need. We work from home, so we're available any time you need information (we'll look them up for you if we got no idea!).

Other things to note

Free pick up from Ballina Byron Airport (if suits schedule). Can also pick up from Gold Coast Airport and Byron Bay by negotiation.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)

Would appreciate if shoes are left at the door.
No smoking in the house.
We don't charge cleaning fee so please clean as you go.
Check-out time is 10am.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Ingmar User Profile
June 2017
Great host, nice quiet room, comfortable bed, scenic local

Bethany User Profile
June 2017
The location of Gay's place is fantastic - so close to the beautiful beach at Ballina. There is also a bar of rocks projecting into the ocean right opposite Gay's house, creating a sheltered bay where I saw lots of dolphins! The room is very tidy and light, and Gay's family are welcoming but not intrusive.

Marcus User Profile
June 2017
Very brief but nice stay. Great value for money and the hosts were very friendly. A very clean room, good shower and tasty breakfast selection in the morning. Their daughter Luna is very friendly and very cute. I went for a 10 minute walk up to the end of the river wall and saw dolphins in the river.

Michael User Profile
June 2017
Affordable accom near beach and Shaws Bay!

Cassius User Profile
June 2017
It was a terrific, albeit brief stay. Would definitely recommend to future travellers in the region.

Alice User Profile
June 2017
A salt of the earth very clean and tidy small young family home with a charming little room kindly made available through airbnb - thank you for my stay!

Martin User Profile
May 2017
Nice host, clean and quiet

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Joined in October 2011
Gay User Profile

I am a Tarlac-born-slash-Manila-raised perpetual traveler, a mouse potato, culture junkie, Joni Mitchell fan, retired partyphile, spoon collector, and a tree hugger.

I love the feeling of being lost while backpacking (except when running late for a bus).

In 2007, after backpacking within my home country for 5 years, I decided it was time to travel abroad. I did a 6-week solo trip to Europe and came back without getting rid of the travel bug - so I worked for half a year in U.A.E. and spent my earnings backpacking Southeast Asia and China.

Late 2009 I plotted my hazy RTW route to live in different cities and bask in diverse cultures, however this plan was tentatively rescheduled when I discovered early 2010 that my backpacking partner-slash-hubby and I were about to have our first child.

We're pursuing that dream now as a family! We've been on the road since June 21, 2011. I've been to 46 countries (my husband, about the same), and our daughter has been to 33.

(Current situation: We just settled in a humble abode near the beach in East Ballina, NSW, Australia where we also host via AirBnb.)

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