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The Zen Garden Suite: Driftwood Villa Scotts Head
The Zen Garden Suite: Driftwood Villa Scotts Head

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

You will love the tranquility of the Zen Garden Suite. Be enthralled by it's beauty, both inside and outside in the gardens. Inspired by Japanese design, this magical resort style suite is created for your indulgence.

Immerse your senses with the natural environment including a variety of bird calls and the soothing sound of the ocean.

Book your own private retreat only 50m to the waters edge. This package includes freshly pressed quality bed linen, Sheraton towels & a welcome beverage.

The space

Set in a subtropical climate and a garden with amazing natural features, it is located right at the sand dunes of Scotts Head Beach; Architecturally designed, light filled, Japanese inspired suite and garden transports you to another time and place. This discerning accommodation invites you to completely chill out and relax. It is an indulgent experience with plush bedding and quality inclusions. Folding glass doors open to your own generous deck. We offer a hot and cold outdoor shower for after beach rinse off. A kitchenette and fully tiled en suite complete the picture.

Abundant nature, bird calls and the sound of nearby waves breaking create a feeling of bliss. Take a walk along the beach, feel the sand between your toes and experience that quiet solitude. Enjoy the sight of dolphins year round and passing whales in season. Go ahead and find your special piece of driftwood or enjoy an evening in the balmy tranquility of Scotts Head Beach.

Guest access

The Zen Garden Suite is completely private and self-contained and is perfect for romantic holidays. Situated at the rear of a beautiful site the suite is very quiet. Banksia Crescent is a small narrow driveway hugging the dunes and the ocean.

Outstanding natural features and lots of beautiful plants and trees complete the picture. The whole Balinese and Japanese gardens are there for you to enjoy, explore and relax in.

Access details and key code closer to arrival. Private parking.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with Guests

We are always available if you need us, but if you prefer we will leave you to enjoy your holiday all by yourselves. It’s entirely up to you. We can provide you with a tourist guide of local activities and places to see in this special part of the Mid North Coast of NSW. We can even book a place at the local restaurant for you.

Other things to note

Spectacular views of whales from the beach and headland when in season. It is a short 5 minute walk into the main village and the beach and is located 50m away across the road.

You have a coffee machine and a Webber BBQ which is available upon request.

An independent fish monger and a quality home grown butcher are in the village. OR visit our local Buffalo farm for specialty smallgoods, meals and coffee. It is the only true buffalo farm in NSW

An outstanding rain forest walk and picnic area is 10 minutes drive from your accommodation.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

No smoking on the property.

All we ask is that you respect the neighbourhood and quiet location and look after our apartment.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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42 Reviews

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Mathew User Profile
May 2017
It was a fantastic spot and the hosts were very friendly. I'd happily stay there again.

Stephen User Profile
May 2017
Excellent quality, very close to the beach. Immaculately clean. Very good variety of breakfast foods provided . John is a really good host. AAA
John Marina User ProfileJohn Marina is a superhost.
Response from John Marina:
Hi Stephen It was a pleasure hosting you here at Driftwood Villa. Thank you for your kind words As it makes our hard work all the more worthwhile. Cheers John and Marina
May 2017

Keith User Profile
April 2017
Thank you John and Marina for sharing your home with us. The studio is in a beautiful garden setting, a hop over the dunes to the stunning beach. It's very well equipped with everything we could have needed, and more. An ideal base to explore the area, or just unwind.

Fiona User Profile
April 2017
John and Marina's place is an incredibly peaceful, beautifully designed home. It provided us the opportunity to really relax in comfort. It is located so close to the beach that you simply had to step out the front door and walk a few metres to enjoy walks along the beach and swims in the sea. Scott's Head is a lovely little town. I thoroughly recommend this as a perfect place for a relaxing holiday and John and Marina as wonderful hosts.
John Marina User ProfileJohn Marina is a superhost.
Response from John Marina:
Hi Fiona and Peter, Thank you for your beautiful review and for the personal message also. We were truly blessed to have your energy at our Zen Garden Suite and at our home. We hope you may be able to revisit another time. We also hope your son and his wife have had a great conference and have taken much from it. Cheers John and Marina
April 2017

Carolyn User Profile
April 2017
This is an absolutely beautiful place to stay! The design and decoration of each room is enchanting and the gardens are delightful. It is less than a minute to walk to the beach. John and Marina are very warm and welcoming, they even invited me to join in their yoga practice :) highly recommended!

Cindy User Profile
March 2017
John and Marina's apartment is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures are exactly how the apartment looks and I loved being able to open the back sliding door and front sliding window to get an amazing breeze. The main road into town was flooded when we were driving in, and John immediately contacted us to let us know another route to follow. The apartment had every amenity that you would need and was spotless. A walk to the beach took less than 5 minutes and was beautiful and quiet. The only thing we regret is not being able to stay longer.

Jennifer User Profile
March 2017
Wow, this is THE place! Amazingly clean, bright studio about 30m from the water's edge. The owners are just wonderful too. Hard to recommend this highly enough. We're going back!
John Marina User ProfileJohn Marina is a superhost.
Response from John Marina:
Thank you both for being such beautiful guests and for such a lovely review! Sorry you had the ordeal of driving in those conditions
March 2017

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New South Wales, Australia · Joined in February 2016
John Marina User ProfileJohn Marina is a superhost.

Marina and John love gardening and looking after our home.
We are keen daily swimmers and have a daily yoga practice
Mostly eat a vegetarian diet and add our local seafood abundance occasionally.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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