Comfort in style !

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 Bedrooms

2 beds

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 Bedrooms

2 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Adjacent to Arakwal National Park, the setting can only be described as serene. To the West it overlooks the woodland to Tallow Creek and to the East, the uncrowded Tallow beach is a stone throw away. Ideal for couples or friends who want to unwind.

The space

I fell in love with the place and bought the funky little cottage for my later days. I named it "Kookaburra" as I really love these iconic birds who like sitting on the handrail of the deck. Meanwhile I let the cottage as a holiday place. I renovated it with love and attention to detail and completed total refurbishment in August 2015. It is one of twelve cottages situated on 30 acres of beach front and offers all modern comforts and cleanliness in a natural bush setting on the edge of Arakwal national Park. At Kookaburra you will enjoy a 5 star level of accommodation:
Comfortable furnishing and quality bedding
Security safe in each bedroom
Reverse cycle Air conditioning in the living room
Great cross ventilation for those balmy nights
Ceiling fans in the bedrooms
Dimmers and night light in the fabulous en-suites
Both bedroom enjoy the serene views of the park, through timber French doors
Polished timber floors
Insect screens on all windows and doors
40" TV/DVD combo, micro sound system with bluetooth and docking Station for Iphones 5+ and Ipads
Complete Sparkling kitchen with stone benchtop
Private laundry with washing machine, ironing facilities
Hair dryer in each room and international power point adaptor is available. Linen and towels are provided
Each cosy bedroom has one king bed
Total Internal space 51 sqm
Easterly and Westerly decks with views
Total external deck area 50sqm
Both bedrooms with ensuite are 13m2 opening on a 32m2 deck through timber French doors
All the detergents at the guest's disposal contain no nasties and are cruelty free (not tested on animals)
The soaps are organic
Complimentary tea and coffee supplied for short stays are fair trade and/organic.

This cottage is ideal an best suited to couples or a couple of friends. In harmony with its surroundings, "Kookaburra" is ethical, vegan-friendly (no feather, wool, leather has been used).

Should you choose to cook and dine on the undercover eastern deck or chill out on the western deck you will enjoy the sound of the ocean while observing the wildlife (wallabies are often seen in the morning and at dusk), and catch glimpses of the lake through the foliage.

Each cosy bedroom has a king bed. Total Internal space 51 sqm. Total external deck area 50sqm. Both bedrooms with ensuite are 13sqm opening on a 32sqm deck through timber French doors. This cottage is ideal and best suited to couples or a couple of friends . In harmony with its surroundings, "Kookaburra" is ethical, vegan-friendly (no feather, wool, leather has been used) and makes a point of using exclusively eco-friendly cleaning products. All the detergents at the guest's disposal contain no nasties and are cruelty free (not tested on animals).

Guest access

Please note : Bookings for week-end (2 nights) will only be taken two weeks ahead. Please contact me as the minimum stay is set up at 3 nights. Rates for week-end rates will apply.
The whole cottage is available. 1 GB of free internet. $10 for additional 1GB, rate charged by Telstra. Access to four person infrared sauna, $25 an hour located on the common grounds of the property. Direct access to the beach and outdoor shower in the common grounds.

Interaction with guests

I will make myself available before your arrival and do some light shopping for you if you request and will be happy to give you as much info as you need. I will be totally discreet and once you have the keys, you will be home.

Other things to note

The cottage is situated in a gated estate and is one of twelve cottages available for holiday letting. So you won't suffer from noise pollution. All you will hear is the sound of the ocean, birdsong.

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £47
Security Deposit: £295
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

I will kindly ask you to keep the cottage clean. Not to encourage our feathered friends by feeding them and to not leave food unattended on the deck. Because of the proximity of the Arakwal National Park and the abundant wildlife, you are not allowed to bring your pets and I apologise for it. No smoking inside, but ok outside. EXTRA GUESTS are not catered for. For stays longer than one week, a change of bed linen is mandatory for a cost of $40.00.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 4 - 15, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

4 Reviews

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Arnold User Profile
January 2016
We had a wonderful experience. Helene is a thoughtful host and nothing was too much for her both before and during our stay. The cottage is comfortable and in an excellent location, with easy access to the glorious beach nearby. We would gladly stay here again

Stephanie User Profile
October 2015
The host canceled this reservation 33 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Helene User Profile
Response from Helene:
My intention is to honour every booking, in this case it was due to circumstances I was unable to control. I sincerely apologise and have offered alternative dates at heavily discounted rates in an effort to compensate for the slip up.
October 2015

Lee User Profile
October 2015
Beautiful scenic spot, chirping birds, sound of pounding surf and native flora - what else could you want. Helene's cottage is delightful. It's clean, cute, and thoughtfully outfitted, there is nothing she hasn't considered to make your stay special. Helene is a spectacular host!
Helene User Profile
Response from Helene:
Lee, heartfelt thanks for your sparkling and very rewarding review. I am looking forward to meeting you and Andrew again in Suffolk Park.
October 2015

Laura User Profile
September 2015
We had a fantastic stay for 2 nights at Helene's Kookaburra Cottage. The cottage is located just off Tallows beach, which is an ideal location as it is very quiet, backs onto a reserve and it is only a short drive into Byron. The cottage itself has been recently renovated, is tastefully decorated and thoughtfully set up with everything you could need while staying there. Helene was easy to communicate with and went to a lot of effort not only in setting up the cottage but in also ensuring we had a comfortable stay- even dropping off extra blankets in case we got cold at night. We will be recommending the cottage to our friends and we will definitely be back!
Helene User Profile
Response from Helene:
Laura, I am so glad that the weather improved and that you got some sun ! It will be a pleasure to welcome you again and I am looking forward to it.
September 2015

Suffolk Park, Australia · Joined in August 2015
Helene User Profile

As your guest, I will be very respectful of your home and will treat it with the same regard as my own. It has to be very clean and comfortable. As a host I will expect you to do the same and behave as respectfully as I do. As a host, I guaranty organic, eco-friendly and cruelty free cleaning products and a spotless and very relaxing place to stay.