Entire country cottage with glorious river views


Entire cabin hosted by Chris

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Why stay somewhere ordinary when you can book somewhere truly memorable? Enjoy a private, quiet and uniquely Australian experience just a 30 minute drive from Byron Bay and five minutes from deserted South Ballina beach. A stand-alone boutique studio on a two-acre rural block just ten minutes from the shops and restaurants of Ballina. This romantic couple's paradise is right next to the Richmond River perfect, a perfect backdrop for dining on the patio or drinks for watching the sunset.

The space
Enjoy the best of both worlds. Quiet country seclusion but only a short drive to pristine beaches, Ballina or Byron Bay. So much to see and do. Dolphins playing in the river mouth just down the road. In season the whales migrating by. Go cycling (two bikes provided) through the quiet, flat lanes of the neighbouring cane fields or kayak or sail on the river. There's a sheltered, sandy-bottomed swimming hole near the river mouth. The living space is large, open plan, modern, light and breezy. The place is exclusively yours.
There's unlimited NBN internet, undercover parking, a wonderful covered outdoor entertaining area looking across the water and of course TV and a bluetooth music box. For travellers it's an easy ten minute detour from the Sydney-Brisbane highway and fifteen minutes from the Ballina-Byron airport which has regular flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne. Ideal for a couple's romantic retreat or business stop overs. Stay three nights, a week or month. Long term deals available.

What this place offers

Lake view
Beach access
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 67 reviews


Where you’ll be

Empire Vale, New South Wales, Australia

If you love nature, quiet and lots of space this is for you. River at the front, farmland all around. And all the ammenities - cinema, shops, restaurants and airport - only a ten minute drive away.

Hosted by Chris

  1. Joined in August 2018
  • 67 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Hosts are Chris and Carolyn, residents of Empire Vale (South Ballina), for 13 years. We know the area and can tell you all the places to go.

During your stay

Owners live in the area so easy, fast and friendly communication.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2–12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy