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Tianjara Eco B&B

SuperhostTarbuck Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Private room in farm stay hosted by Judy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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Have you ever wanted to try out an alternative lifestyle, in comfort, with no long-term commitment?
Here is your opportunity to experience off-grid life in a beautiful rural setting.
Tianjara Eco property has stand-alone solar power, rainwater tanks, and a clever dry-composting toilet system.
We are sure you will love it as much as all our other guests have before you.

The space
Tianjara is a unique, peaceful, and secluded place to stay in the beautiful Myall Lakes region. It has the solitude of the forest whilst being only one kilometre from the Lakes Way and a short drive to unspoiled beaches, lakes, and National Parks
Our 25-acre property consists of eucalypt forest, with some rainforest gullies and about six acres of cleared land.
We built our house in early 2000, from mud bricks made on site, trees from the property and locally sourced sustainable timber. It has stand-alone solar-power, (Not connected to the grid) dry composting Eco-toilets, grey-water reed beds, and is chemical free.
Your private two-person queen-bed room is across the breezeway from the main house. Quality linen is provided, and beach towels for the outdoor shower. You have a private en-suite with a shower and dry composting toilet, and a small kitchenette for tea, coffee and breakfast. There is also a beautiful tropical al-fresco shower for your own use to rinse off the sand when you get back from the beach.
You can relax in the screened breezeway, or under the grape-vine covered pergola. A great spot for breakfast!
There is a gas BBQ for you to use, but you may want to try one on the fine cafes restaurants or clubs in the area.
There is a designated off-street guest parking spot.
WiFi is available and limited mobile phone coverage, but we don't have TV.
Our property has organic veggie gardens and orchards, a mini horse and two friendly dogs.
We raise organic poultry for egg production, and have about 50 laying hens, and some roosters. (We provide ear plugs for the light-sleepers, but most people say they love to hear this country sound!)
We love our place and are happy to share it with you





We live full time at our house, and someone will usually be around during the day and evening. We love to show our house to anyone who is interested, so you are welcome to join us for a chat and a cuppa. John makes a great coffee!
If you need anything we are available, but we respect your privacy and your room is your own private space.
Judy works at the local Visitor Centre and has a wealth of knowledge about the area!


Tianjara is along a quiet country road, one kilometer from the Lakes Way. It is totally secluded, but not far from all that Pacific Palms is famous for. The best of both worlds, beach and country!
There are several restaurants and cafes, as well as a range of local shops a few minutes drive from here. A full list is available in your room. In busy periods it is advisable to book in advance for dinner. We can do this for you if you wish.

The bus from Taree to Newcastle and back stops at the end of the road three times a day; trains from Newcastle to Sydney run regularly.
However, to get to the beaches and the shops you need your own car.

Your ensuite has a composting toilet. It is completely odour-free, and user-friendly. You'll find that staying here is a great chance to try all the advantages of a sustainable lifestyle!
We are fussy about cleanliness, and as property is chemical-free, your room has been cleaned using only Enjo products.

Your breakfast ingredients will be in your room, with organic tea and coffee available all the time. You can prepare your breakfast at your leisure: juice, fruit, muesli, home-made yoghurt, organic farm eggs, hand-made organic bread, butter, home made jam and local honey. If you have special dietary needs, or would like us to provide something different please let us know when you book. We worked for many years as Caterers, and can comfortably handle most dietary requirements without fuss.

Guest access
Guests are welcome anywhere on the property, we do ask you to close gates behind you please!
You can enjoy walking around our paddocks, orchard and veggie gardens and visiting the chooks and our little horse.
Some guests like to come at feeding time and help with the animals. Mornings about 8 am, evenings 5 or 6 depending on daylight savings

Other things to note
The BnB is not suitable for small children. Please check our Green Barn at Tianjara for a family friendly option.

We ask you to rinse off the sand before you come in, we don't charge a cleaning fee, and appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

OUR ENTIRE PROPERTY IS STRICTLY NON SMOKING

Our dogs are people friendly but do not accept other dogs into their territory
Thank you.
Have you ever wanted to try out an alternative lifestyle, in comfort, with no long-term commitment?
Here is your opportunity to experience off-grid life in a beautiful rural setting.
Tianjara Eco property has stand-alone solar power, rainwater tanks, and a clever dry-composting toilet system.
We are sure you will love it as much as all our other guests have before you.

The spac…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Lock on bedroom door
Private living room
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Wifi
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Washer
Kitchen
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Tarbuck Bay, New South Wales, Australia

We don't have neighbours, it's quiet and secluded, but just a few kilometers away you have Pacific Palms, with iconic beaches, good restaurants and cafes, a huge array of outdoor nature-based activities, and the World famous Sugar Loaf Point Lighthouse at Seal Rocks.
This area is famous for surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, bird watching, mountain-biking, or just doing nothing....except maybe read a good book. And we provide you with a LOT of books, more are at your disposal in the main house.
We don't have neighbours, it's quiet and secluded, but just a few kilometers away you have Pacific Palms, with iconic beaches, good restaurants and cafes, a huge array of outdoor nature-based activities, and…

Hosted by Judy

Joined in July 2012
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John Ling and Judy Donnelly, passionate environmentalists from the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales Australia. Judy is semi-retired but still does some catering work, John is a nurse in aged care. We live on a 25 acre property in the forest, near the beaches. We grow vegetables and keep hens, dogs and horses. We built our mud-brick solar-powered house ourselves. We don't smoke, John likes an occasional glass of white wine. We like bicycling, kayaking and bushwalking, but the property keeps us pretty busy. We don't have TV, we read a lot, enjoy listening to classical and world music. We are involved in lots of community groups, such as rural fire brigade and organic food co-ops. Judy runs the Visitor Centre in Pacific Palms
John Ling and Judy Donnelly, passionate environmentalists from the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales Australia. Judy is semi-retired but still does some catering work, John is a n…
During your stay
We live here so someone is usually around. But we take our cues from you, and will interact as much or as little as you want. We are always available to look after your needs if required.
John is a proud owner builder and is always happy to show you over his "Grand Design"
We live here so someone is usually around. But we take our cues from you, and will interact as much or as little as you want. We are always available to look after your needs if re…
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House rules
Check-in: 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 3:00 p.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm