There is something about Byron Bay that keeps us coming back for more. There is a such a unique vibe in this town that you won’t find anywhere else. The city is filled with picturesque beaches, wholesome cafes, great people and is a stark contrast to the concrete jungle you’ll find in other major cities. These are just some of the many reasons why Byron Bay is one of our favourite spots to visit when we want to getaway, kick our shoes off and unwind. For those who are planning to visit, we’ve put together a list of our five must-visit dreamy rentals located in and around the Byron Bay region.
The Range, Coopers Shoot
The Range is a luxurious Spanish-inspired oasis that sits on 120 acres of hills in Coopers Shoot which is located in the outskirts of Byron Bay. The indoor-outdoor layout embraces the rustic, warm hued and sun-kissed mood of Mediterranean Europe, featuring natural textures such as exposed natural brick, timber panels, stone and straw. The villa is decked out with rustic-bohemian decor such as straw mats, brass detailing and sheer white drapes which perfectly suit the Spanish theme of the villa. Once we stepped outside, we were in awe of how beautifully the outdoor patio space contrasted against the lush green rolling hills that stretched out into the horizon. The outdoor space features a 15-metre infinity pool, sun beds, an alfresco dining space, a wood-fired barbecue and so much more. I swear every part of this villa is gram-worthy! For those who are interested in local sight-seeing, Byron Bay’s iconic beaches and busy town centre are only a short drive away from the property.
Chateau Du Soleil, Knockrow
Take a short 15-minute drive from Byron Bay and you’ll find this extravagant French-inspired chateau. The Chateau Du Soleil embodies the elegance of European countryside, featuring sophisticated architecture, neatly trimmed hedges, lush green lawns and a stunning French-style courtyard. There are four bedrooms which caters for up to eight guests, making it the perfect choice for group getaways. The spacious outdoor layout is the focal feature of the chateau and is comprised of a central pool, a garden alfresco dining space and plenty of spots to roll out a towel and soak up some sunshine. Kick off your shoes and pop open a bottle of champagne on the lawn for the ultimate summer cocktail session. This incredible rental is located in Knockrow and is only a short drive away from the popular Byron Bay, Ballina and Lennox Head regions.
Camp Earth, Yelgun
If you’re after a true off-the-grid retreat, then The Camp is the perfect option for you. This ‘earth friendly escape‘ is an eco-retreat that is only a 25-minute drive from Byron Bay and sits on top of a hill in the hinterlands. What we love about the location is that it is far enough from the hustle and bustle of the main town to disconnect and unwind, but close enough so you can easily enjoy the best of everything Byron Bay has to offer. Each camp site includes a large tent that provides a spacious living and sleeping space, a camp fire and a personal cabin with bathroom facilities, a kitted kitchenette and breakfast bar. All aspects of this retreat are designed with the environment in mind, with the personal cabin being entirely solar-powered, the bedding made of organic linen and the bathroom featuring a composting toilet. Not only that, but The Camp donates $20 of every booking to Sea Shepherd Australia for the protection of the world’s oceans and its marine life so you can feel truly good about your stay.
Picadilly House, Byron Bay
For those travelling in a large group and who really want to treat themselves, the Picadilly House is an ultra-luxe spacious villa that is fully-kitted with every summer holiday essential you could think of. We’re talking about an infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, alfresco dining area, treehouse, hammocks, sun beds… the list goes on. The feature pink floral display against the white walls and straw decor create the ultimate Euro-summer vacation vibe. But, it’s the insane panoramic views of the valley and ocean that is easily the highlight of the stay, and can be enjoyed from a number of spots around the house such as the upstairs balcony, the infinity pool and the outdoor hammock. There are so many fun aspects about this home that you’ll literally never run out of ways to keep yourself entertained. The iconic beaches of Byron Bay, popular local attractions and main town are all only a few minutes away by car, making this a super convenient place to stay at during your next Byron retreat.
Barbara by Kinsfolk, Byron Bay
Barbara by Kinsfolk is a Mediterranean-inspired beach house located in the heart of Byron Bay near Clarkes beach. Tones of white, blue and neutrals are featured throughout the villa, reflecting the colours of the pristine turqoise waters and sandy shores of the Mediterranean beaches. The island theme continues inside the home, with the bright white interior, light-hued wood furniture as well as bohemian homeware and furnishings which are placed beautifully in the rooms and common areas. If you’re staying here with a group of friends or relatives, make sure you take advantage of the incredible outdoor poolside and sun-lounge space and enjoy a daytime spritz session by the pool. When the sun goes down, you can cook up a meal in the gourmet kitchen using fresh local Byron Bay produce and then head to the alfresco dining space to serve up your meal and wind down for the rest of the evening. The central location of this property makes it perfect for those wanting to be amongst the Byron Bay buzz, with many of the town’s most popular cafes, beaches and bars only a few minutes away on foot.
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I used to work in corporate law, before quitting my job to start an eco-friendly brand helping to clean up the ocean. I travel full time with my husband exploring this wonderful place we all call home.