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Situated just minutes south of Byron Bay, NSW, this sprawling five bedroom home on Broken Head Beach is a series of five buildings connected to each other by decks and walkways, with two stunning pools for either lap swimming (20m) or lounging around.
Two stunning pools - one 30cm deep for toddlers and reclining adults, with reading bays cut into the steps. This spills down to a 20 metre lap pool. The deck around the pools is golden sandstone. You can watch the kids play in the pool from the kitchen and dining table. Surrounded by deck chairs and large umbrellas.
Five air conditioned bedrooms. Each of the two main bedrooms has a king-size double bed, and room for two singles, and overall there are four bathrooms.
The home is beautifully furnished, with a plush 6m long lounge, deck chairs and a gorgeous daybed on the main bedroom's verandah.
You'll hear the surf at night from your bed, and the beach is a stone's throw over a track through the sand dunes to one of the world's top 100 rated right-hand point breaks with safe swimming at the protected southern point.
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The fully enclosed yard is perfect for your family dog with designated leash-free walking on the beach nearby.
We include a full concierge service which includes pantry stocking for your arrival and booking our preferred local activities.
The chef's kitchen regularly turns out food for 70 at our wedding receptions, and is a joy to cook in. Espresso machine and all the tools await you. If you take advantage of our grocery service you can relax immediately after your long journey to Byron Bay. Or you may choose to book our in-house chef for that special night, eating on the deck under the stars.
BICYCLES, SURFBOARDS & STAND-UP PADDLING
Four bikes are ready for the beautiful low tide cycle to the lighthouse, or take out one of the four surfboards or two 10 foot stand-up paddle boards.
Just 25 minutes from Ballina airport, or 55 minutes for the Gold Coast, this is Byron Shire living without the bustle.
Rates and Weddings
Low season (June through August)
3 nights $4800
4 nights $5300
5 nights $5800
6 nights $6300
7 nights $6800
Shoulder season (September - May)
3 nights $5900
4 nights $6400
5 nights $6900
6 nights $7400
7 nights $7900
School Holidays and Peak Weeks see tariff table below
WEDDINGS AND AFTER-PARTY
This is the most elegant and relaxed beach wedding venue in Australia.
To hold a reception there is a four night minimum stay (three nights midweek) and a reception fee that covers infrastructure like marquee, rubbish removal, gate attendant, cutlery, glasses and crockery, 5 dry bars, wet weather sail and public liability insurance (value $4000). Capacity 70. Reception fee $2800 to August 2016, and $3300 thereafter.
Get married around lunchtime and wind away the afternoon through the sunset with your guests.
Why let the wedding celebration end when it doesn't have to! Continue the dancing, and the good times at your wedding after-party and celebrate until the early hours.
Location - Broken Head
The stretch of beach to the immediate south of the Byron Bay Lighthouse ends at its south point, the tiny settlement of Broken Head, where there will only ever be 17 houses. From the beach you can only see one building, the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Ignore that and you could be transported back 1000 years.
Mostly untouched rainforest, Broken Head is a magical spot positioned only a few minutes from the heart of Byron Bay and boasts a beach with a legendary point break. The beach break is perfect for beginners, and local surf schools often choose to give their students their first wave in the family friendly shallows of the beach. Over the summer months the beach is patrolled by lifeguards.
Dolphins and whales are a common sight in the ocean out front. Two of the most deserted and beautiful beaches in the shire, Brays and Kings, are found by walking up Seven Mile Beach road and down tracks through the rainforest. The road begins right outside our front gate.
Rated 5 out of
We've just enjoyed a fabulous week at Barefoot with family and friends. What a wonderful choice we made in booking this remarkable, stylish house. As beautiful as the photos on the website and Facebook page are, they really are only an indication of how amazing this beautifully presented house really is. The pavillion style of the house, all connected by timber walkways and surrounded by stunning gardens, means that all of our guests enjoyed their own ensuited space. The house is equipped with everything you could need and the location is perfect.
All of our dealings with Fran, the house manager (and Tim the owner) leading up to our holiday, were warm, friendly and professional. Fran in particular, made sure that we had everything that we needed to ensure a wonderful holiday - and more!
We could not recommend this property more highly! There really aren't enough superlatives!
We'll be back!
Thanks, thanks, thanks for a perfect holiday!
Robyn + Michael
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of
We had a great time at Barefoot.
The house is simply stunning and the location stunning.
We'd recommend it to any of our friends and look forward to returning.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of
Perfect Byron Escape
Barefoot was the perfect place to relax and unwind. The house has everything you could need to enjoy the surrounding beach and bushland from surfboards to bikes. The hardest part was leaving the house at all. A huge thank you to Tim and Fran. Our only regret was having to leave.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of
I took my daughters and three of their friends to Barefoot for a week in the July school holidays. There is so much space to get some peace and quiet even with six teenagers! The owner's local knowledge had us riding horses on Lennox Head Beach and booked into the the kid-friendly restaurants around town before cozy nights in front of The Voice. The bikes at low tide are really something. A beautifully kept house and a wonderful beach - I may have to make an annual pilgrimage I think. Thanks Tim and Fran.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of
We chose Barefoot at Broken Head for our recent Ceremony and reception for 5 days lead up and post wedding, and what a perfect choice. The tranquil and well thought through layout allowed our extended family the ability to stay onsite with us but never once felt underfoot, there was so much space for everyone. From our arrival we were met by the house manager, who welcomed us so warmly and ensured we knew everything the house had to offer - it was the little things that make Barefoot special, the ice bag in the freezer, coffee pods for the espresso machine, the heating already on in the rooms, the whole house felt like home, albeit a luxury one.
The services provided to us on our wedding day were above and beyond, we went without nothing and did not have to ask for anything, a stress free day which was unexpected. The beach is amazing and the private access path is a lovely touch. Cleanliness was faultless, Barefoot is a enormous property and to have the gardens manicured perfectly through to the bathrooms sparkling is no mean feet.
An exceptional property for a private wedding or if you have the inclination to live like a millionaire or movie star for the week, we will definitely return, hopefully in the summer this time to reminisce over the magical week that was.
Date published: 2015-08-15
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