SeaSpray is our funky family beach house just a 2 minute walk along a rainforest track brings you to Byron's most secluded beach - Broken Head. SeaSpray is a large, 4 bedroom home ideally suited to a big family or even two families who wish to holiday together. It is also ideal for 2 or 3 couples who wish to have their own space and yet enjoy the large entertaining areas to share.
If there are just 2 of you, we can discount our rates, (depending on dates). Long term rates are also negotiable.
"Many thanks once again for having us - it really was a special time
particularly for Dad! I seem to enjoy Broken Head more every time I am
there. And your house works beautifully for a larger group that all need
some pockets of their own space but lots of communal time too.
Thank you for sharing it with us".
- Jo - Feb 2016
"Beautiful house ! Great host. We were a big group, so James asked a few question but IT was only to ease out stay. The beach is 3 min walk and unbelievable"
- Michael Jan 2016
"My family and I all enjoyed our stay at Seaspray and all voted 10 out of 10 and agreed to go back again. The house is the perfect place for a beach side holiday. There is everything you could want in the house and the location is fantastic. James and his wife have decorated the house in a funky retro beach style with attention to every detail. You will love playing the LP records. There is plenty of space for people to be together or to have some quite time. It is a great place to have an Aussie beach holiday".
- Maureen - December 2015
Enter via a private driveway to a garage for two cars where we keep our surf boards, golf clubs, fishing rods, (you'll need some tackle), push bikes and ping pong table for your enjoyment. If you are a believer in the mantra 'don't judge a book by it's cover' then you'll love SeaSpray because on the outside... well... how can we put it? She's no oil painting. A classic 70's brick mansion but on the inside - woohoo!
Up a flight of stairs from the garage is the home theatre/rumpus room where an enormous 120" projector and screen, video games, (PS3), old school board games and bean bags make it the perfect place for the kids to pass the time when the sun goes down or for the whole family at any time of day should the weather turn feral. Here too you will find the 'Grom Room' with 2 x bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 future world champs. Up a flight of stairs brings you to the open plan entertainer's kitchen, (the owner is a food writer and restaurant reviewer for the past 15 years), huge dining table to seat 10 and a large open lounge. Outdoors there is an undercover deck with Weber BBQ and Balinese day bed where you can view the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Skip a few more steps up and you'll find bedroom #2 with 2 x king singles, a laundry, separate toilet and bathroom and bedroom #3 complete with Queen size visco-elastic mattress (memory foam) with it's own (tiny!), ensuite. Finally up another flight of stairs is the Master bedroom with King size bed, ensuite and through a connecting door, the parents retreat/lounge. In this room there is a special nook that is set up as a creche complete with cot. From this top level the views are glorious, you can see the ocean sweep all the way to the Byron headland and across to the hinterland beyond. N.B. There is air conditioning in the TV room and kitchen/lounge only. All other bedrooms (excluding Grom room), have ceiling fans.
Why you will love SeaSpray and Broken Head:
Do you remember the beach holidays you used to have as a child? Endless hours exploring unspoilt beaches, sand dunes, rock pools and headlands. Swimming, snorkelling, surfing, fishing and bike riding whilst mum and dad lazed about, went for long beach walks, snoozed on the lounge and had a holiday of their own. Let the sounds of the ocean nurse you to sleep every night as you reconnect with the beach holidays of yesteryear and we'll provide a memory for you and your family just like the ones you cherish from your childhood.
Byron is the third most bio diverse region in Australia and Broken Head is our JEWEL IN THE CROWN"
Byron Shire Mayor - Simon Richardson.
At the southern end of Tallows beach, Broken Head is protected from the southerlies and is renown as one of the areas top surfing spots. When it's really on, the point puts out a long right hander and when the banks line up, there's some serious barrels to be had. As it's quite spread out, there are lefts and rights all the way up the 6.5 km of Tallows beach to Cosy Corner - the best spot when the northerlies have blown out everywhere else. Whilst Byron's points are all over surfed and crowded, there is always a spare wave to be had at Broken. Just a 10 minute drive south will bring you to Lennox Head and another legendary break.
Nature lovers will appreciate the 98 hectare beach front reserve that runs from the Ti-tree lake, (which the local Bundjalung people hold sacred as a place for secret women's business), south around the headland to 7 mile beach. There's a stunning 1.6km trail where you can view right up and down the coast and see dolphins playing in the waves whilst during migration season, humpbacks can be spotted on their relentless march up and down the eastern seaboard.
Byron Bay and all it has to offer is just a 10 minute drive from Broken Head. Even closer you will find Suffolk Park - a 2 minute drive (or 10 min bike ride along the beach) with supermarket, pharmacy, the area's best bakery, a tavern & bottleshop and great little local Indian and Italian eateries. A further minutes drive you will find the Byron at Byron resort - a 'hatted' restaurant and cocktail bar if you feel like living it up. Opposite is the Byron Bay golf club. Access to Bangalow, Newrybar and all the restaurants, cafes, shops and convenience of Byron is waiting for you to explore.
And the best thing about it all is that at the end of the day, you can leave the mayhem and crowds of Byron behind and retreat to your secluded idyll at Broken Head.
House Rules & Terms & Conditions
Strict no party policy - we expect that you'll respect our home. And please, no loud noise after 10pm. We are fond of our neighbours and Broken Head is a place renown for its tranquility - regular family mayhem is of course acceptable.
Minimum 6 night stay over Christmas/New Year holidays. During other times min 3 night stay OR at our discretion.
Smoking is ONLY allowed outside.
Please note Broken Head is a nature reserve so no animals are allowed on the beach. If you have an animal that you would like to bring, we may be able to help if they are able to stay outside. You will need to speak directly with us to arrange this. Please note, the gated area in the back is quite small and we cannot guarantee your pet won't escape.
Read on if you would like to see our Terms & Conditions:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SEASPRAY BYRON BAY FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURES
Check In from 2 p.m.
Check Out at 10 a.m. Please be aware that if you do not check out by 10am a late check out fee of $75.00 per hour until midday and a full day's rent thereafter will be charged.
Please ensure all payments include reference to your booking.
•A Security Bond of $1000 is held to account for any missing or damaged items, excessive noise leading to complaints and general cleanliness of the property, e.g. deductions for extra cleaning if the property is not left in a clean & tidy condition, washing up done, BBQ cleaned (separate $75 fee) and rubbish removed etc
•Should the damage or loss of contents be greater than the bond amount, the guest agrees to pay the difference within 7 working days.
•Should any changes to the booking be required, please contact SeaSpray immediately. We will endeavor to accommodate any changes, however if we cannot and the guest wishes to cancel the booking then the usual cancellation fees apply.
SeaSpray strongly advises all guests to take out their own travel insurance
Refunds will not be paid on terminated occupancies.
As a duty of care to our property we reserve the right to refuse any bookings that we feel may be inappropriate.
NUMBER OF GUESTS
The number of occupants must not exceed the number shown on your booking confirmation. Any additional occupants will be requested to leave the property and a deduction may be may made on the security deposit.
The Owner and Manager of the property do not condone unsafe, unruly, irresponsible or illegal conduct/behavior on the premises during your stay. The Owner and Manager accept no responsibility for any actions, incidents, loss, damage or injury sustained during your stay at the premises. The Guest accepts and agrees that a condition of the stay and use of facilities at the property is that all guests indemnify and agree to keep indemnified the Owner and Manager against all liability whatsoever and howsoever arising including but not limited to any actions, incidents, loss or injury sustained during their stay at the property.
RESPONSIBILITY & LIABILITY
SeaSpray both for itself and on the behalf of the owners, managers, employees and contractors, does not accept any responsibility for any act, omission, default or neglect of themselves, their managers, employees and contractors for injury, damage, or loss to persons or goods whatsoever or however the same may be caused and they do not warrant and are in no way responsible for the accuracy of any information given in statement made by their service providers in terms of travel arrangements.
NOISE AND HOTLINE
No excess noise from Stereos, TV's, DVD's or any other equipment, loud voices, noisy pets etc. is to be made, particularly after 10 pm