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Unique home, sleepy seaside village, awesome surf beaches, no crowds!


House • Iluka NSW Australia

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    2 Bathrooms  
    4 Car spaces 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  
  Hospitality  

Statistics

Listed  February 2019
Views  4348

General overview

Surrounded by National Parks, World Heritage Rainforest, Pristine Beaches and the Clarence River. Iluka is on the North Coast of NSW, a relaxing passenger ferry ride from Yamba and a half hour drive to the riverside town of Maclean. Situated an hour South of the Rainbow Region where you'll find the iconic town of Byron Bay. A 2 hr drive south of the Gold Coast International Airport. Stroll down the road and catch the passenger ferry over to Yamba where you'll discover some amazing food and a pub with one of the best views in Australia. Or enjoy the ferry cruise while discovering the sights of the Lower Clarence River. Our stunning beaches are a 10 min bike ride away and on some lucky days you can have it all to yourself. There's a choice of amazing surf beaches along the coast of Bundjalung National Park with free BBQ's and picnic areas. Local wildlife around the beaches include kangaroos, wallabys, koalas, echidnas, monitor lizards, pelicans, sea eagles, dolphins and whales.

The space

Our home has been a labour of love, extensively and sustainably remodelled, environmentally sensitive, solar powered and created from recycled materials and quirky ideas. We love everything retro, vintage and unusual. Our house is a family friendly place consisting of 2 bedrooms and a loft bedroom, 1 indoor bathroom/laundry and an outdoor bathroom for rinsing off after a day at the beach. Enjoy our spacious deck, making amazing pizza's and tasty creations in the outdoor wood fired oven. We've got well stocked bookshelves and family games. Wifi access and a retro turntable with some fun, retro vinyl. We're passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle and reducing consumerism. We try as much as possible to reuse and recycle found treasures rather than buying new items, our home reflects this ideal. Our low impact home is such a reflection of who we are and the lifestyle we enjoy. It's a constantly evolving work in progress, it's not perfectly finished, if you're looking for 5* perfection then it's probably not for you. If you want to escape and experience a more relaxed beach lifestyle for a while or take some time to reflect and explore your creativity then you'll probably love it.

Guest access

We have a lock box access, there's 2 bedrooms on the main level and the third bedroom is accessible by a semi spiral staircase, not really suitable for small children. Our large deck has no railing and our yard is not fenced so we're not very young children friendly or pet friendly.

Features


Washer
Washer
Oven
Oven
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
Bathtub
Bathtub
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
BBQ
BBQ
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
Covered porch / verandah

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Weekend
    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Relaxing
    Eco
    Village
    Beach
    Water
    Last minute
    Golf

House rules

    Unsuitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free
    Low allergen

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

In our immediate neighbourhood you can stroll down the road to catch the ferry just a couple of blocks away. In Iluka you'll find a pub with stunning views across the river, golf course, bowling club, amazing Japanese restaurant, sunset wine bar, bakeries, fishing coop where you can buy freshly caught, local seafood, cafes, supermarket and the amazing Iluka Emporium where you can find local art and design including our recycletastic room which you can also find on instagram. Iluka is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life for a while.

Getting to my home

Flights into Ballina or Sydney then hire a car and drive.

Nearest airport

Ballina Byron, 1 hour away.

Getting around

Our home is a 5 minute stroll to the small but well stocked local supermarket or a 10 minute stroll to the centre of town where you'll find cafes, bakery, green grocery, post office and other small shops including the Iluka Emporium an artists collective which we are part of.

Map of Approximate Location


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Deby

We are Deby an avid op/thrift/charity shopper who uses found treasures and has lots of fun creating and restyling and Alan a creator of quirky upcycled practical objects from random unusual found items. Alan, originally from London is a Teacher and Deby studied Occupational Therapy and now works in Aged Care and Disability services. Together we create as Recycletastic and are part of a local collective of artists in the Iluka Emporium. We have two sons Max 22 currently living in the UK who may or may not travel with us and Zephyr 17. As a family we love travelling, especially to places where we experience a lifestyle and culture that is completely different to ours. We have lived in the UK and France and travelled extensively prior to having kids. As a family we've travelled to Thailand, France, Spain, Morocco and lived in the UK for six months with Alan's parents near Cambridge. We're now based in Sydney so our Iluka home is available most of the year apart from peak holiday times/Christmas/Easter when our home is rented.
Travelling group
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Desired Destinations

Open to any destination

Dates flexible
"Travelling to UK/France 20 April to 4 July."

Dates flexible
"Travelling to UK/France 20 April to 4 July."

Dates flexible
"Travelling to UK/France 20 April to 4 July."