Barefoot at Broken Head
Situated just minutes south of Byron Bay, NSW, this magnificent home is a series of five pavilion-style buildings connected by decks and walkways that are open to nature but completely private. With tropical landscaped gardens and finished off with two stunning pools (kid's and 20m lap), this house is a five star resort that is all yours. You'll hear the surf at night from your bed, and the beach is a stone's throw over a private track through the sand dunes.
The pool is finished on the inside with black Quatzon and is in two levels. One is a shallow infinity edge for toddlers and reclining adults that acts like a mirror to the forest, and has along one side reading bays cut into the steps). This spills into a 20 metre lap pool. Around the pools the deck is golden sandstone.
The result is a blend of internal and external spaces that merge peacefully with the native vegetation and the sounds of the surf. "Barefoot" feels like an exclusive Balinese resort, but is nestled in an Australian rainforest with a private track over the sand dunes to one of the world's top 100 rated right-hand point breaks.
All the pavilions have their own air conditioning. There are five bedrooms and perfect separation should four couples choose to occupy the home. Each of the two main bedrooms has a king-size double bed, a single and a double daybed under nets on the verandah.
The home is beautifully furnished, with indoor and outdoor dining for eight, a huge plush 6m long couch, and a backyard perfect for children and dogs. Three bikes are provided for the beautiful low tide cycle to the lighthouse, or take out one of the four surfboards which are from 5 foot to 8 foot long Just 20 minutes from Ballina airport, this is Byron Shire living without the bustle.
Please note we do not take bookings from students during Schoolies Week.
From $6800 per week or $1500 per night.
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 to 1000 years ago.