Byron Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description
Steps from the famous Wategoes Beach
Located on the North Coast of NSW, Byron Bay is the perfect place to unwind for those who prefer bikinis, sarongs and a sense of the bohemian. Originally known as a hippy hangout for all things alternative, Byron Bay has emerged as one of Australia’s premium playgrounds for the rich and famous. Wategos Beach is the jewel in the crown along the famous stretch, where local surfers share the waves with the occasional dolphin.
Situated just steps from the beach, the Wategos Villa is surrounded by established tropical gardens, luscious palms and backs directly onto a nature reserve, where the famous coastal walk meanders to the Cape Byron Lighthouse – Australia’s most easterly point.
Arrive via the wet-edge pool on the lower deck, flanked by Indian daybeds looking overlooking the ocean, and take the dramatic orange staircase to the top level open-plan living space. Here floor-to-ceiling windows fold back to create a seamless transition between indoors and the huge outdoor deck laden with lounging furniture.
Designed by Australian architectural design master Iain Halliday of BKH, the Wategos Villa is a house of impeccable detail. Kenzo-upholstered sofas are backed by a mirrored wall to ensure the azure water is reflected at all times. A ‘floating’ kitchen is kept clean and uncluttered by recessing amenities for that clean-line aesthetic. Both the spacious king-sized bedroom and its ensuite open to a private deck and more spectacular views. The powder room and oval European bath in the large ensuite are crowned by domed skylights.
A short walk will take you into Byron’s central hub where laid-back residents and sun-tanned creative types rub shoulders with city sophisticates and the odd celebrity. Hire a car and drive across Byron’s atmospheric hinterland, from quaint Bangalow to old Mullumbimby, and the forest-dwelling hippy culture in Nimbin.
Seasoned surfers and beachcombers argue that Wategos renowned crystal water, white sand and protected north-facing aspect make it Byron’s best beach.