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Sanctuary in the Pocket - The Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful spacious ultra modern cottage set in 5 acres of exotic botanical gardens with natural pockets of rainforest and creek, where you can forget yourself and simply be

A romantic Byron Bay Hinterland get away for couples seeking peace and serenity, but still close to the cafes and restaurants of Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Wander through the gardens, picnic on the lawn, sit by the creek and dip your toes, or hang out in the hammock.

Everything you need within the cottage is provided, Samsung HD Smart TV, access to stream movies, Netflix, TV Series and Music, and a log fire to curl up in front of for those chilly winter nights.

A Gorgeous Bose sounds system to enjoy all day long and a huge deck to kick back on.

Cook up a storm in the fully appointed Kitchen or use the cute BBQ shack, utilising the beautiful local produce for those lazy afternoon and evening Barbies

At the end of the day, sink into the luxurious Queen sized pillow top bed, with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets,and Mosie net canopy

All linen and towels are provided and all your basic kitchen and bathroom essentials.

Situated only 30 minutes from Ballina or the Gold Coast airports, we are ideally situated for that well deserved short weekend getaway or long break

Activities for everyone

There's something for everyone here. From learning to surf, kayaking with dolphins, hang gliding with eagles, to wandering through magnificent national parks to magical waterfalls.

Hang out on a mountain top with views to die for, or cycle (Bicycles provide) through the peaceful countryside.

Meander through the Byron.hinterland through funky townships, with great coffee and vibrant food, or check out the weekly community and farmers markets to people watch and buy great locally produced produce

Live Music abounds, try Brunswick Heads pub, with it's great beer garden and food, while listening to local musicians or Sunday afternoons at Billinudgel pub, for the Jam (one of the best kept secrets) and listen to seasoned musicians from all over Australia, while enjoying a steak in one of the original Country pubs.

Explore Mullumbimby set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Chincogan and the famous Mount Warning. This original 70s hippie village is home to great organic shops, friendly cafes and one of the most popular pubs in the area.

Yoga and Meditation classes abound close at hand, or we can arrange personal sessions with local practitioners.

Have a massage on the deck as the sun goes down (Please provide 24 hours notice) before you relax into a quiet evening or a night out at local towns($15 pick up/drop off service available)

Festival Central

Ideal Festival accommodation, Situated 7 Minutes from North Byron Parklands (The Falls and Splendour in the Grass Music Festivals) 12 Minutes from Mullumbimby (Mullum music festival, Byron Spirit Festival, Living earth Festival) 15 Minutes from Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm (The Blues Festival, Boomerang Festival) and 18 minutes from Byron Bay (The Writer's festival, International Film Festival, Byron Art's Classic), you are situated right in the heart of the cultural activities that abound in the local area. You are close to the action, but can also retreat at the end of the day to relax in your own peaceful Sanctuary

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017


Middle Pocket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Sanctuary in the Pocket - The Cottage
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Relax, relax, relax!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed in the cottage; really well appointed with all the mod cons but still felt simple & not overdone. We spent most almost all of the weekend on the deck which was private and comfortable, with gorgeous garden and trees to look upon. Jonathan was very gracious to arrange for clothes left in the cupboard to be mailed back! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Lovely spot and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay. Beautiful gardens, relaxing doing yoga on the deck, lounging in the day bed. Really peaceful and relaxing. Great hosts - they even brought us fresh eggs and honey from the garden! You are about 15mins from Brunswick Heads so consider buying what you need in advance. A couple of minor improvements would be to: a) have a recycling and compost bin; b) a few board games or magazines for wet weather; and c) the gas stove wasn't working brilliantly for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Beautiful and tranquil property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great two nights away at The Cottage, and was a great place for a getaway. Cottage had everything we needed and lovely peaceful spot. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Looks like new!

Feels like home.

Love the fire place and confutable bed.

Netflix & Apple TV is comforting to have.

Jonathan and Sally are well accomodating and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Gold Coast

Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage set in beautiful garden. It looks just like the photos! Comfortable bed and well appointed kitchen and BBQ facilities. We needed a mini break just to unwind, relax and enjoy sleep-ins in a really quiet place, so we were really surprised and pretty disappointed to have several tradesman arrive at 6.30am one morning to begin work around the property. This work and early start should have been mentioned to us at the time of booking and we would have probably changed our dates. We would have given this place 5 stars otherwise, communication with your guests is key.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Katrina, Thank you very much for your feedback, and we are very sorry that you were disturbed on your last morning by the tradesmen. As I believe we explained, we had some damage from the cyclone, and we needed to take the opportunity to get them in as quickly as possible. We would be very happy to offer you a free night if you choose to come down and stay again. Warm regards Jonathan
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Very tranquil and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful stay in The Cottage. The Cottage itself is a lovely space and very well equipped with baliesque decorations. We were great by Jonathan and his wife who were very welcoming hosts and a bottle of wine which went down nicely. We text them multiple times over the long weekend and they were very forth coming with tips on walking and restaurants, everything they suggested we enjoyed thoroughly. It's located just a little away from everything which is what we were after. A 15 min drive will get you to the beach and Mullumbimby. Waking up each morning to the lush garden view was very peaceful and the only disappointment was that we only had 4 days and weren't ready to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Serene, Beautiful Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $250 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Additional Guest: $45 per night and person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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