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Villa Riviera on Richmond River Ballina

Bedrooms 2
Space 230 m²
Property type apartment


About the property

Before you read on, check out our guest's review......

"This is a brilliant apartment. It is ideally located on the Richmond River and is a short walk to the center of Ballina. The fittings and furnishings are all of the highest order with the beds being exceptionally comfortable. The kitchen appliances are all of high quality as is the crockery and glassware. We could not fault Villa Riviera in any way. The photos are a true reflection of the apartment which is often not the case. Do yourself a favor and book a week here!!"

Villa Riviera is a stunning, spacious split level river side apartment. Renovated and fully furnished in a comfortable contemporary style. Situated right on the beautiful Richmond River, it provides you with your own backyard beach. Watch the leisure craft, trawlers and nature pass you by from the outdoor dining area or upstairs parents retreat.

The galley kitchen is equipped with modern facilities including dishwasher and is open to the lounge/dining and balcony areas for easy entertaining. Stretch out on the expansive lounge suite and enjoy a movie on the large wall mounted flat screen TV with DVD. Dine inside or out, on either of the two comfortable dining suites - the choice is yours and if the river breeze isn't enough to cool you down reverse cycle air-conditioning is an option inside.

A second downstairs bathroom and a separate laundry comprising both washing machine and dryer are also provided.

The generous main bedroom features a luxurious king sized bed, wall mounted flat screen TV, reverse cycle air-conditioning and an over-sized window which stretch across the length of the entire room overlooking the Richmond River. A private lounge setting is also nestled next to the for a quiet cup of tea and a good book!

The roomy second bedroom is equipped with both a double and single bed with plenty of space to spare. Another large, flat screen TV is also wall mounted for the kids/another couple to enjoy also with reverse cycle air-conditioning.

All windows in the apartment have both sheer and blackout curtains in case you want to enjoy a deep sleep in! You can travel light as pillows, linen, beach and bath towels are provided as well as shower wash. Tea and coffee are included along with a selection of cooking basics (oil, salt pepper, vinegar etc.) are also available to you.

For Business and extended stays please inquire about our special rates.

Centrally Located

Villa Riviera is located with walking distance to the many restaurants, cafes, shops in the central business district. Several shopping centers and cinemas are also close by.

The local markets are held in Ballina on the third Sunday of the month or alternatively, in nearby Lennox Head on the second and fifth Sundays of the month.

The Ballina/Byron airport is only a 5-10mins drive away with transit buses, taxis and hire cars readily available.

Outdoor Activities

Boat ramp 200 mtrs to the east of your back door.

Bike/walking paths nearby provide a scenic and educational ride all the way to Lennox Head, taking in the River front, River mouth, Lighthouse beach, Shelley beach, Angels beach, Sharpe's Beach, Boulder's beach and Lennox Headland.

Skate park.

Ballina public pool and water-slides are 5 minutes away as are numerous bowls clubs, restaurants and cafes, and ten-pin bowling.

World class surfing is just a short drive to North Wall, Trestles, Flat Rock, Sharpe's, Boulders, Lennox Point and 7 Mile Beach.

A quick car ferry ride to South Ballina Beach offers 4WD access for sensational beach fishing or if that sounds like an effort while on holidays, just throw a line in from the beach at your back door, you may just catch your dinner!

The Richmond River is also ideal for a relaxing swim, snorkeling, canoeing, windsurfing, water-skiing, paddle boarding etc and you are likely to spot some local dolphins frolicking while sunning yourself or having breakfast, lunch, dinner on the outside dining table.

Take a drive up the coast road through Lennox Head to Byron Bay, or inland to many famous tourist spots, rain forests & waterfalls, stopping in Bangalow for a coffee or spot of shopping.

For more information on Ballina tourism visit

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Richard Jones

Being one of a brood of seven kids, our parents just loved having family and friends over. Now that the kids have all grown up, we want to share our little river house knowing our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.

Motto: Strike while the iron's hot!

(Our Dad really was a Blacksmith).

Richard Jones purchased this apartment in 1975

Why Richard Jones chose Ballina

Take a look and you'll see why! Located as close to the Richmond River as you can get! You feel like you are on a house boat without the rocking and the dolphins, pelican and other bird and sea life has you nature gazing from daylight till dark.

Dad brought it for mum's 40th Birthday plus it was located right beside his brother and wife.

What makes this apartment unique

Your own beach and river for sunning and swimming. The views and the peace and quiet. Plus we are pet friendly but please seek permission by providing a description of your fury family members prior to booking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Ballina, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings.
  • Damage, Loss or Theft is the tenants responsibility. Owners will do our best to return any items left behind.
  • Disturbance to our neighbours, from excessive noise, foul language, unofficial parking or unruly pets is prohibited and may result in instant eviction
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom servicing bedrooms - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ground Floor Bathroom servicing living area - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom towels, hand towels, bath mats, hand wash, body wash and toilet paper provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , King Size Bed
    Bedroom Two - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot , Portable baby cot available. Linen for cot not provided.
  • Supa Comfy beds with linen provided. Additional pillows and blankets on offer. Please note bedrooms are on the first floor via a staircase.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Villa Riviera on Richmond River Ballina
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Esperance, Western Australia, Australia

Absolutely fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed at Villa Riviera and once again we were not disappointed. We had dolphins swimming in front of us nearly every afternoon. We had the most beautiful sunsets and even though it was winter the weather was lovely. Apart from the beautiful location the villa has everything you could want and the presentation is spot on. We will be back again. Hopefully this year.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to finally meet you Pauline and Jas and Lenox. Next time the beer and wine (and maybe cider :) is on me. But Jas can still make bring the fish and Lenox is on the Guac Dip. Thanks for the lovely review - its very much appreciated and hopefully see you before summer. Take care
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

My family, me, my wife and two adult stayed at the unit over the weekend 30 Jun/ 3 Jul 2017 to attend a wedding.

We had a wonderful time being on the river, loving the view and the refinements of the unit as well as being next to a park for the dog

For an old Lismore boy is was nice to experience the old Richmonds beauty a'nd for my family it was nice to see the area as family has had buiness intrest in the area for manys years.

The unit is located central to everything, with excellent facilities throughout , especially the sitting area in the main bedroom. Beds great, kitchen easy to use, well appointed laundry, pleanty of food acessories and condiments and equipment with most freindly neighbours.

Yess we WILL be back

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah those Lismore boys are pretty good guys huh (it takes one to know one :) Glad it all worked out for your visit and we were able to return your 'left behinds' easily. We appreciated how clean and tidy you left the place especially with a four legged family member. You are certainly welcome you back anytime. Cheers Richard
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Ballina, New South Wales, Australia

beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

beautiful views, comfy beds such a relaxing place, we will be back

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nicole. We only recently changed to allow for one night stays and you're the first to review so clearly we made the right choice. Thanks for taking care of the place - we really appreciate it.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

A lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 nights at Villa Riviera! The view is so lovely and being right on the river was very convenient for us to take our paddle board straight out. The apartment has everything you could ask for and furnishings very nice. The only thing is there is not a lot you can walk to, but rather some restaurants and the beach are a short drive away. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Philippa. Yes it's a short drive to town / restaurants / patrolled beaches but an easy walk to the the RSL Club where most of the towns live entertainment is found. Appreciate the feedback and your welcome back anytime.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, spacious and comfortable. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Short, Sharp and Sweet review - Thanks Matt. As for Matt as a guest - Great, Clean and Tidy ! Matt and his family are welcome back anytime!
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Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia

excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and serene location -wished we could have stayed longer.

Highly recommend to anyone who needs to chill out.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Trevor - I'm sure Villa Riviera was just that little bit better due to your wonderful Moonrise Estate Wines - thanks again for the most enjoyable tasting session. Its was lovely to meet you and Carol and I hope we meet again one day. I must say I give you guys a five star rating for the way you left Villa Riviera - Thank you and 'Good Luck' with the harvest!
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Nearest Airport
5.1 Kilometres
Ballina / Byron Gateway Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Kilometres
Ballina RSL Club
Nearest Ferry
3.3 Kilometres
South Ballina Ferry - Burns Point
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ballina Golf and Sports Club
Nearest Train
130 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Kilometres
M1 Pacific Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Kilometres
Ballina RSL Club
Nearest Ski
0.1 Kilometres
Ballina Boat Ramp
Nearest Beach
5.5 Kilometres
Ballina Lighthouse Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Relaxing Riverfront Retreat

Community Pool with Water Slide, Pleasure Boat hire. Sporting Events including horse racing, football, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, netball, basketball, hockey, swimming and surfing. Local Music and Food Festivals.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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