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Villa Riviera on Richmond River Ballina

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

Before you read on, check out our latest guest 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. Recently 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 windows....perfect 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 luxurious 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) 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


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018


Other Activities:

Relaxing Riverfront Retreat


Rates & Availability


  • 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 5 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Linen + Cleaning : $100 per stay

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