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Leahs Retreat .. Great house short walk to town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom home with large covered deck with rural views

HUGE NEW COVERED DECK with two Day beds and large dining table all overlooking the paddocks at the rear of the property.... Several recent guests have commented that they spent " most of the holiday outdoors on the deck" .

In May 2016 three Koalas were spotted on one afternoon and many other days one koala has been seen nestling in the branches of the trees next to the back lane.

June 2016 extensive new stonework stairs,paving and landscaping is now complete and Includes a beautiful stone BBQ of the wood burning type overlooking the paddocks.

This truly relaxing house, situated only a 10-minute walk from the main street of the village of Bangalow, is a home away from it all. From each window of this comfortable house is a staggering view of tall trees and other green, sub-tropical foliage. Feel wonderfully uplifted by its closeness to nature.

There are 2 double bedrooms with queen beds and 1 bedroom with a single bed. All are clean and modern and the two larger bedrooms look out onto fields where cows can sometimes be heard lowing. The central living room with its wraparound sofa, reverse-cycle air-conditioner and wall-mounted TV set is also of a contemporary nature. The glass-topped dining-room table in the living room comfortably seats six.

There is a modern, caesar-stone and stainless-steel kitchen with every facility you might wish for. These include a Miele dishwasher, Bosch cooktop and a wall oven, fridge and microwave. We also offer a double-sink facility.

From the living room and kitchen, you walk onto a huge covered verandah with outdoor settings and two day-beds, a perfect place to relax, enjoy a couple of glasses of wine and/or a meal surrounded by the natural world, listening to the sounds of birdsong.

As well as the modern bathroom, which has a separate shower, toilet, washbasin and deep, luxurious tub, there is an extra toilet and washbasin, also modern, attached to the main bedroom, which offers privacy and comfort.

In the backyard, you will have access to a streamlined laundry with a washing machine and basin. There is a washing line located near the laundry in the green, tree-filled backyard.

This property is situated 10 minutes’ walk to the heritage-listed main street in Bangalow with its upmarket restaurants and shops. It is 1 km to the west of Bangalow, blissfully away from highway noise and the new expressway building works.

The drive to popular Byron Bay takes 15 minutes.

Local Markets & Upcoming Festivals & Events

We have lots of markets in the area - driving time from Bangalow is indicated (in brackets)

Every Saturday morning 8am to 11am Bangalow farmers market ( behind Bangalow pub)

1st Saturday - Brunswick Heads (20 minutes)

1st Sunday - Byron Bay (15 minutes)

1st Sunday - Lismore car boot (25 minutes)

2nd Sunday -The Channon (40 minutes)

2nd Sunday - Lennox Head (20 minutes)

2nd Sunday - Alstonville (20 minutes)

3rd Saturday - Mullumbimby (20 minutes)

3rd Sunday - Nimbin (more than1 hour )

3rd Sunday - Lismore car boot (25 minutes)

4th Sunday - Bangalow

5th Sunday - Lennox Head (20 minutes)

5th Sunday - Nimbin (more than 1 hour)

Local Farmers Markets

Bangalow - 8am to 11am every Saturday

Byron Bay - 8 am to 11am every Thursday

Mullumbimby - 8am to 11am every Friday













More Details

Property Manager
Clare Hopkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bangalow, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , BATH SEPARATE TO SHOWER
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , TOILET AND HANDBASIN ONLY
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , SINGLE BED
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , QUEEN SIZED BED
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , QUEEN SIZED BED
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Conveniently located 10 minutes walk from Bangalow village


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Leahs Retreat .. Great house short walk to town
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Relaxing holiday in peaceful position for quiet family get away

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Leah's retreat, a very apt name for a comfortable holiday home with relaxing rural views and only a pleasant walk away from Bangalow town centre. It was a perfect size/layout for our small family group of 3 generations to share and imagine it would be even more enjoyable in warmer weather to make more use of the huge covered outdoor deck area from which we observed the resident koala daily. Would suggest lap rugs &/or heater and a clothes dryer for winter visitors and a few more kitchen utensils (e.g. Bread knife, tongs, baking dishes & washing up rack) to make the best use of the well appointed kitchen, (as the amazing local produce & farmers markets makes cooking/eating-in appealing) as well as an indoor broom, for sweeping up after outdoor walks.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Joanne. Some of kitchen items should have been in the home so I’ll be checking that and restocking if not found. We’ve found the air conditioning to be the cleanest way of heating and cooling but lap rugs may be another cosy addition:) Glad you were able to enjoy the Koala.. it’s a very special location that’s for sure!
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Ourfamily of 4 had a great tume at Leahs Place! We had heaps of fun exploring Bangalow by foot and enjoyed being able to walk home in the evenings after dinner in town. Duvets all great quality and toasty warm on the cold June evenings, we had a fab time and would book again, and would suggest either organising some Nanna rugs for watching TV or install a open fire!!! The outlook onto farm land was really magical and we also enjoyed exploring the national parks like Minyon Falls!

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A lovely comfortable home in a quiet and peaceful location. The house is modern and well appointed. The large daybed on the rear deck was our favourite place to sit and enjoy the lush surrounds and catch a few koala sightings. We enjoyed our 5 nights and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thought the house was perfect for what we needed (accom for wedding in Byron). House was very nice, clean and setting was gorgeous. Booking was easy and people were professional to deal with. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great property with a great veranda!

  • 5 of 5

Great property for a peaceful break. We sat out on the veranda and watched the sun set over hills sipping our chilled white wine. How can you beat that! We even spotted the koala high in the trees at the rear of the property - fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Met every expectation

  • 5 of 5

Just a short review. 5 stars for comfort and presentation. Nothing lacking in facilities. Lovely back veranda with views over rolling meadows but at the same time very handy for Bangalow village - maybe 10 - 15 minutes walk.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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