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Sanctuary in The Pocket - The Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 180 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Beautifully Decorated Modern 2 Bedroom Cottage, Situated in a 5 acre Tropical and exotic botanical Garden with tranquil creek

Exclusive use of private 12 Metre outdoor pool with beautifully landscaped deck and Balinese Gazebo, Covered deck surrounds the cottage with Day beds and water gardens.

A romantic 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, Nespresso coffee machine, 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.

Air Conditioning is provided through out for those long hot summer nights

A Gorgeous Bose sound 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 BBQ , utilising the beautiful local produce for those lazy afternoon and evening Barbies by the pool

At the end of the day, sink into the luxurious King 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

Festival Central

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in The Pocket, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Sanctuary in The Pocket - The Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

The best 10/10

  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful peaceful sanctuary with everything we needed. What a way to experience the local community. Highly recommend. We will definitely return regularly. The beautiful surroundings, very tasteful furniture, comfy bed and just so clean. Did not want to leave,

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie, We really enjoyed having you all stay, and so happy you all had such a great time. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards Jonathan
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Wolli Creek, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We only stayed a total of three nights, which definitely was not enough. You could stay within those magical grounds forever. With Balinese touches in every direction you are truly transported to a resort lifestyle. We greatly appreciated the warm, friendly nature of Suzie, Johnny, jaky and Bella. We cannot wait to come and lounge in the bungalow under more sunny conditions.

- The cleanliness was incredible, everything was in new condition.

- The canopy bed was incrediblly romantic and comfortable.

- At about 20 or so minutes out of Byron Bay itself, amongst the farmlands and trees we found ourselves to be souly emersed in the tranquillity of the area and we're able to escape the Hustle and bustle of the town centre after a day of adventure.

- The quality was incredible, we have stayed at alot of holiday homes and never felt so welcomed and relaxed.

We all (mum, dad, daughter and son) highly recommend to anyone of any age.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A true Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We came to Sanctuary in the Pocket for our honeymoon and it ticked all the boxes - privacy, peacefulness, beautiful surrounds and lovely hosts. Highlights were morning and evening walks around the property, our picnic on the grass, the magnificent tree and cosy nights in by the fire, cooking meals. We thought we'd go out for dinner a lot but loved it there so much we stayed in and cooked. Jonathan and Susy were absolutely lovely - friendly and warm and respectful of privacy. We look forward to returning in Summer time!

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Zealand

Fabulous stay..

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at The Pocket. Gorgeous wee property with great gardens & awesome amenities. Great spot, great surroundings. Perfect for our last three days of holidays. Great hostess too. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jemma, really appreciate you taking the tome to review
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Absolutely Fabulous Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I had a wonderful time over the weekend staying at the Sanctuary in The Pocket. So relaxing, just an amazing setting. I will be back to visit this beautiful gem with my fiance so I can enjoy this quite peaceful relaxing special little hide away. It was so close to the other great little villages in the area we enjoyed exploring and having amazing food all weekend with the Sanctuary in The Pocket being our hub. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tasmania, Australia

What a delight!

  • 5 of 5

A great experience in peaceful surroundings made all the better by our lovely and helpful hosts. Staying at The Retreat was a perfect way to spend a few relaxing days - all the necessary comforts at hand, the rooms tastefully and lovingly furnished and our very own pool the cherry on top even if the recent rain had made the water a little chilly! Recommend to to anyone looking for a quiet escape from the problems of the world.

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jonathan Hartland
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2018


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