Where to begin with another “My Byron Bay” story?
Many moons ago in a land far far away called Bondi, we lived in a large two bedroom apartment with two small children. We had no garden and it was certainly time for the girls to begin digging in the dirt and making mud pies. With limited funds to buy our “piece of the earth” to create our dream home it became apparent our city suburb was no longer keeping the dream alive.
Some friends with “kiddilywinks” the same age as ours had made the move to beautiful Byron Bay and found their dream accommodation. We followed with three holidays in Byron in a twelve month period to visit these friends and fell completely in love, we had found our piece of paradise.
Leaving our two bedroom apartment, albeit a short stroll to the beach, was not hard knowing we were en-route to live in one of the most popular holiday destinations, Byron Bay the most easterly point in Australia.
Byron had an abundance to offer in the accommodation area, and we ended up settling for a 2 bedroom house (with room for extensions) that had its own self contained 1 bedroom apartment ready for our short term rentals. This lovely little holiday pad was going to be our cheap deals to backpackers that would finance us to add more rooms to our house.
The backpacking component of this dream location worked well and our last minute deals were actually short term steals! We ended up adding another one bedroom apartment (as the block was quite large) we made full use of outdoor living by adding a wood fire pizza oven and a communal dining area and turned our backyard into a upmarket, stylish Byron Bay Backpacker Accommodation. Of course, this then led to us purchasing our “piece of the earth” and building our dream home elsewhere and the whole block became holiday accommodation.
That was fifteen years ago, we a re still in the dream home but the girls are no longer digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are now delightful young women making their way in the world. My baby is on the home run of school studying for her HSC, has her driver’s licence and we would have to call her “Ms Independent” and or “Sporty Spice” as she is a bit of an exercise junkie.
My big girl now lives in Dubai with her own life, dreams, work and a whole extended family life that’s nourishing her and making her very happy so we would have to call her “Ms International” as this almost 20 year old has see more of the world than most.
As for me, I now have a Holiday House and Holiday Apartments Business and am still in Byron Bay. I have a combination of 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments and a 3 bedroom house all under my wings. All my properties are available for short term holiday rental, I would consider a longer holiday rental too. I like all travelers from families to couples to singles to backpackers, international, domestic I love you all. I will find you accommodation that’s a cheap deal, a holiday steal and a last minute bargain that’s too good to refuse.
Call me and lets design your next holiday in Byron Bay.
45 Shirley Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Ph: 02 6685 5047