Riverview Retreat is a double-story riverfront home with outstanding views, situated in the peace and quiet of the countryside just minutes from all the amenities of Ballina.
You have your own private jetty on the beautiful Richmond River.
Moor your boat or fish off the end while watching a glorious sunset.
If it's the ocean you want there's a thirty-kilometre stretch of unspoiled beach, the second longest in the State, just five minutes away (see map). It's perfect for dog walking and has 4WD access.
The property is set on two and a half acres so the neighbours won't bother you.
Bring a nine iron and practise your pitching on the backyard fairway (or borrow our set).
There's table tennis in the garage and board games in the bar cupboard for wet days as well as a selection of DVD's.
Fishing rods and tackle are provided for catching dinner! The Richmond River is a popular fishing spot with loads of good sized bream and flathead.
Or try the south Ballina break wall and the Pacific Ocean for the big stuff.
The new freeway from Byron Bay to Ballina is now open. It means Byron is less than thirty minutes away and the trip from Brisbane to the house is a little over two hours, double-lane all the way.
From the house catch the car ferry to Ballina for all the major supermarkets, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, ten pin bowling and an airport with jet service to Sydney and Melbourne. Byron Bay and Bangalow are only half an hour north up the highway or explore the mountains, orchards and macadamia farms in the hills around Lismore and picturesque Alstonville village.
There are three quality golf courses that you can easily drive to.
The roads and lanes around the property are completely flat and very popular with cyclists.
Riverview Retreat house details
The house has 3 double and one single bedroom upstairs - two with Queen sized beds and one with a double bed as well as the single.
It also boasts 2 rumpus rooms with a double sofa bed upstairs and a queen bed in the downstairs rumpus. The master bedroom has an ensuite and the other upstairs rooms share a bathroom.
The downstairs rumpus room has its own ensuite so is suitable as a bedroom for elderly guests who can't manage the stairs.
There is also an additional single bed mattress for a child if needed and a stair gate for toddlers.
All beds have blankets, quilts and pillows and linen and towels for two queen beds are included in the cost for stays of 5 nights and over. Extra linen can be hired.
Ask about our discount policy for guests happy to provide all their own linen and towels.
Please note, discounts do not apply to stays under 5 nights.
The house has 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas, one with TV, stereo and DVD, as well as 2 outdoor table settings - one with a gas BBQ as well as an upstairs deck with river views that stretch for kilometres.
The kitchen is fully equiped with gas cooking, microwave, dishwasher, pots and pans, cutlery, crockery and the fridge and pantry contains some basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, and long life milk.
The laundry has a washing machine and ironing facilities and there's a clothesline and pegs out the back and a drying rack in the garage for wet days.
There's a double garage to keep your cars out of the elements that also contains all the fun stuff like boogie boards, fishing rods and folding chairs for the jetty, golf clubs and even a table tennis set.
You can check your emails by logging into our wifi - available in the dining room.
Riverview Retreat is Pet friendly
You can bring your dog to Riverview Retreat but we request that pets stay outside during the day and in the garage or laundry at night. There is a small secure outdoor dog area for short term use if you need to leave your dog for an hour or so but most guests take their dogs with them to the many dog friendly beaches and cafes.
Patches beach is a lovely dog-friendly beach only a five minute drive away - the closest of the off-leash beaches in the area. Dogs just love it and so will you.
If horses are your thing, Tassiriki horse ranch is a few minutes away and fantastic beach rides are their specialty!
Golf clubs abound in the northern rivers. Our favourite is the Evans Head golf club, a 20 minute drive south via Woodburn. No problems getting on at this well-kept ten-hole course with great greens.
Or you can play for free on our backyard nine iron practice range.
No practicing in the front garden or near any buildings please and children should be supervised at all times.
Riverview Retreat offers that rare combination of secluded country estate set amongst beautiful natural features as well as close proximity to desirable urban amenities.