One-of-a-kind Beach Retreat with Ocean View: old world craftsmanship in new world architecture. Handcrafted with sandstone, arched timber ceiling and flooring, stained-glass windows and antique doors, the Retreat boasts a conference table seating six, a curved-wall shower and vanity, kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle, and on-site laundry downstairs. Once up the wrought-iron spiral staircase, the top floor opens out into an expansive master bedroom and adjoining sitting area with ocean views, including fold-down sofa-bed (suitable for a child or extra guest). Complimented by adjoining balcony with sea views. An outdoor bath in a hut - fyi just a bath to splash in, not a spa - is a little piece of heaven after a day at the beach.
Play by the sea and enjoy the detailed-artistry of this house first-hand. Within 150 metres of exquisite beaches and fringed by National Park nature reserve, the beauty extends well beyond your home to the surrounding coastline & village. The character of treasured, recycled-timber doors, timeless beauty of lead-light glass, and the unyielding presence and strength of sandstone, exude sophistication with artistic flair throughout.
Tiny, tightly-held pocket of beach houses opposite forest reserve with a beautiful but little-known beach with great surf as well as quiet pools for family play. After a morning on the beach, stroll 200 m up the hill to enjoy the great coffee and food on offer at the local café – The Beach House Providore, or take a trip to nearby attractions. Valla Beach is ideally situated, 30 - 40mins from both the larger costal centre of Coffs Harbour, and inland to beautiful Bellingen with its restaurant and café culture, arts and festival life, and the nearby beautiful walks and waterfalls of Dorrigo National Park. For Groceries, the Woolworths at Nambucca Heads is a mere 10min drive away.
The Retreat, ideal for a short term couple get away, is the smaller of two dwellings on the property with a shared paved garden space between. It is not typically available during school holiday period as the property is usually rented out in it's entirety. However, last minute bookings during peak times will be considered pending availability - please email to enquire. At other times, the recommended maximum stay is 3 nights (due to limited cooking facilities). For longer stays, larger numbers, extended family, etc. rental of both dwellings is recommended. See separate listing (Two elegantly-crafted beachside dwellings) for combined pricing. Please note: We like to encourage our guests to have a complete break from the pace of life - as such there is NO WIFI at the house, If needed, there is Wifi at the local cafe's. Check-in time is 3 pm, Check-out is 10 am. Sorry, no pets.