Gaze out at the seashore from your bed pillows in the Master Suite

Sip your morning coffee on the private deck as the sun rises. Zoom in on the whales doing their ballet with the telescope. Soak in the 2-person bath or stand forever in the wet room shower. Enjoy a nightcap with your own private fire pit to celebrate the end of the day and then crawl into the down-pillowed bed, lined with the finest linen sheets.

“This room is simply the most romantic couples getaway on the Coffs Coast.”

 

amenities

The upstairs master suite features a generous king-sized bone inlay bed from India, complete with luxury down and white linen bedding. It’s all tented with gauze netting (mosquitos are not frequent visitors) to create your own romantic tropical retreat.

The master suite is extremely private, located in its own wing of the house and entered off a long hallway lined with suede-like Turkish limestone floors that are further softened with cream coloured Brazilian cowhide rugs. The master bathroom ensuite, also in limestone, has a two-person bath and wet room spa shower, equipped with luxury brass fittings and a heated towel rail that is turned on with a control that is next to the bed.

Sleeps 2

Private deck & fire pit overlooking the ocean

Ceiling fan

1 Sonos speaker

Full-length bone inlaid mirror

Fully curtained for privacy, but we recommend eye masks for blackout sleeping

Two large campaign dressers & one large closet and lots of hangers

Private ensuite bath with a free-standing two-person tub

Overhead & wall shower wet room

Jeff Koons lamp

Antique Mexican tin sacred heart wall art

African Juju hat and fabrics


Reviews

 

A magical place from another time!

“My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon, and while the other rooms in this home are lovely, we never felt compelled to leave the Master Suite. It has everything - and then there are the beach views! ”

— J.A.

I’ve never slept on linen before!

“The goose down pillows were like marshmallows. The linens were soft and cool. The details of this room are impeccable. I cannot wait to return! Thank you for a wonderful night’s sleep!”

— L.K.

I’m installing a bedside button for a heated towel rail at home!

“Imagine waking up and wanting a warm bath towel, but also wanting a bit more sleep while it warms up. This bedside feature was just the best treat. I must do this at home!”

— J.Y.

 

Dive into the Coral Room

Inspired by Gloria Petyarre’s huge medicine leaf painting is exuberantly painted in seaweed greens and coral reds, so that this king-sized bedroom now pays homage to the underwater marine reserve just out back.

Sleep 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Tucked just off the main entrance at the front side of the house this room is truly away from it all, making it a perfect spot for the older or less mobile in your group. The only bedroom on the main floor, it is easily accessed and features an extra high mattress for the ease of tucking into and out of bed! This oversized guest room opens onto its own private balcony and has an adjacent bathroom that also serves as the main floor powder room.

 

Amenities

The Coral Room features a generous king-sized canvased bed, complete with luxury down pillows and white and gold Egyptian cotton percale bed linens. The room is dappled with an underwater feeling of light projecting from the huge driftwood orb floating high above the bed.

The room is extremely private, located in its own area of the house. The bathroom is uniquely tiled and has an easy entry shower, equipped with luxury brass fittings.

This room also has a small day bed at the foot of the bed, perhaps for a child who must sleep nearby, and plenty of closet space for a longer stay.

Sleeps 2-3

King Bed + Twin Day Bed Bench

Private deck

Fully curtained for light & privacy, but eye masks are recommended for blackout sleeping.

One large vintage dresser

Two large modern closets and lots of hangers

1 set of flannel sheets for warmer sleeping

Coral lamps and Barnacle Mirror

Original Gloria Petyarre’s Painting

Comfortable chair for dressing or relaxing

Vintage Japanese glass fishing net float


Reviews

Mum and Dad loved it!

“We do a family reunion every year, and this house was a perfect fit for it. Mum and Dad enjoyed the Coral Room the most as it gave them a place to retreat from all the hustle and bustle happening on the other side of the house! Dad particularly enjoyed the bed as he could get in and out much easier than modern beds which are often too low for him. Thank you so much for taking care of my parents!”

— P.R.

Large and Luxe!

“Friendscation holidays are always fun. But deciding on which couple will sleep where is never an enjoyable process. The Coral room is such a peaceful spot that we never felt like our best friends in the master upstairs had it any better!”

— A.A.

Tucked away and private!

“My wife loves beach holidays, but I can never sleep well with the sound of the waves crashing just outside. The Coral room was finally our perfect solution. Well away from the waves on the other side of the house I slept like a baby while sleeping next to my happy wife! We will be back!”

— R.W.

The Surfer’s Room

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Everybody’s favourite room

California dreaming taken literally. The Surfer’s Room delights everyone young and young at heart. With a wall installation made from the covers of 300 vintage surfing magazines, this room is all about fun. We were even able to get Laird Hamilton’s autograph and renowned urban artists from Sydney and the United States to finish off the gallery wall of art and items collected on our adventures. Even your teenagers will want to go on a family holiday if they can sleep here!

 

Amenities

The Surfer’s Room features a generous Queen-sized bed, complete with luxury down and white linen bedding. It’s topped with a parachute inspired down comforter. It’s filled with surfing paraphernalia, fun side tables, a brass desk and chair, and driftwood mirrors. There is a big fan above the bed and plenty of cupboard space for your water sports outfits.

Located at the top of the stairs this bedroom is the most central to the house and is serviced by the bathroom at the end of the hallway.

Sleeps 2

Queen Bed

Views of the Northern Beaches

Custom window panels make you feel close to the waves

One desk and chair

Artwork by Justin Lovato, Tom Thewes, Oscar Harrington & Cecile Forman

Megalodon & Warthog Tooth collection


Reviews

 

I’m 49 years old, and this room is DOPE!

“My girlfriend and I were invited along by a friend to holiday with their family - I was passing by for a few days, and this room helped me connect with the fun parts of my life I’d forgotten. The surf outback was inspiring; I only wish I’d brought my board. What a great quick vacation. Thank you!”

— C.C.

I wish my teenagers didn’t love it so much!

“I never saw my kids, they were either at the beach or tucked away in this room on their phones. On second thought - I loved it! I had the beach holiday I’ve been wanting for years - Mine!”

— A.P.

Inspired!

“As a want-to-be home interior decorator, I would never take this risk. But what a payoff. The wall of magazine covers takes what must have been an ordinary room in the middle of the home and makes it one of the best rooms in the house! Bravo!”

— C.S.

A Bunk Bed Room for Pirates

Ahoy mates!

This room is young and playful but by no means limited to the kids! It’s filled with all the things a group of pirates of any age would need to enjoy a holiday.

 

Amenities

With its ultra-sturdy double bed bunks, Barellen’s Bunk rooms can sleep two to four people per room. Complete with luxury down pillows and fish that decorate not only the sheets but also fill a window like stained glass with the catch of the day! A treasure chest of drawers can hold all the booty needed along the journey. There is a painting from Brazil; vintage felt flag pillows (probably stolen flags), portholes to see where you are going and hooks to hold your gear! All you need is a parrot. But we’ll get to that in a second!

Sleeps 2-4

Double Bed Bunk Beds

Chest of drawers

Huge Closet

One chair and floor cushion

Authentic Rock Crystal Skull from Mexico

Globe to chart your next journey

Golden Rhino Sculpture

Portholes and hooks

And a curtain made of fish kites

The Second Bunk Room has Gone to the Birds!

Nest here for a while.

We are blessed in the Coffs Coast area by some of the most beautiful birds in the world. And knowing that the pirates next door will always need their parrots to keep them in line, we were inspired to balance out the ship! Probably the most colourful room in the house, the Bird Room is illuminated by bird lamps of all kinds and even a nest that hangs from the ceiling! Thankfully these birds won’t wake you up at dawn, though we can’t speak for the black cockatoos flying around outside!

 

Amenities

With its ultra-sturdy double bed bunk beds, Barellen’s Bunk rooms can sleep two to four people per room. Complete with luxury down pillows, cotton fringed comforters, and luxury white linen sheets. There is a painting from Brazil, colorful pillows and a blanket. All you need is a pirate to tell what to do.

Sleeps 2-4

Double Bed Bunk Beds

Chest of drawers

Huge Closet

One chair with stork footed side table and a floor cushion

Bird lamps

Linen - linen sheets


Reviews

 

These bunks are strong as!

“I have never seen anything like these bunks in Australia; they are perfect for kids, but the bed frames are easily strong enough to host four cozy adults! Where did these beds come from?”

— D.D.

My children finally love a holiday house!

“So many homes we’ve rented in the past are spartan and bare. It’s nice to see hosts that fill a room for kids with artwork and sculpture; not to mention nice linens. Clearly, the owners of this house have a lot of fun and so did our family - the boys cannot wait to return and finish reading Moby Dick - pages from a vintage edition that lined their bathroom walls. Thank you for a fantastic stay! ”

— R.D.

A perfect retreat for the kids!

“My girls just loved the bird room. Finally, a holiday house that treats my entire family with extra special care.”

— C.S.

An study with a view that inspires great work.

 

Amenities

There is a large desk and a large desktop Mac that guests can use.

The sofa in the office transforms into a queen bed when needed, adding a sixth bedroom.

Sleeps 2 in a luxe queen-sized sofa bed

Beach views

Private deck with four chairs

Three chairs and one desk chair

Sonos speaker

Wireless printer

Artwork by Gloria Petyarre and Bronia Iwanczak

Small library of books

 

Reviews

 

Working “from home” was never this nice.

“Far enough away from the events unfolding below to focus, but just close enough to know what’s going on. This room is perched over the lower deck and while I hate to say how much time I really spent here - I didn’t for a minute feel like I missed out on my holiday with the family. Thank you for helping me keep my worlds in balance.”

— A.J.

What a waste of a room!

“I never used it - happily. Okay Ok, I did use it to play and set the Sonos music. Don’t rely on the WiFi to stream your music in - instead, download your music to your device before you arrive and then play it thru the Sonos app.”

— P.K.

The bed works in a pinch.

“Let’s face it, it’s a sofa bed, a week here would kill anyone’s back, but it’s a perfect set up for a friend passing thru for a few days, and no one complains with that view and the kangaroos in the backyard.”

—D.P.