If you’ve been to Byron Bay you know there’s a lot to explore and many great places to stay. But if you’re looking for a little more magic in your life, you’ll find it here, at the secret Lake House.
Just ten minutes from town, this bohemian hideaway is set amongst some fascinating surroundings. You can stay for a week, or even longer, with up to two cottages all to yourself.
Set in the midst of a ten-acre permaculture farm, the lake-side cottage makes for the perfect morning setting. Imagine sitting on the timber deck as the sun comes up, surrounded by the aroma of lilies and watching wallabies come out to graze.
The rustic cottage is pretty incredible in its own right. Everything is hand-made using recycled materials and unwanted objects, all found from nearby dumps and recycle yards. That philosophy extends to the grounds – many of the plants are cuttings and rescued seedlings from friends’ houses and bargain trays at nurseries.
It’s all delightfully creative. The black and white ‘canvas’ – the cottage’s white walls and dark tiles – complement the eclectic decor and quirky, vintage furniture. If you like getting away from technology, this spot is a haven for meditation. There’s no TV, just a serene environment, and a few old school gadgets, like a record player for your favourite songs.
There are lots of little touches to make you feel at home. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials and a great collection of vintage crockery and glassware. For something a little different, turn your eyes skyward because there’s some great artwork where you’d least expect it – the kitchen ceiling!
The main bedroom is cheery and fun, full of bright colours from the pendant light to the leadlight windows. It’s fresh, quirky and open, with extra space to stretch your legs on the nearby daybed.
Bathtime feels sinfully indulgent in the dark and textured bathroom. Fresh flowers create a soothing ambience, perfect for a long soak in the cast iron bathtub, or a hot shower in the beautifully modern stall.
For the ultimate bathing experience though, you’ll want to head outside. Listen to the chorus of frogs at night and bath under the moon in the amazing outdoor stone bathtub, with room for two!
A second bedroom can be found in the nearby pavilion. It’s wonderfully spacious – you don’t even have to get out of bed to catch the gorgeous views. Rays of light stream in through windows from sunrise to sunset; perfectly positioned to capture the breeze and keep you cool.
In one pavilion is a record player and in the other, a piano! If you’re not sure how to play just sit back on the deck and listen to the birds sing all day long, or go ahead and take a dip in the lake. There’s no shortage of ways to commune with nature when you stay at Byron Bay’s Lake House.
The Lake House
Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Starting at $300 per night, with minimum stay requirements.
Find out more here.