Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - Sunny one day, paradise the next ~ August 2017

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Sunny one day, paradise the next ~ August 2017
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So far the weather this month has been outstanding, some days reaching up to 28 degrees!
For locals and those visiting the Bay, the clear, warm, sunny days have been welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed. Although we're hoping the swell will pick up again soon!

The next event on the calendar is the Sample Food Festival, held in Bangalow on 2nd September (8am - 4pm). Enjoy tasting plates from the region’s top restaurants and talks by celebrity guests. There will be over 150 producers and lifestyle exhibitors.

Take a picnic blanket and enjoy some world class food, drink and music. 
O'Neill - Marvell Street, Byron Bay
The now popular Marvell Street extends from Jonson Street all the way up to Massinger Street, broken up by the Byron Bay sports field.

Judging by the reserve in the background of this old window card, we believe the fibro cottage would have been somewhere opposite the bowling club.
Most probably a quiet suburban street when this photo was taken, the town side of Marvell Street is now a major thoroughfare for traffic accessing the Byron Bay CBD and is seeing a gradual transformation from residential into commercial real estate.
Exclusive Coopers Shoot

One of the Byron Shire's most highly sought after locations, Coopers Shoot enjoys a country feel while still being close to the coast & you don't have to cross the highway to reach it.

Many properties have usable acreage and expansive ocean views and breezes. You can easily see why it is so popular.

See below a recent off-market sale for a spectacular Coopers Shoot property>
278 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot 

Elegance, Peace, Seclusion

Set amidst immaculately landscaped gardens and water features, with a spectacular array of Australian plants and animals, this luxurious family home is divided into four interconnecting pavilions.

The central living area overlooks the coastline, with spectacular panoramic views of the Cape Byron Lighthouse and Lennox Head.

Only 5 minutes to Byron Bay’s CBD and beaches, this architecturally designed hideaway has the best of both worlds, with unrivalled attention to detail.

Sold by Christian Sergiacomi: 0400 221 653 /
15/5-7 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay 
Holiday / Permanent Let or Live-In

From your undercover carport area you enter the large north facing, spacious ground floor apartment.

The property features a large, well appointed kitchen, open plan dining and living area, together with a separate bedroom and bathroom/laundry room.

Sliding doors from the living area take you out to the private garden area which is fully fenced. Through the gate you can stroll across to the resort pool/BBQ area.

Use as a private residence, permanent let or holiday let, with the benefit of professional onsite managers.

- Easy walk through national park to Tallow Beach
- Flat walk or ride to the Byron town centre (3km) or Suffolk Park
- The popular Roadhouse cafe right next door

Complex includes:
  • Large pool with spacious lawn surrounds
  • Gazebo with BBQ facilities
  • Lake with abundant birdlife
  • On-site manager
Sold by Vicky Innes: 0414 339 229 /
Wategos Beach
There is something quite magical about Wategos Beach...

Nestled under Australia's most easterly point and the Cape Byron Lighthouse, the sand seems whiter and the ocean a spectacular shade of turquoise.

Dolphins, turtles and migrating humpback whales seem to like it too, as they're often spotted frolicking close by. Often the local surfers have the privilege of sharing a wave or two with a dolphin.

Another special feature about Wategos Beach is the way in which the headland sweeps around to face the Mount Warning hinterland, enabling front row viewing of the magnificent afternoon sunsets. There really is no other place like it.

See below our latest Wategos Beach properties on the market>
25 Marine Parade, Byron Bay 
For Sale: $8.9M

The White House - Front Row Wategos

Sitting elevated on exclusive Marine Parade at Watego's, this commanding residence extends over three levels and enjoys breathtaking, north facing views of the ocean, Julian Rocks and out to the hinterland.

Built to maximize its surrounds, the home has been designed to artfully frame the expansive ocean views beyond. Effortlessly chic and tastefully decorated, it offers five light filled, spacious bedrooms, all with indoor/outdoor living spaces. Four of these with ocean views. Watch whales and dolphins go by from the comfort of your home.

The hub of the home, located on the mid level, includes open plan living, kitchen and dining areas which flow seamlessly out onto a large, covered entertaining deck. Large glass sliding doors allow the spectacular views to take centre stage and the high ceilings create a sense of light and spaciousness within the home.

The master bedroom with ensuite can be found on the top floor, boasting its own private balcony with daybed, to soak up the sunshine and endless ocean views.

The ground floor, with separate entrance, contains two bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom. The deck and courtyard also located on this level allow further indoor/outdoor living space.

Footsteps to the white sands and crystal clear waters of Watego's. 

A highly sought after residence in one of Australia’s most sought after locations. 

Contact Jeremy Bennett: 0401 222 686 /
40 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay 
For Sale: Expressions of Interest
Prime Wategos Location
  • 831m² situated at exclusive Wategos Beach, Byron Bay
  • Harley Graham Architect plans for a new 6 bed dwelling (DA approved - plans available on request)
  • Dual occupancy potential (STCA)
  • A prime, tranquil location, enjoying spectacular ocean views
  • 10min from the heart of Byron Bay & 100m to the renowned Rae’s Seafood Restaurant & Day Spa
  • Easy access to Wategos Beach
  • 3 bed, 2 bath dwelling currently located on the site

Contact Vicky Innes: 0414 339 229 /
The Mez Club 
  • Stunning 145 seat Mediterranean styled restaurant and bar - created by highly successful local operators
  • This wow factor in demand venue in Byron's CBD is the towns 'go to' for experience led drinking, dining & parties
  • Spans over 2 levels with a purpose designed 1st floor mezzanine known as 'The Souk'
  • Comprehensive inventory, PSA liquor licence, robust operating systems and north facing, sun drenched alfresco deck
  • Efficient turn key operation with genuine opportunity to increase revenue streams e.g. breakfasts, themed events
  • The buyer will capitalise on the fantastic trading performance to date and constant flow of booking enquiries
  • Recently featured on Channel 7 Luxury Escapes & Sydney's Weekender TV shows
  • The renowned creators of The Mez Club are on the move with their young family after 9 years in Byron Bay
The Mez Club is a rare and genuine offering which should be seriously considered by buyers looking to secure a winning concept in the ever growing Byron Bay market. 


Contact Kath Vaubell: 0415 410 633  /

4 quirky ideas to add colour to your balcony garden

With more and more people living in small town houses, units or apartments these days, styling and gardening ideas are more important than ever to ensure you love the space you live in.

Here are some great tips to maximise the outdoor space feel, when you only have a small balcony or patio.
1. Green grass
It’s the first thing people think of when they imagine a backyard, but it’s completely possible on a balcony too. Artificial turf is looking more real than ever and of course there’s the added bonus of no mowing.

2. Vertical gardens
To create a vertical garden on your balcony, keep an eye out for old ladders and shelving units. With a lick of paint to add personality, they’re great, cost-effective tools that can be used to create more surface areas for your plants. 

3. Vine life
There’s no need to feel restrained by the walls of your balcony – use them as growing space for a glorious creeping vine, such as Boston Ivy. Just wait until the seasons change and you’ll notice your Ivy will change colour with the weather, turning from lush green to epic orange and everything in between. They only need a small pot to grow in and they’ll do the hard work climbing up the walls to give you glorious full coverage. Just be sure to keep an eye on where those little arms grow and make sure the climbing plant steers clear of any plumbing. Also make sure the ivy doesn’t stray too far onto your neighbour’s space. Pruning this beauty will be an excuse to spend more time in your lovely new-look balcony garden. 


4. Feeling fruity
If you’re a fan of fresh fruit, then don’t be put off growing your favourite varieties just because you don’t have ground space. Most varieties grow well in pots too. You can even ask your local nursery for a grafted tree to get double the variety. Just think of the cocktails you could enjoy on your deck with a tree that grows both lemons and limes.

16 MacGregor Street, Suffolk Park 
For Rent: $850 per week - unfurnished

'Sought after location and pet friendly'

Located for a lifestyle filled with convenience and choice, this perfectly positioned home is ideal for professional or family living, with all the area has to offer just a short stroll from your front door. This smart, freestanding house is designed for comfort and enjoys an open plan design with great indoor/outdoor flow.

Outside, a private covered patio leads to two more separate dwellings, currently used as an office and guest accommodation. A short stroll to Suffolk Park shops, tavern and bakery and of course only minutes' walk to beautiful Tallow beach.

The property was recently purchased and the new owners have given this it a well-deserved face lift.

Internally, the property has been fully painted in a fresh white with all new appliances, lighting, fans and curtains.


  • Smart 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom freestanding house
  • Separate 2 bedrooms or office space in the rear yard
  • Built in wardrobes in all 4 bedrooms
  • Sunny North-East aspect 
  • Backing onto reserve
  • Ideal family home with open plan kitchen, living and dining area
  • Short stroll or bike ride to shopping centre, hotel, parks & beach
  • Quiet residential setting in a much sought-after location
  • Great indoor/outdoor flow
  • Pets are welcome


Contact Jodi Smith: 02 6685 8575 /
51/12 Hazelwood Close, Suffolk Park 
For Rent: $750 per week - unfurnished

'Great family home within walking distance to Tallow Beach and shops'

This modern, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse is situated in the very popular family friendly complex 'Forest Glades'.

Light, bright and airy throughout, the open plan layout is fantastic, along with your own private backyard.

Surrounded by beautifully maintained tropical gardens, it's only minutes to the beach, shops, tavern, sports fields and community parklands, The two storey townhouse is well positioned close by the residents' private swimming pool. What more would you need?

Property offered on a 12 month lease, sorry no pets.


  • 3 spacious bedrooms all with built ins and ample storage
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • Beautiful polished timber flooring 
  • Modern kitchen with quality appliances, stone bench tops and breakfast bar
  • Large, private covered alfresco area
  • Generous sized pool in the complex 
  • Echo friendly design with rainwater tank
  • Tropical gardens
  • Onsite caretaker to look after all the common areas
Contact Jodi Smith: 02 6685 8575 /


Markets - Byron Bay and surrounds
While visiting beautiful Byron Bay, be sure to check out the diverse array of markets around the region. With community markets, farmers markets and artisan markets, we’ve got you covered! 

Byron Bay Community Market – First Sunday of each month
The Byron Bay Community Market is held at the Butler Street Reserve in Byron Bay, on the first Sunday of each month (plus two special summer markets on the 3rd Sunday in December and January).

You’ll find unique, hand-crafted items, fresh produce and take-away food/drink, jewellery, furniture, pottery, skin care products, candles, clothes, plants, garden furniture, sculptures and much more.

Well worth the wander, especially if you're looking for a special Byron Bay souvenir to take home.

Byron Farmers Market – Every Thursday morning 8am - 11am
Held at the Butler Street Reserve - A collection of local farmers, growers and producers. You will find everything you need and more including - fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, eggs, baked goods, honey, jams, chutneys, coffee, flowers, etc.

Mullumbimby Farmers Market - Every Friday morning
You will find many of the same stalls here as at the Byron Farmers Market. A wonderful place to shop for fresh, local produce and meet friends. Join up with other Mums/Dads and kids, have a coffee and a fresh market breakfast. Listen to some quality local musos and enjoy Mullum at its colourful best. Located at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds, Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby.

Byron Bay Artisan Market – Saturday nights (Summer)
This boutique market runs at Railway Park from the first Saturday in October through to the last Saturday before Easter and showcases the best of local arts and crafts. It provides a great opportunity for locals and visitors to see what is on offer in the region.

Beachside Markets
Occupying more than half a kilometre of the Main Beach foreshore and showcasing local sculpture, ceramics, glass, homewares, fashion, craft, toys, clothing and more. Held in the first week of January, Easter Saturday and the Sept/Oct long weekend from 8am to 4pm.

From $675 per night 

SPECIAL: 15% OFF - Offer ends August 31st. Enter coupon code: WSADRIFT15%

This exquisite home is located right on stunning Tallow Beach with direct beach access.

Stylishly decorated with a strong eclectic asian influence, Adrift offers luxury and privacy. The house wraps around a central pool and entertaining area and epitomises the Byron lifestyle. The master bedroom is located upstairs, metres from the ocean, with its own balcony and daybed. Downstairs are two more bedrooms, one with a large ensuite, along with multiple living areas. For those cooler months, the fireplace and under floor heating will keep you warm. Suffolk Park has its own shopping village and tavern, which are within easy walking distance. The main township of Byron Bay is a short 10 minute drive.


From $550 per night 

SPECIAL: 15% OFF - Offer ends August 31st. Enter Coupon Code: WSAKITA15%

Akita is a Balinese inspired villa situated on beautiful Tallow Beach.

Walk out the back gate and be on the sand within metres. Exotically decorated with recycled timber floors and cedar shutters, plus large decks catching the ocean breezes. All 3 bedrooms are spacious and ensuited, making it a fantastic couples' getaway. In addition to the house, there is a completely separate, self-contained cottage called Bamboo Beach Shack. This absolute beachfront cottage has 1 bedroom and can be rented along with Akita or separately.

The Byron CBD is only a little over 5 minutes' drive away and Suffolk Park has all you need within walking distance.

Valeria 'V' Feckes

How long have you lived in Byron Bay?
15 years.
What brought you to the area?
I came up to spend more time with my family and of course a lifestyle change.
Do you know any other languages?
Yes I do, Hungarian. Even though I am Australian born, my parents are from Hungary and taught me to speak Hungarian from an early age, which I am appreciative for.
What do you love most about Byron Bay?
The diversity of the people who live and visit our beautiful part of the world. There's never a dull day in Byron Bay.
How long have you been in the hospitality industry?
Since I left school, but for as long as I can remember I've always found myself in a kitchen cooking food with and for family and friends. They always say the kitchen is the heart of every home, and this statement rings true with who I am everyday.
You’re going to be a part of an exciting new café opening in Byron shortly?
We will be opening Velvet Byron Bay, which I’m very excited to say, is opening early next week after many months of work! We chose the name Velvet to reflect our high quality offerings and warm, calming space – just like the waters that surround Byron.
Where will the café be and what can people expect?
You’ll be able to find us at 
3/30 Fletcher Street, just behind Fundies and Australia Post. (Also accessible from the corner of Byron and Fletcher Street).
People can expect fresh, healthy and nourishing food that won’t break the bank or hurt the earth! We use local, seasonable produce where possible and serve coffee and food in packaging that is either compostable or biodegradable. We are also the proud owners of the new revolutionary coffee machine 'modbar'. But most of all, we wanted to create a space where all of our customers feel comfortable and taken care of.
What is your favourite beach in Byron?
I'm not sure I have a favourite beach so to speak, but each and every sunrise and sunset is unique and special to where we live and call home.
Complete this sentence –
My ideal day starts with... coffee
& finishes with... memories of a day that was...
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