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Creek reflectionMum and baby koala outside the studio
Byron Art by the Creek Federal NSW
Byron Art by the Creek Federal NSW
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Self-catering separate studio, set within ten acres of natural paradise. Beautiful gardens, creek frontage, deep water, swimming. Nature, wildlife; koalas, goannas, birds, platypus, echidnas, wallabies etc. Breakfast basket upon arrival. Byron Hills.

The space

Australian wildlife abounds with platypus in the pristine creek; goannas roaming; bush turkeys; echidnas; koalas; wallabies and everything that a rainforest should accommodate. The studio is artfully decorated with loft-style bedroom; ; double and comfy sofa bed in the main living area. Television, DVD library, books, magazines, maps, information, original artwork (also for sale) are all there for you to enjoy. Facilities include bbq on the deck plus mini oven with cooktop, cooking equipment with large electric frypan and mini-refridgerator. Breakfast basket includes home-baked sourdough bread, butter and jams, bacon, eggs, cereals with freshly ground coffee and a selection of teas. Separate from the main house but close enough to ask anything! Swim in private 'Kings Hole' on Coopers Creek and enjoy the natural lifestyle. Fabulous gardens to walk around and enjoy the serenity.

Guest access

The creek, a minute's walk from the studio; the acreage-garden with many walks through the gullies and rainforest etc; their own studio space separated from the main house by a long walkway with two deck areas and breakfast bar. Privacy and ambience.

Interaction with guests

We meet and greet you and help you with any of your needs, but only on your request. Privacy is your right and as this is a secluded area, you can come and go as you please without prying eyes.

Other things to note

Federal has weekend happenings and mid-week happenings! Federal Village Alchemy and Gallery; Moonshine Cafe; Tea-Amim Mediterranean cuisine food van; Federal Store, selling local and organic produce, for all your essentials. DOMA Cafe for the best sushi and Japanese cuisine (people drive from Brisbane just to visit DOMA). Monthly local movie at the Federal Hall with dinner at 6.30pm before the movie. Federal music events at the Federal Hall and Church. Weddings are also very popular in this rural paradise. Short drive to Minyon Falls, Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby, Bangalow and Byron Bay. Mullum Music Festival in November, a three day musical feast. Byron Blues Festival and Splendour in the Grass. So much to do!

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed
Extra people $31 SGD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $367 SGD
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price $168 SGD / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Respect nature and leave the environment as you found it. Take photos and make memories. Keep the creek and the wildlife happy.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 03, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

13 Reviews

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Tania User Profile
January 2016
The house sits in the middle of a large, secluded garden which leads to a beautiful creek. The contrast between the surrounding dense forest and the planted, mowed garden creates a strong impression of tranquility. The house is quite pleasant, properly equipped and very clean - it worked well for us four (including two kids), but just be aware that it is not a large unit in the case you are traveling as a family. Our hosts Mik & Pete were lovely, and one can quickly see how much the beautiful gardens owe to their efforts. This great stay will remain in our memories.
Mik&Pete User Profile
Response from Mik&Pete:
Hi Tania - thanks for the good review. Thought I would answer a few or your queries. The plastic garbage bags were in a tube in the kitchen drawers - as they are eco-friendly ones we use (as Byron Shire is supposedly plastic bag free). We promote recycling food scraps and we don't use plastic ourselves, as a habit. As we are strong recyclers, we find it easier that way and we normally 'deal with the garbage' ourselves. You were the first guests to ever put the garbage in the bins up the top of the driveway! Thanks for that. You have also been our tidiest guests! As we also have the studio listed with other agencies, the price factor is basically promoted for couples (ideally sleeping two people comfortably) but we have found the studio is popular with families with young children (nature, I guess). Peak season is always around Christmas and New Year and that's when the price goes up to match the trend. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and sorry you thought that the property was smaller than you expected (that's why I have so many photos and call it a studio, not an apartment or house). Give my regards to your lovely family and we do hope to see you here again one day!
January 2016

Megan User Profile
October 2017
We loved our stay, the place is just as pictured, it's lovely warm and clean cottage and has everything you need, the big bed upstairs is really comfy. The seeting is even more beautiful, filled with the sound of singing birds. We saw a platypus down at the river and lots of birds flying around. If you want to get away from the city and be surrounded in nature, Mik & Petes place is perfect. There is a great cafe up the road called DOMA we enjoyed many lovely meals there. Mik & Pete are wonderful hosts, so thoughtful and kind, there was so helpful and accomodating. Highly recommend staying here with a small family or as a couple. We were travelling with our 2 year old daughter and she loved her holiday home, lots of nature to see and delicious fruit to try form the trees.

Helle User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful views, very comfortable home and the bed is to die for! Surrounded by nature and hosts very respectful of privacy.

David &Amp; User Profile
July 2017
This property is beautiful and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Peter and Mikala were delightful and helpful hosts. Thank you so much for our relaxing stay and for the cuttings from your beautiful garden.

Phoebe User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful two nights at Mirika and Pete's place. The property is lush and private, and our hosts were welcoming and friendly. The place was spotless and homely, with everything you could need for a weekend get away. Freshly baked bread and a breakfast hamper was left for us too which was a lovely surprise. Huge, comfy bed and hot luxurious shower. We are planning our next trip back already.

Julia User Profile
April 2017
Stunning place !

Thomas User Profile
March 2017
My partner and I stayed at Mik & Pete's for 2 nights. It was great. The place was really clean and so relaxing to be in. The bread they supplied was delicious!! Mik & Pete are lovely people and we would highly recommend staying here. So peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Kya & Thomas

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in May 2014
Mik&Pete User Profile

Marika is an artist and a writer; Peter is a teacher and a drummer (Victims of Geography swing band; Wilson Cooper covers rock band). Keen gardeners (you will see how keen when you visit our piece of paradise). Ten acres with creek frontage takes a bit of maintaining! We are locals with local knowledge.

Response rate: 86%
Response time: within a few hours

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