Wanting to spend some quality time with my sister I decided to book some nights at The Norfolk Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay. I had seen these new homes on fellow creatives instagrams and loved the idea of staying in the arts area of Byron Bay. Byron is not cheap. It is the only market in Australia that has seen double digit growth for the past decade, and the subsequent short rental market is priced high. Staying within the arts area was a fantastic choice, very peaceful and we could easily venture into Byron on the solar train.
More Than One House.
The Norfolk Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, is a set of 7 houses built to expand and contract with your needs. The main house has two bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, access to the pool, lawn and main living spaces. From here you can add Room 3. This room has a mini bar and kettle, similar to a hotel room, and can be accessed via the main house or through a separate entrance. Room 3 can also be booked on its own. I choose to book the Studio as it has a lounge and kitchen area. The studios are situated above the garage, at the back of the house, but you never hear the car underneath coming and going. I spoke with Alex and there is a lot of insulation in this build so you don’t hear your fellow guests!
Keeping in mind that this is a strip of seven houses, make sure when you park in the lane behind you choose the right house. We automatically parked in the first studio parking we saw and spent an embarrassingly too long time trying to use the lock box, before realising we were meant to be further down the street!
Featuring Items From Byron Bay.
Owner Alex has taken inspiration from the surrounding local stores and furnished the apartments with Australian goods. We had couches from Hope & May, rugs from Pampa, linen from Cultiver and beautiful wash products from Salus (BYO moisturiser and sunscreens). I love when you can take inspiration from your Airbnb and easily replicate it at home!
Easy Access To The Beach and Town.
Bayshore Drive is easily found within the arts area and close to a local supermarket, pharmacy and local designer stores. You could easily visit the farmers markets on Thursday to stock up your pantry. The beach is a short walk or bike ride further down Bayshore drive, and the solar train, my favourite part of Byron, is only a two minute walk.
Perfectly Positioned in the Arts and Industrial Area.
If you have only ever stayed in town at Byron or never gone to the arts and industrial area you are missing out. Check my guide here for all the fabulous stores you can go to, a great place for facials and where you should have your breakfast or lunch.