Stefanie Acworth

Atlantic Guesthouses

with Stefanie Acworth www.amodernwayfarer.com
  • Where:Byron Bay

  • Why:A girly getaway in search of some blissful sun!

  • When:Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend in June (oh the joys of still being a constitutional monarchy in Australia).

  • Who:My bestie and I.

Highs & Lows

  • The designer kitchen and dining space available for all guests to use as well as the general set-up of the three interconnected guesthouses make for a real ‘home away from home’ vibe.

  • Lots of little nooks and crannies to explore and relax as well as the cutesy design notes scattered around the grounds.

  • The restored vintage airstream – it’s just rad!

  • Perfectly located opposite the beautiful, blue Byron Bay main beach and adjacent to the main street (but just far enough away to minimize noise).

  • Minimal bathroom products makes BYO’ing toiletries essential!

  • The sound of high heels on polished floorboards in the communal kitchen/dining space in the wee hours of the morning can echo in the rooms.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Guesthouse / specialty lodging.

  • Vibe

    Surf. Stay. Style. Caribbean cool meets Hamptons kitsch.

  • Location

    The best of both worlds. It’s central, just off the main road in town and about 50 metres from the beach.

  • Rooms

    15

  • Music

    The indie-pop sounds of Phoenix and Portishead.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    Owners Kimberley Amos and Stephan Eakin.

  • Pool/Gym

    No. But the Pacific Ocean is about 50 metres away.

  • Restaurant

    No, however the communal kitchen and dining area is fully equipped, which means you can whip up a gourmet meal after grabbing some local organic produce at the markets down the road.

  • Bar

    No. But a few sunset wines on one of the many communal decks (or your own private one for that matter) won’t go astray.

  • Minibar

    No

  • Wifi

    Yes, it's free.

  • Children

    Leave them at home unless you want more than two in the bed!

  • Price

    Affordable luxe.

Dishing up fresh and local fare, punters venture from far and wide to frequent this institutional eatery located in Newybar, about a 10 minute drive from Byron Bay.

Harvest Café

Harvest, 18-22 Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar Village NSW 2479, Australia

Dishing up fresh and local fare, punters venture from far and wide to frequent this institutional eatery located in Newybar, about a 10 minute drive from Byron Bay.

Head straight to Byron’s bohemian soul for some retail therapy.

Spell and the Gypsy Collective

Spell & The Gypsy, 15 Browning St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Head straight to Byron’s bohemian soul for some retail therapy.

Its crystal-clear water and rolling waves are Australia’s best. And if you’re hungry visit the decadently Moroccan-inspired Rae’s on Wategos (Nicole and Tom had their honeymoon here) for some freshly-shucked oysters overlooking the beach.

Wategos Beach

Wategos Beach

Its crystal-clear water and rolling waves are Australia’s best. And if you’re hungry visit the decadently Moroccan-inspired Rae’s on Wategos (Nicole and Tom had their honeymoon here) for some freshly-shucked oysters overlooking the beach.

Atlantic Guesthouses

Atlantic Guesthouses, 13 Marvell St, Byron Bay

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