The Beach House
We celebrated our Dad’s 60th at Seaspray last month, with all the kids coming to stay. Enjoyed having lots of space – had 4 families including two under 4 year olds. Plenty of room and levels for everyone to find what they needed- a quiet retreat /nap spot / room for the kids (including their own little nooks and toys!)/ hang out. Really appreciated the openness and light. The beach is also an easy 5min walk (with kiddies), and a peaceful spot without the hum of Byron. Owners are super-accomodating. Driveway is a little tight – we made the mistake of reversing our 4×4 without a spotter and landed a broken rear light. But easily negotiated with a spotter after that!
Perfect spot for a family gathering of a group of friends for a restful and communal retreat. We loved it and would happily return.
SeaSpray is our 70’s inspired funky beach house in Byron Bay’s most beautiful beachside community – Broken Head. Just 7 kms to town & a 2 minute walk through coastal rainforest to the area’s most secluded beach. It’s a large 4 bedroom home ideally suited to a big family or even two families who wish to holiday together. It is also ideal for 2 or 3 couples who wish to have their own space and yet enjoy the large entertaining areas to share. Relax & indulge in our fun & inviting home with stunning ocean and lighthouse views.
Enter via a private driveway to a garage for two cars, (off-street parking for 4 cars in total), where we keep our surf boards, golf clubs, fishing rods, (you’ll need some tackle) and ping pong table for your enjoyment. If you are a believer in the mantra ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ then you’ll love SeaSpray because on the outside… well… how can we put it? She’s no oil painting. A classic 70’s brick mansion but on the inside – woohoo!
Up a flight of stairs from the garage is the home theatre/rumpus room where an enormous projector and screen, video games, (PS3), old school board games and bean bags make it the perfect place for the kids to pass the time when the sun goes down or for the whole family at any time of day should the weather turn feral. Here too you will find the ‘Grom Room’ with 2 x bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 future world champs. Up a flight of stairs brings you to the open plan entertainer’s kitchen, (the owner is a food writer and restaurant reviewer for the past 12 years), huge dining table to seat 10 and a large open lounge. Outdoors there is an undercover deck with Weber BBQ and Balinese day bed where you can view the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Skip a few more steps up and you’ll find bedroom #2 with 2 x king singles, a laundry, separate toilet and bathroom and bedroom #3 complete with Queen size visco-elastic mattress (memory foam) with it’s own (tiny!), ensuite. Finally up another flight of stairs is the Master bedroom with King size bed, ensuite and through a connecting door, the parents retreat/lounge. In this room there is a special nook that is set up as a creche complete with cot. From this top level the views are glorious, you can see the ocean sweep all the way to the Byron headland and across to the hinterland beyond. N.B. There is air conditioning in the TV room and kitchen/lounge only. All other bedrooms (excluding Grom room), have ceiling fans.
SeaSpray is full of original, eclectic art – from retro film posters to local photographers and eccentric, humorous pop art. It’s not bland, serviced apartment, inoffensive prints from Bunnings but we hope you find it fun & intriguing. However one area where SeaSpray is modern & new is our bedding. A good nights sleep is essential to a good stay so we have filled the house with top quality beds & luxurious linen.
Why you will love SeaSpray and Broken Head:
Do you remember the beach holidays you used to have as a child? Endless hours exploring unspoilt beaches, sand dunes, rock pools and headlands. Swimming, snorkelling, surfing, fishing and bike riding whilst mum and dad lazed about, went for long beach walks, snoozed on the lounge and had a holiday of their own. SeaSpray is a classic 70’s design and rather than fight it, we’ve gone to town, filling our home with classic retro and eclectic decor. Yet SeaSpray is all set up to make a beach holiday a breeze with all the modern conveniences, a brand spanking new kitchen, (including an espresso machine to perfect your barista skills), plenty of room for individuals to find their own space and we reckon just about everything you could wish for to make a family holiday to remember. Let the sounds of the ocean nurse you to sleep every night as you reconnect with the beach holidays of yesteryear and we’ll provide a memory for you and your family just like the ones you cherish from your childhood.