So close to town

What an absolutely breathtakingly, beautiful property! Photos don’t do this one justice, we were blown away by the spectacular landscape and thought that’s gone into the gardens! Our little pup, Rory had an absolute blast adventuring and exploring all day and we loved how peaceful the Lily Pad was, even though it was so close to town! A true hidden oasis. We can’t thank Julie and Paul enough for such a wonderful getaway. – Charleigh via Airbnb, September 2019

40th Birthday Getaway

Was the perfect location to celebrate my birthday with those closest and to get some much needed R&R. The property was very clean, spacious and had all of the necessary amenities required inside and out plus more, whether staying a night or two or for a week. I particularly enjoyed sitting on the deck with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon, taking in the beautiful gardens, watching the wild life and listening to the birds. I loved that I felt a million miles away from the hustle and bustle but was only a 5 minute drive into the CBD of Byron. The hosts were super friendly and accommodating, they’ve created a beautiful piece of paradise that I hope to enjoy again in the very near future! – Jackie, via Trip Advisor, July 2019

My place of zen 🙂

“I love the Byron shire and all that it stands for and whenever I’m in town I choose the Lily Pad as my place to be when escaping the cold Melbourne Winters. Whether it’s taking in the morning sights and sounds of local wildlife whilst sitting out on the deck over a bowl of cornflakes or chilling by the outdoor fire at dusk with a cuppa tea in hand you can’t go wrong at any time of the day here. It’s modern and clean, reclusive yet close enough to the amenities of town and you are surrounded by colourful and calming gardens – even when the rain comes down it’s a magic place to relax and just take it all in. I can assure you once you’ve been and seen it for yourself you’ll be booking your next visit as soon as you get back home and realise what you’re missing. I’ve done much reflection about what’s important in life on my stays here – it’s a place I never want to leave. I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do. K” – Karl, June 2019

“Thank you for such a wonderful stay, exactly what we needed, can’t wait to come back!” – Trish & Brett from Sydney, June 2019

“What an amazing place to come back to. We had a great stay and enjoyed bringing our new little newborn baby Luca to Byron Bay.” – Ash & Nat (Ethan & Luca) – June 2019

“Lily Pad is an absolute oasis. The house is excellently equipped with all the facilities one needs. We have stayed there three times over the years and each time have sworn to come back again. We will be back. The garden has become better and better as well. The owners have invested a lot of time and effort in making this into a little garden of Eden. The wildlife fascinates, wallabies, kookaburras and even the occasional koala.” – Martin, June 2019

“Stunning property with a very picturesque backdrop. It was very tranquil & it felt like we were living in a rainforest… especially showering amongst nature! Location was ideal as well, only 5 minutes out from the town centre. 10/10” – Guest, via Booking.com, June 2019

“We do travel several times annually, domestically and overseas and The Lily Pad is one of the best experiences we have enjoyed. The studio was spotless and the kitchen amenities were excellent. The bed was so comfortable and we slept well. My husband (a gardening and horticultural enthusiast) was impressed by the landscaping and all the amazing flora and trees around the studio.” – Libby, June 2019

“The Lily Pad is the best holiday accommodation that we have ever stayed at. So peaceful, private and tranquil, it is soothing to our spirit. The green, living garden is a joy to experience. The Studio is so well planned and kitchen utensils are well-stocked. Even though we have stayed only two days, we feel utterly calm and relaxed. Without doubt we will return to this one-of-a-kind holiday apartment. We cannot wait… THANK YOU!” – Libby & Jamie, June 2019

“The location is a couple of km’s out of Byron however this is a bonus as it’s so lovely and peaceful, Byron is hectic. The hosts provided everything that we could want, it’s very comfortable. A beautiful private setting and lovely garden. Our neighbours were birds and a wallaby.” – Tim, June 2019

“So peaceful & serene at The Lily Pad!! Absolutely love staring out at the lush green surrounds. Close enough to the beaches of town, yet far enough for a relaxing, peaceful stay away from the business of the town. Would definitely recommend.” – The Jones Family, May 2019

“Stunning property with a very picturesque backdrop. It was very tranquil & it felt like we were living in a rainforest… especially showering amongst nature! Location was ideal as well, only 5 minutes out from the town centre.” – Greg, May 2019

“What a hidden gem you have here, so quiet and peaceful. A great place to chill out and unwind. Look forward to our next stay here.” – Wendy & Tim, May 2019

“What a great spot to retreat to from Bluesfest! So peaceful & beautiful gardens! Loved the pineapple patch, chilli bush and bees! I grew up in a town famed for its honey but I don’t think I’ve ever got so close to a hive!!! Loved it – see you next year!” – Terese & Nick, April 2019

“Had the most relaxing two nights here! Head down the beach and try and spot the dolphins on a still morning. It is really one of those places that is much more than you expect!” – Nat, February 2019

“What a beautiful and serene spot! Even the warning of a cyclone couldn’t ruin our lovely long weekend. Thank you so much for opening up your place for me this weekend. It enabled me to forget about things for a while, and to just take a deep breath. So relaxed and not ready to go… ” – Linda, February 2019

“This is a little slice of paradise! Close enough to Byron for the beaches, restaurants and nightlife but far enough away for some peace and tranquility. It’s well worth a walk around the garden at night with a torch; we spotted something different every night. Some of the things we saw:

  • a possum with baby on its back
  • a long-nose potaroo
  • tawny frogmouth
  • green catbird
  • figbird
  • plenty of wallabies
  • an unknown snake!

Thank you!” – Clare, Linda (Manchester,UK), Stead & Harvey, January 2019

“We have had such a wonderful holiday here. Fantastic food at Il Buco, Barrio, from the food markets on Thursday morning, surfing lessons, kayaking, White’s Beach, hanging out at The Pass, the full moon at the lighthouse – and lots of pure relaxation at The Lily Pad – we couldn’t recommend the experience more highly. Thank you!” – Lou, Douglas, Ella & Ruby, Sydney, January 2019

“Wow! What an amazing stay with you here at The Lily Pad. Peaceful, lush, birdsong. Just a beautiful piece of paradise to relax and unwind. I really enjoyed our stay.” – Janelle, February 2019

“The serenity – Thanks Julie & Paul, we’ve had a lovely time away. Lily Pad is so tranquil, we enjoyed our yoga out on the deck, our walks around your property and the beautiful beaches nearby. We only touched the surface, loads more to do! Thanks!” – Robyn, February 2019

“Two Danes had a fantastic week here. Doing – ? Nothing but relaxing and enjoy. Happy New Year.” – Claus & Annie, Denmark, January 2019

“Lily Pad is absolutely idyllic. It is so tranquil; set in the most beautiful garden. It is an oasis, yet close to Byron for beaches, restaurants and cafes. The accommodation is so well appointed and comfortable. It had everything we needed and felt luxurious. It is a true escape. It is amazing to sit on the verandah looking over the garden, bushland and paddock with horses. We absolutely loved it. We travelled as a family with our 2 teenage children and it worked perfectly having the studio and the pavilion. The owners were so helpful with all our questions. I would definitely recommend Lily Pad for a relaxing holiday and cannot wait to return!” – Adam, December 2018

“Thank you for a wonderful stay. Lily Pad is absolutely gorgeous. The gardens are a peaceful oasis after the chaos of Byron! They are s pretty and full of birds. Both the studio and the retreat are fabulous and make for a great family holiday. Thank you. – Belinda, Adam, Alice and Molly, December 2018

“What an oasis of calm & tranquility this place is. Love the garden, the birds, the wallabies and the frogs. Third visit to Byron and a bit chaotic because of schoolies week but enjoyed exploring Brunswick Heads, New Brighton farmer’s market, Mullumbimby farmer’s market (the best!) Bangalow and Newrybar (loved the Harvest Cafe there). Discovered the Balcony Bar for the best cocktails, the hole-in-the-wall taco place (Chihuahua) and great Vietnamese street food just near Woolworths. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pad.” – John & Hetty, Wanaka, New Zealand, December 2018

“Thanks for such a beautiful & relaxing stay. So appreciated the extra effort providing surprise cupcakes for a birthday getaway.” – Blake & Laura, November 2018

“This is our third stay at The Lily Pad and it will not be our last. For us, this is quite simply the best place in Byron….! – Brigitte & Martin, Switzerland and Zac & Natalie, Bangalow, November 2018

“We love the Lily Pad- we’ve stayed several times and will always choose to stay here when we go to Byron Bay. It’s so close to Byron 1-2kms but in a rural setting so it’s full of wildlife, peaceful and great for families and couples. Easy access to Byron by parking at the railroad means you can avoid all the congestion with a car but so convenient! The accommodation is very comfortable- great set up with all that you need. Lovely outdoor eating & lounging areas and THE BEST outdoor shower. Highly Recommended!” – Celia, August 2018

“We loved this accommodation, almost too much. We had planned to spend a lot more time in Byron and surrounding areas, but the property was so nice and peaceful we wanted to get back there all the time. Lovely place to read and relax. Also, the best kitchen I have ever experienced in a rental. everything you need, so a great place for a foodie to go to. We felt totally left at peace for the weekend.” – Dermot, Airbnb, April, 2016

“My husband and I stayed at Lily Pad to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s a lovely house at a peaceful and beautiful location that exceeded our expectations. There are many things about the house we love, e.g. the comfort, the light filled rooms, the modern and fully equipped kitchen, wildlife around us and the wonderful expansive garden. We have booked accommodation many times both in Australia and overseas through airbnb. This is one of the best places we have stayed at. We were initially a little concerned about the distance to town and beaches but it’s in fact very close to everything. We would love to stay at Lily Pad again and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a holiday house for a special occasion or a relaxing break.” – Chen, Airbnb, October 2015

“Lily Pad at Byron Bay is the ideal accommodation. The premises are beautiful and the location is only 2 km from the centre. This suited us very well as the acreage affords lovely garden vistas as well as peace and quite. The house was equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay at Lily Pad.” – Carmel, Airbnb, April 2015

“The accommodation exceeded our expectations. Lily pad is modern, clean, well furnished (fantastic kitchen) and the surrounding is very serene. We enjoyed brekkie on the terrace overlooking a beautiful garden.” – Magda, Airbnb, August 2015

“We had a great 3 night stay at The Lily Pad! The communication was fantastic and the place had everything you needed and more (especially the kitchen!) We appreciated the sound system & board games which were enjoyed with a glass of wine after a long day driving. Very peaceful and tranquil away from busy Byron town but close enough to walk if needed. The Farmers Markets each Thursday are just down the road too! Thanks again for the wonderful stay!” – Tiffany, Airbnb, June 2015

“Lily Pad was the perfect place to stay at Byron. It is so close to town and the beach, but also provides you with so much privacy and seclusion. It is only a couple of minutes drive to town.” – Marcus, Airbnb, February 2015

“We stay in Lily Pad for 6 days. The house is so wonderful with enough space. The house is very well equiped nothing was missed. The garden and the surrounding is like paradise with your own rainforest and in the morning when we woke up we hear the birds singing an when we enjoy our first coffee on the veranda we saw a kangaroo in the garden. It was really a wonderful stay in Lily Pad….1 month Australia, and we fall in love with Lily Pad that we decided to come back a 2nd time. Everything is perfect, the house, the garden and the neighborhood. ” – Grit, Airbnb, October 2014

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