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The Beach House Series: Byron Bay

August 14, 2016
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Palm Tree Cottage

I’ve just returned from a week away in Byron Bay, staying in the delightful Palm Tree Cottage. This little beach shack exploded into my life one day when I saw a pop of colour flash up in my Instagram feed. One of my favourite photographers, Nikole Ramsay posted a shot of a cane wicker chair. She was reminiscing about her holiday at a gorgeous cottage in Byron Bay. The image resonated with me and I had to know more.

I discovered that Palm Tree Cottage is owned by Australian fashion designer couple, Zoe and Jimi Paul better known as the juggernaut fashion label founders, Mister Zimi. The house is a hallmark to their fabulous eye for styling and design, beautifully decorated but rustic and liveable.

As soon as I read the Air BnB listing I was sold.  The gorgeous images and the ‘kid friendly’ features were enough for me to whip out the credit card and lock it in. I booked the last remaining week on the calendar in August that the house was available this year.

There is so much to say about this gorgeous beach house rental in Byron Bay. It truly is a special find.  I often find it hard to find short term rentals that are decorated to my taste. I am really affected by aesthetic. If a space is not to my style, I feel uncomfortable in it, but this one just filled me with joy all.the.time.

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The house is scattered tastefully with little vignettes and decorative artefacts , without looking fussy or cluttered.  Moroccan baskets sit atop wooden dressers and hand carved-consoles. Natural fibres and textures feature throughout, with two giant Armadillo sisal rugs on floor and woolen Moroccan pom pom throws adorn the beds.

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The kids were instantly enchanted by the baskets of toys sitting under the TV. The cubby house with a slide in the garden, along with a totem tennis pole and the swing seat provided a constant source of entertainment and delight. We also loved that there was a proper cot all set up for the bub, and a high chair. A God send after a long journey when you have tired hungry children.

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My husband loved the fact that the beaches were close for surfing and I adored the pink bikes with kids seats, to go cruising around town in.

The garden is lush and tropical, with a green lawn surrounded by agave plants, climbing vines and enormous swaying palms.

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The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need and even my coffee addiction requirements were met with a plunger and Byron Bay coffee in the pantry.

This Byron Bay home could definitely become my ‘happy place’ every year. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone, and especially families, who want to live like locals, and have their own place to relax while staying in Byron Bay.

Check out the Air BNB listing here for more pics.

If you would like to book Palm Tree Cottage for your next adventure, click this link for a $40 discount.

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How about you? Where’s your special place in Byron Bay?

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