Vicki, Bill and family were great hosts for our first Air B n B experience. We booked our stay in Feb 2017, 2 months before Bluesfest Byron Bay. Vicki was kind enough to guide me in completing my profile even before booking confirmation and was fast to respond and confirm our booking.
On the day of checkin, we arrived at their beautiful home in a gated community, which sits on a creek, complete with pool and jacuzzi and lovely pets (2 lovely dogs and a cat). Just a 7-10min drive to Byron Bay CBD, 7min walk to Suffolk Park centre where there is a bakery, restaurants, supermarket and pub/bottle shop.
We immediately felt at home with both Vicki and Bill's manner and kindness. As Bill has been a keen attender of Bluesfest, he immediately gave us the rundown of the Festival and even facilitated the review of the bands that we were keen to watch on Youtube.
The house was spacious and comfortable, with room for two extra couples/friend pairs in addition to Vicki and family, with a spacious dining and patio lounging areas. Vicki also welcomed the full use of her kitchen and refrigerator storage, which we utilised. Rooms were clean and bathroom toilets were big, well equipped and clean.
As we were attending the Bluesfest from the day of our checkin, Bill was kind enough to accompany and guide us into the massive Festival grounds and even gave us essentially a guided tour and valuable tips to negotiate the upcoming days (which we attended with Bill and Vicki in part). Thanks so much Bill! We even had nightcaps with Bill and the other lovely couple staying with them (Mal and Carol) after the Festival in the beautiful patio/dining areas which were memorable!
Mornings were spent walking straight onto beautiful Tallow beach which was a mere 7min walk from the rear creek access from their property, and back home to a lovely breakfast/brunch with the Bill and/or Vicki.
Overall, Vicki and Bill's hospitality was impeccable and went beyond our expectations. Kind, generous, unobtrusive and outright helpful! On departure, I had left some of my prescription medications in the refrigerator by accident, which Bill immediately sent by Express post without hesitation! Thanks again!
We would recommend Vicki and Bill highly to anyone wanting to visit the beautiful Byron Bay region, especially if you were looking to stay in quiet, friendly surroundings, with the opportunity to walk and explore the beautiful surrounds, but at the same time be stones throw from a world class beach town.