A few years ago we did a trip to Australia. After spending some time in Brisbane we hired a car and drove to Sydney via Byron Bay. We stayed near Byron Bay at a place called A Beach House at Byron Bay. There is a cottage, studio and Gazebo. We stayed in the Gazebo with a great view overlooking an estuary. We stayed 3 nights in a two storey gazebo with the main room having a bed, small fridge, tv and microwave. You have to go downstairs and outside to the room with the shower and toilet which was fine for us as it is well lit at night with automatic lights. The room is not serviced but towels and linen is provided. Great place to just chill on the balcony and enjoy the view and bird life. I was concerned there was limited curtains as there was a lot of glass but this was never a problem and we slept well. The wireless connection was also excellent. There is also a few minutes walk away a lovely restaurant called the Treehouse Cafe.
Each morning we would walk along the beach to Byron Bay, it took about 20 minutes My review of our accommodation is below:
Byron Bay township was a disappointment, extremely busy and crowded. The restaurants were expensive and the food ok but nothing to write home about. The beach is fantastic and great for surfing. There are also great views from the Byron Bay Lighthouse. I am glad we stayed out of the main town and would happily return again just for the beach but would not stay in the main township.