It’s the quintessential family beach shack: an original, open-plan timber house in the heart of Byron Bay, with high ceilings, timber floors and French doors that lead onto a large verandah.

But it’s the outdoors we love most about this property – with mountain views, hammocks for lazy summer siestas and a backyard mango tree for the picking. Fire up the barbeque, or light the wood-fired pizza oven for a slice of the best this side of Naples.

The shops and main beach are a 10-minute walk away, where you’ll also find the best coffee and fish burgers in town at Top Shop (corner Massinger and Carlyle streets). We also recommend cooling off with a gelato from Bella Rosa, right near the Beach Hotel. Pets are also welcome.

From $250 per night (low season, three-night minimum); $400 per night (high season, three-night minimum). Sleeps eight.

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