Soon Byron will have more models than the Paris Fashion Week catwalk. The latest arrival is Elyse Knowles who bought a $2.3million beach house in Byron Bay. The property is at the bottom end of Patterson Street is a short walk to the beach. The 27-year-old moved here early last year with boyfriend Josh Barker and were renting at Tallow Beach. Josh is a carpenter/builder and the couple was a recent contestant on the TV renovation show, The Block.
Airbnb Rentals to Permanent
Carrie Bickmore, the co-host of The Project, is just one of the Airbnb owners experiencing a change of plan post-COVID. Her five-bedroom 1920s Massinger Street property that cost $3 million in 2018 was renovated and included a pool and a hot tub. The property was getting up to $1,200 a night for rental on Airbnb. But with the lockdown, she has now sought full-time tenants. It is now being offered at $2,200 a week, one of 117 now available for rent since COVID has cut out the Airbnb market.
Linneaus Estate, Broken Head
Back in the 90s, this 111-hectare property just south of Broken Head (pictured in feature image) was rezoned as an educational conference centre. It was fairly obvious that it was a ruse as it was always planned to be some kind of accommodation facility. It was an easier pathway to brand it under education. The managing trust is now wanting to complete the 33 dwellings, of which 20 are already done. Could be a good earner is one of the original properties is now listed for $4.5 mil.
5 Osprey Court, Byron Bay
This is a classy Bali-influenced home in Byron and close to Tallows Beach. It is pavilion-style so not a family home so is having a bit of trouble selling. Four beds, four bath, and double garage. Price reduced to around $2.3 mil with Nick Russo at Ray White Byron Bay.
1 Tongarra Drive, Ocean Shores
This 3 bed, 3 bath, family home is on the ridge looking north over Ocean Shores and the sea. The property is for sale by Todd Buckland at Byron Shire Real Estate and they are looking for $950,000 – $1,020,000. It would be a lot more money if it was not affected by highway noise.
48 Shirley St Byron Bay
This is for someone looking for a project. The 4 bed 2 bath house is set on 1012m2. It provides privacy and has back lane access. That means it can be subdivided and another dwelling at the back. Council is allowing more in-fill development and these dual blocks are being snapped up. as well as a short walk to town or the beach. Valued at $2 – $2.5mil, Ed Silk is offering this property at auction on Friday the 12th of June at noon.
6 McGregor St. Suffolk Park
A fixer-upper in beachside Suffolk Park. This area keeps going from strength and strength and is popular with young families wanting to be close to the beach. Its only two-bedroom and needs lots of work. The $1.45 mil is mainly land value. Contact David Gordon Byron Bay Ray White.
Small rural acreages close to the coast and Byron are back in demand. Here are a few that are listed that I find a bit interesting:
35A Blackbean Road, Wilsons Creek
This is a very interesting bolt hole for someone wanting an attractive escape. Its only two bedrooms but lots of infrastructure and potential on 12 acres. The owner who built this is a craftsman with a good eye. The design and aesthetics are modern and interesting, coupled with the fantastic natural landscape, creek frontage on Wilsons Creek, this is an interesting package but some of the structures are not fully approved. $1.55 mil with Ruth Russel at Professionals Mullumbimby.
1418 Eltham Road, Teven
Still a big fan of Teven and Tintenbar area. Its beautiful country and after the highway was completed it is only 35 minutes to Byron. Prices are still a bit cheaper. This property is a renovated brick and tile home on 6.6 ha. Four Bed 2 Bath and lots of water. It has two permanent creeks and a natural spring. Mary O’Conner at Bangalow Real Estate and thinking around $1.4 mil.
35 Myocum Downs Drive, Myocum
4 bed 3 bath home with 3 garage spaces features a northerly aspect on an approximately 5.7 ha block. This property also boasts many unique additions such as separate garage space that has the potential to be renovated into a studio. Janis Perkins of Real Estate of Distinction is selling this property for $2.6 – $2.75 mil.
171 McAuleys Lane, Myocum
4 beds and 3 bath on 1.68ha with mountain views from the front verandah as well as views of Byron and the lighthouse from the back. The property is still a bit messy with a number of containers that can be removed or used as storage. This three-level home is being sold at an online auction by Gary and Jeremy of First National Alstonville on 27 June.
118 Broken Head Road, Newrybar
5 beds and 3 baths on a sloping 2 ha block features a large outdoor entertainment area as well as a saltwater pool. This property includes a self-contained 1 bedroom unit (unapproved) ideal for guest or granny accommodation and garage space for 4 cars. Valued at $1,995,00 – $2,100,000 offered by Damien and April of Ray White Byron Bay.
136 Midgen Flat Road, Newrybar
3 bedroom brick house, as well as three other buildings, combine to make 5 bed and 3 bath total, on a fully fenced 2.5ha block. The property offers privacy and views to the north and south but just misses out on ocean views to the east. It also has a power line and unused easement running through it. Michael Gudgeon of Ray White Byron Bay is offering this property for $2.1 – $2.3 mil.
212 The Manse Road
193 acres of land with expansive views of the hinterland offers lots of potential. This property can be developed for a new home, used as a working farm, or be subdivided into two titles as approved by the council. $1.9 – $2.7mil from First National Byron.
Lot 6, 105 Keys Road, Coorabel
This is the last available lot in the small seven lot community title development in Coorabel. It is just over two acres and asking $890,000. Contact Greg Price at Byron Bay First National.
EPIQ, Lennox Head
This popular subdivision in Lennox Heads is now releasing stage 5. Blocks are around 600 M2 and start at $400,000. The settlement will be later in the year. Contact Michael King at Elders Lennox.
Tallowood Estate, Mullumbimby
Only two releases left at Tallowood. There are now a few resale blocks from the stage 7 release from earlier in the year. These will be ready to build on at the end of the year. Contact Adam Mangleson at Chincogan Real Estate.
National property researchers, Herron Todd White is predicting growth for Coffs Harbour. “The Pacific Highway bypass is expected to start at the end of 2020. It will have a significant injection into the local economy and increase short to medium term rental demand,” the valuation firm said.
The region to the south of Coffs Harbour encompassing Urunga, Valla, Valla Beach, Nambucca Heads and Macksville have all experienced a surge in activity over recent years driven by the Pacific Highway upgrade between Warrell Creek and Raleigh seeing strong rental demand and buyer demand under $650,000.