Luxury house, fantastic location, quiet yet close to beach and town
Jen de Greenlaw
About Jen de Greenlaw
My husband and I live on a farm in the hills behind Byron Bay, but we drive down every day to swim across the bay with a wonderfully friendly swim group (anyone can join in!). We grow a lot of our own vegies and eat super healthy food. We have had family and friends to stay on our farm for many years, so when we built the new house in Byron in 2014 we felt well prepared to be gracious hosts. We leave you in peace, but we are there if you need us and we often help our guests .... we're pretty friendly people!
Jen de Greenlaw purchased this House in 1993
Why Jen de Greenlaw chose Byron Bay
We bought the house in Byron over 25 years ago as we love being near the beach and may move into it one day when we finally leave the farm. In 2014 we renovated the cottage that was originally on the block and built a stylish, modern 4 bedroom home with 2 living areas, so it's very flexible and gives you loads of space. There's nowhere else in the whole world we want to live, this is our space, our beach and our community till the day we die!
What makes this House unique
There are several 'best' things about Turtle Bay in a residential area, so nice and quiet. It doesn't feel like you're in a suburb as we have a laneway down the side of the house and we face a huge park/playing fields so there's lots of space and you're always watching the life going on in the park or people wandering past to go through the bush track to the beach. The park acts as a 'buffer zone' to the hustle and bustle of the town, yet you just have to walk across it and it's only a few minutes into the CBD. The main living area faces north so it's sun-drenched all day it flows onto the large deck where you drink, dine and 'people watch'. We have a lovely little cabana with a comfy daybed so you can lie in the tropical garden and read a book and 'get away' from it can do that on the beach as well. We provide all the basics so you'll find oil, vinegar, condiments, herbs and spices, sauces and all things like toilet paper, tissues, gladwrap, alfoil, sandwich bags, paper towels etc. We have lots of books, magazine, DVDs and Smart TVs with internet well as toys and beach stuff like towels, umbrella, chairs, boogie boards, snorkel and goggles etc. It makes it all pretty easy to cruise in and relax!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A magical place to stay!
3 families, 4 kids (aged 15mo-6years) arrived at Jen’s place and instantly felt at home! We were blown away by the space and amenities in this beautiful home and had the best week together! So many little extras that made our stay enjoyable from a stocked pantry of condiments/essentials to fresh flowers and a welcome platter, to beach towels and a garage with bikes and heaps of toys!
The rooms are large, we all had our own bathrooms which was brilliant! Kids loved the huge backyard to kick a footy and we enjoyed an afternoon drink on the wide front balcony daily. Location is fantastic across from a large sports oval, short walk to town and the beach with the best coffee shop around the corner.
Jen was an incredible host she made us feel so welcome and checked in to let us know when markets and local events were on. Very grateful to have this magical stay in Byron. We will be back! Thanks so much
Absolutely incredible ! Amazing house and location!
The photos of this home do not do it justice ! The house is spectacular, so homely and comfortable and the backyard is unbelievable, so big and perfect for backyard cricket.
I’m confident you couldn’t find a better location to stay in either with the town a 5 minute walk away and the beach at your fingertips !
Jen is so welcoming and lovely, making sure everything is ready and perfect for your stay. Along with a list of food recommendations! We will definitely be back, already missing it !
Thanks again !
Thanks Ellie, you are a sweetheart! And thanks so much for leaving the house in such excellent condition. I'm so glad you had such good weather and such a good time - looking forward to your next visit. Jen
This property was exceptional. Park the car, throw the keys, and simply walk to all that Byron has to offer. Great facilities provided to make for a really enjoyable stay.
Thanks Jeremy, it was great to have you, your family and friends stay with us - glad you got good weather - we look forward to your next visit....thanks for taking the time to review Turtle Bay Byron, it is appreciated. Jen
Wonderful experience form start to finish. My husband and my 4 kids absolutely love this house. Everything is thought of in the design of the property and feels like a second home for us
Oh Sarah thanks for your lovely review, much appreciated - we loved having you again in our house and look forward to your next visit. Thanks so much for looking after the house so well, it was in immaculate condition after you left - and you washed all my towels, oh joy, so kind! Thanks Sarah.
A great house with a great layout. Close to the beach and the shops but very quiet location.
The house was spotlessly clean and with plenty of basics in the kitchen which saved a lot of shopping and hassles.
The huge back yard was ideal for the children to play in.
Thanks Ruth I really appreciate your taking the time to give us a review, very kind. It was lovely having you and your family stay with us over Christmas, I'm glad you had such great weather and the beach conditions were perfect. Thanks for looking after the house so well, I highly recommend you to other hosts.
Our family of six adults and a toddler spent a very enjoyable week staying at Turtle Bay. The house is new, well designed for families and extremely well equipped. It is well located in relation to the CBD and the beach. We didn't want to leave.
Thanks for staying Pat and thanks for looking after the house so well .... we look forward to your next visit! So glad you had such a lovely week. Jen
Byron is a protected bay with a point surf at The Pass end of the beach with surfing spots along the whole bay. There's lots of snorkelling opportunities and some of the best diving in the world at Julian Rocks. You can join a swim group every morning at 8am or try using a stand up paddle board or wind surfer to blustery days.
There's loads of fabulous restaurants and cafes, many serving super healthy meals. If you're into fashion, there's so many fashion shops it would take 2 or 3 holidays to work you way around them all! There's lots of lovely bars and pubs to choose from ranging from backpacker bars up to fine dining retreats.
Byron is very laid back for people wanting a relaxing holiday or very adventurous for people who want to run, swim, surf, hike, ride etc.....there's loads of things to do. The hinterland behind Byron is incredibly beautiful with green rolling hills due to our sub tropical climate. There are lots of lovely drives to different villages that all have their own attractions, though most have good food and shops catering to tourists.
You can pick our brains at any time for advice on where to go or where to eat and drink, we're happy to help at any time!