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About Barefoot Escapes

Home is where peace resides, where freedom can be sought and found, and where memories are made. Let Barefoot Escapes be your home away from home. 

Barefoot Escapes is a collection of boutique luxury holiday homes with a distinct contemporary Australian coastal style with every detail considered. They believe luxury resides in the ability to truly relax and reconnect with loved ones and friends, so they have created all of their properties with that in mind. The Cottage is a magic space to unwind and spend time together surrounded by nature in beautiful Byron Bay, but all just a short 5-minute stroll from town. An exciting addition to the Barefoot family is their larger 5 bedroom Barefoot Bay Villa, containing not one but three full master suites, and opening in September 2019 it will offer a stunning larger home perfect for hens and bucks weekends, family and friend accommodations, and the perfect location for brides to get ready for their special day.

Behind The Brand

Your best advice for honeymoon/vacation planning?

Plan your honeymoon well in advance and research the local area so you know some great spots to eat, relax, shop and spend quality time together. We think the perfect choice is to honeymoon in destinations which truly allow you to relax and disconnect together. Europe is amazing but jamming all that sightseeing in after months of wedding planning?! – no thanks! That’s why we love local beachside destinations like Byron Bay, it offers arguably some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches alongside food that rivals it’s metropolitan counterparts and a unique shopping culture bursting with creative local talent.

 

What can couples expect to see and experience when staying at Barefoot Escapes?

What makes Barefoot Escapes so unique is our commitment to true luxury, when staying in one of our holiday homes absolutely everything is at your fingertips so you can stop thinking and start unwinding. All of our properties have been specifically designed and curated to not only be your home away from home, but to provide every luxury of holidays you could want for.  The Cottage is a magic space to unwind and spend time together surrounded by nature in beautiful Byron Bay, but all just a short 5 minute stroll from town. Plus we’re excited to add to the Barefoot family our larger 5 bedroom Barefoot Bay Villa, containing not one but three full master suites, and opening in September 2019 it will offer a stunning larger home perfect for hens and bucks weekends, family and friend accomodations, and the perfect location for brides to get ready for their special day.

 

What advice do you have in terms of packing for Barefoot Escapes?

Famous for endless sunny days, the best way to pack for Byron is layering in luxe linens and cotton blends – no luscious beachside clothing, that’s no problem as Byron is blessed with a bevy of shops to suit all styles – we suggest starting with stores like Habitat, Spell, Citizen Nomad, Mister Zimi, Rowie and St Agni. And don’t forget to pack some light reading, perfect walking shoes, and your beach gear!

 

What’s the best time of year to visit Barefoot Escapes?

Byron is gorgeous year round with stunning sunrises and sunsets. Summer and spring bring a plenitude of buskers to the town so walks to dinner are often punctuated with great music and atmosphere. Winters are mild and offer quieter and amazing views whilst walking along the beach of whales migrating south. All of our properties are fitted out with open fires and air conditioning to keep you comfortable no matter the season.

 

Describe a perfect day when staying at Barefoot Escapes?

Wake up with the sounds of the birds in the neighboring nature reserve and the sun through the amazing skylight in the master suite. Head to Belongil beach or lighthouse to watch the amber sun creep up and above the horizon, bringing with it instant warmth! Pick up coffee from BayLeaf and freshly baked croissants from The Sustainable Bakery to enjoy on the deck at The Barefoot Bay Cottage whilst chatting or catching up on some holiday reading. A day spent on the beach at The Pass or Wategoes catching some waves and sunshine is a day well spent – the perfect way to get there is on our beach cruiser bicycles.   A late afternoon dip in the plunge pool is also a great way to end the day and then laze about in the sunroom or on the decked area surrounded by palms. Dinner at any of the local top quality restaurants will satisfy the fussiest of eaters.  The perfect way to finish the day is with an evening indulging in our alfresco bath – just the perfect size for two.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Beautifully styled, boutique holiday homes for a relaxing and luxurious getaway. Surrounded by nature but only a stones throw away from the main streets, these stylish, high-end residences will blow you away. It is the perfect destination any time of year with your choice of open fires, air conditioning and a plunge pool. Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon or a fun hens weekend away with the girls, Barefoot escapes caters to all your needs.

 

For the couple…

Looking for a quaint and luxurious beachside oasis. For the couple who want to relax on their honeymoon and enjoy some of Australia’s most beautiful, pristine beaches and walking trails. Then, dress up for a fun night in town dining at renowned restaurants and sipping cocktails at the trendy hotspots in Byron. Barefoot escapes offers the best of both worlds. With quality furnishings, luxe linens and a short stroll to town – you will feel at ease at this home away from home residence.

 

Packing tips…

Leave space in your luggage for shopping as you are surrounded by unique local boutiques as well as a handful of designer stores – you won’t be leaving empty handed. With beautiful weather all year round, embrace your inner bohemian and pack your crochet swimwear, linen cover ups and a great straw hat.