Warm hearted stylish newly refurbished place! Warm jacuzzi, plenty of hot water in the shower, air conditioner, teas, coffees, cosy sheets and blankets - we didn't mind the rain at all! The views are beautiful with lots to see and do - wonderful walk along the Boardwalk, Dorrigo National Park with waterfalls, Bellingen Canoe Adventures to see the sunset from the water, honest country food at 5 Church Street, Bellingen restaurant... We had an amazing holiday! Thank you so much, Vicki and John!
We stayed here for four nights in March and enjoyed the peaceful relaxed atmosphere and the views.
You think staying here that you are miles from anywhere but in fact very close to Urunga and its marvelous boardwalk, Bellingen and Dorrigo with tits national park, sky walk and waterfalls.
As others have said the Kabana self-contained and open plan with an en suite shower room. The property was clean and the amenities as stated.
The kitchen area is not fully equipped for cooking only having a microwave, but there is a good fish and chip shop and pizza parlor in Urunga 5mins away and more choice in Coffs Harbour 25mins distant.
We found the swimming pool very clean and inviting but cannot comment on the spa bath as we did not use it.
John and Vicki were very friendly hosts so the proximity of their own house to The Kabana was of no concern.
There is an element of road noise from the distant new Pacific Highway but nothing that bothered us and we are comparatively light sleepers.
The kitchen are is shortly to be upgraded we are told which will only add to the attraction of the Kabana
My Partner and I stayed here for 5 nights but had booked 7. We wished we could have stayed longer but work commitments got in the way. We loved how close it was to everything but not being in the middle of it. We loved the spa and enjoyed how quiet and peaceful it was. Vicki and John were excellent hosts and we will definitely be coming back again.
The kabana is a fully self contained converted beach house, with a separate bathroom. The space is an open plan living with kitchen at the back.
The condition of the kitchen cupboards was old and we were told they were being updated soon, which is good. The bathroom shower is delightful, and it was nice overlooking bushland.
The kabana itself is situated on one side of the house, and the parking is around the other side, which is a good 30m. Having to walk by the front or the rear of the home when arriving and departing made us feel like it wasn't very private, for ourselves or the owners. A clear view is possible from the kabana to the house, so blinds need to be closed for privacy at all times, which means the pool view is obscured. The pool and spa are not private from the house.
The water in the spa was dirty, as was the filter, and when we mentioned this to the owners the day after we arrived, we thought it would be rectified, but it was not.
Pools and spas are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, and guests need to be aware before booking to use a spa in holiday acommodation that it may look clean in the pictures when indeed, it is filthy.
The kabana is situated 500m from the highway as stated, and only 200m from Short Cut Rd, and there is another road which runs along the back, which means that there is a fair amount of traffic noise all the time. We slept with the air conditioner on for that reason, so as to block out traffic noise. During our stay it rained 3 times in a week, so we could not use the bbq or side seating area, again in full view of the house. This holiday for us was for a well earned break away from orange, and we did enjoy the acommodation, but we were very unhappy about the spa and traffic noise.
Perfect place for a quiet stay. Very well appointed - only sorry we booked one night instead of more.