What is(are) your name(s)?
Brigitte Odum Havan
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
Situated on the East Coast of Australia,in the Byron Bay Hinterlands,the "Rainbow Region's" natural Beauty, its pristine beaches and ancient Tropical Rainforests, has attracted numerous artists and nature lovers from around the Globe. The Havan's Ecotourist Retreat was built in mud brick and with the surrounding environment as its primary concern.(Solar panels and composting toilets,Permaculture garden,and most recently a Self contained"Zero footprint"Balinese Gazebo)Your host, Brigitte Havan ,a prolific artist who has exhibited her Oils and Bronzea around the globe ihas created a sanctuary and can offer you private Tuition in Arts and renew your inspiration as well as "Art de Vivre"...with her Satyananda Hatha-Yoga tuition.
The Havan's Eco retreat was spotted by the Sydney Morning harald and described by journalist Ben Hills as the best romantic escape, The "Lonely Planet" also found this gem , hidden by Terania creek,in the natural crown of Nightcap Ranges National Parks..
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
Exotic accomodation, each room by terania creek's pristine,private , Water hole.
Spring water ONLY throughout the B&B
We speak fluent English,French,Spanish and basic Malay and Indonesian
Pristine Environment and Peaceful Stay Guaranteed
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
European Cuisine and the kindness of your hosts,Brigitte and Dale Odum, make this retreat a place to remember
The sighting of the Platypus and many native Australian Parrots..
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Spacious rooms with Video,WIFI wireless internet, numerous Artworks,Spa ensuite,Pot belly etc
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have three spacious Double rooms and one Self contained , Balinese style gazebo( Solar powered:Summer and Spring.months only)
King bedroom has a King size bed + extra folding bed
Art Room has a Double bed + two Single extra beds
Bali and Spa ensu
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
All rooms have exotic features and original Artworks, with verandhas and direct view to landscaped permaculture Garden and Terania creek's largest water hole.situated on 16 acres of private pristine grounds.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
Rooms have heating, air con,TV and Videos,Tea and Coffee facilities,ironing,Wireless cableetc.
Which room is your personal favorite?
Bali and Spa is a two story mudbrick tower surrounded by the creek.The Spa room downstairs is very cool in summer and very spacious.
What do the room rates include?
The rates include Brakfasts, We alternate with Croissants or Free range eggs Breakfasts and organic fruits/juice in seasons, freshly picked from our orchard
Do you offer any special packages?
We offer discount for weekly stay at Havan's.
Your host B.Havan, also offer Art or Yoga Tuition in different languages.(French,english spanish or Indonesian
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Fresh produces and free Range eggs are used at Havan's B&B
We can also follow individual requirement (Veg,etc)
When and where is breakfast served?
Flexible time,either in the dining room or guest's verandhas/Rooms , upon request.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
Do you serve other meals?
Dinners can be arranged
3 courses European cuisine cost AUS $25.00/per person
1 course Meal "" Aus $15.00/per person
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Outside Barbecue available to all guests ,fridge in King Room only
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Yes the Art Double room has a doll house Rocking horse and a Playpen area.
Do you accept pets?
Only on specific occasions according to the pet's temperament,and situation.We do have stables available for Horse rider.
What is your smoking policy?
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Smoke Alarms in all rooms
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
IPM check IN 10.30AM check out
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Credit Card N0 for confirmation,Tel:61 2 66886108
What is you cancellation policy?
$50.00 deposit refunded if cancellation is done two days at least prior to confirmed date of arrival
What types of payment do you accept?
Visa and Mastercard only
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
appropriate civilised behaviour is a must.Peaceful Nature Lovers only!!
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Many National Parks,and pristine beaches at proximity.Crystal castle,Byron Bay,Bangalow,Nimbin Gallery and local markets,Gourmet lismore cafe culture and explore the villages,Rosebank,Mullumbimby, experience theAlternative Rainbow region way off life, and its many Festivals celebrate the diverse cultural aspects of this area.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
We are located 7 klms up Terania Creek Road from The Channon village. The Channon is about 45 minutes from Byron Bay and about 20 minutes from Lismore.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
A more relaxed atmosphere and a home away from home.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
Havan's Ecotourist Retreat is more than just a Holiday escape it's a healing sanctuary.