Havan's Ecotourist Retreat, Lot 1, Lawler's Rd., 2480 The Channon, New South Wales, Australia
Havan's Ecotourist Retreat 
Lot 1, Lawler's Rd., 2480 The Channon, New South Wales, Australia
 Phone: +61 2 66886108, +61 402 196627
 Innkeeper: Brigitte Havan Odum
 Website: http://www.rainbowregion.com.au/havan
 Rates per room start from: 125 AUD
 Breakfast time: 08:00 - 09:30
 Check-in from: 13:00, check-out by: 10:00
Havan's Ecotourist Retreat is a place for a quiet respite close to nature, where one may enjoy the simple things in life in a picturesque and unique setting. It is located in the rainforest of Northern New South Wales in the Byron-Bay hinterlands - the heart of the Rainbow Region. Nearby are situated the Nightcap National Parks and Protestors Falls. Here visitors may indulge in pure relaxation enjoying abundant bird- and wildlife as well as all the charms of an enchanting rainforest. The eco retreat is right next to Terania creek (perfect for swimming and meditation) and offers luxurious accommodation in 2 double and 1 SPA room coupled with yoga and arts classes (by arrangement). The area is ideal for eco walks, bush walking, historic and cultural tours, visits of the Byron Bay beaches, fishing, etc.
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General amenities
 common dining room
 barbecue/BBQ
 summer garden
 summer terrace/patio
 park on grounds
 massage
 laundry/washing services
 ironing services
 off-street parking
 quiet surroundings
Room amenities
 tea and coffee making facilities
 en-suite bathroom
Nearby amenities/activities
 walking
 fishing
 swimming
 sun bathing
 trekking
 golfing
 biking
 hiking
 photography
 bird watching
 picnic areas
 beaches
 mountains
 river
 ocean
 historic sites
 cultural events
 museums/galleries
 fine dining
 shopping
Payment types
 Cash
 Master Card
 VISA
Location map
An interview with the innkeeper(s) of Havan's Ecotourist Retreat (30th of August 2012)
What is(are) your name(s)?
Brigitte Odum Havan
For how long have you been running a B&B?
10 years
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?
Yes
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?
Outside ONLY
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Yes
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
N/A
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?
No
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
havans@bigpond.com 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.
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