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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it cheaper to book on Destination Byron Bay than on multinational websites?
Yes! Booking on Destination Byron Bay is on average 15% cheaper than booking on other platforms like Airbnb. That’s a big saving especially during peak weeks of the year when we sometimes see guest paying over $1000.00 more than they needed to in website fees. We encourage guests to book locally and help the Australian economy. Having more spending money for your holiday supports Byron Bay’s small businesses and our country town!
V.I.P Customer offer
We value our loyal customers and to say thankyou, we offer returning customers who book within 12 months of their last departure date a loyalty discount on their new reservation. To take advantage of this discount, the new reservation must be booked greater than 30 days prior to the arrival date and for a stay of 3 nights or longer. This offer can be used in any of our holiday rentals in Byron Bay.
How do I make a booking?
For bookings arriving within the next 30 days, we require full payment. For bookings outside the 30 day period, we require a 50% deposit within 48 hours of receiving the booking form and the balance 30 days prior to the booking start date. We accept direct deposits or Visa and MasterCard (credit card payments attract a merchant fee of 1.48%). Our booking forms are automated, please if you haven’t received your copy request one from us.
Do you require a security deposit?
A security bond is required for all properties and varies upon the time of year. Your refundable security deposit can be made via direct deposit or a credit card pre-authorisation hold.
What is your cancellation policy?
For bookings outside of festival and peak periods, you can cancel your booking and receive a 100% refund less a $100.00 cancellation administration fee if cancelled 30 days prior to your booking start date. For bookings in holidays and peak festival periods a refund will only be issued if the premises are re-let for the period of the proposed occupancy. An administration fee of $200.00 is charged on cancellations that require the premises to be re-booked.
Short Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) Code of Conduct
The mandatory Code of Conduct for the Short-term Rental Accommodation Industry started on 18 December 2020. The code aims to help better manage and address anti-social behaviour, amenity impacts (including in shared facilities such as pools and gyms) and other issues experienced by neighbours and communities. The Code creates new minimum standards of behaviour and requirements for all industry participants including:
- Letting Agents and Facilitators
The code is administered by Fair Trading. We request our guests familiarise themselves in particular with obligations in relation to behaviours that create noise which would disrupt neighbours. In addition, behaviours that would cause damage to private property and or common property in strata schemes. Please familiarise yourself with the disciplinary actions that NSW Fair Trading can now take in relation to breaches of the code.
We request that all our guests read about the industry obligations under the Code. Click here to download a PDF copy of the Code of Conduct for the Short-term Rental Accommodation Industry.
Code of Conduct Complaints
Under the Code of Conduct we are required to provide a link to the Fair Trading Code of Conduct complaints page.
Do you have a Covid-19 cancellation policy?
Now that restrictions are lifted for all bookings made after 1st October 2022 we no longer have a Covid-19 cancellation policy.
Do you perform extra cleaning to make the properties Covid-19 safe?
Yes we have changed our cleaning procedures and follow expert advice on performing a Covid-19 safe level of cleaning. All touch points are sanitised with commercial products that are effective disinfecting against Covid-19 as well as all the soft furnishings sprayed. Our linen comes from a commercial laundry and is laundered to the highest standards applying industry-leading technology and hygiene techniques. All linen is completely disinfected through the wash cycle which includes high temperatures and industrial grade detergents.
Do you have a minimum night policy and set arrival days?
Throughout Shoulder season the majority of properties have a minimum 3 night stay, however some of our 1 and 2 bedroom properties will accept 2 night stays if openings between bookings will allow. Throughout school holiday and festival periods our minimum stay is 5-7 nights, please refer to individual properties for more information. Some peak periods such as Christmas and New Years week require a weekend check in and our Easter bookings generally arrive on the Wednesday before Good Friday.
What time is check in and check out? Is it possible to alter the time?
Check in is 3pm and check out is at 10am AEST. Please note that due to Covid-19, cleaning takes our teams longer to perform to make our rentals sanitised and generally, the allotted time between check out and check in is required. As we have a contactless check-in system its not possible to drop a bag with our cleaners. We appreciate our guests understanding in keeping these important front line staff safe, without them performing essential cleaning our business would grind to a halt!
How do we get to Byron Bay from the airport?
Destination Byron Bay offer a private concierge transfer service. Booking our driver takes all the stress out of arrival and finding your rental. Our driver will collect you in the safest car on the planet a Tesla model 3, and deliver you to your accommodation. He will show you where your key safe is and open the property for you. If the property is in the process of a clean we will store your luggage at the property, grab the keys, and drop you off to your chosen location in town. Alternatively, if you have more that 4 passengers you can catch an airport transfer bus service. A google search will list the many operators servicing Byron Bay.
Our flight leaves later in the day can we leave our bags at the property?
We will try our best to assist with your departure, however our ability to fulfill this request is dependant upon the property and keeping our housekeeping team contactless and Covid-19 safe. In those instances when it is not possible, the Byron Bay Visitor’s Centre provides a baggage storage service at $5 per person. Requests need to be made 48hrs prior to departure to allow for scheduling changes.
Can we have a courtesy hold?
We are happy to place a property on hold without financial obligation for a 24 hour period.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept direct deposits or Visa and Mastercard (credit card payments attract a merchant fee of 1.4%).
Do you accept Schoolies reservations?
Not all our properties accept Schoolies bookings. A Schoolies booking is anyone who completed year 12 studies, regardless of what activities your group may wish to partake in. Please send us an email enquiry and we will send you the full Schoolies information and availability list. Schoolies bookings are subject to our Schoolies Terms and Conditions please request a copy of this document from us. This document is important to read before booking so you understand the conditions of booking. Schoolies bookings are non-refundable unless your dates are resold.
Do you supply cots and high chairs?
Some of our properties supply cots and high chairs, however you are required to bring your own linen. We also have high quality Baby Bjorn cots and bassinets with Sheridan linen for hire. Please enquire at the time of making a booking or make a reservation for hire equipment through the Guest Portal.
Are all the properties air conditioned?
Not all our properties are air conditioned. Some are fully air conditioned whilst others may only be air conditioned in the bedrooms and have ceiling fans in other rooms. Please enquire when making a booking.
Do you have pet friendly properties?
Yes, we do have some pet friendly houses. Please enquire when making a booking as pets must be registered and pay a pet fee of $150. Due to strata bi-laws, our apartments and villas do not allow pets.
Can we have a wedding/party/function?
Absolutely no parties, gatherings or functions of any nature are permitted in our properties. This rule is strictly adhered to and no exceptions are made. Excessive noise or any gatherings/parties will result in immediate eviction and loss of tariff and security deposit.
Can a property be booked for a location shoot for commercial photography?
Yes please email or call to discuss terms, conditions and fees we do offer location daytime shoots.
Are the photos on the website the photos of the property we will be staying at?
The photos on our website are the exact photos of the property you will be staying in. Any photos showing a view were taken from that property. It can be a daunting task selecting a holiday property that will meet your expectations. Our photography is an accurate representation of each property, there will only be minor differences in soft furnishing items.
Does my property have WI-FI?
All our properties provide Wi-Fi for our guests. As WI-FI quality is dependant upon the service provided by the NBN if you require internet for business purposes we suggest you also make backup arrangements. Please contact us to find out about the Wi-Fi at the property you are interested in.
Does my property have linen included?
All our properties come with all bed and bath linen. Regardless of how many people are in your booking, when you arrive at the property all the beds will be made. If you would like to hire beach towels, we have these available for hire at $9.90 per towel.