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Sanctuary in the Pocket Retreats And Accommodation Byron Bay

Private luxury accommodation and boutique event venue in the Byron Bay Hinterland


Private Luxury Retreat Accommodation


Looking for that special setting for your next romantic getaway, reconnecting with old friends or you just need a space to recharge and get away from the everyday routine and overwhelm. 

Sanctuary in The Pocket will surpass your expectations. Set in a spectacular 5 acres of botanical gardens, you will find the most wonderfully luxurious, private accommodation to suit your every occasion. Private accommodation in the Byron Hinterland with a selection of accommodation options available surrounded by nature so beautiful and tranquil you will feel immediately at peace.

Luxury Villas | Boutique Group Retreats | Corporate Journeys

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Perfect Getaway For Any Occasion


Cook up a storm in the fully-appointed kitchen or on the BBQ, enjoying the beautiful local produce for tasty meals by the pool.​​ The 10-meter outdoor pool and Teppinaki fire pit area  is for the of guests staying in "The Retreat" villa as is the landscaped deck and Balinese Gazebo area.

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Escape to a private tropical paradise in the Byron Hinterland


Relax & Recharge

Indulge in one of our 2 luxury villas each with private gardens, spa and pool, or getaway in our quaint studio apartment, all set with lush linen, free wifi, and modern amenities to ensure your stay away in nature is especially comfortable.

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Unwind in Nature

Sanctuary in The Pocket will surpass your expectations. Set in a spectacular 5 acres of botanical gardens, amongst rolling farmland hills, nestled between the mountains of the byron hinterland and the beaches of the east coast.



Looking for that special setting for your next romantic getaway, reconnecting with old friends or you just need a space to recharge and get away from the everyday routine and overwhelm. 


What a beautiful place, felt like we were in Bali, everything was perfect, Lisa and Mike made us feel right at home, highly recommended. Lots to see on their 5 acre paradise

Clive Pratt


Absolutely loved the place. Complete relaxation and rest with a very unique ambience. Hosts were very friendly and easy to talk to and willing to help. Definitely recommend and will be back to stay again.

Anthea Knipe


Thank you!

This is one of the nicest places I’ve stayed and seen EVER!

I would highly recommend this to anyone. Incredible hosts - incredible location - incredible gardens - incredible house

Jacob Cremen-Darkin

Curiosity |  Creativity | Connection.


Relax in comfort listening to your favourite tunes and kick back on the covered decks that surround the villa, savour sundowner drinks by your private water garden or enjoy an outdoor shower after a swim or surf at one of the stunning local beaches only 13 mins' drive away.

The Pocket is a beautifully rural little valley, with cattle and horses, emerald green paddocks and wooded hillsides leading to some of the local National Parks. 

Situated only 30 minutes from Ballina or the Gold Coast airports, we are ideally situated for that well-deserved short weekend getaway or a longer break from the daily grind.

30 mins

from Gold Coast or Ballina Airport

15 mins

from Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and the amazing beaches of Byron shire.

25 mins

Quintessential Byron Bay

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Pocket Perks

Only when you book direct on this site!

Looking for a luxury resort experience without the hidden costs and surprises? Pocket Perks has you covered; With complementary inclusions like welcome drinks, free breakfast every morning+, and wifi access throughout the day.

Without having to pay any additional fees.


We want to help you make the most of your stay, so be sure to take advantage of everything we have to offer!

Breakfast included
Gifts galore
Free Wi-Fi
Beach ready
Unlimited tea & coffee
Our home is your home 

Fall in love with the Byron Bay Hinterland

Capture the Beauty


There's something for everyone here. From learning to surf, kayaking with dolphins, hang gliding with eagles, to wandering through magnificent National Parks and visiting magical waterfalls.

Hang out on a mountain top with views to die for, or wander through the peaceful countryside.

Meander through the through funky townships, with great coffee and vibrant food, or check out the weekly community and farmers’ markets to people watch and buy great local produce.

Live Music abounds. Chill out at Brunswick Heads pub, with its great beer garden and food, while listening to local musicians.

​Explore Mullumbimby, set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Chincogan and the famous Mount Warning. This original 70s hippie village is home to great organic shops, friendly cafes and one of the most popular pubs in the area.

Yoga and Meditation classes are always popular – we can even arrange personal sessions with local practitioners.

Have a massage on the deck as the sun goes down (Please provide 24-hours’ notice) before you relax into a quiet evening or a night out visiting local towns.

​Festivals | Arts | Markets

What's On

With weekly and seasonal markets, live music, exhibitions, events, and festivals, the Byron Shire is always buzzing with activity. Sanctuary in the Pocket is perfectly located right in the heart of the shire providing ideal accessibility to all that the Shire has to offer. We are the perfect choice for festival-goers and adventurers who want to be close to all the action, yet want a lush and comfortable place to recharge and rejuvenate in your own peaceful Sanctuary at the end of the day.


Get in touch with us to organize personal transport.


7 mins

7 Minutes from North Byron Parklands (The Falls and Splendour in the Grass Music Festivals)

12 mins

18 minutes from Mullumbimby (Mullum music festival, Byron Spirit Festival, Living Earth Festival)

18 mins

15 Minutes from Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm (The Blues Festival, Boomerang Festival) 

18 mins

18 minutes from Byron Bay (The Writer's Festival, International Film Festival, Byron Art's Classic)

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Retreat in the Byron Bay Hinterland

We are here to help, please get in touch with any questions and we will assist you with your booking.

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