Sometimes in life you just need to completely check OUT of your normal routine, pack your bags, hit the road and check IN to an awaiting paradise. If timing permits, I will usually opt for recharge sponsored by my passport however when the opportunity became available for a mental break at the Mia Beach Abode at South Golden Beach - I simply couldn't resist.
I am based in Brisbane, so for me the commute to paradise was a blissful 1.5 hour car ride down the M1, however if you're travelling from the Gold Coast Airport allow for a quick 30 minutes transit for your journey. Mia Beach Abode comes with a double lock up garage, so your hired vehicle will be secured safely.
Upon arrival, you're greeted by a selection of locally sourced cheeses, alongside must have pantry provisions, fresh limes from the garden out back and most importantly - a bottle of red wine on the kitchen bench, and if red is not your wine colour of choice, there is also a white wine chilling in the fridge. With plenty of cheeseboards stored in the pantry, it didn't take long to whip together a small afternoon cheeseboard to enjoy out on the back deck.
There are four generous sized bedrooms that sleep a total of 8 people within the Mia Beach Abode, three upstairs including the desirable master loft, (featured below) and one downstairs (featured below) - all decorated to what I refer to as "Zen Heaven" as the colour palettes did wonders for me personally. With ducted air conditioning and heating throughout, the home is constantly inviting regardless of the predicted weather outside.
The location of the Mia Beach Abode is only 15 minutes from the iconic Byron Bay, which is where we decided to have our breakfast early on the Saturday morning at Three Blue Ducks at the renowned The Farm, Byron Bayand it truly did not disappoint. There is truly something inviting about freshly baked sour dough, a strong coffee and loveable farm animals. note: Three Blue Ducks is notoriously busy on weekends, we arrived at 7:30am with no troubles of securing a table in the warm sun.
After filling our hungry stomachs, we popped into Byron Bay's CBD and picked up some local produce from Bay Grocer which was conveniently right opposite Spell & The Gypsy Collective which happens to be one of my favourite clothing stores. The kitchen is so inviting at Mia Beach Abode for any seasoned and even the non-seasoned cooks amongst us (me), it would be a crime not to take advantage. We kept it simple, burgers, salads and roast vegetables - alongside another cracking cheese platter to enjoy in the interim of course.
As the temperature dropped for the evening to a mere 9 degrees, it was time to give the fire pit out back a good working where we unapologetically polished off the welcome gift/s. Noting the property backs onto the beach with a forrest in between, minimal neighbours, the tranquility of silence was just what I needed to take a deep breath, look around and text the owner of Mia Beach Abode to inform her I was officially moving in. Unfortunately she regretfully declined my offer and encouraged me to book again (which I already have done!).
The practicality and prime location of the Mia Beach Abode is what sold me originally, but after spending the weekend there it's obvious you can appreciate the ability to open the front door and feel right at home. The owner's of this beautiful property have thought of everything, from the exceptional styling & internal decor, to welcome gifts, to the family friendly card & board games, a washing machine & dryer (for those longer stays), and most importantly, the outdoor shower for when you're wanting to wash off from a day on the white sandy beach. The memorable Mia Beach Abode, I will see you again real soon.
Some additional happy snaps of Mia & the weekend through my eyes;
Mia Beach Abode is available for bookings year round, and you can find the details below;