"Lucky Duck Bus"
Unique AirBnB Accommodation

Valla, NSW 2448. Mid-North Coast, Australia

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Affordable, cool and funky boutique accommodation in Valla NSW, between Sydney and Byron Bay, Gold Coast and Brisbane

The "Lucky Duck Bus" is a stylishly and thoughtfully hand renovated 1977 Mercedes School Bus located on the edge of private forest along the sub-tropical NSW mid-north coast (Coffs Coast). With a King size bed, at over 11m long and with 2.2m ceilings this is much more spacious than a tiny-house. Think huge "cool" bus becomes classy quirky retro cabin / hotel room on a mini eco-resort.

Peaceful and private AirBnb accommodation in NSW that is original and interesting

Close to beautiful beaches (Valla Beach is just 6 minutes drive) and only 4 minutes off the Pacific highway (but with no traffic noise). Self-contained Bed and Breakfast accommodation that is a bit different and fun while being fully equipped for comfort, relaxation, work and play. The "Lucky Duck Bus" is an accommodation experience that is now delighting couples, holiday makers, east coast travelers, backpackers, musicians, artists and all the guests who come to stay!

A memorable Coffs Coast B&B holiday rental accommodation experience

Smooth Mercedes curves injected with luxury, retro beach and surf style - all lovingly crafted with attention to detail (including many creature comforts). All in a beautiful natural setting and at a very affordable and competitive price.
Check out the reviews below - our guests are describing us as their best vacation rental and best AirBnb rental experience.

Inside the 11m long funky retro surf styled "Lucky Duck Bus", a converted 1977 Mercedes school bus

Self-contained, functional and beautiful

Kitchenette, Lounge, Bedroom and outdoor annex (with hot shower and bath, BBQ and cooking and relaxation area)

Inviting king size bed with forest views and paisley curtains, part of holiday rental accommodation on the NSW mid-north coast

So much better than a Hostel, Hotel or Camping accommodation

Couples enjoy a luxury King Bed with forest views and the sounds of nature! An amazing romantic eco-retreat between Sydney and Brisbane. on the Coffs coast

under a custom and unqiue wooden annex structure, showing BBQ, outddor dining table, bamboo wall, luxury in-ground  bath and shower, forest backdrop

Your own outdoor area

Relax on the forest edge under a custom made turpentine and rosewood structure (the wood sourced from our own forest) and incorporating an up-cycled main-sail from the yacht!

Stunning outdoor in-ground bath and shower overlooking the forest

Cheap hotels and camping grounds have nothing on this mini eco-retreat and B&B holiday rental!

In ground bath and shower (with retractable privacy screens) overlooking the forest. Tree and Kookaburra watching or even star-gazing are popular bath time pursuits.

  • King Size Bed

    Luxury with forest views!

  • In-ground Shower & and Bath

    Overlooking the forest and with the sounds of nature!

  • Relaxing Environment

    Birds are plentiful and other native animals visit. No dogs (sorry).

  • Kitchen & Appliances

    300L Fridge/Freezer, Toaster, Mircowave, Kettle, Blender

  • Table / Work Area

    Your office space never looked so good!

  • Free Wi-Fi

    We also have a booster for Telstra/Boost/Aldi mobile reception.

  • Lounge

    Little indoor retro 70s chill out area.

  • BBQ & Gas Burners

    Outdoor, undercover cooking facilities and a lovely big hand-made rosewood bar/bench table.

  • Off-street parking

    For your van, car, boat or trailer.

  • Undercover Outdoor Area

    Shower/Bath, sun lounges, night lights, meditation stump, fresh herbs

  • Bluetooth Speaker

    For your tunes or videos.

  • Solar Powered

    On-site eco-friendly renewable energy and our own tank water.

Contact the Hosts (Simon & Aurelie)

We speak English, French and a little Spanish and  welcome international travelers and backpackers.  

A beautiful day at North Valla Beach NSW, with blue sky, waves, and a few people walking along the sand

North Valla Beach

People this awesome and unique NSW B&B accommodation!

“Across so many Airbnb bookings I’ve enjoyed, this was likely the best (and certainly the most gregarious and hospitable hosts you could hope for). Simon and Aurelie have an amazing space there, and the photos don’t do justice to how large, comfortable and picturesque the space is. S&A are full of insights and info, but also totally respectful of your privacy. A remarkable stay that we’ll certainly book again”Adam, January 2018
“Such a beautiful place to unwind. Simon and Aurelie are such friendly and accommodating hosts. Looking forward to stopping back in here over time and watching this exciting project grow”Emi, January 2018
“We had a wonderful stay in the bus! It has literally everything you could ever need. The hosts are legends and gave us tips on the incredible Valla Beach region. We would stay here again for sure.”Bee & Jacob, January 2018
“The coolest accommodation ever! I loved having a bath outside looking over the forest, chilling in the beautifully decorated bus and a super comfy sleep! Thanks so much Simon and Aurelie we look forward to returning”Jodie & Jim, January 2018
in Valla
“Simon & Aurelie were lovely! They had thought of everything and the bus was fantastic! A great experience that beats a boring old hotel room any day!!”Mikey, January 2018
“An absolutely amazing experience staying in this beautiful bus – the location, layout, design, everything! Simon and Aurelie were the perfect hosts and provide so many great amenities and surprise treats to cook with. They literally go above and beyond with plenty of power points, an outdoor bath, BBQ, wifi, fans throughout the bus, ice cold fresh rainwater + more. I’m already planning my next trip back :)”Arianne, January 2018
“We had our favourite stay yet with Airbnb last night at this awesome converted school bus. The bus itself was super clean and had everything we needed! Absolute 10/10 stay :)”Eden & Declan, January 2018
“Perfect AirBnB experience! Bed is super comfy. Outdoor shower is magic. Gorgeous views of the bush. So many thoughtful inclusions and personal touches in the bus and outdoor area (great kitchen stuff, meditation stump – I won’t spoil any more). Also perfectly minimal and simple at the same time. Great value for money. Can’t recommend enough!!”JoJo, Ken and Linda, January 2018

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  • Interesting and memorable AirBnb accommodation in a great Australian coastal location - just off the M1

    Far superior to cheap hostel, hotel and camping accommodation! This is a fantastic and different NSW accommodation experience for those holidaying or travelling the mid north coast between Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Only 6 minutes drive to the local town Valla beach – a relaxed and friendly quintessential Aussie beach town with a pub (Valla Beach Tavern with bottle shop, TAB, pool table, bistro), 2 great cafe/restaurants, a butcher and a pharmacy. Our boutique Valla accommodation is also an ideal central location to sight-see and explore Nambucca Heads, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Sawtell, Urunga, Macksville, Bonville, Coffs Harbor and all the mid-north NSW coast has to offer (from the mountains and national parks to the beaches and more)!
    Hotels, and Trivago can’t provide you with this type of well priced yet highly desirable accommodation with personal service and hosting!

  • Romantic NSW accommodation and a peaceful and private eco-friendly getaway for couples and travelers

    A big comfortable king size bed. No highway traffic noise. The sounds of nature. Fresh Air. Fresh eggs and herbs. A lovely space and property on which to chill out, read, talk, cuddle, enjoy a wine, play or listen to some music and generally escape back to you and nature.

  • A great place to stay on the "Banana Coast" and enjoy the activities you love

    Our boutique Coffs Coast Air BnB accommodation is close to many beautiful beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, great options for swimming, surfing (Valla, Scotts Head, Sawtell), scuba diving (South West Rocks and Solitary Islands Marine Park), golfing (Bonville Golf Course only 25 minutes away), bird-watching, fishing, boating, cycling, 4WDing, national parks, bush-walking and more. All this in a wonderful climate, with clean air, and surrounded by an array of wildlife, flora and fauna. We consider observing, reading, talking, sleeping, reconnecting, listening to music, meditating, yoga, eating, drinking, and detoxing great activies!

  • Accommodation for NSW east coast festival, concert, event and wedding attendees, workers and performers

    Make your journey or event truly memorable and enjoyable, or relax, recover and unwind after the show. The Coffs Coast is a magical place to stop-over for people on the way to or from festivals such as; Byron Blues Fest, Splendor in the Grass, Falls Festival, Woodford Folk festival, Bellingen Winter music festival, Tamworth country music festival, or other east coast gatherings. The Lucky Duck is classy and practical B&B accommodation for local events such as the SWIFF, Nambucca Volkswagen Spectacular, Nambucca Heads Island Golfest, Valla Beach Hot Rod Rally, GT Falcon Annual, and the monthly Belligen Markets!

surfers enjoying clean peaks and wall at North Valla Beach NSW

Surfing at North Valla Beach

Travelling with a group or looking for a funky budget accommodation option?

Check out "Shackalicious" our cute, comfortable and very affordable music and arts inspired "bush hut" (on the same lovely property)!

Our property, accomodation and vision is driven by sustainable development and permaculture principals
(Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share).

Permaculture graphic showing 3 colored circles representing Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share

We're actively creating an eco-friendly, people friendly and very enjoyable mini-eco-retreat. The #LuckuyDuckBus is a part of that. Funds sourced from air bnb bookings are predominantly used to try to nurture and improve the land, soil, productive gardens, our local environment and the lives of the people and animals who live here, and our friends and guests who visit.

We're truly grateful for every dollar, every booking, and what we might learn along the way - from all the lovely souls who come to stay.

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    Website by Simon at (your bus builder and host!) who is powered by daily fresh eggs!