Homestay Accommodation

Stay with Matt on retreat:

You’re warmly invited to take time out and recharge, with a break at my home in Tyagarah, just a short drive from Byron Bay.

Get away from it all and relax in a spacious setting, close to the ocean and surrounded by lush tropical gardens with views out to sea.


I can happily fit in around you, either keeping you company on a trip to the beach, or a bushwalk to explore some of the region's scenery (work permitting!)… or leaving you to explore at your own pace.


...Swing in a hammock chair in the garden after a reviving massage

...Sip a cold beer on the deck at sunset as you admire the views across the ocean to Byron lighthouse

...Enjoy delicious, hearty home-cooked meals

...Stretch out in a hot bath or in front of a DVD at night

...Soak up peace, quiet, nature, sunshine and fresh air


Bring a partner or friend, or just yourself, and enjoy a warm welcome, healing food, reviving bodywork and peaceful surrounds, to help you re-discover you.

Menu sampler:

Things To Do:

Take a stroll to and swim in the nearby tea tree lake, renowned for its healing properties...

Walk, cycle or drive 2 minutes down the track to clothing-optional Tyagarah beach and find a shady sand dune to relax and snooze...

Cycle along the beach to town at low tide...

Take a yoga class at nearby Creature Yoga...

Visit the nearby Byron Farmers Markets every Thursday, or the Arts & Crafts markets every Sunday...


Relax at the house on the daybed in the sunroom with a book...

Take a soak in an epsom-salt-&-frankincense-oil bath, while you admire the views out to the gardens...

Hang out in the garden - swing in the hammock chair or stretch out on a blanket under the shady poinciana tree...


First night's stay: 


- 1 night's accommodation

- Breakfast

- One 2 hr Ka Huna massage

Price: $380

Second person: add $280. Package includes all of the above.

Extra nights:


Add on additional nights if required (accommodation only), to a maximum of 3 nights total:

Per night add $150.

Second person: Per night add $50.

Optional extras:

Additional breakfast/packed lunch for the beach/dinner:

$20 per meal

Airport transfers:


$40 return trip from/to Ballina airport

$70 return trip from Coolangatta airport


Cycle hire:

$20 per day

"Matt, thank you so much for an incredible few days at Aloha Kahuna. Your house is so beautiful and relaxing, you are a wonderful host and great company, and your food is sensational! I can’t even begin to describe how great your massage was – it totally relaxed me and really got me into the right headspace for my mini break. It was a spectacular holiday and I can’t thank you enough for making it special. If you’ve found Matt’s page, do yourself a favour and book in immediately – you can thank me later!"

Richard, Sydney (Jan 2018)

"Matt is a very gracious host who offers the perfect combination of location and hospitality to create a truly stunning place in the world to unwind. I was lucky enough to try out his cooking during my stay - second to no restaurant in the local area, or even further afield! An experienced Kahuna Masseur with a highly intuitive style, to leave without experiencing one of his massages would be an incomplete visit. The environment of the area , along with Matt's charm, genuine warmth, and his in-depth local knowledge delivers an experience far superior to anything else on offer from other accommodations nearby."

Scott, Brisbane (Aug 2016)

Wonderful house and host, Matt was a gracious host easy to get on with and made a scrumptious breakfast. Location was perfect... quiet enough, but close enough to the action as well.

Neil, Sydney  (Nov 2016)

I enjoyed my stay at Matt's place and would recommend it and would stay again. Mat is very warm and welcoming and does all he can to make you feel at home. Great place, great food and I recommend a massage during your stay.

Paul, Melbourne (Dec 2016)

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