Sanctuary in the pocket byron

Starting at just $180/night

2 private villas + studio


8-12 Beds
5 Bathrooms
Swimming Pool + Plunge Pool + 2 Spas


Retreat Into Your Own

Private Oasis

Set in a spectacular 5 acres of botanical gardens, nestled between the mountains of the Byron Hinterland & the iconic beaches of the Australian East Coast, Sanctuary in the Pocket is an idyllic space for you to run an intimate retreat, special event or come to stay with a loved one. Indulge in one of our 2 private luxury villas, each with private gardens, spa and pool; or getaway in our quaint studio apartment, set with lush linen, free wifi, and modern amenities to ensure your stay away in nature is especially comfortable. 

Retreats + Events


The Owners of In The Pocket Byron Mike and Lisa

About The Owners

Lisa and Mike Galea recently took over the property in mid 2022. Lisa has added her designer touch to all the spaces, while Mike has continued to nurture the gardens, adding vege patches, fruit trees, a space for his bees (and their delectable honey), and is currently designing a bush-tucker walk though the garden. Both Lisa and Mike are passionate about making the retreat an eco friendly haven. Sanctuary in the Pocket is the ideal space to use as a place to renew yourself, or as a springboard to explore all that Byron Shire has to offer.

Stay With Us

Book the entire property or your own private villa or studio. 


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 Cremin-Darkin