When A-list celebs such as Naomi Watts and Aussie stars such as Simon Baker visit Byron Bay, many hide away, it has recently been revealed, in the opulent and secluded Four Winds Estate.
With the property being listed for sale, owners past and present have finally spilled the beans on some of the who’s who of the celebrity world that have frolicked at the estate’s magnificent holiday villas.
Until now owners and their staff were ‘hush hush’ on the sprawling estate’s guests, who include Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, ‘Mentalist’ heart-throb Simon Baker and acclaimed English actress Victoria Tennant.
Many a celeb have recharged their batteries in the lush surroundings which include stables and a horse arena, a resort pool and waterfall with panoramic views from the Byron Lighthouse to Lennox Head and beyond.
When Home and Away starlet Ada Nicodemou sought the perfect venue for her hen’s weekend, she looked no further than the decadent setting of the estate for her guests such as Kate Richie.
Other fans of this coastal beauty include actress Radha Mitchell and footballer Ian Robertson.
Heavies of the business world also make Four Winds their special getaway.
Les Gleaves (otherwise known as Mr Walmart) and wife Nancy from the US frequented the estate, as do and the Sydney fashion pack, with designers such as Peter Morrissey and Wayne Cooper escaping city life to kick back at Four Winds.
Previously owned by Australian racing icons the Ingham family, the estate has been lovingly nurtured in recent years by Rick and Helen de Leede, who left Sydney for Byron in 2003 after owning and running the iconic Rose Hotel in Chippendale for 11 years.
Offering seven acres (2.8 hectares) of highly coveted coastal escarpment directly behind Broken Head, Four Winds is accessed by a 150m private tree-lined driveway.
The magnificent colonial style main residence and two separate luxury villas may be used as profitable holiday accommodation or as a private residence with separate living areas.
Vaulted timber walkways connect the villas and main residence.
Cathedral ceilings, marble bathrooms with indoor/outdoor areas, large wrap-around verandas, marble and polished timber floors, established tropical gardens and permanent clean spring water are some of the many offerings of this unique and luxurious estate.
No expense has been spared to furnish and adorn the three residences and all furniture, artworks and artefacts will be left with the estate.
Four Winds is located just 10 minutes from Byron Bay, five minutes from Broken Head beach, 15 minutes from Ballina airport and five minutes from the charming village of Bangalow.
The estate is for sale through Scott Harvey Real Estate for $7.5 million.
View the property at www.fourwindsestate.com.au or phone Scott on 0412 296872.