At Micalo, our mission has always been to create a haven of luxury and serenity, where unforgettable memories are made. We are immensely proud of the experiences we offer, but what truly warms our hearts is the kind words and genuine feedback from our cherished guests. On this page, we’re honored to share their stories, impressions, and moments of joy that they’ve generously offered. These testimonials reflect the essence of Micalo and the exceptional experiences we strive to provide. We invite you to explore the heartfelt words of our guests and get a glimpse of the Micalo magic through their eyes.

“To say that Micalo is a slice of heaven would be an absolute understatement. This property has everything you need and want! Everything has been thought of! The design and aesthetic is perfection and every room has something more beautiful to offer than the last. The location is removed enough from town to allow for uninterrupted relaxation, whilst still being close enough to all the amenities and cute local shops and cafes. It truly was one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever stayed. Perfect for a romantic, peaceful weekend with your partner, or a fabulous family affair. The property offers so many activities but truly has something for everyone. Can’t wait to go back!

India Hartford Davis

“I recently had the pleasure of hosting an event at Micalo, owned and designed by the very kind & talented Taliah, and I must say it exceeded all expectations. From the moment we stepped onto the property, we were captivated by each detail and the overall elegance that makes Micalo so special.

The venue itself is nestled on a serene and picturesque property close to Yamba. The well-maintained gardens, tasteful landscaping and cutest wallabies provided a stunning backdrop for our event. Taliah’s attention to detail in the design of the luxurious house truly sets Micalo apart. The carefully curated decor and thoughtfully chosen furnishings made our short stay feel very homey.

One of the standout features of Micalo is its versatility. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a larger event, the property offers a variety of spaces meaning we were absolutely spoilt for choice in the planning of our event layout.

I highly recommend Micalo for anyone seeking a weekend getaway or a venue for a special event. Micalo is the perfect destination.

Thank you Taliah for everything.

Pele Johnson

“When I walked into Micalo I thought Id been transported to another time and space. Couldn’t believe the amount of time energy and love that has been invested into Micalo. Really thoughtful well executed rooms and amenities that allow for a heightened experience. I was with my wife and 2 young children who didn’t want to leave. Really kid friendly that also aloud the adults to have a ball too. We all had the best time and look forward to coming back. “

Luke, Darsan, Bodhi and Malachi Stedman

“Micalo in Yamba is an absolute gem, stayed with 5 families plus kids and still felt like we had loads of space. Photos really don’t do it justice of how grand it is. Plenty of chill spots for hanging out with friends or finding a quiet corner to escape. The grounds are serene, and the spa, sauna, ice bath, and golf hole just top it off like nothing else. Perfect for a getaway with friends or family, and it’s not too far from the beach. Solid 5 stars from us “

Jenna, Matt, Kruz & Rusty December 2023

“We stayed at Micalo in Yamba and it was the most amazing property!!!! We had our 3 generations, Grandparents, children and grandchildren and it was a great bonding time. The house had everything and more that you cld want. Unfortunately the weather was not good during our stay there, but the house had enough indoor activities to entertain us and we grabbed a few opportunities to utilise outdoor activities in between rain showers. Can’t wait to do it again!!!! Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful property. “


“Every element of Micalo is sheer luxury and yet it caters for all ages. With our large extended family spanning three generations, it offered vast entertainment options so we never felt the need to leave. Catering to the needs of large groups, whether they want to hang out separately or together, there’s choices to enjoy a round a golf or two, relax at the pool and spa or maybe just chill at the bar, while taking in the spectacular view of the river and natural wildlife… plus so much more! We are excited for the next holiday at Micalo. “

RHIANNON, August 2023

“Where do I even begin. I rarely get the chance to switch off from the daily grind with my two busy boys and work but Micalo was the perfect getaway escape. The home is beautifully curated with every detail of the property and surrounds designed and perfectly thought out. It felt like we had our own private luxury resort equipped with all the activities to keep my busy boys entertained. We really switched off from the outside world and immersed ourselves in our incredible surrounds creating beautiful memories as a family. Honestly, I have stayed in some beautiful homes but this one ticks every box for me immersing ourselves in nature in the most luxurious way. We didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back. “


“Just a little note to say thank you so very, very much for allowing us to have Emily and Johl’s stunningly beautiful wedding at your incredible MICALO. It was so perfect for their wedding and truly was the day of their dreams. We, and our guests were blown away by the luxurious property, and haven’t been able to stop talking about it since! Of course we wish we had’ve stayed longer, 3 nights certainly wasn’t long enough to experience all MICALO has to offer… but thank you times a million. We really appreciate all you did for us to help make it happen. Looking forward to returning to MICALO again one day soon. “


“This is one of the most gorgeous houses I’ve ever seen! I stayed with extended family for a weekend and none of us wanted to leave. The photos don’t do the space justice with the gorgeous creek, basketball court, sauna, pool, golf, many fire pits – just to name a few of our favourite spots. Really comfortable bedrooms to fit lots of people, lots of separate spaces to relax and hang out separately and together. We had the best time and couldn’t even fit in all of the activities! Byron Beach Abodes were wonderful hosts with exceptional communication and some fantastic recommendations too. Couldn’t recommend more highly – we truly didn’t want to leave!”

July 2023

“Micalo is one of the most beautiful and impressive properties I have ever stayed in. The attention to detail is extraordinary and world class. The interiors are sublime and every detail covetable. The consideration of the natural beauty of the environment is all immersive, it sits so organically within its site. Within the house nature infiltrates all the rooms in such an organic way. As a chef I was so impressed with the kitchen, I don’t think I’ve ever had such pleasure cooking anywhere else. It is one of Australia’s best properties to entertain in. World class. We will be back. X “

Holly Marsh
June 2023

“I don’t think I have words to do our stay justice. It was out of this world perfection!

From the beautiful little touches with some goodies left in the fridge for us to the fresh plants, there was truly nothing not considered for our stay. The property is superb, the house is so well thought out and designed, and the finishes of EVERYTHING are all such good quality and high end, the house is obviously visual luxury but it just feels so much more.

The kids loved having their own house to sleep in, though there was so much to do to keep them busy they didn’t spend a whole lot of time inside. You are drawn outdoors because of how beautiful the landscape is and the men and kids spent a good amount of time playing basketball, golf and canoeing around.

I wish we could have stayed for longer; it has been said it was the best family holiday we have ever had and we truly all enjoyed the time so very much. Thank you for making such a dream destination and if the owners ever plan to sell, I would love to be approached to make an offer. “

May 2023

“Micalo was out of this world and even better than the photos. It is the perfect private getaway from the hustle and bustle which was just what we needed. There is so much for the kids to do as well as the adults. Taliah and Sien were incredible hosts, they were helpful and informative and very friendly. This home is something else and we will definitely be back again soon.” 

April 2023

“We stayed at Micalo over summer and it was one of the best family holiday’s we have had. We have stayed in many beautiful homes, resorts and hotels around the world and Micalo is by far the best. The home is incredibly well designed with truly unique interior styling that is second to none – photos do not do justice at all! There are endless activities meaning everyone was easily entertained the entire time, making a great holiday for adults and kids.” 

Evan Cathcart

“Our family was lucky enough to enjoy three nights of perfection at Micalo. We were dazzled by the beauty of the landscape that is only enhanced by the architecture of the house – there’s a stunning vista from every room. We continued to be wowed by the unmatched attention to detail. The bedrooms are private and peaceful. We had four generations of family staying and everyone of us adored it. The property feels days away from anywhere else, and yet town is a mere 10 minute drive. From the linen to the sparkling water on tap, the salt water pool to the sauna, Micalo delivers. It’s a place to make memories.” 

Hayley Magnus

“Excellent service and accompaniments creates the feeling of a 6-star resort, but it’s all yours. We have already booked our next stay and Micalo will be a permanent fixture on the holiday calendar!” 

Patrick Cummings & Richie Bournon