Boho couple Gemma Ward and David Letts seek Suffolk Park tenants

Boho couple Gemma Ward and David Letts seek Suffolk Park tenants
Boho couple Gemma Ward and David Letts seek Suffolk Park tenants

Forget whale watching.

It's been hectic keeping up with the recent comings and goings of the international A-team around Byron Bay.

Some buying, some renting, and all understandably very laid-back in their dealings.

Now Australian model Gemma Ward and her photographer partner David Letts have joined the heightened period of property market activity.

The couple have been periodic visitors to the coastal town since paying $1.6 million in 2015.

But earlier this month they put their Suffolk Park retreat up for permanent lease.

The Suffolk Park home was only ever an occasional retreat for the couple, who have ongoing work commitments across the world.

Using the same photos used from the sale listing three years ago, Byron Beach agent William Green is seeking $1,250 a week tenants.

He is marketing it as an "ideal family home."

The three bedroom beach home is bordered by dense trees, shielding it somewhat from Tallow Beach which can be accessed via a sandy track.

The living and dining area and master bedroom open to a deck which features a heated spa and the swimming pool.

The home is being offered fully furnished.

Ward was up in Byron late last month when she spotted a Koala crossing the road, promptly uploading the video to her Instagram. 

Meanwhile the Bourne Identity trilogy star Matt Damon has been somewhat of a regular visitor to the popular tourist spot, with whispers he'd bought near good mate, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.

Damon's seemingly has secured a rental. Damon’s rental, Blackwood House had been a holiday rental for his Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus over the summer, and Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky have the lease over the adjoining property, Titijaru, while their nearby $7 million home is under renovation with an $8 million rebuild.

Any permanent move down under by Damon - having reputedly become fed up with the policies of US President Donald Trump - have been dismissed by his publicist.

Fellow A-lister Margot Robbie is also rumoured to have bought an eco-friendly home on Byron's outskirts, but there's no documentation showing the home has actually been sold.

The actress, who's been in Australia for the premiere of her new animated movie Peter Rabbit, has previously suggested she struggles with homesickness and would like to return to Australia a few times a year with her husband, the British film director Tom Ackerley who married in Byron in 2016.

Gemma Ward's plans are unknown. Last year Ward sold her unrenovated Avalon shack for $1.65 million, which had been bought in 2016 for $1.6 million.

The couple have two children after the birth of baby boy Jett Ocean earlier this year joining three year old Hawaiian born daughter,Naia.

From Perth, Ward made her Australian Fashion Week debut at only 15 years old and went on to become the youngest model to appear on the American edition of Vogue.

The pair's appreciation for the far north coast emerged when they were attendees at Byron's Bay's popular Easter jazz festival Bluesfest in 2015, attending with her model friend, Nicole Trunfio.

They'd been there is 2009 when Ward, who divides her time between Australia, Los Angeles and New York, spent weeks renting a beachside mansion at Suffolk Park with Nicole Trunfio.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Byron Bay Suffolk Park


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