Escape from the City …
to the Coffs Coast

The Nambucca River meanders lazily from MACKSVILLE to meet the Pacific Ocean at Picturesque NAMBUCCA HEADS

A home by the river with income for LESS than the price of a Sydney suburban house

Sunny, sensible, affordable, easy and 15 minutes from the beaches


Bellevue Riverside Motel

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FREEHOLD (4,799 sq m)

Quiet and affordable – a well maintained older style country motel that regular customers love for its facilities and convenience

If you are looking to get away from the rat race and congested commuting then you should be taking a close look at this neat, tidy and well-established budget accommodation business with comfortable attached residence.

It’s located in a pleasant and pretty coastal town with good facilities, a great climate and a welcoming community.

This home and sideline business would ideally suit –


A couple seeking an attractive semi-retirement location with a living income and light workload. It’s an easy to manage going concern 40 minutes to Coffs Harbour and just 100 metres to drop a fishing line or launch a canoe.


A younger couple with entrepreneurial spirit wanting to get started in the hospitality business. This venture can easily be operated by a stay-at-home partner while the other partner works. And it has plenty of growth potential.


An organized solo parent with business sense and a dash of get-up-and-go who is seeking a great place for kids to grow up and a doable pathway to self-reliance. This has been a one-person business for the past 7 years.

The present owner has operated the Bellevue solo over the past seven years but has just celebrated her 74th birthday and has reluctantly decided that it’s time to say farewell and pursue other interests. The Bellevue property and business has served her well – but she needs a rest and wants to concentrate on growing her orchids.

For more information call


0474 941 291

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Guest comments on Bellevue Riverside

The Bellevue Riverside Motel comes with a loyal following of regular holiday and business travelers who like no-fuss comfort, cleanliness and affordability. Here are some of their unsolicited comments (you can check out these and more guest reviews at 

Best little motel on the North Coast

“Stayed for a night on way up to Gold Coast and then again on way home. Its the best little motel on the North Coast you will find for the price it is very clean and comfortable and June is a great host. Fully recommend this motel for overnight or longer stays – you cannot go wrong.” – Kel H

Fantastic blast from the past

“Just goes to show it does not need to be fancy to be great. The 1960’s style rooms allow you to wallow in the nostalgia of yesteryear. Spotlessly clean and lovingly maintained, great location beside the river. Comfortable bed and good shower. Quiet location. Amazing price … I would have been happy to pay much more just for the nostalgia factor” – James B

Simply real value for money

“I stay in a lot of motels for work. This one is unbelievably cheap and best value for money. An older style motel but the Rooms are very clean and tidy, service friendly and breakfast delivered all for well under $100. On the river … and has a pool and BBQ facilities. Will definitely be back” – Chris P


Bellevue Riverside Motel

TAKE A VIRTUAL WALK-THROUGH – just click on the link button below – Scroll down the pictures to the left of the Google page and then click on one of the pictures with the 360 swirl icon in the bottom left-hand corner.  Use the large arrows to navigate around and through the grounds, office, pool and rooms. Make sure you use the “Rotate” icon lower right (looks like a compass) with its small circular arrows for 360 degree views.  You cam also check out the pleasant Bellevue Drive neighborhood – click on the picture with the parked van and rotate to take virtual stroll up the street. (Ignore the road and bridgework pictures – we really don’t know where they popped up from.)

Land – large 4,799 sq m site with frontage to Nambucca River and metres from Newee Creek (future development potential).

Accommodation  –  3-star motel with 9 available rooms, including Twin rooms with 2 single beds, Queen rooms with one queen double bed, Standard family room with queen bed and a single bed, Deluxe family room with one queen bed and 2 bunk beds, and Mega family room with queen bed and up to 6 bunk beds.

Rooms furnishings – Appliances (bar fridges, electric toasters, electric kettles, hair dryers), flat screen TVs, ironing boards, linen and towel stocks, bed covers, quality mattresses and pillows, quality curtains, tables and chairs.

Residence – Spacious 2-bedroom unit with dining/living room, large storage room, bathroom (bath shower and vanity), separate toilet, private covered courtyard and garden.

Laundry – Coin operated washers and dryers for guests and motel linens with extensive storage cupboards and staff toilet and shower.

Air Conditioning – Split systems to all rooms include (most with reverse-cycle) and living area of residence.

Guest Recreation  –  Swimming pool (with pumphouse & filters), BBQ area, Kayaks available for use in Newee Creek and Nambucca River.

Food Preparation – Galley Kitchen with 5-burner commercial gas hob and oven, extensive bench space, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, appliances, large walk-in pantry, commercial grease trap, crockery, glassware, utensils and cutlery.

Solar Energy – 48-panel 12kW rooftop solar array with inverter and grid feed-in link.

Other Improvements  – 3 x 315 litre near new (less than 2yrs) off-peak hot water supply to rooms, large 3-bay colorbond garage (vehicles, storage, workshop), large 2-bay storage shed for maintenance gear, sundry maintenance tools and equipment, extensive established landscaping, vege garden, chicken pen and coop.

Macksville (popn2,600, district 20,000) is located on the Pacific Highway in the picturesque Nambucca Valley –

  • Five hours (470km) from Sydney,
  • Five-and a half hours (450km) from Brisbane,
  • 40 minutes (60km) by motorway to Coffs Harbour,
  • 15 minutes (13km) to Nambucca Heads,
  • Strolling distance to Macksville business district.

The Nambucca Valley is the gateway to the Coffs Coast region, one of the State’s premier holiday and retirement regions. motorway

Macksville is the administrative centre of the Nambucca Valley and typical of the neat, tidy and pretty towns of this increasingly popular region. Since the completion of a highway bypass and express-way conditions north it is becoming sought-after as a dormitory ‘suburb’ for Coffs Harbour and is a pleasant, relaxed family and retirement option. It has an extensive range of convenient services.

Sports facilities – Extensive sporting fields for rugby, soccer, hockey, netball and cricket (including next door to Motel). Tennis complex, Olympic swimming pool complex, golf courses, and bowling greens. Frontage to Nambucca River for boating, canoeing, sailing, sailboarding, fishing. Surfing at Nambucca Heads, Scotts Head and Valla Beach.

Recreation – RSL Clubs, Country Club, two hotels, Senior Citizens Hall, Public Libraries, cinema at Nambucca Heads, 15 minutes to beaches at Nambucca Heads (popn 6,500) and 20 minutes to beaches at Scotts Head (popn 900).

Education – District high school, primary and infants school, child care/preschool, Catholic primary school, TAFE. Bus services with student concessions to Southern Cross University at Coffs Harbour.

Health – Three general practice medical surgeries, district hospital, district nursing service, 40 minutes to Coffs Harbour General Hospital and Health Campus specialty services.

Government and Community Services – Nambucca Shire Council offices, Nortec (staffing placements, training & business support), Centrelink at Nambucca Heads.

Shopping – Woolworths and IGA supermarkets (Macksville and Nambucca Heads), Mitre 10 hardware, pharmacies, Betta electrical and home appliances, furniture supplies, motor dealers and service stations, rural & garden supplies, specialty shops. 

Busways services operate to Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Urunga and Coffs Harbour. XPT rail services operate  to Sydney and Brisbane, and direct air services to Sydney and Brisbane are operated by Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tigerair and Fly Corporate out of Coffs Harbour airport, Boambee (one of the largest and busiest NSW regional airports).

A nice prospective bonus

The new $73 million Macksville hospital complex (see picture right) is being built on a site less than two kilometres from the Bellevue Riverside. Contracts have been let, earthworks are underway and co contractors are gearing up for construction 

Guess where members of construction teams and visiting officials are most likely to stay? …  And after the hospital opens how about visiting specialist health workers and the family members of patients?

Inviting landscaped entry and driveway into Bellevue Riverside
Bellevue units and spacious parking apron
Guest swimming pool Bellevue Riverside
Bellevue Riverside rooms and amenities - clean, comfortable and affordable
Nambucca Heads beaches, township and river entrace - 15 Minutes from Bellevue
Summer Surf School at Scotts Head - 20 minues (18km) from Bellevue
Library at Southern Cross University Coffs Harbour Campus - 60km from Bellevue Motel
Coffs Harbour Airport - busiest regional airport in NSW and 45 minutes away
Artist's impression of new $73m Macksville Hospital – earthworks underway

Sound like a good fit for you?

If the Bellevue Riverside Motel sounds like a good fit for you then you need to:

  • Call DOUGLAS on 0474 941 291 to express your interest, and/or
  • Provide your contact details and any particular inquiries in the form below

We can then arrange to provide details of the sales contract and the further due diligence information you will need to assess this opportunity. We also can arrange a convenient date and time for an inspection.