Beachculture sets the standard. It is a small b&b in a quiet residential area, but it is truly outstanding. We wanted to take everything in our room home with us. Every detail is attended to: Bulgari toiletries, state-of-the art TV, original art, fab bathroom with view of the ocean from the shower, scented candles, gorgeous sheets, and it is the cleanest place I have ever stayed in. It is minimalist, and utterly stylish and luxurious. Do not come here if you want tat and frills, but if you like understated quality, this is the place for you.
And - the view is like a postcard. Big deck, beach at the bottom of the garden, fabulous living room, with a huge plasma screen (for internet access and DVD watching - there is a huge library) ... this is a great place. It's as if every item you've ever admired in expensive stores is artfully arranged.
The hosts are friendly but not overbearing, and they provide the best brunch around. Also, they emailed me a recipe the next day because we loved the Thai chicken rolls. This will be our permanent stop any time we are anywhere near Coffs Harbour. You can't do better.