Beautiful creative retreat on the Tasman Peninsula

4.70

Entire cabin hosted by Shannon

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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Great location
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An original 1940's fishing shack, my lovely 3-bedroom home is perched right on Little Norfolk Bay. Filled with character, charm and an abundance of Australian artwork, though nothing beats the view of the water by day or blanketing of stars by night. Just 10 mins to Port Arthur and 45 mins from the airport, the shack is the perfect base to explore the spectacular southeast. And with reading nooks aplenty, a wood fire and super fast wifi, it is also the perfect spot to stay in and get cosy.

The space
The shack is just an hour’s drive from Hobart, and yet feels worlds away from it all. The perfect weekend escape!

The space is colourful and comfortable—you won’t find a bigger lounge—and is drenched in natural light. It’s been decorated with love and the walls are an ever evolving gallery of local artists.

There are three bedrooms (2x double, 1x king single/small double) as well as plenty of areas to hang out and socialise or chill out and read, both inside and outside.

It can get cold in winter, but there’s a wood fire, heaters and plenty of blankets. And, as they say, a cardigan to be found in every bottle of wine.

Please be aware that a 1940s shack in rural Tasmania offers a very different experience to a 5-star hotel. But that’s exactly what I love about the place, and I hope that you will too.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Taranna, Tasmania, Australia

The house is located on Arthur Hwy, with Little Norfolk Bay directly opposite, giving amazing water views and ease of finding the house.

Things to do on the Tasman Peninsula:

Nature - Pirate Bay lookout (before you get to Eaglehawk Neck from Hobart), the far end of White Beach is really pretty or drive out to Lime Bay (dirt road). If you want to see some Tasmania devils, there is the Unzoo a couple of minutes from the house.

Active - there's a ton of hikes locally: Waterfall Bay (easy), Cape Huay, Shipstern Bluff (3 hours), The Lanterns, Fortescue Bay (4 hours worth it!), the 3 Capes just opened - looks amazing!

History - If history is more your thing, Port Arthur convict settlement run amazing tours and is only 10km south of the house. Recommend the boat tour, and taking most of the day to explore. Also near Lime Bay is the Coal Mines, a nice walk if the weather is good.

Food - Eat yummy fresh food; cherries (just south of Sorell is cherry farms, stop and grab some for the ride. The A9 heads south and is a beautiful drive), cray rolls (in Dunalley stop at the general store on Booth St and grab fresh cray rolls for lunch, yum. There's a viewing pull out over looking Dunalley Bay when you leave Dunalley - the sand ridges and turquoise water are beautiful), oysters (on the deck with a cold chardonnay), amazing locally made chutney, pickled fruit, quince (Nubeena op shop open Tues 10-3, Fri 10-3, Sat 10-1), fish and chips (Eaglehawk Neck near the pier, open late Sept - late May)

Shopping - Op shopping is great in rural areas; Salvos (Station Lane, Sorell), Vinnies (Sorell), antiques at Murdunna (tiny old Post Office converted into a treasure trove of goodies), Nubeena (behind the petrol station, by the tennis courts), Dunalley (behind the community centre).

Chill at the house - cheese platter on the deck, red wine by the fire, board games galore, read a book, and make sure you walk down to the jetty with some blankets and check out the stars…


Hobart:
MONA for the day (you can drive (easy), hire bikes (hard), or get the MONA ferry (fun - but an extra $20 on your ticket price), Tasmanian Muséum and Art Gallery is worth the trip, book an adorable and individual room at the gorgeous Hotel Alabama run by Kelly and Aeron in town, Mt Wellington for views, Criterion Street Cafe for breakie, or coffee at Betsys on Argyle st and say g'day to Charlie the owner.

Extra time:
Coles Bay, Strathgordon, Bay of Fires, Cradle Mountain, Trainee National Park, Bruny Island, Launceston gorge, The Apple Shed (best cider in Tasmania, and yummy cheese platters) plus great drives.

Hosted by Shannon

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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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