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Cloud Garden on Bruny - a relaxed sea-side haven

SuperhostBruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
Entire house hosted by Ann
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Situated on the quieter more intimate end of Bruny Island this charming, eclectic beach house was built with an artists eye using many recycled materials . It is a relaxed, romantic, light filled sea side home and peaceful retreat.
Perched amidst the privacy of the tree tops, wander down thru its rambling bush garden and cross the road onto a gorgeous gentle swimming beach.
The panoramic outlook and wonderful water views invite you to sit back, unwind and watch the clouds roll by.

The space
This lovely sea side home set in a coastal bush garden at Dennes Point offers relaxation, peace and comfort, with wonderful all round views, expansive sunny decks and great access to the beach, walks and swimming just a stones throw away.
Cloud garden has a timeless quality, owner- built by an artist using a mix of new and recycled materials and fitted out with interesting finds , paintings and a few old world treasures. It has a few quirks and plenty of character but most of all it has a lovely feeling.
The large open plan living space has vaulted ceilings, a wood fire heater that amply heats the whole space, a grand old chandelier that twinkles above the dining table, french doors leading into a separate bedroom, a spacious bathroom and separate laundry.
There are two decks. A large north facing deck has oversized chairs where you can curl up with a book, as well as a BBQ and a dining table with views across the water. From here you may also spot an array of native birds and the occasional wallaby, quoll and resident echidna that regularly visit the rambling bush garden . The smaller west facing deck is a great place to catch in the late afternoon sun , enjoy arvo tea or an evening drink and watch the sunset across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
The home made ( but very well equip) kitchen has ample prep space, a good sized fridge for all your supplies and Champagne glasses - the essentials in life!

Ideally suited for couples, small families , solo travelers or friends traveling together Cloud garden has two beds- a double and a single , both with comfortable, supportive mattresses. The sheets may not necessarily match,in fact very little matches in this house, but all fresh 100% cotton linens are supplied along with some nice feather pillows. There are mosquito nets above the beds and wire screens on windows where the sound of gentle lapping waves flow in on a warm summers night.

Cloud Garden also has a washing machine, TV/ DVD, CD player, books, DVDs, straw hats, wet-suits, fishing bucket/ oyster knife, day pack, thermos etc... all the homey touches of a well loved beach house that you are welcome to use during your stay.

As a relatively recent build Cloud Garden is extremely ergonomic, very well insulated and solar passive . Winter sun fills the main living area for most of the day but less so in summer because of the overhanging eaves. In the summer months there are shade blinds for the decks , a large ceiling fan in the central living space and most often a sea breeze will flow through the house.
Cloud Garden has solar panels, rainwater tanks, compost bins and we aim to recycle, re-use and repurposed as much as possible. Like all homes on this island, Cloud garden relies solely on the heavens for its water supply. Our rainwater is pure, clean and excellent for drinking but also finite so I would be most grateful if guests are mindful of this precious resource and are water wise during their stay.
The combination of wonderful views, sense of peace and tranquility, access to the water, personal touches , individual character and beautiful surrounding environment make it a special place to spend time.


Sorry no WiFi but we get excellent mobile reception( we are not in one of the island's black spots*) .
* Good reception with Telstra and Optus networks. Things may have changed but when a friend visited a couple of years ago she got no reception at all, on any part of Bruny with Vodaphone network!.

Guest access
A private studio / bedroom along with a handful of cupboards will remain locked during your stay, but apart from this the house is yours.
The sandy path through the garden is on a slight incline when walking back up from the beach. There are five steps on each deck leading into the house , however the living space is all on one level with polished wood floors throughout. Cloud garden is within walking distance to the local jetty where you can fish for Flathead and squid, as well as a nearby Jetty cafe ( 10 minute walk) that serves breakfasts, lunches and sells the daily newspapers.
Its best to come to Bruny well stocked with food & beverages to self cater as the main supply shop on the island at Adventure Bay is a considerable drive. It is also advisable to top up with petrol before you come onto Bruny Island.
I will provide detailed instructions of how to get to Cloud Garden from Hobart with suggestions of the best places to to pick up fresh local produce and provisions along the way.
There are a few common sense house guidelines that you can access prior to arrival so you have a heads up on how everything works.
If you would like a third person / additional guests to stay it is important to make this request at the time of booking.
Please note : Bookings that include Christmas Day or the Easter weekend have a minimum stay of four nights due to the public holidays and limited availability for housekeeping preparation for guests during this time .

Other things to note
Bruny is teaming with wildlife. A sea eagle flies by Cloud garden most days and there is a local mob of black cockatoos usually in the vicinity. Wallaby's, echidna, quoll and possums pass through our garden regularly as well as an array of birds.
If you feel like topping up the bird baths down in the garden in front of the deck you will likely see many species of birds and if you're lucky, the endangered tiny birds -Forty Spotted Pardalottes- that live around Dennes Point.
Unfortunately, there are also lots of ants on the island ( they love sandy soils!) and they sometimes make their way into this country beach house. We do our best to keep bugs at bay and clean thoroughly, however it’s impossible to eradicate them completely. We apologize if any of these little critters appear during your stay, but it is part of life on the island. We do have mosquito nets above the beds and wire screens on windows that are very effective in the height of summer to ensure you always get a peaceful night’s sleep.

Note: It is rare to see a snake but they do live on Bruny Island so be mindful when walking through the bush garden and sand dunes on warm days and evenings.

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Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
Situated on the quieter more intimate end of Bruny Island this charming, eclectic beach house was built with an artists eye using many recycled materials . It is a relaxed, romantic, light filled sea side h…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

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Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washing machine
Hair dryer
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TV
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Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Local Area
On foot:
If you make your way down through the bush garden path you will cross the road onto a lovely swimming beach ( child friendly) which is also great for kayaking and snorkeling around the rocks.
There are several other nice beaches within walking distance.
Head north along the beach front and in 5-6 minutes you will see steps leading up to the local café and gallery (The Jetty Cafe) that keeps seasonal hours so check the website. It serves espresso coffee, breakfast and lunch. You can book for Friday night fish and chips and it has some very basic supplies such as milk and newspapers.
If you keep walking an extra minute you will see our local jetty where you can fish for squid or flat-head . You will find a fishing bucket and rod in the laundry, oyster knife and fish scale tool in the kitchen (BYO own squid jig).
If you keep walking another couple of minutes north along the beach you will see a gate leading into a paddock (it’s okay to enter) and follow the path and history trail signs . Make your way around the tip of the island to ocean cliffs on the eastern side of the island (wonderful at sunrise!). Suggest you wear long pants walking through this grassy area in the summer months.

Alternatively you can head south at the bottom of Cloud garden : turn left and walk along the beach front road or around the rocks at low tide and you will reach the very beautiful Nebraska beach- an exceptionally long beach dotted with Shacks, where there are sandstone caves at its southernmost end ( this is a good 40 minute walk there and back) . You might find a few oysters on the rocks at low tide.

Further afield- Beyond Dennes Point

North Bruny is the less touristic end of the island, so it is generally quieter, and many travelers prefer this, but it can also serve as a good base for exploring the rest of Bruny Island. Jump in the car and head around the point along Killora Road to cruise around the back roads of nearby Barnes Bay.
OR for a longer outing, head to the South Island along Main Road back to the Dennes point turn off, and turn left . You will pass an Oyster Bar ‘Get Shucked’ at Great Bay (they make a good Bloody Mary). Bruny Island Honey supplies are located on your way to The Neck. Climb the stairs at the Neck for a spectacular lookout over north and south Bruny.

There are many lovely day walks in the national parks (through bush, rain forest and coastal trails) on South Bruny Island. I recommend Cape Queen Elizabeth at low tide or Fluted Cape (steeper but spectacular).
* Feel free to borrow the Thermos under the kitchen sink and the small back pack in the laundry for your excursions.

There is a good surf beach for swimming at Adventure Bay. There is a surf break at Cloudy Bay but be prepared to be fully wet suited and it is best suited to experienced surfers. The lighthouse on South Bruny is quite a drive but there can be spectacular sunsets in winter around 4.30pm with snow-capped mountains in the distance on a clear evening.
On South Bruny there are several tourist facilities if you feel like a bit more worldlier interaction. There is a pub, shop, pharmacy and health center at Alonnaha and a winery further south. Pennicott Wilderness boat tours ( need to book ) , a chocolate factory and tiny local museum are in the vicinity of Adventure Bay where you will also find a well-stocked general store with take away food and petrol pump.
Local Area
On foot:
If you make your way down through the bush garden path you will cross the road onto a lovely swimming beach ( child friendly) which is also great for kayaking and snorkeling aroun…

Hosted by Ann

Joined in January 2017
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As an artist, I was drawn into Bruny's beautiful landscapes some twenty plus years ago. Building Cloud Garden was a long held dream come true. It is a magical place and I hope you enjoy being there as much as I do.
During your stay
We understand that people come to Bruny to get away from it all and I respect your privacy. A contact number will be provided at the time of booking and you are welcome to telephone or text message me anytime should you have any questions or concerns. There is a house manual situated right inside the front door that outlines how everything works and information regarding the local area, walks, and other adventures to be had on Bruny Island.
We understand that people come to Bruny to get away from it all and I respect your privacy. A contact number will be provided at the time of booking and you are welcome to telepho…
Ann is a Superhost
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Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events