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Entire house hosted by Sam
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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** See "Aerie Retreat" for all bookings after February 1, 2022 **

A private designer apartment in the bush by the water. Walk down to the very private Wilderness Deck for the exclusive use of the Timber Hot Tub, Sauna, and fire pit. Access to the waterfront marine reserve is also exclusively available for our guests. Watch the winter full moon rise over the ocean from the hot tub and sauna.

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** See "Aerie Retreat" for all bookings after February 1, 2022 **

AERIE private wilderness retreat is a bespoke designer apartment with all the quality and none of the nonsense. Enjoy the wood fired sauna, Timber Hot Tub or just relaxing in front of the fire pit overlooking the ocean and Bruny Island. The experience staying at AERIE is all about relaxation, wilderness and water. Situated on the waterfront amongst the tree tops, AERIE overlooks Bruny Island, Storm Bay, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Iron Pot lighthouse at the mouth of the Derwent River.

Down a path and around 50 steps is the wilderness deck, perched amongst the trees above the cove. Here you have a large purpose built timber deck, fire pit, sauna, and timber hot tub, all heated by fire, and all built for the best wilderness health and relaxation experience you can find. The hot tub is filled fresh with water for each guest and is pre lit and ready for you to use. The sauna can be fired up as you wish, it is pre set and ready to go. From the wilderness deck there are more steps down to the private little Pilot Cove and Tinderbox Marine Reserve, this is the only way other than by boat to reach this part of the reserve. A brilliant spot for a spot of morning yoga and some of the best snorkelling in Tasmania. Sea Eagles are a regular visitor that hunt in the marine reserve, so keep an eye and an ear out.

The apartment was architect designed and purpose built. The interior, the furniture, the artwork was all hand crafted just for this one apartment. Solid timber and leather features with some funky but easy to live with lighting that makes this the most unique and relaxing place to stay. Parking is right outside the apartment the kitchen is self contained with a microwave, stove top, sink, fridge and dishwasher. In the bathroom, the bath, shower and toilet have one of the best views you can get. No TV or internet (although sadly your phone will work) just relax on the hand made leather couches, soak up the view, watch the boats and the birds go by. A few hundred meters up the road is a free public tennis court and Piersons Point lookout. A further two kilometers down the road is Tinderbox beach, vineyard, boat ramp and moorings with a small BBQ shelter.

Don’t come here if you don’t want to walk up and down a few steps (quite a few!), cant light a fire and you don’t like spending some time relaxing. You can’t fish from this property as it’s in a Marine Reserve. We don't alloy parties or other guests visiting you and unfortunately no children. We live on the property so if you have any questions or require assistance with the sauna or hot tub we can help you out. Our house is 100m away from the apartment and the wilderness deck so you have plenty of privacy, the entire wilderness deck, sauna, hot tub, and cove track are exclusively yours.

People find this an ideal place to stay after the day at MONA, spend the evening in the tub and sauna before an early morning snorkel in the marine reserve.

30 minutes form Hobart, 10 minutes up the road is the Blackmans Bay “Hill Street Grocer” a brilliant spot to stock up for a few days. Also at the same Bayview Shopping Centre is a bottleshop baker, newsagent, sushi, hairdresser, pharmacy.

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance

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Where you’ll be

Tinderbox, Tasmania, Australia

Tinderbox is a bush peninsula 7km long immediately past the Southernmost suburb of Hobart. It's quiet, pretty much all bush, it has a small beach, a marine reserve, a park with a free tennis court and the best view in the world.

Hosted by Sam

Joined in January 2014
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  • Sam
  • Kate
During your stay
Our interaction with guests. Generally very little, if you wish for us to run you through the hot tub and sauna we are more than happy.
  • Policy number: DA-2016-470
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  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Cancellation policy

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