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Sun room with reading corner and pant stand, looking west the beautiful Norfolk Bay and Dart IslandMain bedroom with art wall featuring some of Australia's best design talent
Beautiful design retreat on the Tasman Peninsula
Beautiful design retreat on the Tasman Peninsula
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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An original Tasmanian fishing shack, my lovely home features stunning views directly overlooking Little Norfolk Bay, 3 bedrooms, and a wood fire. Just 10 mins to Port Arthur, and 45 mins from the airport, my home has super fast WIFI, local artwork from Australian artists, and many good vibes! Pack some fire wood and a bottle of red, and get ready to explore the South East.

The space

Welcome to my shack. Within an hour drive of Hobart, the house is the perfect weekend getaway. It is an old house with plenty of charm and decorated with love. If you want 5 star, this is not it! The shack has lots of natural light, is beautifully decorated and tidy. It can get cold in the winter, but we have a wood fire, heater and plenty of blankets. There are 3 bedrooms; 2 very comfy double beds and one sofa bed (a king single or small double) for extra guests, plus with a large desk, with fast WIFI.

Guest access

The whole house (3 bedrooms), large open plan lounge/kitchen area, sunroom, the deck with the view, and a lovely fireplace for the winter. **Please note the back door and back garden is off limits for now while we renovate it.**

Interaction with guests

I'm available via Airbnb messenger, and split my time between living with my partner in neighbouring Eaglehawk Neck and travelling to Europe for work.

Other things to note

It's a great getaway to escape the city - but be warned, there are limited shops and petrol down here. Sorell is the last big town, so grab some groceries, and some red wine to have by the fire, also fill up with petrol! On the drive here, you can find fresh cherries, oysters, fish and fresh cray rolls, yum.

Peninsula food shops; Nubenna, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur, Premaydena.
Peninsula petrol stations; Forcett, Dunalley, Murdunna, Nubenna.

If you get here after 5.30pm, and the shops are shut, Pirates Bay has a great Fish and Chips shop at the end of Blowhole Rd, Eaglehawk Neck, which operates Sept - May and closes around sunset each day. Failing that, there is a very 80's hotel pub called the Lufra which is generally ok (and great if you're starving)! If you need coffee there's a great coffee van at Pirates Bay Lookout, check out @cubedespresso on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) (a lot of the shops are seasonal here), or 9am-8pm at the Lavender Farm (all year around), both a ten minute drive away. Enjoy!

Please note, we don't have:
- a washing machine (clean linen on beds and 1x towel per guest always provided)
- a TV
- a microwave
- a dishwasher
- a BBQ
- firewood and firelights - please grab some in town
- shower items - please bring your own
- a cot for babies

- all linen
- 1x towel for each guest
- a hairdryer
- a ridiculously lovely view
- tea and coffee (please bring your own milk), oil, salt and pepper
- toilet paper (3 rolls), washing-up liquid and cloths, hand soap, bin bags, bug spray

*Please start your message with HEY FRANKIE so I know you've read this!*

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people $25 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50 AUD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Respect the space, kick back and relax!
- Please note the back door & back garden are off limits
- Please conserve water (house is on tank water)
- Smokers please only smoke at front of house and dispose of butts carefully (high fire risk)
- Please do not wear shoes indoors (bring slippers if you can!)
- Do not light any fires outside - fires are only permitted indoors within the designated fireplace. Use of candles is not permitted.
- Suitable for all children, however please note the house has not be made child safe, so safety of your child is your own responsibility.
- Please read my profile all the way through - there's instructions at the bottom!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

168 Reviews

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Dariusz User Profile
November 2017
We had a great stay at Frankie's place on the Peninsula! Frankie was great to deal with, she was in touch throughout and was really helpful. The place has a lot of character with plenty of colour and nice touches in all of the spaces. It is a great base for the Peninsula as everything is easy to access from there.

Sophie User Profile
October 2017
Everything about our stay at the Design Shack was absolutely perfect. When we walked through the front door on the first day we couldn’t help but just laugh in bewilderment - we knew it was going to be amazing but not THIS GOOD! The location/view is second to none, the warmth that you feel in the house is perfect and we just cannot recommend this place enough. On a side note: one of the highlights of our trip was walking down the road to a fallen tree on the side of the river. It was such a sunny still afternoon so we climbed out on to the tree and had beers in the sunshine. Everything about this place is magic! Even my boyfriend couldn’t get over the fact that the shack actually felt like our home. By far the best Air BnB experience we have ever had! THANK YOU FRANKIE!

Damir User Profile
October 2017
Great getaway place, has everything you need. Easy drive. It's on a main road, which is a little busy during the day but quiet at night. Easy to communicate with, proactive and hospitable. Really enjoyed the stay :)

Hailey User Profile
October 2017
Staying at Frankies was a designer’s heaven. Every room has been beautifully designed to make your stay that little bit extra special. The kitchen was well equipped with all the necessary tools to cook, and there was even some cooking essentials such as oil and salt/pepper, which made things a lot easier. The couches and bed were very comfortable, everything worked perfectly. There was no TV which was actually great, we played board games and read books so it was good to get away from the TV for a bit. But if we did want to check up on reality, Frankies also has amazing internet. The location was great, only about a 45 drive from the airport, close to Port Arthur and other great places around the area. We pretty much did everything on Frankies Guidebook. Would 100% look through her recommendations. It was great to have a glass of wine with the fire on and watching the amazing sunset over the water. There’s no other place like Frankies and would definitely go back if coming to Tasmania again. The place is truly unique.

Kirsty User Profile
October 2017
Frankie's house has so much character and it was wonderful to relax on the front deck with a glass of wine and a book just taking in the scenery.

Matt User Profile
October 2017
A beautiful location framed within a stylish home, Frankie's is the ideal place to unwind and detune from the city rush. Whether it be waking to the blue of the water across from the main bedroom or watching the fire into the evening, this is a high level chill space. A clean and cute house, furnished with little details and tips that make you feel welcome. Frankie is an attentive and gracious host who wants you to enjoy her home. Highly recommended.

Johnson User Profile
October 2017
Good host, thank you Frankie

Taranna, AustraliaJoined in February 2014
Frankie User Profile

Hi, my name is Frankie! Two years ago I decided to base myself out of beautiful Tasmania and bought a little shack by the water. I'm fortunate enough to call myself a professional adventurer, graphic designer and entrepreneur. For the last five years, I've been traveling the globe inspiring young adults to pursue their dreams within the design industry and beyond, through my company The Design Kids. Currently on a six year roadtrip for work - in 2017 I will be expanding TDK into Europe and based there. So come stay in my little shack in Tasmania, or I'd love to stay with you in Europe!

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