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Beautiful design retreat on the Tasman Peninsula

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5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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An original 1960's 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! Come stay and get ready to explore the South East.

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Welcome to my shack. Within an hour drive of Hobart, the house is the perfect weekend getaway. My home is super cosy, makes you feel welcome straight away and has plenty of charm and decorated with love. If you want a 5 star hotel, this is not it! The shack has lots of natural light, is beautifully decorated and tidy, with amazing views. 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 very fast WIFI.

Guest access
The whole house (3 bedrooms), large open plan lounge/kitchen area, sunroom, a huge 9 meter long deck overlooking the bay, and a lovely fireplace for the winter. **Please note the back door and back garden is off limits for now while we renovate it.**

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 (not Tues/Wed), 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

Provided:
- 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!*

Licence number
00122
An original 1960's 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…

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating
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Location

Taranna, Tasmania, Australia

The house is located on Arthur Hwy, with Little North 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 (Nubenna 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), Nubenna (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.

*Please start your message with HOLA FRANKIE so I know you've read this!*
The house is located on Arthur Hwy, with Little North Bay directly opposite, giving amazing water views and ease of finding the house.

Things to do on the Tasman Peninsula:

Nature - Pirat…

Hosted by Frankie

Joined in February 2014
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Hi, my name is Frankie! Three 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. Come enjoy my colourful little shack full of design goodness while I'm away!
Hi, my name is Frankie! Three 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 professiona…
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Checkout: 11:00 am
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No pets
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