Firetail Bush Retreat - Cosy Cottage With Log Fire

Entire cabin hosted by Sonia And Damien

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Self-contained couples cottage - large lounge & bedroom overlooking forested hills. King bed, log fire, private deck, TV, WiFi, iPod dock, games, movies, wildlife. No children, smoking, pets, extra guests or parties. Guests with completed Airbnb profiles only (photo and ID). Talk to us about arranging a special occassion (or simple) dinner.

The space
Firetail Bush Retreat is named in honour of one of the many bird species here - "Beautiful Firetails." It is a fully self-contained cottage which includes a large lounge and sunny king size bedroom (overlooking the surrounding hills). It has a cosy log fire, large parking area, private deck off the bedroom, outdoor BBQ, TV and ipod dock, books and magazines, movies and games, WiFi internet access and your own kitchen and bathroom. Couples and singles only - we do not accommodate babies, children, pets or additional guests sorry.

Sip a glass of Tassie pinot noir fireside or on your private deck, listen to the owls, watch the wildlife bounce past and count the stars. You have your own private entrance which is accessed via stairs off the carpark.

The listing is on 6 acres of bush, with abundant wildlife and your rustic but very comfortable cottage is built to a traditional Aussie bush theme (stone, iron and wood). The bathroom has a shower over the bath, toilet, vanity and a washing machine.

There are various options if your prefer to eat out, including pub meals at the Oyster Cove Marina (bookings suggested during Covid19, no meals on Sunday nights), Bruny Island Gateway Cafe at the ferry terminal, Steamhouse Cafe, or go to the local sheep cheesery (Grandvewe) and cook yourselves up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen (basic condiments provided - salt/pepper/milk/oil, etc). Alternatively it's only 10mins drive south to the award winning Peppermint Bay for drinks/meals on the waterfront in nearby Woodbridge (check hours). The townships of Kingston, Cygnet and Huonville are only a short drive and there is also a local store with basic groceries and fuel at the end of our road and a small grocer at oyster cove (typically open until around 7pm). Kettering is rural however (ie. no supermarkets) so be sure to pick up your supplies on your way down. There is an IGA supermarket at Snug and Kingston has several large supermarkets.

Local attractions:
- Bruny Island (beaches, cheese, berries, bushwalking, kayaking, boating, oysters, chocolate, cafes, art, wildlife (penguins, seabirds, white wallabies, seals, etc))
- Boutique local wineries
- Local markets with handmade items and produce.
- Local gourmet chocolatier
- Snug falls bushwalk
- Alum cliffs track (starts at Kingston Beach at the mouth of Browns River)
- Antiques and collectables at The Margate Train
- Fishing and diving
- Country drives to quaint towns (eg. Cygnet, with its exeptional cafe fare and interesting shops)
- 35 mins to Hobart - Salamanca markets (saturdays), Farmers market (Sundays), Mt Wellington, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
- Bird watching and bushwalking
- Relaxation
- Golf

Firetail is situated in the hills of Kettering, 35mins south of Hobart down the D'Entrecasteux Channel and about 2kms off the main Channel Hwy (where there is a bus stop taking you into Hobart. It is a pleasant but longish walk from the house). Kettering is what you might call comfortable bush living, with a large marina down the road and is the jumping off point for gourmet and beach travelling on Bruny Island.

Golfing guests with your own clubs - there is a very well maintained and scenic (overlooking North West Bay) 18 hole golf course only 15 mins drive away. For public access times check with North West Bay Golf Club.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kettering, Tasmania, Australia

Rural community living at its best, just half an hour out of the capital city and 2 minutes drive to the water. Sharing our home with an abundance of wildlife.

Hosted by Sonia And Damien

  1. Joined in June 2012
  • 345 Reviews
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Whilst keen to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay, your privacy is respected so will leave you to your own devices unless you reach out … in which case you’ll likely meet Sonia and Jack, the great dane. The property is about 2kms off the main road in Kettering, where you will find the ferry to beautiful Bruny Island (for foodies: think oysters, whiskey, Australia's most southerly vineyard, award winning cheese … and deserted beaches). Kettering itself also has a few cafes, the pub overlooking the marina and the best chocolate shop - don't miss out on Nutpatch if you're visiting. Look forward to meeting you somewhere out there in AirBNB land ….
Whilst keen to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay, your privacy is respected so will leave you to your own devices unless you reach out … in which case you’…

During your stay

We generally leave you to your own devices, but we are only a phone or text away, and are happy to talk to you about the area, show you maps, etc if you wish. For potential guests with holiday rentals themselves we are very open to the idea of accommodation swaps - please get in touch to discuss.
We generally leave you to your own devices, but we are only a phone or text away, and are happy to talk to you about the area, show you maps, etc if you wish. For potential guests…
  • Policy number: Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
  • Response rate: 75%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy