Coastal Bushland Retreat - Tasmania

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Duck Creek Road, Murdunna, TAS 7178, Australia

Our Coastal Bushland Retreat is just that - a retreat. Our neighbourhood is home to artists, musicians and lovers of life. Enjoy a cosy bedroom fitted out with fabulous French linen sheets, fluffy towels and quiet that you have never heard before.

The Space

Welcome to our Bushland Retreat. We are an hour south east of Hobart on the way to Port Arthur, and 45 minutes from Hobart Airport.

Our place is nestled in 100 acres of forest which although was recently scorched in the January 2013 bushfires is starting to grow back beautiful green again.

Our place is simple and clean; and perfect for relaxing or using as a base for sight seeing in the area

We have a large deck which is fantastic for sitting and enjoying a glass of wine in the evening or taking your morning coffee and breakfast on.

Given enough time we can also organise ceramic workshops, art lessons or recording studio sessions with local artists and musicians.

Guest Access

You have full access to the kitchen and there is a bathroom that is shared with us. The kitchen is fully equipped with a 6 burner gas cooktop and a dishwasher. There is also a massive BBQ on the deck if you would like to use that for a cook up too.

We will provide you with clean French linen sheets and fluffy towels for your stay.

For breakfast we will offer a range of cereals and breads and jams as well as tea, coffee and juice. We also have a cracker of a coffee machine that makes a wicked espresso or cappuccino!

Interaction with Guests

We will usually be around when you stay, so expect to see us and possibly share a glass of wine or a cup of tea with us.

The Neighborhood

We are 45 mins away from the airport and 1 hour from Hobart.

We are close to many local artists in the area and plenty of artist studios are just minutes away.

We are also 30 minutes from the Historic Port Arthur site and even closer to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.

There is also loads of excellent walking on the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas with walks like Cape Huay, Cape Raoul and Cape Surville as well as many smaller walks. Some of the best surfing in the world happens at Eaglehawk Neck, which is only about 10 minutes away.

Getting around

You will need a car to get around as there is not public transportation available. There is a bus going into Hobart on weekday mornings it leaves very early morning from the Murdunna shop.

Other Things to Note

If you are wanting to eat out there are a number of places to dine out/grab take away, but you should note that many of the restaurants around here have a kitchen close policy of around 7.30-8.00.

Although we are only an hour away from a capital city visitors should note that some GPS units have the wrong maps in them for the area - so be sure to have the directions to our place on paper rather than relying on your GPS. Also, Telstra is the only reliable mobile phone carrier down here too, so if your are with another carrier be prepared for a little break from your technology.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My girlfriend and I spent a single night in this lovely place. A beautiful house decorated with a wonderful taste inside and surrounded by nature outside. Everything was very clean, bed very comfortable and a complete breakfas was awaiting in the morning :) Rachel and Jet were great hosts even though the little time we spent there. We even had the chance to see some wombats and opossums with Jet!
    Thank you guys!

    All the best,

    Carlos & Maike

    February 2014
    Response from Rachel:

    Thank you Carlos and Maike,
    It was so lovely to host you and we are glad that you had a great time. Happy travels - Rachel and Jet.

  • A very comfortable bed at Rachel and Jets house. It was a nice, clean and relaxed environment. We would stay there again. Nice and quiet!

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay and it is great to see that the community is moving ahead after the fires. We will be back to stay next time that we are in Tassie.

    January 2014
    Response from Rachel:

    It was was so lovely having you stay - hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

  • It is really in the bush, wonderful quiet. Rachel is very kind and helpful, her home lovely and very special designed. I felt very much at home.

    October 2013
  • Rachel and Jet are lively fun hosts. They made us completely welcome. Even after the devastating fires which impacted on their homes and property there was still a certain beauty to the Aussie bush and we enjoyed exploring their interesting block. We found many things to talk about as they allowed us to share their lives and stories. We felt more like friends than guests. Experiences like this are turning us into airbnb addicts.

    September 2013
  • It's my first time to use airbnb and I get a very good stay. Rachel's home is a dream house to us (we live in HK). It is stylish and spotless, and the great things is that there have some pademelon, blue wren appears around her home and we really enjoy to watching them. Rachel and Jet are very kind people and we chat a lot different things. She make a very good coffee and I really enjoy it. I remembered on that night they have dated their friend to BBQ and invited us to go as well. However, we were too tired on that day and we also bought some food to cook. Hence, she gave us a red wine and some potato salad for us as our dinner. What a nice couple are they!!!!

    I would say it is one of the highlight in our trip and we hope we can stay longer. (Still remember Jet told me that if we can't find a room to live after visiting Port Arthur, just come back to his home. It is so warm to us.)

    I learn there are a bushfire later around their town and glad to know they are fine. (Also, I found that they even send me the details of the restaurant in Hobart (where we are asking before we leave) through SMS after we left, but I forget to check the message until 1 week later >_<).

    Anyway, I highly recommended for people who would like to visit Tasman Peninsula and would like to stay nearby.

    December 2012
  • We are so very thankful that Rachel opened up her place for us this past Christmas and we really can't express how much we enjoyed our time at their place. The home is beautiful, artistic and wonderfully comfortable. This stay was really a highlight of our trip and we would be happy to return. If you find yourself visiting this part of Tasmania we would sincerely urge you to book with Rachel, it will be a highlight!

    December 2012
  • Staying with Rachel and Jet felt more like staying at a friends home than staying at a B and B. There's is the kind of place you feel at home in straight away, full of the same relaxed and welcoming vibes they give out. Not to mention the stunning location. Rachel prepared us a lovely breakfast (and was super accommodating around my sister's and my gluten freeness). Thanks for a lovely stay guys, I wish we'd had longer. Merry Christmas!

    December 2012
    Response from Rachel:

    It was lovely to have you and Monica as guests! It was short but very sweet - all the best.

  • Chocolate hot-cross buns, Blue Wrens, a Pademelon welcome, morning coffee on the deck, afternoon tea and then some, wombats, possums and a Tawny Frogmouth, a bush walk with a kangaroo, kayaking for mussels, Good Friday Great Fun, a belly full of BBQ abalone, boat-building in the shed, smelly cheese, typewriter cufflinks and a leather-bound Gray's Anatomy! What an unforgettable Easter weekend with Rachel and Jet!

    April 2012
  • We spent two nights with Rachael and Jet. Very welcoming hosts and comfortable accommodation. We were cycle touring and having the opportunity to share a couple of evening meals with them gave us a wonderful introduction to Tasmanian hospitality. They were most helpful with giving us good ideas for our cycle tour.

    March 2012
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University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
We are fun loving, outdoorsy coffee lovers. We both like to travel and enjoy what travel brings to our lives. We are into food and love sharing a meal with friends and family. We spend a fair bit of time around the property and love nothing more than hanging out drinking coffee and reading a great book, or indulging in a glass of wine and watching the sun go down!
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