Coastal Retreat - Near Port Arthur

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Duck Creek Rd, 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.

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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 many 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 in the immediate area. There is a bus that travels into Hobart 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
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a incredible fantastic time. Rachel and Jet made my trip to Tasmania unforgettable! Their home is a beautiful, cosy and welcoming place tucked into pure nature.

    July 2014
  • Rachel and Jet were really really great and hospitable hosts. I have to say probably my best experience at Air BnB so far! Although we only spent one night there, we wanted to stay many more. Their home is lovely although people booking should be aware that it is in a rather remote area but this definitely adds to the charm of the place. Also- breakfast was amazing! :D

    July 2014
  • I had a wonderful stay. The bedroom was so comfortable with very nice linen, duvet & pillows. The house has a beautiful setting,with great views from a large patio. The lounge, kitchen and bathroom were great and I was welcomed with tea and Rachel left me some lovely wine in the evening. The house is abut 30-40 min drive to Port Arthur. There are no big shops nearby so need to bring food with you. Both Rachel & Jet easy to chat to and great hosts. I would recommend staying here and would come back.

    June 2014
  • Really enjoyed our stay here, both Rachel and Jet are very nice and welcoming. They waited and greeted us with a bottle of wine and a bar of chocolate. And let us use the kitchen and laundry. Jet made us nice cups of coffee in the morning. House is well decorated with lots of arts. Bedroom is cosy and nice. The house is in the bush, so very quiet and freshing. Would love to come back and stay again. Own car is essential.

    February 2014
  • Staying at Rachel's was amazing. The room is very friendly and cosy, the bed super comfortable, the whole house and surroundings are just beautiful and very clean. We have enjoyed staying in this little paradise waking up with the smell of delicious coffee, jummy breakfast, watching wallabies. Rachel and Jet are extremely welcoming and know the area very well. Whatever you want to know about art(ists) and wildlife in the area - they can tell you. We hope to be able to host you in Germany one day!!! :-)

    January 2014
  • Après nous être perdus au milieu de nulle part à cause d'un GPS qui ne connaissait pas bien le secteur, nous avons finalement rencontré
    Rachel et son compagnon qui sont des gens charmants. La chambre est petite mais très confortable et la maison est décorée avec un goût exquis.

    January 2014
  • People like Rachel and Jet are why I do AirBNB. Long conversations in the evening, a comfy bed and a few peaceful country days. Insights into their part of the country and lots of laughing.

    December 2013
  • We had a great time staying with Rachel and Jet. They were warm, welcoming guests and we had some lovely long chats over coffee and a couple of glasses of wine! They gave us some excellent tips on where to go for walks and the best way in to Port Arthur, made us a delicious dinner and great coffee in the morning. Their house is clean and cosy, surrounded by beautiful bushland, and is only an hour's drive from Hobart. We'd definitely recommend staying with Rachel and Jet if you're heading down to the Peninsula!

    October 2013
  • Rachel and Jet are kind and wonderful hosts. Rachel waited for us until very late and welcomed us with drinks. She left wine for us. From the first step , it was easy to communicate and all the time the answer is positive, kind and considerate.
    The rooms are cosy, the place is well designed with homey feeling. The breakfast is generous and enjoyable company of the hosts and their story. Best fresh croissant and coffee we had in Tasmania.

    Rachel is also an artist who makes beautiful designs. I bought one set of cufflinks made of old typewriter.
    If you are headed to that part of Tasmania, Rachel is the perfect host to consider..

    December 2012
  • We travelled trough many different countries and had a lot of accomodations. Rachel's house was the cleanest one of all and the cappuccino she served to us was fantastic. Rachel and Jet were great hosts and we enjoyed the private atmosphere of their home. Murdunna is a good starting point to discover the tasman peninsula area and we received a lot of interesting informations from our hosts. The location of this accomodation is quite and peaceful.

    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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