About This Listing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just a few things to note about our little house:
We are on tank water so we do try and be aware of your water usage :). We are both non smokers and do not allow smoking in the house, but are ok with you doing it outside. We also ask that you take your shoes off inside - we have pesky sand around the place that finds it's way inside on shoes.
It was lovely staying at Rachel and Jet. The place is quite remote and on top of a hill but it is awesome. The wallabies are hopping around their house. Unfortunately I booked only for one night. Rachel and Jet are very friendly hosts and you feel at home from the moment you arrive.
We had a wonderful stay with Rachel and jet in their beautiful, stylish and warm coastal home. Really welcoming hosts with whom we enjoyed some great chats, wine and cups of tea. Rachel and jet have extensive knowledge of Hobart and we loved all three cafes and restaurants they recommended, as well as an exhibit by an artist we hadn't heard about until staying with them. The room, like the rest of the house, is appointed with real designer flair and breakfast was all laid out beautifully for the morning.
Fantastic location,excellent hosts ,we really enjoyed our stay.
A good way to end our stay in Tasmania.
Rachel's B&B was even better than expected from her listing. Rachel was extremely welcoming and went out of her way to ensure that we had adequate directions and that someone would be home when we arrived. Her warm welcome included a bottle of wine, although my sister and I were more than happy to settle for coffee. Our beds were extremely comfortable, and the charming decor demonstrated Rachel's creativity and passion for caring for both her clients and the environment. We have no hesitation in recommending Rachel's B&B at Murdunna, and regret we only had one night there.
Rachel and Jet were very gracious and welcoming hosts. Their place is amazing with beautiful surrounds and is very comfortable. They provided great information regarding the area as well. Great to get off the beaten track in the Tasman Peninsula!
Hi Rachel and Jet
What an amazing first 2 nights in Tasmania my girlfriend and I enjoyed in your Port Arthur property
We arrived so late but everything was lit up and even champagne in the fridge! The yummy Granola breakfasts and freshly roasted Cafe lattes were a perfect start to the morning. It is a shame we could not spend more time at your place but we had lots of sightseeing to do.
The location is excellent and there is so much go do around Port Arthur region. You gave us so much attention and advice (more brochures than an information centre) but also gave us so much space and privacy, we really couldn't ask for more
Jess was so touched by your beautiful gift which will be used and loved for a long time!
Best airbnb experience yet
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About the Host, Rachel
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 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!
This fantastic general store does a superb curried scallop pie and the best freshly shucked Tasmanian oysters for only $9.50 a doz. Fuel, groceries, coffee & fishing supplies too. Hours 7am - 6pm
These guys do a good roast dinner, have fantastic water views and a nice selection of local wine. Tessellated Pavement is right near here too.
Great Views of Pirate Bay - fantastic photo opportunities.
World-class scuba diving sites such as Waterfall Bay caves, historic wrecks, giant kelp forests and huge schools of fish. Qualified & experienced instructors will make your experience perfect.
Great pub food, vegetarian options available and the Bream Creek Pinot Noir is worth a taste.
Combine history with stunning water views, a talented chef and an interesting modern Australian menu, and you have a pretty fantastic restaurant.
See the Tasmanian Devils and lots of other unique Tasmanian birds and mammals as well. The park is open from 9am and for more info ca(phone number hidden)230 or visi(website hidden)ilpark.com
Wine tastings, local gourmet produce and beautiful art , jewellery and clothing. What more could you ask for? Vines and Designs has it all!
Open Fri 9am - 7pm and Sat/Mon 9am - 3pm.
Dine in Port Arthur's only waterfront restaurant for dinner, take away some fish and chips or just sit back and relax and enjoy a drink from the bar(phone number hidden) (03) 6250 2771