Bruny Island, named after Bruni D'entrecasteaux explorer, the Aboriginal name was Lunawanna Alonnah, southern Tasmania is two islands joined by a narrow isthmus called "The Neck".
Our home, Crickhollow, is on the south of the island, on a rise, with wonderful views over Daniels Bay.
Please note: This is an approximate 40 minute drive from the ferry.
Your space in completely separate from the main living area consisting of one wing of our home, entry by your own door, containing a bedroom, queen size bed, separate bathroom and lounge sitting room. The lounge sitting room has a sofa that converts into double bed should you require. All rooms wood paneled. Facilities include: fridge, microwave, TV, DVD player, Internet, all linen provided, hairdryer, iron, free use of washing machine.
We have a BBQ on the back deck for your use or you can share our kitchen or share your meals with us or John can cook for you. John will discuss menus and very reasonable costs with you.
We do, of course, include breakfast in our price. John is a great cook using local produce when available. If you have special requirements for your meals we ask you to bring them with you as we live on an island and often find it difficult to cater for all people. e,g, Gluten free bread and muesli, lactose free yogurt and milk.
We are within easy driving distance of the most magnificent walks, peaceful bays, lonely beaches and easy sailing across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
There are National Parks, game reserves, rainforests, rare wildlife and most breathtaking panoramic views.
Our island is full of wonderful flora and fauna consisting of wallabies, possums, penguins, native quolls, dolphins, seals to name of few.
The flora consists of beautiful wild flowers in spring including native Christmas bells.
There a some lovely eating places on South Bruny Island - The Hotel, Berry Farm, Hothouse Cafe, Penguin cafe and take away food at the Adventure Bay Store.
Access to Bruny Island is by vehicle ferry. The ferry is situated at Kettering approximately 30 minutes drive south of Hobart.
Access to Garden, deck and kitchen if you wish to prepare meals.
Interaction with Guests
We invite you to share breakfast with us but understand if you wish to eat in your own space.
We love Bruny Island for the diversity of nature here and the wonderful community spirit.
There is no public transport available - you will need your own car.
There is only ONE place you can buy petrol on the island and that is Adventure Bay approximately 30 minutes from our home.
Other Things to Note
Our home is not set up for children and is not child proof. There is limited space for children to play in the house.
Also please note we have one queen size bed and one sofa bed that converts into a large double bed.
We don't have any rules - maybe just a few suggestions:
We are happy to help make your time on Bruny Island even more enjoyable.
Places to eat, sights to see, things to do.
We offer you complete privacy - eat your breakfast in your own space or eat with us, we are happy to meet and get to know people over a meal together. Do what feels right for you.
Pat and John have a fabulous place for people to stay - quite separate and well equipped. Both Pat and John are very lovely and made us welcome and we enjoyed our breakfasts with them - especially the salmon John cooked the second day.
We loved the location - not to far from anything we wanted to see or do and very peaceful.
It was also pleasant conversing about all sorts of things, and the ukelele lesson and singalong was lots of fun!
Thank you Pat and John for a great stay with you. We love Bruny! I really could live there!
We had a lovely time on Bruny, thanks in no small part to Pat and John's lovely place. They are welcoming, friendly and the breakfasts were fantastic! They were also very welcoming of our pup and even looked after her when we went out - above and beyond. Thanks very much, we certainly recommend!
Pat and John were very friendly and helpful. No complaints, everything was great. Thanks very much!
We were made to feel very welcome by Pat and John. Nothing was too much trouble, and the end result was an extremely relaxing and comfortable stay. The house is beautifully situated overlooking the water, comfy bed, lovely sitting room and of course the outside fire was a hit.
Thanks so much, can't wait to return.
A beautiful and very quiet location in a lovely comfortable home,having our own bedroom ,bathroom & sitting room, complete with TV , microwave, kettle ,fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. Pat & John made us feel most welcome and were very helpful with their expert local knowledge . We enjoyed their company at breakfast which John, tailor made to fit our dietary requirements. Breakfast was delicious and Pat & John were great hosts!
Thank you Pat for a lovely stay on beautiful Bruny Island! We were welcomed by Pat, Zac & Ruby after a day out on the cruise and were later lucky enough to try Pat's cooking - to die for zucchini soup & a beautiful trifle. Also had a lovely time chatting to Pat's friends Keith & Greta.
The rooms and bathroom were clean and comfortable, and there was heating available if required. This is a lovely house to stay at during your time on Bruny!
My partner John and I live on Beautiful Bruny Island just off the coast of Tasmania in the "Deep South" Bruny is a very diverse island, peaceful, dramatic and exciting.
We love gardening although we have an ongoing battle with the rabbits who find our roses delicious - we love music (we have our own ukulele group) singing (with our group and in the local choir) sailing when the weather allows us (fair weather sailors now) and entertaining.
John is a great cook with a real feel for flavours, his breakfasts are wonderful.
We'd love to have you stay with us and our little piece of paradise we would certainly make you feel at home. Relax enjoy the beauty of our island - we know you will never want to leave.
My motto for life - "As you grow older, you stand for more and fall for less."