Have a long weekend on us! Stay three nights and pay for two!
Parnella Adventure Bay is a well appointed and secluded country cottage, located in a tranquil and private setting only a few easy minutes stroll to Adventure Bay beach. Featuring abundant wildlife and birdlife, Parnella Adventure Bay sleeps up to four people.
If you are thinking of coming to Bruny and would like to spend some time exploring the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Huon Valley and Hobart regions, consider staying at our property in Kettering. Only 30 minutes from Hobart, Parnella Kettering offers private and comfortable garden cottage accommodation for up to 2 people.
Find out more by searching on Stayz for Parnella Kettering, Kettering, Tasmania or the property ID 116781.
Parnella Adventure Bay is a great place to stay on Bruny Island. Don't just take our word for it ... read these comments from recent guests:
24/11/2012 - "Nice to relax in such a wonderful setting. Fell asleep in the garden listening to nature - just what my body and soul needed. Highly recommended." John and Angela, Queensland.
23/11/2012 - "Wow what an amazing place. We came here with our 15 month old son hoping to relax and that is exactly what we did. Ollie loved the wallabies, sheep and geese and especially enjoyed feeding them every morning. Parnella is a particularly magical place on a beautiful and stunning island. We shall definitely be back as we really don't want to leave! Thank you for the comfortable and clean accommodation and for making us feel welcome." Victoria, Shannon, Ollie and the Bump! Queensland
10/11/2012 - "What a treasure trove waits for visitors to Bruny Island. So much to do and see; friendly islanders, absolutely amazing scenery, beautiful flora and fascinating wildlife. Highlights for us were: a half day tour with Tonia from Inala, the Bruny Island Cruise, many walks and of course the lovely comfortable accommodation at Parnella." Mick and Jan, Vitoria.
23/9/2012 - "We had a wonderful weekend at this gorgeous cottage. Love the attention to detail and the animals and birds. The garden looks like a Spring paradise." Leah and Pontus, Tasmania
20/9/2012 "Thank you! We have had three wonderful days on Bruny Island. Just loved it all, especially the cottage. Can't wait until we return." Kris and Darren, Launceston, Tasmania
26/8/2012 "Another wonderful stay. The garden is looking great ... so many daffodils!" Sarah and Damon
16/8/2012 "Your little house was perfect ... we enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you Jonathan for the little special extras.We loved driving around the island, gathering up the oysters, cheese, smoked salmon finished off with fudge." Felicity and Michael, Melbourne.
Adventure Bay is on the eastern side of Bruny Island and offers some spectacular scenery. Parnella Adventure Bay is a few minutes walk from the beach and is a two storey cottage with the bedrooms on the first floor. The living room, dining area and kitchen are on the ground floor along with the bathroom, spa room and separate loo. The cottage is fully equipped with most of the things that make a special holiday that little bit more special.
The cottage is perfectly suited as a honeymoon getaway or somewhere to celebrate the important moments in your relationship such as a wedding anniversary.
Parnella Adventure Bay makes the perfect holiday getaway for young families keen to take a break away from city life and allow their children to experience what life used to be like.
Many people ask us what there is to do on Bruny and we're very pleased to answer "not much"! We like to relax but if you want to have a more active holiday there are several amazing bushwalks on the island, a fantastic eco boat cruise, Australia's southernmost vineyard (with pretty good wines), terrific fishing and diving opportunities, some really amazing surfing, an excellent cheesemaker, a first rate providor and smokehouse, highly regarded oyster farm, lovely beaches, quiet bays and, of course, prolific wildlife.
We are also excited to announce that we are opening a sister property in Kettering which will offer a delightfully secluded garden cottage for singles or couples. Complete with hot tub, the Kettering property is only a few minutes drive to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal and will offer a comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the D'Entrecasteaux Channel region and Bruny. We are hoping we will be open for business in early to mid December 2012. We will be offering package deals as well as special offers so please contact us for more information about Parnella Kettering.
Special things about Bruny and places we like to go
If you've never been to Bruny Island before you are in for a treat. However, don't be tempted to think that you can see and enjoy everything this special part of Tasmania has to offer in a day or even two. Bruny is best savoured slowly ... dawn walks in the bush surrounded by a symphony of song. Dusk on a lonely beach. Exploring sheltered coves and just absolutely indulging yourself in the tranquility this island has to offer.
It's not all about relaxing. Adventure Bay and Cloudy Bay both offer fantastic surfing opportunities in the right conditions. Bruny also has some great locations for kayaking and mountain bike riding. Bring your boat and enjoy some of the best fishing in Tassie. There's over 300kms of roads on Bruny and some of them are 4WD only. Forestry Tasmania has several roads that run over the highlands in the south and are definitely worth traversing. Spectacular views towards Cloudy Bay are breathtaking on a clear dawn in Summer.
We discovered Bruny 25 years ago and, even all these years later, every time we disembark from the ferry at the terminal on the island we are immediately filled with a sense of peace and excitement. Even a weekend here leaves us feeling ready to face city life once more.
Bruny does have a tragic past and you may find places on the island where there is a deep sense of sadness. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this place and we try to walk and live here respecting their heritage and their passing.
Favourite things for us to do include evening walks on the beach at Two Tree Point, summer picnics at Cloudy Bay beach, reading the newspapers over a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the garden at Parnella.
Absolute essentials to bring include your camera and a pair of binoculars, good walking shoes, a warm jacket and a sense of adventure. Bruny has a lot to offer and adventure rewards the prepared.
Wherever you go on Bruny no matter what the time or the weather always carry a camera. It's hard to take bad pictures here and all too often we've experienced turning a corner to be presented with a breathtaking moment only to realise we left our camera at home.
If you're not into photography carry a sketchbook or even a notepad and pencil to capture the special moments you're bound to experience here.
Bruny is also rich with a culture of art. There is a wide range of artists living and working on the island. Try to seek them out - you're bound to find work that strikes a resonance with you.
As soon as you walk into the house you feel at home .. warm, cosy, comfortable. So relaxing, we didn't want to leave. Thank you so much.
Martin and Marlene, Sydney
We have such a wonderful time. It is a lovely place to stay. We also wish to thank Jonathan for his wonderful help when our car broke down on the island. We will certainly recommend this place to everyone, just terrific.
Marianne and Gilbert, Fingal Tas
High holiday atmosphere in island. Unexpectedly good house, very clean with premium quality hardware. Highly recommended.
Chan's family, Hong Kong
We had a lovely time despite the terrible weather. Constant hail storms and rain. At one point the main road in Adventure Bay looked like it was covered in "snow"! We very much appreciated the little touches like the toys and the boys pillows etc in our 3 year old's room … made him feel really at home. Will definitely recommend to others. Thanks.
Louise, Ben, Finnley and Baby. Launderdale, Tas
PS … your lovely garden was perfect for an Easter egg hunt!
We love this island!!! Many hours spent at the beaches. The isthmus is beautiful. The local produce is simply delicious. Cheese (yum), oysters (more please), and our children loved the smoked salmon. One cannot leave without mentioning this lovely house. Our family was very much at home here. Thank you Sue and Jonathan.
Kim, Craig, Joshua and Maila, Victoria.
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. We really enjoyed the spa and the peace and quiet. Will be back soon. :-)
Elana and Mikey
"We had a lovely weekend in your cottage. Thank you."
Sarah and Julie
"A Wonderful short break in your very comfortable cottage. The walk around Labillardiere Peninsula was incredible. Thank you."
Elinor and Nagasuri
"Thank you for a lovely house. Everything here for a restful and comfortable four days stay."
"What a fabulous house and magical spot. We loved the attention to detail that so obviously went into everything and thoroughly enjoyed the wallabies, birds and your lovely sheep. It really feels special and we'll recommend it to any friends thinking of visiting Bruny. Thank you for a relaxing and memorable stay."
Micky, and Menna (Coffs Harbour), and Corrie (Netherlands).
Patrick and Audrey (Hong Kong). "We are in love with your property - so calm and peaceful - the BIG bonus was the wildlife. We had a super time at The Neck after dusk - 'them little penguins!'. Love them - love your place." Patrick and Audrey (Hong Kong).
"We've been around Tassie and all we can say is 'Bloody Fantastic.' In our accommodation ranking:
2. Wrest Point
3. Lemonthyme Lodge
4. Stewarts Bay Lodge
This is a home away from home - we want to come back and we will spread the news all over the west coast of Tassie - our great stay in your lovely cottage will be cherished." Craig and Reyna
"It's so peaceful here - we enjoyed the lack of cars, lovely animals and garden and we did see the white wallaby. Thank you for a lovely haven - our stay was all too short." Janelle and Scott, Hobart
"Absolute serenity surrounded by nature, "farm animals" and birds. To have good and plentiful cooking, eating and drinking utensils is an absolute pleasure - well done." Judy and Peter, Brisbane
"We chose this property as a retreat away from the world and we were delighted. The house is perfect for a quiet relax and the spa enhanced our experience." Debbie and Paul
"Peaceful, beautiful environment and cosy house. A great place for our family to relax - our stay was too short." Bill, Mel, Zoe and Claire
"Fantastic! Terrific place - just what the doctor ordered - look forward to coming back soon." Andrew and Simone
"We enjoyed a most relaxing and 'rural' few days - thanks for all the effort you must have put into making Parnella such a wonderful place for some time out." John and Karin
"WE had a great holiday with our baby boy, even though it was a bit too short. The animal life was very entertaining for our son and it also made us feel we were really in the bush. Thanks." Peter, Anna and Benj.
"Wonderful place - hope to get back here again one day." The Batemans.
"Wow. What a wonderful place - this was definitely the highlight of our 'Around Tasmania Trip'. Thanks for all the little details you thought about. Our little girl just loved the animals, the flower garden and all the pink bedding, toys and books you left for us. We really appreciated your care and kindness." Kevin, Janice and Danielle.
"Thank you so much for this lovely cottage. We had a great time here. I want to come back here again." Chihiro and Fuyuki (Japan)
"Lovely as always!! Great seeing the birds and animals again. We'll be back soon!" Sarah and Damon
"Thank you very much for letting us enjoy your beautiful cottage. Everything was so comfortable, clean and nothing was left out. Great spa. We will recommend to all of our friends and we will be back." Ian, Tani and Jayke
"Thank you so much for this beautiful accommodation. The cottage was so well appointed and the bed very comfy! Even on a frosty morning, with the sun shining outside it was pure heaven" Robyn
"Thank you so much for a wonderful two days at your lovely cottage. What a fantastic place to relax and rejuvenate. We will most definitely recommend to our friends and family and we will certainly be back soon." Caroline and Nic
Airconditioning, Washing Machine
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- High chair
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Spa Bath
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
One night stays are now available at no extra charge.
Autumn 2013 Special - Get three nights for the price of two! Offer valid from 15 April 2013 - 31 July 2013
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.
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