Darlington Beach House is a beautifully appointed, 'award winning' holiday house in a fabulous location only a short stroll to two stunning white sandy beaches: Spring Beach and Stapleton Beach on Tasmania's spectacular East Coast.

Darlington Beach House @ Spring Beach won "Best Outdoor Lovers' Tasmania award 2012 in a Nationally run competition by the Stayz Group. We have a two night minimum stay at Darlington.

The two storey beach house is situated on a peaceful two acre bush garden overlooking coastal reserve and enjoys beautiful and expansive ocean views towards Maria Island National Park.

The beach house is spacious, comfortable, airy and light and offers stylish contemporary furnishings, quality towels and linen, essential oil soaps, a well equipped Chef's kitchen with stainless steel/European appliances, a partially stocked pantry, a wood heating fire for cold winter nights, a reverse-cycled air conditioning/heating system, spa bath plus luxury underfloor heating beneath stone tiles in the lower level adult retreat.

The Beach House has a barbecue and two outdoor settings and everything (we hope) guests will need to make their stay special including I-pod Docking stations, a comprehensive DVD library, binoculars, maps, an assortment of games, toys, magazines, reference books, boogie boards and fishing rods.

The Beach House accommodates 2-8 guests extremely comfortably over the two fully self-contained levels and is ideal for couples seeking a romantic break as well as families and friends seeking quality accommodation that offers flexible living spaces and flexible rental options. Guests can choose to rent the whole house including the lower level adult retreat or the main part of the house only in the upper level. The upper level accommodates 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, the fully self contained one bed apartment/adult retreat on the lower level accommodates 2. The retreat also offers a second shower room, living area with TV/DVD/I-pod docking station and small kitchenette.

Darlington is perfectly located to explore the East Coast of Tasmania, Maria Island National Park, East Coast Wineries, Richmond and The Coal Valley Wine Region. THE BEACH HOUSE sits on a two acre bush garden overlooking coastal reserve and the ocean. Darlington is less than one hour from Hobart airport and one hour from Hobart. The Beach House is only a 4-5 minute drive or short cycle ride to Orford and all other amenities.


RATES: $220 - $420 p/n (depending on season, number of bedrooms used and whether guests need to book the lower level adult retreat that will otherwise remain empty). Discounts apply for stayz of 5+ nights and also occasional and winter specials. Conditions Apply. (SUBJECT TO BOOKINGS AND SEASON).




Darlington is a 'fully accredited' holiday home with council approval.
*Contemporary, quality furnishings with comfort and luxury in mind
*Quality European Appliances, including Miele dishwasher and a superbly equipped chef's kitchen including catalytic oven, Baccarat Cookware, Microwave and Slow Cooker.
Two separate living areas
Two bathrooms (one with spa bath),
Separate toilet
Two separate kitchen/dining areas
*Two ipod docking stations with ipod music library
*Two Flat Screen HD TV's and DVD's (one a Blue Ray)
*Fully Self-contained Adult Retreat
*Sumptious beds with quality linen and towels
*organic hand made essential oil soaps
*DVD's, reference books, binoculars, magazines
*heated stone flooring in adult retreat
*some pantry supplies, including spices, quality teas and Lavazza coffee
*Free bottle of local wine for stayz of more than 2 days
*Games, Children's toys, books, Boogie Boards and Fishing Rods.
*Tasmanian oak floors and quality Wool carpets in the bedrooms
*4 Bedrooms: 3 QS beds plus 2 long singles in 4th bedroom that zip together to create a KS bed
*Spa Bath
*Wood burning fire for cosy winter nights
*Reverse cycle air conditioning
*BBQ and two outdoor settings (one on each level)
*Beautiful Ocean views from almost every room
Spacious 2 acre garden offering privacy and the perfect space for children to play!
Darlington has a safety Gate for small children at the top of the stairs and a child safety guard for the wood burning fire.
Cot and linen available for a small extra one-off fee.
A single High Chair is also available.
NOTE: Guests are responsible for purchasing their own kindling and logs for the fire.
*Check In is 2:00pm
*Check Out is 10:00am
(Special provision for late check out or early check in may be available by arrangement outside of peak season).
A maximum of 8 guests is allowed at Darlington (including caravans/campervans at the property). NO camping in tents or swags is allowed.
*A $200-$300 bond is required. Fully refundable in accordance with the terms and conditions.
*A Cancellation Policy applies to ALL bookings. A 50% cancellation fee applies to all confirmed bookings.
*Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee unless Darlington can be re-booked for the same booking period and for the same number of guests. Otherwise pro-rata charges apply.
*All rates are quoted Australian dollars including GST and are based on one couple sharing one bedroom.



Darlington is Ideally situated within a short stroll of two fabulous beaches: Spring Beach and the more private/exclusive Stapleton Beach mainly accessible to local residents.

Darlington is also the perfect base from which to explore the East Coast of Tasmania, Award-winning East Coast Wineries, Hobart, Richmond and the famous Coal Valley Wine Region.

spring beach, Orford and Triabunna are also the bases from which to explore historic Maria Island National Park with its lovely walks and abundance of wildlife.

The Beach House is close to: Ocean, Beaches, River, Maria Island National Park, Nature and Heritage Trails, State Forest, Spectacular Coastline, Award-winning Wineries, Golf Course & the pretty fishing village of Orford.

Wine tasting, Fishing, Surfing, Boating, Kayaking, Swimming, Scuba-diving, Boogie-boarding, Bush walking, Mountain-biking, Bird watching,Wi Wildlife Spotting, Golfing, Photography & Exploring Australia's Convict History are all popular activities in the area. If none of the above appeal, guests can simply kick back, relax and enjoy the local beaches and beautiful ocean views with a glass of wine!

Darlington is less than one from Hobart with its major drawcards: MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), its famous food and art scene, funky cafes, Salamanca Markets, Pretty Harbour, historic Battery Point, convict built heritage buildings, and majestic Mount Wellington. Darlington is only 40 minutes from Hobart airport.

Freycinet National Park and The Tasman Peninsula (via Wielangta Forest Tourist Drive) are also both a picturesque leisurely day trip away!

If none of the above appeal then you could perhaps just take a leisurely stroll or swim on one of the beautiful beaches close by or simply 'kick back', relax and unwind with a good book and a glass of award winning Tasmanian pinot!

Life can't get much better than that!

'Darlington Beach House' at Spring Beach is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great holiday house We recently stayed for 3 nights at Darlington Beach House. The owners have gone the extra mile to ensure that their guests have all the comforts and space to relax and slip into Holiday mode. Tastefully decorated with lovely views over the Mercury Passage towards Maria Island, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Darlington and highly recommend it to others looking to stay.
Date published: 2014-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Magnificent Days! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed five magnificent days at Darlington House in the first week of the Victorian September school holidays. What a wonderful place to stay - warm, exceptionally well-equipped (an extensive variety of music, games, magazines, DVD library and excellent array of kitchen utensils and appliances), comfortable and with a stunning view across the Mercury Passage to Maria Island. Janice and Paul are superb hosts - nothing was too difficult for them, they always responded promptly to all our queries and the house was full of thoughtfulness - a well stocked (with basic cooking items) pantry, soap, washing detergent - everything you need to leave home and go straight to the house for a refreshing time away. We loved our regular walks down to Stapleton Beach and the opportunity to stand on the clifftop in front of the house to watch a mother southern right whale and her calf lolling in the sheltered waters of the bay below as they gathered strength before their long trek to Antarctic waters for the summer. This was one of the best holiday rentals we have ever enjoyed and definitely plan to return.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing weekend at the perfect property. Amazing weekend at the perfect property. I highly recommend Darlington Beach House to anyone considering staying at Orford. The location is ideal, peaceful, yet a close walk to the beach and beautiful cliff faces that can be viewed. The view from the property is amazing, you look straight out at the water and Maria island. The property is clean, well presented and had a nice modern feel. This is a perfect place to sit back and relax, with a lovely deck out the front and outdoor seating at the bottom of the property, which we were able to sit back and enjoy the sun. The owners went out of their way to make sure our stay at Darlington was perfect and were always quick to respond to any questions I had. We were sad to leave Darlington and are already keen to go back! Thank you to Janice for all your help and letting us stay at your beautiful property.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Getaway Thank you for a wonderful getaway with all the comforts of home. Beautifully presented with all facilities including toys, games, DVD's and beach toys to entertain two families with small children. Minutes from the beach with fantastic views while relaxing on the deck. Will be definitely going back!
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Beach House Wow what a amazing place!! We shared Darlington House with another family over the Australia Day long weekend :) The house was immaculately presented we were very impressed with everything it had to offer! with stunning views, large deck to sit back and relax in sun lounges, large spacious living areas, and enough toys games & movies to keep the kids Very happy. It was very peaceful and only minutes walk to the beach, We will certainly be booking Darlington again in the near future.
Date published: 2014-02-03


Beautiful Ocean Views
Blue Ray DVD Player & 2 Flat Screen TV's
Both Levels entirely self-contained featuring two kitchens, two living/dining areas and two bathrooms.
CD Player with USB/Ipod Connection
Contemporary, Stylish Accommodation with Quality Linen, furnishings and appliances.
Flexible Living and Rental Options
Short Drive to Restaurants, Shops & Amenities
Stroll to Beaches
Toys, Games, Boogie Boards, Fishing Rods

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