Garden Island Sands is located between the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the mouth of The Huon River. There is plenty to do if you care to aimlessly take a drive about the area or simply explore the coastline from home.

There is direct beach access from the property through a narrow strip of reserve.

It is a less well known location to hide away and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a fully self contained home by the water.

In particular, Garden Island Sands has been traditionally a place that has seen only a handful of generations holiday and reside here. It has no through traffic to concern any parents and the beach is very child friendly.

We look forward to letting you in on a well kept secret.

The House

Enjoy beach,water and island views from the living room and main bedroom.

2 of the bedrooms each have a bunk with a single bed on the upper level and a queen bed below.

The house is bright and airy with large windows in the living and dining rooms.

There is a secure section of the yard for dogs, and the beach is also dog friendly.

The property is flat with several outside sitting areas.


Small boats are able to be launched at Garden Island Sands. Larger boats need to travel to Charlotte Cove, 5km away for launching. If you have a penchant for fishing for flathead, bream, salmon, trevalley or baracouta, don't forget to take a rod or line.

The area is excellent for canoes and kayaks as there are coves, private beaches, creeks and islands to explore.

The beach is perfect for small children as it is very shallow. Garden Island Creek is also a favourite spot for children to swim in the summer. You can walk 300 metres around the rocks to Secret Beach, or drive to Randalls Bay or Verona Sands, both of which are around 7km away.

The township of Cygnet, providing your local shopping needs, is a quick, scenic, 12 km away, where there are also good restaurants such as the iconic 'Red Velvet Lounge'. Alternatively, you can try one of three pubs there as well.

Don't forget to try the award winning 'Peppermint Bay Hotel' at Woodbridge for an afternoon or evening meal, whilst 'Fleurty's' is well recommended between 11.00am and 4.00pm for a meal or coffee, nestled away at Flowerpot which overlooks Mount Wellington and Bruny Island.

'Panorama Vineyard' is a short drive away at Cradoc. It is an award winning vineyard, having had their Pinot Noir served in First Class by Qantas. Check their website.

'The Grandvewe Cheeses' is Australia's only sheep and cow's milk farm cheesery and vineyard situated at Birch's Bay. A great spot for a meal or tasting, visit their website for more information.

Bruny Island is yet another day excursion with Adventure Bay being where Cook, Bligh and Flinders all anchored. Alternatively, try Tasmania's 'ultimate environmental travel adventure' with Bruny Island Charters from Kettering or on the island at Adventure Bay.

The Tahune Forest Airwalk near Geeveston is a premier state attraction and will fill another easy day excursion.

These are not all the activities you can enjoy at Garden Island Sands. Your alternative of course is to simply do nothing!

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Garden Island Sands is rated 4.9091 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garden Island Sands is located at a quiet beach only an hour out of Hobart. It is a great location for children. The house is comfortable, well equipped and very clean. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we stayed here with two other families with small children and babies and it was perfect. location was great and the house was really nice. thanks
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great location with ample outside space & so close to the beach. Very well equiped & even games & puzzles for the kids.Really enjoyed our stay here. Thank-you.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Island sands. It was a quick and easy trip from Hobart, stopping to buy warm bread at Cygnet. It is a very quiet area, and the house is right next to the beach. The house is impressively clean and well equipped, and has a cosy wood heater. There was plenty of room for 5 of us. There were puzzles and games, and there was even a dictionary for our scrabble!We would recommend this property and think it is very good value.
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family of 7 (plus baby and dog!) stayed here for a week over Christmas and had an excellent time. Location is lovely, and great access to a part of Tasmania that we don't often visit. House is very spacious with plenty of room for all of us, all bedrooms were reasonably sized. Kitchen was well appointed, plenty of glasses, plates, cutlery etc etc.I would recommend this place particularly for a family getaway. Thanks Roz for a wonderful stay, and for the special Christmas touches! Loved the little tree :)
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A relaxing and enjoyable time was had, it was hard to leave. We hope next time we are able to stay longer.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We celebrated Christmas here and absolutely loved it! The owners kindly left us a personal holiday message, several special goodies and were very accommodating in all respects. The kitchen has absolutely everything you could possibly wish for to cook a celebration feast for a large family, which we did. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing Christmas holiday week!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was our third visit and once again we really enjoyed it, the house is great and we love the wood fire, yard for our dog, closeness to the beach and the peaceful atmosphere. A wonderful place to do nothing!
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine, Parking

Clothes line & clothes horse - no clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Dogs - outside only in secure area
Full kitchen facilities
Hair dryer
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen & towels optional - $5/pp per stay
Pets allowed
Stayz credit card facility payments accepted
Washing Machine
Wood and electric heater
baby cot
weekly bookings only 14 Dec - 31 Jan


%10 discount for aged pensioners. children under 5 = free

Last minute deal!

Stay before 27 Apr 2014 for 10% off.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $180 $360 $1134 2 $20 $10
* $160 $320 $914 2 $20 $10
* $190 $380 $1134 2 $20 $10
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $200 p/s Linen $5 per person $5 p/s

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 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 9 people.

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