Take a short stroll across the grassy field, past the penguin burrows to the beach and feel the pristine white quartz sand massage your toes. Venture across the sand bar at low tide and visit Diamond Island, a protected sanctuary for the Fairy Penguins.
Swim the crystal clear water, surf Redbill beach, explore the rock pools, sift through the seashells, sunbathe in the sand dunes or just relax on the spacious deck at 'The Retreat' with a glass of chilled Tasmanian wine. If you are lucky you may spot dolphins playfully frolicking in the shelter of Diamond Island or perhaps even whales on their migration down the East Coast of Tasmania.
Providing a virtual waterfront location, 'The Retreat' provides quiet, comfortable, self contained accommodation in an idyllic and picturesque setting, 3 klm from the East coast township of Bicheno.
Accommodation at 'The Retreat' consists of 1 queen size bed, 1 single bed and 2 single bunk beds.
Linen, doonas, pillows, blankets and towels are provided.
The laundry has a washing machine and dryer.
With a comfortable leather lounge suite, reverse cycle airconditioner/heater, 40' flat screen LCD TV, CD, Blu-Ray DVD player with a selection of movie titles, you are assured of a restful vacation in this captivating spot.
Wireless internet is available from a mobile hotspot which is located at the Retreat. If you require internet access let us know and we will give you further details. Download data is limited so downloading large amounts of data (eg movies/video) is not permitted.
The kitchen is equipped with a full range of cooking utensils and equipment so feel free to cook for yourself either indoors or on the outdoor gas bbq.
Alternatively venture into the township for a counter meal or enjoy wonderful cuisine at Pasini's. If you don't fancy driving, one of the best restaurants on the east coast is 5 minutes walk away! The chef at 'Facets' restaurant specialises in dishes that focus on local seafood, beef, fruits, wines and cheeses. It is Tasmania's tamed cuisine at its very best.
A safe 4km walking and bicycle track, built as a bi-centenial project links 'The Retreat' with Bicheno and the blowhole. Perfect for a healthy stroll.
Please note that we are a privately owned cottage not affiliated in any way to the Diamond Island Resort close by.
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About the township of Bicheno
Situated an equal distance from the capital city of Hobart in the South and the northern city of Launceston, Bicheno is a popular holiday destination for Tasmanian and interstate visitors alike. This part of Tasmania enjoys its own Mediterranean microclimate. The East coast is generally several degrees warmer than the rest of Tasmania all year round. It is out of the rain shadow of the west coast and the highlands and its nooks and crannies are where savvy Tasmanians go for rest and recreation.
Originally a whaling town Bicheno is now home to a thriving fishing industry and is a vibrant tourist destination. Bicheno provides a perfect base for exploring the unspoilt beauty of the East Coast of Tasmania. The Apsley Gorge National Park, the breathtaking Freycinet Peninsula and the quaint Coles Bay township are all a short drive from Bicheno. Penguin tours (bookings required) are held nightly all year round 5 minutes walk from this magical location.
Diving and fishing charters operate out of Bicheno and a glass bottom boat shows off the magnificence of the kelp forests that grace the East Coast of Tasmania.
Bicheno has a wide range of activities to cater for every taste and budget
$100 deposit (or total cost for single night) required within 7 days of confirmation of booking. Balance of rental cost required 14 days prior to rental period.
Payment can be made by cheque or preferably direct deposit.
If required, payments (including credit card) can be made through PayPal or we can send you a payment request through STAYZ which also allows you to pay by credit card.
Deposit will be refunded if cancelled up to 30 days before rental period.