Closest to the beach, Spring Beach Holiday House is a traditional beach shack – one of the first built in the area. In 2016 it had an extensive upgrade new kitchen, new bathroom, large new deck with outside bath, beach shower and brazier, polished floors, heating, etc which provide modern quality facilities while maintaining its original homey feel.
Located on Tasmania's sunshine east coast only 5 minutes' drive south of Orford, Spring Beach Holiday House dates from the 1940s and 1950s and has been in the family since the 1970s.
The rustic vertical board cottage sits at the southern end of the beach, looking out over the ocean towards Mercury Passage and Maria Island. It is absolute waterfront, the closest to the water of all the houses in Spring Beach. With no roads to cross, it is a minute's walk to the beach and close enough to the ocean to be lulled to sleep by the waves at night...
Much-loved by many over the years, we know you'll be seduced by this cottage.
The Spring Bay area...
Offers plenty for those wanting to explore, exercise or dine well;
Is the gateway to the glorious East Coast, with Swansea, Bicheno and the Freycinet Peninsula within an easy drive; the town of Triabunna, with its ferry service to Maria Island, is 15 minutes' drive north of the shack.
Is an environmental playground, with bike-riding routes, bush walks for all levels; and occasional dolphin and whale spotting
Offers an array of heritage experiences, such as the Convict Trail and Aboriginal middens.
At the northern end of Spring Beach, a 2km cliff-side walking track north to Shelly Beach provides magnificent coastal views of Spring Bay, Mercury Passage and the Maria Island National Park.
With room to sleep 8 2 queens, 1 single, 2 bunk beds, 1 fold-away single, and a portable cot, this airy, light and large 3-bedroom cottage offers a new kitchen and new bathroom, dining/breakfast nook, family room, separate living plenty of books and games with French doors to deck access, landscaped gardens, large patio and BBQ area, and beautiful sweeping beach and ocean views.
Bedroom 1: 1 x queen bed
Bedroom 2: 1 x queen bed; 1 x single bed
Bedroom 3: 2 bunk beds
1 x fold-away single bed is also provided.
All three bedrooms face the water, the living room has an open fire and TV/DVD with DVD library, the bathroom has a walk-in shower, and there's an open-plan dining and kitchen area. Outside, we offer a large deck and patio area, a private and romantic bath, a second outside shower for washing away the beach sand, a choice of a wood- or gas-BBQ, and a brazier.
The shack is 50m from Spring Beach, and a safe path offers a minute's walk to beautiful, pristine sand.
Our cottages are child-friendly smoke-free zones.
Mobile phone coverage on the east coast is variable depending on your carrier.
Wireless internet is available in the Spring Beach - Orford area, but fixed line internet is not available at the cottage. We do not provide a landline at the cottage.
You'll need to bring all food, toiletries and beach towels. Spring Beach is 5 minutes drive to Orford with its well-stocked supermarket, newsagent and post office, cafes, restaurants and pub. Petrol is not available in Orford. The nearest refuelling station is at Triabunna, 10km north.
We provide complimentary basic consumables coffee/tea/pepper/salt/sugar/condiments/oils etc; firewood and a safety firescreen for the open fire; pressurised water from rainwater tanks we recommend that you boil all drinking water.
We do not provide a cleaning service during your stay.
Spring Bay, Prosser Bay and Mercury Passage are widely recognised for their first-class sailing and fishing.
Visit our island shacks website for more information on the Spring Beach Cottage, and our Carrington Cottage on the northern tip of Tassie's Bruny Island. Stay at both and make the best of your holiday in Paradise.