This East Coast retreat is just 100 m from the Scamander River Lagoon with views across this to the ocean. It is a classic Tasmanian bolt-hole with privacy and quiet, yet just a 40 second walk to medical centre, pharmacy, supermarket and fuel supplies, all hidden from view by trees and the garage. Yes that really is 40 seconds
Walking out of the pet secure yard via the seafront gate however, will see you on the beach in minutes.
Bookings for one night and last minute arrangements are welcome however longer stays are preferred and do not come with the cleaning fee $35 which we must charge to make overnight stays viable.
Mon Paradis is also our family beach retreat and whilst we like it "clean as a whistle" it has been decorated to offer a homely comfort and rustic holiday atmosphere. There is a large TV and DVD player, woodfire heater - but with the alternate convenience of reverse cycle heating and air conditioning, full-size fridge, lounges, recliner and dining table for 6.
We had a dishwasher on the wish list for a while, but realised that on holidays this task was very much a collective and social activity which just seemed to fit well with the slow pace of life in Scamander.
There is undercover parking for one car and room for another, or boat,
St. Mary's is about a 20 minute drive south and is a small township nestled approx. 10 kms from the coast. Located beneath a rocky outcrop , St. Patricks Head 694 m. St Mary's is 130 kms east of Launceston . It is reached form the coast by crossing the mountains via St. Mary's pass.
A 15 minute drive north will get you to St. Helens. A short drive to the north of St. Helens some of the best oysters in the world can be bought at "Lease 65". Continuing north you come to Binalong Bay where, if it's Been -a -long Day you can relax by some beautiful stretches of clear ocean water and wonderful beaches. It is near the Bay of Fires conservation area, named after the aboriginal fires noted by Capt. Tobias Furneaux as he sailed by in 1773.
A bit further afield to the south you can explore the Douglas River, the Douglas-Apsley National Park, Bicheno and onto Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park featuring the awesome Hazards and Wineglass Bay. There are numerous wineries for drink and repast in this direction.
Features - in addition to previously mentioned items
La Vazza POD coffee maker with complimentary pod/person per day
towels provided - including beach towels
up to 3 bedrooms available 1 queen bed and 2 doubles
ironing board and iron
complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and pantry condiments on arrival - fresh milk is readily purchased across the road until 6.30 PM 7 days.