1. Australia
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  3. Southern Tasmania
  4. Bruny Island
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'Alkira' Bruny Island Shack

House, Bruny Island

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Welcome to a unique island getaway on Bruny Island! I have been renting Alkira out as short term accommodation for just over 18 months and am so delighted to share my 'home away from home' with you.

The spacious 2 bedroom holiday house is situated in Lunawanna, Bruny Island. It is a short drive to Cloudy Bay, The Lighthouse and Bruny Island Winery. Other attractions include the Bruny Island Cheese Co, The Smokehouse, The Chocolate Factory, Berry Farm, Oyster Farm, and Adventure Bay Tours. The Allonah Cafe is a great general store that's close by and we are also close to the only pub on the island!

It is situated on the quiet part of the island with a beautiful beach within walking distance from the shack. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Hartz Mountains and the D'entrecasteau channel every morning sitting out on the front deck.

The shack has two large, newly decorated bedrooms and a room off the second bedroom which has a bunk bed for extra guests/children. All linen is provided and tastfully decorated with Laura Ashley and Linen House bed covers. Although we have redecorated to include homely comforts and a rustic design, ''Alkira'' still maintains that shack look and feel which is why my family love coming over to Bruny to unwind and relax.

The bright and sunny kitchen is also fully equipped (with also a coffee machine!) and there are even some cook books for inspiration. We have a woodheater in the living room which heats the whole house on those rare chilly nights. Outside there are BBQ facilities and an outdoor entertaining area which you can enjoy. Whether you want to stay a few days or a couple of weeks you can be assured that the shack has everything you need away from home.

Even though I live in Hobart, guests are welcome to contact me anytime and there is also a book of brochures about Bruny Island for you look through. Please contact me if you would like any more information.

''Alkira'' means ''bright and sunny'' in aboriginal which we think is the perfect description for our warm and inviting Bruny Shack :)

Past Guest Reviews:

''We had a wonderful two night stay in Courtney's Bruny Island Shack . Courtney was great to communicate with and the accommodation was exactly as described . Great views , lovely walks , plenty of firewood , very rustic , clean accommodation . I hope to be back ! ''

Elizabeth, May 2014

''This was my first booking, and I can't believe places like this really do exist. I travelled with my partner and mother-in-law, and the place was large enough to provide individual space, but to also allow us to be together in the same space if we wished. As we needed at least two bedrooms, I was really pleased to find queen beds in each room, plus a pair of bunks. Next time I visit, I'll bring friends to fill all the beds!

Access to the house was super easy, and because Courtney was so quick to respond to emails, I felt in safe hands. We appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and wood heater (and chopped wood!) with great views across the water.

Would I recommend this to my family and friends? I certainly would - but only if they take me with them.''

Erin, March 2014

"My partner and I had the most divine stay at "Alkira". If it is peace and quiet you are after then this is the place. Stunning wilderness. Delicious local produce available for the eating and drinking. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Courtney was a perfect hostess, very quick to respond to any query or request. Best Christmas break ever!''

Georgia, Jan 2014

''Thank you Courtney and John! We had a great time exploring on Bruny! Your shack was such a lovely pace to come home to and relax! Thank you so much for sharing with us - Very much appreciated! :-)''

Nicole, Jan 2014

''This place is fantastic! We woke up to beautiful views of the water without even getting out of bed, enjoyed breakfast in the spacious living area, then explored all Bruny Island had to offer. Great location for walks on the beach, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and hanging out with friends. Fire keeps the whole house warm at night and the kitchen is big enough for a group to cook. Booking was easy and Courtney was very helpful. Highly recommend a stay!''

Liam, Dec 2013


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Parking, Washing machine

DVD player Fireplace Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
'Alkira' Bruny Island Shack is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from quiet peaceful location We had a nice stay in this charming and conveniently located shack. The kitchen was well equipped and we also enjoyed the games. Despite being assured there would be enough firewood, there was barely enough for one night (we had booked a three night stay) so we had to get more, and it would have been nice to know beforehand where to get it from. Maybe a folder with this kind of info could be made available. Otherwise, all good!
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing and comfortable... Thank you Courtney, we had a wonderful 3 night stay at the 'Shack'. Great views, clean and comfortable...very enjoyable.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well appointed rustic shack Well appointed comfortable shack with excellent sea views. My only quibble would be that the bunk beds were somewhat saggy and separated from the 2nd bedroom with a curtain. This is perhaps off set by the magnificent views from the comfortable master bedroom.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A relaxing getaway We had a beautiful weekend, very comfortable, accessable, beautiful location on south Bruny - evening light across the bay was gorgeous. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and much appreciated wood stove to keep warm. There is a winery within walking distance for lunch and wine tastings, and take note of the card for RT tea shop (well worth a visit, open Wednesday to Sunday). Thank you and good luck for the future. Regards, Virginia
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful stay! This house exceeded our expectations. The countryside was dressed in autumnal colours and very beautiful. The home overlooks a magical bay perfect for morning and afternoon walks. The house had everything we needed to make us comfortable. We greatly appreciated a pantry full of essentials; a well equipped kitchen and bathroom, a living room with a pot belly stove that warmed the whole house, plenty of interesting books about the area as well as novels and a selection of board games. The folder of information about local places of interest was very useful as well. The beds and bedding were great too. The main bedroom and living areas have large windows overlooking the ever changing sea and countryside. Perfect for a relaxing holiday away from traffic and city life. We are looking forward to returning.
Date published: 2015-06-19
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