The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus a bunk room.
A wood-burning heater (cut wood provided) with backup heat pump provides warmth on arrival. The heat pump is also an air-conditioner.
Your drive in is through native bush so keep your eye out for the wildlife, many of which make their presence felt in the dusk silence.
Bruny Island extends 55 km from Dennes Point in the north to Cape Bruny Lighthouse in the south with a modest resident human population of around 780. Access is via a vehicular ferry from Kettering, a half hour drive south from Hobart.
The island is rich with specialty produce and craft cottage industries; however, you need to bring your own food for your stay. Tea, coffee, and basic cooking condiments are provided to assist you on arrival.
We are a 15-20 minute drive from the ferry disembarkation at Roberts Point.
Within a 15 minute drive from Echidna on Bruny you can enjoy fresh local oysters, artisan French-style cheeses, locally smoked meats, inviting beaches for walking and swimming, a cafe with an outstanding view, an art gallery showcasing local artists, Tasmanian whiskies.
A number of moderate-difficulty bush and coastal walks are within a short drive. The historic Bruny Island Quarantine Station is a 20-minute walk away.
Upstairs: generous space, queen bed, en-suite, walk-in robe, lounge area with TV/DVD & private deck. Upstairs also has a bunk room which sleeps 2.
Downstairs: 2 double bedrooms, with bathroom in between, set off a spacious living area and surrounding leisure deck. All beds have dual-control electric blankets. A full supply of linen is provided.
Additional beds: One of the two couches in the lounge is a sofa double bed. Two fold-out foam mattresses are available if you bring your own sleeping bags.
Additional toilet and spa bathroom are off the laundry.
Kitchen: Large fully equipped modern featuring cooktop, oven, microwave & dishwasher with ample cupboards and benches.
Dining: Set up for up to 8.
Deck: BBQ and setting for up to 8.
Laundry: Washing machine and tub (detergent provided).
High chair and portacot are available if required.
Your hosts Jackie and Jeff live a 5-minute walk through the bush, or are contactable by phone, and are readily available for details on local attractions and facilities.
Smoking inside, parties, pets are not permitted.
Outside fires are not permitted. We are in a bushfire prone zone.