The best of both worlds Situated in the middle of the sand spit forming Pipe Clay Lagoon to one side and the dunes of Clifton Beach to the other, Lagoon Dreaming offers close access to both. Walk around the lagoon while your children hunt for crabs and play in the clear, shallow water. Take a stroll through the coastal reserve to the beach for a swim, surf or walk along the dunes. If you just want to relax closer to home, the loudest sounds you will hear are the abundant bird life and the surf breaking on the beach.
Lagoon Dreaming is a red cedar timber house built in 1991 around eight large tree trunks. Although it is a comfortable 5 bedroom home it maintains some of the rustic feel and character of the original Clifton Beach shacks. It is perfect for family groups and will accomodate two families easily. There is plenty of room both inside and out so everyone can find their own space. The house is set on 5 acres of private land and offers uninterupted views of the lagoon. To the rear it is sheltered by light bush, home to native wildlife including parrots, cockatoos, blue tongue lizards, possums and potaroos. Kookaburras and owls have also made the occasional appearance and the area below the front decking was home to a young family of Echidnas for a while. The driveway meanders directly from the lagoon to the front entrance of the house. Through the sliding doors is the open lounge/kitchen area with a tree trunk at its centre that extends through the ceiling and into the main bedroom above. There is also a large free standing wood burner whose chimney also extends through the ceiling, heating the area above in the colder months. From the many windows of the upstairs bedroom there are striking views of the lagoon. There is also a balcony overlooking the bush to the rear, great for a little privacy. There are two bathrooms: one on the lower level and an ensuite in the main bedroom upstairs. Both are equiped with a toilet, vanity and shower, while the lower level also includes a bath. There is decking at the front and a fenced area to the rear for the evening barbie. The fenced area can be used as a safe play area for young children, or as a secure area for pets.
At just under 30 minutes to the centre of Hobart and all the attractions this beautiful city has to offer, Lagoon Dreaming is about as close as you can get while still experiencing the beach lifestyle Clifton has to offer. There is good fishing from the local beaches and through the lagoon channel to Frederick Henry Bay if boating. Access is by purpose built ramp or directly from the edge of the lagoon at nearby Cremorne. North Clifton can generate strong surf and currents at times, which is great for surfers and kayakers, but for families and safer swimming the tamer South Clifton is patrolled from December to March. However you prefer to relax, there is something for everyone.