About Shan Welham
Hi, I'm Shan. A Queenslander who has lived all over the eastern seaboard of Australia, currently living in country Victoria. I'm a technology professional by day and a lover of all things vintage, art deco, classic cars, and cooking, sewing and gardening in my down time. I also love to wine and dine, see live music and spend time with friends doing these things. I have a partner Eddie and two Staffy fur kids who keep me feeling loved and cared for.
Shan Welham purchased this House in 2009
Why Shan Welham chose Beauty Point
I fell in love with Beachside while tripping around Tasmania after the Falls Festival in 2007. One of my best friends and I visited Beauty Point to go to Seahorse World. We did a lap of the town and there sat Beachside... it was love at first sight... and she was for sale! I met my partner Eddie back home in Qld a few weeks later and we holidayed in Tasmania in March 2009. Beachside was still for sale. Eddie fell in love with her too and 6 months later she was ours and we moved from Brisbane to Beauty Point to start a new life. Work commitments made us move back to the mainland in 2012, but we couldn't give up Beachside. So now your holiday $$ are going towards her upkeep and improvements. The old dame takes some work! But she's one of the loves of my life, and she makes so many people happy, so she's worth it.
What makes this House unique
Why I fell in love with Beachside? Look at her! She's so unique and her position on and aspect over the water is heart-warming whether the sun is shining or the rain is pelting down. I love how it feels when you walk in and you're surprised by how big and open the downstairs is... the smell of her old timbers... and sitting on the couch at the bay window upstairs with a book and a cup of tea at any time of day is just magic for what ails you. I feel I have no problems when I'm home at Beachside. I hope she makes you feel that way too.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
House at Beauty Point
Lovely spot, great house, good coffee at local cafe.
Character home in a great location
Had quite a long stay, 11 days, but found plenty to do plus was such a relaxing location. Travelled with my dog and the house and yard worked very well for us, conveniently just across road from river edge and short walk to area where beach accessible to my dog. Great cafe and a newsagent 5 minutes walk away so relaxing breakfasts easy! House itself is old but lovely, bathrooms and kitchen a little old but perfectly serviceable. The sunny verandah looking over the park and river was a terrific spot to sit and read and for my dog to watch the activity in the playground across the road. On upstairs bedroom with fantastic river views got plenty of use as a study during the visit! Will come again.
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Beachside and am very pleased you'd like to return. How great is the top front room for reading & writing? I just love sitting at my vintage desk up there...
The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated by the previous owners just prior to us buying Beachside to be our home 9 years ago, which with the renovation boom these days may make them seem 'old' in comparison to other properties maybe? Anyway, I'm saving up to have all the inside painted, which should freshen everything up a bit!
Thanks for being great guests.
Lovely environment. A home with difference.
An olde worlde -out of africa feeling home with the bay at Beauty Point across the road. Water glistened in the morning with peace and quiet all around. All you could want within easy walking distance. Courteous and helpful owner. Thank you Shan for sharing your home with us and our pets. Shane
Thank you for the lovely review and being a great guest, Shane. I'm very glad you enjoyed Beachside and her old world charms.
Unfortunately unable to enjoy the full features of the property as we were in Beauty Point for the Jaguar State Rally and only slept there as attending functions both nights and most of the day. Will have to return sometime to relax and enjoy
Thank you for being wonderful guests, Jenni. I hope the rally was a success and that you get an opportunity to return and enjoy Beachside sometime in future.
Beautiful old house, with lovely original furnishings
Great views overlooking the water with an amazing fish and chip shop a few doors down!
Thank you for being lovely guests. And yes, isn't the amenity of an excellent fish & chippy so close just the best for a water-side holiday?
Quaint and Quirky.
Lovely property, very clean with lot's of little nooks to sit in. Views were stunning and so close to cafe's restaurants and shops.
Such a wonderful way to describe Beachside! So glad you had a lovely stay.