Book our whole first floor suite - ideal for travelling groups
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About Chris Whitelaw
Madsen Retreat is owned by Chris and Ting. We moved here from Sydney in December 2016. We operate a number of businesses. We wanted a change in lifestyle from the busy noisy Sydney to the tranquil and spectacularly beautiful NW of Tas. We purchased two blocks of land for this Retreat totalling 1100 sq meters and are developing it in 3 stages. The first stage is now completed being two King bed rooms with en-suite and sofa bed and the family suite that includes a queen bed room, a bunkbed room, common room space with ocean views, spa bath and separate toilet and shower.
Chris Whitelaw purchased this Guest House in 2016
Why Chris Whitelaw chose Penguin
The guesthouse is officially accredited as 4 star quality. It is spacious and as it is elevated it gives incredible vista views of the Bass Strait. It has beautifully kept lawns, has big back yard with courtyard where you can bbq and entertain, we are pet friendly with a small kennel out back, huge fully equipped mod kitchen, 4 spacious rooms , laundry and drying facilities, secure online parking and just 3 minutes walk from Penguin beach and esplanade. In cold weather you can light our fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese/fruit platter. We also have a large sunroom big enough for a whole family to sit together and watch a movie on the big TV screen.
What makes this Guest House unique
Close to beach, shops and bushwalks and just 20 minute drives to Burnie and Ulverstone and 30 minutes to Devonport. Perfect spot to stay as your base and plan day trips to destinations in the NW. Just 30 minutes from the Spirt of Tasmania ferry. If you ask us we can help you plan your day trips and even get you booked in with day tour companies and help you plan your itinerary. We also provide 3 bicycles for getting around Penguin. We are dog friendly as well.
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.
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We are in the NW of Tasmania - offering fertile agricultural land, sensational coastal drives and views, amazing landscapes and beautiful quaint towns and villages all within close range. The drive from Penguin to Stanley is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever find. Within 20 min drive is an arboretum and the spectacular Emu Valley Rhododendron gardens.
Penguin is equidistant from the larger town of Ulverstone and the port city of Burnie. Great walks, winery tours and tours to Cradle Mountain are all at your finger tips.