The SpaceMy home is a cosy, peaceful, simple open plan space with wood heating, plenty of books, music system, tv/dvd. large outside deck area with a magnificent view north along the neck beach and Cape Queen Elizabeth , The guest room is the upstairs mezzanine room. it is spacious and warm , accessed by a generous wooden staircase from within the house.
The galley kitchen and dining living space all melt together, double sliding glass doors open onto a large 15 x 4 metre outside deck that offers private nooks to relax and read, have breakfast, sunbathe or simply look and listen to the ocean.
My garden and surrounding bush land is frequented by a large variety of bird life
You will often see yellow tailed black cockatoo, white bellied sea eagles, new holland honeyeater swift parrots, honey eaters, fire tails, swallows, forest ravens, blackbirds, superb fairy wren, green Rosella , common bronze wing , spotted pardalotte, (occasionally) yellow wattlebird, strong billed honeyeater, pink robin, scarlet robin, dusky robin, olive whistler ,black faced cuckoo shrike, dusky wood swallow, laughing kookaburra, grey shrike thrush, collared sparrow hawk.
Of course considering some are migratory, so it's a seasonal delight.
Water supply for the house is rain water, thus used with respect and great care when showering /general use would be appreciated.
Lovely for your hair and delicious to drink. Makes a fine pot of tea.
Gas cooking and hot water. wireless internet sometimes available but not provided , A land line is not connected. Internet also may be accessed at local shop or online centre at Allonah, or you can tether from your phone.
Seaview is only 25 minutes drive from the Roberts Point ferry terminal.
No smoking indoors please. Guest AccessWhen you arrive , I may be home to greet you and show you around. If not, other arrangements for key pick up will be discussed prior to your arrival.
- There are two entrances one front and one back door.
- Plenty of parking space near house or studio.
- Galley kitchen for breakfast , gas cook top, microwave/convection oven.
- shared bathroom facilities.
- shared living space depending on the type of guest booking, ( one guest or couples)
Shared only if I am present on the property during your booking.
use of DVD. T.V. Stereo/Radio. Wood heating.
- Outside deck area for relaxing, reading, Sun bathing.
Out door table for alfresco breakfasts etc.
Barbeque available for cooking of all fish/ meat...
There are two security cameras situated on the property for both yours and my security."? Interaction with GuestsI will sometimes be present on the property, mostly in and around garden or in my studio /workshop. I work in Hobart
I am often in Hobart for part of the week mostly on the days listed as available.
Any local information and directions you require I will be able to text or ring you prior to your stay, or if I'm home I can help you with your queries over cups of tea /coffee or a wine.
A professional Masseuse is available to make house calls ,.please let me know in advance for bookings. The NeighborhoodMy home is private, with a magnificent ocean just minutes walk away, the sound of the ocean is a constant lullaby, especially in the quiet of the evenings.
We are fortunate to have an exciting population of birds on Bruny many of which frequent this neighbourhood and my garden , some regular species nest very close to my house, as well as a local population of shy wildlife , hence the no cats or dogs policy.
The Berry Farm Cafe and Bruny Island Fudge Factory are close by car or foot
Berry Farm is seasonal. Bruny hotel serves fresh local fish only 15 min drive at Allonah, a good idea to book a table at the hotel to secure a meal. Bruny cheese offer lunch options, along with the ' Get shucked ' for fresh oysters. Getting AroundAs the Island is remote you need to be independent car wise, or else have a good bike and/or good legs.
There is no public transport on Island.
Hitchhiking is possible but not reliable.
From Hobart airport travel time by car with sound directions via Hobart is no more than 2 hrs.
Ferry timetable for Bruny Island from Kettering should be consulted. Its advisable to be early for the ferry to insure you board the preferred ferry.
There is a fabulous new medical centre, chemist , pub and online centre 15 minutes drive from Seaview
On route to Adventure Bay only 7 minutes by car from Seaview and along that road you could visit various beaches and the all popular surfing spot of Coal Point, Pennicot boat ventures office and departure jetty is only 8 minutes drive from Seaview Lodge. Other Things to NoteBathroom facilities are a large shower bay , deep claw bath, large vanity, toilet and washing machine. No dryer.
The downstairs bedroom is private and remains closed.
A spare single bed for a third person or child could be arranged in the mezzanine space on request
No Smoking in the lodge thank you, there is a fabulous view from the seat on the front verandah to smoke in the fresh air, please dispose of your butts respectfully so I dont find them later in my garden.
Rain water is free but when it runs out its expensive, please use with consideration, please only have a big deep bath if it's raining, and consider short showers. it's all a treat until there's no water!!
Your consideration is much appreciated.