ABOUT

Welcome to the far-away north east of Tasmania renowned for its white powder-soft sand and orange lichen-covered granite rocks. St Helens is a quaint fishing village set on the beautiful Georges Bay with the Bay of Fires beaches stretching to the north and St Helens Point, home of the giant Peron Dunes and Beer Barrel Beach flanking the bay to the south.

Our beach retreat is perched on the gum-covered ridge above the bay with stunning water views and dramatic skyscapes and sunsets. The land stretches down to the bayside beach with no other houses to impede your view or sense of escape. Birdlife is abundant in the native garden and the pelicans oblige with regular fly pasts. Kookaburras are likely to greet you on arrival and blue wrens abound.

AMENITIES

The house is furnished with an eclectic blend of furniture collected over 40 years of living in Tasmania. Paintings and woodcuts from the owners' private collection along with Pacific Island and African basketwear rub shoulders with retro furnishings which have been jealously guarded by the beach house since it was built in the 1950's.

Polished boards, louvred windows and expansive decks at the front and rear of the house add to the beach house feel. The only shells you'll find are real ones from nearby beaches - no 'seaside kitsch' from the local bric-a-brac shop! The spacious sunroom doubles as a dining area with seating for 6 around the locally-made macrocarpa table. The daybed in the corner is the perfect reading and napping spot. A desk, bookcase, and BOSE sound system, eclectic cd collection and drawer full of games and puzzles complete the holiday mood.

The living room is open-plan with the kitchen and has comfortable leather sofas in front of the open log fire. Sliding doors lead onto the deck facing the bay view.

The well equipped kitchen includes an oven, microwave and fridge and has a colourful array of serving bowls, quality glassware, crockery and cutlery. Perch on the counter stools for breakfast or curl up in the leather sofas and watch a movie - the owners run a film festival so the DVD rack is buckling under the weight of titles.

The bathroom has a shower, basin, flush toilet and heated towel rail and there is a separate laundry with washing machine.

Both the front and rear decks have tables, chairs, deck chairs, sun umbrellas and a gas BBQ. A hammock, garden seats, African style "braai" pit and established lawns extend the outdoor living options.

The home comfortably sleeps 5 in two bedrooms with all linen provided. The carpeted queen bedroom looks out through the sunroom to the bay views and has a corner wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom has both a double and single bed and built-in wardrobe. Both bedrooms have quality linen, electric heaters, blinds, curtains and bedside lamps bright enough to read by.

Boogie boards, beach bats, beach towels, a sun umbrella and other paraphernalia for a a day at the beach are all provided.

The house has off street parking for two cars and the front garden is fenced and dog secure.

 

RATES

From $180 - $250 incl GST depending on season and number of people staying. Sleeps a maximum of five people in one or two bedrooms. Bookings on long weekends and the major holiday periods are for a minimum of two nights. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required by the Beach House for cancellations. Cancellations made within 48 hours of check in time, forfeit the full amount for the first night cancelled. Once occupation is taken up refunds cannot be made.

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