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Beachside Retreat West Inlet

253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a weekend. Fantastic location for a private getaway. Only 10mins from Stanley, with views of the Nut in the back. Beach was pristine, the water was clear and where the accommodation is, we had the whole beach to ourselves. Cabins were fully equipped for cooking so no need to eat out, bathroom had a very nice underwater theme.... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magic spot overlooking West inlet about 4 km from Stanley. Lovely self contained Eco friendly cottages right on the beach. So quiet and private. We loved watching the birds and the ever changing tides and sky. Went fishing - 2 small flathead. Crystal clear water.

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi rikitikitavi45, Thank you for your review. West Inlet is a beautiful secluded spot, not very well known, accept by local fishermen, and is often bypassed by the crowds, which makes it an ideal place to relax and unwind. We have made the cabins as eco-friendly as possible, without going overboard. The local bird life is amazing, especially being able... More 

Avalon, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beachside Retreat was a perfect way to end our 3 week trip around Tasmania, the cabin was beautifully appointed with everything we could need and more. The location is superb with your own private deck to sit and watch the sun go down and relax with a glass of wine. Stanley is a lovely little village with some great cafes... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui S, Thank you for writing a review. Our unique cabins are beautifully situated on the dunes overlooking the secluded beach, well-equipped to service long-stay guests as well as shorter stays. The sunsets are magnificent and reflect the red colours onto the sea, below and not to be missed. Stanley has many interesting historic buildings to visit and a... More 

Sheffield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After searching on Google for beach houses in Tasmania ,although the luxury cabins were not available we settled on the 3 bedroom spa Lodge after viewing photos on web site. The location to private beach was an attraction we did not want to miss however the immaculate presented spa Lodge had some hidden secrets. A reading area which allowed great... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi DIB, Thank you for your review. I am sorry one of the luxury cabins for couples was not available for your visit, but as it was a short notice booking, I am glad that you enjoyed the larger, newly renovated 3 bedroom spa lodge. It is actually closer to the beach access and saltwater pools than the other cabins... More 

Longford, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

we've just beeen lucky enough to have a 4 night stay at Beachside Retreat,the Sandpiper Cabin was very well equiped with it's eco credentials in no way effecting it's luxury and comfort.The location is just stunning ,the deck looking straight onto the lovely beach.With Stanely and many great attractions close by.Our hostess gave us great tips on the local dining... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Judy, Thank you for your review and spending four nights with us. We agree, the location is stunning, overlooking picturesque West Inlet and Bass Strait. We are lucky there are so many excellent dining options in Stanley, or alternatively you can dine in, and enjoy the serenity of your waterside deck, listening to the sound of the waves and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It was our second stay in Sandpiper beach lodge and found the whole experience even better than the last. We particularly enjoy its prime position overlooking the beach, the quietness and the peace. Jeanette and Chris have provided all that is needed for a wonderful relaxing holiday, regardless of weather. We hope to make it again to Beachside Retreat West... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Colleen, Thank you for your review and visiting Sandpiper for the second time. As they say in real estate 'position' is everything and combined with peace and tranquility, what more could you need, for a relaxing break. Tasmania is well-known for changeable weather conditions, sometimes several times a day, but on the whole we have a lovely temperate, maritime... More 

Goulburn, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The quality of our cabin, the Pelican, and the location of Beachside Retreat was everything and more as described on the web site. Our friendly hosts introduced us to our beautifully designed and appointed cabin, then left us to immerse ourselves in the beauty and serenity of West Inlet. A small sandhill separated our cabin from the beach, yet we... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Louise and Mark, Thank you for your review. The website description is written by myself and I endeavour to make it as accurate as possible. There is nothing worse than finding your destination is not up to your expectations. We had an environmental architect design the foreshore cabins and she sited them beautifully in the dunes, keeping in mind... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

There are very few reviews on TA about the 3 bedroom spa lodge at Beachside Retreat as nearly all relate to the superb 2 bedroom luxury cabins. Please be warned the spa lodge is nothing like the cabins at all (which I might add look absolutely superb from what we saw during our stay). The spa lodge is a run... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not find the spa lodge up to your expectations. We do not claim on our website that it is luxury accommodation and you are correct when you say we are mostly set up for couples, the only other accommodation being the spa lodge which has more than one bedroom. It is certainly not rundown.... More 

Perth, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was our second stay (from December 23 to January 2) in a chalet at the West Inlet Retreat and it was as enjoyable as our first stay in 2011. The quality of the chalets has not changed and is excellent. Guests have now also access to a new and heated outdoor pool in the form of a 10m swimming... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Annetjl, Thank you for your review. It was lovely to see you both again and have you spend a week here over Christmas. The lap pool is actually 12 metres, the spa 3 metres and both are still heated to over 30 degrees and enjoyed by both guests and ourselves. There is plenty to do here as you know;... More 

Hampton Park
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were looking for somewhere right on the beach for some R&R. We could not have asked for a better spot. We stayed in the Sea Eagle beach house which was right on the beach & had its own private spa tub facing the ocean & beach. It was absolutely serene! The beach house had all the amenities one could... More 

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Natalie, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you appreciated Sea Eagle with its outside heated spa. Its position is unique on the frontal sand dune and only due to our property extending to high water mark, were we permitted to build so close to the sea. We try to furnish all the beach houses/cabins with all... More 

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Address: 253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
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Number of rooms: 5
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