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Beachside Retreat West Inlet

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253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The calming, contemporary style of the "Oystercatcher" cabin sat comfortably in its natural environment. With windows oriented to catch the sun, a deck to take in the view of the deserted sand dunes and beach, and cosy heating for cool evenings, "Oystercatcher" was every bit the peaceful couples retreat that we were looking for. No twee decor or chintzy accessories... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beachside Retreat was a really lovely place to stay for three days. Th ecolodge was beautifully designed and furnished in a modern, elegant manner. The kitchen includes all possible utensils and the covered outdoor area provides a lovely setting for coffee or meals.. Access to the private beach is immediate and a huge asset for this property. A wonderful place... More 

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

Hi Conblue, Thank you for staying three nights in Sea Eagle, our most luxurious lodge. The covered barbecue area makes dining outside a pleasure even on the windiest days, for which Stanley is renowned. Our beach side property is on old title and extends to High Water Mark, which is rare these days, even in Tasmania and is our greatest... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from Sydney so really enjoyed the peace and quiet, the ocean, birds, wallabies, the Nut and lovely Stanley township plus also exploring the edge of the Tarkine forest. The cottages are great especially the spa! The owners are very hospitable and take great pride in their establishment of which they have done a marvellous job. We will definitely... More 

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

Hi Travel queen, Thank you for visiting from Sydney and appreciating everything we offer here, especially the peace and quiet, which is in short supply where you live. I think that you stayed in Sea Eagle, our top accommodation with private spa on the dune overlooking the beach: a real experience in itself. Looking forward to seeing you on your... More 

Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for three nights, after tackling the Walls of Jerusalem. It was a great reward after a few nights in a tent! The cabins are comfortable and beautifully designed - original, natural products, everything you need in the kitchen, fantastic bed with high quality linens. It is so peaceful and private here, the local walks are good (the... More 

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

Hi Ruby, Thank you for your review. What a lovely reward, a comfortable bed after several nights in a tent. The cabins are designed to complement the environment and are constructed from natural products i.e. huon pine and ecoply and have amazing views over the sea below. Many other guests have enjoyed the beach to beach walk, or West Inlet... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the third time I have stayed here over 12 years, the commitment to excellence has not waned. It is gorgeous site, where you have access to a private beach that is a 10 minute drive from Stanley that help revitalise busy people. Apart from the great hosts who leave you be but happy to help, the pavilions are... More 

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

Hi Louise, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to welcome you back for your third visit. It does not seem like twelve years. The decor of all the cabins is contemporary; we deliberately avoided the chintzy look, not our scene at all. Glad you enjoyed your stay in the 3 B/R Lodge and your friends had an exhilarating... More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Spent our belated 30th Wedding Anniversary in this lovely spot one week ago. Peaceful, relaxing and private location with beautiful clean cabin and friendly hosts. Large breakfast basket with home made bread and jams. Enough food for 2-3 breakfasts. Close to Stanley and Smithton. We didn't care that it rained during our stay it was so nice just to relax... More 

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

Hi Tastanic, We are pleased that you enjoyed your wedding anniversary here in our peaceful, private location. Chris' wholemeal bread is admired by everyone and he enjoys baking it for guests. The jams and marmalade are made from our homegrown produce and fruit from the citrus orchard. Our 3 hens are happy to supply guests with their free range eggs.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I am very inspired to provide this feedback about our 'Oystercatcher' cabin at Beachside Resort on the West Inlet en route to Stanley. Rarely have we so enjoyed the sublime quietude, where we could appreciate the tides coming in and out just outside our cabin. But the cabin itself is a treasure of excellent architectural design and craftsmanship of the... More 

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

Hi Chip, We really appreciate your inspirational review and the difficulties you overcame as a first time reviewer on tripadvisor. Only an architect would notice the design features our lady architect conceived, to make the cabins unique and together with our son, a furniture designer, they have come up trumps. This is also evident in the number of state awards... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

been there two weeks ago, wonderful private place to have some me time. I went there with my parents, three of us got amazed by the beautiful beach with a sense of quietness at that time. We enjoyed our morning and afternoon walking along the beach since them. close to shopping (for those who bring the car) and town(Stanley) .... More 

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

Hi Beng, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed you stay here, with your parents in Pelican cabin, which caters for three adults. The 5km West Inlet beach is nearly always deserted and never ceases to amaze city people. Restaurants in Stanley are excellent and a new one has recently opened, making a total of about 10,... More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

Hi matty, Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the cabin facilities and the deserted beach. All the cabins are constructed on the frontal sand dune, where ants love to nest. The ones you found were not 'mistakenly left over from cleaning after the last guest', as you suggest. Floors are cleaned between guests... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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 

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