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Beachside Retreat West Inlet

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253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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tweed heads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is located on the eastern side of Stanley on a farm with 2 km of inlet frontage. It is a very peaceful and pretty location with abundant birdlife. Our hosts lent us the tools to get fresh oysters off the rocks right in front of our accommodation. We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage which was well equipped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just had our 2nd stay at Beachside Retreat & it was just as perfect & relaxing as we remembered. We stayed in the Sandpiper cabin which is a great size for a couple, with a small functional kitchen, comfy lounge & bedroom and a lovely bathroom. The view from the deck (see photos) and close access to the water... More 

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

Hi Melinda4242, Thank you for your review. We are always pleased to see repeat guests; it tells us you really enjoyed your previous stay. Glad to hear it was just as perfect the second time. The cabins are all fitted out for guests to self cater; it is nice to prepare your own food sometimes, eating out every night can... More 

Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just on our way back to the mainland after a lovely 3 weeks in Tassy with 5 nights at this gorgeous retreat. The perfect place to unwind as the tide comes in and out across the sand . As a bonus we were able to spend each morning doing laps of the private bay training for our next ocean swim... More 

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

Hi Deb F, Thank you for your review. You had 5 days of glorious weather when you were here and did you take advantage of it! Two very fit young women, pacing themselves on kilometres of beach walks and hours of swimming in the inlet. You certainly were in training! Pelican is very special and set up for a couple... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My husband and I stayed in "Pelican" in January 2016, along with our infant daughter, for whom an exception to the no-kids rule had been kindly made on account of her non-crawling status. Location - As its name suggests, this accommodation lies along Stanley's West Inlet, a mere 2.5kms from town. Views from "Pelican" take in approximately 270 degrees of... More 

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

Hi Maddy1982, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The sunsets here are truly wonderful. especially when the red colour is reflected onto the calm sea. The 'distant hills' are actually several Bass Strait islands on the horizon - Three Hummock, Robins, Walkers, Hunter and Trefoil Island, plus several more. We fit out the... More 

Tooradin, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Eco friendly, well built & innovative cottages,well located on a farm near Stanley. Cottages are set right next to a sandy, protected beach, overlooking a beautiful bay. Janette & Chris Bishop were welcoming & friendly hosts.

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

Hi Bevan B, Thank you for your review. Lovely to see you again on your second visit; the first many years ago. Pleased you liked the foreshore cabins for couples; very different from the 3 B/R Lodge, where you previously stayed. Innovation is certainly the key to the success of the ecocabins, with designer furniture courtesy of son Mark. The... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The rate is lower If staying for 2 or more nights and the quality of these separate villas was so far above your humdrum $135 Tassie motel, that we wish we had stayed 4-5 days. Views: A sunset over an expanse of beach viewed through a seaside surrounding bush. The effect was not magical it was almost spiritual, like washing... More 

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

Hi Bill, Thank you for your review. The red sunsets on the sea are an amazing experience, which after nearly 40 years, we never tire of seeing. The cabins are all unique in design and fittings, especially selected to complement the setting and to provide privacy for guests. We are still farmers, not retired yet, fattening and finishing trade cattle... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Booked this at the last minute for our final 3 nights in Tassie. Near the Tarkine, on the beach, around the corner from Stanley but far enough away from everything to be quiet. Wow. Wow and wow. Gorgeous cabin, absolute beachfront, stunning views, and close to everything we needed. The hosts went out of their way to be helpful but... More 

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

Hi Puggle01, Thank you for your complementary review. We are pleased you enjoyed the Wow factor of the ecocabin with its magnificent water views. The beach is lovely, peaceful and secluded, with rarely another person in sight. We hope your extensive shell collection travelled home safely. For your information the accommodation with the full stove is the large 3 B/R... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Intially a little taken back by the price BUT over the five days we stayed worth every cent/dollar.The location (though a couple of clicks out ot Stanley) provided a quiet, secluded place to stay. With the beach and inlet literally at our front door it felt like we had our own private resort. We accessed the beach each day morning... More 

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

Hi Greatdaysahead, Thank you for your review. We aim to provide a quiet, secluded place for guests to relax and chill out, away from the stresses of the world. The beach is nearly always deserted and the sunsets most spectacular. Glad you enjoyed our uniquely designed award-winning cabins; an interesting experience. Sorry you were taken aback initially by the price,... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A bit of a fingers crossed moment when we were booking... the website and description sounded just like what we were looking for and we only wanted to spend the 7 nights in one place rather than being on the move. Fantastic location, excellent old fashioned hospitality, peace & quiet and a relaxed atmosphere with delightful views right off the... More 

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

HI SteveB, Thank you for your review and also the lovely images you took, which we have loaded onto our website gallery. We believe in honesty when advertising and 'what you see is what you get' if you book to stay here. Glad you both enjoyed your relaxing weeks holiday on our waterfront cattle property. Hope to see you again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stayed in the Pelican cabin which was very private and quiet aside from the sounds of the ocean and wildlife which was lovely. This cottage has such a warm glowing, calming ambience and we felt instantly relaxed and at home. Everything was clean and fresh and bathed in sunshine during the day and cosy and quiet in the evening.... More 

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

Hi cleem72, Thank you for your lovely review. Pelican is our latest nature cabin and is furthest along the shoreline of the four cabins. It is on the edge of the dunes, yet surrounded by the natural vegetation and melaleuca forest. Birds and animals are in abundance and the changing colours of the ocean are close at hand. The large... More 

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