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Beachside Retreat West Inlet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Peaceful, relaxing, private and warm and comfortable. Jeanette made us feel very welcomed and we could not fault our accommodation it was perfect. Only negative is that our stay wasn't long enough. We hope to return soon.

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

Hi Tammy S, Thank you for your wonderful comments. It is lovely to have appreciative guests. We try very hard to please everyone who stays here, but sometimes this is not easy. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes Janette. More 

Kangaroo Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Fantastic quirky cottages with private beach frontage. We stayed for two nights in Sand Piper cottage, an interesting architecualy designed building. Most of the cottages are different and separated sufficiently to give your own privacy. Friendly and hospitable hosts although they have sold up and are moving on. The only negative thing if you could call it that was the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a 2 night stay in the Oystercatcher lodge. We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts who went above and beyond to assist with arrangements for a teleconference on our arrival. Once all thoughts of work were behind us we had a very comfortable stay in the lodge and enjoyed some long walks... More 

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

Hi malcolmporra, Thank you for your review. We were pleased to be of assistance for the teleconference and hope the results were fruitful. Glad you enjoyed your long beach walks and your exploration of Stanley. All the lodges are in secluded, natural settings, giving complete privacy to everyone. They are warm and comfortable, at any time of year and well... More 

Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stayed for three nights in late March 2016. I don't want to be at odds with other reviewers, but I feel I should give my honest opinion on our stay. The property is secluded, but the big round window (with no curtains) faces the secluded unit next door. I'm not sure seclusion is a selling point, considering most activity... More 

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

To the readers of the above review, I wish to put the record straight. The ‘big round window’ does not face the unit 'next door’, which is about 45 metres away, but looks into native vegetation which was planted 16 years ago between the cabins for privacy, and there are no windows from any cabin, which face each other. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stayed for 3 days in April 2016 in the Oystercatcher beach house. This house is very well equipped and comfortable adjacent to the beach. The other beach houses further away from the homestead were more exposed to the wind but seemed to be better for seeing the animals at night. The owners, Chris and Janette were unfailingly helpful.

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

Hi dhongkong, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Oystercatcher beach house, overlooking the ocean. There is an abundance of wildlife around at night, especially at Oystercatcher, as evident by the number of nibbled shrubs, which we have great difficulty in growing. It is also the most sheltered, as you observed, from the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Secluded atmosphere and gracious humble hosts who share this special place wiht guests - their home and working farm. The purpose built guest lodges are unique in their use of Tasmanian specialty timbers - as Tasmanians, we very much appreciated the care and respectful use of those materials to provide a unique "retreat". Should you choose to settle and tuck... More 

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

Hi cmsoz, Thank you for your review. We love to share our special place and home with all our guests. We had a lot of input into the design and construction of the beach houses; wanting them to fit into the natural environment and to be constructed of local timbers. Three of them were built by our son, a furniture... More 

Axbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We loved the gentle and peaceful ambience of the ecolodge and its location. It was close to Stanley - and yet felt a long way from anywhere. Janette and Chris were very welcoming too. A lovely place for a bit of time out!

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

Hi HelenAus, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the peacefulness and quiet location of the accommodation. We have a wonderful retreat here, in every sense of the word and there are very few places like this in the world today - convenient to everything, yet private and secluded with just the birds and animals for company. We get... More 

Ulverstone, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

WOW. WOW. WOW. These were the first words we said as we walked in the door as we took in the view. The Pelican unit we stayed in was fantastic and very interestingly built. Everything in the unit we needed. We could not fault except our stay was not long enough. Chris was excellent.

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

Hi Colin H, Thank you for submitting a review. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Pelican beach house; our latest innovative accommodation, with the most fabulous ocean views. You probably noticed, on studying the architecture, that there is only one right angle in the construction, which kept the builder on his toes! It was Chris' turn... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This accommodation was perfect for us. We stayed in the Pelican lodge which is hard to beat for seclusion and has a lovely vista over the bay. It is well appointed and was very clean with the only minor negative being the need for a couch in front of the TV rather than two relatively small chairs. We'd very happily... More 

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Thank DavidH22753
beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi DavidH, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found the accommodation, Pelican, perfect for your group of three. The couch provided was in use, as a day bed, for the the third member of your party, which was your preference, as against staying in the spacious 3 B/R Lodge. Perhaps see you again, one day, for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The location of the retreat is superb, on the water and you can watch the tide go in and out on the inlet and when tide is out, collect oysters. The accommodation is not flashy but it has a warmth about it, (and it's spacious) and quiet, we stayed in the Sea Eagle with the hot tub, the views were... More 

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

Hi Boundtoramble, Thank you for your excellent review. Our absolute private beach frontage to high water mark, for almost 2 kms, is always a popular talking point with guests. Glad you appreciated gathering fresh, wild oysters from the rocks; enjoyed by many. We employed an environmental architect when designing the accommodation and all features were made in sympathy with the... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beachside Retreat is a waterfront hideaway in north west Tasmania, where four contemporary beach houses, just for couples, nestle on the dunes, overlooking a secluded, private beach. A 3 B/R spa lodge, adjacent to the homestead and saltwater pools, is available for 5 adults, or 4 adults and 1 child, in 2 double bedrooms, one with an adjoining single room. Relax and unwind in complete privacy, on this secluded, waterfront cattle property, screened from the outside world, only 3km from the historic village of Stanley. Collect fresh, wild oysters for breakfast, walk barefoot on the deserted, sandy beach, fish or bird watch in the inlet. At night, enjoy a dip in the heated, saltwater lap pool under a starlit sky, or relax in the spa with friends. Absolutely magical! For horse riders, you may bring your horse on holiday too; agistment paddocks are available. Owners, Chris and Janette, invite you to stay on their beachfront cattle property; an ideal getaway or romantic honeymoon destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beachside Retreat West Inlet

Address: 253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Price Range: $131 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beachside Retreat West Inlet 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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