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Beachside Retreat West Inlet

253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331 Australia
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#4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Stanley
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 , is available for 5 adults, or 4 adults and 1 child, in 2 double bedrooms, one with an adjoining single room.
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Soundproof rooms
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Tredricho wrote a review Oct 1
Wynyard, Australia81 contributions5 helpful votes
Very private, quiet with glorious views. Great for a couples weekend away. Interesting internal decorations. Comfortable with all the essentials needed for a relaxing stay. Definitely recommend. It was also great that meet the resident brown lab who greeted me at reception.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ron V wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions5 helpful votes
I do not like giving negative feedback and much prefer to remain silent, however, I think it would be remiss of me to give a detailed description of our very brief stay at this retreat. Let me explain: My wife and I booked this retreat a few months ago I for her birthday weekend and according to the ratings and photos looked to be an excellent venue to spend a couple of nights. Upon arrival you pass the animal petting area, very cute. But as you travel further up the driveway early warning signs become apparent. We noticed that the main house looked a little unkept. A key with a note was left for us at reception with directions to our cabin named Sea Eagle. Each of the cabins are named after indigenous birds. As we approached our cabin, it was apparent that the area around the cabin was not maintained and the cabin itself showed signs of wear and tear and not the fresh cabin that the photos portrayed. As we opened the door we entered the cabin which was quite stuffy following a hot day, so we attempted to open some of the windows with a winding mechanism which was broken, so had to stand on a chair and hand wind the mechanisms to get a little fresh air into the cabin. We then opened the side glass doors, which were filthy to a small outdoor eatery equally filthy and spiders scattered in all directions! Not going to eat outside. We then walked along a inlaid stone path to what we presumed was the walkway to the beach, only to be confronted by a tangled mess of weeds across the path and no real way getting to the beach. We had noticed signage showing the way to the beach past the last cabin. Walking along the way following the signage we were once again confronted with overgrown bush and given it is summer was not prepared to press on in case we stepped on biting critters! In summary we paid $250.00 per night for two nights. Our observations were that the retreat needed a serious amount of maintenance and clearing of bush to enable patrons to gain access to the beach. Also the photos are not current so you are left with quite a difference from actual. We decided to leave immediately and head for Stanley proper, as we had noticed a couple of vacancies town. My wife spoke to an understanding manager explaining our apprehensions to stay any further and granted the manager did not charge us for the second night (but we of course were still out of pocket one night !) Our suggestion is if you can, look before you book, or if you dont mind not having access to the beach then go for it. But for the amount of money you are charged, it may not be the experience you are after.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Look before you book, be prepared not to have a view or access to the “private” beach
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WBin wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore428 contributions197 helpful votes
Located at the Tarkine Animal farm, there are lots of cute friendly animals like llama, camel, horses, goats, cows, chickens, peacocks, parrots, etc. There is a beautiful private beach at the property to enjoy long walks. The cabin is clean and spacious well equipped with all the kitchen essentials to cook your meals, a big fridge and dishwasher. There is a washing machine free for your use and a dryer which takes 2 $1 coins. We enjoyed our stay very much. There is free WiFi at the reception area not at the cabin. The host is very nice and helpful. Highly recommended to those staying at Stanley. It is 10 min drive to the Stanley hotel with delicious meals and the chocolate gallery. The hike up to the Nut is beautiful with lots of scenic views, wallabies. Check out the little penguins returning in the evening at 930pm at the viewing platform.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Kim N wrote a review Jul 2019
Bendigo, Australia49 contributions7 helpful votes
The cabin we stayed in had huge ceiling to floor windows which allowed for the great views of the beach. This cabin had a full kitchen and dining area. The bed was a queen size and it was too hard for us. The ensuite was large but I would have liked to have the toilet in its own area as it is all open space. The beach is right next to the cabin so you can go for walks along it with ease. My only disappointment was that no breakfast provisions were provided and it is advertised as B&B so that was an extra cost to go and buy breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sydneysider48 wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia793 contributions301 helpful votes
About 5 minutes out of Stanley and overlooking a picturesque sandy beach and further out across the waters of Bass Strait, this small group of cabins or chalet offers superb accommodation. The chalets are modern and even a bit quirky in design, spacious, very clean and well maintained, very private, well equipped with a full kitchen, nicely furnished, cosy and comfortable and with full length windows to bring the wonderful view inside and a pleasant verandah. Our hostess was very friendly, informative and welcoming, as were the many wallabies quietly hopping around the site.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$128 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachside Retreat West Inlet
Which popular attractions are close to Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Nearby attractions include Highfield Historic Site (3.2 miles), The Nut State Reserve (2.6 miles), and Stanley Heritage Walk (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Conveniently located restaurants include Touchwood Cafe, Moby Dicks Breakfast Bar, and Stanley Hotel Bistro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Beachside Retreat West Inlet?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Highfield Historic Site (3.2 miles).
Does Beachside Retreat West Inlet have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.