Phillippa and Virginia took us under their wing at the start of our 7 Day stay, providing us with all the local knowledge of value experiences before we even set foot in Lodge 1. We booked 3 mths in advance (as celebrating our 25th) and could not have asked for a better location and hosts. From the time of first communication Phillippa was most helpful and sent a lovely guide to the local area which made planning our days all the more easier.
Yes, we paid a little more than the "going rate" (which is a subjective term at best) however privacy was assured and nothing too much for our hosts. It was so, so quiet - no kids running around and no road noise. Even when we ran out of tea light candles, which wasn't a large issue for us, Phillippa replaced them same day, left neatly on the microwave whilst we were out exploring.
Like the last review (from 'Boaster') the nature, wildlife and views are spectacular - plus for a couple this was our dream getaway from our large family - who were quite capable in our absence BTW. Weather doesn't really matter because there's a wood fire, movies and IPod loaded with relaxing music + surround sound.
Lodge 1 does have the better deck and you won't watch much TV - the views and frogs croaking gently in the reservoir below are better than TV. Full Kitchen facilities (Gas stove / electric FF oven) AND washing machine meant we saved on daily trips to restaurants/laundromats and could have our special meal at 'The Edge Restaurant' Coles Bay (which was also great). The 30 kph drive up the 2 klm gravel road to the lodges (tucked into the mountainside) takes approx 6 mins but it's worth it - especially at night - there are possums and wallabies everywhere. This drive slows you down and makes you realise that life is not about rushing.
Couples wanting a fantastic private getaway to re-charge the batteries - you WILL love this spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freycinet Retreat is a 1200 acre, Land for Wildlife, bush property with fabulous views adjoining the Freycinet National Park. Two luxury Ocean View Bush Retreats and eight Ocean View Studios offer comfort in style. Guaranteed wildlife, no doilies, mod cons, perfect for the independent traveller couples. Self-contained with well equipped kitchen/kitchenette and BBQ facilities. Free high speed wifi and LED Smart TVs included in your room. Off the beaten track away from the hubbub of the local village, and well worth the effort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Freycinet Retreat Tasmania - Coles Bay