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Beachside Retreat West Inlet
Ranked #5 of 7 Stanley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Blaine, Washington
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9 reviews
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“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a 3 week trip to Tasmania in March. The highlight was our stay at the Beachside Retreat! We spent 3 nights in the Sandpiper cabin. The beach was endless, and empty of people, but full of shells! We pulled the deck chairs out into the front and watched the Milky Way unfold above us. We took a tour with Chris into the Tarkine and really felt like we were seeing an insider's view into a beautiful part of the world. Both Chris and Janet are wonderful hosts! We would highly recommend this property and hope to return ourselves.

Room Tip: Loved the Sandpiper, perfect for a couple.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Hi Patti,
Belated congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary. So glad you could spend it with us and Beachside Retreat proved to be the highlight of your Tasmanian visit. There are seldom more than a couple of people on the beach; usually you have it all to yourselves. Our night skies are the clearest in the world and the Tarkine the closest place to nature. Hope you will have the opportunity to return one day. Thank you for your review.
Best Wishes, Janette
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had previously stayed for 2 nights in Oyster Catcher Ecocabin, a secluded waterfront self-contained unit and because we enjoyed it so much returned and stayed for a longer period of time. We were there during winter and found The Lodge to be cosy, comfortable and warm. We enjoyed walks on the secluded beach, eating fresh wild oysters from the rocks. Wild life was in its abundance ranging from pelicans, sea eagles, soldier crabs and oyster catcher birds. There are many attractions in the local area to keep you busy.
Janette and Chris were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much for them.
We are already planning our next trip back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Hi JCLM,
Thank you for your review and repeat stay with us at Beachside Retreat.
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, despite the winter weather and that you are planning your next trip. The wildlife is wonderful and the area as a whole is totally unspoilt. Loved your sunrise image over the Nut. Looking forward to seeing you next time.
Best Wishes Janette.
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devonport
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lovely spot right on the water. Well appointed cabin with interesting design. Loved the wildlife especially the birds. Good access to Stanley and other interesting places. Highly recommended . We would definitely stay again. Great hosts..

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for your review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The bird life is remarkable and the animals emerge shortly after sunset. We hope to see you again shortly, when your booking is for an extended stay.
Looking forward to seeing you again.
Regards Janette
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Launceston, Australia
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were lucky enough to spend a weekend in the Oystercatcher cabin and could not fault the experience. Photos don't do this property justice as they just can't depict the feel of it. Janette and Chris were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much for them. The cleanliness of our room was second to none and it had a wonderful blend of uniqueness and practicality. We would highly recommend the breakfast hamper for Chris's home made bread (this teamed with the farm eggs consumed on the deck watching the tide go out was one of the highlight of our stay) and Janette's home made preserves also made a nice touch to the hamper. Wandering along the properties beach was just lovely and we found our whole stay so very relaxing

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Hi KeliP,
Thank you for your review; it is always appreciated when guests take time out to write one.
Both ecocabins are unique and very difficult to photograph, being high-set on the frontal dune, so most of our images need to be taken from a helicopter.
We love it when guests are happy so we try to make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for the amazing photos, especially the ones at night showing the coloured lighting around the lap pool and spa. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. I'm sure we shall see you again one day.
Best Wishes,
Janette
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

This would truly be one of our favourite places. We stayed two nights in the Sea Eagle Luxury Nature Cabin. What a wonderful experience, a hot tub in the sand dunes! Wow!! We enjoyed every minute, we only wish that it was longer. The cabin is absolutely beautiful, sea views across the front, quality fittings and the peacefulness of the place. The name says it all "Beachside Retreat", and it truly is. We have always loved Stanley, it has lovely eateries and is a quaint, historic little town. So much to do and see. Chris and Janette are lovely hosts. We highly recommend Beachside Retreat to anyone needing a relaxing get away with the option of things to see and do. We are already planning out next visit, hopefully before the hot tub closes for the winter.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Hi SueH,
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Sea Eagle, with it's hot tub atop the dunes; a lovely experience overlooking the water. At night it is magical with the uplighting of the coastal foliage and native plants. Sea Eagle is our top cabin with craftsman-made bespoke furniture from Tasmanian rainforest timbers and is wonderful for any special occasion. It was nice meeting you and we look forward to your return.
Best wishes Janette
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

What an amazing place to stay & enjoy the scenery and tranquility of the surroundings. The design of the cabins is unique, especially the bathroom. We enjoyed our afternoon drinks sitting on the deck watching the ocean and the birds. It was great to be so close to the beach & we enjoyed many walks along it. We would definately recommend Beachside Retreat to our friends. Thanks to Chris & Jeanette for their hospitality.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hi lynetteandbruce,
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in one of our unique ecocabins.
The position is amazing, sited on the dunes overlooking the beach. To be able to sit on the deck, listening to the birds and observing, in tune with nature, the ever changing coastal scenery, is very relaxing. We would love to see you again one day, or your friends. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Regards Janette
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed for a week in the Pelican cabin. We had a wonderful time in this part of Tasmania. Beachside Retreat has a superb setting with gorgeous views on the West Inlet Bay and the Pelican has everything you might expect from a nature, self-catering, luxury cabin. We had breakfast on the terrace with view on the sea and the pelicans and we have made lovely walks on the beach nearby. We also went to Stanley for a beautiful walk on the Nut, to the Dip Falls, the Rocky Cape National Park and we had a magnificent cruise on the Arrhur River. Each day it was lovely to return again to the Pelican cabin with its quietness and its splendid, secluded position.
Thank you very much for your hospitality, Chris & Janette.
You have been great hosts!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Hi tp_13,
Thank you for your lovely review.
You certainly saw a substantial amount of the area, packing a lot into your weeks stay in Pelican and appreciated the seclusion and lovely position of your cabin on your return. Stanley is a delightful place to visit, very pretty and totally unique.
Perhaps we shall see you again one day, if you should visit this part of the world again.
Thank you for staying with us.
Regards Janette
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Property: Beachside Retreat West Inlet
Address: 253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stanley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Beachside Retreat West Inlet 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 , is available for 5 adults, or 4 adults and 1 child, in 2 double bedrooms, one with an adjoining single room. ... more   less 
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