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Max's Beach House. Relax.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

The property is secluded by native trees with an uninterrupted outlook to Scamander River lagoon and further across the dunes to the magnificent ocean. Max's is peaceful and quiet making it the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate the spirit. It's just a short walk around the lagoon to the magnificent beach.

Max's is a great base to explore the East Coast and all it has to offer. The property is close to beaches, surf, restaurants, shops, pub, post office, golf, fishing, park, skate park, Scamander River and the boat launch.

We are happy to take one night bookings, however we would encourage you to stay longer as most guests wish they had! Please note that over the summer holiday period (January) we only take a minimum of 4 night bookings. If there are spaces in-between we're happy to fill those.

Max's is a two bedroom two bathroom house. We can accomodate up to 6 people comfortably, with one double bed (with electric blanket) and two bunk beds (bottom bunks can easily be pushed together) in a large room with an electric heater. All linen is provided (except beach towels).

The kitchen is fully equipped with some pantry items provided.

You'll be happy to know that Scamander tap water is drinkable.

The beach house is a very comfortable and well equipped property on a level block with plenty of room to park your cars and boat. It is exceptionally clean & well maintained with a great heater that can easily heat the entire house. Enjoy the movies, books, Fuss Ball Table & games provided.


Eureka Farm - 5min

Binalong Bay - 30min

Bay of Fires - 30min

White Sands Estate (Iron House Brewery) 20min

Bicheno - 35min

St Helens - 15min

Pyengana Cheese Factory - 30min

St Columba Falls - 30min

The Blue Tier - 40min

Derby - 50min (mountain biking)

Coles Bay - 50min

Wineglass Bay - 1hr

If you have any questions or would like some local advice please don't hesitate to ask.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy & safe travels,

Nell & Kim

If you want to "get away from it all" for a few days then Max's is the place for you. We cherish those moments of peaceful relaxation and you can do just that at Max's. Max's is an extremely comfortable holiday house for those wishing to visit the East Coast of Tasmania. Whether you want to kick back with friends and family, go surfing at the many local surf breaks or catch a few fish in the beautiful Scamander or from the beach you will find Max's the ideal place.

Watching the black swans glide by on the lagoon at the back of Max's as the moon rises over the ocean makes the perfect setting for a real break. If you're lucky to come at the right time of year you may be able to catch a few king prawns in the lagoon - but don't tell too many this!

A little bit about us.

Kim and I love this part of Tasmania and the lifestyle it offers. We have two terrific sons aged 19 and 16 and surfing as a family is one of our favourite things to do. We both work part time at the local school in St Helens.

Music is a big part of our lives, Kim is a singer/songwriter and both boys love their music and play guitar. They both play bass guitar in various bands.

I am an artist and have been painting for most of my life. Painting makes me incredibly happy. The artworks on the walls at Max's are my works from various time periods.

We all enjoy healthy, fresh food. Kim is a keen gardener and keeps us well fed with his garden goodies. We also often enjoy what the sea has to offer on the fabulous East Coast.

We feel very fortunate to live in a place where people come to for a holiday and we really appreciate that.

Max was Kim's Dad, he was my first friend when I moved to Tasmania 20 years ago. He had the house built in the 70's and Kim holidayed here as a boy. We still miss Max. He was one of the most mindful people I've ever met.

As guests we are a tidy respectful family and are mindful of the energy that is involved in running and cleaning a holiday rental. We all contribute to the running, cleaning and maintaining of our beach house.

Happy & Safe Travels!


"A clean, comfortable holiday house. Great value". Fessopoulos Family

"We had a terrific stay. We would love to come back." Ward Family

"A wonderful holiday. We wish we could stay another week". "Langmaid Family".

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


Scamander House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Max's Beach House. Relax.
average rating of 4.617647 based on 34 reviews
Somers, Victoria, Australia

Loved my stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable, well appointed house. It was spotlessly clean and had a fabulous back-yard outdoor area with a beautiful outlook. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. There are some stunning beaches and natural attractions very close by, with Scamander the perfect base. I would stay at Max’s Beach House again without hesitation and thoroughly recommend it to others. Thanks Nell, Kim and family :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Sandy, you were an absolute pleasure to host. We'd be more than happy to host you again.
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South Australia, Australia

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We found Max's Beach house clean with comfortable furnishings. The bed was comfy and the kitchen well equipped. There is a lovely beach just a short walk away, and shops are easily accessible by foot. The hosts are very friendly and communication was excellent. Max's Beach house would be a great place to spend with a family.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Very happy to know you enjoyed your stay.
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

East Coast breakMaxes beach house was exactly what

  • 4 of 5

Max’s Beachhouse was exactly what we needed to rest and recuperate from the flu and surgery. Clean and neat; everything worked, plenty of hot water; heating when needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Far south coast NSW

So good we went back

  • 4 of 5

Everything was spotless and ready as requested. The property was up to its usual high standard.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lovely beach house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights in this cottage. It was extremely clean, very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. We were very happy to stay there & would recommend to anyone considering staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was spotless, with every convenience, and very comfortable. It was quiet and we slept so well each night after long days of volunteer work on beaches clearing invasive sea spurge.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Beaches/fishing/surfing/bird w


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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