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'Darlington Beach House' at Spring Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Darlington Beach House is a beautifully appointed holiday house in a fabulous location only a short walk to two stunning white sandy beaches: Spring Beach and Stapleton Beach on Tasmania's spectacular East Coast.

Darlington can accommodate 8 guests.


The advertised rate is for the main section of the house on upper level that has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, separate toilet and spacious open plan kitchen/living/dining area. This area of the house can accommodate up to 6 people.

THE RETREAT (lower level)

There is also a fully self contained one bed apartment (with underfloor heating) that offers a 4th bedroom and 2nd shower room & kitchen/living/dining area that can accommodate an additional 2 guests extremely comfortably. It otherwise just remains empty.

Due to the inflexibility of the stayz system I have had to advertise this in the 'optional' section. So if there are 8 of you or you would like the added luxury of both levels, you will need to tick this box! The retreat is a one off fee per night.


Darlington has well-appointed kitchen and partially stocked pantry. Extras include a comprehensive DVD library and games to keep the family entertained (on a wet, windy winter's day), sumptuously comfortable beds, with quality linen and towels and all of the comforts of home.

The two storey beach house is situated on a peaceful two acre bush garden overlooking coastal reserve and enjoys beautiful and expansive ocean views towards Maria Island National Park.

Darlington is spacious, airy and light, well appointed and equipped. Darlington provides contemporary furnishings, quality towels and linen, essential oil soaps, a well equipped Chef's kitchen with stainless steel/European appliances, a partially stocked pantry, a wood heating fire for cold winter nights, a reverse-cycled air conditioning/heating system, air spa bath plus luxury underfloor heating beneath in the lower level adult retreat.

Darlington has a barbecue and two outdoor settings and everything (we hope) guests will need to make their stay special including I-pod Docking stations, a comprehensive DVD library, binoculars, maps, an assortment of games, toys, magazines, reference books, boogie boards and fishing rods.

The property accommodates 2-8 guests extremely comfortably over the two fully self-contained levels and is ideal for couples seeking a romantic break as well as families and friends seeking quality accommodation that offers flexible living spaces and flexible rental options.

Guests can choose to rent the whole house including the lower level adult retreat or the main part of the house only in the upper level whilst still having exclusive use of the property (we don't rent out the retreat separately!).

To book the retreat click on the optional section.

The upper level (main section of the house) accommodates 6 guests in 3 bedrooms (2 x queen size, 1 twin that can be zipped together to create a KS bed). The fully self contained one bed apartment/adult retreat on the lower level accommodates 2 and is charged at a flat rate.

The retreat also offers a second shower room, living area with TV/DVD/I-pod docking station and small kitchenette. The shower room in the lower level is off the living area not bedroom and is easily accessible to guests staying in the main section of the house on the upper level.


The property is only a 4 - 5 minute walk from Stapleton Beach and a 7 - 8 minute walk via a Cliff walk to Spring Beach (the Cliff walk is on Crown Reserve opposite the property).

Darlington is perfectly located to explore the East Coast of Tasmania, Maria Island National Park, East Coast Wineries, Richmond and The Coal Valley Wine Region. THE BEACH HOUSE sits on a two acre bush garden overlooking coastal reserve and the ocean. Spring Beach is a 7-8 minute walk (10 minute amble) away (via road or spectacular cliff path) and the more exclusive Stapleton Beach a mere 5 minutes walk (7 minute amble!) via coastal reserve. Darlington is less than one hour from Hobart airport and one hour from Hobart. The Beach House is only a 4-5 minute drive or short cycle ride to Orford and all other amenities.


RATES: $220-$240 per night per couple (depending on season, number of bedrooms used and whether guests need to book the lower level adult retreat that will otherwise remain empty and locked). We value our guests exclusive use of the property.

JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: 5 night minimum preferred during peak season, unless a shorter availability between bookings.


*Darlington is situated in a quiet residential area with strict noise restrictions and is not suitable for parties.


Darlington is a 'fully accredited' holiday home with council approval.

*Contemporary, quality furnishings with comfort and luxury in mind

*Quality European Appliances, including Miele dishwasher and a superbly equipped chef's kitchen including catalytic oven, Baccarat Cookware, Microwave and Slow Cooker.

Two separate living areas

Two bathrooms (one with spa bath),

Separate toilet

Two separate kitchen/dining areas

*Two ipod docking stations with ipod music library

*Two Flat Screen HD TV's and DVD's (one a Blue Ray)

*Fully Self-contained Adult Retreat

*Sumptious beds with quality linen and towels

*organic hand made essential oil soaps

*DVD's, reference books, binoculars, magazines

*heated stone flooring in adult retreat

*some pantry supplies, including spices, quality teas and Lavazza coffee

*Free bottle of local wine for stayz of more than 2 days

*Games, Children's toys, books, Boogie Boards and Fishing Rods.

*Tasmanian oak floors and quality Wool carpets in the bedrooms

*4 Bedrooms: 3 QS beds plus 2 long singles in 4th bedroom that zip together to create a KS bed

*Spa Bath

*Wood burning fire for cosy winter nights

*Reverse cycle air conditioning

*BBQ and two outdoor settings (one on each level)

*Beautiful Ocean views from almost every room

Spacious 2 acre garden offering privacy and the perfect space for children to play!

Darlington has a safety Gate for small children at the top of the stairs and a child safety guard for the wood burning fire.

Cot and linen available for a small extra one-off fee.

A single High Chair is also available.

NOTE: Guests are responsible for purchasing their own kindling and logs for the fire.

*Check In is 2:00pm

*Check Out is 10:00am

(Special provision for late check out or early check in may be available by arrangement outside of peak season).

A maximum of 8 guests is allowed at Darlington (including caravans/campervans at the property). NO camping in tents or swags is allowed.

*A $200-$300 bond is required. Fully refundable in accordance with the terms and conditions.

*A Cancellation Policy applies to ALL bookings. A 50% cancellation fee applies to all confirmed bookings.

*Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee unless Darlington can be re-booked for the same booking period and for the same number of guests. Otherwise pro-rata charges apply.

*All rates are quoted Australian dollars including GST and are based on one couple sharing one bedroom.



Darlington is Ideally situated within a short stroll of two fabulous beaches: Spring Beach and the more private/exclusive Stapleton Beach mainly accessible to local residents.

Darlington is also the perfect base from which to explore the East Coast of Tasmania, Award-winning East Coast Wineries, Hobart, Richmond and the famous Coal Valley Wine Region.

spring beach, Orford and Triabunna are also the bases from which to explore historic Maria Island National Park with its lovely walks and abundance of wildlife.

The Beach House is close to: Ocean, Beaches, River, Maria Island National Park, Nature and Heritage Trails, State Forest, Spectacular Coastline, Award-winning Wineries, Golf Course & the pretty fishing village of Orford.

Wine tasting, Fishing, Surfing, Boating, Kayaking, Swimming, Scuba-diving, Boogie-boarding, Bush walking, Mountain-biking, Bird watching,Wi Wildlife Spotting, Golfing, Photography & Exploring Australia's Convict History are all popular activities in the area. If none of the above appeal, guests can simply kick back, relax and enjoy the local beaches and beautiful ocean views with a glass of wine!

Darlington is less than one from Hobart with its major drawcards: MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), its famous food and art scene, funky cafes, Salamanca Markets, Pretty Harbour, historic Battery Point, convict built heritage buildings, and majestic Mount Wellington. Darlington is only 40 minutes from Hobart airport.

Freycinet National Park and The Tasman Peninsula (via Wielangta Forest Tourist Drive) are also both a picturesque leisurely day trip away!

If none of the above appeal then you could perhaps just take a leisurely stroll or swim on one of the beautiful beaches close by or simply 'kick back', relax and unwind with a good book and a glass of award winning Tasmanian pinot!

Life can't get much better than that!

More Details


Spring Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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'Darlington Beach House' at Spring Beach
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
Hobart, Tas

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying here for Christmas. Lots of room, lovely walks, close to the beach. Gorgeous outlook. We'll be back! (The decorated Christmas tree was a wonderful touch!)

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kate. I am so glad that you had such a lovely time:-)
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Tasmania, Australia

An excellent property to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Darlington Beach house on more than one occasion and would be very happy to stay again. The peace and quiet made for a very relaxing stay. Although only a few minutes walk from the beach (choice of

two) we were able to take in the wonderful water views across to Maria Island

because of the position of the house.

Set back from the road, and on a huge allotment made for very private and peaceful surroundings. Every morning we would enjoy the stunning sunrise over Maria Island listening to the songs of the birds.

An extremely well appointed Kitchen, a comfortable and generous lounge/dining we needed for nothing. Thank-you Janice

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carolyn for your generous and kind comments:-)
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Peaceful family home

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at Darlington with our children and granddaughter. The house had everything we needed and worked well for us with the extra benefit of the parent's retreat downstairs giving everyone the space to spread out. Kitted out as a family home, the kitchen had lots of extras which holiday homes don't often have. The open plan living - dining area is a lovely area to gather together and the short walk to the little bay close by convenient. In early summer, we sometimes had the beach to ourselves. We did't make it to Maria Island this visit, but noted it would be an easy trip. Beautiful drives and views along the east coast without going far.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen thank you so much. So glad that you had a lovely time at Darlington were the perfect guests and most welcome anytime:-)
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  • 3 of 5

Was so looking forward to our stay here

Rated 5 star ?

Inside nicely presented but outside was more like a suburban home not what I would call a beach house

Quiet a walk to the beach

Toilet floor covered in water when we arrived

Beds very low and curtains dragged on floor

Outside really poorly maintained grass

not even mown

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This spiteful review was made by a guest whose bond I was forced to retain because she booked last minute for one couple and so only paid for one couple, when in fact two sets of guests stayed using two beds and bedrooms. I hate withholding part or all of a bond but had to withhold the bond to cover the additional cost. The guest was obviously furious to be caught out as they had gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal the fact that the second bedroom had been used This review is purely and simply pay back for retaining the guest's bond and shame on them for being so mean. I have NEVER received in the entire time I have been operating since 2010 a review like this (you can see for yourself) and it has been very upsetting to do so. We take the comfort and happiness of our guests very seriously. In response to the guest's remarks: It has been five star rated by guests NOT me! I have no influence over the property's rating. It is only a 4-5 minute walk to Stapleton Beach and a 7 - 8 minute walk to Spring Beach via the cliff walk and/or beach road as outlined in the property description.The property is situated at the top of a cliff with gorgeous views over Mercury Passage towards Maria Island. Beds are of a contemporary design (Freedom Furniture) that happen to be low (ish) slung Curtains are deliberately longer than they need be commensurate with the current trend and style I wanted to achieve Toilet Floor was not covered in water. It had just been mopped and was still slightly wet and drying after the property had been cleaned when the guest arrived. They had booked last minute so we had to rush to get it clean and ready for them. There is no mow-able grass on the property during summer. It is a bush block. Darlington is in a semi rural area. I also note there were only two stars given for cleanliness and yet no complaints about cleanliness which is bizarre. As a guest I give Annie a 'ONE Star Rating' !
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a girl's weekend away at Darlington Beach House. Four busy Mum's needing a relaxing getaway weekend, and Darlington Beach House was just what we all needed! We had a great stay. The location is fabulous, only an hour or so from Hobart. The property is well taken care of and very comfortable. We enjoyed the walk from across the road opposite the beach house which ends up down in Orford. We enjoyed a chick flick (great variety supplied) on the Saturday night. Lots of space and would suit a family time away too. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything one could need for a very pleasant stay. Lovely outlook from the lounge and verandah. Modern kitchen and bathroom - with all necessary appliances. Interaction with host very good - always helpful - with great suggestions for day trips. Thanks - certainly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Janice and Paul Sutton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018


Other Activities:

Stroll to Beaches Ocean Views


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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