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Tidal Whispers - Foreshore Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Absolute beach front house with 180 degree panoramic views of the ocean

Would you like your very own private, 100% absolute waterfront beach house? You've got it!

Tidal Whispers is a contemporary self-contained waterfront accommodation at Boat Harbour Beach on the North-West coast of Tasmania. This accommodation is highly unique because of its exclusive position, which is literally right on the beach (step off our front lawns onto the silky white sand, with high-tide waters lapping at your feet).

The beach house itself is an original Boat Harbour 'shack', offering the charm and homeliness of cottage ambience, combined with the warmth, comfort and charisma of it's modern upgrade to ensure your stay is both unique and relaxing. There are many accommodation options at Boat Harbour Beach but most cannot claim this prime absolute beach and waterfront location.

Our bedding configuration: Two bedrooms - one large room with a Queen sized bed (ocean views and sliding door access to the sundeck); one small second bedroom with a bunk set (two single bunks)

* 2 storey beach house with internal stairs (bedrooms, kitchen, and living area upstairs; toilet, bathroom, and laundry downstairs)

* No off-street parking but close by and convenient on-street parking bays (3 metres from property)

*** Due to our allergy-friendly policy we cannot accommodate any pets. Thank you for your understanding***

Tidal Whispers has been accredited by the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program - a federally endorsed, quality assurance scheme. This means that we can proudly display Australia's national symbol of tourism quality, the T-QUAL Tick.


Boat Harbour Beach is a popular tourist destination in Tasmania and is renowned for its crystal clear blue waters, pure white sand and the surrounding rich green farming hillsides. The ocean waters are very safe to swim in and the local surf life saving club are on hand during weekends and public holidays.

Things to do at Boat Harbour Beach include:

- Swimming in Boat Harbour's renowned crystal clear blue ocean waters

- Strolling up the sandy white beaches enjoying the clean Tasmanian air

- Surfing

- Whale and dolphin watching

- Snorkelling or scuba diving (local equipment hire from The Scuba Centre, Wynyard)

- Try your luck at fishing

- Nature walks around Boat Harbour and beyond

There are many daytrips that can be taken from Boat Harbour Beach, including:

- Tasmania's famous Cradle Mountain

- Rocky Cape National Park and visit some of Tasmania's finest Aboriginal caves

- Penguin watching with Wynyard Little Penguin Tours

- Play golf at Seabrook Golf Club (Wynyard)

- Stanley historic sea-side town

- Chocolate tasting at Anvers Chocolate Factory

- Cheese tasting at Lactose Cheese Factory

- Christmas Hills Raspberry farm

- Wonders of Wynyard museum and many more North-West coast tourist attractions

More Details

Lesley McKinnell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Lesley McKinnell

Hello from Lesley and Georgia, Boat Harbour Beach, Tasmania. We are delighted to share our beach house (or 'shack' as locals call it) with you and hope you will love it as much as we have over the past 60+ years.

Our family purchased this gorgeous place in the 1950's and our family's children and their children have enjoyed it ever since.

In 2011 we decided to open our home to guests so they too could enjoy this magical place. Since this time we have welcomed guests from all over the world and get so much enjoyment out of watching them fall in love with Boat Harbour Beach like we have.

Lesley McKinnell purchased this house in 1955

Why Lesley McKinnell chose Boat Harbour

Our lovely little shack was built in the 1940's, shortly after World War II. The man who built it was named Harry Lay and he worked as a piano importer in Wynyard. Due to building materials being limited by post-war difficulties, Harry decided to build part of the shack from the wooden shipping containers that his pianos arrived in from interstate. What resulted was a lovely little cottage, affectionately named 'Tinkledell' (the original wooden sign has been preserved on our front gate).

We adore this place for so many reasons, mostly it's character, unbeatable location (literally a few steps from the property onto the silky white sand) and incredible 180 degree panoramic views.

What makes this house unique

There are many properties listed in the Boat Harbour Beach area now, however only a handful can boast absolutely beach front like ours.

You will discover this as your step onto the deck and realise that at high tide you can throw a pebble into the ocean, or step down off the lower deck, onto the lawn and then onto the sand. There is no better location than Tidal Whispers.

Guests will also enjoy the ambience of this original Boat Harbour Beach 'shack', renovated to ensure your comfort yet still maintaining it's quaint character with a homely and warm touch.


Boat Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Indoor shower in bathroom plus an outdoor shower on deck
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Small bedroom with 2 single beds in bunk configuration
    Main bedroom - 1 queen , Main bedroom with Queen sized bed - private access to deck
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Tidal Whispers - Foreshore Beach House
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Best view in the world!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay! Stunning outlook, the sound of waves made sleep blissful and the house was fully equipped with everything we needed to make our stay super special. We will SO be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach escape

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect holiday. The house was so close to the beach and very comfortable. It had a great relaxed feel. BBQs on the deck, the beach just off the verandah and the surf club for great coffee a short walk down the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We've had such wonderful holiday break at Tidal Whispers . Waking each morning to that exquisite view and the sounds of the ocean on the shore was truly lovely.

The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable.

Looking forward to next year and doing it all again in 2017!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Beach at your doorstep

  • 5 of 5

It was the location that lead us to book this and it was as they promised. Beach is your backyard. Parking was a bit of hassle as you have to park on the other side of the road, but once you are in, it's like you are living on the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed all aspects of this delightful and authentic beach shack , it was emaculatly clean upon arrival with everything needed for a beach stay. The beds were extremely comfortable and the owner was a pleasure to deal with during the booking. The deck overlooking the beach was the perfect place to enjoy a BBQ or glass of wine. We will definitely book this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bernadette, Thank you very much for this great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this fantastic feedback and are happy you had a good time at TW last weekend. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests sometime in the future. (I hope Declan found his sunglasses) Kind Regards Lesley
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Very Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very enjoyable stay -- will do so again soon when the opportunity arises!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Other Activities:

white sandy beach & ocean




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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