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Shack on the Edge Waterfront

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Shack on the Edge is a stunning, private, absolute waterfront cottage that boasts one of Australia's most spectacular views with the magical sights and sounds of the harbour and the city of Hobart. It offers couples a private and exclusive retreat in which to sit and revel in the seclusion and quietness. Against the dramatic background of Mount Wellington you can watch racing yachts, cruise ships and fishing boats as well as the occasional passing dolphin. It is ideally located approximately 15 minutes commuting distance from the Hobart CBD and 15 minutes from the Hobart Airport.


The cottage consists of a lounge, dining, kitchen area with an open loft. Off the kitchen is the bedroom with a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom. Facilities include a refrigerator, microwave oven, cook-tops, cooking utensils, LCD television, IPod/MP3 dock radio, CD player a front loading washing machine and a drier as well as a washing line and garden. Waterfront patios are available for outdoor dining. The cottage also includes under-floor electric heating and a heat pump that provides cooling or additional heating whenever necessary.

Shack on the Edge is an ideal location to relax and unwind. Sit and watch the waves roll onto the shore a few metres from the large windows in the lounge, or take a leisurely walk along the local beaches.

Nearby Attractions

Walking distance - Howrah Beach, Gourmet Shopping, Chemist, News Agent and Post Office, Tennis Courts, Bellerive International Cricket Ground, Hair Dresser, Supermarket, Bottle Shops, Hotel, Petrol Station and Bus stop.

Attractions and Activities

Salamanca Place, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Local Wineries, Port Arthur Historic Site, Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Harbour Cruises, Bonorong Wildlife Park, Tasmanian Distillery, Botanical Gardens, Mt Wellington, Peacock Theatre, Battery Point Walking Tours, Salamanca Arts Centre, Wrest Point Casino, Bruny Island, coffee shops and restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Doug Miller and Sue Chaplin
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Howrah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • wheelchair accessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Shack on the Edge Waterfront
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews
Hobart, Howrah, Tasmania, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The owners were so helpful and friendlyvThe house was spotlessly maintained. The views across the Derwent were spectacular. It is a prettyv10 minute trip over the bridge to Hobart city. I would highly recommend this property. Thank you Sue and Doug.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Perfect water location

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. Loved being on the water - great walking track; walking distance to supermarket. Easy drive over the bridge to the city. Very clean cottage with everything you need for a short stay. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Perfect being able to bring our poodle too.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia

five stars

  • 5 of 5

We visited Shack on the Edge for two nights and wished our stay was longer.

The view across the Derwent to Hobart is spectacular at any time of day or night.

The harbour is right in front of the shack - you can't get any closer!

The shack was absolutely spotlessly clean and well appointed.

Will definitely visit again.

Thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Malanda, Qld

Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Shack has everything we needed for our ten day stay. Quiet and comfortable, view is so beautiful ! Plenty of room. Hosts helpful and friendly. Very well situated for everywhere we wanted to go. We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Yarragon, Victoria, Australia

Position and views

  • 5 of 5

So close to the CBD and the best view in Hobart. What a great find. We are now looking for an excuse to come back to Hobart just so we can stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent location !!!

  • 5 of 5

For a small family, this is an excellent place for holiday. The landlord and lady are very nice people. Wish to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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