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Tamar Boat House - Boutique Waterfront Property

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Property type cottage


About the property

You arrive after an easy 35 minute drive from Launceston. The manicured grounds and ornamental trees a breath of fresh air. From the outside, the building was obviously a boat house in earlier years. It is quite modern now, rendered brickwork, tinted and double glazed windows and doors, modern colour schemes. Modern, although there are some cleverly placed eclectic tell-tale signs of the past.

You enter through the main door with the quirky water glass panes, instantly greeted by a completely renovated and luxurious self-contained cottage. Light grey tones give it a clean, very light and airy feel. The furnishings of high quality leather sofa, large 46" LED TV, and high end kitchen with granite bench top assure you that no expense has been spared here.

There is an obvious nautical theme that's been done in a style that is very classy and fresh. The lamps made from shipping rope, the framed photographs taken at local marinas, to the nautical odds and ends both inside and out.

The bedroom is pure class. King size bed, with luxurious bedding and many comfy pillows. You sit on the bed whilst unpacking, instantly knowing that this is not your average hotel mattress. Very inviting.

You notice the quality fitout extends to the ensuite. Large floor to ceiling Italian tiles, a large 1200mm shower with sliding glass door.

A wood fire ensures warmth and romance during the cooler months.

You join your partner for a drink on the private boardwalk at the waters edge. There is no one to be seen. You are alone. The tide is coming in, the salmon are jumping, and the seagulls make the most of the remaining daylight for a last minute feed. You have only been here an hour, yet the city is now a distant memory.

You wonder where you should eat tonight. There are many eateries within 10-15 minutes’ drive. Or should you make use of the beautiful kitchen and prepare something special for your partner. Perhaps do it together as time rarely permits such simple pleasure in everyday life.

The sun sets, casting its orange hue over the water and surrounding hills. Hours have passed, doing nothing but simply watching the water and enjoying some of the fine local sparkling.

You wake, the bed is so comfortable you are not sure that you want to rise at all today. You open the large glass doors, to be greeted by the water mere metres from your feet. The morning sunlight is shimmering across the water, the local birdlife active and enjoying their breakfast. Not a road, car, or person in sight.

You have received a long overdue dose of relaxation, which is not unwelcome, and certainly addictive. You know you will be back to this magical spot.

Things to see and do

Choose from a large number and variety of cool climate vineyards within the beautiful Tamar Valley and Pipers River wine region.

Numerous vineyards located within 5 minutes drive include Tamar Ridge, Holm Oak, and Goaty Hill

Auld Kirk Church 1845 convict and free labour stone church, Sidmouth 5-10 mins

Batman Bridge 5-10 mins

Seahorse World and Platypus House - 15 mins

City of Launceston and Cataract Gorge 35 mins

Greens Beach and Greens beach Golf Course. 30 mins

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course, Bridport (Worlds Top 100 - 35th) golf course and Australia's number 1 public course. 50-55 mins

Narawntapu National Park 35 mins

Beaconsfield Gold mine and Grubb Shaft Mine Museum 10mins

Nearby Beauty Point is home to the Australian Maritime College and Port Dalrymple Yacht Club. 15-20mins

Bridestowe Lavender Farm 35 mins

(NB: Driving times are approximations only)

Special Upgrades

We can cater for your every need and customise a personalised package to suit. Perhaps you want to get the scene right for that special question - or simply arrange the groceries so that you do not have to stop at a supermarket on the way!

Just a few ideas:

Grocery orders delivered to the Boat House prior to your arrival

Wine/Champagne/Cheese platters prepared for your arrival, and during your stay

Fresh flowers of choice

Candles burning for set time arrivals

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


Kayena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Tamar Boat House - Boutique Waterfront Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

What you see in the photograph is what you get - pure tranquillity right on the river. This was our first break in nearly 4 years and the Boathouse proved to be the best place for us to recharge the batteries. We will return as soon as we can - Love it!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Fantastic accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

The Boat House exceeded our expectations- beautiful location, well equipped with top of the range facilities. Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Moe, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this property. The view was amazing. The property was well equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday and the bed was extremely comfortable. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tamar Boat House

  • 5 of 5

Great stop over on our first night of a "weekend away" from Melb. Just what we wanted and easy to find. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

So peaceful, quite and beautiful, you really feel far away from all of life's stress.

Everything has been thought of, and presented to the highest quality. Recommend that you book an extra night (once you're there you won't want to leave) and spoil yourself by having the lovely owners organise a cheese platter and wine on arrival - you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, peaceful and quiet, relaxing. Enjoyed the comfy bed and nice fire, highly recommend for a relaxing getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Tamar Wine Route





  • 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 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

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