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Opossum Bay on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Soak up the atmosphere from the balcony, a perfect place to relax enjoying a meal of freshly caught fish cooked on one of the 2 barbecues as you watch the last rays of the sun disappearing behind the distant hills.

Our cottage is located on the banks of the Derwent River on Opossum Bay Beach, a beautiful clean sandy beach and a perfect destination for a holiday. Children and adults alike love swimming here, it is extremely safe with no large waves or under tow, however if you are looking for surf beaches there are 2 within a short drive.

Opossum Bay on the Beach is perfect for a romantic getaway in the winter months with the wood fired heater blazing, we provide firewood for the first night and can organise extra on request. The beach is often so quiet you’re only sharing it with the local birdlife, and maybe a pod of dolphins.

But if you’re looking for action bring your fishing gear, walking shoes, bikes, wetsuits, body boards, kayaks, surfboards, and your boat, which can be secured to the private mooring in front of the cottage. Just 100 metres from the cottage is a park with a lovely new colourful children's adventure playground.

The cottage has off street parking with level access to the front door.

The main bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed from which you can watch the ever changing river and the boats going by, and the second bedroom has a sturdy but comfortable wooden base bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a single on the top.

There is a baby bath and portable cot provided.

Opossum Bay is an easy 40 minute drive from central Hobart and 30 minutes from the airport. There is a local shop 2 minutes away and an excellent IGA store in Lauderdale which you must drive past 20 minutes before Opossum Bay, it carries an extensive range of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood etc.

We provide a variety of teas, and a Lavazza Amodo Mio coffee maker, there is a selection of pods available for $1 each or byo.

Hand and shower wash, shampoo, kitchen and washing machine detergent are supplied.

There is a 9 hole Golf Course at the RSL Club at South Arm, a 5 minute drive away which serves meals 7 nights a week. There is also a pharmacy, a local store and a café at South Arm and a tennis court available for hire.


This property has a definite NO PARTIES policy.

All breakages, damage, theft and loss are the responsibility of the guest during their stay.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018


Opossum Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Opossum Bay on the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful little beach house

  • 5 of 5

What can we say about this little place. From the minute you walk in it feels like home. It sits right on the beach and you sleep to the sound of the waves. It has everything you need. Beds are beautifully comfortable It's so lovely to be able to sit out on the deck and watch people swimming. We had a couple of swims ourselves and it was lovely. We will be back to stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: So pleased Leanne that you had an enjoyable stay, and thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. We think Opossum Bay is so special and quite a unique destination, so close to Hobart but feels so far away!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best family holiday at Opossum Bay on the beach. The location is so beautiful and the house is just lovely. The owners are so thoughtful and do everything they can to make your stay a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Felicity for your positive review, we're so pleased you found Opossum Bay and our cottage suited your stay. We think it is a very special spot too. Di
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great views from beachfront property

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Views are stunning and a 20 metre walk down to the beach. This house has everything you need (except WiFi). Really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay David, thank you for your comments and I will look in to getting wifi, Di
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Tasmania, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this cosy beach front cottage was very enjoyable and comfortable. Every need was well catered for and the many extras were a welcome bonus. The views were stunning,

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Sue and taking the time to review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, we also think Opossum Bay is very special and love spending time at our cottage. Di
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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Beachside Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodation. Exactly as described on the site.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Ross, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and taking time to review our cottage. Di
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little beach shack. We stayed in May and it was so quiet - true relaxation. The log fire makes it very cozy. The sun-room is a great place to snuggle up with a book or drift off to sleep. Most of our time was spent on the deck looking at the view - breathtaking, a writers paradise. I would suggest if you don't have a car to grab your alcoholic beverages before you arrive. 25 kms to the nearest bottleshop is an expensive bottle of wine. I thought it may have had a bath...but with everything else being such perfection, it didn't matter much.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Vanessa for your very positive review. We love a winter stay too! Di
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Other Activities:

beautiful safe beach




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 5 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

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