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About the property

Absolute beach frontage, secluded tranquility, 5 bedroom + 3 bathrooms, fully self contained beach house, with direct beach access!

A truly magnificent coastal property nestled in the dunes with expansive sea views towards Mt Wellington and south to Bruny Isalnd.

Saltcotes is a spacious and comfortable family beach house with extensive living areas inside and out. Perfect for families and friends alike.

Do a lot, or very little - summer or winter!

Reverse cycle heating / air conditioning, and a massive wood heater will keep you comfortable all year round.

Sleeps up to 11 (5 bedrooms each with a queen bed, and an additional single bed in the upstairs mezzanine area). All quality bed linen including crisp white sheeting, warm doonas and electric blankets.

Fully equipped kitchen complete with 2 large fridges will allow you to store all your gourmet Tassie foods, wines and beers! Quality appliances including Asko dishwasher, and Swiss Jura Espresso Machine. Just add beans!

Spectacular sunsets, ever-changing moods..............

Walk, swim, snorkel, fish or kayak and explore the natural beauty of the South Arm Peninsula. Or simply sit back and relax, absorbing the views from the comfort of Saltcotes.

This wonderful coastal property is a scenic 40 minute drive from Hobart or the airport, and an easy commute when visiting Salamanca, the Hobart Docks, or MONA. But only if you can bear to leave!

Enquire today and come and experience Saltcotes for yourselves!


Watch the passing boats from the comfort of Saltcotes, including yachts competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race making their way to the finishing line! Or the Antarctic Research + Supply Ships heading to the Southern Ocean, Tall Ships, or the huge Cruise Ships, or simply the local fishing boats and flotilla of weekend yachts.

Adjacent to Saltcotes is an extensive coastal reserve of some 400 acres incorporating Arm End Peninsula. When it was proclaimed in 1995, the then-minister for environment and land management said: ' ........... this outstanding, unspoiled coastal landscape will be added to the crown estate for the benefit of all Tasmanians.

'Arm End is a significant strategic property of regional and state significance, and is noted for its pristine coastline and magnificent views of the Derwent River, Hobart and Mt Wellington. Other site features include a number of sandy beaches, Aboriginal middens, a fossil area, four rare native grasses and an historic grave'.

Come and Explore!



Additional people priced at $50 per night per person twin share (or $100 per person single rate / per bedroom).


BOND: A security bond of $1000 is payable on this property.

Parties and functions are strictly prohibited. The rental charged is for exclusive use of guests only and only for the number of guests booked, and does not extend to visitors. Use contrary to this will result in termination of tenancy and forfeiture of bond. All bookings subject to terms and conditions.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018


Opossum Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The ultimate beach house

  • 5 of 5

A real treasure - reminiscent of coastal Massachusetts or The Hamptons. A relaxed, stylish and spacious beach house, extremely comfortable and well equipped.Light and airy bedrooms,smart bathrooms and plenty of outdoor areas for drinks and dining. But the pictures tell the story! Far exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect, quality styling and quality kitchen products, everything's had been thought of.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Tasmania, Australia

Superb house!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I absolutely loved our stay at Saltcotes. The house is gorgeous, well appointed with everything you could need (and more) and has lots of room for people to interact or be in separate places. The location is stunning, the views are to-die-for and there are wonderful rambles to be had right on the doorstep. Frances was easy to contact and welcoming and even extended a late check out to our group. Thoroughly recommend Saltcotes, it's exceptional!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, throughly enjoyed the property. Beautiful location and ver special accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

The perfect place to rest and rejuvinate

  • 5 of 5

What a remarkable find. A property we will return to. Saltcotes had everything we wanted and perfect for two families for an 8-day stay. We loved the fire, the pool table, board games, kayaks, fishing rods, herb garden and everything you need and want in the kitchen. Two fridges enabled us to buy up big at Hillstore (recommended by Frances and an absolute must for your groceries). With three bathrooms there were never any issues. So many magazines and great books to read. the outdoor lounges were a perfect way to laze the afternoon away enjoying the magnificent water views.

Saltcotes is the pick of properties in Opossum Bay. With neighbours a good distance away we felt secluded and private but at the same time only a few minutes walk to the little shop. There were lots of life-vests to choose from and three kayaks enabling 4 people on the water at any one time.Hobart is less than 40 mins away, so quite easy to get to as are the wineries. Thank you Frances and family for sharing your piece of paradise. You were the perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Amazing property and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Was amazing, had everything except wifi, was so good and well equipped in quality kitchen ware and comfortable homely fittings. Such a pleasure to stay with our family of 4 generations, catered for all ages and interests

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Secluded Beach (iHobart+Mona)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $1000 per stay

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