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'Alkira' Bruny Island Shack

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to a unique island getaway on Bruny Island! I have been renting Alkira out as short term accommodation for just over 18 months and am so delighted to share my 'home away from home' with you.

The spacious 2 bedroom holiday house is situated in Lunawanna, Bruny Island. It is a short drive to Cloudy Bay, The Lighthouse and Bruny Island Winery. Other attractions include the Bruny Island Cheese Co, The Smokehouse, The Chocolate Factory, Berry Farm, Oyster Farm, and Adventure Bay Tours. The Allonah Cafe is a great general store that's close by and we are also close to the only pub on the island!

It is situated on the quiet part of the island with a beautiful beach within walking distance from the shack. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Hartz Mountains and the D'entrecasteau channel every morning sitting out on the front deck.

The shack has two large, newly decorated bedrooms and a room off the second bedroom which has a bunk bed for extra guests/children. All linen is provided and tastfully decorated with Laura Ashley and Linen House bed covers. Although we have redecorated to include homely comforts and a rustic design, ''Alkira'' still maintains that shack look and feel which is why my family love coming over to Bruny to unwind and relax.

The bright and sunny kitchen is also fully equipped (with also a coffee machine!) and there are even some cook books for inspiration. We have a woodheater in the living room which heats the whole house on those rare chilly nights. Outside there are BBQ facilities and an outdoor entertaining area which you can enjoy. Whether you want to stay a few days or a couple of weeks you can be assured that the shack has everything you need away from home.

Even though I live in Hobart, guests are welcome to contact me anytime and there is also a book of brochures about Bruny Island for you look through. Please contact me if you would like any more information.

''Alkira'' means ''bright and sunny'' in aboriginal which we think is the perfect description for our warm and inviting Bruny Shack :)

Past Guest Reviews:

''We had a wonderful two night stay in Courtney's Bruny Island Shack . Courtney was great to communicate with and the accommodation was exactly as described . Great views , lovely walks , plenty of firewood , very rustic , clean accommodation . I hope to be back ! ''

Elizabeth, May 2014

''This was my first booking, and I can't believe places like this really do exist. I travelled with my partner and mother-in-law, and the place was large enough to provide individual space, but to also allow us to be together in the same space if we wished. As we needed at least two bedrooms, I was really pleased to find queen beds in each room, plus a pair of bunks. Next time I visit, I'll bring friends to fill all the beds!

Access to the house was super easy, and because Courtney was so quick to respond to emails, I felt in safe hands. We appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and wood heater (and chopped wood!) with great views across the water.

Would I recommend this to my family and friends? I certainly would - but only if they take me with them.''

Erin, March 2014

"My partner and I had the most divine stay at "Alkira". If it is peace and quiet you are after then this is the place. Stunning wilderness. Delicious local produce available for the eating and drinking. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Courtney was a perfect hostess, very quick to respond to any query or request. Best Christmas break ever!''

Georgia, Jan 2014

''Thank you Courtney and John! We had a great time exploring on Bruny! Your shack was such a lovely pace to come home to and relax! Thank you so much for sharing with us - Very much appreciated! :-)''

Nicole, Jan 2014

''This place is fantastic! We woke up to beautiful views of the water without even getting out of bed, enjoyed breakfast in the spacious living area, then explored all Bruny Island had to offer. Great location for walks on the beach, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and hanging out with friends. Fire keeps the whole house warm at night and the kitchen is big enough for a group to cook. Booking was easy and Courtney was very helpful. Highly recommend a stay!''

Liam, Dec 2013

More Details

Courtney Dunbabin
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Lunawanna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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'Alkira' Bruny Island Shack
average rating of 4.111111 based on 18 reviews
Cheshire, UK

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Just what the doctor ordered... peace and relaxation. The weather didnt allow us to make much use of the wonderful deck, but the views were fabulous. Comfortable with everything we needed for our 6 night stay. Great location to explore Bruny, easy to reach beautiful places.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Lovely old beach shack

  • 4 of 5

An old Bruny Island shack in a quiet secluded location.

The kitchen was well equipped and I particularly loved the coffee machine and tea/coffee :-D A nice touch would have been to find some milk in the fridge particularly after a long journey with no shops open or close by or failing this, advising clients to shop on the mainland before arriving on the island.

Fire wood was provided but not enough for our length of stay.

We loved the house, location and the quiet secluded area. It is truly away from it all. First impressions though don't do the house justice when you arrive and view the mess from the discarded old building material from previous renovations that blew across the yard at the onset of heavy winds. A tidy up of the yard would make a huge difference.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Terrie - apologies I usually mention to stop in Kingston for supplies, especially for longer stays! I can definately look into providing some milk though, thanks for the suggestion. I recently had the roof upgraded before your stay and I'm sorry one of the locals was yet to pick up the materials. Firewood is always hard to judge for my cleaners with Bruny's weather but if guests can let me know I'm more than happy for them collect more from the shed if they need to :)
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Wonderful Getaway Place

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful character filled shack in a quiet, relaxing & picturesque location. Great place to getaway and recharge.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Paddington, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, amazing views, beautiful sunsets over the water from the balcony, short walk to sandy beach, close to the pub and vineyard, great communication with owner. We loved our stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing views at a lovely beach shack

  • 4 of 5

Alkira is a lovely and comfortable beach house directly opposite the water at Lunawanna. You can tell the owner also stays at her place as this place feels more of a home than a holiday rental. Great wood fire but best of all is the deck to relax and take in the view particularly at sunset.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at Alkira! It has been tastefully decorated and feels very homely; Courtney ensured we had everything for our stay, and was very welcoming. The views from the new deck are amazing - especially the sunsets! The kitchen is very well equipped and there are plenty of DVDs and books for when the weather was rainy. We will definitely be coming to stay again, thank you Courtney for allowing us to stay in your lovely beach shack.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Bruny Island Winery


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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