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Cradle Mountain Love Shack

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cradle Mountain Love Shack is a self contained alpine cabin situated on over one hundred acres of native bushland at Daisy Dell just 20 km. by road from Cradle Mountain National Park. It's perfectly designed for a romantic getaway for two and we invite 'young' lovers of all ages. Enjoy absolute privacy in our 'fairy-tale' cottage. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pets (including budgies, goldfish or children.)

Boasting an inviting, timber-lined interior, the downstairs area has a cosy lounge with wood heater. There's a large television (for viewing a range of videos and DVDs) and a stereo system complete with CDs. At the western downstairs end of the cabin is a well equipped kitchen and rustic, built in dining setting.

The bathroom (also downstairs) contains a shower, hand basin and toilet - plus a washing machine and laundry trough for those extended stays.

A beautifully crafted staircase using natural Tasmanian timbers leads to the bedroom on the mezzanine floor. Here you'll find a comfortable, hand-built, rustic timber double bed (with electric blanket) which, together with the steep pitched cathedral ceiling, adds to the romantic atmosphere. For individual traveling companions wishing to enjoy our 'little piece of paradise', there is a comfortable single bed in addition to the double.

As mentioned, the cabin has a fully equipped kitchen and, upon arrival, you will be provided with supplies for both continental and cooked breakfast included in the tariff. If you have particular dietary requirements, please let us know beforehand and we'll do our best to fulfil these.

Our bushland property has been designated Habitat and 'Land for Wildlife' and is home to a wide variety of native flora, fauna and birdlife providing some wonderful photographic opportunities. Enjoy a quiet walk by the stream (Daisy Dell and Bull Creek run through the property), an uphill jaunt to 'Cradle View' (a great area for a picnic with stunning views of Cradle Mountain) or, if you fancy a more challenging ramble, delightful waterfalls along the track leading to Lemonthyme Lodge provide a half - full day's walk.

We are in very close proximity to world-class trout fishing lakes and streams so remember to bring your fishing tackle!

With Cradle Mountain, beautiful beaches, forest walks and many towns and tourist attractions close by, the area has so much to offer. So whether you're rekindling an older romance, beginning a new one or just wish to enjoy some quality time together, we're sure that you'll enjoy your stay here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack.

Your Hosts: Dave and Dru

Booking Terms and Cancellations

A minimum stay of two nights is required for our Opening Season rates (applicable throughout year to December 20th, 2014)

A deposit of 20% is required at time of booking with the balance paid upon arrival.

Deposit is fully refundable if 7 days notice is given of cancellation; 50% refundable if cancellation within 48 hours and non-refundable if cancellation is less than 48 hours notice.



More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


Moina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Cradle Mountain Love Shack
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Swansea, Tasmania, Australia

Great view from kitchen window Excellent

  • 2 of 5

We were very luckly waking up to snow cover around the shack, beautiful and the small little roo,s everywhere.

You only dream of seeing this up close.

The shack was a big let down.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Good time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during winter to use the shack as a base for day trips to Cradle Mountain National Park - it's just up the road. Well-positioned, not overly secluded (which may be a plus or a minus depending on what you're looking for, but for us it worked ok).

We can testify that the kitchen is well-equipped - we cooked a beef cheek stew which lasted us the duration of our stay. Overall, a good time. Will miss the fire and potteroos who visit the property each day around sundown.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful, secluded, and cosy

  • 5 of 5

The shack is gorgeous, right in the middle of the forest, with lots of pademelons (wallabies) that visit, with all the mod cons, and only 20 minutes from Cradle Mountain. Dave and Dry as hosts are very accommodating and you can while away the time, connected back to the real world (there's no wifi or coverage but that's a good thing from my point of view). Great for short and longer stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Queensland, Australia

A real hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, peaceful, comfortable and good fir the soul. The fridge and pantry are stocked and the wood fire is so relaxing.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thankyou Vicki. We're so pleased you were able to relax with the wood fire (Tassy Barrel) and enjoy the peace and tranquillity here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack. That's what it's really all about isn't it. Do come back some time. Cheers Dave & Dru.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Peaceful and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Thanks to Dave and Dru for hosting our memorable 4 night stay at the Love Shack. We loved the proximity to Cradle Mountain National Park where we had two great days of bush walking and we thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet relaxing at the Love Shack.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Doug & Robyn. So Glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Love Shack. We'd love to see you back here again sometime to enjoy some more of that peace and quiet. Cheers and a Happy New Year Dave & Dru
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area to do some hiking and found ourselves in the best accommodation ever. Dru and Dave have thought of everything. The cottage has a wonderful vibe and very roomy. Quality bedding, magnificent heater....wildlife on our doorstop....treats on arrival.....thank you our wonderful hosts....

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you both. We enjoyed having you stay here with us. Here at the Love Shack we try hard to make all our guests stay as enjoyable as possible. Catering to your individual needs wherever possible is one of our priorities. Our surroundings and our wildlife will always do the rest. All it needs is you.
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Other Activities:

Cradle Mountain National Park


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 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

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