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Echidna on Bruny, luxury within island bushland

Bedrooms 3
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus a bunk room.

A wood-burning heater (cut wood provided) with backup heat pump provides warmth on arrival. The heat pump is also an air-conditioner.

Your drive in is through native bush so keep your eye out for the wildlife, many of which make their presence felt in the dusk silence.

Bruny Island extends 55 km from Dennes Point in the north to Cape Bruny Lighthouse in the south with a modest resident human population of around 800. Access is via a vehicular ferry from Kettering, a half hour drive south from Hobart.

The island is rich with specialty produce and craft cottage industries; however, you need to bring your own food for your stay. Tea, coffee, and basic cooking condiments are provided to assist you on arrival.

We are a 15-20 minute drive from the ferry disembarkation at Roberts Point.

Within a 15 minute drive from Echidna on Bruny you can enjoy fresh local oysters, artisan French-style cheeses, locally smoked meats, inviting beaches for walking and swimming, a cafe with an outstanding view, an art gallery showcasing local artists, Tasmanian whiskies.

A number of moderate-difficulty bush and coastal walks are within a short drive. The historic Bruny Island Quarantine Station is a 20-minute walk away.

House layout

Three bedrooms:

Upstairs: generous space, queen bed, en-suite, walk-in robe, lounge area with TV/DVD & private deck. Upstairs also has a bunk room which sleeps 2.

Downstairs: 2 double bedrooms, with bathroom in between, set off a spacious living area and surrounding leisure deck. All beds have dual-control electric blankets. A full supply of linen is provided.

Additional toilet and spa bathroom are off the laundry.

Kitchen: Large fully equipped modern featuring induction cooktop, oven, microwave & dishwasher with ample cupboards and benches.

Dining: Set up for up to 8.

Deck: BBQ and setting for up to 8.

Laundry: Washing machine and tub (detergent provided).

High chair and portacot are available if required.

Special notes

Your hosts Jackie and Jeff live a 5-minute walk through the bush, or are contactable by phone, and are readily available for details on local attractions and facilities.

Smoking inside, parties, pets are not permitted.

Outside fires are not permitted. We are in a bushfire prone zone.

More Details

Jackie Marsh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Jackie Marsh chose North Bruny

We built this property so we could share our love of the bush, birds, animals and plants in a private, relaxing natural environment.

We love Bruny Island, the community, the history, the locally-sourced and created food, the magnificent and varied coastline. Our experience is always rich with interest and variety.

What makes this house unique

Our stand of grasstrees (Xanthorhea australis) is magnificent, plus orchids, wallabies that come to the deck as dusk, mischievous quolls, our resident echidnas.


North Bruny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow fires on our property - we are in a fire prone area
  • Washing up, putting the dishes away, and cleaning the BBQ after use, are guest's responsibility
  • Additional guests after original booking, or additional beds used, attract an additional fee
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Echidna on Bruny, luxury within island bushland
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Island Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Property was all as advertised, fantastic location and super quiet. Jackie our host was very attentive and really easy to deal with. Property is near to key island attractions. We can highly recommend this property for a large family self catering holiday. We would love to return some day.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Quiet luxury

  • 5 of 5

Echidna on Bruny was everything it promised to be. Beautiful house with carefully thought out appointments. So quiet tucked away in the bushland. House was equipped with everything you could possibly need for a fabulous self catering stay. Toasty wood fire.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Bush retreat bliss

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of staying at Echidna twice. This lovely house has everything you need and is very comfortable and accommodating to families with children. Lovely safe bush surroundings and plenty of space. Large entertaining deck and rooms generously sized and with a lay out that allows flexibility if visiting with two families.

The owners are very friendly and welcoming and a wealth of knowledge on things to do and see around the Island.

Can't wait for our next stay! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Tasmania, Australia

Private haven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at Echidna on Bruny and are still congratulating ourselves on our choice. The tranquil bush location gives you privacy but the accomodation is stylish and versatile. The facilities are extensive and it would be the ideal location for a multi generational family gathering. Hostess Jackie is welcoming and provides plenty of useful information ahead of your stay so you know what to bring and where to go. There are also maps and pamphlets onsite for further guidance. If you looking for an escape to relax in this is a highly recommended spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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VIC, Australia

A Fantasic Bruny Bush Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic house!! We loved the house itself which was well equipped, well proportioned and very comfortable. The experience of wildlife on the deck EVERY night of our stay was the icing on the cake. Very private and secluded. We would have no reservation in recommending Echidna to anyone - if we return to Bruny we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
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Nearest Barpub
45 Kilometres
Hotel Bruny
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Bruny Island Ferry across D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
The Jetty
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Nebraska Beach (Dennes Pt), Quarantine Bay
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Historic Quarantine Station


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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