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The Hideaway at Swansea - absolute beachfront

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, absolute beachfront with spectacular ocean views

The Hideaway is a unique, secluded beachfront property sitting on a rocky bluff in the historic township of Swansea on the magnificent east coast of Tasmania. Hear the waves lapping on the beach below. Be mesmerized by the 180° view over Oyster Bay, Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten Island. Feel the sea breeze. Walk directly onto the sand where you have 9 miles of beach ready to explore. Relax, catch up, enjoy.

Adventure awaits

Swansea is ideally situated to become your base for exploring the Tasmanian East Coast. It is less than 2 hours to both Launceston and Hobart. It is 45 minutes drive to Freycinet National Park or to the ferry to Maria Island National Park. Swansea is well known for boating, kayaking and fishing. Nearby there are opportunities for bushwalking, mountain biking, surfing and scuba diving.

Spectacular Food and Wine

Swansea has an impressive array of cafes and restaurants. Within easy walking distance (via the beach) are Artifact Gallery & Café, Saltshaker Restaurant & Café and Oyster Bay Seafoods. Piermont Restaurant is a multi award winning venue 5 minutes south of Swansea. The Barkmill Tarvern is a wonderful family restaurant and boasts a bakery and museum.

The East Coast is a premium growing region for cool climate wines with Milton, Springvale, Gala and Freycinet Vineyard cellar doors nearby.

More Details

Andrew Grove
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Swansea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming


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The Hideaway at Swansea - absolute beachfront
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Red Hill South, Victoria, Australia

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in The Hideaway Swansea for 3 nights in April with our daughter and friends. We all loved our stay. The house is a the typical style beach house we remembered from our childhood, the difference being it is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The views of the water from the living room and the 2 main bedrooms are magnificent. The fireplace makes for such cosy evenings that we ate in each night. There is an excellent BBQ and plenty of pots and pans. The only downside is that the bathroom is very basic and the shower small but we were so happy with the accommodation we didn't care. would definitely recommend and love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

The best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights with our three children aged 10, 8 and 5 and had the best time imaginable. Just looking out the windows was enough to make you feel like you'd had a massage - the pictures on the website are great but nothing prepares you for the real thing. The house was beautiful, and you could see that every piece of furniture, art, linen, etc had been chosen and placed with care and an eye for detail. The kids loved the beach and the rocks, where we spent hours. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Amazing View, Location outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hideaway for 3 gorgeous nights with our family. It was spacious enough for all of us and we found that the description perfectly matched the accommodation. The kids enjoyed rock hopping at low tide, the little track took them straight to a little private cove. When the tide was out, it was a beautiful, easy walk into town along the beach (with a bit of rock climbing to avoid wet feet). We existed the beach at the stairs behind the store, making this our preferred method of getting into town each day! We made good use of the fireplace and found it warmed the whole house adequately, and found the little extra touches, like the nespresso machine, a welcome addition. Thanks Andrew, we absolutely loved your little piece of paradise and look forward to planning our next trip to Tasmania, hopefully with a stay at the Hideaway within our itinerary. It's hard to get out of bed in the morning with a view like that!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Dennes Point, Tasmania, Australia


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 2 nights at the Hideaway with friends from Brisbane. Fantastic views, house was spotless with magic views of the sunrise. Thoroughly recommend especially for adults.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Basic beach shack but great views

  • 2 of 5

Recently painted and stuffy opened windows no fly screens over whelmed with bugs in no time. No hair dryer Laundry and bathroom combined

no direct access to beach. Left after one night too basic for us, but has great views

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Charlestown, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Perched on the headland, this house offers spectacular views of the bay and Freychinet from the living room and both bedrooms. Coupled with a log fire and comfy lounges it was difficult to leave to explore this lovely area.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Barkmill Tavern
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Swansea Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Tasman Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
9 Mile Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Freycinet National Park




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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