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Waterfront holiday house

Bedrooms 3
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Little Possum Beach shack with its waterfront position is an ideal place to escape to the Tasman Peninsula. An easy 20 minutes walk to the Port Arthur Historic Site with views across to Point Puer, Isle of the Dead and Tasman National Park.

This is a family shack with modern extension providing bright and sunny spaces located on Little Possum Beach. We accommodate a maximum of 6 persons. The main bedroom and bunk room open out onto a back deck area where there is a BBQ and outdoor seating. Another deck is at the front providing for views across Carnavon Bay to Point Puer and Tasman National Park beyond.

Kitchen is dated and basic with limited bench top and front bedroom is only partially renovated.

Facilities include:

*Full basic kitchen

*TV, DVD player and Media player (BYO hard drive to play shows or movies)

*Bath & shower with gas hot water

*Air conditioning & heating

*Nespresso machine (bring your own pods)

*Some games, puzzles & kids toys

*Kids Plastic table that can be used outside

*Swing & slide set


*No Wifi. Mobile phone access is limited to Telstra only (limited coverage for optus or vodafone)


Address is 276 Safety Cove Rd Port Arthur. Once you get to Port Arthur, keep driving south past the Historic site Entry and then Safety Cv Rd is only 1 min further on the Left hand side . Stay on Safety Cove Rd until you come to the 2nd beach (only a tiny beach) and our place is roughly in the middle. 276 sign is on our entrance driveway.

Please contact us if you have problems finding the place.

The neighbourhood:

Little Possum Beach is located on Carnavon Bay at the southern end of Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula.

The popular Port Arthur Historic Site is only 15 minutes foreshore walk from the property. Entry to the site provides an unforgettable two day experience exploring the numerous historic buildings and ruins. The nightly lantern lit Ghost Tour provides a chilling narrative of life and extraordinary occurrences at the Site dating from convict times.

5 minutes up the road is Pennicott Cruises (to Tasman Island), Port Arthur Lavender and in the other direction towards Nubeena McHenry & Sons Whiskey Distillery is just 10 minutes drive. Also nearby is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

The incredible Tasman Peninsula is also renowned for its natural and scenic environment. There are lots of fabulous day and half day walks in the area including Remarkable Caves, Crescent Bay, Cape Hauy & Cape Raoul. As well as multi day walks including the Three Capes Track and Cape Pillar.

There are also a range of different beaches including child friendly beaches at Carnavon Bay and Stewart's Bay to beaches with more surf at Safety Cove, Crescent Bay and Roaring Beach.

Dinner options include the Port Arthur Historic Site, Stewart's Bay Lodge, Port Arthur Motor Inn or enjoy a fabulous counter meal at the Fox & Hounds Resort or enjoy your own cooked meal sitting on the deck enjoying the view.

There is a small local convenience store at the Port Arthur Cafe (opposite Pennicott's Cruises), with a small supermarket at Nubeena. Stop at Sorell, 10 minutes past the airport, for the nearest large supermarket (Coles or Woolworths).

More Details

Aaron & Emma Riley
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Port Arthur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No lighting of open fires in fireplace. Chimney is blocked off, so could be dangerous.
  • No walking onto neighbouring properties. Inside the line of green metal posts and the closest edge of the concrete driveway defines our property.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed (High Quality Matress)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Waterfront holiday house
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

The most wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, modern, light filled home with beautiful views, just a stones throw from the Port Arthur site. Everything is supplied for a comfortable stay. Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We found the holiday home to be well presented and a beautiful location. Everything was clean with many amenities (such as stereos etc - we only used the TV)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Hobart Airport
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Port Arthur Historic Site


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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