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Oysterhouse - where the world really is yours.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Our place is close to the airport (10min), Hobart city (25min easy drive), a central shopping precinct (less than 10 minutes). We are well located to access the Tasman Peninsular and Port Arthur and the East Coast. We are also within a short, scenic drive of historic Richmond and the award winning wineries and restaurants in the Coal River Wine Region. But really on this property why would you want to leave?

You will love our place because here you will feel nurtured by nature in total privacy on an absolute waterfront setting overlooking Pittwater, Borilla Bay and the oyster farms dotted throughout the estuary.

At Oysterhouse there is no sense of dominion over nature, instead there is an intimate relationship with the water and shoreline.

Staying in Oysterhouse is a premium luxury experience. Here you will have stunning unparalleled ever changing views where at every turn floor to ceiling double glazed windows frame the estuary allowing you to observe nature from extreme comfort no matter what the weather. Huge bifold doors open on to expansive decking where you may chose to relax on one of the outdoor bean bags, fish off the deck or dine al fresco . This area is a registered Ramsar international bird sanctuary providing habitat for migratory shorebirds and regionally significant flora and fauna.

Seals are also sometimes spotted.

The property sits on 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of absolute waterfront with several of its own private beaches where you can launch the canoe (life jackets provided) or just take a stroll and at low tide harvest your own oysters.

To visit you will leave the main road and enter a private road at the end of which is a historic railway cutting; this is Oysterhouse's private driveway.

In the evenings and early mornings expect to see wallabies, possums and echidnas.

The house is extremely spacious and the lounge is very comfortable with a cosy slow combustion fire, TV, DVD (in the cabinet there is an extensive range of DVDs), stereo and radio.

In the sunroom there are books and a range of board games.

Heating and cooling can also be achieved from the reverse cycle air conditioner.

There is a gourmet kitchen with fan forced oven, gas plates, microwave/convection oven and steam oven and enough appliances to allow you to cook up a storm.

The master bedroom suite has the essence of a luxury resort. All bedrooms are very comfortable, carpeted and have luxury linen.

There is a European laundry with a front loading washer, washing powder, iron and ironing board.

Older children will love the property but it is not ideal for very little ones due to its proximity to the water. If you wish to bring young children this can be discussed.

House Rules:

Not suitable for pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Additional rules

Please care for our house as you would your own.

Please lock the doors each time you leave the property and when you leave for the final time return the key to the key safe.

We also ask that you are conscious of the following:

1. The art on the walls is for your enjoyment but the surface of each image is fragile so we ask that you avoid touching them.

2. Water use - the only water supply for this house is tank water. Moderate water use is absolutely fine but please be very aware of the amount of water you use. For example excessively long showers and taps left on will deplete the finite water supply leaving no water for future guests.

3. Care for the natural environment. At times the wind picks up and if you leave light items lying around they will blow into the water and cause pollution. Please be conscious of the natural environment and do everything possible to keep it rubbish free.

4. There are DVDs, books and games for your enjoyment but we ask that you leave them in place for other guests.

5. There are herbs and spices etc in the cupboards which are also for your use but if you empty any containers could you please replace them.

6. The wifi is NBN satellite. There are restrictions on the amount of data available per month. 40gig peak and 40 gig off peak (11pm-6am) So please be considerate of the amount of data you use leaving enough for other guests.

More Details

Nigel Hewitt
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why Nigel Hewitt chose Penna

Because of the absolute privacy right on the water. Yet within ten minutes you can access all shopping requirements. The airport is 10 to 15 minutes away and Hobart city 25 minutes.

But when you arrive at the property you might feel inclined just to stay and enjoy everything the property has to offer.


Penna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be very conscious of water use. The only supply is tank water so must be used to a minimum eg minimise shower time to length of radio tune.
  • Internet is via satellite. 40gig peak 7am-1pm - 150gig 1pm-7am. Please consider other guests and do large downloads during off peak time.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Oysterhouse - where the world really is yours.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your wonderful property. We just had the perfect weekend at this private paradise. It's a magical spot you have created and we're so grateful that we were given the opportunity to enjoy it. I couldn't fault a thing, was just absolute bliss! We're looking so forward to coming back again..if you would be happy to have us.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy to know that our property is being enjoyed in this way because of course we love it too. We would be delighted to have you back Angie.
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. Literally a stones throw from the waters edge. Stunning water views. Very private. Close to Hobart and shopping centre. The first evening we enjoyed a beautiful bottle of wine thoughtfully provided by the owner. Absolutely beautiful property and location.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Richmond, Coal Valley




Owner's Cancellation Policy

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