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Longford Tasmania Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2012

We very much enjoyed our 4 night stay in the 'Sea Eagle' unit. The unit was very well appointed, light, airy and nothing spared on hte quality of the fittings and equiptment. Highly recommended both in winter or summer.

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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi HarryG, Thank you for your review. Sea Eagle is our top-of-the-range beach house and has its own hot tub on the dunes overlooking the sea below. It was not in use when you visited, but will be heated from October 1st. Our new lap pool and spa will also be open this season for adult guests to enjoy. Thank...

Hobart/Los Angeles
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Beautiful location and extremely well constructed cabins. The pictures of the cabins look really nice, but they don't do justice to the actual place. Excellent design, spacious and comfortable....you could easily spend the whole day gazing out to the ocean in the comfort your accommodation. You can also collect oysters on the rocks just outside (great for us as we...

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi CJTH, Thank you for your review. It is very hard to take photographs which do justice to this beautiful location. The only way to really appreciate the place is to experience it for yourself, as you have done. The wild Pacific oysters are a real favourite with guests, especially sprinkled with fresh lemon or lime juice from our home-grown...

Gunns Plains, Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2012

From the moment we arrived at Beachside Retreat we were won over by the beauty of this place. The cabins are so cosy and comfortable and are superbly situated beside the beach. They are very well appointed with all the necessities. It was so peaceful and relaxing here and having the beach right at your doorstep was wonderful for those...

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for your review and staying with us. We try to make the cabins as comfortable as possible, with every appointment you would need for a stay of several days. Stanley is a lovely little town with several eating places and plenty of things to see and do. Hoping to see you again one day. Regards Janette

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 June 2012

This is our first trip to Tasmania and i would say we all have had a wonderful and beautiful memory in this farm. The house is specially fit and good for the family with kids. The owner even shared with us her children's toys and books. The view is unique and amazing. Just felt back to grandma's home and very...

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beachsideretreat, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi SharonC, Thank you for your review in both English and Chinese. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first trip to Tasmania from Hong Kong, with your family and would like to return again. The spacious lodge you stayed in, is very suitable for a family. We would love to see you in the future, perhaps for longer next...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This was the second time we stayed at West Inlet, and made a special trip to Stanley (we're from Melbourne) in order to do so. Both times, we've stayed in the three bedroom unit, which is a little dated (ie. could use a bit of renovation), but is very comfortable nevertheless. There is a private back garden with outdoor dining,...

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Hi Paulhb, Thank you for your review and second visit with your family. The beach is actually a very safe swimming spot and our grand children swim most weekends during the summer months, especially when the easterly wind is blowing over Stanley. The tidal lagoons, beyond the point, are beautiful and warm at low tide and are also a lovely...

Armidale
Reviewed 8 June 2012

What an idyllic spot! The cottage was beautifully appointed with everything anyone could need The soft sea air was such a contrast to the dry atmosphere of Tablelands of the 'Mainland' The beach and the sea right outside the cottage provided total escape. The wildlife, particularly the eagles, reflect the unspoilt environment of the area - we felt very priviledged...

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Hi Bruce A, We are pleased you enjoyed our lovely location; it certainly takes some beating. All the bird life is fascinating, especially the sea eagles. If you look carefully you can spot the endangered hooded plover, just above the shoreline. Next time you come, we can set up the scope for you, on the birdwatching deck; it makes the...

Rosebery, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2012

I own a business and work on the West Coast of Tassie, Yet I was a world away from the stresses and pressure of a busy life in tourism and mining. My very first moment on arrival I was handed a pail and oyster chuk to fetch my own oysters off the beach. MMM nothing better than two dozen oysters...

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Hi James R, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to get away from your business for a few days. Guests do love to collect the wild oysters, courtesy of CSIRO, who sourced seed stock from Japan in the 1960's for a trial and then left them on the rocks, which is our gain. Thank you for leaving...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We stayed in Pelican over a long weekend; the cottage was brilliant, the view so gorgeous. Our hosts were welcoming and generous. Once a day we'd go out to explore the nearby pretty fishing town of Stanley - but within a couple of hours were keen to get back to Beachside Retreat ... we just wanted to enjoy the rest...

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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you Marie S for completing a review of our property, which is very restful and relaxing as you mentioned. Pelican is our latest cabin and the furthest one away, of all the cabins, from the property homestead, but very close to the path to the beach. Hopefully we shall see you again soon, when we shall have our new...

Gold Coast
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Visiting Stanley and staying at Beachside Retreat was one of the highlights of our trip to Tasmania. We had one of the best lunches at Touchwood Cafe and loved the shops. In particular Brown Dog and Providore 24. Well worth the effort. Enjoyed our stay at the Beachside Retreat. Wonderful environment, incredibly peaceful, amazing sunsets. Everything you need. Thanks to...

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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi AlisonB, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed staying on our peaceful, secluded property; it is a wonderful environment and we love to share it with others. Stanley is a lovely little village, with quite a range of shops, cafes and restaurants, for it's size. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Janette

Brisbane
Reviewed 13 April 2012

All the previous reviewers have said most of which we wish to say, so I won't be boring and repeat. But scoring 5/5 for all aspects of the stay should tell its own story. We were looking for a nice wind-down to a 3 week trip and couldn't have chosen better. Loved the design, the eco aspects, the simplicity and...

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Westinlet, Owner at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, responded to this review

Hi MichE, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you achieved your final 'wind-down' on your three week trip and appreciated the unique cabin you stayed in. The cabins were specifically constructed to fit in with the environment and we employed the services of an environmental architect to make sure we did the right thing. Water charges and meters...

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beachside Retreat is a waterfront hideaway in north west Tasmania, where four contemporary beach houses, just for couples, nestle on the dunes, overlooking a secluded, private beach. A 3 B/R spa lodge, adjacent to the homestead and saltwater pools, is available for 5 adults, or 4 adults and 1 child, in 2 double bedrooms, one with an adjoining single room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beachside Retreat West Inlet

Address: 253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Price Range: $181 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beachside Retreat West Inlet 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The houses further from the homestead seem to attract more animals.”
 of 5 bubbles dhongkong, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“We thought all the cabins looked to be well situated.”
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“Great view”
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“All good and secluded”
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“All accommodation has views and access to all close amenities on offer at the retreat.”
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