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Thalia Haven – dramatic, elemental, wild

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Experience a holiday like no other in privacy and seclusion on Tasmania's east coast.
Set on a headland overlooking the sea, Thalia accommodates up to eight guests in our four bedrooms.
The security of stone. Attention to detail. The ever-changing sea. That's the Thalia experience.
1 of 13Experience a holiday like no other in privacy and seclusion on Tasmania's east coast.
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Thalia Haven is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by the clear blue waters of renowned Great Oyster Bay. Experience Tasmania's wild East Coast from a unique perspective. Thalia offers five kilometers of secluded coastline including your own private golden sand beach. Four stone cottages surround olive-tree courtyards on the ocean's edge. The residence is a bold yet congenial showcase of self-reliance: your water, electricity and warmth are drawn from its land, breezes, and sunshine. Rustic, yes, but fear not: all the comforts you need to relax, enjoy, and explore are at hand, and you are only an hour from Hobart airport. Awake to the sound of the sea, as rays from the rising sun play on the granite Hazards of Freycinet across the bay. Rock-hop to wander on your beach. ...Thalia Haven is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by the clear blue waters of renowned Great Oyster Bay. Experience Tasmania's wild East Coast from a unique perspective. Thalia offers five kilometers of secluded coastline including your own private golden sand beach. Four stone cottages surround olive-tree courtyards on the ocean's edge. The residence is a bold yet congenial showcase of self-reliance: your water, electricity and warmth are drawn from its land, breezes, and sunshine. Rustic, yes, but fear not: all the comforts you need to relax, enjoy, and explore are at hand, and you are only an hour from Hobart airport. Awake to the sound of the sea, as rays from the rising sun play on the granite Hazards of Freycinet across the bay. Rock-hop to wander on your beach. With windswept hair and the taste of the salt spray on your skin, yield to the invitation of an outdoor bath under the stars. Relax in your wood-fired sauna. Be spellbound by the moon rising over the bay. Prepare a gourmet extravaganza in your professionally equipped kitchen. Relax by a roaring fire. Day-dream, rock-hop, reconnect, sip. Thalia Haven is for people seeking relaxation and seclusion in a spectacular wild setting an hour's drive from Hobart airport. More than just you? Thalia offers four separate cottages sleeping up to 8 people. You'll find ample space for your group to cook, eat, and play together. The main building has space for a crowd, with huge open fireplaces in the dining and living rooms. The arrangement of bedroom pavilions around the central courtyard means there is plenty of space to be together -- or to be apart. Thalia is stocked with games, puzzles, paints. And you are ideally located to take advantage of Tasmania's East Coast's many pleasures: Wineglass Bay, the Douglas-Apsley National Park, Maria Island, and the east coast wine route are all pleasant day trips from Thalia. Thalia offers an unforgettable holiday experience by the sea.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Susan W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

An amazing property. We stayed with my sister and her family for 3 nights (4 adults, 5 kids, 1 dog). The house is the superb - incredible design and craftsmanship. It would work just as well for a couple as a family. Beautiful views from...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Hutcho78
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Wow... I don’t know what else to say. Nothing can do this place justice until you actually visit. The excellent reviews, the website gallery and the photos on social media all suggest something extraordinary... but it still doesn’t prepare you for just how breathtaking Thalia...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank MrsBourke1
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

Thalia Haven was magnificent. From every angle the property is spectacular and our two nights there were perfect (although we would have preferred to stay for longer). Thalia is off grid but still has all the mod cons: great cooking facilities, heating etc. We didn’t...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Winkyro
susanwH7609OD, VR Owner at Thalia Haven – dramatic, elemental, wild, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Thalia in winter can be spectacular: cool enough for a nice fire to roar all day, and I’m glad the dolphins paid you a visit, so magical to see... Please do let us...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Myself and My Husband along with Good friends from Sydney and my three fur kids ...in total 8 of us stayed for 5 wonderfully relaxing nights at Thalia Haven. We loved the large bedrooms set up in a court yard arrangement, which allowed privacy and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Christina J
Susan W, VR Owner at Thalia Haven – dramatic, elemental, wild, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

I’m glad that Thalia worked so well for such a special occasion! Dogs have an exhilarating holiday at Thalia, while the humans have a chance to relax and reconnect. Please do come again :)

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Just stayed here with four nursing colleagues (great friends) I trained with in Sydney in the early 80"s. Three are from NSW and one from Qld. We've been getting a weekend together annually for the past decade. Proud to say I chose this property for...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank wtandy
Susan W, VR Owner at Thalia Haven – dramatic, elemental, wild, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review! I'm glad Thalia worked so well for your group. Some would think it is brave indeed to invite mainlanders to winter in Tasmania :) so I'm happy to see that our warm strong stone house let you enjoy a...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Sauna
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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