Coldwater Cabin - Waterfront shack


Entire cabin hosted by Jennifer

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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A cosy waterfront cabin on The Great Lake, Miena - Coldwater Cabin is the perfect place for a secluded wilderness escape.

Relax on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the light dance across the lake, or curl up inside with a cup of tea and take in the views through the north-facing windows.

If what you crave is the connection to wilderness only Tasmania can offer, then Coldwater Cabin is the place for you.

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The space
Our cabin is an ideal retreat for individuals and couples alike. Every room looks onto to the lake, giving a feeling of constant connection to the wild Central Highlands outside.

The warmth and ambience of a fire will be a highlight of your stay. The kitchen and living spaces contain wood stoves for heating and ample firewood. And, in the bedroom and bathroom, there are smaller electric heaters to keep you toasty when the temperature drops. Even though the cabin is cosy, the weather is often unpredictable, so make sure to bring warm clothing for extra comfort. Heating the house is predominantly from the fireplace so it is essential that guests know how to light a fire.

If you enjoy cooking, the kitchen has plenty of crockery and utensils, and the deck is the perfect setting for a meal in calm summer nights. We stock a basic pantry that includes coffee beans and grinder, tea, salt, pepper, oil, and some dried herbs and vinaigrettes.

You’ll need to buy fresh supplies before heading up the mountain. The closest Woolworths is 40 minutes away in Deloraine, and there is a small shop and pub meals available at The Great Lake hotel and Highland Lodge. If you feel like spoiling yourself, we highly recommend trying some of the amazing Tasmanian wineries and fresh food suppliers on the drive up to the cabin.

Curtains separate the bedroom from the living room, which gives you the option of getting cosy in the evening or waking to an uninterrupted view of sunrise over the lake. The king-sized bed has fresh linen and there are tonnes of woollen blankets for you to use.

The bathroom is simple, with a shower and clawfoot bath with lake views. The cabin runs on tank water, so time is of the essence when it comes to showering.

The cabin is incredibly special to us. We’ve spent loads of time designing, renovating and curating all the details so that it suits the natural landscape. It’s our very special family space that we want to share with like-minded travellers.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Common space
1 sofa

What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Miena, Tasmania, Australia

Miena is one of the coldest towns in Australia. It snows more than 60 days each year, including in during January, so you should prepare for any type of weather.

Miena is in the bush and also full of wildlife. Wallabies, possums and deer roam the property, a wombat often pops up from underneath the cabin, and an echnida lives in the wood tanks next door. If you're really lucky, you might even spot a Tassie devil nearby. All this fauna makes it really important that you keep your rubbish in the allocated bins during your visit.

For this reason also we have a strict no pets policy to promote wildlife in the area.

If you’re into trout fishing, you’ve definitely come to the right place. There are plenty of world-renowned fly fishing lakes in the area. If you’re a walker, Liffey Falls is a 30-minute drive away and Lake St Clair, an hour. There are also a series of shorter walks close by, and plenty of local lakes to explore.

Hosted by Jennifer

  1. Joined in February 2014
  • 98 Reviews
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I'm a Creative Director and my husband JC is a Venue Manager and photographer, we also have little Manou our daughter who is constantly by our sides!

We are both very creative types and owned an entertainment venue in Brisbane, Australia called Vieille Branche. We hosted weddings, exhibitions, workshops, live music events, market days and also ran a French bistro.

We are an Aussie/French couple and love to travel and meet people from all around the world. We love sharing experiences and time with people and love living in the moment.
I'm a Creative Director and my husband JC is a Venue Manager and photographer, we also have little Manou our daughter who is constantly by our sides!

We are both very…

During your stay

We live in Brisbane and are available via phone call or text. We have a manager in Miena if there are any emergencies.

Jennifer is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy