Diamond Island can be simply magical especially at sunriseThis is where we are!

Entire home/flat

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 beds

Entire home/flat

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 beds

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About this listing

Fully self-contained cottage located in the beautiful East Coast town of Bicheno. Sleeps up to five people in two separate bedrooms. Only 200mts to the glorious white sandy beach & penguin rookeries. Stunning views over Diamond Island as well as the pristine coastline.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £24
Security Deposit: £59
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

Providing a virtual waterfront location, 'The Retreat' provides quiet, comfortable, self-contained accommodation in an idyllic setting, 3 klm from the east coast township of Bicheno.
Accommodation at 'The Retreat' consists of 1 queen size bed, 1 single bed and 2 single bunk beds.
Linen, doonas, pillows, blankets and towels are provided.
The laundry has a washing machine and dryer.
Take a short stroll across the open paddock then through the gate, past the penguin burrows to the beach and sparkling water. At low tide you can venture across the sand bar to visit Diamond Island, which is a protected sanctuary for the Fairy Penguins.

Swim the crystal clear water, surf Redbill beach, explore the rock pools, sift through the seashells, sunbathe in the sand dunes or just relax on the spacious deck at 'The Retreat' with a glass of chilled Tasmanian wine. If you are lucky you may spot dolphins playfully frolicking in the shelter of Diamond Island or perhaps even whales on their migration down the East Coast of Tasmania.

Guest access

Fully self-contained two bedroom cottage. All linen (incl. towels), kitchen crockery, cutlery & utensils are provided.
Access to the beach is via two gates; one directly in front of the Retreat and the second at the bottom of the paddock. Guests are advised to avoid any access through the Resort next door.

Interaction with guests

We live in Hobart (two hour drive away) so interaction with guests is generally via email and/or phone only. However, we do have support staff who can assist in any urgent matter.

The neighbourhood

Quiet beach holiday destination. Many eating options but they don't open late. So if you anticipate a late arrival, it would be best to eat elsewhere or obtain sufficient supplies to feed yourself on arrival at The Retreat.

Getting around

Bicheno is serviced by the 'Redline' bus service to and from Launceston and Hobart.

The retreat is located on a cycle & pedestrian pathway and as the terrain is generally very gentle, it is ideal for children and families alike to cycle in and out of the township.

Other things to note

As we don't live on-site, once payment is made we will send you instructions and the code for the keysafe located at the front door containing the key.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Treat the house as if it is your own and with respect and care. No additional guests are permitted, no smoking and no pets.
The kitchen area is to be left clean and tidy and as it was on arrival. No articles are to be put away in the cupboards wet.
Ensure you vacate the premises at the correct time to enable us to clean prior to other guests arrival.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

111 Reviews

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Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Lam User Profile
April 2017
Hi Kate and Brad, It's totally gorgeous when we wroke up and saw the beautiful sight of sunrise and those sheeps eating grass in front of the house!! And visited the beautiful beach! Thank you so much for your kindness to let our family to stay in your house! It's a wonderful experience we never had before!! My apologies that my daughter broken your clock as it hanging on the wall the patio door, we tried to fixed it, but didn't work!! Please let me know if needs to pay the money!! Finally, thank you again and again~~~wish you and your family all healthy and filled with joyous!! Best Regards, Moon Lam

Yong User Profile
April 2017

Jason User Profile
March 2017
Cosy home for family!

Deon User Profile
March 2017
The view is very great which is facing diamond bench. The house is also tidy and easy to access. Facilities in the house were not new but clean. Overall it is a good place to stay at site near Bicheno or diamond bench.
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Thank you for the feedback on the linen Jason. We are in the process of addressing just this issue but appreciate your thoughts.
March 2017

Noel User Profile
March 2017
A simple holiday house , well equipped, ideal for a family holiday. Short walk to the delightful beach.
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Thanks Noel. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
March 2017

Qi User Profile
March 2017
The view is magnificent. Everything neat and clean.
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
So please you had such a lovely time and appreciated the views as much as we did Qi. Hope to see you again.
March 2017

Tasmania, Australia · Joined in June 2014
Kate User Profile

Happy to share our cosy holiday home in beautiful Bicheno.

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