Captain's Rest

Strahan, Tasmania
On the Wild West Coast of Tasmania

This beach house rental in Tasmania is an enchanting slice of life, brimming with a delightful collection of objects, salty character and amazing views. We love its simple charms among the atmospheric little village of waterfront cottages. Kick back, relax and soak it all in.

To find out more about the paintings in this home, visit our Stories section here, and read an interview with its owner here.

Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals

Tucked away among a village of charming cottages and shacks, this beach house rental in Tasmania is set right on the waterfront of Lettes Bay on the island's wild west coast.    

Along with its neighbors, the cottage is a historically listed structure that comes complete with its own jetty and stunning views of the water and rainforests. The typical clapboard construction with French windows and doors and dreamy, scenic location lend it a timeless quality. Restored and designed by a creative director and native Aussie, the house is her pride and joy and is decorated with love and delight with objects and furnishings from around Australia and the world. Infusing the compact spaces with a sense of fun and wonder, the comforts are all here as well, with a cozy bed for two, comfy furnishings and a claw foot tub for soaking in the views. 

The spaces around the cabin and the jetty are great for a lazy morning coffee watching the bay come to life or for a relaxing glass of wine at sunset from the deck. Keep you eyes out for the fisherman coming in, they'll usually sell you some of the fresh catch of the day!

The owners also create small runs of original, hand crafted items for sale including heavy weight linen captains bags and prints and textiles. 

Shared by all of the fellow shack owners, the area is supremely quiet and peaceful but also comes alive with the buzz of fishing, boat building and community.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, TV, kitchen and bath essentials, picnic amenities, firewood,  parking. 

 

AROUND

The wild, remote and untamed western Tasmanian coast is home to expansive stretches of rugged wilderness and coastline with massive dunes and charming harbor towns. The gateway to the UNESCO listed Franklin–Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and the West Coast Wilderness Railway, the town of Strahan is a great jumping off point for exploring the pristine rainforests and waterways of the interior.

Set along the enormous Macquarie Harbour, the town has a dark and notorious past as a penal colony and pioneer town but today is an iconic travel destination with artisan shops and cafes. Just over 25 miles from the former mining town of Queenstown, you are over four hours from Hobart.

 

LOCATION

Strahan, Tasmania. Nearest Airport: Hobart International (4 hrs) or Burnie Wynyard Airport (2.5 hrs)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

 
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Captains Rest
Strahan, Tasmania
Captain's Rest
Strahan, Tasmania
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
Captains Cottage, Tasmania, Australia | beach house rentals
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Captain's Rest
Strahan, Tasmania
On the Waterfront

This beach house rental in Tasmania is an enchanting slice of life, brimming with a delightful collection of objects, salty character and amazing views. We love its simple charms among the atmospheric little village of waterfront cottages. Kick back, relax and soak it all in.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet Yes but can be weather dependent with small data allocation
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Queen
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Cleaning $80
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due No security deposit required
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Self check in with lock box

Food & drink is to be kept at the kitchen table or at the bench seat near the french doors. Any theft or malicious damage no matter how big or small, will be reported to the local police. There is to be no use of candles at Captains Rest. The wood stove should only be used by guests who know how to operate a wood heater, there is also a wall heater if not. No parties or events allowed, just a quiet space for contracted guests only. General respect for this incredible property, please leave it as you found it. Use of the property, its boat, jetties and the common grounds at Lettes Bay Historical Village is at the guests own risk. Guests must also acknowledge: Potential for noise - The house is located on a Shack Strata, and the areas around Captains Rest are shared. It is most often very quiet, but occasionally not! No parking on property - Parking is allowed in the graveled area across the road from Lettes Bay Historical Village. The walk is about 10 metres to the house. Some spaces are shared - The area around Captains Rest is heritage listed, and used by all the other neighbors and shack owners. Everyone respects each others space and privacy.

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