A Creative Bayside Hideaway in Tasmania

Bushy Summers, Lettes Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Bushy Summers, Lettes Bay, Strahan, Tasmania |
  • Cabin
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 2
  • from A$ 295 nt
Deeply Personal and Full of Hidden Treasures

This atmospheric getaway on the west coast of Tasmania is a great place to unwind, disconnect from the world, and feed your creativity. Resting on the shores of Lettes Bay, it’s a delightfully restored cabin, perched on the waterfront, with birdsong and resident ducks to remind you of your connection with nature.

Designed by its owner Claire, a creative director, photographer, interior stylist and author, it’s all about simple, nurturing living. The house is full of the owners’ personal books and treasures that guests are invited to enjoy. There are carefully chosen bed linens, hand-dyed velvet cushions, special objects such as a Tasmanian ceramic teapot and mugs, plus handmade huon pine chopping boards. Explore the cupboards, and you’ll even find some supplies for sketching and writing.

This is a place to tuck yourself away. The owners recommend soaking in the cast-iron claw-foot bathtub, watching the gum treetops swaying, or spending lazy days in the traditional iron bed, looking out over the bay with a cup of tea and a good book. Alternatively, sit on the deck with a glass of Tasmanian wine, reading, writing, or painting, or perch on the edge of the jetty, toes dangling above the water. If you ever feel like leaving the cabin, take a stroll along the shoreline and wander the lovely communal grounds of Lettes Bay.

This cabin rental in Tasmania is the ideal location for couples who want to spend some quality time together, or creatives needing to reboot.

Description

The cabin has a bathroom, bedroom and living room, as well as a well-equipped kitchen area with all the basic supplies plus a few little extras. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Please note there is no shower, only a bath, and no TV. There are three wall-mounted radiators – one under the front window, one under the bedroom window, and one under the bathroom window. Please feel free to use them when necessary, but keep in mind the environment.

Parking is not on site; however it is available a short walk away on the opposite side of the road. The house may not be suited to guests with limited mobility.

AROUND

Bushy Summers is tucked away at the end of Lettes Bay, a serene hideaway with constantly changing weather and enormous skies. The bay comes alive in the summer, but cozy winters can be very appealing too. A car is essential.

For supplies, the local grocer is a 10-minute drive and has most things you’ll need. The best coffee is to be found at the Coffee Shack, which also sells good homecooked treats. There is a liquor store in Strahan, along with a petrol station and laundromat.

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. Take a steam train ride (5 minutes drive), or explore Macquarie Harbour on a Gordon River Cruise (the terminal is a 10-minute drive).

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, the cabin is over four hours from Hobart and four hours from Launceston. 

LOCATION

Lettes Bay, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia. Four hours from Hobart and Launceston.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Bushy Summers is a great place to stay all year around. The weather can be a little wild in winter, and very occasionally the roads can be cut off. Please consider travel insurance in case you need to cancel at short notice.

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Bushy Summers

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Info
Bedrooms1 bedroom
Bed Type1 double
KitchenFully-equipped kitchen
Bathrooms1 bathroom
AccommodateSleeps 2 guests
InternetWifi - but mobile phone service can be spotty
Kid FriendlyNot suitable for children and infants
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewWaterfront
Rates
Check-In2 PM
Check-Out10 AM
CancellationGuest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled 24 hours or more before the time of check-in. After that, the reservation is non-refundable.
NotesSelf check in with lock box.
There is plenty of parking in the area opposite the shack just a few metres away.
There is no freestanding shower - bath only and no TV.
Please note sometimes phone coverage can be impossible. Telstra is the most reliable mobile service. We do have wifi in the house but you will need to have all your essential information printed out when you are on the road.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
Normal SeasonNov 25Nov 30A$2952 nights
House Rules

Unfortunately our space is not suitable for children or pets because of the front steps, delicate furnishings and close proximity to water.
No pets allowed.
No smoking
No events, parties or functions.
No commercial photography without prior arrangement and approval.
The boats around the bay belong to our neighbours – we ask you don’t climb into them as they are personal property.
The serenity and close-knit community is what makes Lettes Bay so special. The area around the shack is shared so there is the potential for noise.
The cottage is full of our own personal books, linen and treasures. We have left these here because they make Bushy Summers what it is, and it attracts the loveliest of people. We kindly request you leave these things for others to enjoy in their turn.
You are welcome to take the stools out on the deck but please bring them in after use.

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Reviews

11 Reviews

  • Gracie, November 22, 2020

    We spent two nights at Bushy Summers, it was exactly as we expected with the added in bonus of a bottle of wine! The scenery is stunning and watching the sunrise over the water is magical. We will be back for sure.

    Gracie

  • Patrick, November 18, 2020

    This is a little spot of paradise, a beautifully designed space to take in nature and the tranquil surrounds. We loved our stay here and hope to come back one day soon!

    Patrick

  • Jillian, October 28, 2020

    The sweetest cabin in the most picturesque bay, in the most gorgeous town on the most stunning island of Tasmania. Bushy Summers is perfect. So many lovely details, the lovely wine, bread, fresh eggs, home made jams. The view, the ducks, the light. There is even a natural tiny little stream trickling into the bay right next to the cabin to listen to. And let me tell you about the linens on the bed. Perfection. Honestly the softest, fluffiest experience ever and I know, I am all about the bed. There is something about the stillness and the peace of the west coast, it truly is like no where else and it’s at its most tranquil at Lettes Bay. Something to be experienced at least once. ♥️

    Jillian

  • Alexandra, October 26, 2020

    The thoughtful touches and textures of Bushy summers felt so genuine, solid and safe – it was impossible not to stop and appreciate the beautiful surrounds (inside and outside the shack). So often I am chasing the ability to slow right down and do ‘nothing’ without pressure, anxiety or boredom. Thank you for creating such a beautiful, peaceful place – it was just what we needed!
    Olivia

    Alexandra

  • Olivia, October 12, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful to spend time at just relaxing or as a lovely base to come home to after adventures. We did a little of both. If you have an eye for beautiful things this little home is the one for Taurean’s dream haha! The bed was so SO comfortable and that bath is just amazing with beautiful bath salts and melts. We can’t wait to return! In the middle of the week a lot of food places were closed in sleepy Strahan so we hit up the local IGA for a delicious bake at home pizza and salads…best pizza I’ve ever had!!

    Olivia

  • Nicole, October 2, 2020

    A quaint and relaxing cabin in picturesque Lette’s bay. There is a small but so comfortable double bed and a warning that you will lose time gazing out the window. Claire was great to deal with and the cabin is located on the end of the strip so has some privacy. I can’t wait to come and rejuvenate again

    Nicole

  • Carla, September 29, 2020

    What a joy to stay at Bushy Summers. It was exactly what my nervous system needed to be in a gentle environment like this where every detail has been lovingly considered. I loved waking in the morning and being on the bay and feeling so cosy in this adorable shack. I would highly recommend anyone that loves beautiful spaces and wants to be in a peaceful environment to book Bushy Summers, you won’t be disappointed.

    Carla

  • Ben, August 28, 2020

    Bushy Summers is simply magical..its like escaping to another time.

    Ben

  • Kirby, August 22, 2020

    Bushy Summers is a gorgeous and well thought out space. Every detail within the space so very well thought out to bring it all together, make it flow and to add an element of authenticity unlike any other space we have stayed in. From the moment you enter the space a sense a calmness washes over you. A true space to come and relax and unwind from the busy world. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, sipping coffee overlooking the calm bay, to lounging on the day bed flicking through the assortment of books, relaxing in the bath, to feeding the little ducks that pass by for a visit. This space is amazing, and we hope to be back someday soon.

    Kirby

  • Britt, August 17, 2020

    Bushy Summers will easily coax you away from your modern day grind. You will find no techy clutter here, instead you will find a beautifully considered and curated space, book collection, kitchen, soft furnishes and many creative personal touches. A great place to enjoy a Tasmanian tipple while rehashing the days adventure in the beautiful West Coast of Tassie.

    Britt

  • Alex, June 8, 2020

    Claire’s place is absolutely amazing! Cosy, warm, and inviting, the space is beautifully set up, super functional and incredibly well appointed! I’ve never seen such a well stocked pantry and kitchen in an rental before, and the attention to detail and quality really shine through in every element of the space :) The location is also absolutely stunning – true waterfront, and actually the most private shack in the bay with great bush cover on both sides! Loved spending time on the jetty out the front with the ducks, watching the sun rise over the hills across the bay from the front deck, reading, writing, and exploring the beautiful surrounds!

    Alex

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