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Dramatic Multi-Award Winning Architecture and Superb Comfort

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Last updated: 11/30/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Table Cape house description

Cantilevered over stunning rugged coast at Table Cape, north west Tasmania, Australia, The Winged House presents a dramatic art and architectural experience. Designed by award-winning architect Richard Goodwin, the zinc wings seem to lift you and the luxurious 180 degree observatory towards the horizon, with waves breaking on rocks to the east and Rocky Point to the west.

The Winged House has easy access to World Heritage listed - Cradle Mountain's sub-antarctic rain forests, The Tarkine, wild west coast, Cape Grim, Stanley and Dismal Swamp and Rocky Cape National Park with its unique flora. Kayaking, trout fishing, hiking and less challenging short walks are all available in this spectacular island setting which is closer in topography, fauna and flora to Antarctica than the Australian mainland.

Vineyards and wineries, orchards of apples, cherries, pears and olives, crayfish, ocean salmon and ocean trout all contribute to the Ten Days on The Island art, culture and gourmet experience held every two years in March-April.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Sliding glass door open to the exterior with wire railing - children need to be supervised when doors open....moreless

              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                with ensuite bathroom...moreless

              • Other (See Description)

                Japanese futons and tatami mats sleep two....moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen size Japanese beds, Baby Cribs (1) Porta-cot available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Japanese tatami mats and futons with bedding....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2

                En suite bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet...moreless

              • Bathroom 1

                Full bathroom with separate Japanese bath and shower...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • In-floor heating, luxurious Japanese beds and quilting, Japanese bath, helipad, private track through native foreshore vegetation to rugged ocean front exclusive to guests. Extra sleeping area on tatami mats and futons if required. Dial-A-Cray and Dial-A-Massage( massage bed available in house)...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    Dock for iPhone and iPod...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic


                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Dramatic 180 degree view of Bass Strait's changing ocean scape and sky...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Access to the rugged isolated coastline at the front of the property is via a walk of ~ 10 minutes. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Wynyard township with a large Woolworths for essentials is 10mins away by car....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    A dining table seats 6 to 8 for dinner...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Fireplace, wall heaters, infloor heating...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Fine 1000 thread count linens and authentic Japanese linens...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    coffe plunger, milk and sugars...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Fully-functional kitchen with Miele oven, microwave,blender, food processor....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Full set of crockery, cutlery and glassware...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Well-stocked pantry, fresh fruit and vegetables provided on arrival...moreless

                  • Microwave


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (3) Outdoor areas either side of House and on lower terrace, . Picnic pack provided for walks to beach. Olive grove, fruit trees, proteas and extensive native species plantings...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Available on request...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    lawns and terraces, olive grove, paths for walks...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    fishing rods and tackle...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Jcb
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa



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                      All prices are inclusive of Australian GST (goods and services tax). 
                      One week night $360  Two week nights $700  
                      One weekend night (Sat or Sun) $450  Two weekend nights (Sat and Sun) $875 
                      Long weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon) $1200  Week (7 nights) $2200
                      Longer stays by negotiation. 

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                      Last updated: 11/30/2014
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                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Burnie-Wynyard regional Airport
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Wynyard hotels various
                      50 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Spirit of Tasmania Devonport
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Two gold courses Wynyard
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Bass Highway
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lady Buggs
                      8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Boat Harbour

                      Trout fishing

                      Local markets

                      Dial-a-massage, Dial-a-cray (TASMANIAN SEASONAL CRAYFISH)


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: The land on which The Winged House sits was purchased in 2007. Before beginning building, we spent almost one year clearing parts of the steep block, which was infested with Gorse an introduced pest plant covered in spikes and reaching up to 3m high, Since undertaking the construction of the House, we have gradually revegetated the block with native plants and some exotics. In June 2009, we planted 100 Protea plants down the driveway and 60 small olive trees on one terraced area. Now we are entering an exciting project to try and find bore water under the earth - drilling up to 100m down - with no guarantee of success! If we are fortunate and do find water, we can really go ahead with planting - even putting in some grape vines to take advantage of the Mediterranean-type climate here. We found water - using a water diviner and local knowledge - and now have another 45000 litres of water on tap. we plan to lay irrigation lines to water the trees, native plants and olives through the hot dry summers, and to create a vegetable and herb garden so guests can have access to fresh produce.

                      Why the Owner Chose Table Cape:
                      We chose to build a property that was sympathetic to the rugged coastline, with its sweeping views and magnificent natural heritage of Tasmania

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Quoting from the Citation from one of the awards The Winged House has won:'Your first view is of a plane or bird - or maybe a giant silver moth - perched halfway down the giant precipitous slope and poised to take off. As you drive closer it waits; becoming more house than bird. Then you enter and are suspended, not just by the grandeur of the view beneath your feet, but by this moment of arrested flight. You are inside the bird/plane; you feel you really could take off, over the cliffs, sliding through the gently buffering airs rising above the sun-polished sea. Flying off and away - and this feeling is the essence of holiday'

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • night


                      • Interior looking East in a storm

                        Interior looking East in a storm

                      • Japanese bath

                        Japanese bath

                      • Dinner for six

                        Dinner for six

                      • Interior


                      • interior 2

                        interior 2

                      • Helicopter landing on Helipad at The Winged House lower terrace

                        Helicopter landing on Helipad at The Winged House lower terrace

                      • Winter sunset

                        Winter sunset

                      VRBO #191025

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014


                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 11/30/14
                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 24 hours
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/30/2014
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                      +61 (0) 2 9247 6894 (New South Wales, Australia)

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