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Dramatic Multi-Award Winning Architecture and Superb Comfort

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 ensuite Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

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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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • 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

Entertainment

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

    Dock for iPhone and iPod...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • 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

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Fireplace, wall heaters, infloor heating...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • 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

Pool / Spa

 

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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$287 $355
Fri, Sat, Sun

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Notes:

If you have to cancel your reservation for whatever reason we can negotiate a mutually convenient future reservation so that the value of your holding deposit is assured.

We seek a holding deposit up front with the remainder of the tariff due 14 days before the tenancy


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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

Car: Recommended

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 TAS, Australia:
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
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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Photos

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    night

  • Nightlife

    Nightlife

  • Dinner for 10

    Dinner for 10

  • Design and innovation award citation

    Design and innovation award citation

  • Quentin with artist/architect Richard Goodwin

    Quentin with artist/architect Richard Goodwin

  • Cantilevered over a cliff

    Cantilevered over a cliff

  • Japanese bath

    Japanese bath

  • Interior

    Interior

  • Helicopter landing on Helipad at The Winged House lower terrace

    Helicopter landing on Helipad at The Winged House lower terrace

  • Sun polished sea over the wing

    Sun polished sea over the wing

  • Dinner for six

    Dinner for six

  • Calm in a storm

    Calm in a storm

  • Sunset over Rocky Cape

    Sunset over Rocky Cape

  • Sculpture by the sea

    Sculpture by the sea

  • Ground crew

    Ground crew

  • Is it a bird?

    Is it a bird?

  • Interior looking East in a storm

    Interior looking East in a storm

  • Winter sunset

    Winter sunset

VRBO #191025

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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