Sheltered little shack with a beautiful deck up above the beach
- english, french
About Lindsay Flower
I spent a year renovating the little house to make it a comfortable place by the sea where I could relax away from it all. That's why there's no internet - and the TV is only a tiny one! I came to Bruny Island on my first weekend in Tasmania, having emigrated from the UK, in 2004. I couldn't believe I had come to live so close to this absolute paradise! So, nine years later, when my family had grown up, I knew this island was where I wanted to find an old shack and transform it into somewhere special. And now I want to share it, to let other people discover the island from this homely cottage.
Lindsay Flower purchased this House in 2013
Why Lindsay Flower chose Dennes Point
I absolutely fell in love with Bruny Island from that first weekend. But while most visitors head straight for Adventure Bay, I wanted to be in the quieter end of the less visited North Island. It is just bliss to turn off the main road onto the gravel track and head up to Dennes Point. And this little cottage is set back from the beach up in a secluded gully. Nobody looks up here - I painted the rails on the deck on a very hot day wearing very little - and I don't think anybody saw me! I can sit on the deck with a glass of wine, watching the sun go down over Sleeping Beauty and listening to the waves breaking on the beach - and suddenly the world doesn't seem such a bad place!
What makes this House unique
When I first saw the cottage, it was ... not a very attractive prospect. It smelt of a leaking toilet, there was a hole in the roof and quoll poo in the kitchen! Everything need to be ripped out - with one exception: the wonderful stained-glass panel of a 'wallaby in a scout's uniform' in the front door! That's why I have called it Wallaby Cottage. (Yes, I know, it's actually a pademelon, but Pademelon Cottage is a bit of a mouthful! And there is of course more than one resident wallaby around the block...) There was no deck originally - but a view like that demanded one. And when you can wake up and see the gulls flying across the sea without even getting out of bed, the bedroom had to have a big window! Better still, some French doors onto another totally private. sheltered deck just outside it. I loved designing it - and hope you love the place as much as I do!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
easy to live in with great views of water and coast line of tassie
the house was easy to live in and was equiped with all the items one needs for a comfortable stay the balcony was great to relax on with views of the water, the house is well kept and very clean. would recomend if anyone asked.