House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Tasmania; 'Seadragon Retreat' at Spring Beach is a spacious 3 bedroomed plus study home located overlooking the beautiful Mercury Passage and Maria Island, near Orford on Tasmania's sunny East Coast. A serene, peaceful location above exclusive Stapleton Beach and adjoining native bushland, Seadragon awaits and invites you to enjoy it's magic.
Meander along the garden paths through extensive Australian native bush gardens; enjoy the many species of birds that visit this beautifully landscaped garden; marvel in the sights and sounds of the bush; chill out on the expansive deck with stunning 360 degree ocean views stretching from The Hazards to Maria Island; taking in Schouten Island, Isle de Phoque and the vast mesmerising blue seas. Seadragon' is so special that you may not want to venture beyond the gates and explore this fabulous location;
come and stay; relax, rejuvenate and indulge your senses here for a getaway you will always remember.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: HOBART|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Tasmania region
Tasmania; an island so special, so pristine and so beautiful. Home of the last great temperate wilderness on the Planet, Tasmania also has some very elusive secrets; one of them being the sunny East Coast; the Sun Coast of Tasmania! On the little known lower East Coast, you will discover pristine white beaches, coastal forests and stunning scenery. Spring Beach, which is directly opposite the Ntional Park Island of Maria Island is a very special hidden enclave, next to the pretty river side village of Orford. From here you can take a day trip to Swansea, Coles Bay and the more well known areas of the East Coast.
Explore the area
Spring Beach and Stapleton Beach are exclusive beachside enclaves to the South of Orford. Sparkling fine white sand, turquoise sea, spectacular sandstone cliff faces and a dramatic backdrop of Maria Island provide a unique Tasmania East Coast experience to the Australian and International visitor. The beaches are never crowded; in fact one hardly ever sees more than a handful of people on these magnificent beaches. If you seek serenity, peace and quiet away from the madding crowd; then this is the location for you.
Get in touch with the environment and explore the many coastal walking and bike paths around the area. A local walking group have produced a booklet of short walking trails in the immediate area and this is in the information basket at 'Seadragon' for you to read. It is an absolute delight to discover the local flora and fauna that abounds in this area; creatures and plants that you will not come across anywhere else on the planet but Tasmania; one such example is the endemic species the forty-spotted Pardelote [elusive, but seen in our own native garden]
INDULGE YOUR SENSES
TASTE the produce that Tasmania has to offer, drink the fine wines produced locally.Taste the beautifully clear rainwater that we collect in our 3 large rain water tanks. SMELL the pure sea air, the salty tang of misty mornings. LISTEN to the sounds of the kookaburras, the eastern rosellas, the swift parrots, the possums, quolls and wallaby snufflings. SEE and experience all that the East Coast has to offer by exploring beyond
Seadragon to Swansea, Bicheno, Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. Catch a ferry from Triabunna [20 minutes away] to Maria Island National Park and lose yourself in history, wilderness and unique habitat.
We provide a wealth of written information at Seadragon, but we suggest you read up on this special part of Australia beore you leave home so you can [try and] plan your stay as you may never really wish to go beyond Seadragon itself.
The closest local amenities are at Orford, a 10 minute drive. There you will find a small supermarket which aso stocks local and Tasmanian produce; try the range of gourmet meats, sausages, cheeses, yoghurts etc. which we highly recommend...you can even get a cooked free range chicken for dinner. There is also a licensed cafe [yummy cakes, pies etc], a wood fired pizza restaurant and take away, a post office/newsagency, a hotel/bottle shop and roadhouse/petrol station There are a few slips to launch your boat from; the Prosser River and coves of Spring Bay also provide excellent kayaking.
SCUBA DIVING Seadragon is the perfect place to base yourself to experience some of Tasmania's spectacular East Coast diving; from Eaglehawk Neck's kelp forests and caves to Bicheno's gulllies. Shorediving from any of the East Coast beaches is excellent; boat dive Maria Island's Marine Reserves and Isle de Phoques sea caves. See our website for more details.