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Thalia Haven

Prize-winning architects designed this stone and wood house on the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.
51 reviews
Prize-winning architects designed this stone and wood house on the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.
Your own private white sand beach. Just you, the dolphins, and perhaps the occasional penguin.
Relax in a nice hot bath outside with the sound of the waves. There's a sauna, too.
The whole house is yours: overnights for up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
Both the kitchen and dining room open onto the sea.
The kitchen is a cook's dream: double sink, 4 gas burners, and cooking fireplace.
Sleep soundly in king-sized beds with custom-made duvets.
Thalia is made up of separate pavilions around a central courtyard -- each room with ocean views.
The back guest room offers a library of books for you to browse.
The bedroom in the main building opens on the outdoor shower, tub, and wood-fired sauna.
The Green Room looks out onto the courtyard, and has sweeping ocean views to the north.
A hand-made basin in one of the ensuite bathrooms.
The living room looks out on the ocean. Gather around the open fire for a warm evening together.
Candlelight makes dinner a special occasion -- with friends, or just the two of you.
A fire in the living room is cosy and intimate at the end of the day.
Cypresses: a traditional symbol of welcome throughout the Mediterranean, and at Thalia.
The garden is in bloom all year round.
Wow! Turns out the end of the rainbow is on Thalia's beach.
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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Orford, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Tasmania
Thalia Haven is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by the clear blue waters of renowned Great Oyster Bay. Experience Tasmania's wild East Coast from a unique perspective. Thalia offers five kilometers of secluded coastline including your own private golden sand beach. Four stone cottages surround olive-tree courtyards on the ocean's edge. The residence is a bold yet congenial showcase of self-reliance: your water, electricity and warmth are drawn from its land, breezes, and sunshine. Rustic, yes, but fear not: all the comforts you need to relax, enjoy, and explore are at hand, and you are only an hour from Hobart airport.

Awake to the sound of the sea, as rays from the rising sun play on the granite Hazards of Freycinet across the bay. Rock-hop to wander on your beach. With windswept hair and the taste of the s...
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Listing #HL1288649
About the Owner
Susan W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed here with four nursing colleagues (great friends) I trained with in Sydney in the early 80"s. Three are from NSW and one from Qld. We've been getting a weekend together annually for the past decade. Proud to say I chose this property for...More

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Susan W, VR Owner at Thalia Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! I'm glad Thalia worked so well for your group. Some would think it is brave indeed to invite mainlanders to winter in Tasmania :) so I'm happy to see that our warm strong stone house let you enjoy a...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Our stay at Thalia Haven was absolutely amazing and one that will stay with us for a very long time. Seeing the house for the first time was truly spectacular, with the ocean in the background. Walking through the pavilion/villa style entry and seeing all...More

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Susan W, VR Owner at Thalia Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Denise, I am so pleased to see that your group had a lovely stay, and that your dogs had such an exhilarating adventure while you relaxed :) Please let us welcome you back next time your travels bring you to Tasmania.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I am divided in writing this review. I promised Susan I would and I respect the way that she manages this beautiful property, but I would rather not tell everyone about it as ideally I’d like this little bit of private paradise to be kept...More

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Susan W, VR Owner at Thalia Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Amanda, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm glad your group enjoyed your stay this much. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back, next time, and again and again :)

  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
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