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The swells of Great Oyster Bay are just steps from your door. You have total privacy - you can only be seen from the sea. With the crash of waves heard in every room and views of the Hazards and Schouten Island ever-changing, passing dolphins, seals and whales might be the only other living beings you see, and the footprints in the sand will have been made the day before...by you!

Thalia Haven is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of renowned Great Oyster Bay. Experience Tasmania's wild East Coast from a unique perspective. Five kilometres of secluded coastline including your own exclusive golden-sand beach. Accommodation is in four ancient-stone cottages clustered around 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 will need to relax, enjoy, and explore are at hand. Just an hour from Hobart airport.

Wild, secluded, restorative

Awaken to the sound of the sea, as rays from the rising sun play on the granite Hazards of Freycinet. Rock-hop to wander on your private beach. With windswept hair and the taste of the salt spray on your skin, yield to the invitation of an outdoor bath under the stars. Be spellbound by the moon rising over the bay. Prepare a gourmet extravaganza in your professionally equipped kitchen. Relax by a roaring fire. Thalia is off the beaten track, you are 2km from the nearest road or neighbour. Thalia is off the grid, energy is provided by nature - the sun and wind. Thalia offers all the comforts your special holiday requires.

Featured on Australian Traveller and winner of Australia’s Best Houses Competition.


A deli for a pantry and fully equipped kitchen

Your stay includes a complimentary pantry stocking breakfast provisions and pantry necessities for a range of cooking styles. Thalia’s offerings focus on Tasmania’s fine products. Eggs are free range. Jams are home-made and vary according to fruit seasons. Bread is baked at a prize-winning bakery. Organic nuts and flours invite bakers to create - and nibblers to indulge! Cooks will appreciate Thalia Haven's fully equipped kitchen with four-burner gas range. A complimentary pantry offers cooking and baking ingredients. A profusion of culinary herbs awaits outside the kitchen door. If you love to cook, you will delight in Thalia's kitchen, offering sharp knives, all sizes of bakeware along with the opportunity to cook over fire in the kitchen's cooking fireplace.

Built with natural materials

Thalia was built from East Coast stone. Massive weathered beams inside the house were recycled from a heritage bridge, steeped in history. A single colossal stone block crowns the living room fireplace. Black limestone floors retain the sun's warmth. The taps for the outdoor bath rise from an aged branch of Huon pine. Powered entirely by solar and wind energy, Thalia was created with attention to detail, from playful touches in fittings to antiques and folk art gathered during the owners' overseas travels.

The living area views

The living room overlooks the granite peaks of Freycinet, Schouten Island and the set of islands known as the Hen and Chickens. The wall of windows opens fully to allow the sounds and smells of the sea into the living room. Games, paints, and puzzles are there for your enjoyment. Imagine peaceful daytimes enjoying the view, and evenings sipping wine as you watch the flames leap in the massive stone fireplace.

The bedrooms

Thalia's four bedrooms sleep up to eight people. Each bedroom has a comfy king-sized bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, and custom-made duvet. Every room offers sweeping ocean views, and the sea can be heard from every window. Thick stone walls ensure a feeling of comfort and security. Awake feeling refreshed and reinvigorated!

Bathe outdoors, overlooking the ocean

A bathtub awaits bubbles on a wooden deck outside the main pavilion, overlooking the sea. A wood-fired sauna and an outdoor shower are nearby. Steam away your cares in the evening or indulge in a hot bath after a swim - gaze out to the islands and rocks of Great Oyster Bay. Be transfixed by an endless sky full of twinkling stars. If you're lucky, the sea will be phosphorescent - unforgettable!




    Thalia’s pantry offers Tasmania’s fine products. Eggs are free range. Jams are home-made and vary according to fruit seasons. Bread is baked at a prize-winning bakery. Organic nuts and flours invite culinary creativity!

    4x bedrooms

    bath, sauna

    fully equipped kitchen



    solar and wind energy

    Complimentary pantry

Freycinet National Park

Great Oyster Bay

Dolphins, seals, whales

Maria Island

Berry Farm

Tooms Lake

Spiky Bridge

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