Cosy, fully self-contained hexagonal cottage for two. Situated in the homestead grounds of Mavista farm, on 200 acres of pasture and woodland, sloping towards Adventure Bay township and beach. A haven for birdlife and wildlife.
This self-contained studio for two has an open plan kitchen, bedroom and living area as well as ensuite an en suite bathroom/laundry facilities.
The tariff covers one or two persons. The bed is queen-sized.
The tariff does not cover breakfast or other meals.
Internet access may be available. Please request in advance.
The Honeycomb is fully self-contained, so bring your own food or be prepared to eat out. If our hens are on the lay we may be in a position to offer you a couple of free range eggs.
Please wash, dry and put away the dishes before leaving, and ensure that you leave the cottage is as clean as you found it.
We have TV reception, a DVD player and a small range of DVDs. We also have a radio and CD player.
What to do when you're here?
Enjoy the wildlife and the breathtaking views. Chances are, you will have a close encounter with one of our resident which wallabies. The 200 acre farm abounds with striated pardalotes, robins, wrens, swallows, flycatchers, firetails, cuckoos and brown falcons. We also have domestic hens (Clarissa, Jennifer, Milly and Little Mo) and native hens (turbo chook). Rare and endangered white goshawks, sea eagles and wedge tail eagles occasionally visit the farm.
Take a wilderness cruise from Adventure Bay out into the Southern Ocean and watch out for whales and the seals on the Friars. Visit the many scenic locations of the Island, including the Neck, Adventure Bay, Cloudy Bay and Cape Bruny.
Explore the South Bruny National Park and visit the Cape Bruny lighthouse.
Do a gourmet tour of the island, visiting the Cheese Factory, the Oyster Farm, Chocolate Factory and Berry Farm. Enjoy a meal or two at the upmarket Hotel Bruny at Alonnah.
Check out the art galleries on the island.
Fish. In summer you can swim, surf, dive or snorkel.
Climb the stairs at the Neck and pay your respects to the original Tasmanians at the Trugannini memorial. Watch for shearwater and fairy penguins at the Neck at dusk.
Bushwalk. From Adventure Bay you can walk to Penguin Island and see the historic remains of a whaling station. There are many other walking trails around the island.
Take a Southern Ocean cruise out of Adventure Bay to the seal colony at the Friars, off Cloudy Bay. Watch for dolphins, whales, albatross and gannets.
What's unique about Mavista studio chalet?
The view, tranquility and natural environment. The farmhouse and studio are situated on the lower slope of Mount Mangana, with views across Storm Bay to the Tasman Peninsula. You have to look very hard indeed to see signs of other human habitation.
Fully equipped kitchen with convection oven and microwave oven, griller, two hotplates, and a toaster. Washing machine and dryer in the en suite laundry/bathroom. Tasteful slate tiling around the bath.
Cosy interior with woodfires in winter, wood supplied.
Only five minutes drive to stock up at the Adventure Bay shop or a 15 minute walk through the farm and wetland.
Mobile and internet communications: bring your own mobile wifi system. The latest Telstra and Optus systems work here, but may not be 100% reliable. The Adventure Bay store offers internet services, as does the Online centre at Alonnah.
Mavista is a haven for wildlife, so sorry, we do not accept your cats or dogs.
No shared amenities. You will be free to come and go as you wish, but we ask that you check in before sundown. We are easy to find in daylight hours, but the lack of streetlights can mean we are hard to find at night - and we don't like the idea of you getting lost in the dark.
Общение с гостями
We will be there to meet and greet you on your arrival. We are also happy to advise you about what to do on Bruny. If you have any questions, come to the house and ask, or text a message (phone number hidden).
Другие важные подробности
To get to Adventure Bay from Hobart, take the Southern Outlet and follow the ferry signs to Kettering. The car ferry will take you to Roberts Point on north Bruny Island. Travel southwards, across the Neck until you come to the Adventure Bay turn off. Take the road through the township, past the caravan park, to Captain Cook Creek. Turn sharp left into Lockley's Road once you cross the bridge. Drive about 3 k until you come to the next bridge. Turn into Resolution Rd. Drive 1.2 km. Turn right into the first driveway.
We are almost directly behind the caravan park.
No smoking indoors.
Be bushfire aware.
Respect the wildlife.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this very special place.
We will attend to the laundry, but otherwise we want you to leave the cottage as close as possible to the condition in which you found it. That includes washing your dishes and putting them away.
Leave your pets at home.