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5730 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180 Australia
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Taranna
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Abs by the Bay provides contemporary apartment accommodation set in attractive gardens with access to waterfront of Little Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula just 10 minutes from Port Arthur. Choose from spacious one or two bedroom apartments each with their own fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom and outdoor barbeque area, or a one bedroom studio suite with tea/coffee making facilities. With its modern style, convenient location and affordable rates, Abs by the Bay is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers to just relax, unwind and enjoy what the region has to offer, it is a popular tourist destination, renown for its sheltered rainforests, unspoilt natural beauty, spectacular scenery of rugged ocean cliffs, surf beaches, wildlife, adventure and heritage of the past and present. FREE WIFI AVAILABLE IN ALL UNITS
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FifiDZure wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in a two bedroom cottage whilst exploring the Port Arthur site. The hosts were very friendly and the unit was so comfortable, with almost everything we needed. It was really lovely to come back to after a day spent traipsing around the Port Arthur site in the heat (the unit had air conditioning). We also loved wandering down through the property to look out over the bay at twilight, it was pretty magical. With not a huge array of places to eat out in the area (particularly suitable for kids), be aware that the only cooking facilities are a microwave, electric hotplate and electric frypan (the latter two not overly hot) and you will need to buy supplies before you reach the Port Arthur area as the local supermarkets don't have a huge range of goods available.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: The hosts do kindly offer a range of drinks and snacks at really reasonable prices if you haven't...
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DSJkjm wrote a review Aug 2022
Perth, Australia64 contributions32 helpful votes
We only stayed one night for our visit to Port Arthur. The little unit was lovely and warm, spotlessly clean and spacious. The owner turned out to be a fellow West Australian, nice! Lovely gardens and the bay was lovely, nice to walk down to. We headed to the Lufra Hotel for our evening meal and really enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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ron d wrote a review Feb 2022
Caloundra, Australia632 contributions300 helpful votes
I started booking our holiday in Tasmania well before we knew that Covid border restrictions would allow us to go. So I ruled out any accommodation, tours and excursions that did not allow free cancellation. Abs By The Bay was one such place. Once we arrived on the island I looked again at Abs and saw that it seemed far superior to the place I had booked for a similar price. This proved to be a good decision. We stayed in the Skippers cottage and it was really excellent. It had almost everything we needed or could imagine that we might need. The setting is lovely in beautiful gardens and a short stroll down to the bay. We stayed for one night and the following morning it was 12 C and windy when we had breakfast. The only table and chairs are outside and it would have been a hassle to move them inside where there was little room. So we ate sitting on the bed. This is my only criticism of the cottage. It should have been built a little bigger so that there was room for a table and chairs. Too late for that now but the place is just a little bit too small to be perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Jason H wrote a review Jan 2021
Healesville, Australia230 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights and couldn’t have picked a better spot.. clean, comfortable and cosy with a friendly and helpful host made this a perfect place to relax . Loved sitting down out the back with a glass of red by the bay watching the sunset... situated close to eagle hawk neck and port Arthur we didn’t have to travel far to see all the wonderful things ... very reasonable price... will be back
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Themedz wrote a review Mar 2020
Llandudno, United Kingdom79 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed in a lovely, comfortable, compact unit which was very reasonably priced. Set in lovely grounds on the banks of the bay, we were able to sit out at the waters edge and watch the sun go down whilst colourful parrots feasted in the surrounding trees. BBQs were available so it’s wise to stock up before arrival as there are no nearby shops.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Absbythebay2014, Owner at Abs by the Bay
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Thankyou Glad you enjoyed the beautiful views of the Little Norfolk Bay, and our many wonderful birdlife
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Shox wrote a review Dec 2019
Italy177 contributions114 helpful votes
A really nice cottage located in a perfect place for exploring the Tasman Peninsula. Everything was sparkling clean, new and comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped. The view outside the cottage is stunning and the hosts are really nice. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dreamtraveler13 wrote a review Apr 2019
adelaide35 contributions4 helpful votes
Abs is the perfect place to stay while your explore the Tasman Peninsular. Quiet peaceful and so welcoming! Lovely clean homely accommodation and the sunsets over the water are spectacular!. Will be back.(again)!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Absbythebay2014, Manager at Abs by the Bay
Responded 5 May 2019
Thankyou dreamtraveler13 We thankyou for choosing to stay with us and are glad you enjoyed your stay
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amosi wrote a review Apr 2019
Queensland148 contributions23 helpful votes
Brent was the perfect host. Our only regret was we only had one night stay here. Such a beautiful and central location right on the water. We had the first unit as you drive in and was small yet perfect, having everything we needed. Comfy bed, large bathroom and microwave and fridge. It was impeccably clean and I would highly recommend to stay here when visiting the area. Would return in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Absbythebay2014, Manager at Abs by the Bay
Responded 5 May 2019
Thankyou for choosing to stay with us and glad you enjoyed your stay at Abs By The Bay
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G P wrote a review Mar 2019
South Pacific142 contributions112 helpful votes
Good communication with friendly proprietor. The room is nice and spacious for two. It was nice to have a natural skylight into the lounge. Good blinds; air conditioned. BYO washer here. Bathroom large. Lovely and clean. This is a good place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2019
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MC-luv2travel wrote a review Feb 2019
Perth, Australia117 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a lovely 2 night stay in a 1 bedroom villa (The Deck) and what a gem! The villa was as comfortable as my own home - everything we needed was provided, and the artwork and decorations made the place very "homy". It was spotless, and the paths are pebbled so no sand in or under your shoes. At the rear of the property just metres away is the beautiful Little Norfolk Bay where you can go and watch the sun set - you can even buy a bottle of wine or a beer from the office and take it down to the bench to enjoy watching the sunset! Lynne was extremely friendly and helpful, and a surprise little gift on our departure was a lovely gesture! Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abs by the Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Abs by the Bay?
Nearby attractions include Tessellated Pavement (6.1 km), Tasmans Arch (7.1 km), and Tasman National Park (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Abs by the Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Abs by the Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Abs by the Bay?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Abs by the Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abs by the Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cubed Espresso Bar, Port Arthur Lavender, and DOO-Lishus.
Are there any historical sites close to Abs by the Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Port Arthur Historic Site (12.0 km), Coal Mines Historic Site (13.2 km), and The Separate Prison (12.4 km).