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Review of Thalia Haven

Prize-winning architects designed this stone and wood house on the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.
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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.
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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

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leegeary
1 review
“Just stay here!”
Reviewed 23 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We spent several nights in this magic home. Having a bath under a full moon was unforgettable.

Susan's was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Her attention to detail is lovely.

Then there's that view, it is mind-blowing!

We will stay again and bring our friends and family.

Thanks Susan

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Management Response
23 May 2015
Thank you for your lovely review! We were honoured to be your honeymoon destination - and autumn is such a gorgeous time on the East Coast. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Karen C
Hobart, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Stunning!”
Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We were 4 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs and found the set up just perfect! There was plenty of space for us all. My immediate thought on entering the house was I just knew 3 nights wouldn't be enough! The stone buildings and setup around a courtyard is incredible and has a genuine Mediterranean feel to it. We all loved the beach, watching the dolphins from the kitchen table, and generally just doing nothing! Even though the weather was warm, we had to light a fire in the fireplace as it was too hard to resist! Can't wait to return.

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Liked best: Stone buildings, dog-friendly
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
11 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! I'm glad that you all found ways to relax and enjoy our summer's long days and calm nights. I hope you think of us next time your travels bring you to our beautiful East Coast.
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Tuckabox7...
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Put the tablet,laptop and mobile away and recharge your life”
Reviewed 1 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My Wife and I stayed here for part of our honeymoon and had a very relaxing time. We were able to really soak up the ocean views and sea breeze whilst we were hanging out and it was a great place to come back to after a day of sightseeing and hiking etc.

Although set up for entertaining and accommodating 8 people it is warm and inviting enough that we felt more than comfortable just the two of us.

We hope to visit in the future and next time to share with family and friends.

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Liked best: Ocean views, peace and quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
2 Feb 2015
I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy -- and I'm honoured that you chose us for part of your honeymoon! We'd love to welcome you back some day.
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Stewart25...
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“This is one of those places you just have to visit!”
Reviewed 28 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Watching the tides roll in and out from the kitchen window as we cooked up a storm. Sharing our beach with nesting travellers from the other side of the planet. Most of us rarely have the chance to live so intimately with the sea. What an experience!

With family and friends we retreated to Thalia to refresh our energy levels after an exhausting year. Within hours the waves and sun had started weaving its magic. After a day it was becoming a blur. Where were we again? Greek Islands? Oh that's right, on the east coast of the island of Tasmania in the southern ocean.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Dec 2014
Thank you for your lovely review -- I'm so glad your group was able to relax and re-group. It's always so restorative to live by the rhythms and changing moods of ocean and tides, such a break from the daily pressures of alarm clock, school bus and traffic :) We've put it some new games since your visit, as well as a high chair and baby cot with beautiful organic cotton sheets and bamboo blankets, so soft to the touch... Please come again!
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ALASKAHob...
Hobart
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55 reviews
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“Striking Simplicity on the waters edge”
Reviewed 29 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My husband & I have just returned home from an amazing 2 night stay at Thalia Haven.
it was a perfect choice for a much needed break & to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary.The owners have put a lot of thought into making this a very special place to stay & we both loved the fact that they use as many local products as possible throughout the entire home.
This home is absolute waterfront & being on 130 acres ensures complete privacy to allow guests to enjoy the outdoor bath & sauna!!!
Well done to the Thalia Team & we look forward to a return stay soon.

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Liked best: Everthing,especially the fantastic water views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
1 Dec 2014
I'm so glad you two were able to relax and enjoy your getaway. And congratulations on 44 years! I look forward to welcoming you again as soon as you need another break :)
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