On the northeast coast of Tasmania, the seaside hamlet of Falmouth is famous for its lichen-covered granite boulders, blowhole formations and breathtaking views of the sea.
Perhaps the best outlook of all is enjoyed at The Ocean Retreat, perched atop a cliff and with 180-degree views across the wild Tasmanian coastline.
You can soak up the vista from almost every room in the house, not to mention the private plunge pool and the outdoor dining terrace.
Imagine long afternoons spent dining on seafood, watching dolphins play in the ever-changing ocean.
This stunning house is spacious and modern, with luxurious handmade furniture and decor.
Each of the four bedrooms has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with heated towel rails and L’Occitane toiletries. It sleeps between two and 10 guests on king split beds and two full-sized trundle beds.
The fully-equipped kitchen has a butler’s pantry, and the owners have stocked the lounge room with DVDs and games.
Things to do
Falmouth is an ideal pitstop for exploring Tasmania’s east coast. It’s one hour from the Bay of Fires, one hour from Freycinet and 1.5 hours from the pumping mountain bike trails at Derby.
This setting is one of Tasmania’s hidden gems, with long, squeaky-clean beaches, and windswept headlands. Wander along the eastern edge of the town for the best view of the local blowholes.
Plus, at the nearby Wildlife Park & Rehabilitation centre you can see Tasmanian Devils, wombats, snakes and koalas.