This is a spectacular property. It sits high up on a rise overlooking the whole panorama of Cloudy Bay, which has to be one of the most beautiful bays I have ever seen. There is an easy path down to a completely deserted beach. There is also a rocky promontory in front of the house where rare penguins nest and exquisite rock pools with bull kelp lapping the water's edge. The experience there is one of utter remoteness and retreat and being steeped in deep nature. I felt I was reconnecting with the Spirit of the Earth..........
Waking up to the sound of the pounding waves of the Southern Ocean, looking straight out of the bedroom window onto the bay. The wind and the stillness, clouds moving, the ever changing seascape, barely a light visible at night. Back to basics. The house is very comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen, wood paneling in the bedrooms, hardwood floors and 4 bathrooms. The views are absolutely stunning from every window. We had a big family gathering there with 8 people, some from Europe, some from Australia, some country people and some city people and we were all extremely happy with the place. We all felt a profound sense of letting go, relaxation and openness to the beauty of land. We left feeling inspired and refreshed and reconnected as a family.
We’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Tasmania, three days of which were spent in a cabin on Cloudy Bay, at the bottom of Bruny Island.
Apart from a stunning and serene location, our time here was just as special because of the local wildlife, including this pair of welcome swallows. What we initially mistook as interest in us, was instead interest in their young, nesting in the eaves above the front door.
During each day here, we kept our time on the porch to a minimum, allowing the parents to fly out in search of food, then return every few minutes with eagerly awaited mouthfuls. Typically, as is the case in this image, one would remain nearby while the other scouted and collected, then they would swap roles.
However by each evening, when the entire family was snuggled quietly overhead, we’d sneak out with a blanket and a glass of wine, and watch the day fade across the bay, and behind the distant mountains of mainland Tasmania.
If it were possible, we’d be back there tomorrow.
We've just returned from a wonderful week in Tasmania and without a doubt, the highlight for us was the few days spent in Cloudy Bay Cabin.
The drive to the cabin, through pastures, forest and dunes is a delightful experience on its own, and provides just enough distance from civilisation to feel private without feeling isolated. The cabin sits on a grassy hill at the edge of forest, and looks across miles of beach to to the other side of Cloudy Bay and the distant mountains of south-east Tasmanian mainland.
We spent most of our days exploring Bruny Island, all of which can be reached within no more than an hour's drive from the cabin. However we made sure we left plenty of time to return in the evenings, walk along the beach, and then watch pademelons emerge from the bush and graze on the grass beneath the porch.
Inside, the cabin has a large combined living area including kitchen, dining table and living area - with plenty of windows facing the beach. Then there are 2 bedrooms (one for a couple and the other with 4 bunks), and a laundry, shower and separate toilet. As long as you're well stocked up on groceries (available from the general store on Adventure Bay, or the Bruny Island Cheese and Beer Co.) you'll have everything you need here to enjoy what we found to be a completely enviable and unmissable life-style.
Al & Wendy.
The most stunning view I have seen in years. Had a wonderful 3 days. Walks, eating and enjoying Bruny Island and Cloudy Bay. Also could have watched the morning and evening surfers for hours.
Anna, Glenn, Matilde and Bronwyn
Amazing place to stay. Such an incredible view even with bad weather. The villa had everything you needed for a perfect weekend away!
We had a wonderful stay at The Cottage. It was peaceful and beautiful, surrounded by the multilayered Tasmanian bush with visits from wallabies and pademelons and a very insistent shrike thrush. One of our trio loves birds so after dark we went looking for owls. No owls but so many other nocturnal creatures. A walk to Cloudy Bay East Head through flowering shrubs accompanied by fast moving squalls was invigorating and then returning to the cottage and a warm fire. What more could we want? Thank you Ben for organising a last minute booking . Hope to be back .
We stayed here during the Bruny Ultra Marathon weekend it was a perfect location and fitted us all in comfortably. We come every year with our Solemates running group and we will definitely be back !
Sharene Dalton "Solemates "
Our booking at the Cabin was made last minute and what a great decision. The cabin was immaculately clean and well kitted out and the location is amazing. Ben was super helpful both with the booking and then helping us out the next day with a stay at Cloudy Bay Villa which is another amazing property, it is great to meet someone who is so obviously enthusiastic about their job.
Overall I could not recommend either property enough.
The cosy and comfortable log cabin is beautifully situated on green meadows above a strip of coastal vegetation.
Beautiful views onto the beach. Secluded, in the midst of the wonderful pristine nature. Swallows nests on the verandah, grazing marsupials (Wallabies or Pademelons?) around the house.
Wonderful walks on the beach or to East Cloudy Head.
On a cool, rainy day we were greatful for the easy going gas heater.
Wonderful family reunion in a lovely comfortable house with (to state the obvious)
Absolutely extraordinary vista.
Excruciatingly difficult to leave.
Very relaxing time after a long journey.
All the best and thank you.
A group of year 10 art students and their teachers had a great time art making, cooking up a storm and exploring beautiful Bruny. What a wonderful place on the edge of the earth- the perfect inspiration. Thanks to Ben for your phenomenal hospitality.
International Grammar School
Gorgeous location and the house is amazing, we had a fantastic time. Thanks Ben for all your help in organising Shalissa and Josh's wedding and accommodating guests. Bruny Island is beautiful!
Wow ! Great place ! We felt at home straight away :) beautiful island we loved staying here a bit longer. The best end of our 1 month holiday in Tasmania! We saw wallabys in the garden every evening.
FANTASTIC ! Love the remoteness, very cosy and comfortable. You were right Ben 2 days is not long enough !!! Thanks for sharing.
What an amazing view looking over the lagoon, and a beautiful house to sit in whilst enjoying the amazing view. Bruny is incredible. We will be back!!
A truly lovely spot, close to the elements but extremely modern and comfortable.
We had a very enjoyable stay and recommend it to others without hesitation.
Fabulous, magical place. Loved the views and the ever present sound of the waves and the birds. Comfortable bedrooms. Cosy and warm despite blustering rain and wind outside. The only slight gripe would be that it would benefit from some detailed dusting in the corners. But otherwise a truly fabulous place for us and our young family. We are looking forward to coming back for longer next time.
Beautiful, light, luxurious and peaceful home on the water with views to die for.
After a retreat weekend at this beautiful estate, I'm keen to return and bring the family. The home was able to house a large number of people and I particularly liked the lightness and views of the home. You really feel like you're miles from everyone. There's a small beach right out the front to kayak from and it's kid friendly and shallow for a long way out. The home is beautifully designed and you feel like part of nature with glass the whole way round. A peaceful retreat from the rigours of life, hard to leave and keen to return.
An amazing location. Our budding 7 year old marine biologist was thrilled to find a whale vertebra on the beach as well as 2 rays and lots of other amazing finds. Despite the pouring rain we had a fantastic time.
We had a pleasant stay in Cloudy Bay Villa, a peaceful location. The wallabies were gorgeous to see and the view amazing. Very cosy and warm. Thanks
Stunning home ! What a place for a retreat. We will be posting photos and sending you great reviews. Ben, you went over and above to accommodate us, we will be back !!!
Super! What an amazing location + comfortable, relaxing cabin. Lovely to get away from city life even if just for a few days. Hope to come back with kayaks sometime. Thank you
This place is amazing! Set up with everything you could possibly need and so many toys! We re-lived our youth with the air hockey and trampoline. It is an absolute haven for those who love the outdoors and spending time with mates. It is a fabulous set up for a big crew, and we will definitely be back! It is also well set up to hold a retreat or even a special event.
Thanks, the ever changing views are a photographers dream. Loved it. Cant wait to visit again for a bit longer.
Absolutely beautiful, magnificent place. Wish we could stay longer, thanks again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this quaint little isolated cottage.
It had all the comforts of home and was so private and romantic for us.
Having NO phone reception gave us the total serenity of enjoying each other.
It was sad when our stay was over and we had to return to reality.
Ben was an amazing host - much gratitude
Had a fantastic time. Loved all of the wildlife!
Stunning, peaceful, waterfront home. I have just returned from a womens retreat that was held at the Cloudy Bay Lagoon Estate. We had a stunning weekend and part of the great experience was the amazing accommodation. The hosts bent over backwards to assist us in accommodating our large group at very short notice. The house is well laid out to accommodate large groups and the waterfront views are just spectacular... I loved it, would stay there again and would definitely recommend it.
Had a great time here. Stunning walk south along the peninsula. Really cosy cabin to relax in winter.
A beautiful property and location with stunning views and modern home decor. Lovely and warm with wood fire and heat pump.
Had a fantastic time, loved all of the wildlife.
Amazing cabin in a beautiful remote part of Bruny Island. We stayed on a wet and wintery couple of days in September and it was so cosy inside. Loved it!
From the moment you open the gate and take the winding path through the trees you know you are in for something special. The views whilst you drink wine by the fire are spectacular - the cliffs over the bay constantly changed before our eyes as the days drifted by. Such a raw and refreshing environment enjoyed from the cozy log cabin base - highly recommended - we had a ball.
What a divine tranquil sanctuary. After a busy day filming at exquisite locations across Bruny Island, we were delighted to arrive at our beautiful water front accommodation. With extensive views and privacy that transported us into another realm, Cloudy Bay Lagoon Estate provided for so much more than just our practical needs. Wonderful spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows enabled us to feel as though we could touch the wild adventure of Bruny Island whilst nestled in pure comfort.
This cottage is a real Gem. We stayed for 3 nights then rescheduled our plans so we could return before we left Tasmania. Without a doubt our best experience ever. Quaint, secluded, unique and comfortable. A little slice of heaven we have already decided to return same time next year. 10 / 10
The best experience we have ever had seriously
Serenity and in the wild. Take everything with you but you'll love it.
Absolutely fantastic property for a beautiful weekend away ! Would highly recommend anyone wanting to escape from the chaos of the city to this tranquil property . Ben is a delight to deal with and I hope to stay again in the future . Thanks again
We thoroughly enjoyed Cloudy Bay Cabin. It was clean, warm and comfortable. Best of all it is remote with stunning views and access to the beach. A delightful getaway. Thanks so much
What a beautiful peaceful location. The cabin is very comfortable and has everything you need plus amazing views and sunsets.
Fantastic views - as always. Had a great time :) A great winter beach house !
Thank you for allowing me to enjoy an amazing place. Well done with everything. Our board planning retreat was long hours and hard going but was a pleasure due to the surrounds. Everything was on tap. We are planning to return for a staff team building retreat in the near future.
South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corp
We stayed for two nights in July expecting the house to afford sanctuary and comfort in challenging weather conditions
and it did just that.
The house was well heated and very comfortable in every way. We had friends for dinner and the spacious living, kitchen
and dining areas provided plenty of room for food preparation and entertaining.
The views are panoramic and free of any man-made distractions. Despite some wet weather we were drawn into the
near-pristine outdoors, down the boardwalk to the beach ... ours were the only footprints that day.
Cloudy Bay Lagoon Estate is amazing. Driving down the long private driveway through Tasmanian bushland this luxury home is a hidden gem. The wood heater was going when we arrived warming this large modern home with floor to ceiling views across cloudy bay lagoon, the bush and the far distant peaks of the southern mountains of Tasmania. The living – dining - kitchen space is very well designed. Open plan, but spacious and defined areas. Great for families or larger groups. The focal points for the living space is the magnificent view and the fire with large separate cosy room for watching the giant TV. The kitchen is well equipped, modern and great for a big dinner or lunch party and although there is a dishwasher we didnt use it for water conservation sake and anyway the sink has the best view! There is also a huge deck with undercover outdoor table for warmer months. Five clean and comfortable bedrooms allow for many guests and the layout of the house is roomy enough so you have some privacy and space but it is also easy to close off areas to make a cosy holiday home for a smaller family of four. (There is a laundry, two toilets, two showers and two baths. A smaller one, great for the kids, and a huge bath with outdoor views though I would not dare use that much water) The cleared area around the house was brilliant for our kids to run around spotting wallabies and Black Currawongs as we gathered kindling for the outside fire area and toasted marshmallows. The path down to the lagoon is direct and super easy with a small sandy beach and colorful rocks to wander around and explore. Our kids spotted an echidna as soon as we walked down. The lagoon is very shallow and protected so would be brilliant for kids in the warmer months and at low tide it is easy to wander around looking at soldier crabs and bird life. Its only moments down the road to Cloudy Bay beach if you want a surf beach or super long sandy walk and close also to many bush walking tracks around the south coast. John was an excellent host and made great exploring suggestions and the wood pile was well stocked for keeping the house toasty in these cold winter weeks. It is a treasure. We will definitely come again and bring our friends.
Brilliant spot! Brilliant House! Brilliant. Had a great couple of nights here and recommend it to everyone!
Everything about Cloudy Bay Beach House is amazing!!! The architecturally designed house, spectacular views (not many places in the world where you can watch the waves rolling in with a backdrop of snow capped mountains!), super comfy beds and everything else you could want - all brilliant! My husband and I were fortunate enough to have the front bedroom. We didnt close the blinds at night (no need, totally private) and Ive not seen so many stars before! Waking up to a glorious sunrises - complete with rainbow the first morning - and watching wallabies hopping around the garden from the comfort of our bed was wonderful. All 6 of us agreed we will definitely be back :-)
Our week at the Bruny Island Lodge, in conjunction with Festival of Voices mentor-collaboration program titled "One Eye on the Stranger" was other-worldly. The accommodation and other spaces was beautifully considered and luxuriously comfortable. The surrounds are truly a pocket of paradise and the staff were friendly and very hospitable. The group of visiting musicians, from all over Australia, were sad to leave but have some very special memories and I cant imagine another place would have created this unique and treasured experience.
Ainslie Macaulay, Festival Of Voices
Thanks guys this place is amazing!
What an absolutely beautiful and serene place. This years One Eye On The Stranger music mentorship program has been a big success - thanks to the inspiration The Lodge has provided! Thank you from all of us.
Kram, M, A, L R, D, J & VH.
A beautiful setting, so beautiful and accommodating, wish we had longer and could stay forever. Thanks Ben for such an amazing start to our Mini-Moon we are so happy that people like you are caring for this beautiful special land. Thanks for doing great things with it! We hope to come by again!
Thank you Ben and Viktor! We had a lovely and relaxing time on Bruny Island at The Lodge. The stargazing was amazing. We hope to return soon.
We had an AMAZING long weekend. How beautiful is Bruny ?! We loved everything about the house, the view !!! It is the best view, location anyone of us has experienced. Thankyou SO much !! Hopefully we will be back soon !!
The Gang - L,K, TJ, D, B, D.
Thanks Ben & Co for your wonderful hospitality. Amazing house, fabulous location and all the mod-cons you need. We really enjoyed our stay and will definetly be back ! Especially loved the games and bar area.
University Of Tasmania, G & Co.
Thank you for a very relaxing, luxurious weekend away! We couldn’t recommend this beautiful place more ! We will definitely be back ! Thank you !
Love this place...coming back!
Just before Easter we hosted our first wedding @brunyretreats on what could only be described as a perfect autumn day. We look forward to hosting some more boutique weddings down on south #brunyisland in the future. The old shack over looking Mickey's Bay was a perfect spot for an intimate wedding.
Some friends invited all of their closest loved ones to stay for a couple of nights and celebrate their nuptials in this beautiful wonderland! And the management team go above and beyond to make it an exceptional experience. Everyone had such a great time that we didn't want to leave. On top of the impressively decorated cabins, and beautiful scenery, there is so much wildlife! We even got to see a whale in the bay after the ceremony! I can't recommend this place enough!
Loved the seclusion and absolute beachfront location-idyllic. Appreciated the cosy old cabin with an eco touch and funky-eclectic furniture touches plus the comfy bed and quality linens. Loved the birds-Button quail, Oyster catchers, Sea Eagles, Robins etc. Saw dolphins our first morning, exciting! Love to return.
Such a beautiful location ! Wow.. what a view !!! We could wake up to that everyday! This place will always hold a special place in our hearts as my amazing partner proposed to me as we walked along Cloudy Bay Beach !!! On Saturday 8 April 2017 xx I’m one lucky girl and the best weekend of my life ! Thank you ! ?
No words for how beautiful these properties are!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for what the owners and management team do to share this with us mere mortals.
From getting married at Bruny Island Lodge to spending two magical days here at the Beach House our experience was nothing short of Amazing. Bruny will always hold a special place in our hearts. And Ben, thank you to the moon and back for everything. Love the Gallo’s.
We had a wonderful stay! The white wallaby appeared at breakfast. Such a peaceful cabin to recharge. Loved the no wi -fi and phone reception :) Will be back.
Loved our 3 days here. Lived up to our expectations and more. Loved its location and remoteness was special. Would love to come back. In the early AM pink misty Cloudy Bay was atmospheric!
Kieth, Alex, Craig and Karen
Beautiful setting on a beautiful island. Sainty’s cottage is a comfortable peaceful and a great place to enjoy wildlife and the beautiful fauna. The white wallaby’s visit was magic. Thank You!
Beautiful & peaceful weekend in this absolutely stunning cabin. Never stayed anywhere like before. If we’re ever back in stunning Bruny Island we’ll definitely stay here!
Great stop for a quick getaway we keep coming back each year as the location never loses its appeal!!
Beautiful spot! Bird and wave song morning and night. Ben and Viktor very helpful when we needed to drive in the dark... I think we saw a Tasmanian Devil.
Thank you for having us at your lovely red cabin. We had a beautiful stay.
Great Cabin, amazing location. Wonderful support from Ben & Viktor.
Cosy cabin with a beautiful untouched coastline, what more could you want ? Long drive in but worth it. Cosy cabin, warm fire and amazing views. Icy ocean that makes you feel alive, a must do. Great if you want no noise and a relaxing break away.
Beautiful secluded cottage. Outstanding experience. The cottage is beautifully set deep in lush forest with only the sounds of nature to wake you in the morning. I stayed there for two nights with my wife and we could not have been happier. A wonderful place and we will be back. The communication prior to our trip was excellent, our host made sure that we would have the perfect stay.
The perfect place for a Getaway , Excellent accommodation ,The panoramic views from the house are incredible
We had a weekend family get together, three couples . We all described Cloudy Bay Villas as the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a relaxing week or two. The house has been fitted out superbly with no expense spared ,three large bedrooms all with fantastic views, great kitchen, dining and entertaining area all with I must say again a panoramic view which has to be seen to be believed. If you're looking for a private and extremely well appointed accommodation for any of the mentioned above this place should be on the top of your list to experience, we have and will again.
Exceptional. My husband and I booked to stay at the Cloudy Bay Beach House for a portion of our honeymoon. It was such a breeze to book, and we were given easy to follow instructions for accessing this isolated property. On arrival we instantly decided we did not want to leave this house as it had such a beautiful outlook over Cloudy Bay with a living space that maximised the natural beauty of the area with massive windows. The kitchen was extremely well appointed with quality easy to use appliances and plenty of cookware, crockery etc. All amenities were excellent. We found as we explored the house that there were plenty of jackets, hats, umbrellas etc stashed around the place which was a nice touch for those who may come unprepared. With the beach only a 5 minute walk down a board walk we did not run out of places to explore whilst staying at the Cloudy Bay Beach House. We only managed to book this beautiful house for 2 nights but have already come up with multiple plans to ensure we can return...
Location location..... Pristine wilderness. One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. Relaxed, comfortable accommodation with the most spectacular views. Amongst the most beautiful wilderness possible. Was just a stone’s throw away from Cloudy Bay Beach. Peaceful, tranquil and relaxing. The most amazing view of Cloudy Bay. Accommodation isn't fancy but is very comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen. We couldn't BELIEVE the location when we arrived. We will be back again for sure.
Highly Recommend (wow factor). This property is suited for romantic getaways, families and group couples with children or the weekend getaway nature lovers. On arrival you become encapsulated in the beauty of the property and its location. The scenery is enough to relax with the rolling ocean and expansive coastline visibly from every room. The house is fitted out with fascinating and interesting furnishings while still offering comfort and practicability. I would go so far as to say its luxury but with an affordable price. With great heating and more than comfortable bedrooms each with their on-suite’s that are clean and well maintained it was an absolute pleasure to stay at this property. The property has ample parking and offers privacy. It is well situated from the beach so you can watch the surfers or take a walk and join them. The house itself exceeded my expectations and had all and more utilities than I required. It is amazing. I highly recommended this property. Happy adventures!
The space, the view…uninterrupted is spellbinding! Wilderness here is much appreciated, with many thoughts regarding the original inhabitants: The Nuenonne group of the South East tribe of Aborigines. We have all appreciated the time here and to be able to share and soak in the beauty of this wilderness at Cloudy Bay…dreaming of our future return to Bruny Island, be sooner than expected. Thanking you, in anticipation of another wonderful escape here to come!
Sue, Chris, Peter, Andrew and Penny
...Good times and a good place. I will see the southern lights at this place next visit.
I arrived at this amazing and beautiful spot with my son and friend. It’s really, really fantastic. I’ll remember cloudy bay beach house and want to come back again with my son. My plans. 1.Take a photo of the Milky Way and Aurora Australis. 2. Adventure bay boat tour. 3.Visit and photograph the Bruny lighthouse. Tick Tick Tick...
We’ve enjoyed every single second since we arrived to this beautiful house in a beautiful spot! We saw a Swallow (bird) has made the front door its nest. We try not to disturb and hope the chicks make it. Thank you for your hospitality. We hope to come back in the near future.
What a beautiful place. So peaceful to hang out with the Wallabies. We all loved it, Thanks!
This is a must, on your Top 10 things to do in Tassie...head to one of the most southern parts of Australia, stay in a real log cabin, have amazing uninterrupted sunsets you will ever see and have Cloudy Bay all to yourselves. We loved our time at Cloudy Bay Cabin, thank you Ben and Viktor.
...Thank you for sharing this perfect magical 'secret' spot. We will never forget it.
Pete, Ivy, Alison and Cannon
What a wonderful place to get away from the rat race. Secluded and private with fantastic views. We will definitely be back. Very special place on a magnificent island.
Magic spot! A beautiful, beautiful spot! Thank you for the perfect retreat. We loved every second and hope to be back again!
Wonderful - what perfect accommodation to view this wonderful coastline - simply, thank you!