Fancy a trip to the Australian island Tasmania? Not only is it one of the most beautiful places in Australia. It is also packed with beautiful rental (Airbnb) cottages.
I have already featured multiple Airbnb cottages on Tasmania on the blog. And it got me into a rabbit hole of Tasmanian rental cottages. And of course I want to share the most stylish rental cottages on Tasmania with you.
The holiday cottages on Tasmania are very diverse. From eco-friendly cottages, to seaside shacks and sleek modern rental cottages. No matter what your dream style is, Tasmania has a holiday cottage that will suit your style.
Are you curious? Read on to see the best of the holiday cottages Tasmania has to offer. And hopefully when Covid is behind us, we can all enjoy these lovely holiday homes.
It feels only right to start with Captains Rest. It is one of the first holiday cottages that I found on Tasmania and I still happily follow the cottage’s instagram page for the beautiful pictures.
The cottage belongs to Sarah Andrews who is a real expert on styling the most beautiful holiday cottages in Australia. With The Hosting Masterclass she helps potential Airbnb owners to create the perfect holiday home.
Captains Rest is located in Lettes Bay on Tasmania’s West Coast. The cottage overlooks the water and it’s a perfect serene hideaway filled with cozy corners and vintage objects.
(warning: book far in advance, because Captains Rest is extremely popular. For last minute trips follow the instagram account where Sarah shares last minute availabilities)
Originally built by a local fisherman in the 1980s. Whale Song is now a perfect holiday cottage next to the sea. From you private deck with a fireplace you can enjoy the surrounding nature. Whatch the boats passby or be lucky enough to see a whale.
Whale Song has bright rooms with gorgeous view of the ocean. If you want to recharge you batteries. This is the place to do it.
Ethelmont Rise is beautifully designed home on Tasmania overlooking the river. The interior in soft greys and blues combined with vintage and authentic decor creates a warm home.
And with three lovely bedrooms Ethelmont Rise is perfect for a getaway with family or friends. It’s close to Hobart, Sandy Bay, Salamanca and Battery Point so there’s plenty to see in the near surroundings. But just the home it worthy enough to book a trip.
Huntingdon Tier Forest Retreat – Treetop Bus
Do you want a holiday accomondation that’s a little bit different? Then maybe this converted schoolbus in the forest is something for you!
The converted schoolbus stands perched on top of a cliff, overlooking the valley. The schoolbus is decoratd beautifully with wood and warm color tones. The bathroom is pretty spacious and has bright blue/green tiles.
This converted schoolbus is the perfect spot to recharge and disconnect from day to day life. Enjoy the outdoors during the day and cozy up at night.
The Butchers House 1833
The Butchers House is a heritage cottage built in 1833. A stay here means a step back in time. There’s no WiFi, television, microwave or dishwater. But you get a lot in return.
The cottage is carefully restored and decorated with vintage and antique furnishings that compliment the historic house.
The cottage offers two bedrooms and a bathroom with clawfoot tub. If you want to completey recharge and disconnect from modern life then The Butchers House is a perfect holiday accomondation.
The Burrows in an 1860 stone cottage that has been carefully restored and has a gorgeous view over the Freycinet peninsula.
The heart of the home is the living space with a custom made window seat overlooking Great Oyster Bay and it also has a wood fire.
The styling at The Burrows is absolutely wonderful with an eclectic collection of vintage furniture, books and other treasures. High class Belgian and French linens add texture to the cottage.
The bathroom at The Burrows is pure perfection. Moody walls and ceiling, a white wooden floor and a clawfoot tub. But what makes this bathroom extra special is that amazing view.
Captains Cottage is located in Hobart on the island of Tasmania. The heritage listed cottage was originally built (as the name suggests) for a ship’s captain in the 19th century.
The cottage is styled by Sarah Andrews of Captain’s Rest (which you have seen above). And Sarah has definitely styled Captains Cottage beautifully. The warm and vintage aesthetic is something you see a lot in Australian Airbnb cottages.
A beautiful mixture of old and new, high quality textures and the occasional saling decor make a beautiful Airbnb cottage.
101 Oatlands is located in a classic sandstone heritage cottage in front of the Callington Mill & Distillery. The charming cottage has a lot of history but the cottage has also been updated recently with a new kitchen and bathroom.
The old charm is definitely visible in the interiors of the cottage. The living room is a combination of sand tones and wood but the snug and bedroom are painted in moody color tones like green and grey.
The cottage has two bedrooms, both styled in a beautiful warm way. This cottage truly wraps around you like a warm blanket. Perfect for a holiday.
Cedar Cottage Meander
Cedar Cottage Meander is a hand built cottage situated in the Short Walks Capital of Tasmania, minutes from World Heritage wilderness.
The eco cottage is furnished with typical Tasmanian woods like deep red Myrtle and Black Hearted Sassafras. The cottage is warm and comforting. Using mainly natural materials like wood, wool, linen and jute. The library offers a nice selection of books focusing on Tasmanian authors.
Even though this is an eco-friendly cottage it’s not without modern luxuries. The cottage offers fast WIFI, smart lock entry, a BOSE Bluetooth speaker, a smart TV and programmable electric blankets.
Driftwood Cabin by Sarah Glover
Right on the banks of the sea, this ocean front cabin is the home of chef Sarah Glover. The cottage is a cook’s dream with Sarah’s custom fire pit, a Traeger grill, a chef’s kitchen with every single pot, knife and tool you might need to create a feast. Outside you can cast a fishing line or dive for scallops.
But even if cooking isn’t your passion this cottage has much to offer. The two bedrooms are beautifully decorated with soft linens and on the deck you’ll have a perfect view over the ocean.
For cooking or nature lovers, this cottage is a dream holiday accomondation for many.
On the western side of Bruny Island stands Bruny Island Boathouse. The holiday cottage is situated in the township of Alonnah and offers panoramic views across d’entrecasteaux Channel, Satellite Island & Hartz Mountain.
The shack has two bedrooms and the entire holiday home has been decorated in light color tones. With beautiful timbers, fabrics, linen and artwork this holiday cottage is a perfect seaside accomondation.
The Stable Lofts
The Stable Lofts consists of four seperate loft quarters that each house two people. The holiday accomondation is set in lush private gardens including a grove of National Trust-listed sequoias, in the historic Hawthorn Villa Estate on the edge of Carrick village.
Made of recycled wood and local timbers the lofts have a rustic vibe. But the linens and decor and luxury to the spaces.
Because the accomondation consists of four seperate quarters this is the perfect holiday home if you’re traveling with a group (note: no children are allowed at The Stable Lofts)
Cloud River Farm
Cloud River Farms is a 1893 Heritage Listed property in Petcheys Bay. The cottage has recently been renovated and is now a luxury cottage for two in the Huon Valley.
The wonderful thing about Cloud River Farms is that the cottage is set in a lush garden with orchard, veggie gardens, fire pit and deck.
The deck is the perfect spot for your breakfast or diner with a lovely view over the river.
The area around Cloud River Farm has much to offer with waterfalls, walking tracks, boat trips and kayaking. But of course the cottage alone with its wonderful view is reason enough to book a trip here.
The Townhouse Tasmania
Located in the heart of historic Launceston stands the colorful 1840s Victorian terrace called The Townhouse. The freestanding townhouse offers a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms.
The bright rooms are wonderfully decorated with cozy textures and natural materials.
If you’re planning a trip the Launceston then The Townhouse is a wonderful Airbnb accomondation.
For a romantic holiday cottage in Tasmania you can book at stay at Miss Adelines. The cottage has been carefully restored and decorated with unique vintage decor and furnishings.
The periode cottage is located in the heart of the Tamar Valley wine region at Gravelly Beach. And therefor its the perfect holiday cottage if you want to visit the wineries in the area.
Whether you want to book a romantic getaway or if you want to visit the wineries. Miss Adelines is a lovely vintage cottage for your trip.
Situated in the historical sandstone village of Oatlands, Raffah House is a perfect holiday accomondation if you prefer to rent a full house.
The heritage home (that used to be a maternity home) has 3 spacious bedrooms and can accomondate 6 people.
Next to the beautifully designed townhouse Raffah House also offers the use of the private European-inspired garden with an outdoor entertaining area and seasonal vegetable garden
If you’re traveling to Tasmania with a larger group then a stay at Raffah House looks perfect.
“A love letter to Tasmania” that is how Grand Designs Australia host Peter Madison described The Pod. The holiday home has floor to ceilings windows that offer a wonderful view of the dunes, Frederick Henry Bay and the Southern Ocean beyond.
Outside stands a bespoke Huon pine outdoor tub made with timber sourced from the depths of Lake Pieman. And inside you’ll find a suspended fireplace has been handcrafted by an artisan blacksmith and a basin made by an acclaimed ceramicist.
The Pod is the pefect Airbnb accomondation in Tasmania for design and architecture lovers.
Eton Beach House
Eton Beach House is a newly built architecturally designed holiday home on Tasmania. The beach house has waterfront access to Great Oyster Bay and from the living space you’ll also have an amazing view over the bay.
From the living room (with wood fireplace) you also have access to 2 decks & an outdoor fireplace with 180 northern aspect view.
The luxury holiday home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bath so perfect as a holiday accomondation if your group is a bit larger.
If you love design, architecture ánd waterfront acces then Eton Beach House is the perfect holiday home on Tasmania for you.
The Milkman’s Shack
In the Meander Valley region stands this self contained studio called The Milkman’s Shack.
With dark moody rooms and natural materials The Milkman’s Shack is the perfect holiday accomondation for a country getaway that is still close to the picturesque town of Deloraine.
The shack also offers and outside tub.