A Beach House By The Sea, Kingston (Hobart), Tasmania

I was in two minds about publishing this review because it was such a wonderful place to stay that I want to keep the secret to myself! I feel that we might be back a few more times in the next year or so and want to make sure that this fantastic property is available! That would be selfish though plus I love to give credit to people who understand what travelling families need and are able to put it all together in a well priced package. When travelling with kids the accommodation can make or break an entire holiday and in this instance it most definitely made it!

“A beach house by the sea” is located 8kms south of the Hobart CBD in the suburb of Kingston. I was a little worried about what we were in for as the price of $140 (3,500 baht) a night was excellent plus there were no reviews online because it had only just been listed as a holiday house. I also had to pay the full 9 night stay in advanced. First impressions were not all that good as it is a quite old looking house but once we got inside we were blown away.

Only a road seperates the front yard from the beach. This was our view from the sun room at the front of the house. I couldn’t get enough of it.

View at A beach house by the sea, Kingston, Tasmania

The first morning after we arrived I went for a run up the hill and took this photo looking back down to Kingston beach.

View of Kingston Beach, Tasmania

Enough of the view – onto the inside of the house.

With the abundance of fresh seafood available locally some of the best food I have ever eaten was whipped up in the superbly appointed Kitchen by my darling wife.

With the abundance of fresh seafood available locally some of the best food I have ever eaten was whipped up in the superbly appointed Kitchen by my darling wife.

And this is where it was mainly devoured although sometimes we did eat outside on the lawn. The Washing machine, clothes dryer and sink is located behind those two cupboard doors.

And this is where it was mainly devoured although sometimes we did eat outside on the lawn. The Washing machine, clothes dryer and sink is located behind those two cupboard doors.

There were two bathrooms, this was the main one. Plenty of hot water with excellent pressure.

There were two bathrooms, this was the main one. Plenty of hot water with excellent pressure.

This bedroom had an en suite.

This bedroom had an en suite.

The was the largest bedroom and had heaps of cupboard space.

The was the largest bedroom and had heaps of cupboard space.

Bedroom number three where the girls slept.

Bedroom number three where the girls slept.


A large and comfy lounge room with great views of the ocean.

A large and comfy lounge room with great views of the ocean.

A massive TV with a large selection of DVD's to watch on a rainy day (of which there was only really one!)

A massive TV with a large selection of DVD’s to watch on a rainy day (of which there was only really one!)

Sun room / play room at the front of the house. There was a hammock and even a toy box filled with everything that Jacob could ever have wished for.

Sun room / play room at the front of the house. There was a hammock and even a toy box filled with everything that Jacob could ever have wished for.

Out of the nine days we stayed here the weather was perfect for six of them, okay for two and only miserable for one. The owner was called Greg and we never even met him but there was no need to. He answered all emails politely and quickly and everything (including the keys) were right where he said they would be.

If you are ever visiting Hobart as a family then My family and I highly recommend A beach House By The Sea.


5 Responses to A Beach House By The Sea, Kingston (Hobart), Tasmania

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  2. looks and sounds beautiful!!!

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  4. thanks for sharing the secret. now the small matter of funding and finding our way there. never mind i can always refer back to your blog for my virtual holiday.

    • Nothing beats the real thing though! KL direct to Melbourne and then just a little hop to the beautiful island of Tasmania!

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