Absolute beach front house with 180 degree panoramic views of the ocean
About Lesley McKinnell
Hello from Lesley and Georgia, Boat Harbour Beach, Tasmania. We are delighted to share our beach house (or 'shack' as locals call it) with you and hope you will love it as much as we have over the past 60+ years. Our family purchased this gorgeous place in the 1950's and our family's children and their children have enjoyed it ever since. In 2011 we decided to open our home to guests so they too could enjoy this magical place. Since this time we have welcomed guests from all over the world and get so much enjoyment out of watching them fall in love with Boat Harbour Beach like we have.
Lesley McKinnell purchased this House in 1955
Why Lesley McKinnell chose Boat Harbour Beach
Our lovely little shack was built in the 1940's, shortly after World War II. The man who built it was named Harry Lay and he worked as a piano importer in Wynyard. Due to building materials being limited by post-war difficulties, Harry decided to build part of the shack from the wooden shipping containers that his pianos arrived in from interstate. What resulted was a lovely little cottage, affectionately named 'Tinkledell' (the original wooden sign has been preserved on our front gate). We adore this place for so many reasons, mostly it's character, unbeatable location (literally a few steps from the property onto the silky white sand) and incredible 180 degree panoramic views.
What makes this House unique
There are many properties listed in the Boat Harbour Beach area now, however only a handful can boast absolutely beach front like ours. You will discover this as you step onto the deck and realise that at high tide you can throw a pebble into the ocean, or step down off the lower deck, onto the lawn and then onto the sand. There is no better location than Tidal Whispers. Guests will also enjoy the ambience of this original Boat Harbour Beach 'shack', renovated to ensure your comfort yet still maintaining it's quaint character with a homely and warm touch.
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
If you are looking for a holiday shack in one of the best locations in the world, this is it!
Tidal Whispers is the quintessential beach shack with direct access to a sublime beach from the back door.
Waking up to the sound and sight of the ocean in a very comfortable bed is sublime.
Excellent communication with the owners if needed.
A very restful stay.
Amazing shack in an amazing location
So close to the beach. Really comfortable bed and incredible view.
This is a lovely place with a fantastic outlook over the beach (and direct access to it). There are a few quirks from the house’s history but these are well described. Yes the kitchen is small but it is well equipped, and 50m along the beach is the cafe... With our toddler we appreciated the safety gate on the stairs.
We had a lovely time wish we could of stayed longer, may need to book in for next January for longer.
Was just what we wanted for our short visit
Very easy to rent and communicate with owners