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"Turnstone" was designed by renowned coastal architect and surfing filmmaker Paul Witzig and completed is a stunning house purposed designed and built for its wonderful location and beautifully fitted and furnished.
Turnstone sits on Porky Point King Island with close up views of the Southern swells. The sea is on three sides and all rooms have ocean views. See sea eagles from your bedroom.
It is a short drive to the new Ocean Dunes Golf Course and about 30 minutes to Cape Wickham.
The famed Cheese factory and Dairy is a kilometre away. The airport is ten minutes drive and Currie, where there are supermarkets and arrange of shops including a pharmacy and newsagent and Post office, is 20 minute drive. The local hospital and GP are also located in Currie.
The ocean right out front is full of crayfish and abalone. Many varieties of fish are caught right off the beach in front and of course all round the Island
For Bird lovers there is an abundance of life on the beach in front . The house is named after the Ruddy Turnstone which can be seen seasonally on Little Porky Beach. Pied Oyster catchers are a favourite. Sea Eagles are spectacular visitors
Winter guests can enjoy the ambience of the Jindara wood heater. Wood is supplied. Nobo electric wall heaters too warm up the double glazed house in winter. Big sliding doors and ceiling fans provide comfort on the warmest days of summer.
The house is designed for passive solar living and is cool in summer and warm in winter. Water is heated via a state of the art Edwards solar heater with an electric booster for cloudy periods.
A spacious living dining and kitchen are tastefully furnished. For the traditionalists a wonderful new Esse wood stove provides an alternative to the modern electrical oven and cooktop that sits beside it. The kitchen is suited to the chef in the family with high quality equipment and work we do our very best to keep the knives sharp!
A huge granite topped bench links to the solid wood dining table which can seat up to twelve
A big TV is now linked via digital signal to the Tasmanian network. A small DVD library is provide for entertainment. A Telstra modem provides basic internet services by wireless through the house
Three bedrooms are reached via a double glazed "breezeway "that connects the two wings of the house and guarantees absolute quiet even when others remain in the living area. The breezeway can be opened onto a deck with stunning views of the Southern Ocean and Little Porky Beach just 100 meters away .
The main bedroom has a spacious bathroom ensuite. The two other bedrooms share and equally nice bathroom that also serves as a laundry
All bedrooms have ocean views to both North and South
Management is by King Island is via the website.
Turnstone welcomes pets by prior arrangement with the Manager who can also arrange cots and so on for small children if given prior notice. (All at an additional fee.)
A rollaway bed can also be organised for a 7th person at a cost of $25 per night.
90 cm electric oven
Granite bench tops
High quality cutlery, pots, pans and tableware
New twin oven "Esse" wood traditionalists and warmth
Dining table extendable to seat twelve
Sea all round
Electric heating throughout
Jindara wood heater with glass front in lounge
Large decks on North and South sides
Outdoor shower... and sink for fish cleaning
Separate wing of the quiet
Sea views from all bedrooms
Main bedroom with King bed
Second bedroom with king size single beds
Third bedroom can be configured with two king singles OR a queen
High quality bedding and linen
Two bathrooms one en suite to main bedroom
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