Madsen Retreat is a large Mediterranean style home located in the beautiful seaside town of Penguin in NW Tasmania - population about 5000. It is elevated with vista views of the Bass Strait and just a quick 4 minute walk to the shops, post office, cafes and beach. Madsen Retreat is situated on 1000 sq. m of elevated landscaped grounds and every room has a garden view as well as a sea view. It has bbq facilities, and rear sun deck and is pet friendly for dogs with its own outside kennel that can accomodate two small dogs or one large one. Our rooms are 4 star quality and comfort with fine linens, stylish bedding, interior decor, plenty of storage and shelf space, ipod docks, mini bar, soft bathrobes in each room, iron and ironing board, dining room, sunroom and laundry facilities. We offer secure on site parking. Continental breakfast is included in the price and full cooked breakfast is offered for an additional $15 per person. Free WiFi throughout the house and smart tvs to allow you to stream online movies. Penguin sits between Ulverstone and Burnie (about 15 minute drive either way) and is just a half hour drive on Bass Highway from Devonport where the Spirit of Tasmania ferry comes in twice a day. We are located in NW Tasmania that has some of the most fertile and beautiful countryside in the world. NW Tasmania has some of the best roads and driving conditions you will ever have the joy of driving on and it offers superb views of country and sea all the way down the coastal route to Burnie and then to Stanley and Port Arthur and Edge of the World where you can look out at the Southern Ocean. The Tarkine Drive is a must if you are staying for more than a day. Our little town has two IGA stores, about 5 cafes and bakeries, a bank, a gallery (just opened), a Pharmacy, two Vets, a Newsagent, a Barber shop, a Service Station and a number of curiosity shops. If you want more choice, the drive up the coast to Ulverstone is one of the most beautiful coastal drives you will find anywhere.
Book our whole first floor suite - ideal for travelling groups
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Oct 2018
About Chris Whitelaw
Madsen Retreat is owned by Chris and Ting. We moved here from Sydney in December 2016. We operate a number of businesses. We wanted a change in lifestyle from the busy noisy Sydney to the tranquil and spectacularly beautiful NW of Tas. We purchased two blocks of land for this Retreat totalling 1100 sq meters and are developing it in 3 stages. The first stage is now completed being two King bed rooms with en-suite and sofa bed and the family suite that includes a queen bed room, a bunkbed room, common room space with ocean views, spa bath and separate toilet and shower.
Chris Whitelaw purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2016
Why Chris Whitelaw chose Penguin
It is big, spacious and as it is elevated it gives incredible vista views of the Bass Strait. It has beautifully kept lawns, has big back yard with courtyard where you can bbq and entertain, we are pet friendly with a small kennel out back, huge fully equipped mod kitchen, 5 rooms (when stage 2 completed), laundry and drying facilities, secure online parking and just 3 minutes walk from Penguin beach and esplanade. In cold weather you can light our fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese/fruit platter. We also have a large sunroom big enough for a whole family to sit together and watch a movie on the big TV screen.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Close to beach, shops and bushwalks and just 20 minute drives to Burnie and Ulverstone and 30 minutes to Devonport. Perfect spot to stay as your base and plan day trips to destinations in the NW. Just 30 minutes from the Spirt of Tasmania ferry. If you ask us we can help you plan your day trips and even get you booked in with day tour companies and help you plan your itinerary. We also provide 3 bicycles for getting around Penguin. We are dog friendly as well.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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We are in the NW of Tasmania - offering fertile agricultural land, sensational coastal drives and views, amazing landscapes and beautiful quaint towns and villages all within close range. The drive from Penguin to Stanley is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever find. Within 20 min drive is an arboretum and the spectacular Emu Valley Rhododendron gardens.
Penguin is equidistant from the larger town of Ulverstone and the port city of Burnie. Great walks, winery tours and tours to Cradle Mountain are all at your finger tips.