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Close to penguins; quirky and sparkling clean

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Close to penguins; quirky and sparkling clean

Close to penguins; quirky and sparkling clean

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Bicheno, TAS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBicheno Penguin Tours19 min walk
  • Popular LocationRedbill Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaubs Beach2 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
120 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Close to penguins; quirky and sparkling clean

Romantic holiday home in Bicheno
If you like warm and cosy with a little bit of quirky on the side, then look no further. You have just found your ideal holiday shack. Mermaids is the quintessential Tassie shack. So homely and sunny, with all amenities supplied so you can have a carefree getaway. Within minutes on foot to the beach and walking tracks, it is ideally positioned. Views abound and reverse-cycle air conditioning ensures all year comfort. Free Wifi is a bonus.

The master bedroom has a claw-foot bath and the second bedroom has another Queen bed and two singles. You can enjoy the ocean views from inside or from the sheltered deck. This gorgeous beach house is easy to find and just a short walk to the centre of Bicheno.

A highlight of Mermaids is its close proximity to Redbill Beach, one of Tasmania's best surf beaches and also home to many fairy penguins. Access to the southern end of Redbill Beach is from the bottom of the street, just a couple of minute's walk from Mermaids. The picturesque Bicheno walking track also starts from here and your hosts will provide you with a map so that you can find your way on foot to the Blow Hole, the Gulch and the bakery. Bicheno boasts lovely coastal vistas and many hidden beaches that are sheltered and ideal for snorkling, kayaking and exploring rock pools. In the cooler months Bicheno is the perfect place from which to view dolphins and mermaids, hunt for pretty shells or enjoy a thermos of tea with a good book.

Features of Mermaids

Mermaids is a comfortable, clean and level property (no stairs). A feature is the spacious deck with outdoor dining table. There is a gas BBQ on the back patio. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, frying pan and rice cooker. In the comfortable lounge you can watch Netflix on a 55 inch smart TV. In winter, it is warm inside as the house is positioned to receive all-day sun and has a heat pump. One bathroom has a shower and the other a claw-foot bath. The bedrooms have ample storage. All linen is supplied. There are 2 Singles (one trundle-style) and a Queen in one large bedroom, and another Queen in the master bedroom.

More Information

YOUR HOSTS - Your friendly hosts (Jakki and Mark) live locally and are easily contactable.

DAY TRIPS - Easy driving to Wine Glass Bay, Douglas Apsley National Park and Natureworld.

WINERIES - Six wineries with cellar door within a 30 minute drive.

PENGUIN TOUR - Operates daily and pick-up can be arranged from Blu-Sea Mermaids..

COUPLES DEAL - Ask about our special discount for couples or single person occupancy.

PETS - We are unable to accommodate pets.

SMOKING - No smoking inside.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with Netflix.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jacqueline Hardman
Speaks English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Next to a golf course

Things to do

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 1292 sq ft (120 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number DA2019/00328

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About this area


Located in Bicheno, this holiday home is next to a golf course. Bicheno Penguin Tours and Freycinet Vineyards are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Apsley Conservation Area and Diamond Island Nature Reserve. With surfing/boogie boarding and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Bicheno Penguin Tours - 19 min walk
  • Redbill Beach - 1 min drive
  • Waubs Beach - 2 min drive
  • Lookout Rock State Reserve - 2 min drive
  • Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration - 2 min drive


  • Sealife Centre - 13 min walk
  • Sails Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Oasis Bar & Bistro - 15 min walk
  • Seahorse - 19 min walk
  • Pasini's - 19 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Excellent property - friendly host - recommend

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Replied to our phone message quickly. Helped us find a penguin veiwing spot. Lovely bath. Very very clean.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great stay at Bicheno
Great location, clean, everything you need, had a great 4 nights here. Only regret is it was only 4 nights....could have stayed a month.

5/5 Excellent

Very nice house with nice views of water, nice outdoor entertainment area.
Very comfortable house. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Bicheno.

5/5 Excellent

Great family get away
The house was in a great location and had had everything we needed. The view from the balcony was fabulous. I wish we could have stayed longer.