Overview of The Shackeau

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Outdoor pool
In-room dining

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Bay view
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationIda Bay State Reserve14 min walk
    Popular LocationPelican Island Conservation Area2 min drive
    Popular LocationHastings Bay Conservation Area2 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

The Shackeau

Bayside Cottage with kitchen and fireplace
Along with express check-in, this smoke-free cottage has a garden and barbecues. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. The cottage boasts a fireplace and offers a kitchen and a fridge. A microwave, a minibar and free toiletries are among the other amenities available to guests.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and minibars. Accommodation at this 3-star cottage has kitchens with fridges and microwaves.

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking


  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Minibar


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the bay
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • On the Strip

Things to do

  • Whale watching nearby



Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Express check-in


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an access code

Access methods

Access code


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    A damage deposit of AUD 350 will be collected before check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: AUD 40 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
Property registration number Planning permit not required LUPAA 1993,No Registration ID,VACATION_RENTAL

Property is also known as

Essentially Tas Southport House
Shackeau House Southport
Essentially Tas
Shackeau House
Shackeau Southport
The Shackeau Cottage
The Shackeau Southport
The Shackeau Cottage Southport

About this area


Located in Southport, this cottage is on the Strip and on the waterfront. Port Esperance and St. Imre Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs and Pelican Island Conservation Area. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ida Bay State Reserve - 14 min walk
  • Pelican Island Conservation Area - 2 min drive
  • Hastings Bay Conservation Area - 2 min drive
  • Southport Lagoon Conservation Area - 3 min drive
  • Burnett Point Conservation Area - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) - 102 min drive
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous family weekend away
Hosts thought of everything. Was a perfect spot for a weekend away. Kids loved the spa, view was lovely, fireplace was welcome, will be back for fishing and bike riding and to finish off our game of pictionary. Will bring more supplies next time and eat there so we didn't have to leave so often.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The stunning location & remoteness of being at the bottom of Tasmania.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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