idleWild - a secluded, cosy, beachfront escape, immersed in nature
IdleWild's dramatic settting overlooks a nine mile beach framed by Freycinet mountains. Seabirds swirling and diving along the rolling surf create a spellbinding, mesmerising spectacle.
Relax and unwind cocooned in the comfortable, colourful interiors. Bike ride the beach, later enjoy the cosy wood stove, glass of local wine in hand.
30 minutes to Freycinet National Park and Bicheno. 40 minutes to Maria Island Ferry and minutes to the restaurants and wineries around Swansea, this is the perfect base to explore Tasmania's East Coast.
Come and idle a while ...
A Day in the Life at IdleWild
Awaken slowly to the sound of the ceaseless sea and pad up the stairs to see what the day has to bring…in sunny Swansea, you will probably find the morning sun filling the house with warmth and glory.
Take your coffee to the beach to dip your toes in, or be more adventurous and take an invigorating morning swim. Someone might cast in a line and catch a fish for dinner!
Cycle up the beach to the Oyster Shack for a late lunch and a glass of champagne, wending your way home as the sun sets in a joy of red and gold across the ocean and onto the Hazard mountains.
Maybe a pod of dolphins accompanies you home, as your dog runs alongside, indulging in the freedom that only a nine mile long beach can bring.
Returning, light the wood fire and after dinner let the house work its evening magic with soft lamp light and candles, some music on the Bose...soothing you to rest.
Repeat... as often as you like.
Here's What You Need to Know
IdleWild offers comfortable accommodation for 4 adults but can cater for 6 with three bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, two toilets and laundry, all in the downstairs area.
If you can tear yourself away, there are some fantastic food and dining options nearby as well as the Freycinet National Park for great walk.
Food and Wine...
Even though we are apparently remote, we are quite spoilt for a range of close by eating options.
Fresh oysters (and champagne) are available just 5 kms along Dolphin Sands Rd direct from Melshell Oysters. Get your oysters almost immediately after they have been harvested from Great Oyster Bay. Their oyster caravan is open from 10am to 4pm daily, for eat-there or take-away. Or ride your bikes there...
The Waterloo Inn has recently opened in Swansea (10 minutes drive or also a possible bike ride) and is fast gaining a fabulous reputation under it's enthusiastic young new team.
The Saltshaker does great thin crust pizza and the Horny Cray a mean fish and chips.
There are 6 local wineries with cellar door tastings, and some with food including Mel’s Kitchen and Devils Corner. You can also book at table for dinner at Piermont which is 15 minutes drive.
Gala Estate Cellar Door also sells merino wool goods along with its delicious wine.
We have room for a boat here with three places nearby for launching. At the North end of Dolphin Sands road there is an easy launch into Moulting Lagoon and from there you go into Great Oyster Bay and catch all the flathead you want!
There is an excellent range of fishing tackle at the Morris General Store. Bait can be purchased at Morris Store as well as the two petrol stations.
Whilst you are our guests, IdleWild and its five acres are solely yours to enjoy. Nine Mile Beach is as long as its name suggests and it is likely you will have it to yourself most of the time.
You are welcome to grab one of our bikes and take a ride along the beach…you can ride to Swansea if you like, crossing the Meredith River at low tide.
The gardens here a full of native plants and trees and are a wildlife haven..wallabies skip across the dunes at dusk, whilst you will probably not miss the possums either! It is home to innumerable birds of all sizes and shapes and colours and song.
The bedrooms comprise king bed, queen bed and a double bed configuration. 100% cotton sheets and towels are provided. You will need to bring your own beach towels and shampoo. All beds have down/feather toppers and down/feather pillows. If you are allergic to down there are replacement synthetic pillows available.
The upstairs living area includes a wood fire, digital Smart TV- with Netflix, Prime, Disney and Stan. There are also books and games and a Bluetooth/WIFI Bose Soundtouch speaker for music streaming.
The kitchen is a well appointed cook's kitchen with lots of prep space, an induction cook top, a conventional oven and also a microwave combi oven, a range of electrical appliances including dishwasher and a sandwich grill. An electric BBQ is on the deck outside.
In the pantry is some decent coffee with a variety of coffee makers, a range of Twinings foil teabags (EB, Green, Lemon & Ginger, Peppermint) and some Hot Chocolate. Olive Oil, Balsamic, salt, ground pepper, sugar, plain white flour and a jar of muesli. Plus cleaning products including dishwasher tablets and clothes washing detergent.
IdleWild..it’s in the name.
Go to Stayz.com.au or Booking.com or AirBNB to book us.
One Bathroom with Shower
One extra Toilet
Cooks Kitchen with BBQ and dishwasher
Dogs Welcome with a fenced area
Thirrty minutes from Freycinet and wilderness
Ten Minutes from Swansea and shops and restaurants
One minute to the Beach