Contemporary style and outstanding presentation with a strong record of business success

It's a rare privilege for us to have the chance to work with the owners of the Bruny Island Weekender and take this property to market on their behalf. The reason we're so pleased is that we built the Weekender back in 2008 and managed it as a successful short-term accommodation business for six years before selling it to the present owners Fred Whitlock and Alison Whyte in 2014.

We sold the Weekender because we needed more time to look after our increasingly busy real estate work on Bruny Island - Fred and Alison are moving on for similar reasons.

Fred is a full-time English and Drama teacher who also owns Melbourne's only vegetarian pub, the Green Man's Arms in Lygon Street, Carlton; and Alison, an acclaimed actor on stage and in film and television, has a busy schedule of acting work ahead.

Now, to the property! Designed to our brief by Tasmanian architect Maria Gigney and built by local artisan builder Colin Bickmore, the Bruny Island Weekender is a stylish and contemporary building, consisting of two offset hardwood-clad pavilions, joined by a covered and enclosed celery top pine deck. Cedar shutters protect the deck area from the breeze and a wood heater makes the space cosy. On the sheltered northern side is a second deck, with an outdoor bath.

The rear pavilion has a comfortable living area, a well-equipped galley kitchen and dining space, as well as a fold-down queen-sized bed. This pavilion has a reverse-cycle air conditioner/heat pump. There are attractive views through a glazed corner into the bush garden. The front pavilion has two bedrooms, a queen and a twin, with a shared bathroom/shower/toilet between them. Wired-in electric wall heaters keep the bedrooms warm.

Fred and Alison have added several practical outbuildings on the small block, including a good-sized storage shed that's easily big enough for kayaks; and a separate laundry with a second toilet. Two tanks provide ample rainwater storage.

The views from both pavilions are appealing, looking over the beachfront shacks on Nebraska Beach across the Channel to Tinderbox and to the mountains beyond North West Bay.

Located on the corner of Nebraska Road and Cox Drive, the Bruny Island Weekender is just a short stroll from a safe, sandy beach and a pleasant, level beachside walk of a kilometre or so to The Jetty bistro and art gallery, the hub of the Dennes Point village precinct.

This is a property with style and character and it is offered on a walk-in, walk-out basis, ready to continue to earn good income from short-term accommodation.


The information contained herein has been supplied to us and we have no reason to doubt its accuracy, however, cannot guarantee it. Accordingly, all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify this information.
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