Make Maria Views Bed & Breakfast your base whilst exploring the sunny East Coast and other Tasmanian attractions. Go north and visit Swansea, Coles Bay, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park and a host of wineries along the way.
Boasting spectacular 180 degree views of Maria Island and only 50 minutes drive from Hobart Airport, Orford’s Maria Views Bed & Breakfast is the perfect location to relax and explore Tasmania’s East Coast.
It’s the perfect location to unwind and relax and what better way to complete your day than a final walk along the beach before you return to enjoy a glass of wine and be mesmerised by the moon rise over Maria Island.
The modern one bedroom apartment comes complete with welcome drinks and chocolates on arrival, lounge/dining, fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and cosy bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Explore Orford/Triabunna and its many attractions – golf course, fishing, boating, close swimming beaches, a winery, bushwalk along the many walking tracks. There’s a hotel, restaurants, supermarket, Post Office and café – all within easy walking distance. Visit the waterfront marina in Triabunna – it’s the gateway to Maria Island. Whilst there, grab the best fish and chips around as well as visit the Visitor Information Centre or have a drink at the Spring Bay Hotel.
And last but not least visit our local icon - the beautiful Maria Island National Park. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day exploring historic Darlington, climb Mt Bishop & Clark or Mt Maria. It’s the perfect destination if you enjoy walking within pristine nature.
SOME EXTRA INFORMATION
Hi, my husband Ian and I, two dogs and one cat live in this big home which is perched into a hill giving 180 degree views of Maria Island in Orford. Orford is the first town along the Great Eastern Drive that is on the East Coast when coming from Hobart. We purchased this property in 2002 which was built to lock up. We then spent the next few years making it liveable for our family with the B&B being the last project. In 2007 the downstairs section of our house was complete and we commenced operating as Maria Views Bed and Breakfast in 2008.
Ian and I both work full time - locally. We love the area having moved from Victoria and previously from King Island. We have 2 daughters but Michelle is the only one home now and she is currently undertaking her last year of Uni in Hobart. We also have 2 dogs, Ockie and Toots (Mother and daughter) and we have adopted a stray kitten 2 years ago who also forms part of the family and is called Lucky. We keep the dogs away from the B&B area as we are aware that not everyone loves dogs. They have a fully fenced backyard to play in but can been seen from time to time lounging on our front deck if we are home.
We want to welcome people to our place that don't mind the potential bit of noise from upstairs. We work from Tuesday to Friday, starting at 7.00am and we get up at 5.30am. We do make every effort to be quiet but I know how much any noise can travel when it is in the quiet times of the morning. My parents have been pretty honest with us when they have stayed on where they can/cannot hear the noise and we have made adjustments to take that into account. On that note we have been told that the noise is less than what you would hear in a hotel/motel however if you are a light sleeper it may be a bit noisy for you. As mentioned above the unit includes parking, private entrance, open plan dining and lounge, comfy bed, soft towels, and more.
There is a sign at the end of the driveway as we are an internal lot. Come up the driveway and keep to your right and then turn left into the car parking area. You will immediately experience the view out to Maria Island from where you park the car. The B&B entrance is to the left of the carport on the level of the car park. Access to our part of the house is via the front deck.
Interaction with guests
I will always endeavour to be here to greet you when you arrive however if you do arrive before I finish work I will leave you a note on the front gate of the deck giving you directions. I will then catch up with you when I get home.
Other things to note
Fully self contained 1 bedroom apartment with continental breakfast for each day of your stay consisting of juice, break, cereal, homemade raspberry jam and local honey. Unfortunately due to abuse, we are no longer able to provide a wifi connection for unlimited use. Limited Wifi can be made available for checking of emails.
Don't require breakfast? - that's fine - let me know at the enquiry stage and I'll give you a cheaper rate.We are Tourism Tasmania Accredited and
Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accredited