Quiet Comfortable Seclusion

About Mandala

Mandala is a charming 3-4 bedroom self-contained holiday home with quality furnishings, kitchenware, home entertainment, and recreational gear, all ready to enjoy.

It has been tastefully decorated to provide a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, and it fits right into its private bushland setting which is also home to countless native animals, birds, trees, and shrubs.

Mandala looks right over the historic D’Entrecastaux channel between Bruny Island and the Tasmanian mainland, with the impressive Hartz Mountains on the far horizon – the perfect scene for an al fresco coffee, a leisurely lunch, or a glass of local wine as the sun goes down.

Mandala is peaceful and secluded but within easy reach of local facilities and attractions: a 20-minute stroll along a well-maintained walking track (or a 3-minute drive) brings you to the small township of Alonnah with its white sandy beach, boat ramp and jetty, general store, and the only Hotel Bruny Restaurant on the island.

The abundant attractions of Bruny Island – including beaches, bush walks, wild cliffs, historic sites, artisanal food and wine producers, and the famous eco-cruise – are also just a short drive away.

The House

Mandala combines quality modern comforts with natural, rustic charm.

The original building (a refurbished mess hall, transported from the mainland) features a large open-plan kitchen – living area with a wood-heater and a big front window with stunning views over the channel and mountains beyond. It opens onto a large deck, BBQ area and outdoor seating / dining space. Inside or out, the open-plan kitchen facilities let you cook up a feast while still being part of the scene.

An old wooden stairway leads up from the living area to a balcony bedroom which overlooks the whole space – perfect for an afternoon snooze, a quiet read, or extra sleeping accommodation with a double-size bed and single futon. A short passage leads to two queen-size bedrooms (both with big views), a bunk-room which sleeps 4, a main bathroom, and a rear laundry / w.c.

The Garden

A short flight of wide steps leads down from the deck into the landscaped garden which surrounds the house, games shed, cubby house and woodshed. It then blends seamlessly into the native bush to the sides and rear of the property.

From the front gate, a narrow path leads [~30m] down to the water’s edge.

Wallabies frequently come thumping through, and wild birds are everywhere.



    • 1 queen-sized bed in the master bedroom
    • 1 queen-sized bed in the guest bedroom
    • 1 double-sized bed + 1 single-sized bed in the loft bedroom
    • 2 single-sized beds + a bunk bed set of 2 single-sized beds in family room.
    • 1 portable cot with fresh linen & blanket
    • Wall panel heaters in all bedrooms
    • Wardrobes

    • Cozy living area with sofas and ottoman
    • Smart TV, Netflix Movies & TV shows
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Reading/writing desk
    • Wood fired heater
    • Child safety fireguard
    • Ceiling fan

    • A dining table can be extended to seat 12
    • 1 baby high chair
    • Full dining crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils
    • Refrigerator
    • Additional bar fridge
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Electric oven and gas cook-top
    • Toaster and assorted electric appliances including bread maker, mixer & baking equipment and sandwich presser
    • Coffee plunger & percolator
    • Coffee & Tea making facilities

    • Spacious full bathroom with shower/bathtub
    • Additional guest toilet
    • Towels
    • Body wash, baby wash, shampoo, and conditioner
    • Hairdryer
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Iron & Board

    • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
    • Smart TV, Netflix movies & TV shows
    • Choices of board games
    • Music stereo system with Bluetooth
    • Reading library & children toys

    • Separate games room with private deck
    • Table tennis table
    • Music stereo system
    • Cubby house with assorted toys

    • BBQ & Grill
    • Spacious deck overlooking the channel
    • Child safety gate
    • Large parking area and beautiful landscape garden
    • Direct access to waterfront & foreshore track

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