Port Arthur was once a convict settlement in Tasmania. Today, it is a thriving town famous for being home to Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning more than 40 hectares (98.8 acres) of open land. This site features more than 30 well-preserved ancient buildings and ruins. It is a family-friendly site, and children will surely enjoy the Hidden Stories Activity Book, through which they can learn more about the town’s rich history by completing puzzles and collecting stamps. Since 2011, it has been a smoke-free attraction, appealing to more visitors annually. Designated smoking areas are available outside the visitor center. If you are looking for a nearby place to stay as you explore this sought-after attraction, check out these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Arthur, Australia.
1. Ellis Cottage by the Sea (from USD 197)
Sleeping a maximum of four people, this spacious, two-bedroom cottage boasts stunning views of Ladies Bay and Stewarts Bay. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and the master bedroom also has a spa bath with beautiful ocean views.
It has an open floor plan with a dining area, kitchen, and lounge that leads directly to a huge balcony furnished with tables and chairs. History buffs must definitely visit Port Arthur Historic Site, which is just a 15-minute walk away from the cottage.
Ellis Cottage by the Sea, Stewarts Bay,Port ArthurPort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the cottage was very comfortable and the views were breathtakingamazing view total privacy comfortable warm and fully equippedthe view is spectacular and the bed very comfortablelovely views and comfy facilitiesreally beautiful view from the living room as well the bedroom
Cleanliness:the cottage is gorgeous really clean super comfy beds and so peacefulamazing little place to stay very clean and amazing outlookpeaceful comfortable & cleanwhat a lovely place could not ask for anything better cabin was so clean and super well equippedit was spotless and one of the best cabins there with a great view
Host:phillip was a great host thank youso spacious and easy to host dinners and lunchesphillip was a great host providing well defined directions to the cottage and easily contactablephillip is responsive and really easy to communicate withRead more reviews
Location:stunning location in all respectslocation was really greatclose to local attractionsgreat location and super peacefulextra special location very comfortable unit
2. Carnarvon Bay Beach House (from USD 138)
This non-smoking, four-bedroom beach house sits in a family-friendly neighborhood, offering glorious views of Carnarvon Bay and Point Puer. Sleeping a maximum of 10 guests, it is only 2 km (1.2 mi) away from Port Arthur Historic Site. Two bedrooms are furnished with one queen-size bed each, while another bedroom has a double bed. Meanwhile, the fourth bedroom features two bunk beds and two floor mattresses. Cot and high chair for your little ones may be provided upon request.
Carnarvon Bay Beach HousePort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
3. Bayside Cabin (from USD 152)
Nestled in the heart of a 16.2-hectare (40-acre) property with panoramic vistas of Ladies Bay, this chic, 2-bedroom cabin accommodates up to 3 guests. It has an electric fireplace that can keep you warm, regardless of the weather. In the fully functional kitchen, you can prepare your own meals to feel more at home. Its veranda has a barbecue grill and outdoor dining area, enabling you to enjoy al fresco meals with your loved ones.
Bayside Cabin - Access FriendlyPort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:a fabulous stylish and comfortable unit with gorgeous views
Cleanliness:very nice and clean placeit was very clean and nice place to stayrooms are tidy and cleana clean easy to use space with a secluded feelwell equipped modern facilities and very clean
Host:the staff were very helpful & friendlycongrats to the hosts for providing this this havenRead more reviews
Location:good location easy to parkthe cabin is located in holiday parka great cabin in the adventure parknice location to stay if you’re spending time in port arthurit was in a great location of the caravan park which helped to make it feel more private
4. Bay View Shack (from USD 99)
This three-bedroom house is set on a tranquil farm, providing spectacular views from every corner. Offering family-friendly accommodations, it sleeps up to six people. It features a huge deck with barbecue facilities and a wood heater, allowing you to maximize the expansive views over good food with your loved ones. Moreover, it has a spacious, open yard, where kids can run around freely and safely. It has ample on-site parking, accommodating even a trailer boat.
Bay View Shack: Spacious, peacefulPort Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
5. Three-bedroom cottage with front and rear decks (from USD 138)
This 3-bedroom cottage takes pride in its waterfront location on Little Possum beach, which is just a 15-minute walk away from Port Arthur Historic Site. The master bedroom, equipped with a king-size bed, and another bedroom, equipped with two single beds in a bunk configuration, opens out onto a rear deck furnished with barbecue facilities and outdoor seating.
Out on the front, you will find another deck with breathtaking views of Carnarvon Bay. WiFi is unavailable, so it is the perfect place for you to unplug.
Little Possum Shack ~ waterfront cottagePort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
6. Peninsula Cabin (from USD 168)
Situated right next to a beach access track, this modern, two-bedroom cabin accommodates up to four people. It is nestled on a 16.2-hectare (40-acre) property, and offer uninterrupted views of Ladies Bay. With an electric fireplace, it is an ideal holiday destination year-round. It features a kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook your own food, such as a fridge, a microwave, and a stovetop. On the furnished veranda, you can prepare some barbecue and enjoy al fresco dining.
Peninsula CabinPort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:reverse cycle air conditioning in the cabin would keep it cool during summerlovely modern cabin with great views and very comfortablestylish and warm cabin with modern features and comfortable furniturethey forget sent the address for me and free wifi only 250mb
Cleanliness:the cabin was perfect very clean and well maintainedthe house is clean tidy and full furnished for your stayclean and warm and well locatedgreat place very modern and cleanlovely clean modern cabin in a great location
Host:hospitality of the park staff was fantasticleanne n steve are great hostRead more reviews
Location:great location and service good choice for family tripsbeautiful location very close to port arthur historic sitefantastic place to stay near port arthurgreat value for a stylish modern cabin in a lovely locationfantastic location with an abundance of flora and fauna
7. Stewarts Bay Beach House (from USD 266)
This 3-bedroom house is peacefully tucked by the beach, only a 15-minute walk from Port Arthur Historic Site. Ideal for family holidays, it features an open floor plan with everything you need for a worry-free stay. Complimentary parking within the premises is available, so you can bring a private vehicle confidently.
The master bedroom comes with an en-suite bathroom and a queen-size bed. In one bedroom, you will find a king-size bed and a single bed, while the other one is furnished with a queen-size bed. It also has a balcony from where you can take in the views of the area. There are board games on site to keep the entire family occupied.
Stewarts Bay Beach HousePort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
8. Tasman Street Cottage (from USD 134)
Ideal for big groups, this huge 3-bedroom home sleeps a maximum of 10 people. It is only a few minutes’ away from the nearest beach and Port Arthur Historic Site. It features a fully equipped kitchen, allowing you to prepare home-cooked meals for your family and friends.
Further, a washing machine is provided, so you can do your own laundry when needed. It has a spacious parking area, accommodating up to six private vehicles. For your convenience, the caretaker only lives in the house behind.
Tasman Street CottagePort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
9. Two-bedroom apartment with family-friendly amenities (from USD 62)
This two-bedroom apartment is only a few minutes’ away from famous points of interest like Port Arthur Historic Site and Stewarts Bay. Accommodating up to four guests, it provides family-friendly accommodations with everything you need to feel at home.
Complimentary parking is available within the premises, leaving you nothing to worry about if you wish to bring a private vehicle. Ideal for extended stays, it has a kitchen where you can cook your own meals at any time of the day.
Port Arthur/Stewart's BayPort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
10. Kestie Cabin
Perfect for couples seeking a peaceful retreat, this cozy cabin is only a few minutes’ away from numerous points of interest like Port Arthur Historic Site and the starting point of Three Capes Track. Ensuring that you get to start your day right before heading out, its rates include a light breakfast. You can maximize your staycation in the garden, where you can sit back and relax doing nothing but enjoying some fresh air.
Kestie Cabin - 3 mins - Port Arthur Historic sitePort Arthur, Tasmania, AustraliaSuperhost
Explore the rich heritage of Port Arthur
Port Arthur has a rich history that attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year, and it is pretty evident in its most sought-after attraction, Port Arthur Historic Site. With over 40 hectares (98.8 acres) of open land to explore, a day tour is not enough. Make sure that you check out these Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Arthur, Australia, to maximize your visit.
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