abels cabin from the water

Guestbook

Comments from our guests:

Many of the reviews below are from Airbnb guests. You can check out those reviews here. The others have been left in our guestbook in the cabin.

Beautiful cabin that reminded us of Lake Wanika in New Zealand. The attention to detail (as Virgos do) was well appreciated. You made this feel like home.
Terry and Rose
June 2017

This is a return trip for us. No matter how many times we visit Bruny Island each trip encourages us to keep returning. It was lovely to have the fire set ready to throw a match to light it up when we arrived late. Lovely atmosphere and fantastic views without leaving the cabin. We can’t wait for the next visit.

Many thanks, mahalo from Hobart!!
Clare and Linda
June, 2017

We’ve had a great stay. Great views and great weather. We’d recommend the cruise, it’s awesome! All of us liked watching Harry Potter and playing Labrynth.
Barbara, Michael and Amy (Sydney)
April 2017

Just love Bruny Island. Fantastic location Abel’s Cabin. Lovely and quiet, look forward to coming back.
Clare and Linda
April 2017

Beautiful sunsets, great fires and cosy cabin. We wish we could stayn longer!
Leanne and Tom
April, 2017

Wonderful to share your cabin on this beautiful quiet bay. We appreciated the local artists whose paintings are on all your walls. There is so much to enjoy at this end of Bruny. The landscapes are astonishing.
Janet and Antonia (Canberra and Hobart)
April, 2017

The view is spectacular and we have particularly enjoyed relaxing by the fire sampling Bruny’s delicious food and wine. Thankyou for the extra things that have made out stay even more comfortable, the yummy breakfast and the cot and high chair for our little one.
Matt, Lauren and Cooper (9month) (Sydney, NSW)
April 2017

Thanks for a wonderful place for a few days relaxing. Bruny is gorgeous with so many fantastic things to see and do. Had the Woolly Jumper Burger at the winery…superb! Spiced chickpea also great.
Carol and Rob (Perth, WA)
March 2017

This must be the best spot on the island, so quiet, so tranquil. What a place to relax! The cabin is very comfortable and well equipped. We loved the bird books, yours in particular. We will take with us a special memory of sitting on the deck with a glass of wine watching the spectacular sunset.
Lorraine and Jim (Mossvale, NSW)
March 2017

We had a great time here exploring all Bruny Island has to offer with AC as base. Thanks for all the memories.
Victoria and Michael
March, 2017

We loved it here! Such a cosy, charming cabin with plenty of space and everything we needed. Thanks a lot for making our stay on this beautiful island even more amazing.
Marina, Metto, Marcel, Martin (Switzerland).
March 2017

Stellar accommodations, perfect setting, comfy beds, immaculate home with all the amenities., wonderful birds in the yard and easy access to the treasures of Bruny Island. You have my highest recommendation.
Aloha
Richard May (Hawaii, USA)
February-March 2017

Absolutely brilliant stay!! The accommodation is first class, the views are amazing and the wildlife incredible. I stayed here as part of a bird watching tour I was running and from the front verandah we saw swift parrots, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, dusky robins, scarlet robins, superb fairy-wrens, sooty oyster catchers and more.
Paul Hackett (Melbourne)
February 2017

Fabulous spot. Very relaxing. Had everything we needed. Loved the artwork.
Kitty, Bryan, Rod and Maree
February 2017

Absolutely beautiful setting, loved waking up and seeing that gorgeous view. So peaceful. The cabin is so cosy and has such a lovely feel about it. Don’t change anything.
David, Stef and Alex (Sydney) Margaret and Fin (Perth)
February, 2017

A little piece of heaven on earth. Thanks for going that extra mile for your guests.
Alison, N Ireland.
January 2017

What a beautiful place. Thanks for the sourdough, bacon, eggs which were enjoyed by all.
Chris and Ruth (Sydney)
January 2017

What a lovely place to be! Thank you for sharing your cosy little cabin and for all the little extras. We had a beautiful time.
Lisa and Melanie
January 2017

We arrived quite late and exhausted with only a few supplies to find thus beautiful home with fresh bread and other goodies; oh joy! We have loved our break here, the water view, birds and bunnies hopping around, the peace and quiet, the amazing art work, spotless and so homely.
Virginia and Jess (Canberra)
January 2017

Our days have been spent enjoying the lovely views, bird watching, reading and just dozing. A very peaceful sojourn. The fire was lovely on a windy, drizzly day – something houses these days are missing. Hope to return to this gem again one day.
Beverley, Sandy (Hobart) and Vera (Busselton)
January, 2017.

Well! What a lovely three nights we have spent here. Such a beautiful island with different vistas around every corner and over each hill. We loved walking on different beaches and on the sheep wash creek trail and up to the lighthouse. Really enjoyed seeing an albatross and dolphins and seals on the boat ride, then to return to this delightful cabin…what could be better? We enjoyed all the birds visiting for a bath and the artwork in the cabin.
Carry and Lucy and Kevin and Carol, UK
January 2017.

We wish we could stay longer! We’ve been travelling around Tassie and have seen some amazing places, but we all agree that this is our favourite.
Bruny Island is gorgeous. We have had perfect weather but I think evenin the cold and wet this place would be incredible.
Abel’s Cabin is terrific. Cosy, comfortable and with great attention to detail like fluffy towels and nice glass and cookware.
Siobhan, Carl, Luke and Vanessa
January, 2017.

Great cosy cabin, perfect for a quiet getaway. Awesome view over a glass of vino in the evening.
Tracy, Paul and Eric Smith, Port Fairy, Victoria
January, 2017.

Had a great time with family. Nice cosy place to stay. Kids had fun on the water and a walk to the lighthouse.
Phil, Sandra, Mary, Hayley Nan, Ulverston, Tas.
Dec-Jan 2017.

From the pictures we knew the cabin would be a nice retreat for a few days; but we didn’t realise just how perfect it would be!
After a day of exploring, lungs full of fresh sea air, bellies full of fresh seafood, we put our feet up, fire cracking, glass of wine in one hand, book in other and THAT view! Like we’d sipped a sleeping draft our eyes grew heavy, our breathing slowed, books fell flat against our chests as if embracing us…full relaxation was had!
We never want to leave . . .
Bec, Ash, Jax and Will
Perth, WA
December 2016.

Thank you for a wonderful Christmas at Abel’s Cabin! We loved making it our home over Christmas; what an amazing place. We had a wonderful time exploring, eating amazing food and seeing the spectacular places around Bruny. Highlights were seeing penguins, swimming at the beach, food and the amazing views from the cabin, with all the wonderful birds and wildlife.
Carine, Matt, Helen and Dan
Sydney and UK
December 2016.

Thank you Kim and Victoria for having made our stay in Bruny Island more beautiful and amazing than expected.
Abel’s Cabin is gorgeous! So comfy!
We would love to welcome you in Lyon one day.
Sarah and Brigitte,
Lyon, France.
December, 2016.

Wonderful cabin. Somehow story book-like and sweet, like a doll’s house. Great bread Kim and Victoria! Nothing forgotten, nothing overlooked – A triumph!
An incredibly special view made more so by the many feathered, fearless and friendly flyers.
Thank you so much for allowing us to recharge our respective batteries in such a peaceful, idyllic environment.
John, Karen, Mitch and Dee.
December 2016.

Lost track of time. Chatted and hung out the whole time we were here. The cabin is perfect for relaxing. Woke up to snow on the Hartz, and it’s almost Xmas!
Dad and I had a brilliant time.
David and John (birthday boy)
December, 2016.

What a wonderful stay. Thank you!
Really enjoyed the small generosities that make such a difference.
The bird watching was a real treat; watch and wait and the birds will come to you.
A lovely relaxed pace of life here on Bruny. Any number of thoughtful, considerate people. And as for the crepuscular light!
Jonathan and Juditt
York, England
November-December, 2016.

Just what we needed — a place for relaxation (loved watching the birds and the water) and the base for many and varied day trips. As hosts you went above and beyond. Thank you for your warm welcome and the many extras provided.
Ken and Robyn, Melbourne
November, 2016.

Amazing place. Better than the pictures. All up “fantastic” from the four of us. Thanks for making it available.
Michelle, Tony, Glen and Carol.
November, 2016

Lovely setting, cosy cabin, especially with the fire going. Very well equipped accommodation and we really appreciated the bread and jams. Will definitely recommend to others.
Max, Sheila, Malcolm and Christine.

We had a wonderful stay at Abel’s Cabin. Thank you for sharing your nice place with us. The homemade bread and jams were awesome.
Divakar, Shibhana, Usha and Umesh
October, 2016.

We loved Abel’s Cabin; just perfect. Wish we were staying a few more days, but we will return. For Greg’s 70th today we did a Wilderness Cruise, ate local oysters at the pub for dinner with local wines and cider. Yum!
Lynda, Roy, Jane and Greg.
October, 2016.

We had such an incredible stay at your cabin! Magnificent view, great fireplace. And we loved the jams, bread and eggs etc.
Nienke and family
October, 2016

Wow, what a spot. Just spectacular. Love the cabin. It’s perfect, we’ll be back. The fresh bread and jams were so special. Love it. Love it. Love it!
Peter, Lisa, Ren and Mike.
October 2016.

Brilliant location and view. The photos don’t do it justice (unless thats the intention, as it exceeds all expectations when you arrive). The cabin has everything you could need/want to relax and get ready for your adventures around Bruny. Beds were super comfy, great pressure and hot water in the shower. As per other reviews the Sourdough, fresh eggs and Jams are a special extra.. Thank you Kim.
Jackie Grills
November 2016 (airbnb)

Kim’s place was really well situated with great views of the bay and lots of bird life plus lots of close walks and of course the winery.
Robyn Dusting
November 2016 (airbnb)

Absolutely perfect in every way. It’s not often the real thing is better than the pictures. The freshly baked sourdough and homemade jams were lovely. Great place to get away and chill. Thanks Kim!
Michelle Williamson
November 2016 (airbnb)

We were welcomed to exactly what the listing said. We had no problem communicating with Kim so we knew exactly what to do when we arrived and it all went without any problems. Lots of space for two couples to get along just fine. We were treated to a lovely sourdough loaf and homemade jams – a warm welcoming touch. A beautiful setting with great views of the water beyond. Lots of information about the area was available in a handy binder along with emergency numbers etc. There was a wide variety of books to read and movies to watch. Another helpful thing was a book about the local birds so we were able to identify some of them. We’d highly recommend Abel’s Cabin.
Marian Morrison
November 2016 (airbnb)

Kim and family were awesome hosts. The bread and jams provided for breakfast were homemade and were very tasty. In short, Abel’s Cabin is a beautiful place to stay in at bruny island.
Umesh Divakar
Singapore
October 2016 (airbnb)

The cabin was perfect. Gorgeous sea views. Cosy fire. Comfy beds. Lots of thoughtful little extras like breakfast provisions, movies and books. Very handy position on Bruny close to pub for terrific evening meals and also close to convenience store. Everything was clean and tidy and all appliances easy to use. We would have loved a longer stay there.
Royston Davis
October 2016 (airbnb)

Absolutely lovely cabin – the log fire was particularly nice. All amenities provided and beautiful outlook.
Jessica Robertson
October 2016 (airbnb)

Great spot on Bruny Island. Very well maintained property and home baked loaf of bread a very welcoming touch.
Jackie Brian
October 2016 (airbnb)

Wow!! Abel’s Cabin is just one of a kind! Beautiful views, perfect fireplace and the rest is exactly what you need! If only we could have such a place like this!! Kim is easy to communicate with, all the little attentions (jam/bread/eggs) made our stay even more special!
Nienke Hendriks
October 2016 (airbnb)

Great location and the views are amazing. Great to relax and unwind
Meghann McKenzie
September 2016 (airbnb)

Kim text us to see if we had settled in at Abel’s cabin which I thought was very thoughtful.
Cathy Tyler
September 2016 (airbnb)

From the moment we arrived the house was set up just for us. All we needed to do was light a match and the fire was ready to go. Breakfast was ready for the next day in the fridge and there was a beautiful fresh loaf of sourdough waiting for us. All queries were also answered straight away and everything was made easy for us and our 2 little munchkins.
Jose Matteo
August 2016 (airbnb)

The view was to die for, the fire was ready to be lit….. Once Kim delivered the freshly baked loaf of bread there was literally no need to leave this magical getaway! Would fully recommend to anyone wanting to stay at Bruny.
Jonathan Hosford
August 2016 (airbnb)

Abel’s cabin was absolutely incredible! Beautiful spot, amazing place with everything you needed.
Gabrielle Mason
July 2016 (airbnb)

Kim made us feel very welcome. He lit the fire before our arrival and there was a yummy fresh loaf of bread waiting for us!
Meg Callan
July 2016 (airbnb)

This cabin was a great place to stay. All the small details made our stay very comfortable. Loved having the fire ready to light up when we got there. The bread was beautiful. The place is very clean, good cooking utensils, good bed, very quiet and relaxing.
Bruny Island is beautiful and we really enjoyed staying here and visiting the island.
Thanks so much for everything. We loved your bird book and all the artworks.
Jordan and Viviana
July, 2016

Abel’s Cabin was an absolutely beautiful place to stay. It was cosy and warm with a great fire! Kim really looked after us, with a fire and delicious loaf of bread waiting when we arrived.
Bruny is an awesome place, made even better by our stay batv Abel’s Cabin.
Thanks so much.
Gabby, Baden, Ben and Lily
Sydney
July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Abel’s cottage. We will recommend it to our friends and family. Lovely to meet you and enjoyed the wonderful views.
Lynnette, Murray and Shirley,
Queensland.
June 2016

This is a lovely cosy cottage overlooking the water on the southern part of Bruny Island. Wood burning stove , firewood in the woodbox, a well equipped kitchen lovely new bathroom and homebaked bread. Kim was very helpful and easy to communicate with, and checked in on us to make sure we were fine as he had unexpectedly been called way from the island and was unable to welcome personally when we arrived. Great relaxing” home away from home ” on Bruny Island.
Gillian Carey
June 2016 (airbnb)

What a lovely comfortable little place with great views! Fire was ready to be lit and homemade fresh bread left on the bench. Breakfast provisions for 1st morning were great-enjoyed the bacon and eggs thoroughly. Second living area is a real bonus. Lots of books, DVDs and puzzles to keep everyone occupied. Within walking distance to local winery and not far from the pub.
Cindy Gallahar
June 2016 (Airbnb)

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Our stay at Abels Cottage was truly delightful – I would recommend this accommodation to friends & family and hope to return there again myself – Kim was a great host.
Lynn Alexander
June 2016 (Airbnb)

Abel’s Cabin was a great place to stay, very clean and comfortable. Loved the fires at night. Thanks Kim for the breakfast foods. Bruny Island is a beautiful place and great to hike, spectacular views from the Fluted Cape. If we are ever back we will definitely come here.
Mary, Samantha and Eric
USA
May 2016

Abel’s Cabin on Bruny Island is a wonderful place to stay. When we arrived the cabin was warm and welcoming. The cabin has 2 heaters a heat pump (reverse cycle A/C) and a wood heater which was set ready to light with an abundant amount of dry fire wood in the porch. The cabin was very comfortable and warm, the bed cozy and the location looking across to Adamson’s Peak in the distance just fabulous. Well recommended! Oh there was breakfast items supplied but we were told about the big breakfast at the local general store, $15 and was awesome!
Ken Saville
May 2016 (airbnb)

Our stay was amazing, the cabin exceeded expectations. So well equipped and clean. Loved the fireplace in family room, so cozy! If we ever went back to Bruny, we would definitely stay here!!!! Just sorry we missed meeting Kim. Hiked fluted cape track and saw wallabies…. a first for us ( from the states). Beautiful hike. Went to winery, did cheese tasting,and oyster house… So good. Thanks for an awesome place to stay and the treats you left for us!!!
Mary, Samantha, and Eric Riley
May 2016 (Airbnb)

I have never stayed at a better AirBnB. I like the instant booking, and Kim answered messages quickly. I cannot rave enough about this property. The cabin is a surprisingly nice blend of cozy and chic. It is larger than it looks in the photos, with two bedrooms, a renovated bathroom, the open-concept kitchen/sitting room and a separate room with a kitchen table and couches/TV. The kitchen was well stocked (pans, pots, cheese grater etc, nice wine glasses, french presses). We were surprised, and happy to find coffee, tea, sugar, milk, eggs, bacon plus a cupboard of left overs from past guests. Not to mention the delicious fresh, homemade sourdough loaf that awaited us. Everything else we wanted we bought at the store in Adventure Bay (and it really wasn’t that much more expensive than the mainland). The wood stove was really nice in the evenings and we were delighted to find Kim had set up the first fire for us – fire starter included. It went up beautifully and kept us warm (in May). We are birder watchers, and were happy to see at least 17 species in the yard. Additionally, Kim graciously offered to orient us to a few places we could see some exciting endemic species. Note: There is no wifi, and my Queensland Vodophone had zero reception at the cabin (and limited elsewhere). For me – this forced a ‘here and now’ approach to the weekend. Just what I’d needed!
Stephanie Gomm
May 2016 (Airbnb)

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Thank you for a great stay; we couldn’t have asked for a more amazing view, the love you have put into your beautiful garden and the hospitality that you’ve shown. We have felt so warm and welcome here. The apples in the back garden were delicious! Our trip here has been fantastic and it certainly makes such a difference coming back to a beautiful home. Will definitely be recommending Abel’s Cabin to our friends and family back home in Sydney.
Ann, Nat, Malcolm and Wendy,
March 2016.

What a lovely stay! Thank you so much for making us so welcome in your delightful cottage. Fresh provisions and herbs from your garden were very welcome and the cottage is exceptionally well provided for in the way of cooking equipment and utensils.
We have enjoyed some wonderful walks on the island – the scenery is spectacular.
Peter and Carol, Melanie and David,
Hobart, Melbourne and UK.
March 2016.

We were delighted to be welcomed by two scarlet robins on our arrival and we quickly became on first name terms with the dominant one, “Scarly”.
The sourdough loaf, breakfast provisions and salad vegies were also a sign of welc0me, and much appreciated.
We’ve enjoyed our many walks in South Bruny and our encounters with a variety of birds we had never seen before.
We look forward to returning, maybe in October, when we can expect more flowers in the coastal heathland.
Many thanks Kim and Victoria for a wonderful stay.
Andrew and Olga,
Tura Beach, NSW
March 2016.

We stayed here for 3 nights and just didn’t want to leave! We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived, with a check in message from Kim. The views from the home are breathtaking, a real treat to wake up to and sit on the deck with a wine watching sunset. It was a great location, a 10min walk to the winery and easily accessible to attractions on the island. With fresh home made hot cross buns left for us by Kim, added to the how wonderful a stay it was. Highly recommend this place!!! Thank you Kim!
Natalie Mourant
Sydney
March 2016

We had a lovely stay at Abel’s cabin. Such beautiful surroundings, and a very comfortable cabin. Kim was very welcoming, and left us some fresh sourdough on arrival, which was delicious! There was also plenty of books and games to keep us occupied when we weren’t out and about exploring the island. We particularly enjoyed Kim’s book of birds that he has photographed around the island, and watching the sunset from through the lounge room window. We would definitely recommend this place and will hopefully come back.
Cathy Burke
Sydney.
March 2016

This is a perfect spot: the photos show it just as it is. The kitchen was really well equipped and made catering for the four of us dead easy. We had lovely weather, but clearly it would be cosy with both a wood heater and heat pump (reverse cycle) in winter too. Kim is great and so helpful, so all in all we hope to come back another time. Thank you Kim and Victoria.
Mel Roome
Hobart, Tasmania
March 2016

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We loved the cabin – it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay at the beach. Our kids enjoyed playing in the sand and shallow water out front and the location was great for exploring Bruny Island(s) – Jetty Beach, the lighthouse, and standing amongst the Shearwaters flying in after dark at the neck were some highlights – not to mention the Forty-spotted Pardalote! Thank you Kim for the hospitality – the fresh bread and garden vegetables were a very nice bonus.
Susan Beauchesne
Canada
March 2016

Kim kept us up to date with our booking, and even pointed us to some cool stuff to do the say before. He warned us about the poor condition of the road (which was fixed during our stay) and then when a bushfire broke out on the Island he kept us informed. Great experience.
Shaun Eccles-Smith
Victoria
March 2016

Kim came to check to check we were okay when we first arrived, but we were otherwise left to our own devices. It was reassuring to know that he was just down the road should we need anything. Provisions for our first breakfast were provided, including a lovely homemade sourdough loaf – a very welcoming touch. The house was beautifully located, and extremely well maintained, and well equipped. We could not have asked for more. Thank you Kim for a wonderful stay in Abel’s Cabin.
Eleanor Coles
Brighton, UK
February 2016

Dusk and many shades of grey fill the sky, the distant hills and the rippling waters of the bay. Then suddenly the sky is streaked with red and gold, the hills are tipped with fire and the bay is a flickering jewel. The fleeting moment etched in the vision of the mind, then it is gone, darkness falls and we sit quiet in the silence of the night.
Abel’s Cabin is a haven of peace after a busy day around Bruny. We loved not only the building, a home away from home, the location, such a marvellous panorama, but also your wonderful hospitality. We leave all too soon.
Thank you from us all.
Ron and Carlyn (Warranbook, Vic) Frances and Ron (UK)
February 23-25, 2016.

Abel’s Cabin is everything and more than we hoped for. Thank you so much for all the thought and love that you have poured into making this such a wonderful place to stay. All the little extras were noted and enjoyed. Especial thanks for our brekkie and the super comfy beds!
We had great walks, enjoyed the view and the friendliness all around us . . . all really fantastic, even the rain!
Mollie (Melbourne) Eleanor (London UK) and Jo (Brighton, UK)
February 15-19, 2016

We had a Chinese family from Shanghai stay over Chinese New Year. A young girl left this message in the guestbook. I reckon we understand what she was saying.

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A beautiful location and stunning outlook. Your house is very clean and homely. The breakfast was lovely. We hope to visit again soon.
David, Emma and Bernadette (Queensland, Aus)
February 5-7, 2016.

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The host made us feel welcome and sent us a text to make sure everything was in order. The home sour dough bread was delicious and the milk and eggs in the fridge was a nice surprise. The cottage was comfortable and homely with 2 separate living areas with million dollar views. It was peaceful stay with only the chirping sounds of little birds. The bathroom was also modern and spacious. We liked looking at the book of photos of birds taken in the area.
Michael and Heather and Lorna and Frank.
January 31-February 2, 2016. (airbnb review)

Abel’s Cabin was an excellent retreat on a beautiful tranquil part of the island. The hosts were wonderfully welcoming. Particularly exciting to have beautiful home made bread provided along with treats from the vegie patch ! I would thoroughly recommend a stay here . Unable to find fault.
Alana
January 2016 (airbnb review)

We are nearing the end of our two-week holiday in Tasmania and we certainly left the best to last. Abel’s Cabin is in a beautiful location, peaceful and comfortable with everything you need for a two night stay. Thank you Kim for your excellent hospitality. We particularly enjoyed the sourdough bread and the fresh garden produce. We will be back sometime in the future.
Michael and Lorraine (Sydney) and John (Montreal)
January 9-11, 2016

We cannot speak highly enough of Abel’s Cabin: this is a place where time stands still. The quintessential place to relax and enjoy the water views while being provided with every possible way to stay comfortable. The cabin was spotlessly clean and beautifully laid out with comfortable lounges, two separate living spaces and a fully equipped kitchen. The lovely bathroom looked brand new and had been tastefully finished with quality towels and great lighting. A comprehensive DVD collection and heaps of reading material was very much appreciated, as was the loaf of sourdough bread, milk, eggs and bacon provided for our breakfast. We picked beans from the garden to complement our evening meal and the flowers in the garden were very beautiful. Feels like home… My only ‘complaint’ is that the Airbnb standard has now been set so high by Abel’s Cabin that consequent bookings at other places seem lacking. Attention to detail and a generous host are certainly important. Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Janine and Stephen,
Coffs Harbour
January  4-6, 2016. (airbnb review)

Soooooo comfortable here. Thank you for all your marvellous hospitality.
Fiona, Zoe and Freddie
Sydney
December 27-29, 2015.

Ables Cabin is an absolute Gem, situated in one of the best locations on Bruny Island. The photos can’t do it justice. The house is bigger than it looks, spotlessly clean, with everything you need to feel right at home, especially those comfy lounges while enjoying the ‘Million Dollar’ view. Hosts Kim & Victoria are the nicest people; and Kim is a fount of knowledge regarding what to see & do on the Island, and they even provided freshly baked Sourdough Bread, as well as bacon & eggs in the fridge for our first breakfast. Ables Cabin really is the ideal spot for a ‘Getaway’, the beach is right in front of the house, as well as plenty of other bays & beaches nearby to explore, and if you are a Fisherman or a Boatie, you have arrived in Heaven. Christmas Eve, sitting on the deck watching a stunning sunset across the bay behind the far distant mountains, a glass of fine Tasmanian wine, believe me, it does not get any better!! Many Many thanks Kim & Victoria for a very memorable Christmas, in your little corner of paradise, we can’t recommend Ables Cabin highly enough…having ‘Discovered’ you, we can’t wait to return.
Peter and Kathleen,
Cradoc, Tasmania
December 24-27, 2015. (airbnb review)

Thank you so much for having us stay in your lovely cabin. It was so relaxing and comfortable here and the girls really loved it. We really appreciate all the little extras – delicious sourdough bread, bacon and eggs, fresh lettuce and good magazines ☺.
The Island was beautiful, we really hope to come back here some day and spend more time.
Nicole, Dave, Olivia and Hannah.
December 23, 2015

A lovely island and a great place to stay to enjoy it!
Burnie and Doris,
December 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us! We had a wonderful time on Bruny Island filled with walks, penguins, wine and cheese. My mum said yesterday: “This is a bit how I imagine paradise.”
Alena
December 7, 2015.

Having run a farmstay business for some years I have such appreciation for your attention to detail and your thoughtfullness to make our stay so very special.
Loved your garden with all the little birds, fruit trees and such. Thank you for the breakfast and I wish you all the very best for Abel’s Cabin.
Priscilla
Kilroy, Qld.
November 2015.

Lovely place to stay for three days. We had such a great time. Being ‘bird’ people we really enjoyed watching the little birds in the garden.
Lovely walks. Great pub with fabulous food. Many thanks. We will see you down here again.
Jenny and John, 
November 30, 2015

Many thanks Kim and Victoria for providing such a surprise with your fantastic welcoming provisions. We very much enjoyed your holiday premises as well as the birds, the two little bunnies and one dog and especially the flowers and the fine view of the bay. We wish we had more time to fully enjoy what you have in this area to offer.
Kevin and Irene, Sydney and Bob and Leonie, Balina.
November 15-17 2015

Great spot. Thank you. Enjoyed the roses, garden, birds, bunnies. Peaceful and restful.
Pete and Pat, Cairns.
November 20, 2015.

Thank you for having us. We really loved it here, so comfortable. Everything was perfect.
Alychia, Ross and kids
November 10, 2015

You’re the Best of the Best!
We are nearing the end of a two-week holiday in Tasmania. We have stayed in beautiful places in Launceston, Stanley, Corinna and Strahan, but Abel’s Cabin is easily the best place we have had the pleasure of staying in. Location tick, comfort tick, view tick, and a wonderfully generous owner who supplied lovely bread and eggs and flowers.
Thankyou very much, we will tell everyone how wonderful this place is!
Mike and Pauline, Mornington Vic.
November 8, 2015.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved the views, the fire, the comfortable bed. The cabin was clean and cosy and just what we had hoped it would be. The sourdough and lovely gardens and herbs were icing on the cake. Thanks very much, we will tell our friends.
Jenny and Ed, Sydney
November 6, 2015

We enjoyed our Bruny stay and thanks to Kim for a very comfy and well catered for home. Beautiful scenery.
Thanks for the fresh greens and herbs which made the Cabin extra special.
Cheryl, Ben and Bonnie
October 2015

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We very much enjoyed our stay in Abel’s Cabin. Such a cosy atmosphere and beautiful surrounds. Thankyou so much for the portacot for our little one; makes travelling so much easier.
We will be back one day!
Michael, Jenna, William, Benton and Louella
Colebrook, Tasmania.
October 25, 2015.

We walked in and instantly realised that we were going to have a relaxing time. Enjoyed nibbles and drinks with Kim and Victoria. It was like being in Business Class. Loved the house, the views and everything around.
Dave and Di, Adelaide.
October 21, 2015.

Thank you for the lovely stay! The cabin and its location are just perfect.
Thank you for the breakfast. The bread is delicious and we loved the garden too.
Everything was very comfortable.
Looking forward to visiting beautiful Bruny Island again one day.
Wei, Jill and Joanna
Tenterfield NSW and Zurich Switzerland.
October 18, 2015

Beautiful scenery, lovely accommodation. We are all refreshed and relaxed. What a lovely touch leaving our first breakfast, very thoughtful. Thank you.
Anthony, Annette, Beverley (Tasmania) and Robert and Marion (UK).
October 11, 2015

What a fantastic little ‘getaway’. Thank you for looking after us. Amazing bread and breakfast a lovely surprise. We will be back to enjoy that fabulous view real soon.
Our son especially enjoyed the nightly visit from a friendly puppy who enjoyed a pat and a leftover sausage!
John, Kylie, Seth (7)
October 2015

We loved this spot! This was so perfect for our two little ones (2 and 4) with ample lawn space and gardens to explore. What a view! We all enjoyed the beach in front of Abel’s Cabin. Kim went out of his way to look after us and make sure we had everything we needed. We loved the fire, the view, the fresh provisions, the lawn, the beach, the peace and quiet and getting away from it all. We’ll be back.
Ruth. October 2015

Thank you so much! It is such a beautiful and inviting cabin. It has such amazing view. Thankyou for the lovely breakfast, the bread was really good. We will be back very soon! We had such a great holiday.
Rowan, Isabella (13), Lucas (12) Georgia (9).
Tasmania
October 8, 2015

Thank you for your attention to detail in looking after us at your lovely Cabin. We have been so comfortable and relaxed here. What a view! It’s been perfect for the kids. They love the gardens and running circles around the house and pottering around the beach. We all love it here!
Ruth, Tim Hannah (4) and Jack (2).
October, 2015

Thank you so much for allowing us to extend our stay. Did so much, saw so much in such a short time.
Highlights: Meeting you both, our stay in Abel’s Cabin, Huon Valley mushrooms at Bruny Island Premium Wines. Meals at Hotel Bruny. The visit to Art at the Point (Dennes Pt, north Bruny) was a wonderful, unexpected surprise for me.
Look forward to coming back for longer.
Rob and Pennie
Queensland
October 1, 2015

Stunning views, delicious food and wine, such a welcoming host . . .We have thoroughly enjoyed Bruny. Abel’s Cabin is so comfortable. We loved Kim’s bread, great selection of books, well equipped kitchen. The shoreline below gave us plenty to explore and photograph, especially the cliff faces. Rambling, reading, relaxing; a great holiday.
PS: The sea eagle was a highlight!
Mary and Geoff, Victoria
September 23, 2015

Thank you so much for such lovely accommodation.
We had a very relaxing two days.
John and Miriam
September 16, 2015

A wonderful surprise. Not just a place to stay but felt better than home. Warm, well appointed and relaxing. Great art around the place, the most comfortable couches, snug beds and a very efficient wood heater. Kim kept the wood box filled each day. A great extra were the sea eagles crossing the bay in fact a profusion of bird life (robins, blue wrens, silver eyes etc etc). it was just so relaxing. Oh and Kim’s bread was wonderful and toasted beautifully. We used fresh herbs in our cooking. The newly planted veges are sprouting and should be ready for a new visitor within weeks.
Kirsten, Hobart.
August 2015.
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