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Turnstone Beach House

There are many  independent Reviews for Turnstone Beach House on Trip Advisor

where we have a 5.0 Rating- that's the best!

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Here are some recent ones and also a few from our Guest book 

“Amazing accommodation at Turnstone Cottage on King Island.”

We have just returned from an amazing five night stay at Turnstone Cottage on King Island. Could not fault this accommodation and are so glad we chose to stay there. The location is wonderful with views from every window overlooking the garden and beaches and bays. The accommodation is very comfortable and well set up with three bedrooms and two bathrooms at one end of the house, a central lounge area and then a kitchen, dining and lounge area at the other end of the house. All the rooms are large and well furnished. The kitchen is well equipped with everything required for any variety of meals to be cooked. The bedding and linen supplied was also top quality. The manager, Bianca, was lovely and very helpful with suggestions of sights to see, there are also lots of tourist information and maps at Turnstone Cottage to help plan your outings around this beautiful island. There is no hesitation in highly recommending a stay at Turnstone Cottage, you won't be sorry.

David thank you for making Turnstone available to us.  It is an extraordinary home in an amazing location on a wonderful island.  Thank you for your advice leading up to our stay.  It was very helpful.  We had Christmas at Turnstone that we will never forget.

Trip Advisor December 2022

It is with deep gratitude that I was able to spend my holidays here.  I had a great time. 

Hi David, thank you so much for making it possible for us to enjoy beautiful Turnstone.  It was such a wonderful oasis.  Turntone itself is so wonderful and your home has such a special vibe.  There is serenity and peace and wonder.  We had a fantastic time and will be sure to return.  This is an excellent place for people to stay when they visit King Island or Tasmania for the first time.  Something I will never forget. 

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us – what a beautiful part of the world!  We loved it – thanks.

December 2022

Sincere thanks Christine and David.  A fabulous few days in your delightful home – great location and so well appointed.  Thanks for all your help with suggested activities, meals, etc.  We have all loved the golf, the ambience and the island – which we have certainly seen a lot of.  Your ‘welcome pack’ also much appreciated – so pleased we finally made it to Turnstone.

December 2022

Amazing – well thought out accommodation.  Perfect spot to watch weather and ocean.  Thank you.

November 2022

Turnstone is a perfect place to stay on King Island.  Such a beautiful home in a lovely location.  The attention to detail and the views from every window make this accommodation so spectacular and so comfortable and homely.  Thank you David and Christine and Bianca for the lovely stay here and a wonderful welcome basket on arrival.

September 2022

This has been a truly wonderful experience.  Everything that we needed to relax and shake off the Covid 19 blues.  We felt at home immediately and toured KI at a gentle pace.  The information supplied by David was very useful to enable us to plan our days.  I don’t know who organised the weather but they did a wonderful job, enabling many interesting walks in great rambling condition.  It looks like ‘Grand Designs’ had a hand in the design of the house - sitting as it does like a bird on a large nest.

March 2022

Stunning views and an easy walk to untouched beaches. A quality residence.

Fabulous beach retreat

We were a group of 6 and had the most amazing stay at Turnstone. Fabulous location, right on the beach. We did not want to leave the beautiful location even though there were so many other locations to visit on King Island. Great advice from David for activities and Bianca welcomed us and even gave us a late check out which was wonderful as sharp airline had changed our flight to 530 pm. I would recommend Turnstone unreservedly as a fabulous King Island getaway.

Fina Trip Advisor March 2022

"We have just returned from our first visit to King Island. We were a group of six friends (3couples) and Turnstone House suited us well. From the moment of my first contact with Ayra to the email from her checking that our trip home and stay on the island had been alright. The house was beautiful, the setting in the dunes right on the beach was idyllic. The views from the house enchanting. We drove to see a different parts of the Island each day and enjoyed what we saw but the icing on the cake was returning to Turnstone, relaxing, lighting the fire, cooking a BBQ and opening a bottle of the supplied wine. The house was clean, bread and milk were provided. Reservations were made for our first night dinner and our last day lunch, nothing was too much trouble for Ayra. Thank you to the King Island Breaks team." - Pauline and Brian- Turnstone Beach House - Feb 2017




"We have been truly blessed to have stayed in such a peaceful, beautiful environment- no houses, no cars and no people to be seen as I take in the view from the kitchen! Thanks for the hot tips and very warm welcome- True KI Style. Have to put in a plug for Bischoffs Cafe- a delightful surprise." - Mickey - Wave Retreat - Jan 2017

"Spectacular setting, relaxing atmosphere, majestic island with fantastic coast-line. The community of King Island were welcoming and friendly. Turnstone House was more than our expectation, everything we required was available. It was so easy to sit back with a drink and enjoy the coastline." - Susan and Michael - Turnstone Beach House - Aug 2016

"This is a unique place, The photos (as beautiful as they are) do not give the place justice. The house sits on a grassy headland, between two beautiful beaches. There is lots of natural light and the place is well equipped. I would definitely stay at this place again if I came back to King Island!” - Alec - Turnstone Beach House - Dec 2016

"We had a lovely time in this great "little" house. Kids ran on the beach every day and found crabs and starfish and many wonderful shells which created hours of fun! Great food, great golf and friendly people." -David and Celia -Wave Retreat Nov 2016

"The four of us had a lovely stay in this well appointed and well situated accommodation at King Island. In our 4 day stay we drove almost all roads, saw spectacular views, had great walks and generally explored the island. The informative friendly locals enhanced our pleasure greatly. The wildlife was abundant and we were glad to see yet miss them all. Thank you all for your hospitality as well as the time out to relax and discover the interesting history." - Paul and Teddy- Wave Retreat - June 2017

"What a wonderful few days we have had here in this stunning setting! The house has been fantastic and beyond expectations...A massive thank you must be extended to both Alexandra and Ayra for being so welcoming and helpful in our time here- the champagne on arrival and delivery of the beautiful crayfish were a couple of little highlights!It goes without saying that this has been a wonderful small holiday and we would love to return again at some point in the not too distant future." - James and Veronica - Turnstone Beach House - Sept 2016

"So glad we saved the best for last. Staying here has been the best part of our 3 weeks in Tasmania. King Island - The scenery, the food, the friendly locals, the peace, the changeable weather...This house is so beautifully clean. Loe the house-even if we never left it, we could have sat all day and watched the ocean. We have been just SO comfortable and King Island is surplice of choice for future holidays. Stunning!!" - Don and Jenny- Wave Retreat - Apr 2016

"Weren't we the lucky ones to discover this unique eco gem. A life's dream to visit King Island now realised-Made simply perfect by the glorious accommodation. A gem in itself!! Off to see some more Turnstone. P.S Please remember us for we will return. Heartfelt love to those concerned." - Margaret and Neil- Turnstone Beach House - April 2017

"Had a great 5 day stay on K.I and a well needed getaway. Much to see and not enough time. The views from our bedroom upstairs was a sight for sore eyes every morning and relaxing next to the fire with a glass of wine on our 1st wedding anniversary was great. Watching wallaby and pheasants walk and fly past while watching the raging surf was something special."- Chris and Suzie-Wave Retreat- April 2017

"Bucket List:King Island.

What a great time with long time friends and new friends.

A special place...

A remote place...

An island that you can relax; unwind; discover; drink good wine and have a laugh.

"Turnstone" - King Island delivered it all.

Thank you." - Narelle, Martin, Paula and Brian- Turnstone Beach House- Feb 2017

"What a beautiful home to spend time with family and friends! Thankyou for your hospitality, memories we will treasure, lots of laughter and love on the weekend! We as BCC parents had been looking forward to this for weeks, the opportunity to see our children on Grassy BCC Campus and to stay at "Turnstone." Life doesn't get any better!" - Prue/Tony, Rod/Belinda, John/Kelly- Turnstone Beach House- Nov 2017

"Thankyou Ayra for the home made soup, eggs, wine and most of all chocolates! Holiday started badly with flight delays and missing our connection but once we arrived your thoughtful gifts and tranquility of the beach, the sea, the birds, the wallabies...All made up for it- Have been recommending Wave Retreat to friends already." - Alison and Craig- Wave Retreat- Sept 2017

"We came to King Island to say goodbye to my sister, Betty Clarke. Our daughter found Turnstone online. It was a perfect stay for our 3 year old grand daughter and us. You have a gem here at Porky Beach. We felt so much at home. Thank you so much. - Turnstone Beach House- July 2017

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