On the outskirts of Ulverstone, opposite the beach with a splendid view of Bass Strait, is Moonlight Bay B&B. Jeff and Christine Crippen have owned and run this business for the last ten years and it’s a great place to stay if you need accommodation in the north west region of Tasmania.
Moonlight Bay B&B Guest House, Ulverstone
Just recently we enjoyed a Romantic Escape Package in the Orontes Bridal Spa Suite. This suite is popular for romantic getaways, wedding nights, anniversaries and honeymoons. There are three gorgeous suites at Moonlight Bay B&B, each with its own opulent four-poster bed. There’s the…
- Arcadia Suite with king bed and clawfoot bath
- Strathmore Suite with queen bed, clawfoot bath and comfortable sitting room
- Orontes Suite which has queen bed and double spa bath, and a second adjoining queen bedroom which can be used along with this suite if travelling with friends or family.
Moonlight Bay Hosts: Jeff and Christine Crippen
We were welcomed on arrival and shown around by Jeff and Christine before heading upstairs to enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea with cakes, sandwiches, wine, coffee and a chat. What a lovely way to start our stay. Afterwards we settled into our beautiful room, which had an attractive four-poster bed complete with scattered rose petals and satin sheets.
There were chocolates and port by the bedside and two champagne flutes accompanied by a bottle of bubbly to enjoy later. The room also has a TV and electric kettle with assorted teas and coffee, fridge, iron and ironing board and it was toasty warm for our winter night’s stay with a heater and electric blanket on the bed.
The lounge room upstairs is at your disposal if you’d like to watch a DVD or Austar or listen to a CD. Moonlight Bay offers guests four-star bed and breakfast accommodation on a nightly basis or for longer stays; which includes a complimentary continental breakfast which can be enjoyed in your suite.
Moonlight to Daylight: Breakfast Feast
If you are feeling just a bit hungrier, there’s a choice of a full, cooked breakfast or a buffet continental breakfast, available between 8am and 9am in the guest dining room, which overlooks beautiful Bass Strait. An extra charge applies for these breakfast meals. The dining room menu includes: a choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, a basket of toast and spreads, juice and a variety of teas along with fresh percolated coffee.
The cooked breakfast includes eggs (your choice of poached, fried or scrambled) bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast. There’s also eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. We sat down to a lovely prepared full English breakfast that satisfied our hunger for the rest of the day.
Sundeck, Barbeque and Jacuzzi
For a minimum of four guests or up to eight guests (minimum three nights stay) you can book a self-catering holiday. Accommodation consists of either the entire upper floor (up to six guests) which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, or the whole of the house. That includes the upper and lower floors with a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as the lounge room and dining room with ocean views, plus sundeck with outdoor setting and barbeque and a fully equipped kitchen.
For the warmer months there’s a jacuzzi set in a private walled courtyard. Guest parking is available at the front or rear of the property. Moonlight Bay B&B is a good place to base yourself while you discover what the north west and central coast regions have to offer. There is so much to see around this area it’s worth staying for a while.
The Place to Stay: Ulverstone
So if you find yourself needing accommodation in the Ulverstone area give Moonlight Bay B&B a call. You’ll be most pleased with what they have to offer the traveller. We were certainly happy with our stay and found it especially quiet and relaxing. All the suites are privately positioned and well set up with everything you need and Christine and Jeff are only too happy to help you with any further needs. There are special offers and packages available.
Moonlight Bay B&B Guest House is situated at 141 Penguin Road Ulverstone. For bookings, phone Jeff and Christine Crippen on (03) 6425 1074 or visit their website. You can also follow Moonlight Bay on Facebook.
John and Michelle were guests of Moonlight Bay B&B Guest House in Ulverstone on behalf of Think Tasmania. Michelle writes a blog called Leven River Farm as well as articles like this from the cradle coast region of Tasmania. If you’d like Michelle to visit you, please contact Think Tasmania.