Darlington Beach House was fully renovated throughout 2010 and started operating in December 2010. We have been exclusively advertising through Stayz until 2014 and the following reviews are from our page on the Stayz Website (www.stayz.com.au/79439). We of course welcome reviews through our own website now and welcome ALL feedback! Without it we can't continue to improve and provide the service we aspire to for our valued guests.
Amazing weekend at the perfect property.Amazing weekend at the perfect property. I highly recommend Darlington Beach House to anyone considering staying at Orford. The location is ideal, peaceful, yet a close walk to the beach and beautiful cliff faces that can be viewed. The view from the property is amazing, you look straight out at the water and Maria island. The property is clean, well presented and had a nice modern feel. This is a perfect place to sit back and relax, with a lovely deck out the front and outdoor seating at the bottom of the property, which we were able to sit back and enjoy the sun. The owners went out of their way to make sure our stay at Darlington was perfect and were always quick to respond to any questions I had. We were sad to leave Darlington and are already keen to go back! Thank you to Janice for all your help and letting us stay at your beautiful property. (Teresa, February, 2014.
Fantastic Getaway! Thank you for a wonderful getaway with all the comforts of home. Beautifully presented with all facilities including toys, games, DVD's and beach toys to entertain two families with small children. Minutes from the beach with fantastic views while relaxing on the deck. Will be definitely going back! (Sarah February 2014)
Amazing Beach House
Amazing Beach HouseWow what a amazing place!! We shared Darlington House with another family over the Australia Day long weekend :) The house was immaculately presented we were very impressed with everything it had to offer! with stunning views, large deck to sit back and relax in sun lounges, large spacious living areas, and enough toys games & movies to keep the kids Very happy. It was very peaceful and only minutes walk to the beach, We will certainly be booking Darlington again in the near future (Kelly, January, 2014)
Wonderful family Christmas at Darlington!
Our family of 6 adults & 1 baby had the most wonderful Christmas at Darlington, the house was lovely and we were all very comfortable. We really appreciated the little touches that were made prior to our arrival - the Christmas tree & decorations and the bottles of bubbly in the fridge were perfect, thank you! The house was above and beyond everything we needed and could have hoped for, from lovely bedding, great hot showers & well stocked kitchen, to the BBQ downstairs (we had a great al fresco BBQ in the front yard with the outdoor setting on the grass on Boxing Day) and the resident wildlife coming to visit - the echidna visiting and doing his thing each day was a great highlight! The property was really well maintained and looked after and super clean too. Thanks for a great stay! Lisa, January 2014).]
Perfect! Darlington more than exceeded our expectations. The property is perfectly situated to alllow peace and quiet whilst still within walking distance to beach access. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 4 children. Darlington was the perfect set up allowing us all our own space, the kids a retreat downstairs and a massive yard to run around in. We all slept soundly in the extremely confortable beds, the kitchen hwas well equipped and had far more than we needed. Janice and Sherry were a pleasure to deal with. We very much enjoyed our stay and will be staying again and recommending Darlington to all our family and friends. (Deirdre, October 2013.
Wonderful Peaceful Location
This was our second stay at Darlington & again we thoroughly enjoyed our time. It is in a wonderful, peaceful location & great for walking to the beach. The house is ideal for a large group. It was spotlessly clean & the beds extremely comfortable. Very impressed too with everything in the kitchen. We appreciated the toys for our young grandson & the selection of dvd's is great. A lovely house for spending time inside or outside depending on the weather. Our family had a very relaxed stay. As usual it wasn't long enough. (Joanne, September 2013
Will Definitely Return
We stayed here for two very short nights as a family get together of 6 adults. The accommodation was large enough for everybody to have their own space whilst still being together. With the sounds of the waves and very comfortable beds everyone slept soundly. All the mod cons are taken care of - as to the generous supplies of pantry staples and condiments available. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to watch the excellent DVD range on offer. Definitely a place to return to for our next family get together! Thank you. (Henry, August 2013).
This is just a short note to thank you for the use of Darlington last weekend and for allowing us the extra time on Friday and Sunday.We all had a thoroughly relaxing time but everyone had one complaint. 2 nights was not long enough.Looking at the pre renovation photos, you have done a fantastic job in turning the property into a beautiful 21st century home. Everything about the property is 5 star and we will all be back for a longer stay next time. (Anonymous, March 2013).
Our first trip to Tassie and it won't be our last. We had a fantastic time at the house - it catered for all of our needs. Janice was extremely accommodating. The kids absolutely loved the beaches and spotting the echidnas that wandered around the area. A great central location which allowed us to hit the road and see more of the state - Richmond, Hobart and Freycinet were all within easy reach. Would highly recommend this property to anyone. Great for families with young kids. Incredible views, you relax from the moment you step in the door. We'll be back again!
The Second time our family stayed at Darlington - once again outstanding! (Carolyn, January 2013)
Very impressed with the house and overall facilities...Perfect for families. Excellent presentation. Will use again (Matt, January 2013)
Relaxing Break In a Magic Location
Having just returned from a relaxing week at Darlington, I feel I must share my experience with others. From the moment we stepped through the front door, we were made to feel welcome. We were greeted with a lovely card, a bottle of local wine and a spotlessly clean house.A further investigation of the premises revealed everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and fun holiday. My three young nephews were particularly excited when they discovered the range of children's DVDs, various board games and sports equipment.The kitchen was exceptionally well-equipped with quality cookware and the bedrooms and bathrooms were modern and stylish.There is something truly special about falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing on nearby Stapleton Beach. If you are looking for a relaxing break in a magic location, then Darlington is the place for you! (Caine, January 2013).
Would Recommend to Anyone!
Spent the Christmas break at Darlington and had 7 great days there and would recommend it to anyone. Plenty of space, well appointed, considerate and communicative owner and great location. The house had been decorated for the stay which was very much appreciated by both the parents and kids. Almost everything we needed was there from the fishing gear through to body boards for the kids to use at the beach. Spring beach was where we relaxed when the sun came out plus a few day trips up the coast to Wineglass Bay, the local berry farm and Triabunna to try and catch some squid from the local jetty. Orford just around the corner had the needed local IGA and coffee shops.Thanks for having us. (Peter, December 2012).
We appreciated the little things ...
We had a great stay at Darlington. Plenty of room, lovely sea views and plenty of wildlife. We appreciated the little things including a beautiful Christmas tree and a very nice bottle of wine. A ramp to the door proved very useful as one of our crew had recently had knee surgery and it made things so much easier. Thanks for your thoughtfulness Janice (Leanne, November 2012).
A holiday to Remember!
We had two families and 8 people staying at Darlington and could not of asked for a more pleasant stay. Everything was provided for and more. There is plenty of room so you are not sitting on top of each other and it felt like a home away from home. The lead up to our trip was made even more special by the help and assistance offered by our host Janice with her tips for touring Tasmania. Thank you again Janice and Darlington for making our holiday one to remember. (carolyn, January, 2012)
Our Family (6) Just had a wonderful relaxing week stay at "Darlington". What a beautifully renovated and decorated home, extremely clean and well appointed with ipod, dock, a great range of DVD's, games and books. The furnishings are of a very high standard and the kitchen has everything you need.Great location within walking distance to Spring Beach, Stapleton Beach and lovely walks along the foreshore. Private with fabulous views to Maria Island. Will definetly return! Congratulations Janice and Paul (Sarah, January, 2012).
Our family of 5 stayed at Darlington for a week. The house is beautiful and certainly has the 'WOW' factor! We were delighted with the view and proximity to the beaches and walking tracks. It was lovely sitting on the balcony with a wine, looking over the water.Kids toys/games/DVDs all supplied, which we weren't expecting! We had an amazing time staying in this 5-star property! We will definately be back for another visit -hopefully for a longer period of time! Thank-you very much for making our getaway so enjoyable! (Anne, February, 2012).
Darlington is the kind of place you don't want to recommend...because you want to keep it for yourself ! An absolute gem. We spent 6 nights there and would have spent more if it was not fully booked. We will definetly come back one day for a longer stay. Merci beaucoup Janice and Paul -the owners- to share Darlington with us ! (Martine and Jean-Marc, January 2012).
Location is Fantastic!
We stayed at Darlington for 4 nights.The accomodation has the WOW factor. Very modern and clean with all the extra's that you don't expect to find in a holiday home.The location is fantastic with views of Maria Island and is situated in a quiet, tranquil area with abundant birdlife.My family from England also visited the home with us and they were very impressed. We rented the whole house and we had plenty of room(there were 7 of us). I fully recommend this holiday home to anyone and we hope to return again some day! (Anonymous, February, 2012).
What an Amazing Place!
What an amazing place! Darlington has everything you could possibly want for some time away. Beautiful house, with amazing views, luxury furnishings & all the little extras you might need. Janice & Paul have thought of everything, from the pantry with all the extras to the ipod, games & dvds there is no reason to ever leave the house! We have stayed at a lot of places around Tasmania as we just love the area, but have now fallen in love with Spring beach and Darlington so our travels might stop there! We also can't thank Janice enough. She is the most lovely, easy going, helpful lady we have ever come across. Nothing is ever to much trouble for her & she is even helping us in our search for a block of land! Darlington is a gorgeous place definatley 10/10. I also have to mention how clean it was...We have never stayed somewhere so immaculate. Your cleaner needs to be comended, everything looks brand new. Well done guys :) (Mel and Todd, November 2011).
A Credit to the Owners
This property is a credit to the owners Janice and Paul Sutton, dealing with Janice was a pleasure!! Lovely lady, the home is very well appointed, clean and inviting, we had the most relaxed four night stay, everyone commented how relaxed I looked, we wanted for nothing, children's toys, dvd's, fishing rods, to plush linen even the pantry had every basic to get you started, you need to go and see to believe - you relax and it's like home!! I cannot speak highly enough of the property, the owners and Sherry the caretaker, we will certainly return, I have placed my comments on our Government bulletin board for everyone to know (just hope when we want to go again we don't miss out), GREAT. (Jo-Ann, October, 2011)
Amazing Holiday House
This amazing double story holiday house in Spring Beach was everything we could have ever wished for. The layout is perfect for two families plus children and the decor and furniture is ultra modern and most suitable for a comfortable and inviting get away in amongst the numerous reflections of a very kind Mother Nature. It was great! (Ray and Fay, October 2011).
Darlington is a first class holiday home in a gorgeous location. It's warm and light with a magnificent view. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with children- open grassy areas for outdoor play, a large collection of DVD's and games and the beach is a 10min walk. A great place for a holiday. Jeanine, September 2011).
Darlington has everything, close to the beach, great views, quite location, clean, and has all the modern amenities you will need to enjoy your stay! (Andrew, March 2011).
What can I say but wow. I rented this house over Christmas 2010 and I could not have asked for a more lovely place to spend the holiday. The owners have put a significant amount of time, thought and effort in setting up this property to ensure that it has every facility, convenience equipment that a guest could ask for. The attention to detail far and away excels most holiday rental properties and includes an extensive array of entertainment options (dvd collection, board games, music) as well as the best equipped kitchen I have encountered in a holiday rental property. This is a first class property in a lovely part of Tasmania. The rental price is incredibly reasonable given the location, size of the house and quality of the accommodation. In addition, the owners could not be more helpful or obliging in ensuring that their guests maximize their time in this beautiful space. (Justine, February, 2011).
We really enjoyed our stay at this great house. It is spacious and has everything you need plus more. Beautiful views over to Maria Island and is only a short walk down the hill to the beach, which you will probably have to yourselves. ( Maria, January, 2011).
Ocean Vista to Die For
If you are looking for laid back comfort (the beds were a dream)in the company of your family, with an ocean vista to die for amid peaceful but spectacular surroundings, then you have found it. Set on the very top of a huge bluff overlooking the cliffs and crags that form the entrance to Prosser bay and views out to Mariah Isle. We spent two heavenly weeks relaxing in this beautifully appointed, two story home with a gourmet kitchen. Darlington has every comfort and convenience nestled within art created by natures own hand only forty five minutes from Hobart for the shoppers. Make sure you bring a good camera and take the cliff walk across the road down to to beach. You won't want to leave, trust me. We nearly cried when we had to (Trevor, January, 2011).
Darlington is a beautifully appointed holiday rental in a quiet location, with stunning views of the ocean and Maria Island. We were very impressed with how well equipped the house was - no expense has been spared and everything one needs to enjoy a relaxing holiday was provided for. The furnishings are stylish and tasteful, the rooms airy and light, the beds comfy and welcoming. We have traveled extensively throughout Australia and this is definitely one of the most impressive holiday rentals we have stayed in. We couldn't recommend it more highly. (Deborah, January, 2011).
Stylish and Homely
A beautiful home in a geat position. The house has everything you could need and many extras not found elsewhere. It is both stylish and homely with a wonderful outlook -echidnas included.Higly recommended. (Catherine, January, 2011).