‘Wild Wave’ is tucked away on our first floor. A short climb up the century old timber staircase reveals the breathtaking vista across the bay. This king suite is dedicated to the memory of the tall ship, the Wild Wave. Steered to destruction a century ago, she gallantly battled Bass Strait’s seething waters before breaking anchor in the port of Stanley and coming to rest at Tasmania’s tumultuous edge.

Gazing through the dormer window to the tranquil sweep of sand and sea below, one is easily mesmerised by the gentle curves of Sawyers Bay and Tatlows Beach. Close your eyes and imagine for a moment a wild fury so powerful that it could single-handedly destroy a vessel upon these very shores. In 1923, Mother Nature sealed the fate of the Wild Wave, wrenching her from her anchor and hurtling her against the coast until she broke. The lonely remains of this stately barque remain buried in the sand in front of the Ship Inn Stanley.

Guests are treated to a calming vista overlooking the sands where the Wild Wave lay in destruction for many decades until slowly being demolished by man and sea. Unwind in century old seafaring comfort with a contemporary twist.

  • from AUD$375 / PER NIGHT

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  • King suite with sumptuous linens
  • Elegantly decorated with a nod to seafaring whimsy
  • Natural hues and boutique fittings
  • Private sitting and dining area within the suite
  • Stylish ensuite with walk-in shower
  • Gentle views across Sawyer Bay, Tatlows Beach and The Nut

Each tastefully decorated suite features an ensuite, kitchenette with a toaster, coffee pod machine, kettle, microwave, bar fridge and crockery. Your stay includes a simple continental breakfast of fresh bread, Tasmanian jams & leatherwood honey, yoghurts, two-fruits, milk, juice, and a selection of cereals, tea and coffee. Enjoy in the privacy of your suite or take in the fresh salt air and views on the verandah beyond.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements as we are happy to supply gluten and dairy free options on request.


Amongst all the expected staples, the  custom kitchenette includes a coffee pod machine, microwave and bar fridge.

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In the stone stables guests will find a gym & yoga room for their enjoyment. The stables also house a complimentary guest laundry.