Accommodation in the heart of East Coast Tasmania

Located in Rocky Hills on the Great Eastern Drive, 10 minutes south of Swansea. Just one hour and forty minutes from Hobart and Launceston.

Perched on 30m cliffs and less than 25m from the pristine waters of the Tasman Sea, all accommodation has sweeping views over Great Oyster Bay, the Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten and Maria Islands.

Perfect for couples seeking a romantic, private and peaceful time away.

Please note that Hamptons on the Bay is not a Hotel or Motel. It is a private property offering self-catering, self-contained Cabins and Luxury Home. The property does not have a restaurant, but is 11 minutes from Swansea town.

For you to enjoy

Luxury House on Coastal Cliffs

For 6 people - 3 bedrooms with King beds and 3 ensuites. Large lounge/dining/kitchen/laundry. Fully equipped to provide you a luxury home away from home.

In the heart of East Coast Tasmania

Stunning sunrises, mountain vistas and bays. Pristine beaches. Challenging treks in the Freycinet National Park and Eastern Forests. Cruises to Wineglass Bay, Schouten and Maria Islands. Kayaking in and around Coles Bay. Penguin tours in Bicheno. Great fresh seafood. Wineries that produce elegant cool climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rieslings and some stunning Gewurztraminer. Seasonal viewing of whales, seals, dolphins and school fish. Local fauna of echidnas, possums, wallabies, wombats, a resident sea eagle and various other sea birds.

Cabins with Amazing Views

1 bedroom cabins with Queen beds. All with bathroom and separate lounge/dining/kitchenette.

Guest Comments & News

Luxury Travel Guide 2017 Award

Luxury Travel Guide – Asia & Australasia Awards 2017 Hamptons on the Bay is very pleased to announce that they were independently nominated and were successful in winning the award for: Luxury Villa of the Year – Tasmania – AUSTRALIA for the 3 Bedroom House located in Rocky Hills – Swansea region…

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Read Our Guest Comments

Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay.   These are some of the things guests have written. We feel so fortunate to have stayed in this wonderful house. The beautiful and ever changing sea and the exemplary facilities that the house offers. And the delicious final night seafood…

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Swansea Region and History

Hamptons on the Bay is located just 12 km south of the historic town of Swansea and provides an excellent base from which to visit many tourist attractions on Tasmania’s East Coast.  If you’re interested in exploring Tasmania’s convict roots, Swansea is certainly a part of the story. Being in the…

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The accommodation at Hamptons on the Bay is on the water front and includes 3 cabins and a luxury house. The accommodation is located on 10 acres of ocean front land abutting the coastal reserve and “Freemans Beach”

Wake to awe inspiring sunrises over the hazards mountains – Mt Graham and Mt Freycinet – in the Freycinet National Park on the peninsula.

All of the East Coast attractions such as Coles bay, Wineglass Bay and Schouten and Maria islands and the Eastern Forests are a drive away. Hamptons is on the main tourist route through the East Coast Wine Region and on the way to Bicheno, St Helens, Binalong Bay and the famous Bay of Fires in the north east.

Hamptons is available for corporate retreats. Over one-third of the property is undisturbed natural bush land and a voluntary “land for wildlife” conservation zone.

All of the accommodation has expansive views over Great Oyster Bay and perfectly located for a relaxed, romantic weekend getaway for couples or a group of like minded friends wanting to explore Tasmania’s East Coast.

A romantic, private and peaceful holiday location.

Private Holiday Location, Not a Hotel

Hamptons on the Bay provides a small number of private accommodation units that are self-contained. Your home away from home. Hamptons on the Bay is not a motel or hotel and it is not what we are about. The property does not have a full-time reception.

Whilst we welcome all guests, we understand that some travellers may prefer luxury full service offerings. If so, you may prefer other offerings in the region. If, however, you crave some time alone, or just with your companion, and the ability to take interesting day trips to explore the region and its beautiful beaches and forests, or lunch at a beautiful vineyard down the road a little, this is a great place.

If you are an artist or a writer seeking inspiration, or just tired of the rat race and need a little down time to disconnect from the web and barrage of email and constant messaging, you’ll probably find Hamptons on the Bay a perfect location.


The property was originally farming land owned by the Freeman Family.

In 1992, a Japanese restaurant “Kabuki by the Sea” was opened by Terry Lanning and Michi Nakanishi, who previously operated three restaurants in Sydney and the first accommodation units were constructed.

In 2013 Terry and Michi retired and the restaurant closed and the new owners renovated the cabins and converted the restaurant into a 3 bedroom luxury house.