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A luxury stay in Swansea awaits you at Keefer's Cottage. You'll be 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Jubilee Beach and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from East Coast Heritage Museum.

You can enjoy plasma TVs with digital channels, and all accommodations feature private spa tubs, washers/dryers and fireplaces. Kitchens come with fridges and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks and living rooms are available. Private bathrooms are not en suite.

This smoke-free property offers a terrace, a garden and a picnic area. Added amenities include laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 4.5-star Swansea property include Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay.

Keefer's Cottage (1 Night Special)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Keefer's Cottage

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Keefer's Cottage ratings based on 87 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Keefer's Cottage

Everyone (24) Couples (62) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Historic dwelling

Pros: I liked that I could see the care and attention that has been given to this lovely old house
Cons: I think they forgot to leave a dishcloth in the cupboard and believe it or not I missed that item.
Location: Well placed near Swansea for easy access to small town no day trip to freycinet. Only room for two which suited us. The bed was very comfortable.
The house has been lovingly restored and is well maintained and very attractive.

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2018

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10 Apr. 2018 by Dyranda

Thank you for your heartfelt feedback. Keefer's is indeed loved and on behalf of the entire team I apologise for the missing dish cloth. We hope to see you again.

4 out of 5

Nice little cottage

A great place for couples only 1 km from the centre of town

Posted by , from Victoria on 14 Feb. 2018

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22 Feb. 2018 by Dyranda

Thanks Mark. It was a pleasure to have you!

4 out of 5

Cute little cottage

Lovely little cottage. Nice for a romantic weekend. We found it a bit too far from the town center, 30 min walk. However if you didn't enjoy the wineries as much as us and could drive that'd be fine.

Posted by , from Launceston on 17 Sep. 2017

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21 Sep. 2017 by Dyranda

Thank you for you review Emma. We're so pleased you loved Swansea. See you again.

5 out of 5

Beautiful Stay

My Partner and I had a very nice stay , enjoyed the Charmes of the Cottage . Especially the Fire Place and Spa. Loved the Apples on the Trees . Looking forward to our next stay. Bec & Kim.

Posted by , from Sydney on 19 Aug. 2017

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29 Aug. 2017 by Dyranda

Thank you Rebecca. We're so pleased you enjoyed Keefers; it is a cottage that enjoys people. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Romantic little getaway for two

We were looking for a peaceful, romantic getaway on the coast and this cottage ticked all the boxes! Spa, fire, cottage garden... Would suggest adding 'finer' wine glasses to the kitchen; it is located in a glorious wine region after all x

Posted by , from hobart on 6 Apr. 2017

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9 Apr. 2017 by Dyranda

Thank you for your review Jacqui, we're delighted you loved Keefer's! Good point on the wine glasses, which will review when we close for renovations and refurbishing next month. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Quaint cottage

Pros: Out of town, quiet, well equipped, even a washing machine with all you needed to wash travel weary clothes.
Cons: The orchard and gardens must have been magnificent once, shame they have been let go. We pulled up some of the long grasses and did some watering.
Location: An hour from Freycinet Nat. Pk where we spent a great day. Nice foreshore walks in Swansea. Kate's Berry farm really great. Spiky Bridge also
A trip back into time but with all necessary mod cons. Close to Swansea which had great shops and cafes especially the Morris shop attached to the foreshore IGA which had absolutely all you needed. The RSL Bistro provided inexpensive meals but book early. Artifakt cafe good also.

Posted by , from gooseberry hill on 4 Mar. 2017

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30 Mar. 2017 by Dyranda

Sandy, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We've kept our prices low this season in anticipation of closing in June to renovate the gardens and freshen up the decor. We do you hope to see you again soon. Best wishes.

3 out of 5

Disappointing stay

Nice area, terribly maintained gardens. Dead roses and bushes everywhere and super long lawns. They knew we were having our wedding there and while we weren't expecting immaculate gardens, generaly tidying of the place would have been really appreciated. Trying to get in contact with the owners was near impossible. We had to find a lawn mower and mow lawns ourselves

Posted by , from launceston on 20 Jan. 2017

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26 Jan. 2017 by Dyranda

Thanks Stephanie.

4 out of 5

Beautiful Stone Cottage set in a lovely garden :)

Pros: Comfort and character..the spa and reasonably well appointed...Fireplace was a blessing when a couple of nights grew chilly :o
Cons: WiFI...considering the tariff...Basic kitchen items, decent knife, foil, gladwrap and some oil for cooking perhaps?
Location: Central location, small coastal town with nice beaches nearby, reasonable shops and facilities close by as it is on the edge of Swanswa itself.
Keefers is the ideal place to stay for couples who are looking for a quiet, laid back holiday. Centrally located in the middle of the East Coast it allows easy access to lots of places. It has a charming laid back character that reflects much of Tasmania itself. It is a lovely place to stay for a couple of days but anything longer, I suggest you bring kitchen basics with you, if you are planning to cook, as we did during our eight day stay...some spices, oil etc.... If you are with Telstra phone coverage is not an issue...anything else is sketchy at best. WiFi is not available and that is a shame, considering the lack of communication. Other than that.... I cannot fault the property and would not hesitate to recommend it :)

Posted by , from Canberra ACT on 6 Jan. 2017

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10 Jan. 2017 by Dyranda

Thank you Tina for your fair and reasonable feedback but mostly we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. We'll look into the WiFi, always tricky with just one cottage but costs are coming down so it's probably a goer sooner rather than later. We look forward to seeing you again.

5 out of 5

Wow! The PERFECT place for couples.

Pros: Position Grounds Comfort Character
Cons: The ONLY thing that may be improved is - maybe some other form of heating? And a better knife in the kitchen.
Location: Be warned - there is virtually nowhere to eat in Swansea any more. The best fish and chip shop closed, and the other is best avoided.
We just stayed here for the second time. It was even better than the first - perfect weather, beautiful surroundings (the roses are all in bloom) and ultra comfortable cottage. This place is a gem, and we are going back to celebrate my birthday in 3 months. Please note - this property is for couples only - 1 bedroom and 1 bed (which is EXTREMELY comfortable, BTW)..

Posted by on 4 Dec. 2016

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11 Dec. 2016 by Dyranda

Thank you Hobbit! We are delighted you were so comfortable and yes, Keefer's is designed just for happy couples like you. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5 out of 5
Wonderful old heritage building set in fantastic gardens,warm and cosy inside.A great property to unwind and relax.

Posted by on 19 Nov. 2016

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23 Nov. 2016 by Dyranda

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted you had a relaxing time and look forward to welcoming you again!

Property Features

As a guest of Keefer's Cottage, you'll find a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. The front desk is open around the clock. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Swansea cottage is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • Built in 1850
  • Self-service laundry
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) (118.2 km / 73.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Guest accommodation at Keefer's Cottage offers private hot tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4.5-star cottage has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. 50-inch Plasma televisions come with premium digital channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include iPod docking stations and washers/dryers.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • iPod dock
  • Private outdoor space
  • Plasma television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests will receive notification with special check-in instructions to open the key safe prior to their arrival. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Keefer's Cottage Swansea
  • Keefer's Cottage
  • Keefer's Swansea
  • Keefer's Cottage Cottage
  • Keefer's Cottage Swansea
  • Keefer's Cottage Cottage Swansea
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.