About this listing
Pretoria is a fully furnished ground floor townhouse in Battery Point which accommodates two couples with an extra single bed in 2nd bedroom. It is a 5 minute walk from Salamanca, restaurants, shops and the Hobart waterfront. Minimum 2 night stay.
Pretoria is a roomy, Victorian townhouse with 2 bedrooms and a modern, spacious kitchen, dining and living area. The location is great - close to Salamanca, the waterfront and the city.
There are a number of historic sites closeby - which give Battery Point a vibrancy and a connection to the past. You can stroll to the local shops and restaurants and explore the little streets in Battery Point .
Maps, brochures and magazines are provided to help you make a decision about what you want to do and where you want to go.
No chemicals are used to clean the house - so Pretoria is perfectly safe for anyone with allergies.
What does Pretoria townhouse offer?
Pretoria has lots of room to spread out with a large lounge and family area and 2 spacious bedrooms one with a single bed for that 5th person if required.
There are all sorts of great add-ons, a sandwich maker, electric blankets on the beds, huge array of cooking utensils, TV in the master bedroom, WIFI in the lounge room.
It has a secluded courtyard and garden at the back with an undercover area for outside dining.
Interaction with Guests
I am a fifth generation Tasmanian and have been in the tourism industry for 20 years.
I would love to help to make your stay more engaging and enjoyable in any way I can - but I also leave you to your own devices unless you are looking for specific advice.
I want you to make Pretoria your home away from home.
I respect your privacy and don't service the rooms on a daily basis but rely on you to let me know if there is anything you need.
Breakfast goodies and other basic supplies are provided for your first night. There are so many fabulous places to graze for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) that are closeby.
The location is one of Pretoria's greatest assets - Arthur's Circus, Kelly's Steps, Salamanca, St Georges Church - all historic sites which give Battery Point both a vibrancy and a connection to the past - are only a block or two away.
The Post Office is next door and can provide all sorts of business services if required. They can even arrange same day dry cleaning for you.
Taxis are available in Salamanca and there are buses along Sandy Bay Road which can take you into the city or down to the casino and Sandy Bay shopping centre.
The Airport bus will bring you almost to the door. Just ask for the Prince of Wales Hotel - and Pretoria is 2 doors away.
The MONA ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk from the front door.
Other Things to Note
Check in is after 4pm - check out 10.00am.
This is a residential area and although close to everything, it is a community where people live and work. You will find the locals friendly and very happy to help.
There is no on-site parking but plenty of free street parking for 2-3 hours between 8:30am - 6:00pm (M-S). Longer free street parking is available in some streets (I will advise on your arrival), or paid parking can be arranged.
You can smoke under the covered area in the courtyard and dispose of butts in the bin provided but please no smoking inside.
I would appreciate your considered use of WIFI as there is only limited bandwidth - particularly no downloading movies but internet access, emails etc is fine.
Respect the house and leave it as you found it - feeling loved and enjoyed.
Please turn off the lights and heaters when you leave the house.
No pets I am afraid - much as I love them .
What a great find for us! The house was perfect for the 4 of us. 5 minutes walk down to Salamanca and a few doors down from the best bakery. We went there every day of our stay. Nicky was great too. She was very welcoming and offered plenty of information. The house was very comfortable and the kitchen so well set up. We will definitely recommend this place to all of our friends and next stay in Hobart we'll be there.
We had a lovely time staying at Nicky's house for the weekend. Very clean, superbly located, and nicely appointed. Nicky was also very helpful during the booking process. Would not hesitate staying here again!
Pretoria House was delightful. Could not get a better location in beautiful Hobart, a short stroll to Salamanca etc. the house is gorgeously appointed and maintained. Nicky made everything so easy and it was so warm and cosy on arrival. Will definitely stay again.
Nicky was most welcoming, and the house was fantastic. A great location for sightseeing, and very quiet both day and night. Bedrooms were spacious and well-appointed, and a lovely feature was the size of the living room and kitchen. A bonus was that the house heated up very quickly, which was welcome in July. Nicky was responsive to contact, let us check in early, and didn't charge when we had an extra guest for one of the 5 nights of our stay.
Pretoria House was a great place to stay - fantastic location, good facilities and in pristine condition. Nicky was wonderfully accommodating and flexible, which made our stay even better.
We loved our stay at Pretoria House! It is a very elegant, warm and comfortable house. The bedrooms are luxurious and it was a home away from home for us. It's in a fantastic location within walking distance of everything and a good selection of restaurants and cafes right at the doorstep. Nicky was a great host and made us feel very welcome. It was a perfect first airbnb experience for me!
We loved staying at Nicky's place, the house is in a great spot right in Battery Point.
About the Host, Nicky
I have lived in Battery Point for the last five years and wouldn't live anywhere else. Everyday I have the opportunity to walk in one of two beautiful parks only minutes away from where I live. I love gardening but sadly don't spend enough time in my garden - for which I compete with the blackbirds. We are now on a first name basis.
I am a fifth generation Tasmanian, interested in the history that has made Tasmania such an interesting and diverse place to live and Battery Point's place in that story.
I am also a committed traveler having traveled to Peru in 2012, Northern BC in Canada last year and most recently Turkey.
I am so looking forward to welcoming you and sharing travel stories with you as well as telling you about the wonderful things that Tassie has to offer.