About This Listing
Open plan, spacious, light loft for 3 guests. Very quiet, double bedroom under. Separate single bedroom. Located in must-see Battery Point in walking distance to most Hobart interest points. Parking in the street or over driveway. Airport shuttle.
Attention winter guests: The wood heater you see in the pictures is decommissioned - but it still looks good... More about heating below.
Our loft is one large, rustic, open space with it's own entrance (ex plumber's workshop). No internal doors anywhere (bathroom excepted). Three levels. VERY quiet downstairs double bedroom, a European style double bed with quality mattresses, pillows and doonas (=duvets).
Raised mezzanine platform over the main space for a bit of out-of-the-way sitting (no beds there; too noisy in frequent high winds, too bright, too small for a double bed - sorry!).
Most walls in the loft and in the small overflow bedroom are lime-washed for healthy internal climate.
Kitchen! Council regulations preclude us from having a full kitchen. But we are allowed to provide a "food preparation area" with an inverter microwave, one induction hot plate, a toaster, a kettle and a bar fridge/freezer (see photos). All a bit Monty Python, but so be it. This, together with a range of useful electric appliances in the not prohibited category, various coffee makers, egg boiler/frier/poacher and filtered drinking water will help you prepare quite a range of foods.
There is an efficient heat pump in the loft and a panel heater in the bedroom.
All linen and towels provided (we don't use chemical fabric softeners, nor do we iron bed linen or towels - a bit rustic ;-).
Hand- and shower soap and shampoo/conditioner are provided.
Electric blankets installed in all beds (during the cold season). Extra doonas in the cupboards of both sleeping spaces.
Simply, creatively furnished. A touch rustic.
Water glimpses and pleasant garden views.
There is also a separate, small, comfortable overflow bedroom five steps under cover from the loft entrance. The room has a 1.4m x 2m double bed with a new inner spring mattress and quality bedding. The overflow bedroom is there to take an extra person.
This overflow bedroom can also be used if one in a party of two people wants to sleep in a separate bedroom. But you need to agree in advance to an extra fee of $20/night if one person in a party of two wants to use this option.
There is guaranteed free car parking in the close vicinity or right in front of the loft. This is how it works: If regular un-timed (free) parking spots in the street are occupied you can then legally park over the driveway that leads straight down to the loft.
Interaction with Guests
We leave you alone, once you have moved in. But we are also happy to help with ideas for sight seeing and activities and solve any problems that might occur during your stay.
Deutsch, Français, Italiano spoken. Welcome!
The loft is in Battery Point, as close as you can get to most of the action in Hobart. Battery Point retains a village atmosphere and is part of the must-see areas of Tasmania.
10 pleasant minutes walk through quaint Battery Point, without crossing any large roads takes you to Salamanca Market, a fine supermarket, a quality deli, countless eateries, the harbour (Mona ferry/bus terminal) and the spectacular, re-opened Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Add another 5 minutes to the Hobart CBD.
Acclaimed cafés, pubs, ethnic eateries and bakery nearby at 5 min walk. Coles / Woolworth 8-10 mins walk in the opposite direction (Sandy Bay), using the fitness promoting ;-) steps of Nanny Goat Lane.
Using a public bus is a science to itself ...
Walking is the preferred and most enjoyable way of getting around Battery Point and the inner city.
Other Things to Note
MONA is closed on Tuesdays.
No smoking anywhere on the premises please, as smoke penetrates into our house, even if you smoke outside (you will see why, when you are here). ---
Not suitable for young children (staircases, not enough garden). ---
No parties please. ---
Please air the whole loft regularly and generously, but keep the windows closed when you are out (weather changes). ---
We recommend that you sleep with the (louvre) window open or at least give the bedroom a generous airflow through minimum once a day. ---
Please use bathroom fan and range hood fan generously and every time you use the facilities. ---
Please be very mindful about the use of your personal perfume. Avoid leaving traces on beds, upholstery or other, hard-to-clean surfaces. Modern perfumes can be extremely persistent and leave strong scents for months or years. ---
The wood heater is burned out and cannot be used (but still looks good). There is an efficient electric heat pump in the main space upstairs and a 2kW panel heater in the bedroom. ---
Please use the airbnb system for all email correspondence (keeps systematic records both for you and us) and do not use our personal email address for airbnb communications. ---
Car parking: There is guaranteed free car parking in the close vicinity or right in front of the loft. This is how it works: If regular un-timed (free) parking spots in the street are occupied you can then legally park over the driveway that leads straight down to the loft. You will find that the un-timed parking spaces become available after business hours. ---
We provide some instant coffee, various teas and sugar at the start of your stay. After that you are on your own - composing your preferred diet to your heart's content. If you would like to find some milk in the fridge upon your arrival, please indicate that before you come. ---
And finally: If you find something doesn't work, please make us aware so we can fix it. We are keen to hear from you directly rather than via your star rating. ---
Welcome, and have a nice time!
Lovely stay at the loft! The loft is in an excellent location, walking distance to Salamanca and to some lovely cafés. Ample room with plenty of heating for cold nights. Parking is on the street but we never had a problem finding one close by.
We had a lovely break at the loft. Thank you for having us. It was light, sunny and beautiful views. A cosy pad to easily get anywhere in Hobart. So much better than a hotel! I would happily stay here again. Great value too.
Fantastic location for easy access to Hobart centre. Very light and airy space with everything you need for a happy stay. The second bedroom is accessed by going outside so if staying here in the winter, perhaps bring slippers!
We greatly enjoyed our time in your beautiful spacious loft. The position is excellent and we loved our walks. Salamanca is a very interesting area. We did find it a little cold and would have been a little ore comfortable with a more constant heating. Overall it is a beautiful bnb.
For the benefit of future winter guests: The 3 heaters (main space, bedroom, bathroom) have always been 100% controllable by the guest. To make this clearer we have re-worded our (lightly ecology conscious) heating recommendations displalyed in the loft. Our prime aim: our guests are in control of their own level of heating comfort.
On arrival, Peter made my wife and I feel very comfortable and his introduction to his premises was relaxed and informative. The loft is a very comfortable and well presented place to stay and the location is superb. Having spent a full seven nights in Peter and Lesley's accommodation and not having any complaints, I feel is a good recommendation for this property.
A fantastic place to stay. Such a great location, and beautiful property. Really warm hosts who were helpful and accommodating, yet not at all invasive. The property contained everything we needed and the only problem was we didn't book to stay for longer.
Peter met us immediately on arrival and gave us a comprehensive run thorough of how everything worked. We felt welcome and comfortable straight away.
The loft was really easy living, was quiet and very private, and was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Everything supplied worked flawlessly as and when required.
The location was ideal for us being in the midst of historic Battery Point, and in easy walking from Salamanca Place, the docks and ferries, Hobart CBD, and Sandy Bay. We did not feel the need for a car at all at any time.
About the Host, Peter, Lesley (Megan)
We are involved in promoting better urban design with an aim to achieving better urban liveability in Tasmania. We extensively travel internationally, photo-documenting liveable, built environments to present back to Tasmania and keep urging planning decision makers to implement internationally successful liveability infrastructure in Tasmania.
Our mode of travel is by self-built camper, public transport, city and country walking, cycling and kayaking, a bit of art and culture and meeting people.
Our friend, Megan, is sometimes standing in for us when we need a break. Among other things she is a nurse and an outdoor enthusiast.
We like the idea of being able to offer our loft to travellers.