Open plan, very light loft for up to 3 guests. Very quiet, generous bedroom under, plus overflow bedroom. Located in must-see Battery Point in walking distance to most Hobart interest points. Parking in the street or over driveway. Airport shuttle.
Our loft is one large 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 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, an 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 (see house rules).
All linen and towels provided (we don't use chemical fabric softeners, nor do we iron bed linen or towels).
Hand- and shower soap and shampoo/conditioner are provided.
Electric blankets installed in all beds (during the cold season only). Extra duvets 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 (may not suit the very tall and/or bulky). 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 a second couple (or a single 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 negotiate an extra fee with us in advance if one person in a party of two wants to stay in a separate bedroom.
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 if you wish.
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 take 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 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, which we don't ever see and can therefore not remedy the problem. ---
Welcome, and have a nice time!
Wonderful space and location! Truly would not want to stay anywhere else in Hobart. Clean, bright and beautiful .. I could live here!
This is our favorite area of Hobart and a really great place to stay for those who enjoy walking around town without having to cross major roads or encounter heavy traffic. Don't think about public busses, because I barely saw any in the area at all.
There are excellent cafés and restaurants in the area and it is just a 10 minute walk downhill to the Salamanca district and the harbor. We lucked into the wooden ship festival and saw some real beauties.
Our party used both the loft and the overflow bedroom and found both to be very nice. The basement bedroom was a bit cool, even in the summer. The living room is bright, open, and airy with a lovely view.
Peter was very helpful in pointing out the neighborhood and getting us settled in.
We would definitely consider staying here again the next time we are in Hobart.
A perfect place to live in plus a perfect host just next door. Everything is simply excellent. We have enjoyed our stay so much. This is truly our lovely home away from home. We would highly recommend anyone to stay here and love to be back one day! Thank you Peter and Lesley :)
Peter was very friendly and accommodating but also very respectful of our privacy: the perfect host, really. The loft is exactly as described and is located in a lovely area with the markets, cafés and pubs of historic Battery Point and Salamanca just a few minutes' walk away. I would definitely stay here again and will be recommending it to friends.
Peter and Leslie's place was, once again, a marvellous experience.Their loft is beautifully thought out, and created with passion and integrity. A lovely drawcard to return to Hobart.
Peter and Lesley were lovely and welcoming when we arrived. The loft was fantastic with lots of space, lots of natural light, great furniture, clean, and a lovely vibe. Loved it. Battery Pt is a beautiful little suburb only a 10 min walk from the city, and everything you need at your doorstop. I would definitely stay there again, in fact I could live there easily!
A very happy stay inspite of unseasonably cold and wet weather. The loft is really spacious and clean. Excellent location for Salamanca and the fun market on Saturdays. We particularly liked all the leaflets giving us information on every possible activity and attraction.
The loft was exactly as described and photographed.
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.