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: All beds are fitted with electric blankets for winter 2016. – The wood heater you see in the pictures is decommissioned - but it still looks good... More about heating below.
2-night stays: We sometimes make exceptions to our "3-night-minimum-stay-rule". If you spot a 2-day opening that interests you, contact us and we may make you an offer that overrides the airbnb default setting of 3-nights minimum.
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, a panel heater in the bedroom and a bar heater in the bathroom.
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.
Airport Shuttle: Ask for the De Witt St stop, Battery Point. Walk through the little public park that you will see when you get off. When you exit the park on the other side, the loft is diagonally left accross the street, 18B St Georges Tce.
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 arise 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 real and 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!
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.
(Annie is house sitting and assisting with airbnb when we are not here. She is a keen hiker, interested in nature and organic food and has a happy and helpful nature.)