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 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 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!
Our stay at Peter & Lesley's house was fantastic, they were both so friendly and helpful, even when I locked myself out! The accommodation was perfect in every way, warm, clean and original, and that's not even mentioning the bay view and close proximity to the Salamanca Market, which was a easy walk. I would stay at this house again in a heart beat and would highly recommend anyone wanting accommodation in Hobart to book themselves in. Thank you Peter & Lesley.
Peter and Leslie were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome. Their loft apartment was spacious, comfortable, clean and really cute. The street and surrounds were simply stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would wholeheartedly recommend this accommodation and area to others.
Stayed at Peter and Lesley's loft in Battery Point for 3 nights over the Easter weekend. was warmly greeted by Peter who showed us around and made us feel very welcome, even had nice cheese and crackers waiting for us.
I would highly recommend staying here. Peter and Lesley have thought of everything. Can't fault it at all. Perfect location also.
Thanks for having us :)
Peter and Lesley were most welcoming. Battery Point is a great part of Hobart and only a short walk to the City and to the waterfront. We enjoyed our stay and the apartment was comfortable, airy, clean and well appointed.
This was our first experience with AIRBNB and the welcome we received from Lesley made us feel quite welcome. The loft is quite spacious and comfortable, with wonderful views in a terrific position, close to cafe's, waterfront and Salamanca Place.
I would highly recommend Peter and Lesley's Loft when staying in Hobart.
We had a lovely stay at Peter & Lesley's wonderful apartment. This was our second stay there and we hope it won't be our last. The location is great, it's quiet, bright, spacious & very comfortable.
Once again Lesley (Peter was away) found the perfect balance for us of providing us with our own space while offering a genuinely warm connection
Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the ‘loft’ for our 5 nights in Hobart. We were warmly welcomed by Lesley and showed around the light and spacious apartment. We felt at home straight away. It’s a fabulous area to stay in and is so handy to everything. We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. We also really appreciated the handy hints sheet with all the best places to shop and eat etc. The numerous brochures on various things to see around Hobart and Tasmania were also very helpful. Thanks again Peter and Lesley – we hope to return in the not too distant future to see all the things we didn’t have time for this trip!
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.