About this listing
My 1905 cottage is centrally located to experience 'Hobart by foot'. A double bed and room with loft space welcomes you on your visit. The house is warm and cosy with friendly, opportunistic cat to share your lap!!!
My house is a very short walk to the quaint centre of Battery Point along with it's fantastic eateries, historic buildings and views down the river. A mere stroll to Salamanca which I can wander around for a whole morning!!!! Or the business centre of Hobart.
A 1905 old school building with high ceilings makes it feel grander than it's footprint. A courtyard/deck could see you partaking in brekky overlooked by Mt Wellington.
The sunny private bedroom has a relaxing area upstairs - great place to read a book in the sun, and a double futon bed downstairs with desk area if needed.
The house has amenities of TV, internet, heating, eat in kitchen and separate dinning room, and lounge. Plus the friendly cat who will greet you if she is around.!
Central to everything on offer around Hobart.
I love cooking so would enjoy sharing meals or you could may be able to use the facilities.
You can look up the Tassie trips you can do elsewhere. Having lived in Tassie for 22 years - I have lots of local knowledge to share.
There is a lounge, and eat-in kitchen which has my office/work/junk space!!! All of which you are most welcome to share with me.
Also a joint bathroom in the centre of the place is well appointed.
Interaction with Guests
I'm a shift working at the hospital and work permanent night duty. If I'm rostered on, I leave at 21.30 and return around 0800 to crawl into bed for a sleep until 1630 if working again or earlier if not. I sleep through most things but but unusual sleeping times do need to be considered. Most people are out sight seeing so it has never been an issue.
What can you say about one of the oldest villages in Australia with its beautiful cottages and magnificent large homes overlooking the river. It has a village atmosphere with some lovely eateries and tempting shops.
If water is your thing: well the docks are only 10min stroll, with fishing boats and sailing ships to fill your heart.
Art/Markets - that 10 min stroll takes you into Salamanca and the Mona Ferry and access to all the music and food festivals Hobart is famous for.
Staying here and doing Hobart only is by foot! If you want to venture afield you can organise a tour which usually pick up just at the end of my street (50m). Cars can be parked on the street with 3 hour parking and very rare inspectors!
Getting from the airport: Taxi is about 15-20 mins and around $45 in the day. Bus is approx $18 per person and drops at end of road, after lots of other drop offs, so you get to see the city.
I expect my guests to look after my place as well as or better than their own home. I don't expect there to be gatherings - but talk to me and we can sort something out. I love living here and don't mind sharing with like minded people.
About the Host, Lisa
Hello I'm Lisa, I'm a mother of 2 who have flown the nest. I work as a nurse at the local public hospital.
I've lived in Hobart for some 22 years. Love food, travel and an active life, so know lots of lovely restaurants/cafes in and around Hobart. I also enjoy cooking so the kitchen is well equipped, as long as you clean up after you - go for it. We have some lovely food in Tassie.
My travels have been various, the usual for my era in Europe i.e. France,Spain, Germany. Italy, Croatia. I joined a community choir (cannot sing but make a noise) to do volunteer work in Uganda - WOW and put on a mountain gorilla trip Di Fossey type to Rwanda, that was life changing and I have some cute photos too! A couple of safari's in Kenya, South Africa and Botswana - but top shelf for me! Glamping the "tent" was larger than a small Paris apartment. My recommendation: save up for the best to see the safari animals, they cost alot to buy and look after.
I have family in UK so family activities like weddings call be back there and I cannot go that far without a quick trip to Paris!!!!!!
I've only done one Airbnb which was last one to Paris - it was great!
I own a friendly cat called Ezmarelda who also loves people; read she sees you coming!!! I'm really a dog person but you cannot leave a dog for a few days, where you can a cat.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy Tasmania.
Please ask for anything that will make your stay more enjoyable. I will try to accommodate your requests.
My motto - Helen Keller. 'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing'.
Come and stay.!