Share an artist/academic's lovely 1885 home in central Hobart.
Your host, Yvette, is well travelled and enjoys meeting new folk, but is also happy to let you be, rather than smother you with attention! If you're into art Yvette will enjoy keeping you abreast of the local exhibitions and exhibition openings where you can sip a glass of wine while enjoying the artwork in local galleries.
The house has fantastic views and is an easy walk to town, or a stroll to the North Hobart cafe/restaurant strip, and if you feel so inclined, the bushland of Mt Knocklofty is just a 15 minute walk away too. And the renowned Hill Street Grocer is a 5 minute walk if you need to stock up on quality foodstuffs.
Enjoy the company of Mitch the dog, a sweet natured and well behaved kelpie cross who will try and entertain you with a selection of her favourite toys.
It is a vegetarian household, (if you're a carnivore you'll need to engage your inner vego while at home!) and if you're lucky I may just rustle up some home cooked vegan treats. A light breakfast is provided of muesli/toast, fruit and soy milk (or other non-dairy milk - if you have a preference please let me know!), but as I'm a committed vegan if you'd like cows' milk you will need to supply your own.
Your room is downstairs and at the front of the house and mine is upstairs at the back of the house, so we won't be under each others' feet. I also have a separate living room/study upstairs, so if you want to watch trashy television/DVDs and worry it might offend my impeccable taste, you can do so without concern, in the knowledge I have an escape! (though I'm not averse to trash anyway...)
There is only one bathroom, but there are two separate toilets, and the bathroom has a lovely deep bath.
The kitchen is light and bright and well appointed, with doors that open onto a glass deck where you can sit and enjoy the views of the city while sipping your morning coffee made on the espresso machine.
A light breakfast (muesli/toast/tea/coffee/soy or other non-dairy milk) on a help-yourself basis is included in the price, as is all linen. Free wireless internet too.
Please note that I am a busy person so I generally can't take last-minute bookings. I need at least a couple of days to make sure the room (and house) are ready for guests!
A room of ones own. Unfortunately did not see much of Yvette would have liked to converse more with her. I walked everywhere my choice, the hills kept me fit. An interesting area, with diverse architecture, nearby cafes, a 10 minute downhill walk to the CBD. The area is very quiet, the house is very quiet with a lovely view out the back.
We loved staying here, Yvette was a great host and made us feel very comfortable in her home. The house was clean, the bed super comfortable, and the place has a lot of character and
artwork to inspire the imagination. There is no question that we would definitely come back here and recommend it to others!
We have spent.3 days in Yvette home we recommand her house
We have been very well welcomed
Yvette was very warm. Helpful..with us
We will never forgotten our stay
Hope we will see her in our home....
We had a lovely time with Yvette in her quirky and charming cottage. A great location with views over the city from the back deck, a friendly dog, and a big private room. We arrived at a less than ideal time for Yvette and she still made us welcome and made sure we didn't lack anything, and provided lots of advice on things to do and places to go.
We were out making the most of our time in Hobart and still found time for a shared wine and good conversation. Keen walkers, we managed all our Hobart explorations on foot (except for MONA, but thats not really Hobart?) with the best choice eateries not far away.
Friends told me about Airbnb, and with a trip to Europe coming up this was a trial to see how it worked. This worked so well nearly all our accommodation in Europe is now via Airbnb!
Great place, location, room, views, really impressed ! Will def stay there again. Thanks Yvette.
I was greeted by Yvette and two of her lovely friends having dinner, and they asked me to join them. It was great. Fabulous, to die for views of Hobart and the water. Great dog. Yvette had to fly to Perth, at the last minute, so I actually had the place to myself for most of the time there. Hobart was 39 degrees Celsius (although they were expecting 34). I had to come back to the house by 3pm cos I was overheated! The house was lovely and cool and those views; very relaxing! Yvette had left me food for my meals (and she has a coffee maker) in her very healthy and yummy house. Nice bathroom with separate toilet next door. And her lounges are so comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the sound of the floorboards.
Thanks for your lovely note Julie-Anne I'm so glad you had a good time - it was much hotter in Hobart than Perth that day!
I admit to be slightly baffled about the sound of the floorboards (you mean your footsteps on them?). No one else has so much as mentioned it, and they're not creaky, though I apologise if I woke walking about you the morning I left for Perth.
Wow. if you don't like the sensitive interesting host,the beautiful peaceful accommodation, there is alway the joy of Mitch.. Excellent place to stay
Tracy and I very much enjoyed our stay with Yvette. Great host, great house, great view and great location, being 25 mins walk to the waterfront and you get used to the hills. Yvette was just fabulous!
Having booked at the last minute, I was extremely lucky to catch an open spot in Yvette's deservedly busy airbnb calendar. She was an excellent host, interesting and easy to get on with, well versed in Hobart and always willing to help and chat. As an added bonus Mitch is one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever come across. The house itself is beautiful and tastefully put together, with a great view of the wharfs. Very clean, comfortable and complete with all the amenities you could need - Yvette was also very generous with her pantry. Brilliant digs, all my thumbs up.