About this listing
A cosy and comfortable room in one of the quieter suburbs of Hobart. In a solid house with 1940s charm, this a great base from which to explore the attractions of Hobart and beyond. The room is peaceful and looks out over the front rose garden.
Cosy and serene bedroom with period ambience and a pleasant outlook over the front rose garden. The room is furnished with a single bed, chest of drawers, bedside lamp, rocker/recliner armchair, small table, floor rug, wardrobe and fan/heater.
It's an extremely quiet house and street and suits people seeking a more sedate alternative to noisy hostels. Check in is any time after 3pm, earlier if there aren't any departing guests. Departure is before 12 noon, later if there aren't any arriving guests.
I can hold a small amount of luggage for you - no risk accepted - in my store room for up to a week. I can also accept/hold mail for people who have a booking.
Enjoy your stay!
p.s. This property has several steps from the house to the front gate which might be difficult for people with limited mobility.
Kitchen, bathroom and toilet (shared), lounge with TV, washing machine and line.
- electric blanket
- extra pillow
- iron and ironing board
- tourist information, maps, bus timetables, etc.
- electrical adapter for international plugs
- books about Tasmania (a small collection, but expanding!)
You have access to the washing machine and clothes line if required, daytime only. There's a pleasant back yard if you would like to sit out on the lawn.
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually around; NOT always contactable by phone. I like to spend some time on the first day of your stay making sure your plans for your time in Hobart are workable. After that you're away!
Sometimes there are social things going on that you might like to join.
Our location is a short bus ride to the centre of Hobart and an easy stroll to the busy local shopping strip of Moonah that has services such as banks, post office, chemist, department stores, supermarket and other shops. There are plenty of food options (Thai, African, vegetarian, Turkish, Indian, Western, Japanese, pizza, take aways, fried McCrap, etc), cafes and pubs within 1km. Other local sights include Runnymede, Cathedral of St John, GASP and Mt Stuart lookout.
Bike hire is available if you would like to do some exploring via the intercity cycleway that links Hobart to Glenorchy. Moonah is about halfway between the city centre and what is now Tasmania's most visited attraction, the spectacular Museum of Old and New Art. Bike hire is $15/day, $80/week including bicycle, helmet and lights.
On-street car parking is generally available although sometimes you might not find a spot right in front of the house. If you are here on rubbish night I may ask you NOT to park right in front of the house as the narrowness of the street means the rubbish truck won't be able to enter.
Other Things to Note
Occasionally the kitchen is not available. These times are known well in advance so you can work around them.
Washing machine is available midday-6pm. There is no dryer but clothes can be dried on the outside line or indoors on a rack.
You may cook in the house kitchen; please be aware that fridge space is limited. This is a vegetarian household and no meat or fish of any kind are allowed in the house; no exceptions. You're welcome to use small quantities of kitchen consumables like oil, salt, spices, etc. There are usually some fresh herbs and salady things from the garden.
Smoking outside only. No noise late at night.
Please only hang wet towels on the clothes rack or in the bathroom, NOT on the back of chairs or over wardrobe doors.
Free wi-fi available. I'll provide the network name and password when you get here. Internet connection is a bit flaky sometimes, sorry there's nothing I can do about it.
Strictly no pets.
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.