About this listing
Welcome to Mem's little corner of Hobart, where you'll join her and her shy calico cat in a beautiful little sandstone cottage at the base of West Hobart, a short stroll from both tourist-favoured Salamanca and local-favoured North Hobart.
A regular travelling-with-friends person, Mem set out to make her guest room a twin-share option, instead of a queen/shared bed. Your private upstairs bedroom contains a single ensemble bed and a king single ensemble bed (an extra spare mattress is available for a third guest, but you will lose almost all your floor space—but that's fine if you're out exploring Hobart or hanging in the lounge room when you're not sleeping!). The room also has a clothes rack (hidden under a tiger skin—don't panic, it's actually an enormous poncho) and bedside tables.
The view from the bedroom's dormer window, as with all of the east-facing windows of the house, is picturesque Hobart. You'll smile every time you look out the window.
N.B.: if you are a bit in love with my place but looking for a shared/queen bed, you will find similar vibes and very reasonable rates at my workplace in town, the Alabama Hotel. It's owned and managed by ex-Airbnb hosts, plus you'll get to hang out with me there too. Win/win!
As well as the bedroom, your stay at Tasmemia includes free wi-fi internet and an off-street parking space for your car.
The small but functional kitchen is ready to welcome you, and I offer a "scavenger breakfast"—complimentary breakfast foods may be scrounged from the fridge and/or pantry (I love crumpets and hates sultanas—but I make an exception for raisin toast). Fresh ground coffee for the aeropress and many varieties of tea are available at any time of the day or night, including iced tea in the fridge—or there's always the sodastream (BUBBLES!).
There's a selection of books on the shelves if you're a reader, or there's a large library of TV shows and movies to be enjoyed on the big 42" TV... but you'll most likely want to be out exploring!
Laundry facilities are also available—a washing machine, dryer and a private clothes line.
Interaction with Guests
I can be quite the social butterfly and workaholic (I LOVE both my jobs) so as your host I may not be very present, or I'll be on the couch watching a movie and you'll be more than welcome to join me! I'm a night owl as opposed to an early bird but I'm not very noisy. While you're staying here, my house is your house, so please feel very welcome.
Jellyfish the cat tends to resemble a shadow more than a cat. She's very timid, so if you're not a cat fan, don't worry—she'll be keeping her distance. If you DO happen to be a cat fan, you're more than welcome to try to befriend her. She doesn't bite, scratch or growl... but she's a challenge to win over!
There's so much to see and do in Hobart and surrounds, and whether you want to leap out of Tasmemia's nest on your own or have Mem guide/advise you is totally up to you. Your room will have a small pile of guide books and leaflets for you to peruse at your leisure, and if Mem is around, she'll be more than happy to give you some words of wisdom if you ask for them.
The Farm Gate market is only a couple of blocks away every Sunday morning and is highly recommended for a slice of Hobartian life (including some delicious breakfast stalls). Speaking of breakfast, its half a block (albeit up the hill) to Melt for some delicious and simple brekky crepes. At the other end of the day, down the hill and around the corner you'll find templo serving up some unreal lunch and dinner options.
It's only a short stroll to the centre of Hobart in one direction or North Hobart's Elizabeth St strip if you head the other way. Technically "West Hobart", it's only half a block away from the "Hobart" boundary line... and one of the only addresses in West Hobart that doesn't feature some ridiculously large hills to traverse!
Metro buses run up and down Elizabeth St if you don't feel like walking, and a couple of the bus routes heading up Elizabeth out of town will take you out to MONA (a visit is strongly recommended, but you probably already know about MONA).
There are bountiful touring companies with bus and boat tours, too! Though I recommend hiring a car for at least 24hrs to get out there and explore beyond HBA.
Other Things to Note
Because this is a private room in a private accommodation, I recommend you get in touch via enquiry prior to entering your card details for a booking. I don't like to disappoint but I am not always able to accept bookings due to my own availability and sometimes not knowing what's on the horizon for me personally, particularly if your booking is for more than a couple of months in the future.
NOISE: Please keep volume to a respectful level, particularly if it's late at night or (more importantly) early in the morning. No raves.
CHILDREN: Tasmemia is unfortunately not baby/toddler-friendly, being split over two levels and full of grab-worthy trinkets. School-aged children are welcome.
KITCHEN: If you use the kitchen, please clean up as you go, which includes wiping down benches or the stovetop. Leaving things in the drying rack once they are washed is fine, no need to dry them immediately, but please wash up.
BATHROOM: The bathroom and WC doors are to stay open when not in use. Please shut the bathroom door when you're using it, and if the door is closed, please knock before entering! This keeps things as non-awkward as possible.