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. 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!
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.
Also because this is a private room in a private accommodation: this is my house. I live in it. It is at all times lived in and operational. My things exist in it. My things are not clutter. If you don't like clutter, please consider staying in a hotel and not someone's home.
NOISE: Please keep volume to a respectful level, particularly if it's late at night or (more importantly) early in the morning. No raves.
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.
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AS A HOST: I moved to Hobart late in 2012, after spending my first 28 years in sunny Queensland. Moving here has been such a big adventure and I'm so thrilled with my choice. I'm currently the happiest I've ever been; I work at boutique budget hotel the Alabama, and the Museum of Old and New Art. Two dream jobs! How selfish and lucky of me! I have a big ol' crush on Hobart right now and I'd love to tell you all about it.
AS A TRAVELLER: I'm filled with wanderlust, but have only been overseas three times in my life—first in 2008 to the UK for seven weeks, ten days in Tokyo in 2009 and most recently Quebec City for my first white Christmas, then NYC for new year and my 30th birthday (with a broken ankle—that bit was unplanned!). There are so many more places I'd like to go yet and with your help I can see the world.
I love tea, cats, cherries and gin. I don't know about all at the same time, though.