About this listing
Enjoy your own self contained suite, the lower floor of our comfortable older style family home in West Hobart. In a quiet neighbourhood, handy to the city, 5 minutes walk from great restaurants, shops and buses. Comfortable, stylish and relaxing.
Here you can enjoy your own suite of rooms (bedroom/kitchenette, livingroom/TV, bathroom) and your own private access, on the lower floor of our 100 year old family home in West Hobart. You'll love our quiet neighbourhood, only walking distance to the centre of the city and shops, and well served by local buses. We are just up the road (5 minutes walk) from the fabulous North Hobart restaurant strip, and just around the block from the famous Hill St Grocer.
The rooms are comfortable and warm - a spacious bedroom with well-equipped mini kitchenette (note - no oven or cooktop), your own living room with home cinema and internet, and your own bathroom (note - shower only). You'll have your own external access, and as much privacy as you choose.
Parking is always easy on the street outside. There is easy access for cycle tourers too, with ample room for parking, unpacking and packing your bike around the back. We are well located for riding to destinations around the city, and can give lots of tips on this.
Towels and linens are included. The bed is quite firm. A range of tea and coffee options are provided, and the fridge is stocked for your first breakfast (or snacks on arrival). A handy written guide covers the rooms, local restaurants and services, and nearby tourist attractions. And we are always happy to give you tips on sightseeing and restaurants.
Ours is a low-toxin and smoke-free household - we take care with chemicals used for cleaning, laundry etc. There is an under-cover clothes drying area if you need to catch up on some laundry.
Hobart is a terrific place to visit, with easily accessible history (such as Battery Point, Port Arthur), crafts (Salamanca Market, Richmond), arts (Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery), music festivals (MOFO and Cygnet Folk Festival in January, Dark MOFO at the winter solstice in June), wonderful local produce (farmers' markets), wines (Coal River Valley, Huon Valley), wildlife (Bonorong wildlife park) and wilderness (Mt Wellington, Mt Field National Park).
You are welcome to enjoy our large garden - relax in the native grassland area or inspect our healthy vegie gardens. Our home offers ideas on how to move towards a sustainable lifestyle in an urban environment.
You will have the run of the downstairs of our house, and enjoy your own back door access. No step access is available, and security lighting for night time homecomings.
Interaction with Guests
We assume that our guests are having a private holiday, but we're happy to take our cue from you and love sharing travellers' tales. We are usually at home while we have guests staying.
This is a good website for finding out what is happening while you are in Hobart: (website hidden) .
There is also a new iPhone app, called Festiv (or you could access their website: (website hidden)) which might be useful.
And this site highlights what's on in the arts community: (website hidden)
Please: no smoking, inside or outside. Quiet habits are appreciated, remember you are sharing the house with others.
Di's place was great! Very cozy, and only about a 20-30 minute walk from everywhere we wanted to go, so it was easy to explore the city on foot.
Di was very welcoming, and her house is lovely. It's in a quiet street, so very relaxing, peaceful and private. Only a short walk to some fantastic cafes and restaurants, and about 15mins walk to the city. It was great for us while we were in Hobart for Dark Mofo.
We enjoyed our stay in West Hobart and would visit again.
Di our host, was warm and welcoming. The house is in a beautiful area with great cafes and restaurants, and it's a nice walk to the city.
The room is extremely private and quiet with all the necessity. Di is extremely helpful and friendly she even offered to drive us to the tour place on one of the morning. Accommodation is only 20 mins to city centre with all the restaurants right outside the main road. Great host and we really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended. Thanks Di for the great hospitality!!! =)
Di was welcoming, friendly, and helpful, and made us feel at ease. The accommodations were as described, with restaurants and shops nearby, and downtown an easy 10 minute drive.
About the Host, Di
Hi there! I'm an active gardener and bushwalker, and I love riding my electric bike, reading, movies, locally grown food and wine, genealogy (when I can make time for it!) and of course travel. As an AirBnB host, it's great being able to help fellow travellers to enjoy my home town. I'm also involved with some local groups working to develop local solutions to the challenges facing our planet. For example, lobbying to get more bike pathways built so that all of us can safely ride our bikes.