I am a self-employed architect working from home.
Wow! What a nice place and what a wonderful and friendly host is Bruce! The location is better than we thought. All the sightseeing and interesting things are walkable. Bruce has many good ideas what to do in and around Hobart. Musea, dinner, activities. The garden room is attached but separated from the main house. The bed is super and all is very clean.
Thank you so much Bruce! We enjoyed being your guests!
Response from Bruce:
Thanks Sofie and Leen,
Really pleased you enjoyed the Overland Track and Mona. I hope you are having a great time in Sydney!
We loved staying at Bruce's and would definitely stay again! The room was gorgeous - lovely and light and private. Bruce was very welcoming and helpful, giving us some excellent tips on what to see in Hobart and how to get around. Plus he prepared a delicious breakfast for us! Absolutely stay in the garden studio if you get the chance. Thank you Bruce :)
This was my first Airbnb experience in Australia and it will be a hard act to follow. In addition to excellent accommodation, a healthy breakfast and good conversation Bruce was most helpful with local tourist advice. My main reason for visiting Tasmania was to do the 4 day Maria Island Walk and he advised me on where to fit in some training hikes. His house is ideally situated less than 1 min from the Rivulet Walk which leads past the Female Factory and up to the Cascade Factory. This is a gentle stroll suitable for everyone. Behind the Cascade Factory (where meals and beer tastings are on offer) there is a well signposted track that climbs up through the bush. It takes about 45-60 mins to reach a clearing the site of the old Farm Road. This has another marked track - the Myrtle Gully Track -which is a good steep climb another 45-60 mins one way that leads to Junction Cottage. This is the meeting point for several other tracks and mountain bike trails. So Bruce is ideally situated for a couple of days pre-hike training. There are even more in the vicinity that I have not tried.
We are a couple in our 60's and were visiting Hobart for the first time, primarily to see MONA. We struck gold staying with Bruce in his beautiful home. He has given considerable thought to his guests’ needs, offering a clean, quiet, relaxed and elegant set up that works.
Both visitor and host enjoy privacy, yet Bruce was still within easy reach for enquiries and needs. We enjoyed our delicious, fresh breaksfasts, and his good company, while planning our day. He knows Hobart well, and understood our interests, offering practical advice and interesting information.
The location is conveniently close to the CBD, so if you enjoy exercise you can walk to and from this elevated and picturesque position in west Hobart. We found the taxies we needed were prompt and very reasonably priced. Hobart taxi system is excellent. One driver informed us that when Hobart drivers are called out, they are not told the destination of their prospective passengers, so short runs are not shunned.
If you enjoy walking for exercise Bruce will direct you down to the Derwent Rivulet and from there you can go up the steep track through bushy parkland to the suburb well above Bruce’s place. Returning back down the hillside to our accommodation gave us interesting vistas and the time to take in the character of the original and well preserved houses of the area.
Last but far from least are two added pleasures, Bruce’s lovely quiet garden, and his sweet, noble hound Xanda. Thank you Bruce for lovely stay – we’ll be back!
Bruce was the perfect host. Most enjoyable stay in a very comfortable, private, fully self-contained section of Bruce's house. We stayed 5 nights and will definitely stay again. Note that there is Wifi which we used.
Milton & Donna
Bruce was a very welcoming host. This was my 1st AirBnB experience and I left after 3 nights feeling very satisfied with my whole stay. The breakfast Bruce served was nutritious, plentiful and I enjoyed the free flowing conversation. The location of the house was within very easy walking distance to Hobarts' CBD. I would highly recommend this AirBnB.
Bruce was a very fine host indeed and his home is a clear expression of his intelligent and creative being. The guest wing is spacious and comfortable full of thoughtful little touches like a night light to guide midnight bathroom visits. Nothing beats a comfortable bed with an assortment of reading only an arm's reach away. Breakfast was fantastic - beautiful "diy" fruit salad, yoghurt and Bruce's lime and honey breakfast sauce. The home is located very close to town just a couple of blocks from the bus station but is almost adjacent to the rivulet park and walking tracks.
Thanks Bruce. Expect me as a regular.
Bruce is a warm and welcoming host. His house is really something - a beautiful oasis in central Hobart. We both loved the house and the breakfast which was delicious. I hope to come back. Thank you again Bruce.
Bruce's place is probably the nicest place we've stayed in and best Airbnb experience so far. It's a real gem. The house is beautiful, guests have full privacy in a separate part of the house and all the facilities are excellent. The house isn't far from Hobart town centre at all.
We were surprised that Bruce also offered breakfast in the mornings , which was healthy and delicious. We also enjoyed Bruce's company over a coffee afterwards each morning.
Couldn't recommend it any higher. Next time we are in Hobart, we'll stay here without a doubt.
A wonderful stay, the only down side was that we could not stay longer ;-D. We will always recommend Bruce and will be sure to stay with him next time we are in Hobart, Thanks again Bruce.
All the best Andrew & Bonnie.