The Space** We will be overseas with limited internet access from the 12th to the 25th of January. You are welcome to instant book, but please be aware that my response rate may be slow during that fortnight! **
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK, SO YOU KNOW WHAT WE OFFER:
The flat is a small, older-style apartment, on a steep hill.
There are beds for up to 5 single adults (share rooms), or three couples BUT it is a small flat, and 5 or 6 adults will find the living space very cramped unless you intend to be out for most of the day.
The king size bed in the main bedroom can be split into twin beds (2.05m long) - please let me know in advance if you want twin beds for your stay. In the second bedroom there are two large king single bunks (2.05m long), and there is ample wardrobe space in both bedrooms.
There is a comfortable, sprung, double sofa bed in the living room.
The beds in the bedrooms have electric blankets and fluffy doonas (duvets), or cotton quilts for the summer months.
For the winter months, there is a 3.6kW storage heater in the living room and oil-filled column heaters in the bedrooms.
The bathroom has a dual shower/bath, and a 120L electric water heater.
We have a cot available upon request, for a baby or toddler. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to use all facilities in the flat, including the wireless internet, flat-screen TV, DVD player, washing machine and tumble drier. There is line drying space downstairs near the car park.
The kitchenette is fully equipped for cooking (sink/stove/oven/fridge), and includes a microwave, toaster, blender, electric wok, rice cooker and espresso and plunger coffee pots. Interaction with GuestsI will be there to meet and greet guests - the flat is yours for the duration of your stay. The NeighborhoodHobart is a great little town, and the flat is within walking distance of museums and attractions such as the Salamanca markets and Sullivan's Cove (but note that the flat is situated on a steep hill.)
Hot tip! If you are visiting the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) take the ferry from Sullivan's Cove - in busy times, you go straight to the front of the entrance queue.
On Sunday mornings there is a great farmers' market at the corner of Elizabeth and Brisbane Streets, just down the hill from the flat; excellent Tassie produce, but also hot food and good coffee.
Tasmania is a small island, so much of it is accessible as day trips by car from Hobart. If you are going to hire a vehicle, I strongly recommend that you bring (or rent) a GPS (SatNav), not least because Hobart has a lot of one-way streets. If you are walking, the grid street layout makes navigation easy.
I will provide a list of cafes and restaurants that we have eaten at, with a thumbnail reviews - guests are invited to add to the list for the benefit of future guests.
Hobart weather is changeable, so bring a range of clothing. As we say down here, "If you don't like the Tasmanian weather, just wait ten minutes..." And be sure to bring sunscreen! Our air is so clear and clean that the UV level can be extreme. Getting AroundThe flat has a nice view because it is near the top of a hill. If you are young and fit, this won't be a problem - however if your legs have seen a few decades you may find it challenging! It is on the first floor, so we regret the flat is not suitable for people who are unable to manage a flight of stairs.
There is off-street, carport parking for one vehicle.
The central bus depot is a couple of blocks away (650m), down the hill.
Airporter Hobart runs a taxi-bus shuttle service from the airport which is cost effective for one or two people; for three or more, a taxi is cheaper and more convenient.
If you are making a flying visit, you can hire a small car for a day for about the same cost as taxi fares to and from the airport. Other Things to NoteWe provide coffee, tea and instant coffee (sufficient for a couple of days), and a complimentary 1L milk (please specify preference for full-fat/skim/soy/lactose-free etc.)
If you will be arriving late in the evening, we'll provide some breakfast so you don't have to go foraging early next morning.
For longer term guests, we will change your bed linen and towels weekly.
Check-in / check-out times are very relaxed, we're happy to work around your needs UNLESS there is a clash with incoming or departing guests; in that case, we reserve the right to give you timely notice to check out by 10am and check in no earlier than 2pm.