The SpaceQueen's Domain View, just across the bridge from Hobart City- close but super quiet in Hobart's best kept secret:Lindisfarne Village. "This was our nicest AirBnB stay." said happy clients Dan and Nancy Foe- not surprising,with my Superhost attention to detail, and Superdoggie hosts Daisy Daze and Tilly Tillster to welcome you all (LGBT friendly, naturally) ...and your pet if you wish, we are totally pet friendly...just ask about small children, as the apartment may not suit your needs in this regard.
....a fully equipped kitchen down to garlic press and salad spinner,3 ways to make fresh coffee ( percolator, espresso machine or plunger) with quality Lavazza beans provided, and our very own QDV beehive in the garden providing raw unheated pollen-rich bush honey for your toast, when the bees provide!
I was lucky enough to buy this hilltop house with it's stunning BMW ( Bush, Mountain, Water) views & tranquil location just 8 mins across the bridge from the city in Lindisfarne ( see map) ..backing onto Natone Hill bush reserve, alive with birds, 4 years ago, and simply wanted to share it with as many people possible - so I built this luxuriously comfortable apartment below my house to do just that!
Spotlessly clean,very private ( ideal romantic retreat!) in a super quiet "blue chip" suburb, self contained with it's own free parking, directly across the water from....the Queen's Domain & Botanical Gardens -part of Government House and Crown Land. Has a separate bedroom with queen bed, and super comfortable sofa bed to sleep two extra guests in the lounge room ( please note that when folded out, unsurprisingly this occupies part of the room)
New and funkily furnished to the highest standard and comfort, with some of my quirky collectibles/retro pieces ( love that FAB sofa bed!!) that I have amassed over 30 years, including a stunning portrait of Elizabeth I ...as played by Tilda Swinton, naturally!
The rate includes breakfast supplies: quality muesli, 1 litre of milk for arrival day, enough for 2 days for 2, one day for 4.
Tea,quality coffee beans and sugar are provided along with basics such as olive oil, pepper mill, Salt, QDV honey, spices, vinegar, mustard.
Free WIFI access included, of course, and we are on the NBN.
I have made sure that living noise for both parties is minimised by installing the highest level of soundproofing possible during the build in walls and ceilings.
SLEEP: a luxurious timber queen bed with a super comfortable Sealy posturepedic mattress with quality 1000 threadcount cotton rich bedlinen,pure wool doona (duvet/quilt) and an electric blanket for those chilly nights.
Please note life is too short to iron sheets, they are line dried in the sunshine ( weather permitting) and supplied crisp and fresh "au naturelle" from the washing line.
Goosedown,synthetic or orthopaedic memory foam pillow available to suit your preference, and additional pure wool blankets.
I also added a Portacot with bedding supplied for this so that those with babies will be safe and comfortable...
RELAX :Flatscreen TV with DVD player and extensive library of DVD's from Kill Bill, Family Guy, Alice in Wonderland,Life of Pi, Rick and Dave through to Bonanza, The Waltons and Captain Pugwash ( classics!!!) to while away the evenings if it rains..
COOK: Cook up a storm with Tasmania's great produce in a luxurious fully fitted/equipped kitchen with full cooktop, oven, microwave,Sunbeam wine cooler,espresso coffee machine/percolator/plunger and teapot, fully equipped to cook for yourself if you wish, with Fontaine la Cousance cast iron pans, and sharp knives! AND- a bread machine +bread mix provided so that you can make a piping hot loaf ready for breakfast!
CLEANSE : Luxurious 5 star bathroom equipped with a fabulous 20 cm rainfall shower head (and handheld if you do not want wet hair) in a walk in shower wetroom, premium eco friendly handmade soaps from Tasmania's iconic honey skincare brand Beauty and the Bees ( OK,OK, I fess up: I own the business ;-) for a luxurious shower, fluffy towels, and of course a hairdryer.
Please note: I do not supply shampoo and conditioner as people invariably bring their own. Plush towels, and cotton waffle robes naturally.
WASH: washing machine and dryer, iron, with a drying rack behind the sofa so that you can put your towels out to air dry under the porch after use.
If you have a special reason to visit Tasmania please let me know and I can send you some links as Air BnB does not allow me to embed them. Guest AccessPlease bear in mind that in order to get stunning views on a hilltop, there is a hill, and a steep driveway to the house, which is actually very easy to drive up and park.
You need a car to get around in Hobart-public transport is- like most rural areas of Australia- patchy and almost non existent outside peak hours.Parking is free onsite and there is room for 2 cars- please note: guest parking is beside the apartment, which allows for easy entry and egress for you.
Bushwalk (in stilettos if you wish!) on a flat easy 2.7km loop gravelled track with incredible views just outside the back door- a relaxing pre-breakfast stroll or invigorating run can start or ends the day. The Council has even recently put in an access track, handrail and new steps for you to reach the trail!
Only 8 mins to the city by car to Hobart's galleries, CBD, Salamanca historic precinct, the working dock area (with some great takeaway fish and chips) North Hobart's restaurants, the State art house cinema ( fabulous bookshop) pubs and bars.
MONA is an easy 20 mins away up the highway, with the world class Agrarian Kitchen cooking school only 25 mins further on.
A garden patio area at the front of the apartment,with stunning panoramic views ..relax in and watch the sunset with a glass of wine and and an al fresco meal- with aromatic fresh culinary herbs in my garden if you wish to buy some of our fresh Tasmanian produce and cook up a storm.
Rest, revive, relax and enjoy Tasmania! Interaction with Guests"I'M FREE!!" : The Hostess with The Mostest! The Queens Domain View Apartment is below my house so I am generally available anytime to answer questions or help if I can to make the most of your stay, but like to remain unobtrusive to ensure your privacy.
Just send me a mail through Air BnB, and I will respond as soon as possible.Happy to store bags for you if you want to leave them with me in order to explore Hobart after you check out and before your same day flight, no charge naturally :-))) The NeighborhoodHOBART"S BEST KEPT SECRET: Lindisfarne... is Hobart's best kept waterside secret, a very quiet "blue chip" suburb with fabulous bush walks so close ( 8 mins) to the city across the bridge from Hobart city itself, with much better views!
It has a real community feel, and a little village centre with all that you need close at hand....Baker's Delight Bakery, Woolworth's supermarket, bottle shop, Treats Patisserie (with gourmet pies and cakes) and the CWA ( fabulous home grown eggs fruit jams and cakes on Saturday mornings 9-12) are 2 minutes away in Lindisfarne Village, and the highly regarded Beltana Hotel 3 minutes away for a delicious meal.
Realistically though as a suburb, your best, most varied choices are in the City at night.
We are only 500 yards from the water's edge you can watch the new fab MONA ferry powering up river to the MONA, and all the other fascinating river traffic.
There are many local bushwalks too, all easy and stunning, along the water, or the bush as you prefer...We saw a baby whale in the river yesterday (GASP!) and dolphins regularly patrol so bring your binoculars! Getting AroundYou ABSOLUTELY NEED a car to get around successfully in Hobart-public transport is- like most rural areas of Australia- patchy and almost non existent outside peak hours. There is public transport (bus) to take you to the city at the bottom of the drive- 10 mins to Salamanca place, but realistically it is sporadic- you need a car to make the best of the city.
Taxis are available easily- cab to the city from here is about $ 20 one way ( yes cabs are expensive here)
We are 10 minutes from the airport by car on the way into the city of Hobart proper- detailed instructions are available to you on Air BnB once you book, but it is very easy indeed to find. Other Things to NoteIn order to gain the spectacular view my property- as many in Hobart-is at the top of a steep hill, with a steep but easily negotiated driveway.
Tasmania is chilly a lot of the time from May through to early December ( we can experience 4 seasons in one day) and it is VERY important that you bring warm clothing if you want to be comfortable-I suggest light soft puffa jackets/thermals, not much room in your suitcase taken up but you will be SOOOO glad that you brought them! Layering is the key. The apartment is really warm, but coming here from, say, Singapore,you may feel the cold if you do not wear suitable clothing...
ACCESS: The driveway- to be expected on a hill- is very steep, but very easily negotiated, and once up at the house it is a totally flat access to the apartment.