The SpaceWelcome to our home on the Carlton River mouth, affectionately known by us as ‘La Boca’ (The Mouth).
Only 35 minutes from the CBD and 20mins from Hobart airport, and sitting right on the water's edge, La Boca is very private and nestled in between large areas of Crown Land. We enjoy multiple panoramic views of the water and surrounding coastline, and delight in watching the sun set over Mount Wellington.
La Boca is well equipped with 2 x double bedrooms, 2 x single bed rooms, with the option for additional fold-out single beds on request.
Kitchen facilities include a gas cook top and oven, walk-in pantry, and a fully-equipped kitchen suitable to cater for a group of friends or the whole family. A great array of miscellaneous provisions are supplied, including coffee (real), tea, sugar and hot beverages; salt, pepper, herbs and spices; oil, vinegar, sauces and condiments.
Our living space is sun-filled and light, with plenty of room and multiple comfy seating spaces. Our extension dining table can seat 10, should a meal with friends be on the cards.
There are many interesting books to read and board games to play. We do have television and DVD access, however you may be so captivated by the view you may not turn it on once!
We are well-equipped for children, with bikes, games and a huge trampoline, etc. There are many picturesque outdoor areas, including a picnic table under the huge old pine tree, and a sunny deck area perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Guest AccessAll linen is provided, inclusive of bathroom and beach towels. Please bring your own toiletries.
The bathroom has a shower and bath, and there is also a laundry for your use (laundry powder is provided).
Please enjoy access to the private jetty and the boat shed, housing the double kayaks, & small rowing boat, the ‘M.V. Goondoola’. There are two life-jackets for children. You also have access to fishing gear, so you can try your luck catching the salmon, flathead, or flounder in the river at your front door, or short stroll across the estuary to popular fishing spot at the river mouth to Carlton Beach.
Internet access (WiFi) is also provided. Interaction with GuestsWhilst here, you will have the place entirely to yourselves. If you require a change of linen, advice on where to go or what to do etc., please don't hesitate to ask. Otherwise, we'll be out of your way, and you'll have complete privacy. The NeighborhoodOur neighbourhood is very quiet and tranquil. The property feels relaxed, and is in a private and secluded atmosphere, with no immediate neighbours. Our garden is large, with many gorgeous native trees framing the boundaries. Simply chill-out whilst listening to the water lapping at the jetty, and the waves crashing at Carlton Beach.
The Carlton River is a beautiful, natural, and undisturbed environment. Watch the black swans and ducks swim by, the varied bird-life dive through the air at dusk, in dawn song, or hunting and gathering by day on the river. If you're really lucky our resident Australian fur seal may even make an appearance!
For the gourmet foodies, take advantage of the plethora of Pacific oysters in the river & gather a feast at low tide! For those who like others to cook, the fish & chips at Dunalley are yummo! (only about 15 minutes by car).
The IGA & petrol station at Dodges Ferry is very reasonably priced and well-stocked, as is the bottle-shop at Dodges Ferry.
Jump off your own private jetty at high tide, or take a stroll across the estuary towards Steele’s Island (5 minutes). From here you can access the Carlton River mouth, with great surf breaks, and Carlton Beach for a swim, or walk around Steele’s Island itself (very picturesque).
BBQ on the deck, eat breakfast at the picnic table under the huge pine tree overlooking the river, or pack a picnic lunch to take to the beach.
La Boca is under an hour's drive to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsular, and a cruisy way of enjoying stunning scenery such as Eaglehawk Neck, the Tasman National Park and Norfolk Bay. We are perfectly situated for a short drive to magnificent Marion Bay, home to The Falls Festival, and a place where you can enjoy one of the world's most beautiful natural coastal beach environments, more often than not in virtual solitude.
Only 35 minutes from Hobart CBD, La Boca is the perfect getaway retreat still close enough for you to enjoy fantastic restaurants in the city centre, engage with summer or winter festivities such as The Taste of Tasmania, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Comedy Festival or best yet - DARK MOFO. You can take a drive to world-renown MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Berridale, guaranteed to blow your mind! Getting AroundThere are bus services to the area, and with a hire car our place is an easy drive in any direction! To and from the airport will only take you about 20 minutes. Other Things to NoteThe pricing per night includes beds for 2 adults and 2 children under 16. An additional charge of $30 per adult and $15 per child is applicable. Please note, there are 6 permanent sleeping spots, plus temporary options, and the maximum number of adults is 6; maximum total guests is 8.
The house will be beautifully cleaned and ready for your arrival. If you would like additional cleaning or linen during your stay an additional cost of $30 will be incurred.
Our tank water is delicious and perfectly safe (if not superior) drinking water!