About this listing
Our gorgeous 3 bedroom cottage in eclectic North Hobart offers a stylish, comfortable haven in a great location. Just two blocks from the bustling cafe strip and walking distance to the city/waterfront, it is an ideal base to enjoy Hobart's food, history & culture including the must visit MONA.
Our light and airy 3 bedroom heritage cottage sleeps 6 adults and is perfect for a weekend or extended getaway with friends or family.
Convenientally located just a 5 minute stroll to the bars and eateries of the North Hobart precinct and within walking distance of the city and waterfront.
Named for baby Jack, who was born and lived the first few years of his life in this brand new house 100 years ago, the cottage retains many original features of it's namesake's era. The lovely character of old Tasmanian Oak floorboards, ornate fire-places and picture rails are complemented with a fresh, neutral colour scheme and a mix of contemporary, and vintage furniture and colourful textiles.
Level access thoughout with no internal stairs.
The colourful living and dining space is a great place to unwind after a day out exploring the city. Enjoy a book from our mini library, a DVD or favourite tunes from your own device plugged into the retro radio/speaker unit. WIFI via NBN connection is included. The reverse cycle air-conditioner (Heat Pump) will ensure you are comfortable for your stay.
"The Superb Blue" - Queen bedroom
"The Rooftops Room" - Double bedroom
"The Nest" - twin Single bedroom
The lovely Tasmanian Oak beds were crafted here in Tasmania. All have really good quality, locally made mattresses, toasty warm electric blankets and there is ample heating via electric panel heaters.
A fully equipped galley style kitchen is set up for self-catering. It's a great sunny spot to enjoy a quick breakfast before heading out for the day.
We provide: a variety of teas, fresh locally roasted Tascaffe coffee, milk, some breakfast supplies for your first morning and pantry staples like olive oil, condiments, salt & pepper.
There are fantastic local grocers and supermarkets nearby to stock up on fresh provisions or a multitude of eateries very close by.
Compact with toilet, vanity and a shower over original deep enamel bath.
Quality SUKIN toiletries provided.
May not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.
The separate laundry has a front loader washer and washing powder provided.
A small newly landscaped rear courtyard with deck gets all day sun and provides a private space to enjoy a drink or BBQ and a secure place for children to play.
If you come with adventure equipment, the historic outhouse provides perfect undercover storage.
**We are a legitimate registered Visitor Accommodation premises which has been certified to comply with all building, local authority and fire safety regulations [Class 1B occupancy permit].
You will have the entire house including a private, secure rear courtyard to yourselves.
Interaction with guests
Enjoy the complete privacy of your own space. We live in the semi-detached house next door and are happy for you to knock on our door or contact us if you need anything. You may see us in the street coming and going. We'd be more than happy to give you some secret local tips if desired...
North Hobart is a vibrant inner city suburb right on the edge of town. It is an eclectic mix of historic residential houses, small business and light commercial use. North Hobart's busy Elizabeth Street is home to an array of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops and houses the iconic State Cinema.
For the nature lovers, you are close to some lovely walking in the Queen's Domain bushland and Botanical Gardens and an awesome new flowing mountain bike track! Families with children will enjoy the proximity to Soundy Park playground.
Parking: free parking is available outside on the street. Time limits apply weekdays 8am-6pm which vary from 1 hour to unlimited in different parts of the street.
To and from Airport by Shuttle Bus: The Airporter Bus travels through North Hobart and will drop you off and pick you up very close to our cottage. Catch the Airporter Bus to the airport from nearby Argyle Street.
By car: we are situated very close to Brooker Highway (Highway 1) which provides access to the north of the state and all the major arterial routes into and out of Hobart including the A3 to Airport, East Coast and Tasman Peninsula (via A9) and the A6 to Channel district and Huonville.
5 minute walk to North Hobart cafe/restaurant strip
10-15 minute walk to CBD via Campbell or Argyle or Elizabeth St
15 minute walk to Waterfront via Campbell Street
20-25 minute walk to Salamanca
By Metro Bus:
A short walk to Elizabeth St will give you access to a city-bound bus every 10min at a yellow Turn Up And Go bus-stop.
Walk to the wharf and catch the famous MONA ferry, ride the MONA bikes, or
Metro Buses 36, 37 & 42 leave from Elizabeth St approx hourly.
Other things to note
This is a NO SMOKING PROPERTY (both indoors and outdoors). Please do not book this property if anyone in your group smokes.
We strive to minimise our impact on the environment wherever possible.
We provide fresh linen and towels which are laundered without the use of bleach or harsh chemicals, dried by the sun and air, and are not ironed.
Shampoo, conditioner, body and hand wash without chemical nasties are provided in large bottles to minimise waste.
We use eco-friendly cleaning products.
We supply iCARE toilet paper made in Australia from 100% recycled paper without chlorine bleaching.
Heating is provided by an energy efficient Inverter Heat Pump.
Insulation is installed throughout the cottage to assist temperature regulation
A water saving front loader washing machine and clothes line are provided.
Water saving taps are fitted.
Gardens are maintained by tank water.
Strictly NO SMOKING anywhere on property. The house is semi-detached and in very close proximity to other houses. There is zero tolerance of smoking inside or outside due to smoke drift into neighbouring properties. If any one in your party is a smoker, please DO NOT BOOK THIS PROPERTY. Loss of bond plus any other costs associated with remediation and rehousing subsequent guests unable to stay during remediation will apply where guests have breached this rule.
We wholeheartedly welcome families and trust that you will clean up after your children and ensure that they respect the house. Please don't allow children to eat on the sofa or in bedrooms please.
Please clean up kitchen prior to check out- dishes thoroughly washed, dried and put away otherwise additional fees will apply.
Using additional beds without prior arrangement (greater than number of paying guests) increases our housekeeping costs significantly and we will be be required to deduct from the bond an extra person/s rate for each bed for the duration of stay.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My family loves living in Hobart and we are outdoor enthusiasts, avid cyclists, mountain bikers, bushwalkers and paddlers. Living in this beautiful city offers us the best of everything - we can walk out to dinner or a show or be in the bush within minutes. We are passionate about preserving our beautiful Tasmanian natural environment and living as sustainably as possible. We are thrilled to be able to host visitors and help showcase Tasmania and all that it offers. It is our hope that increasing tourism will help to bring increased awareness and respect for our extraordinary natural assets.