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Your library/lounge.Lots of sun during the day !
The Manse - with a twist !
The Manse - with a twist !
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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"WARNING: Be very careful before committing to stay here, because you may never want to go home. This was the perfect, easiest stay ever from beginning to end. The house is amazingly spacious, stylish, and comes with beautiful bed linen" - (guest review)

The space

How do you talk about your own home - well I thought I would let one of our guests tell the story...

“The house is amazingly spacious, stylish, and comes with beautiful bed linen, gas fireplaces in the living rooms, and a Saeco Professional coffee machine that makes Fabulous coffee (and that's high praise indeed from a coffee addict like myself). I loved cozying up in the Winter room at night, then basking in the sun-drenched living room during the day, complete with novel and, yes, a good coffee! Trine and Ivor are welcoming and generous hosts, and their communications with us were timely and courteous, accurate, and full of helpful information. 10 out of 10 on every front. In fact, everything about The Manse exceeded our expectation."

…. So what else can we add…. hmmmm well,

The Manse, features a main bedroom which is sun filled in the morning, has heaps of space and a comfy chair to curl up in and read a book or listen to some music.

The second double bedroom is a great size too and has good cupboard space with great natural light – oh and is close to the coffee machine!
We can provide you with a trundle bed that we can easily set up for you either bedroom or in one of the two lounges.

High quality linen is provided for all beds (yum).

Spacious kitchen equipped with conventional and steam ovens, cook-top, dishwashers (let's face it, who likes to do the dishes when on holidays?) coffee machine, and fridge, plus all the things you need to entertain.

The Tonic Lounge, features a fabulous gas fire, TV with Apple TV/DVD, a lounge to die for and two big leather chairs that you will just sink into whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Think 'old style New York Jazz bar' without the cigar smoke!

The sun filled library/lounge will enable you to sit, read and enjoy some music, watch TV or watch one of the zillion DVDs we have - open the double French doors onto the large deck, smell the herbs, listen to the water feature, relax and read a book... argh 'the serenity '.

The Dining Room can seat up to eight and as it's an open plan into the kitchen, you can sit and watch others cook for you whilst you throw ' helpful' suggestions. Or as you are so close to everything, walk to one of the cafe's nearby, perhaps pack a picnic, or grab some take away fish and chips and head down to the river. Its a pretty amazing site watching the Spirit of Tasmania come into and out of the narrow river. Walk to the cinema where two free tickets, oh and a choc-top, are yours.

Your own laundry, separate toilet (in fact there are two) a great bathroom which includes a deep bath and two fluffy bath robes.

The deck is made for entertaining with a large gas BBQ, outside dinning table that will seat as many as you need. There are fresh herbs growing which you can help yourself too, but will need a little drink during your stay. Fall onto one of the outdoor beanbags under a tee and listen to the sound of the water coming from the large urn style water feature.
Please let us know if you have little people and we shall ensure that the water is drained out.

The house and garden is fully secure and will certainly keep your little people and your fluffy person in.


>shampoo and conditioner
>espresso coffee
>condiments - spreads, jams, sauces etc


Guest access

Guests have full access to the entire the house (bedrooms, kitchen, dining, lounges and laundry), entertaining deck and the large back yard which is completely fenced in so perfectly safe for little people and your dog.

There is a private space for the owner that consists of a bedroom and en-suite. It has its own entrance so you will never be disturbed. In saying that we very rarely there and will take Louie, my dog, with us.

Keyless Check-in is available at the Mance-with a twist. Place your palm over the keypad on the front door lock until it activates and enter "pincode" to check-in. We will email you the pincode week prior to your reservation. We suggest you put the pincode in the contacts on your phone.

Interaction with guests

Normally via email, text and phone but can meet you at the home to introduce you to its many features should you like.

Other things to note

Please note that the nightly price is for two people and is for the use of one bedroom only. A booking for two singles has a charge of $30 for the second room.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Extra people $30 AUD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress, 1 crib
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

As this is our home we just ask that you leave it with the same feeling of appreciation and love as you found it.
Please no smoking. Louie (my dog) is highly allergic - oh and so am I.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

58 Reviews

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James User Profile
November 2017
Stunning place with two big bedrooms. Ideal for two couples, or two people travelling together who want high quality home-from-home — I’d love to live here permanently! Stunningly appointed with great furniture. Easy check-in and check-out. Hosts were super accommodating extending check-in earlier. And - after checking with us - we got to play with their dog too...

Anne User Profile
October 2017
This is a quiet location of suburban Devonport. We were driving & exploring the top end of Tassie, but the location would also be very pleasant for walking & wandering to a few local restaurants & cafes. The house has three large living spaces plus the outside deck area & private garden space in warm weather. We all enjoyed browsing the plentiful photographic books & relaxing in the sun room/library. Nice place. Can recommend it.

Peter User Profile
September 2017
This is a beautiful, comfortable home. Hosts were very easy to communicate with. Loved everything. Walking distance to town. Easy entry. Off street parking.
Ivor And Trine User Profile
Response from Ivor And Trine:
Thanks Peter - we are so glad you loved our home. You were wonderful guests and we hope to see you again some time .
September 2017

Sydney User Profile
September 2017
Beautifully presented and beautifully warm inside!!

Peter User Profile
August 2017
A great place to call home for any time you want to spend in Devonport. Very conveniently located.

Margot User Profile
July 2017
The Manse is a lovely house with two lounges including cozy fireplaces, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and good quality linen. It is is within walking distance to the city. We had a great weekend including going to a few Jazz festival events. Communication with Ivor and Trine was excellent. If you are looking for a weekend getaway with a twist then we would recommend the Manse.
Ivor And Trine User Profile
Response from Ivor And Trine:
Thank you Margot - we are pleased you had a lovely time
July 2017

Laura User Profile
July 2017
This beautiful home met all my expectations. Despite the weather being very chilly we were warm in front of the fire in the evenings. There are a lot of heating options to keep everything cosy. The house is absolutely lovely, it felt like home and was exactly as it appeared in the photos. It's a nice short walk to the mall and the river. The communication was great. My stay was nothing short of fantastic. We will definitely return!

Kings Meadows, AustraliaJoined in July 2012
Ivor And Trine User Profile

How do you talk about yourself?
Hmmm..... science meets arts = two really different people who still love the same things. ( oh and one beautiful dog dog called Louie )

Good food, good wine, travel and a great book - one loves the convenience of an eBook the other is passionate about paper.

Life is too short to drink bad wine, bad coffee or to endure "bobbly" sheets or "lumpy" pillows.

We love our homes and we enjoy sharing them with friends, family and people from around the world.

" the end "

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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