'Boats Crew Quarters' a 2-story 1880's cottage in a quiet and private location. A ‘country feel’ and new renovation using recycled bridge beams, convict bricks, sandstone walls and oak floorboards. Contemporary bathrooms, well stocked kitchen and sunny courtyards. Indulge your senses - Belgian linens, warm throws, original artworks, maritime location. 5 mins walk to MONA ferry, cafes, market. 2-person lift. Winner 2016 Housing Industry Australia Award for Tasmanian Renovation of the Year.
2017 - Special requirements
Easter: 14th – 17th April – 3 night minimum stay
Christmas: 5 night minimum stay – no check in on Christmas Day
New Year: 5 night minimum stay
I am one of the many, many people who made a lifestyle choice and moved to Tasmania from the hectic pace of Sydney. My background in advertising, PR and recruitment led me into various freelance roles promoting Tasmanian wine, food, tourism, conference and business events.
I developed a passion for Tasmanian colonial history and recently renovated this 1880's convict sandstone cottage in the heart of Salamanca using recycled 200 year old bridge beams, reclaimed convict hewn sandstone and local timbers.
I've decided to rent my home to visitors for a few months each year to indulge my passion for travel. The cottage is situated at the quiet, private end of Salamanca Place, away from the hustle and bustle of the restaurant and gallery precinct and adjacent to Princes Park. The house overlooks the working port of Hobart.
Yes, Tasmania now has MONA but we have so much more. We have highly successful summer and winter festivals, an excellent theatre program, regular Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra concerts and so many wineries and national parks to visit. We also experience all four seasons of the year. People on the streets or in the parks look you in the eye. And say 'hello'. You're likely to have an impromptu conversation on your way to morning coffee or while strolling along the waterfront.
The sense of community and inclusion is everywhere. A Tasmanian holiday can be whatever you want it to be. I think a 5 star experience can be as simple as sitting on the end of a jetty with your feet dangling over the edge, a glass of local bubbles or coffee in hand, absorbing the stillness, watching the water and listening to the gulls flying overhead!
As you can see from the images of my home, I love collecting interesting bits and pieces by attending local auctions, farm Clearing Sales and antique shops. Friends tell me my interiors style is a little bit Wabi Sabi - 'Seeing the perfect in the imperfect'.