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Rivulet Retreat - Idyllic setting in Hobart

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit with a great fenced backyard by the creek

- Free Wifi - unlimited downloads

- Jura Coffee machine

- Underfloor heating

- Heat pump

- Wool carpet

- Smart TV with Netflix

- Walk to Cafes and shops

- Idyllic setting with views of Mt Wellington and the Rivulet over the back fence

- Close to walking tracks

- Undercover parking

- Great for families

- High chair and porta cot

Your home away from home in a picturesque location in Hobart. A short walk to attractions and great dining options.

The Rivulet Retreat is available for short term accommodation for up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms. It has Miele appliances in the great kitchen where you can enjoy the view out of the picture postcard window. You can relax with a drink on the wonderful deck listening to the creek below. It also has spectacular views of Mt Wellington and the surrounding hills. High end furnishings have been utilised throughout, and along with the spectacular setting and close proximity to all that Hobart has to offer, this property would be perfect for your next getaway.

The bedroom configuration is a Queen bed in the master bedroom and two XL single beds in the second bedroom, or alternatively these can be joined together to make a King Size bed in the second bedroom to allow for two couples to stay.

We also provide a portacot and a highchair. There is no cost for using these, however you will need to bring your own linen for the portacot. We can provide linen for the portacot for an additional cost if required.

We will do whatever we can to make your stay in our much loved house as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Things to do for children

There is a children's playground at the end of the street only 5 mins walk with all the usual swings and slides. There are also plenty of grass areas along the rivulet walking track, over the creek, to play ball games etc.

In the house we have a number of games and we will be increasing the options over time.

As we have unlimited NBN (high speed internet) and free wifi, kids will be able to watch youtube videos, movies and a whole range of TV options either on the TV or on tablets or laptops etc if you have them. We have also provided Netflix on the TV.

The back garden is big enough for kids to play in and is fully fenced.

Over the back fence is the Hobart Rivulet and older kids would love wandering along this looking for fish or hoping to see a platypus or ducks.

What if I don't have kids or the adults want something to do


Ginger Brown or Honey Brown (vegetarian/vegan) cafes are only a 7 min walk away and is very highly rated on Trip Advisor so why not spoil yourself for breakfast or lunch one day.

There is also the Rivulet Cafe, Le Provencal French restaurant and the Macquarie St Food Store Cafe all within 10 mins walk.


Take a tour at the Cascade Brewery or explore the Cascade Gardens - 15 min walk

Visit the very famous MONA - 15 mins drive or catch the ferry from town

Visit the World Heritage listed Female Factory to learn about our convict past - 10 mins walk away

Walk along the very picturesque Hobart Rivulet walking track which is just over the creek - either in to town or towards the Brewery.

Go rockclimbing at Freuhauf - which is directly over the back fence and is great for intermediate or above climbers.

Mountainbike on Mt Wellington or Knocklofty reserve - both within riding distance if you are a keen rider.

The Hobart City centre is under 5mins drive away, or a 30min walk and there is also bus stop at the end of the street.

The list is endless. If you require further information it is provided within the information folder in the house and we are also more than happy to share our wealth of Tassie experience.


- Lindt balls

- High quality coffee beans to use in the Jura coffee machine

- Good selection of Twinings Teas

- Extra virgin olive oil

- Salt and pepper grinders

- 600ml milk

- Selection of fruit

- Netflix

- Portacot and highchair

More Details

Jessie Lea
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jessie Lea

My husband and I live in Hobart and have a young family. We absolutely love Tassie and it is great to be able to provide a great place for visitors to stay which enables them to comfortably visit the sites of Hobart.

Jessie Lea purchased this house in 2013

Why Jessie Lea chose South Hobart

We love the fact that the property has a view over the Rivulet. It is very quiet, safe and so close to great cafes, walks and the city. It is ana amazing place to relax after a long day.

What makes this house unique

With the view over the rivulet it is easy to imagine yourself living in the country and yet you are only a short distance from the centre of Tasmanias capital city.


South Hobart House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Twin sinks. Shower over bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Either two extra long single beds or one king size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
  • Two bedrooms. One has a queen size bed. The other has two extra long single beds or they can be joined together to make a king size bed. There is also a portacot available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Rivulet Retreat - Idyllic setting in Hobart
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We're a family with 2 kids under 10 and we all loved our stay here. Excellent location with plenty of cafes nearby, supermarket, and a World Heritage site too. The rivulet is just over the back lawn, fun to explore. Nearby playgrounds. House is really well set up, includes coffee machine, blender, juicer etc. Very comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay immensely. Will be back. So relaxing yet so close to tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Peaceful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely peaceful location. The modern two bedroom unit had all we needed to ensure an enjoyable 3 night stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia

Delightful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Rivulet Retreat is a delightful hideaway on the banks of the Hobart Rivulet, quiet, peaceful, overlooking bushland and walking tracks, yet within walking distance to South Hobart shops and restaurants as well as the CBD. Very comfy, roomy and well appointed. A lovely spot for a short or long stay in Hobart.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous place to stay. We have two children and found it catered to both adults and children alike. Exceptional quality in terms of linen, towels, furnishings. There is no question that we will look to stay here again - it will always be our first choice of accommodation when staying in Hobart. Absolutely 5 star. Thanks so much Elvin and Jess - outstanding!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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ACT, Australia

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We - two couples - enjoyed our stay at Rivulet Retreat. The location is excellent for discovering Hobart on foot and the outlook amazing. The cottage was extremely comfortable and all our needs were well catered for. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Cascade Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Honey Brown
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Short Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Rivulet walking track

South Hobart is a beautiful suburb on the fringe of the city centre. It is a great location for families. There are lots of parks, cafes, walking tracks and fantastic views of Mt Wellington. It is also the home of the Cascade Brewery and the Female Factory Historic Site. It is under 5 mins drive to the centre of Hobart or a nice 30 min walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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