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Charming Retro Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

My 1910 Federation cottage has a special feel to it which many comment on. It has been decorated with a mix of local art and salvage or retro furniture is light with views of the mountain from bedroom and deck. It is also situated in a great location.

Come and enjoy the cottage's quiet but central location and its views of the mountain. The main bedroom is very large and sunny with a comfortable queen size bed with electric blanket and a view of Mt Wellington from the bed and deck. The second bedroom is a good size. A spare mattress may be arranged if needed.

Two electric heaters are provided and a very effective wood heater and fire wood for chilly days.

Breakfast muesli, tea and coffee and some cooking basics are provided for your stay.

If you are after a palatial, or luxury mod-con experience, my modest cottage is probably not for you. Rather it is homey, comfortable and a little quirky with its own cheerful style. Typical of lean-to additions to heritage homes, the bathroom, is basic and compact but clean and adequate. The loo, once an outdoor toilet, is now enclosed and connected to the house. There isn't a washing machine in the house but I use a very clean, well-run laundromat one small block from the cottage; detergent and bucket are available at the house for handwashing.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to welcoming you to my Hobart cottage in the near future!

The Neighborhood

The cottage is located on the edge of the CBD, close to shops a short walk or bus ride to the centre of the city, Salamanca and the waterfront/MONA ferry or a short drive to the top of the mountain which will offer stunning views. In the vicinity of the house there are many parks to explore including the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Please be aware that MONA is CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.

Getting around

You can walk to TMAG and Salamanca in approximately 25 minutes. Or there is a bus two blocks away in Macquarie St that will take you into town in a few minutes. A taxi would take around 5 mins.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


South Hobart Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio


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Charming Retro Cottage
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Close to city

  • 3 of 5

Close to city very retro little or no yard for pet

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Victoria, Australia

good value for a cottage

  • 4 of 5

good location to CBD Hobart, cottage had basic essentials for a weekend. Warm comfortable beds, heating options were great.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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NW Coast

very lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

The retro cottage was very homely. Décor was charming and the owner very approachable. Close to cafes and Hobart city. If again in Hobart would stay without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying, you are welcome back anytime. Safe travels.
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Adorable rustic cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at the Retro cottage. It is well appointed and very comfortable, and very clean upon our arrival. The beds in particular are cozy and amazing! Our stay was at the end of winter, and the wood burner was more than adequate to keep the house warm. The bathroom set up is a tad rustic, but serviceable. There is a lovely cafe nearby (Ginger Brown, on Macquarie St) where we had our Sunday coffees and breakfast - a real treat! Also there is great access to the rivulet walking track.

The biggest pleasure was dealing with the owner, Suzanne. She is welcoming and helpful - she even went so far as to send a scarf I forgot in the cottage to me through the post. What service! We will return on our next visit to Hobart!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Good spot for a taste of Hobart!

  • 4 of 5

For our first visit to Hobart we quite enjoyed our Friday & Saturday nights here. Great location with restaurant & cafe within 5 minutes walk & an enjoyable walk down the hill to historic Battery Point & the markets. Appreciated the wood heater set to be lit. A little more comfort could be had with an updated sofa! All round good value.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Susan and I'm glad you enjoyed Hobart.. Agree about the sofa which is about to be replaced. All the best with you future travels!
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Perfect Hobart Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here , catered perfect to all our needs , very quiet , well equiped , lovely & approachable owners who ensure you have a great time & add those homely & sweet


Handy to supermarket that stocks fresh Tasmanian goods & superb butchery.

We would definately recommend this cottage & wont stay anywhere else in Hobart again !!

We will be back many times !!

Thank you for your warm hospitality .

Oh the fireplace & cottage in general is perfectly warm in winter & very comfortable 'n' cosy.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Salamanca market & restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $200 per stay
    cleaning and linen: $75 per stay

    Optional Costs
    internet: $10 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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