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The Panorama: Glamour, Award-winning Food & Wine; City Centre 15 min, Very Warm!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,982 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Only in Tas could you have such seclusion, warmth & luxury, so close to the CBD

With sweeping views of beautiful Barilla Bay, verdant vineyards, orchards and golf courses, "The Panorama" is an architectural indulgence on a well fenced 1 acre, set up for discerning travelers looking for a premium luxury experience. Only in Tasmania is it possible to have such a serene and glamorous rural location surrounded by award-winning restaurants, wineries, and food producers only 15 mins’ easy drive, or bus ride into the dead centre of Hobart city (with no traffic lights on the way), 18 minutes to Salamanca Markets, 13 minutes from the airport, and 5 minutes idyllic drive to historic Richmond. There is 24-hour access via an electronic keypad, secure parking for up to 7 vehicles and motion-detecting external flood lights for late arrivals. The massive, ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning and unlimited instant-on gas hot water systems will ensure you remain toasty warm on even the coldest Tasmanian Winter's day (important as Tasmania can get very brisk days in spring and Autumn as well). If you are driving from Launceston or Devonport you will drive directly to us before you hit the increasingly busy Hobart City traffic.

For stays over 4 days we provide an extra change of towels. We also change the sheets every week and do a light refresh of the house if requested. Sheets are sun-dried whenever possible for a luxurious smell and feel. There is a 15 to 25 percent discount for stays over 6 days, 20 to 30 percent for 10 or more, 25 to 35 percent for 14 or more and 35 to 45 percent for 28 days or more. The bigger discounts are during peak season - because it is so busy, we love to have longer stays and less cleaning days!

‘The Panorama’ is luxuriously appointed for up to 15 people and 5 infants, while set up to provide the ultimate indulgence for a romantic weekend for 2, small and extended family getaways, corporate groups, business colleagues, special events, or a group of friends "togethering". We configure the house to suit you - more chairs, high chairs, toys, cots, safety gates, and beds for large groups and cleared to highlight more designer space for smaller groups. Children love the fort, slide and park-like grounds as well as bunking in together in the large and secured family room apart from the adults, with their own powder room. We supply infant bath, cutlery, change table, crib, cutlery and crockery along with safety covers for power outlets. The study in the Penthouse suite can also be optionally set up as a dedicated nursery. Portacots can be supplied for young infants to sleep in comfortably with their parents in the large to enormous rooms.

Everything is supplied for your stay, including top quality crockery, cutlery, place mats, barbecues, cooking utensils, natural latex mattresses, “Microcloud” doonas and pillows (See the ‘ProductReview’ web site for how good these are), 1000 thread-count Canningvale bed-linen, Egyptian cotton towels, hand-wash, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, tissues, cooking oil, salt and pepper, tea, ground coffee and plungers, breakfast provisions, and real milk. You will be kept at the perfect temperature throughout your stay, via a massive top of the line Actronair ducted air-conditioning system vented into every room and corridor, electric blankets, Sheraton throws, beyond 5-star hotel quality bedding, fantastic insulation and gas continuous hot water to all three showers, while still able to marvel at the unfolding vistas designed to be revealed at every turn, via extremely high quality and thickly glassed thermally efficient windows and doorways. Only absolutely environmentally sound products (such as vinegar and soda bicarbonate solutions) are used for cleaning and laundry.

Other quality appliances include an LG induction stove, top of the range AEG oven, De'Longhi dishwasher, Samsung upright fridge/freezer with ice maker and cold water dispenser, SMEG toaster and kettle. Sunbeam water filtration cooler, and Breville rice cooker. These will ensure you can take full advantage of the superior local produce, should you wish to take a break from the outstanding local restaurants. Automatic night lights are scattered throughout corridors, along with multiple free Wi-Fi access points to allow you to make full use of the high-speed NBN broadband. There is a new 50-inch Ultra High Definition TV to allow you to watch your free Netflix in dazzling 4K clarity, or to play our new Xbox 1 with driving, basketball and Minecraft games suitable for minors and adults alike. We invite you to indulge yourself.

There are 3 toilets, 2 full bathrooms, a huge bath, a powder room and three showers. A state of the art 10 kg washing machine, dryer and multiple drying lines teamed with all necessary cleaning equipment including a new Dyson vacuum will ensure you can easily maintain your clothing and the amenity of the house to your requirements, between our weekly refreshes. This is a very low crime area, but you can rest assured that your Lamborghinis – or Hyundais – are safe in the large automatic roll-a-door garage. There is off-street parking for up to seven other cars, and a lock for the gates can be provided if requested.

All stays can be provided with Yoga/Aerobics/Pilates training sessions up to 5 times a week, for a very competitive price. Led by one of Hobart's most popular instructors with 15 years’ professional experience, these exercise sessions for up to 12 people at a time, are tailored to your fitness levels and held on our large deck or in the very large garage if it is raining. Exercise mats and/or steps provided.

Only in Tasmania is it possible to have such a premium and serene location amongst award winning vineyards, pastures and orchards, only 15 minutes’ drive into the Hobart city centre. Moreover, this is a mainly freeway drive unimpeded by traffic lights all the way into Hobart city and only another minute or two onto Salamanca and Battery Point. This is considerably superior to similar properties in outer Hobart suburbs which require you to negotiate multiple lights, 50 km speed limits and traffic all the way in and back. Furthermore, at The Panorama, you are 2 minutes’ drive, or 25 minutes’ walk to Frogmore Creek, the Australian regional restaurant of the year 2015 and 2016. Award-winning food and wine at Puddleduck, Coal River Farm, Riversdale Estate, and Wicked Cheese, to name just a few, are as close or closer. Figs and Apricots are available at an orchard on our road, less than 100 metres outside the front gate, and you can pick your own cherries and berries at multiple locations nearby. 15 minutes’ drive on scenic country back roads takes you to MONA, 4 minutes straight up the main road is historic Richmond and then on to Zoodoo and Bonorong nature parks. Drive through Richmond on well-maintained country roads that will take you directly onto the East Coast Highway for day drives to spectacular Maria Island; Coles Bay, Wineglass and Honeymoon bays on the Freycinet peninsula; Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck and the 3 Capes walk on the Tasman Peninsula, or further up the coast to Bicheno and the awesomely beautiful Bay of Fires. Take a detour inland from Richmond for 15 minutes’ drive through picture-perfect hills, meadows and distant mountain views reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, onto picturesque Craigbourne dam where you can fish for trout and salmon with a permit, which we can prearrange for you along with fishing rods. If you are looking for a holiday that will provide you with space and a lavish and uber-comfortable lifestyle, while being central to all that Hobart, the East Coast and Tasman Peninsula have to offer, there is no better choice.

Guest Access:

Guest have full access to all of the building and grounds. There is 24-hour immediate access to 'The Panorama' at all times. We

The standard booking is for four to eight people (depending on season) with extra people charged $50 per night. Unused bedrooms are locked.

Four of the bedrooms have an electronic handle lock with a unique combination we will supply. For guests travelling in groups who wish to have enhanced security, a unique access code for their bedroom can be emailed to each room's occupants, or texted to their phone. Security safes can be supplied on request.

Contact with Owner:

We live half an hour away from the Panorama. However, we will endeavour to meet you at check-in to show you around and give you a few tips about where you are and what to do. However, if you are arriving very late we will give you the ability to get in by yourself and we will make a further trip at a time that we both agree to.

We make ourselves available to our guests via the phone anytime and enjoy passing on our knowledge and passion for Tasmania.

Getting around:

Five minutes' walk takes you to a bus stop where you can catch 5 or 6 buses every week day into the CBD, or the other direction to historic Richmond. However to take full advantage of this superb location, a car is advised.

Other:

The five queen beds are absolute top of the line in every way - heaven to sleep on for anyone. The singles (including single sofabeds) are very comfortable for children and smaller adults up to 85 kg.

The bedding and arrangements of towels and pillows etc. are personalised for every group and we will work in with you to give you the best possible setup to maximise your enjoyment of this beautiful place. For instance, sofabeds double as large and attractive ottomans if not being used, and we can configure the upstairs study as a nursery if required - we also stock each room with the required pillows and towels for the inhabitants, including replacements for longer stays.

Personalised body balance and yoga classes can be arranged with a top Hobart instructor most days. Yoga mats supplied and classes held on the deck or inside if it rains. Cost is $20 per person with a minimum cost of $80 per class.

More Details

Owner
Robert Cairney
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, mandarin, Hokkien Chinese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Robert Cairney

I am a retired IT professional, university-educated to post-grad level but I was originally a full-time entertainer (sang with bands, club DJ, also ran dance troupes and promotional staff). I am very open-minded, friendly, neat, a good cook, reliable, and very respectful of other people's homes and gardens.

I am also quite fitness conscious and jog and go to the gym regularly (my wife is a fitness instructor). Non-smoker, but do not begrudge others. I enjoy good food and wine, conversation and travel/exploring, and especially having a good laugh.

My wife is a wonderful woman, who is originally a Malaysian Chinese from Kuching in Sarawak (Borneo) and is part Dyak (well, Iban to be exact - the sea-going Dyak). We are both dual Australian/UK citizens and met in Glasgow, Scotland, where she lived for 20 or so years. She is much more sophisticated and well traveled than I am and is universally well loved by all who meet her (including, of course, me in particular).

I love an adventure and also cooking. My wife is a stickler for cleanliness, and does not mind luxury, yoga and massages. We both love to eat the local food and walk/cycle everywhere as we see fit. I only speak English and a little French, but Beng speaks Mandarin, Hokkien and a little Bahasa Malaysian.

Robert Cairney purchased this house in 2016

Why Robert Cairney chose Dulcot

My wife was adamant she wanted somewhere extraordinary while we were still up for the work getting it into 100% tip top shape. We bought it specifically for tourist accommodation, but thought if it did not work out ... hey, we would not mind living there!

What makes this house unique

You have an extraordinary vista and peacefulness with wonderful wildlife, but so close to town with a freeway straight to the city centre. A scenic rural highway drive of about 7 minutes gets you straight onto it.

You get to stay in the heart of Tasmania' s 'Tuscany' surrounded by chocolatiers, cheese and meat producers, award-winning wineries, and the National regional restaurant of the year for 2017 is 2 minutes' drive. The one that won it in both 2015 and 2016 is straight next door! Quite extraordinary.

You also get a head start for day trips onto the Tasman Peninsula and day trips up the magnificent East Coast, and you can go the scenic backway to MONA missing all the traffic. Historic Richmond, 5 mins up the road is a major tourist town and there are the fabulous Bonorong Wildlife Park and Zoodoo nearby.

Amenities

Dulcot House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3982 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No fat, oil or antiseptics down any drain as this could compromise our envirocycle system - all cleaning products supplied
  • No food or drink in carpeted areas - lounge/bedrooms, as very high-quality carpet
  • We can customise charges if you have people coming and going. Unbooked/unnegotiated guests may cause the booking to be cancelled without recompense.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Room Powder Room - toilet , Toilet, mirror and basin, ensuite to the huge family room
    Main bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Huge designer bathroom. Continuous gas hot water. Walk-ins
    Penthouse Ensuite - toilet , shower , Designer Bathroom. Twin showers. Continuous gas hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Family Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , We configure the room as required. Trundle bed
    Scandi 1 - 1 queen , Configured as required. Optional Portacot
    La Parisienne - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Configured as required. Optional Portacot and/or sofabed
    Scandi 2 - 1 queen , We configure the room as required. Portacot if required.
    Penthouse Suite - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Configurable - adjoining small study/nursery for cot/single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Panorama: Glamour, Award-winning Food & Wine; City Centre 15 min, Very Warm!
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5

Amazing house, cosy and warm!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience, robert was very accommodating and it was such a bonus having great central heating and comfortable beds. It was nice also being remote but still close enough to the city. Would highly recommend! I’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Carmen. It certainly is great to have the massive ducted heat and air conditioning system going into all areas of the house including bathrooms this time of year! We hope to see you back and it was an absolute pleasure to host you. Warmest Regards, Rob and Beng
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mission beach australia
5

Awesome house , outstanding views, great location under 15 mins to Hobart cbd easy drive ,

  • 5 of 5

Property has everything needed for a great stay , and good quality furnishings bedding ect , space and room sizes are really generous and benefits from great tv lounge with Netflix , wineries and restaurants are minuets away Richmond heritage town 12 mins Hobart 15 mins , will be back just perfect

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Tony, We were impressed how well you guys looked after the house and look forward to hosting you again when you get another contract around Hobart. I am sure you appreciated the ducted heating coming from North Queensland to the (much) fresher weather in Hobart on the cusp of winter. You must tell us which way you went to Richmond as that is an inordinately long time to get there as it is just up the road! Maybe with roadworks ;-) Warmest Regards, Rob and Beng
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5

Absolutely fabulous house and view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Panorama. The house is extemely well appointed - great beds, high quality linen, ducted air, fabulous bath and so much more. A lovely suprise was such a well appointed kitchen - better equiped than any other house I have rented.

Thanks for a great stay Rob.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Helen and we are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the Panorama. We are both keen cooks so like to give everyone a good chance to enjoy the fabulous equipment and the great produce that abounds nearby. We look forward to meeting you again sometime in the future. Warmest Regards, Rob and Beng
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melbourne
4

Beautiful house, lovely hosts - spotless home

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and bright, a great place for a family holiday - close to Hobart, wineries mini golf Richmond and port Arthur.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Elizabeth, and we hope to see you all back again - just your family or with a bigger group. Kids love the space to run around in, the cubby and slide, and zoodoo just down the road is also an excellent day out for the kids.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Great location and outstanding house

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at a air number of properties through Airbnb, Stayz etc. and this was by far the best place we’ve stayed. Beautiful views, well configured, comfortable, amazingly equiped (especially for kids), a slide and cubby in the garden, wallabies and wineries on the door step! Plus the owners were great - so helpful, great communication and all round a pleasure to deal with. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura for your lovely review. We do like to be helpful - it is our aim to give our guests the best holiday we can. We look forward to hosting your family again in the future. Rob and Beng
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Singapore
5

Great house in every respect

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house -- good bedrooms, nice bathrooms, large common areas, nice kitchen. Location is excellent in terms of being convenient (15-20 mins to downtown Hobart, 5 mins or so to Richmond, easy access to some good wineries and the Wicked Cheese shop, etc), yet also quiet and private. We had a strange group over the New Year -- mostly family, some friends, a changeover on January 1, and it all worked out great. Everyone was comfortable and happy. Highly recommended if you're thinking of staying near Hobart and want a larger house rental for a period.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith, We really appreciate you taking time out to write your lovely review of the Panorama. We look forward to hosting you again any time you decide to come back to Tasmania from the US.
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Hobart airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Puddleduck winery
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Richmond Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Freeway to Hobart City Centre
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Coal River Farm
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Seven Mile Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Coal River Valley Wineries

Only in Tasmania is it possible to have such a premium and serene location amongst award winning vineyards, pastures and orchards, only 15 minutes’ drive into the CBD. Moreover, this is a mainly freeway drive unimpeded by traffic lights all the way into the Hobart city centre and another minute or two onto Salamanca and Battery Point. This is considerably superior to similar properties in outer Hobart suburbs which require you to negotiate multiple lights, 50 km speed limits and traffic all the way in and back.

At The Panorama, you are 2 minutes’ drive, or 25 minutes’ walk to Frogmore Creek, the AHA Australian regional restaurant of the year 2015 and 2016. Riversdale Estate is the winner for 2017 and is right next door! The Award-winning food and wine at Puddleduck, Coal River Farm and Wicked Cheese, to name just a few, are as close or closer. Figs and Apricots are available at an orchard on our road, less than 100 meters outside the front gate, and you can pick your own cherries and berries at multiple locations nearby. 15 minutes’ drive on scenic country back roads takes you to MONA, 4 minutes straight up the main road is historic Richmond and then on to Zoodoo and Bonorong nature parks.

Drive through Richmond on well-maintained country roads that will take you directly onto the East Coast Highway for day drives to spectacular Maria Island; Coles Bay, Wineglass and Honeymoon bays on the Freycinet peninsula; Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck and the 3 Capes walk on the Tasman Peninsula, or further up the coast to Bicheno and the awesomely beautiful Bay of Fires. Take a detour inland from Richmond for 15 minutes’ drive through picture-perfect hills, meadows and distant mountain views reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, onto picturesque Craigbourne dam where you can fish for trout and salmon with a permit, which we can prearrange for you along with fishing rods. If you are looking for a holiday that will provide you with space and a lavish and uber-comfortable lifestyle, while being central to all that Hobart, the East Coast and Tasman Peninsula have to offer, there is no better choice.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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