Davey House, a luxury Georgian town home, is an iconic, Tasmanian heritage listed property, built in the mid 1800s and offering an eclectic mix of tradition, charm and superb modern amenities. Meticulously presented with carefully selected furnishings, tones and textures, it offers four levels of fashionable accommodation.
Davey House's principal rooms include elegant living and dining, functional designer kitchen with hand hewn oak floor boards and polished concrete bench tops, four stylish bedrooms and two charming bathrooms. A sheltered private courtyard at the rear invites alfresco dining and provides additional social space.
The owners divide their time between Hobart, regional Tasmania and the mainland. When not in residence, this special four bedroom home is available for short term let. It makes the perfect short holiday base for groups of family and/or friends - ideally accommodating six adults and four children or teenagers.
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WHERE IS DAVEY HOUSE?
Overlooking St David's Park and being just a short stroll to the waterfront and Salamanca Place with its market, trendy restaurants, galleries and bars, Davey House is the central setting for your next Tasmanian holiday. The house is just a one minute stroll to Hobart's Salamanca and visitor attractions.
Saturday Salamanca Markets - 50 metres
Battery Point - 450 metres
Brook Street Pier and MONA ferry - 500 metres
Salamanca Square - 550 metres
Sullivans Cove - 750 metres
Central Business District - 50 metres
RECENT GUEST FEEDBACK
"This wonderfully located house made our holiday. We appreciated the excellent decor, lovingly chosen, the inclusions in the house are a standard rarely seen in rental holiday houses. Thank you for the welcome basket and the additional household requirements - much appreciated. We would love to come back."
TD Oct 2015
"Thank you for accommodating us in your beautiful home. We really appreciated the gorgeous treats on arrival and had a wonderful stay in Hobart. We wish this was our home. The amenities were above and beyond. Would highly recommend your home to everyone! Thanks again."
The Melbourne Girls, Oct 2015
"Thanks for sharing your fantastic house. The group had a great time."
SF Oct 2015
"Howdy! This place is honestly so lovely we are all super impressed (and there are nine of us so impressing all of us is not easy). You've literally thought of everything you could possibly need on holiday and given us the most incredible temporary home. Thank you so much for the experience we are all extremely grateful."
"This house has earned more than five stars. Granted it was not all due to the house as I must admit exploring Hobart has been great and everything we have seen so far has been amazing. The house though is still a highlight. Thanks so much we have loved staying here!!"
G and MC Nov 2015
"It felt like a privilege to stay in your beautiful home, everything about it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for all the 'extras'. We could start enjoying it as soon as we arrived, very relaxing. We have had a great time. Thank you."
S and D Dec 2015
DAVEY HOUSE LIVING - per night $750 - up to ten guests
Enter the property through a private gated passageway and step into the original and charming hallway with its historic wooden floors. There are plenty of hooks to hang your coats before exploring the house.
To the left is the house's reception room. Stylish and comfortable - a relaxing sofa and arm chairs are the ideal place to unwind with a cup of tea or glass of Pinot after a day of Tasmanian adventures.
There is a wide wooden dining table seating ten - for when you wish to eat in - and plenty of room for everyone in the house. TV, Wifi, good books as well as pieces from the owners' art collection will keep you entertained.
For fireplace ambience, a Dimplex flame heater provides some additional warmth and fun.
On the other side of the hallway is a fabulous gourmet kitchen complete with gas cooker and all the appliances, pans and crockery you need to create a gourmet dinner with Hobart's freshest produce. The industrial style of the original floors complement the concrete bench top, butlers sink and Ilve Sienna gas stove. At the centre of this room is the raised kitchen table, complete with ten wooden stools. The perfect place to start the day with breakfast at home. Or start the evening with cheese and wine.
Appliances include a Smeg dishwasher, Nespresso machine, Breville kettle, toaster, toastie maker, microwave and blender. There is a generous, double door stainless steel fridge freezer as well as a small cook's radio.
Rusty the dog stands guard at the back door looking out to a private courtyard where you and your guests might unwind on a summers evening. There is a gas BBQ, outdoor armchairs, footstools and a wooden seat.
DAVEY HOUSE BEDROOMS
Davey House is ideally suited to six adults and four children, but can accommodate a maximum of ten adults.
Bed configuration options are as follows:
Master bedroom: king bed or two single beds
Juliette bedroom: king bed or two single beds
Attic bedroom: two single beds
Basement bedroom: one single bed, one set of bunks (two singles) and one trundle bed. This space is best suited to older children and teenagers.
Baby portacot/s are available on request.
MASTER BEDROOM - 22 square metres
The large master bedroom is a gorgeous space with two classic windows overlooking the magnificent trees and stunning greenery of St Davids Park. The bedroom is fitted with a king sized bed, or two singles, depending on guest preference. Its traditional marble fireplace is the setting for a large flat screen Smart TV and entertainment system. Two armchairs and footstools provide comforable seating. Art works include Tasmanian photos, Hogarth prints and a European oil. Holy Funk bed side tables, a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and huge floor mirror provide all that is needed in a bedroom. The master bedroom is a wonderful couple's retreat and with its large flat screen TV, surround sound and arm chair seating, this room is also perfect for in-house movie nights - either just you or with the kids and/or your guests.
JULIETTE BEDROOM - 16 square metres
This bedroom has its own juliette balcony opening to overlook your courtyard. Another king bed, or two singles, again provides fabulous flexibility in sleeping arrangements. The eclectic furniture includes wooden pieces 300 years apart - an18th century captains chest as well as 2015 funky bedside tables. Further convenience is provided with a built in wardrobe, armchair and reading lamp.
ATTIC BEDROOM - 16 square metres
A charming space with raked ceiling, this room provides two single beds, clothes hanging space and an old wooden writing table. On the walls are a favourite Mandy Renaud print and Max Du Pain photos. One picture window looks out on a convict marked wall while the other dormer window provides another beautiful view of St David's Park.
BASEMENT BEDROOM - 20 square metres
The lower bedroom is the owners' grandchildren's favourite. Privately placed from the rest of the house, it makes a wonderful retreat for children. There are bunks and a trundle plus a single bed. This room is also suitable for adult sleeping.
Both bathrooms reflect the house's style story with polished concrete benches, white tiles and stainless steel fittings.
Upper bathroom - shower, hand basin and toilet.
Lower bathroom - bath, shower-in-bath and toilet. Open the door to a delightful subterranean private courtyard where you can see the original steps and the very old origins of the house.
Both bathrooms have efficient heating and heated towel rails.
Davey House's extra comfy, luxury beds were made in Tasmania by AH Beard.
The king bedding is Sheridan deluxe dream. Single doonas are from the Hilton All Seasons Anti Allergy range.
There are plenty of styliish, smart and comfy throws - to keep you warm in armchairs or in bed.
All adult beds in the house have electric blankets and silky 100% Egyptian cotton linen.
Sheridan towels, hand towels and bath mats are provided for all guests.
In the bathrooms, Aesop hand and body wash, shampoo, conditioner and hand cream is provided as standard, as are face wipes, tissues and hair driers.
In the kitchen, Lavazza coffee, Twinings teas, Nespresso pods as well as core larder items including oil and condiments, welcome milk and adult beverages.
Technology - Davey House is NBN connected. Password provided on check in.
Davey House has two Smart TVs, a DVD player and CD/IPOD player.
Additional services can be arranged on request:
-mid stay cleaning
We can also provide contact numbers for car hire companies and maxi cab transport.
Please advise if your booking relates to a special event or you have special requirements.
USEFUL TO KNOW
Davey House does not have lift access to bedrooms and bathrooms. Please note that there are stairs between living and bedroom and bathroom areas and guests need to be mobile.
Standard bookings are for a minimum of two days.
There is a four day minimum booking period over the December/January holiday season.
Three days is the minimum requirement for public holiday weekends.
CHECK IN, CHECK OUT
Standard check in is 3 pm.
Standard check out is 11am.
Please let us know your arrival and departure times.
We are please to provide late check-out at no extra cost on occasions when there are no guest arrivals that day.
Under 18s are welcome with their parents. The owners' grandchildren aged between 4 months and 14 are regular vis