Picture yourself sitting on our Italian leather lounge in the chic surroundings of The Den with a glass of premium Tasmanian wine or beer sourced from any of the multiple premises nearby, overlooking luxury yachts in the marina. At night the sparkling lights from the exclusive homes on the hillside of Sandy Bay, light up the impressively wide picture windows, while you relax with the fastest full fibre internet & WiFi free and unlimited downloads in Australia and premium Netflix on our top-of-the-range Samsung 40-inch TV. Along with the fabulous décor, centralised gas heating, electric blankets, 1500 thread-count linen, hotel-quality mattresses, the incredible vortex fan, and instant-on unlimited hot water, you may be tempted to stay in. However, after a relaxing sleep behind our blackout curtains, we recommend you pop-up to experience the morning sun streaming into the apartment, and after a breakfast of our complimentary cereals, milk, Lavazza coffee or tea, grab our complimentary locale guide and start your holiday with a 10-minute walk to the Salamanca markets or The MONA ferry via historic Battery Point. Or in even less time you can be on the beach, in the many fabulous parks and playgrounds, eating fab food in the revolving restaurant at the top of Wrest point casino, or bare minutes’ walks take you to multiple other award-winning restaurants, hotels, bakeries and supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths and 2 Asian supermarkets. A must-do is to walk out the front door and in 5 minutes be ambling alongside the historic Hobart Rivulet where Tasmanian native hens and platypus can be found, onto the beautiful Cascade gardens, historic brewery and café. Or grab your car from our undercover garage, and in 300 metres be on the main thoroughfare through town to take you wherever you wish to go North, South or West. For instance only one single right hand turn will take you to the top of mount Wellington ”Kunanyi” where you can experience the incredible vista from the Tasman Peninsula to the North, over Hobart and the mighty Derwent river, to Bruny Island in the South. Where else but in Tasmania could you stay in luxury so close to the city centre, but only minutes away from wilderness, nature, panoramic vistas and fabulous walks?
The Den will suit anyone who is looking for extremely clean and affordable luxury, with everything supplied milk, cereal, premium wine, oil, seasoning, all appliances and equipment, fantastic heating: gas thermostat, plus electric boosters, electric blankets and continuous gas hot water. All in a fantastic location close to everything, with beautiful views of the marina, river, casino and city. Guaranteed 24-hour immediate access.
For stays over 4 days, we change the towels twice a week and sheets every week if you wish. Sheets are sun-dried whenever possible for the luxurious smell and feel. There is a 15 percent discount for stays of 6 days or more, 20 percent for 10 or more, 25 percent for 21 or more and 35 percent for a month or more.
Quality electric blankets and 5 star hotel quality mattresses and linen, along with thermostatically controlled and programmed heating, will ensure you sleep beautifully and wake to a warm, luxurious and immaculately clean 2 bedroom apartment, whatever the weather. The knockout bathroom features a theatrical quality make-up mirror, sensor-activated exhaust, automatic night light, "instant-on" unlimited hot water with thermostat, and walk-in shower. Hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and hand wash are all supplied. 100 MB per second fibre-optic internet connection with excellent Wifi and unlimited downloads, will ensure you stay connected and entertained with Netflix streaming in full HD to our top-of-the-range 40 inch Samsung LED TV. A dedicated undercover garage for a single car is included. The designer kitchen includes a SMEG oven, ceramic stove top, microwave and range-hood and is fully equipped with all utensils, pots, pans, glasses , crockery, cutlery, rice cooker, kettle, toaster, blender, as well as oil, salt, pepper, coffee ground and instant, plunger, tea, milk, baking paper, wipes, paper towels and cling wrap.
The apartment is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic holiday away, with coloured mood lighting in the lounge and main bedroom, 1000 and 1500 thread-count sheets, and "Microcloud" doona and pillows - see the ProductReview site for how good these are. The Den can also accommodate three others in the double-plus-one bunk bed in the second bedroom, so you can bring the kids or share with another couple. A portable cot is available for very young children.
Business persons looking to reward themselves will also be making a savvy choice, with a desk for your laptop, or optionally, we can connect your laptop directly to the TV with a wireless keyboard and mouse you can operate from the Italian leather lounge.
“The Den" features the luxurious look of great rugs, quality furniture, figured and coloured glass highlights, Huon Pine and Tasmanian Oak features. In a small complex of nine units, the apartment is on the first floor - that is, the second floor, if you are American. It is at the back of the complex, so is easy to access but quite secluded in outlook and feel. “Leafy" is definitely the word for it.
Beng I live about ten minutes away from the apartment so will generally be available for help and/or advice - and happy to give it. If you like, I would be pleased to share my love of the area and offer some useful tips about what you might like to do and see, restaurants, local services, wineries, and some of the great walks and activities nearby. We also provide you with detailed electronic and paper guides to what you can see, do and eat using The Den as your base and to all the appliances and facilities. Links to them are mailed out on booking or we can send them to you on request.
For instance, did you know you can hire bicycles for very reasonable cost near Salamanca, and you can ride them directly out to MONA? 90 percent of the way is via a dedicated bike track that takes you through the quaint “village” of converted boat sheds at Cornelian Bay.
Languages: My wife is Malaysian Chinese and speaks Hokkien and a little Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysian. I have a smattering of French, and Android translation apps on my phone and tablet :-
The Neighbourhood and transport
The back of the apartment is actually on the Battery Point boundary, abutting Albuera Street Primary school, so expect a bit of occasional daytime noise from the kids at play times on weekdays during school terms all that laughing and running around, but very reduced noise on weekends, nights and holidays compared to other holiday apartments surrounded on all sides by residents, roads and/or and garages.
There is a bus stop right in front of the building and over the road.
Close to all public transport multiple Metro bus services.
Taxi ranks nearby
Airport bus goes nearby.
Dedicated undercover garage for one car
Byron St is the continuation of Molle St that goes through the top of the CBD, and the apartment is 200 metres from Sandy Bay Road. It is central to all that Sandy Bay, Battery Point, Hobart City and much of what South and West Hobart have to offer:
• Sandy Bay restaurants, shopping precinct and supermarkets are a short 5 minutes’ walk away.
• Historic Battery Point is next door and 10 minutes’ walk takes you to Salamanca and the Sullivan’s Cove waterfront precinct, where you'll find Salamanca Market Saturdays and an array of local retailers including arts & crafts, produce, cafes and restaurants.
• Another few minutes’ walk takes you to Brooke Street Pier and the MONA ferry terminal.
• 5 minutes in the other direction takes you to the beginning of the beautiful South Hobart rivulet walk to the Cascade brewery and gardens.
• 10 minutes’ walk to the Village Cinema.
• 5 minutes’ walk to Sandy bay beach, and another 2 to the playground and Yacht club.
• 5 minutes’ walk to a very good laundry and dry-cleaning service – and then 5 more to another one
• Multiple doctors are nearby and the hospital is about 20 minutes’ walk or a short drive.