As far as holiday homes go, you can't go past the opulent yet relaxed atmosphere of Condo Rossa Villa that is based on the waters edge only a 7 minute drive from the Hobart CBD. From the moment you enter through the bamboo gate, and see the fountain and Bali hut in the outdoor area you know you are somewhere truly special.
On entering the main house, the first thing that grabs your attention is the picture perfect views of Mount Wellington, the River Derwent and Tasman Bridge. Every window has a water view, and at night the city lights make a truly spectacular sight.
To your left is the laundry and first bathroom which has a walk in shower and toilet. The open plan living area is down a few steps, incorporating a fully equipped kitchen, dining setting for six and one of the most comfortable lounge suites you will ever have the pleasure of relaxing on. The curtains in this room are operated by remote control, adding another touch of refinement. The flat screen TV and Blu-ray player are enhanced by a top quality Marantz Amplifier set up for surround sound. There is a selection of DVD's for your enjoyment as well. Spacious, yet with a cosy feel due to some quirky ornaments chosen by the owners, the Condo Rossa is designed to give the feeling of a luxury villa with all the comforts of home.
Two exceptional outdoor areas branch off from the living space - one incorporates a BBQ and marble top table with a Balinese thatched roof, perfect for evening entertaining or lounging in the sun with a cool drink in hand. Opposite the main hut is a smaller version with a bar fridge and bar - your friends will be jealous of photos that look as though you are holidaying overseas
The second outdoor area is accessible from the lounge through bi-fold glass doors, and has a smaller dining setting with 180 degree views of water, mountain and city. Down the steps from the balcony is a small fully enclosed yard with a gate giving entrance to a great walking/cycling track that stretches all the way from Bellerive to Geilston Bay.
Up stairs are the two bedrooms, one light and bright with a Queen bed and bookshelf with a selection of titles for you to enjoy.
The other is the main bedroom, which boasts a King size Bed, walk in robe and ensuite bathroom. Again there are features on this floor that distinguish this property from other holiday homes. The bathroom has side by side glass sinks, a spa bath with the most incredible views over the river, and a separate shower. White fluffy towels are provided for you, as well as tea light candles and toiletries on arrival.
Then there is the balcony that fully opens or closes with electric shutters, and again showcases the views on offer. This is the final outdoor area and provides a private and romantic atmosphere for couples wanting to have some separation from kids or another couple. The window between the balcony and spa bathroom opens concertina style to allow the feeling of an outdoor bath, while the shutters mean the weather won't dampen your holiday even if the Tasmanian wind is blowing
With parking for two vehicles, linen and basic consumables provided, a stay at the Condo Rossa is something you are not likely to forget.