Light & modern fully self-contained 1 bedroom apartment in Tamar Ridge vineyard
About Jennifer Straughan
Hi, I'm Jennifer! I grew up in the wilds of Tassie. I now work between the Apple Isle and the mainland and enjoy sharing my local knowledge with my guests. My work as a workplace consultant & intuitive takes me across Oz. I draw upon my travel experiences (good and not so good) to ensure my guests have a great end to end experience and enjoy everything that this wonderful island has to offer! When I am not in a workplace working, I walk in the Tassie wilderness to regroup. I'm into meditation, well being, pilates, yoga, organic food and wine. I am a tea fiend and Nordic Noir addict.
Jennifer Straughan purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Jennifer Straughan chose Grindelwald
The Ridge is located within the Tamar Ridge vineyard on the Tamar Wine route which is recognised as “One of the Top 10 Wine Routes in the world” Essential Travel magazine (UK). The apartment is modern architecturally designed with spectacular views across the Tamar Valley. I stayed here over 10 years ago when the complex was owned by Rosevears Estate and had a truly memorable experience. I chose this apartment because it is in the highest corner of the vineyard and designed for privacy. The location is easily accessible from Launceston Airport and I can jump on a flight from Sydney and be in the vineyard quicker than I can be up the NSW coast. It is also easy to access all area sof Tassie - its almost at a central point so I can head up to the mountains or down to the east coast . I set it up as place where I could regroup and refocus however I found myself really enjoying being a host and show casing the local area.
What makes this Apartment unique
LOCATION The Ridge is located in a vineyard, 200 metres from the Tamar Ridge cellar but only 20 minutes drive from Launceston. Tamar Ridge vineyard and cellar door is set up as a winery complex which makes it quite a different "offer". Within this complex there are 16 apartments contained within 8 duplexes - all are modern architecturally designed and all are positioned well apart. POSITION The Ridge is positioned high above a ridge in the Tamar Valley with a vineyard and river landscape. It gives a sense of being in a tree house. PRIVACY My guests have described the apartment as “cleverly designed for privacy.” Guests have total private use of the apartment. I am not on site but available if you need me. THE OFFER The Ridge offers a quality Tasmanian experience with high service levels and a strong customer focus that represents value for money. The apartment has been upgraded with a modern kitchen, warm carpets, heating and furniture. EXPERIENCE - Flexibility - working in with my guests’ travel needs ie requests for early check ins or late checkouts specifically where guest have late flights or early arrivals (ie from the ferry). Wherever possible I will try to accommodate them - the more notice the better as I need to schedule my amazing caretaker. - Standards of cleanliness - I have a professional cleaning service which adopts best practice in hotel cleaning standards. For longer stayz the apartment is cleaned every 3 days and linen and towels changed unless you request another arrangement. - Communication - Communication is critical for putting you at ease and enhancing your overall experience. I share my local knowledge and compliment this with a range of books about the local area and tourist information (pamphlets). - The extra details – The apartment has fresh flowers, fresh milk, a range of Twinings teas, high count linen, quality towels and glassware and more ... I truly hope you have a great Tassie HomeAway Stayz!
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Affordable luxurious retreat
This stunning apartment is a fabulous place for a romantic getaway. The views are magnificent in any weather; you won’t want to leave!
The perfect spot to relax and unwind, and the perfect season to do so. We felt as though we were secluded in the tree tops with a spectacular view (even from the spa) over the turning leaves of the vineyard to the river, with the sunshine and the bright blue sky.
Our whole stay ran smoothly from booking to check out. Jenn’s communication was fantastic and she provided much useful information on the apartment, directions and check in, and the local area including recommendations for eating and picking up provisions.
The apartment was clean, comfortable and well appointed, with many books, blankets and pillows ensuring much lounging and a relaxing stay. We would definitely recommend this apartment, and would love to come back.
Every aspect of our stay went smoothly -
* the booking and communications from Jenn, the owner, prior to our arrival;
* the directions and local information were clear and helpful - which is not always the case!
* the accommodation was spotless, (appreciated the two vases of flowers as well), and more than lived up to the web site photos - again, not something that always happens!
* the facilities and equipment provided were more than adequate to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay;
* the views were lovely and general location was convenient for both short and full day trips to many points of interest.
We would definitely recommend this property and to top it off, we discovered that on Thursdays there’s currently a ‘pop up’ restaurant in the winery here with divinely delectable food. A delicious finish to our stay.
Excellent self contained modern accommodation.
Very relaxing with everything you want. Views across the vineyard to the Tamar river.
The apartment is set in the most picturesque winery over looking the Tamar river. On arrival a cellar door to sample some of the best wines. Everything here is quality and spotlessly clean. Loved the electric heating which gave a warm homely feel. As we were visiting Tasmania Jennifer went out of her way sending so much information on directions and things to do and see. She is a amazing host. Thank you.
Very comfortable and peaceful. Well maintained and nice to be away from it all at the end of the day.