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Derwent Retreat (12 Austins Ferry Road)

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Derwent Retreat suitsr business and tradespeople, larger groups and pets

Derwent Retreat is a fully equipped house built in the late 70's on a point near the yacht club and launching ramp at historic Austins Ferry 15 minutes from Hobart. It has some of the best views in the state with a Panorama stretching from Mt Wellington in the south to Mt Direction to the east and north to the Quoin and beyond. The area is surrounded by parks and steeped in history. To get there you drive through James Austin park where James Austin ran the first ferry in Tasmania from about 1813.

This large modern property is fully furnished, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 and one baby with a configuration of a queen, double, two singles, two king single folding beds and a single folding bed. It is fully equipped kitchen and laundry, barbecue, internet, TV, DVD, stereo etc.

Kitchen equipment includes a microwave, hotplates, stove and fridge. The laundry has a washing machine and dryer. On the balcony there is a gas barbecue and second dining table and chairs. Tea coffee and other basics as well as all linen, towels and crockery are provided. The property is centrally heated and there are also supplementary heaters. Also included is a local call only telephone, wired and wireless internet. The house has a large garden with many natural rock features and small basketball hoop for relaxation.

Derwent Retreat is an ideal Hobart base for business or pleasure, only a short drive from the Brooker Highway and close to major business and tourist attractions such as MONA, Cadburys, Alpenrail, Bonorong Park, Richmond, Salmon Ponds, Russell Falls and the Derwent valley. Claremont Golf and Bowls Clubs are within a couple of km. Public transport is easily accessed and shops are less than half a kilometre away. A Woolworths-Safeway Shopping Centre is one kilometre away.

Sailing down to Tasmania? We have our own mooring for customers and there is a public jetty close by.

Derwent Retreat is rented short to medium term at competitive rates and is suitable for business people looking for somewhere to stay, a retreat or quiet place to work or holiday makers keen on sampling the many attractions that the Hobart region is famous for.

Derwent Retreat is an ideal Hobart base for business or pleasure, only a short drive from the Brooker Highway and close to major business and tourist attractions such as MONA, Cadburys, Alpenrail, Bonorong Park, Richmond, Salmon Ponds, Russell Falls and the Derwent valley. Claremont Golf and Bowls Clubs are within a couple of km. Public transport is easily accessed and shops are less than half a kilometre away. A Woolworths-Safeway Shopping Centre is one kilometre away.

Pets are welcome at Derwent Retreat but not inside. There is an enclosure suitable for compatible animals.

Room/Bed Configuration

Sleeps 6, with folding beds 9

Master bedroom - queen size bed

Bedroom - double bed

Bedroom - two single beds

Folding double divan

Two king single and one smaller single folding beds

Portacot (babies stay for free)

The sofas are very comfortable!

Bathrooms and Toilets

Master bedroom ensuite with shower and toilet

Second bathroom with bath and shower

Separate toilet

Business Facilities

Computer and desk supplied. Cable and wireless broadband are available at no charge.

Telephone

A local call only telephone is provided. The number is

Library

A book swap library. CD's and videos available..

Facilities of the Elderly and Physically Handicapped

The property is not fully wheelchair accessible according to Australian standard AS 1428. It may suit people with limited disabilities depending on whether assistance was available from others in the party. There are two steps to the front door with a bannister rail on the right side. The foyer and living room are on this level and then there are two steps down again to the dining, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms which are all on the one level and a bar rail is provided on the adjacent wall. The front door and both showers have entrance lips and no bars. The showers are not suitable for wheel chairs and shower heads are not removable. Hand rails are installed in the main toilet. All door frames are standard size.

Other Facilites

The property has a modern fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hotplates, stove and fridge. The laundry has a washing machine and dryer. There is a separate barbeque area with a second dining table and chairs. All linen and crockery are provided and there are TV's, stereo, wireless internet access etc. Heating is underfloor and wall mounted. There are also supplementary heaters.

There is a large garden with many natural rock features and small basketball hoop for relaxation.

Supplied

Without notice and at your risk:

Other gear

By prior email request at your risk:

Bicycles, canoes and sail board (if available)

High baby chairs. Portacots.

GPS system.

Mooring

Sailing down to Tasmania? We have our own mooring for customers and there is a public jetty close by. Ample notice is required and a fee applies if you wish to use it.

More Details

Property Manager
John Harrison
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About John Harrison

John Harrison the owner is an ageing scientist, economist, accountant and entrepreneur.

John Harrison purchased this house in 1978

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Austins Ferry around the Glenorchy City Council

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing

Reviews

4.2/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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Derwent Retreat (12 Austins Ferry Road)
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
3

Great veiws

  • 3 of 5

Couple stayed for 4 nights during winter. Views are fantastic. House needs attention.

One of the reasons for selecting here was the mention of an open fire. This had been boarded up prior to our arrival - too many incidents with previous occupants. Premises has under floor heating but to expect it to warm up turning it on arrival just doesn't work. Other stand alone electric heater took the chill off but that was all. Wifi didn't work. Shower extremely small in size. I could mention numerous other small problems, some of which were address when mentioned but being realistic the place is getting old and until it has a renovation would find somewhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house was built in the 70's and is marketed as such on our web site. That means standard shower units for the period etc. A tap was leaking badly and fixed during their stay. A couple of days before these guests arrived I was doing some work in the bedroom with the ensuite that had a seriously leaking hot water tap that they brought to my attention. After doing what I had to do I washed my hands and there was no problem. When I repaired the tap at the request of the guests the washer had split. Sometimes these things happen all by themselves but more usually as the result of somebody with greater strength than me screwing the tap down harder than they should. I expect the latter because I only checked the washers and washer seats about a month before and finding the seats OK replaced only the washers. I really do not wish to be put out of business on the basis of a tap washer! The comment in relation to heating is also unacceptably unfair. As well as underfloor heating there is at least one spare heater in every room at the property for instant heat. The heaters in the lounge, dining room and kitchen are all over 2 kilowatt. The lounge and kitchen heaters are 4 kw or greater. Thank you to the guest for pointing out to us that somewhere out there, possibly out of our control somebody is mentioning the fire place. There is no reference to an open fire on our web site and has not been for some time and I do not know which of the OTO's are making this claim. We will endeavor to discover and remove (if we can) any reference to it. The problem is that we cannot expose guests to the risks associated with open fires and information about the property propagates outside our control. The WifFi was off for a period and I know it was then working because the guests confirmed this to me on the 30th July 2016. It is therefore unfair to say the WiFi was not working. A great deal of work is going on connecting up the Glenorchy area on the NBN and there have been outages and I assume they experienced one. On behalf of NBN Co. Telstra and a host of other contractors I apologise!
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
3

Awesome views and large house

  • 3 of 5

We had a great stay and would recommend this house for location and views of Derwent River. P

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately this review stops after P in the second sentence. Given the nice words in the first sentence perhaps the writer would be kind enough to complete so I can make a more relevant comment, especial given the low ratings compared to those given by everybody else. Objective rather than totally subjective comment is more appropriate,
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Such a beautiful house and property.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Derwent Retreat and would recommend it to anyone. Every time we walked around the extensive gardens we found something new and the views were to die for.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

private location with lovely views.

  • 5 of 5

private location with lovely views.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

After hiking the Overland Track for five days, four brothers arrived tired and grumpy ready to compl

  • 5 of 5

After hiking the Overland Track for five days, four brothers arrived tired and grumpy ready to complain about something. John and his wife showed us their Derwent retreat, a beautiful home perched on an exclusive river bluff overlooking the water, and we melted into a state of bliss for the next five days. We had barbecues, long naps, warm weather and cold beers all in a home away from home on the Derwent River. Great for families...perfect for those who love the water and a warm welcome from some of the best hosts in Hobart!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Cadburys, MONA

Our properties are located conveniently on the banks of the Derwent River at Austins Ferry and excellent fishing and yet are close to the Brooker Highway.

Nearby Tourist attractions include MONA, Cadburys, Bonorong Park, Richmond, Salmon Ponds, Russell Falls and the Derwent valley.

All our properties have some of the best views in the state.

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