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The Boat Shed and Mt Wellington
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The Boat Shed and Mt Wellington
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Views from every room
Gorringers Beach and the reserve from the deck
Native trees love the climate
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The Boat Shed
In the bay - just out front!
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania

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Bronjo
Gosford
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
Reviewed May 25, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
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The Boatshed is perfectly located on the water on Ralphs Bay. The hosts Judy and Alan are lovely. Their home is nearby on the property. The location is 20 min from the airport, and 35 min into Hobart.
The first thing you notice on arrival is the wonderful panoramic view of the bay , over to Hobart, the second is the silence.
The cabin is small and perfectly formed. Judy has anticipated everything you might need during your stay. Torch, washing maching, iron, ironing board ( if you get the urge to iron on your holiday), extra heater. Every kitchen utensil, saucepan, storage containers is there. The bed is very comfortable, the cabin warm. Enjoy sitting on the verandah having a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
The nearest shop Hill Street Grocer, is at Lauderdale, about 10 min drive. This shop is excellent for general groceries, plus breads, cheeses, fruit, papers. There is also a bottle shop and petrol station.
You can walk along the waterside, enjoy the scenery. Great for photographers. Great exercise. The sunsets are amazing, well worth staying here just for them. Every evening another wonderful light show on the water.
The Boatshed is the perfect place to relax, to read, to paint ( like I did).
We could not fault The Boatshed. It is perfect in every way. Go on, stay here, you wont be disappointed.
Oh, did I mention Judys delicious banana bread and jam, waiting for you on your arrival

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jane J
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Luxury and comfort with superb water views close to Hobart!”
Reviewed February 12, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Everything has been thought of... from the comfy bed to the eggs and bacon ready for breakfast. Tranquil water views and a lovely deck to enjoy them from ensured we had our morning coffee out there each day. For couples wanting both luxury and privacy it's one of the best we've found. Judy and Alan were the perfect hosts, available if we wanted anything and invisible the rest of the time. We will definitely be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thanks so much for the feedback Jane and Stan. See you both again! Regards, Judy
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341michel...
Geelong, Australia
1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed January 24, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Everything about this B&B is absolutely amazing. From the moment you set your eyes on the inspiring view, walk into the inviting space, to the first bite the of delicious homemade banana bread left for you....It is bliss.
Everything you could possibly want has been catered for. Every inch is clean, tidy, considered, and decorated with love and creativity. The breakfast hamper is very comprehensive and easily catered for our stay. Very welcoming and knowledgeable hosts. The general area is beautiful and quiet. Many nature walks along the beach or in the forest. This is the perfect place to revive your soul!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jan 2017
Thanks again Michelle - appreciated greatly! Judy
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Dekari
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A fabulous oasis!”
Reviewed December 27, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights in Dec 2016. From the initial booking Judy was so efficient and helpful with everything from maps to where to shop on the way. The starter pack was a lovely touch and very welcome. The house is beautiful and Judy has thought of everything inside including magazines, books, games and a DVD library. The kitchen has everything you need and a washing machine too! It is such a lovely peaceful place. We sat in the mornings and evenings just watching the water and admiring the views. Wi-fi was excellent too (which was not the case in other places we stayed in Tasmania).

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Dec 2016
Thanks so much Karen - hope you enjoyed Christmas and have a great 2017!
Regards, Judy
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lucyhobsb...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Perfection ”
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Such a beautiful and relaxing place to get away! Perfect place for a couple retreat. House was perfectly set up with everything you need and more with breakfast provided. Hosts were lovely and very attentive to details to make sure the stay was perfect! Great house with stunning views. Loved every day there!

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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
A pleasure to have you stay!
Regards, Judy and Allan
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ChookiePo...
Peachester, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“pretty water views”
Reviewed May 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was the first 3 nights of our 9 night stay in and around Hobart. Lovely view of water and Mountains was much enjoyed with curtains open still with adequate privacy. Very quite at night which was lovely. Hosts were very quite. No cake or bread for us because we are gluten free - but bacon & eggs for the first morning provided :)
The down side was the bed rocked rather a lot when either of us turned over. Sheets lovely and smooth and shower wonderful and hot. Clean and tidy cabin throughout. Thanks for the stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 May 2016
Hi Cathy-lee,
A new bed was installed the day after you left. Thanks for the feedback!
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Regards, Judy
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Elias52
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A 5* property in every respect”
Reviewed February 14, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

All communication prior to our stay was dealt with promptly and efficiently by Judy. The Boat Shed effectively has a glass wall facing the 180 degree panoramic view, the centrepiece of which is Mt Wellington - it is an absolutely stunning location. The approach to the property is via a short boardwalk, attractively planted either side, which leads directly to the front deck. The interior is comfortable and equipped to a very high standard - the owners seem to have thought of everything. Breakfast provisions, sufficient for a couple of mornings, were provided, along with a delicious banana and chocolate chip cake. There is direct access from the property to the coastal path and it is just a short walk to the Mortimer Bay Reserve; it is a great place for birdwatching. This is a first rate property in every respect and the hosts, Judy and Allan, were friendly and welcoming while at the same time respecting our privacy.

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Liked best: The stunning view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Feb 2016
I'm so glad everything was to your liking. It's the way you should be treated - especially traveling from the UK. Thank you so much for your very kind words - it is appreciated!
Regards, Judy
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