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Derwent Retreat. Absolute Waterfront at Austins Ferry near Hobart Tasmania

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
11 guests
1 night minimum
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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 11 and one baby with a configuration of a queen, double, two singles, sofa bed, two king single folding beds and a single folding bed. It is fully equipped kitchen and laundry, barbecue, internet...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 11 and one baby with a configuration of a queen, double, two singles, sofa bed, 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 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, 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. 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. Pets are welcome at Derwent Retreat but not inside. There is an enclosure with two kennels suitable for animals. We know it is hard to travel with equipment these days so cots, high chairs and fishing gear are provided. If you would like to borrow our canoes, bikes, and discs for the nearby disc golf course, please let us know. Business Facilities Computer and desk supplied. Cable and wireless broadband are available at no charge. 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 is a ramp to the front door. 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.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Water Views
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank RBaker1317
derwentretreat, VR Owner at Derwent Retreat. Absolute Waterfront at Austins Ferry near Hobart Tasmania, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

I am distressed that the RBaker1317 guest did not enjoy their stay with us and am determined to try even harder because we have had hundreds of positive entries in our visitor books and the only bad one any of our properties has ever had...More

About the Owner
John H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2016
Interaction with guests
We will let you in or if we are not available make other arrangements then we will leave you alone unless you need us.
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About the neighbourhood
On or adjacent to our properties are swimming in the Derwent, fishing, boating or just walking in the parks. If you bring a bike you can use it! If not use ours! The Derwent provides opportunities for white water canoeing or jetboating further upstream at the historic town of New Norfolk or enjoy a more relaxing time playing golf or bowling at local clubs. Cadburys, Moorilla, MONA, Richmond, Salmon Ponds and Bonorong Wildlife Park are all family favourites and close by. There is an RSL, golfing and bowling clubs less than a couple of km away.
Getting around
Tasmania is endowed with every activity possible from jetboating to skiing, from mountain climbing to some of the best walking in the world. Snorkelling or surfing, fishing or just snoozing on a beach are all within an hour or so of Derwent Vista. For those who like dining, nightclubing or gambling, Hobart's inner suburbs of North Hobart and Salamanca are just a 15 minute drive away and Australia's first licensed casino, Wrest Point is just a 20 minute drive away. Salamanca market is a must on Saturday, MONA and Moorilla winery is very close to spend the afternoon listening to jazz and tasting their wares. If history and old buildings are your interest, Richmond is only 35 minutes away.
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