About this listing
Stunning wide bay views. Asante: award winning 9.2 star rated, 2 YO home. Year round comfort, peaceful & private. Ground floor room, own toilet & basin (share shower upstairs). 10 min. walks to 2 beautiful beaches. 20 min. drives to airport & city.
Ground floor room with own toilet & vanity via adjacent laundry. Spacious double shower upstairs - shared with owners. As new queen size bed with choice of pillows. Stressless recliner with footstool. Small desk & ergonomic chair. Drawers, clothes hanging ladders, mirror & shelves.
Ground floor: guest room, toilet with basin, laundry (with additional hanging space), open plan living/dining/kitchen plus scullery & pantry.
Upstairs: bathroom with spacious double shower & vanity.
Interaction with guests
I'm home most of the time.
If you're interested, my husband and I love sharing information about our innovative home. As well as its extraordinary solar passive performance (20-24 degrees every hour of the year with no heating apart from the sun), it's designed using Feng Shui principles, and built with healthy building materials. The factory set up to prefabricate Asante is now a thriving new Tasmanian business.
We had a short film made of the building of Asante and are happy to screen it for you during your stay. Asante means "thank you" in Swahili - and our connection to Africa is a whole other story we love to share!
We love recommending activities including local walks and drives, day tours and things to do in and around Hobart city.
Whether you're interested in active pursuits, sightseeing, wildlife, boating, history, or all of the above, we'll put you on the right track! And we're foodies - happy to share our favourite cafes, bars, restaurants and wineries.
When you've had your dose of our beautiful bay beaches, a stroll around this peaceful part of the world reveals some quirky original beach shacks amongst the family homes. There's a lovely sense of community here and a fabulous small IGA supermarket that the locals treasure.
Nearby Ralphs Bay Conservation Area is home to migratory birds from Siberia in spring and other endangered birds and fish year round. Bush walking trails and wild ocean beaches abound on our peninsula.
You'll probably need a car: there's a reliable local bus service to Hobart city, but the bus stop is about 4 kilometres away, so the part of the return trip when you come to our hill is somewhat strenuous!
Asante's location on Hobart's eastern shore makes for easy access to the beautiful South Arm Peninsula, historic Richmond township, the Coal River Valley region with its wineries and farms, and Port Arthur on the stunning Tasman Peninsula.
The 20 minute drive to Hobart city is easy (part freeway): there are just 2 traffic lights between Asante and the edge of Hobart city! You can easily fill several days exploring what Hobart has to offer, including the extraordinary MONA gallery which we recommend visiting by ferry from the Hobart docks.
From the city, freeways provide easy access to the Huon Valley, Bruny Island, many wine regions and the rest of our beautiful state.
Driving between Asante and Hobart airport takes less than 20 minutes.
Other things to note
Asante is a non smoking venue.
We have an affectionate, well-behaved, older female short-haired cat.
You'll probably need a car (see Getting Around section).
Lauderdale has two new restaurants: Driftwood and Thai Takeaway.
No smoking inside or outside. We don't have lots of other house rules, but will demonstrate a couple of Asante's quirky features on your arrival.
We appreciate our guests taking good care of our still-new home and letting us know if something goes wrong. We're always open to requests: we'd much rather you asked for or about something than leave disappointed.
Please ask us ahead of time if you wish to invite visitors during your stay.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.