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Ellie's Place on City Park- award winning property

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Awarded best indulgence accommodation 2012 for Tasmania by the STAYZ group. Whether for work or pleasure, romance , family holidays or a great getaway with friends experience Launceston accommodation in a gorgeous heritage listed property in the historic Glebe precinct. Arguably the best position in Launceston, Ellie's Place on City Park is a 2 storey Victorian (C1890) residence with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a study. Ellie's Place is fully renovated and furnished in keeping with the period but includes all the modern amenities you could wish for. All you need to do is pack your clothes and toothbrush- absolutely everything else is there for you! An ideal place for those wanting that special time away- perfect for romantic getaways or for families wanting a great base ...Awarded best indulgence accommodation 2012 for Tasmania by the STAYZ group. Whether for work or pleasure, romance , family holidays or a great getaway with friends experience Launceston accommodation in a gorgeous heritage listed property in the historic Glebe precinct. Arguably the best position in Launceston, Ellie's Place on City Park is a 2 storey Victorian (C1890) residence with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a study. Ellie's Place is fully renovated and furnished in keeping with the period but includes all the modern amenities you could wish for. All you need to do is pack your clothes and toothbrush- absolutely everything else is there for you! An ideal place for those wanting that special time away- perfect for romantic getaways or for families wanting a great base from which to explore Northern Tasmania. A great location to see Launceston and so close to everything special in Northern Tasmania. Across the road from Launceston's wonderful City Park - home of Festivale, Symphony under the Stars and of course the famous macaque monkey enclosure!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Doubles1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Bronwyn B
Hosting since March 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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TJH65
TJH65
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
A Voyage to Yesteryear
A charming and well appointed residence directly across the road from the main city park at Launceston. We had a very enjoyable stay at the place for 5 days whilst attending an international sporting carnival held nearby. The residence was creatively decorated with household items from last century which complemented the heritage look and feel of the residence (it included an original wood/coal stove still in situ, the obligatory out of tune "honky tonk" piano and an impressive collection of old kettles/water jugs). There were plenty of bedrooms and the 2 bathrooms were very large and comfortable (one even included an old fire place to provide some visual entertainment). The main kitchen/living area was large enough to entertain the family and other members of the group and there was a quite lounge room retreat in the front of the house. The main advantage of the house is its location. You can walk straight out the front door and across the road to the city park which is a traditional heritage style park from the Victorian era but also includes an imported colony of snow monkeys from Japan. A short walk further and you are into the cafes in the main street of Launceston. On one evening, we organised a BBQ for an extended group in the park using the BBQ facilities and play area which are conveniently located directly across the road from the house. The price was on the expensive end of the spectrum but represented good value in the context of another family staying with us.
Visited January 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 27 January 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bridestowe
Bridestowe
HI Guys, thanks so much for your great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Ellies Place on City Park. We think Ellies is a pretty special place- the location is the best in Launceston opposite the wonderful City Park (one of Australia's top ten parks)and the Heritage listed building has lots of hints of yesteryear but of course with all the modern amenities, including WiFi, ducted heating and plenty of home entertainment (besides the heirloom piano which is seriously out of tune!) Hope to have you visit again one day Kind regards Bron
Written 23 April 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kaylene C
Kaylene C
Warragul, Australia2 contributions
A wonderful place to stay
We have just spent 4 nights at Ellie's Place. My husband, our 6 yr old daughter and my parents (81 & 77yrs old). A fantastic location, with the park across the road, we walked to mall, museums, restuarants and to Cataract Gorge. The house was spotlessly clean and was just like a home away from home, reminiscent of "Escape to the Country". It had everything you would need and more. Bronwyn, the owner was very helpful even assisting in putting some supplies in as we flew in Xmas Day. We could highly recommend Ellie's Place we all loved staying there. We would definitely stay again if returning to Launceston.
Visited December 2014 Travelled with family
Written 29 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bridestowe
Bridestowe
Dear Kaylene C Thanks so much for your lovely comments, it is a great compliment when we hear that we have exceeded our guests expectations. We are pleased that your family felt at home and one of the best things about Ellie's Place is that appeals to all ages. (The other is of course the SUPER location!) No problem at all getting the supplies for you,happy to help. Have a lovely new year and look forward to seeing you again one day Best wishes Bron
Written 31 December 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian M
Ian M
Rockhampton, Australia1 contribution
Ellie's Place is sublime
Charming historical house in an ideal position in Launceston. Beautifully furnished and impeccably clean. Our family of four were very comfortable with room to spare. I would highly recommend Ellie's Place and we are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Bron.
Visited January 2014
Written 16 January 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks very much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and I am sure the children enjoyed the close proximity to the wonderful City Park! Look forward to having you stay again
Written 15 January 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

suansuan
suansuan
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
Gorgeous Family- Friendly House
I must say I have always wondered what it look like inside these cute Victorian houses and I am so glad that we managed to stay in one that is as gorgeous and family friendly as Ellie's. The house is as beautiful and lovely as Bronwyn and filled with her wonderful family heirlooms. Most of these "antique" houses will never allow kids to stay but not for Bronwyn. . However seeing so much love and care has been put in this house, we were also extremely strict with our 10,8,6 yr old kids too as we don't want them to inadvertently damage any antiques :) But All in all, it was a truly wonderful experience for the children . Yes the carpeted stairs is a tad narrow but not a issue for my reasonably fit parents-in-laws in the early 70s. It would be tough to lug up your large luggage up the stairs so we left them downstairs. But it is after all a 1800s house . In fact, the kids had lots of fun "sliding" down the stairs and they now fondly remember Bronwyn's house as the house with the sliding stairs. Oh, and the city park across the road was simply divine with the playground literally a stone's throw away. Also there is a huge Coles supermarket down the road. We stayed for 2 nights and really didn't want to leave. BTW, Browyn had a new heating installed , plus all beds have electric blankets and portable heaters. If you are in Launceston, do yourself a favour and stay here for a truly memorable stay.
Visited November 2013 Travelled with family
Written 4 December 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Suan Thank you very much for the lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Ellie's Place. Although the house has lots of little treasures we like people to enjoy them and only ask that our guests treat the house as they would the house of a friend. It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family and perhaps "my friend" we will see you again one day!
Written 4 December 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lola B
Lola B
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Beautiful Heritage House in a great Location
Ellie's place was located on the border of City Park which was lovely to walk through and visit the conservatory and the Japanese Snow Monkeys. There is also a playground in the park for people with children. It was an easy 10 minute walk to the city centre and also easy walking distance to the Boags Brewery. The free Tiger bus stops just outside. The property was in beautiful condition and had a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, everything you would need. There were 2 bathrooms and 2 living areas with televisions allowing people to spread out. Some things to note: all the bedrooms are up a narrow steep set of stairs (original to the house) which may not be suitable for elderly people, the central heating wasn't working effectively (pending a visit by the technician) but there were plenty of portable heaters to use instead, the BBQ was absent a gas bottle and hot plate so we had to use the free public BBQ in the park across the road which is well maintained by the council. Bronwyn was easy to deal with and came to look at the heating on our request. Instructions given was that we were to be met at the property to check in. I contact her the day before to organise a time so that she wasn't waiting around for hours only to find that she was working until 6pm!! It would have been frustrating to arrive and no one to be there. She did supply me with the code for the door to let ourselves in and then followed up the next day to make sure we had settled in ok. Overall we had a pleasant stay with a few teething problems and would stay there again.
Visited October 2013 Travelled with family
Written 4 November 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi Lola Thanks very much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Ellie's and just wanted to make a response on a couple of items. A new job means that I am not always able to personally meet guests which is a shame as this is a big part of the enjoyment of being a property owner. Guests are given the codes for digital access, however I always make sure that if guests would prefer someone to meet them that this happens. I had arranged for my housekeeper to be at the house if necessary for your arrival. I do also try to get down and meet my guests on the first night if they would like it; I am also conscious that some guests would prefer not to have intrusions. In regard to the heater- there has been issue which was finally put down to a problem with the thermostat - a new system has been on order for 2 months and as discussed I have been waiting for the gas company to install (tradies!!) The new system was installed last week and it is now working beautifully. Apologies for the BBQ, we lock the gas bottle away between stays for safety/ security and I could have got this sorted for you at the time I adjusted the heater. I'm glad you enjoyed all the space in the house, the extra living areas certainly are a bonus when you have a group of guests. I hope you will think of us next time you visit Launceston and hope the rest of your stay in Tassie was great Kind regards Bron
Written 4 November 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TXShannon
TXShannon
Dallas, TX47 contributions
Darling House
Ellie's place is a fantastic accommodation, particularly if you're traveling with children, as it is located across the street from a fabulous park. Additionally, the house is equipped with a high chair, port-a-cot, toys, etc. It is a lovely antique house that is spacious and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Bronwyn, the owner, is just lovely and provided great information and tips for things to do during our stay in Tasmania. My only complaint is that the house was a little cold and we had trouble heating the downstairs, but we were quite warm and cozy in our rooms at night. Overall, the location could not have been more ideal, the house was lovely and we were sad that we weren't staying longer.
Visited June 2013
Written 11 June 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks so much for your lovely review, it was great to have you and your family stay and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the house and the beautiful Park across the road. (I hope you got to meet the monkeys and Pete the train driver!), I'm really sorry that you felt the cold downstairs, the central heating system sometimes gets confusing for guests to operate so I generally run it on 23 degrees at peak periods. If I had known you were feeling the cold I would have been down there in a flash to adjust it for you! Hope to see you again sometime and if it is in winter time I'll make sure that you are happy with the heating!
Written 10 June 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
A hidden treasure, what an honour to stay
Such a beautiful house, theowner has decorated very tastefully. We all felt at home, and were really pleased with the location. The beds were extremely comfortable, everything was a s clean as a whistle, the heating was perfect and the garden lovely to sit in with a cuppa. There is a lovely park across the road that you can walk through to the city centre. Taking a left took us along the waterfront for a tastey lunch at Salsas, around to the Wool Mill for a spot of gift shopping and onto Cataract Groge trail. Its about 1 hours walk, and a lovely one indeed. We only had four days but packed a lot in. A must is to visit Me Wah, Chinese Restaurant for great service, food and lively ambiance. We were lucky enough to be taken for a day trip to Evandale market, onto Joseph Chromy Winery for an exquisite lunch and a drive along the Tamar River by the owner. Overall a very welcome, comfortable and enjoyable holiday. A big thank-you to Bronwyn (the owner) who went above and beyond to accommodate us. All the best Bronwyn, we do hope to see you again soon.
Visited June 2013 Travelled with family
Written 5 June 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks very much for your lovely review; I'm glad you and your travelling companions had such an enjoyable time. Thought you might like to know that the beautiful city park was voted one of the top 10 parks in Australia, so we feel privileged to have it just across the road from us! Kind regards Bron
Written 4 June 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mariedon1
mariedon1
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
best self contained accommodation we have ever stayed in
Ellies Place in Launceston is by far the best self contained accommodation we have ever stayed in I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a clean well appointed and superbly decorated accommodation.In a great location with easy access to the house made our stay most enjoyable
Visited April 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 April 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi Marie, Thanks so much for such a lovely compliment! It was a pleasure to have you stay at Ellie's and also to see the beautiful craftwork that you do. Thanks also for the lovely card you sent me, I have it on display in the house! I hope to see you again another time Kind regards Bron
Written 29 April 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lauraine -:- Melbourne
Lovely house. Perfect location
Ellie's Place is beautiful. Has everything included you could possibly want. Fantastic location and wonderfully clean. Bronwyn is lovely and an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Visited April 2013
Written 24 April 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks very much for your review , we are glad you had a lovely time and that you enjoyed the house so much. Ellie's is a great place for individual travellers or for friends and families to get together . We have fully equipped the house to ensure a great experience and for groups in particular offer a more comfortable and cost effective alternative to hotels We aim to give you the comforts of home and love to add the extra touches of quality linen and bedding. Look forward to seeing you next time you visit
Written 24 April 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AdamK_11
AdamK_11
Sydney, Australia230 contributions
Fabulous Cottage, very well presented and in a great location.
Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Ellie's Place. The cottage is very well presented, neat and clean with everything we needed to have a great stay. The park with the monkeys across the road is lovely. Everything we needed was close by and it was also lovely and quiet at night. Kitchen was very well stocked and we had everything we needed to prepare all meals on site. Would highly recommend this as an alternative to a hotel and we will be back next year.
Visited April 2013 Travelled with friends
Written 24 April 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks very much for your review Adam. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next year! Bron
Written 23 April 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Playground
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • City getaway

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About the neighbourhood
Ellie's Place on City Park is in central Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city which is a vibrant region with cafes, museums and many natural attractions. Launceston has many magnificent Victorian buildings. Ellie's Place is the perfect base for visiting the vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route and sample some of Tasmania’s finest cool-climate wines. You may also enjoy a river cruise, an ideal way to explore the Tamar River and wetland area. The Cataract Gorge -Launceston's most popular tourist attraction is an easy 2.5km walk Launceston is easy to explore. You can walk the elegant streetscapes and through century-old parks, which sit beside revitalised areas such as Launceston Seaport, with its waterfront eateries. A boardwalk links the Seaport to Inveresk, where you can visit one of Australia's best regional galleries, the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk. The boardwalk also takes you to Home Point rowing course, passing Ritchies Mill, with its galleries and restaurants. Continue along the zig-zagging path into Cataract Gorge, a place of mystical beauty. Its steep, rugged cliffs and wild areas attract rock climbers and a chairlift allows all to enjoy the panoramic views. 500m easy flat walk to Aurora Stadium 800m easy flat walk to Launceston City 2.5km pleasant flat walk to Cataract Gorge Centro shopping Centre 400m Launceston Aquatic Centre 400m Close to great Launceston restaurants and attractions There is off street parking on the property.
Access
Car not needed

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Weekend tariff (Friday / Saturday) $250 per night. Additional guests over 2 charged at $50 per person per night * 16 years of age and over No charge for children under 1 A small number of public holiday / local event nights attract a higher rate- these will be advised on booking. Strictly non-smoking inside the property. Any breach of this condition will result in additional charges to cover dry cleaning of drapes and linen Additional fees may apply: - Pram / child car safety restraints | 10 AUD per day | To save our guests the expense and hassle of bringing your baby/ child accessories, Ellie's Place on City Park provides a high chair and portacot at no additional charge. Additional fees may apply: - credit card fee | 3% of rent - credit card | 3% of rent

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