main gate entrance
Villa Donini
Hosted by Matthew
Matthew is the host.Matthew is a superhost.
10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3.5 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3.5 baths
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Villa Donini is inspired by the magical villas of tuscany. 57sqm of luxury living space including 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms with open fires, a pool table room, huge kitchen, indoor swimming pool and tennis court. Close to Launceston & wine region.

The space

Perched on a hill above the Tamar River in the suburb of Riverside sits one of Launceston's premier properties, Villa Donini.

A stunning 57 square residence built on over 7 acres and with surrounding gardens and fountains containing a myriad of classic Tuscan features.

The residence offers an array of formal and informal living. In the formal style you enter through huge double front doors to be greeted by an entrance area which leads to the sweeping staircase to the upper level. To the right of the entrance we move into an informal living area where you have the option of a warm open fire or gas heating for those chilly Launceston nights.

Continuing on we have a gourmet kitchen with granite bench tops, a large informal meals area and all this with a vista that includes superb gardens, a fountain under lights and a magnificent indoor swimming pool.

The formal areas include a pool table and lounge to complement. You have the option of using the stairs or the elevator, yes that's correct, the elevator to the second level where we have four bedrooms, two with balconies offering views to the Tamar and surrounding hills.

Another living area allows private time for family members. The ensuite to the main has to be seen to be believed. Magnificent spa, double sized shower, dual basins and walk in robes.

Outside we have beautifully crafted gardens, a magnificent fully lit tennis court!

***If you would like to use our property for your wedding then please send me a message on here and I can give you full details on what we offer. We have hosted 2 weddings and we have another booked for February 2017. The property has ample space for you and your guests and endless places for beautiful photos. Inspections can be easily organised***

Guest access

Geusts can access the entire property minus the garage. For stays of 2 weeks and over arrangements can be made to use the garage.

Interaction with guests

We will have someone meet you for check-in and will be very knowledgeable on the area that can advise or recommend things to do, places to see and to eat. There will be a full information booklet with the property.

Other things to note

The pool cover must be put back over the pool after use and especially EVERY evening before bed. This is because the cold Tasmania nights outside and the warm pool temperatures means there is a lot of condensation that damages the paint if the pool cover is left off.

Indoor fireplace
Smoking allowed

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM

No glass in the pool room.
No pets.
No smoking inside the house, or on balcony.
Pool cover MUST be on the pool of an evening. (if left off the condensation that builds up over night damages the paint in the pool room)

Aside from that use the place as if it was your own and enjoy it like we do!


38 Reviews

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Annie User Profile
November 2016
When we drove up to Villa Donini we were pleased to find that the property was even more perfect than we had expected. A truly beautiful home on stunning grounds with a fantastic view over the river and city. Our group consisted of two families with young children who were well catered for with a great supply of children's books and toys which were a welcome surprise. Email communication with the host was prompt answering any questions we had with local mobile contact available if required during our stay. I would very highly recommend this beautiful home. Launceston itself provided lots for our young families to see and do when we decided to leave the comfort and amenities of the property! Truly fantastic value for money.

Tristan User Profile
October 2017
We had a wonderful time at Villa Donini. Matthew and family have set the house up so well! The pool, the space, the coffee..... it is all just awesome. It really is the perfect place to go for an extremely relaxing time. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

Maurice User Profile
September 2017
Villa Donini is a fabulous house which offers so many things that you don't need to leave the place. It has spectacular views and is close to Launceston for restaurants. Loved our extended weekend.

Kapil User Profile
August 2017
The place is exactly as described and provides perfect setting for good family / friends time. Very well kept property with all arrangements to enjoy the games, pool, tennis and other items. Top class equipments and consumables add to the experience. Beautiful view and privacy protected with the height. The hosts are absolute pleasure to deal with - prompt and clear communication. Quite accommodative and flexible with the requests we had. Highly recommend - 5 star across the board.

Fan User Profile
August 2017
Matthew was a truly thoughtful host. The Tuscany style house was luxuriously decorated and furnished, better than the description. Everything was impeccably clean (better than 5 star hotel) and worked perfectly. We especially enjoyed the floor heating!!! Ideal for a large group and family. We had 5 adults and 4 children and all of us had our own space to occupy. The children were so happy to have toys and the indoor heated pool. The city of Launceston was only 10 mins drive. There was a BWS located at the hem of the hill where the house was on, 2 mins drive. A Woolworths was close by as well. So the location was very convenient. The house was so nice that we could have just stayed at home all day!! Thank you so much Matthew!

Steven User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at the beautiful Villa Donini was one of the most wonderful experiences we have had as a family. The Villa was just wonderful. You could not ask for a better place to stay. From the "play corner" for our little one to the Tennis court and indoor pool for the older ones, it was perfect for the whole family. It was a week of luxury for all and has everything you could ever wish for. A definite 5 star stay and would recommend staying at the Villa to anyone that is looking for a Tassie adventure.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Fabulous location for a family winter retreat with all the benefits including indoor pool, tennis court and even floor heating! Very thoughtful host with drinks on arrival and helpful pantry extras. Kids and adults loved the stay.

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Matthew User ProfileMatthew is a superhost.
Hi, Im originally from Launceston, Tasmania but have resided in europe for the last 10 years. My family and I usually come back to Aus/Tas for a month or two over the australian summer months. Love traveling and seeing new things!
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