Your hosts Christer and Rhonda fell in love with the township of Stanley while holidaying in Tasmania in 2008. Luckily they both felt the same way!
Spontaneously purchasing a run-down vacant house close to the water’s edge during that holiday, they’ve had close connections with the township for over 13 years now.
Following 3 years of major renovations, Christer and Rhonda developed a successful Guest House business at that property, now known as The Ark Stanley which has been operating for the past 12 years.
With the quiet life calling it was a natural progression to look to trade Melbourne for a permanent residence in Stanley. After purchasing another vacant and run-down property, this time in the centre of town, a tree/sea change finally happened.
Now recently “retired” after running their own successful business in Melbourne for 25 years, it was an easy decision to leave the rat-race and settle in Stanley. This second property also underwent extensive renovations and in 2016 its doors were opened as luxury Guest House accommodation.
Christer and Rhonda are now warmly welcoming guests from around the world to their picturesque location – they love sharing both The Ark Stanley and Noah’s, and their enthusiasm for the town.