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Dantosa Blue Mts Retreat *16ppl*lake*court*private

SuperhostKatoomba, New South Wales, Australia
Entire house hosted by Derek
16 guests7 bedrooms14 beds4.5 baths
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Experience the Blue Mountains in the exclusive luxury of Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat. Dantosa is perfect for family reunions, friends escaping the city, “workcations” & corporate retreats. It's very private providing you space, seclusion & your own estate to explore. Accommodation is flexible with 2 separate dwellings. Dantosa is only minutes by car from the villages of Katoomba & Leura. You're close to walks, attractions, cafes & local markets. We look forward to welcoming you to Dantosa.

The space
Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat provides you with a secluded 9-acre estate with numerous walking paths, gardens, a private lake with a floating lakehouse, tennis court, its own underground cellar and mountain fresh air. Dantosa Retreat is an 8-minute drive from the famous Three Sisters in Blue Mountains, a World Heritage National Park.

Originally a goat farm, the property has a 30-year-old established Blue Mountains garden and accommodation in two buildings: Dantosa House and nearby Dantosa Cottage. An exclusive booking is available. Your booking provides you with exclusive access to Dantosa, meaning that yours is the only booking on the property. You have access to both Dantosa House and Dantosa Cottage

Dantosa House has a modern elegance with a gourmet kitchen and spacious terrace overlooking the lake. The large living area includes a Norwegian wood fireplace and the house has central heating. Dantosa House sleeps up to 9 people, in 4 bedrooms (3 double rooms, 1 room with bunk beds).

Dantosa Cottage is the original farmhouse. Built 120 years ago, the cottage has been renovated with modern facilities. It sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 3 singles). It commands wonderful views over the gardens and lake.

The property offers extremely flexible accommodation. For smaller guest groups, separate non-exclusive bookings can be made for either Dantosa House or Dantosa Cottage. Whether your is 1, 2, or 16 or anything in between, our accommodation can be booked to suit your requirement and budget.

Guest access
At Dantosa you will enjoy total privacy. Each booking is exclusive. As one guest puts it, “you live in a beautiful oasis, and yet you are only minutes away from restaurants, shops and the national park.” Enjoy a game of tennis, kayaking on the lake, a game of boules or a stroll in the beautiful gardens. After a day’s bushwalking, come back to luxury. Arrange for a local chef to cater for your group, take a spa bath, or simply gather around the log fireplace with a glass of wine and your friends.

Other things to note
Dantosa has a large lake which is lovely to swim in, particularly during summer. Please be careful with young ones and non-swimmers as the lake is in a natural setting and has no fencing. You need to take care and make sure non-swimmers are always watched when near the lake. Responsibility for safety rests with the guests. Adults must supervise children in the lake and around the property.

Dantosa is much sought after. In keeping with demand, there are minimum booking periods and nightly rates vary depending on timing of your stay. Tariffs change during peak times such as school and public holidays. Very attractive tariffs are available for weekday bookings. A minimum booking tariff applies to a booking of up to 8 people. Above 8 people, a nightly rate per guest of $100 is added. A cleaning cost is added to each booking.

Respect for our neighbours is paramount so we ask that noise be kept to a respectful level while in residence. In addition, please enter and leave the property quietly.

Please note and respect that Dantosa is not a "party house". Thank you.

Also, please note that unfortunately Dantosa is unable to accept bookings for events or weddings on the Airbnb platform.

Dantosa and its team have built a very strong relationship with Airbnb over many years. As hosts we completely understand the challenges faced by Airbnb and its related parties which stem from parties, events and large celebrations being staged at Airbnb properties.

Under the terms and conditions required by Airbnb for the listing of Dantosa and out of respect for relationship we have with Airbnb, we are unable to accept bookings for events or weddings on the Airbnb platform.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

TESTIMONIAL
Following a reunion of friends, a Dantosa guest provided this testimonial:

"Our group has been enjoying Easter stays for over 15 years now, this would have been one of the best, if not the best places we have stayed at. It was a magnificent time. Your place is simply stunning and the surrounding garden looking out from your veranda with a hot fire going, is like something out of a postcard and you should be very proud of it all.”
Experience the Blue Mountains in the exclusive luxury of Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat. Dantosa is perfect for family reunions, friends escaping the city, “workcations” & corporate retreats. It's very private providing you space, seclusion & your own estate to explore. Accommodation is flexible with 2 separate dwellings. Dantosa is only minutes by car from the villages of Katoomba & Leura. You're close to walks, att…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Air conditioning
First aid kit
Free street parking
Wifi
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Heating
Fire extinguisher
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Accessibility

Step-free shower

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Dantosa is located next to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, which offers stunning vistas, enthralling walks and rich fresh air, flora and of course, Australian fauna. The villages of Katoomba and nearby Leura offer great restaurants, whole food outlets, arts and craft shopping and boutiques, and cafes a plenty. There is also a new Cultural Centre which provides you with insights of the local Aboriginal people, their culture and way of life.
Dantosa is located next to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, which offers stunning vistas, enthralling walks and rich fresh air, flora and of course, Australian fauna. The villages of Katoomba an…

Hosted by Derek

Joined in May 2013
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I’m an Australian who is passionate about the sharing economy, and in particular, homesharing. I’ve left my corporate job in wealth management to focus on what I love doing most: spending time with my family, travelling, homesharing and cooking. Since our 3 children have left home, and after living in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok) for over 20 years, my wife and I have become nomadic. Currently we're living between Sydney, Vancouver and Singapore. We have a spectacular property located in the Blue Mountains, next to the World Heritage National Park, and only a 90 minute drive from Sydney. Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat is a 9-acre property with a lake and tennis court, as well as an underground cellar. It’s perfect for extended family groups, friend reunions, small corporate groups and intimate weddings. By contrast, we also own a small studio apartment in Darlinghurst, central Sydney, which is available for guests when we’re not living in it. My wife and I have written about our experiences as homeshare hosts in a recently published book, The Home Stay Guide (available on Amazon, with 5-star rating). I host remotely, together with our guest manager, Geoff. Whether you're looking for a large, private property away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, or a centrally located apartment, Dantosa and out team is ready to welcome you.
I’m an Australian who is passionate about the sharing economy, and in particular, homesharing. I’ve left my corporate job in wealth management to focus on what I love doing most: s…
During your stay
You have access to an off-site manager should you have questions and require assistance. Otherwise Dantosa is for solely for you and your group to enjoy. Ahead of your arrival, we will provide you with more information about the property plus optional services for your to enjoy during your stay.

Your Dantosa booking includes:
* iKOU toiletries
* Towels and linen
* Onsite welcome by our manager
* Local recommendations
* Premium cleaning
* 24/7 phone support
You have access to an off-site manager should you have questions and require assistance. Otherwise Dantosa is for solely for you and your group to enjoy. Ahead of your arrival, we…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm