JILLS RETREAT built in the 1800s, features beautiful period detail, combined with every modern luxury it accommodates 8 guests upstairs and JILLS HONEYMOON HIDEAWAY is a fully self-contained private cocoon for two downstairs!
Situated half way between Katoomba and Leura, the home is set on half an acre of lush gardens, with dry stone walls and terraces leading around the side of a hill. It's a five minute walk from Katoomba railway station and 5 min drive to Leura town centre.
Jills Retreat can accommodate up to ten guests, eight upstairs but there's a private fully self contained hideaway downstairs for two! With queen-sized bed, French tub, ensuite bathroom and fully equipped IKEA kitchen, the hideaway has been designed for private escapes for couples and groups of ten guests.
Jills Retreat has 5 large bedrooms with four queen sized and one double, 3 bathrooms including ensuite spa bath and French Tub with views to the garden. The main bedroom features an ensuite French tub which looks out onto the front garden. Soak up and relax with a glass of bubbly whilst you listen to the birds. Afterwards, there's an open fireplace in the lounge room or wander down the winding terraces to read a book in the beautiful Bali Hut, newly constructed in a private area of the garden.
Jills Retreat is close to everything this World Heritage listed region has to offer - Leura's wonderful shopping, markets, the famous Carrington Hotel, Echo Point and the Three Sisters, day spas, cafes and restaurants and all local bush walks. Blackheath Farmers Market, horse riding in the Megalong and Kanimbla valleys, golf at Leura Fairways, the natural wonders of Jenolan Caves and the Zig Zag railway. Katoomba and the upper Blue Mountains is the gateway to the wine region of the west of the State. If you don't want to go that far, try the Carrington Cellars or Leura Gourmet for a huge range of regional wines and local produce.
If you just want to stay at home, Jills Retreat is extra-warm in winter with central heating, (rug up and watch the snow flakes falling) air conditioning in summer, a monitored alarm system, surround-sound theatre system and large TV, fully equipped, self-contained kitchen and sun-drenched decks with barbecues. We can also arrange a personal butler, a massage, facial and beauty treatments in-house. Jills Retreat is a luxurious, private space for a break from the city, nestled amongst the trees in a quiet street, it offers peace and seclusion. You won't want to leave.
Barbeque Cooking Facilities Air Conditioning CD Player DVD Player High Chair Inhouse Movies Linen Supplied Local Telephone Microwave Open Fireplace Playground Refrigerator Spa Bath TV Reception Video Player Non-smoking Clothes Dryer Iron Stereo Washing Machine Central Heating Bose surround sound theatre system Dishwasher Books/Games Electric blankets Outdoor BBQ 24 hr monitored alarm Slow combustion cooker
Fabulous house with all you could need for a weekend away with friends. Located conveniently near Leura and the new Woollies in case you need to stock up on supplies! All the rooms are a decent size so no one gets the short straw if there's a big group. There was even a Christmas Tree to ensure we felt thoroughly festive for our Christmas in July celebrations!"
LORRAINE, JULY 2011
"We stayed at Jill's for a family birthday and loved it. Such a special place! On arrival back home we discovered we had left a teddy bear behind ( "to play with the other toys"). Nothing seemed too much trouble for Margie and Louise, who jumped into action straight away, communicated with such kindness and had 'Bear' safely back in his little boy's arms in no time. I must admit it was lots of fun opening the mail that day. Thank you to Margie and Louise x"
JAYNIE, APRIL 2011
"I have stayed in a lot of places but JILLS RETREAT far exceeded my expectations. What a stunning property!! Everything has been thought of down to the finest detail. Thankyou. We (email hidden)-union and loved the deck with the giant seashell shaped awning...just gorgeous! The grounds are huge where you feel you are all alone in the wilderness with gorgeous gardens! My daughter is going to get married in this wonderful place..can't say enough about it. Keep up the high standards... Shawna Roberts"
SHAWNA, APRIL 2011
"We had the most amazing time at Jills Retreat. Everything thing as been thought of...attention to detail is awesome! Lovely and quiet with cosy fireplace and central heating kept us warm whilst the days were filled lying around on the gorgeous suuny decks listening and watching the birdlife. We would highly recommend Jills Retreat as well as sister property Jaspers Cottage where our parents and extended family stayed not far from Jills. Thanks Margie "
JENNY, OCTOBER 2010
"We had an absolutely amazing stay at Jill's Retreat. We spent much of our time relaxing in the exquisite gardens where we saw close to ten Kukaburras! The retreat is tastefully remodeled and decorated, and fully stocked with everything we needed. Margie, thanks so much for all your hospitality... we hope to return next year!!! "
SARAH, MARCH 2010
"We absolutely loved staying at Jills Retreat. What a beautiful home and so much space, peace and quiet. We didn't want to leave this idyllic spot yet we were so close to everything. We didn't want for anything it was all there for us.We would highly recommend JILLS RETREAT to any family, group of friends or executives looking to get away from the hotel environment. I attended a conference in Katoomba and at the end of the day retreated to JILLS...wonderful...! See you again Megan and Mark "
MEGAN, OCTOBER 2009
We rented out both upstairs and the "honeymoon" suite downstairs for the weekend while we were getting married in Katoomba.
Absolutely immaculate place and would recommend it to everyone. With a choice of 3 BBQs and a massive upstairs deck, how can you go wrong:)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.