About this listing
Beautiful 3 bedroom family home in the Blue Mountains near Wentworth Falls Lake. Features beautiful bush views from every bedroom, spa bath, trampoline, canoe. Perfect for holiday or short term rental.
This is a beautifully appointed family home. The owner spends time away every year and is looking for a someone to rent their spacious 3 bdrm house in December/January. Great for a holiday rental over Christmas ($100 p/n) or a short term rental while you are looking to buy ($700 p/w and $2800 per month. Minimum booking is 2 weeks and bigger discount for longer).
Banksia House is situated across the street from Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve in a quiet street. It is a spacious modern 3 bedroom, 2 storey house with many features and all the creature comforts. It is short walking distance from the lake and golf course and close to train station, shops, cafes and restaurants.
**Pets are possible if they stay outside and pending a conversation with the owner.
House features include:
*3min cab ride (20min walk) to train station and shops
*next to Wentworth Falls Lake - picnics, swimming, bike riding park, ducks and canoeing (yes we have bikes and a canoe you can use!)
*3 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite
*Accommodation for up to 5 people
*Reverse cycle air conditioner/heater
*3.5 bathrooms incl. spa bath
*Large complete kitchen with granite benchtop and stainless steel appliances incl. dishwasher & microwave
*Complete laundry incl. washer & dryer
* Plasma TV, VCR, DVD + Home Theatre System & DVD Library
*Separate lounge and dining
*Fully fenced yard + BBQ & Springfree trampoline
*Bikes and Canoe available for free on request
*Linen and towels provided
*Bush view + balcony/terrace from every bedroom
Area features include:
*Near the lake for swimming at your doorstep in hot weather and boating or fishing
*Great cafes and restaurants and shops nearby in Wentworth Falls
*a huge variety of bushwalks, rock climbing, abseiling and canyoning in the iconic Blue Mountains National Park
*10 minutes drive from historic Katoomba which is home to Echo Point and the famous landmark the Three Sisters, Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Scenic Skyway and Railway and a variety of shops and cafes and restaurants.
Price negotiable depending on length of stay. Please inquire about discount.
You have access to the whole house. Noone else is living here while you are staying. There is a key safe outside the front door so you can check in at any time of the day or night and let yourself in.
Interaction with guests
I like to get to know my guests a little prior to a booking more than the average holiday accommodation rental. This is because you are staying in our family home. And I invite you to get to know me and my family. We've met some great people over the years and still keep in touch with a few.
I love being near the lake for a walk, or a swim when it's hot, or a family picnic and canoeing on the lake.
I might be biased but Wentworth Falls village shops are great boasting the best patisserie in the Mountains and cafés, take away, bookstore, and antiques. My favorite local lunch is Blue Mist Cafe sitting upstairs in the cosy library. Great food and reasonable priced. Schwartz German Bakery is famous in the Blue Mountains so if you like pastries to eat in or take away or great home made meat pies, this is your spot. Great Asian Grocery and rice paper rolls at the Laughing Elephant.
But the most unique thing about the area would have to be the walks and views at Wentworth Falls waterfall - extraordinarily spectacular. And great rock climbing, canyoning and abseiling if you like a thrill. Plenty of adventure companies to choose from in Katoomba. Your choice of bush walk from rugged overnight walks to more sedate 1 hour walks.
Great 18 hole golf course nearby if you like a round of golf.
Wentworth Falls is on the Blue Mountains train line and getting here from the airport is simple requiring only 1 change at Central. Train trip from the airport is approximately 2 hours.
Getting here from centre of Sydney (Central) is 1hr 50mins by train or 1 hour 30mins by car (depending on traffic).
Please note: The traffic on long weekends to/from the Blue Mountains is significant.
Taxi ride from Wentworth Falls Station is 3 minutes.
Walk from Wentworth Falls Station is 20-25 minutes.
There is a local taxi service.
There is a local car rental.
Car rental is recommended to be able to really see the area although walking and train is certainly possible.
Other things to note
Priority in bookings will be given to longer bookings. Prices may be negotiated for stays of over 1 month. Minimum stay is 14 days. If you are planning a holiday less than 1 4 days it still may be cheaper to rent Banksia House for a full 2 weeks than to rent another more expensive property for 1 week.
1. Absolutely NO smoking or pets in the house.
Pets are fine if outside (fully fenced backyard and covered verandah for them to sleep) and pending conversation with the owner.
2. Phone (landline) available on request and paid separately.
3. Electricity usage - for rentals longer than 2 months, a reasonable seasonal electricity usage is set and any excess usage is paid for by visitor. This is to prevent excess/expensive use of air conditioner/heating over a longer rental period. Normal use would not incur any excess charges.
4. Any breakages or equipment difficulties to be reported immediately and visitor may be subject to a replacement fee. Owner's decision.
5. A bond or deposit may be required.
6. ID may be required.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am a Mum with 2 kids and a husband. I love traveling, especially to places I have never been to before where I am experiencing a new language, culture, people, history, food, landscape - I feel like the world and my mind are expanding hour by hour. I love reading books, watching good movies, bushwalking and riding my bike. I get claustrophobic if I am away from nature for too long. I have always loved music and singing. Eating good food is something I live for. My husband is a chef.
I am new to Airbnb hosting. I worry about trusting people I have never seen. I like to get to know people a little before agreeing to rent.I find negotiating the Airbnb website impossible and can't seem to get the dates or price right on my listing so please check with me to confirm availability.