About this listing
Private & luxurious, minutes from the Three Sisters, cafes, restaurants, bush walks, galleries and transport. Special: $85 midweek.
STAY WITH AIRBNB'S VERY FIRST BLUE MOUNTAINS HOST, WHERE THERE ARE NO HIDDEN CHARGES, EXTRA COSTS OR CLEANING FEES.
Welcome to the private, spacious apartment which is part of my large, heritage-listed Katoomba home.
We are in the heart of Katoomba's tourist area but in a very tranquil setting with fountains, ponds and water features. Cafes, galleries and all the major bush walks are all within five minutes walk of the house. It's just a short walk to the village centre, 15 minutes walk from the station and there's a bus stop directly outside the front gate. The spectacular Echo Point and Three Sisters are at the end of the street - a 10 minute walk or two minute drive. Directly opposite the house is a popular restaurant and just one street away is an indulgent Thai day spa.
The apartment comprises a very large bedroom, with a tranquil deck off to the side where you can have a barbecue. There's your own living room with an open fireplace, bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, a 40" flat screen for DVD watching. Please note there no free-to-air TV here but there is Apple TV and a good selection of DVDs. The private ensuite bathroom has an aromatherapy shower.
The apartment is completely private with a lockable door between it and the back of the house.
The aromatherapy shower dispenses lemon essential oil, pure, chemical free water and skin nourishers including collagen (removable if you are vegetarian) and vitamin C. Who needs a day spa? It's all here for you! If you wish, you are also welcome to use the deep spa bath in the back section of the house which is a shared area.
Before booking please note that LUSH is for adults over 18 only. It is not suitable for children.
See you soon! Jilea,Oi and Barkley
Your private area is a spacious apartment in the front part of my house, completely separate and private from the rest of the house. I live at the back with my two lovely lurchers, Oi and Sparkly Barkley. If you wish to use the rest of the house you are welcome to share a glass of wine with me and will find Foxtel TV, Nespresso coffee machine, a beautiful deep spa bath, a wrap around back deck and the garden with large water lily pond.
Interaction with Guests
I live here and I like to have friendly conversation over a glass of wine with my guests. However I completely respect my guests' privacy and if you don't wish to chat, just a friendly hello will do.
Scenic escarpment walks, screeching cockatoos, laughing kookaburras, snow in winter, waterfalls, Perry's Lookdown, kangaroos at Jenolan Caves and Leura Garage Cafe!
A local bus stops right outside the front door. The hop-on-hop-off tourist bus ($40) also stops here.
From the airport, catch the train to Central station, then go to the country trains platform. Catch any Mt Victoria or Lithgow train and get off at Katoomba. There's a fast, comfortable train to Bathurst at around 5.50pm which takes 1hour and 40 minutes. If you have heavy luggage, there are lifts at Central and Katoomba stations.
Other Things to Note
Two lovely dogs live here, large lurchers. You will only see them if you want to meet them as they live with me in the other section of the house.
If you do wish to meet them, please be assured that Oi and Sparkly Barkley, although enthusiastic, are very friendly and gentle and will not hurt you.
Thanks for reading this, I want all my guests to have a lovely stay!
Please text the secret phrase in the house rules below so I know you have read them!
Here are the things I'd like you to remember:
Please lock the front door with the key each time you leave the house. Lock the front door when you come back in. Please do not leave the front door open at any time.
Please do not eat or drink in the bedroom (except for water).
The house is fully solar powered. Each time you leave your room, please turn your lights off. Please also check all the lounge room lights are out when you go to bed and don't leave the bathroom fan running.
No candles please. Feel free to use the battery powered ones provided.
There is a bar fridge and a barbecue in the apartment. There are no other cooking facilities available to guests. If you use the BBQ there's a $50 cleaning fee unless you clean it yourself. Don't worry, I've made this very easy for you by supplying removable BBQ plates. You can use my kitchen to clean up.
Smoking and drug-free property.
If you want to watch a DVD just move the armchair for a better view of the screen. Please do not move the television set.
Now, anyone can say they've read the house rules but I will know if you really have if you text or email: “Who put the Oi in very annoying dog?"