About this listing
Sweet little two bedroom 1950s cottage with original retro charm, peaceful and tranquil in beautiful World Heritage Blue Mountains. Ideal for personal or romantic retreats, restorative getaways or a relaxing base to explore the Mountains.
Located in Katoomba, Blue Mountains, World Heritage National Park.
Sweet 1950s cottage with some delightfully original retro features, giving the home unique charm. Very sunny and light filled with large windows that invite the greenery of the garden into the house. Two bedrooms, one master bedroom with double futon brass bed, and one child's bedroom with inner-spring single bed. The sunroom/study has double futon for day naps and lazing in the sun. Full bath for relaxing soaks in quaint, old-world bathroom.
The garden is large, quiet and private with many azaleas and rhododendrons.
Friends and family comment on the tranquility and peacefulness of the house. It is a sanctuary and perfect for a restorative getaway from the city, or for personal or artist retreat. Suit single, couple or family with one child.
The house is a short 35 minute walk to the beautiful Minni Ha Ha Falls which is a lesser known waterfall in North Katoomba, away from more popular tourist sites of South Katoomba. A romantic and tranquil spot for a picnic or just quiet reflection.
Please note that this is a home and you will be welcome to enjoy the 1950s quaint and retro charm with a respectful presence.
[NOTE: this house is better suited to those with a car as it is located approximately 30-40 minute walk to train/town centre. Taxi from Katoomba station to house costs approximately $12.00. There is a bus service with stop at front of house however, the service is only every few hours during the week and less on weekends.]
PLEASE READ HOUSE RULES BEFORE BOOKING AND NOTE LOCATION AND PROXIMITY TO TOWN CENTRE.
You will have entire home to yourself.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the house to yourself.
Beautiful Blue Mountains with historic towns of Katoomba, Blackheath and Leura. Many bush walks in area with natural rainforest and waterfalls. Visit the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Leura Cascades, Echo Point, The Scenic Railway and Cablecar, Megalong Valley, Jenolan Caves. Plenty of fresh mountain air. Katoomba elevation is 1017m. The township has a thriving artist community and is popular with eco-tourism. Many cafes and restaurants in the townships. Two hour train trip or one and half hours drive in car to the centre of Sydney to visit Harbour, Opera House, Museums Art Galleries etc.
House located in quiet residential street. There is off street parking. Minni Ha Ha Falls is a 35 minute walk from front door. Katoomba township, shops and train is a 40 minute walk or 8 minutes in car. Bus stop to town centre right outside front door. Bus comes 5-6 times a day during the week and 2-5 times on weekend.
Other Things to Note
There were chickens at the house, as mentioned in previous reviews, but Mary and Fluffy have now been adopted so they can have permanent company.
Definately NO SMOKING, no pets. Respectful noise levels to consider neighbours. Occupancy to be limited to those stated within the booking, NO extra guests or visitors. I request a NO party policy. Your respectful care of home and contents is essential. House MUST BE LEFT AS FOUND upon departure.
Started out really great with good communication and providing us with the information we needed. The house itself, as the name says was a retro, peaceful place. That was just what my partner and I needed. The house had a good holistic atmosphere with crystals and dream catchers , it was just spot on. Host was also quite nice and understanding. she has a very charming home and i would definitely book again. Location was the house was excellent. good driving distance to town center and other suburbs. I really recommend minnehaha falls which is right behind the house ( had such a good time). The housing amenities were excellent. and what really got me was the sun room... My partner and i would wake up from the bed and move directly to the sun room to lazy about, it made it hard to get out of the house haha. the sun the decor, everything was fantastic.
thank you renata!
We had a lovely stay at Renata's home in Katoomba. Renata was very accommodating and organised, even though we booked at the last minute. We had the place to ourselves and the instructions were very clear. It is best if you have a car as it was a little way away from the station though I noticed bus stops close by. The house was very charming and cosy and great value.
We had a wonderful getaway in this beautiful home. The home feels warm and welcoming and I absolutely loved the original kitchen and bathroom.
A huge highlight was walking to minihaha falls not too far from the house. The shops in Leura close-by were another highlight. We also did a day trip to Jenolan caves and were blown away by its beauty.
Renata was available for questions and readily gave information at appropriate times.
We enjoyed staying at our host Renata's place in the mountains. It was in a quiet leafy location. The central heating ensured our stay was comfortable even with it being rather cool outside. If your after a modern chic place then this place may not suit you. The house and contents are from an older era and we enjoyed this aspect of the house. Thanks for letting us stay.
We had a very nice stay at Renata's home. The house gets filled with natural light during the day and there is just a lovely vibe about the place. Renata was a very considerate host. Definitely recommended for those who wants a relaxing and peaceful stay around Katoomba.
The host was really helpful (even though we never met) and it's a lovely little house. Would be particularly fun in the summer as it has a nice garden. It's very much someone's home and quite traditional, which may not suit everyone, but we loved the sunroom particularly. Walks to waterfalls close by; a very relaxing place.
House was warm and welcoming. Heating was on when we arrived and everything was neat and tidy. We loved the sunroom with the day bed! I would definitely stay here again!
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About the Host, Blue Mountains Home
I love my home in the Blue Mountains, the beauty and proximity to World Heritage National Parks. I am a quiet person who appreciates tranquility. Have travelled extensively in France, Spain, Italy and Germany, with short stayovers in Prague and Vienna. I enjoy art, writing, meditating, cooking and gardening.