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 invites 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.
Please note that this is a home and not the average 'holiday rental'. You will be welcome to enjoy the space with a respectful presence that this is a home.
[NOTE: this house is better suited to those with a car as it is located approximately 30-40 minute walk to train/town centre. It is a home with a retro, 'yester year' feel and would not suit those who prefer the ultra modern. Please be aware of this before booking and leaving subsequent reviews pointing this out.]
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 45 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, as is leaving house as found on arrival.
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!
Renata had such great communication before, during and after our stay. Everything was very well organized and we knew we could always contact her if we needed to ask anything. The house rules were clearly outlined and it was nice to have a home to come to at the end of our long days hiking! I was a bit nervous about accidentally wrecking anything as the house is a bit older and she has so many lovely little trinkets about, but thankfully that didn't happen!
We didn't meet our host before but communication was comprehensive before arrival.
The place was as we expected. It is clearly a home and not just a house. For us, we were happy with the traditional feel because it is a contrast to the usual modern environments we live in and stay in. That said, there are many distinctive and individual features that won't be to everyone's tastes.
I would say though that is clear from the listing so it shouldn't come as any surprise to guests upon arrival.
The neighbourhood is residential and quiet. We had a hire car with us that meant we could explore the area. Without that, it would be a fair walk to the town and the amenities of Katoomba.
The Blue Mountains in general are spectacular and the location of this listing was very convenient as a base for us to explore from.
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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.
At the end of this road you will find the walk to Minni Ha Ha Falls. A walk down to the bottom is a pool of fresh mountain water for a brisk dip in summer. About 1 hour return walk.
Worth a browse at local arts/crafts. Artisan display their craft in co-op style. Everything produced in the Blue Mountains. Pick up a special gift.
Not my cup of tea, but for adrenaline junkies, here you will find well reviewed abseil and canyoning tours.
A very pretty township in any season. Great for window shopping or having a break in one of the many cafes.
Some great walks which start in Leura are Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell. Visit tourist info office for details.
For chocolates gifts for loved ones. Try the Mayan Chili.
Just for the kids, or the young at heart.
This is an iconic hotel in Katoomba. Once popular in the 1920s with honeymooners. Take a champagne or high tea by the fire in the lounge, or on the verandah in Summer.
Nice little cafe with great outdoor atmosphere for simple light meals and coffee.
My favourite cheap eat in Katoomba. Cosy and homely with traditional Korean style and flavour. Enjoy the seafood pancake, pine nut soup and ginger tea! Eat here for less than $15, popluar.
Shop here for organic groceries. All things in bulk...buy as much or as little as you need. Great community vibe.
Great sour dough bread and organic bakery treats.
Feel like you have stepped into the hobbit's house as you enter. Worth just stopping in for a coffee, just to have a lookat the craftmanship of the Seven Tribes community. Great coffee and mate.
Pleasant and pretty walking along cascading water.
Fine french dining with view over valley. Have enjoyed a couple of special meals here.
Visit tourist info here for walks including the Ruined Castle. Many walks in the valley start here. The golden stairway is here too; 1000 steps I think it is.
Popular tourist destination worth a visit. Aboriginal legend behind the name of these geological rock formations. A very good vista over the valley and note the 'blue' haze from the eucalypt trees.
This is a popular tourist spot with the well known Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world. Also cable car and a great board walk along forest floor. Have a look at videos on youtube.
Nice little walk to Sublime Point.
Relax by the lake with a picnic or use the gas BBQs. Great playground for the kids with bike track. Take some bread to feed the ducks or take a hike around the perimeter for exercise.
Fine dining in Blackheath. A 2 hat SMH restaurant with chef Philip Searle. A treat.
One of the best lookouts in the mountains.
Support our local cinema in Mount Victoria. See a variety of intelligent films in an old fashioned way. Have tea in a mug, a plate of scone and cream or a choc top. Ticket prices of yesteryear.
Some of the best walks in the mountains. Visit tourist info for guide maps and advice on suitable walks. My favourite is the Grand Canyon walk. About 4 hours.
Take a day trip with car or local bus tour company for an exciting adventure into deepest ravines and caves.