About This Listing
Sunny two bedroom garden flat just one block from the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley bushwalks.
Our Katoomba Flat “a far cry from the chintzy style you might expect in the Blue Mountains" Sydney Morning Herald Weekends Away Nov 13 2010.
Our flat is a recently restored 1950's holiday flat in a pretty garden setting. It is only one block from the famous 3 Sisters at Echo Point. You can walk there to watch sunset over the Jamison Valley when all the tourists have left for the day. Several of the Blue Mountains' most famous bush walks can be accessed from the end of the street and all the resturants, cafes and bric a brac shops of Katoomba and Leura are also very close.
The flat faces directly north so sun fills the space during the day. A beautiful 'Eco- Smart' open fire keeps it cosy at night and there are heaters in both bedrooms. There is a queen sized bed in the main bedroom and a double bed in the second bedroom. A substantial roll-away single bed can also be used in any of the rooms. All mattresses and linen are new and good quality. Linen and towels are supplied
What makes the flat unique are the beautiful Mid-20th Century furniture and fittings including 1950's and 1960's pieces from Australia and Denmark. The floors are polished hardwood with scattered hides and rugs. The original 1950's bathroom and kitchen have been sensitively restored and for those who like to cook the kitchen is very well equipped.
There are two flat screen TVs (lounge and 2nd bedroom) with video/ CD/ DVD players, movies, games and books for when entertainment tastes differ. There is also a turntable and an extensive collection of LPs to allow music enthusiasts to enjoy the sound of vinyl.
Interaction with Guests
We do not live in Katoomba so we do not meet our guests. We are available by phone to answer any questions. We have a professional cleaner who will notify us about the condition of the flat after guests leave.
Food and Wine shopping
Todarello's Katoomba Village Fruit Market 170 Main St, Katoomba
The Carrington Cellars and Deli in Park St. Katoomba. Located in the old power station, this is a wonderful experience. Don’t buy your wine anywhere else!
Hominy Bakery 185 Katoomba St. This is where to buy bread, cakes, cookies and pies
Fresh Espresso & Food Bar Shop 5, 181 Katoomba St.
Red Door Café, 134 Leura Mall.
Yellow Deli, 214 Katoomba St, Katoomba. The food is very good and the interiors unique!
Bakehouse on Wentworth, 206 Leura Mall. This where to buy pies for an easy lunch.
Solitary Restaurant & Kiosk, 90 Cliff Drive, Katoom(phone number hidden). We love to take a 45 min. bush walk from the end of Forster Rd. Lunch is served on the lawn, overlooking the Jamison Valley. It’s also a wonderful dinner experience but you need to book in advance.
Leura Garage, 84 Railway Parade, Leura (phone number hidden).This is good for catching the sun in winter
There are many local restaurants and you will find something good but it is also worthwhile to think ahead and book. We like the following options (in increasing order of $$)
Hana Japanese Restaurant & Cafe, 121 the Mall, Leura. Very good fun and excellent value.
Sanwiye Korean Café, Shop 2, 177 Katoomba St. (phone number hidden)
Pins on Lurline, 132 Lurline St, Katoom(phone number hidden). A blend of Japanese, Italian and Contemporary Australian. On Trip Advisor this is Katoomba’s most popular restaurant!
Station Bar & Wood Fired Pizza, 287 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba
Avalon Restaurant, In the Old Savoy Picture Theatre, 8-18 Katoomba St. (phone number hidden). This restaurant is an institution. The room in an old art deco cinema is a ‘shabby chic.’ The food is hearty but unremarkable.
Rooster Restaurant, 48 Merriwa St, Katoom(phone number hidden). This is old fashioned French cuisine and superb for a long winter lunch or dinner.
Solitary Restaurant & Kiosk, 90 Cliff Drive, Katoom(phone number hidden)lk's Brasserie 128 The Mall, Leura (phone number hidden)
AND…..For a quiet Friday night drink with the locals we recommend Champaign Charlies Bar at The Carrington Hotel or for a not so quite drink with the locals, The Old City Bank Bar at the Carrington Hotel.
Vintage, bric-a-brac shopping
Just about every Australian charity has a thrift shop in Katoomba and there are some funky reconditioned clothes shops in Waratah St. Katoomba and also in Leura. We like Mrs Peel in Leura Mall. There are also many second hand dealers and on any Saturday there will be at least 20 local Garage sales. Check The Blue Mountains Gazette web-site for addresses. These are our favourite second hand shops.
Macarthur's Arcade, 84 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW (phone number hidden).
Pink Flamingo ,30 Railway Parade Hazelbrook
Victory Theatre Antique Centre , 15-17 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath
Katoomba Village Emporium, Katoomba St, Katoomba,
There is a bush walking guide at the flat and this is a good web site (website hidden),bushwalking.
Several of the most famous walks can be accessed at the end of the street e.g. Giant Staircase to Leura Forest walk (approx. 3hrs), Leura Cascades and the Giant Staircase to The Scenic Railway (both approx. 2hrs). If they sound too strenuous, it is a gentle 45 minute walk to Solitary Kiosk for a fabulous brunch.
The bus stop is on Lurline street near Echo Point. The Red hop on hop off tourist bus goes down the street and stops at Echo Point.
Other Things to Note
The 1980's automatic turntable is just that, 'automatic'. Any attempt at manual operation will break it. This means that the next guest can't play vinyl and it will take us hours to fix it when we next visit. Please follow the instructions on the turntable and please DO NOT attempt to steer the needle arm manually.
Note Standard Terms and Conditions Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the owner in writing.
Cancellation if caused by the client, money paid is not refundable unless the house is re-let for the entire period. If it is a refund is made due to the property being relet then a $50 cancellation fee will apply.
The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.
To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.
Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.
Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.
Damage, Breakages, Theft and Loss are the tenant’s responsibility during their stay.
Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check-out time is 12 pm by the latest, to allow time to prepare property for next guests.
Disturbance to our neighbours, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of bond.
Pets are not allowed unless specific arrangements have been made in writing with the owner.
There is to be no smoking inside the house.
The flat is simply perfect and we had a delightful weekend staying there. Everything was exactly as described. The location was terrific and the recommendations spot on. Thank you!
We had a lovely weekend at Tracey's flat, it was great come home to after a cold winter's day exploring, especially to sit near the fire as we defrosted! The beds were comfy and there were heaters in each room.
Location is excellent, a 5 minute walk to Echo point (we managed to catch the the sunset and even woke up early to see the sunrise) and a 5 minute drive to the town centre.
A great choice of place to stay!
The flat was just as described and was spotless and lovely, clean decor. It's around the corner from the Three Sisters lookout - but away from all the tour buses and traffic. A lovely, sunny flat with ample heating (loved the Ecosmart fireplace which was easy to light) and everything we needed. We enjoyed Tracey & Tony's vinyl record collection and followed the directions carefully and had no problems (once we worked out where the speakers were - they're cunningly discreet; part of the surround sound of the tv in the living room) as we have a similar vintage record player. Recommended cafes etc were spot-on and the directions for how things worked were detailed and easy to follow. thank you for a great stay. we'd love to come again.
Great little house in a perfect location; close enough to walk to the lookout but far enough away to not be bothered by the many visitors. We enjoyed daytime walks and evenings sipping wine in front of the fire listening to old vinyl records!
Easy, comfy, warm & pretty.
Spent the weekend while supporting two boys running the Blue Mountains North Face 100km run and was so thankful to have a warm comfy place to have as base. The house itself was gorgeous & fully equipped to meet our needs. Directions & instructions were readily available & easy to understand. Just what we wanted.
It was a fantastic house! Absolutely a home away from home. Located near to all attractions (echo point, 3 sisters, scenic world), convenient to get food & access to supermarket but at the same time is located in a quiet neighbourhood away from the bustle. Perfect location. Will definitely come back as 2N stay was simply too short!
The house was clean and tidy. Prompt respond from the owner. The water heater in the bathroom was not working properly.
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About the Host, Tracey
'Our Katoomba Flat' is our family holiday house. Originally a purpose built 1950s holiday flat, our restoration kept most of the original architectural features and we filled it with our collection of mid 20th century furniture and bric a brac.Like us, most peoplle who visit love it. It has great light and the best aspect for sunlight and warmth. It is only minutes walk to The 3 Sisters and numourous bush walks into and around the famous Jamison Valley.