Wine, a rocking chair and the open fireWe like to sit on the front steps, with cups of tea  in the morning sun, usually in our PJs
Restored 1950's Holiday Flat
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Sunny two bedroom garden flat just one block from the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley bushwalks.

The space

A restored 1950's holiday flat in a garden setting.

It is only one block from the famous Three Sisters at Echo Point. 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 restaurants, 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 and electric blankets 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 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. For those who like to cook the kitchen is very well equipped.

There are two 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 a collection of L.P.s to allow music enthusiasts to enjoy the sound of vinyl.

Guest access

No 20 Forster Rd is a pale grey building (there is an identical building in a mirror position at no. 22). Flat 2 is the front flat, facing the street.
READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY ...There is a coded lock on the SIDE door of the flat. NOT THE FRONT DOOR. The side door is on the right hand side as you look directly at the flat. For security purposes we will TEXT that code to your mobile as we change the code frequently. If arriving after dark a sensor light should assist you to find the door and use the coded lock. When you get in, there is a key to the front door hanging immediately in front of you on the wall hanger. During your stay this will be easier to use than the coded lock. Please leave it in the same place when you leave.
Please park at the rear of the block directly in front of and close to the garage. NOTE the driveway is shared with other tenants and in one flat there is a very young child. Please proceed slowly and carefully down the drive way. There is a carport to the right of the garage however these spaces are used by the permanent tenants. There is lots of street parking but beware as this area is very close to The 3 Sisters there are sometimes parking officers.

Interaction with 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.

Other things to note

The Eco Smart open fire burns methylated spirits (metho). There will be five litres in the special dispenser on the kitchen floor. This should be more than enough for a few evenings however, if you have the fire on all day at a high temperature you might run out. Use this purpose built metho dispenser to avoid spills. Please read the instructions for the fire in the dark grey folder. It is very easy to use but read the instructions first.

The turntable is a ‘vintage’ automatic 1980s machine. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY MANUAL OPERATION OF THE TURNTABLE, it will break. Follow the typed instructions on the turntable.

The roll-away bed (if needed) is in the main wardrobe. If the bed is not made up already, clean linen (and a fluid proof mattress protector for young children) can be found in a plastic bag in the main wardrobe.

Please do not dispose of cooking oil by pouring down the kitchen sink. This will block the plumbing!

Garbage night is Tuesday. If you are staying or checking out on Tuesday please leave both bins on the street in front of the letter boxes.

PLEASE DO NOT STAND or (in case of children) jump on the lounge room furniture. It is a valuable 1960's Danish set and restoration costs for splits in the wooden slats are high. If you need to stand on something there is a step ladder in the main bedroom.


There is ADSL internet BUT it is not unlimited so please DO NOT use for downloading movies or You Tube. This will mean that the next guests may not have any internet service. The password is annotated on the modem and there is a magnet on the fridge.

Call us on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) if there is anything else that you need to know.

Tracey and Tony

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Cleaning Fee $66
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $180 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

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
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. 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. Please take all garbage out to the bins near the side door. If you are departing or staying on a Tuesday night please leave bins out on the street as this is Garbage night in Katoomba. Please bring the bins back in if you are there on a Wednesday morning.

Check-out time is 12 pm by the latest, to allow time to prepare property for next guests.
Pets are not allowed unless specific arrangements have been made in writing with the owner.
There is to be no smoking inside the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

154 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
November 2015
This was a great location—not too close to the town, but still very walkable. Tracey was responsive to my questions, and the overall experience was lovely. The unit is well-kept and had almost everything we would have needed. Our favorite special touches were the signed guestbook, and vinyl collection. Our only complaint is that this unit isn't really set up for heat, and it was uncomfortably hot our first night. We couldn't find any fans, and with all the windows there was only one per room that was screened.
Tracey User Profile
Response from Tracey:
Thanks Lauren. It is quite rare to get a night that hot in Katoomba. When we stay in Summer we sleep with all the windows open and there is great air flow. It my favourite time of year at the Flat. Regarding the ice. I do not leave the fridge on between guests, as it can often be a week or more of running an empty fridge. We ask guests and the cleaner to turn all electrical appliances off. The hot water heater is instantaneous which means it is either heating water or not. If it goes cold it has run out of gas something that has happened only 3 times in 8 years, so I am a bit mystified about your hot water experience. best Tracey
November 2015

Andrew User Profile
March 2015
Lovely home in a great location. We had a wonderful visit to the Blue Mountains, and our stay in this very comfortable home was perfect. Many thanks!

Aj User Profile
February 2015
We he so much fun in Katoomba. The unit was in a very accessible place to see the sights and take hikes, and was a pretty manageable walk from town when the buses weren't running. The record player was the highlight, pumping gorgeous music thought the place morning and night. We had good communication with Tracey and Tony about where to find things and what to do in the area. Highly recommend spending 3 nights or more up here to see many of the attractions.

Thor User Profile
September 2014
Perfect stay in the Blue Mountains! Great hosts, close to everything, very cozy. Will definitely be back next time. Thanks for the great time.

Martin User Profile
August 2014
A wonderful place to call home in the Blue Mountains equipped with stylish and comfortable midcentury modern furnishings.

Ben User Profile
June 2014
Tracey has a wonderfully unique space. Convenient to the sites and well appointed. The quirky decorations and details set this space apart, though. We especially loved the great lighting, warm fireplace, and collection of quality vinyl LPs. Can't think of a reason to stay anywhere else in Katoomba!

Russell User Profile
May 2014
Great location and a lovely cottage to stay the weekend. Thanks

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Tracey User Profile

I work as a Clinical Psychologist and I relax by planning my next holiday (and the one after that). My travel companions are my husband Tony, and our teenage daughter India. When we aren't staying somewhere else, we like to welcome people into our home in inner Sydney, or our holiday house in beautiful Katoomba.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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