Skip to content

Elphin - your private Blue Mountains valley

SuperhostLeura, New South Wales, Australia
Entire guest suite hosted by Lou
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Sparkling clean
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Lou is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Elphin is on a steep private gully and faces north and east, with its beautiful new interiors, stylish antique pieces meets rustic chic, large windows and views in all directions, a great deck and a comfy bed that guests have named “the cloud”. The gully is full of terraced gardens and native fern bushland and sits above Leura Creek which feeds into the great Bridal Veil Falls. There is a bedroom with eating table and a full new kitchen, super creative bathroom and private deck.

The space
Elphin is the lower level of our home, with exactly the same views to the gully and rainforest as we have upstairs. Please note that if you don’t have a car, Elphin is 15 mins walk from Leura and 20 mins walk from Katoomba (uphill!). There is a completely separate entrance accessed down the side of the house with a keypad security door. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need being away from home including herbs and spices, sauces, oils, balsamic, tomato paste, and a tea drawer of every variety known to man plus Nespresso and supplied pods and milk.

Guest access
The terraced gardens that lead from the apartment to the valley are yours to enjoy (we never go there) and of course you have complete privacy in your own self contained apartment and north east facing deck.

The stone stairs down the side of our house to the apartment are a little uneven - please bear in mind if you are not so nimble of foot!

Our home is 45 metres from the street along a gravel driveway, hence the private gulley.

Other things to note
*Like most residences in the Blue Mountains, Elphin is within muffled hearing distance of the trains. It's the nature of the geography, which is surrounded by canyons, that the communities are built along a spine, and huddled within a few kilometres of the rail line and highway. So while Elphin feels like it's a million miles from nowhere and is tranquil 99% of the time, you will hear the occasional passing train!

*The stone stairs down the side of our house to the apartment are a little uneven - please bear in mind if you are not so nimble of foot!

*Parking is on the street and free. It is a safe area for street parking as we are in a very secluded dead end and the Blue Mountains is a safe place to live.

*Out of respect for our neighbours, please do not park in the shared driveway or in the turning circle of the dead end of our street.

* Arrival directions and parking details will be sent to you prior to your arrival.
Elphin is on a steep private gully and faces north and east, with its beautiful new interiors, stylish antique pieces meets rustic chic, large windows and views in all directions, a great deck and a comfy bed t…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Pay TV
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Essentials
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Select check-in date

This host offers 5% off if you stay a week and a 20% monthly discount.
Check-in
Add date
Checkout
Add date

4.94 out of 5 stars from 356 reviews
4.94 (356 reviews)

Cleanliness
Accuracy
Communication
Location
Check-in
Value

Location

Leura, New South Wales, Australia

Elphin is in the centre of the Blue Mountains exactly half way between the two major villages - Leura and Katoomba (15 mins walk to Leura and 20 mins to Katoomba). Our favourite places for walking with the pooch are the Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls Lake and the abandoned (but beautifully mown) Katoomba golf course with its century old, established gardens and magnificent trees.
Elphin is in the centre of the Blue Mountains exactly half way between the two major villages - Leura and Katoomba (15 mins walk to Leura and 20 mins to Katoomba). Our favourite places for walking with the pooc…

Hosted by Lou

Joined in December 2013
  • 356 Reviews
  • Verified
  • Superhost
I moved to Leura from Potts Point (Sydney) in 2012 and absolutely love the lifestyle of the Blue Mountains - being in nature every day and living in such a fun, abundant and ever-changing community. I'm a director on two boards up here which reflect my own passions - one is Varuna, the National Writers House (200 writers retreat to Varuna each year) and the other is Blue Mountains Food Co-op (the oldest food co-op in Australia and a national success story). I work in Sydney several days a week in environmental philanthropy, sustainable finance and impact investment which I love. Airbnb suggests we share our life motto. I suppose if I had one it would match my passion for action in life - "If not us then who? If not now, then when?" We look forward to welcoming you to Elphin - it's magic!
I moved to Leura from Potts Point (Sydney) in 2012 and absolutely love the lifestyle of the Blue Mountains - being in nature every day and living in such a fun, abundant and ever-c…
During your stay
We want to help make your stay really special, and give you as much privacy and space as you wish. Please feel free to drop in and say hello, but otherwise, enjoy the serenity of Elphin, and let us know if you need help with anything.
Lou is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets