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Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat: +lake, sleeps 16+

SuperhostKatoomba, New South Wales, Australia
Entire house hosted by Derek
16+ guests7 bedrooms14 beds4.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Derek is a Superhost
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Experience the Blue Mountains in the exclusive luxury of Dantosa Retreat. Dantosa is great for getaways. Small events, family gatherings, corporate workshops or intimate weddings are welcome at this premium property. We look forward to welcoming you to Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat.

The space
Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat provides you with a secluded 9 acre estate with numerous walking paths, gardens, a private lake, tennis court, and mountain fresh air. Dantosa Retreat is an 8-minute drive from the famous Three Sisters in Blue Mountains, a World Heritage National Park.

Originally a goat farm, the property has a 30-year-old established Blue Mountains garden and accommodation in two buildings - Dantosa House and nearby Dantosa Cottage.

Dantosa House has a modern elegance with a gourmet kitchen and spacious terrace overlooking the lake. The large living area includes a Norwegian wood fireplace and the house has central heating. Dantosa House sleeps up to 9 people, in 4 bedrooms (3 double rooms, 1 room with bunk beds).

Dantosa Cottage is the original farmhouse. The cottage has been renovated and sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 3 singles). It also has views over the gardens and lake.

Guest access
At Dantosa you will enjoy total privacy. Each booking is exclusive. As one guest puts it, “you live in a beautiful oasis, and yet you are only minutes away from restaurants, shops and the national park.” Enjoy a game of tennis, kayaking on the lake, a game of boules or a stroll in the beautiful gardens. After a day’s bushwalking, come back to luxury. Arrange for a local chef to cater for your group, take a spa bath, or simply gather around the log fireplace with a glass of wine and your friends.

Other things to note
Dantosa has a large lake which is lovely to swim in, particularly during summer. Please be careful with young ones and non-swimmers as the lake is in a natural setting and has no fencing. You need to take care and make sure non-swimmers are always watched when near the lake. Responsibility for safety rests with the guests. Adults must supervise children in the lake and around the property.

Dantosa is much sought after. In keeping with demand, there are minimum booking periods and nightly rates vary depending on timing of your stay. Tariffs change during peak times such as school and public holidays. Very attractive tariffs are available for weekday bookings. A minimum booking tariff applies to a booking of up to 8 people. Above 8 people, a nightly rate per guest of $100 is added. A cleaning cost is added to each booking.

Respect for our neighbours is paramount so we ask that noise be kept to a minimum.

Also note that Dantosa is not a "party house". Events or gatherings of any kind are strictly not allowed without management's prior approval of plans and visitor numbers. Events must finish and visitors have departed by early evening. Thank you.

Events / Weddings
Dantosa is popular for small events, such as family reunions. Its privacy and exclusivity makes it a perfect setting for guests and their visitors to celebrate a special occasion, or for corporates to stage events for small groups of staff and clients in a unique setting.

Unfortunately, we no longer accept bookings for larger events and weddings on this Airbnb site. The terms and conditions for this platform prohibit you and us from exchanging the necessary details that guests require to make a proper assessment for an event / wedding including for a site visit which most future brides consider essential when choosing a venue. We have built a strong relationship with Airbnb over many years and we respect their T&Cs so, unfortunately, we are unable to assist further with larger event enquiries here.

TESTIMONIAL

Following a reunion of friends, a Dantosa guest provide this testimonial:

"Our group has been enjoying Easter stays for over 15 years now, this would have been one of the best, if not the best places we have stayed at. It was a magnificent time. Your place is simply stunning and the surrounding garden looking out from your veranda with a hot fire going, is like something out of a postcard and you should be very proud of it all.
Experience the Blue Mountains in the exclusive luxury of Dantosa Retreat. Dantosa is great for getaways. Small events, family gatherings, corporate workshops or intimate weddings are welcome at this premium property. We look forward to welcoming you to Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat.

The space
Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat provides you with a secluded 9 acre estate with numerous walking paths,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Pay TV
Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Indoor fireplace
Essentials

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Step-free shower

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Location

Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Dantosa is located next to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, which offers stunning vistas, enthralling walks and rich fresh air, flora and of course, Australian fauna. The villages of Katoomba and nearby Leura offer great restaurants, whole food outlets, arts and craft shopping and boutiques, and cafes a plenty. There is also a new Cultural Centre which provides you with insights of the local Aboriginal people, their culture and way of life.
Dantosa is located next to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, which offers stunning vistas, enthralling walks and rich fresh air, flora and of course, Australian fauna. The villages of Katoomba an…

Hosted by Derek

Joined in May 2013
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I’m an Australian who is passionate about the sharing economy, and in particular, homesharing. I’ve left my corporate job in wealth management to focus on what I love doing most: spending time with my family, travelling, homesharing and cooking. Since our 3 children have left home, and after living in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok) for over 20 years, my wife and I have become nomadic. Currently we're living between Sydney, Vancouver and Singapore. We have a spectacular property located in the Blue Mountains, next to the World Heritage National Park, and only a 90 minute drive from Sydney. Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat is a 9-acre property with a lake and tennis court, as well as an underground cellar. It’s perfect for extended family groups, friend reunions, small corporate groups and intimate weddings. By contrast, we also own a small studio apartment in Darlinghurst, central Sydney, which is available for guests when we’re not living in it. My wife and I have written about our experiences as homeshare hosts in a recently published book, The Home Stay Guide (available on Amazon, with 5-star rating). I host remotely, together with our guest manager, Geoff. Whether you're looking for a large, private property away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, or a centrally located apartment, Dantosa and out team is ready to welcome you.
I’m an Australian who is passionate about the sharing economy, and in particular, homesharing. I’ve left my corporate job in wealth management to focus on what I love doing most: s…
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During your stay
You have access to an off-site manager should you have questions, otherwise you can enjoy to Dantosa Mountain Resort with your family and friends.

Dantosa is also ideal for small corporate retreats, events and initimate weddings.

Your Dantosa booking includes:
* iKOU toiletries
* Towels and linen
* Onsite welcome by our manager
* Local recommendations
* Top-notch cleaning
* 24/7 phone support
You have access to an off-site manager should you have questions, otherwise you can enjoy to Dantosa Mountain Resort with your family and friends.

Dantosa is also ideal…
Derek is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets