About the property
- House1323 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
3 bedroom, sleeps 8. View of Blue Mtns National Park. MinneHaHa Falls nearby
OUR PLACE IS YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Our three bedroom house has everything you need to feel at home when all you want to do is escape the rat race for awhile. So much more personal than a motel, shared accommodation or large hotel.
Lots of room to spread out with two outdoor eating areas plus a huge backyard for kids to explore. Situated in peaceful surroundings of Katoomba, relax on the deck with views to Blue Mountain National Park. Or stroll down the street to all-grades Minni HaHa Falls.
One Queen, one Double and two Singles which can be joined on request. All beds are set up on arrival, with cosy flannel sheets during the cold months. Carpeted. Included in the price: sheets, blankets, doona, pillows.
Cot set up in one of the rooms, with mattress protector. Cot linen is not provided. No charge for use of cot.
Continuous hot water. Three way bathroom with shower, tub, toilet and vanity areas. Plus a second toilet in laundry. Heatlamp and floor towels. Included in the price: bath sheet, face washer, hand towel, body/hair wash, hand soap, first aid and toiletries essentials.
Goodies supplied in the pantry inc coffee, range of teas, Milo, honey, vegemite, cereal, oatmeal, salt, vinegar, oil. Microwave containers. Take away containers. Fully stocked with crockery, pots and pans, glassware, cutlery etc. Electric oven and cooktop. Microwave, toaster, kettle, portable electric BBQ. Coffee machine for the perfect cappuccino.
Large dinner table seating 10. 8 dining chairs. Tablecloths provided.
Outdoor woven table setting on large deck: table with 4 chairs and 4 ottomans. Cushions provided. Overlooks our lovely large backyard with fruit trees, mini vineyard and vege patch. Views to Blue Mountains National Park. Outdoor eating area under the deck: large table with room for 8. Two large gorgeous cane chairs nearby to lounge about in. Cushions provided.
Flat screen wall mounted TV with internal DVD player. Video player provided.
Three sofas with room for 8. Throws provided to rug up into. Cozy log combustion stove - easy to use, no mess, no fires.
Large range of coffee table books and magazines to browse through. Movies for young and old provided. Music CDs provided. Family friendly - lots of games, puzzles and toys provided in closet for some great family time.
Large washing machine and sink. Laundry powder, clothes basket and pegs provided. Outdoor clothes line. Indoor airer. Second toilet.
Lock up garage. Long driveway to park onto.
BABIES / TODDLERS:
We provide a large range of items you won't have to pack including traditional cot, change mat, high chair, bouncer, stroller, pram, baby bath, potty and child toilet seat. Plus lots of toys, puzzles and books suitable for young children.
WHY STAY WITH US?
Let us know if you only need one, two or all three bedrooms for an accurate quote.
We offer late check out when available.
Impeccably cleaned by the owners after every booking.
Public bus runs through our street, with nearest bus stop at MinneHaHa Road taking you into the town centre. So you can leave your car at home if you don't feel like driving. The bus driver may drop you off right outside our house on your return - they're good that way!
Accessible by car from the Great Western Highway from Sydney. By train, Katoomba train station and town centre is a 5 minute drive away.
The Edge Cinema is just around the corner.
Huge backyard for your children to explore and let out some energy.
Ready-to-cook fresh pasta meal can be arranged at your request. We make it, you cook it - ready in under 10 mins when you feel like eating in but want to eat good food. Comes with home made Italian sauce, made from our own Passata. Nothing artificial in it.
ITALIAN COOKING CLASSES
Why not organise a group of 6 to 8 foodies with a passion for learning how to cook (and eat) traditional Italian home made meals? Nonna Maria will demonstrate how to make the pasta dough, set up and use the pasta machine, and how to make a scrumptious tomato based sauce. All participants will take part in a hands-on way, and the best part is, the class is followed by a long lunch of Italian foods.
Join us for a day spent in great company and show off your pasta and sauce making skills at home. These days make fantastic bonding sessions or a gift with thought.
Costs $100.00 per person and includes
Full sit down Italian lunch and wine
Italian morning tea with traditional home made biscuits
Espresso and light sweets after lunch
Fresh Pasta Pack (500 - 600gm)
Our home made Sauce ready to simply warm up
Small gift of dried home grown herbs
Conditions apply. To book your place and a full program, ask us in a booking request.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Silvana Franze
Highly motivated and constantly on the go. Loves new projects including volunteer work with local community. Loves browsing through Antique stores or home/garden magazines when time allows. Even if she didn't own and run Fifth Ave Katoomba Retreat, would gladly stay there as it's fabulous! As is the whole of the Blue Mountains area :) Despite the hard work, is happy about the move from graphic design to the world of Accommodation and Hospitality. Now runs Italian cooking classes which includes a long lunch! Occasionally does graphic design when asked. Ideal travel destination Paris. Favourite Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's or anything with Leonardo di Caprio or Paul Newman. Life's Motto: To live simply is to live fully. Tell your kids how much you love them.
Silvana Franze purchased this House in 1993
Why Silvana Franze chose Katoomba
Price includes all bed and bath linen. Our three bedroom house has everything you need to feel at home when all you want to do is escape the rat race for awhile. So much more personal than a motel, shared accommodation or large hotel. Lots of room to spread out with 2 outdoor eating areas plus a huge backyard for kids to explore. Situated in peaceful surroundings of Katoomba, relax on the deck with views to Blue Mountain National Park. Walking distance to MinneHaHa Falls.
What makes this House unique
A love of restoring old finds (and running out of space at home!) started my idea of setting up a home away from home for ourselves, and sharing it with travellers who appreciate the care and attention to detail. Guests leave glowing reviews and quite often come back - leading to our tagline: You'll want to come back. The peaceful view and quiet aspect really makes you feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Cleaned by the owners after each booking,
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Cozy and comfortable stay
We booked the Fifth Ave retreat for one night for a short weekend retreat away from the city. We were four friends in total, so we all had our own comfortable beds. The space was large and the gas heater in the living room made it very warm and cozy. The surroundings were very quite, which made for a tranquil and relaxing stay. We enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed longer.
Thank you Ladies. It was a real pleasure being able to host you at Fifth Ave Katoomba Retreat. I do hope you get the opportunity to return for a longer stay next time, as there is so much to see and do in the Blue Mountains. And of course, one can choose to do absolutely nothing also, which is good too!!
Family Friendly Our Home Away From Home
We loved our stay at 5th Avenue Katoomba. I stayed here with my two small children over the Christmas School holidays and it was the best place we could have chosen. The privacy and convenience of this property easily accommodated myself my small children and my mother. If you are considering staying here I suggest you do.
Lovely place, great location!
We loved our stay at 5th Avenue, the house was really clean and tidy with lovely notes around the place from Silvana! We had a group of 8 and there was plenty of space, cooking utensils, beds, towels etc for everyone. Would definitely recommend the walk down to minne ha ha falls
Harry, it was great to have your group stay at Fifth Ave Katoomba. For a large group, you left the place neat and tidy and I would have no hesitation hosting you again. Silvana
Had a nice stay
We really enjoyed our stay in the mountains. The owner also makes homemade fresh pasta and Passata with Italian meatballs that you can buy off her.... so that was lovely not having to worry about cooking!
Hi Kylie Great having you here for your Girls Getaway. I'm very happy you had such a good time and I'd love to host you again. Silvana.
Home away from home!
A quirky, exceptionally clean, home away from home
An excellent stay for the whole family. We really enjoyed our time here and found the place to be perfect for us and our three young children. Great location, good facilities and very well presented and maintained property. Would happily stay again.
Hi Jeremy, thank you for your great review. You and your family were the perfect guests, and we would welcome you back any time. Until then, have a great year and hope to see you back when you are out this way. Silvana
Fifth Ave Katoomba is not in a remote location but is peaceful and quiet.
It is accessible by car from the Great Western Highway.
By train, Katoomba train station and town centre is a 5 minute drive away.
Public bus runs through our street, with nearest bus station at MinneHaHa Road taking you into the town centre.