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 "This was my first air bnb booking and we were so impressed with this place, now can't wait to return. The apartment is the front section of a heritage house, so we could enter and leave as we liked but just had to knock on an adjoining door if we had any questions or requests. The cottage is charming with gorgeous decor and plenty of room, central heating for those chilly mountain evenings and lots of lovely touches. It was a treat to stay here and our host Jilea was welcoming, without intruding - thank you again!" Katrina from Sydney 
"The location is ideal for the Echo Point, Katoomba falls and Scenic World. Peaceful but with great access. The property was great value, with a full bedroom, comfortable lounge room, and an en suite. The garden also has a great little table for a spring lunch." Rob, Sydney.
Lush on Lurline - heart of Katoomba
Lush on Lurline - heart of Katoomba
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Private and luxurious, 500m to the Three Sisters, minutes to cafes, galleries & bush walks.

The space

Welcome to the private, spacious apartment which is part of my large, heritage-listed Katoomba home.

We are in the heart of Katoomba's tourist area but in a very tranquil setting with fountains, ponds and water features and a beautiful frog pond.

*10 minutes walk to Echo Point, the Three Sisters and major bush walks , 15 minutes to the village centre and 20 minutes walk from the station.

* Extremely popular and highly rated restaurant (Pins, #2 on Trip Advisor) directly opposite.

The apartment consists of:

*Your own private entrance with sunny porch and garden terrace.
*Spacious designer bedroom with comfy brass DOUBLE bed (memory foam mattress).
*Walk in ensuite 'wet room' with monsoon shower.
*Private deck and courtyard with comfy chairs and barbecue.
*Large private living room with bar fridge, microwave, tea and coffee, kettle, 40" screen, Netflix, Apple TV and popcorn for serious movie nights. (Please note: no free-to-air-TV and no other cooking facilities.)
*Open fireplace (for atmosphere - decorative only) and central heating.
*Two free bikes, one hybrid, one town bike. Just ask.

The apartment is completely private with a solid, lockable door and walls between it and the back of the house. I am at the back of the house should you need anything. (Please note the apartment is not a separate building, it is attached to my house - you have the whole front section.)


Before booking please read the house rules and note that LUSH is for adults over 18 only. It is not suitable for children.

Oi, Casper and I may be able to accommodate your well-behaved, adult dog by arrangement. Just enquire before booking.

See you soon! Jilea, Oi and Casper

Guest access

Your private area is a spacious apartment in the front part of my house. It adjoins the house but is completely separate and private from the rest of the house. I live at the back with my two lovely lurchers, Oi and Casper. If you wish to use the rest of the house you are welcome to share a glass of wine with me and will find a wrap around back deck and the garden with large water lily pond - frogs included.

Interaction with guests

I live here and I like to have friendly conversation over a glass of wine with my guests. However I completely respect my guests' privacy and if you don't wish to chat, just a friendly hello will do.

Other things to note

Two lovely, large lurchers live here. You will only see them if you want to meet them as they live with me in the other section of the house.

If you do wish to meet them, please be assured that Oi and Casper, although enthusiastic, are very friendly and gentle and will not hurt you.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Wheelchair accessible
Laptop friendly workspace
Security Deposit $317 SGD
Weekend Price $137 SGD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

Here you will find everything you need to know to make things run smoothly during your stay. There is a secret phrase at the end of the house rules. Please text or email it back so I know you have read them.

Firstly, LUSH on Lurline is a private apartment but it is part of my home, separated by a solid, lockable door and a wall. You have your own entrance and there is complete privacy between the two sections. However, it is a hosted property and I live at the back of the house. So no need to ask how you pick up the keys! You will see me on check in and I'm here if you need anything. Other than that you may occasionally hear a small amount of noise from the kitchen at dinner time.

Please also note the following: the bed is a DOUBLE bed, not queen or king sized.

There is no toaster or kitchen facilities other than those specified in the listing, ie: kettle, fridge, tea, coffee, microwave oven & bbq from October to April. You may of course borrow my toaster if you need one.

In winter the heating goes off around 10pm. After that there are several other options to keep you warm. Heated throws, electric heater, electric blankets etc.

House rules. Here are the things that are not cool:

* Leaving the front door open when you go out and not bolting it when you come in. (If you know you are checking out early, ask me where to leave the key after you lock the door.)

* Leaving lights on when you are not in the room. The house is solar powered and if you waste electricity by leaving on lights and the bathroom fan, there will not be any hot water for the morning.
* Smoking or taking drugs anywhere on the property including the grounds.
* Not cleaning the barbecue (in which case a $50 barbecue-cleaning fee applies). BBQ months October to April only.
* Eating or drinking in the bedroom. Water is fine of course.
* Texting me before 8am unless it's really, really important.

What is cool? Everything else! Now, anyone can say they've read the house rules, but I will know you have if you text or email me: "Who put the Oi in very annoying dog?"

PS If you are bringing your dog, this must be pre-arranged. It must be an adult, not a puppy. You need to bring proof of vaccination and flea/tick treatment, its bed and your dog must have had a bath in the past 24 hours. No smelly dogs allowed!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Two large, friendly lurchers who live separate to the apartment. You will only meet them if you want to.
Safety features
Smoke detector
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

482 Reviews

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Charles User Profile
November 2017
The place was really lovely and Jilea is full of wonderful recommendations you should follow from the best coffee in town to great walks. she's very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended!

Min User Profile
October 2017
The home is well decorated and is cozy. Best for travellers who are seeking off-the-beaten track and yet luxurious accommodation. It is about a 10 min up hill stroll to get into Katoomba town. It was easy to communicate with Jilea and her 2 dogs, Oi and Casper were lovely.

Tan User Profile
September 2017
Jilea is the loveliest host i've met on airbnb so far - her accommodation is beautiful and very well-designed. Not only is it very clean, it is extremely comfortable and well-located. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone who's coming to blue mountains!:)

Sophia User Profile
August 2017
Lovely decor in Jilea’s home - the bed was extremely comfortable with the heated blankets. The living room was also very cozy and I particularly enjoyed the huge selection of teas she offered her guests! Joss met with us to tour the house when we checked in; it was lovely meeting her as well as the two lurchers who are very big sized but equally lovely and affectionate.

Ng User Profile
August 2017
great location and walkable from katoomba station ! lots of cafes nearby and very convenient. great for a day or two stay over up the mountains (:

Julian User Profile
August 2017
Jilea was an excellent host. She was always easily contactable and replied very promptly to all our texts. The home was uniquely decorated and full of character. Best of all, she always looked after us and made sure we had everything we needed. :)

Edwin User Profile
July 2017
Jilea's place is like a quaint little curio shop. Staying here is definitely something different and unique. The location is just 15 minutes walk to the 3 Sisters. If you want to go further there is the bus stop that is just down the road, although Katoomba town center and Scenic World is within walking distance, and the cool weather and fresh air makes it a pleasant walking experience. Jilea was also very responsive and helpfull in communication and checking in was a breeze. This was a very nice experience for us.

Katoomba, AustraliaJoined in November 2010
Jilea User Profile

I've had the world come to my door through Airbnb! Each guest just makes me want to do more of this. I love the friends I've made, the stories we've shared about the places we've been. I love the meals we've had together, the insights into each others' lives and experiences. I've heard about the whirling dervishes in India, the midnight sun in Alaska, the music festival in Rajasthan and the min min lights in remote Australia. I've had people stay who just needed space, young lovers looking forward to their future and people in inspiring, respectful 30 year relationships. Musicians, poets, ship wreck divers, Hollywood actors, airline pilots, marathon runners .... each time hear that little "harp" sound on my phone I get a thrill of anticipation about who it is who might be wanting to come and stay with me!

So about me: I am in my 50s, a writer, journalist, editor, designer and gardener! I love my friends, partying, having a great time whether it's work or play and welcoming people into my home. I love to cook, I LOVE to make people happy and relaxed!

I also feel passionately that this country is big enough to accommodate anyone seeking shelter or asylum.

My other passion is for the native Australian environment and I try to live as sustainably as possible without sacrificing all the things I love in life. The garden at LUSH is designed to attract native wildlife, including frogs, possums and native birds. It's visited by those raucous vandals, the sulphur crested cockatoos, laughing kookaburras, king parrots and wattle birds. I also have a big, boofy, gentle, friendly dog called .... "Oi!" who I adore!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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