A private and quiet bush setting, within walking distance to popular bushwalking and rockclimbing sites, as well as the main village and Mt Vic pub.
Karinya is big enough to sleep 8 people comfortably - in addition to the queen and double bedrooms downstairs (with their own separate heating and electric blankets), there is a spacious loft bedroom upstairs, with 4 single beds (2 trundle beds), together with a 2nd television (NB no reception), a DVD player, Nintendo and 3 seater lounge - a 2nd living area, or a perfect kids' retreat! A travel cot, high chair, kids games, books and a toy box are available.
A large lounge/dining area at the rear of the house, with cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling high windows offering great views of the bushlands towards the valley, opens onto the rear deck with BBQ - a great place to watch the sunset. You might even be lucky enough to catch some kangaroos hopping past.
The slow combustion wood heater offers amazing warmth on colder days and nights, perfect to lounge in front of with a glass of wine ... If preparing a wood fire isn\'t your cup of tea, then there is a gas heater as well.
There is a widescreen plasma television, DVD player, stereo/CD player, boardgames, Nintendo 64 (but being 20 years old, it can be temperamental and isn't guaranteed to always work!), DVDs, books, magazines ...
The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, healthgrill, electric frypan and the usual cooking essentials.
Extra provisions include ...
* plenty of firewood
* firelighters and matches
* electric heaters in the downstairs bedrooms + gas heater in the main living area
* washing powder, detergents, toilet paper, tissues, cling wrap, aluminium foil, sauces, cooking oil, salt & pepper - the things you normally forget to pack!
Karinya is very child-friendly - there is a high chair, portacot, kids games, puzzles and books available - safety gates are also available. There is even a swing set in the rear yard for the kids to hang out on.
Doonas and pillows are provided - you just need to bring your own linen (pillowcases and bedsheets) and towels.
Please note - there is a minimum 2 night booking for weekends (Friday & Saturday nights), unless the booking is received the week beforehand, in which case 1 night bookings will be accepted.
Please also note - Karinya has a strict NO PETS policy. Animals are strictly forbidden.
Karinya also has a strict NO SMOKING policy (except on the back deck).
What activities are nearby?
Adventure activities like rockclimbing and bushwalking are literally at Karinya\'s doorstep - popular crags and walks (plus a great lookout over the Kanimbla Valley) are located just down the street from Karinya.
Mt Victoria itself offers a wide range of antique shops, restaurants, the Mt Vic Flicks, not to forget the Mt Vic pub - again, all within walking distance from Karinya.
To the west of Mt Victoria is the Zig Zag Railway and Jenolan Caves - as well as the townships of Lithgow, Orange, Bathurst, all perfect destinations for day-trips.
To the east of Mt Victoria (about 10 min drive) is Katoomba, where you will find the 3 Sisters, Scenic Railway etc.
Mt Victoria is a great place to base yourself while you visit these popular Blue Mountains tourist attractions.
"Karinya", a poem
The following is an entry made in Karinya\'s actual guestbook by Helen of Brisbane in January 2007:
\"When we pulled in the drive, how excited I was
When I saw such a cute little house.
For a holiday, it looked so perfect because
The bush setting and view were just \"grouse\"!
First impressions didn\'t disappoint me at all
This place is fantastic, the best!
So quiet and peaceful you can hear the birds call
As you unwind, relax and just rest.
While the house is superb, the deck\'s truly divine
To just sit and admire the view.
As the sun\'s going down, we enjoy some good wine
Seven days here will just be too few!
Thanks for the chance to catch up with a friend
In a setting \"too good to be true\"!
You\'ve thought of everything - what a Godsend
And I\'m grateful - my thanks go to you.
PS the bed was very comfy!\"
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- DVDs, CDs, games, puzzles, Nintendo, magazines, books
- Electric blankets
- Gas heater
- High chair
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Kids games and toys plus swing set
- Slow combustion wood heater
- Washing Machine
Stay before 27 May 2013 for 10% off.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.
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