Rather be Elsewhere? Then Escape to Elsewhere Retreat and enjoy a unique Blue Mountains experience.


Elsewhere Retreat is a secluded haven set in 40 acres of rolling hills and stunning bush in the magical Megalong Valley. It is supremely private with no other house or accommodation on the property or visible from anywhere on the property, yet only 20 minutes from Blackheath and all the attractions of the Blue Mountains.

The house itself is graced with cathedral ceilings, picture windows, open fireplaces and all modern amenities, including furniture and fittings to the highest standard so that your comfort is guaranteed.

There are breathtaking views from every window and wrap-around verandahs on all sides of the house from which you can gaze at the escarpment, or just follow the sun from East to West as the day unfolds. Explore the 40 acres and follow the meandering creek or sit and enjoy the view from the viewing seats above the house. Whether you grab one of our bikes to explore or choose to snooze in a hammock or rocking chair on the verandah, you cannot fail to be captivated by the magic of Elsewhere

All linen and firewood is provided and there is an extensive library of books, DVDs, CDs, videos, games and even mountain bikes.

We pride ourselves on making Elsewhere your home away from home, trying to provide every little thing you would expect to have in your own home - which is why so many of our guests come back to stay again and again.

At Elsewhere, there is plenty to do or nothing to do...the choice is yours.

Detailed Features of Elsewhere

*3 bedrooms have Queen sized beds
*1 bedroom has 2 King Single beds or 1 King bed
All have:
*Crisp white linen
*Electric blankets
*2 pillows per person
*Woollen duvets
*Built in wardrobes with shelves and hangers
*Bedside tables and reading lamps
*Electric oil heaters
*Ceiling fans

The bedrooms are serviced by 2 bathrooms. The main bathroom has separate shower and bath and a separate toilet room too. The other is a 2-way en-suite that can be locked on 1 side and used by 1 bedroom or unlocked it can be used by 2 bedrooms. It includes toilet, shower and vanity. Hair dryers and toiletries (soap, bath gel & body lotion) are provided.

*Italian leather sofas and armchairs
*Massive roaring open fire & separate wood combustion fire
*Overhead ceiling fan
*Large flat-screen TV with Foxtel connection
*Entertainment unit complete with DVD, video player, stereo and Ipod jack
*Extensive library of books, DVDs, videos and CDs
*Games cupboard with large selection of board games for children and adults
*8 Seater Dining table
*4 kitchen bar stools

*Wrap around verandahs complete with dining table and chairs at each end
*7 burner BBQ with roasting hood
*Picnic table and market umbrella
*Rocking chairs & deck chairs
*Expansive lawns all around the house
*Beautiful rose, herb and native gardens
*40 acres of walking tracks
*Meandering creek
*4 mountain bikes
*Totem tennis, shuttlecock, Boules, Frisbees, kites and more

*European stove and double oven
*Large fridge/freezer
*Espresso machine
*European cast iron pots and pans.
*Plenty of matching white crockery, glassware and cutlery
*Large selection of platters and serving bowls
*Bamix, mixmaster, electric carving knife
*Selection of herbs & spices and many more surprise inclusions

There is also a large laundry with washing machine, dryer, ironing board and a covered clothesline.

In case of emergencies we even have a back-up generator as well as a first-aid kit.

Please note that there is a fishpond at Elsewhere and so children must be supervised and responsibility taken for their safety around the pond (and the creek too).

Going Elsewhere

Elsewhere Retreat in the Megalong Valley is less than 2 hours drive from Sydney and is reached via a magnificent rainforest descent from Blackheath.
Its location offers the perfect balance of proximity to the many attractions of the acclaimed Blue Mountains but with the advantage of blissful solitude, no prying neighbours or other guests, magnificent views and the chance to see our wonderful fauna at close range.

Weekend rates start at $1100 for up to 4 guests and go to $1700 for a full house of 8 guests. Arrival is from 3.00pm on Friday and departure anytime on Sunday.

Weekly rates go from Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday and start at $2200 for 4 people.
Mid week rates from $1400 for 4 people

For your added security, this property "Elsewhere Retreat" is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where else? In many years of doing weekends away, including an annual getaway with this group of picky friends, we've not found a property that was a better crowd pleaser than Elsewhere. You know that feeling when you first open the door to a holiday rental and wait for your expectations to be dashed? Won't happen here. Andrew and Louise's default approach to the business is one of Generosity. Agree with what other reviews have said but our group particularly loved the kitchen. Unlike many rentals, this is a kitchen that is both easy to cook in (2 ovens + microwave, great saucepans, sufficient matching crockery/cutlery) and well stocked with all those things you inevitably forget to bring (oil/vinegar, pepper/salt, cling film/aluminium foil etc). None of our group of lazy adults had the time or thought to use the bikes or totem tennis. We were too busy in the hammocks or the rocking chairs. Location is sublime. You will not see a more majestic slice of NSW. We walked to the creek at the bottom of the property and up to the viewing seats to watch the sunset and then again to look at the stars. Wow. Time of year is a big thing. Spring (with the wattle everywhere) for us was excellent. The tea rooms down the road didn't want our breakfast business when we arrived 10 minutes after 11am. When they say 9-11, they mean it. Still, a trip up through the rainforest to Blackheath on a Saturday morning is delightful too. We did one of the easy rainforest walks in 30 mins on the way back. Easy and delightful. We also turned left at the top of the mountain and drove down to Hargreaves Point at the end of Shipley Road. Breathtaking views. I'm really happy to write this favourable review in the hope that other owners of rental properties might try to meet the bar that Andrew and Louise have set. While our group has enjoyed travelling around to different locations over the years, the hit/miss ratio makes the prospect of another disappointment reason enough to think 'Why bother?' We've found the place we will be happy to return to.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible weekend in an incredible spot WE LOVED EVERY MOMENT. The house is beautiful, well equipped and just amazing. We had the best time. The Privacy and seclusion elsewhere offers is hard to find anywhere else. We had plans to tour around but cancelled the plans once we arrived at the house because there was no reason to leave. It’s the most beautiful spot we have been to in NSW (and we have been to many). I can’t wait to return. Thanks for everything!
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING WE LOVED EVERY MOMENT. The house is beautiful, well equipped and just amazing. We had the best time. The Privacy and seclusion Elsewhere offers is hard to find anywhere else. We had plans to tour around but cancelled the plans once we arrived at the house because there was no reason to leave. It’s the most beautiful spot we have been to in NSW (and we have been to many). I can’t wait to return.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to leave Our group of 5 plus one under incubation spent just under a week at Elsewhere. Our holiday began with great excitement amongst the snow in the Blue Mountains which made our journey a challenge. Louise phoned us several times that day to advise us of changes in traffic conditions and to let us know the situation with the road closures which was greatly appreciated.Upon arrival the housekeeper had left all fires burning, champagne ready in the fridge and a basket of goodies which was a great start to our lovely holiday. The house configuration was set up perfectly for adults and children and together with the open fires, electric blankets, super heavy donnas and fluffy pillows we all slept very soundly. We appreciated the organised system that we found inside the house like instruction manuals for everything, alphabetised books and cd's and even a jar of bits and bobs, labelled accordingly. The kids roamed around the place taking the opportunity to fall into the creek,toast marshmallows, roll down the hills and play tennis. The adults relaxed and paced around the verandah burning calories consumed the night before. The hammocks were enjoyed by all. A great place to relax and have some much needed family time. Thank you Louise and Andrew.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect exactly as described. beautiful clean white linen. peace.
Date published: 2015-03-22
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Pay Television, DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo, Free WiFi
High chair, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Open Fireplace, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Parking
Overhead ceiling fans, espresso machine, Books, DVDs & videos, Oil heating in bedrooms, mountain bikes included, over 130 CDs available & ipod jack, electric blankets on all beds, outdoor and indoor games, Outdoor furniture



Please contact us for a firm quote. pricing depends on number of beds used and length of stay. Average prices are provided here Surcharges apply for public holidays and minimum length mid-week stays in School holidays

Last minute deal!

Stay before 17 Dec 2015 for 10% off.

Special offer!

Rejuvenate with a complimentary bottle of champagne

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $1100
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $350 $1100 $2200 2 $75 $75
* $400 $1200 $2400 2 $75 $75
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Weekends for 1-4 ppl $1,100 p/s
Extra people charges $150 p/s
Weeks for 1-4 people $2,200 p/s
extra people charges $200 p/s
Mon-Fri for 1-4 ppl $1,400 p/s
Mon-Fri extra ppl $150 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.