1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Blue Mountains
  4. Katoomba
  5. #9136212

Moonya, the writer's retreat, the 1950s vintage holiday home

House, Katoomba

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Moonya is a lovingly restored vintage 1950s holiday house located in a whisper quiet street in one of South Katoomba's most sought after locations. The house is very close to the escarpment and premier attractions, the Jamieson Valley, Katoomba Cascades, numerous bushwalks, Scenic World, and within walking distance to the Three Sisters, and Katoomba township and its quaint galleries, boutique stores and gourmet cafes

Built in 1949 in post war Art Deco style, it is a tastefully furnished with vintage and retro furniture with all the modern comforts and set in a sun-drenched, beautiful and peaceful 1950s garden setting with vintage outdoor furniture. Comfortable, warm and bright, this north-facing house maintains many of its original features which adds to its vintage charm.

What also makes Moonya a truly unique holiday experience is its mid-20th Century collectables, designer furniture, fittings and furnishings from the 1920s to the 1970s including pieces from New Zealand, Australia and Denmark. The house has high ceilings, deco cornices, original Bakelite door handles, a restored original kitchen and bathroom, and polished hardwood floors with flokati and wool rugs.

The kitchen is equipped with everything needed to cook including a new 90cm Italian dual fuel cooker along with quality appliances. Enjoy alfreso dining around the barbeque or just relax in the private ambiance of the garden and watch the birdlife.

Each of the two bedrooms is vintage styled with dresser, wardrobe, a queen bed and double beds. Linen and towels are supplied and are of good quality and each of the four beds have electric blankets.

Moonya faces north so it is filled with sunlight and warmth during the day. The house is beautifully warm in winter with underfloor gas central heating in the lounge, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms, and a gas heater.

Entertainment includes unlimited, fast and free NBN wifi, large screen TV, Fetch TV and Netflix, board games, DVDs, books, magazines and jigsaw puzzles. There is also an excellent quality sound system in the dining area with a collection of blues, funk and soul from the 1940s to the 1980s.

The house is well equipped for babies, toddlers and children with a cot, high chair, changing mat and a toy box. Two single beds are also available.

Moonya is an ideal romantic getaway and retreat for couples, small families or a group of friends. The house is also set up as a writer's space for those who would like to have a relaxing place to work.

LOCATION-LOCATION -LOCATION. The house is located on an escarpment just above Katoomba Park, from where you have a 7 minute walk through native bushland accessed at the end of the street that will take you to the Katoomba Cascades, Falls, Scenic World and then on to the Three Sisters. At Scenic World take the cable car and view Katoomba Falls from high up, or take the scenic railroad down to the floor of the rainforest to see tall gums and other ancient trees. Take the Cliff walk with its spectacular lookouts and gaze towards the Jamieson Valley, Three Sisters, Mount Solitary, the Ruined Castle, Orphan Rock and Narrowneck. You will find that there are so many activities to choose from and all within reasonable walking distance to the house. Katoomba shops and cafes are a 15 minute walk. Restaurants, galleries, cafes and second hand shops in Leura are close by and Blackheath is a 15 minute drive away.

Additional items:

Fully equipped kitchen includes essential cooking items: olive oil, herbs and spices, salt & pepper, black and a range of herbal teas, coffee instant and ground beans, hot chocolate, biscuits, sugar, baking items etc;

Italian stove top percolator and coffee plunger;

Excellent cooking facilities with a state-of-the art Artusi dual fuel cooker;

Separate internal laundry with Bosch washing machine and washing powder;

Shampoo and conditioner plus liquid soap, soap, shower gel and moisturiser;

Dining room with table for 6;

Hair dryer, iron and ironing board

Electric blankets on all beds, for the winter nights.

Continuous gas hot water system for bathrooms and kitchen. Never runs cold.

Gas central heating with vents in all rooms apart from bathroom

Gas heater in lounge room

Books and magazines

Dishwasher including dish wash powder, fridge & microwave in the kitchen

BBQ and outdoor furniture on covered deck.

Pots, pans, plates, cutlery, glasses, cups, toasters, kettle, toilet paper, hand soap, dish washing supplied,

Ironing board and steam iron available.

Toilet paper, hand wash liquid.

Off street parking for 1 car. Additional parking right out the front of the property

Fully fenced front & back with gates.

Moonya cannot accommodate pets.

Things to see and do during your stay at Moonya

Relax & enjoy the clean,crisp mountain air

Visit one of the many Day Spas for a bit of pampering

Enjoy beautiful, scenic walks & spectacular valley &

escarpment views

Visit the world famous 3 Sisters & Scenic World

Browse for antiques & enjoy some fine dining in

Katoomba & surrounding areas

Go horse riding in the Megalong Valley

Visit the vineyards in the Megalong Valley and enjoy a wine overlooking spectacular scenery

Visit Jenolan Caves - a comfortable 1 hours drive.

Take a day trip to Bathurst or Mudgee & check out historic Little

Hartley & Lithgow on the way

Explore the villages of Leura, Blacheath & Mt Victoria.

Visit beautiful Mt Wilson & Mt Tomah botanic gardens.

Sightseeing and amenities close to Moonya

Three Sisters/Echo Point = 15 mins walk, 3 mins drive North.

Leura Cascades = 20 mins walk East.

Katoomba Cascades = 7 mins walk South, 2 mins drive

Katoomba cafes, shops = 10 mins walk, 2 mins drive North.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre = 10 mins walk, 2 mins drive North.

Historic Carrington Hotel & Pub = 10 mins walk, 2 mins drive North.

Katoomba RSL Club = 8 mins walk, 2 mins drive North.

Katoomba Scenic World Skyway, Walkway, Railway, Cableway = 10 mins walk, 2 mins drive West.

Katoomba Sports & Aquatic Centre Council swimming pool = 10 mins walk, 2 mins drive South.

Leura village & boutiques= 25 minus walk, 5 mins drive East.

Edge Large Screen Cinema = 20 mins walk 5 mins drive North.

Jenolan Caves = 75 kms, 1hr 15 mins West.

Minutes away from antique shops, bush walks, abseiling, horse riding, convention centre.

Aldi, Woolworths, Liquorland, Dan Murphy's, Big W, Coles are near by.

Sleeping arrangements

Bed 1 - Queen Bed

Bed 2 - Double Bed

Cot in Bed 1 also available

Single day bed available in sunroom

Single bed available for child


Balcony Books Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine


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