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Temora House - old world charm close to town
Temora House - old world charm close to town
14 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
2 baths
14 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
2 baths
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Built circa 1890 Temora house is a classic weatherboard just minutes walk from Katoomba St. with its cafes and restaurants, 10 minutes from the station, and close to Echo Point and scenic attractions. 4 -5 bedrooms, sunroom, free wi-fi, high ceilings, kauri pine floors, two slow combustion fireplaces, reverse cycle heating/cooling, upscale kitchen, washer/dryer, wrap around verandah and fully fenced yard are just some of the features of this charming and comfortable home.

The space

Built circa 1890, and retaining many of its original features, Temora House is a classic weatherboard that exudes charm and spaciousness. Just minutes walk from vibrant Katoomba St. with its cafes restaurants, yet close to Echo point and other scenic attractions, Temora is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy the best of the blue mountains. With its soaring high ceilings, kauri pine floors, and expansive spaces, Temora can accommodate large families or groups ( up to 14 people), with all the features to make your stay comfortable and relaxing .

With 4 double bedrooms, a sitting room or 5th bedroom with fold out sofa (and a piano for the musically inclined) , and a sun room/study with lounge/day bed, there's an abundance of spaces to relax. Each room has electric blankets, a heater and ample bedding including non allergenic quilts and pillows if needed. The large master room is ideal for a couple and child, with a king and single, or 3 single beds.
The lounge is equipped with wireless internet, TV and DVD player, with a wide variety of DVDs to choose from, and selection of board games. There are maps for bush walking and local attractions, and a selection of fiction and non-fiction books to read. The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 burner gas oven, a Miele dishwasher, Smeg microwave, juicers, blenders, tea and coffee, dried food (rice, beans etc.,),oil, spices, and everything you need to cook up a storm.
The laundry has a second shower and toilet and large washer and dryer.
The wrap around verandah provides ample outdoor areas for reading, relaxing or just watching the sun set over the valley, and can be accessed from the master bedroom and sitting room via security screen doors, which maximize the flow of cool evening breezes during the summer months. When temperatures fall, the 2 slow combustion, ultra efficient fireplaces in the living room and the master bedroom keep the living areas cosy, and if you don't feel like getting the fire going, the reverse cycle heating /air conditioning will warm the house in minutes.

Bedding configurations:
Front room 1 - 1 double, 1 fold out single
Front room 2 -one queen, 1 fold out single
Master bedroom - 1 king, 1 single, or 3 singles
Fourth room - 1 queen
Sitting room/5th bedroom -large double sofa bed
Sun Room - lounge/extra bed
Lounge Room - very comfortable feather lounge/day bed
Porta cot and high chair are available on request. Please note that Infants 0-2 and children are welcome but must be declared at the time of booking and count as guests.

Occupancy and Discounts:
Extra guests - $50 using existing bedding. If additional beds (fold outs, sofas etc) are required please let me know as there is a linen charge of $20 per bed for bookings of 6 and under.
Discounts apply to bookings of stays longer than 4 nights, so please enquire. For smaller groups and couples there is a discount of $50 per unused room - which will remain locked. Bedding configurations are flexible, so please let me know your preferences.

Whats provided:
High quality linen and bedding
Books, dvds, and a variety of games
Bathroom supplies: towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hair dryer
Cooking utensils and crockery
Kitchen essentials such as oil, spices, sauces, rice, flour, dried food, etc and a variety of teas, coffee, milk, hot chocolate, and spreads.

Wireless internet
Ample on street parking.

Guest access

For pet owners, it is essential to let me know if you are bringing your pet/s so that I can arrange additional cleaning. There is an additional charge of $50 per pet if staying indoors, no fee for pets in the laundry or outside - the back and front yards are fully fenced, Please note that evidence of undeclared pets will result in the loss of the security deposit, as will evidence of pets sleeping in beds or on the furniture.
Infants 0-2 and children are welcome but must be declared at the time of booking and count as guests.
There are a couple of cupboards and sheds that are used for storage and either locked or obviously off limits for guests.

Interaction with guests

In general I keep a hands off approach but live nearby so can attend to any problems. I am also reachable by phone or text.

Other things to note

Please let me know the number of guests and preferred bedding configurations before you come. For insurance purposes the number of guests cannot exceed the number listed on the booking at any time.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
2 sofas
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Smoking outside only please.
For insurance purposes the number of guests cannot exceed the number listed in the booking.
All pets must be declared in advance. There is a $50 fee per pet per booking for pet staying inside. Evidence of undeclared pets or pets in beds or on the furniture will result in loss of the security deposit.
For security purposes, infants 0-2 must be declared at the time of booking but are not free, they count as guests unless otherwise negotiated.
The standard cleaning fee is for 3 hrs, additional cleaning fees will be charged if necessary, so please leave the house clean and tidy.
Wi-fi is free - please call if you're having trouble connecting. Linen, towels, kitchen basics and firewood all supplied.
The wood fires are lovely but as with all wood fires create a certain amount of dust, so if you have allergies it might be best to use the electric heaters and R/C heating.


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Geraldine User Profile
December 2017
Temora was a lovely place to stay, very good location to shops and local attractions. Comfortable and well-equipped, extremely convivial.

Michael User Profile
November 2017
Temora House exceeded our expectations in just about every way. We found the house to be generous, well laid out and well appointed. The garden was a special surprise and well used by the younger members of our family group. We particularly appreciated the care taken by Frances to ensure that we felt welcome. We also appreciated her clear and timely communications with us that ensured that there were no misunderstandings.

Ellen User Profile
October 2017
Frances's house in Katoomba is lovely. Beautiful, cosy and convenient. The perfect place to stay to experience katoomba and the blue mountains.

Katrina User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying at Frances beautiful home in Katoomba. Being welcomed by the warm fire was a lovely way to arrive. Lots of kitchen supplies, towels and lounge throws certainly made our stay special. The home is in a terrific location within an easy (somewhat elevated) walk into Katoomba's main street and within a wonderful walk to the 3 sisters. It was a beautiful time of year to visit the area and Frances' garden was starting to fully blossom so sitting in the sun drenched rear garden was an absolute pleasure.

Kristian User Profile
September 2017
We had a fantastic stay in this house. It was perfect for our needs - both convenient and very comfortable. You mustn't have any fear about it being cold, there are multiple fireplaces, heaters in every room, electric blankets etc. There is a lovely backyard area which is great for spending time during the day. Frances was a great communicator and gave us all the relevant information well in advance. I wouldn't hesitate to come here again.

Lorraine User Profile
August 2017
This property is everything advertised and more. Especially welcome the lovely fires and excellent supply of wood. Everything you need for a stay (including condiments!). Linen, bedding, wi fi excellent. Hot water terrific and lots of room. Would recommend highly.

Cor User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful place, close to shops and walks. All good.

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in September 2014
Frances User Profile
I am a freelance writer, mother of 2 and love to spend time in both Sydney and the mountains. I don't live on the premises, but I'm available for special requests, and can let you know about the multitude of things to do in the area.
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Response time: within an hour

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