The Aries garden view has been enjoyed by artists, poets and writers. The photo does not encapsulate the awesome views over the Jamison Valley - which are breathtaking!King beds can be moved together to form king double. There is a desk and chair. Microwave, cutlery, crockery and glasses .
Garden of the Stars - Escarpment Views Echo Point
Garden of the Stars - Escarpment Views Echo Point
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Moments from the Three Sisters - with Breathtaking views is your luxury 2 bedrm Garden Suite & bathroom 2 - 4 people.
Rm 1. - 2 king singles that can be joined as one.
Rm 2. - 1 double bed, hydronic heating, electric blankets.
This prestigious home was once owned by Richard Sterling, Astrologer to the Stars, with it's unique terraced astrological gardens that overlook the Jamison Valley. The gardens were made famous on Burke's Backyard and the Leura Garden Festival up until the 90's.

The space

Set in beautifully landscaped, terraced gardens of the late renowned Astrologer Richard Sterling, prominent astrologer to the "Stars", is the garden suite.

There are 2 bedrooms with an adjoining door, the latest hydronic heating, in winter and electric blankets and the building is very cool in summer. Quality bed linen and fluffy towels ooze luxe.
Beautifully appointed Hotel style accommodation. The suite has a desk and chair, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, TV + selection of DVD's, one bathroom with shower, equipped with hydronic towel heating.

You may stroll through the Garden of the Stars (named after the astrological star signs of the zodiac.) from your rooms and watch the clouds drift over the valley and admire the colour shades of the escarpment and prolific bird life.

The expansive view offers a magical space that will inspire creativity and has been appreciated by artists, poets and writers in the past.

It doesn't get better than this.... we call this prime location with arguably the best views in the valley without the boutique hotel price tag.

From your accommodation you are moments away from the world heritage listed bushwalks and the Three Sisters at Echo Point.

Outdoor furniture in the garden is available to guests. There are secret hiding spots in the vast garden, with table and chairs in the Aquarius section that you may like. With a beautiful water fountain that attracts birds most of the day.

You will be sharing the gardens with Sulphur crested cockatoos, Crimson Rosellas, Fairy Wrens, Red Wattle Birds, Butcher Birds, Rainbow Lorekeets, King Parrots, Currawongs, Crows and Finches. You may see our resident and tame Lyre birds digging for worms in the garden and generally making a mess.

Please DO NOT feed the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos as they then expect food on a regular basis and when left alone they attack the timber decking.

Background history
The house is steeped in history -previously owned by the Late Richard Sterling, Television icon who wrote Astrology columns in the Australian Woman's Weekly magazine for many years and had his own television show in the 1970's.

Richard entertained many of the television greats with soirees and charity functions at the house where he himself, an accomplished pianist, played the piano.

Forged out of sloping land, the terraced gardens took over 12 months to build with the help of an Italian Stone Mason. Astrology signs are posted along sandstone pathways that terrace down the slope.

The gardens are in full bloom during spring with established Rhododendron, Magnolia, Azalea, Camellia, daffodils, fresia, tulips etc that will uplift your spirit as you take in the peaceful energy and beauty all around you. The ambiance is quite heavenly and has been felt and talked about by all who stay here.

Guest access

Guests enter their room with a private entrance via the driveway. Walking through a beige coloured metal gate, past a set of stairs and through another gate. Room entrance is on the right.

Your key is accessed by code in a lock box located beside the sliding door to your room.

Guests have direct access and are welcome to enjoy the escarpment views in the rear garden.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests is kept to a minimum to respect their privacy.

The owner often welcomes guests when in residence and is available to make suggestions when asked, and happy to drop you off at the railway station if you have no car.

For those traveling on your own and would like company on a bush walk this can also be arranged. Your accommodation is separate from the house with total privacy and you can come and go as you please.

Be sure to say goodbye before you leave and tell me all about your stay here and what you liked. I'd love to here!

Other things to note

There are local cafes for breakfast, the closest is at the Waradah Food Court within 3 minutes walk.

Katoomba Street is the main road in town- with Aldi, Woolworths, Target and Big W in one shopping area for your convenience. Explore the many eclectic cafes which are all good.

If you are coming up for a special occasion you MUST pre book your table as restaurants in the mountains are generally booked out on weekends.

My favourite restaurants for special occasions are:

The Avalon with live background jazz music set in the old Savoy picture theatre- very quirky!
Pins Fine Dining restaurant. Katoomba
Darleys fine dining ( Lilianfels) Katoomba

Check out the Carrington Hotel on Katoomba street near train station, with it's beautiful lead lights and charm and the Old City Bank next door with award winning bistro meals upstairs and wine bar downstairs with a live band on weekends.

For Breakfast
If you'd like to bring some breakfast items with you, there is a toaster and electric kettle for tea and coffee which is also supplied. Bring your own milk and muesli or bread to toast and eat alfresco with the view out back.


Amenities
Internet
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Guests must respect the privacy of the host and keep noise levels to a minimum.
No loud talking or music after 10 pm.
No parties allowed.
No smoking in the house
Smoking allowed in the outside courtyard.

Please TURN OFF heating and all lights before you go to bed and when you leave the apartment.

No pets allowed.
Due to the stairs in rear garden which are treacherous to young people. Children must be accompanied at all times and are your full responsibility.

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - A parking permit will be made available for on street parking.
Some spaces are shared - Please feel free to enjoy the spectacular views from the rear garden and say hello if I happen to be in the garden.
Amenity limitations

Cancellations

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Penny User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful gardens, view and comfortable beds made a relaxing stay. Made to feel very welcome with lovely host and extra touches.
Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
Response from Dalia:
Thank you for your kind feedback. It was such a pleasure meeting you both. You are always welcome here and wish you a safe trip back to New Zealand.
September 2017

Paul User Profile
October 2017
Dalia was the perfect host and the accommodation is just stunning. We were only able to stay one night as a quick escape from Sydney but the garden provided us with so much rejuvenation. Dalia was the perfect host and chatted with us in addition to giving us activity and food suggestions. The location is prime with bushwalks and views at our fingertips and a very short drive to the main street of Katoomba. The house has a such wonderful energy and the rooms were very comfortable with all necessary amenities for our stay. I look forward to being able to visit The Garden Of The Stars again in the future. :)
Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
Response from Dalia:
So lovely to have spent time with you and Julie. Happy you enjoyed your stay and the synchronicity that brought you here was perfect . Thank you for your great feedback.Look forward to see you again for more r & r.
October 2017

Joris User Profile
October 2017
Dalia is an amazing host. If you want to visit the Blue Mountains I would highly recommend staying there. Great views, a very nice place to sleep and plenty of walking trails.
Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
Response from Dalia:
Thank you Joris. Always exciting to meet overseas visitors. I enjoyed our bushwalk and hearing about your travels. Hope you enjoyed the Blue Mountains and come back with your beautiful family.
October 2017

Gemma User Profile
October 2017
Amazing views from the Garden of the Stars. Tranquil area to read a book or have a picnic to the sound of bird songs. Plenty of birds to be seen - we saw a lyrebird and plenty of sulphur crested cockatoos. This is an awesome location for the Three Sisters and most of the popular walks in the Blue Mountains! Lots of lovely little touches such as breakfast items and snacks as well as DVDs and playing cards for rainy days. Highly recommend!
Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
Response from Dalia:
Thank you both for your great feedback. I loved having you stay. You are 2 very special people and it was an honour to meet you. Best wishes xx
October 2017

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
We had high expectations when we booked to stay here and yet our expectations were exceeded. We received comprehensive instructions that made it easy to find our way into our accommodation. The rooms were spotlessly clean, furnishings and bedding were of good quality and the views from the garden are absolutely stunning. Dalia was charming and helpful. We would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting Katoomba.

Edward User Profile
October 2017
An amazing place to stay, with an incredible view and a stones throw from some of Katoomba's best sights
Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
Response from Dalia:
It brings me great joy to share this paradise with people like yourself. So happy you loved it too! Come back whenever you need time to yourself.
October 2017

Ceb User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic accomodation, followed by breath taking views and an overall amazing experience. Highly recommend this property to all, you will be blown away! Thank you for having us Dalia, it was a pleasure getting to know you.
Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
Response from Dalia:
So pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Wonderful to meet you and mum.. Hoping to see you both in Wentworth Falls one day..
September 2017

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Dalia User ProfileDalia is a superhost.
My favourite places are in nature and so it's no wonder that I have recently moved to Katoomba for a tree change. Having lived in Maroubra Sydney by the beach for over 9 years. I am a creative person and have been a florist, worked in recruitment and had a family day care centre …
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