Lakeside at Dantosa. Exclusive bookings are availableDantosa House overlooks the lake and sleeps 9
Dantosa House - sleeps 9+
9 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
9 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
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Set on 9 acres of gardens and walkways, you can enjoy the magnificent Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat. Dantosa is perfect for family gatherings, relaxing or exploring the Mountains. Attractive rates available for weekdays.

The space


Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat provides you with a secluded 9-acre estate with numerous walking paths, private gardens, a private lake, floating lake house, tennis court, BBQ facilities, gazebo and even its own croquet lawn. Dantosa is a 5-minute drive from the famous Three Sisters and the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park. Originally a goat farm, the property has a 30-year-old established Blue Mountains garden and accommodation in Dantosa House.

Dantosa House has accommodation for 9+ guests in shared bedrooms.

Please note, there is a second accommodation - Dantosa Cottage. On occasions we may have guests booked into the Dantosa Cottage at the same time as Dantosa house. The building are spaced apart by about 50 metres.

At Dantosa you will enjoy total privacy. As one guest puts it, “You live in a beautiful oasis, and yet you are only minutes away from restaurants, shops and the national park.” Enjoy a game of tennis, kayaking on the lake, a game of boules or a stroll in the beautiful gardens. After a day’s bushwalking, come back to luxury. Arrange for a local chef to cater for your group, take a spa bath, or simply gather around the log fireplace with a glass of wine and your friends.

Please enquire, or see our website for further information on corporate events, small weddings or gatherings.

Guest access


Dantosa House sleeps up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms; it has a gourmet kitchen and large living space which is ideal for entertainment.

Stunning gourmet kitchen, with large ILVE stove, dishwasher, microwave, expresso machine, etc.
Large entertainment and dining room with magnificent views of the lake
Patio extending from living room, overlooking the private lake
Wood fire, firewood, and full central heating
Large flat screen TV with satellite, Apple TV and Sonos sound system,

The bedrooms are configured as follows:
- King bed (or two singles) and single bed with lake views
- Queen bed with garden view
- King bed (or two singles) with garden view
- single and trundle bed (with access via first bedroom) with lake views
2 bathrooms, one with spa bath and view of the lake
2 separate toilets
Full laundry (washing machine / dryer)
Wifi access

Interaction with guests


This listing is for Dantosa House.

You can book the entire property exclusively, which includes Dantosa House and Dantosa Cottage. Or you can book Dantosa House or Dantosa Cottage separately during the week.

Please note that there is a minimum booking of 2 nights and our rates vary according to the time of year.

All linen, towels, firewood, bathroom amenities, and complimentary tea and coffee (for the expresso machines) are included. A tariff is added for cleaning.

Standard check in is 3pm, and check out is 10am. Subject to availability, we do offer an extended check out (until 7pm) for a fee. Please ask if you would like an extended check out.

Other things to note


Dantosa is very popular for family reunions, birthdays and events. Its privacy and exclusivity makes it a perfect setting for guests and their visitors to celebrate a special occasion, or for corporates to stage small events for staff and clients in a unique setting. Please enquire first as to Dantosa's availability, suitability and costs. Different tariffs, terms and conditions apply for events, additional guests and visitors.

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Extra people $89 NZD / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $419 NZD
Security Deposit $1118 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 10AM


A security bond of $1,000 is required. The bond amount is charged automatically when you book through Airbnb. The security bond is higher for events and larger gatherings. Please enquire for details.

Dantosa's cancellation policy means payments are not refunded. Demand for Dantosa is strong and unfortunately there is significant cost if guests change their plans.

Dantosa is located on the fringes of the Blue Mountains National Park. The property is about 5mins drive to the town of Katoomba and its local shops. It's a 10mins drive to neighbouring Leura. Walking to Katoomba will take you about 30-40mins.

Dantosa has its own lake for you to enjoy. It is unfenced (ie a natural lake). Please be advised responsibility for safety is yours and your guests' entirely. Make sure children and non-swimmers are supervised at all times. Dantosa, its owners and managers, are not responsible for guest safety.

Dantosa is non-smoking although you can smoke outside. All butts must go in the garbage, not the garden. And owing to fire danger, candles are not allowed.

Pets are not permitted on the property.

Dantosa is not a party place. Strict noise rule do apply. If you are interested in holding an event at Dantosa, and plan to have music, please let us know and we will let you know about the local regulations regarding acceptable noise levels and hours.

Should you have any questions about staying or staging an event at Dantosa, please ask us. We respond to enquiries promptly and are also happy to speak with you over the phone. Please inform us if you are inviting visitors to Dantosa, as part of your event. Separate tariffs, terms and conditions apply for events.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

10 Reviews

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Phil User Profile
April 2017
5 stars all the way. This was a great find in the Blue Mountains, it was everything the listing said it was and more. The accommodation is great and the grounds and setting are really awesome. Loved the gardens and the lake, simply stunning in autumn. I will certainly be back to visit.

David User Profile
October 2016
Fantastic place to take a group of people out of the mainstream. Loved the garden, the fireplace and amenities.

Yc User Profile
September 2016
We all enjoyed . Had a wonderful holiday. Very professional. Very nice farmland close to centre. Host is very helpful. Kids said its the best house they seen.

Talya User Profile
September 2016
A beautiful home in gorgeous surrounds. We loved our stay, and the welcome hamper was a real treat. Would definitely visit again.

Daniel User Profile
September 2016
Derek was very communicative and friendly through the rental process. His home is incredible. Words (or pics online) cannot do the property justice. The tranquility and well-appointed features promise an incredible stay for just about anyone looking for a nice retreat in the Blue Mountains.

Nicca User Profile
August 2016
Dantosa is superb! It is now part of my A list. Every nook and cranny of Dantosa is just perfect.

Julien User Profile
August 2016
What a great experience, we will definitely come back.

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Derek User Profile

I live in Singapore. My family has a spectacular property located in the Blue Mountains, Australia. It is snuggled right in the heart of a leading World Heritage Site. Most people who visit Sydney spend time in the Blue Mountains. If you're looking for a luxury property with great amenities, and loads of space to walk around, then Dantosa Mountain Retreat is ideal for you, your family and friends. Dantosa is the first of my family's boutique home-away-from-home stays. We look forward to welcoming you. Derek

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