The Lake House on Dantosa's lake, looking towards the Cottage and HouseDantosa Blue Mountains Retreat - 9 acres from the air
Dantosa Cottage - sleeps 7+
Hosted by Derek
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7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Set on 9 acres of gardens and walkways, you can enjoy the magnificent Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat for a fraction of the cost. Dantosa is perfect for family gatherings, relaxing or exploring the Mountains. Attractive rates available for weekdays.

The space

Dantosa provides you with a secluded 9 acre estate with numerous walking paths, private gardens, it's own private lake, a tennis court, and tonnes of fresh air. It is 5 minutes from the the famous Blue Mountains - a World Heritage National Park.

Originally a goat farm, the property has a 30-year-old established Blue Mountains garden and accommodation in two buildings - Dantosa House and adjacent Dantosa Cottage.

Dantosa Cottage was the original farmhouse and sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 3 singles). It also has views over the gardens and lake.

Dantosa House sleeps 9 guests and can be hired separately or together with Dantosa Cottage. If you're interested in Dantosa House, please refer to our website or find it on Airbnb under Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat.

Guest access

At Dantosa you will enjoy magnificent grounds set apart from the rest the world but with access to all the conveniences offered by the villages of Leura and Katoomba. As one guest put 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, canoeing on the lake, a game of boules or a stroll in the beautiful gardens. After a day’s bushwalking, come back to the cosy comfort of Dantosa cottage which is set in in acreage and complete with its own lake . Enjoy the garden’s distinct four seasons: fields of daffodils in the spring, a 100m wall of multi-coloured hydrangeas in the summer, the remarkable fall colours and the early morning frosts in winter.

Interaction with guests

You have access to the entire property during your stay including the tennis court, the lake, walks and gardens. You have access to an off-site manager should you have questions. Dantosa awaits.

Other things to note

Dantosa has a large lake which is lovely to swim in, particularly during summer. Please be careful with young ones and non-swimmers. The lake is in a natural setting and has no fencing. You need to take care and make sure non-swimmers are always watched when near the lake. Responsibility for safety is personal. Adults are solely responsible for supervising children in the lake and around the property. You and your guests swim at your own risk.

Dantosa is much sought after. In keeping with demand, there are minimum booking periods and nightly rates vary depending on timing of your stay. Tariffs change during peak times such as school and public holidays. Instant booking is enabled. You can instantly book Dantosa cottage and be assured of your preferred dates. Very attractive tariffs are available for weekday bookings.

Tariffs are based on a booking of 4 people. A cleaning cost of is added to each booking.

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Extra people £37 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £135
Security Deposit £306
Weekend Price £735 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Standard check in is 3pm, and check out is 10am. Do ask if you require different timings. We will do our best to meet your needs. We do offer an extended check out for a nominal fee. Subject to availability, you can check out up to 7pm for an additional $125. Please enquire if you would like an extended check out.

Please note Dantosa's cancellation policy means payments are not refunded. Demand for Dantosa is strong. Unfortunately there is significant cost at our end if guests change their plans.

Dantosa has its very own lake for your to enjoy. It is unfenced (ie a natural lake). Please be advised responsibility for safety is yours and your guests'. Make sure kids and non-swimmers are supervised at all times. Neither Dantosa, nor its owners or managers are responsible for guests' safety.

Please keep the cottage tidy. Make sure all plates, glasses, pots and pans are put in the dishwasher and it is turned on for cleaning before you leave. Dantosa is a family property. Take good care of its contents. Should there be damage, please let us know. There is a charge for the replacement of damaged items. Thank you.

Dantosa is non-smoking although you can smoke outside. All butts must go in the garbage, not the garden. Pets are not allowed.

Dantosa is not a "party house." There are strictly no parties at Dantosa Cottage unless discussed and approved by management. Although Dantosa is a large property, loud noise does carry to the neighbours. Dantosa is a good neighbour and requires all guests to comply with local regulations to ensure we do not encroach on others' privacy. A terms and requirements document will be sent when your booking is confirmed. By making a booking and occupying Dantosa, you are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to the required responsibilities and terms. Please request a copy if necessary. Our managers will ask to for identity validation. A scan of your driver's licence and your address is required. Thank you.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

29 Reviews

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Gavin And Sari User ProfileGavin And Sari is a superhost.
December 2016
Three of us stayed in the cottage for two nights. There were a couple of very minor hiccups that I need not mention here, because what really matters is the fact that Derek was responsive and able to attend to the issues promptly and satisfactorily. Aside from that, the grounds of the property are just beautiful. A very tranquil setting that we didn't want to leave. I have travelled a lot (and I mean a real lot) and this was one of the first times I felt like just staying at the accomodation to simply relax instead of seeing the nearby sights. I felt very comfortable and will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to unwind.

Julie User Profile
July 2016
Beautiful setting, even in the winter! You feel like you are very much in the country but less than 10 minutes by car to Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point and Sublime Point. House is very pleasant, beds are very comfortable. Plenty of heaters available for warmth on cold days. Thank you Derek. We enjoyed our stay.

Christophe User Profile
January 2016
We stayed in the cottage at Dantosa for 3 nights in January. We were not lucky with the weather as it rained most days. We still had a good time in the beautiful site. The cottage is perfect for two couples and 2 kids. Spacious and clean with comfortable beds. I would make few comments: regarding the kitchen in particular, be aware, the equipment is limited if you want to cook for 6 people: no oven, just an electric hotplate, no frying pan... Also if you can't enjoy the outdoor because of the bad weather the Internet is slow, the television was not working properly, the stereo had no speakers....these are only small details but we were a bit disappointed and frustrated at the time because of the weather conditions. Overall we loved the location, the lake is beautiful, the lake house was perfect for reading in peace. Ian was very quick to answer and help us . Derek, our main contact, was quick to answer our questions. Katoomba is not far, with many restaurants and shops. I would definitively recommend the cottage with those little details in mind.

Peter User Profile
September 2017
We and our friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It has old world charm with contemporary comfort within a tranquil peaceful setting. The beautiful view from the deck over the lake helped us feel totally relaxed. Strolling around the magnificent grounds offer continually changing vistas. The manager Geoff was extremely helpful both with booking and introducing us to the cottage. We strongly recommend this delightful retreat.

Brian User Profile
September 2017
Thank you for organising this visit for my brothers. They had a fantastic time in enchanting surroundings. My bothers will recommend it to others. Indeed, my wife and I will staying at Dantosa in two weeks' time. We are looking forward to a return visit. It has special memories.

Adrian User Profile
September 2017
I rated Dantosa Cottage 5 * but it really deserves 6* for all categories. Although, it is situated only 5 minutes from the Katoomba town Centre, we felt transported to a serene and secluded retreat once we arrived. We loved the beautiful private cottage by the lake. The cottage is tastefully decorated with works of local artists and has a very contemporary feel. In fact, the place felt very new and super clean which is what we love. We were very comfortable and it was such a spacious unit. We were impressed with the amenities provided - besides having a whole array of modern cooking and dining utensils, the unit was also fitted with a large LCD TV with wifi, cable TV and Apple TV. Everything worked well. Derek and Geoff were very proactive throughout the booking process and were helpful in providing tips during the stay. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this superb hidden gem in Katoomba. Definitely worth a return visit.
Derek User ProfileDerek is a superhost.
Response from Derek:
Thanks very much Adrian! We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully, next time, you might be able to stay longer.
September 2017

Belinda User Profile
August 2017
From the start, our needs were well interpreted and satisfied above and beyond expectation. Wonderful customer focus. The property itself is breathtaking. A peaceful place to rest and reconnect with oneself and nature. Thank you, we will certainly return again soon.

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Derek User ProfileDerek is a superhost.

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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