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Back Cottage

Back Cottage

$220 - $275 AUD


Our Back Cottage was renovated in May 2017 and accommodates up to 6 guests. So if you are wanting to enjoy a stay in the mountains with the convenience of being close to everything and not breaking your budget then Careel Cottages will not disappoint.

If you have any questions Please enquire for further details. 

The Back Cottage consists of two bedrooms with a queen-sized bed in the main bedroom and a double in the other. We also have a brand new queen-size top quality sofa bed in the lounge so we can accommodate up to 6 guests.

There are two bathrooms.

A modern kitchen and dining area designed to mix the old cottage ambiance with the new, creating, we hope, a mountains experience that will make your stay that extra bit special.

If you want to cook at home everything is provided for you starting with the spacious Essa stone benchtop and bar. Cooking is a Miele Induction cooktop, here is a quick YouTube guide on how to operate it. And your oven is a Smeg. There is a dishwasher and if on a longer stay we have a combination washing machine dryer. 

The lounge area has a cozy Rinnai real flame gas log fire which pumps out the heat to cope with the coldest of winter nights.

All the furniture is super comfortable including the outdoor setting and BBQ area in the new covered patio which is a great space to take in the afternoon sun with a glass of wine.

We have Foxtel which covers all your TV viewing plus a variety of popular APPS such as Netflix, Stan and Optus Sport.

We also have a record player and a collection of vinyl LPs for you to enjoy. They originate from our growing years…without giving away our ages! Some are from our parents, and some are far from perfect but if you are in the mood for some music then please enjoy. 

When you book our Back Cottage you have a fully gated, secure and fully fenced property which is completely private.

All this just a short walk to the Cafes and restaurants of Katoomba and conveniently located to get to all the sights, walks and lookouts.


Careel Cottages
34 Gates Avenue
NSW 2780

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Careel Cottages are offered individually or can be booked together. 

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Week Night Weekend Night Minimum Stay
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFER 12 Apr 24 28 Apr 24 $225 $225 1 Night
28 Apr 24 30 Jun 24 $220 $260 1 Night
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 30 Jun 24 21 Jul 24 $260 $260 1 Night
21 Jul 24 25 Sep 24 $220 $260 1 Night
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 25 Sep 24 13 Oct 24 $260 $260 1 Night
13 Oct 24 19 Dec 24 $220 $260 1 Night
XMAS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 19 Dec 24 31 Jan 25 $275 $275 1 Night
31 Jan 25 11 Apr 25 $225 $275 1 Night
EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 11 Apr 25 26 Apr 25 $275 $275 1 Night
26 Apr 25 04 Jul 25 $225 $275 1 Night


  • Checkin 2:00 PM
  • Check out 10:00 AM
  • $110 Cleaning Fee per stay
  • Self check-in with lockbox
  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed
  • No smoking

Please leave the cottage clean and respect our neighbours by not being noisy.

We love hearing from our guests and appreciate the insights they give our future guests. If you could spare a few moments, we'd love for you to write a few comments about your stay. Simply click. the Add Guestbook Entry button below and start typing!

Thank you, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Sharon & Steve

"...Great quaint little place just off the Main Street in Katoomba. The place is as described with all you expect in a fully furnished apartment. Steve communicates almost instantly and shares lots of information about the local area, walks etc.
Highly recommended!.."


05 Jun 2024

"..Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We felt right at home when we arrived, the place was spotless! Cosy and comfortable. A perfect stay! Thanks for having us!."


03 Jun 2024

I had visited the mountains a few times now, Steve and Sharon's place is so far the best! Comfy bed, Netflix and huge yard for my dog to run around, will definitely stay again.

Erin Wu

30 May 2024

One of the best Airbb I've stayed at. The property was kept clean and we felt at home from the minute we checked in. Steve was very responsive and provided clear instructions on any questions I had. Will definitely be back again!


24 May 2024

Steve's place was great. I was staying there for the ultramarathon weekend, and the location was perfect. It was close to the town centre. The house faced away from the road, so it was quiet and peaceful. The house was clean, tidy and toasty, which was great as the weekend was freezing in the mountains. It was one of the best places I have stayed in the mountains. It's worth it, and I will be back again.

Ganesh V

20 May 2024

We loved our stay here! It's close to Katoomba town centre and Steve was so helpful in giving us local recommendations and was quick to respond to questions. It was very clean and we felt right at home. Thank you


12 May 2024

Pretty beautiful home and so close to everything you could want at the Blue Mountains. Renovations just made our stay more comfortable and excellent value for money as well!
There was a lot of thought from the host, making sure we were warm etc extra blankets, linens.


18 Apr 2024

Beautiful location, well thought out cottage, clean, felt like home away from home


16 Apr 2024

Thank you for your place. It was clean and exactly as described. Parking was easy. Short walk to the main strip. Beautiful!


14 Apr 2024

Lovely and excellent value stay in Katoomba, which is so handy for blue mountains hikes, scenic world, etc. Electric blankets for all the beds for the cooler evenings were a great touch! We loved our stay here and wished we weren't on such a whistle stop tour so were only here one night.


13 Apr 2024

Great spot to stay while you explore the blue mountains, very well heated!


09 Apr 2024

Great spot, quiet with plenty of room


26 Mar 2024

Our stay was great! Steve was super communicative and made it easy to check in and out! Would recommend!


19 Mar 2024

We loved this space and would definitely come back again. It's a perfect two bedroom really close to the town of Katoomba. Steve got in touch to offer us early check in which was very much appreciated and pretty rare in my experience. We were traveling with a toddler and a dog so that kind of flexibility was fantastic. Highly recommend


14 Mar 2024

Had a great time at Steve place. He was incredibly responsive and accomodating. Would totally recommend.
The house is very cosy and has lots of ways to keep it warm, heaters stoves etc giving it a very warm feeling.
Good walking distance from the Main Street, if you have a car there's heaps of parking space in front of the house / On the road


16 Feb 2024

Beautiful place to stay, within walking distance of the lovely little town centre. The place itself was immaculate and
The extras provided were fab, twinnings tea bags, coffee pods, salt/pepper/oil/some milk.
4mins drive from scenic world. Steve gave recommendations and the basil nut in town was fab for food.
TV was perfect for the kiddos with Netflix.
Easy check in and check out. Steve was super responsive with messages and I would highly recommend this place.


10 Feb 2024

Idyllic cottage with plenty of character and charm. Perfectly located near Katoomba's town centre with everything a short stroll, or an even shorter drive, away. The place was very clean and tidy and had everything you'd need. Thanks for the wonderful stay, Steve and Sharon, would stay again!

Chris Hill

14 Jan 2024

It's great when you get what you are sold, even better when it exceeds expectations. The cottage did both. And we loved the selection of old vinyl records (young generations may need to look this up) and the sound system rolling back the years and introducing a different level of charm. Fireplace is awesome and everything was great.

Mark Cumming

02 Jan 2024

Fantastic stay! We came from America to visit the Blue Mountains and loved how close to stores and a variety of restaurants this place was. So spacious and all you need for cooking, baking and sleeping! Very modern with incredible fireplace and heated blankets that kept us warm. I 100% recommend this stay!

Madison Chen

22 Dec 2023

Great location, very comfortable accommodation, excellent host we will be back

Lee Hill

21 Dec 2023

nice and clean place, private location, easy driving to all Amenities


18 Dec 2023

Thank you for thoughtfulness of the host make us feel at home. My children enjoy the cleanness and my wife impressed by all the kitchen utensils are clean and in order.
We will definitely recommend to friends!

Liang Cheng

13 Dec 2023

Steve was an excellent host! It was well stocked and well set up for a family and also a great outdoor patio area. It was a short walk to all restaurants and amenities. Would definitely stay there again.

Angela Wright

08 Dec 2023

Great place to stay! Close to the high street and Echo Point. Loved the space too


06 Dec 2023

This experience exceeded expectations. The cozy cottage was meticulously clean, and the host's attention to detail was evident in every corner. The location was convenient, providing easy access to local attractions. Communication with the host was seamless, making the overall stay enjoyable. Highly recommend for a comfortable and memorable getaway.

Phil Nickl

04 Dec 2023

Very pleasant stay - well equipped and great having two bathrooms.
Great location for access to the Blue Mountains and all the main sites.
Worth noting that there didn't seem to be too many places open to eat early in the week in Katoomba

Rosemary Slatter

30 Nov 2023

Carell cottages (back cottage) was a great place to stay. It was close to the main street of Katoomba whilst also feeling quiet and peaceful. The information provided about the cabin and local recommendations were outstanding, very clear and helpful. I would recommend a stay here to anyone.

Freya Stromsvag

19 Nov 2023

Back Cottage is a lovely place to stay. It is spacious and has everything you need. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms which worked well for us. We enjoyed the outside space with the barbecue and would have gladly stayed longer. Careel cottages are in a good location, a 10 minute (uphill) walk into Katoomba centre or a walk through a beautiful meadow behind towards Scenic World and Prince Henry Cliff walk. We would very much recommend a stay here and would book again if we come back to the Blue Mountains.
Thank you Steve and Sharon

Alison Sturdy

18 Nov 2023

We spent one night in Steve's house. Everything was just as the description. We booked the place on the same day. Steve answered us immediately. The place is very nice and clean. We would have stayed longer if we could.

Nadine Vargas

15 Nov 2023

We had a very pleasant stay at the back cottage. It felt cozy as soon as we walked in the door. The kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable. We would definitely come back here if we visit the Blue Mountains in the future.

Joe Wimberger

13 Nov 2023

Very comfortable and well appointed accommodation. We would definitely stay there again.

Raffaelle Vecchio

08 Nov 2023

Excellent place for a family holiday!! Careel Cottages met all our expectations!! Friendly hosts with great communication. Had a hassle free check-in and checkout.

It's tastefully decorated and has a homely vibe. Quite spacious and located in a peaceful area. It has a huge and green backyard, that's visited by beautiful birds.

It has all the required amenities for a comfortable stay including a full modern kitchen and laundry.
Not to forget the mini library and record collection. Lots of blankets and heating options for a cold day!!
We also used the extended dining area for office work.

Special thanks to the hosts for keeping chocolates and a high chair for our kid, which was indeed a lovely gesture.

Highly recommended.
We'll visit again.

Suyash and Rithika

02 Nov 2023

Nice place! I would recommend staying here. However, no bed linen provided for the 2nd room unless you notify the owner prior to your arrival.

Richard De Kunder

01 Nov 2023

Great location, close to everything.

Teresa Char

26 Oct 2023

We had a great stay at Careel cottages. We were in Katoomba on a canyoning trip and would happily stay again at the Careel cottages. The easy and comprehensive instructions made check in a breeze and the fireplaces in each cabin made for a warm and cozy stay. There are plenty of blankets, modern and updated furnishings and fittings and everything was extremely clean.
We could walk easily to mountain culture brewery for some post canyoning beers and the back cottage is WAY bigger than it looks in photos which meant we could all gather together in the back cottage comfortably despite being a group across both cottages.
Additional benefits are the outdoor clothesline where we could hang out wet gear and the nice outdoor settings which we didn't get to use because it was cold weather, but would be nice on a warmer day.
You will not be disappointed if you choose these cottages.


09 Oct 2023

We love staying in the back cottage! This is our third time staying there and we won’t stay anywhere else. Steve and Sharon are amazing hosts, super helpful and provide everything we need for a wonderful getaway. Thank you again! Julie and family.


03 Oct 2023

We had a lovely stay in the back cottage. Very clean and cozy, the coffee machine and pantry staples were a nice touch and loved the gas fireplace!


20 Sep 2023

We had a beautiful stay, the cottage was immaculate and so cosy in the evenings with the fire. Easy to follow instructions for everything and a nice peaceful location. An easy walk to town and short drive to walking and riding tracks. Defiantly would visit again!

Ali Betreen

15 Sep 2023

Great listing in nice location!

Marley Young

13 Sep 2023

Steve was extremely helpful and responsive when messaging about the cottage. He was friendly. We had a warm, cosy and super fun stay in Katoomba catching up as a small group of friends. Would definitely stay again and recommend to my friends.

Bianca Schiemer

10 Sep 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in the back cottage, it is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully equipped like home away from home. It is in a perfect position as it’s just a short drive to scenic world, echo point lookout & other
scenic walking trails . We would definitely stay here again in the future. Thank you to Steve & Sharon for sharing the property 🙏.

Deborah Logue

07 Sep 2023

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in the back cottage for the weekend.
The cottage has everything you will need for a very comfortable stay. The gas fire was amazing and there is even a very enviable vinyl record collection. Who could ask for more!
Very reasonable rates for a first class stay.
Thank you Steve and Sharen for a memorable stay.

Linda Cooper

03 Sep 2023

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in the back cottage for the weekend.
The cottage has everything you will need for a very comfortable stay. The gas fire was amazing and there is even a very enviable vinyl record collection. Who could ask for more!
Very reasonable rates for a first class stay.
Thank you Steve and Sharen for a memorable stay.

Linda Cooper

03 Sep 2023

We had a lovely stay in Katoomba. We stayed in the back cottage, which had plenty of room for a family of 4. The gas heater was wonderful after a long day out in the cold. Would recommend.


20 Jul 2023

The house is stylish and comfortable. With the fireplace in the living room, the whole room is warm. The kitchen is awesome with all facilities we need to cook. Steve is helpful and responsive to our enquiry. My family has a lovely stay.

Shook Wan Tai

05 Jul 2023

What a great little place Careel Cottage is. We stayed in the back cottage which is a fabulous space with a great design. It’s super comfortable and the heating is A1 and the gas fire place is amazing. The new induction cooktop won my husband over and the fenced back yard was great for Marley. We stayed in and cooked up a storm. It’s definitely big enough for 2 couples with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We loved everything about Careel Cottage and will definitely return.

Suzanne van Putten

04 Jul 2023

This cottage is located in a quiet street opposite a beautiful park but only 5 minutes walk to town. You can enjoy the space with friends/family and your pups. The cottage is well thought out and has everything you need, with the added bonus of a beautiful gas fire and record player. Service provided by the owners is excellent.

Kate Faulkner

25 Jun 2023

We stayed at Steve's place for two nights and we loved the coziness of it.
It was just perfect for what we needed. We will definitely come back again.

Nathan Williams

19 Jun 2023

There is nothing left to thank a lot. They were always very attentive and their house is very beautiful, I would come back again.

Gabriela Carvajalino

17 Jun 2023

Nice cosy accommodation for families. Clear instructions from the host. The host was responsive to messages and was able to communicate through chat to amend our date of booking when we had a change of plan. Was able to walk from the accommodation to Katoomba Street where the restaurants are. It takes 30min to walk to Katoomba Falls which is a good workout in the morning. Highly recommended.

Mabel Goh

08 Jun 2023

We stayed at the back cottage. Visited Careel Cottages during the cold season and my friends and I were happy with the amenities provided. I would say that the owner has made good efforts for the house to feel like a home away from home: there were books, vinyl records, and a fully equipped kitchen which made it so convenient for us to cook. We also loved the fireplace and overall cleanliness of the hse. Would totally recommend this location to stay when in Katoomba!

Isobel Nga

23 May 2023

My wife and I stayed here with our18 month old daughter. We were very impressed with the space, child friendly and the heating options were perfect. If I’m back in Katoomba I’d happily stay here again. Steve was brilliant with his communication, cannot speak higher of our experience.

Jason May

09 May 2023

We had a lovely stay at Careel Cottages. The accommodation was well appointed and very comfortable. Steve and Sharon communicated really well and check in was very easy. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to explore the Blue Mountains

David Leask

05 May 2023

On arrival we felt immediately at home and once the fabulous heating went on it was truly warm and cosy. We had my 95 year old mum with us and she found it easy to navigate inside the house and appreciated how warm it was on a particularly cold couple of mountain days. The furniture and fittings are quality and perfect for a lovely stay in the mountains

Patricia Waterson

03 May 2023

Nice home, Thanks

Korrakot Trasuvan

26 Apr 2023

I had a wonderful stay at Careel Cottages (Back Cottage)! The Cottage was impeccably clean an cosy, with all the amenities I needed for a comfortable stay.The early check in was a real bonus, and the central location in Katoomba made it easy for me to explore all the major sights and restaurants in the area. The host was friendly and helpful, making me feel right at home. I highly recommend Careel Cottages to anyone looking for a convenient and enjoyable stay in Katoomba.

Kelly Khuu

25 Apr 2023

Steves home was fantastic!! Everything was as per photos and he was easy to communicate with. The location is so close to Katoomba town centre and a great starting point to explore the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Will def book Careel Cottages again if available when visiting the area

Cara Doherty

05 Mar 2023

Awesome and spacious spot, full of amenities, would return!

Lindsey Morgulis

03 Mar 2023

Steves place was ideal for our visit to the Blue Mountains. The Cottage was spotlessly clean and was provided with everything you would need. Communication with Steve was very straightforward and we were very happy with our stay. We would highly recommend Careel Cottages.

Paul Redmond

01 Mar 2023

A Gem! Large and spacious, clean and comfortable. Close to grocery store, liquor store and train station. Right next to Gully Park, which tells the heartbreaking history of this absolutely beautiful area.

Ilse Peters

23 Feb 2023

We can strongly recommend Careel Cottages while visiting the Blue Mountains and Katoomba for a short or long time stay. The lovely, spacious Cottage has everything you need to feel comfortable after a day out exploring

Tommy Honegger

17 Feb 2023

We all four felt very comfortable checking in for our second stay at Careel Cottages. Roomy lounge, kitchen and dining areas perfect for us and including our young adults and grandchild when they visited for a meal. Having two modern full bathrooms for two couples is an added bonus. Well-equipped kitchen and ample supplies for cold weather. A little care needed in negotiating the driveway past the Front Cottage.

Jennifer Williams

12 Feb 2023

We had a relaxing and comfortable stay in the back cottage. Very easy to get in and out of town, around to the magnificent scenery and iconic landmarks with just enough time to take in coffee, cake and food a plenty in the town and around and about. The cottage is well appointed and easy enough to self cater if that’s your thing. Super clean and comfortable. Certainly worth considering if you plan on staying in the area.

Paul Degney

07 Feb 2023

Really great retreat in Blue Mountains: Plenty of space. Plenty of equipment. Bed was really comfy. Recommend

Keith Bowden

05 Feb 2023

Thank you Steve for allowing us to stay at the amazing little cottage. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. Highly recommend to other travellers.

Julie Mann

17 Jan 2023

Great little base to explore Katoomba from. Clean and well furnished, Steve’s place had everything we needed

Liv Alston

13 Jan 2023

My mum and I stayed in the back cottage along with my dog Rosie. The house is clean and spacious and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are plenty of blankets and great heating. The beds are comfortable and the area is really quiet. The backyard is perfect for a dog with a fence and gate, and very peaceful with lovely trees all around and birds singing. There is a beautiful park and walking track just across the road. It's a 2-minute drive to the centre of Katoomba, probably a 10 minute a walk if you'd like some up-hill exercise (!!) We would definitely stay again, thank you for having us =)))


11 Jan 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Careel Cottages Back Cottage in November. It is a very spacious and well-appointed cottage in a nice peaceful location. Steve was quick to respond to a query we had during our stay, which was really appreciated and the whole stay went very smoothly. I would stay again if I was coming back to the area.


09 Jan 2023

We had a fantastic stay at the Cottage, with great communication from Steve. Quite street in a central location was perfect walking to local shops and restaurants.
The record player and vinyl collection was a very nice addition.

Paul Beer

08 Jan 2023

Steve’s property is very well located in a quiet street near the town centre. Steve provided all the necessary details prior to check in. The place was clean with
All amenities for 6 Adults.

Highly recommend and we will definitely stay here in the future

Nishanth D’Souza

05 Jan 2023

A very peaceful, charming cottage with lots of amenities. Steve was very helpful and answered all our questions quickly.
We highly recommend this place.

Patricia MacLachlan

03 Jan 2023

Beautiful place, felt like home, good size backyard, Steve was amazing

CA Rahul

25 Dec 2022

Steve’s Back Cottage is well equipped and spacious. The heating facilities in all rooms are all good enough to keep us warm in the Blue Mountains area.

Edward Tsang

19 Dec 2022

Katoomba Short Stay
Property had everything we needed and more. Steve and Sharon have really set this place up nicely. Fenced area for our puppy, plus all amenities that we needed. Relatively short (but uphill) walk to the Main Street of Katoomba, or a 2 minute drive. We could not be happier with the place itself, and the location. We will certainly be looking at this place on our next trip up to the Blue Mountains.

David Bonney

17 Dec 2022

We loved our stay at Steve’s Careel Cottages
Matched the photos, lovely and clean and near to Katoomba centre.
Great yard for our dog.
Would definitely stay again.

Samantha Kwok

11 Dec 2022

Only a brief stay but would like to have stayed longer as it was so homely. Would definitely recommend. Would also recommend getting up to view the 3 Sisters at sunrise.

Susan Hammersly

09 Dec 2022

Location of Careel Cottages is really great. Its modern design gives the coziness. I liked there are 2 sofas with one of them is convertible sofa bed to accommodate 6 of us without talking away the comfort of the living room. The kitchen is well equipped with everything for a simple cooking when we don’t feel like dining out. The instant heaters really help in the morning as it was still quite cold. We enjoyed a walk at the little lake opposite the cottage in one of the evenings. It gave a very peaceful feeling with the great sunset. Overall, my family had a great experience staying at the cottage. Everyone including our teenage children enjoyed staying at the cottage. Thanks to Steve and Sharon for their responsiveness on my emails. Oh, almost forgot to mention that the complementary container of candies and chocolates in the fridge makes my children happy too. Thank you 😄

Adrian LH

08 Dec 2022

Very cosy Airbnb with all the essentials. Check in process was easy and the location is perfect. Would definitely stay here again.

Ashleigh Gorak

28 Nov 2022

Steves place is a great home from home. It was super quiet. Lovely and warm and very spacious. All the small touches are very thoughtful. It is as described and close to local shops and attractions. Happy to recommend.

Angela Sly

16 Nov 2022

Nice time, very functional cottage with all facilities

Gagan Arneja

13 Nov 2022

The cottage was lovely, the bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay

Jan Bennett

08 Nov 2022

Great value for money, great location and super clean! Highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

Jarilyn Berry

20 Oct 2022

Careel Back Cottage is spacious, clean and fresh and is well-appointed. Steve and Sharon make bookings straightforward and simple with their prompt and clear communications. We love staying here, with its close proximity to walk into town for entertainment. The efficient gas fire heats the place in a jiffy on your return, and the beds are comfortable and warm for a good night’s sleep. No complaints from us! Thank you Steve and Sharon.


19 Oct 2022

We loved staying at Careel Cottages. Great Location, with everything you need.
Will definitely be back.


18 Oct 2022

Stunning Cottage in a perfect location. The town was just a few minutes away. When we first arrived, we were given clear instructions for checking in. The cottage had a beautiful fireplace that warmed the place right up. All essential amenities were provided. The beds had electric blankets which was a welcome extra touch due to it being so cold up at the Blue Mountains.
Definitely recommend staying here and when we are next up at the Blue Mountains we will return to stay here every time.
Thanks to Steve and Sharon

Michelle Fazzari

05 Oct 2022

House is clean and cosy. The fireplace and heaters made the house very warm and comfy to stay in though it was super cold outside.

Elaine Yang, Singapore

04 Oct 2022

We have recently stayed in the Back Cottage. This is our 2nd time staying here and it didn’t disappoint. Steve is great at communicating and is a great host. The cottage is warm and comfortable with everything you need included. It is a very quiet and private place to stay. When we return to Katoomba, or if family and friends are looking for a place to stay, we will definitely recommend Careel Cottage.


27 Sep 2022

Great Location and to be able to take my dog was soo great!!

Vynka Hallam

23 Sep 2022

A cosy cottage, perfectly located near town! The cottage was really spacious and had everything we needed for our stay.
Steve was an amazing host; we’d definitely come back again!

Khyanne Dsylva

16 Sep 2022

Felt very much at home, very well equipped, great location. Very thoughtful with the little rugs but didn’t really need it coz the fire kept the whole place cosy. Highly recommend 👍

Robyn Drerdge

10 Sep 2022

Hi, guys! What can I say about Careel ‘Back’ Cottage…maybe I should start with the ease and readiness of Steve’s communication? The spot on directions and explanations (idiot guest notwithstanding!) The cleanliness, beautifully maintained accommodation? Maybe the super comfy beds and really well equipped kitchen? The cozy comfort? Great location?
Whichever point of fact is important to you when you consider booking….Careel Cottages ticks all the boxes!
We had a great stay catching up with old friends and it was the perfect place in which to do it. Thank you Steve and Sharon….will certainly book again! 😃😘 S

Susan Ing

31 Aug 2022

We had a great stay! The location was excellent and walkable to the town centre. There was also a handy park/lake opposite - ideal for our dog. The house was well appointed and very comfortable. The cosy fireplace was also a fantastic addition. We highly recommend this stay.

Aman Singh

29 Aug 2022

We stayed in the back cottage with our three small children- affectionately known by them as our “little blue house in the mountains”. Communication with the owner was easy, he was always quick and willing to answer any of our questions pre arrival. The cottage was lovely and clean, and contained everything we needed for our stay, and more. There were heaters and blankets galore! Winter in the blue mountains is colddddd, but we were all snug as a bug in this cute little cottage. Thankyou for a wonderful stay Steve and Sharon, we would happily revisit, and recommend your place to others.


24 Aug 2022

Couldn’t ask for a nicer stay in Katoomba. Lovely and warm, well stocked kitchen, updated and modern bathrooms, easy access and great location

Nicholas Lillywhite

22 Aug 2022

We really enjoyed our stay, it was so clean and tidy and had plenty of heating options which was so good for our winter stay, loved the gas fireplace! Location was also very convenient, close to shops and bushwalks. The hosts were very generous with information on walks around the area and things to do! Would recommend this place for visitors to Katoomba.

Lisa Mare

15 Aug 2022

Thanks Steve for letting us stay in the Cottage with our dog, the house is a good size and has everything we need and close to Katoomba centre. We will surely stay again

Regina Leung

01 Aug 2022

We really enjoyed our second stay at Careel Cottages. It’s a great location and a welcoming place to relax while exploring the stunning Blue Mountains area. Great hosts and excellent communication and booking experience.

Mark and Amelia

30 Jul 2022

Thanks Steve….. another good few nights at your comfy cottage - see you again for sure…

Alison McCrossen

29 Jul 2022

Good location, perfectly warm and cozy on cold rainy days.

Lukas Jansen

23 Jul 2022

Beautiful homely cottage with wonderful heating. Close to the town centre, you could actually walk there instead of driving. Clean and tidy. So many beautiful warm blankets to snuggle up in front of the fireplace and watch TV. Excellent hosts and communication during Covid lockdowns. I would highly recommend this place to others and would definitely stay there again…

Stacy Maidment

18 Jul 2022

This was our second stay at the back Cottage, it was just as good as our first experience. Immaculately clean and cosy with everything you could want for a break to the blue mountains. The back garden is fully fenced for the dog and the property is in walking distance of the town center and a short drive from amazing walks and tourist attractions. Highly recommend.

Karen Swanwick

12 Jul 2022

This was our second stay at the back Cottage, it was just as good as our first experience. Immaculately clean and cosy with everything you could want for a break to the blue mountains. The back garden is fully fenced for the dog and the property is in walking distance of the town center and a short drive from amazing walks and tourist attractions. Highly recommend.

Karen Swanwick

12 Jul 2022

Thanks for a wonderful stay: the Back Cottage was spacious, comfortable and cosy and the yard was wonderful for our toddler and dog to run around. The location was great - nice and close to town with an easy dog walk just across the road, but quiet and safe. It’s often hard to find a lovely and secure pet-friendly (and child-friendly!) space - the Back Cottage was just perfect.

Julia M

21 Jun 2022

Trip to 3 sisters
We really enjoyed our stay at Blue Mountains the cottage was so warm and cosy with everything we needed. It was located within walking distance to the shops and restaurants. We brought our fur baby, so it was fantastic there was a fully enclosed fence to keep him safe. Loved our stay would return again.
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Janette Sinn

12 May 2022

Just stayed at Steve's cottage for the weekend and it was an amazing one! If you are looking for a cosy place to stay, the
cottage is exactly what you need. Large open space with plenty of room to hangout. We loved having the fire on whilst
spinning some vinyl on the record player. There is everything you need and the place is curated in every single detail. After
a long day adventuring coming back to the cottage to enjoy a glass of red and a movie is a great way to enjoy all that the
mountains have to offer. Warm, modern and perfectly located near the town center. Steve was super helpful and the place
was spotless. Cannot wait to stay at the cottage again soon! Highly recommended.

Martina Piazzoli

29 Mar 2022

Had another fantastic stay at Careel Cottages. This time explored more world class sites and took a walk around the Gully just out the front of the property, which has cultural and historical significance to indigenous communities. We always love to binge movies with the kids and the hosts, Steve and Sharon are very accomodating to make every stay comfortable. Highly recommend.

John R

28 Feb 2022

Had another fantastic stay at Careel Cottages. This time explored more world class sites and took a walk around the Gully just out the front of the property, which has cultural and historical significance to indigenous communities. We always love to binge movies with the kids and the hosts, Steve and Sharon are very accomodating to make every stay comfortable. Highly recommend.

John R

28 Feb 2022

Careel Cottages is a lovely place to stay, and the Back Cottage was perfect for me. I especially liked the natural light in the dining/kitchen area in the morning, the gas fireplace in the living room, the fenced yard for dogs, and the native birds who visited the garden. I hope to return again soon.


18 Feb 2022

Lovely cottage set in a peaceful spot . Perfect getaway for our family of 4. Clean and cosy cottage . Great location close to the duck pond for kids to run around and so close to town centre . Highly recommend .

Leena Bergagnin

27 Jan 2022

The location of this beauty was amazing... Quiet, peaceful and close to the main town has this cottage getting a 5 star rating!! All communication was responded quickly, check in was seamless and all photos were everything you can hope for. Oh and the Gas Fire ... this truly heated up the cottage quickly what a fantastic addition to this homely little cottage.
If you are planning a stay in the area I would recommend this for couples , families OR group of friends!


19 Jan 2022

Cute little 2bedroom cottage. Very nice set up inside. Has everything you need. Plenty of warm blankets available as well as fans & heaters. Close to the centre. Steve let us check in early which was nice. Great place for value. Thank you for letting us stay will be back again 😁


19 Jan 2022

thanks Steve for another great visit - so good to get back to the Mountains since Covid - cottage is lovely as ever - very cosy and comfortable

Alison McCrossan

04 Dec 2021

A fantastic home to enjoy the Blue Mountains. Close to cliff top walks and also the restaurants and shops. Really comfy beds, excellent facilities and incredible gas fire that heats up the whole cottage. Next time we will stay longer!!!

Prunella Booth

22 Oct 2021

Steve was the perfect host and communications were always timely

Steven Percival

18 Oct 2021

Our home in the Blue Mountains! We and our dogs love it!

Marianne and Tom

18 Oct 2021

We had a great time staying here. Travelled as a family of 6 (4 young kids), the place was a perfect retreat for us to relax. We spent time exploring local walks and the town and then returned to enjoy watching a movie and reading books around the lovely gas fire. The couches in the lounge room are really comfy! The kitchen is well equipped and allowed me to cook meals with ease, whilst the open plan layout meant I could keep an eye on the kids. The place was very clean and all appliances etc. were in good working order. Highly recommended and will hopefully stay here again in the future. Thank you!

Ben Bridges

15 Oct 2021

Beautiful property
The house is amazing. It is very clean, nice kitchen and specious living area. My puppies enjoyed the big backyard. It is great location for shopping and eat out too. We enjoyed the place so much. Thank you Steve for updating information. We would love to come back again. Thank you.

Chikako N

17 May 2021

May 2021
Steve’s accomodation was great. Clean and very comfortable. Good heating. Well equiped kitchen. Shops and restaurants close by. Leisure Centre just down the road, walking distance. All tourist attractions close by. Would stop again if we ever visit the Blue Mountains.

May 2021
Great place to stay. Clean and comfortable.

April 2021
Great stay - Steve is a friendly host. Highly recommend if you need a place to stay near Katoomba

Response from Steve
April 2021
Thanks Jeremy it was a pleasure having you stay

April 2021
This was our 2nd stay at Careel Cottage (back cottage). We love this place. Such a cosy and stylish space.

Response from Steve
April 2021
Thanks Emma

April 2021
We had a lovely stay at Steve’s place. Great amenities and very clean. It had everything we needed. In a great location and very close to town. Highly recommend staying there.


01 Apr 2021

A great place to getaway either with friends and the family. Walking distance to Katoomba town - restaurants and shops. A beautiful peaceful to enjoy the serenity and take it easy. A lovely neat, modern place. Definitely recommend.


01 Oct 2020

The house is absolutely gorgeous and we enjoyed our stay. Great location as it was really close to the Katoomba town and the Three Sisters. It is also very handy for guests with dogs as it’s close to a dog park. Highly recommended!


01 Aug 2020

Steve’s place in Katoomba was perfect for our quick stay. The home itself was impeccable, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were spotless. Loved the fireplace and view in the morning, patio in the afternoon, and the vinyls were a hit with our group any time of day. Perfectly close to downtown, we had a great time all around.


01 Nov 2019

Had a lovely time here. Pictures are accurate and place is immaculate. Very close to town center and all conveniences one hopes for on a holiday. Would definitely stay again.


01 Nov 2019

Steve was very responsive even with the time zone difference. He was so accommodating with our check in. The place is within walking distance to shops, cafes, and grocery store. We enjoyed pick up groceries and grilling out. Heaters in all rooms made everything toasty warm on chilly mornings. Perfect place to relax after long flights from USA.


01 Sep 2019

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