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Front Cottage

Front Cottage

$150 - $230 AUD


Our recently renovated 2 bedroom Front Cottage offers modern elegant accommodation for up to 4 people. 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.

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Our recently renovated 2 bedroom Front Cottage offers compact yet elegant accommodation for up to 4 people. We also have a Travel cot for guests travelling with infants.

A new kitchen with easy-to-use appliances that blend into a great living area with high vaulted ceilings giving a real feeling of space. A cozy real flame gas log fire adds to the ambiance.

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.

The Front Cottage consists of two bedrooms with Queen beds in both.

The vaulted ceilings give a feeling of space in the lounge/dining area and the warmth of the natural gas real flame log fire adds that final touch. The kitchen is a galley-style contemporary themed design with everything you need to entertain and cook at home.

A new bathroom and great new outdoor deck with BBQ completes the property.

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

The Front Cottage has off street parking for up to 2 cars. If you are travelling by train to the area we are located a 15 min walk or short taxi ride from the station in the main street.


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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Description From To Weekly Monthly Week Night Weekend Night Minimum Stay
SPECIAL OFFER 18 Jun 24 20 Jun 24 - - $150 - 1 Night
SPECIAL OFFER 28 Jun 24 01 Jul 24 - - $150 $175 1 Night
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 30 Jun 24 21 Jul 24 - - $220 $220 1 Night
21 Jul 24 25 Sep 24 - - $190 $220 1 Night
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 25 Sep 24 13 Oct 24 - - $220 $220 1 Night
13 Oct 24 20 Dec 24 - - $190 $220 1 Night
XMAS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 20 Dec 24 31 Jan 25 - - $230 $230 1 Night
31 Jan 25 11 Apr 25 - - $195 $230 1 Night
EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 11 Apr 25 26 Apr 25 - - $230 $230 1 Night
26 Apr 25 04 Jul 25 - - $195 $230 1 Night


  • Check in 2:00 PM
  • Check out 10:00 AM
  • $90 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

super convenient location! cosy place, we loved it. very thoughtful to what guests would need. beautiful park just opposite this cottage. we enjoyed our stay very much.


02 Jun 2024

Cozy little house located at the heart of Katoomba. Kitchen had all the amenities for us to cook a simple meal. The living area had a warm fireplace for us to gather around. Bed was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend :)


06 May 2024

It's our second time at Steve's cottage and this time it was the front. As expected, it was an enjoyable stay. Will come back again


04 May 2024

Me and My friends super like the place, it is homey and we felt very comfortable


03 May 2024

We absolutely loved our stay, the place is perfect! Definitely recommend for a short or long stay and so close to all the Blue mountains attractions and Great food!!


01 May 2024

Lovely spot. Well located for all the Blue Mountains has to offer. Our only disappointment was that we didn't have more time to enjoy the home!
Clean, tidy & spotlessly clean. Everything was in working order.
Steve sent clear check in instructions & also let us know that we could check in early.
Highly recommended.


29 Apr 2024

Our family had a great time at Careel Cottages. The front cottage where we stayed was very comfortable and very clean. It was fairly cold at the time we visited, but the gas heater was a lovely addition to the cottage which warmed us up quickly. All the beds and furnishings were very comfortable and modern. The location of the cottage was very convenient being very close to Katoomba shops and Scenic world. I would highly recommend staying at the Careel Cottages and would love to go back again to this accommodation in the future.

Justine Mills

20 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.


15 Apr 2024

Enjoyed our stay


09 Apr 2024

Exactly as it said on the tin!
Great value, cosy, comfortable and clean!


08 Apr 2024

Amazing location super clean and quiet


27 Mar 2024

Overall, had a really great stay. The property was just as advertised and made a really great getaway for our time in the blue mountains. We would definitely be back


24 Mar 2024

It was a great place to stay, close to shops and all the sights in Katoomba.
The cottage was well equipped, comfy beds and we were very pleased with the coffee machine and milk frother!!


15 Feb 2024

Lovely peaceful spot in Katoomba. Easily walkable to the central area of town. I'd recommend staying here :).


13 Feb 2024

Thad a great stay at Steve's place. It's a short walk/drive from main street Katoomba. It was very comfortable and warm considering how cold it can get there. I appreciated the communication to advise we could check in earlier if we wanted and the clear instructions.


11 Feb 2024

Steve was really helpful especially as I got the initial dates wrong booking. He is very responsive too. The place was ion an excellent location, walking distance to everything with a beautiful park across the road. Steve's place is dog friendly which was a must for me as I wanted to bring Lilly with me to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and walks.
Thanks for a great stay and we hope to be back.


08 Feb 2024

Great Place!

Zoe Woodcock

18 Jan 2024

To be honest it's the best place I stayed in blue mountains area.
Very peaceful and surrounded with greens. There's a natural walk right outside. It's also very close to Woolies and all the restaurants on main street. Around 15 minutes walk. It's a bit of a hill but you can easily park your car at the end of the road, then just 5 minutes flat walking, or park at Woolies if not busy.
Super clean inside with modern furniture. Has everything you ever needed except shampoo. But we like to bring our own so not an issue.
Will definitely book again if staying in blue mountains in the future.

Eric Yuchi

28 Dec 2023

Home is cosy and well-kept. Location is near a beautiful lake and The Gully. Short walk to amenities and short drive to many scenic lookouts and trails near the blue mountains. Highly recommended!

Derek Foo

03 Dec 2023

We had a great time visiting the Blue Mountains and staying in Steve's property. It's in an ideal location meaning you can quickly drive to lots of the main sights or even walk. The property itself is perfect for two couples with great bedrooms, all the amenities you could need, and perfectly clean! We also found the price to be really reasonable for the blue mountains.
Thanks for the great stay :)

Nicola Critten

26 Nov 2023

Great place to discover the blue mountains. House was fully equiped and info very clear.


24 Nov 2023

Steve managed to accommodate an earlier check-in which was very useful for our toddler. Highly recommend this place.

Gilles Chan Liat

19 Nov 2023

Fantastic location short walk to Katoomba. Would highly recommend

Carla Gutjahr

18 Nov 2023

Full check-in information, location, clean and very nice house, close to all places to visit, parking is available in the house. Recommended.

Pintula Vatjanapukka

07 Nov 2023

Great little place for the 2 of us to stay and go walking in the blue mountains. And only a 10 min walk from the high street.

Steve Howe

01 Nov 2023

The front cottage was in a quiet and convenient location. The beds were extremely comfortable. It was well equipped. Steve was easy to deal with and very accomodating. Communication was excellent. Highly responsive. Loved the little touches with the supplies.


25 Oct 2023

Spotlessly clean, nicely appointed, with off street parking and a great location. The heaters and fireplace kept the cottage cosy on the cold nights. Mattresses were very comfortable for a great night's sleep. Communication with the owners was seamless, allowing for effortless check-in. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again on our next visit to the Blue Mountains.


24 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 spent 4 nights here in the front cottage and it was really peaceful. Great location (walking distance to Mountain Culture) and an easy drive to other places worth visiting. Would come back for sure.

Jim Leone

03 Oct 2023

Our family of 3 stayed 2 nights at the Front Cottage recently and enjoyed our stay very much. The place is clean and nicely furnished, allowing us a comfortable break with everything we needed for homemade breakfast or meals. The instructions for check in and parking are clear and useful information such as nearby walks, recommended restaurants and things to do is also provided. An excellent place to stay in at Katoomba.


28 Sep 2023

Everything about this place was perfect. The location, the style, the cleanliness - beautiful.

Marley Young

13 Sep 2023

Thanks for a great stay. The location was ideal for visiting the Blue mountains and check in was very easy

Heather Worsham

11 Sep 2023

Cosy warm cottage with easy access and parking. A sun trap at the front. Very interesting gully opposite at Catalina park with a range of walks. Steve was a fabulous communicator. Highly recommend.

Sarah Williams

07 Sep 2023

Definitely was a memorable stay, very convenient location close to shops, station and lots of hiking tracks near by to explore. Would definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a quick convenient getaway.

Maria Do

03 Sep 2023

Superb cottage in blue Mountains. I recommend this accommodation. Great experience.

Karina Rojas

31 Aug 2023

Love this little cottage. Close to everything, clean, cosy and comfortable. It keeps us warm and comfy during winter season. Our host Steve is very responsive and helpful. We look forward to coming back for another stay.

Jody Ang

28 Jun 2023

We had a great stay in the mountains, especially our stay in the cottage. It was very comfortable, warm and cosy. Very well equipped. Thankyou

Rosalind Klumpes

23 Jun 2023

Really enjoyed our stay at Careel Front Cottage. The perfect place to stay and nice and warm with the gas fire and electric blanket. Good location, not far from the Main Street and the old Catalina racetrack nearby was a great place to walk our dog.
Katoomba is a favourite so hope to stay again one day.

Janelle Endacott

14 Jun 2023

Steve and Sharon are very communicative hosts and took the trouble to ensure we had everything in order during our stay. Accomodation is clean, comfortable, and cosy. We are happy to recommend this place for families with young children.

Mary Nguyen

12 Jun 2023

Awesome place and Steve is super responsive with the queries we had. He also extended items that had already depleted.

Location was great and very short drive to supermarket as well as touristy points.


Mima Mohamed

04 Jun 2023

It was really comfortable and cosy! Loved the gas fireplace that was really easy to operate.

Hui Fen Neo

27 May 2023

Amazing little place. Perfect for a small family. Very clean and well set out. Close to town and heaps of amazing scenery, loved our stay!

Brock McDonald

25 May 2023

Cosy. Great set up. Handy location. We enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again.
Rick and Donna.

Rick Hamilton

11 May 2023

We had an amazing stay at Steve’s place! Steve was a great host and communication was always on point. The house is really lovely and well equipped. Spare blankets and many opportunities to heat make the potentially cold nights in the Blue Mountains comfortable. We loved exploring Katoomba and the surroundings. Totally recommend!

Marc Derbert

09 May 2023

We had a great stay at Careel Cottages, would recommend and hope to stay again!

Rianna Sandu

04 May 2023

Nice, clean and peaceful place to stay. The electric stove was quite challenging to operate because I wasn’t used to the facilities. After consulting the manual in the drawer, it worked fine. Will definitely come back.

Diem Phoung

02 May 2023

Very lovely space. Just a few minutes walk from the lake so it was really lovely to take a stroll at the end of the day. Located at a very convenient location from the lookout points too. Would love to stay at Careel Cottages again.

Christine Ooi

28 Apr 2023

All as described-communication with owners excellent

Robyn Cross

13 Apr 2023

Very clean and spacious

Hyunji Choi

06 Apr 2023

Our stay at Steve’s place was fantastic. The pre check-in instructions were super clear and answered most of our questions. We messaged Steve on one occasion and he was super responsive. We even got a message that we could check in early which was really appreciated.

The house was fantastic! The gas fireplace was a winner and made the cold nights comfortable. Plenty of heating and spare blankets for the bedrooms. Heaps of included ammenities which were awesome! The house itself is nestled in the trees and super clean. Only a short drive to town and to plenty of the lookouts.

I would highly recommend Careel Cottages and look forward to coming back in the future.

Brenton Herbst

05 Apr 2023

Fantastic place to stay within easy walking distance of the eateries, galleries and entertainment of Katoomba. Always clean and fresh, good hot shower and comfortable beds. Easy to book - Steve goes out of his way to help with any enquiries. No complaints from us. We’ll be back for sure.


20 Mar 2023

A great spot, walking ( hilly but good) distance to town, aquatic centre, bus stop, train station and Echo Point. All the amenities were good and the hosts were easy and helpful to communicate with. I’d recommend a stay here without reservation.

Lynne Gruell

12 Mar 2023

Great place to stay in the Blue Mountains. We really enjoyed our stay at Careel Cottages, would highly recommend.

Roisin Leonard

05 Mar 2023

Great location in the Blue Mountains. Lovely compact place. Very much appreciated the offer for early check in. Glad to have the washer and dryer.

Deborah Willems

02 Mar 2023

Lovely place, no fuzz, perfect for two couples-just book it !! You wont find a better place at this price point. Would definitely recommend to my friends who are visiting the Blue Mountains/ Katoomba. Super walkable to everything you need; 10 minutes to a very well stocked supermarket as well as all the bakeries/ coffee shops and outstanding restaurants you’ll need

Henry Chan

19 Feb 2023

Steve’s place had all we needed to enjoy Katoomba, including private deck and spacious off - street parking.

Christine O’Keefe

14 Feb 2023

Nice stay everything we needed was there. Good Location

Mark Dingle

10 Feb 2023

Great home to stay in!! Clean and close to trekking

Soyeon Youk

29 Jan 2023

Lovely little cottage with all the essentials for a short stay. Great location and only wildlife sounds at night. Only issue we had was the high table and stools meaning our children had to eat sitting down. Not an issue for most people I know but just something to be aware of if travelling with children.

Rachael Lea

27 Jan 2023

Steve was extremely welcoming and informative as a host. The cottage was beautifully styled and clean. Very happy with the price and all facilities included

Tamara Smedley

09 Jan 2023

All was Perfect!

Karen Simon

08 Jan 2023

Very tidy and lovely cottage equipped with everything you need. We had a great stay!

Veronica Bolanos

04 Jan 2023

Lovely place in the heart of Katoomba. Easy access to all the sites around!

Kerry Liang

02 Jan 2023

An amazing house close to Katoomba shops.So peaceful only the Kookaburra’s you could hear.

James Balafas

30 Dec 2022

Host sent through all important information on the property weeks out from our check in date and assisted with providing places to eat out on Xmas day. They were able to let me know that we could check in before 2pm. Parking right outside the door-easy to unpack/pack the car. Lovely cosy accommodation with all the comforts of home.Great paths to walk the dog and there is a new Aquatic Centre at the end of the road. Town centre and all the attractions are within a 5 min drive. Will definitely stay here again.

Anita Foster

27 Dec 2022

Great last minute find for cosy overnight stay. Loved the basic provisions. They make such a difference. Fireplace, movies, and a decent sleep. Thumbs up.

Rajhev Rajkumar

23 Dec 2022

Steve was an excellent host, he was very polite & very responsive & check in was very smooth. The cottage was very clean and comfortable in a great location and we look forward to returning for a winter holiday. Thank you so much Steve we really enjoyed our stay 😊

Suzanna Lema

19 Dec 2022

Great gateway to the Blue Mountains

David and Merilyn Clark

15 Dec 2022

Great weekend at Careel front cottage, perfect location and beautiful modern accommodation, easy access with fuss free entry, we loved it thanks

Meg Reilly

05 Dec 2022

I highly recommend this place for your stay in Katoomba.

James Morgan

25 Nov 2022

Amazing stay so close to everything and beautiful home. All amenities and super clean and fresh. Love the fireplace. Steve and team super responsive. Thanks for a wonderful trip.

Ling Le

15 Nov 2022

Careel Cottage has been a wonderful place to stay during our visit to the Blue Mountains. The location is great - close to the town, Scenic World and the many walks in the Jamison Valley. There’s a great place for a walk called “The Gulley” literally across the road from the property.

The Cottage had everything we could have wanted for our stay. We appreciated the tea, coffee, milk and especially the chocolates! Great to have so many of the kitchen essentials provided too like cling film and tin foil. It was very clean, warm and comfortable- just perfect and somewhere I would highly recommend.

Shirley Netherton

06 Nov 2022

We had a great stay. The accommodation was very clean, bedding was comfortable and the fireplace made it very cozy

Lizzy Crowe

21 Oct 2022

We had a relaxing stay with our puppy. Careel Cottage was clean and cozy and had everything we needed for a weekend away. Close to the shops and many beautiful bush walks and waterfalls. Steve was great with communication, excellent host!


18 Oct 2022

We had a great time at Careel Cottages with our baby and our dog. Perfectly located and thoughtfully furnished-with great hosts, we couldn’t have asked for more!

Thibault Galouzeau

15 Oct 2022

Great location and lovely stay! Steve was extremely responsive and addressed any questions immediately.


07 Oct 2022

Great place to stay while my family and I visited Katoomba.Great communication, easy check in, clean and very convenient location. Hope to stay again in the future


16 Sep 2022

Perfect Cottage with excellent facilities (heating, Netflix, washing machine). Spotlessly clean with high standard linen & towels. Close to all Katoomba attractions. Look forward to returning.

Fiona Horn

10 Sep 2022

Absolutely beautiful little Cottage. I stayed there with 3 other people and it was perfect. They also provided us with 10+ blankets which was so cosy for the
-1 degree weather last night. All amenities were also provided! Thanks Steve

Xinyi Swee

20 Aug 2022

The cottage was fantastic. Very cosy and in a great location. We will be coming back soon!


04 Aug 2022

Very convenient location; gorgeous little cottage and hospitable hosts

Amanda Campbell

01 Aug 2022

A great pet-friendly place to stay, with everything you need. Lovely and warm on a chilly night, comfy bed and nice sheets. Handy to shops and restaurants. Easy check in. Steve and Sharon were responsive to any questions.

Tracey Styles

25 Jul 2022

Great base for exploring the Blue Mountains. Close to town centre for shopping and supplies though some hilly roads mean ideal for persons travelling by car, good on site parking. Very clean and well kept with modern amenities. Host very responsive on feedback regarding queries. Would recommend.

James Rout

16 Jul 2022

Great place for a family to stay in the Blue Mountains

Amber McNally

11 Jul 2022

The cottage was warm, cosy and inviting with all the necessities and more. Close to the shops and restaurants and easy check-in. Thoroughly recommend it 👍

Farand Muraahi

07 Jun 2022

Lovely cosy place to stay for our trip to the Blue Mountains! Location was perfect & our little dog Reggie had the best time & loved the park across the road! Very comfy stay that was lovely & warm with the fire! Will return! 😀

Sophie Smith

29 May 2022

Very cute cottage, gas fire was very warm on some chilly afternoons and evenings. Hilly area, but not far from the shops if you’re up for the walk. Steve was very good with communication and cottage had everything you needed for a few nights away

Rosie Saunders

26 May 2022

We loved our stay at Careel Cottages. The Front cottage was clean, comfortable and well furnished. We really loved the fireplace - warmed the place up so quickly. Thank you for a wonderful stay Steve and Sharon.


11 May 2022

Stayed with a family of four which suited us nicely for a 2 night stay. Walk to town centre around 10 mins and a small park across the road for walks. A handy washer and dryer was available which was much appreciated after staying in Sydney beforehand. We were gifted with a restaurant voucher which we took advantage of for a date night and were throughly impressed with our meals. Incredibly enjoyed our stay and felt the location was excellent for visiting places of interests.

Sindy McLean

20 Apr 2022

Lovely spot to relax und unwind for a couple of days. Clean and comfortable

Debra Short

30 Mar 2022

Was an amazing cottage
Was an amazing cottage.. would definitely recommend

Olivia Liros

02 Mar 2022

We loved our stay at Careel Cottages. It was clean and super cosy - exactly as per photos. We'll definately book another stay, maybe in winter this time, so we can use the fireplace.

Tanja Hooker

21 Feb 2022

We had a lovely stay. Everything was as described. The cottage was well maintained and very clean. It was a short walk to shops, cafes, and local walking tracks. Would definitely stay again in future!


18 Feb 2022

Charming little cottage in great location
Nicely furnished cottage with well equipped kitchen. Convenient location, close to town and national park walks, lovely little lake nearby. Easy check in/out with key safe. Off-street parking.

Kate Krzelj

06 Feb 2022

Rainy summer trip in a great cottage
Check-in very easy, spotless accommodation in a great location. Great in hot and cold weather, would stay again.

Matthew Fitz

16 Jan 2022

This is my 2nd time to stay at Steve’s cottage.My family were very happy and enjoyed staying at this tidy,warm and full equipped lovely cottage.We definitely will come again.

Connie Or

28 Oct 2021

We had a lovely stay at the charming cottage. The place is spotless clean, convenient to get to the Katoomba shops in a quiet suburbia street opposite a lovely park to take my dog for walks. Steve was great in his communication and thoughtful in letting me know that the cottage was ready earlier than the 2 pm check in time. I will be back for another stay.


23 Oct 2021

Lovely space, exactly as pictured! Steve was a gem, that was prompt with responses even letting us check in a bit earlier.
Catered for all seasons and uber convenient location, close to the town centre


19 Oct 2021

Very clean and homely...nice quiet part of Katoomba but close enough to walk to town..beautiful nature reserve across the road

David Morgan

13 Oct 2021

Great place to stay, very comfortable


01 Jun 2021

This is the perfect base to explore the blue mountains, we enjoyed 3 nights in this beautiful space - very close distance to the Main Street and the house comes with all base amenities you could need. Looking forward to coming back!


01 May 2021

Stayed a night for a trip with friends and we loved this place. It is in perfect location. Close to restaurants and cafes, groceries and all the popular hiking tracks and look outs. The house was lovely, decorated very nice and also very clean. There were all the amenities we needed including kitchen utensils and blankets.


01 Dec 2020

A wonderful home away from home with all the extras. A big thumbs up from the whole family!
We had such a wonderful stay! Careel Cottage had everything we needed for our winter stay, plus so much more! The kids loved the electric blankets, the fireplace and NETFLIX! The location was perfect too. In walking distance to the main strip, but a nice quiet street. We enjoyed many of the beautiful walking tracks in the area too. Thank you so much Stephen, the kids are already asking to go back!

Kleanne K

07 Apr 2020

Very stylish cottage in the heart of Katoomba! Had all of the amenities we needed and more. Short drive to Three Sisters lookout and Scenic World!


01 Mar 2019

Steve was very easy to communicate with. Very prompt with his answers and gave a lot of details about check in and the area. He recommended a $7 taxi from the train station and it was a good recommendation as we arrived in the dark with a lot of luggage. We walked into town the rest of the time and yes, the hill from the cottage into town is a good walk but it is worth it! The cottage was cozy and comfortable. Steve has a lot of brochures and info about the area on the bookshelf in the cottage so that was helpful too. We had a very nice stay! Thank you Steve.


01 Jul 2017

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