Hi, I'm Mike.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for viewing one or both of the properties that I have listed...
Hi, I'm Mike.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for viewing one or both of the properties that I have listed with Trip Advisor / FlipKey.
Burnie Brae (circa 1908 ) and ATELIER (the former artist studio)
Burnie Brae - is main house on the property and was built in an Edwardian/Federation style in 1908, and is one of the premier houses in the area.
Whilst retaining many original features including it's Wunderlich pressed metal ceilings, the house also provides a sense of warmth, comfort, space and homeliness (with modern day conveniences of course) and is suitable for one or two couples to stay.
ATELIER - is the former artist studio of the previous owner and is nestled in the rear garden at the end of short winding path through the north-side garden.
Externally, the studio is very deceiving as it blends in well with the main house, but internally, it can easily be described as light, airy and modern and is perfect for a single person or a couple to stay.
And now a little bit about me:
Prior to moving up here over 16 years ago, I grew up in the inner city area of Sydney and use to always be drawn to the Blue Mountains in my youth for bushwalking and camping expeditions with a nature club that I use to belonged to.
Over the years I have tackled many of the spectacular bush-walks and enjoyed some of the areas best cafes, pubs and restaurants, so I am happy to give out a 'locals' recommendations where consistency, service and atmosphere are the key defining factors.
As well as running Burnie Brae (circa 1908) & ATELIER, I also have a full time job in the city.
I guess I would best describe myself, as pretty much an easy going and helpful sort of guy, that enjoys most things that life has to offer, especially busk-walking, gardening and cooking.
If you see me around the house , its usually on the weekends about one a month, so just say Hi !
Left on Oct 14, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
Our 4 night stay was excellent. Place is super clean, well set out, very comfortable, and stocked generously with all those little things you need (including firewood, fresh milk, etc). Very close to the main street of Katoomba, but still very quiet/private.
Could not fault the place, and the owner/manager went out of his way to help us when we got snowed-in on the day of our checkout!
Left on Nov 19, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
My wife and I, travelling from Adelaide, spent 3 very enjoyable nights in Burnie Brae. The house is well located in a quiet street within walking distance of Katoomba's main street. The house is just as beautiful inside and outside as the photographs suggest. The bathroom is modern with a very large double shower, and the kitchen also appeares to be newly renovated with all normal appliances and…