$361 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Gatsby, Katoomba - a Mountain Whispers Property – Home 3800193 B&B

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Gatsby, Katoomba - a Mountain Whispers Property – Home 3800193

  • B&B
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Welcome to your luxury accommodation in the Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains of NSW. The Gatsby is a luxurious, self-contained art deco cottage for one to four couples a short walk from both the main sights and the village of Katoomba.

A short stroll to the world famous Echo Point with its Three Sisters and views across the Jamison Valley, The Gatsby is in Katoomba's best location.

The Gatsby offers guests luxury self-contained cottage accommodation with no detail overlooked. Meticulously furnished in authentic Art Deco style, the cottage sleeps one to four couples in the luxury of days gone by.

The whole house is yours alone so you can enjoy your getaway in relaxed comfort and privacy. No need to share with anyone.

The main house has two bedrooms, while a self-contained garden cottage can accommodate up to four more people with a large bedroom with queen brass bed, double sofa-bed, combined lounge/dining room with kitchenette, ensuite and a wrap-around veranda.


The two bedrooms in the main house are luxuriously appointed with fine linen and doonas, electric blankets, plush carpets, soft lighting and televisions. A third bedroom in the garden cottage is just a few steps away, comfortably accommodating two to four people.


The new art-deco bathroom boasts an exquisite double spa bath perfectly placed beneath a leadlight art-deco window. Soft music is piped throughout the cottage, including the bathroom, in readiness to aid your tranquil soak. Complimentary Earlsley & Windsor toiletries, plush bathrobes, slippers, and fluffy towels are also provided.

The garden cottage has its own, well appointed ensuite bathroom with toiletries.

Kitchen and Dining

The Gatsby has a fully equipped kitchen with continental breakfast provisions consisting of milk, bread, cereals, eggs, butter, juice, tea, coffee, drinking chocolate with marshmallows and various spreads and condiments for your first day.

There is an elegant dining setting for six as well as an outdoor dining area and BBQ for alfresco meals.

Other Features

The cottage is centrally heated throughout, with a gas-log fireplace, cosy lounge/dining room with flat screen TV, Austar, DVD, Hi-Fi, CDs, DVDs, books and games. Free wi-fi is provided.

Sit back and relax with a good book, soft lighting and collection of relaxing music, just perfect to de-stress and unwind with your complimentary port.


• Boutique wine, port, chocolates and fresh flowers

• Breakfast provisions including fresh bread, ground coffee, a choice of teas, juice, milk, jam, marmalade, butter and cereals

• Fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers to use during your stay

• Fine toiletries in bathroom

• All linen provided

• Special requests such as an in-house masseuse or chef, roses, champagne & more

Feature List:

• Fully self-contained accommodation

• Central heating

• Air conditioning

• Gas log fireplace

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Full breakfast provisions

• Gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave

• Dishwasher

• Barbecue

• Flat screen TV with DVD and Austar

• CD stereo

• Sub-floor heating in bathroom

• Spa bath

• Hair dryers in bathrooms

• Towels, bathrobes and slippers supplied

• All linen supplied

• Washing machine and clothes dryer

• Iron and ironing board

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 3 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Best way to see all the local attractions and to get around for the duration of your stay is the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus (a red London double decker bus) which allows you to hop-on and hop-off for the duration of your stay. Get a real bird's eye view of the Blue Mountains whilst sitting on the second level - a beautiful experience complete with commentary. There are 31 stops around the villages of Leura and Katoomba so you can pick up the bus at every major location.

Interaction with guest

The property is fitted with a security alarm system which is monitoried 24/7. You will receive a comprehensive email advising you of where your keys will be along with a pin code to use to enter the property. Please retain this code for use for the duration of your stay. The alarm is to be turned on each time when heading out to ensure it is secure at all times.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($552.92) $750.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

• Please ensure dishwasher is loaded and turned on prior to your departure OR alternatively, please wash up and return all used kitchen items.
• Please throw out any leftovers in the fridge/freezer.
• Please take garbage out (bins are located opposite the BBQ outside)
• Should the BBQ be used, please ensure that it is cleaned after use.
• No furniture whatsoever is to be moved.
• Please ensure you have checked the property for your belongings
• Stricty NO parties, smoking or animals


About the owner

Lorraine A.
Average reply time:
1 hour 37 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 Jul 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





86 reviews

Very Good

“High quality of the house and the service as always”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2021

The place and the settings in the house are exceptional. Unbeatable location it was only about 10 minutes relax walk to the Echo Point. A straight road walk up to the road with restaurants and shops. … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review of The Gatsby and my services, Sophie. It's always wonderful welcoming my guests back time and time again. So pleased you enjoyed your return visit and I truly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Until then, take care, Lorraine

“Unforgettable experience at The Gatsby ❤️❤️”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2020

We stayed at The Gatsby for the weekend. It was just the kind of getaway we are looking for. Lorraine is such a hospitable host, with great attention to details. We felt so pampered and looked after! … More

Response from the owner I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at The Gatsby over the weekend Crystal. Thank you for your review, sincerely appreciated. Ensuring our guests feel Covid safe is our No. 1 priority at all times, so thank you for acknowledging that. Sincerely hope to welcome you all back soon. Until then, take care & stay safe, Lorraine

“Beautiful, luxurious house”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2020

We had a ball in this house - it is beautifully decorated, warm and has lots of lovely luxury touches like underfloor heating in the bathroom, port/wine/chocolate set out in the living area. We were l… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review of The Gatsby and my services Sneha. So happy you and your girlfriends enjoyed your in-house pampering topped with snow outside, it sure was a magical weekend. Look forward to welcoming you all back, take care, Lorraine

“Amazing Anniversary GET AWAY”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2020

This was our second stay since our anniversary last year. The attention to detail and follow up by Lorraine is second to none. Lorraine provides the highest of standards. We so enjoyed celebrating our… More

Response from the owner It was such a pleasure welcoming you back to Mountain Whispers with The Gatsby being your property of choice to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary, Jana. Thank you for your lovely review and I'm truly pleased that Joseph and yourself had a lovely time away celebrating your milestone event. Until next time, with warmest thanks and take care, Lorraine

“A wonderful experience”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2020

The property was immaculate. The attention to detail and quality of restoration of the property is impressive. The service was second to none. In my humble opinion, the true measurement of an experien… More

Response from the owner Thank you Michael, we certainly hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Take care and stay safe, Lorraine

“Indulgence with style and a touch of class”

Reviewed 9 Mar 2020

Located in close proximity to Echo Point, Scenic World and Katoomba town centre, this is the place to go to revisit the grandeur of Katoomba in the 20s/30s. The cottage is beautifully decorated and pr… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review of The Gatsby Shane. It was lovely having you stay with us over the week and I sincerely hope for the opportunity to welcome you back. Until then, take care and with warmest regards, Lorraine

“First class impression made”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2019

I booked The Gatsby for friends when visiting from interstate and they couldn't have been happier; or more impressed with the stylish accommodation. The whole place is decorated to reflect all t… More

Response from the owner It was such a pleasure welcoming your guests to The Gatsby. Thank you for the lovely comments and I truly hope to welcome them back again soon when visiting. With thanks again, Lorraine

“Art Deco PERFECTION in a great location”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2019

What an amazing find. We were so pleased and grateful that we chose to book and stay at The Gatsby. Everything was perfect right from the initial greeting of Lorraine's emails to the amazing Art … More

Response from the owner This review was uploaded by the owner Lorraine, on behalf of her guests who were experiencing issues trying to leave a review whilst travelling remotely.

“Olde World Charm”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2019

What an amazing few days. I had interstate friends come and arranged this for them with the lovely Lorraine. It gave them some privacy and space while still getting to spend lots of time together. … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review of The Gatsby. So pleased your interstate friends enjoyed their time in our beautiful part of the world. I truly hope to welcome them back again, many thanks, Lorraine


Reviewed 22 Feb 2019

Simply perfect. Right from our initial communications with Lorraine we realised we had made the right choice in booking The Gatsby for a short getaway. The property was absolutely amazing, with every … More

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review of The Gatsby and my services Dean. I'm so pleased you've enjoyed your anniversary escape and I sincerely hope to welcome you back again. Take care and with thanks again, Lorraine

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Lorraine (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Lorraine (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Lorraine (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Lorraine the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Lorraine (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Lorraine (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Lorraine (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Lorraine (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Lorraine (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Lorraine (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Lorraine (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Lorraine (the owner) a message.

If Lorraine (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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