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Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property

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Varenna is your 5-star self-contained luxury esape in the heart of the Blue Mountain.
Mountain Whispers winner at the Blue Mountains Regional Business Awards including Hall of Fame.
There are so many wonderful bushwalks around the Blue Mountains right on your doorstep.
1 of 27Varenna is your 5-star self-contained luxury esape in the heart of the Blue Mountain.
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Private Room
Varenna provides luxury, self-contained accommodation in Leura, the Blue Mountains, NSW. Your Blue Mountains stay will be relaxed and comfortable as you'll have this grand house all to yourself. Sleeping up to three couples in total comfort, the house has unsurpassed luxury and old world charm with the modern conveniences of today, all within a 200m stroll to the heart of Leura village. The lavishly appointed and meticulously restored Edwardian residence is set on 1800 square metres of surrounding gardens. Built in the Federation Queen Anne style circa 1906, Varenna retains its original period features, such as leadlight windows, decorative high ceilings and an antique claw-foot bath (although you may prefer the double spa bath after a day of mountain activities!). Facilities: Bedro...Varenna provides luxury, self-contained accommodation in Leura, the Blue Mountains, NSW. Your Blue Mountains stay will be relaxed and comfortable as you'll have this grand house all to yourself. Sleeping up to three couples in total comfort, the house has unsurpassed luxury and old world charm with the modern conveniences of today, all within a 200m stroll to the heart of Leura village. The lavishly appointed and meticulously restored Edwardian residence is set on 1800 square metres of surrounding gardens. Built in the Federation Queen Anne style circa 1906, Varenna retains its original period features, such as leadlight windows, decorative high ceilings and an antique claw-foot bath (although you may prefer the double spa bath after a day of mountain activities!). Facilities: Bedrooms Varenna consists of three stunning bedrooms, all with their own theme. Two rooms feature queen-sized four poster beds while the third has a queen-sized brass bed. All rooms have the finest linen, soft lighting, electric blankets, fluffy duvets and windows draped in stunning curtains. Bathrooms Two bathrooms are available, the first bearing the original antique claw-foot bath tub and the second has the modern luxury of a double spa bath. Both bathrooms have sub-floor heating to keep your toes warm on winter nights. Kitchen and Dining The kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, stove with gas cooktop and all the glassware, cookware, crockery & cutlery you'll need. Three dining areas are available – breakfast, formal dining or alfresco with BBQ. Other Features The house is centrally heated throughout and a gas log fire adds a cosy ambience on cool nights. Varenna also has a laundry with dryer/washing machine, iron/ironing board and laundry powder. For entertainment, the lounge/dining room offers Austar TV, DVD player with DVDs, CD player & CDs, books and games. There's free Wi-Fi too. Inclusions: • 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 all bathrooms • 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 bathrooms • Spa bath • Hair dryers in bathrooms • Towels, bathrobes and slippers supplied • All linen supplied • Washing machine and clothes dryer • Iron and ironing board • High chair • Back-to-base security alarm system More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
• 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 rear French doors) • 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
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Lorraine A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2009
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Our immediate family of eight (including our two grandchildren) recently returned to We stayed at Varenna for the third time recently. We all enjoyed a wonderful weekend with every detail attended to by Lorraine. As we walked through the front door the heating and the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank nejaim2017
Lorraine A, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

It's always a pleasure welcoming my return guests back to Mountain Whispers. Thank you for your lovely review Helen. So happy you had a beautiful family get together to celebrate Vincent's birthday, as special memories is what Mountain Whispers is all about. Take care and...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Vareena, Leura was absolutely beautiful. Very well presented with all the comforts for a weekend stay in the beautiful mountains. Lorraine was so accommodating to my requests. The kitchen was so well stocked we didn't have to leave our accommodation in a hurry and really...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Lorraine A, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of Varenna, Germaine. It was a pleasure welcoming you and your friends over the Yulefest weekend. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Take care, Lorraine :-)

Reviewed June 25, 2018

Inside Varenna you are greeted with a warm entry and music gently playing. The port waiting in the loungeroom with a gas log fire is hard to pass by. Next deciding which of the opulent bedrooms to choose, all with stunning décor that envelops you...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank ShareeSmith
Lorraine A, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Sharee. It’s always lovely welcoming my repeat guests back to Mountain Whispers. Look forward to welcoming you to Chatelaine next. Take care, Lorraine 😊

Reviewed June 4, 2018

Varenna is beautifully appointed, immaculate, and presented with pride. We had originally booked a different cottage in Leura for a girls birthday celebration. Unfortunately, the owners of that property double booked and left us stranded. We found Varenna at the 11th hour and were fortunate...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Lorraine A, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of Varenna and my services Sharyn. So happy I could assist you at the 11th hour and to assist with making Melissa's milestone birthday a memorable one. We certainly couldn't have the birthday girl unhappy. Very happy to oblige...More

Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

The property is absolutely magnificent. It was beyond our expectations. It felt like home and we really didn’t want to leave. The home is warm, inviting and elegant, just magestic!!! Starting from the moment we arrived and having Michael buble playing...he is our favourite... to...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank drdixsoneus
Management response:Responded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your review of Varenna, Maria & Andrea. It was a pleasure and thank you for your opportunity to do so. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to another Mountain Whispers property in the near future. Take care and have a...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

As soon as you step in side this beautiful house, you feel instantly relaxed as you are greeted by music playing and port, wine and chocolates on the living room table. The location is a few minutes walk from the station so easy to get...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank JXXK
Management response:Responded September 24, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of Varenna and my services Jeanette. It's always a pleasure welcoming my guests who become repeats who keep coming back - we love that! Sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Varenna or another Mountain Whispers property in...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017

All six of our family (three generations) arrived at Varenna on a cool winter's afternoon for a return visit. We opened the front door to a wonderfully warm and welcoming home once again. The lights were switched on, as well as the heating and relaxing...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank nejaim2017
Management response:Responded September 16, 2017

Thank you for your returned family visit Helen to celebrate Vincent's birthday. It's always such a pleasure to welcome guests and when they become repeats, it oh so humbling. Thank you for your lovely review and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you all back...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

Stunning house with a beautiful garden. Could easily spend an hour just walking around the house and checking out all the great little decorations, ornaments, statues etc. Didn't even want to leave the house. Great shops just down the road with lots of cool things...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Alex K
Management response:Responded April 30, 2017

Thank you for choosing Varenna and the Blue Mountains as the perfect location to pop the BIG proposal question Alex. So pleased for you both and wish you all the happiness in the world. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back perhaps for your...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

If you want to stay in Leura, you cannot do better than Varenna. Perfect location with a walk to everything in Leura Mall. The house is fully featured, very comfortable and the host, Lorraine, is very welcoming and accommodating to your needs. This was a...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Ken S
Management response:Responded April 24, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of Varenna and my services Ken. It certainly was a pleasure to have welcomed you and your family over the Easter long weekend. Sincerely look forward to the opportunity to welcome you all back in near future. Until then,...More

Reviewed December 13, 2016

Fabulous property, Lorraine's attention to detail is stunning. Lovely house, great decor and excellent location just a few minutes walk from Leura. The food supplied was great quality and very generous quantities. We enjoyed just relaxing in the house and exploring all the fabulous decor....More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Linda M
Management response:Responded December 14, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review of Mountain Whispers and my services Linda. It certainly was a pleasure welcoming your group of lovely ladies to Varenna with all the wondering pampering as well. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Festive Season and hope to...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Luxurious Leura Accommodation. A two minute stroll to Leura village A grand historic home that sleeps one to three couples in style. Self-contained for total privacy. Travellers flock far and wide to visit Leura, in all its majesty and glory. Spring truly sees the Village come to life in all its spectacular show of cherry blossoms lining the street and annuals bursting with colour. Varenna is the perfect location. No need to drive, just stroll to the Village or if the train is your preferred mode of arrival, the station is only a few minutes away.
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.
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