Blue Mountains Accommodation & Italian Cooking Classes

      Experience our day classes & self contained holiday accommodation       

Blue Mountains NSW Australia  

NSW is open for business!  We look forward to hosting you again and we're taking private group bookings for our Italian cooking classes.

#GoBlue  #nowsthetimetolovensw

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase for accommodation and our classes.
Consider booking both as a package. See our Shop  for details.



Now more than ever, we are feeling the need to be in tune with each other and with Nature. Set with a backdrop to the Blue Mountains National Reserve and Minni HaHa Falls down the street, Fifth Ave Katoomba Retreat sits on 1000 sqm block and is a relaxing space for 8 where you will experience that 'ahhh' moment instantly. Main tourist attractions are 5-10 minute drive with a peaceful aspect when you return from your Blue Mtns outing.


Presentation and cleanliness is everything to us (well before Covid-19). Our attention to detail could possibly be borderline obsessive – if you consider polishing all the taps til they gleam or lining up the coffee cups so the handles face the same way obsessive. I just call it thorough.

Suitable for small groups and the perfect family accommodation with holiday house essentials and little luxuries – encouraging you to unwind so you focus on time together. It's not too big for couples either.

Consider adding one of our Italian cooking class experiences to your stay. Run with the help of my mother, the quintessential Nonna, our classes give an insight into our southern Italian traditions which focus on food and family.

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Please use our pantry items (long life milk, cereal, Italian coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil, vinegar) but don't forget to bring your own fresh food including bread.



On the driveway, or up onto the nature strip in front of our house.
NB: parking on neighbouring properties is very much frowned upon.



Crockery, pots and pans, glassware, cutlery etc. Electric oven and cooktop, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee percolator, tea pots for tea lovers, portable electric BBQ
(pls clean the latter after use).

NB: due to Covid 19, some items have been reduced in number but there are enough for each guest.

Free Wifi


Log in details are at the house.
But do try to unplug for awhile and enjoy the beautiful surroundings & time together.



Just a flick of the button & you have all the romance of a log fire, without having to work out how to light one!  Plus a bathroom heat lamp, bedroom heaters & carpet.

Bathroom & Laundry


Bath towel, face washer, hand towel, body/hair wash, hand soap, first aid & essentials. Washing machine & sink, laundry powder, clothes basket & pegs. Outdoor clothes line. Indoor airer. Second toilet in laundry.



Bed & bath linen is included in the price. All beds are made for you. 

Child Friendly

We can provide items for an additional minimal fee – pram, stroller, high chair, cot. Plus a bath tub for them to relax in & a huge backyard to run around in. NB: must be requested on booking. All items are cleaned and disinfected before use.



Two wall mounted TVs with internal DVD player. Throws provided to rug up. Coffee table books & magazines. Movies for all ages. Music CDs. Family friendly – games, puzzles & toys in closet for great family bonding. 

NB: due to Covid 19, some items have been reduced in number.



With 3 bedrooms and a converted garage, our self contained house is perfect for up to 8 people when you're looking for Blue Mountains Accommodation.

1 Queen bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Singles which may be joined on request (at booking). Plus a gorgeous timber cot for your baby. And a separate living area with double sofa bed in our converted garage.

All linen is included and beds are made for you.



Due to Covid 19 restrictions, you are advised to call ahead to check all events and venues are open for business.

Open Gardens


Reinvigorate the senses and revive your soul by visiting the many open gardens in Spring and others that are open all year round.  One of the benefits of choosing Blue Mountains accommodation for your next short break.

Italian Cooking Classes


Onsite at our place, classes range from hand crafted pasta*, sauces & more. Classes are hands on & include eating what's made in class. Plus a glass or two of wine! We also run Adult and Child classes.


*recognised by Mtns Made



On any weekend of the year in the Blue Mtns you're sure to find a Makers
or Growers market.
Buy unique and fresh and take home a little piece of the area's creatives!


Leisure Activities


Where does one begin?

Browse through antique shops,
stop for a coffee, people watch,
go bushwalking, try a photographic weekend, visit an art gallery
go mushroom foraging 
motorbike riding, wine tasting ...

Events and Festivals


Jan               Leura Shakespeare Festival

Feb             Roaring 20s Festival

Mar            BM Music Festival

Apr-May   Sculpture at Scenic World

Jun             Winter Magic Festival

Jul              Yuletide (Xmas in July)

Aug            Writers Festival

Sep            Mid Mtns Garden Festival

Oct           Leura Village Festival

Nov           Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Cultural Sites


The Blue Mountains in NSW is a World Heritage Listed site due to its unique plants and animals. From waterfalls, caves, valleys and vistas, you will find yourself in constant awe.



“It was exactly what we needed. Your place is really comfortable and I will definitely recommend."

Jan (with Fiona, Greg, Lyn & Wayne),
Sept 2020

"Ditto :)", Fiona



Tel: 0414 654 904

10 Fifth Ave Katoomba NSW 2780

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