Elphin - your private Blue Mountains valley


Entire guest suite hosted by Lou

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Elphin is on a steep private gully and faces north and east, with its beautiful new interiors, stylish antique pieces meets rustic chic, large windows and views in all directions, a great deck and a comfy bed that guests have named “the cloud”. The gully is full of terraced gardens and native fern bushland and sits above Leura Creek which feeds into the great Bridal Veil Falls. There is a bedroom with eating table and a full new kitchen, super creative bathroom and private deck.

The space
Elphin is the lower level of our home, with exactly the same views to the gully and rainforest as we have upstairs. Please note that if you don’t have a car, Elphin is 15 mins walk from Leura and 20 mins walk from Katoomba (uphill!). There is a completely separate entrance accessed down the side of the house with a keypad security door. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need being away from home including herbs and spices, sauces, oils, balsamic, tomato paste, and a tea drawer of every variety known to man plus Nespresso and supplied pods and milk.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free street parking
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 483 reviews


Where you’ll be

Leura, New South Wales, Australia

Elphin is in the centre of the Blue Mountains exactly half way between the two major villages - Leura and Katoomba (15 mins walk to Leura and 20 mins to Katoomba). Our favourite places for walking with the pooch are the Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls Lake and the abandoned (but beautifully mown) Katoomba golf course with its century old, established gardens and magnificent trees.

Hosted by Lou

  1. Joined in December 2013
  • 483 Reviews
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I moved to Leura from Potts Point (Sydney) in 2012 and absolutely love the lifestyle of the Blue Mountains - being in nature every day and living in such a fun, abundant and ever-changing community. I'm a director on two boards up here which reflect my own passions - one is Varuna, the National Writers House (200 writers retreat to Varuna each year) and the other is Blue Mountains Food Co-op (the oldest food co-op in Australia and a national success story). I work in Sydney several days a week in environmental philanthropy, sustainable finance and impact investment which I love. Airbnb suggests we share our life motto. I suppose if I had one it would match my passion for action in life - "If not us then who? If not now, then when?" We look forward to welcoming you to Elphin - it's magic!
I moved to Leura from Potts Point (Sydney) in 2012 and absolutely love the lifestyle of the Blue Mountains - being in nature every day and living in such a fun, abundant and ever-c…

During your stay

We want to help make your stay really special, and give you as much privacy and space as you wish. Please feel free to drop in and say hello, but otherwise, enjoy the serenity of Elphin, and let us know if you need help with anything.

Lou is a Superhost

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  • Language: English
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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Heights without rails or protection
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy