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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
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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
Interaction with guests
Your stay at Varenna Luxury is totally private, luxurious and away from it all., whilst being conveniently located on the doorstep of the quaint village of Leura. Perfectly located, only a 300 metre stroll away to the many shops and cafes. Entry into the property is very easy, safe and secure and you will be advised of all this prior to your arrival. The property is monitored 24/7 by back-to-base security, so rest assured that your peace of mind is our priority. Lorraine Allanson, the owner of Mountain Whispers is always available and only a phone call away should any need arise and only too happy to help.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My girlfriends decided we needed a Winter Getaway in 2021, we were all booked ready but unfortunately, due to Covid we were unable to go. A few emails later we had arranged to defer our trip till 2022. “Varenna” is a beautiful home that has...More

Date of stay: August 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I’m so very happy that you all finally managed to get to Varenna after all that Covid through at us all Gretchen. Thank you for your lovely review and I sincerely hope to welcome you all back soon. Until then, take care, Lorraine 😊🌹

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous attention to detail! We had such a lovely weekend, with everything we could have asked for. Will definitely go back again.

Date of stay: July 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so very pleased you enjoyed your weekend escape with your girlfriends Caroline. Thank you for your lovely review of Varenna and I sincerely hope to welcome you all back soon. Until then, take care, Lorraine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated only a two minute stroll to Leura Village, this is the perfect house to escape the city life for a few days. You can either lounge around the house and read or do something a bit more active. Leura Village has a cool vibe...More

Date of stay: July 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your review Peter and for returning to a Mountain Whispers property with Varenna being your choice on this occasion. As always, I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again. Until then, take care, Lorraine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on a girls getaway & was blown away with this property. Not only was it luxurious it was also immaculate in every way. The little touches like the robes, slippers, chocolates plus many more just made it that extra special.More

Date of stay: July 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of Varenna, Lisa. I'm so very pleased you enjoyed your weekend escape with your girlfriends complete with in-house massages and facial. I truly hope to welcome you all back very soon. Until then, take care and with warmest thanks...More

Reviewed June 15, 2022

Our extended family enjoyed a long weekend in the mountains at Varenna and loved it! A beautifully restored home which include all the extras - wine, chocolate, robes & slippers, and gourmet breakfast supplies. The heating was excellent, too, and it was much needed! It's...More

Date of stay: June 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2022

I’m so very pleased you and your family all enjoyed your long weekend escape at Varenna, Kathy. Thank you very much for yoir lovely review and I truly look forward to welcoming you all back once again. Until then, take care and with warmest regards,...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2022

Our 2nd stay with Mountain Whispers, and 1st at Varenna Leura. Such an amazing property, and beautifully presented by Lorraine as usual. It was my birthday weekend, and typically we arrived to an amazing bottle of French Champagne, and a Happy Birthday sign in the...More

Date of stay: April 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2022

It’s always lovely welcoming you back to Mountain Whispers and Varenna being your property of choice for yoir birthday 🥳 celebrations Kyle. Thank you for your lovely review and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you & your family back soon. Until then, take care...More

Reviewed February 16, 2022

My husband & I were fortunate enough to enjoy a luxurious 2 night stay at Varenna, one of the immaculate properties included in the Mountain Whispers collection. The exquisitely renovated property absolutely oozes vintage charm! Lorraine provided generous breakfast ingredients, which was very much appreciated!...More

Date of stay: February 2022
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2022

It was so lovely to have had the opportunity to welcome both yourself Schatzi and Kevin to celebrate your milestone birthday 🥳. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay at Varenna and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to the Blue Mountains and...More

Reviewed November 21, 2021

Attention to detail and the little extras- bath robe, choccies, wine. Very convenient location. The beds were extremely comfortable

Date of stay: November 2021
Thank Carolyn B
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of Varenna, Carolyn. I sincerley appreciate your time and I truly hope to welcome you back soon, until then, take care and all the very best for the festive season, Lorraine

Reviewed June 16, 2021

Varenna is a house that is exquisitely renovated to transport you back in time. You are greeted with soft music and a toasty warm home. Choosing whether to have a port by the fire, a relaxing spa, or a sleep-in in a beautiful bed. Lorraine...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2021

Always lovely welcoming my repeat guests who have become special friends, back time and time again. As always, thank you for your review of Varenna, Sharee and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back once more. Until then, take care and with warmest thanks...More

Reviewed May 2, 2021

A beautiful decorated property with attention to details. Lorraine always spot on every aspects. Will definitely go back for sure.

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank alanmhong
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LorraineA621, VR Owner at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2021

So pleased you enjoyed your escape to Varenna, Alan. It's always lovely welcoming you back to a Mountain Whispers propety. Thank you for your review and unti next time, take care, Lorraine.

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 Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
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 neighborhood
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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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property

Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Varenna, Blue Mountains Luxury Accommodation - a Mountain Whispers Property must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.