DANTOSA BLUE MOUNTAINS RETREAT
Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat provides you with a secluded 9-acre estate with numerous walking paths, private gardens, a private lake, floating lake house, tennis court, BBQ facilities, gazebo and even its own croquet lawn. Dantosa is a 5-minute drive from the famous Three Sisters and the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park. Originally a goat farm, the property has a 30-year-old established Blue Mountains garden and accommodation in two buildings - Dantosa House and nearby Dantosa Cottage. There is accommodation for 16 guests in shared bedrooms.
At Dantosa you will enjoy total privacy. As one guest puts it, “You live in a beautiful oasis, and yet you are only minutes away from restaurants, shops and the national park.” Enjoy a game of tennis, kayaking on the lake, a game of boules or a stroll in the beautiful gardens. After a day’s bushwalking, come back to luxury. Arrange for a local chef to cater for your group, take a spa bath, or simply gather around the log fireplace with a glass of wine and your friends.
Please contact us, or see our website for further information on corporate events, small weddings or gatherings.
Accommodation: Dantosa House & Dantosa Cottage
Dantosa House sleeps up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms; it has a gourmet kitchen and large living space which is ideal for entertainment.
Stunning gourmet kitchen, with large ILVE stove, dishwasher, microwave, expresso machine, etc.
Large entertainment and dining room with magnificent views of the lake
Patio extending from living room, overlooking the private lake
Wood fire, firewood, and full central heating
Large flat screen TV with satellite, Apple TV and Sonos sound system,
The bedrooms are configured as follows:
- King bed (or two singles) and single bed with lake views
- Queen bed with garden view
- King bed (or two singles) with garden view
- Single and trundle bed (with access via first bedroom) with lake views
2 bathrooms, one with spa bath and view of the lake
2 separate toilets
Dantosa Cottage is located 40 metres from Dantosa House. The original cottage has been fully renovated and sleeps up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms.
The bedrooms are configured as follows:
- King bedroom with access to garden
- Queen bedroom with views of lake
- Bedroom with 2 single beds and a trundle bed
Galley kitchenette with microwave, 2 hot plates, espresso machine and small refrigerator
Combined living and dining room
TV and DVD player
Exclusive booking of entire property including Dantosa House & Dantosa Cottage
You can book the entire property exclusively, which includes Dantosa House and Dantosa Cottage. Or you can book Dantosa House or Dantosa Cottage separately during the week.
Please note that there is a minimum booking of 2 nights and our rates vary according to the time of year.
All linen, towels, firewood, bathroom amenities, and complimentary tea and coffee (for the expresso machines) are included. A tariff is added for cleaning.
Standard check in is 3pm, and check out is 10am. Subject to availability, we do offer an extended check out (until 7pm) for a fee. Please ask if you would like an extended check out.
Dantosa is very popular for family reunions and events. Its privacy and exclusivity makes it a perfect setting for guests and their visitors to celebrate a special occasion, or for corporates to stage small events for staff and clients in a unique setting. Please enquire first as to Dantosa's availability, suitability and costs. Different tariffs apply for events.
CORPORATE EVENTS AND WEDDINGS
If you looking for a unique location in the Blue Mountains which is exclusive and private, please consider Dantosa for your event. Located in a beautiful setting, Dantosa provides you a great location to design the event you want.
We have developed the following cost guidelines for events at Dantosa. Please contact us for a tailored quotation for your event.
EVENT COST GUIDELINES
If you are planning a wedding, Dantosa is perfectly suited for intimate events (<70 guests) and represents a cost effective option. According to Bride to Be magazine (May 2015), the average cost of a wedding in Australia is over $65,000. The cost of hiring Dantosa for your event, including accommodation for up to 16 guests, is generally is in the range of $8,000-$15,000, depending on visitor numbers.
An event cost includes venue hire, a visitor fee, and logistics management charge. The following cost guidelines are applicable to events staged at Dantosa:
1. Accommodation venue hire - quotes are provided via Stayz, Airbnb and other sites, or you can enquire to us directly. Please note that the cost of accommodation is subject to the number of overnight guests and the season. Circa $3,500 - $6,000 is the range for accommodation cost.
2. Visitor fees - a minimum rate of $50 per visitor to Dantosa
3. Logistics management charge for events of 30 visitors or more. Depending on the size of event a fee is charged to cover onsite security, logistics and facilities management. Should external caterers be in attendance, there may also be a small levy to cover the applicable insurance costs, etc.
To ensure we respect our neighbours, we require guests to provide visitor lists and an event plan. Live bands or amplified music are not allowed. Also, please note that Dantosa is not a "party house". Respect for our neighbours is paramount so we ask that noise be kept to a respectable minimum. Events or large gatherings are strictly not allowed without management's prior approval of plans and visitor numbers.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT STAYING AT DANTOSA
A security bond of $1,000 is required. The bond amount is charged by a pre-authorization of your credit card. This means no funds are collected directly from your card unless in the case of damage. The security bond is higher for events and larger gatherings. Please enquire for details.
Dantosa's cancellation policy means payments are not refunded. Demand for Dantosa is strong and unfortunately there is significant cost if guests change their plans.
Dantosa is located on the fringes of the Blue Mountains National Park. The property is about 5mins drive to the town of Katoomba and its local shops. It's a 10mins drive to neighbouring Leura. Walking to Katoomba will take you about 30-40mins.
Dantosa has its own lake for you to enjoy. It is unfenced (ie a natural lake). Please be advised responsibility for safety is yours and your guests' entirely. Make sure children and non-swimmers are supervised at all times. Dantosa, its owners and managers, are not responsible for guest safety.
Dantosa is non-smoking although you can smoke outside. All butts must go in the garbage, not the garden. And owing to fire danger, candles are not allowed.
Pets are not permitted on the property.
Should you have any questions about staying or staging an event at Dantosa, please ask us. We respond to enquiries promptly and are also happy to speak with you over the phone.