Tina McMenamin manages a number of holiday houses in Katoomba & Leura
Children not allowed
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Take a hot water bottle!
We booked many months in advance for various reasons. Although the decor is lovely, the place smelt musty and did not supply electric blankets, so we had to go to bed in our clothes until we could buy a hot water bottle the next day. For the price paid, there was no effort to make us feel welcome, I would recommend looking elsewhere, especially since our concerns have been completely ignored by the owners.
 We would like to quote the first phrase of the email we received from the guest: "We had a nice weekend in Crabapple Cottage"  the owner does not receive guest emails as the property is managed. Unfortunately on this occasion the email found its way to the Spam/Junk folder and was missed until we saw the review posted on 24th May.  The above review fails to mention that the house is centrally heated and that as stated in their email to us the guests chose to turn the heating down or off as, in their view, it made the house stuffy. We really think that "going to bed in their clothes" was quite unnecessary, they just had to use the central heating appropriately.  Electric blankets are supplied at the house, they had just not yet been installed on the beds for winter as, in our view, it is not yet unreasonably cold. This is subjective and, with hindsight might have been ill considered.  Our office and mobile phone numbers are included on every email issued to guests. Had the guests called we would have come straight over and installed the electric blankets immediately as we provide support about 15 hours per day 7 days per week. Others guest at this and other houses have called and we have always responded promptly.  In our view and in the light of all the circumstances, we believe the above review is unfair, biased and does not provide the whole picture.
What a great place to stay for a weekend of walking in the mountains. Stylish but homely. Chose the
What a great place to stay for a weekend of walking in the mountains. Stylish but homely. Chose the cottage for it's proximity to the Mall for eating out but we found it so comfortable we opted for a bbq in the back yard and a game of uno.
We loved this cottage. Very clean and comfortable and short walk to leura shops. Great place to stay
We loved this cottage. Very clean and comfortable and short walk to leura shops. Great place to stay with kids. Totally recommend. Hope to return for another holiday!
I just wanted to say what a lovely weekend we had at Crabapple Cottage. You have done the place up b
I just wanted to say what a lovely weekend we had at Crabapple Cottage. You have done the place up beautifully. Will be sure to recommend it to friends!Thank you!
We had such a wonderful time in Crabapple Cottage. The cottage is so beautiful - by far the nicest
We had such a wonderful time in Crabapple Cottage. The cottage is so beautiful - by far the nicest rental house we have ever stayed in - comfortable, beautifully decorated - a beautiful home. The backyard was perfect for the kids to play in - sunny and protected from the wind - lovely to watch them play while we enjoyed a hot cup of tea on the deck. And the house was a very short walk to Leura mall - 5 minutes to a delicious bakery! We strongly recommend the Cottage. We will definitely be regulars.
Tastefully decorated holiday home within 5mins walk of leura ..Perfect stay, very relaxing. Place wa
Tastefully decorated holiday home within 5mins walk of leura ..Perfect stay, very relaxing. Place was clean and warm with a selection of blankets and tea for those chilly blue mountains evenings.House also has a travel cot! Perfect for families