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Breathtaking Escarpment Views

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Overview of Breathtaking Escarpment Views

Breathtaking Escarpment Views

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Sydney, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThree Sisters4 min walk
  • Popular LocationEcho Point Lookout5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBlue Mountains National Park6 min walk

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
100 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Breathtaking Escarpment Views

Adults-only holiday home in Sydney
Situated moments from the Three Sisters Katoomba is Sterling Manor, the ground floor home of this two storey country house. This highly sought after property, features floor to ceiling windows, that showcase the exceptional panoramic views over the Jamison Valley. With its brilliant location right in the centre of Katoomba's action with 5 major bush walks, 5 mins bus trip to the train station, town centre and cafes within walking distance.

Sterling Manor also offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves within the beauty of it's enchanting secret garden - "Garden of the Stars". The Astrology gardens of the late Richard Sterling, well known Australian Astrologer to the Stars, famous TV personality, concert pianist, magazine columnist and author who created these magical gardens, literally carved into the escarpment and lived here between 1964~2017.

A charming and peaceful hideaway retreat with many places to sit relax and absorb the health giving energy and vitality of the mountain air with its truly breathtaking views - the perfect retreat for your soul.

Sterling Manor has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people. This property is not pet friendly.

Bedroom 1:
Is a large double bedroom with an opulent Queen bed and eclectic mirrored wall. The room is carpeted in the original Axminster carpet, chosen by Richard himself hence shoes are left outside with slippers provided. This light filled room overlooks a beautiful rose and rhododendron garden. There is a large 3 seater sofa. All beds are fitted with electric blankets and the rooms have hydronic heating in winter.

Bedroom 2: (converted loungeroom)
Features a comfortable double bed
and a single ottoman sofa bed. This room includes original chandeliers and 2 lounge suites with views of the Valley to wake to. A glass coffee table, magazines and an enormous quartz crystal cluster. There is a bookshelf with many books, cards and board games.

For extra guests there is a double sofa bed, in the dining room, fitted with mattress topper for extra comfort.

All beds are fitted with hotel quality white linen.
We can also provide an extra fold up bed on request.

This prestigious home boasts a premier location with 5 major bushwalks practically at your door.

Sterling Manor has a calming quality or energy, helping you to relax and feel at home. All rooms have hydronic heating to keep you warm in winter. This 1950's double brick house is also very cool in summer and fitted with blinds and fans.

The dining room - or "View Room", with floor to ceiling windows, captures the most breathtaking views of the Valley, with an amazing sunrise to wake to. A table that seats up to 6 people located beside the kitchen. The room also has a TV and DVD with dvd's supplied in the cupboard opposite.

The kitchen also with views, is self contained with dishwasher, microwave, gas cook top, oven and large fridge. Some staples can be found in the pantry, plus tea/ coffee and milk pods to start you off.

The view over the valley is far closer than the view from The Hydro Majestic and Lilianfels with 3 times the space..... you're in for a real treat!
The art deco bathroom has a deep bathtub, shower and heating.

Sterling Manor is the ground floor duplex with it's own separate entrance to the right side of the house, with a lock box for self check in, on the wall beside your entrance door.

Guests are welcome to use the outdoor furniture and wander through the Garden of the Stars. The gardens are the only shared area where you may meet guests from around the world, and make new friends, so please say G'Day (an aussie expression) as you would in any hotel or bed and breakfast.

Richard Sterling well known Australian Astrologer and his wife Joy opened the gardens and home to many charities over the years and would often entertain guests and TV personalities with his grand piano. An accomplished pianist himself who played in an orchestra in London in his late 20's. He attended the Conservatorium of Music with Dame Joan Sutherland the famous opera singer and were close friends in the days when she was just Joan.
Richard went on to be Australia’s most celebrated Astrologers with his own Television show - “ It’s in the Stars” during the 60’s.$

The property was purchased by the current owner Dalia in April 2017 and upgraded to it's former glory.

For those interested there is a green folder with old magazines of Richard's Astrology columns in the Women's Weekly which he wrote for 20 years dating back to the 1980's.

In Spring these award winning gardens, come alive with daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, peach and cherry blossoms, magnolia, rhododendron and many colourful birds. A gardener's and photographer's dream .
The tranquil gardens will of course offer you a variety of flowers throughout the year and we encourage you to return in Spring to experience it's ultimate beauty and splendour.

Dalia has lovingly revived the gardens with many new plants and bulbs to bring joy to her guests.

Please check out the well known “Garden of the Stars “ on YouTube Dalias Blue Mountain Retreat.

Sterling Manor is centrally located and 300 metres to Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Parking is on the street and you will find a free parking voucher on the hallway table. Extra guests should request a parking voucher if required as the street is metered.

Please note *** The base tariff is calculated for 2 people, thereafter there is an extra fee of $50 per person per night.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Dalia Isles/Joss Corrie
Speaks German
Bookings for this property are managed through Stayz, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Piano
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1076 sq ft (100 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive lockbox information
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods



Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point House
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point Katoomba
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point House
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point Katoomba
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point House
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point Katoomba
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sterling Manor Echo Point
Breathtaking Escarpment Views Sydney
Complimentary Bottle of Wine With a 2 Night Stay
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About this area


Located in Sydney, this holiday home is in the mountains. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Leuralla New South Wales Toy and Railway Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Prince Henry Cliff Walk Trailhead and Six Foot Track Trailhead. Everglades Historic House & Gardens and Mount Victoria Railway Museum are also worth visiting. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as cycling, cave exploring and hiking/biking trails in the area.

What's nearby

  • Silver Mist Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Three Sisters - 4 min walk
  • Echo Point Lookout - 5 min walk
  • Blue Mountains National Park - 6 min walk
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk Trailhead - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Katoomba Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 89 min drive


  • Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa - 7 min walk
  • Pins On Lurline - 15 min walk
  • The Old City Bank Bar & Brasserie - 3 min drive
  • Zest - 4 min drive
  • Silk's Brassiere - 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful mountain view
The place was clean and cozy with such a beautiful view. Thanks Dalia and Joss.
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Review from Stayz

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful views
We had a lovely stay at this property, with magnificent escarpment views. The online photographs are an accurate representation of the views and sitting on the deck and watching the changing light on the surrounding escarpments was wonderful.
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Review from Stayz

5/5 Excellent

A beautiful retreat home
We were unfortunate to have the weather rain down on us whilst during our stay there, but Dalia and Joss's home was beautiful and lovely to stay at. The bathroom was a little small, and you may bump into some neighbours since the garden is a shared area, however, the place was very charming and the views are incredible! The place was very close to the Three Sister's Lookout, and is conveniently close to the shops, bars and cafes in Katoomba. I would definitely come back again for a relaxing retreat!
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Review from Stayz

5/5 Excellent

A fabulous escape!
A perfect retreat with breathtaking views of the escarpment, this was just what we needed! A cosy, well-equipped house, conveniently located close to shops and local attractions and trails. The garden is beautifully kept - the massage in the gazebo was just the cherry on top! Dalia is a lovely host, and is very available for all that you may need. A really pleasant stay, would love to be back again!
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5/5 Excellent

Amazing property with expansive garden and views
We loved our stay at the Sterling Manor - great views and garden and all the amenities for a comfortable and entertaining stay. Amazing location as well. Thank you so much!
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