Devotees of the 1920s and the Art Deco movement will love this mountain bolthole, a 10-minute walk from Echo Point look-out, one of the best vantage points in the Blue Mountains.
A stickler for detail and beautiful accessories, The Gatsby’s owner Lorraine Allanson has decorated the two-bedroom cottage with ballerina lamps, figurines, reproduction 1920s dining table, leather sofas, vintage prints and posters and lovely stained glass windows, all to recapture the era of Gatsby and the 1920s.
An avid fan of the 1974 version of the “The Great Gatsby” movie, Lorraine has positioned a poster of Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (who played Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan) to greet guests as they walk into her delightful retreat. The Gatsby is an ideal venue for couples or groups of friends, and many have been known to stage dress-up weekends where they get into the spirit of the 1920s.
There are two bedrooms in the cottage itself and a self-contained flat in the garden at the rear; it provides an extra bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. The property is ideal for six to eight people, who may or may not arrive with a feather boa and a pair of spats in their suitcase.