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Maya Sanctuary is a secluded 200-acre bushland retreat, providing boutique accommodations in the Kanimbla Valley, west of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It offers luxurious, self-contained cottages and private homestay rooms. Each cottage is individually themed and has access to well-equipped kitchen facilities, with a gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, with all kitchenware provided. The cottages each have a private balcony, fireplace and BBQ. The homestay has deluxe rooms with private en suites. Guests may explore the whole property, including the beautiful Blackheath Creek, valley, fields, forest, cliffs and caves. The surrounding area is rich with local farmers and artisans, as well as many lookouts and nature walks. Mount Victoria Train Station is a 15-minute drive away and the property is a 30-minute drive to Lithgow town center. Katoomba town center and The Three Sisters are 19 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Hot tub/Jacuzzi


Spa facilities

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Room Type
Number of guests
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4:
2 bunk beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5:
2 bunk beds
1 queen bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Little Hartley
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Nicholas
    United States of America United States of America
    Incredibly secluded and comfortable stay. Beautiful wildlife in the area (wallabies).
  • Zaki
    Bangladesh Bangladesh
    We stayed at the Victoria cottage hosted by Julian, what a wonderful and tastefully hosted cottage to stay in for the long weekend! The cottage is set in the most tranquil surroundings in nature, amazing for trail walks and hikes to enjoy the...
  • Jo
    Australia Australia
    Peace and solitude, well appointed cottage with little personal touches, very comfortable

Area info

Resort facilities at Maya Sanctuary
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Maya Sanctuary takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 12:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Cash is not accepted Maya Sanctuary accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the total price of the reservation will be charged to your credit card upon booking.

There is no TV reception at the property, however a TV monitor and DVD player are provided in each cottage for guests to watch DVDs.

Please note that guests are asked to self check-in, using codes that will be provided via SMS on the day of your arrival. It is important that you fill out the Online Guest Form, which will be emailed to you by Secret Valley Escape after booking, including providing a contactable mobile number.

Please inform Maya Sanctuary of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Maya Sanctuary

  • Check-in at Maya Sanctuary is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Maya Sanctuary offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Yoga classes
    • Spa facilities

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Maya Sanctuary on this page.

  • Maya Sanctuary is 2.8 miles from the center of Little Hartley. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Maya Sanctuary may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Maya Sanctuary include:

    • Chalet
    • Double
    • Vacation Home