'Simpson Cottage' is an enchanting and historical beachfront sandstone cottage set on a large parcel of private gardens with expansive water views across to Maianbar and beyond.

SPRING SPECIALS AVAILABLE to celebrate the new kitchen completion!

Tucked away within the National Park surrounding the peaceful seaside town of Bundeena, the three bedroom cottage provides perfect accommodation for couples, two families, a group of friends or mid week away days for small businesses. This beautiful house has wood fires, heated floors, incredibly comfortable beds and stylish, modern kitchen. In other words all modern luxuries in a classically beautiful environment.

Take the kayak out onto the bay and glide alongside dolphins or simply relax under the gum trees whilst reading the Sunday paper. Whichever way you chose to pass away the time in the peaceful and tranquil surrounds, Simpson Cottage provides a unique experience … all within a 1.5 hr drive from Sydney.

On the door step you have bush walks, kayaks and paddle boards so you can explore the Royal National Park for days.

Nearby are secluded surf beaches where you can catch waves with out the crowds. You may prefer the more cosmopolitan option of Bundeena's cafes all within walking distance or the quaint and historical ferry ride to Cronulla beach.

Or you may decide to stay put which plenty of people do.....the choice is yours.

"Simpson Cottage" is a heritage listed 3 bedroom, sandstone cottage built in the 1870s, it was the original home of the Simpson family; one of the first settlers south of the Hacking River.

A full modern kitchen and a full spacious bathroom both with heated polished concrete floors have been added to the original sandstone cottage to ensure you don't need to go with out any modern conveniences.

Throughout the cottage many original features have been retained including wrought iron, original fireplace, high timber lined ceilings, front door with the original lock and French doors.

The cottage sits in a parkland setting of 1500sq metres and private access to the beach and national park via a 100m bush track.

From the wide verandas you can take in the views over Simpson's Bay to Mainbar and beyond, spot playful dolphins, watch the beautiful sunsets and once the sun has set the gazebo/dining area is the perfect place to lose yourself with friends and family as you watch the twinkling lights reflecting on the water over dinner.

Simpson Cottage is the ideal get away.

The front veranda is ideal for soaking up the sun while admiring the view and the cozy gazebo is the ideal space when it's too cold to be outside but you want to make the most of the views.

The open fire is original and ideal for curling up in cosy comfort, relax in style and be transported back in time.

Is the dining space with a view and seats 8 comfortably and has stunning views to Maianbar and Woollaware.

Cool breezes, wide verandas and private access to the beach ensure you can stay cool.

Below the cottage via the track are public picnic grounds perfect for a game of family cricket and ideal for the kids to play and amuse them selves safely

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Bedroom 1has a queen size bed with water views.
Bedroom 2 offers the versatility of a king bed or 2 singles
Bedroom 3 has 2 bunk beds which is great for 4 kids.
It is a perfect house for 2 families or couples.

completley renovated in July has polished concrete bench-tops, large electric oven and gas cook-top, plenty of fridge space, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine (Nesspresso pod style) and to compliment to out-door life style a large six burner BBQ is located under cover close to the kitchen.

has under floor heating, luxury freestanding bath, large frame-less rain shower.

is set up as an extra space/retreat and is equipped with a full bathroom (no bath) and two comfy sofas.

area is located in the gazebo just off the veranda to take in the views and comfortably seats 8, ideal for cooler evenings or in the rain, there is also a large picnic table with magical views in the garden.

to start your escape you'll find tea, coffee (including coffee machine pods), milk, sugar and something sweet to ensure.

for all beds is provided.

No national park fees are incurred unless you park within the Royal National Park. Bundeena is NOT considered to be part of the park so parking is regulated by Sutherland Shire Council.


A stay at Simpson Cottage is the perfect escape for everybody.

It provides an ideal base for those who love being outdoors and active, with walks, long hikes, surf beaches, mountain bike trails all on the door step.

The mostly level garden is ideal for smaller children to run and play and the beach at the end of the private track is not a surf beach so ideal for smaller children.

There are nearby cafes and restaurants where you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner as well a bottle shop and supermarket.

There is the option to self cater and utilise the new fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.

For those who don't want to leave and simply escape there are plenty of options where you can enjoy the view and peace and quiet.

Discounts for returning guests.

Why Bundeena

Only one hour drive from Sydney CBD on the edge of the Royal National Park, Bundeena offers a large number of activities in both winter and summer.

There are four beautiful Bundeena beaches as well a 10 minute drive to the beaches of the National Park including famous surf at Garie & North Era and the pretty protected inlet of Watamolla.

From the cottage there is access to a variety of walks, including the Bundeena - Maianbar heritage trail marking Simpson Cottage, available on local maps. There are several day walks around Jibbon Headland which include aboriginal rock engravings.

For hikers there is the fantastic two day coastal track through the Royal National Park from Bundeena to Otford, recognised as one of the best coastal walks in New South Wales.

Other activities
Kayaking (kayaks can be rented on Bonnie Vale Beach just below the cottage)
Charming ferry which leaves every hour to Cronulla
Local water taxi for tours and whale watching
Tennis courts
Bundeena Art Trail on the first Sunday of every month
Cafes & Asian Food at the local bowling club and Aussie fare and Pizzas at the RSL club.
Markets are on the first Sunday of everything where you can buy locally made goods as well as gifts and treasures to remember your stay.

You can drive to Bundeena and Maianbar and park in streets without incurring the National Park fees.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Historic hideaway with fabulous views Our extended family stayed for a long long weekend at the end of February 2015. The weather was excellent and Simpson Cottage is the best place to stay in Bundeena. This historic cottage is the perfect place for family and friends, with a modern kitchen and bathroom. With views across the Bay, then outdoor seating area is the perfect place to wile away the afternoon. Bring wine, cheese and crackers and sit back from te sunset. Thanks to Tara for an smooth and painless booking, arrival and departure process. Highly recommended Simpson Cottage for a weekend (or week) away.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing - We Love It. We stayed at the Simpson cottage for a family get together. The Simpson Cottage is a very special place. The house was more than I expected, with beautiful surroundings, furnishings and little luxuries. We will have very fond memories of our stay, and we are already planning our next, I think this will be our annual family holiday house.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute gem! Our stay at the cottage was a return to the Shire for my wife and I and an opportunity to show our adult children the the small corner of paradise which we had been fortunate enough to grow up in. The booking arrangements were flawless as were all interactions with the owners. We'd recommend the experience to anyone and plan to repeat said in the future.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful place to stay My family & I organized a weekend at Simpson Cottage to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. What a treat it was to find such a place that 'ticked all the boxes' immaculately presented, wonderful views and a picnic bench worthy of the brunch cooked in the well equipped kitchen & BBQ. To top it off, fantastic communication with the owner. Thank you Tara, I would highly recommend Simpson cottage.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! What a great place to stay. Beautiful, easy, very very relaxing and walking distance to beautiful places. Great view from the picnic table. Will definitely come again. An easy one hour drive from home
Date published: 2013-12-03
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

DVD player, Stereo
High chair, Rumpus room
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Open Fireplace, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Parking
3 bedrooms


Check out the winter specials, be quick the dates are filling fast!

Special offer!

Winter weekender. May, June, July. Book 2 nights get 3rd include early arrival and late departure for $150.00. OR book five nights stay 7 (includes early arrival and late departure) When you cant fit in a third night arrive early and depart late to make it feel like a long weekend for $100.00

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $325 $750 $2375 2 $0 $0
* $420 $950 $3050 2 $0 $0
* $475 $1040 $3415 2 $0 $0
* $520 $1150 $3750 2 $0 $0
* $620 $1240 $4340 7 $0 $0
* $430 $980 $3130 2 $0 $0
* $325 $750 $2375 2 $0 $0


The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $375 p/n
  • $375 p/n
  • $325 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $500 p/s
cleaning fee from $200 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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