'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.
EXPLORE THE AREA OR NEVER LEAVE....ITS YOUR CHOICE
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.
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM.
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.
VIEWS DAY AND NIGHT
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.
WINTER OR SUMMER
Simpson Cottage is the ideal get away.
IN THE WINTER
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.
OPEN FIRE PLACE
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.
IN THE SUMMER
Cool breezes, wide verandas and private access to the beach ensure you can stay cool.
BEACH AND PICNIC GROUNDS
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.
WHY SIMPSON COTTAGE
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Be sure ask about secret specials and pop up discounts! They vary from month to month.
Winter weekender. May, June, July - book 2 nights get 3rd night + early arrival and late departure for $100. OR book five nights stay 7 (includes early arrival and late departure)
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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