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

"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 modern kitchen and bathroom with under floor heating have been added to the original sandstone cottage.

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, summer or winter.

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

The front veranda is ideal for soaking up the sun while admiring the view.

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.

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 themself safely


Bed linen is provided, most of it luxury Sheridan
BYO beach and bath towels.

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.

is equipped with large fridge, dishwasher, microwave, electric cook-top and oven, 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 frameless 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.

for your arrival is tea, coffee (including coffee machine pods), milk, sugar.

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 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.

To make your stay even more memorable you can book our gourmet chef and waiter service to come and cook in the cottage. Menus are seasonal, tailor made and prices are available upon request.

Returning guests receive a 5% discount when they return within 12 months and a welcome bottle of wine, if the booking is made with 24 hours of departure and within one year they receive a 10% discount and a welcome bottle of wine.

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.

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

Write a Review
Simpson Cottage is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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: 2013-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This beautiful property is enchanting from the first moment. Walking from the car to the house, we were stunned at the beauty of the location and the romance of the sandstone. Once inside, however, you realise that this is luxury living as well. We felt very lucky to have the opportunity to stay. The kids had a ball, both in the house and at the local beach. Our 2 families were able to have meals altogether at the outdoor table with the amazing view, and everyone slept well.We definitely hope to come back!!
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We celebrated our engagement with a small picnic at Simpson Cottage with our closest friends and family. We had an amazing weekend. Couldn't have asked for better weather or a more stunning location!Thanks for having us at the Cottage - we didn't want to leave. We received so many compliments from our picnic guests, everyone wanted to move in too!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved Simpson Cottage. For a while, all I could say was "this is paradise". The view is gorgeous - especially in the moonlight with a glass of wine. The history of the place adds another layer. If those walls could talk!
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

3 bedrooms
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
High chair
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Rumpus room
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access


Rainiy day discount. Weekends at mid week rates during March.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 02 May 2014 for 10% off.

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)
* $400 $900 $2900 2 $10 $10
* $450 $1000 $3250 2 $10 $10
* $400 $900 $2900 2 $10 $10
* $350 $800 $2550 2 $10 $10
* $325 $750 $2375 2 $10 $10
* $400 $900 $2900 2 $10 $10
* $450 $1000 $3250 2 $10 $10
* $500 $1100 $3600 2 $0 $0
* $600 $1200 $4200 7 $20 $20


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

  • $550 p/n
  • $550 p/n
  • $500 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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