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Simpson Cottage - Make your own history

Cottage, Bundeena

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 bathrooms



3 bedrooms sleeps 8

Large modern bathroom and Kitchen. Second bathroom located in the garage which is set up as a studio.

All linen supplied including beach and bath towels.

"SIMPSON COTTAGE" is a heritage listed, sandstone cottage built in the 1870s, it was the original home of the Simpson family; set on a large parcel of private gardens with expansive water views across to Maianbar and beyond.


Tucked away within the National Park in the seaside town of Bundeena, the cottage provides luxury accommodation for couples, two families, a group of friends or mid week away days for small businesses.


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 modern kitchen and bathroom have heated floors and exposed sandstone walls.

In other words you’ll find all the modern luxuries housed in a historical cottage. It’s a step back in time with today’s modern conveniences.


SPACIOUS KITCHEN with a dishwasher, large oven and 6 burner gas cook top, microwave large sink, fridge and freezer with polished concrete benches and exposed sandstone walls, heated floor and direct access to the veranda where the BBQ is housed under cover.

LARGE BATHROOM with heated floors and frame-less shower and large bath.

SECOND BATHROOM is located in the studio with three sofas and is ideal when the kids want to escape from the grown ups. its in here that much of the Simpson Cottage linen is made.


Bedroom 1 has a queen bed with views,

Bedroom 2 has a king that be split in to two singles

Bedroom 3 has two sets of single bunks.


The living room has the original working fire place, TV and sofas. The dining ares is housed in the gazebo and comfortably seats 8 with views over the water, there is a private picnic table with point blank views towards Maianbar and beyond.


a large BBQ is located under cover between the kitchen and dining gazebo.


Coffee and tea, linen, towels, soaps and cleaning products.


Kitchen linen is all hand made by the owner using rustic traditional style linen imported directly from small mills in Europe.

Much of the bedding is also hand made by the owner. We use pure linen made from the finest flax grown and processed in Europe.

Organic cotton towels are hand woven in Turkey by the last remaining artisans.

All cleaning products provided are made in Australia and environmentally safe.

All soaps provided are organic and made for Simpson Cottage in Melbourne using old world recipes and methods.

You can find more information about the cottage and products on the Simpson Cottage website which has links and tabs that will bring back here to Stayz for your availability enquiries and bookings.

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts


Hire a nearby kayak 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 ….


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 without 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.


The cottage sits in a parkland setting of 1500m/2 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.


Completely 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 the 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. It’s in here that much of the linen you will use is made.


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.


for all beds is provided, much of it is handmade on site from the finest European grown flax, towels are handwoven in Turkey by the last remaining artisans.


all our products provided are eco friendly, made in Australia or made in the traditional way using old world methods and recipes, they can be purchased during your stay or online through the Simpson Cottage website.

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.


More information regarding our products and cottage can be found on the Simpson Cottage website.


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.


Much of the bedding is handmade in Australia from the finest European grown flax.

Organic cotton beach and bath towels are hand woven in Turkey by the last remaining artisans.

Organic liquid soap provided is made just for Simpson Cottage in Melbourne.

All cleaning products are made in Queensland using eco friendly ingredients.

You can more information about our products on our website. Please note all bookings are made through Stayz and you will find an accommodation tab that will bring back here to Stayz for any bookings.

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.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Child's high chair Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games room Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Simpson Cottage - Make your own history is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 16.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic property House was beautiful, view was beautiful, kitchen brilliantly well equipped. We had the best time!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stay Was a great cottage with great views of the bay, neat, tidy good BBQ are with nice outside dinning area. Kids loved the rolling lawns and walking distance to sea side.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful, relaxing venue Beautiful heritage cottage with spectacular views and lots of outside space to relax and enjoy Bundeena. Fully equipped kitchen, fun gazebo and outdoor table to eat and enjoy the view. Lounge room is small, but who wants to spend time inside in such a picturesque place anyway?
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Perfect! I stayed with my family and my brother in laws family. 8 in total. We all had such a good time. The cottage has absolutely everything you need, so we were very comfortable. The cottage is in very good condition and well cared for. Bush walking and beaches are very close. Looking forward to staying again.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kathleen An enjoyable break away had by all extended family members from aged 4 mths to 83 yrs. A special birthday BBQ(50 yrs) was celebrated in front yard looking over the water. The weather was fabulous. The house unique and charming. All arrangements were flawless thanks to Tara.
Date published: 2015-07-06
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