The Captain's Cottage is both a modern and traditional beach cottage which is especially set up for ladies, senior and extended family groups to enjoy the ultimate beach holiday. It can easily accommodate 10 people ideally including a maximum of 8 adults. One pet is also allowed.
The Cottage incorporates an authentic lighthouse which has been integrated to the side of the cottage.
The cottage is located immediately adjoining a safe sandy beach. Just a short stroll of 20 metres across the back lawn to be on the low beach sand dune and a further 30 metres across this to be on the sand at the high water mark to get your toes wet.
The cottage is located at Long Beach which is a small relatively unspoiled hamlet 5 km north of the regional centre of Batemans Bay and 3 minutes in from the Princess Highway.
The picture library shows the idyllic setting of the cottage right next to the beach as well as many of its interesting and unique features. Some of these pictures are courtesy of the "Country Collections" magazine which featured the Cottage in its publication.
The picture library also incorporates a cottage floor plan of both the ground, first floor, lighthouse and deck areas. It also shows the positioning of the 5 bedrooms and bed configuration in each.
Whether you want to relax in the outdoor heated hot tub/spa, swim, paddle in the water, fish off the beach in front of the cottage, explore the rock pools at each end of the 1km long beach,build sandcastles or just laze around in an idyllic setting and "feel the serenity", this is the place to be for that great holiday or short break in both summer and winter.
The cottage has five bedrooms comprising:
Captain's Cabin containing a double bed
Mate's Cabin contain a queen and one single bed
Crew's Quarters containing a double and one single bed
Bridge Suite containing a queen and one single bed
Lighthouse keepers bedroom in the lighthouse containing two full size single bunk beds.
The cottage has two bathrooms. One of these incorporates a large deep bath and a separate shower whilst the other is an ensuite modeled on two beach huts (see photos). There is also an outside heated hot tub/spa and shower.
One pet is allowed. Both front and rear gardens are fully fenced. Details of the areas of Long Beach beach where dogs can be walked are provided in the Cottage.
The cottage has three separate living areas, each with their own TV and VCR/DVD player, two open deck areas with one having a heated 6 person spa, a screened dining area sun room (at the base of the lighthouse), and a screened covered deck area. The fully fenced backyard fronting the beach is all grass and ideal for that game of cricket or badminton. The cottage even incorporates a fully equipped replica ship's bridge from a 1930's cargo ship.
During 2016 the functioning authentic vintage "Speaking Tubes" and ship's telegraph in the bridge area will finally be installed to connect to the galley down below to enable the "Captain" to order a cup of tea whilst steering the ship and give encouragement to the crew slaving away in the galley preparing food etc..
We provide boogie boards, buckets and spades, cricket set, badminton set, a DVD/Video library (many with a nautical theme), puzzles, games, magazines, books, outdoor sun lounges, and even a picnic basket to take onto the beach.
Guests are required to bring their own sheets and towels. However we can also supply bed linen and bath towels on an extra hire basis if required. Costs are shown below.
If you have a trailer boat this can be easily parked in front of the cottage. Limited boat launching facilities are provided at one end of Long Beach and numerous boat ramps are provided around Batemans Bay.
The Captains Cottage is a magic place and unique on the south coast for the very best holiday experience. It has been featured in:
* Channel 7 "Sydney Weekender Show" with Mike Whitney
* Sydney Morning Herald
* Woman's Day. Featured as best "quirky" beach house
* Country Collections magazine and calendar.
* Stayz national advertising.
COTTAGE RENTAL RATES:
The rates for the Captains Cottage are we believe reasonable and highly competitive for what is a unique and luxurious 5 bedroom beach house located in an ideal immediate beachfront setting.
To check the rates for any particular period go to the calendar and place your cursor over the date you are interested in. An indication of the scheduled rates will then be displayed, based on the following specific details.
A summary of the rates for 2016 and 2017 are:
# The Mid/Low season covers all of the year except for High Season, April and October school holidays and public holidays. Rates are:
* Weekly (commencing on any day, except a Saturday) $2100
* Weekly commencing on a Saturday $2800
* 2 night weekend (Fri. & Sat. nights) $1150. Extra added nights $390 each.
* 3 night mid week special (Between Sunday and a Thursday nights) $1140
* Two night mid week stay (Between a Sunday and a Thursday) $850
# 3 night Public Holiday Long Weekends. Covers:
* 3 nights from Friday to cover the Canberra Day March long weekend. $1950
* 4 nights from the Ester Thursday: $2600
* 3 nights from Friday to cover the Queens Birthday June long weekend. $1950
* 3 nights from Friday to cover the ACT September community long weekend. $1950
* 3 nights from Friday to cover the October Labour day long weekend. $1950
# NSW and ACT. April and September School Holidays. Covers:
* Weekly(commencing any day, except a Saturday) $2800
* Weekly (commencing on a Saturday) $3500
* 2 night weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) $1200
* Extra night $500
* 3 night mid week special (Mon, Tues and Wed. nights) $1450
# High Season. Covers period Summer school holidays. Covers weekly bookings only from a Sat to a Sat. $4600.
# Linen Hire:
Queen / Double - $40.
Single - $30.
A bond of $500 may be applicable depending on the number and composition of the group wishing to stay at the Captains Cottage.
THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS TO MAKE YOUR STAY SPECIAL:
As an optional extra the Captains Cottage can be set up for your visit with bed linen made up and bath towels provided ready for your stay. You can choose from cotton for in the summer or cosy flannelette for in the winter.
The Cottage comes complete with its own video and DVD library aimed at family entertainment. Enjoy watching many various films including such titles as "Finding Nemo", "Master and Commander", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "The Boat that Rocked" and also classics like "African Queen" and "The Ghost and Mrs Muir".
We do not supply fishing gear but everything else for the beach is provided including beach chairs, boogie boards (4) as well as buckets and spades. We also provide cricket and badminton sets.
Dolphins frequently cruise up and down in front of the cottage all year long. Whales also visit and are in the Bay between May and October. If you are lucky you may also see the odd seal as well.
The outside heated spa on the deck in front of the lighthouse seats up to 5 adults and is a great place to sit and relax on an evening with the lights of Batemans Bay across the water and the stars twinkling in the sky.
Coffee, tea, sugar and milk are also provided to start you off.
We do not supply any bedding or equipment for babies and very young children, other than a high chair and porta-cot. Child proof gates are also provided at both the top and bottom of the main stairs. Tenants with young children will need to bring any and all other necessary items themselves.
The Captains Cottage and its lighthouse are set up as a classic and traditional beach cottage incorporating all of the modern things needed to make your stay comfortable, memorable and most of all highly enjoyable.
COMMENTS FROM OUR VISITORS BOOK:
Jane, Kurrajong: "Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful cottage. What a fantastic place for a family holiday. A lot of love and care has obviously been used in designing this wonderful house. We will definitely be back. We even enjoyed the crazy weather".
Rosemary, Melbourne: "All I need now is for Johnny Depp, dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, to walk over the dunes and my dream will be complete! Will be back!".
Tim, Wollongong: "We had a fantastic stay. The kids and the dog are exhausted and the parents relaxed. What more could we ask for. Everything here is all you need. We will be back".
Rohan, Sydney: "We flew the flag and steered the ship and watched the kangaroos graze. We walked on the beach and dug holes in the sand. What better ways to spend 4 days?".
Helen, Jerrabomberra: "Wow - We don't want to leave! What a fantastic "Girlie Retreat". Thankyou Lynne and Brian for an unforgettable weekend....We will be back....Excellent design and decor!..Beautiful!".
Joseph, Boorowa: "I left the South Coast and our house 30 years ago and have not returned until now. This cottage exemplifies what the beach house represents - so much subtle (looks like it was always there) detail. Calm soft hues marrying with the sea at large. It really touched my heart - Thank you".
Lucy, Binalong: "Every pore of this house and surrounds exudes love, peacefulness and beauty. Thankyou for sharing it!".
Chris, Canberra: "Perfect house - perfect weather. Can you adopt us?"
Katies, England: "Transition from cold English winter to this!! Absolutely fantastic!! Would love to come back!"
Doreen, Canberra: "We've had a "spiffing time" in the Captains Cottage. Its an absolute joy. Felt right at home "Me Hearties!".
Awesome Eight, Wollongong: "Awesome views, Awesome cottage, Awesome beach, Awesome fun had by all - Awesome!!!
Patricia, Sydney: "Shedding tears at the thought of leaving this most beautiful cottage. Very special 3 days and planning to come back as quickly as possible".
Christine, Sydney: "A wonderfully relaxing time in a fairy book cottage. Just magical!".