Simpson Cottage

100% Recommended
6 people
No pets
Simpson Cottage is an enchanting sandstone cottage tucked away in a secluded corner of the Royal National Park you'll find stunning water views, huge serene garden and private track to the beach. A hidden gem within the township of Bundeena just 90 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Sydney....
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Features and Amenities

3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms
Indoor fireplace


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Simpson Cottage - enchanting and historical and just 1.5hr from Sydney.

Providing escapes from the hectic life for over 10 years.
Please don't hesitate to make an enquiry if you'd like more info.

3 bedrooms sleeps 6-8
Large modern bathroom and Kitchen

"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 beachfront sandstone cottage set on a large parcel of private gardens with expansive water views across to Maianbar and beyond.

Tranquil and private and tucked away within the National Park surrounding the peaceful seaside town of Bundeena, the cottage provides perfect 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.
Find out more on our website by searching Simpson Cottage Bundeena

Coffee and tea, bed 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 flax grown and processed in Europe.
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.

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

Completely renovated the kitchen features 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.

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

Both the kitchen and bathroom have polished concrete floor with under floor heating to ensure you stay warm in the winter.

THE LIVING ROOM has the original working fire place, TV and 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.

The cottage sits in a parkland setting of 1500m/2 and private access to the beach and national park via a 100m bush track.

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 cozy comfort, relax in style and be transported back in time.

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

is set up as an extra space/retreat and is equipped with a full bathroom (no bath) and comfy sofas. It’s in here that much of the linen you will use is made.

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

Parking is off street and theres plenty within the streets nearby.
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.

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.

We've been hosting guests for over 7 years and our system is made so you can easily arrive, move in and relax.
The entire cottage and grounds and house are all your's during your stay.
Key collection, directions and instructions are emailed a few days prior to arrival.
Arrival and departure times are flexible, fees may apply.
A care taker is available should the need arise.

Cleaning fee is applied to every booking and quoted when you enquire. PLEASE NOTE: it is paid directly to the cleaners when you depart.
That's how we've been doing it for the past ten years and the system has never failed us.


  • Base Price $590 / night
  • Weekend Price $675 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $220
  • Security Deposit $500


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Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

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 beautiful sunsets.
Once the sun has set the gazebo/dining area is the perfect place to lose yourself with friends and family and watch twinkling lights reflecting on the water.

Beach And Picnic Grounds And Kayak Hire

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 themselves safely.
Its here you'll find SUP and kayak hire.
check out Bundeena kayaks for more info.


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

Listing location
Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Royal National Park

This National Park is one of the oldest in the world. Explore bushwalking trails, beautiful beaches, and rainforest and discover ancient Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Karloo Walking Track

This moderately challenging walk leads through heathland, past Karloo Pool for a refreshing swim and picnic lunch. Continue on the track past ‘whaleback’ rocky outcrops until you reach Uloola Falls....

Forest Path Track

Forest Path is an easy walk through rainforests in Royal National Park. Keep an eye out for beautiful native plants, wildflowers and bird life. This circular loop is suitable for kids and big kids. Cross lower slopes of forest, valleys of Hacking River and Bola Creek....

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