Nestled in the bush and walking distance to the coast, Mystery Bay Cottages offer the best of both worlds. We were greeted on arrival by the friendly and accommodating hosts of this coastal paradise and directed to our private cabin that was beautifully appointed and had sweeping views of the landscape. The beach is a short stroll away and a great place for a refreshing dip or for exploring the unique rocky outcrops and rock pools. The property has ample amenities including a tennis court and barbecue areas and the cabins are well equipped with great laundry and kitchen facilities. Mystery Bay Cottages is just a short drive to Tilba, Narooma and Bermagui, so there are lots of dining options if you don’t want to cook. We loved sitting on the deck and hand feeding the local bird life (the wild bird seed is supplied) and we also spotted wallabies. We had a thoroughly relaxing break we can’t wait to return with our teenage children.…
This was a return visit to the cottages after nine years. The cottages are set in a rural environment close to the coast. the nearest beach is Billy’s Beach and a slightly longer walk through the bush brings you to Mystery Bay Beach. We saw whales at both beaches. The cottages themselves are comfortable and are being progressively updated. firewood is readily available for the slow combustion heaters. Parrots land on the verandah searching for birdseed provided by the owners. Attractions we visited in the area include the town of Tilba Tilba and the local library. Whale watching cruises are available in Naroom, about ten minutes down the road.
We loved our stay at Mystery Bay. We had been there a few years back with our kids and it was great to visit it again. The rustic, well maintained cottages with a front verandah looking over the rural setting and a slow combustion fire to warm by at night. Mystery Bay itself is a geological wonder with rock formations that look like something out of Jurassic Park as well as seals in the bay. Laurence was really helpful as the host/manager and made us feel at home. I would recommend it to anyone for that rural/ocean escape when you want to slow down. Jon and Penny
The booking process was friendly, helpful and stress free. The location was great being only 10 minutes from Narooma, the staff are lovely, the cabin we stayed in looked and felt new, the bed was comfy and we had everything in the cabin we needed except an iron (we were going to a wedding and wanted to give our clothes a quick iron prior). The cabin's second room was very small with a bunk bed in it and it wouldn't be suitable for adults but kids would be fine. We wish we had more time to discover Mystery Bay as its surrounded by great beaches and waterways. We'll be going back to spend a weekend exploring.
We have stayed here for 10 days and have enjoyed going to the beaches and central tilba. the cottages are very clean with a communal BBQ, games room and tennis court. the distance to the beach wasn’t quite 150 meters as the website said but it doesn’t matter because you get there pretty soon anyway. this is a great place for kids and families with everything here for you to enjoy your stay. I also recommend getting the locally roasted 1080 going coffee that is roasted in mystery bay for your breakfast.