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121 Mystery Bay Road, Narooma, New South Wales 2546 Australia
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"We've discovered some breathtaking places together... but Mystery Bay Cottages will forever be remembered as one of the best." - Eamonn Duff, Sun Herald. These 6 architect-designed cottages are located in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable - nestled between National Parkland and award-winning beaches. They are airy and spacious with high-raked ceilings and provide everything you need to make your stay as pleasurable as possible - log fires (wood supplied), electric blankets, TV DVD player, full kitchen, laundry, comfy sofas and dining suite. There is also heating throughout the cottage. There are 2 bedrooms - a queen room and a twin room and a single fold-out bed if required. We provide all linen, towels, tea & plunger coffee, toiletries and even bird seed for your own bird table (the wildlife is spectacular with rare birds, echidnas, possums and wallabies). We have a full-sized tennis court (equipment provided at no charge), a games room (with table tennis, table soccer, table air hockey, books, magazines, DVD's and kids toys) and a floodlit covered gas BBQ area. High chairs and travel cots are also provided free of charge. And being only 4.5 hours south of Sydney, 2.5 hours from Canberra and between Narooma and historic Tilba our location is perfect - the peace and tranquility you dream of with everything within a stones-throw. Why not take our advice and "Drift away at Mystery Bay..."
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Highchairs available
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Sun terrace
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Graham B wrote a review Mar 2022
Sydney, Australia50 contributions14 helpful votes
We have stayed here pretty much annually for 15 years. Great with young kids but now just as 2 oldies. Close to nature. Well designed and maintained cottages. Very well managed by delightful Mel. We will return in June. Very fairly priced for a quality stay. All the better now that Merivale has taken over 4 restaurants / pubs.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Kellie P wrote a review Jan 2022
Canberra, Australia22 contributions15 helpful votes
Mystery Bay does not disappoint. We stayed in the glamping tents for three nights. The camp set up has everything you need to make the stay enjoyable - fully equipped kitchen, plunger coffee, hot showers, eco toilets, comfortable bed and unique style tent. The camp ground was spacious and well kept. Ideal if you like camping but don’t have or want to invest in all the goods needed. Nice to be in nature out if the city. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. The property is a breathtaking mix between nature and ocean. Bird life is abundant, less than 5 minute walk to Billy’s Beach and close to Mystery Bay beach. Billy’s Beach is fantastic for shell collecting. The property has an on-site games room and tennis court. If you bring all your food, you really have no need to leave. The only improvement for the glamping would be to have options for bigger families to glamp, if possible, as the tents are set up for two pax only. The property is ideally situated within easy reach of Tilba, Narooma and Bermagui. All have abundant dining and cafe options. Will be back again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Fiona H wrote a review June 2021
Sydney, Australia22 contributions57 helpful votes
I'd wanted to come and stay at these cottages for many years, and after much anticipation had a mixed experience. The area is lovely, very quiet and peaceful, and Mystery Bay beach is an easy walk down the road, though not visible from the property. The views from each cabin vary, and ours from cabin number 2 was limited; some other cabins would have had a better expansive view. Our cabin was basic but clean. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom were 3 star standard (no dishwasher or bath) and there was no laundry at all. For a week it would not have been sufficient, especially as the internet was not functional while we there. The best feature of our cabin was the slow combustion stove, with plenty of firewood available to use. The parrots which came looking for breakfast on the deck were a delight, and the jar of bird seed provided was much appreciated!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Joanna A wrote a review Feb 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled
Ian D wrote a review Oct 2019
Sorrento, Italy27 contributions42 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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JD555657 wrote a review Apr 2019
North Narrabeen, Australia2 contributions
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
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
MrsPugs66 wrote a review Mar 2019
Lower Portland, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Cabin 11, its the last of the cabins and its very quiet but only for 2 people as it would be...
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Reviv wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia40 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
Kathie B wrote a review Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia459 contributions58 helpful votes
Just had an overnight stay here and was expecting something pretty special having read the description on Trip Advisor. (Architecturally designed cottages etc) However the cottages although roomy and large were somewhat dated and in need of renovation. The location however is wonderful with the beach so close and the views very lovely. We just felt the cottages lacked character and were more like a house. The birds (Crimson Rosellas and Rainbow Lorikeets) did come into feed and it was great that seed was supplied.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled
Jay_6592 wrote a review Aug 2018
Canberra, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the cottages last weekend and all our expectations were exceeded. The cottages are clean and felt private with the surrounding trees. Thoughtful touches throughout the cottage were appreciated. The main bed was very comfortable and there is plenty of room for the kids in a second bedroom. Initially we booked just for two adults however we are so glad we brought one of the kids along as we have now found a new family weekender. An excellent games room on site, tennis court and a beautiful beach adjoining the property. We had so many birds sit with us on the porch and were lucky enough to be visited by a possum and an echidna. Although there are no beach views, the sound of the waves is very soothing and could be heard from our porch. The sunset is amazing and was enjoyed with a wine in front of the fire place. Highly recommended for both couples and families.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
USD 171 - USD 182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mystery Bay Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Mystery Bay Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Central Tilba Village (5.1 km), Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba (5.0 km), and Glasshouse Rocks (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mystery Bay Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and a tennis court.
Which room amenities are available at Mystery Bay Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mystery Bay Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mystery Bay Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mystery Bay Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tilba Teapot, Dromedary Hotel, and Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mystery Bay Cottages?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.