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Captains Cottage and Lighthouse

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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 has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate 10 people ideally including a maximum of 8 adults. One pet is also allowed.

The Cottage incorporates an attached authentic lighthouse.

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 Princes 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.

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 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.

The cottage has three separate living areas, each with their own TV and VCR/DVD player, three 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 further 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 2018 the functioning authentic vintage "Speaking Tubes" and ship's telegraph in the bridge area will both finally be connected 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..

The main living area incorporates reverse cycle airconditioning and a wood fired stove

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 beach chairs to take onto the beach. We also provide platinum standard Foxtel TV services and full internet wi-fi facilities.

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.

We regret that the cottage is not available for the holding of any functions involving persons not staying at the cottage. This includes such things as any wedding and related reception, special celebrations, or for schoolie groups. Similarly the cottage is not available to "schoolies groups" wishing to themselves stay at the cottage.

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 article on unique and special holiday homes.

* Woman's Day. Featured as best "quirky" beach house

* Country Collections magazine

* Telstra Smart Home adverts. See the cottage at "http:#/intro-video/1"


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 should then be displayed, based on the following specific details.

A summary of the rates for 2018 are:

# The Mid/Low season covers all of the year except for High Season, April, July and October school holidays and public holidays. Rates are:

* Weekly (commencing on any day, except a Saturday) $2600

* Weekly commencing on a Saturday $3000

* 2 night weekend (Fri. & Sat. nights) $1250. Extra added nights $400 each.

* 3 night mid week special (Between Sunday and a Thursday nights) $1200

* Two night mid week stay (Between a Sunday and a Thursday) $900

# 3 night Public Holiday Long Weekends. Covers:

* 3 nights from Friday to cover the Canberra Day March long weekend. $2100

* 4 nights from the Ester Thursday: $2800

* 3 nights from Friday to cover the Queens Birthday June long weekend. $2100

* 3 nights from Friday to cover the ACT September community long weekend. $2100

* 3 nights from Friday to cover the October Labour Day long weekend. $2100

# NSW and ACT. April and September School Holidays. Covers:

* Weekly(commencing any day, except a Saturday) $3000

* Weekly (commencing on a Saturday) $3600

* 2 night weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) $1400

* Extra night $500

* 3 night mid week special (Mon, Tues and Wed. nights) $1500

# High Season. Covers period Summer school holidays. Covers weekly bookings only from a Sat to a Sat. $4800.

# Linen Hire:

Queen / Double - $40.

Single - $30.

# Bond:

A bond of $500 may be applicable depending on the number and composition of the group wishing to stay at the Captains Cottage.


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 Foxtel TV, wi-fi/internet as well as 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 "The Ghost and Mrs Muir" and "African Queen".

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 sometimes in the Bay between May and October.

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, milk and some sauces 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.


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".

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!!!

Christine, Sydney: "A wonderfully relaxing time in a fairy book cottage. Just magical!".

More Details

Property Manager
Lynne Kimmings
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Long Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Captains Cottage and Lighthouse
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 had a wonderfully relaxing weekend at the captains cottage.We enjoyed the spa jigsaw puzzles and fishing.It was amazing just to walk out the back gate and on to the beach.We have stayed in many places over the last 10 years and the cottage rates as one of the best

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Kathy, thats great that you all had a good time despite the rainy weather! Thanks for looking after the Cottage for us, and all the best to you all, Lynne and Brian.
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Wonderful Seachange Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a truly magical place to stay. Everywhere you look there are nautical treasures to find. Thank you for our amazing weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much Claire, I am so pleased that you all had a happy relaxing weekend away. Thankyou also for leaving the Cottage so neat and tidy, much appreciated!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely a Gem of a holiday stay for anyone

  • 5 of 5

We were all absolutely blown away by the location, the beach and especially by the Nautical eclectic collection of antiques and other decor. We had quite an exploration from room to room. Many passers bye on the beach were photographing this house every day. We had elected to have the Skull and Cross Bones Jolly Roger Flag to be hoisted on the flag mast. While dressing up as Pirates, but in our silliness forgot to take a photo of us all regressing in Childs play. Most of us were over 60years. The view of the ocean was superb, especially during the clear start night, displaying the Southern Cross and the two pointers in the sky. The dawn sky was yet another display of colour.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern highlands nsw

Exceptional unique beachhouse

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we parked outside Captains.. we knew , this was the place for our family ! When we opened the door , we were children in a candy store .. every nook every crany ever corner we turned was filled with wonderment and awe !! The attention to detail was impeccable, and the absolute warmth of the house , we knew it had been a labour of love !!

We wanted for nothing , every facility was on point , from the traditional yet well appointed kitchen to the bathrooms and living areas ! Every climate considered, and catered for , from the woodfire to the aircon !!

The sound of the waves lapping at the door to the bubbles in the spa after a hard day at the beach fossicking for sea shells and Sun bathing !!

Captains cottage a home away from home , an adventure filled with fun joy and relaxation!!

This will be a annual go to place for family gatherings and getaways !!

And a beautiful welcome hand written card was heartfelt and appreciated! Thankyou !

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic stay....

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with a group of Mums having a break from our day jobs!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Beachside Character

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a unique property to show off an Aussie Christmas for some good friends visiting from the U.K., and the Captains Cottage really delivered. We were warmly welcomed on arrival by the owners, who have clearly delighted in decorating every room. Loved having the beach so close to the back fence, and we all made the most of the opportunity - lots of swimming and boogie-boarding, beach cricket, sand castles and fishing. A special property that made a long-awaited holiday with good friends very memorable - we miss the sound of waves on the sand, and hope to stay here again in future.

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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sandy beach at end of garden


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