South Coast Accommodation - Luxury Accommodation

South Coast Accommodation - Luxury Accommodation

Much more than beautiful cottages to sleep in....

If you are comparing us with other getaway options bear in mind that we are nothing like a guest house, motel or beach-side holiday house. We are a 36-acre eco-retreat with central event spaces and separate accommodation. We apply just as much effort on making our outdoor lakeside experience (landscaping, vistas, large lawns, bushwalks) as pleasurable for our guests as we do on making our cottages clean and comfortable to stay and sleep in. Couples, families and retreat groups return to us because we provide an out-of-the-ordinary south coast eco experience. Our aim is for you to enjoy and interact with an iconic NSW mid-south coast forest and lakeside environment so you can leave expanded and contented. We have been peer-recognised for the uniqueness of our property.  

"Dream location"..."Our hats go off to Bill and Pip - this is a dream location and a dream to stay here.  Best place, best cottage ever!!" Mick, Nicole and Olivia 

So which cottage should we choose to stay in?...Groups see below

All 4 Bawley Bush Retreat cottages are self-contained, have BBQ's, dishwashers, wood fires and have high quality linen provided. All are set in the bush, well separated from others and most have water views or glimpses. All are perfect for couples accommodation but, using extra beds/bedrooms and using fold-up beds as required, our cottages can sleep families/groups of between 6 and 15 people. If you are looking for a very secluded and very comfortable couples or family retreat experience then the 3BR Chefs Cottage located in the bush with water glimpses is the ideal cottage for you. If you enjoy beautifiul water views and open spaces (perhaps you have a dog you want to watch cavort on the large lawns below you) then either of our two 1BR  Cormorant and Oystercatcher Bush Apartments (Seabirds) will suit perfectly, they even have dog yards at rear. Upstairs bedrooms can be configured for more people and there is also a sofa bed in each lounge. 

Our most luxurious cottage is the 5-star-equivalent (self-rated)  Kookaburra Cottage with 4 king bed-bedrooms. It's rustic but modern ambience and unique dam-side location offers the ultimate coastal accommodation experience for 2-10 (15 squeezy) people. It is our only cottage with air-conditioning though this is available only in the two upstairs bedrooms. Please note: swimming by guests in the adjacent unfenced and opaque dam is prohibited. In case of accident no children of any age who are not very-accomplished swimmers in their clothes may stay in this cottage.  

Please note that all stays are governed by a contract between guests and us that applies once you have booked, This surpriseless contract, which outlines our mutual responsibilities, can be viewed in the subrtab under the Tariff tab above. 


For a group using all our standard accommodation we can sleep 30 people using some foldup beds. From Christmas to end January groups have booking priority until 1 December each year. Only then do we open our individual cottages for casual summer lettings. Use Book NOW button and enter the number of guests between 15 (min) and 30 (max).  Group organisers can download our Event Readiness Form here. It enables you to think through your requirements for room and bed-configurations as well as any event requirement you might have for marquees or food vans. Check it out. Later you can complete it electonically or print it, scan and send it to us when you are ready. 

Cottage bed configurations and maximum capacity

Our standard tariffs are based on 2 people using standard bed configurations. We charge extra for more than 2 people in any cottage and also for splitting or joining beds away from our standard configurations. We also charge extra for departures on Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day.  All our king beds can be divided into singles. Bedrooms are all private with doors but lofts and lounge rooms with sofa beds or foldup beds are open, therefore less private when used for sleeping. There is space for guest-owned portacots (we do not supply) in each room. Except in Kookaburra we have no ensuite bathrooms thus, for bookings of more than 2 in a cottage, bathrooms are shared. 

Secluded and rustic eco-theme

We aim to use sustainable management practices in all things. We are not on town water or sewerage and completely self-contained as to water use and disposal.  All of our buildings are similarly finished featuring earth brick or corrugated iron cladding, exposed local hardwood features, internal pine panelling, wood fires, BBQs and comfortable furniture. We believe we jhave created one of the best eco-friendly Function Centres with  South Coast Accommodation in NSW. 

Also......Milton Village Retreat...not at Bawley Point

The owners also let Milton Village Retreat , an 80sqm, a very comfortable 1-bedroom, wifi-enabled, cottage in the heart of of historic Milton Village, a half hour drive north of Bawley Bush Retreat. It is suitable for up to 2 people sharing a queen bed. No pets allowed.