INCLUSIONS and PRACTICAL STUFF what to pack and not pack

There is nothing worse than over or under-packing and we’ve tried to think of everything to help you know what you need to pack and leave at home, here’s some more information. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions -we'd love to hear from you.

You will need clothes, food, drinks and your favourite people. No need to pack towels or linen

THE KITCHEN: You can walk out of yours and start cooking.  We’ve filled it with everything you need from sharp knives to pastry brushes and egg cups. There is a handheld mixer, cake tins, stick blender and cocktail shaker.

BBQ: under-cover with a spare gas bottle included.

We provide a Nespresso pod machine, a stove-top coffee pot and a plunger. Pods and ground coffee.

Tea leaves, pots and strainers are provided so you can arrive and start with a relaxing cuppa.

The picnic tables and gazebo table both have linen tablecloths and napkins stored in the kitchen.

BATHROOM We provide:
Towels (bath and beach towels)
Hair dryer
Liquid soap
Bath salts for soaking
You’ll find a first aid kit under the bathroom vanity.
We provide Bondi Wash Shampoo and Conditioner

LINEN: We supply linen ALL OF IT. And most of it is made by me.

All the kitchen linen and bedding except the sheets is handmade using European linen we’ve imported specifically for the cottage. All the sheets are pure linen or pure cotton and we choose to buy from In The Sac and Cultivar because of their quality and ethical nature.

HEATING AND FANS In the summer we provide pedestal fans for each room and oil heaters in the winter. Wood for the fireplace and firepit is supplied during the winter. The living studio has reverse-cycle air conditioning

LAUNDRY: We provide a washing machine and dryer as well as washing powder

We supply reef-safe sunscreen and mozzie spray

WIFI is available throughout the entire property NB. WiFi can be unstable inside the cottage -the signal can be blocked in places by the thick sandstone walls.

SAFETY: a fire blanket and fire extinguisher are in the kitchen. A fire extinguisher is also located in the living room beside the fire place


Is an honesty and good karma system; we have a stash of Simpson Cottage Linen, bath salts blended exclusively for us -The same as you’ll find in the bathroom, ceramics made by local artisans similar to the ones you’ll find in the kitchen.

It also has a limited supply of wine. We don't leave wine as a gift, but if you run out or forget yours, we’ve got you covered. The head sommelier from Shell House in Sydney is part of the family so we put him to work to find great well priced Aussie wines. Profits from the wine go to a local charity.

To purchase from the cupboard you leave a note with what you bought and cash or let us know we can deduct the dollars from your credit card.