About this listing
Lilli Pilli is one of Batemans Bay's most sought after beach havens. It's a great place to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. Only a 15 minute drive from either Batemans Bay, Mogo or Moruya and close to many secluded beaches, spectacular coastal walks and popular tourist attractions - Mogo Zoo, local art galleries, National Parks, popular local markets - Lilli Pilli is perfect for a weekend getaway, short break or holiday destination.
Lilli Pilli is also an ideal stopover on the Sydney-Melbourne coastal route via the Princes Hwy - just 4 hours drive south from Sydney - it's less than 2 hours drive from Canberra - (both Sydney and Canberra airports serviced by bus services from the corner of my street). I am happy to pick you up from the local Moruya airport - just 20 mins away - or the Batemans Bay bus terminals. FYI - car hire can be arranged for your visit.
The area is known as the 'Nature Coast" and "Land of many waters", and renowned for its spectacular natural scenery, many coastal lakes, rivers and beaches, its temperate climate, soft ocean breezes cooling down the afternoons in the warmer months and the occasional 'southerly buster' - a welcome cool change on hot summer afternoons. It's a great area for exploring - by car, by foot, from the water or from the air.
Your accommodation is 2 private adjacent rooms - 1 double, 1 single - cheerfully decorated with original artworks, new bedding and large picture windows overlooking back deck and beautiful established gardens with your own private outdoor setting and entrance.
The house is single storey with easy access and off-street parking. The bathroom is shared with only one other person (myself, the host) and has separate toilet, vanity and separate bath/shower rooms. During your stay, you can enjoy the use of sunroom (with TV/video), loungeroom (with TV, stereo) kitchen, all outdoor areas and internet access/WiFi.
My fully equipped kitchen is available to you if you would like to cook anytime. I also offer breakfast - the fridge will be stocked for your visit with a generous supply of fresh local produce including seasonal fruit, free range eggs, locally grown mushrooms & tomatoes, freshly baked bread...all from the local growers market (a National award-winning market!!). Prepare it yourself in the kitchen and choose your dining area...the back garden deck is a perfect dining space or you may prefer to dine in the sunroom.
Your accommodation is an easy 2 minute stroll (150 metres) to a pretty sheltered bay with tall spotted gums, emerald waters and a safe sandy surf beach where at low tide you can explore the rockpools or fish from the rocks. Snorkelling, surfing, sea kayaking and stand up paddling are all popular here. Head the other way and you are just a 2 minute stroll to a popular bakery/cafe serving excellent coffee and overlooking another beautiful bay with pebbly beach and boatramp. There is a lovely headland walk between the two bays abundant with birdlife and sweeping panoramas. You may even spot a wallaby, an echidna or a goanna along the track, or a whale out to sea.
I share the house with my two adorable cats (banned from the bedrooms but sure to keep you entertained with their antics...if they are in the mood!!).
Guests have access to two private bedrooms; bathroom with separate bath, shower, vanity and toilet areas (shared with only one other person ie the house owner); fully equipped kitchen, fridge & pantry; choice of two lounge areas; choice of two outdoor dining/relaxation areas; laundry and ironing facilities; internet/office space; offstreet parking. The only rooms off limits are my office and bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I will greet my guests upon arrival, help with carrying luggage if required, show you around the house and garden, invite you to join me for a "sundowner" (a glass of wine/bubbly/beer or cool drink, at around 5-6pm) . Sometimes I will be at home during your stay - depending on work & social commitments, but you are welcome to come and go as you please.
Quiet, safe, leafy, residential area 2 minutes stroll from beach, waterfront reserve, coastal walks, boatramp, bakery and coffee shop. 10 Fabulous beaches within 7kms of my home.
20mins to Moruya airport with connections to Sydney via Rex Airlines
2 hours to Canberra airport via bus connections with Murrays or Rixons
Easy bus connections to Sydney and Melbourne with Premier Bus Service or Sydney West with Priors Bus Services - closest bus stop Malua Bay 500m
Other Things to Note
If your time is limited, one way to experience our beautiful coastline is from the air - scenic flights from Moruya Aero Club are fun and very affordable. Email me for more info!
My cats KissKiss and Simba are now allowed outside during the day but must be inside at night by 6pm in the summer and 4pm in the winter. So be careful when coming and going from the house at night so as not to let them out. Shouldn't be a problem...just be aware! If they do escape, food bribery and the click of the micro-wave door are the only ways to coax them back in.
About the Host, Maggie
I work part time - flexible hours - in my own tourism promotion business so have extensive first hand knowledge of the best places to visit and eat in the area. I am happy to be your guide or to help with planning your stay and daytrips.
Previously I spent ten years working in NW Australian Aboriginal communities and before that held various roles in media, film production, advertising and hospitality in Sydney, all reflecting my love of people and diversity of cultures.
I've traveled around Australia and abroad and have always been warmly welcomed by locals. I now have the pleasure to welcome you!