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Giba Gunyah Country Cottages

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sit back and relax and enjoy the stunning scenery in puppy paradise.

Our cottages are pet friendly and pets can roam the large shady gardens, enjoy the w alking trails and rocky river - a perfect restful retreat or a romantic hideaway for couples, families and doggy holidays. Spectacular panoramic views of the Bega Valley, with a variety of birdlife, echidnas, platypus, wombats and farm animals.

Giba Gunyah means "Stone Shelter" and the original cottage at Giba Gunyah is a fairy tale cottage built originally out of timber from the property and large boulders from the river. The cottage, nestled into the slopes of the misty blue ridges of the South East Forests National Park sits high on the bushy hill overlooking lush farming paddocks and the Bemboka River. Sited in a shady cottage style garden, the cottage remains pleasantly cool during the summer months and in winter is made snug with a cosy log fire.

The Pinewood Cottage is a mellow timber lined hexagon, purpose built for wheelchair access. The floor to ceiling windows reveal spectacular mountain and rural paddock views. The cottage is cosy in winter heated by a log fire.

Home away from home with luxury linen, cozy wood fires, disabled access, freshly baked bread and eggs on arrival, starter breakfast provisions, cottages spotlessly clean, budget priced, special rates for families.

Bega, Sapphire Coast, Wilderness Coast

Giba Gunyah is a mixture of cleared paddocks and natural bushland to be explored. There are fire trails and bush walks that continue along the mountain ridge to Bemboka Ridge one way and to the Walls in the other direction. Native flora and fauna are in abundance. The elusive lyrebird, lace monitors, wombats, bower birds building nests, echidnas and of course a variety of parrots and other birds.

At the front of the property is the Bemboka River with a large swimming hole and waterfall to explore. Take a walk along the road to Happy Valley and enjoy the beauty and peace of the local countryside with many opportunities for photographs. At night you can go spotlighting and see owls, wombats and possums or just soak up the beauty of the night sky.

A nature and bird-lovers paradise with bush trails for nature walks and a natural swimming hole in the river to explore. Enjoy spectacular views, a variety of birdlife, echidnas, wombats, farm animals and large shady fenced gardens for the discerning pet. Cycling, walking, relaxing.

Short 30 minute drive to pristine beaches, fishing, cafes and shops and galleries.

Locally, on the Sapphire coast, there is swimming, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, grape and fruit wineries, art galleries and craft studios, the famous Bega Cheese Factory, Bemboka Pie shop, Tathra Wharf, Candelo markets and of course whales in season. Our beaches are pristine and uncrowded and there are many leash free beach areas for pets.

Local Attractions

Trail and bush walks, cycling, stunning rural views, National Parks, Beaches, Swimming,Brogo Dam (canoeing),Weekend Markets, Crafts and Local Produce. Tathra and Merimbula beaches close drive.

A visit to the historic wharf at Tathra is a must to enjoy the beauty of the beach and the cuisine of the area. A visit to the Bega Cheese Factory is also a must. Watch cheese being made, visit the museum, café, local craft gift shop and sample the cheeses. There are local fruit and grape wineries to visit, plus local markets each weekend, the most popular of all being the Candelo Markets, which are on the first Sunday of the month.

Three quarters of the Sapphire Coast is either pristine Wilderness, National Park or State Forests. You can visit magnificent deserted beaches, sample freshly caught fish at Bermagui and Eden, visit the historical villages of Pambula and Cobargo and their numerous art and craft galleries, take a whale watching cruise (Sept to Nov), go big game fishing, take in a round of golf at one of the many local golf courses or take a joy flight and see how beautiful it all is from the air.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Morans Crossing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests


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Giba Gunyah Country Cottages
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic Pet Friendly Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful very private and relaxing place to spend our holiday. Friendly hosts, lovely children and friendly dog greeted us on arrival. Cottage had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable including breakfast supplies such as delicious home made bread and free range eggs. Our little dog loved the property which has a fully secure fenced garden

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Most relaxing holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I recently stayed in the Stone Cottage at Giba Gunyah and had the most relaxing four day holiday ever! The Cottage, although rustic and with fairly basic cooking facilities, has all the right touches and is extremely comfortable. The garden was in full bloom and very beautiful - we spent hours under the wisteria, drinking wine, reading books and generally chilling out! All this while our very happy border collie ran around the garden and played with the resident pooches who knew the secret entrance through the fence. We spent a day out at Bermagui at the dog beach and another day down at Tathra. We drove home via (sort of!) the Candelo Markets and bought interesting jams and spreads and bakery goods! The fire kept us wonderfully warm at night. We prepared some food at home before coming down and that worked really well. Will definitely return here - I think autumn would be a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 4 of 5

Great location, peacefull. Hosts friendly but do not intrude. Cabins very clean, feels like the goodies.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Great Getaway for Family

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed staying in the stone cottage. Quite comfortable for family of 5. Mostly spent the mornings at the beach, about a 40 min drive. Afternoons were spent at the nearby rock pool. Kids loved it. Access to rock pool was a little overgrown, if cleared would be easier. It was excellent for something to do and somewhere to swim in the summer. Cooking facilities were the only disappointment. Very small pots and only a 2 burner stove, no oven, hard to cook for 5 people. Had to buy a large non stick frying pan. Another fan would have been good. Would definitely recommend, summer or winter holidays. Very good for dogs, fence all around cottage, lots of shade. Dog allowed inside, except when guests are out.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: Stayz
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On the winter evening when we arrived at this rural hideaway there was a power blackout, but the own

  • 5 of 5

On the winter evening when we arrived at this rural hideaway there was a power blackout, but the owners had thoughtfully lit candles throughout the cottage and had the fire going, adding to the allure of both the location and the occasion. Most memorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Pet: $10 per night

    Optional Costs
    High Season- dbl per: $180 per night
    High season extras p: $45 per night
    Family rate 5 people: $200 per night
    Pets per night: $10 per night
    Minimum 2 nights: $310 per stay
    Extra Adult: $35 per night

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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