The Beach House

The Beach House

The Beach House

Escape to the coast and admire stunning ocean views from your 2 bedroom villa.

Modern Living Meets Coastal Lifestyle at the Beach House

Come and relax by the beach in our blissful guest house. Soak up splendid ocean views from the comfort of your private balcony or step down on to the golden sands and inviting water.

We’ve created the Beach House as the perfect getaway for those looking to unwind and make the most of the beach. It’s the ideal place to fish, practice yoga, surf, or just chill out.

Nick and Penny Pagewood

The Beach House Hosts 
Clyde River Cottage Hosts: Peter & Wendy

The Beach House

Come and relax by the beach in our blissful guest house. Soak up splendid ocean views from the comfort of your private balcony or step down on to the golden sands and inviting water.

We’ve created the Beach House as the perfect getaway for those looking to unwind and make the most of the beach. It’s the ideal place to fish, practice yoga, surf, or just chill out.

Your hosts - Peter & Wendy Counsell

Nick & Penny Pagewood

The Beach House Hosts

Bliss by the Beach

Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Stylish Villa

Two bedroom villa with modern furnishings. See the gallery.

Jetty

Private Balcony Overlooking the Beach

Gaze at the superb million dollar views. See amenities.

Courtyard

Peace & Quiet

Connect with nature and the beach. See things to do.

Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

5/5 Rating on Airbnb

We’re Superhosts beloved by our guests. See reviews.

Book Your Stay

By booking direct you’ll receive the best price to stay in the Beach House.
If you prefer, you can book via Airbnb.

The Perfect Retreat
Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Stylish Villa

The Beach House is ideal for couples.

Jetty

Private Balcony Overlooking the Beach

Gaze at the superb million dollar views.

Courtyard

Peace and Quiet

Connect with nature and the beach.

Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

4.96/5 Rating on Airbnb

We’re Superhosts beloved by our guests since 2016.

Book Your Stay

By booking direct you’ll receive the best price to stay in the Beach House.
If you prefer, you can book via Airbnb.

Amenities

Inside

Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Comfy Queen Bed

Air Conditioning Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Air-Conditioned

Kitchenette Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Kitchenette

Free linen Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

All Linen Provided

Outside

Jetty

Private Balcony

Fireplace

Fireplace

Riverside BBQ

Barbecue

Courtyard

Courtyard

Enjoy

Free Wifi Clyde River Cottage

Free Wifi

Free Netflix Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Netflix

Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

5 Star Guest Ratings

Jetty Fishing Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Locally Roasted Coffee

Amenities

• Inside

Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Comfy Queen Bed
Kitchenette Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Kitchenette
Free Wifi Clyde River Cottage
Free Wifi
Jetty Fishing Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Locally Roasted Coffee
Air Conditioning Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Air-Conditioned
Free linen Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
All Linen Provided
Free Netflix Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Netflix
Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
5 Star Guest Ratings

• Outside

Jetty
Private Jetty
Riverside BBQ
Riverside Barbecue
Courtyard
Courtyard
Fireplace
Riverside Fireplace

“The Beach House was quirky and cosy, homely and superbly equipped, we didn’t want for anything. Nick and Penny are so hospitable and make you feel most welcome.

The location is perfect and we loved early morning fishing and sundowners on the jetty, listening to the birdlife and enjoying the tranquillity. An absolute delight!”

– Chareen, Australia

“This place is a little oasis! Spectacular location with private jetty onto the river. Nick and Penny have provided everything you could need and are great with communication to help.

A secluded place with peace and quiet and you’re also free to do your own thing. Nick and Penny are experienced in the tourism industry so they have thought of everything and allow you lots of freedom to play music or whatever you want to do to enjoy the space.”

– Lauren, Australia

“Quaint, quirky and eclectic, this cottage was home for seven nights. Blissfully quiet and brilliantly situated, this couples retreat is on the river at Grayston Beach. Just 10 minutes to Rockhampton for supplies, this little oasis offers fishing and relaxing.

Friendly hosts providing information, necessities and privacy, have a well made, and well-appointed, self-contained unit filled with travel curios and objects to whet your appetite for travel and adventure.”

– Steve S, Australia

An Absolute Delight!

“The cottage was quirky and cosy, homely and superbly equipped, we didn’t want for anything. Peter and Wendy are so hospitable and make you feel most welcome.

The location is perfect and we loved early morning fishing and sundowners on the jetty, listening to the birdlife and enjoying the tranquillity. An absolute delight!”

– Chareen, Australia

A Little Oasis

“This place is a little oasis! Spectacular location with private jetty onto the river. Peter and Wendy have provided everything you could need and are great with communication to help.

I enjoyed swimming in the river and cooking bbq’s and eating dinner on the jetty. A secluded place with peace and quiet and you’re also free to do your own thing.”

– Lauren, Australia

Blissfully Quiet and Brilliantly Situated

“Quaint, quirky and eclectic, this cottage was home for seven nights. Blissfully quiet and brilliantly situated, this couples retreat is on the river at Nelligen. Just 10 minutes to Batemans Bay for supplies, this little oasis offers fishing and relaxing.

Friendly hosts providing information, necessities and privacy, have a well made, and well-appointed, self-contained unit filled with travel curios and objects to whet your appetite for travel and adventure.”

– Steve S, Australia

Reviews

Reviews

Things To Do
Active
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Fishing

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Kayaking

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Bushwalking

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Swimming

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Surfing

Relax
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Hammocks

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River Cruise

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Putt Putt Golf

Culture
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Local Zoo

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Birdland Park

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Indigenous Walking Track

Shopping
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Arts & Crafts Centre

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Local Markets

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Bridge Plaza

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Village Centre

Things To Do

Get Active

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Bushwalking
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

Relax

  • Hammocks
  • Clyde River Cruise
  • Mini Golf

Culture

  • Mogo Zoo
  • Birdland Park
  • Bingi Dreaming Track

Shopping

  • Moruya Markets
  • Nelligen Markets
  • Bridge Plaza
  • Village Centre
Location

Beach House

Located in Grayton Beach. Book your stay now.

Grayton Beach, Queensland, Australia

Grayton Beach is a small, undisturbed village in north-west Queensland. In 2012 it was designated a wildlife sanctuary, making it a dream destination for nature lovers. Grayton is home to kangaroos, kookaburras and passing dolphins.

Shopping

There is a convenience store in Grayton Beach. For supermarkets and other shopping you’ll need to venture out.

Things To Do

Whether you want to get active, relax, explore Australian culture or go shopping, you can experience it all from the Beach House.

Click here for our full list of things to see and do in the Grayton Beach area.

Dining

We highly recommend Delhi Inn for fantastic Indian food.

There’s also a Dominos for pizza delivery.

Getting to The Beach House

Please follow our directions carefully. Don’t rely upon your GPS.

From Brisbane

Brisbane is 330km away and takes between 3.5 to 4 hours top reach Graystone Beach.

Enter The Beach House into Google Maps and you’ll find our location.

From Rockhampton

Rockhampton is 10km away and takes 5 minutes to reach Graystone Beach.

Enter The Beach House into Google Maps and you’ll find our location.

Location

Clyde River Cottage

Just an 8 minute drive from Batemans Bay. Book your stay now.

Grayton Beach, QLD, Australia

Grayton Beach is a small, undisturbed village in north-west Queensland. In 2012 it was designated a wildlife sanctuary, making it a dream destination for nature lovers. Grayton is home to kangaroos, kookaburras and passing dolphins.

In Grayton Beach

Grayton Beach is home to a few shops and cafes. People mainly come here for the legendary sandy beaches and surfing.

Directions

Please follow our directions to the Clyde River Cottage carefully. Don’t rely upon your GPS.

From Rockhampton

The Beach House is a 3 hour drive away. Follow the GPS directions we provide.

From Brisbane

Brisbane is 140kms away. Under a 2 hour drive.

By Bus or Taxi

If you are coming by bus to Batemans Bay, a taxi service is available to Nelligen. The phone number is 4472 8555. The cost is approximately $30 but this price can vary at night.

Flying

The nearest airport is at Moruya. Daily services from Melbourne and Sydney. (Rex Airlines) If you are arriving by plane, let us know as we may be able to come and pick you up!
Our Story
Your hosts - Peter & Wendy Counsell

We are both painters with the ideal place to live – the serenity of the beach and the beauty of the ocean.

We can’t live without our dog, apple pie, singing in harmony and exploring cultures!

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We hope you will enjoy staying in the Beach House as much as we do.

Our Story

Your hosts - Peter & Wendy Counsell

We are both painters with the ideal place to live – the serenity of the beach and the beauty of the ocean.

We can’t live without our dog, apple pie, singing in harmony and exploring cultures!

We hope you will enjoy staying in the Beach House as much as we do.

FAQ

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Is there a wifi connection?

Absolutely. And it is free. High speed broadband wifi. The signal even extends down to the jetty.

With regards to mobile, Telstra has excellent reception. Optus comes and goes. Other carriers generally doubtful.

Free and fast Wifi. At the Cottage and down by the Jetty

Is the Beach House air-conditioned?
Yes. A modern reverse cycle air-conditioner has been installed. Keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. Or you can just open the windows and doors for natural breezes or use the supplied Dyson fan.
Do we need to bring linen?
No. The Queen size bed is fully made up. A spare blanket and doona is also available if you really feel the cold.

We also include pillows, towels and bathmats.

Do you accept pets?
Sorry, but no pets are permitted.
What cooking facilities are there?
There is just about everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. Though no conventional oven is in the cottage, there is a convection microwave. If you prefer, there is always the gas barbecue down by the jetty. Perhaps you can barbecue a freshly caught fish! (Gas supplied)

Refrigerator/freezer
Microwave – Convection style
Toaster
Electric kettle
Nespresso coffee (pods supplied)
Electric frying pans (deep and shallow)
Filtered water
All crockery
Cutlery and kitchenware
Salt – Pepper
Tea towels – detergent

Is there a washing machine?
A washing machine is located in the cottage bathroom. Washing powder is provided. You can dry your clothes on an outdoor clothesline. If you need to dry something in a hurry, you can ask us for the use of our drier.
Is the whole property ours?
You will have the entire Cottage and jetty to yourselves. We (the hosts) live in the house between the Cottage and the Clyde River. Though we may meet you upon arrival, we remain as unobtrusive as possible. On many occasions, you may not even see us during your stay.
Can we fish from the balcony?
Absolutely! Flathead and Bream are the most regular catches. No guarantees of course.

You may need a fishing licence. You can find out more information and buy a licence from the Recreational Fishing Section of the Department of Primary Industry.

We do not provide fishing gear. If you don’t have anything, you can purchase at the BCF or KMart in Batemans Bay.

Can we have a BBQ or open fire?
Down by the jetty is an outdoor area with a gas barbecue (gas supplied). To keep you warm, you can either use the cast iron pot belly or open fireplace. We supply the firewood. Of course, any fires are subject to local fire restrictions.
Can we bring our own boat?
Of course. Plenty of room to park your boat and trailer. There are two boat ramps nearby. You can tie a small boat to our jetty during the day but not over night due to tides etc.
How do we get to the Beach House?
Upon booking we send out detailed directions to you. Or you can view directions online here.

Clyde River Cottage at Nelligen near Batemans Bay

Close to Batemans Bay. For more maps visit our location page.

Are there waterfront views from the Beach House?

Absolutely! Gorgeous views that will make you cry.

Do we have river views?
Not from the Cottage. Between the Cottage and the Clyde River is our house. The path to the jetty area is less than 50 metres though. Well worth the walk! It is a private jetty and a highlight for all our guests. Barbecue. Fireplace. Mood lighting etc.

There is also a small courtyard adjoining your bedroom.

Can we bring our own kayaks?

Yes. You can also launch them from our private jetty. We also hire kayaks from Nelligen Kayak Hire. Just ask us to arrange.

What else is there to do?

Lots of activities or things to see in this part of the south coast. From sky diving to feeding a Giraffe at the Mogo Zoo. Just ask us or check out your options here:

Are there local markets?
Quite a few in the area. For up to date information, check out the local markets here:

Local Markets

There is also a small market at the Nelligen Hall every second Sunday from 9-2pm. Check here:

Nelligen Market

FAQ

Are there waterfront views from the Beach House?

Absolutely! You’ll fall in love with these incredible waterfront views.

Do you accept pets?
Sorry, but no pets are permitted.
What cooking facilities are there?
There is just about everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. Though no conventional oven is in the cottage, there is a convection microwave. If you prefer, there is always the gas barbecue down by the jetty. Perhaps you can barbecue a freshly caught fish! (Gas supplied)

Refrigerator/freezer
Microwave – Convection style
Toaster
Electric kettle
Nespresso coffee (pods supplied)
Electric frying pans (deep and shallow)
Filtered water
All crockery
Cutlery and kitchenware
Salt – Pepper
Tea towels – detergent

What is the maximum number of occupants?

To preserve the atmosphere of the Clyde River Cottage we limit the number of occupants to two people. If you would like a separate bed, we have a stretcher bed available on request.

Can we fish from the jetty?
Absolutely! Flathead and Bream are the most regular catches. No guarantees of course.

You may need a fishing licence. You can find out more information and buy a licence from the Recreational Fishing Section of the Department of Primary Industry.

We do not provide fishing gear. If you don’t have anything, you can purchase at the BCF or KMart in Batemans Bay.

What is the WiFi like?

Our internet is free and fast. High-speed broadband wifi. The signal even extends down to the jetty.

With regards to mobile, Telstra has excellent reception. Optus comes and goes. Other carriers generally doubtful.

Free and fast Wifi. At the Cottage and down by the Jetty

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02 4478 1336

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“We stayed here for 6 nights and I can honestly say WOW it completely exceeded our expectations. I’ve stayed in many Airbnb properties but none have ever had such thoughtful extras such as Wendy and Peter’s cottage.

Check-in was easy, the space is so tidy. There were so many little extras such as milk, juice, ice cream, Nespresso coffee etc. Shower is lovely and the bed is very comfortable. Hosts are lovely and extremely quick to respond to any messages but leave you with all the privacy you need.

The jetty is great for fishing, hanging out and relaxing in the evenings. Definitely recommend. I’m sure we will be back one day. Thanks Peter and Wendy.”

– Katie, Australia

“Couldn’t believe how lucky we were to be staying in such a flash, quirky, comfortable, and beautiful environment. This Cottage has everything you need to make your stay a memorable one.

Thank you to Peter and Wendy for everything you did and have done for your guests.”

– Jeff A, Australia

“The best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed at. Peter and Wendy were the most thoughtful hosts.

We had a very comfortable stay, the place was magical, we loved fishing and sunbathing on the jetty, and the morning kayak through the Clyde River was beautiful. Thanks, guys!”

– Allyson, Australia

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