Lake view
Swimming pool
BBQ facilities

This property is a 7-minute walk from the beach. Penguin Mews offers spacious air-conditioned apartments and townhouses on the shores of beautiful Merimbula Lake. All accommodations includes a balcony or courtyard and most have ocean views.

Guests have access to undercover barbecue facilities in a peaceful garden setting. There is also a solar-heated saltwater swimming pool and a children's wading pool.

All accommodations at The Penguin Mews Merimbula features heating/air conditioning, cooking facilities and free parking. The lounge area includes a DVD player and free cable TV.

Bar Beach, Main Beach, Short Point Beach and Middle Beach are all 5 minutes’ drive away from Penguin Mews. The cafes, restaurants and bars in Merimbula town center are just 350 feet away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Merimbula, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

Penguin Mews has been welcoming guests since Apr 29, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Merimbula, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Closest beaches
  • Merimbula Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    3,000 feet from property
  • Short Point Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1 miles from property

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Hosted by The Whittard Family

Host Review Score

The Whittard Family
Formerly an on-site managed property, we have been able to reduce our costs (and our pricing) by providing a continuing high level of service from off-site. Our management team live close-by, and if they are not actually on-site they will be only minutes away. Same service for much less.
My favourite things about this area are the relaxed lifestyle, beautiful views, the climate and whale watching that always gives a huge thrill. I love the markets at the weekend and enjoying a good cup of coffee looking out over the lake or the ocean. A relaxing lunch out at Wheeler's or The Wharf are also favourite for great food, wine or coffee.
Experience the climate, beauty and spectacular scenery of Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast. We enjoy a temperate climate with perfect summers and in winter, the warm clear days offer a relaxing break making an ideal winter getaway. This is a very special area of great natural beauty and history. The coastline offers many pristine deserted beaches, forests, rivers and lakes, with picturesque rolling hills and mountain backdrops. Although this is the smallest of the coastal shires, it has an extremely diverse variety of scenery including spectacular coastline, beautiful lakes and rivers, lagoons and inlets, quaint rural villages, historic towns and wilderness and visitors will enjoy a wide variety of experiences during their stay.
Language spoken: English
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea South Pacific Ocean
    0.6 miles
  • Lake Merimbula Lake
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Merimbula Beach
    3,000 feet
  • Short Point Beach
    1 miles
  • Jiguma Beach
    2.2 miles
  • Pambula Beach
    3.8 miles
  • Severs Beach
    4.5 miles
How to get to Penguin Mews from Merimbula Airport
    Private shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Penguin Mews
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Mosquito net
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Lake view
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool cover
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Penguin Mews takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 9:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
AUD 10 per child, per night
3 - 15 years
Extra bed by request
AUD 10 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Penguin Mews accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note, if booking the one-bedroom apartment this is located on the second floor and is accessible via stairs only.

Please inform Penguin Mews of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Tue, Apr 30, 2019 until Sun, Sept 15, 2019

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Sat, Jun 27, 2020 until Fri, Oct 02, 2020

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Penguin Mews

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Penguin Mews (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Penguin Mews by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 10min

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Penguin Mews is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 9:30 AM.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Penguin Mews on this page.

  • The prices at Penguin Mews may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Penguin Mews is 800 feet from the center of Merimbula.

  • Yes, Penguin Mews is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Penguin Mews (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Penguin Mews offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • The nearest beach is 1,950 feet from Penguin Mews.