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Unwind and relax at Deep Creek Retreat
By sandra crowe

Staying at Deep Creek Retreat gives guests a real feel for what sustainable living is all about. We are totally solar-powered and rainwater dependent. We also have a organic orchard, olive grove and vegie/herb garden. Guests love this about the house and hopefully many people leave inspired to live a simpler life. The main point about Deep Creek Retreat is that we are totally sustainable... this is a simple, unpretentious house, we don't pretend to be anything more and people feel extremely connected to it. We have many people returning again and again. We also believe that communication before and after people's stay is very important. The peace and tranquillity is something that everyone comments on. Guests arrive with plans on walks in the conservation park and other activities but e... Read more

Family fun at Moonta Bay
By Debbie Elliott

So is it time for a well-deserved family getaway at Moonta Bay? Elliott's Lodge is a fabulous choice and it has everything you could possbily need. A good safe yard for the kids and pets to run around, good high secure fencing and gates. With two spacious, living areas what more could you want? The main living room has 2 x 3 seater lounges with a flat screen TV, which has a DVD, Austar and also free-to-air TV. The second living area, which leads out to the back deck, has a chaise lounge, flat screen TV and DVD with surround sound. So a little hideaway for all! On a nice day head off to the Moonta Bay beach, only a short 400m walk, so easy... even with little toddlers. Take the kids for a walk, run, kick of the footy even a swim or a fish off the jetty or beach. Bring the catch back ho... Read more

Where there are more pelicans than people!
By Dianne Stainer

Visitors to Sunset Cottage can enjoy the peacefulness of this secluded location. you can pop a cork! ... sit back and relax on the deck... smell the BBQ sizzling... sip a glass of wine...and watch the boats sail on by. Sunset Cottage is alongside a large grassy reserve, where families can spill over for a kick of the footy, a game of cricket or fly a kite. Sunset Cottage is truly a romantic spot for couples to share, but also caters beautifully for families  and is a great place to build life-long memories. Full bed linen and bath towels are provided, along with a 42" plasma TV for visitors to enjoy and DVD movies with surround sound. Additionally, the main bedroom has a 22" LCD with built-in DVD. Sunset Cottage also provides CD/radio, DVD and video as well as a record p... Read more

Relax in quiet and peaceful surroundings
By Robyn Russell

Toora Views is a quiet, peaceful 30 acre property, 6kms from Murray Bridge. Nestled on this property is a self-contained B&B called 'Gumleaf Cottage'. A one bedroom cottage filled with red gum furniture and fittings. The leadlight windows have a gumleaf theme and feature an owl in the moonlight, in the bedroom, and a kookaburra in the loungeroom. Relax in the undercover verandah, private garden, and/or in the private shadehouse. Breakfast provisions are supplied for a full cooked/continental breakfast. Stay a couple of nights and receive a generous meat pack. In front of 'Gumleaf Cottage' is a campfire with log seating in a park-like setting, which is proving popular with the guests who don't have the opportunity for this experience under the night stars. While staying in 'Gumle... Read more

The Bird Hide
By Peter MELNYK

The Bird Hide is a modern two bedroom cottage completed in December 2008. It is set on three acres which have been extensively planted with bird-attracting natives, is located right next door to the Beyond Wetland Development and is only five minutes drive from the beach, Victor Harbor or Port Elliot. It offers complete privacy and seclusion with views from the expansive, partially covered deck to both the sea and hills, across paddocks where cattle and sheep graze. The fully self-contained kitchen, selection of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, jigsaws and games cater for a complete break from the rat race and an opportunity to recharge. However if tourist attractions, wineries, eating out and partying are your desire, then the convenient central location is only five minutes drive away from... Read more

Your country retreat in the Clare Valley
By Noelene FFOULKES-MORRIS

Clare Manor B&B guests are sincerely welcomed by us, to share and enjoy this most stunning, relaxing location and surrounds. The peace, beauty of the gardens and birdlife, as well as the great location, make it the perfect place from which to enjoy to enjoy the wonderful Clare Valley. We love to help our guests have a wonderful time staying here with us at Clare Manor B&B and we believe that the reason our guests love staying here with us is that the property just oozes nature's beauty and a sense of peace and safety, with warm and inviting vibes. Our guest comments tell the story: "A beautiful place to take time out and relax. The facilities are fabulous and great care and thought have gone into making this possible. It is a haven." 08/2010 "Another relax... Read more

A romantic, relaxing and rejuvenating getaway
By John Barson

Are you looking for a romantic, relaxing rejuvenating eco-tourism experience?  Close Encounters B&B at Victor Harbor has it all. It is AAAT rated 4.5 stars and is a nationally accredited self-contained Bed & Breakfast. The Tuscan B&B villa is spacious and elegant with regal fittings. Enjoy the romantic ambience with a beautiful 4 poster queen-size bed, a two person oval therapy rainwater spa, widescreen LCD TV and surround sound. It has full kitchen facilities and very generous cooked breakfast provisions and there are chocolates, biscuits, seasonal fruit and special treats to enjoy. Set on 2 ha and surrounded by over 4000 flowering protea plants, a getaway here is a memorable experience. Relax on the verandah with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and take in the bea... Read more

An affordable getaway
By Sue Edwards

Want to escape for a quiet, relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist destinations? Want to relax at the front of your holiday home without the crowds and want to do all this without breaking the budget? Welcome to Thirty Two JW. Located in a small group of shacks on Yorke Peninsula, James Well is renowned for its brilliant crabbing and fishing. With a boat ramp located within 5 minutes either side (Ardrossan with its great jetty or Rogues Point) you can be sure of catching fish for dinner that night. And if raking for crabs is your thing, please help yourself to all the crabbing rakes, tubs, crab cookers…and even crabbing shoes located in the shed. No excuse not to have a go trying to catch those beautiful blueys now! Remember the humble old beach sh... Read more

Luxury and indulgence- and guilt free!
By Andrew Caire

From the moment you step into Pike River’s Luxury Eco Villas the majestic views and the indulgent surroundings will lift your spirits and relax your mind. Your fully self-contained villa will allow you the chance to rediscover the meaning of relaxation while offering you a base to explore the magnificent Riverland region… if you can tear yourselves away from the villa! Your luxury villas provide you with: King-size beds In-deck spas Open fireplaces Luxury linen C bus lighting Full gourmet kitchens Italian leather love seats Quality entertainment systems and so much more.... With a special treat at night that will make your day! New accommodation is welcomed to the tourism market on a steady basis, however the Pike River Villas will provide the cl... Read more

Casita Alegre (little 'contented house')
By Glenda Purdie

Casita Alegre, at beautiful Knight's Beach, Port Elliot, is a scenic 80km drive south of Adelaide in South Australia on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. With a 'touch of Mexico' this is your ultimate luxury seaside destination for holiday-makers, overseas guests, honeymooners, families, celebrations and reunions. Summer or winter there's nothing like enjoying the fun of the beach or sitting back from your prime vantage point watching it all unfold before you. Summertime and the living is easy - enjoying picnics and lazing on golden sands, soaking up some rays. People-watching, beach cricket, walking, collecting.. all the joys of beach life. Digging in the sand - piling it up, having it piled up on you - building sand castles with moats to keep the advancing tide at bay. The hou... Read more

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