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Property type: House/Villa

  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1

Property features


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Property ID: 21882



The cottage lies wind-protected and secluded directly behind and adjacent to South Australia's only remaining stretch of unadulterated coastal sand-dunes, and was itself until recently, zoned 'conservation'. It has been painstakingly and tenderly renovated and rejuvenated, to bring it's facilities and amenities into current times, whilst retaining the original site, layout and ambience.

You cannot see the sea from the cottage, but there is no mistaking the envigorating ozone-laden air and the soothing sounds of the ocean and waves... all from your front door.

The most direct route from the cottage takes about 2 minutes to the beach and brings you out to the north of the jetty, and continuing in this direction gives you miles(about 1.2) of beautiful beach walking thru to Carrackalinga. In the opposite direction, your beach meandering takes you on a 3km(approx) walk to the reef and seabird environs of Lady Bay. …

In all seasons, Dunes Cottage provides an ideal base for nature enthusiasts,with ample local interest in the surrounding towns & localities to cater for more citified interests.

At 'home', an outdoor gas BBQ and setting, a well-equipped full electric kitchen with oven and microwave, bath&shower, dining table and chairs, comfortable lounge, good beds, gas heating, airconditioning, ceiling fan, books, magazines, tapes, radio, TV, DVD's, CD's,games,local phone, and fishing rods, ensure that your normal daily needs are well met. Should you strike inclement weather, the thoughtful surrounds of the cottage interior envelop you like a mother's arms banishing all disappointment until sunnier times come again. The beachside town of Normanville lies 78km south of Adelaide and is easily accessed in approximately lhour via the Southern Express Way ,or, in about 1hour15mins via main South Road.

It's easily missed entrance off the main road coming all the way from Adelaide to Cape Jervis, is actually the main street of Normanville and opens up into typical country vista and some of South Australia's most beautiful beach stretches.....fine white sands and clear waters and miles of wonderful beach walking.

Small town amenities are centred around the main street which also features a superb traditional pub/hotel/restaurant. The "in-dunes" location of the cottage is as close as you can get to the beach in Normanville without having to use or cross any roads. A small sandy track opposite the cottage leads you through the sand dunes to the beach (2mins).

Taking the 'long' way to the beach, going back to the corner and to Jetty Road leading down to the foreshore, will take you about 10minutes on a slow walk. Similarly, the same walking pace will take you 15 minutes to the main street shops.

The fine print

  • DirectPay - Rent-A-Home takes reservations on this property but the property manager processes payments directly with you.
  • Minimum Stay 2 Nights

Guest reviews & questions

Customer Reviews

36 reviews

Lovely break excellent accommodation with a wonderful beach on the door step very relaxing and our dogs loved it too

Review score Lynne -

Erika and Tony were always ready to answer any questions and were friendly and helpful. The breakfast hamper was great, as was the well supplied and stocked kitchen. Enjoyed browsing the library of b…

Review score Maureen -

Erika is a great host and made a courtesy phone call just to make sure we arrived safe n'sound at Dunes. Everything was catered for and provided to guests. No need for a washing machine (only item mi…

Review score Dominique -

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Standard Features

Adult retreat
Art & craft
Beach Getaway
Fishing Nearby
Gay / Lesbian
Horse Riding
Motor Bike friendly
Wine tasting/tours
Winter holiday
Bedding & Sheets provided
Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking
Tea/Coffee making facilities
BBQ - Gas
Boat ramp nearby
Books/magazines supplied
CD Player
DVD Player
Stereo/Music system
Videos/DVDs Supplied
Accept MasterCard
Accept VISA
Pets permitted
Seniors card accepted
Gas open fire
Indoor Pets Permitted
Outdoor Pets permitted

Pet friendly

Small dogs (less than 11 kg) are permitted, Medium dogs (11 kg to less than 34 kg) are permitted, Large dogs (34 kg or heavier) are permitted, Pets are permitted inside, Secure, fully fenced running area, Food and water bowls provided, Bedding/sleeping area provided.

side yard area has been left unpaved so that dogs can dig....this area is also 'escape-proof' if guests need to leave their dog at the cottage unattended for a short time whilst they go to eat/shop or similar. Dogs are permitted inside but only with their own bedding, and must be fully vaccinated and flea-free. Outside sleeping area is provided.


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