Now this is the weekend getaway you need after being cooped up at home for six days. Leave the in-laws behind when you take a post-lockdown trip to Hindmarsh Island, to a house that only has room for two.
Built in 1835 as an outhouse to the handsome Karinga Park Homestead, you’ll find this historic cottage overlooking the lower Murray, guarded by bushy native trees and wildflowers. An immaculate pool sits as the centrepiece to all of this, shaded in the summer months by palms and blooming bushes.
Flexibility is key here, with the hosts offering packages tailored to suit any person’s wants and needs. Check in and out as you please (with prior warning), or book exclusive use of the pool and outdoor entertainment area. No one will be living in the adjacent homestead during your stay, which leaves the gardens free for you too.
Make sure to book in for the Fleurieu self serve breakfast package including juice, cereal, yoghurt, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, toast and condiments – the area is renowned for its high quality produce.
The cottage is humble, but inviting – a world away from city life and the stress of everyday, enforcing relaxation. Small, well trained dogs are welcome for a modest fee.
We love the shaded canopy at the front, providing respite from the harsh summer sun, and offering an extra lounge space if you wanted guests in the evening for dinner.
The kitchen is daggy in a cottage-y way, but well equipped, clean and modern. A decent sized bath provides a touch of luxury.
When relaxing outside all becomes too much, fall into the regal bed for a peaceful nights sleep, and wake up blissfully unaware of anything else in the World.
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Book your stay here with Air BnB. Rates start at $115 per person per night.