It goes without saying that SA has some of the most beautiful accommodation on offer in Australia. Whether you’re after breathtaking views of the countryside, a blissfully modern open-plan townhouse, or want to experience the hustle and bustle of inner city living – South Australia is the place to experience it all. While planning accommodation can be daunting – we’ve got you covered with our list of top 10 Airbnb’s! If you’re planning a stop-over in SA in the middle of a trip, wanting to splurge for a special celebration, or simply need a quick get away than look no further!
First up – Iluka’s Eden Retreat in Clarendon (farm stay). With an easy 5-star rating this place is a private retreat with gorgeous, sweeping views across the valley. Reboot at this luxurious sanctuary while enjoying complete seclusion, a spa, and a cozy indoor fireplace. If the reviews are anything to go by, this is definitely one to put on your bucket list and is perfect for almost any occasion.
Relax in the picturesque Basket Range in the Adelaide Hills in a legitimate castle! Enjoy a platter of local produce on the balcony or find a space on the shared terrace or in the gardens to unwind. The Manor townhouses are situated within The Manor Basket Range, a country estate and historic castle, an iconic property & event space which has just undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment.
This one may be our favourite on the list. Just 40 minutes from the CBD stands the architect designed two storey house completely surrounded by native trees, overlooking the vineyard all the way to the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a romantic stay or a solo escape to the countryside, this is a must-experience destination.
This is definitely another favourite of ours and one we simply couldn’t forget. “The Cube” on the Murray River is a gorgeously modern and innovative concept that combines luxurious living, with a bit of an odd twist. You’ll be unwinding on a floating cube house and what better setting than the beautiful tranquility of the Murray River. Definitely put this one on your bucket list.
For our next stop we’re heading over to Venus Bay where you can experience a boutique coastal getaway. Known for its long golden sands, you’ll be able to enjoy absolute privacy while immersing yourself in the spectacular coastal wilderness. We’re not sure if you can get any more beautiful than the view of the wild Eyre Peninsula coastline.
Looking for a unique and homely place to stay in Robe? Well look no further at Trader Jack’s. Trader Jack’s air bnb is full of Scandinavian, country charm fit with a free standing bath and fireplace.
If you are desperate to holiday off grid for a while, then go check out this super cool air bnb at Goolwa South… on a paddle steamer! Talk about an experience! If you are still unsure, then I am here to tell you that you are greeted with a bottle of wine upon arrival… who can say no to that?
Have you ever wanted to stay in a glamp tent like this one? Well here’s your chance! With the full outdoor experience of fresh air, looking at the stars and gathering around a campfire roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories, you also have the full luxury experience once you enter your glamp tent at Kangaroo Island. It’s the best of both worlds, and it is guaranteed to make you the envy of your friends!
One of the best choices for really ‘getting away from it all’ has to be this idyllically remote villa on a hill overlooking the De Mole river on Kangaroo Island. The capacious stay has room for eight, and a lovely patio with unbroken views across the spectacular K.I. coastline. The first choice for holidayers seeking that solitude away from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives, this gorgeous retreat gives visitors the peace of mind they’re looking for.
A secluded bungalow sequestered away in Adelaide’s foothills, The Stirling House is the ultimate destination to enjoy the impending autumnal colours of the surrounding trees. A roomy choice with space for ten and an extremely capable kitchen and entertaining area, this is a great choice for wanting to enjoy a guilty weekend with their mates. Then you can work off that excess on the adjoining private tennis court!
If you want to feel like the coolest damn tenants in Adelaide, this is the joint for you. Like walking onto the location of a Grand Designs episode, this centrally-located Bowden townhouse features crisp, modern lines and vast, airy spaces. A truly unique build, this would be an ideal selection for a evening dinner party for you and your seven mates, or even just to get for a few nights to convince your fam that you’re way more hip than you actually are.
We love a K.I. getaway destination, and D’Estrees Bay Beach House has to be one of the loveliest choices on the island. A sleek, modern villa overlooking the beautiful south-eastern coast of K.I., the location has comfortable accommodation for 10 guests, a beautiful living area with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise that stunning panorama and beautiful kitchen. You’ll want to stock up on goods before heading out on the half-hour drive from the Penneshaw ferry, but once you arrive, you and your friends will find yourselves never wanting to leave.
Yep, it’s another K.I. destination, but this one’s different, promise. If you’ve ever wanted to stay in Spanish-style hacienda, but don’t want to spend the extra to actually travel halfway across the world, then The Sky House is the destination for you. The rammed earth villa is located at the top of a picturesque bluff in Middle River on the northern coast of Kangaroo Island, and boasts a distinctly Mediterranean style. With a spacious patio on which to knock back tall glasses of sangria, this is the ideal choice for a week-long siesta!
It can be tough to see all the Barossa Valley has to offer if you’re just travelling up for the day from Adelaide. The obvious solution is to book this luxurious accommodation in Nuriootpa with your friends to tour the valley at your leisure and enjoy your wine purchases in lavish environs. There are king and queen suites for up to ten people, a wood-fired pizza oven to get your bake on, and a freaking massive jacuzzi to enjoy some bubbles in the bubbles! There’s even room for helicopters to land if you want to see the beautiful wine region from the air! How luxurious is that!
Everyone who’s watched or read a period romance has probably wanted to pretend to live like the aristocracy at least once. Noble titles are few and far between in Australia, but you can still put on airs if you stay up at this majestic location in the Pewsey Vale wine region. A historic manor with room for four nobles that has been refurbished in keeping with the old world charm, you’ll be able to stroll around the gardens under a lace parasol or duel with flintlock pistols for the affection of your beloved. There’s even a pool on the greens for a damp Colin Firth to tumble into. You’ll have to supply your own butler, though.
This one’s for those who recognise that any view, however lovely, gets stale after a while. Why not choose accommodation that, when the mood strikes you, you can raise the anchor and motor on down to a better panorama? Ikonic Houseboats have 3 and 5 bedroom houseboats for rental from Mannum, an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Possibly the best way to see the most of the Riverland, the company offers catered experiences complete with a captain, tours and planned trips to shore destinations along the Murray. So grab your mates, your bathers and some tinnies to enjoy a languid week of cruising!
Situated in untouched bushland in the middle of the Fleurieu, Springmount is the destination for the environmentally-conscious that want to get away from all the trappings of modern society. A fully self-sustained, digital-free destination, the retreat is intended to be a communal experience for the 14 guests it can cater to, encouraging social interaction and cooperation. You won’t be bored though, with several hundred acres of property to explore and plenty of board games on hand. This one’s for everyone who wants to reconnect with their friends without any modern distractions.
If we’re missing any of your faves let us know! And head here for more information on any of these incredible destinations.
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