Who wants to go on a holiday? Meeeeee!
Our hearts have gone out to our tourism & accommodation crew, because with ongoing border restrictions meaning cancellations galore, it’s hit them hard. And really, why look elsewhere when we have sooooo much beauty on our doorstep?! Not to mention epic food, wine & adventures to be had!
Today, we’d love to introduce you to the amazing accommodation providers we have within our SA Woman community.
Kiara, Kym, Sonya, Kendall, Kim and Alison are here to invite you into their stunning accommodation and give you the lowdown on the best Things to Do on your staycation.
Check it out! And, when you’re ready to book your holiday, look no further than an SA Woman!
KIARA STEPHENSON ~ THE RIVER BLOCK
Hi, I’m Kiara. I’m the Owner/Host at The River Block. We are located in the Riverland, in a little town between Berri and Loxton called Bookpurnong.
Nestled on 24 acres with a private lagoon, our renovated bungalow is the perfect escape for families, couples or more recent events.
Whilst there are many things to see and do in the Riverland, we recommended our guests jump on a Canoe Adventures guided sunset kayak, as they paddle through out private lagoon as a part of their tours.
Book with Kiara:
Facebook: The River Block
KYM BROWN ~ GETAWAYS SA
Getaways SA is an award-winning tour and accommodation specialist in South Australia, and we deliver the very best of Touring, Accomodation and Experiences from our backyard. We’ve had our first B&B since 1995 and we began the Getaways Reservation Service since 2001. This year, 2021, we added the Ultimate Barossa Retreats to the list.
Our main house Barossa Dreams and Barossa Valley are located the heart of Tanunda at 6 Murray St. We own and manage 9 other accommodations in Tanunda and Nuriootpa.
There’s a number of cafes, restaurants and cellar doors which are walking distance from our accommodations such as the following:
- Delluva Wines
- Barossa Valley Cheese
- Barossa Chocolate
- Z Wines
- Chateau Tanunda
- Maggie Beer
The Ultimate Barossa Weekend Retreats started with our main goal to reconnect with yourself and connect with others. The weekend away is all about you, to relax, unwind, connect, and enjoy with other like-minded people. For you to get the most out of the retreat, we encourage everyone to open your hearts, minds and souls and share your stories with others attending and also partake in our numerous experiences such as psychic readings, create and sip mindfulness art, massages, facials, yoga and goal setting to name a few.
Allow us to take the burden of planning your vacation and let our team help create the perfect getaway and retreat for you. For more details on accommodation, tours, experiences, and retreat, please check our website or contact us on the below.
Book with Kym:
Facebook: Getaways SA
Phone: (08) 8563 1000
SONYA MEWETT ~ ESPLANADE SEMAPHORE
Our 1st floor, 2 bedroom unit is based on the Esplanade at Semaphore only a 4.5 minute walk to Semaphore Road.
Fully renovated and fully self contained and furnished with a small balcony and suits a maximum of 4 people with a king bed in the main bedroom with full ocean views and double bed in the 2nd bedroom with partial ocean views.
TOP TIP: hire a scooter to ride along the foreshore, ride the carousel, support local and walk to Semaphore Road or swim at the beach across the road.
Book with Sonya:
AirBNB: Esplanade Semaphore
KENDALL RICHARDSON ~ THE YELLOW DOOR
“The Yellow Door” holiday home located in Moana is a place where you can cruise at your own pace, taking long walks along the coastline or simply sitting with a glass of wine and a book from the large selection on our library shelf.
There is plenty for nature lovers or families to enjoy here, with a reserve playground and gorgeous Moana Beach at the end of the street, and Moana Sands Conservation Park just behind.
Take a peaceful stroll along the beautiful Moana beach and you hit our favourite local Cafe in just 10 mins, serving up some of the best coffees and light meals in the area. Or if you’re a big walker (or bike rider) there is the coast to vines trail that you can follow all the way to Mclaren Vale!
For the foodies and wine lovers, the house is a perfect base in which to indulge in the local wine and culinary delights that the gorgeous Mclaren Vale area has to offer, with the main street just an easy 10 minute drive from the house.
And when you’ve finished walking, exploring or wine tasting for the day, come home and cook up a storm in our fully-equipped kitchen, including an oven and stove, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee pod machine, cookbooks, staple pantry items and an array of cooking equipment for the avid home chef to play with. You can also make use of the small BBQ in the backyard during your stay, or the public one in the park at the end of the street.
The house features 3 bedrooms, with two comfortable Queen sized beds, and one bunk bed that is a double on the bottom with a single on top. Due to the double bed having the ladder on it’s side, we recommend that the double it is better suited for one guest only, or alternatively two small children. The main bathroom includes a shower, bath tub and laundry area with washing machine, with an additional powder room opposite in the hallway. There is also a private ensuite off the main bedroom.
We supply all bed linens and 1 bath towel per guest. We also provide beach towels if you feel inclined to take a leisurely dip or a surf during your stay, which is highly recommended! And if you have always wanted to surf, but don’t know how, local surfing lessons are available right here on Moana Beach. We also have children’s books and toys, as well as wifi, to help keep the kids entertained whilst inside the house.
Well behaved small to medium fur babies are welcome to tag along to The Yellow Door upon request. There is a fully enclosed yard here and we provide a dog bowl and bed to accommodate them comfortably. Please contact us first for approval (additional charge applies).
Our top tip is the Beach, leave the front door and head right for 2 blocks until you’re standing on the beach (its that easy,) make another right and walk along the beach to the Moana Surf Club and grab a coffee or across the road is the Blue Wave Café where you can get any kind of food you can think of! It’s a lovely way to start, end or spend your day!
Book with Kendall:
Book Now: The Yellow Door
KIM SEYMOUR ~ RIVERFUN HOUSEBOATS
Here on the BEST stretch of the River Murray, Riverfun Houseboats offer houseboat hire for all size groups and budgets in our fleet of 10 boats.
Our marina is located in the Renmark/Paringa region with over 80kms worth of remote river and land to explore. Our mission is to create more love affairs with this incredible region and have our guests return to repeat. There’s no better way to slow down and reconnect than being on RiverTime!
Our top tip is to have an open plan, don’t try and structure the days.
There are endless mooring opportunities and stunning views – you never know, you may end up staying in one spot for a couple nights! My personal fav is Gordon’s Sandbar at Headings cliffs.
OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Book with Kim:
ALISON ‘CHOOK’ MEANEY ~ BUKIRK GLAMPING
Bukirk provides bespoke adults only luxury accommodation for romantic couples or groups looking for somewhere to stay together, nestled in the hills of the Clare Valley.
Five Belle Tents each with their own private ensuite and unique styling delivers the ultimate glamping experience.
Two new permanent Rustic Tiny Houses (Fancy Coops) have been added to the offering which is further complemented by the well-appointed communal kitchen space for guests to relax and socialize.
Top Tip –
Wineries – Sevenhill Cellars due to the History and delicious wines on offer but also have to include Sussex Squire because of the unique boutique offering with amazing wines.
If it comes to site seeing then Martindale Hall and Bungaree Station are a must see.
Or if you’re after a fun time then Mintaro Maze or the Blyth Breakout Rooms are my top picks.
Book with Alison:
Facebook: Bukirk Glamping
CAROLYN HUCKEL ~ CROSSFIELD COTTAGE
Crossfield cottage B&B is located in Barmera. It a renovated late 1920’s country cottage with has character, charm, history with a dash of country luxury.
A cottage for families & a couples retreat or business trips. The cottage is a home-away from home.
The cottage has a unique experience of a “Bath under the Stars” or for those who prefer a claw foot slipper bath inside.
You can also enjoy the cottage garden or picnic on our lawn area.
The cottage is 1.6km from Lake Bonney or a short drive to the Murray River.
The property has room for a boat, canoes or jet skis for those people who love their water sports.
Top tips for when you visit:
Barmera is a great place to base yourself to then go out and explore the Riverland region.
Being locals that have grown up in the region, we can help you discover the region with wine, food, events and places to visit.
Lake Bonney is a photographer’s dream with our beautiful sunrises, sunsets and night-sky photography.
Crossfield Cottage is in partnership with Riverland Classic Limousines so that you can enjoy wine tours, dinner transfers or Weddings.
Book with Carolyn:
Facebook: Crossfield Cottage