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Dom Grzyb at Surf Break, Middleton

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Dom Grzyb is a delightful 3 bedroom, two bathroom beach house in a wonderful location at Middleton Point. The house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and has some sea views being only a 2 minute (200 metres) walk to the popular surfing break at Middleton Point. The house faces a bush reserve at the front while the back gate opens to a grassy bush-rimmed park with recreation facilities. The house has been upgraded by the architect owner to provide wonderful light-filled and generous living spaces and a modern, fully equipped kitchen. Ducted evaporative cooling has been recently installed throughout the house so for those odd very hot days you can still be comfortable and cool. Usually the sea breeze is all you need!! Cedar folding doors open out onto the rear entertaining area with BBQ surrounded by a fantastic garden inhabited by honey eaters. Council tennis courts, a basketball hoop and children’s play equipment are just outside the back gate with a half pipe closer to the beach. The house is on the bike path connecting Goolwa with Victor Harbor.

The Middleton Store is only a short 300 m walk and has a large selection of gourmet and everyday grocery items. The nearby Middleton Mill provides coffee and delicious meals with a beautiful garden for a glass of wine - only 3 minutes walk across the steam train tracks. Note our house is perfect accommodation for a wedding or event held at the Mill. Nearby - all within walking distance - are the Middleton Pub, a bakery, a chemist, and the surf shop to hire boards or take lessons. You can also shop for crafts and local curios at the community hall.

The interior of the house reflects the creative talents of the owners from the moment you enter. Warm and cosy with lots to look at inside, an extensive collection of books and magazines for browsing will make your holiday relaxing and fun. The glassy rear extension brings the outside in, with views to the garden and park beyond. There is a wood-fired heater for cool evenings, two TVs, and DVD and CD players.

The house sleeps a maximum of 8 people and would suit two or three couples (there are three double beds) or a family (Note – please bring your own linen, or bedding can be provided at an additional cost and towels while pillows and doonas are provided).

Rooms are as follows:

- Central living room with couches, easy chairs , very effective combustion stove heater, 42 inch flat screen digital TV and CD-DVD player and RGV and USB input, plus stereo system with DC and ipod input

- Three generous bedrooms as follows:

- Bedroom 1 - Queen bed, walk-in robe and access to two-way bathroom

- Bedroom 2 - Double bed and single bed

- Bedroom 3 - room with Double bunk with single bed over with 22 inch flat screen digital TV and CD-DVD player and USB input.

- Kitchen - Wall oven with separate grill, ceramic electric cook top, microwave, new ASKO dishwasher, large double sink

- Dining/ living area - Open to kitchen, refectory table seating 8-10, couch & easy chairs

- Vanity basin area with hair dryer

- Separate toilet room

- Bathroom with bath and shower

- Separate vanity area

- Second bathroom/ Laundry with second toilet and generous vanity, ironing board, vacuum, etc

- Outside hot shower - access through laundry - perfect for washing off after the beach

- Outdoor paved entertainment area – BBQ, overlooks the cottage garden and veggie patch


A $300 (weekend) or $500 (peak season week) deposit is required to secure the booking and full payment is required either two weeks or 1 month (depending on which season) prior to staying. There is also a cleaning fee of $70 for week bookings, $60 for weekend bookings.

(Note - Dom Grzyb is Polish for Mushroom House, the name chosen by the owner of Polish descent)

Attractions of the Fleurieu Peninsula

With its Mediterranean climate, central highlands and coastal fringes, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers wine, wildlife and water in delightful abundance. In the peninsula area, there are 60 cellar door wineries - many with restaurants - which offer the opportunity to taste some of Australia's most exciting wines and regional cuisine. Roadside stalls offer fresh produce for your picnic baskets. Australian wildlife presents itself to the visitor throughout the year. Little fairy penguins return to nests on Granite Island off Victor Harbor every evening of the year. Kangaroos are seen on the hillsides in most of the 20 or so national parks, in particular in Cox Scrub, Newland Head and Deep Creek. From May to September, whale watching is magical - southern right whales and their young frolic along the coastlines of Encounter Bay and particularly just west of Middleton Point - walking distance from Dom Grzyb. In 2006, two month-old calves were breaching just 40 metres offshore! Regularly we have whales during the winter months, and on one occasion, we were swimming in the icy winter water, not far from these magnificent creatures!! The Coorong National Park, southeast of the Murray Mouth, is famous for its migratory waders, and the Onkaparinga Estuary, Aldinga Scrub and areas around Mount Compass, Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island reward bird watchers. Winter and springtime wildflowers and orchids delight the keen observer. On the Fleurieu Peninsula, water plays a major part in the recreational activities of locals and visitors alike. Long sandy beaches, rugged cliffscapes, and sheltered coves introduce a range of year-round holiday activities that include fishing, surfing, scuba and snorkeling, sailing and swimming. Bicycling is an easy and pleasant way to explore the South Coast - and Dom Grzyb is located on the Goolwa - Victor Harbour bike track! .

What our guests have said

This really is a wonderful location that you have here. We have had a number of great walks from the house and have also enjoyed exploring your garden for more ideas for our own gardens.? - Dorothea and Elizabeth, Adelaide

This is our first visit to Dom Grzyb? and we are overwhelmed by the wonderful colours, great and surprising art work and the glorious garden never forget our evening cycle to a huge deserted beach to swim, with the sun making a golden pathway across the waves? - Jane, Oxford, UK

We have enjoyed ten truly summer days here, - sun, beach, swims, outdoor eating, long nights etc. The large kitchen/dining room opening onto the garden is a treat and has been perfect for organising kids and adult space and for entertaining. The play equipment, basket ball hoop and tennis courts just out the back gate is a huge bonus for kids!! We will come again!!? - Kath, Melbourne

Thanks for sharing this magical place with us the joys of swimming, family cookathons? and celebratory meals. A truly enchanting place.? Robyn, Dubai.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017


Middleton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing


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Dom Grzyb at Surf Break, Middleton
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great, much too short break at Dom Grzyb. It is a well situated, quirky and comfortable home for rent. The house has many interesting mementos, plus being well stocked. It has a fully fledged kitchen, and beyond the gate at the back there are two tennis courts and a basket ball hoop. A comfortable short walk take you to the southern coast with the wilder seas and emptier beaches, or , a short drive away, there are nice shops, eateries and milder beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Good location, good family holiday home

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

We did find it was not as clean as we would expect. A lot of dust everywhere

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Kangaroo Island, Tasmania, Australia

Fantastic to just relax

  • 5 of 5

Great space for families. Everything you need. So close to the park and the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those places one can settle and just feel like they are at home. It has all the little things that make it a home. It is close to the sea and has a private garden that one can just relax in. Our two boys had all the space two teens needed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Queensland, Australia

Home not a House

  • 5 of 5

We loved the feel of the home as soon as we walked in. It had everything going for it: great location, beautiful garden, exceptionally well equipped.....even the games supplied for our use were great as the weather was quite inclement for a couple of days. Loved the doors opening out into the back garden, beaut spot for morning coffee, evening drinks & bird watching. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to share their much loved home and its history. We loved staying there.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Stayz
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South Australia, Australia

Great for families

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay here - we had a lovely time and felt incredibly relaxed enjoying our coffees out in the back yard in the morning - and our pre-dinner drinks out there again each night. The kids loved having direct access to the playground through the back gate, and we loved being able to walk straight down the road to the beach, or just around the corner to the local hotel. It is such a convenient location. The house has a very relaxed and welcoming vibe - no pretences but still with all the essentials for a great beachside getaway. Just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Surf Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    cleaning : $95 per stay

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