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Coorong Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

Enjoy breathtaking water views from this contemporary self-contained holiday house overlooking the Coorong National Park. Priced from AUD $1,099 per week. Short stays pay AUD $190 (2 people) - AUD $330 (6 people) per night plus a one off linen charge of $15 per person.

Coorong Waterfront Retreat is situated on Seven Mile Road between Meningie and Kingston in South Australia. That's just two hour's drive from the centre of Adelaide. An ideal stopover when travelling between Adelaide or Kangaroo Island and the Limestone Coast, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Pack a picnic and explore the walking trails of the Coorong National Park. Use the kayaks provided and paddle across the water (2kms) to the sand dunes where you can trek for 1km through wilderness to the ocean beach. Observe Coorong birdlife from your lounge though the spotting scope provided. Select herbs from the Kitchen garden and prepare an elegant meal. Then again you might want to just sit back and enjoy the spectacular water view.

Coorong Waterfront Retreat sleeps up to 6 adults in 3 queen size beds. Enjoy the spacious open plan lounge (with wood fire), indoor and outdoor dining, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and BBQ. Limited free WiFi is available.

Coorong Waterfront Retreat operates on 100% rainwater and 95% solar power.

Tourism SA Silver Medal Award recipient. LGBT friendly.


Our standard price is AUD $190 per night for 2 guests plus AUD $35 per night for each additional adult or child (up to 6 in total) plus optional linen charge (see below). The following percentage discounts apply to the base rate - 10% stay 4-6 nights, 15% stay 7-13 nights, 25% stay 14-29 nights. No charge applies to children under 24 months - a cot and high chair will be supplied on request but you will need to bring bedding for your infant.

A one off charge of $15 per person for bed linen and bath towels applies. If you would prefer to bring your own linen let us know and we will deduct this item from your price.

You will then need to bring top and bottom sheets and 4 pillow cases for each queen bed that you require (up to 3) and bath towels. Covered quilts, bath mat, hand towel and tea towels are supplied.

A single fold out bed can be provided if required to suit sleeping arrangements however the maximum that we can comfortably accommodate is 6 people. Let us know if you require the fold out bed when booking.

Optional extra - A continental breakfast pack can be provided upon arrival (for your first morning) for an additional cost of AUD$7 per person. The breakfast pack includes bread (toast), butter, egg, delicious jams, homemade muesli and milk. A gourmet tea selection, ground espresso coffee and hot chocolate are standard provisions. Please let us know if you would like breakfast packs included and the number required when booking.

Three night minimum stay applies between Christmas and New Year and on holiday long weekends. Two night minimum stay applies at standard weekends (including a Friday or Saturday night).

Check in - after 2pm. Check out - by 10.30am.

Are you contributing to the wellbeing of the Coorong? If you intend to stay at Coorong Waterfront Retreat while you undertake bird surveys, volunteer work, research or other activities that provide a direct benefit to the Coorong let us know and we'll discount your accommodation. We appreciate the work that goes into our area and would like to show our support.

Is this a special occasion? Give us a call or email and let us know how we can help. Perhaps we can purchase or arrange something special on your behalf or you might like to send us a card or gift to leave as an arrival surprise. We'd like to help make your occasion memorable.

Comments from our guest book:

"What a fantastic spot - thank you! We had such an amazing time - really appreciated the beauty of the view, the surroundings and comforts of the Retreat...."

"This quiet place with the sounds of birds, overlooking the water, with the sand dunes in the distance, was perfect for our weekend break. We loved the kayak trip to the southern ocean and walking though natural bushland was great. The Retreat is perfect..."

"What a wonderful place! Comfortable and so relaxing. A great view. Lovely to just sit and watch the bird life, frogs in the pond in the evening, and the water.... We even enjoyed the strong winds and rain when we were cosy by the fire...."

".... Loved the parade of pelicans and swans morning and night over the water; saw an eagle and Nankeen Kestrels and enjoyed the honeyeaters' songs."

"A great place to stay with a large range of things to do and see ...."

"A fantastic location and beautifully equipped home - only wish I could have stayed longer..."

"You have named this place correctly - Retreat! The house is perfect. The location serene. This morning a kangaroo bounded across the grassy verge, as we had a 'cuppa' watching the white caps."

"We had a wonderful cosy weekend in front of the fire. 42 Mile Crossing and the walks around there were beautiful. Lovely location."

"Fantastic - too short" "We would love to stay for longer next time" "... always too short" "Next time we will stay longer".

More Details


Meningie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Coorong Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
Perth, Western Australia, Australia and U.K.

Stunnng property in stunning location...

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully decorated comfortable house.Awesome views. Great walks from front door. Well equipped, quality facilities. A true gem...

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Heavenly Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful location for a trip away. The view and house were amazing, everything is supplied and beautifully clean. Stunning garden with lots of birdlife in the garden and along the Coorong. Had some lovely walks. Couldn't ask for more, would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Orange, NSW, Australia

Birdwatcher's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at Coorong Waterfront Retreat recently. Couldn't stop watching the amazing views, changing with wind, rain, and calm.

Flocks of pelicans, gulls, terns, cormorants, as well as honeyeaters and swallows in the garden.

We loved the rhythms of nature, with the birds coming and going depending on where the fish were, as well as the weather.

Not much entertainment needed, the Coorong provides it all.

The house has a very laid back ambience, and invites you to sit back and switch off.

Perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Awesome property with fantastic views. The property is well maintained and equipped to make the stay comfortable and convenient. The garden is lovely and has the added bonus of containing herbs and veg that guests can use. The kids loved the Coorong waterfront and enjoyed looking for crabs as well as checking for frogs in the garden pond. Us adults enjoyed the gorgeous view and complimentary sparkling, something for everyone..

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Ultimate relaxation with a view

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this beautiful and well cared for property. After a busy week and some sight seeing we needed some relaxation time - Coorong Waterfront Retreat offered this in full swing. The house is immaculate and well equipped, bed was comfortable, the wood burning fireplace was a cozy touch for chilly mornings as we made lattes and watched the water. Great to have access to the kayaks as well. Next time we need a quick get away (so close to Adelaide) we would like to return. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very cosy modern property. Garden was well landscaped and included a pond with frogs as well as a vegie garden which could be used by visitors. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Other Activities:

Coorong National Park


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 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bed linen and towels: $15 per person

    Optional Costs
    Breakfast pack : $7 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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