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Esplanade Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This magnificent and spacious home, once the residence of an old sea captain, has been delightfully upgraded. The house can comfortably accomodate eight people. This property is the ultimate in beach side living with great sea views from the main bedroom and dining/living area and a short walk to Semaphore, a vibrant seaside suburb of Adelaide.

Local Attractions

This property is ideally located halfway between the Semaphore and Largs Jetty and is located on Adelaide's beautiful suburban beach line not far from historic Port Adelaide. Semaphore, a vibrant seaside suburb, is a short walk away where there are many excellent cafes, restaurants, shops, galleries and the Odeon Cinema. It hosts many summer festivals, including the International Kite Festival and the Annual Greek and Spanish Festivals. There is a mini fun park which boasts a waterslide, mini golf, a wonderful historic carousel, and the famous Ferris wheel of Elvis Presley fame. The bike/walking track which runs from Semaphore to Outer Harbor with many rest and information stops along the way is just across the road. There is the coastal steam train for that special little trip. The beach is wide and sandy and perfect for swimming and the Semaphore & Largs Bay jetties are a refreshing walk away and great for observing the local fishermen cast their lines and crab nets. The Port River Dolphin Trail and Port Adelaide Ships Graveyards are two of the many outdoor activities in the area as well the newly established Port River Dolphin Sanctuary. Covering more than 118 square kilometers, the sanctuary will protect a pod of up to 60 bottle-nosed dolphins living in the Port River and surrounding estuaries. Port Adelaide is steeped in history. There is the Maritime Museum, Light House, New Land Gallery, National Railway Museum, National Military Vehicle Museum, South Australian Aviation Museum and the Australian Museum of Childhood. The Fisherman's Wharf markets are open every Sunday and Public Holidays and there are numerous antiques and collectable shops. Tall ships the 'One & All' and 'Falie' are based here and bookings are taken for day and night cruises. There are also many riverboat cruises and fishing charters available.

Football Park is a short drive away where you can see a game of Australian Rules football, and the airport is a mere 20 minute drive away if you have to catch that early flight.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018


Semaphore 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:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Esplanade Beach House
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful outlook

  • 3 of 5

The heating and cooling system is not really user friendly. No hot water to the bath.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, sorry to see you did not have such an enjoyable stay at the house. We engaged a five star cleaning service for the house which we inspect before every stay. In the 7 years we have been renting the house we have had only two guests that have had trouble with the heating and cooling system but I will look at the information at the house and try to improve the instructions. I wish you had contacted me as I would have been able to assist you with any issues you found at the house, especially the bath water as I suspect the pilot light on the instantaneous gas systems had gone out in the recent violent storms . In addition as of yesterday we have replaced the mattresses on the beds to provide better comfort. kind regards Carolyn
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Enfield, Victoria, Australia

Great beach property

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 loved our time here. It was the perfect location for beach, playgrounds and shopping.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your time at the house Lorraine.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property on the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property.......

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Jane. We have replaced the hard mattress with softer ones now to provide better comfort. Cheers Carolyn
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

Very Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in a lovely location.Property was clean and roomy.Only issues were hard beds and a complex heating system which left some rooms too hot and others cold.The manager was very helpful with our questions on arrival

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Charles, You'll be pleased we have changed the hard mattress on the beds to softer ones to provide better comfort. kind regards Carolyn
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Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful house with so much space and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and in the best location! Will definitely stay here again and if it's ever for sale, we will buy it!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Sue and come back anytime!
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Esplanade Beach House, the house was big and spacious with high ceilings and nice and clean. We loved the two living areas, fire places and enclosed area at the back. Walking distance to Semaphore town and across from the beach made it a perfect location. Owner was very pleasant to deal with, essentials were provided and was happy for us to have a late check-out. Definitely come back again was an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Semaphore 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 8 guests. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Booking Fee : $30 per stay
    Linen Fee: $50 per stay

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