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Family and pet friendly holiday home, only a short walk to Carrickalinga beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A great opportunity for a family or friends to relax in Carrickalinga.

A charming family and pet friendly holiday rental situated in Carrickalinga with a short walk to the beach!

A great opportunity for a small family or friends to relax in Carrickalinga. Sleeps up to 10 in total including kids (maximum 6 adults).

Easy walk to the beach or commute to Normanville and all its facilities. As well as being secluded by trees and a fully fenced backyard to bring the pet along too.

Main bedroom includes a queen bed, desk with chair to sit back and read a book or enjoy a cuppa. Main bedroom opens into the dining/ living/ kitchen area.

Dining includes an extendable dining table that seats 10 with bay window for views.

- 2x lounge chairs

- 1x lounge / sleeper couch

- Extensive cooling and heating with extra heating from a moveable heater

- Large flat screen TV & DVD

- TV screen in 2nd bedroom. Bring own game console (Wii, Playstation, X-Box) or additional DVD player for the kids

- Range of DVDs, books and board games provided

Kitchen includes gas oven and stove top, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer and microwave with ample bench space. From the kitchen you can access the 2nd bedroom with lounge (folds out to a double bed) and two sets of bunk beds or the separate bathroom and toilet. Both bedrooms have fans and air conditioning.

Dishwasher and washing machine available.

Large backyard with veggie patch and grassed area. Under cover patio area for entertaining outside. Chairs and tables stored in 2nd bedroom. BBQ available. Lots of room for the family and pets!

Table tennis table, dartboard, drinks fridge and couch in the large shed for fun games and relaxation.

Plenty of area to park cars and a boat.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory cleaning cost of $60 applies per stay. Doonas and pillows available - please bring your own linen, towels and tea towels.


These reviews are from our guest book in the house and emails from guests.

“We have had a perfect family holiday. New Years Eve @ Carrickalinga Beach was “magical”. The beach is so beautiful. Thank you for letting us use your house to make some beautiful holiday memories.” - Jan 2018

"So far we have only been here for a night and we love it. Our dogs were happy to have a yard to play in." - Apr 2017

"We really enjoyed our stay. Had stunning weather and lovely family beach time. The house was well stocked, the coffee machine was a nice touch and the knives were actually sharp!" - January 2017

"Thank you for a comfortable stay. We had excellent weather all week. Well equipped cottage." - January 2017

"A nice and well supplied house. Thank you!" - July 2016

"I liked the house. It was good for a four day holiday. We had a great time! The parsley was great!

P.S. Our dog had fun!" - July 2016

"Thank you for letting us stay in this nice house. I have had lots of fun!! The parsley is very nice too." - July 2016

"We had lots of fun and thank you very much for letting us stay here. I loved the darts." - June 2016

"We had a very enjoyable quick weekend away at your beach house." - January 2016

"Well-equipped for a crowd. Lovely place to stay." - December 2015

"I just wanted to say that we had an amazing time at your house and thank you so much for letting us stay there. We had a blast playing at the beach and then coming back and relaxing in the backyard." - October 2015

"Thank you for a lovely long weekend! We loved the house and thought it had everything we could need. The yard was perfect for our new puppy and 2 yr old daughter to play in. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we really appreciated having a dishwasher. We will definitely be back!" - October 2015

"Thanks for the stay in this lovely house! It was such a nice little getaway and this house provided everything we needed! Love the shed with the table tennis and dart board, kept us entertained for a few hours." - July 2015

"Thank you for the lovely stay in your lovely house. Enjoyed being here even though the weather was 'all seasons' during our stay, but the peaceful atmosphere was just what we needed." - May 2015

"Thank-you for having us, we have enjoyed our stay and have found everything we needed in the house." - April 2015

"We had fun with the table tennis. The dog loved it." - April 2015

"With every visit/stay Carrickalinga is more beautiful - the nearest you can come to being in paradise." - March 2015

"This house is a great house." - February 2015

"We had a fantastic time. The location is fantastic, and the cottage has everything we could possibly need. It was extremely hot while we were there (42 degrees) but the air-conditioning was highly effective." - February 2015

"Perfect weather, nice house, great walk to the beach. Had a lovely relaxing stay, thank you." - January 2015

"Loved our week here! Perfect house, loved the beach and walks. Our dog loved being here too." - January 2015

"Great little getaway. We all loved the beach, especially our boys. We will come again! Fantastic being able to bring our dog and know he was secure in the backyard." - December 2014

"Thank you for a lovely comfy, well equipped 'base camp'. Great family holiday. Even better that our four legged baby could enjoy it too." - December 2014

"The house has everything we need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. The beautiful beach is only a short walk away too. Having a place that allowed our dogs to join us is wonderful, as they can enjoy the holiday with us. My boys always have fun when we stay here, and we hope to be back soon!!" - November 2014

"The house was very nice, the beach was great." - November 2014

"Great little getaway. We all loved the beach, especially our boys (aged 3 and 18 months). We will come again! Fantastic being able to bring our dog and know he was secure in the backyard." - October 2014

"We had a lovely weekend in your home, thank you so much. I wish we had booked an extra night, such a relaxing weekend, and so very comfortable. Had plenty of breaks in the weather for beach walks too ! We are already working out when we can come again. The fact we could bring our dog was a huge bonus. He loved the beach, as did we. Thank you." - September 2014

"A family and pet friendly home. It is clean and comfortable. Everything you need. A great location for families. Looking forward to our next stay in January!" - September 2014

More Details

Bettina Venner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Bettina Venner

I live in the Adelaide Hills and Australia is our home after relocating from Cape Town. We enjoy regular getaways in Carrickalinga, and love seeing the dolphins visit this beach.

Bettina Venner purchased this house in 2009

Why Bettina Venner chose Carrickalinga

Our holiday home has a unique charm and we fell in love with it at first sight. The enclosed backyard makes it easy to bring along furry family members and provide peace of mind for the kids to play outdoors. It’s located opposite a large nature reserve with more space for the kids to play.


Carrickalinga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed sofas in lounge and second bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling


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Family and pet friendly holiday home, only a short walk to Carrickalinga beach
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Lovely pet friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We only had one night at this property but it was a lovely getaway, house was as described and perfect for what we were after. Great size, fully fenced backyard and there was even a coffee machine with pods - great touch. Thank you Bettina for having us in your home we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for people and the pups too!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a good size yard for our greyhounds, and not too far from the shops and beach.

We should have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Clean Comfy & Affordable

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property that catered not only for us of the 2 legged variety but also our 4 legged pets. Well stocked pantry with crockery and untensils. Easily understood instructions supplied for the property to use oven, turn on electricity etc. Air cons were a bonus and overhead fans fantastic. Easy walking distance to park and beach with Normanville a short driving distance down the road. Highly recommend this lovely holiday home, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we were able to host you, and that you had a great time!
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Second Valley

Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend!!! Owners amazing to deal with! Went above and beyond to accommodate us at short notice! This is a real gem, great location, close to bike and walking tracks, beach. Home is comfortable and exceptionally well equipped, I would say more than most! Especially the kitchen has ample cooking utensils etc also lots of board games and dvds/books and such for the kids and adults alike! Well set out . Spotlessly clean. Great back yard with table tennis shed. Also very reasonably priced. Not one negative thing to say! :0)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased we were able to accommodate you, and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Great home base

  • 4 of 5

Everything we needed, well stocked & homely, our kids had a great time, with bunk beds, games, DVDs & backyard to race around in. Very welcoming owner (and house) recommend to anyone wanting an easy, comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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South Australia, Australia

Good value

  • 4 of 5

Neat property. Enclosed yard good for children. Host was nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Nearest Beach
0.6 Kilometres
Other Activities:

Short walk to beach

We reckon Carrickalinga Beach is the best beach in the world, and international travellers have agreed with this assessment!

The beach is pet friendly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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