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JohnDorr - serenity by the sea

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

New 2 Storey home with panoramic views of both hills and sea. Positioned at the top of Second Valley you can enjoy the peace and quite of this historic South Australian Township yet still be within easy reach of the local beach & jetty.

Second Valley beach famed for its local fishing & amazing sea life including the elusive Leafy Sea Dragon is less than 5 minutes away as is the acclaimed Lennard's Mill where good food and surroundings really does not get any better.

The house is equipped with a fully functional kitchen, 2 lounge areas both with TV and DVD.

Reverse Cycle air conditioning in both ground floor and upstairs lounge areas, washing machine and dish washer.

Our 4 bedrooms consist of 2 queen size beds 1 x double and bunk beds. There is a bathroom with separate toilet on the ground floor and shower room and toilet on the top floor.

Wirrina Golf course and marina is a 5 minute drive away with lady Bay Golf Course a further 10 minutes down the road.

Boat ramps can be found at Wirrina and Cape Jervis or beach launching is available at Normanville.

Ferries leave from cape Jervis on a regular basis to Kangaroo island

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Second Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 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
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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JohnDorr - serenity by the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Second Valley, South Australia, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Our group needed a place to stay for our fishing weekend and this was more than enough. Everything you need is available, was a very comfortable stay. Also has great viewing of the farming hills to the left. would recommend

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Jono. Hope your fishing trip went well.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at JohnDorr. View of livestock from veranda was lovely, place was very clean with lots of little touches to make you feel at home. Beds were super comfy and bathrooms looked brand new - super clean.

We enjoyed a paddle on the foreshore in clear blue water which was a special family memory I'll never forget. Had a swim at Rapid Bay which was just as lovely and a nice dinner at Leonard's Mill.

Thank you for your hospitality, it was a beautiful relaxing weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your valued comments. We are glad you had a wonderful weekend and made those most cherished memories. Tim And Julie JohnDorr holiday let.
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great property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group so the house was great for us as was lots of room.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great break.
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Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

The Hills are alive!

  • 5 of 5

The layout of this house is ideal for a family and the position affords views of the sea in the distance along with wildlife and nearby farms. We all enjoyed the convenience of a short car ride to one of our favourite beaches and the peace of being tucked away on the hillside. As mentioned in a previous review you will need to bring some supplies you might expect to be there - glad wrap, foil, oil for cooking, extra dishwashing liquid, tea/coffee if staying longer than a few days. The mattresses on the bunk bed are not really suitable for larger children as they are a little thin. Overall we found this house to be one of the best we've stayed in SA.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your valued comments. We have tended to not leave large quantities of cooking oils etc. as we find that most guests like to bring there own especially if some of their party have special dietary requirements. I apologise if there was not sufficient washing up liquid / dishwasher tablets these should have been left below the kitchen sink for you usage. We will ensure there are plenty for your next stay. Tim Birchall
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Riverland, South Australia

Lovely getaway haven!

  • 5 of 5

JohnDorr is a well appointed and very comfortable property for familys and groups of friends. There is lots of living area space, large kitchen and great sized rooms and bathrooms! The decking even allows you to get a glimpse of the ocean!

The driveway is quite steep and there isn't a lot of room to turn around, so keep in mind if you are bringing a boat/trailer. Also make sure you bring some essentials like glad wrap, oil, toilet paper etc as there are only token amounts in the house.

Other than that, a very relaxing and quiet base for adventuring

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your valued comments. Whilst we appreciate the driveway is a little steep guests are welcome to use the area at the rear of the property to turn so as to reduce the need for reversing down the drive. There is also plenty of space at the front of the property for boats etc as this is a cull de sac there is no through traffic. Really glad you had a wonderful time and explored the local area. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

A clean and comfortable base for our wintry weekend. The beds were really comfortable, as were the red recliner chairs in lounge! Very spacious, and good for multiple couples/families as there are two living rooms. Also has a great old rocking horse for kids to ride!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Beach, fishing , Diving


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $400 per stay
    Cleaning Fee: $80 per stay

    Optional Costs
    linen: $15 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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