WELCOME TO SHADES OF BLUE.
The best of both worlds. Wide open spaces, no immediate neighbours, stunning water views over the pristine Marine Park, and a luxury holiday house with your own private shell beach.
Enjoy a refreshing drink over a BBQ while sitting on the wrap around deck which gives you 180 degree views over the picturesque bay.
You'll see the ever changing shades of blue, as the sky is reflected into the tranquil waters. Then watch the blues change to the colours of stunning sunsets night after night.
Or if it's a cold winter's day or night, enjoy the glorious views from inside the open plan living area boasting cosy & warm reverse cycle air conditioning.
Whatever the season, Shades of Blue Eco Retreat has everything to make your stay memorable. Whether it's a private romantic get away for two, or a large family get together or group function, it's a great location to escape the hum drum of the daily grind.
Shades of Blue Eco Retreat is a new holiday house, perched on a hill, with about 200 metres of absolute shell beach frontage. You have 15 acres of undulating land to explore. It is situated in a rural setting, amongst the rolling hills of the Calca farming area, over looking the beautiful Head of Baird Bay inlet, on the beautiful Eyre Peninsula of South Australia.
The entire house is eco friendly. Its powered by a stand alone Solar Powered System with a backup silenced generator. The house is supplied by pristine rain water caught in various large rainwater tanks around the property.
[THINGS TO DO]
You can walk down to the beach from the house and swim in the shallow waters. Beach towels are also provided along with a picnic chest, kitted out with all you need, including drink coolers, for either picnicking down at the House Beach or taking a trip to Murphy's Haystack's picnic grounds, or the various surrounding beaches.
A two person kayack is available to enjoy the serenity on the waters, and take in the views of the cliffs and the surrounding bay beach area.
Or if preferred, a tinnie can be launched from the private beach, and after a 5 minute or so motor through the marine park, you can enter the fishing zone of the Head of Baird Bay waters, where you can catch garfish, or whiting, for the night's meal.
The open plan living area comprises a large 64" Flat Screen TV, with complimentary Foxtel and WiFi connected. This living area, to the eastern side of the open room includes ample seaing, with ottoman foot stools for relaxing with your feet up.
There is also a wireless sound bar which allows you to connect your device to enable listening to your own personal music collection, as loud as you wish, as there are no immediate neighbours, and no noise curfews.
Board games include Scrabble, Traditional Monopoly, Connect 4, Poker, Quoits and 3 in one Chess set. A selection of colouring books and pencils, puzzle books and a blank scrap book are housed in the living area storage baskets.
For movie buffs, there is a library of DVDs for use in any of the wall mounted TVs in each of the bedrooms, if you need to break away from the group, or just stay in bed all day.
A large six burner BBQ or a Weber BBQ Kettle awaits the outdoor cook, and this area overlooks a fenced landscaped garden, which is an ideal spot for children to safely play, in full view of the elevated deck and living areas.
Or, once in this area, you may enjoy an invigorating dip in a 5 person heated spa, enjoying the summer views, while relaxing with a drink in hand.
Otherwise, try a game of table tennis, or darts, in the adjoining shed which opens up into the fenced garden.
The Holiday Retreat has all you'll need to have a relaxing holiday with all the creature comforts, you'd expect. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
The centre of the open plan living area houses the fully equipped kitchen, boasting a large island bench with 8 leather swivel bar stools for taking advantage of the spectacular 180 degree views. The appliances include a stainless steel refrigerator and freezer with a water dispenser, a s/steel dishwasher, a s/steel microwave/convection wall oven, a s/steel underbench gas oven and a s/steel 4 burner gas cooktop with a s/steel & glass rangehood. Perfect for entertaining or being a theatrical cook
The dining area is front and centre of the island bench which can seat up to 12 people made up of two 6 person settings, which can be split to create more intimate dining.
One 6 person dining setting can easily be moved to the western side of the room if preferred for either children or as a quieter dining area.
The western side of the living room comprises another seating area, which includes two leather tub chairs and a two seater leather lounge, with an ottoman foot stool and a bookcase with a selection of books.
Perfectly designed for a reading nook, or 'time out space', for contemplating the vista through the expansive glass windows.
The Holiday House has a fully equipped laundry, including font loading 7kg washing machine, complimentary washing powder, plenty of outside washing line space, and in wet weather, a wall mounted dryer, spacious bench-top and deep laundry sink.
An ironing board and iron are available, together with a clothes hanging rail and a folding hoist for smaller items.
All towels, linen, bedding and extra pillows and blankets are provided. There are hair dryers in each of the bathroom vanity units, including the powder room alcove.
A portable 4 in 1 cot, bassinet, baby change table and nappy organiser, together with a highchair are stored on the premises for use if requested.
At an optional extra cost, for in house dining, professional catering can be arranged for special occasions either breakfasts, lunches or dinners.
Outdoors, on each of the eastern and western decks is a 6 person dining setting. They can easily be brought together for seating a group of 12, or moved, to take advantage of whichever deck is more protected from any strong sea breezes.
The house boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with the following features:
The King Master Suite -- A sumptuous king-size bed, two leather tub chairs and coffee table, wall mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD, and private en-suite bathroom. Open your glass sliding door and you have access to the wrap-around deck with water views. Perfect for sitting a drinking filter tea or coffee or a milky espresso made from the coffee machine provided
This Queen Master Suite -- Double glass sliding doors, which open onto the wrap around deck with water views.
Bedroom Two -- A luxurious queen size bed, a rattan chair, wall mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD, clothes rack and private en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom Three -- A luxurious queen size bed, a rattan chair, clothes rack with shelf, wall mounted flat screen TV with built-in DVD. This bedroom is next door to full bathroom with bath and separate shower, and a powder room vanity and toilet.
Bedroom Four -- Two comfortable single beds, a clothes rack with shelf and a rattan chair. The beds can be slid together with a mattress topper to create a queen size bed if required for another couple.
Bedroom Five -- two solid bunk beds to sleep four people, and a rattan chair.
Bedroom Four and Five can be serviced by the second main bathroom next door comprising another full sized bath, with a shower inside the batch, a WC and a vanity cupboard.
[THINGS TO SEE]
The property is approximately 8.5 kms un-sealed road from the sleepy fishing village of Sceale Bay, which boasts beautiful beaches and stunning views, including the seemingly endless Surfers Beach.
The village also has a substantial boat ramp for launching larger boats. There's also four wheel drive access onto the Sceale Bay Beach.
Point Labatt Conservation Reserve is approximately 17 kms away which is the only Australian mainland location to view Sea lion colonies including Australian and New Zealand sea lions, and New Zealand fur seals. Also from the clifftop viewing platform, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean coastline.
Murphy's Haystacks is approximately 22km to the east unsealed road and comprises a unique outcrop of giant granite boulders. A walkway takes you up close and between the giant natural structures towering above, for a spectacular viewing.
The picturesque coastal resort town of Streaky Bay is only 30 minutes drive away, on the Sceale Bay Road sealed.
Whilst in the town there are many shops to visit, including a clothing store, a newsagency, chemist and giftware, a fishing and tackle shop, hardware and craft shop, or you could have breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Bay Funktion Café or the beautiful Streaky Bay Hotel. Otherwise you can eat at the local bakery.
The local Foodland and IGA Supermarkets have all your holiday grocery and or liquor needs.
Come and see what the Eyre Peninsula has to offer, you'll be glad you did.