1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Fleurieu Peninsula
  4. Aldinga Beach
  5. #137738

Scrubtide - Retreat in the Scrub by the Beach

House, Aldinga Beach

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 bathrooms


Large solid old brick home 235 m2 house and 64 m2 garage with a resort-style salt water swimming pool and two bathrooms located on 1200m2 of land between the spectacular Silver Sands Beach and the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. Your holiday home among the gum trees

Scrubtide is perfect for two families, multi-generational family travel, family reunions and family and friends coming to the area to attend a wedding because it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two well separated sleeping areas see floor plan. Two rooms are furnished with queen sized beds, one of them has an ensuite. One room is furnished as a dedicated kids room and contains a VW bus-shaped bunk bed and a single bed. Another room has two single beds. Two more single beds are in a separate secton of the lounge room no door.

Note that this is an old house, not a new premium property. All the furniture is new early 2014 and we have undertaken some major renovations since 2014 new bathrooms, new roof, new ceilings throughout, new downlights, new ducted airconditioning, new garage doors.

We are happy to accommodate large groups for genuine reasons, such as attending someone's wedding and looking for reasonably priced accommodation for family reunions. We cannot accommodate large groups of adults who will be having parties. Parties disturb neighbours and are strictly prohibited. Scrubtide is perfect for couples, families and groups of friends who would like to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Scrub.

We do not provide linen, towels and tea towels by default, but if you are coming from far away and cannot bring your own, we can organise this for you. Please ask about this before you lock the booking in.

If there is a problem for example: you do not know how to operate the garage doors or you find that something critical, such as the dishwasher, does not work, please CALL not not text or email our builder immediately. He lives nearby, knows the house inside out and will be able to help you. You will receive his phone number with the final instructions about one week before your arrival.



- Chill out at the pool

- Go bush walking, bird watching and kangaroo spotting in the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park 10 seconds walk

- Build sand castles and cool off in the car-free area of Silver Sands Beach ..... or go for a drive on the beach

- Have a BBQ and a glass of McLaren Vale wine in the courtyard.

- Explore the beauty, wines and produce of the Mc Laren Vale region

- Enjoy spectacular views with dinner at the Star of Greece or the Victory Hotel

- Shop at the Aldinga Central Shopping Centre 8 minutes drive

- Shop, wine and dine in downtown McLaren Vale 15 minutes drive

- Admire the old buildings in the historic township of Willunga and - on Saturdays - shop at the Willunga Farmers Market 15 minutes drive

- Ride the horse drawn tram over the bridge at Victor Harbor 40 minutes drive

- Go to a museum in Adelaide 45 minutes drive


- Saltwater swimming pool not heated

NOTE: The pool is professionally maintained by the local pool shop, but there is no daily pool cleaning service like in a hotel.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: The pool area only has one entry point: a gate between the garage and the main house. This gate is secured with a child lock.

- Free wireless internet NBN powered

- Ducted Reverse Cycle Air-conditioning

- Polished Jarrah hardwood floors throughout the house


- Swing

- Two car garage parking

- Bedroom 1: queen sized bed, walk in robe, ensuite with shower

- Bedroom 2: 1 queen sized bed, built in robe

- Bedroom 3: 1 bus-shaped bunk bed, 1 single bed

- Bedroom 4: 2 single beds

- Separate section of lounge: 2 single beds

- Main bathroom: shower and bathtub

- Laundry with washing machine and dryer

- Dining room

- Kitchen: dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, sandwich maker, table top mixer, blender, cook top espresso maker, coffee bean grinder, steamer, rice cooker, egg cooker, bread maker, citrus juicer, plates, glasses, cooking utensils, cutlery, pots, pans etc.

- TV room: lounge setting, 50 inch flat screen LED TV, DVD / bluray player



No pets allowed.

No smoking inside.

No offensive noise and anti-social behaviour.

No parties or gatherings.

No fire.

BBQ to be cleaned after each use.

Swimming pool gates must be closed at all times.

Children must be supervised by a responsible adult in the pool area at all times.

Before departure:

- garbage to be placed in bins outside,

- dishwasher to be emptied.

Full house rules on the pin board in the kitchen, including emergency contact.

Failure to comply with house rules can lead to eviction or withholding of all or parts of the bond, Bond will also be withheld anything is missing from the house or if there is damage to the house.


About one week before you arrive, you will receive the keycode for Scrubtide. You will find two sets of keys in a little key safe. One will include the house key only, the other one the house key and the pool safety gate key. We usually have that locked when nobody is at Scrubtide, but you obviously do not have to lock it every time.


If nobody is booked in immediately before or after you, you are most welcome to arrive as early as you would like and leave as late as you would like. If you would like to do that, please get in touch closer to the date of the visit so we can let you know if any last minute adjacent bookings have come in.


You will have a local contact in case of an emergency. His name and phone number are on the kitchen pinboard.


You will need to bring bed linen sheets, pillow and quilt covers, towels and tea towels. For guests who travel from far away our lovely cleaner can organise linen and towels at cost price.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Private pool, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Games room Garage Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Private pool Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Toys Washing machine
Scrubtide - Retreat in the Scrub by the Beach is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just great! We have had a fantastic time at Scrubtide, using the pool on those over-40º days and the beach most other days. It was a real treat to be able to have sunset swims with spectacular views. As a family we: explored a few wineries (Woodstock is very good if you have kids, they even have an animal sanctuary); took the 'Cockle Train' from Goolwa to Victor Harbour where we then walked over to Granite Island and explored the views and sculptures, before catching the horse-drawn tram back to the train; drove to Glenelg to catch the tram into Rundle Mall and then back again on the tram to enjoy the Glenelg water play areas and a local eatery; and at the Willunga Market we stocked up on olives. Thanks for your recommendations for wineries, we have brought home some lovely McLaren Vale wines. We met lovely local people at the beach on our sunsets swims and the winery folk were also very friendly and knowledgable. We were struck by the community feel of Acacia Terrace. Scrubtide is so well equipped and we really appreciated the little details, including the labels—both informative and amusing. The cubby-house, pool, kitchen, dining, living room and the kangaroo greeting us in the driveway... all brilliant. We didn't find the very clever charging station until we were packing to leave... we should have explored the drawers more than we did. Thank you.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique beachside property We had a wonderful stay at Scrubtide over the new year. The property location is perfect and we enjoyed exploring the area, kangaroo spotting in conservation park across the street, sandcastles & swimming in the beach and the willunga farmers market. The house is really large and was perfect for privacy where we had friends staying together. We braved the pool every day, despite the fact it was a little chilly during our stay. The kids had a great time exploring the yard. The house was well presented, very clean & had everything we needed for our stay.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved our stay at Scrubtide! Our family of four (11 year old daughter & 14 year old son) had a great stay at Scrubtide. We could easily have fit our extended family there but unfortunately they couldn't join us. Proximity to the beach was excellent and we enjoyed body surfing most days (waves varied but we had a few Big Days!) As Sara suggested we spotted kangaroos walking through the scrub across the street and enjoyed the many birds who visited each day. It was a bit chilly for the pool but we used it a few times and enjoyed it too. Aldinga bakery, Victory Hotel and Star of Greece were all terrific, and the Willunga farmers market was fun but best of all for us was the cycling. The riding around McLaren Vale was outstanding and there's a great operator out of Adelaide who delivers high performance bikes and another local place to rent from as well. Sara was lovely to deal with and even helped us out coordinating some logistics given we were coming from so far away (Canada). We hope to return!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from good family place This is a great place for the family close to beach and the pool was really nice there was lots of toys for the little ones in saying that the yard is not fenced and the sand pit is not useable as it's over grown if you want to use it you would have to dig it up and there is no jungle hut its a few pallets nailed together that kids have wrote signs on the house looks just like the photos and the owner was lovely to deal with but once we arrived and informed her the washing machine was broken we never heard from her again it was a real inconvenience as we stayed for 8 days and spent a few thousand $ on this property with the promise of a machine and then had to spend a further $5 a load at the landro mat (a family with 4 kids soon adds up) with out even a sorry she never even told us when the work man was coming to fix the garage ( we were also promised secure parking had to park a car out the frount ) over all nice comfy place not high class and not the most secure but nice for family as long as nothing goes wrong or you are on your own
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrubtide Our stay was great! We had ample space (5 adults, 5 kids), the kitchen design is perfect and huge windows everywhere means we could watch the kids play under the tangle of tree limbs in the courtyard or in the pool - such a thoughtful design. Tawny Frogmouths dropped by the big courtyard on New Year’s eve, and Wrens fluttered about every day – so important to retain native vegetation and undergrowth for these amazing critters. I’m glad the house is designed in-keeping with the beautiful park (Aldinga Scrub) next door - the trail being so close to the house was great for kangaroo spotting and morning walks. And the short walk to the beach was ideal. Easy holiday. Cheers.
Date published: 2017-01-18
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