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

Scrubtide - Retreat in the Scrub by the Beach

House, Aldinga Beach

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Min 4 - 14 nights stay

10 guests
4 bedrooms
9 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. The perfect home among the gum trees!

Scrubtide is perfect for two families because it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two well seperated 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 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. But all the furniture is new (early 2014) and we have undertaken major renovations in the second half of 2014 (new roof, new ceilings throughout, new downlights, new ducted airconditioning). The bathrooms have not been renovated. They are perfectly functional, but the tiles are very retro ... we love them, so we just cannot get ourselves to replace them with modern white ones.

We are happy to accommodate large groups for genuine reasons, such as attentind someone's wedding and looking for reasonably priced accommodation or 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.



- 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

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


- Sand pit, swing and jungle hut for kids

- Two car garage parking

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

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

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

- Study: 2 single beds

- Separate section of lounge: 2 single beds

- Main bathroom: shower and bathtub with fantastic water pressure, washing machine

- Family room: dining table, six adult chairs, six spare foldable chairs, two junior chairs, highchair

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

- Games room: lounge setting, brand new 50 inch flat screen LED TV, Sony 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,

- house to be cleaned.

Full house rules will be provided at inqury and upon booking. 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.


As soon as the bond is transferred, 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.


You will need to bring bed linen (sheets, pillow and quilt covers), towels and tea towels.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

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

Air conditioning Balcony Books Child's high chair Children welcome 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 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Scrubtide. My son got married at Willunga. There was enough space in the home for my family of four and my sister's family of four to both have our own space and share the pool and entertainment area. The relaxed outdoor area and the beautiful location - near to the beach and right on the doorstep of Aldinga Scrub gave us the R & R needed in amongst the wonderful buzz of the wedding. I found the owner and caretaker very helpful and all we needed seemed to be on hand in the house. Heartfelt thanks Tina and Pete
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disgusting Didn't look anything like photos on net. Cubby house completely overgrown and rife with spiders. Sand pit filthy and could not be played in. Bbq facilities filthy - full of dead cockroaches. House was dirty, tiles falling off in bathrooms... Definitely not a premium property- will never stay there again.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic property We had a fantastic holiday at Scrubtide! The house was very clean and had manyextras that our family loved! Perfect set up for a family or large group. We enjoyed walks along the beach and trips to the wineries in McLaren Vale! highly recommend Scrubtide and can't wait to return when next we visit Adelaide.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous beach house in a great location We have just returned from a week at Scrubtide where we enjoyed one of the best family holidays ever.  The house was really lovely and spacious, tastefully decorated with brand new modern furnishings.  The pool was absolutely beautiful and a welcome relief during the heatwave.  I was pleased that the pool area could be well secured as we have young children.  The location was great, a short walk or drive to the beach and nestled against the conservation park.  It was a very peaceful, bushland setting with lots of wildlife to observe.  We can't wait to return!
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need for a great holiday We're a family of 6 (including a baby) and our recent stay at Scrubtide was excellent. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, especially the kids with the pool. The home is comfortable and includes everything you need for an enjoyable stay and it was safe for our littlest lad too. There's full kitchen facilities if you like to cook and a shopping centre, with 2 supermarkets within a 5 minute drive. So it wasn't a huge task to go and grab a few items. We also made use of the choice of take away's in the area, including the ones in nearby Willunga. We didn't get a chance to visit any wineries on this trip, but Scrubtide is pretty close to quite a few. The beach was an easy stroll and there's a small park on the way too. The beach didn't have huge waves on any of the days we went there. We took a day trip to Monarto open range zoo, which is about an hours drive. If you choose to do this too, drive through Willunga and Mt Barker, as it's a much nicer drive and you'll skip Adelaide's traffic. We wish we had of stayed longer. There's so many things to explore in the area.
Date published: 2013-11-20
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