At One With Nature - 2016 Winner
  1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Fleurieu Peninsula
  4. Deep Creek
  5. #191560

The Sanctuary - a peaceful escape

House, Deep Creek

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Peaceful and charming, The Sanctuary at Deep Creek is a spacious rammed-earth home; perfect for a romantic escape or tranquil beach holiday for friends and family (including the family pet).

Located on four acres – a combination of rambling gardens, native bush and open pasture – the house is situated within the stunning rugged scenery of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, right on the edge of Deep Creek Conservation Park.

When you stay in this home away from home, you can relax and take it easy, watching the birds and kangaroos visiting the garden. Or you can venture out: fishing, surfing or swimming at Blowhole Beach, which is a steep 3km away by 4WD or foot. The Heysen Trail is just one of the many walking tracks in the adjacent conservation park.

This unique open-plan 3-bedroom home comfortably sleeps 6, and includes a well-equipped kitchen, lounge and dining areas, and space to escape on the mezzanine floor. The thick earth walls and high roof help to maintain a comfortable temperature, but the building can also be cooled by the reverse cycle air-conditioning or you can curl up toasty-warm in front of the efficient wood-burning heater. Fresh bed linen and a generous number of bath towels are provided. Tea and coffee are supplied, along with a few basic pantry items.

Please note:Weekend rates are the same as weekday rates. EFT payments are available.


The Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia is home to a wide range of attractions from premier food and wines to remote and rugged coastline. Accessible picnic areas and safe beaches make this area ideal for the family holiday whilst the more adventurous can enjoy excellent bushwalking, snorkelling/diving and fishing.

20 minutes away from the award winning restaurant, Leonard's Mill, why not treat yourself?

The Sanctuary is located just minutes from Blowhole Creek Beach and the Heysen Trail as well as being adjacent to Deep Creek Conservation Park (park fees apply). You are only 20 minutes from Cape Jervis and the Kangaroo Island ferry. A day trip to the island is a great treat. Victor Harbor is only a 45 minute drive across the picturesque Range Road. Enjoy a day whale watching and exploring this part of the Fleurieu Peninsular.


One of the most ancient of construction methods, rammed earth or "pise" creates homes with wonderful ambience and The Sanctuary is no exception. The minute you step inside you will be struck by the relaxing nature of the house. There are plenty of comfortable places to sit and unwind along with a well-stocked movie and book library. Step outside into the rambling garden and spend time exploring its many hidden gems. Depending on the time of year you may come across a range of fruit and wild herbs.

Kangaroos and a wide range of birds are regular visitors to the grounds. The property has gorgeous rural and ocean views across to Kangaroo Island. The wrap-around verandahs provide ample places for a sheltered outdoor barbecue and evening meal.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Child's high chair Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine Wood stove
The Sanctuary - a peaceful escape is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back again This is not our fist visit. We just keep coming back for more and each time the experience is different. This time Bethany and Max were so flexible and accommodating for us to have a family weekend with people coming and going. The kitchen is so well equipped that there was no problem with food prep and we didn't even get to the barbecue.The weather was windy but didn't deter some from the trek to nearby Blowhole Beach with its spectacular scenery. A kangaroo with joey peeping out of the pouch came right up to the back door and stayed to graze. Pure magic.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Gem Everything we expected and more. We were welcomed with lights on, fire ready to light and home made biccy's . A Beautiful nature experience in the comfort of a home away from home. We experienced all weather from warm days to very cool nights so the wood pile was very much appreciated. Just our kind of holiday plenty of walking the property looking for kangaroos and bird life and we weren't disappointed. I would recommend The Sanctuary to everyone.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning location We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Sanctuary. So many wonderful surprises! Kids had fun hunting for sewing machines and feeding the birds.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Fabulous! This is by far one of the best places I have stayed in and very reasonably priced. The owners really know how to welcome and pamper and then you step outside to the most amazing garden and wild life. Beautiful in every sense ...stop searching've found your place...just book!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection For more than 30 years we have stayed at easily 200 cottages, bed and breakfasts, beach houses and the like. For the last 5 years, we have looked for accommodation which also welcomes pets (inside and not just outside) and every time we have been very disappointed - pictures are not accurate, lawn area dry and full of prickles (what good is that for dogs), fully fenced and actually are not and so on. As far as self contained accommodation, I rate The Sanctuary in our top 5 out of 200. As far as dog friendly, NO 1 by far. The home itself is stunning, truly stunning and an awesome experience. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and you feel you have known them for years. Attention to detail in every aspect and the welcome instructions state 'a few pantry items' - wow what an understatement, the kitchen was so well stocked, very generous hosts indeed. The property itself, fabulous, absolute delight. Our dogs, little silky terriers, loved and I mean LOVED running around and exploring every piece of it, they never wandered off, just stayed within the fences and even chased their very first kangaroo (didn't stand a chance but they were very proud of themselves). My husband and I loved walking around each morning and evening, always something different to see, so many different varieties of birds and just so peaceful, truly magical. To our hosts, thank you so much for sharing this piece of heaven with us and also for the dog box of treats and towels (no one has ever left anything like that for our dogs). We will be back as many times as you will have us (and Chloe and Charlie)
Date published: 2016-06-29
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