From the ocean through the vines to the hills, stunning views and attractions
About Gaye Buckingham
Hi my name is Gaye and my husband of 43 years is Peter. I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist and have a passion for helping people find the path to good health. Peter is a Spare Parts Manager within the Mercedes Truck and Van Group. Together we set up a seperate guest apartment within our home to provide a place for people to come and stay to rest, relax and rejuvenate from the very fast pace of living. We are so lucky to have had an amazing experience with a large variety of guests from all walks of life and from many different countries. Many of whom we continue to remain in contact with. As hosts we are here to provide the very best experience possible for each guest and are available as needed to guide you to some of the best local wineries, restaurants and beaches as well as advice on getting around whether by car, train, bus, or taxi. We also respect your privacy and after meeting with you where possible on your arrival or soon after, we leave further contact up to you and your guests.
Gaye Buckingham purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Gaye Buckingham chose Seaford Rise
After living in Adelaide from the time we were married in 1975 to 2000, we decided to move to Queensland for a change of climate and lifestyle, once our children had left to make their own way own life. We set up home and business in Forest Lake, a lovely suburb in Brisbane and enjoyed the outdoor style of living with our new found friends. Life was great, business was good and we flew our sons and their girlfriends to Queensland to visit us many times in the ten years we were there. As the boys became serious in their relationships and weddings were planned and babies arrived, it became harder to say goodbye to our growing family. Nearing the end of 2009 we decided it was time to sell up and move back to Adelaide to be closer with our family. We found this amazing home nestled between some very beautiful Southern beaches and the amazing wineries in the McLaren Vale region. It was perfect for setting up a Yoga Training Centre, a Massage Therapy Clinic and an Ayurvedic Health Practice and still enough room for Peter and I to live privately and very comfortably. I still practice my profession and Peter is still in the work force, as well as being Nanna and Poppa to our four amazing granddaughters. Having a couple of spare bedrooms and a bathroom rarely used, we decided to convert a third of our house to an apartment, where we could bring our friends from Brisbane to stay and still have their privacy. We engaged professional builders to design and create a kitchen out of the laundry and put in privacy fencing and screening so guests could have their own courtyard and private outdoor eating area. It was then that our Bed and Breakfast apartment was born. We opened for business in October 2019 and have been enjoying the adventure ever since. We have met some amazing people and have fun preparing the apartment for each new guest. Our guest book is filling with wonderful compliments and we are grateful at having created this opportunity for ourselves and others.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love the position of the house set on a corner with a park opposite and amazing ocean views. It has a verandah at the front where we spend many evenings with a glass of our favourite McLaren Vale wine watching the colourful sunsets over the ocean. Beautiful in Spring, Summer and Autumn and stunning when the Winter storms roll in off the sea. The house has a welcoming charm and our visitors, clients and guests all feel at home with us. A short stroll takes us over a parkland and into a wetland where the bird life is abundant, More so when the winter rains arrive. On the hot days of summer the ocean beckons and it is one of the only two beaches in Adelaide where cars can be taken onto the beach. Great for setting up camp for the day. White sandy beach in summer with amazing rock pools to explore on low tide. Then when winter comes, the ocean pebbles make their way to the top of the sand and the terrain takes on a totally different aspect. Walking past the ochre coloured cliffs and stopping to chat with locals walking their dogs adds a unique flavour to the beach experience. Highly recommended for any time of the year.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect house in the perfect location
Gaye and Peter were more than accommodating with breakfast provisions and jacuzzi was amazing. 10 min drive to McLaren Vale makes this place the perfect location. House was clean.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
We would also like to thank you for leaving the apartment so clean and tidy.
Ocean views from the front verandah and a short walk to the beach via wetlands with abundant bird life.
There are many walking and biking trails to explore within close proximity.
Access to a variety of shopping centres close by.
Well serviced by public transport with nearby bus stops. The Seaford Railway Station is close by to enable easy access to Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia. It is a delightful city nestled between the hills and the ocean and its classic architecture merges with the more modern masterpieces.
Adelaide is a city of churches and parklands and the river Torrens runs through its centre, highlighting the Festival centre, and the well known Adelaide Oval.
Enjoy any of the following at various times of the year: Clipsal 500 V8, Tour Down Under, now a world famous cycling event, WOMAD, Festivals and Fringe events boasting music, comedy and theatre.
Adelaide boasts some of the best beaches in the world, and is blessed with a climate that allows for beach walks and swims for many months of the year.
South Australia is a beautiful and diverse state with many places to visit offering a wide range of experiences and activities.
Some of those within easy reach of Sunset Vista are McLaren Vale known as one of the best wine regions of Australia and the world, with many attractions, galleries and the now famous d'Arenberg Cube. Sample some very fine dining, boutique breweries, wonderful wines and produce, friendly people and amazing views.
Other places to visit include Victor Harbour, located on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, it is a popular destination for visitors from around the world
Offering a number of exciting and scenic sights and experiences, Victor Harbor should be nearing the top of your list for things to do in the beautiful state of South Australia.
The Adelaide Hills is another area to spend some time while on holiday. Just some of the places to explore through the hills region are Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Morialta Conservation Park, Gorge Wildlife Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, and Hahndorf, a small village known for its German style architecture and artisan foods. There are also many wineries throughout the Adelaide Hills growing many Australian varietals that are great to pack with your gourmet picnic hampers filled with local meats, cheeses and preserves.
Explore the amazingly beautiful and pristine Kangaroo Island, a sanctuary for wildlife, known as natures playground, home to sea lions, koalas, diverse bird species and penguin colonies. Just a 45 minute ferry crossing from the mainland, it is worth taking two or three days to explore the beauty of the rugged coastline with stunning scenery, incredible national parks and wildlife reserves.
So much to see and do within short distances from our location...
and at the end of each day come back to your welcoming apartment for time to chill and savour the privacy and comfort of your Sunset Vista home any from home.