About Dawn Taylor
As a family we have always loved this beautiful corner of the McLaren Vale .... so once we saw this property listed for sale we knew it was the place for us. Altamira Retreat is situated so close to some of the regions top wineries but just far enough away from the madding crowds. The property is perched on a fabulous rise with views over hundreds of acres of local vines and out over the Mount Lofty Ranges.
Dawn Taylor purchased this House in 2018
Why Dawn Taylor chose Onkaparinga Hills
Altamira Retreat is set amongst 25 year old Shiraz vines & only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide's CBD in the truly beautiful McLaren Vale Wine Region. The McLaren Vale is home to sustainable wine growing, world-class wineries and culinary experiences, as well as pristine beaches, amazing National Parks and very close to numerous golfing options. South Australia's viticultural origins began in McLaren Vale and our region's Mediterranean climate continues to drive our region's wine style and diverse food culture. Best known for Shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels in the production of ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet along with Mediterranean varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese.
Children not allowed - We are not a suitable property for childrenWe are not a suitable property for children
No pets - Unfortunately we can not accept petsUnfortunately we can not accept pets
No parties/events - We have a very strict NO EVENTS of any kind policyWe have a very strict NO EVENTS of any kind policy
No smoking - We are a TOTALLY SMOKE FREE propertyWe are a TOTALLY SMOKE FREE property
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing property and location
We had a 1-week family retreat at the property. The house is beautiful and well appointed. The views out to the 10 acre vineyard and all the other Mc Laren Vale vineyard is beautiful and serene. There are dozens of fabulous wineries within 5 miles. We give the Altamira Retreat our highest possible recommendation.
Thank you Lance for taking the time to write such a glowing review 🤗
We do try hard to make our guests feel relaxed & comfortable and it is always appreciated when this is acknowledged. We would love to have you and your family come visit again.
all 6 guests were impressed with the house, facilities, food supplies and the views.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review...... So glad that you all enjoyed your stay @ Altamira🙂
Outstanding poperty in great location
Lovely view all round. Very comfortable property with all facilities. Wonderful ambience set in a vineyard. Very easy drives to vineyards and lunch spots. Highly recommended
Thank you Mandy for both taking the time to write your review about Altamira and for your kind words.
It is very gratifying to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their time in McLaren & that you all found Altamira to be a welcoming & comfortable base for you all.
Please keep us in mind for your next McLaren get away.
Location to the wineries were fantastic & the house was awesome, plenty of room & having en-suite with each bedroom topped this house off. Could have stayed longer for sure.
Love Love Love
The house was perfect for our relaxing kid free weekend.
Thank you Dawn.
A beautiful house in amazing surroundings , superb views from every window .
We had a fabulous weekend enjoying the trees and countryside surrounding us . The bedrooms were large with modern bathrooms for each . A very well equipped kitchen with delicious local products left to enjoy while we stayed . We had our meals at home so we could enjoy our accommodation which was clean and beautifully presented . Thank you to our hosts for a memorable stay .
I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed your week-end with us at Altamira and that you all felt it was a space where you could relax and spend time together.... that is exactly what I hope our guests enjoy most about the property.
Thanks Caroline for taking the to write such a lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again!
There is so much to do and see in and around the Mclaren Vale. World class wineries, restaurants, hiking, swimming.... the list goes on and on.