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Southern Ocean Retreats

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Strathalbyn, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Deep Creek is an awesome experience in itself but staying at The Homestead was just icing on the cake! The accommodation was absolutely wonderful - well equipped, comfortable and the location could not have been better. Nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by birdlife and of course the abundant kangaroos, it was both peaceful and beautiful. We all had...

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Jane F, Owner at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. The Deep Homestead is the ideal secluded getaway to spend time with family and friends and we were so glad to hear you had a lovely time. We hope to hear from you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful location away from the buzz of modern life with no reception or tv. Very comfortable family home with space to spread out and read a book, play a board game or attempt a jigsaw. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were very comfy, though my teenage nephew struggled with the length of the single beds that...

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Jane F, Owner at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding your stay at the Deep Creek Homestead. We really appreciate your detailed feedback on the Homestead and its surroundings and were glad to hear your escape back into nature was comfortable and restful. We look forward to recharging your batteries again in the near future.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cabin. Breathtaking views. Wonderful walks for little kids to explore and for the rest of the family to enjoy. The cabin was modern, well designed and combines the beauty of nature in your stay. Jane & Barry were really nice and helpful. We would come back again!

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Jane F, Owner at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It was lovely to meet you and we so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Staying at Southern Ocean Retreats was the highlight of our holiday in South Australia. The architecture of the cabins is stunning with high windows designed for maximum sunlight and airflow as well as views to the surrounding bushland. The cabin is very well appointed with 2 bedrooms, a simple but effective kitchen & a slow combustion wood fired heater in...

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Jane F, Owner at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the architecture. Our aim was to create a space whereby guests could take in their bushland surroundings while having breakfast or just relaxing. We were also glad to...

Seaford Rise, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I stayed in Goondooloo Cottage with my husband at the beginning of March. We were obviously told to bring our own sheets/towels, which we did. We arrived to the welcome of kangaroos after driving down some pretty atrocious roads, but you get that out bush. We were immediately in love with the cottage, the views and it turned out to...

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Jane F, Owner at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Chelsea, Thank you for your review. As you noted Goondooloo Cottage is indeed a charming cottage in a wonderful location with distant ocean views and surrounded by wildlife in a Conservation Park. With respect to the tariff the fee we charge is less than that which many Caravan Parks charge for an on-site cabin where you are surrounded by...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Perfect spot for a quiet weekend away either relaxing and reading or doing some of the great local bush walks. Beaches and fishing nearby. Very quiet accommodation at the end of a dead end (dirt) road. Some great local wildlife, we had our first ever close up view of wild bandicoots. The bed was a bit hard for my liking...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This picturesque self contained cottage is absolutely gorgeous and excellently maintained. The simple yet rustic characteristics, stunning views and wildlife as well as some perfect creature comforts make this an amazing place to stay. We loved it so much we came back within months. Our little family instantly felt at home here. Whether we curled up in front of the...

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Jane F, Manager at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Goondooloo Cottage is a magical place that is sometimes described by guests as an 'adult cubby house' where we've tried to strike a balance between rustic appeal and comfort.

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What an idyllic, rustic cottage, with glassed in backroom with slow combustion heater & a late afternoon view of 100 kangaroos within 200 metres. First thing in the morning the roos were within the "backyard", metres away. Forget your 5 star accommodation... this is what it's really all about. Good walks (one hundred metres down the hill you stare at...

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Jane F, Manager at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we were so glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed your stay at Goondooloo Cottage. We were only to happy to accommodate you under these extreme circumstances and were pleased to know that the cottage was the ideal place for spending special time together.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The retreats were everything we needed for a wonderful weekend escape. The design and practicability of the units was superb so that all the visuals are concentrated on the beautiful native vegetation at your doorstep. You could sit all day reading or looking out at the trees and yakkas. The misty rain and fog was magical. Bedrooms were very quiet...

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Jane F, Manager at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. In the early design process we wanted to create a space where guests could still enjoy being surrounded by native vegetation even on cold & rainy days, your review shows that we achieved one of our objectives. We were so glad to hear you...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We stayed at number 3 last weekend over 2 nights. The accommodation is great in a bush setting. Fire and wood was terrific. Quite an expensive daily rate of $250 per night for two adults and a child which is fine but you expect top class service for that price. The surge protector broke on the second evening for an...

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Jane F, Manager at Southern Ocean Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Matthew Power failures are a nuisance but as most people would understand are out of our control. During the past few months our state has experienced a pretty wild winter with strong winds, heavy rains and frequent power outages. After repeated power surges this culminated in the RCD switch in the circuit board at your cottage tripping and not...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There are 3 stylish architecturally designed retreats located in amongst the stringybark forest. Each retreat is fully self-contained and has 2 bedrooms accommodating up to 4 people. Large expanses of glass enable you to enjoy the nearby native flora and fauna ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Ocean Retreats

Address: Tapanappa Road | Deep Creek Conservation Park, Delamere, South Australia 5204, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Delamere
Price Range: ₹ 9,042 - ₹ 15,824 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Ocean Retreats 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room 1 or 3 are the most private.”
darrencO8637WV, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You rent the whole cottage which can accommodate at least 6 people”
shutts2016, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had Unit 3 and the view into the bush and especially a magnificent old gumtree.”
Barbara_Potter, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in No. 1 - the tree is beautiful - and would suggest keeping off the garden!”
BronwynLucas, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Master bedroom was extremely large with an ensuite and it's own deck.”
emparav, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
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