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Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Marion Bay Sea side Apartments proved to be a great spot to stay. Convenient to the beach, jetty, bistro and other services. The were very well presented, clean and had everything we needed for a self-contained stay. The dinner voucher and free National Park Pass were a nice touch.
The proprietor Sean was most welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

Actually called "Matjala" separate from "Marion Bay Seaside Apartments"and is about 350kms from Adelaide .
This house was awesome ,exceeded our expectations, we needed a place that would sleep a minimum of 13 , but ended up with only 11 , Sean the owner does advise you when booking, that this house is in the middle of nowhere and is very remote ................and ?? , this is exactly what we wanted, fantastic views , empty beach, fantastic places to explore ,awesome sunsets and weather changes ,beautiful . This place has 4 separate bedrooms upstairs ,master with ensuite and another bathroom, 3 outdoor balconies, and main kitchen with also a small additional kitchen. Downstairs 1 queen size bedroom + family room, with room for 10 additional people, with tv and lounge area,also 2 outdoor bbqs and another outdoor patio area,. the place can sleep a total of 20 ,and 3 separate families could easily be separated in different areas of the house .Beds are very comfy and linen was lovely and fresh. This is the owners house and he moves to the small town of Marion Bay (about 30kms away) where he rents out Marion Bay seaside apartments, he is gracious about doing this and letting you sleep in his king size bed with the most beautiful views . The place is not cheap but if you have lots of people the price can be equally shared . $280 per night + $20 per head . There is an isolated beach a short stroll away from the house , not to strenuous to get to , not sandy, or for swimming as such, but there are rock pools you can paddle / laze in and fishing from the rocks .With Innes national park and Marion Bay about 30 kms away, and Foul bay 2kms away there is much surfing/fishing and exploring to do . The place runs independently on wind & solar generation and has a back up diesel generator , there are chickens in a coop that roam freely and if you are lucky will get an egg or two. Highly recommended for groups or families , and for people that love isolation and to watch weather and wildlife.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Thank suzannie1
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Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

We spend 5 days with Sean and had an awesome time. Although we had terrible weather we managed to have a few hours of sun where Sean took us fishing. The area is awesome , so unspoilt and authentic. Same with Sean ... A good man.. Nothing was too much for him. He helped with everything. Great fishing, great accomodation and great people at Marion Bay!

Stayed: January 2015
Thank Heike1010
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Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

If you have children beware of the large uncontrolled German Shepherd dog that roams around at will. Looks magnificent but is not under any sort of control and is capable of who knows what. At the very least, one of the ladies cleaning the rooms said it jumps up on her car doors.

Stayed: November 2014
5  Thank Weejer
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

Firstly, to clarify this is a review of the owner not the property. My good friend booked Matjala a new property in Marion bay for the peak time of December/January 2014. They discussed this on the phone and it was available and was quoted as 'the kids will love it'. She attempted to pay a deposit today and was told he had accepted a booking for 2 weeks instead. Obviously quite happy to ruin the holiday of 10 adults and 8 children, we are scrambling to find another place but having no luck whatsoever. We have been offered the apartments above but same price for a lot less and the whole point was staying all together. If you book make sure you pay your deposit quick as possible as Sean has no conscience in upsetting and ruining peoples holidays.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Travel_addixs
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