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Mintaro Hideaway

41 Burra St Clare Valley, Mintaro, South Australia 5415 Australia
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The Mintaro Hideaway heritage spa accommodation is situated in the heart of the historic township of Mintaro in the Clare Valley wine region, just a one and a half hour drive from Adelaide. 'Stay 2 nights and received the 3rd night free!' Take advantage of our special offer to really enjoy your time in the Clare Valley. This C1856 heritage listed stone carpenters residence has been converted into three character filled, self contained row cottages with log fires and luxurious spas. Discover the bygone era on the self-guided Mintaro Heritage Trail. Walk to the local hotel, wineries and attractions or just relax with a glass of wine and a good book in the courtyard. Make your next escape the Hideaway!
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Trail17293 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We really needed a break away from everything as we have a few busy weeks coming up, and Jolly's Rest at Mintaro Hideaway was the perfect place! Log fire, spa bath, full kitchen...just perfect. My husband took his motorbike and went for a couple of day rides, and I just put my feet up and read for three days. Had we wanted to be more active in the region there is plenty to see and do with wineries, a lovely pub and Martindale Hall in the immediate vicinity, with Clare and Auburn not far away. We will return!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Anne W wrote a review Aug 2023
Hobart, Australia20 contributions32 helpful votes
We were there for 2 nights in the Carpenter spa cottage. The first problem was that the key box was very difficult to open. I broke a couple of fingernails on it then my bloke had a crack at it, while I tried to ring Sue and then the local handyman whose number she had given us. Calls not answered - out of range or switched off! Eventually we got in after about 20 minutes. We were going to be out both nights so I had asked about heating other than the wood stove. Sue mentioned the wall-mounted reverse-cycle appliance. It did not work. There was fan but no heat. The remote control sat in a rickety bracket loosely tacked to the wall and was filthy, as was the cord running to the appliance. It was revolting to touch but I rubbed both of them clean with a cloth and detergent. There was only a small bar fridge, and the freezer shelf was almost completely blocked by ice. It had obviously not been defrosted for months. There were cobwebs in one of the bedrooms. We built a fire in the wood stove which was okay for one night. Next day was cold and wet and I tried to ring both Sue and Dave again to say we are running out of wood and the heater doesn't work. Again, no answers. Eventually, after dark on the second day, there was a text from Dave saying he wasn't around, had we checked the fuse box (yes we had) and that if we needed more wood we could buy more from Clare. We had just driven back from Clare through the darkness and cold rain and didn't fancy going out again, not to mention the unlikelihood of a wood vendor being open on a Saturday night. With no other source of heating, we should have been provided with enough wood. Also, the wood fire didn't burn very well because it was full of ashes from previous fires but there were no tools - brush or pan - to clean it out with. We knew there would be no food provision, but were chagrined to hear that friends who stayed the weekend in a nearby cottage of similar size at about the same price were provided with fresh milk, bread, butter and jam. We had nothing but a carton of UHT milk. I raised these complaints in response to Stayz asking for feedback. No response from Sue. The worst thing was being unable to contact either Sue or Dave. What is the point of providing contact numbers if they are unreachable when you need them?!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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94genevievec wrote a review June 2023
Greater Adelaide, Australia18 contributions8 helpful votes
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We stayed in the Scholar. This place needs a good clean and furnishings need replacing. Curtains are dirty, thick dust everywhere, fireplace is broken, pillows were stained and worn out, was woken up by mice scratching in the bedroom probably from one of the several holes in the floor. Kitchen area is affected by whiteants all dead now thankfully. Rangehood literally had grease dripping from it onto the hotplates. Location was good.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Susan M wrote a review Nov 2021
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Had a lovely weekend in the Clare Valley. Mintaro Hideaway was cute quaint and rustic. Suited us to a tee 😀. Walking distance to Mintaro Wines, the Magpie and Stump pub and O’Reillys. Loved the hidden kitchen in the cupboard - fantastic use of space. The only possibile negative (not for us) is if you have mobility issues the step into the spa bath is quite large and the shower is over the spa. Sue was lovely and very responsive. The keys were in a lock box so super easy to access property. Close to lots of wineries- recommend Paulette, Tim Adams, Sevenhills, Skillogalee and Mr Micks. And a bike ride (with an ebike) along the Riesling trail is a great way to spend a day(we hired for Clare Valley Cycle hire).
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trevor M wrote a review May 2021
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We stayed in the Jolly room for 2 nights. We were here 23yrs ago and it was ok then. But the lack of servicing that this place needs is big. We dont expect new and modern. The building charm is lovely. Its the fixtures that need replacing. The grounds are wanting tidy up to. And the Ldy that all 3 rooms use is that bad, its scary. Some of the things we noticed that need attention are: shower rose, rangehood, bathroom door needs re-sizing for carpet, curtains are really dirty, Dbl bed mattress is stuffed, exposed wiring in lounge light, toilet seat, and so on. Outside guttering is falling off, shrub pruning, verandahs tidied up to make presentable. Overall we were disappointed is the premises. Real pity as we have good memories of this place from past.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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SMC wrote a review Aug 2020
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Lovely family weekend away how ever our cottage was very very out of date, heating in living area looks nice, but needs repairs to even heat the room, only a small heater in one room and no heating in the other. Air conditioner very dirty, curtains are hanging off the rods and very old, kitchenette cuboards had cobwebs / dust in them. Dirty tissues and empty body wash bottle in bedside draw, Electric blankets very old style and electrical cords plugged into double adaptors not safety power boards. Court yard needs attention, uneven trip hazard grounds. Rubbish left from previous guests still in bin. Its a lovely place, but has been let go, needs a make over
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Date of stay: July 2020
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morjojo wrote a review July 2019
Adelaide, Australia12 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here in June for two nights. Had difficulty accessing keys from locker and gained entry after some time. The lounge room was the pick of the rooms, with a lovely wood fire and great ambience and reverse cycle a.c for added warmth. Being of stone construction the warmth from the lounge did not extend to any other rooms and the bathroom and the kitchen were Artic cold. The t.v cupboard was full of dust and cobwebs as was the wardrobe in bedroom. Kitchen had a dirty scourer for cleaning dishes.. The new carpet on the floor in bedroom was nice but made it very hard to close door to bathroom. There was no additional heating for the bathroom, although one of the cupboards inventory said there was a fan heater which we could not locate. the shower rose was calcified up so only a trickle of warm water there. No blind at the window. No tea towels, oven mitt or tissues provided in tarriff. Details were emailed to owner. Also the fridge ceased working whilst we were there, but that was just unfortunate. Also main element on oven was not working. Overall, I think if we had stayed there when the temp was a bit warmer it may have been a more enjoyable experience. More attention to detail would have been nice.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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peter wrote a review Apr 2019
Kurralta Park2 contributions
We stayed in the Jollys Rest self contained unit. It was clean, spacious and comfortable and had everything we wanted for our 3 day visit. The township of Mintaro is very cute and the local pub has been renovated and is tremendous. Their restaurant is full of people at nights. It's great just to go for a walk or for short drives to everything else in the Clare valley. A top place for a holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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misbhvn wrote a review May 2017
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions5 helpful votes
We recently stayed in the Scholar room which is tucked away at the back of the property. Although there are 2 other rooms let out on the property we didnt see or hear anyone. It was very quiet and peaceful. It has a beautiful court yard in the garden set up with table and chairs. The kids really loved looking at the old tools and swimming in the bath. It is a beautiful old property, with old fashioned friendly service. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from SinclairsGully, Owner at Mintaro Hideaway
Responded 2 May 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you have a nice time away with your family and hope you can come and stay again with us sometime.
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J W wrote a review Apr 2017
Adelaide, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I sorely needed a weekend away... and Mintaro hideaway was certainly what we needed. Home has had lovely attention to detail and is certainly loved by its owners. C 1856 heritage listed home , had a beautiful rustic feel and a nice trip down memory lane into a lost era. Comfy beds , so nice to have a spa - and lounge in the living room with a good book. A short stroll to two wineries and all that Mintaro has to offer. A nice restorative retreat xx
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hideaway1910, Owner at Mintaro Hideaway
Responded 7 Apr 2017
Oh thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you had a lovely time away. It certainly is a very special part of the world and we hope you can come back and visit soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mintaro Hideaway
Which popular attractions are close to Mintaro Hideaway?
Nearby attractions include Martindale Hall Historic Museum (2.6 km), Paulett Wines (6.2 km), and Mintaro Maze (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mintaro Hideaway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Mintaro Hideaway?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mintaro Hideaway?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mintaro Hideaway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paulett Wines & Bush DeVine Restaurant, Reillys Wines Cellar Door & Restaurant, and Slate Restaurant.
Is Mintaro Hideaway located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Mintaro.
Are there any historical sites close to Mintaro Hideaway?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Martindale Hall Historic Museum (2.6 km).
Is Mintaro Hideaway accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.