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285 Blewitt Springs Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in McLaren Vale
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Karawatha Cottages B&B offers a choice of 3 stylish, private cottages (UNWIND, RELISH and PONDER). Each of the cottages features a deck overlooking the vineyards and Mount Lofty ranges. The cottages have a fully equipped kitchen, wood heater (gas log heater for 'Ponder'), reverse cycle air con, flat screen TV, generous bathroom with rain shower and separate bedroom (2 bedrooms for 'Relish'). A shared BBQ patio with open fire place is available for all guests. The elevated position of Karawatha Cottages in the Blewitt Springs area of the McLaren Vale wine region offers sublime views over the surrounding vineyards and ranges; numerous cellar doors and 2 excellent restaurants are only a short walk away. The townships of McLaren Vale and Willunga are less than a 10 and 20 min drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Patio
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Dave L wrote a review 16 Jan
Melbourne, Australia115 contributions63 helpful votes
We recently stayed 4 nights in the Relish cottage at Karawatha. What initially drew us to Karawatha was the amount of detail on the website. It is clear that the owners care about their guests and not only want them to enjoy the accommodation but also experience McLaren Vale. We were not disappointed in any of the restaurants we booked on the back of the website info. The cabin was very spacious and we appreciated the full size kitchen, large bathroom, bedroom and separate lounge area. The view from the deck is beautiful and I can imagine in nice weather this is a great spot for an evening tasting wines collected during the day. The same goes for the communal BBQ area. We met Georg on the first day and he was incredibly helpful and generous with his time and the information shared. I would not hesitate to return to Karawatha and McLaren Vale.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much David for your wonderful review and choosing Karawatha Cottages as the base for your stay in McLaren Vale. We are indeed very passionate about the region, with all its amazing wine and food options and are always happy to share with our latest discoveries with our guests (and a wider audience through our website). There so much to explore and see in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula - much more than many realise before coming to the region. Looking forward to welcoming you back some time. Warm Regards Georg
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Camberwell wrote a review 14 Jan
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Stayed 3 nights in unwind and it was blissful. The view from the cottage is spectacular. Cottage has all amenities expected in Luxury accomodation. Location is perfect with many of our favourite wineries within a short walk. Highly recommend and will definitely be back. Entire experience was five stars!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
What a beautiful review - than you so much Jo! It is always so rewarding for us, seeing our guests enjoying what Karawatha Cottages has to offer - from the views of the private cottage decks to 'our' wine walk, to taste the fantastic food and wine our neighbours produce. Looking forward to welcoming you back. warm regards Georg
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jlp5658 wrote a review 9 Jan
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
The cottage we stay in was immaculately clean, extremely comfortable and beautifully appointed. Georg welcomed us on arrival even though we eneded up getting there several hours later than intended and respectfully showed us the cottage. We were then left to utter privacy for our stay, even though the other cottages were occupied at the time, due to the clever layout of the accommodation and the considered planting on the property. Gorgeous breakfast supplies were provided and were enough to cover most of our 3 night stay. Thank you for such a wonderful visit, it was truly relaxing.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much Jessica! Wonderful to hear how much you have enjoyed your time in McLaren Vale and at Karawatha Cottages! Looking forward to welcoming you back some time. Warm Regards Georg
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Miky Lee wrote a review Dec 2021
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Stayed 2 nights in the Unwind Cottage. It was perfect in every detail, and I truly loved this accommodation. All the food provided were fresh and delicious. The most satisfying thing about this cottage was its cleanness. Linen, towels were spotless. Georg recommended some local restaurants, and we had a nice lunch at the currant shed, among his choices. Thank you, it was an excellent recommendation. Love to stay there longer next time.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 5 Dec 2021
Thank you so much Miky for your wonderful review and of course, for choosing Karawatha Cottages for your stay in McLaren Vale. It is always very rewarding for us to learn how our guests are enjoying what we strive to achieve - creating the perfect spot to relax in one of our cottages for a few days and making sure that you have an overall outstanding experience whilst exploring the region. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards Georg
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Celeste N wrote a review Nov 2021
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I absolutely loved my stay at Karawatha Cottages. I stayed in Ponder, the one bedroom cottage, and it was the perfect size for a single/couple. Every detail had been thought of, and it felt like all I needed to bring was my clothes. The decor and finishings were up-to-date and well-suited to the cottage. I received a warm and polite welcome, and I appreciated a text message to say the cottage was ready early. The deck area was also a highlight to take in the views and sip on wine and local produce after a day of exploring the region. I will definitely be a returning guest.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 25 Nov 2021
What a wonderful and detailed review - thank you so much Celeste. It was lovely having you staying with us for a few days. There is so much to explore and enjoy in the region, from the obvious wine & food experiences to our wonderful beaches and gorges. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards
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PRICE RANGE
USD 172 - USD 232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaGreater AdelaideMcLaren Vale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karawatha Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Karawatha Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Shottesbrooke Vineyards (1.2 km), Alpha Box & Dice (5.1 km), and The Almond Train (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karawatha Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Karawatha Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Karawatha Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Karawatha Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karawatha Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Currant Shed, Maxwell Restaurant, and Pizzateca.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karawatha Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Karawatha Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jetty Pylons (14.9 km) and Wheal Hughes Copper Mine (14.6 km).