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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The Vineyard Retreat is one of the nicest, most luxurious places we've ever stayed. My husband and I spent our wedding night and two more nights directly after our wedding in The Highland which is a two bedroom/two bathroom home. Anthea offered this to us because we wanted to extend our stay at the last minute so she locked off one room and we've been able to enjoy the accommodation to ourselves. There are four separate accommodation units/houses in total and they all look amazing. There's too many incredible things to mention or include in a couple of paragraphs so I've listed them below.
⁃ Clean, luxurious and incredibly well decorated.
⁃ Great quality amenities and inclusions
⁃ Well stocked mini bar which is free of charge for the guests. My very new husband and I have totally over indulged. It's so delicious and abundant with supplies.
⁃ The Highland has a fantastic kitchen. I'm a cook so I loved cooking up some late night creations.
⁃ The private deck has the most beautiful views and it was so lovely to enjoy our breakfast and coffee with a rug (supplied as well) or a wine or three in the afternoon.
⁃ Super comfortable couch and bed
⁃ Great bathroom with everything you'd ever need.
⁃ The spa deck is quite remarkable. We enjoyed a two hour dip and Anthea even supplies plastic wine glasses to take up.
⁃ I absolutely love the kitchen inclusions like hot chocolate, marshmallows and a spice rack.
⁃ Great recommendations and details in the info book.
⁃ The accommodation feels like it's far away from the busy part of the region but it's actually quite close. Only a 5 to 10 min drive to some popular spots.
⁃ Great communication from the owner in the lead up which was greatly appreciated.
I could go on but in finishing this accommodation is spectacular and it's worth every dollar. Highly recommend.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Michelle P
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ALC1969, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Michelle P, Wow, what a fabulous and detailed review. Thrilled you over indulged - that's what the complimentary mini bar is for! and I agree, The Highland kitchen is great for cooking up a feast, you clearly felt right at home on the property which is awesome! Perhaps you'll venture back sometime... for an anniversary maybe - we'd love to see you again. Warmest regards, Anthea

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The Vineyard Retreat is the best place to stay in McLaren Vale. They offer four different small houses of various sizes all located in a working vineyard (literally). Stunning views, comfortable rooms, and access to a hot tub as well. Your booking includes multiple local snacks, breakfast foods, and two bottles of local wine. They will also send you a very helpful guide to local wineries and restaurants as well as transportation (tourist note: do NOT plan on using Uber to get around, it won’t work. Instead use one of the local transportation options that are recommended). The Vineyard Retreat also has its own wine that they make on site and offer for sale. Great visit all around!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank mjwashdc
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ALC1969, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear mjwashdc

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and glad we could provide you with a comfortable base from which to explore! The region is working on Uber as I write this and we really hope they will be operating in and around McLaren Vale very soon.

Warm regards
Anthea

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I recently visited The Vineyard with my husband and two daughters and had a wonderful time! Our guesthouse was a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit and offered us just the right space to relax in when we weren't out seeing friends who live in the area. The furnishings are beautiful and create a very calm and soothing environment.

I was surprised and pleased to find that the owners provide plenty of bacon, eggs and bread (among other food/drink items), which basically meant we were covered for breakfast! This also kept our kids in nibbles when they needed a snack!

Anthea had great recommendations for wineries and restaurants during our stay - all of which were fabulous! She seems to take great care in making sure the guesthouses have what they need so that guests can enjoy their privacy and relaxing in their beautiful vineyard environment!

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Laurie E
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

From entering this expansive, working vineyard it was evident that this accommodation was going to be very special.
Four well built cottages surround the beautiful private residence, with none imposing on the other which ensured absolute privacy. Sweeping lawns and trees adjoined our cottage (The Strand) and the view to the east takes in the hills of the southern vales, with numerous vineyards beyond our cottage.
The cottage itself offers quality furnishings in a sensibly designed floor plan. Excellent bathroom facilities adjoin the large bedroom which features a superb king size bed with a beautiful sunset outlook.
The comfortable lounge also offers a good range of DVD's and music.
A well equipped kitchen with small fridge bursting with complimentary goodies including eggs, bacon, bread, wine, soft drinks and much more, all added up to the best "retreat" experience ever. Very romantic and cannot be faulted.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank grahamc39
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We had a lovely stay at The Vineyard Retreat. The Highland was furnished beautifully and was very comfortable. The mini bar was huge and all the treats delicious!! Cook your own breakfast was supplied which was all gourmet. We all really enjoyed our week stay and it was topped by an afternoon drinking local wine in the Jacuzzi admiring the view. Highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Katy G
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ALC1969, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Dear Katy G

We are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed all the lovely local treats we provide. The Jacuzzi on the hill overlooking the vineyards, hills and ocean in the distance is such a special spot, it feels quite indulgent when also enjoying a glass or two of fabulous local wine.

Kind regards
Anthea

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