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Your McLaren Vale Vineyard Retreat: Karawatha Cottages
Three bespoke, luxuriously furnished cottages, nestled on a hillside location with each cottage featuring a private deck to showcase the views, we strive to offer our guests a peaceful retreat amongst the vines: arrive, unwind and enjoy the good things in life

When planning to create our boutique accommodation for McLaren Vale, our aim was to offer our (future) guests a welcoming retreat from every day worries, an abode that has all the luxury amenities but still makes you feel right at home the moment you walk inside; a place to escape to, that shows the best of the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region and seems to be far away from everything - yet is so close that you can actually walk to several of the outstanding wineries and restaurants of the region (which we found to be actually very rare for McLaren Vale).

 

We are encouraged by our guest feedback and by being consistently ranked by travellers on Tripadvisor as the number 1 accommodation for the McLaren Vale wine region, we are encouraged to be on track with what we hoped to achieve.

Our Cottages

At Karawatha Cottages you can choose from three luxurious, yet welcoming and comfortable cottages (UNWIND, RELISH and PONDER), providing you with space and everything you can possible need for a few relaxing days or a week away from it all.

What makes each of our cottages unique are subtle changes in style to give each cottage it's own character, but also minor differences in amenities and more obviously, they are different in size. Below is a brief overview of each cottage, with a link to more details and an image gallery  - or head straight to our booking page for more information and to secure your stay.  

Kitchen - UNWIND Cottage.jpg

The Unwind

One Bedroom Cottage 

48 sqm -- Sleeps 2

The perfect escape for a romantic getaway. It may be the smallest of our cottages but offers all the same luxurious amenities, plus a unique vine covered elevated deck with stunning views

Cottage Amenities:

  • Wood heater 

  • Elevated, private deck & outdoor dining

  • Deep soaking bath & rain shower combo

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • 1 bedroom plus open plan living/dining

  • Free wifi

  • Smart TV & bluetooth speaker
     

  and more ...

From:

$285

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The Ponder

One Bedroom Cottage

63 sqm -- Sleeps 2

An original converted shed, fully stripped apart and renovated to the same standard as our other cottages - but maintaining some of the old character. 

Cottage Amenities:

  • Gas log heater 

  • 1 bedroom, plus extra large living & dining area

  • Walk-in shower with rain shower head

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Large deck & outdoor dining

  • Free wifi

  • Smart TV & bluetooth speaker
     

 and more ...

From:

$295

Living Area - RELISH Cottage.jpg

The Relish

Two Bedroom Cottage

65 sqm -- Sleeps 4

Our 2 bedroom cottage (can be booked in both, a one and two bedroom configuration), featuring an extra large kitchen and dining/living area.

Cottage Amenities:

  • Wood heater

  • Bookable as 1 or 2 bedroom  

  • Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher

  • Walk-in shower with rain shower head

  • Deck & outdoor dining

  • Free wifi

  • Smart TV & bluetooth speaker

 

and more ...

From:

$305

Best Stay in South Australia

I searched high and low for this boutique accommodation as it would be the last 3 days of our two week stay in South Australia. I love finding places where the owners have a good eye for design and add touches to make your stay that little bit extra special. Our generous breakfast was included and a complimentary bottle of wine from the cellar Geddes next door. The firewood was replaced every day and timely as it does get cold end June. Georg was the perfect host. Very knowledgeable on the region and happy to help out. We highly recommend any of the cottages for that special stay.

 

Anna & Adam, Canberra

And don't take just our word for it, here is one of our favourite guestbook entries from repeat guests describing their experience at Karawatha Cottages (you can find them all in our online guestbook):

Kitchen - UNWIND Cottage
Breakfast - UNWIND Cottage
Dinner - UNWIND Cottage
Open Plan  - UNWIND Cottage
Living Area - UNWIND Cottage
Armchair and Combustion Heater - UNWIND
Dining - UNWIND Cottage
Bedroom - UNWIND Cottage
Bathroom Basin  - UNWIND Cottage
Bathtub and Shower - UNWIND Cottage
Bedroom with breakfast tray - UNWIND Cot
Private Deck - UNWIND Cottage
Views from deck - UNWIND Cottage
Garden Setting - UNWIND Cottage
Views - UNWIND Cottage
Sunrise - UNWIND Cottage
Karawatha Cottages McLaren Vale