Testimonials


Real reviews from real guests  

A huge thanks for the hospitality and and all the special small touches you put into Karawatha. It was our favourite place during our SA trip! Will highly recommend

Mitchell & Stephanie, Brisbane

Relish Cottage, August '20

Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay at your beautiful accommodation. Great location with wonderful wineries close by. We had a great time xxx

Jason and Belinda, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, August '20

Thanks so much for the lovely cottage and being so accommodating.

Courtney and Brendan, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, August '20

We had an incredible stay! The perfect little getaway for McLaren Vale, with amazing hosts!

Victoria and Peter, Clearview

Unwind Cottage, July '20

The cottage is fantastic, beautiful morning views. Bath is a plus as well. 10/10 - will recommend. 

Amber and Michael, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, July '20

Gorgeous cottage in beautiful location! In love with the styling and furniture, great fresh produce for breakfast + incredibly friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Would love to stay here again! Will recommend to our family and friends! Thank you.

George & Erica, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, July '20

Have had a great break in this lovely part of the world. The cottage is well equipped & breakfast provisions yummy! Topped off with a bottle of delicious re - a slice of heaven. Exceeded expectations

Roger and Val, Adelaide Hills

Relish Cottage, July '20

What an incredible place to stay! The cottage has everything you need + great location in the McLaren Vale wine region. The hosts are very welcoming + lots of knowledge. Will definitely recommend!

Lisette and Shane, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, July '20

Beautiful location, we had a lovely time. Thank you for a very relaxing stay!

Danni and Paul, Barossa Valley

Ponder Cottage, July '20

Thank you for a lovely 'escape' in the Unwind Cottage ... such beautifully fitted out accommodation, amazing views and wonderful hosts. We'll definitely be back !

Lisa and David, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, July '20

Thanks so much for the peace and hospitality!

Michelle and David, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, July '20

What a relaxing and beautiful accommodation in McLaren Vale. Everything was perfect. Thanks for the great hospitality We will be back.

Laura and Luke, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, July '20

Beautiful place, enjoyed the fireplace. Walk-able distance to cellars and restaurants. Fantastic hosts!

Kay + Nick, Leroy + Leila, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, July '20

Such a lovely stay with excellent hospitality. Nothing like local wineries!! We will be back again

Olivia and Susan, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, July '20

We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage

Terrie and Steve, Port Lincoln

Ponder Cottage, July '20

This was a return visit to Karawatha Cottages.

The hosts Georg is just so friendly and welcoming from the time you arrive to when you drive out the gate. The cottages are set in a beautiful location overlooking the vineyards and the valley. It is so close to some great wineries. On their recommendation we visited The Currant Shed for lunch, just a 15 walk away, and were not let down. What magnificent food and wine.

The cottage is beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and the breakfast provisions were outstanding.
We would highly recommend the cottages to our friends and family. We will back.

Carolyn and Trevor, Somerton Park

Unwind Cottage, July '20

Such a beautiful cottage to spend some time away. So peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for being wonderful hosts!

Bec and Joss, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, July '20

Beautiful cottage, great location; enjoyed the walking and the local wineries/food. Thanks for all the info and lovely breakfast supplies.
See you again!

Sharon and Huw, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, July '20

Beautiful cottage + such lovely hosts! So glad we chose Karawatha Cottages as our mini family getaway! Can't wait to come back.

Nicole + Dennis, Paringa

Unwind Cottage, July '20

When things 'opened up', we thought of this cottage - so glad we did. Another relaxing get-away & more happy memories. Much needed this year!!!

Ro & Jeff, Tusmore

Unwind Cottage, July '20

What a lovely, peaceful place that is perfectly located! We had a great stay.

Karen and Peter, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, June '20

Glad we chose 'unwind' for our get away! Thank you Georg for an amazing stay. We loved the view and our cottage! The pre-setup fireplace was very handy!

Dan and Gaya, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, June '20

Wonderful accommodation + hospitality! Thank you so much!

Denise and Ashleigh, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, June '20

Had a lovely time celebrating our 7 year anniversary. Thanks for everything xx

Tim and Sara, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, June '20

Lovely views out the windows, easy walk to Beresford where we had a great time tasting drinks and eating pizza. Very relaxing stay with friendly hosts - thank you.

Helen and Bruce, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, June '20

Stunning property! A wonderful stay, so comforting and accommodating. Georg thought of everything we could need. Thank you !!!. 

Alicia and Nadia, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, June '20

How’s the serenity 
We stayed 3 nights in the Unwind Cottage & absolutely loved our time from the moment we arrived. Elevated views of the rolling hills, love the sound of nature, love the modern room, wood-fire, views from every window and Georg service is delightful. We were given beautiful fresh food to enjoy and juice. We absolutely loved our stay and the location was perfect so close to so many great places.

Adam, Sarah & Oscar, Seaford Heights

Unwind Cottage, June '20

Thank you so much for our fabulous stay. Such a beautiful location and a lovely home! We look forward to coming again soon! 

Emily and Michael, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, June '20

Beautiful little place with local food + wine. Thank you for having us.

Daniel, Ebony & Oliver, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, June '20

Such a beautiful getaway - gorgeous decor & lovely touches. The views are stunning and delicious breakfast provisions. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality! We will be back :) 

Bec & Brock, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, May '20

The fireplace kept us warm on a the cold autumn days. Can't wait to return. Thank you for thinking of everything, we loved the attention to detail. Spoilt with bubbles on arrival.

Cheryse & Chloe, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, May '20

Thank you Friederike and Georg. We really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage. Everything was perfect! 
We hope the bookings recover from the lock-down.

Sarah and Rob, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, May '20

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. First time in McLaren Vale - beautiful. So close to the coast, even drove down to Second Valley. We will be back with others to go wine tasting while eating delicious food, post Covid ...
Cheers & Thank You

Chad and Mel, Barossa Valley

Ponder Cottage, May '20

Feeling sooo comfortable from the first moment stepping into the Unwind! Whole surrounding + landscape are just great … last but not least: the hosts - 5 star *****

Jeanette and Karl-Heinz, Germany

Unwind Cottage, March '20

A big thank you George & Friederike for sharing Ponder with us. The winery walking trail was fantastic. Your presentation of Ponder and its cleanliness is outstanding. Thank you 

David and Jeanette, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, March '20

A beautiful place to stay. Very peaceful and spacious. Loved sitting on the verandah and 'pondering' the view. Thanks for your hospitality!

Chris and David, Ballina

Ponder Cottage, March '20

What a lovely relaxing place to stay - very well thought out attention to detail. Great location for McLaren Vale - will be back. Thank you :)

Denae + John, Adelaide

Unwind Cottage, March '20

After travelling already five weeks through Australia, we have found the heaven on earth in McLaren Vale! Perfect accommodation, perfect surroundings, perfect hosts! Thanks Georg! Just great.

Werner and Fabienne, Switzerland

Relish Cottage, March '20

Lovely cottage & hosts. Lots of info provided. Enjoyed the stay very much. Georg was amazing. Thank you.

Ken, Els and Joris, The Netherlands

Relish Cottage, March '20

Lovely cottage & hosts. Lots of info provided. Enjoyed the stay very much. Georg was amazing. Thank you.

Bhakti and Tina, Syndey

Relish Cottage, March '20

Thank you for the most beautiful stay! Your hospitality, houses and food is wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and exploring McLaren Vale. P.S. Your Gluten Free bread is the best ever.

Kristina and Tim, Melbourne

Ponder Cottage, March '20

We had a wonderful weekend. The cottage had everything we needed and our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful in recommendations for some fantastic wineries and walks. The location was quiet and relaxing, and so handy to nearby wineries Woodstock and Beresford! We would highly recommend and hope to come back soon.

Gemma and Tim, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, February '20

Thank you so much for the weekend stay. Everything was perfect, we loved our time there.

Kristen and Chris, Murray Bridge

Unwind Cottage, February '20

Lovely stay - made a special birthday extra special! Thank you.
Gorgeous outlook + great hosts

Sue + Darryl, Jackie + Ray, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, February '20

Wow! What a wonderful weekend away. Thank you for your lovely hospitality. We hope to be back soon.

Camilla and Michael, Brisbane

Ponder Cottage, February '20

Very comfortable cottage, well equipped. Thanks for a lovely stay

Janine, Donald and Avis, Goolwa

Relish Cottage, February '20

Very comfortable and enjoyable. Keep up the good work

Jeff, Kathy, Ian and Lyn, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, February '20

Perfect accommodation for family
Georg & Friederike are extremely helpful & hospitable! Thoughtful of them to provide fresh produce for breakfast & a nice bottle of wine. Always prompt with their replies to our queries. Love the clean, cozy & fully furnished cottage! Very quaint & peaceful, perfect if you wish to have privacy and unwind! We absolutely enjoyed our stay & would love to head back there!

The Ng Family, Singapore

Relish Cottage, February '20

Perfection in every way. We loved the walks, our sumptuous breakfasts + the quiet moments on the deck - with an amazing view. 
We will definitely be back!!

Carolyn and Trevor, Somerton Park

Unwind Cottage, February '20

Truly magical. Amazing staff. Georg was so helpful. He made my stay feel extremely homely. Couldn't recommend this place enough. such a relaxing stay.
Thank you Georg + staff

Ella, Glenelg North

Unwind Cottage, February '20

We loved the stay at the Ponder cottage. We felt welcome with all those little details in your way of hosting. Beautiful surroundings, good food and wine! Danke !!

Johan and Danielle, Haarlem

Ponder Cottage, February '20

Your hospitality is wonderful. All of the personal touches, sparkling accommodation and beautiful views make this a place to remember. Thank You!

Leon and Silke, Melbourne

Relish Cottage, February '20

Ein wundervolles Plätzchen auf dieser Erde. Wir haben die 3 Tage hier sehr genossen. Die Ruhe, der schöne Garten und Georg und Friederike. Wir wären gerne länger geblieben, auch wegen der schönen Strände in der Nähe.

Ursula und Andreas, Nuernberg

Unwind Cottage, January '20

Another wonderful stay ! Thank You.

Tony and Beryl, Perth

Relish Cottage, January '20

Very comfortable, very friendly and helpful hosts. Great place for visiting the vineyards and coast. Very relaxing.
'All the serenity'

Graeme and Bronwyn, Brisbane

Ponder Cottage, January '20

Thank you for looking after us so well in such a lovely little cottage.

Deb, Bruce and Kate, Adelaide

Relish Cottage, January '20

We have really enjoyed our 4 nights in "Ponder". Situated in such a lovely rural setting & Georg was a very welcoming host.

Jayne + Derek, England

Ponder Cottage, January '20

Met our needs perfectly. Good location, well presented, all the little things covered. # AWESOME JOB #

John and Leith, Brisbane

Unwind Cottage, January '20

Thank you for our very pleasant stay in this beautiful cottage!

Christian, Monique, Quinten and Tristan

Relish Cottage, January '20

Another wonderful stay ! Thank You.

Simone and Reiner, Germany

Relish Cottage, January '20

Thank you for a lovely stay. Your little touches made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We will definitely be back!

Mike and Sukhi, Canada

Ponder Cottage, January '20

Super nice,  super quiet + super relaxing.
Can't ask for much more!

Sandra and Nick, Switzerland

Unwind Cottage, January '20

Great hosts, comfortable, clean and yummy treats awaiting us. Hope to come back longer next time :)

Sarah & Lloyd, Sydney

Unwind Cottage, January '20

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The hospitality and attention to detail in the cottage is exceptional. Would love to return again and recommend to others. 

Michelle, Jason, Madison & Charlotte, Melbourne

Relish Cottage, January '20

We had a wonderful stay at the Karawatha Cottages! Very clean, quiet & comfortable. The host, Georg, was super friendly & knowledgeable about the area & places to wine & dine at. Will definitely be back.

Sabrina & Ryan, Adelaide

Ponder Cottage, January '20

We absolutely loved the cottage, so much attention to detail. Georg's recommendations were excellent. The wine trail walk and wineries a bonus

Kate, Ann & Patrice, Sydney & Tours, France

Relish Cottage, January '20

Wunderschönes Cottage, liebevoll eingerichtet und ein tolles Frühstück. Leider viel zu kurz bei Euch - hoffentlich bald wieder. 
Vielen Dank

Alex and Tom, Munich / South Korea

Ponder Cottage, January '20

Wow - was für ein tolles Refugium, Ambiente und Stimmungsbild;, wir hatten die Zeit hier sehr genossen. Danke.

Meike und Torsten, Duesseldorf

Ponder Cottage, December '19

What a great and beautiful spot you have here. All the best wishes for the New Year.

Joop, Corina, Kees & Karen, The Netherlands

Relish Cottage, December '19

 Amazing relaxing stay

Michael and Jen, Melbourne

Unwind Cottage, December '19

"Et kütt wie et kütt" sagt man in Köln. Und für unseren Start hätte es definitiv nicht besser kommen können! Traumhaft - vielen Dank für alles!

Pam and Chris, Cologne

Ponder Cottage, December '19

Thank you for your hospitality on this beautiful property. We had a wonderful & relaxing weekend away. We will be back!! Merry Christmas

Joyce and Brad, Switzerland

Relish Cottage, December '19

Thanks for the great hospitality, real lovely modern decorated house with all the comforts. Loved the aircon at 40+

Peter, Linda and Ellen, Amsterdam

Relish Cottage, December '19

Great place, great hospitality, great time !!!
We will always remember our Xmas in McLaren Vale 

Heleen and Birgit, Netherlands

Relish Cottage, December '19

Vielen lieben Dank für Eure tolle Gastfreundschaft! Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen und werden mit Sicherheit nicht das letzte mal hier gewesen sein!
Wir wünschen euch einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Corinna and Andy, Hong Kong

Ponder Cottage, December '19

Thank you for an amazing stay. Such a beautiful property and thoughtful and caring hosts. We will be back. Thank you Georg + Friederike

Jane, Anthony and baby George, Parkside

Relish Cottage, December '19

We stayed here after our wedding. It is absolutely divine, beautiful cottage, stunning views. Georg was so helpful! We will be back for our first anniversary. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Hayley & John, Seaford Heights

Unwind Cottage, November '19

Very good cottage, luxury and nice to live in. We had a wonderful tie here. Thanks for everything.

Jan and Hanneke, The Netherlands

Relish Cottage, November '19

Loved it - quiet & peaceful
Must Do's: The Currant Shed + Lake Breeze
We will be back. Thanks Georg

Jeff and Marj, Ettalong Beach

Relish Cottage, November '19

You have thought of everything, we will surely return in winter next time ... not 42^ LoL. Thank you!!

Giuseppe and Rosalba, Melbourne

Ponder Cottage, November '19