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The Living area in the Unwind Cottage of Karawatha Cottages McLaren Vale

The Unwind Cottage

One of our 1-bedroom cottages, the Unwind Cottage offers you the perfect escape for a McLaren Vale get-away: private, fully self-contained, wood heater and stunning views.  

It may be the smallest of our cottages, yet the Unwind cottage offers you all the same amenities of our larger cottages and is perfect for a couple to escape it all for a few days. What makes it different is its elevated position, offering stunning views from the deck and the living area over vineyards and onto the Mount Lofty ranges (and equally calming forest views from the bedroom), a wood combustion heater to snuggle up for those cold winter evenings and a bathtub & rain shower combination. 


Check out our images and full list of amenities below or head straight to our booking page for more information and to secure your stay.  With better rates, more flexible cancel policies plus a guaranteed late check-out and a set of wine pouring discs included when booking direct, there is no better place to book your McLaren Vale accommodation!

The kitchen of the Unwind Cottage
Close up image of breakfast
Dinner in the Unwind Cottage
Open Plan Layout of the Unwind Cottage
Living Area of the Unwind Cottage
Armchair and Combustion Heater
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

With 48 sqm of space (excluding the large private deck), the Unwind Cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 guests, offering the following amenities:

Kitchen & Dining

  • Fully equipped kitchen, with 4 burner stove, oven, microwave, bar fridge

  • Dining area with large dining table and 4 chairs

  • Lavazza or Vittoria Espresso Pod machine 

  • Coffee Plunger (or French Press)

  • Coffee pods & coffee for plunger

  • Selection of 8 different black & herbal teas

  • Extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper to whip up a bacon and egg breakfast 

  • Refined wine glasses

  • Gourmet breakfast hamper (see below for details)

  • Premium bottle of McLaren Vale wine


  • Bathtub with large rain shower head

  • Hair-dryer & nourishing toiletries

  • Sheridan  towels


  • Queen bed with luxurious pillow-top mattress

  • Allergy friendly doona and pillows

  • Sheridan linen

  • Ceiling fan


  • Comfortable leather couch, plus one arm chair with pouf (ottoman) 

  • Bluetooth speaker

  • Selection of local magazines and area information, like maps and details of our "wine walking trails"

  • Flat-screen TV

  • Wood combustion heater

  • Reverse cycle air conditioning / heating

  • Private deck, partially covered by grape vines with outdoor dining furniture, to enjoy the views with a glass of wine

  • Throw blankets, to keep you cosy on the deck


  • Allergy friendly hard-floors throughout

  • Mix of modern & vintage furniture

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Baby cot available (on request)

  • Large windows and glass doors to maximise the beautiful views 

  • Free Wifi

  • Off-street parking

  • Access to communal area with gas BBQ, extra large dining table and open fire place

  • Cheese platters available (pre-booking required)

Your Breakfast Hamper

All our rates include a sumptuous, gourmet breakfast hamper (including a few extra goodies), provided at check-in and topped up for longer stays:

  • Artisan, honey-sweetened Granola

  • Reduced sugar jam made from fruits from our garden

  • Selection of fresh fruit

  • Yoghurt, milk & butter

  • Espresso pods & plunger coffee

  • T-Bar selection of black & herbal teas

  • Orange juice

  • Blewitt Springs free range eggs & wood smoked bacon

  • Gourmet tomatoes

  • Preservative-free, crusty loaf of bread, fresh from the bakery


and for those relaxing afternoons and evenings on the deck or in front of the fire:

  • Chocolates

  • Bottle of premium McLaren Vale Wine

Gourmet Breakfast Hamper included in all Karawatha Cottages rates
Cheese Platter, an optional extra at Karawatha Cottages

Cheese Platter

Cheese & Wine - in our opinion always a perfect match!


In particular after a day of wine tasting and a long lunch in one of our many outstanding restaurants, sometimes all you need for a leisurely evening on the deck is a platter of cheese to indulge in and reminisce about your wine discoveries of the day.

Our personally curated cheese platters include a generous selection of three local cheeses (subject to availability), crackers and a range of accompaniments.

Make sure to add it as an extra as part of your cottage booking.

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

Perfect Location for the Perfect Stay

We have just spent four nights at Karawatha Cottages and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.


Georg & Friederike have done an amazing job with the three cottages and their attention to detail is to be applauded. They are extremely generous with their time and the excellent breakfast provisions they provide and have a wealth of knowledge about their region which they are happy to share.


We stayed in "Unwind" which is elevated and offers a wonderful view. You want for nothing at Karawatha, Georg regularly topped up our firewood and was always ready to top up our breakfast provisions, but it wasn't necessary.


The time, effort and imagination of Georg & Friederike to make a stay at Karawatha Cottages a memorable experience is clearly evident & they deserve to be proud of their achievements. We look forward to our next visit.

Joan and Chris, Sydney

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