Holiday houses in McLaren Vale

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Popular amenities for McLaren Vale holiday rentals

Stay near McLaren Vale's top sights

Woodstock Wine Estate18 locals recommend
The Salopian Inn59 locals recommend
Wirra Wirra Vineyards25 locals recommend
McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Centre36 locals recommend
Pizzateca33 locals recommend
Beach Road Wines9 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in McLaren Vale

Guest favourite

Tiny home in Crafers West

4.93 out of 5 average rating, 333 reviews

Tiny home overlooking the sea nestled in the hills

19 – 26 Feb

$1,351 AUD total
Guest favourite

Home in McLaren Vale

4.86 out of 5 average rating, 236 reviews

☆Vineyard views☆Closest to Wineries☆ Luxe bathroom

31 Aug – 7 Sept

$1,792 AUD total
Guest favourite

Guesthouse in The Range

4.97 out of 5 average rating, 402 reviews

Studio 613 Guest House

5 – 12 June

$1,295 AUD total
Guest favourite

Guesthouse in McLaren Vale

4.94 out of 5 average rating, 320 reviews

★Secret Garden Studio★Nespresso✔︎WiFi✔︎Netflix✔︎

17 – 24 Oct

$1,946 AUD total
Guest favourite

Villa in McLaren Vale

4.85 out of 5 average rating, 551 reviews

pause & explore: McLaren Vale Studio Apart's, WIFI

19 – 26 Nov

$1,720 AUD total
Guest favourite

Guesthouse in McLaren Flat

4.89 out of 5 average rating, 314 reviews

WayWood Vineyard Hideaway in McLaren Vale

4 – 11 Oct

$1,356 AUD total
Guest favourite

Guesthouse in McLaren Flat

4.97 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews

Casa Swift - Romantic Retreat - Perfect Location

1 – 8 Dec

$1,758 AUD total
Guest favourite

Cottage in McLaren Flat

4.93 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews

The Gallery at Bella Cosa

24 – 31 Aug

$2,100 AUD total

Quick stats about holiday rentals in McLaren Vale

Total rentals

140 properties

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

80 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

11K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$15 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to McLaren Vale

All About McLaren Vale

Travel just 25 miles south from Adelaide and you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the country’s oldest active grapevines. On the Fleurieu Peninsula, McLaren Vale is the birthplace of South Australian wine, producing standout Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet since the 1830s. (Later, Italian migrants brought distinctive European varietals, along with olive groves that now characterize the region.) Sandwiched by the dramatic Mount Lofty Ranges and miles of Gulf St Vincent coastline, this dreamy patch of countryside is home to more than 80 wineries, many with attached restaurants where you can linger to appreciate the region’s flavors.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale sizzles over the summer months (December through February), with daytime highs rarely below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The benefit of traveling at this time of year is avoiding the rains common to the winter months (June through August), when daily highs average 60 degrees. In between, spring (March through May) marks the end of the grape harvest, popular for its balmy days, from 65 to 80; similar temperatures can be expected in fall (September through November).

Top things to do in McLaren Vale

Willunga Farmers Market

Sample some of the region’s best producers at the Willunga Farmers Market, the first of its kind in the state. Held Saturday mornings, the raucous affair draws growers, vintners, and distillers from across the peninsula, which means you can pick up organic vegetables and fruit, freshly baked breads, free-range meats, and artisan condiments. Don’t leave without getting a taste of McLaren Vale’s famed olives.

Shiraz Trail

Linking the South Australian coastal suburb of Marino with the historic village of Willunga, the 23-mile Coast to Vines cycling trail captures some of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most scenic spots. The five-mile section along an abandoned railway line from McLaren Vale to Willunga, known as the Shiraz Trail, is flat and easy to navigate, and passes some of the region’s most enticing wineries, from charming family-owned vineyards to dramatic chateaus.

Wildlife Spotting

The crystal-clear waters off the Fleurieu Peninsula are a magnet for marine life. Here you’ll see bottlenose dolphins and Australian sea lions, as well as fur seals and the smallest penguins in the world. During the cooler months (May through September), they’re also home to southern right whales, which retreat here for weeks on end. These mammals come remarkably close to shore, allowing you to spot them from coastal cliffs. But if you’re after a front-row seat, jump aboard one of the many boats that ply the gulf on the lookout for these gentle giants.

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