Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Nestled amongst some of the country's premium wineries and vineyards, a rammed earth retreat, open planned and self contained The Studio in the Vines is two minutes drive from McLaren Vale, eight minutes to beaches and walking distance to acclaimed restaurants and wineries, an ideal location when visiting the region.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 AUD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $250 AUD
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The space

The Studio in the Vines is a rammed earth building, open planned, self contained accommodation with separate bathroom. Seated on top of a hill, the expansive 90m2 studio has views out to the coast and nature on the back door step. While only 20 metres from main family home, the direction of the magnificent views and strategic screening allows for the feeling of complete privacy enjoyment.

Guest access

The Studio in the Vines is self-contained, with linen, towels, beach towels and basic condiments provided. All you need to bring with you is your food.

Interaction with guests

Guests can be met on arrival and shown though the property, depending on arrival time. Otherwise keys are left in a security box for guests to retrieve and return on departure.

The neighbourhood

Situated on a rural property in the heart of some of McLaren Vale's best known and awarded wineries and a short drive to the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula coastline, The Studio in the Vjnes offers guests the opportunity to be as adventurous or relaxed as they choose during their stay.

Only a short walk from a selection of the best cellar doors and restaurants, you may choose to spend a day on foot, experiencing the ultimate foodie day combining wine tasting and a long lunch with no concerns about who will drive. If you are visiting on a Saturday the Willunga Farmer's Market is a must for those who just want to kick back and relax in The Studio with delicious local produce. On the 10 minute drive returning from Willunga, you may wish to stop and enjoy Karena Armstrong's exquisite meals or one of their 230+ gins at the Salopian Inn, just a 3 minute drive from The Studio. Beautiful beaches are only ten minutes drive away, offering cliff walks, snorkelling, hang-gliding and paddle boarding. A little further south you'll find Aldinga with it's vibrant community of shops and Port Willinga, a favourite with locals where you can sit on the beach with freshly cooked fish and chips. Or a short drive north, you can visit Port Noarlunga's reef and take a guided snorkel or scuba tour. If you are travelling to Victor Harbour or Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale is an ideal half way mark to stop and have a break.

Being only 40 minutes from Adelaide CBD and the airport, this is the perfect holiday rental for a romantic getaway, to celebrate special occasions, relax and unwind and to use as a base for vine or coastal adventures or as a venue for activities such as team building workshops.

Getting around

It's best to have a car to explore the region. Once you arrive at The Studio in the Vines you can choose to visit local areas of interest which are mostly less than 20 minutes drive away. McLaren Vale township is only a 2 minutes drive, or 10 minute walk (including a couple of hills) and there is plenty to see and do within walking distance from the property.

Other things to note

The Studio in the Vines is a spacious, open plan room and with separate bathroom. There are ceiling fans and a reverse cycle air conditioner.

The kitchen is fully stocked with crockery, glassware and pots. There is a selection of local teas from the Fine and Dandy Tea Co as well as some basic condiments. The kitchen is well appointed for those guests that wish to take advantage of the fabulous choice of regional produce and stay in and cook and there is a Webber BBQ on the terrace for alfresco dining.

Each bed has new luxury bedding with linen, towels and beach towels supplied. The bathroom has a shower and toilet.

There is free wifi and a wireless audio speaker provided. Some books and games are available for your enjoyment.

A Port-a-cot, high-chair and stroller are available on request.

The living space opens out onto a terrace with views of vines and the occasional kangaroo. Here you will find a 4 seater table with an umbrella. On the verandah, we have placed a couple of chairs and a side table for you to enjoy the stunning sunsets over McLaren Vale and the surrounding area.

There is plenty of room for parking on the property.

The Studio in the Vines is a non-smoking residence.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Terms & Conditions
To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most guests will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.
Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this will result in the payment of additional cleaning costs of $150 upwards by guests. The studio is a rented to you as a place to retreat, relax and unwind.
Great respect to the neighbourhood is required. Disturbance to neighbours, including excessive noise and loud music is strictly prohibited and may result in termination of rental. The house is completely unsuitable for loud music (sound travels downhill) and local residents have no hesitation in calling the police at any time of day/evening which results in police fines of $360 being issued.
Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated in the Airbnb reservation. Fees of $70 per person per night will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.
We are pet friendly accommodation but given that The Studio is located on an in fenced rural property requests need to be discussed before approval can be given for pets to stay.
Towels and Linen: Please be aware that makeup and spray tan is very difficult to remove from our luxurious linen and bath towels. Any permanent staining may result in a replacement charge. We have supplied some dark flannels in the vanities to remove makeup.
Departure: The property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check-out time is 10.30am, to allow time to prepare property for next guests. Prior arrangements can be made for late checkouts. Used crockery, cutlery etc must be washed and put away. The dishwasher should be emptied prior to your departure. The BBQ should be brushed down and stowed under its cover. Excess rubbish should be bagged and placed in the large bins outside.
If the BBQ is left dirty a $60 will be charged from the bond.
Tenants will be notified of any costs incurred. The security bond is designed to cover any additional costs incurred including but not limited to, any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements, extra guests beyond those declared etc.
Damage, Breakages, Theft and Loss are the tenants' responsibility during their stay and must be reported please. We are far more understanding if you tell us there has been a breakage rather than leaving it for us to find. Any damage or loss of property is deemed to be from guests misuse a repair / replacement cost and any excess cleaning will be on charged.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

92 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
May 2017
Thank you

Lulu User Profile
April 2017
Sam's Studio is beautiful, artfully-furnished and light-filled space in an unbeatable McLaren Vale location. Nestled in the vines at the top of a hill, there are glorious views and an abundance of colourful bird life. In addition, Sam was a great host who provided lots of helpful local recommendations, and included important details such as reduced trading hours for cellar doors and restaurants over the Anzac Day holiday. We would definitely stay again.

Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
A lovely space, with a very generous and hospitable host (we were even gifted some local produce which was divine!) - we absolutely loved our stay. The location is amazing (within walking distance to more than one fantastic winery) and Sam was respectful of our space but super helpful with tips and contacts to help organise our weekend, particularly transport options. Can't recommend enough and I'll be back to stay again :)

Paul User Profile
April 2017
Studio in the Vines is a perfect place for a couple to stay in McLaren Vale. A spacious, well equipped studio with fantastic views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. It feels secluded and private, but you're also within easy walking distance of five or six vineyards. McLaren Vale is less than five minutes drive away and Willunga a few ks beyond that. Sam and Alex were great hosts with plenty of helpful suggestions for things to do. We plan to come back, but for longer next time.

Simon User ProfileSimon is a superhost.
April 2017
Samantha's place was a very relaxing and worthwhile stay. Very spacious and homely and set amongst bushland and vineyards....just great! Everything we could have needed was provided and more. A great place for a couple to unwind and relax in the McLaren Vale area....we certainly did!

Tamie User Profile
April 2017
The place is exactly as shown, lovely and clean and spacious for a studio. There was a welcome package left for us on arrival and Samantha was very helpful. Very close to a number of excellent wineries too. There are also some great toys and games that my 5 year old enjoyed.

Ann User Profile
April 2017
Nice views and very quaint place!

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Samantha User Profile

My husband, two babes and I have moved from intercity Melbourne to the lush pastures of McLaren Vale for a change of lifestyle for our family. Here we have spectacular beaches, are surrounded by vineyards and have space, so much space. But that doesn't mean that we don't like city life anymore, so we are primarily signing up to airbnb for when we return to Melbourne to catch up with family and friends while trying new restaurant and seeing shows and exhibitons.

Five things that I miss about Melbourne:
Swimming at MSAC
Shopping at Gerwerzhaus
Taking the children to ArtPlay
Easily buying excellent Pho
Being able to walk everywhere

Five reasons I love our new home:
The spectacular views
The friendly nature of a small town community
Hearing our babes squeal as they run and play around the farm
Being spoilt with so many choices of beautiful beaches to walk on
Being able to sit outside at night and look at the stars in complete darkness

Life is short. Enjoy very minute.

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