The SpaceScrubtide is perfect for two families, family reunions and small retreats because it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two very well separated areas (see floor plan). Two rooms are furnished with queen sized beds, one of them has an ensuite. One room is furnished as a dedicated kids room and contains a bus-shaped bunk bed and a single bed. Another room has two single beds. Two more single beds are in a separate section of the lounge room (no door).
Note that this is an old house, not a new premium property. But all the furniture is new (early 2014) and we have undertaken major renovations in the second half of 2014 (new roof, new ceilings throughout, new down lights, new ducted air conditioning, new septic tank). The bathrooms have not been renovated. They are perfectly functional, but the tiles are very retro ... we love them, so we just cannot get ourselves to replace them with modern white ones.
Mobile connectivity in this area is bad. But we are connected to the NBN and offer guests free wireless internet.
We are happy to accommodate large groups of adults if you are planning genuine family reunions or you are attending a wedding and want a nice reasonably priced local place to stay. But we do not accommodate large groups of people who intend to hold parties at Scrubtide. The Scrub is a pristine, natural area, the beauty of which is that is secluded and quiet. Parties disturb neighbours and are strictly prohibited.
Scrubtide is perfect for couples, families and groups of friends who would like to enjoy the peace and quite of the Scrub.
The price is for up to 4 adults with (unlimited) children, extra adults $35 per night. Airbnb does not separate children from adults so please enter number of adults only and send me in your message the full number of adults and children so you do not get overcharged. Thanks.
The price assumes BYO towels, tea towels and bed linen.
WHAT WE LOVE TO DO MOST:
(1) Chill out at the pool!
(2) Go bush walking, bird watching and kangaroo spotting in the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park (10 seconds walk)
(3) Build sand castles and cool off in the car-free area of Silver Sands Beach ..... or go for a drive on the beach!
(4) Have a BBQ and a glass of McLaren Vale wine in the courtyard.
(5) Explore the beauty, wines and produce of the Mc Laren Vale region
(5) Enjoy spectacular views with dinner at the Star of Greece or the Victory Hotel
(6) Shop at the Aldinga Central Shopping Centre (8 minutes drive)
(7) Shop, wine and dine in downtown McLaren Vale (15 minutes drive)
(8) Admire the old buildings in the historic township of Willunga and - on Saturdays - shop at the Willunga Farmers Market (15 minutes drive)
(9) Ride the horse drawn tram over the bridge at Victor Harbor (40 minutes drive)
(10) Go to a museum in Adelaide (45 minutes drive) Guest AccessBEST ACCESS.
Acacia Terrace is split up in sections, so you cannot drive all the way through. Best if you come via NORMAN ROAD, turn right onto THE ESPLANADE, turn right onto WATTLE STREET, then turn right onto ACACIA TERRACE.
Upon booking you will receive the keycode for Scrubtide. You will find two sets of keys in a little key safe. One will include the house key only, the other one the house key and the pool safety gate key. We usually have that locked when nobody is at Scrubtide, but you obviously do not have to lock it every time.
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT.
Check in time is 2 pm, check our time is 10 am.
EARLY ARRIVAL / LATE DEPARTURE.
If nobody is booked in immediately before or after you, you are most welcome to arrive as early as you would like and leave as late as you would like. If you would like to do that, please get in touch closer to the date of the visit so we can let you know if any last minute adjacent bookings have come in. Interaction with GuestsWe do not live in Aldinga Beach, so unfortunately we will not be able to welcome you at Scrubtide. But I am usually on email all the time, so if you have a prblem you can contact me. I am usually online all the time and can help you. But if you find yourself in a TIME CRITICAL EMERGENCY and cannot get a hold of me, you can call our builder, Peter Chapman, on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). He knows the house inside out. If you do need to call him, please let him know that you are staying at Scrubtide and describe in as much detail as possible what problem you are encountering. The NeighborhoodIT'S OFFICIAL - Aldinga Beach is Adelaide's best beach.
Messenger Community News and The Advertiser put out the call ... More than 720 people answered our survey, with Aldinga Beach coming out on top at 11 per cent of the votes, just in front of Port Noarlunga on 9.1 per cent. Aldinga Beach was also voted the best beach for families with children under 4 and over 4, the best beach for dogs, water sports and swimming.
Surf Life Saving South Australia general manager commercial operations Shane Daw said Aldinga Beach's stretch of coast was one of the best in the state.
"This stretch of coast has beautiful aqua oceans and is not built up," Mr Daw told Messenger Community News.
"The patrols set up by Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club are on weekends and public holidays and there is plenty of beach to enjoy."
Aldinga Beach resident Liz Cooper said the southern beach was definitely the best in Adelaide. "You can take the car on the beach, which is a real positive when you have kids, because you can take everything on to the beach," Ms Cooper said.
"(It's) a beautiful, clean and magnificent beach.
"It's something that attracts people to the area and keeps them here."
Onkaparinga Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg was not surprised Aldinga Beach was Adelaide's favourite.
"It ticks all of the boxes," Ms Rosenberg said.
"It's a unique beach because not only can you drive on it, which makes it easy for a lot of people to access, you can launch a boat from it, snorkel in the shallows and it's a great playing beach.
"We have beautiful marine and land life at Aldinga Beach too. It's a beach for everyone."
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Aldinga Beach is an outer southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga and has the postcode 5173. At the 2011 Census, Aldinga Beach had a population of 9,697.
The Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is located within the southern extent of the suburb and on land in the adjoining suburb of Sellicks Beach.
The Aldinga Reef aquatic reserve is a protected area located immediately offshore of both Aldinga Beach and Port Willunga. It was declared in 1971 to protect ‘aquatic plants and animals associated with the large intertidal limestone reef and the spectacular precipitous underwater cliff known as the ‘drop-off’ and the surrounding sandy substrate for the purposes of education and recreation’. The activities of fishing and the collection or removal any marine organism are prohibited, while the following activities are permitted - use of boats, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and walking on the intertidal reef exposed at low water. The reserve extends seaward a distance of about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) around a headland named Snapper Point from Thomas Street, Aldinga Beach in the south to Seaborne Avenue, Port Willunga in the north.
Source: Wikipedia (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundThere are busses which can get you close to Scrubtide, but to be honest: if you want to make the most of your stay you are better off with a car. Other Things to NotePOOL.
Private saltwater swimming pool on site.
The pool is professionally maintained by the local pool shop. The pool also has an automated chlorinator which measures the pool chemistry every day and adjusts the production of chlorine if required. So you never need to worry about pool chemistry! But there is no daily pool cleaning service like in a hotel, so you will almost certainly need to do some leaf scooping.
Note also that - during the Australian winter months - it is too cold for swimming.
Information for parents and carers: the pool area only has one entry point: a gate between the garage and the main house. This gate is secured with a child lock.
NEVER leave children unattended in the pool area.
HOUSE AND GARDEN.
- Ducted Reverse (Heating and Cooling) Cycle Air-conditioning.
- Polished Jarrah hardwood floors throughout the house.
- BBQ located in the courtyard.
- Sand pit and swing for kids.
- Two car garage parking
- Master Bedroom: queen sized bed, walk in robe, ensuite
- Main Bedroom: 1 queen sized bed
- Kids room: 1 bus-shaped bunk bed, 1 single bed
- Spare bedroom: 2 single beds
- Reading section of lounge (open plan, no wall, no door): 2 single beds
- Main bathroom: shower and bathtub with fantastic water pressure, washing machine
- Family room: dining table, seven adult chairs, four junior chairs, one highchair
- Kitchen: dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, sandwich maker, table top mixer, blender, coffee machine, cook top espresso maker, coffee bean grinder, steamer, rice cooker, bread maker, citrus juicer, plates, glasses, cooking utensils, cutlery, pots, pans etc.
- Games room: lounge setting, 50 inch flat screen LED TV, DVD player
- Free WIFI
You will need to bring bed linen (sheets, pillow and quilt covers), towels and tea towels. Pillows and doonas are at the house.