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23 Nov 2018

From luxury beach shacks to vineyard estates, take your pick from our top 10 places to stay in the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of South Australia’s very-best beaches, just minutes away from world-famous restaurants and multi-award-winning wineries. Soak-up South Australia’s sun, surf and sav blanc, then check out our top 10 Fleurieu Peninsula luxury accommodation guide.

1. Beach Huts, Middleton

Beach Huts, MiddletonLocated just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, on the beautiful coastline of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, Middleton’s Beach Huts are the perfect summer escape. Relax on the deck of your luxury cabin, enjoy a hit of tennis, then spend the afternoon exploring picture-perfect Middleton Beach.

2. Mulberry Lodge, Willunga

Mulberry Lodge, Willunga

Winner of Best Hosted Accommodation at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 SA Tourism Awards, Mulberry Lodge is a hosted country retreat, offering an indulgent, high-end escape to the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. Make yourself at home over two acres, surrounded by iconic McLaren Vale vines, just minutes away from over 70 cellar doors.

3. Ridgetop Retreat, Deep Creek

Ridgetop Retreat, Deep Creek

Southern Ocean Retreats' Ridgetop Retreat combines cutting-edge design with the beautiful surrounds of  Deep Creek Conservation Park. Parquetry floors, a bespoke stainless-steel kitchen, leather sofas and cedar venetians await. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows look out on kangaroos, birds, bandicoots and a lush forest, blanketed by wildflowers in spring.

4. The Vineyard, McLaren Vale

The Vineyard: Cadole Avalon, McLaren Vale

Just 40-minutes’ drive from Adelaide, The Vineyard McLaren Vale is a luxe, leafy retreat in the heart of South Australia’s famed McLaren Vale wine region. Take your pick from five elegantly appointed self-contained guest houses, each with their own private deck, fire place, complimentary mini bar and access to the property’s breathtaking jacuzzi platform. The newest addition to The Vineyard family is Cadole Avalon: an ultra-luxurious pod-style accommodation that appears to float above the vines. 

5. The Jetty, Port Willunga

The Jetty, Port Willunga

The Jetty is a luxury seaside escape, featuring three apartments overlooking the sparkling waters of Port Willunga – one of South Australia’s favourite beaches. The Jetty is perfectly placed, just a short walk from the iconic Star of Greece restaurant and only 15 minutes’ drive from the McLaren Vale wine region. The accommodation features large open living areas, balconies with superb ocean views, king beds and a downstairs group apartment, hosting up to eight people.

6. Shadow Creek, McLaren Vale

Shadow Creek, McLaren Vale

Shadow Creek is a luxurious one-bedroom hideaway with stunning vineyard views from every room. Fitted-out with every creature comfort imaginable, Shadow Creek features polished concrete floors, a double fireplace, a king-size bed with fine linens and a large outdoor deck. The accommodation is perfectly placed, just minutes from iconic Fleurieu Peninsula beaches, wineries and farmers markets.

7. Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines, Tatachilla

Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines, Tatachilla

Check into Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines, made-up of three luxury vineyard suites, nestled in a secluded valley near South Australia’s famed McLaren Vale wine region. Each private suite features a huge soaking tub overlooking rows of vines as well as floating king-size beds, large private decks and dual showers and vanities.

8. Boomer Paradise, Port Elliot

Boomer Paradise, Port Elliot

Boomer Paradise is a stunning beachfront home, designed by acclaimed architect Max Pritchard. The accommodation sleeps up to 12 people over four luxurious levels and boasts a unique stairless design. (Each level is connected by gently sloping ramps!)

9. COAST Motel and Apartments, Port Noarlunga

Port Noarlunga, Fleurieu Peninsula

Swim, drink, dine, then unwind at COAST Motel and Apartments: a collection of 15 self-contained studio apartments, adjacent to gorgeous Southport Beach and minutes away from Port Noarlunga. Enjoy the space and privacy of a self-contained apartment, with the convenience and luxury of a hotel. At COAST, bike hire, kayak hire and snorkelling experiences are right on your doorstep.

10. Coast & Co Coastal Lodge, Carrickalinga

Coastal Lodge, Fleurieu Peninsula

Coast & Co’s Coastal Lodge includes three self-contained and independent suites with spectacular ocean views. Each suite features plush bedding, huge bath tubs and private decks. One of the Coastal Lodge’s major drawcards is its unique furnishings, featuring wood that was once part of the local jetty.

Follow your taste buds to McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale, Fleurieu Peninsula

One of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s biggest draw cards is the internationally-acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region. Stay the night in any one of our top Fleurieu getaways, then treat your stomach to McLaren Vale’s best produce with our three-day foodie itinerary.