Appleton House is a beautiful secluded spacious sandstone eco-getaway situated near Mt Lofty summit overlooking Adelaide. Surrounded by natural woodland, this unique retreat, just 20 mins from Adelaide city centre and 10 mins walk to fine-dining services, features superb light open space with high ceilings, wood fire, comfortable environment, fully-equipped galley kitchen and stunning views to the city and bushland. Stay a little while quietly and the endemic birds and kangaroos will appear.
• Spacious (100 m2) fully-carpeted self-contained house with undercover car parking. We pride ourselves on our 5-star AirBnB ratings. Read the reviews to find out how many guests report getting more than they expected.
• Affordable unique getaway with discount options available up to 30% for longer stays. Higher rates on public holidays, long weekends, Xmas and New Year, high season events and other selected days.
• Entire secluded property for exclusive use
• Light and open space experience
• A real fire which makes the space warm and cosy
• Peaceful outdoor dining and leisure area overlooking the city of Adelaide
• Environmentally friendly — rainwater; heating and cooling using warm house - cool house principles; efficient slow combustion stove with wood harvested on-site; kitchen food scraps composted; recycling of recyclables and soft plastics
• Close proximity to Adelaide centre and townships yet with a country feel - fine-dining 3 mins from the end of the driveway
• Easy and direct access off the South Eastern freeway. (40 mins from the airport)
• Resident family of kangaroos, kookaburras and small native birds on the property.
• Peace, tranquility, beauty, fresh air, and the sights and sounds of nature are yours at Appleton House.
You will have sole use of the entire house, fully-equipped galley kitchen incl. dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and comprehensive range of utensils and pans etc for gourmet food preparation.
A range of pantry items is available including teas and coffee, olive oil, balsamic and other condiments, jams and spreads. You will however need to purchase perishables eg milk and fruit and food for cooking. Local stores are close by in Crafers (three mins by car) or Stirling (six mins by car).
Listen to your favourite smart phone playlist via high quality speakers; lounge in the rocking or other comfy chairs; select a novel, browse through cooking, art, bird or local flora books, or simply watch the dawn, the morning mist, drifting clouds, native birds, sunset and the emerging city lights at dusk.
The lovely hills town of Stirling offers an organic market/cafe and other contemporary cafe/bar environments; fine-dining restaurants and quality pub; fresh fruit & veg, butcher and fish shops; supermarkets; bookshops, clothes shops; post office, banks, public library and more.
Wander through the seven acres of native bushland on the property or take one of the myriad of bush trails meandering across the hills through the Cleland Conservation Park accessed at the end of our driveway.
A 30-minute walk along the contour of the ranges takes you to Mt Lofty Summit where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and sea, a coffee and snacks or a meal. Take a short drive and visit the unique Adelaide Hills boutique wineries and artisan outlets. There is much much more close by and further afield. A range of brochures are provided in the house or can be accessed via the Internet.
Exclusive use of the property is yours during your stay — we'll leave you in peace.
However we are easily contactable by sms or phone to answer any questions or address concerns.
If you stay for longer than a week we'll collect the laundry weekly at a time that's convenient to you.
If you require information about tourist attractions, fine-dining or other facilities we would be delighted to assist you.
For the convenience of guests to follow you we would appreciate you letting us know of appliance failure etc so that maintenance or repairs can be attended to promptly.
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By making a reservation it is assumed that you have read the information provided on the AirBnB listing and that you agree to read and ensure understand the instructions/advice provided in the house including Information for Guests, Bushfire Survival Plan and Instructions for the Use of Appliances and as otherwise directed by signs and notices in the house and around the property. Failure to follow instructions as directed, especially the switching off of the gas cylinder, locking of windows, doors and closure of roller shutters when temporarily leaving the property particularly on total fire ban days or on departure may result in you being responsible for loss or damage caused by theft or bushfire. You must SWITCH OFF the electric blankets as soon as the bed has warmed and as advised on the EB controller – failure to do may cause a fire placing your safety at risk.
As the water supply is rainwater, restrictions to the use of the bath may apply in the summer season if an El Niño event (low rainfall) is impacting on the winter and spring rainfall.
Appleton House is located in bushland in the Adelaide Hills (Mt Lofty Ranges region) which is a bushfire prone area. Visitors to our region should be alert to the possibility of bushfires, particularly during the summer months and on days with high temperatures, high wind, and low humidity.
For the safety of guests, conditions apply to the use of the property on total fire ban days. Based on Government of South Australia's Country Fire Service (CFS) bushfire danger advice, we suggest visitors find entertainment and leisure in bushfire safer places such as Stirling or the City of Adelaide, on total fire ban days rated as Severe or Extreme, returning in the evening only if it is safe to do so.
If guests arrive for their stay on a Severe or Extreme rated day we recommend guests delay check-in until the evening and then only if it is safe to do so.
Owing to the safety risk, on a day of Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating, the property will NOT be available for ANY access including over-night accommodation for the night of that Catastrophic Fire Danger Rated Day, even if guests have a confirmed booking for the night.
In this circumstance, alternative accommodation must be found. The hosts will fully refund any accommodation payments received from guests for that night’s booking.
If a Catastrophic rated day occurs during the guests’ stay, the CFS recommends people leave bushfire-prone areas the night before OR as early as possible on a day of Catastrophic fire danger Rating.
The hosts will provide guests with information about alternative accommodation options in the city of Adelaide which is a bushfire safer place.
If arriving in Adelaide from interstate or overseas between November-May guests are advised to check the CFS website for the bushfire danger rating applying to your day of arrival. The Alert SA app also provides you with up to date information on bushfire danger alerts or events as will the local AM ABC radio.
It is your responsibility to know your risk and what you need to do to stay safe in the event of a bushfire.
Check-in from 14:00 and checkout by 10:00. Check-in and check-out times can be flexible subject to bookings and maintenance requirements.
For liability reasons, only those individuals who are registered guests may stay overnight at the premises.
The house should be left tidy. All furniture should be returned to the location it was found on arrival. The kitchen should be clean particularly the stove, oven and grill, if used. Crockery and pans should be washed and put away.
Please switch off all external lights (as well as internal ones) and the ceiling fans in the bathroom and living room. Between Nov and May please turn off the gas at the cylinder. Place waste in external bins where indicated. Reporting of damage/breakages including carpet stains would be greatly appreciated.
Please browse through the Information for Guests folder on arrival and read information about the use of appliances such as the wood stove and dishwasher.
For your safety, also familiarise yourself with the Bushfire Survival Plan for Guests even during non-bushfire danger seasons.
You are welcome to use the pantry products. We'd appreciate a contribution to the stock, such as replacing items which have nearly run out, to ensure that the range of essential items are available for guests who follow.
The property is located in bushland with steep inclines and dry stone walls. The occasional snake, although timid, is around in summer. Accordingly the property could be hazardous to children. The house contains natural untreated wooden furniture and is carpeted throughout. Children will need to be supervised at all times.
Conditions apply when staying during the bushfire danger season. Please familiarise yourself with these details on this site under Other Things to Note before making your bookings.
At departure please follow the instructions posted on the side table near the front door and on the storeroom door. Close all ROLLER SHUTTERS including the manually operated one in the bathroom. Also lock the storeroom door and secure the chain across the driveway entrance.