About the Garden Cottage holiday rental
The Garden Cottage at The Olives
The Garden Cottage at The Olives is a new, architect-designed facility near Yankalilla in the heart of South Australia’s famed Fleurieu Peninsula. It is just one hour by road from Adelaide near the McLaren Vale wine district, Gulf St Vincent fishing, surf beaches, conservation parks, walking trails and the mouth of the mighty Murray River at Goolwa. The Fleurieu is a drawcard for nature lovers and foodies and boasts superior sporting facilities such as The Links golf course at Lady Bay.
The Garden Cottage nestles in an idyllic setting for those who just want to wash away the stresses of the city or use it as a base to see and enjoy the attractions of the Fleurieu, recently listed by Lonely Planet as the fifth most attractive destination in the world.
The Cottage has two bedrooms; one with a King size double bed heaped with pillows, waffle blankets and a soft doona; the other with two King singles which can be converted to a double. There is also a sofa bed in the central lounge area.
Plantation shutters in the bedrooms allow guests to control the light and the wake-up views across the garden.
The swimming pool is available to guests
The central lounge also has kitchen facilities for tea or coffee (Nespresso capsules provided), a toaster, a microwave oven, a twin electric hotplate and an electric frypan.
We also provide samples of our home-made olive oil, jams and fresh fruit as it is available. We assume most people will want to explore the fine cafes and restaurants across the Fleurieu, but if you choose to stay in and cook for yourself the facilities are available. A barbecue is set up nearby.
Guests at the Garden Cottage are welcome to use the facilities of the entire 4-acre garden, where walking trails lead to lovely viewing and photo spots. Pose by the stunning wisteria arbour, or under the Golden Bunny arch, or playing tic-tac-toe by the love seats on the main walk.
The swimming pool is also available to guests. It is usually too cold to use the pool between April and October.
“The bed was king size and so comfy… the gardens were fantastic and the location was great. Exceptional.”
“This was the perfect get-away. Quality accommodation set in gorgeous grounds close to the beach and local attractions. It was serene and beautiful with an unobtrusive host. A little bit of paradise.”
“Excellent! So quiet, clean and beautiful … wonderful friendly hosts who helped make our stay much more enjoyable.”
“A touch of class. Superb location close enough to the centre of Yankalilla but far enough away to give the feeling of seclusion. The cottage is set among beautifully attended gardens and affords very high standards of fittings and furnishings. The hosts were most obliging and we certainly appreciated the home grown olive oil and plum jam.”
“Beautiful gardens and a tranquil environment south of Adelaide near Yankalilla. What’s not to like!”