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Shades of Blue Eco Retreat

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
WELCOME TO SHADES OF BLUE The best of both worlds… Wide open spaces, no immediate neighbours, stunning water views over the pristine Marine Park, and a luxury holiday house with your own private shell beach. Enjoy a refreshing drink over a BBQ while sitting on the wrap around deck, which gives you 180 degree views over the picturesque bay. You'll see the ever-changing shades of blue as the sky is reflected into the tranquil waters. Then watch the blues change to the colours of stunning sunsets night after night. Or if it's a cold winter's day or night, enjoy the glorious views from inside the open plan living area boasting cosy & warm reverse cycle air conditioning. Whatever the season, Shades of Blue Eco Retreat has everything to make your stay memorable. Whether it's a private romantic g...WELCOME TO SHADES OF BLUE The best of both worlds… Wide open spaces, no immediate neighbours, stunning water views over the pristine Marine Park, and a luxury holiday house with your own private shell beach. Enjoy a refreshing drink over a BBQ while sitting on the wrap around deck, which gives you 180 degree views over the picturesque bay. You'll see the ever-changing shades of blue as the sky is reflected into the tranquil waters. Then watch the blues change to the colours of stunning sunsets night after night. Or if it's a cold winter's day or night, enjoy the glorious views from inside the open plan living area boasting cosy & warm reverse cycle air conditioning. Whatever the season, Shades of Blue Eco Retreat has everything to make your stay memorable. Whether it's a private romantic get away for two, or a large family get together or group function, it's a great location to escape the hum drum of the daily grind. [THE RETREAT] Shades of Blue Eco Retreat is a new holiday house perched on a hill with about 200 metres of absolute shell beach frontage and 15 acres of undulating land to explore. The entire house is eco friendly. It’s powered by a stand alone Solar Powered System with a backup silenced generator. The house is supplied by pristine rainwater caught in various large rainwater tanks around the property. It is situated in a rural setting amongst the rolling hills of the Calca farming area, overlooking the Head of Baird Bay inlet on the beautiful Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. The open plan living area comprises a large 64' Flat Screen TV, with complimentary Foxtel and WiFi connected. Please note Streaming Services (Netflix/Stan) are not available due to the remote Sattelite Connection. This living area, to the eastern side of the open room includes ample seating with ottoman footstools for relaxing with your feet up. There is also a wireless SoundBar which allows you to connect your device to enable listening to your own personal music collection, as loud as you wish, as there are no immediate neighbours, and no noise curfews. Board games include Scrabble, Traditional Monopoly, Connect 4, Poker, Quoits and 3 in one Chess set. A selection of colouring books and pencils, puzzle books and a blank scrapbook are also provided. For movie buffs, there is a library of DVDs for use in any of the wall mounted TVs in each of the bedrooms, if you need to break away from the group, or just stay in bed all day. A large six burner BBQ or a Weber BBQ Kettle awaits the outdoor cook, and this area overlooks a fenced landscaped garden, which is an ideal spot for children to safely play, in full view of the elevated deck and living areas. Or, once in this area, you may enjoy an invigorating dip in a 5 person heated spa, enjoying the summer views, while relaxing with a drink in hand. Otherwise, try a game of table tennis, or darts, in the adjoining shed, which opens up into the fenced garden. [HOUSE FEATURES] The Holiday Retreat has all you'll need to have a relaxing holiday with all the creature comforts you'd expect. The centre of the open plan living area houses the fully equipped kitchen, boasting a large island bench with 8 leather swivel bar stools for taking advantage of the spectacular 180 degree views. The appliances include a stainless steel refrigerator and freezer with a water dispenser, a stainless steel dishwasher, a stainless steel microwave/convection wall oven, underbench gas oven.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Functions allowed Catering options available
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Anne A
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

The Shades of Blue Eco Retreat is truly a one of a kind place - I've never seen a holiday rental quite like it. Extremely well equipped for almost TOO many needs (which is such a welcome change from always forgetting to bring things), and...More

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Brad H
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Just had two nights with another couple at this retreat. And retreat is the perfect term. Secluded, visually dreamlike with the water (forever changes different shades of blue), the big sky, bird and the early morning stillness (from the deck you can hear the fish...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SusieMelbourne
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
[THINGS TO SEE] The property is approximately 8.5 kms of unsealed road away from the sleepy fishing village of Sceale Bay, which boasts beautiful beaches and stunning views, including the seemingly endless Surfers Beach. The village also has a substantial boat ramp for launching larger boats, and allows four-wheel drive access onto the Sceale Bay Beach. Point Labatt Conservation Reserve is approximately 17 kms away, which is the only Australian mainland location to view Sea lion colonies including Australian and New Zealand sea lions, and New Zealand fur seals. Also from the cliff top viewing platform, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean coastline. Murphy's Haystacks is approximately 22km to the east unsealed road a
Getting around
If you are flying into Ceduna, you'll need to hire a car for your stay. The highway runs from Ceduna to Streaky Bay and is a one hour's drive. There are so many beautiful sights to see and beaches to visit. While in Streaky Bay, you can do your grocery shopping or dine in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are also unsealed roads throughout the region, and on the way to the Retreat via Sceale Bay Road, you'll come to Calca Road, which is unsealed until you arrive at the retreat. (approximately 8 kms).
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