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Seaside fun in Semaphore holiday homes to rent

Located on the Gulf St Vincent coastline of South Australia, Semaphore is a quiet Adelaide suburb with white sands, family-friendly seas and a colourful foreshore bordered by lush green. Whether you want fun in the sun with the kids or a secluded retreat as a couple, holiday homes to rent in Semaphore give you endless options for how to spend your trip.

Things to do

Things to do near Semaphore holiday homes

Several attractions are found throughout Semaphore and Adelaide for a fun-filled holiday. Holiday homes are available near the National Railway Museum, a heritage museum with railway artefacts and the Fort Glanville steam train, and Timeball Tower, a historic working carousel. Semaphore Road, one of the widest boulevards in the suburb, is lined with funky boutiques, cafes and old salt pubs for dining and drinks.

Day trips

Best excursions near Semaphore holiday rentals

Semaphore offers a variety of day trips to charming towns, coastal areas and beautiful beaches. Holiday homes are close enough for day trips to places like the Barossa Valley, a premier wine valley with vineyards and wineries with tasting tours, and Adelaide Hills, an area of sweeping countryside, farmlands and wineries with quaint German villages. You’ll also enjoy Encounter Bay in the Fleurieu Peninsula, which has horse-drawn rides along the coast to watch for dolphins, and Kangaroo Island, a tranquil spot known for its native wildlife population and unspoilt landscape.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Semaphore

Semaphore offers a unique combination of seaside fare and South Australia’s signature cuisine. Near the coast, you’ll find everything from gourmet ice cream to fish and chips, but the many restaurants around the area offer regional staples like locally reared lamb, artisanal chocolate, fresh fruit and fresh-caught crabs, whiting, oysters and crayfish. German delicacies are also common, such as spicy cured sausage. If you want to experience all that South Australia has to offer during your stay in Semaphore, visit a restaurant or eatery near your holiday accommodation.


Best events near Semaphore holiday homes

Semaphore celebrates numerous events throughout the year, all within reach of your holiday accommodation. The Semaphore Street Fair brings the community together to celebrate local history, while the Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets offer a unique shopping experience with an array of goods. There’s also a kite festival in the spring, which showcases a variety of distinctive kite designs.

Family friendly

Family fun near holiday homes in Semaphore

Semaphore offers an array of options to entertain and educate the kids during your trip. Holiday homes are close to many family-friendly attractions, such as the Adelaide Zoo, a collection of thousands of animals with interactive experiences, and the South Australian Museum, a large museum with natural history artefacts and indigenous cultural exhibits. The kids will also enjoy Victoria Square, a large green space with gum trees, picnic areas and seasonal outdoor events, and the Migration Museum, a social history museum with exhibits of South Australia’s diverse cultures.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Semaphore

Semaphore’s tranquil seaside atmosphere and romantic attractions make it ideal for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Himeji Gardens, a traditional Japanese garden with meditative paths and ornamental features, and the Adelaide Casino, a gaming space with shops, restaurants and bars. The Adelaide Central Market, a bustling destination for fresh produce and meats, and the Adelaide Botanic Garden, a verdant garden with rare plants, statuary and greenhouses, are also enjoyable for couples.

Where to stay near Semaphore?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 443 holiday rentals near Semaphore. From 207 Houses to 223 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Semaphore is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Semaphore? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Semaphore. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Semaphore Jetty: 657 holiday rentals
  • The Semaphore Waterslide Complex: 656 holiday rentals
  • Burnside Village Shopping Centre: 762 holiday rentals
  • Adelaide Oval: 745 holiday rentals
  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre: 735 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Semaphore listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Semaphore?

Yes, of course. offers 207 Houses in Semaphore. Our other popular types of Semaphore holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 223 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 18 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 18 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Semaphore?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 79 holiday homes with pool available in Semaphore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.