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Quandong, Venus Bay, South Australia - Low key cabin surrounded by nature

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

A very simple open plan rustic cabin with basic amenities

Quandong cabin is a very simple affordable low key retreat perfect for couples. It has access to Harbor Point's private beach, set on 70 acres of virgin native vegetation, wonderful for nature walks along the cliff tops to discover caves, rocks and arches. It's own private beachfront allows small boats and canoes to be launched and moored for easy access to your favourite whiting spot or to explore an island. The cabins maximise the scenic views of the bay spanning from Venus Bay past the islands to Port Kenny, with wonderful sunsets and moonrises, plus the lights of the two towns by night.

Quandong is a basic open plan cabin with a double bed mattress, a set of bunk beds, kitchen, dining area, plus shower and toilet. There is an evaporative airconditioner and new ceiling fan for cooling and a diesel heater for warmth. Quandong has a gas stove, crockery and cooking utensils. There is a gas BBQ, plus access to a common outdoor wood BBQ and camp fire area. Hot water and rain water are available. Quandong has a fridge/ freezer. There is a TV, radio and stereo for your enjoyment. A laundry and second fridge are available for stays longer than 7 days.

Plus your pets are welcome to have a great holiday adventure with you, but please be aware that we encourage wild life.

We do ask that you clean the cabin when you leave, cleaning eqipment is supplied.

We also ask that you show the property as much care and respect as we do, therefore if you are interested in hooning or partying please look else where as we do not tolerate excessive noise, hooning, wandering around other private dwellings or not tidying up after yourself.

A second larger cabin is also available if required, for further information please enquire or take a look on


The cabin is run by alternative energy, powered by solar panels and wind generators, with backup batteries. Quandong cabin has a 240 volt inverter for charging mobile phones, batteries and laptops, it can power other small electrical items (please check first). Why not try something different and support the environment..

Water is scarce on the Eyre Peninsula, so we do ask guests to be water wise and take short showers.


Harbor Point is a coastal property 2km from Venus Bay, on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Venus Bay is a peaceful township on a bay of sheltered water, ideal for whiting fishing, canoeing, swimming and water sports.

You have easy access to Venus Bay Jetty, Needle's Eye Lookout, South Headland Walking trail, Venus Bay National Park, Talia Caves, Camel Beach surf fishing, Murphys Hay Stacks, Bairds Bay seals, Streaky Bay, Elliston, Locks Well. Plus you are centrally located between Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Loads of fishing and lots of beaches to explore why not choose this quieter alternative to relax in between all the activites

More Details

Julie Scholz
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

Quandong is a basic cabin for those wanting a cheap alternative


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Venus Bay, Australia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed in open plan cabin
  • Books
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Quandong, Venus Bay, South Australia - Low key cabin surrounded by nature
average rating of 4.2105265 based on 19 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Everthing was great! no complaints about the Cabin or the Beautiful Surroundings.I was disappointed the Chap in the unit next to me had music on that was loud enough for me to hear in quandong,i was glad he was gone the next day! The peace and quiet is why you go there.I did get 2 days of peace and quiet ! heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, basic was an understatement. We did not expect a palace for the price but sadly we were quite disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

Basic but cosy

  • 3 of 5

Great location, fantastic views, basic cabin, but has got all you need!

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Renmark, South Australia, Australia

Quiet, bushland surroundings

  • 3 of 5

A very quiet and cute cabin. Highly recommend for a day or two. Water not far away, 150 mtr walk. Great view. Flaws are, cabin gets extremely hot inside and with air con on it still doesn't cool down. Average temp inside was 34, but at night with cool breeze it was much better. Shower had little pressure I ended up washing in tub outside lol. These are not major things but definitely need rectifying as our pooches suffered to. On the plus, we can't be to picky as it was a cute place, had all basics and was at Venus bay. I recommend definitely staying here, but not if it's over 30 degrees and bring all bedding towels blankets and pillows (the bedding and pillows were badly used and lots of previous pooch hair all over, just made it feel a little in clean seeing this)..... over all highly recommend and we would definitely stay again in cooler weather, our kids (dogs) loved running through the bush onto water. Thank you for our stay. Oh, Julie was a delight to deal with and very professional.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are looking at upgrading the power system to allow a better air conditioner. I have organised the plumber to come and fix the pressure in the shower.
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Woodville South, South Australia, Australia

Peaceful, Tranquil and oh the Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Wow. What can I say. My husband and I adore this place. Booked Quandong for a month. I love it here that much, I booked the bigger cabin close by Melaleuca for 2 months.

Was exactly what I needed being the first anniversary of losing my Mum. To be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and everyday life.

Being pet friendly, my 15 month Boxer dog absolutely loves running and water so being on 70 acres and less than 100 metres from the beach, he is in his element! My 11 year old Mastiff loves the water, smells and adventuring. It has given her a new lease on life. Julie and Andrew (the owners) even let me bring my baby lamb. She isn't weaned off of milk yet so loves going outside to nibble on grass, plants and learn.

Obviously, it is eco friendly. Possibly things may go wrong like loss of power, water but nothing major. Julie and Andrew are only a phone call away (even when I called with a question when they were overseas), and go above and beyond to help and resolve any issues.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poor accommodation

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our small dog for 1 night in April. The booking was for 2 nights but we bailed out after 1 night. Now I have to be grateful as the number of pet friendly accommodation options in SA are limited to say the least. In many you can take your dog but it has to be left outside - not good for many dog owners. This place we were allowed to take her inside but this is where the praise ends I'm afraid. The cabins are very very poor, it is definitely accommodation on a tight budget. From the outside it was shabby and run down, you had to walk outside the cabin across the verandah to get to the bathroom with the wash basin outside on the verandah itself. Inside the cabin it was dark and dingy. It did had a fridge freezer and small TV which was a bonus but I would not stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry Amanda that you did not find Quandong to your liking. We were planning on renovating Quandong, that is why you may have noticed black marks on the timbers that the builder was going to replace. The builder renovated our other cabin Melaleuca first and used up all the wood slats that were purchased to renovate both cabins and unfortunately we were unable to get any more of the slats from Port Lincoln or any of the other near by Eyre Peninsula towns. We now need to wait till after winter and it may now only be completed early next year. We do have a brand new house that may be more to your taste that is also pet friendly, but some guests do enjoy Quandong for it's simplicity.
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Port Lincoln
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Venus Bay
Other Activities:

Pet friendly, eco friendly,

Venus bay is a tranquil coastal town set on the entrance to the bay from the ocean take a walk to the head of the bight and spot the dolphins playing on the surf. Fish off the jetty or hire a tinny from the caravan park to catch a king George whiting in the bay. Go for a drive to Murphy hay stacks only 20 minutes away and then to Point Labett to view the sea colony or swim with the dolphins and seals at Bairds Bay then finish off your drive with lunch at Streaky Bay.


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  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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