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Esplanade Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This magnificent and spacious home, once the residence of an old sea captain, has been delightfully upgraded. This spacious house has two dining/living areas providing added comfort when there is full occupancy. This property is the ultimate in beach side living with great sea views from the main dining/living area and bedroom 1. The house is also a short 5 minute walk to Semaphore, a vibrant seaside suburb of Adelaide, where there are many excellent cafes, restaurants, shops, galleries and the Odeon Cinema.

Local Attractions

This property is ideally located halfway between the Semaphore and Largs Jetty and is located on Adelaide's beautiful suburban beach line not far from historic Port Adelaide. It hosts many summer festivals, including the International Kite Festival and the Annual Greek and Spanish Festivals. There is a mini fun park which boasts a waterslide, mini golf, a wonderful historic carousel, and the famous Ferris wheel of Elvis Presley fame. The bike/walking track which runs from Semaphore to Outer Harbor with many rest and information stops along the way is just across the road. There is the coastal steam train for that special little trip. The beach is wide and sandy and perfect for swimming and the Semaphore & Largs Bay jetties are a refreshing walk away and great for observing the local fishermen cast their lines and crab nets. The Port River Dolphin Trail and Port Adelaide Ships Graveyards are two of the many outdoor activities in the area as well the newly established Port River Dolphin Sanctuary. Covering more than 118 square kilometers, the sanctuary will protect a pod of up to 60 bottle-nosed dolphins living in the Port River and surrounding estuaries. Port Adelaide is steeped in history. There is the Maritime Museum, Light House, New Land Gallery, National Railway Museum, National Military Vehicle Museum, South Australian Aviation Museum and the Australian Museum of Childhood. The Fisherman's Wharf markets are open every Sunday and Public Holidays and there are numerous antiques and collectable shops. Tall ships the 'One & All' and 'Falie' are based here and bookings are taken for day and night cruises. There are also many riverboat cruises and fishing charters available.

The main domestic/international airport is also only a mere 20 minute drive away if you have to catch that early flight.

More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Walker
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Semaphore, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , 1 child bed , bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Esplanade Beach House
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews

Spacious. Great surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location lovely large property.

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and well-equipped including extra towels and linen, and some kitchen supplies. It suited our two families very well and we would have loved to stay longer! The host is very welcoming. The air-conditioning stood up to a heat wave and kept us cool and comfortable inside and of course the beach is just across the road for a quick dip. Shops are a short walk away including a supermarket and restaurants. The only issue was with the beds in the bunk room with tired old matresses which were squeaky and uncomfortable for our adult children.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Meredith. You are welcome back anytime.
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful outlook

  • 3 of 5

The heating and cooling system is not really user friendly. No hot water to the bath.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, sorry to see you did not have such an enjoyable stay at the house. We engaged a five star cleaning service for the house which we inspect before every stay. In the 7 years we have been renting the house we have had only two guests that have had trouble with the heating and cooling system but I will look at the information at the house and try to improve the instructions. I wish you had contacted me as I would have been able to assist you with any issues you found at the house, especially the bath water as I suspect the pilot light on the instantaneous gas systems had gone out in the recent violent storms . In addition as of yesterday we have replaced the mattresses on the beds to provide better comfort. kind regards Carolyn
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Enfield, Victoria, Australia

Great beach property

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 loved our time here. It was the perfect location for beach, playgrounds and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your time at the house Lorraine.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property on the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property.......

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Jane. We have replaced the hard mattress with softer ones now to provide better comfort. Cheers Carolyn
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

Very Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in a lovely location.Property was clean and roomy.Only issues were hard beds and a complex heating system which left some rooms too hot and others cold.The manager was very helpful with our questions on arrival

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charles, You'll be pleased we have changed the hard mattress on the beds to softer ones to provide better comfort. kind regards Carolyn
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Other Activities:

Semaphore beach


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.