Close to the pristine Normanville dog friendly beach and 100m from eateries.
About Lynn Wilson
After travelling around Australia in 2005 the seed was planted in our minds to take that sea change in a more permanent way. We started our grand tour in September 2005. Two gals, two dogs, a four-wheel drive and off road camper trailer! We stayed in a range of accommodation. Mainly in caravan parks, sometimes in bush camps and occasionally in service station parks. Every now and then we put the dogs into kennels and stayed in more up market hotels and also holiday rentals that were “Dog friendly”. We were often disappointed with the conditions of the “Dog friendly” places. It seemed to be that if you had pets you were sent up the back of the caravan park often further away from amenities or the beach. Holiday homes often said they were dog friendly and then said the dogs had to stay outside. If allowed inside the places were quite often furnished with second hand furniture. The dogs would often have to be tied up in caravan parks and this was often in dry, dusty ground. Sometimes we would stay in caravan parks that were dog friendly but the beach or park nearby did not allow dogs!!! Frustrating! We did stay in a couple of places that seemed to “GET IT”!! Our two pampered pooches were made welcome and we took this away with us in our memories… After returning to Adelaide we continued to holiday with our dogs. This included a houseboat on the River Murray and various holiday homes. We still were disappointed with the accommodation, but at least the dogs could come with us rather than stay in dog boarding kennels. We began researching options to create a REAL dog friendly holiday experience. The dream started to come true when in 2012 we found 5 Jetty Rd, Normanville!
Lynn Wilson purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Lynn Wilson chose Normanville
When we purchased the place it was a massive, overgrown, neglected property with a 1960’s two-bedroom “shack” on it. The house had gone beyond repair but the block of land was perfect in its size and location. In the next couple of years we started to develop our ideas. The building was demolished, land sub-divided, plans drawn up and re-drawn many times. The process involved many application forms, Council meetings and discussions. It seemed to take ages with red tape at every turn! Finally, in July 2014 the building began. This also meant selling our house in Adelaide (after living there for 21 years), moving to Normie and renting for six months whilst building took place. We both had to change our jobs…so basically FULL ON! Luckily our dogs being well travelled did not stress too much with the move and we also up rooted our 17-year-old cat who had never moved before. The dogs were back running free on the beach! Normanville is an off lead, dog friendly beach as long as this is 100m from the jetty and dogs behaviour monitored and under control. The cafes in both Normanville and the surrounding areas made the dogs welcome as we relaxed with a wine or coffee. As the building got underway we started planning how we would create a luxurious experience for couples or singles and still allow them to have their best friend with them. We made choices with furnishing, décor and landscaping to make the places practical but also indulgent. We remembered all of the special touches that we experienced on our travels with dogs and tried to provide these. At first only Villa 2 was dog friendly however; as time went by we made Villa 1 dog friendly as well as there was such high demand.
What makes this Villa unique
Yes you can holiday with your pampered pooches in style, comfort and feel totally spoilt with all the extras we provide including the heated spa in the courtyard garden. Seagrass Villas is located on Jetty Rd only 600m from the pristine dog friendly beach and café on the foreshore to relax with a meal, wine or just take in the magnificent scenery. We are a short stroll of 100m to get to shops cafes and the pub. All eateries welcome dogs and have sections where you all can eat. We provide all linen that makes our guests feel special including bathrobes, fluffy white towels and sheets. All toiletries are provided as well as spa towels. We have a dog box which contains towels, throws, bowls, poo bags, bowls and treats for the pooches who stay. Breakfast provisions are provided including bacon, our own free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, cereal, pancake mix, milk and juice. Cooking supplies are provided and if you have a sweet tooth there is a jar of lollies. We also give our guests a choice from 7 varieties of wine or 2 craft beers that is brewed locally for their complimentary bottle of wine. We can organise different platters for your stay just tell us what you like and we can have it ready for you when you check in. We can also organise in house massages for you from one our massage therapists in town or partake a yoga class. Guests will enjoy and fabulous night sleep in the comfortable king size bed and enjoy watching TV in the bedroom with the comfort of it's own split system. There are many other beautiful small townships through out the region where the are antique shops, cafes or just amazing scenery through Wirrina, Second Valley, Rapid Bay where you can snorkel or dive off the historic jetty and is the home to the graceful Leafy Sea Dragon the down to Cape Jervis the gate way to Kangaroo Island. In the other direct 30 mins to McLaren Vale wineries some of the best in the world or Victor Harbour with the famous Granite Island with the penguins.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great experience would recommend
Great communication with owners, great sport, modern house. Perfect!
Felt like home.
Beautiful, well thought out. Felt like we were staying at a friends house. So warm and inviting. Out door spa was the best. But being able to take our large dog with us was wonderful. Great location with a 2 minute walk to the beach. Highly recommended.
Better than expected
Owners put a lot of time and effort into the property. Their attention to detail is amazing. They had bread, bacon, fresh eggs, fresh orange juice, tea, coffee, Sherry, jams, oils.
They even turned the heater on before we came. The Spa was preset and great, A private property in a great location.
Bed was great, linen provided - which just made the whole weekend perfect. Dinner we went to a local Pizza place which had the best Pizza, great prices, lovely location, great service.
Garden out the back was perfect.
I would prefer Wifi but most places don't have this. But a great experience - Huge thank you.
Fantastic pet friendly accommodation, with attention to detail.
This place had a calm and peaceful vibe about it and you feel instantly relaxed. It was so lovely to be able to take our dogs away with us to such a nice place. The hosts were very nice and catered to our dietary needs. We highly recommend this place.
Fabulous place to stay
Very well presented with so much attention to detail
Walking distance to beach and Normanville township
Highly recommended and dog friendly
Home away from home
It was wonderful being able to stay somewhere where our fur baby was as welcome as we were. The spa and treats made it extra special.
It's our pleasure to have our guests holiday with their fur baby.
Normanville is located in a small country tourist township 70km south of Adelaide.
Scenic tourist drives around the area can take you back to Myponga and go out to the Reservoir viewing platform then drop into the Smiling Samoyed Brewery for a tasting paddle and lunch. They serve pizzas and tasting plates.
13 km out of Normanville on Hay Flat Rd you will find Ingallala Falls. It is a short and easy walk the to waterfall. Take a picnic basket and enjoy the peace of the bush.
Hire a free bike from Jetty Caravan Park which is 500m down the road or from Yankalilla Information centre approximately 2 km, whilst there drop into the museum.
If you are more adventurous go snorkelling or diving off Rapid Bay Jetty or the sunken HMS Horbart.
If you are into golf have a round at Links Lady Bay 3 kms away, Yankalilla 3 km away or Wirrina 15 km away.
Go horse riding along Normanville Beach with High Country Trails.
You can just chill on the beach at Normanville or walk the Carrickalinga Trail.
Place to eat Normanville Beach Café and Kiosk, One Little Sister, Café Bungala, Normanville Pub, Bakery, Southbound Diner, Mins Chinese, Vansh Indian, Yankalilla Pub and The Peninsula Bar and Restaurant both have courtesy buses which will pick up and bring you back to Seagrass Villas.