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Balgowan, South Australia

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Located at Balgowan, Sandpiper is the perfect holiday house for a seaside getaway.

There are 3 bedrooms at Sandpiper – queen, trio bunk, bunk – and sleeps up to 7 people. Quilts and pillows are provided, but guests will need to bring their linen (sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats & tea-towels) with them for their stay, or linen can be hired through the Country Getaways office.

Sandpiper has one bathroom with a shower & toilet.

There is ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning through the self-contained accommodation.

The combined living area is spacious with a television (with USB port) in the lounge room, and views across the front deck from the dining table.

The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven, microwave, coffee plunger, sandwich maker & fridge with freezer on top.

In the laundry, guests will find a top load washing machine, iron & ironing board.

Outside, there are plenty of open spaces to enjoy with undercover outdoor seating on both front and rear decks. On the rear veranda is lounge seating, and a hooded gas barbecue.

At the rear of Sandpiper, guests can use the fire pit, but will need to bring their own firewood and be aware of any fire regulations or bans.

The rear yard is secure, and there is off-street parking for up to 3 vehicles behind a fence, along with room for a boat. There is a fish cleaning area for those coming to fish the waters off Balgowan, and the boat ramp is only a short drive from Sandpiper.

Sandpiper welcome pets by arrangement (sorry, no cats) – when making your booking, let the Country Getaways staff know your pet will be coming, and please note a refundable bond is applicable.

Whilst the township of Balgowan doesn’t have any shops, Maitland is only a short drive inland or Moonta is to the north. Both towns have a range of shops including supermarkets, hardware, chemist and much more.

Sandpiper is the ideal accommodation for those wanting a coastal holiday on Yorke Peninsula.

Bedroom & Bathroom Configuration

3 Bedrooms:

  • 1 Queen bed
  • 1 Bunk bed
  • 1 Trio Bunk bed

1 bathroom

Property features:

  • 3 bedrooms – Queen, Trio bunk (double on the bottom, single on the top), Bunk
  • Sleeps 7
  • Quilts and pillows provided
  • BYO sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats and tea-towels
  • Optional linen hire available through Country Getaways office
  • Bathroom with shower & toilet
  • Ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning throughout
  • Television with USB port in lounge room
  • Well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave, coffee plunger (bring own ground beans), sandwich maker & large fridge with freezer on top
  • Top load washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Outdoor seating on front deck
  • Undercover dining & lounge area on rear deck
  • Hooded gas barbecue
  • Secure yard
  • Fire pit (guests need to bring their own wood & observe fire regulations)
  • Undercover fish cleaning area
  • No guest access to shed
  • Off-street parking to up to 3 vehicles behind fence, with room for a boat
  • Pets by arrangement only ($100 refundable bond applies per pet) - outside pets accepted (no cats)

Tariff Seasons & Rates for Sandpiper

* View Terms

Season Dates Nightly Price
Low 1 May - 31 October. $150
High 1 November - 30 April;
plus all long weekends, special events in the vicinity & Yorke Peninsula Field Days.
Peak Easter, and Christmas/New Year;
26 December - 31 January.

Costing calculation: Rate x Number of nights + Cleaning Fee + administration fee = Total Price (displayed above). All rates are quoted per night in AUD.

Bonds & Fees

Item Description Amount
Refundable Security Bond * Payable before access details are provided (for online bookings, this is paid at the time of booking) $300
Refundable pet bond Applicable when a pet is booked for a pet friendly property (bond is per pet) $100
Cleaning fee $70
Administration fee $35

About Balgowan

Balgowan is a small sleepy town located south of Moonta Bay.

This town is a popular fishing spot (some would say that Balgowan is one of the best kept secrets on Yorke Peninsula).  Balgowan's Clifftop Kiosk has general supplies, coffee, takeaway food, ice & fuel.

Book a fishing charter leaving from the beach - popular in Summer and Winter.  Or if you have your own, launch your boat at high tide.

Further South is Port Victoria, a popular spot for jetty fishing.

The Balgowan coastline has great scenic unspoilt coastal walks and is a town untouched by tourism and development.  There are pontoons off the beach which children love to use.

Balgowan is a 10 minute drive from Maitland which is the service centre for this town.  Come into the Country Getaways office at Maitland and say "Hi" to our friendly staff.

Balgowan is located approximately 2 hours drive from Adelaide.


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