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Pearly Shells

James Well, South Australia

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Just a short walk from the James Well beach, Pearly Shells is a single-level holiday house with everything guests need for a relaxing coastal holiday.

Pearly Shells has 3 bedrooms – queen, queen, double; sleeping up to 6 people. Quilts and pillows are provided, but guests will need to bring their linen (sheets, pillowcases, towels & tea-towels) with them for their stay, or linen can be hired.

There is a spacious bathroom at Pearly Shells with a walk-in shower, vanity and toilet.

This holiday accommodation has air-conditioning in the 2nd queen bedroom (cooling only), and ceiling fans in the lounge room, kitchen and queen bedrooms.

The open plan living area comprises the dining area, lounge room & kitchen, with a combustion heater providing heating throughout.

Pearly Shells has a large television (with USB & HDMI ports) & DVD player in the lounge room, with comfortable seating.

In the adjacent kids retreat is lounge seating with a range of entertainment options, including board games, DVDs, CD player & CDs, and books.

The kitchen is fully equipped for any length of stay with a microwave, dishwasher, electric stove, medium-sized fridge, DeLonghi coffee machine; plus a range of small kitchen appliances including kettle, toaster & electric frypan.

Laundry facilities for guests at the holiday accommodation include a top load washing machine, iron, ironing board, and clothesline.

Guests can enjoy relaxing on the lounge seating on the front undercover deck with seaviews of Gult St Vincent.  The James Well beach is within easy walking distance from the house, and the swimming beach at Rogues Point is only a 20 minute walk away.

At the rear of the house is a pergola with seating in the fenced rear yard, and barbecue facilities on the front deck.

James Well offers great opportunities for raking blue swimmer crabs during the warmer months (September to April), and guests staying at Pearly Shells can use the crab rakes, nets & tubs provided to try their hand at raking the shallows for the seafood delicacy.

There is undercover carport parking for 1 car, and off-street driveway parking for another car and a boat.

The beach is just 50 metres away via a beach access walkway just north of the holiday house, and is less than a 5 minute walk.

For shopping and dining options, Ardrossan is a short drive away with a large supermarket, chemist, hardware, takeaways, cafes, bakery & hotels.

Bedroom & Bathroom Configuration

3 Bedrooms:

  • 2 Queen beds
  • 1 Double bed

1 bathroom

Property features:

  • 3 bedrooms – queen, queen, double
  • Sleeps 6
  • Quilts, blankets and pillows provided
  • BYO sheets, pillowcases, towels and tea-towels
  • Optional linen hire
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, vanity & toilet
  • 2nd queen bedroom has air-conditioning (cooling only)
  • Combustion heater in living area (guests need to bring their own wood)
  • Ceiling fans in lounge room & kitchen
  • Queen bedrooms have ceiling fans
  • Pedestal fan
  • Open plan living area comprising dining, lounge & kitchen
  • Large television with USB & HDMI ports in lounge room
  • DVD player
  • Kids retreat with lounge seating & ceiling fan
  • Board games
  • DVDs
  • CD player
  • CDs
  • Books
  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, electric stove, medium-sized fridge with freezer on top
  • DeLonghi coffee machine (guests need to bring beans to use, or they can be purchased locally)
  • Stove top coffee maker (guests needs to bring ground coffee)
  • Small kitchen appliances including kettle, toaster & electric frypan
  • Top load washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Clothesline at side of house
  • Pergola at rear of house with seating
  • Lounge seating on front deck with seaviews
  • Hooded gas barbecue
  • Crab rakes, tubs & nets
  • Fenced rear yard
  • Undercover carport parking for 1 car
  • Off-street driveway parking for 1 car & 1 boat
  • 5-minute walk to beach
  • Sorry, pets not permitted

Tariff Seasons & Rates for Pearly Shells

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Season Dates Nightly Price
Low 1 May - 31 October. $140
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
Cleaning fee $115
Administration fee $35

About James Well

James Well is a small settlement of shacks and houses on the eastern coast of Yorke Peninsula, just below Ardrossan. The properties at James Well line the shore and surrounding clifftop.

While enjoying your stay at James Well, why not explore the area with long leisurely walks along the beach or the trails near the town?   The James Well & Rogues Point to Pine Point Walk is 5.5km long and is mainly sealed; the trail follows the coast road and original windmill that once supplied the towns with mains water.

James Well has a cement boat ramp for the fishing enthusiasts – but you can launch only at high tide. Nearby Ardrossan has an all weather boat ramp, from which you can launch at all times.

Yorke Peninsula’s first commercial winery & cellar door, Barley Stacks Winery is a 20 minute drive from James Well along a dirt road, here you can sample and purchase local wine.

The larger town of Ardrossan is only a 10 minute drive from James Well, and has a supermarket, chemist, hardware store, bakery and 2 hotels.

James Well is located approximately a 2 hour drive from Adelaide.


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