The Best Stayz Accommodations In Mclaren Vale, Australia - Updated 2024

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Ryan Joshua
Ryan Joshua 
Contributing Writer
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The bustling town of McLaren Vale in South Australia is regarded as the origin of the region’s rich wine history and is home to a few of the world’s oldest grape vines. Situated between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the beaches of the Gulf St. Vincent, the town is home to around 80 vineyards and cellar doors. It is truly a haven for wine lovers and enthusiasts, especially that their specialty includes Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet. Wanting to taste the best McLaren Vale wines? Check out the best Stays accommodations in Mclaren Vale, the South Australian wine capital!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 23, 2024.

1. Sea & Wine Retreat (from USD 215)

Those that love the sea and the waves will also love this place. The Sea and Wine retreat is a newly renovated property that features modern aesthetics and an urban-like feel. Strategically located at the center of Maslin Beach, this place can accommodate up to eight people in its three bedrooms, all of which are fully equipped with a TV and DVD player. The kitchen and the living area also have everything you need to make your stay very worthwhile.

A few walks away from the Sea & Wine Retreat is the Maslin Beach, where you can take a dip at the beach, get a tan, or try your luck and go fishing. It is also a five-minute drive away from McLaren Vale center for you to try the best wines, restaurants, and cafes.

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Maslin Beach, South Australia, Australia
7.76 km (4.9 mi) from d'Arenberg
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Tynan Farm accommodation

The Tynan Farm accommodation is a dairy farm first, but it is now converted into a place that provides guests to enjoy a serene and peaceful stay with breathtaking views of the Kuitpo Forest. It only has a single bedroom with a king-sized bed and a flat-screen TV. The home surely gives you a very rustic feel just like you’re in the countryside. Plus, it only takes 15 minutes by car to reach the famous vineyards and wineries around McLaren Vale and Willunga.

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11.64 km (7.3 mi) from d'Arenberg
112 reviews  
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Loved the privacy and gorgeous views
Everything was great roomy stylish big comfy bed
The view is absolutely stunning
Everything it says on the box
Although situated on the property of the owners
Beautiful property very clean and wonderful view
The brekkie supplies were very handy (and delicious)
The accommodation was lovely and spotlessly clean
Amazing host who was really helpful when we contacted them and made excellent recommendations on the area
fantastic Alice was a very gracious host
Alice was a great host
Host was very welcoming and always checked in to see if we needed anything
Fantastic quick getaway in Kuitpo Secluded
Great place in a great location
The log fire warms up the main living area
The property is absolutely gorgeous and located in a quiet peaceful location
Great place close to the forrest Only 15 minute drive to popular wineries
If you are after a private getaway in a tranquil setting and in a beautiful house then this is for you
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3. Jessica's Place

Jessica’s Place is probably the best place to stay if you want to enjoy every inch of McLaren Vale with only a short walk. This bed and breakfast can accommodate up to 10 people in its 3 bedrooms. It also features a lounge and an entertainment room with a large TV and an entertainment system. The good thing about this place is that a sumptuous basket of fruits and a bottle of local wine awaits you as you check in! As it is located at the heart of McLaren Vale, you only need to walk for a while to reach the best wineries, shops, cafes, and restaurants that this town has to offer.

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2.81 km (1.8 mi) from d'Arenberg
82 reviews   Wifi Available
bed & breakfast 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and plenty of room
we enjoyed a cosy night in front of the fire and will definitely book again
and plenty of room for everyone
the place is very cosy with a nice outdoor area
large family home with comfortable beds and furniture in a convenient location
the house was clean and very well stocked
thank you very much, pape, fetcher and seccafien families
unfortunately, the house desperately needed maintenance, especially in the bathrooms and outdoor areas
very good all round , very accomadating - great breakfast provision !!
nick and trish were nice enough to allow us to check in early
fabulous provisions left for us to make sure we didn't go hungry! can't wait to come back
we booked 2 nights but left after 1 as the dust and the mould made us both sick
breakfast was provided which really helped the next morning
good entertaining area
we found this house well situated ,clean and suitable for our needslittle extras like local wine, fresh fruit and well stocked pannty and fridge were a pleasant surprise
beautiful outdoor dining area would be suitable for entertaining
the house was clean and well provisioned with lots of "goodies" left for us in the pantry, which was much appreciated
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4. Willunga luxury farmhouse

Built in the 1870s, this farmhouse-turned-guesthouse offers a very spectacular view over McLaren Vale’s best vineyards and the Willunga Hills as well. It is also very near to the Aldinga Beach, the Willunga town center, and the wineries of McLaren Vale, making it perfect for a weekend excursion with family and friends. The Willunga luxury farmhouse is basically your traditional farmhouse and is located on a 2.5-acre (1.01 hectare) land with vineyards and trees. It has been renovated recently and is fully furnished to accommodate up to 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms.

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9.16 km (5.7 mi) from d'Arenberg
15 reviews  
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had 12 people stay but did not feel over crowded at all
great views, comfortable beds, large, user friendly kitchen, good outdoor furniture for al fresco dining, large hot water tank to cater for multiple showers, a great easter weekend was had by all
the beds are comfy, and we had everything we needed
it was clean, spacious, cosy and relaxed
all facilities really good, only complaint was not enough tea towels in the kitchen!
the house is huge with huge rooms
very clean and easy to love
great location very clean host very helpful when a small unforeseen problem arose
great communication via owner rebecca
gorgeous location amongst the vines
thankyou for having us and definitely a place to celebrate their anniversary each year with their close friends
the place is perfectly renovated but still holds the charm of a country farm house
close to wineries and the shops
just a short drive to the willunga markets on saturday
the views from the back are stunning and there are some amazing places for family photosthe combustion heater certainly set the cozy scene and heated the house beautifully there are shops only a 5 ...
2 large bathrooms , 2 living spaces 1 which was perfect for a natural light makeup and hair station to service the bride and 6 bridesmaids
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5. Villa D'Vine

Staying in this place is truly a “divine” one! Situated at the heart of McLaren Vale, the Villa D'vine is a three-bedroom home that is very near to the town’s best cafes, restaurants, and wineries. The home can accommodate up to eight people. It has three bedrooms, two of which has queen sized beds and the remaining one with two king-sized beds. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook your own meals. Entertainment is also not a problem as it is fully equipped with TV, DVD player and even a wide variety of movies for a cozy night at the home.

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Mclaren Vale, SA, AU
2.65 km (1.7 mi) from d'Arenberg
28 reviews  
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are also comfortable to sleep on
everything was very clean yet homely
communicative with owner was excellent
simone was so accommodating and helpful
our host was very generous and welcoming
everything went smoothly - we received clear instructions from the owner and the house was clean and well-appointed
the location was great
the location is very central to the local attractions
lovely house in a good location
fantastic property in the perfect location
we stayed two nights and found villa d’vine to be a perfect location to stay in mclaren vale
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6. Kuitpo Cottage

Once a farmhouse, the Kuitpo Cottage is now a loving home to those that would love exploring the wonders of McLaren Vale and its neighboring towns. It has two bedrooms, one of which has a queen bed and is available upon request.

The Kuitpo Cottage is just a few walks away from the Kuitpo Forest and the K1 winery. This place also offers spectacular views of the Kuitpo Forest and the vineyards that surround it. It is also a 15-minute drive away from McLaren Vale and Willunga wineries. For food lovers, you may want to have a taste of the local cuisine or cook food yourself from Willunga Farmers Market’s local and seasonal fresh produce.

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11.89 km (7.4 mi) from d'Arenberg
58 reviews  
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fully stocked kitchen, all the amenities, and a nice warm fireplace
excellent venue for attending wedding at kuitpo hall just down the road
over the october long weekend we had our wedding at kuitpo hall which is only a small drive down the road
very comfortable accommodation with great amenities
our favourite feature besides the beautiful property was the wood fireplace
house was clean, modern and warm
cottage was clean, modern facilities, comfortable bed and delicious, fresh supplies for breakfast
the ambiance and warmth as we walked in was homely and special
good communication with owner
lovely breakfast supplies to
the breakfast supplies was greatly appreciated
even though t was a winter's weekend the cottage was lovely and warm
30second drive to kuitpo hall, great garden for pre wedding photos, and lovely host who left us lovely fresh food!
just beautiful
secluded, peaceful location in a gorgeous little cottage overlooking lush, green paddocks
highly recommend taking advantage of this beautiful well situated property
it was a beautiful property with lots of great restaurants and things to do nearby
we had such a amazing stay! so relaxing! amazing communication throughout the booking process and over all just a great little get away
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7. Sea & Wine Retreat # 2

If you think that the Sea & Wine Retreat we have mentioned earlier isn’t enough, then here is the “sequel” to the renowned place. The two properties may have their own style and aesthetics, but rest assured that the quality of service and cleanliness of both properties are the same. The Sea & Wine Retreat #2 features four bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight people. The first three bedrooms have queen-size beds while the fourth bedroom has two single beds. The coziness of the living area is assured with its wood-powered fireplace, a 50" flat screen TV and a DVD player.

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7.74 km (4.9 mi) from d'Arenberg
38 reviews  
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds, fully-equipped kitchen and relaxing lounge-room
loved our stay here! the house was comfortable, beautifully presented and cleaned to a high standard
the only negative was the water pressure in the shower
the garden is lovely to relax in - our boys loved the chickens and lots of space to run around - our dog also loved the space! the added extras were a nice touch - ie milk, butter and eggs
better yet, we were able to enjoy our short sojourn as a family, mini schnauzer included
the house was very clean and comfortable
the property is lovely and clean, spacious and comfortable
very clean comfortable accommodation
the house was lovely and homely, with everything we needed
property as described - very neat and clean and fresh eggs were a wonderful surprise
adam and megan were welcoming and accommodating, we could not fault their customer service and attention to detail
hugely appreciated
spotlessly clean and a fabulous fire going to welcome us on a cold wet day
the owners were very friendly and helpful when booking in and the position was great
the butter, milk and fresh eggs was a nice touch
very well located
great location for beach and winery access
just a short stroll to the beach and only minutes to the wineries
up the road, the beach within walking distance and main street a short drive
comfy beds, good location within striking distance of mclaren vale , willunga attractions
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8. The Shearing Shed

The Shearing Shed is probably the best place for you to stay in if you want to experience an authentic Australian countryside way of living. This shearing shed that is converted into a home is located in McLaren Vale’s wine center on a 90-acre property. It is also located only 10 minutes from the McLaren Vale town center, where all of the shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries can be found.

The rustic yet modern home features a queen size bed, a double sofa bed, full bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. The hosts are also local winemakers so you can also ask more about the art of winemaking!

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6.25 km (3.9 mi) from d'Arenberg
58 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great shower,proper size shampoo & shower gel
plenty of kitchen amenities allowed us to stay in and cook one evening
the bed and bedding were extremely comfortable and the shower was amazing
the apartment itself is well presented and maintained
spent 2 nights here, clean comfortable, quiet & cozy
lovely and clean with everything we needed
it was very clean and tidy and had a really comfortable feel about it
the shed is in a really peaceful setting and the accomodation is very clean and well furnished
they also had everything needed to make a meal or have a bbq
very well setup,lovely setting,small stream at the back door,ducks,parrots all sorts of birds about
the property is gorgeous with beautiful vines and rolling hills with sheep roaming around
the beautiful grounds and secluded apartment made for the perfect retreat
they were the perfect hosts who provided us with a great selection of teas, coffees and milk
a wonderful location, very peaceful
the location is so peaceful, private and beautiful
property is in a great location and has everything you need
grilling out on the deck, listening to the birds and then relaxing by wood stove in a rustic rural setting was heavenly
wonderful get away in mclaren vale
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9. The Cottage on Tintookie Vineyards

The Cottage on Tintookie Vineyards is located on a sloping area right in the middle of a 17-hectare (42 acres) property at the Blewitt Springs, which is located at the center of McLaren Vale’s Wine District. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyards as well as the coast from your window. It only takes a few minutes to get to McLaren Vale’s best restaurants, cafes, and wineries.

The cottage features two bedrooms, one with a single queen-size bed and the other with a double and a king-size bed. The main area features a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment area, dining area, and a pantry. Don’t hesitate to wander around the property for you to enjoy the view and even pet their dogs and milking goats.

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6.75 km (4.2 mi) from d'Arenberg
30 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable with beautiful crisp linen
lulu has prepared a tasteful decor throughout with all fittings of a high standard
enjoyed our time at tintookie, lulu was an excellent host and our young children enjoyed milking the goats
it has high chapel type ceilings which contribute to a feeling of airiness and spaciousness
outdoor chairs and tables with a view over the vineyard would be lovely to use in warmer weather
the views of the vineyards were gorgeous!
lulu also had red and white wine from their own vineyard to try, which was amazing (we had the red)
i treated myself one night to a bath with candles, (available in the pantry) and the bath treats
it was quiet, and when we had time we walked around the area a little, which was full of vineyards
we absolutely loved our stay at tintookie vineyard! nestled in the vines, the views from this beautiful place were incredible and the home was in immaculate condition, so cosy and set up with every...
not only was the house cute, cosy and well appointed, but the owner lulu went above and beyond to ensure our stay was home away from home
flowers greeted us and a blue wren and his jenny came close to the door
from the initial booking her contact has been second to none, and she even outsourced an additional activity for us without question
all in all, a very nice time away
the cottage is very nice, a good size and very well appointed
we also enjoyed walking around and exploring the property
the cottage is set in beautiful location overlooking their vineyard
rosella parrots gave a splash of colour
lovely spacious cottage about 10 minutes away from mclaren vale but a world away from any stress!!! very well provisioned with everything you need
we enjoyed the quiet of staying on a country property, the beautiful view across the vines and waking up to the peaceful sound of birds and country living
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10. McLaren Vale Avocado Farm cottage

Who says McLaren Vale only produces grapes and wines? Explore more what McLaren Vale has to offer by staying at the McLaren Vale Avocado Farm cottage. It is a bed and breakfast in the middle of an avocado farm that can accommodate up to four people in its two bedrooms. It also features a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a bathroom. This apartment is located on an 11-acre (4.4 hectares) land that overlooks the town of McLaren Vale. It is very close to the best cafes, shops, restaurants, wineries and even to the town’s best beaches.

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2.58 km (1.7 mi) from d'Arenberg
76 reviews   Wifi Available
bed & breakfast 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable large bed
kitchen well stocked and living areas comfortable
very quiet and close to mclaren vale, the comfortable large apartment has tremendous views over the town
clean with comfortable king size beds and plenty of space
a highlight was enjoying the beautiful view from the terrace with a glass of the wine our hosts provided
amazing views over mclaren vale
very neat, tidy and comfortable b & b just perfect for 2 couples
loved the views, tranquility & the feeling of home
a washing machine and drying rack are also very helpful for those travelling for a while
lovely hosts, gorgeous view
our host christine made us feel welcome and gave us breakfast ingredients and even catered for dietary requirements
christine and rob were very friendly and helpful hosts
we were made to feel so welcome, even with little ones in tow
beautiful valley views
close to the bike track
great location a few minutes from centre of mclaren vale
walking distance to shops and cafes
well located for wine and beach visits plus outstanding views across the mclaren vale
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Wines and other gastronomic treats are what McLaren Vale is proud to offer to each of their tourists. Experience it first-hand and book any of these great places now!

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