Located on a peaceful property, overlooking scenic Adelaide Hills countryside, Adelaide Hills Retreats offer peaceful, secluded accommodations with a spa bath, a fireplace and a private patio. Free WiFi is included. Both retreats have a flat screen-TV, a DVD player, an iPod with music and an iPod docking station. Each has a kitchenette or kitchen with a microwave, stove and refrigerator. Adelaide Hills Retreats are 2 minutes’ drive from Oakbank Racecourse and Oakbank Golf Club. Adelaide Airport is a 45-minute drive away. Breakfast provisions will be supplied for guests to cook their own breakfast, including eggs, bacon, tomatoes, fresh fruit, bread, cereal, jams, juice, freshly ground plunger coffee, tea leaves, herbal teas, and milk. Each retreat also includes private barbecue facilities.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
1 king bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Balhannah
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  • Rocco
    Australia Australia
    The rural setting, the cleanliness of the Nest with a great selection for breakfast and Plenty to go around.
  • Harding
    Australia Australia
    property was situated on beautiful block. Lovely trees nice fire very cosy. Perfect for a romantic weekend away for a couple.I will Definitely be back
  • Shelley
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Beautiful location. Well stocked Villa with yummy food left for us for breakfast! The bed was so comfortable. Communication with the owners was great and very efficient.

Hosted by Mandy Adcock

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Mandy Adcock
Welcome to Adelaide Hills Retreats! Formally Adelaide Hills Country Cottages, our family has been welcoming guests onto our property since 1980. We are thrilled to invite you to choose from our two beautifully presented, stunningly located Retreats in the heart of the Adelaide Hills! Villa Lemoni is a Mediterranean Inspired Villa with many homely and decadent features. King Bed, a really deep Double Spa Bath, Underfloor Bathroom Heating, Wood Fire, spectacular views! One or two couples can relax beautifully for a short, or long stay! You are completely self-contained with a fully equipped kitchen too! The Nest is a beautiful Studio Suite- just for two! The Spa Bath has views all the way from where we are here in Balhannah- to Mount Lofty and is quite breathtaking. You will feel totally cozy, within the studio suite, with the log fire, and large windows that really bring the view inside. It is newly decorated in a comfortable, modern ambiance, that puts you at ease from the minute you arrive. My heart is that you will feel the peace and unwind the minute you arrive! Enjoy!
About Us: My name is Mandy Adcock, and along with my husband Steve, have been involved in welcoming guests to our properties since the year 2000. We are truly excited about our two Retreats and the wonderful ambiance we have created for our valued Guests. We make sure we lovingly prepare your Retreat for you, with provisions for delicious Breakfasts included for you each morning. Our team works hard for you to feel our "personal welcome" in the way we present your Retreat for you, with the lights on, the heater going, and the wood fire all set ready for you to just strike a match and get the fire going in the cooler months, relaxing music to welcome you as you walk in. Our aim is for every Guest to say "WOW!" when they first walk in the door! Over the years, we have noticed our Guests prefer to drive straight to their Retreats on arrival, than drop into our Reception, so have facilitated this change. Despite minimal interaction with our Guests now, we like to make sure that you know we are only a phone call away should there be anything we can assist you with! Wishing you - WOW!
Information about the neighborhood? Where do I start? Wineries, Restaurants, Country Pubs, Cultural Trails and stunning drives to spend a lazy afternoon are plentiful! Adelaide Hills really is a wonderful base to plant yourself, and you can chose to be a busy as you like, or as lazy as you like! Our wineries are really such a"must do!" Our closest Winery to Adelaide Hills Retreats is Cobbs Hill and is a beautiful place to enjoy a platter over a vino or two, looking out over beautiful gardens and country views. The Townships of Hahndorf, Stirling, Bridgewater are all within a 20 minute radius of us and are inspiring if you love good food, history, and a bit of wine tasting. We are located right in the middle of the McLaren Vale (45 mins south west) and the Barossa Valley (45 mins north east) so day trips to each of these regions are quite within reach! You might say we are right in the heart of the Wineries, so you can pick your favourites to visit from any of these regions!
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of Adelaide Hills Retreats
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Spa tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Adelaide Hills Retreats takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM


From 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash is not accepted Adelaide Hills Retreats accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Adelaide Hills Retreats

  • Adelaide Hills Retreats offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Yes, Adelaide Hills Retreats is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Adelaide Hills Retreats include:

    • Villa
    • Studio

  • Check-in at Adelaide Hills Retreats is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Adelaide Hills Retreats may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Adelaide Hills Retreats is 1.1 miles from the center of Balhannah. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.