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The Sanctuary - a peaceful escape

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player
TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player

Overview of The Sanctuary - a peaceful escape

Entire home

The Sanctuary - a peaceful escape


4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Deep Creek, SA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNaiko Inlet3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlowhole Beach3 min drive
  • Popular LocationMorgan's Beach25 min drive
  • AirportAmerican River, SA (RCN)103 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
50 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Sanctuary - a peaceful escape

Family-friendly holiday home in Deep Creek
Peaceful and charming, The Sanctuary at Deep Creek is a spacious rammed-earth home; perfect for a romantic escape or tranquil beach holiday for friends and family (including the family pet).

Located on four acres – a combination of rambling gardens, native bush and open pasture – the house is situated within the stunning rugged scenery of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, right on the edge of Deep Creek Conservation Park.

When you stay in this home away from home, you can relax and take it easy, watching the birds and kangaroos visiting the garden. Or you can venture out: fishing, surfing or swimming at Blowhole Beach, which is a steep 3km away by 4WD or foot. The Heysen Trail is just one of the many walking tracks in the adjacent conservation park.

This unique open-plan 3-bedroom home comfortably sleeps 6, and includes a well-equipped kitchen, large dining room, multiple lounge areas, and space to escape on the mezzanine floor. The thick earth walls and high roof help to maintain a comfortable temperature, but the building can also be cooled by the reverse cycle air-conditioning or you can curl up toasty-warm in front of the efficient wood-burning heater. Fresh bed linen and a generous number of bath towels are provided. Tea and coffee are supplied, along with a few basic pantry items.

Please note:
Our standard rate of $210 per night (for two guests) applies for every night of the year.
Additional guests are $20 per night (both children and adults).
7 night bookings are discounted (14% off).
The house is professionally cleaned between every booking, but we chose not to charge a separate cleaning fee.

Dogs are very welcome at The Sanctuary, both inside and outside the house. Please be aware that dogs are not permitted in Deep Creek Conservation Park (including Blowhole Beach - although there are other dog-friendly beaches nearby). The property's perimeter fencing is not dog proof, however there is a shady 8m x 8m dog yard with secure fencing.


The Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia is home to a wide range of attractions from premier food and wines to remote and rugged coastline. Accessible picnic areas and safe beaches make this area ideal for the family holiday whilst the more adventurous can enjoy excellent bushwalking, snorkelling/diving and fishing.

The Sanctuary is located just minutes from Blowhole Creek Beach and the Heysen Trail as well as being adjacent to Deep Creek Conservation Park (we supply a parks pass for you to use during your visit!). You are only 20 minutes from Cape Jervis and the Kangaroo Island ferry. A day trip to the island is a great treat. Victor Harbor is only a 45 minute drive across the picturesque Range Road. Enjoy a day whale watching and exploring this part of the Fleurieu Peninsula.


One of the most ancient of construction methods, rammed earth or "pise" creates homes with wonderful ambience and The Sanctuary is no exception. The minute you step inside you will be struck by the relaxing nature of the house. There are plenty of comfortable places to sit and unwind along with a well-stocked movie and book library. Step outside into the rambling garden and spend time exploring its many hidden gems. Depending on the time of year you may come across a range of fruit (including figs, berries, apples, peaches, lemons and grapefruit) as well as a variety of herbs.

Kangaroos and a wide range of birds are regular visitors to the grounds. The property has gorgeous rural and ocean views across to Kangaroo Island. The wrap-around verandahs provide ample places for a sheltered outdoor barbecue and evening meal.

If The Sanctuary is already booked for the dates you want, check out Blacksmith's Cottage in Second Valley:
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bethany Badger
Speaks English

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Library
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 538 sq ft (50 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Sanctuary Peaceful Escape House Deep Creek
Sanctuary Peaceful Escape House
Sanctuary Peaceful Escape Deep Creek
Sanctuary Peaceful Escape
The Sanctuary a Peaceful Escape
The Sanctuary - a Peaceful Escape Deep Creek
The Sanctuary - a Peaceful Escape Private vacation home

About this area

Deep Creek

Located in Deep Creek, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the sea. Kangaroo Island Sealink and Lady Bay Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Talisker Conservation Park and Congeratinga Forest Reserve. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Naiko Inlet - 3 min drive
  • Blowhole Beach - 3 min drive
  • Kangaroo Island Sealink - 22 min drive
  • Morgan's Beach - 25 min drive
  • Boat Harbor Beach - 38 min drive


  • Cape Jervis Tavern & Motel - 21 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 79 out of 91 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 91 reviews
4 - Good 13%
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5/5 Excellent

A peaceful retreat
A beautiful place to relax surrounded by nature. A wonderful variety of birds, and the occasional visit from kangaroos and shingle back lizards. My dog loved roaming around the garden and running free on Morgan Beach. The house was extremely well provisioned and very comfortable. I will definitely be returning.
Stayed 8 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

A Sanctuary Indeed
Among a few hundred yakkas and an old rambling garden inhabited by chirping birds sits a quirky house filled with interest, colour and comfort. Without venturing anywhere else one can enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable holiday at “ The Sanctuary”

5/5 Excellent

This home IS a Sanctuary. So many extras, so many things to make yr stay comfortable. So peaceful
We would definitely go here again. This is the best BnB place we have ever stayed . Max and Berhany , our hosts, make sure there are all the comforts of home. Things like many fresh towels, 23 different varieties of tea, fresh posy on table, 300 odd videos to watch, a shelf full of jams and spreads. Home made delicious gluten free chic chip cookies on arrival. Bird seed to feed the native birds. The list goes on.... provisions for doggy, high hair, toys, many games, jigsaws, drawing pencils, paper, so many extras. Beautiful fire place with an abundance of chopped wood and kindling. This place is magnificent, large yet cosy, artistic and relaxing, clean, fresh. I couldn’t think of a better place to completely unwind. 10 **********

5/5 Excellent

Like a home. Paradise in green

5/5 Excellent

Our Yearly Art Retreat
This property is perfect for our yearly girly art weekend - plenty of room to paint, and to sit and relax with everyone. The beautiful native grounds are large and roomy and great for inspiration. It’s the perfect getaway for us. And the amount of supplies the owners provide to make sure you enjoy your stay is 5 ⭐️