If your idea of a great holiday home is being able to stroll to the beach and come home to your own piece of sand dune, then Dune Hideaway may be your perfect place to spend a weekend, or a relaxing week away from the hustle and bustle.

Set on 1000 square metres of literally sand and native vegetation, it’s a piece of quiet, coastal paradise that is perfect for families, couples or groups of friends. Just 30 minutes drive from Flinders Uni, via the Southern Expressway, Dune Hideaway is located at the very quiet ‘country’ end of Aldinga Beach, near Silver Sands. On a dirt road, with the beach at one end of the street, and the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park at the other end, you could think you were much further from Adelaide.

With the McLaren Vale wine region and the Fleurieu Coast on your doorstep, there are plenty of great places to explore if you want. The Silver Sands Beach Club is a short walk around the corner, Pearl restaurant just a little further north along the Esplanade and the exception Victory Hotel in nearby Sellicks Beach. Or, just put your feet up in a hammock, or around the cosy fire in Winter with a local wine and goodies collected at the Willunga Markets, and you wouldn’t have to leave the house. There’s so many ways to enjoy Dune Hideaway.

We were excited to add a brand new kitchen in 2023, including new appliances throughout is a wonderful new addition. A dishwasher, front loading washing machine, coffee machine, microwave and new fridge and oven will make your meal preparations a breeze!

Comfort is a priority and there are 2 sofas and a few beanbags for the kids in the lounge – afterall, people want to put their feet up on holiday. The ducted evaporative air-conditioning keeps the house cool in Summer and there is a combustion wood fire for cosy Winter days.

Please note: as depicted in the images above, the Combustion Heater does not have a guard around it. Please consider if this is suitable for the ages of your children. 

There are three bedrooms with plenty of options for sleeping: Main Room – Queen Bed, 2nd Room – Queen Bed and 3rd Room – 2 single bunk beds (4 singles).

The bathroom looks out onto the sand dune in the backyard, which is completely enclosed and private. It’s lovely to let the fresh air in and have a bath with a view! We have an iron, ironing board and a washing machine available.

It is ideal for one family, 2 families, groups of adult friends or even just individuals seeking some seclusion….It has been very popular for girls weekends, over the years.

Then there is OUTSIDE and beyond! The yard is filled with local native plants so it attracts plenty of native wildlife, particularly birds and the occasional echidna visitor. There are plenty of parts of the yard that kids will enjoy exploring, we just ask that the plants are avoided as much as possible (trees can be climbed though!). It’s a quiet street and you’ll love the peace and quiet from either the front or back decks, or while swinging in a hammock.

When you leave the yard it’s only 2 minutes to walk to the path through the Aldinga Beach dunes down to the beach itself. Or walk away from the ocean and you will hit the beautiful Aldinga Scrub. Not bad to have both these natural wonders at the ends of one little street and it’s why we love it so much. Being so close you are be able to get up early and see the sun rise from the beach or watch the sun go down, knowing it’s just a short walk back to the house. The beach is beautiful in Summer of course but in Winter when you are one of the only people enjoying it, it can be a wonderful time too.

What is offered at Dune Hideaway

  • 2 Queensize Beds
  • 2 single bunks (4 beds)
  • Quilts and Pillows (please bring your own pillowcases and sheets)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Bath
  • Fireplace (One bag of wood provided per stay – approx 1-2 nights worth – please BYO or purchase more locally)
  • Ducted Air-conditioning
  • Some games, books and magazines
  • Coffee Machine, Coffee Percolator, Toaster, Coffee Plunger, Microwave, Iron, Ironing Board, Stereo, DVD Player, Smart TV, Chromecast.

Please Bring

  • Pillowcases, sheets and towels (quilts and pillows provided) – LINEN HIRE AVAILABLE FOR $20 PER BED – Please book with owners in advance
  • Food and Drinks (basic sundries supplied)
  • Wine, books, DVDs, magazines…whatever helps you enjoy the serenity!


Dogs are allowed however we have strict expectations that you keep them out of carpeted areas and off furnishings. Indoors at night-time please, and preferably tied on a lead on their bed to avoid wandering onto the sofas etc.

Holiday experiences

Family holidays, Adult Retreats, Beach activities, Photography Tours, Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Fishing, Romantic Getaways, Surfing.


From our guests…..

“Magnificent location so close to the beach, wineries & other activities. We loved the house’s natural surrounds for relaxing & bird watching. Cath is a very welcoming host & provides great advice on the best spots to eat & enjoy in the area. We look forward to visiting again!” – Sara-Jane and Daniel

“We love the simplicity of the house, the fire, having everything we need and the connection with each other. This place, it forces us to stop, connect and breathe. And nothing makes us happier than seeing how happy our dog is. She loves the water, people and laying in luxury near the fire. This place is her heaven life” – Jodi

“Thankyou for a great weekend in your lovely Dune Hideaway! We had a fantastic time – loved your dune backyard, bushwalked in the scrub, swam at the beautiful beach, went to Willunga markets and did lots of bike riding! What a great spot” – Emma

“Absolutely just right for our family (and dog!) – we’ll be back!” – Caroline

“I will be recommending your place to anyone who will listen – It was so beautiful and peaceful!” – Corinne

“AWESOME STUFF – we had a brilliant time… all was fine and went well… what a superb place you have created!!!” – Paul


$210/night (for up to 4 people) – Additional guests at $15 each per night.

$90 cleaning fee per stay

Minimum 2 night stay during most of the year

Public Holiday Weekends – minimum 3 night stay (except Easter, 4 nights)

School Holidays minimum 3 night stay (except during Summer School Holidays – 7 Day minimum unless there is a gap to fill)

Prices correct at December 2023. Will be confirmed on email.


All enquiries can be directed to Catherine Leo via email hideaway@cathleo.com.au or mobile 0420 281 929. All bookings require a $50 deposit, (or $100 for school holiday bookings – $200 for peak Summer bookings) before confirmation is made, with balance required 7 days before stay.

Please Include requested dates, number of people, your name and phone number. Thanks!


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