Adelaide is a city that remains neatly tucked away on Australia’s south coast. Known for its openness to a diverse range of faiths, an extensive number of festivals devoted to the arts and, of course, the world-famous Barossa Valley wine region, Adelaide is a city you really need to be visiting more often.
Naturally, the aforementioned Barossa and its numerous wineries are one of the main draws for tourism – along with Eden Valley and McLaren Vale – Adelaide can also be an ideal weekend destination for keen golfers thanks to a generous selection of world-class golf courses and driving ranges.
Obviously, you’re going to need somewhere to stay when you visit Adelaide, and rather than stay in one of its cool hotels (although, they are definitely worth a visit) we implore you to take a look into staying in an Airbnb. Not only do you (usually) get more space than you get from a hotel room, but you can have an entire home to yourself that can quite literally be a home away from home.
There are hundreds of Adelaide Airbnbs to stay in, so we’ve filtered through the homes available to bring you the coolest ones you’ll want to book in an instant.
Mid-Century Pool House | Camden Park
We’re all going to want a big party once the global crisis subsides, and what better place to party than this, quite simply, huge 6 bedroom home in Camden Park. Decorated to resemble a mid-Century Palm Springs pad, this home can accommodate up to 16 people in eclectic madness.
With plenty of entertaining space for you and your friends, including a large outdoor pool, pool table and air hockey, as well as giving you the option to take your pets along for the ride too, this huge Adelaide pad is the party house you’ve been looking for.
Glenberrie Place | Kangarilla
Placing you right in the heart of nature is this stunning studio in Kangarilla. The self-contained unit is on the expansive grounds of the main house owned by the hosts, yet you’re secluded enough that you can soak up your surroundings in privacy. Expect to have local wildlife knocking on the glass doors at sunlight, including kangaroos and koalas, and revel in the fact that the majority of the studio is run off the grid.
The property is close to a number of cafes, restaurants and wineries, but you can also while away the hours exploring the park-like grounds around you.
Gundaroo | Barossa Valley
For a quintessential Barossa experience check yourself into Gundaroo. This two-bedroom retreat is surrounded by 50 acres of farmland – a working alpaca farm – that makes for a perfect weekend getaway when visiting the world-class wineries the Barossa Valley has to offer. Complimentary wine on arrival and the potential for playing with the alpacas only add to this charming cottage’s appeal.
Blakiston Creamery | Blakiston
This four-bedroom home may be on the pricier side, but when you consider what you get in return we feel it’s worth every cent. What was once the Blakiston Cheese Factory, built in 1896, is now an architect’s dream, boasting original wooden beams, exposed stone walls and high ceilings that make for a home you’ll never want to leave.
Every room has been meticulously decorated to offer guests a comfortable and relaxing stay, and with features such as a long wooden dining table, Blakiston Creamery also makes for a perfect stay for large groups.
Condor Estate Vineyard | Maslin Beach
For the last word in privacy book yourself into the Condor Estate Vineyard. A large four-bedroom home set at the end of an incredibly long drive awaits you and up to nine other guests, that provides easy access to everything Adelaide has to offer. Inside is a huge designer kitchen and equally large bedrooms all with en-suite, making it perfectly suited to families.
Head north towards Adelaide CBD (and further north to the Barossa), stay around the McLaren Vale area to visit the numerous wineries int he region, or take a trip south and head to Kangaroo Island.
Eden Retreat | Onkaparinga Hills
Continuing the theme of farmhouses set on acres of land is Eden Retreat. This three-bedroom, eight guest property is built on 12 acres of land, with plenty more nearby in the Onkaparinga National Park, which is simply ripe for exploration. Being in such a rural location, don’t be surprised to see abundant wildlife and if you ever grow tired of completing walking trails, McLaren Value and Christie’s Beach are both just a short drive away.
The Retreat | Unley
The Retreat found in the inner-southern suburb of Unley is an Airbnb for travellers who love clean lines and luxurious home comforts that live to make their stay as easy and efficient as possible. Designed for entertaining (although strictly no parties) the recently renovated Retreat may not have the outdoor views of some of the others on this list, but for opulence and proximity to Adelaide CBD, it’s hard to beat.
CBD Penthouse | Adelaide
Let’s not forget that tourists visit Adelaide not just for the rolling vineyards, but for everything the CBD has to offer as well. What better place to stay that a penthouse apartment that rises high above the hustle and bustle, and one that is tastefully decorated to create a space that is incredibly inviting. An “Outdoor Garden Pavilion” serves as an oasis for reflection while you look down to the streets below.