Holiday Rental Review
Just 76km from the Adelaide CBD, South Australia, sits the coastal town of Normanville. If you are looking for a holiday rental by the beach, we recently stayed at the Log Cabin located at 47 Jetty Road and absolutely loved it.
I have rented a number of houses on the Fleurieu Peninsula in the Normanville and Carirckalinga area over the years and the Log Cabin comes in as my favourite so far.
Just a 200m walk to the Normanville Jetty and a five minute walk to the main street, location is perfect for this holiday rental. The beach and jetty are situated in front of the surf life saving club, there is a kiosk for takeaway coffee and fish and chips and the sand is golden and clean.
And I would be amiss not to mention the floating pontoon a few hundred metres off the shore that my teenage kids loved as it facilitated as a meeting ground to interact with other locals and holiday makers.
The Log Cabin is a two bedroom, one-bathroom house with a large open living/dining/lounge area. It has a large front porch with comfortable outdoor furniture, a large BBQ and a fantastic double person outdoor bean bag perfect for evening star gazing.
We visited in the summer, but if you are visiting in the winter there is a purpose built fire pit that would be great for marshmallows and bottles of wine!
The outdoor shower - with both hot and cold water - was well positioned to capture the sandy footprints of the kids as they returned from the beach and the front lawn area perfect for an afternoon game of bocce!
The house was really well decorated and purposefully put together. It felt like someone’s home rather than some of the holiday rentals I have previously had that feel more like a collection of someone’s left over furniture.
The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possible need. I took five days supply of food and drink and the large fridge coped well with our haul and I was not once left wishing the kitchen had an accessory I needed. The pod coffee machine was of course well received!
The bathroom - whilst only one in the house - has a large free standing bath which I also used and welcomed.
There is plenty to do in this area - it is a great holiday destination in both summer or winter. If the Log Cabin had a sea view it would probably triple the rental price. However if you can forego that view and don’t mind the 200m walk to the beach, it’s a great option.
We rented the property through Fleurieu Accommodation website for New Years 2021/2022.
Itchy Feet Family
Penny, an avid Trip Advisor Reviewer, is the author of ITCHY FEET FAMILY. A family living in Adelaide, Australia, and taking every opportunity to travel and explore the world.