Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and outdoor entertainment area. 5 Star Guest Rating
About Des Bray
This property was purchased in 2013 and we spent the following 18 months renovating the existing property and undertaking extensive building work to increase the size of the house, and turn it into a beautiful holiday house. As owners, we are very proud of our house and put a lot of effort in ensuring the property is presented to our guests in pristine condition on every occasion, and do everything we can to make sure guests have a very pleasurable stay with us. We attend personally to meet and induct our guests, and provide contact details so we can be reached at any time should unforeseen problems be encountered.
Des Bray purchased this House in 2013
Why Des Bray chose Moonta Bay
We chose to invest in the purchase of this holiday home and commence a small family owned holiday rental business in this area because we remember how much we have enjoyed visiting and holidaying in the area throughout our lives. Many of our friends and relatives do the same, and we have enjoyed finding out about the history of the area, enjoyed the fishing, crabbing and beach life and believe our guests will do the same.
What makes this House unique
Travelers will enjoy exploring the unique mining history of the area and the laid back lifestyle, and the location is very central and enables you to undertake day trips to explore national parks and nearby towns. You may wish to consider making the 103 km journey (1 hour travel time) to Clare to spend the day exploring the Clare Valley and its wineries. Alternatively you may wish to consider a day on the water with Port Hughes Fishing Charters to catch some snapper or highly prized whiting to have for tea that night. This charter is highly recommended.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful and very clean
We loved staying at Des and Jeanette's spacious and modern home set in a very quiet neighbourhood. Plus it's only minutes to the beach for a relaxing stroll. They were very helpful and when I misplaced my card they offered to help find it. All good in the end but just nice to know they wanted us to have the most trouble-free stay. Highly recommended!
thoroughly enjoyed our stay, clean quiet,and a great spot to explore moonta port hughes from. thankyou both we and the kids had a great time.
Fantastic! Highly recommend this property.
On arrival at the house we were met by one of the home owners who showed us around the house and explained how to use everything. The house is beautifully presented. Exceptionally clean and tidy. The location is very near to the local beach and only a short drive to the town centre and local attractions. We were a party of 7 including 2 children and my elderly parents. We all loved our stay and the property was a home away from home. I would definitely recommend this property for anyone visiting Moonta Bay or the surrounding area. 😊
Wonderful stay. Great facilities
Excellent facilities. Will stay again.
Excellent property well appointed & like a home away from home
The home is exceptional in presentation being spotlessly clean & with all modern amenities was a pleasure to to be able to call it home for the duration of our stay.
Jannette & Des very easy to deal with & Jannette greeting us on site to do a run through of facilities & all amenities which is a first having rented many properties in the past & would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful home.
Thank you Jannette & Des & hope to come back again some day.
Thank you. It was a pleasure having you stay and hope you can visit again.
Des and Jannette
Well appointed and beautifully maintained property
We really enjoyed our stay! The house is sparkling clean, well stocked with everything you can possibly need (including kitchen essentials). The owner was easy to communicate with and all the questions were resolved promptly. Will definitely recommend the property.
Irena, thank you for those kind words. It was a pleasure having your family stay with us and we look forward to you visiting again one day.
Regards and best wishes for 2019.
Des and Jannette
Moonta Bay is a wonderful coastal destination for a holiday and only 165km's from Adelaide. It has beautiful coast line, with long sandy beaches and calm waters for swimming. There is excellent fishing and crabbing all year round from boats, jetties or land and there are fishing charters that operate from this area. The are areas of exposed reef and rocks by the jetty and the kids will love exploring the rock pools.
Moonta Bay forms part of what is commonly known as "The Copper Coast" and this also includes the townships of Moonta, Port Hughes, Wallaroo and Kadina. There are cafes, bakeries, restaurants, hotels and taverns, variety stores, antique stores and supermarkets and good medical facilities.
This region has a rich and prosperous history dating back to the 1800's when Cornish miners came from England to mine for copper, resulting in the area becoming affectionately known today as Australia's Little Cornwall. At its peak over 12,000 people lived at Moonta. The miners introduced the "cornish pasty" to Australia and you will still find them today in the local bakeries. The history of the area can best be discovered by a visit to the Moonta Mines Museum, a walk along the Moonta Mines Walking Trail or a 50 minute ride on the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway.
There are many sporting facilities in the region including the fabulous Greg Norman designed golf course at The Dunes at nearby Port Hughes.
BOOK NOW FOR THAT PERFECT BEACH HOLIDAY
Moonta Bay is a beautiful and popular holiday destination for people of all ages. Moonta Bay Retreat By The Sea represents quality accommodation with all the comforts of home at a wonderful coastal location less than 2 hours from Adelaide.
Moonta Bay is also a great place to come in the "off peak" periods of Autumn and Winter, and "special deals" are available with greatly reduced prices. The cooler weather is an ideal time to explore the region, the golfing and bowls is worth a try and the whiting fishing is fantastic close to shore. Alternatively, just come and relax.
BOOK NOW AS HOLIDAY PERIODS WILL FILL VERY QUICKLY.