Open EVERY DAY between 10 am and 4 pm except Christmas Day

Central Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills Retreats


Check In: 15:00|Check Out: 11:00
Hours: Office is generally open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, but we are available to assist our Guests at any time when needed.

An exceptional Experience... Not just a place to Stay! Perfect from the beginning to the very end! Being a 3 times Winner of the Australian Tourism Award and 9 times winner of the South Australian Tourism Award, you will be delighted to stay in one of our two distinctive Award Winning self-contained Retreats, which are located on a peaceful Country property just out of Balhannah in the heart of the Adelaide Hills.

Villa Lemoni is adjacent to a Lemon Grove and enjoys beautiful views over an established Garden and Country aspects. It is inspired by the essence of the Mediterranean! The Pillared Terrace is perfect for Al Fresco-ing under the festoon lights in the warmer months. When it's cool, the wood fireplace is certainly the hub of the Villa, and coziness is key! Perfect for one or two couples. (Sorry, no children)

Stepping into The Nest will "wow" you with Contemporary decor, expansive country views and abundant Birdlife. It is the perfect spot to spend your precious time out and oozes total coziness! The Spa Bath enjoys views all the way to Mount Lofty and the log fire is perfect to snuggle in front of! With the large picture windows all around, it really brings the outside, in!

The Retreats are an easy 30 minute drive from Adelaide, yet can feel a world away. It is all here simply awaiting your arrival!

Deep, luxurious Double Spa Baths, in beautifully decorated Bathrooms with underfloor heating Wood Fires, with all your wood chopped and ready to go! Port and Chocolates to enjoy by the fireside All your Breakfast Provisions provided for you to cook up a gorgeous Country Breakfast each morning of your stay We often see Kangaroos and Koalas on the property too! Come and take time out to breathe and soak in the peace and tranquility in this very special part of the Hills, yet be so close to Hahndorf and many quality Restaurants, Wineries and Distilleries.

Enjoy relaxing and exploring!

Enjoy Deep Double Spa Baths, Warm Cozy Log Fires, Beautiful Country Views, in peaceful and tranquil settings!

Adelaide Hills Retreats consists of two luxury Self Contained Retreats: The Nest and Villa Lemoni.

Our Retreats provide wonderfully relaxing deep double spa baths, romantic fireplaces and quality appointments throughout.

All your breakfast provisions are provided for a cooked and continental breakfast each morning of your stay.

We ensure a wonderful quality experience and excellent, unobtrusive hospitality.


  • Heating
  • Internet Access Available
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Spa
  • Bedding
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Wood Fire
  • Not suitable for children
  • On-site parking
  • Air Conditioned
  • Internet Access
  • Reverse Cycle Airconditioning
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Barbecue
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Car Parking
  • Non-smoking property
  • Wifi access
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Linen Provided
  • Self Contained

Map & Directions

255 Oakwood Road, Balhannah SA 5242, Australia


Coming from Adelaide and the M1 freeway, making your way to Oakbank main street, you will find the Oakbank Hotel on left. About another half a kilometre further you will find the Oakbank Pizza bar on left. Immediately after the Pizza bar is Oakwood Road, where you make a left hand turn. Travel approximately 2.5 kms up this road, watching the white numbered property signs as you go. Retreat Addresses: 255 Oakwood Road, Balhannah SA 5242 The key access details will be arranged with you via confirmation letters prior to your arrival. Should you have any trouble finding us, please call our mobile 0416 102121


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations notified MORE than 30 days prior to arrival day will be entitled to change the date of the booking or to a full refund. Refunds are to be strictly credited to the original credit card or bank account used.


Cancellations that are received less than 30 days prior to arrival will forfeit all monies paid unless we are able to re-book your booking in its entirety to another group paying full tariff.

IF we are able to re-book your existing booking to another group THEN we can re-schedule your booking to another time within 12 months of your original booking or offer you a full refund.

If we are not able to re-book to another group then all monies paid will be forfeited.

COVID RELATED CANCELLATIONS: Since Covid has been in our lives our cancellation policy has had an amendment of sorts!

If WE need to cancel your reservation due to a local hotspot causing Government directives to close our business for the time that you have booked then we will be happy to refund your monies paid or offer you a Gift Voucher to be used at another time in the next 12 months from your original booking.

If YOU need to cancel your reservation due to an official Government enforced COVID Border Closure preventing you from being able to check-in on your booked dates please be assured- we will do all we can to assist you but we will need to be able to re-book your entire stay to another group at full tariff to enable you a full refund or the ability to have a Gift Voucher issued to be able to re-schedule your booking to another time. The longer the time available for us to re-book will be a definite advantage.

If re-booking to another group eventuates your monies paid may be refunded or applied to another booking within a 12 month period from the date of the original booking.

With the uncertainty of travel at the moment and the sudden halt it can make to plans (especially inter-state travel) WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE to provide protection against loss due to sudden airline cancellation personal illness injury death loss of luggage inability to travel due to a CFS catastrophic fire rating warning as examples.

Travel Insurance will cover you for many of the uncertainties that prevent you from travelling at the time you have booked.

We cannot refund your monies paid if you fall sick or your plane gets cancelled etc and you need to cancel less than 30 days from arrival. You will need to call on your Travel Insurance for compensation if anything like this occurs.

Important note re COVID-19. Border closures due to Covid 19 clusters/ hotspots may not be covered by travel insurance. This is just a risk you need to be aware of.

You are welcome to cancel this booking immediately if you do not wish to take this risk but once your booking sits within the 30 day window prior to arrival we won't be offering an instant refund if there is a Covid Border Closure that prevents you from being able to check-in on your booked dates.

As mentioned we of course will try and re-book your existing dates but in our experience Covid hot spots are causing borders to shut down with very little lead time preventing our Guests from attending a booking that is only a couple of days away. It is very difficult to re-book nights with a short lead time unfortunately.

We are sorry- we started off being lenient in this and refunding 100% of all bookings if covid reasons prevented travel but being a small family business we just cannot sustain this open-ended policy any longer.

Thank you for your understanding!

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