FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do we have to share with other people?
Never! You’ll always have the whole property to yourself, even when you book our 1 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom options.
Can we stay for less than the 4 day minimum?
Yes, sometimes 2 and 3 day gaps occur between longer bookings and these will appear in our online booking system.
How far is the house from the beach?
The house is about 150 metres to the cliff tops, then there are various goat tracks down to Yondah’s beaches and coves.
Is it easy to access Yondah's beaches?
Yes, but only if you’re reasonably fit because all beach access is via steep, winding tracks down the cliffs. Children and pets should be supervised at all times.
Is it safe to swim?
The beaches and rockpools are perfect for paddling and snorkelling but deep water swimming is not safe – this coastline is known for its strong currents and its wildlife, including sharks.
How long does it take to get to Yondah?
It’s an easy 3 hour drive from Gepps Cross (on the northern side of Adelaide), and about 2 hours from Port Wakefield which is located at the top of Gulf St Vincent.
What are the roads like?
Not terrific but hey it’s an adventure right? You can stay on the bitumen almost all the way but the last 40km are graded gravel roads. We recommend travelling via Yorketown and taking Waterloo Bay Rd and then Soputh Coast Rd to Foul Bay. Yondah is located about 3km past the Foul Bay boat ramp.
Are there any shops nearby?
The nearest shop for basic groceries, takeaway food and petrol is in Marion Bay which is 26km away.
Is cleaning included?
It certainly is. We don’t like those hidden cleaning fees either.
Are dogs allowed inside?
They sure are! Yondah is genuinely pet-friendly.
Is there a fenced area for dogs?
We have not provided a small fenced area for dogs because an unattended dog is at greater risk of snake bite. As the house is located 1km from the main road (so no traffic worries) happy, pottering dogs should be fine, but if your dog loves to explore or wander, keeping him/her on-leash might be a good idea.
Is there internet access?
Yes, Yondah has NBN satellite internet access which you can use to download your emails etc and to view Netflix etc. Our allocation isn’t great (it’s controlled by the gov’t) but basic usage is fine. Heavier usage such as streaming etc is best done off-peak between 1am and 7am.
Will my mobile work?
Yes, it should work most of the time if you’re with Telstra. Other carriers are more reliable near towns.
Is there good TV reception in the house?
Considering Yondah’s remoteness, the TV reception is surprisingly good and you can access all the main channels.
Is there a BBQ?
Yondah is all electric so there’s an electric BBQ kettle, electric grill and even an electric wok.
When is the open wood fire operational?
From May to September inclusive (subject to weather conditions). Outside of these months, the fireplace is closed to prevent bushfire.
Is there an outdoor campfire area?
Yes there is! It’s operational from May to September inclusive (subject to weather conditions). Outside of these months, the campfire is closed to prevent bushfire.
Do we have to bring our own firewood?
Yes you can. Or you can buy one of our firewood kits which contains kindling, firelighters and logs – these are only $15 to cover costs. But don’t forget that your first fire is complimentary – it will be all set and ready to go when you arrive (May to September inclusive).
Do we have to bring bedding?
Not at all. You’re on holiday so you only need to bring your beach towels and favourite food and wines.
Can we drink the water?
There’s no mains water on southern Yorke Peninsula so it all comes off the roof. It is regularly treated so it’s fine for washing etc, but we suggest you boil it before you drink it, or take a cask of drinking water with you.
What's in the kitchen?
There’s everything you’ll need including a Blanco underbench oven with ceramic hotplates, full-size fridge, microwave, breadmaker and other small appliances plus cake tins etc and basic pantry provisions.
How big is the fridge?
Yondah has a full-size fridge and freezer so there’s plenty of room for all your goodies.
What sort of coffeemaker is there?
The coffeemaker is a Breville Café Roma so take your favourite ground coffee with you. We don’t use pods because of their negative environmental impact.
Are there whales?
Yes there are! Between May and October, you may see humpback and southern right whales in Yondah’s bay. Sometimes they breach right out of the water.
Are there snakes?
Yondah is located in a remote natural environment, so yes, encounters with snakes are possible in the warmer months.
Is there a boat ramp nearby?
Yes, there’s a ‘natural’ boat ramp at Foul Bay which is about 3km away.
Is the fishing good?
Yes it is, but we don’t encourage fishing because it doesn’t align with our green ethos. We’d much rather you grab a snorkel and go play with the baby fish in one of the big rockpools!
Do you allow motorbikes or hunting?
No we don’t because these activities disturb the wildlife, damage the fragile coastal environment and raise safety issues for other people in the area.