Relax and unwind in one of three fully self-contained villas at Seascape Retreat, a boutique accommodation situated in the Hindmarsh Valley. A leisurely one hour drive south of Adelaide, Seascape Retreat is nestled on 75 acres of picturesque farmland overlooking the Victor harbour and Port Elliot. Each villa features an open plan living area, fully equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom. Enjoy the peaceful natural settings or explore the region with its world-class wineries, stunning beaches, cafes, restaurants and farm gate producers.
Natural vegetation covers over half of the property and is home to unique flora and fauna including kangaroos, echidnas, southern brown bandicoots, laughing kookaburras, superb fairy wrens, wedge-tailed eagles and a multitude of parrot species. The sanctuary’s waterways house a range of ducks, grebes, herons, native fish and frogs.
Mark Holmes is the owner of Seascape Retreat,which covers approximately 30 hectares on gently undulating hilly grassland and features several creeks and springs which provide water and habitat for wildlife.
Vegetation on the property consists mainly of eucalypts including stringybarks (Eucalyptus obliqua) and pink flowering gums (Eucalyptus leucoxylon Rosea), as well as native pines (Callitris spp.). Grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp.), wattles (Acacia spp.), correas and orchids also occur throughout the property.
A wide range of wildlife is found on the property including eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus) and several species of antechinus. Reptiles such as red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus), eastern brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis) and various species of lizard are also present. The creeks and springs provide habitat for numerous native fish, frogs and freshwater crayfish.
The property is also home to a variety of birdlife including wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), grey currawongs (Strepera versicolor), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) and superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus), as well as a multitude of parrots, ducks, grebes and herons.