$120 / night
Total guests, Nights

The ReTrO Shack – Home 4298862 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Large 3 bedroom beach shack only 1 house back from Aldinga beach. Renovated 50s style with mod cons including 55" 4K TV, Super Fast and Free WiFi Internet, R/C air con, dishwasher, 60 in 1 arcade machine, home theatre Hi-Fi & washing machine.

Located 50 minutes drive from central Adelaide and 1 house back from the spectacular Aldinga Beach Aquatic Reserve.

*** Aldinga Beach named Adelaide's Best Beach 2013 in a Messenger and Advertiser survey ***

Walk across the road to the beach or stroll to local cafes. Easy access to the abundant variety of attractions on offer within the Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia



• 60 in 1 full size arcade machine

• Super fast NBN Internet - WiFi

• 55" 4K Panasonic TV (Lounge)

• 46" Sony full HD TV (Master Bedroom)

• DVD home theatre Hi-Fi

• Blueray via PS3

• PlayStation & Xbox consoles

• Extensive DVD & CD collection

• Books, magazines and board games


• 2.5 HP Daikin split air conditioner

• 1.5 HP Panasonic split air conditioner

• Heating in all bedrooms

• Ceiling Fans

• Bed sheets and towels available for hire ($10 per person per stay)

• Large Gas BBQ

• Large pet-secure rear yard

• Undercover car park

• Children's High Chair & Portacot

• Washing Machine & Ironing board


• Large Fridge

• Electric Oven & microwave

• Kettle & toaster

• Dishwasher

• Cutlery, dishes, glasses

• Pots & pans


• Tea, coffee, sugar, long life milk

• Quilts, blankets, pillows

• Tea towel, dishwashing liquid & sponge

• Toilet paper, bathmat, hand towel


• Linen hire $10 per person

• Bring your dog $10 per dog per night



• across the road to the beach

• 500m south to the Aldinga Bay Cafe

• 600m north to Jimmies Takeaway

• 600m north to playground with BBQ and toilets


• 2km (2 min) to the famous drive on beach voted 2013 best beach in SA

• 3km (3 min) to Port Willunga beach featuring the Star of Greece Cafe

• 10km (10 min) to Willunga featuring the weekend Farmers & Artisans Markets and plenty of lovely eateries.

• 12km (12 min) to Sellicks Beach featuring the renowned Victory Hotel

• 15km (15 min) to the premier food and wine district of McLaren Vale featuring 60+ wineries & gourmet eateries.


• 35km (30 min) to Carrickalinga & Normanville Jetty

• 47km (40 min) scenic drive to Victor Harbor

• 60km (50 min) to Rapid Bay featuring the recently re-opened jetty

• Numerous weekend markets at Myponga (15km), Yankalilla (30km), Inman Valley(45km), Goolwa (45km) & Victor Harbor (47km)

*** 2 Night minimum stay - Low & Mid Season

*** 4 Night minimum stay - School Holidays

*** 7 Night minimum stay - High Season

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Unknown type


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

The ReTro Shack is totally yours to enjoy and has been set up as a dedicated holiday rental. We don't live at the property, however we are very contactable via mobile phone if you have any questions or require any assistance to ensure you have a great stay!


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($140.00) $200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Strictly no parties, large gatherings or schoolies related bookings. Maximum of 2 dogs per stay at additional surcharge and all pets must be vaccinated and toilet trained with no barking problems that may impact on neighbours. Use for photo shoots negotiated at extra cost


About the owner

John G.
Calendar last updated:
19 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





6 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect beach house”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2019

Set close to the beach as well as nearby shops and cafés, the RetrO Shack is fitted out with décor straight from the '50s. But rather than being imposing or overdone, it is comfort… More

“Simply gorgeous and SO much fun!”

Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Retro Shack was beyond my expectations in regards to the full Retro experience combined with all the modern comforts! Oh, and the arcade machine is awesome! There is a lovely friendly feel to the … More

“Funky and retro, with all the modern conveniences and a wonderful ambience, and so close to the beach”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2013

Funky retro style with all the modern conveniences. Has a wonderful feel, as soon as you enter. Stayed a few nights with some friends, and we had a great time - so relaxing - we didn't want to … More

“Retromania - The good, the fab, the funky”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2013

Loved the funky memorabillia of the 50's/60's era; lots of it took me back to my childhood with the furniture and accessories. Great to have all the reading and entertainment materials on ha… More

“Retrofitted Fabulousness by the Beach”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2012

We spent 12 great nights at the Aldinge Beach Reef Retreat and loved it. The house itself is comfortable and clean with great period details throughout. There are plenty of books, DVD's and games… More

“Relive your past in this funky retro shack has all the mod cons with the beach just round the corner”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2011

Property had everything you would need including super dog safe back yard. The owners provided excellent correspondence. It's not so shiny that you are scared to even walk in the place. Comfortab… More

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. John (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call John (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send John (the owner) a message.

If John (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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