The Oak Nest, Oakbank, South Australia


I have seen some truly special holiday houses in different regions of Australia with my work; and the Oak Nest Retreat, in the South Australian Adelaide Hills - is one holiday house that has certainly impressed me. Located in the well known Adelaide Hills town of Oakbank - a place that is renowned for its annual Easter horse races - this magnificently designed and modern 5 bedroom Adelaide Hills holiday house is perfect for a family, large group or anyone who wants to experience utter luxury and relaxation while visiting this beautiful region of South Australia - whether it be for the Easter racing carnival, a wedding, wine tour, Christmas or simply to get away from city life for a while.




Modern, industrial style interiors



The amount of thought that has been put into every detail of this wonderful Adelaide Hills holiday house - built with the holiday guest’s experience in mind - shows how much the owners care about providing the best possible experience and making it a holiday to remember.



Luxurious, plush beddings of the master bedroom



When I arrived with my family a few days before Christmas, I was extremely satisfied with the level of comfort that this holiday house affords. There are five bedrooms that contain three king size beds (including one that can be split into two king size singles - perfect for kids), one queen size bed and one double bed. Every bedroom has a wall mounted flat screen Smart TV, with instant access to Netflix and YouTube, which was perfect for my family to fall asleep to most nights. There is also a large flat screen TV in the main living area, where we watched several Christmas movies including Elf and White Christmas.



living area

 Living Area at the Oak Nest


When we first arrived at this beautiful holiday house, I was surprised and grateful to discover a large, stylishly decorated Christmas tree in our main living area, that had been specially set up for our Adelaide Hills holiday. The owners of this holiday house do this for guests at Christmas because they want to make your holiday a special and memorable experience. How about that for Christmas spirit!



There are so many fantastic aspects to this holiday house but some of the most impressive features include hydronic underfloor heating that warms the sleek polished concrete floors throughout the living areas, and the bathroom floors. The ‘techie’ bluetooth technology that enables you to send music from your mobile phone app to the audio speaker in the main dining area’s light fixture is also a delight. It meant that we could enjoy a lovely Christmas Eve candlelit dinner with our family at the ten-seater dining table, listening to crooner Michael Buble from the speaker right above us!




Ultra-modern gourmet kitchen 



The massive gourmet kitchen that overlooks the dining area got a huge tick from me; it is literally one of a kind, having been made by a specialist cabinetmaker using exquisite hundred-year-old Oregon floorboards sourced from the old Islington Railway Station. With state-of-the-art gourmet cooking appliances, it was an absolute joy for my family during our time here, given that we like to prepare our own food and eat at home rather than dine out. We also loved the herb and vegetable garden that we harvested for our own meals during our stay.






Relaxing outdoor lounge 



Outside, the comfortable lounge under the stylish shade sale was a regular place for us to relax. For our Christmas Eve dinner, my husband and brother-in-law cooked up a storm on the large gas BBQ while my son and niece had a wonderful time playing on the large grassed area at the back.



double vanity

Double vanity bathroom



At night, I slept soundly in the whisper quiet master bedroom suite that had a walk-in robe and ensuite. Both the ensuite and master bathrooms are ultra-modern, and we each enjoyed relaxing in the stone freestanding bath during our time at this impressive holiday house. We enjoyed all the creature comforts this Adelaide Hills holiday house affords including the luxury white towels and linen, along with the luxurious bathrobes that are provided in each bedroom.




Spacious, modern, luxury retreat 



This luxury holiday house is a wonderful experience in its own right and also serves as the ideal base for all of the events and attractions that the Adelaide Hills is renowned for. It’s a great place to stay if you’re attending one of the many weddings that take place in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, or if you’re wanting to experience the famous Adelaide Hills wineries such as Bird in Hand, Nepenthe, and Shaw + Smith which are all close by. The region includes the local townships of Oakbank, Woodside, Lobethal and Hahndorf, which are historically and culturally significant. Art and antique stores, artisan breweries and fine restaurants are peppered throughout this region and so too is a host of cafes that serve world class coffee and fresh, local produce for your enjoyment. This holiday house - a luxurious and relaxing experience - gets 5 stars from me.


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