The entrance to our unitEntrance to the kitchen and lounge space.
Red Desert Retreat - Spacious and Close to CBD
Red Desert Retreat - Spacious and Close to CBD
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A lovely self-contained spacious unit, with your own kitchenette, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Updated, modern, fresh with new furnishings. Easy walking distance to the heart of Alice Springs (10 minutes max), and close to fabulous walking tracks north to the historic Telegraph Station (25 minutes). Perfect location to explore Alice Springs or make your home if you're here for work. Friendly hosts with lots of local knowledge. Breakfast included for short stays.

The space

The unit opens onto a spacious, shady and private backyard garden, perfect to rest after a long day sightseeing or working. The unit has everything you need to spend time relaxing and enjoying the sights with a base close to the CBD, through to working for business with space to spread out and work. Breakfast is provided for short stays (4 days or less), including cereal, bread, milk, and fresh eggs from our chickens.

Guest access

Outside the unit is a seating area for two and a gas BBQ. Guests have access to the laundry (which has a separate entrance adjoined to our house, near the carport). An iron and ironing board is available in the laundry. You're welcome to pick fresh fruit on the trees (oranges, tangelos, mulberries, figs) if in season.

Interaction with guests

Feel free to ask us (Bruce or Sophie) about places we like to dine or recommend to visit. We have put some suggestions into the guidebook that is available when you book. We're friendly and also respectful of your time and privacy.

Other things to note

If you're keen to try the mountain bike trails or go for a run, but feel a bit unsure where to go, we can advise. If you have a young baby (no toddlers) and your own cot, we are happy to accommodate you. The 'floor mattress' is a double or single swag - let us know in the booking request if you'd like one of those available during your stay.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


12 Reviews

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Annette User Profile
September 2017
Sophie is a warm and friendly host who welcomed me like a friend. The unit was clean and comfortable and close to a lovely walking path. It was a great start to my exploration of NT. I would happily stay again!

Lyn User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Stephanie User Profile
September 2017
Sophie and Bruce were wonderful hosts, giving us a warm welcome on our arrival to Alice springs, at the start of our exploration of the Northern Territory. They made us feel at home and gave us great suggestions for the local area. The location is a nice walk to convenient shops (about 15 minutes) and was cool and clean with leafy surrounds of their garden and chickens.

Leyla User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay in lovely East Side!

Liv User Profile
September 2017
Sophie's airbnb was beautiful, she left some food for breakfast out and the WiFi worked well. They had a visitor who had a very protective dog staying with them whilst I was there. if dogs aren't your thing I would check with Sophie if the dog will still be there, as I think it was just a temporary thing. However, when I told Sophie of my concerns regarding the dog she was very accommodating and understanding of the issue.
Sophie User Profile
Response from Sophie:
Thanks for your honesty and your understanding Liv. We really appreciate the feedback. Yes he's a temporary guest (and also getting some extra doggy training so he can be the best dog he can be!)
September 2017

Bradley User Profile
September 2017
Quiet, spacious, and very walkable to everywhere else in Alice Springs. Recent appliances, good furnishings, everything you might need. My hosts were very polite and friendly. Would stay again!

Jenine User Profile
September 2017
Welcome and gracious hosts offering private and quiet garden location. Outside lovely trees and bird life, inside good quality, very comfortable and pleasing attention to detail. Nearby walks amongst river gums at twilight a lovely way to end the day. A great place to stay and enjoy Alice!

Alice Springs, AustraliaJoined in February 2012
Sophie User Profile
Live in Central Australia with my partner and daughter.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Sophie’s place.
Bruce helps host.

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