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Portee Homestead

Entire house hosted by Kim
16 guests8 bedrooms15 beds9.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adelaide. Portee has its own air strip named in honour of Edward John Eyre, an early South Australian Explorer.

The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private Portee creek surrounded by wetlands.


Exclusive Hire of Portee Station Homestead

The space
Portee is steeped in history, being amongst the one of the earliest areas settled in South Australia outside the city of Adelaide.

Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adelaide. Portee has its own air strip named in honour of Edward John Eyre, an early South Australian Explorer.

The homestead built in 1873 on the floodplain of the River Murray, is in the wetlands, allowing the abundant bird life that inhabit the slow flowing creek and age old river gums to provide a unique experience in a tranquil and restful setting.

The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private Portee creek surrounded by wetlands.

The Murray River is accessible by 4WD for boating, jet skis, canoes and kayaking enthusiasts. A private area with slipway and pontoon.

The perfect retreat for holidays, weddings, bucks and hens parties, birthday celebrations, spiritual gatherings, business training and team building, carers and carer recipients.

The homestead offers exclusive hire of the homestead and surrounding property.

Self cater accommodation or contract caterers can be organised.

Portee is managed as a shining example of nature based tourism.

Great accommodation for kayak, watersport, bushwalking and wildlife enthusiasts.

Exclusive Hire of Portee Station Homestead

Self cater in our full commercial kitchen or BBQ facilities for special occasions or holidays with family and friends. We have a dining area to seat twenty and facilities to enable outdoor eating.

Venue for Spiritual or Carers Retreat. Ideal for a spiritual retreat to allow time for reflection, prayer or meditation.

Ultimate respite retreat for carers and carer recipients, for relaxing and convalescence.

Venue for Weddings Or Special Occasions. A perfect setting for true Aussie weddings, bucks or hens show, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions to make your day an unforgettable experience. Event bookings are charged at a different rate. Please contact us via email or phone for Event Booking rates.

Business meetings, conferences and training facility.

Ideal for small Corporate conferences, training and team building

History Of Portee Station Homestead

First settled in 1841, Moorundie the area that we now call Sandy Beach, is the site of the home of explorer Edward John Eyre, who was given the job of Protector of the Aborigines. Due to the sandbars at that point in the river it became a place to cross the river on the road to Sydney, eventually developed into the bustling township of Sturt, with a Police Station and Army Barracks, until a flood washed it away in 1870 and the town was moved to it’s present day site of Blanchetown. Portee Station now encompasses tourism for international and domestic guests.

Guest access
The Homestead is left open for our guests on arrival.

Other things to note
Please note the hire rate does not include linen (sheets and towels).
We can hire linen for you for an additional cost.
We hire our linen from South Pacific Laundry in Torrensville, Adelaide at cost price for our guests. Please do not hesitate to contact us for the linen hire charges.
We provide pillows, quilts, quiltcovers, quilt pillow slips, blankets and bathmats.
You are welcome to bring your own linen.

Please bring an itemised receipt for your fruit and vegetables as there are sometimes random fruit fly inspections just before Blanchetown. Any Foodland, Coles, Woolworths etc are acceptable. If you do not have a receipt your fruit and vegetables will be confiscated and you will incur a $375 fine. Please email or phone us if you have any further questions regarding this.
Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adelaide. Portee has its own air strip named in honour of Edward John Eyre, an early South Australian Explorer.

The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private Portee creek surrounded by wetlands.


Exclusive Hire of Portee Station Homestead

The space
Portee is steeped in history, being amongst the one of the earliest areas settled in South Australia outside the city of Adelaide.

Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adel…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Bedroom 8
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Dryer
Iron
Hangers
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Washing machine
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Blanchetown, South Australia, Australia

Hosted by Kim

Joined in November 2018
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Kim and Paul have been running the Portee Homestead since 2010. They live on the property in a separate area. Max, their beautiful dog, may visit you; he will ask for you to throw sticks, a lot. If you don't like dogs, they can keep him away.
Kim and Paul have been running the Portee Homestead since 2010. They live on the property in a separate area. Max, their beautiful dog, may visit you; he will ask for you to throw…
During your stay
Kim and Paul are in on the Property, and will introduce themselves on arrival.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals