“SIX STAR! We were a group of 4 couples and were looking for a place that gave us 4 queen rooms with private facilities, we struck gold!
Altamira Retreat was absolutely gorgeous, fabulous big open living area, 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms with private en-suites, right in the heart of McLaren Vale. The house exceeded our expectations. Dawn was an amazing host, and provided some wonderful information prior to our arrival. The wood fire pizza oven was a hit and we in fact cancelled the dinners booked and stayed in to enjoy the breathtaking views. We all absolutely loved it and will definitely be back. Highly recommended!”

Jan Musgrave Sydney

“Our family of three came all the way from Hanoi to enjoy the serenity and beauty of Altamira and the surrounding McLaren Vale.
It was an amazing experience we have never had before.. staying in a cosy but beautiful decorated house over looking such a green vineyard.
We made our own pizza’s (another first for us) and really started to feel very much at home.
We now have to travel back to Vietnam after such an amazing stay but will bring with us such sweet memories and we promise to come back one day soon.”

Duy, Huong & Trang

“Well appointed property with amazing views. Altamira was the ideal place for the 7 of us to enjoy an important adult family occasion.”

Cynthia & Sean Kennedy

“Thanks for an amazing stay with everything we could possibly wish for.
A wonderful place to spend time with family on my special and significant birthday. Would love to come back again – maybe during winter next time!”

Linda K

“What a Spot
Thank you for sharing Altamira with us.
Everything was generous – the views, the house, the surroundings, the beds, the kitchen….. your retreat and our host.
Till next time.”

Angela & David Bonnin

“AMAZING!!! There was nothing about the weekend that we could fault – even if we tried!
The property was so close to the national park, which was perfect for morning walks.
Dawn kindly recommended some of her favourite cellar doors … and they did not disappoint! Although the surrounding wineries were beautiful, we almost found it hard to leave the house it was so dreamy. The bedrooms were all immaculate, and the linen was INCREDIBLE! We wish we could wake up there everyday.
There is no word of a lie that this place is a retreat! Thank you so much for having us – we can’t wait to come back again!”

The Robins

“This is a magnificent property, beautifully fitted out with everything you could wish for and more. Dawn is the most generous host. Located just outside of the main hub of McLaren vale, within a short walk of the national park. So beautiful, relaxing and some might have to say, better than home. Thank you Dawn, your house is one out of the box.”

Response from Dawn:
Hi Dana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your groups time spent at Altamira. We understand that you are a busy individual and welcome the kind response you have given our property. Great to hear you all enjoyed your time in McLaren Vale and we would happily welcome you all back next time your thinking of another MV get away. I would also like to thank you all for leaving Altamira in such great shape when you departed. Kind regards Dawn

Dana R

“Stunning home and location, and very convenient to the best wineries in the Vale as well as town, beaches and hiking. And we had the good fortune of visiting at the beginning of harvest season when the vine growth had peaked. Dawn is an incredibly gracious host. She made everything in their home seamless and had great suggestions for dining and other activities for full immersion in the local community. Even proactively arranged a private wine tasting at one of their favorite spots. If only Australia wasn’t so far for us (and our time here so short) I know we’d be back in a matter of weeks.”

Response from Dawn:
Thanks Michael for taking the time to write a review about your time with us . It was a real pleasure meeting both you and your daughter and I’m so glad that you enjoyed your time @ Altamira Retreat. We think it’s pretty special here. Please feel free to contact us again if ever you find yourselves heading back to the McLaren Vale – we’d love to have you stay. Enjoy the rest of your Australian sojourn. Kind regards Dawn

Michael C

“Great location, quality fixtures & fittings close to wineries.”

Response from Dawn:
Thank you Leith for taking the time to review Altamira Studio… We greatly appreciate your comments & hope to see you both again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Dawn

Leith F

“A lovely and stylish place right in the heart of Mclaren wine country. Beautiful decor and a very thoughtful host who catered to our needs and was quick to respond! Would 100% stay again.”

Anthony, South Australia (Airbnb)