We have found the most fantastic family friendly B&B – it’s Shellwater @ Sellicks Beach on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula! This holiday house will easily sleep two families and is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. It’s only a short walk to Sellicks Beach, with beach access and has a playground at the end of the street! Perfect for a couple of families or groups of friends looking for a Fleurieu beach getaway! Oh and it’s also dog friendly! We stayed recently and couldn’t fault this gorgeous beachside house.

From the get go, our host Belinda was helpful and accommodating throughout the booking process and kept us informed of everything we needed to know for check in (super easy by the way!). The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive is that Shellwater is on a HUGE block, perfect for heaps of outdoor games and activities, plus it is fully fenced, so kids (and dogs) can run free! The kids were so excited to see the big tubs of balls, bats, frisbees, even super soakers on the deck as we made our way to the front door.

As we walked inside, it was evident to see how much care has taken to create a relaxing coastal retreat. We only stayed two nights, but you could easily spend many days here enjoying the artwork, decor, recipes books, magazines and beautiful furniture the house has been styled with.

There are three bedrooms – two have queen sized beds and the kids room has three bunk beds, plenty of room for everyone! The kids room is decked out with books, toys, board games, even a TV and a Super Nintendo! The other two bedrooms are well appointed with hanging space, plenty of blankets, lamps and bedside tables. The kitchen is FANTASTICALLY equipped – it would be simple to whip up a gourmet meal here! There are plenty of plastic cups, plates and bowls for the kids and the best thing of all? A DISHWASHER! The large lounge and dining area provides plenty of space for everyone to hang out and play games, eat, watch tv or just chill.

Honestly for us, the highlight was the huge yard. There is a BBQ and undercover dining area, a firepit and a deck for enjoying drinks, but the kids loved playing on the lawn with all of the sports equipment provided. There is also a little “secret garden” with a path meandering through fruit trees, flowers and shrubs – perfect for some imaginative outdoor play!

While we weren’t chilling inside or enjoying the yard, we spent time at the playground at the end of the street (a 5 minute walk), playing down on the beach or exploring the Fleurieu. Our choice was Smiling Samoyed Brewery but there are plenty of other family friendly eats in the area.

Shellwater @ Sellicks is perfect for a family getaway anytime of the year – enjoy the beach or the air-conditioned rooms in summer, or hang out by the firepit in indoor fireplace in winter! We’ll be back!

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