The Dover Garden
The Dover Garden
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Our renovated unit with outdoor sitting area and barbie will give you a true Aussie backyard living experience in suburban Adelaide! It is close to the beach and amenities, with good access to public transport and located on a quiet street.

We live in the main house at the front and work from home, so there will probably be someone around to help you if you need - but we won't bother you. We are happy to speak to you in English, Latvian or Russian.

The space

This is a 50 square metre apartment in our back yard behind the main house. It's a completely separate building so you have plenty of privacy. It can comfortably accommodate a couple or can sleep a family (with a bit less living space). There is an open plan dining, kitchen and study area with queen sofa bed. In the bedroom, there's queen bed and a single folding bed. It has a separate bathroom with a basin, toilet and shower. Guests have their own outdoor undercover sitting area and a BBQ.

★ Fully equipped kitchen: oven, stove with rangehood, fridge/freezer, microwave
★ Cooking necessities - coffee, tea etc.; pots and pans, utensils
★ Washing machine (detergent provided) and outdoor and indoor drying racks
★ Bed linen and towels provided
★ Reverse-cycle air conditioner
★ Free unlimited high-speed WiFi internet
★ Iron and ironing board
★ Computer (Mac)
★ Printer supporting wireless printing from computer or your mobile device
★ Close to public transport, beach, shopping and restaurants
★ Perfect for Flinders University and SA Aquatic Centre
★ Own private garage with automatic door controller
★ Private gas BBQ for outdoor cooking

Guest access

Guests will have their own access via the driveway and garage. The backyard is shared with us. Our shed / storage is under the same roof with the unit and has a separate entrance.

Other things to note

We are happy to arrange early check-in but you must request it and we must approve it when you book the place. It might not be always possible.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 toddler bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

* Smoking only outside, please.
* We are happy to arrange early check-in but you must request it and we must approve it when you book the place. It might not be always possible.


97 Reviews

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Anne User Profile
October 2017
Highly recommend - friendly hosts, a lovely location, close to good amenities.

Rick User Profile
October 2017
Great stay in Adelaide. We spent 7 nights at James's Dover Garden place and had a fantastic stay. Great communication, easy check in. The flat is well equipped for a comfortable stay, even for a family of 4. Kids loved the outdoor garden and space. Very clean and comfortable bedroom and nice kitchen amenities. The location is great, 2km from the beach, 5 minutes to Westfield mall, and a 30 min drive to Wine country. We had a car but you could easily get by with public transport. We would recommend a stay here for families with kids.

Mark User Profile
October 2017
the house is in the yard behind the main house. it was beautiful and comfortable and very accurately depicted in the photos. public transport was a bus stop 7 min away and 45 min into the city centre. 10 min walk to a well stocked shopping centre. there is a garage so it definitely is better if you are driving. fully equipped and well stocked kitchen. was able to prepare full meals.

Jenny User Profile
October 2017
The house is wonderful, very well decorated and spacious. I stayed for more than a month, during my visit at Flinders University and it really felt like home. It is ideal for a wheelchair user like myself. James is an amazing host! He made adaptations to the house to make it wheelchair accessible and he did everything he could during my stay to accommodate my needs. I couldn't find a better place to stay, I would definitely stay there again!

Sampath User Profile
August 2017
Was a great place to spend a weekend with my family. Place was pretty clean ,value for money was great and everything was pretty organised The garden was amazing

Erica User Profile
August 2017
Beautifully clean accommodation (with a comfortable bed!) in a lovely area and perfect for a couple or trio. The hosts were very welcoming, yet do respect your privacy. All necessities provided, and major shops are nearby, as is public transport. Walkable to the pub, the beach and many decent eateries. Definitely wouldn't hesitate to book again!

Jeroen User Profile
July 2017
We enjoyed our stay at James' very much. It truly felt like home. Very clean and much attention for detail. Also a very complete kitchen which enabled us to cook some nice meals. Would be happy to stay there again.

Adelaide, AustraliaJoined in January 2012
James User Profile
Interaction with guests

We work mainly from home but tend to be in and out a lot (school and extracurricular activities, travel and working with clients). Usually, someone is home at night and always available from the phone in the apartment or via text/email. Guests should also feel free to knock on the kitchen door if there's any help needed.

About James

We are an international computer geek family living in Adelaide. James is Australian and Iveta is Latvian. We are busy working parents of 11 and 12 year old children. As guests we're quiet and considerate, down to earth and reasonable. As hosts we're helpful and accommodating.

We both speak English, Iveta also speaks Latvian and Russian.

Languages: English, Русский
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 James’s place.
Iveta helps host.

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