West Lakes Holiday Apartment




Unit 73   

   entrance via Regatta Court

Our apartment is located at no. 73 Brebner Drive, West Lakes adjacent to the lake, West Lakes Shopping Centre and the Lakes  Hotel.
For all bookings ring Mary or Geoff Duhne on our mobile no. 0407 796 016 – or you can email  westlakesholidayapartment@msn.com .
Accommodation availability as at 18/2/2020 is set out here. If that fits into your plans, please read on:  
Red text means the dates have already been booked –
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No longer available indefinitely from pm on 15th April 2020;

Profile of apartment:

The Environment –

Lakeside getaway in West Lakes, overlooking a  reserve with a small lakeside beach only metres away on the rowing basin. Walk to shops, hotel and restaurants.


lakeside beach only 100 metres away                                                                                   close to shops & cinemas – across the road

DSC02537_edited Near Lakes Hotel
_    Lock up garage for security _


Why is WLHA the best place for you to stay?
1. Distance-  200 m from West Lakes Shopping Centre,  200 m from Lakes Hotel, and 100 m from the Rowing Basin and the lakeside beach.
2. Price- Lowest rates in West Lakes and space for up to 6 guests (if  2 of the 6 share the king bed).
3. Proximity- Close to Port Adelaide Heritage sites/triathlon venue/rowing/shops.
4.  Transport –  Public transport hub in shopping centre opposite giving access to the airport, other beaches and Adelaide. From  there, you can go anywhere from our fantastic zoo to the Barossa.
5.  Short drive to coastal beach & 4 golf courses West Lakes/Grange(East &  West) /Royal Adelaide).

Location –

Immediately south of West Lakes Shopping Centre.  The apartment is part of a group of units known as Regatta Court. The apartment is accessed via the entrance to Regatta Court, 100 metres west of the roundabout at the intersection of Brebner Drive, Sportsmans Drive and the southern entrance to the shops.  On the entrance gate there is a map of unit locations – see photo below.

Facilities –

Traditional furnished home unit with 3 bedrooms upstairs.
Bedroom configuration – 1 room with king size double bed, and 2 other bedrooms each with 2 single beds (Max capacity 6). (In each room, one of the single beds is king single.)

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Apartment serviced on departure or weekly (if service is requested during your stay – a $150 charge applies).  [Most guests staying longer than a week choose to do the cleaning and change the linen themselves.   Spare linen is provided]
A small breakfast starter pack is provided on arrival.
We are close to the Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre – 200 metres, (supermarkets open until 9.00 pm weekdays) / Cinemas (Reading Cinemas) / Dry Cleaners / Coffee lounges / Hotel (Lakes) – 200 metres and waterfront restaurants.  Also McDonalds,  Subway, Dominos and Hungry Jacks nearby. For meals there are many choices available – go out 3 times per day, or stay in and prepare your own.  We have a cot (all linen included), hi chair and safety gate all available on request.
Well equipped reverse cycle air conditioning (upstairs and downstairs).  Unit has lockup garage,
FREE Wi-Fi to enable you to still receive emails etc.
Modern kitchenette and laundry with large washing machine and dryer.

Relax enjoy and extend your stay.  Unit has all facilities such as pillows and quilts, linen, towels, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, dishwasher, washing machine.

   Bathroom no. 73

Lounge / Bath

Whatever the season, if you have a car, you can relax without having to go far, or use the apartment as a base for tourist attractions anywhere in Adelaide eg historic Port Adelaide.  If you don’t have a car, public transport (bus) is across the road, and many facilities are within walking distance.  The last time we took a cab from the airport, it cost us $26.  Tell your cab driver you want 73 Brebner Drive.  For those who don’t wish to take a cab, public transport to and from the airport is also available from West Lakes.  Buses (route J7) travel approximately hourly on weekdays,  the journey takes about 50 minutes.
  Entrance to Regatta Court

Rates are for all bookings up to 4 guests:

NB Our normal minimum booking period is for 3 nights minimum stay.
We charge $160 per night from 1st Marcgh 2020. ($150 until 29 Feb 2020).   For longer
stays over 14 days, a 10% discount applies for additional nights – ask for a quote.
                                 until 29/2/20   from 1/3/20
3 nights                       450                   480
4 nights                       600                   640
5 nights                      750                   800
6 nights                      900                   960
7 nights                   $1050                1120
14 nights                 $2100                2240
charges for additional guests (ie more than 4) apply – see note below.
The above rates are for up to 4 guests.  Where 5 or 6 guests stay, higher rates apply – add $25 per person per night.
Instructions for accessing keys are given by (letter or) email  before arrival.  We use a locked safe on the back wall of the apartment and advise you of a 4 digit combination to open and access keys to the apartment.

Both safe DSC04047  Key safe

Most guests who stay more than a week opt to arrange their own service tasks.
For bookings direct to us, deposit 10% on booking. (We also advertise on HomeAway and AirBnb, but if you prefer personal contact with the owners, please book with us direct – westlakesholidayapartment@msn.com  or 0407796016).  With direct bookings to us, the balance is payable 14 days prior to arrival.   The above booking agencies have a system known as instant booking, so if you book many weeks in advance you will need to pay them up front.  Our own bookings made up to 21 days before arrival require full payment on booking as it is too late for deposits by then and just additional admin for both parties.  Otherwise, 10% deposit and balance 14 days before arrival applies.  Full refunds are given promptly for all cancellations of bookings made direct through us, even if made at short notice.  We understand that life can sometimes interfere with plans.
Accommodation is input taxed ie GST does not apply.  If available, early access can be provided.
The apartment is not available to hold functions where excess alcohol or drugs are likely to be consumed. We are in close proximity to other residents and noisy behaviour will not be tolerated, particularly from 10pm until 8am.
For all bookings ring us on 0407 796 016, or email westlakesholidayapartment@msn.com.  Ask for Mary or Geoff.
Note: We have not had one poor review in 15 years:
Rating 5/5: – Well equipped, cosy and comfortable and perfect for a family stay. The kids loved the playground right outside and the mall across the road. Easy drives to the beach and into the city. Personable and helpful owners…..Kate July 2019
Rating 5/5; – Property suits our needs, good location, nice and quiet, good set up for a family. We have stayed at the property a few times over the years and have always enjoyed it…. Fiona Nov 2019
Rating 3/5;  Excellent location. Ideal for shopping and beachside position. Facilities excellent. Would have like to see cleaner walls which downgrades the property………..from Sheila 12/12/2019.  Walls in stairwell had been marked by suitcases – now have been cleaned – day after departure – thanks for the feedback.. our response on 12/12/2019.
Very accommodating and pleasant owners met us on arrival. Everything was as said it would be . Great location and clean and well equipped villa. Close to all amenities: transport, shops, lake, beach and AAMI stadium.  Have and will recommend villa to family and friends and will stay again…….  Mary and Ted…… Nov 2017
I (and my parents) have recently returned to Perth from our Adelaide holiday and I would just like to say how much we enjoyed staying at your Brebner Drive apartment. It was so clean and spacious and very quiet. I have stayed in hotels before and you can hear noise from the street below or live music etc. We were all very impressed with it. It is very well located, being close to the mall, the beach, the lake and the restaurants and cafes around Brebner Dr.  I would definitely consider staying there again in the future and I would be happy to recommend the apartment to my friends and work colleagues if they are travelling to Adelaide…October 2017
Geoff a BIG BIG THANKS we had a great time and we thoroughly enjoyed the stay much appreciated .  It was a great stay and a part of it was because of the accommodation.Phil 2017
Above average accommodation – very well presented accommodation with attention to detail obvious everywhere.  The location was brilliant. ……..Denis….WA…. May 2016
Thank you very much for a lovely stay. Everything we needed, perfect location……………Jason and Sharon ……  May 2016
What a brilliant location this apartment offers. With lake views from the back door, friendly ducks in the communal yard, Westfield Shopping Centre and Reading Cinemas over the road and multiple take away options within walking distance, this was the perfect spot for our holiday. Great hosts, great property.  Anne January 2016
A1 accommodation.  Really enjoyed our stay.  Highly recommended.   Loretta
We had a wonderful time in the apartment. So close to everything and perfect for the kids.  Rating: 5/5:
Loved the apartment, thanks for everything.  Had a great time in Adelaide.  Kim
Rating: 5/5: “Excellent location, very tidy, value for money, very helpful  and easy people  to deal with” Deonne
Rating: 5/5  – “I found the apartment to be exceptional and  the hosts were very accommodating and friendly and they couldn’t do enough for me. The  location of the apartment was ideal and the area had all the facilities that  anyone could require. The extras that were included in the accommodation were  not only surprising but very welcome. I would most definitely stay there again,   I even enjoyed a good walk around the lake. I thoroughly recommend this apartment and wish I could have been there for a holiday rather than business – Les.”
I loved the weetbix, biscuits, milk and cleaning products they were a really great touch. Thank you for such a lovely place to stay. Thanks, Suzanne  2011
Rating snapshot (*/5)
5 star………….. 13 guests
4 star………….. 4 guests
3/2/1/0 star … 1 guests
Average customer ratings (*/5)
Quality 4.4…..Cleanliness 4.7……Location 4.8……Comfort 4.8
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