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Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly Accommodation Marion Bay Yorke Peninsula SA.

Marion Bay Holiday Villas are proud to be pet friendly for dogs, although we have hosted a horse, cats and 3 cockatiels, so talk to us and see if we can help.

There is a fee and there are a few simple and common sense conditions.

Finding  accommodation that lets you bring the fur kids is difficult, if not impossible and we are pleased to be among the few that offer animal friendly accommodation, and have worked toward making this a reality for our guests, by constructing enclosures to house your pet while you visit Innes National Park.

This means that you can enjoy pet friendly holidays with us all year round. Marion Bay Holiday Villas are well known for being people friendly, but now are also pet friendly, so you can share your holiday experience with the whole family.

Pet Friendly Accommodation

Animal friendly accommodation pricing structure

Accommodation duration Rate*
One nights accommodation $20
Second Dog (per night) $10

Basic Terms of pet accommodation

Owners must supply their own food and food container for their pets.

Dogs are required to have a current C5 certificate.

They must not be a nuisance to other guests.  If you know your dog cannot be left alone without continuous barking, it is better to make other arrangements, otherwise we will ask you to terminate your stay.

No bitches on heat.

Finally, we expect owners to pick up any dog poo and dispose of it in our red bins.

The pet fee covers all three options that are available.

The first option is if your dog is used to being inside at night with you, that is perfectly okay with us.  We would ask that no muddy feet on the beds or couches.

The second option is you can have his/her bedding outside on the enclosed veranda.  In addition we have a medium sized kennel that can be moved to your veranda.

The 3rd and final option is a fully snake proofed fenced enclosure with shade cloth and a kennel which is outside.

note: We ask that the owners clean the kennels at the time of removing their pets, and we have bags to assist in that. A cleaning charge of $10 will apply if the owners don’t comply.


Villas For Sale

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our little family, your timing couldn’t be better. Recently the Yorke Peninsula Tourist Guide went global, with a push by the South Australian Tourism Commission throughout Asia and Europe in both paper and digital formats; Marion Bay’s tourist income is set to explode. Overseas visitors are starting to discover this beautiful area and we are primed to capitalise. Combined with our management team that are dedicated to bringing a resort standard to the property, we are expecting exciting times in the future.


Each Villa produces about $18,000 gross income per year, a figure we expect to grow. This number is from the latest taxation figures submitted over the last 2 financial years and will be confirmed by our accountant.

Please note, our accountant will also itemise the expenses you can expect to pay from this gross income when you meet him face to face. This presentation is for general discussion purposes only.


Our income is produced via several different sources. We are listed with all the major booking sites, including Stayz, Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia, plus a few lesser known sites. All are professionally managed via the Beds24 channel management software, with excellent results since installation.

We have also been proudly associated with Sunseeker Holidays for several years, who have 3 call centres located in Newcastle, Brisbane, and Melbourne. We also run Travel Auction promotions annually.

We have an ever-extending list of regulars who come down every year, often staying for up to a week across several villas.

Repeat visits from guests who stay with us one, two or even three times have been steadily on the rise; a result of our advertising with the Yorke Peninsula Tourist Guide and targeted social media campaigns, as well as our increased online presence through geo-tagging in google combined with other tools.

Our word of mouth references has been excellent and we often re-book within a few days of someone’s first stay with us.

Overall, these sources have combined to produce very high occupancy rates compared to others within the town.


Holiday home and shack sale prices in this area have all been well over $200,000; even the vacant blocks of land have sold recently for more than $110,000. Ten minutes of your time searching online will confirm these figures.

You should expect good capital growth, as investment opportunities of this nature are very limited in Marion Bay and there is an immediate growth factor from your share of the common areas value under the body corporate structure.

There is a finite amount of property available and developments such as ours are “like hen’s teeth”. We are one of only two properties of type within Marion Bay, with no current prospect of future development.

We do not guarantee your rate of return but based on projections, 5.0% would seem quite realistic. Combine that nice rate of return with free holidays for life in Marion Bay, then consider the possibility of future capital growth and your decision should be easy.

There have been recent upgrades to Innes National Park, with 250,000 visitors per year expected in the foreseeable future. State and federal governments have been spending millions on infrastructure in the region, we were amongst the first to be NBN ready. New boat launching facilities are also on the local agenda which will bring more boaties to the town, increasing our revenue and the overall property values throughout the town.

Contact our on-site manager Shane on 0408 324 768 for further information or email us at reception@marionbayholidayvillas.com.au