Beachfront Accommodation on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Beachfront Accommodation on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Luxury rooms & amenities at Cowrie Retreat

Welcome to your exclusive escape at Cowrie Retreat, beautifully set on the primary dune of Lady Bay. Here, you can experience bespoke luxury and serene privacy, making it the ideal destination for beachfront accommodation on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Each room in the retreat is thoughtfully designed with comfort, relaxation, and style in mind, featuring elegant interiors and amenities that bring seaside luxury at its finest.

It is the perfect setting for a truly unforgettable experience.

Design & interior at Cowrie Retreat

Elegance in the natural environment  

At Cowrie Retreat, every space has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the beautiful, tranquil beachfront setting and its history.

Earthy natural tones

From the soft, neutral, and driftwood colour palettes echoing the sandy shores outside to the luxurious, comfortable furnishings inviting relaxation, the retreat’s design harmonises with its natural environment.  

Bespoke interior details

The interior is accentuated with bespoke details and custom finishes, including granite countertops, hardwood floors, and large windows that frame breathtaking ocean views and flood the rooms with natural light. Carefully selected artworks and decor enhance the retreat’s soulful charm, creating a space that is functional and aesthetically inspiring.  

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

Rates at Cowrie Retreat

Standard rates

Full Retreat (Sleeps 8)

$2,500 per night with a minimum two-night stay. Gain full access to Cowrie Retreat, including “The Little Retreat”, perfect for larger groups seeking additional space and privacy. In total, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

Main House Only (Sleeps 6)

$1,950 per night with a minimum two-night stay. Enjoy exclusive access to our elegantly appointed main house, which includes three luxurious bedrooms three ensuites and all luxury amenities.

Weekly Rates

Enjoy a whole week of luxury

Book a seven-night stay for $14,000, ideal for extended vacations where relaxation and indulgence are your top priorities.

Additional information

Cowrie Retreat is an adults-only accommodation; children over the age of 16 are welcome when accompanied by a parent.

Though we do love animals, pets are not permitted at the retreat for their own safety and for the protection of the native flora and fauna which abound in the dunes.

Luxury accommodation & room description

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

The master king bedroom

Nestled in the most secluded part of the retreat, the master king bedroom offers privacy and stunning ocean views. This room features a comfortable king-sized bed, a private ensuite, and direct access from its own deck to the dunes. The decor blends elegance and comfort, with luxury bedding and large windows inviting the outside in. It’s the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and rejuvenation.

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

The second bedroom with a super king sized bed

This super king bedroom is spacious, warm, and luxurious, with its dedicated bathroom suite across the hall. The room overlooks the inner deck, offering views of the dunes as a tranquil backdrop. It’s ideal for guests who appreciate extra space and sophisticated interior design.

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

The third bedroom with king sized bed

This very private king bedroom with ensuite and is situated to offer beautiful views across the inner deck into the dunes. It’s designed for guests who value privacy and quietness and features soft linens that ensure a restful night’s sleep.

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

The “Little Retreat”

Located across the inner deck, The “Little Retreat” has two spacious king single beds with a cosy sofa, television, and bar fridge. The ensuite looks back to the hills behind.   The “Little Retreat” is an optional add-on that provides additional sleeping space. It overlooks the dunes and the sea, this space is versatile, serving as a peaceful retreat for relaxation or extra accommodation for larger groups of 8.

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat
Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat
Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

Style of bathooms

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat
Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

Kitchen and living room

The heart of Cowrie Retreat lies in its expansive open living area and beautiful kitchen, designed to embrace inside-out living. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows capture panoramic ocean views and flood the house with natural light, creating an airy and inviting atmosphere. The living-room area connects to the outdoor decking, allowing guests to move between indoor comfort and the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Luxury seating, cosy feel

In the living area, a large wood-burning fire serves as both a focal point and a gathering place, providing warmth and a cosy ambiance during cooler evenings with generous plush sofa seatings. Thoughtfully selected lighting fixtures complement the natural light, enhancing the room’s elegant feel. The furniture and decor have been carefully chosen to reflect the retreat’s soulful charm and luxurious aesthetic, featuring high-quality materials and subtle coastal hues.

Beautifully designed kitchen

The kitchen is a dream for culinary enthusiasts. It is equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops, a huge kitchen bench that encourages social cooking and interaction, and a large dining table for 8. Whether you want to relax by the fire, enjoy a meal, or simply soak up the views, you have it all.  

Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat
Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat
Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat
Luxury Beachfront Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula Cowrie Retreat

Outside areas

Key features and facilities at Cowrie retreat

Four luxurious bedroom suites

Each elegantly appointed bedroom includes their own ensuite, one ensuite conveniently located across the corridor for additional and generous space.

Comprehensive kitchen facilities

The fully-equipped kitchen features two fridges, dishwasher, gas cooktops, oven and a Zip tap for instant boiling and chilled filtered water, along with all the necessary utensils, glassware, cooking equipment and a well-stocked pantry.

Outdoor dining and lounging areas

Multiple decks offer a selection of settings for dining and relaxation with scenic views. Four comfortable reclining lounges on the northern protected deck provide the perfect spot to read, simply stare out to sea or have a nap.


Enjoy your stay with complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the Retreat. Stay connected and share your experiences during your visit.

Wood-burning fireplace

The wood fire in the main living-room adds warmth and a cosy ambience to the Retreat.

Outside deck blinds

In summer, external deck blinds across the front (seaward) keep the living areas cool and sheltered, reduce glare, and provide privacy for the Little Retreat.

Laundry facilities

The Retreat has a washing machine, dryer, iron, and innovative drop-down ironing board.

Air conditioning system

Every room is serviced by reverse cycle air conditioning, ensuring optimal comfort throughout your stay.

Ceiling fans

All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans to enhance air circulation and comfort as you need.

Entertainment system

A portable Bose speaker is available in the house and a discreetly integrated (fold-out) TV. 

Sophisticated lighting system

The self-controlled lighting system illuminates internal and external areas. At night, external spotlights enhance the beauty of the dunes and trees.

Well-stocked pantry

The kitchen features a well-stocked pantry with a huge selection of spices, oils, and baking essentials ideally suited to culinary enthusiasts.

Coffee and tea facilities

There is a high-quality coffee machine with fresh beans provided and a diverse selection of teas.

Parking facilities

Ample and convenient parking at the rear for four cars

First aid kit and sunscreen

An accessible first aid kit is available for handling minor emergencies, complemented by sunscreen for sun protection. 

Games, cards & puzzles

A selection of games, jigsaws and cards ensures entertainment and fun for everyone.

Personalised experiences

Catering & dining

Though we are a self-catering retreat, Dine Fine Dine Catering is our preferred caterer at Cowrie Retreat, elevating dining to an exquisite art form. Guests can enjoy a bespoke culinary experience, where Dine prepares and serves delicious meals just for you at the retreat.

If you’re looking for an absolutely seamless catering service so you don’t have to lift a finger, just speak to Glen at Dine Fine Dine Catering to start discussing your catering needs making this a memorable part of your Fleurieu Peninsula experience.

Fine Dine Catering

Wellness & relaxation

Enhance your relaxation and rejuvenation at Cowrie Retreat with our bespoke wellness experiences. Our selected wellness experts, including Hannah McWilliams for yoga and Renee Newman for massage therapies, offer sessions that can be tailored to your needs and delivered directly within the retreat. 

Hannah McWilliams specialises in yoga practices for all levels, providing the perfect blend of relaxation and physical engagement.

Renee Newman deliver therapeutic massages that soothe, restore, and revitalise your body and mind.