Who we are
The Boathaven Beach House is a family friendly pet friendly 3 bedroom weatherboard cottage which can accommodate up to 6 guests. Set on a large shady block only 700 metres from beautiful second valley beach, with undercover outdoor living area and free gas BBQ, this fully equipped retro style beach house offers excellent value for money.
Our low tariffs enable you to enjoy your holiday at any time of year with no seasonal add-ons.Accommodation  Our Gallery
Picturesque cove beach, pebble beach and historic jetty. Fishing, safe swimming, snorkelling over rocks and kayaking. (Bait and snorkelling equipment available at Jetty Store) The Jetty Store, beach kiosk and cafe with post office agency. History walk with information plaques leading from the beach to main south road Renowned fine dining at Leonards Mill Restaurant, a restored stone mill. Randalsea Rustic Gallery, with resident artists Alec Wheatley and Kaye Casey, Recycled Art and textiles and mosaic in a historic old shop.
Golf at The Links Lady Bay, with restaurant at the Links Lady Bay Hotel.Dining options at a choice of dining establishments, from Beach cafe to authentic Indian, Normanville Hotel and Yankalilla Hotel, both offering meals. Go opshopping at our 3 funky opshops, 1 in Normanville and 2 in Yankalilla as well as 2 Secondhand shops to browse through. Banks, Post Office, supermarkets and bakeries also at Yankalilla and Normanville.
Visitor Information Centre for all your touring and local info needs. Ingalalla Falls, pretty tumbling falls with picnic area and car parking area just out of yankalilla
Victor Harbor with its CBD and many tourist attractions McLaren Vale, famous for its wineries and restaurants, not to mention the Menz chocolate factory. Goolwa river port and Hindmarsh Island. (tours available in high season) Ferry to Kangaroo Island with day tours available (bookings essential)
What Our Visitors Say
"Such a great holiday home, comfortable and everything has been thought of. Had a relaxing and peaceful weekend at Boathaven Beach House. Beautiful gardens with lots of spots to enjoy the view, quirky decor, great beds, electric blankets and pet friendly and secure yard. Enjoyed the chooks, playing darts and quick walk to the beach and jetty. Thanks Lyndell and John."
- Judy L., Glenelg, South Australia -
"My partner, pup, & I thoroughly enjoyed our little weekend getaway at Boathaven Second Valley. So close to the beach for lovely walks. But so cozy and well equipped inside, it was great just staying in! Looking forward to booking a holiday with the extended family in the future :-)"
- Felicity B., Adelaide, South Australia -
"This is the best place to stay in a Second Valley. We love this holiday house and have stayed here a number of times now. Lyndell is fantastic to deal with. Everything is provided for a fantastic family holiday. We had the SA storms when we stayed which limited our fishing opportunities but the amount of board games, DVDs and games outside under cover kept us all occupied. Perfect family bonding time. We will be back for sure."
- Sally F., Adelaide, South Australia -
"this place had everything we needed..kids had lots to amuse themselves..clean and quiet..owners were very helpful and are a lovely couple.. my dogs were welcome so that is worth 10 stars to me..will rebook again..if i could give more than 5 stars i would.."
- Wendy M., Wynn Vale, South Australia -