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1860s cottage furnished in style

Karen is a superhost.

1860s cottage furnished in style

2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Karen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The Lion Cottage is a cosy one bedroom heritage cottage in the heart of cosmopolitan North Adelaide. Walking distance to most of the Adelaide sights, including Tour Down Under, it is on a FREE bus route for more distant adventures. We are also more than willing to discuss you bringing your pet: a cleaning fee might apply. Breakfast starter supplies of a healthy cereal, milk, coffee-pod machine and coffee pods, Twinings tea, potted fruit and muesli bars are included in your accommodation.



Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed



58 reviews
Linda User Profile
June 2018
Fabulous hostess. Karen couldn’t have been better. She was available to answer questions, offer tips and knowledge. The cottage was as cute as can be with custom touches to make it comfortable and warm with amenities including laundry. I would return in a heartbeat.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Linda, I'm sure you can see how much I enjoy sharing this special part of Adelaide with guests (and returning ex-pat.s!) ... I do hope you have the chance to return under more pleasant circumstances next time. Tickle those dogs for me. Travel safely, Karen.
June 2018
Dara User Profile
April 2015
Every aspect of our 3-day stay in The Lion Cottage (TLC) was wonderful! The cottage is just as charming and adorable as pictured – beautifully decorated heritage house, gorgeous wooden floors and trim, lots of homey touches throughout, every amenity that we could possibly need…
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Hi Dara - that was an amazing visit. Thank you for your gracious and enthusiastic response (in person and by post) about our cosy little nook. I'm so glad to have met you in person, and my mum was thrilled to send some of her Aussie fabric home with you. Nice to hear that you…
April 2015
Alexander User Profile
November 2013
The Lion's Cottage is cozy and quiet, very conveniently located, and well outfitted with everything you could need for a short-to-medium stay right down to helpful information on dining, shopping, parking, and things to see and do in Adelaide and surrounds. Karen is an attentive…
John User Profile
February 2020
What a find!. Beautiful place in a fantastic location. City bus at the door and great restaurants nearby. Highly recommended
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks John. I too was sad about your short stay ... there are so many little books of Adelaide to enjoy ... oh well - next time.
February 2020
Nadia User Profile
December 2019
Fantastic location with all the amenities you could possible need. The free loop bus out there front is great if you Don’t want to park in the city and host Karen was quick fo respond to any queries. Super pet friendly
Kevin User Profile
November 2019
Lovely quaint cottage in fantastic location.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks Kevin. “Grandma’s Place” near the city. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
November 2019
Tom User Profile
October 2019
Great central location close to all the best features parks, zoo, & city, cafes. Proximity of free bus loop to city & Nth Adelaide only few steps away is excellent.

Hosted by Karen

North Adelaide, AustraliaJoined in September 2013
Karen User Profile
58 Reviews
Karen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I live with my husband of 25 years and 4 boys. I have worked/studied in North Adelaide for 30 years. Born in Papua New Guinea, I grew up in England, and spent teenage time in Tokyo and Denver. Now with 4 growing boys, our holidays involve 4WD and camping in the Outback with…
Interaction with guests
If it is appropriate, I meet you at the cottage when you arrive. Then you may call me if you have any questions during the stay, and I am happy to help. We live just up the road, and work across the road, so we are easily available to assist should you need.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed