LIVE LIKE THE LOCALS, UNDERGROUND
Relax after a long journey in the cool, comfortable, quiet serenity of underground accommodation. This beautiful dugout is located in a safe quiet area of town. Hand dug in the 70's it boasts amazing rockwork. It has 3 bedrooms, a BBQ area, internet, spa bath and ample room for parking. It also offers all the comforts of home including linen, complete kitchen and washing machine. Dugouts are cool in summer and warm in winter so your comfortable all year round :)
You will love this beautiful dugout. Renowned for its rock and timber work it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful dugouts in Coober Pedy. It exudes a lovely atmosphere with each weave and turn throughout. One of the first feelings you will experience is the temperature. Dugout temperatures remain relatively constant at a temperature between 20-24 degrees Celsius. All the comforts of home are provided including linen, internet, fans, a BBQ, laundry, full kitchen and even a coffee pod machine for the perfect wake up in the morning. This spacious dugout suits everyone whether travelling on your own, as a couple, a family, or a group of up to 8 people. No need to share with strangers as it is booked solely as a complete home. Pets are also very welcome however need to be left outside on the enclosed verandah. There is plenty of room for parking, even a caravan and a motor home if you feel like extra space for a while.
Accès des voyageurs
It offers everthing a private home offers from kitchen facilities to laundry. All linen, heating, ceiling fans, air, carport, enclosed bbq area and internet connection.
The hall to the toilet has a rockwork floor and is slightly downhill, however it does have a handrail. There are also 2 steps to the main bedroom. Unfortunately it does make it slightly difficult for people with mobility restrictions.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I live right next door and always available If you have any problems or concerns. Please don't hesitate to call or text me on my
mobile phone number.
We have 2 bottle shops in town, Local pub and IGA, both open 11am-8pm Monday to Saturday
Sunday IGA 11am-6pm. Opal Inn 11am-8pm
We have one grocery shop, IGA, opens 8am - 7pm daily
Westpac bank opening hours are 10am-2pm Monday- Friday
Post Office 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, Sat 9am-2pm
- extra people will be charged $25/person per night so please check guest numbers before booking to avoid embarassment
- Checkout time is 10.00 am unless arranged differently at check in
- The dugout is remarkably soundproof, however out of respect to neighbours, it would be appreciated if you could keep the noise low between the hours of 11pm- 7am
- Pets are welcome however they must be left outside at all times
- The fireplace is open and lit on request for an extra charge of $15/night. When in use, please take care, as well as supervise children at all times. I take no responsibility for any burns. Any damage due to fire will be charged.
- Any problems please call me directly on mobile
Coober Pedy has been my main residence for 21 years, moving here from Mackay Qld with my husband and our 5 children in 1996 to opal mine which we did until my husband passed away suddenly about 18 months after moving here. I have continued to opal mine part time for most of the last 20 years.
Before moving to Coober Pedy my occupation had always been hospitality and working with people so in 1998 I decided to purchase an underground restaurant and ran that for 5 yrs. In 1998 I also met my current partner Jeff who was a local fencing contractor (patrolled several different areas of the SA Dog Fence over a long time) and an opal miner.
After selling my restaurant, I moved to Kangaroo Island with my 13yr old son and managed the Sports and Recreation Club in American River. (The other kids had grown up and fled the nest)
Missing Coober Pedy I returned and worked as a gaming manager at the local hotel for several years, a bar attendant at the Italian Club, also managed the local newspaper. In 2008 I joined Jeff fencing, as preferred contractors to 3 mining companies in the vicinity of Coober Pedy. Jeff retired 2015.
Over all this time my passion was and still is renovating. I purchased my dugouts 3 months after my husband died, making "Di's Place our family home, and have over the last 20 yrs done just that, renovated. I finally opened my 2 lovely dugouts up as accommodation in April to share with people around the world.