Kate Needs


KATE NEEDS-Unwind Holiday Hosting

About Kate

During the past 20 years I have gained considerable experience in eCommerce, digital design, photography, styling & retail marketing. I have also gained business, photography & marketing qualifications which has set me up with the skills, knowledge & drive to succeed in any business.

Previously I owned & operated a 100 bed backpacker accommodation facility including a travel centre, cafe', bar & entertainment venue at Glenelg Beach.I worked closely with the SA Tourism Commission & was awarded five State, a Hall of Fame & two National Tourism Awards which took the backpacker industry to a whole new level nationally.

I have a friendly disposition, good intuition & people skills. I believe in exceeding guests expectations & have a strong ability to communicate with people of all ages & nationalities.

Book a property with me as a host: Unwind @ Saltbush Retreat - WIFI
Norwood is a bustling cosmopolitan suburb filled with endless lively activities. Both an urban jungle, and a modern getaway to nature.
Norwood Saltbush Retreat is a 2 story 3-bedroom townhouse with modern, open-plan living downstairs, where the kitchen overlooks the dining and living areas, and out to the outdoor entertaining area.

Thanks to the surrounding line of trees down the street. That means there is an awesome and unforgettable variety of attractions that you have to experience.

Hosting with Unwind Holidays

We value you as a client. We want your experience with us to be outstanding in every way. That’s why we appoint a Short Term Property Manager to look after you – to be there for you at all times. Short term rental management requires highly skilled experienced people to give you peace of mind. It's in our best interest to ensure both you & your guests are looked after at all times.

At Unwind Holidays, we offer a complete Management service for your short term holiday rental – and that means your home, your guests, and you! In addition to this, we oversee the housekeeping, maintenance & marketing of your property. The Unwind Facebook page alone has nearly 50k followers which we are able to draw from to further promote your property. We provide an impeccable level of care for your guests & in return we aim to receive positive reviews, repeat stays & new guests.

I predominantly host properties myself in South Australia on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Glenelg Beach, Adelaide Hills & Eastern suburbs. If you own a short term holiday rental outside of these areas or interstate/overseas, we can provide you with another dedicated host to assist you at Unwind Holidays.

Here are 3 properties I recommend booking:

Southern Comfort Lodge Victor Harbor

Southern Comfort Lodge is a charming accommodation option located in the picturesque Victor Harbor, known for its relaxed ambience and Southern hospitality. It's a great choice for those seeking a clean, modern, comfortable apartment all year round with easy access to the town's attractions and natural wonders.

Vista Victor Harbor Beachfront Apartment no 4

Fully ducted air conditioning throughout where you can truly enjoy a decadent lifestyle and be the envy of your friends. Three bedrooms containing a king, queen& 2 single beds plus an open plan lounge/dining & kitchen area. Two bathrooms, one with a full-size bath & a separate toilet. large kitchen with new appliances & a laundry containing washing machine & dryer.

The Darling of Marina

Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of a hilltop holiday home while staying in this beautifully decorated accommodation located at Wirrina Cove. Framing spectacular views across the coastline and countryside, this unique home in Wirrina Cove takes pride of place on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With easy access to the towns of Normanville, Rapid Bay and Second Valley, guests can enjoy long stretches of white sand and great walking tracks.


How does professional property photography make a difference? High-quality photography is one of the main factors in the success and even the pricing of short-term rentals. Your listing photos are the main reason that customers decide to rent your property or another one.

Victor Harbor BeachFront
Vista Victor Harbor BeachFront

Much research has been done on this & it has been discovered that landlords can earn up to 40% more if they use professional photographs to advertise their properties. In most cases, you can also charge more if you showcase your home professionally with high quality photos & the correct lighting.

Perfect photographs are an absolute must to make your listing pop! Your success is our success, and we go the extra mile to ensure that we take the most eye-catching and focused photos for your listing. We can add some styling details, take stills, videos, 360 degree viewing & aerials - whatever is desired to give your property that special edge. And it’s not just about the photographer. It’s a dedicated team effort!

Dolphin Beach Front Apartment_short beach and coastal walks
Would you like to Relax and Unwind at these properties I host?

Gallery Resort-Style Penthouse no 13

Apartment 13 is a one of a kind, top floor Penthouse located in The Gallery Apartments. The apartment features two generously sized bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts floor to ceiling windows with balcony access, a luxurious ensuite with a double spa bath.The open plan living and dining area joins an extravagant balcony with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. This will allow a cool change breeze off the sea after a run of hot summer days.

Dolphins Beachfront Apartment no 7 - A View To Remember

Enjoy the view from the balcony. Take short beach and coastal walks. Enjoy a coffee at the Flying Fish. Cycle along the scenic coastal bikeway. Take a heritage train trip (in season). Watch for Whales (June to September.) Visit the Southern Vales -wine tasting. Take a heritage train trip (in season).It comprises a lounge with TV and DVD, dining table with bar fridge and recently renovated modern kitchen with brand new fridge, hot plates, stove, dishwasher and microwave. In addition to that, a recently renovated bathroom has been installed. There is a tap over the sink providing filtered water. The unit has ducted air-conditioning with ceiling fans in each bedroom.

RiverSea - Goolwa Beach House + WiFi + Pet-Friendly

Featuring free WiFi, RiverSea Goolwa Beach House is a holiday home located in Goolwa, just 200 m from local beaches and sand dunes. There is a modern, fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. Other facilities at RiverSea Goolwa Beach House include a garden, terrace, wood oven and a barbecue.


We can efficiently help you transform your empty investment property into a uniquely styled short term stay ready to earn high returns. We can prepare a styling plan for your property and have all the furniture, decor and amenities ready to go. Every detail in your property will be considered, from hotel-quality linen to soft cotton towels. Creating character & comfort will turn your property into a five-star stay.

Rusting Styling- We sit this on a coffee table,
RiverSea Goolwa Beach House-decor and amenities

Within our Styling services, we can provide you with a personally crafted and professionally designed Guest Information Manual, tailored to your home and your area. We sit this on a coffee table, or somewhere prominent for guests.

Listing Creation - In the world of the short term rental market your listing is the key. It’s the first thing potential clients see when they’re selecting your area. Even if your property is a show home, with all the bells and whistles, the content creation is the key & our specialty.

Are you ready to book one of the properties I host? Check these out!

SA Holiday House: Dunes Views on Simpson
A near-new holiday house with views of the sand dunes from the back deck. From the spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living area, expansive glass sliding doors open onto a large covered deck that runs the full width of the house and takes in the aspect of the dunes across the street. From the deck, a couple of stairs lead to a lovely lawn area. This house perfectly captures the cooling ocean breezes and the sounds of the nearby crashing waves, creating a definite beachy feel and a holiday vibe.

Waterfront Retreat on Hindmarsh Island
The stunning four-bedroom holiday home is perfect for any family getaway- big or small! It is a perfect location that offers a calming and relaxing waterfront view. A place to escape, with the spacious surroundings paired with outdoor BBQ.The home is brightly lit with an inviting queen bed in the master's bedroom, a very accommodating two bunk beds in the second and third bedroom, and two single beds for 2 additional guests.

Seaford Beachfront House
What makes Seaford Beach House so special? This particular spot is clearly second to none with reef breaks, pristine seawater, beach sands, and spectacular peninsula views. Be ready to sink your toes into the thrilling beach water, while feeling the gulf breeze on your sun-kissed skin. When you're finally full of nature's comfort, retreat back and relax into your air-conditioned four-bedroom haven on the beach. Sip an afternoon coffee, or an icy favorite bottle of wine, while watching the sunset next to your loved ones. A holiday that no one can resist, and that is beach life.

Finally thank you for taking the time to read the areas I specialise in. Should you wish to utilise our services in the future or if you have any questions relating to this, please contact Unwind Holidays or call me on 0411 141 329