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The Sticky Rice Villas are the newest accommodation in the Adelaide Hills and they are creating a buzz amongst romantic couples old and young who want a luxury hotel feel with the convenience of self catering accommodation and holiday house facilities close to Adelaide.  It can be called a romantic break a romantic escape or a romantic gourmet retreat, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that our guests enjoy the upmost hospitality from our staff and have their expectations exceeded by our award winning accommodation.  

Bali Bath overlooking private gardens with firepit

The new villas are ranking top in romantic accommodation and the wedding season starts with our first wedding night this weekend. The newly weds will be staying 2 nights in the luxury of Yoko Villa and have packaged it up with a cooking class so they can enjoy both the social class and the private retreat that their villa provides behind the enclosed courtyard and garden walls.

The blossom is in full glory in the Yoko Villa Garden for spring and yet as the evening draws in the log fire pit beckons, promising  romantic ambience after dark.


Yoko by night

The villas are self catering and the couple can enjoy the use of the state of the art Jag kitchen with its induction cooktops, full top of the range Electrolux fridge and appliances, including a coffee  machine for the coffee connoisseurs.

Since opening in March 2013 there have been numerous marriage proposals in the villas and our staff are always happy to help with the big surprise. Flowers, champagne, chocolates and a private chef for your villa can all be arranged for that special occasion.

Our private chef degustation dinners mean that one of our top professional chefs comes to your villa to cook 4 courses for you and your partner. You can invite other friends too if you like with Zen Villa allowing up to 8 to dine. Each delicious course (chosen by you) is matched with premium Adelaide Hills wines and you can sit back and relax or join in and make it more of a private cooking class.

With three villas all together the hotel apartments are ideal for group accommodation with the ability to sleep three in Yoko and Zen Villa allowing luxury accommodation for 8 in total across all three villas.

Zen's entertainer's kicthen

The villas breath quality and demonstrate acute attention to detail and suit even the most discerning of guests. The staff are respectful of your privacy but are on hand to help out with any local knowledge and suggestions for your stay.

Sticky Rice Villas Trip Advisor Reviews rank the villas number one in Stirling for Speciality Lodgings with 100% rating from those who have already been our guests. The booking rates and best hotel deals are on our Website Here

We look forward to welcoming you sometime.



Sticky Rice Villas as seen On SA Life TV

The Sticky Rice Villas were the feature of SA Life TV in May 2013. For a good look around the villas as seen on TV view here.

 Bali Backyard


Briony: When winter’s in full swing my thoughts always drift towards a getaway, perhaps somewhere Asian and exotic. Well I haven’t flown to Kyoto; I’m in Stirling for a unique, gourmet 5 star experience.

Sticky Rice villas are three self-contained havens that sit behind Claire Fuller’s renowned cooking school of the same name. They’re the product of her inspired sense of style, thoughtful architecture, and eco construction.

Claire: I didn’t want to do just one theme, that’s not like me, so I thought no let’s do 3 different themes, so they’re subtle but they’re quite distinct, and I think the exciting part is actually getting that feeling that you’re being transported somewhere else.

Yoko Villa evokes Japanese tranquillity, with its courtyard featuring a tea pavilion and a vertical garden – just the place for some quiet contemplation. Inside, the finishes are of natural wood and stone, with a sense of connection to the beautiful gardens thanks to floor to ceiling windows.

There’s a top-of-the range kitchen to encourage guests to really make themselves at home. The bathroom has its own intriguing mini waterfall, and double shower heads, all with a view to the private enclosed courtyard at the rear.

Briony: If a touch of spice is more your thing, the Bali Villa will warm the senses, with its rich colours and carved timberwork. A daybed invites you to lounge about like royalty, and when you’re exhausted from all that doing nothing, a soak in the Balinese-style bath should help – and yes, there’s a mini waterfall in this villa too.

But Claire says it’s the central Zen Villa that couples have picked out as the most romantic of the three…she’s not quite sure why – possibly the flowing sheer curtains and the stand-alone slipper bath in the bedroom, looking out onto another private courtyard.

The centre one more cocoons you, you feel very private in that you haven’t got, you can’t sort of feel that you’ve got any neighbours, you’ve got a front and a back light coming in, really the architect was very clever, we had the backdrop of beautiful trees, that were very significant in the design and you really feel that you’re nestled under them when you’re in there.

Now, being part of a cooking school, food was always going to be the underpinning element in these villas. And Claire’s happy to demonstrate by whipping up lunch in Zen’s kitchen. The idea in this villa with its large bench space is that guests can invite friends to join the party. Or, if you want to leave the cooking to someone else, you can book a private chef, who’ll prepare four courses with matching wines, right in your own villa.

But why not indulge your own inner chef?

Briony: Of course staying in one of the villas gives you the perfect excuse to book in for one of the award winning Sticky Rice Cooking Classes, they’re held 5 times across a weekend, from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon.

People in class: Whether it’s a team building event, a social group, or you just want to meet like-minded foodies, Sticky Rice Cooking School has a full menu of international flavours - it’s been rated one of the 6 top food experiences in Australia.

Claire’s also got plans for some new experiences this year.

Claire: We’re still doing our master classes and we’re about to introduce some food tours, so we hope to be able to take people out into the region or down to the central market and actually show them where you can get the produce from and then come back and have lunch in the villas.

Briony: But if all you really want is to soak up the secluded luxury of your retreat, and forget about the outside world… well, Sticky Rice Villas are a perfect place to do that too.