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Country Getaways Holiday Rentals – Our Business in Focus!

Our feature business today is our incredibly successful member and  local business: Country Getaways Holiday Rental. Find more information on Country Getaways Holiday Rental in our online business directory.

Country Getaways Holiday Rentals has now been inducted into the Yorke Peninsula Hall of Fame at the recent YP Tourism Awards.

Helly Easter Smith, CEO of Country Getaways Holiday Rentals, recently took the time to answer some questions for us:

What does your business do? 

We rent out @ 180 self contained accommodation properties (eg shacks, beach houses, B&B’s) throughout the whole of Yorke Peninsula on behalf of homeowners.  

Our comprehensive website covers all details of the individual properties and you can BOOK NOW in your own time.

Why did you set up business on the Peninsula?

After an absence of 17 years, Helly Easther-Smith returned to Yorke Peninsula and saw the need for a holiday rental business covering the whole of the Peninsula. Real Estate Agents were only

doing their immediate area, however she saw a need to provide a one stop shop for accommodation for the whole area.

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula? 

I get out and about quite a bit, sweeping the Peninsula weekly.

I get to meet some interesting people and visit many properties.

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this? 

Meeting like minded people has been an issue.  That is why the YP Biz Network has been good for me personally and my business – the sharing of  information is valuable to any business.

In some towns, we struggle to find staff with an eye for detail who are reliable.  It can be a very rewarding and flexible job.  Facebook has been good to find staff

Do  you have a business special for this week? 

Pay for 2 nights, get the third night free on selected properties   

We offer all local customers and members a complimentary booking fee too.

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Minlaton Bakery- Our featured business today

Our feature business today is the fabulous Minlaton Bakery, at 32 Main St, Minlaton 5575. Find more information on Minlaton Bakery in our online business directory. Visit the bakery for lunch or a coffee- a great place to meet and a place also to work.

What does your business do? 

We are a Bakery Cafe specialising in fresh breads and pastries. Our sourdough breads are very popular, as are our pasties.

We have a great space to eat in. We also do coffee and gelato and our aim is to offer fast and efficient service with a smile.

Why did you set up business on the Peninsula?

We came to the peninsula and saw the potential that taking over the existing bakery offered.

We knew we could make a difference to the town and that the area deserved a warm and welcoming place to come and sit for a coffee and cake.

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula? 

The locals have been wonderful in supporting our business and are appreciative of what we have been able to do for the community.

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this? 

Our main problem has been finding qualified staff to help in baking. We have tried to give them enough incentive to make them stay.

 

 

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Our Feature Business: Barley Stacks Wines

This week we are delighted to promote the award winning Yorke Peninsula Winery- Barley Stacks Wines.  Barely Stacks Wines can be found at 159 Lizard Park Drive, South Kilkerran, SA 5573.

Barely Stacks Wines are a great supporter of tourism on the Yorke Peninsula. A platinum sponsor of the tourism awards, they were also awarded a bronze medal for Specialised Tourism Services.

Find more contact information in our business directory.

What does your business do? 

Barley Stacks Wines is an award-winning vineyard situated on the Yorke Peninsula. Located  13kms south of Maitland we produce high quality wines which are are distributed both locally and interstate.

Why did you set up a business on the Peninsula? 

We bought the existing business in December of 2008. We bought the business to diversify the already existing farming business and provide a unique product produced on the Yorke Peninsula.

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula? 

We like the fact that we are able to combine a tourism factor with our business and products and produce something that is unique for the Peninsula.

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this? 

We struggle with brand recognition on the Peninsula. To overcome this we are developing more of a social media presence and re-branding our promotional material to focus on the Peninsula.

Do you have a business special for this week?

Mention this feature to receive 20% discount off full case purchases of our wine. *excluding Rosé or other specials