All the news from the Coorong in June | Coorong Realty

All the news from the Coorong in June

All the news from the Coorong in June

All the news from the Coorong in June



What's new at Coorong Realty?

In this issue......

• New Guesty Software implemented

• 77 Warrengie Drive - Sold this month

• Happy Daise is on the market!

• Our laundry is in full swing

• Winter getaway specials on offer

• Get to know Nicki Fegen
• From the Coorong Property People blog

• Laguna Retreat

Behind the holiday rental scenes with Guesty

Ever wondered how we manage our holiday rental list?  Ever wondered how we manage it?
Well, this magic happens with a piece of property management software called a ‘Channel Manager’.
Now a Channel Manager kind of is like an inventory system. So if you think about house its like stock on a shelf, a Channel Manager keeps track of our housing stock and when it is available for rent.
In the past, we used the RMS Channel Manager, but found that we had outgrown its capabilities.  So early this year, we made the jump across to Guesty. 
Luke, our resident tech and numbers head, has been in charge of our transition from RMS to Guesty and it has not been an easy process.  But, he has persevered, and just this month (in time for End of Financial Year) has finally ironed the kinks out of the transition.
Tracey, our holiday Concierge, can now use it to manage ALL of holiday homes and make sure that we are listed on a bunch of platforms including Airbnb,, VRBO and our own website.
Simply, Guesty helps us to manage all things holiday rental in one place. But, what we love the most about Guesty are the automations and guest management services that Guesty offers.
Guesty is also super easy to use. It offers a one-of-a-kind unified inbox that allows us, to stay on top of, and ahead of, our guest messages. This simple one stop shop means that we can deliver fast and responsive customer service; how cool is that!
SOLD in June!!
Ready for a change? Want to be your own boss? Check out this business opportunity in Meningie. Did you know that Happy Daise Coffee Shop is now being offered to the market by Expression of Interest?It would be amazing to live that contemporary and fun lifestyle running a trendy café!
With all the hard work done, this trendy business is packed full of potential and will not last long, what more could you want in a business.
The shop was established in 2021 and is trading seven days a week, the coffee shop has firmly established itself as a 'grab and go' venue, offering premium coffee and ready-made baguettes, focaccia’s, rolls and a range of cakes/smoothies at the convenient times. It runs along 28 Princes Highway in Meninges main street.
Happy Daise Coffee Shop enjoys an enviable location opposite the Lions Park, public toilets, playground and foreshore in Meningie. This location is a must-do stop for travellers moving east-west along the Coorong and Great Ocean Road routes. And with the convenient opening hours currently set at 6.30 am – 2.00 pm, you can have your cake and eat it too!  Don't you think this easy-to-manage a business, would suit a couple, or be perfect for a young mum or early retiree wanting a flexible lifestyle?
Did you know that at Tailem Bend, we have a commercial laundry? Yep, a commercial laundry that was purpose-built to process holiday home linens and towels. 
Across our portfolio, Coorong Realty manages a bunch of holiday rentals, and these homes generate a load of washing.
And, to support this mountain of washing, we have a regular laundry team that washes, dries and irons on a weekly basis.
There are dedicated washing machines for both white and coloured items. Recently we added a chemical bar to our main machines, which means that all linen (especially the whites) comes out ultra bright and fresh.
Our commercial laundry also looks after employees from across the wider Swan Group, including Swan Brothers, Swan Agri, Swan Earthmovers and Coorong Realty by offering them the option of getting their work clothes cleaned at the commercial laundry. 
Our dedicated hot wash machine is proving really popular, with our team.  The hot wash machine was installed earlier this year and it makes easy work of greasy work overalls.  Our commercial laundry does service external holiday homes and other workforce washing. 
Give Nicki a call, at the office on 8572 4555, and she can explain how we can help you with your commercial washing needs.
Winter stay special at The Blue House!
As locals, we think that Winter on the Coorong is the best time for a getaway! Yeah, it does get cold, but that is the best part because it is calm and it is the best time for exploring the hidden secrets of the Coorong!
And, to make your break extra special #TheBlueHouse at Meningie is offering a cheeky pay for 2; stay for 3 nights deal during Winter!
Jump on the link:
Nicki Fegen

Hey! If you did not already know
Nicki has been working at Coorong Realty for four years. She is such a breath of fresh air

with her gorgeous smile and uplifting personality. Her role at Coorong Realty is too look after all the sales administration and marketing. Nicki also manages the Coorong Cabin Facebook and Instagram pages to help bring business growth to both Coorong Cabins and Coorong Realty.
She also has the role of organizing our amazing cleaning team for all the holiday rentals Coorong Realty look after. Nicki is a very busy woman and ensures our commercial laundry runs as smoothly as
possible. She also is a massive enthusiast of “fat” Fridays which encourages us at Coorong Realty to take some time and treat ourselves.
Nicki is an essential part of our team, and we would be so lost without her and her talent.

Want to get to know Nicki a little more? We asked her some random but interesting questions, you might get a shock so brace yourself!

What’s your favourite food? Ribs and sweet potato chips

The thing you love most about your job I love doing admin work and feeling organised, so this job is perfect for me to get in the zone, being around the corner from Little Local Co is also one of the perks!

Secret talent or fun fact about yourself I have travelled to over 12 different countries and can speak two languages!
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? If I have a superpower, it would be teleportation

What’s your strangest fear? My strangest fear is Geckos


What’s your greatest/ proudest achievement in life? My greatest achievement in life is immigrating from South Africa to give my kids a better future here in Australia






This month, we are super excited to announce a new addition to 
our Holiday Rentals on the Coorong Laguna Retreat.
Our holiday rental Concierge, Tracey Seymour, thinks this property is the bomb because it’s a feeling of being home away from home, with nothing to do, or everything to do.
Tracey told us, that she especially loved sitting on the front verandah, in the tranquility of a breath-taking view across the lagoon and enjoying a glass of something sweet in her hand.
Says Tracey 'the words coming into my mind are restful, relaxing, recharge and my favourite “unwind”. The peace and quiet are a change, and I like it
And, finally, Tracey reminded us that if fishing, walking, bike riding or even enjoying bird life is your thing, it’s ALL here!
This beautiful home gives you the opportunity to do all of that. Tracey also recommends that while you stay that you take the opportunity to experience the Coorong National Park and discover the rich flora and fauna it has to offer.


This month on our Blog we had a look at great places to stay in Meningie.

First up, check out the Lake Albert Caravan Park - a home away from home!  😊

And, then have sneaky look at Pelican Perch - THE place for a couples retreat 💑


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