ESCA goes beyond the pod through design and innovation


Australia has a plethora of exceptionally breathtaking regional locations from where luxurious, unique accommodation options can shine, but ESCA is redefining regional tourism and taking things to a beautifully private new level.


Formerly Escapod (read – escape in a pod), this innovative company has now evolved into ESCA. ESCA suites are exquisite accommodation offerings on blocks of quintessentially Australian land, which simultaneously provide select landowners the chance to generate incremental tourism income from their properties. The suites offer an exceptionally private and luxurious experience for guests, immersed in Australia’s most spectacular landscapes.

ESCA’s offering at Nest & Nature, a private location in South Australia’s Inman Valley, is a mere one-hour drive from Adelaide, yet it feels like a remote sanctuary where nature reigns supreme. The newly built luxury suites are completely off the grid, while embodying the style and comforts of a luxury penthouse suite.


Renders of the inside with views over the peninsula.


The hustle and bustle of multi-roomed accommodation is brushed aside in the pursuit of privacy and a sense of exclusivity. ESCA suites are designed with restraint and sophistication and are configured so that guests can observe the remarkable natural surroundings while the suites subtly reflect them.


Meet Nest & Nature


Site selection and design for the Inman Valley suites – appropriately named Nest and Mist – was paramount. Nest & Nature is a private location of 200 acres located in the Fleurieu Peninsula, a region that has swathes of forest, spectacular beaches and the thriving food and wine-focused McLaren Vale all within an easy driving distance.

The alfresco area – complete with a built-in barbecue, fire pit and inset bath to soak in while stargazing – is perfectly designed to encourage guests to enjoy and blend in with the natural surrounds, making it easy for couples to self-cater and tune off from the outside world.


ESCA Inman Valley is a short drive from the spectacular Deep Creek Conservation Park. © Harry Vick


The remote check-in with door codes also means that privacy is guaranteed. Inside, a king-size bed, well-stocked kitchen and 60 square metres of living space is all guests need to kick back and enjoy fine foods, beverages, nature and one another.

An indoor bath with views of the majestic Fleurieu Peninsula escarpment offers a setting like no other in the world. With an almost prehistoric beauty, this former glacier-covered region is a painter’s or photographer’s dream.


Harry Vick
The wineries (Pictured: Chalk Hill Wines) of McLaren Vale and the Southern Fleurieu are just a stone’s throw away. © Harry Vick


According to ESCA’s CEO Steve Kernaghan, what sets ESCA apart from its competitors is meticulous site selection and a dedication to high-end architectural design that embodies Australian luxury.

“These aren’t pods placed in paddocks, and you can’t just press these off an assembly line. This is high-quality design and architecture in a place you’d never expect to find it. We’ve gone beyond the pod.”

The ESCA suites at Nest & Nature in the Inman Valley are the first of many which will soon be found across the most captivating landscapes in Australia. Bookings are now being accepted for late April onwards.

Visit, and enter our competition to win a two-night stay at ESCA Nest & Nature.

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