ITHAKA: Kangaroo Island & Sea Views
Is located on the southern boundary of the fishing village of Cape Jervis, at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. A scenic 1.5 hours drive from Adelaide CBD, Ithaka Cottage is an intimate self-contained oasis for discerning individuals/couples who wish to avoid holiday centres dominated by crowds, supermarkets and busy roads, preferring instead a scenic, natural locale. The large open-plan living and dining room is faces panoramic and uninterrupted views of coast, ocean and Kangaroo Island. Watch the ferry crossing on the Backstairs Passage to and from Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the abundant bird life of rosellas, galahs, and other parrot species, as well as many other other varieties such as blue wrens and wedge-tail eagles. Relax as stunning sunsets enliven the Island and breathtaking panorama of sea and island, just 12 kilometres away. Enjoy all this from the delightful and serene retreat that is Ithaca Cottage: complete with modern conveniences, furnished in comfortable mid-twentieth century and contemporary style, and decorated with original artworks. Conveniences include an easy-to-use, modern galley kitchen with microwave, oven and fridge; a large 42inch flat-screen HD LCD TV with an extensive 300 DVD plus in-house library that ranges from drama, SciFi, musicals, documentary, etc; Unlimited FREE INTERNET, Apple TV, as well as many streaming services including NETFLIX & STAN; Gas BBQ; washing machine; and safe off-street parking. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has a convertible sofa-lounge/bed: the two bedrooms each sleep 2 couples maximum 4 adults, or two adults and 1-2 children.
PETS WELCOME cats or small dogs: there is a spacious and secure cat/dog run.
Ithaka is NOT your usual country weekend retreat: it is located in the quietest part of a very small township. It is stylish, very comfortable, and perfect to just relax and enjoy the ever-changing sea-Island views. Activities: stroll into the village surrounds a bushland park which backs onto Ithaka Cottage and abounds in Kangaroos and wildflowers; trek in nearby bushland hills or along dramatic cliff coastal walks; explore the nearby fascinating Heritage Talisker Silver Mines best preserved 19th Century Cornish mining ruins in Australia, and surrounding Conservation Park; delight in abundant native bird and wildlife many kangaroos; swim in pristine waters of nearby Morgans Beach 5 minute drive or 15/20 minute walk, or Fishery Beach; Fantastic fishing along the coast and nearby ferry jetty; stroll down and watch the regular Island ferry landings/departures; read a book, watch a movie, surf the internet....or just luxuriate in the tranquil ambience. IDEAL FOR 'RE-CHARGING' RETREATS OR ROMANTIC COUPLE GETAWAYS
Ithaka: Kangaroo Island & Sea Views. begin your odyssey: peaceful, inspiring, centering, alluring - take the journey.
Daily tariff: Monday to Thursday $200 per night per couple; Friday & Saturday $225 per night. Please note, 2 day minimum stay 3 day minimum on long weekends.
Local Attractions: Cape Jervis is often seen as simply the place to catch a ferry to Kangaroo Island. However, for the locals and a number of Adelaide in-the-know people, it is a unique place with much to offer: TRANQUIL or DRAMATIC - take your pick Spectacular uninterrupted coastal sea/ island views and incredible sunsets; bushland walking it is the start of the famous Heysen Trail; fantastic fishing; sights include unique heritage ruins of the nearby Talisker Silver Mines and Conservation Park; Deep Creek National Park; rich native bird and wildlife; enjoy nearby beaches of white sand and pristine waters which are practically deserted. Relax in the delightful and stylish open-plan living, self-contained Ithaka Cottage: read, watch movies, listen to music, or just dream and refresh with the island view....or even take a day-trip Ferry journey across the Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo island - just 11 kilometers ferry crossing.
Cape Jervis is unspoiled, and thankfully undeveloped just one pub - good for day or evening meals - and one grocery/supplies Deli and take-away store which closes at 5.30pm.
Within 3 minutes drive to the Kangaroo Island Ferry departure point, Ithaka Cottage can be an excellent rest stop for a couple of days on your way to Kangaroo Island.
Feature List: Reverse Air Conditioning/Heating in Lounge and master bedroom; CD & DVD Player; free & VERY extensive in-house DVD Movie Library a range of over 300 movies, plus documentaries; 42 inch HD LCD TV please note: Free INTERNET with Apple TV and many streaming services such as Stan, Netflix and Presto; Linen & Towels & soap supplied; Microwave, Electric Oven, Refrigerator; Gas BBQ undercover pergola; Washing machine.
Non-Smoking; Pet Friendly.
The Cottage is situated in a serene and delightful private garden overlooking stunning Island/sea views. Safe off-street parking for up to 3 cars.
Please note, the rear garden overlooks a nature reserve