The lounge and daybed overlooking the bay View 19 photos The house in Winter The Window seat in the Bedroom The bedroom The deck Coffee in the Kitchen hand basin Evening dinner on the deck Early morning swim emu bay beach The house at night emu bay jetty Jetty boys the fireplace The fire pit on a winter evening Full moon over Emu Bay changing weather over the bay pelecans at the jetty
  1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Kangaroo Island
  4. Emu Bay
  5. #28756

house on the hill kangaroo island

House, Emu Bay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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Min 3 - 7 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


This is House on the Hill.

Perched on the side of a hill this contemporary beach house overlooks the trees and ocean of Emu Bay.

The house is designed as a coastal retreat for its owners and has an intimate connection to its bush surroundings and nearby sea.

Here one can experience the comforts of a simple modern beach house in a 5acre setting.

The location, the incredible views and the house provide for a perfect retreat, a holiday and a place for relaxation in all seasons.

House on the hill is a house with a strong inside-outside connection. The living and outside areas are north facing with sweeping sea views. One can experience the unique location from all rooms at any time of the day and throughout the seasons.

Bedroom: There is a Queen-size bed with views over the trees to the ocean.

Bathroom: White tiles, a jarrah vanity top and a large window facing the sea.

Kitchen and living: A large open space with an adjoining deck. The stainless steel kitchen with gas stove and electric oven, has all necessary utensils and cooking requirements.

3m high sliding doors open onto the main deck and below there is a BBQ deck.

For cooler days there is an open fire for heating the living areas.

A 4m long day bed at the end of the room looks out over the landscape to the water.

An outside shower sits under the trees for an after beach wash.

The house is private on its 5acres but only 700m from the 4.5km beach of Emu Bay.

Emu Bay is a quiet costal hamlet located on the northern side of KI. Its 4.5km long white sandy beach is accessible to vehicles and provides safe swimming. There is also a jetty and a boat ramp.

The Sealink ferry arrives from Cape Jervis at Penneshaw. The distance from Penneshaw to Emu Bay is approximately 75km, all on bitumen.

Emu Bay to Kingscote is 18km along a bitumen road and from Emu Bay to the airport takes 15 minutes.

House on the hill serves as an ideal base for touring the Island due to its central location and its proximity to Kingscote.

In Kingscote you will find most services including supermarket, petrol station, post office, bank, tourist information etc.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Kitchen Living room Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Video library
house on the hill kangaroo island is rated 4.8438 out of 5 by 32.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Enough Stars To do Justice Ther are only a few six star propertys around the world and I believe we found one in Emu Bay. Cecilila and Colin have a beautiful property with stunning views that change constantly. The effort they went to to make sure our stay was pleasant is worthy of the extra star. The open fire at the end of the day was ideal for a daily debrief and planning the next adventure. The new bedroom was cosy as warm socks and the kitchen lacks for nothing.Each day it was hard to tear yourself away from the sun traps to go out. we spent seven days here and were sad to leave. Even when the weather turned grey all you had to do was put another log on sit back and relax ,simply stunning.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning retreat A tranquil and peaceful location, stunning house filled with beautiful art, perfect autumn retreat.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful retreat This house is a little gem. Set up on the hill overlooking Emu Bay. The deck was a wonderful place to sit and read, write, eat or just have a glass of wine. Booking was easy and the owners provided plenty of information about the house and the island itself. Easy to get to and close enough to Kingscote. All the modern amenities could you need but still with a feeling of isolation. Thank you for a wonderful stay, I will be back.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would have been great if the house was clean We loved the house itself and the decor, it was more spacious and more beautiful than the pictures online show which was a pleasant surprise. Although there are other properties next door the setting feels completely private and secluded. Loved the grounds, the deck and of course the day bed. The house provided everything we needed and was a great place to relax and unwind. Sadly our experience which would have been 5 star was really dragged down by the lack of cleanliness when we arrived. The floors were so dirty you could not walk barefoot without feeling dirt and debris underfoot so instead of arriving and immediately relaxing we arrived and immediately had to clean the house so that we could be comfortable. Sweeping the floors collected an incredible amount of dirt/fluff/pet hair. The surrounds of the daybed were covered in dust/debris/cobwebs so they had to be wiped down too. The cushions on the daybed were in need of a good wash so we didn't use those. We paid for linen to be provided and some of the towels once white they were stained with grubby brown marks and the bed sheets although of good quality smelt musty like they had not been left to dry properly. The shower was mouldy and the hand basin had not been wiped out. There were numerous items from the kitchen cupboard that had to be washed before they could be used. All in all it's a beautiful house and property but we seemed to be extremely unlucky in arriving to an unclean house. It made it difficult to feel comfortable when in so many areas it felt like we were living in or cleaning up somebody else's mess. We contacted the owners to let them know and their response was timely and they were concerned but this didn't change our experience.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at house on the hill. It's a gorgeous peaceful house with lovely artwork on the walls and everything you need in the cupboards. The day bed overlooking the exceptional view is a great touch and was well used ! There's a beautiful beach about a 10 min walk down the hill. You can even drive on the beach! 15-20 min drive to Kingscote for supplies and check messages. Heaps of places to visit and things to do from a 15 min drive to KI Spritis for gin tastings or 2 hrs to get to remarkable rocks ( worth the drive). Loved every minute and wish we'd stayed longer !
Date published: 2016-02-13
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