Perfect for discerning guests seeking beautiful, quality accommodation in a special property. With touches of modern country-coastal styling, the Villa is light, bright, uncluttered & relaxed. Thoughtfully designed by the architect who personally built the home and lovingly hand-made every single brick, it's charming and spacious, with an open-plan design and soaring ceilings. A gorgeous garden including lawns completes the package
A note regarding Festive Season 18/19 bookings: Minimum 7 nights or equivalent tariff and kindly note that check in or out on some dates may not be available; please send an enquiry & I will promptly advise available date options. The Villa is available for a 7 night stay 29th Dec-5th January. We still have availability at our other property, The Cottage & Studio over Christmas for a 5 night stay 22nd-27th Dec.
All of KI is gorgeous, but not all locations are as convenient as this. Located on the outskirts of the main town of Kingscote in the sleepy seaside town of Brownlow, Seaside Garden Cottages are a unique and ideal base for your Island experience. Shops, fuel and restaurants are nearby, with the airport just a short 10 minute drive.
Air Conditioned for your comfort year-round & on mains water, The Villa is extremely popular for two couples travelling together, but equally suited for a beautiful honeymoon, a family, or group. The Villa can even be combined with 'The Cottage' and 'The Studio' next door to sleep up to 22/24, which is wonderful for families or groups travelling together who want their own cottage for privacy, yet the convenience of being right next door to each other. If our bedding options don't perfectly suit, simply contact us to discuss.
Spacious open plan living, big dining table for 10-14, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, new Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine & cookbooks.
Huge range of popular and classic DVD's, including recent releases, magazines, books, games, puzzles.
Living / dining area opens up onto a gorgeous deck complete with large, quality outdoor dining setting seats 10. For groups also booking our other property, 'The Cottage' & 'Studio' next door, these two adjoining dining spaces are ideal for memorable and happy larger group meals together.
Outdoor BBQ under back pergola area, convenient to the kitchen.
Bedroom 1: King Size Bed, plus Single Bed with a trundle bed in the bedroom's little 'retreat' space, this even could be considered a 5th bedroom, ideal for children wanting to sleep near parents. Note that the trundle section is a foam mattress not innerspring like all our other beds, so may not be suitable for adults.
Bedroom 2: King Size Bed, large bedroom.
2 large bathrooms, each includes a walk-in shower, one with bathtub.
Laundry room with washer, dryer, iron.
Bedroom 3: Queen Sized Bed, plus optional King Single bed by request
Bedroom 4: Queen Sized Bed, plus optional King Single bed by request
These upstairs bedrooms have stunning internal balconies overlooking the living area with plantation shutters to a height of 2.2 metres for privacy & safety. Ideal configuration is just with the QS beds, however the addition of the King Single beds, which are proper ensemble beds and not just fold-outs, provide valuable bedding flexibility.
Professionally laundered, white hotel quality Linen is included. We can also include beach towels for your use at no extra cost, so save valuable packing space.
A WIFI access code will be supplied to guests to use on a complimentary basis, however please be aware that we can't guarantee access or uninterrupted signal without fault during your stay.
Enjoy your coffee or wine on the deck or cook up a storm using the beautiful KI produce you’ve picked up on your outings. Wander in the garden, children can play on the lawns, pick some fresh lemons or limes and enjoy the little birds that visit. If you can add in a few days extra to your trip to just enjoy the house, slow down, re-set and see where the day takes you, which may only be as far as the beach, we highly recommend it, please speak to us about extended-stay discounts. Winter stays are delightful, with plenty of things to do inside, or relaxing and beautiful drives, winery visits, long lunches, beach walks with warm jackets & whale sightings around KI.
CHILDREN ARE VERY WARMLY WELCOMED and families just love the Villa. Let us know if you're bringing children and we'll provide access to toys, baby itemsstroller, cot, highchair. DVD's, boardgames, books etc to entertain little ones through to teens. We understand just how valuable family holidays are and we want you to have an amazing time without having to compromise on quality. We naturally ask that you appropriately supervise children at all times both for their safety and to ensure the property and gardens aren't damaged. The backyard is not fully fenced, the house has stairs stair gates available and upstairs bedrooms have internal balconies with plantations shutters on top to 2.2m high which comply with building codes, plus there are some breakable items like most houses. The property is 'child-friendly' but not 'child-proof'; feel free to discuss with us.
Just a few minutes lazy stroll to the water’s edge, a picturesque walking track nearby is ideal for walking or bike riding right into the heart of Kingscote approx 2.4 klms.
There are so many pretty places on the island, but for exploring from a central location and still being close to amenities such as groceries, fuel, cafés, health care etc, we don’t think you can find a better location. Many of the stunning but remote places on the island don't have these amenities, so if you don't want to have to travel half an hour or more for anything at all, being near the main town is a huge bonus. Wildlife is also quite prolific at nighttime, so it's best to avoid driving outside of the towns after dark.
If you're just after a relaxing seaside holiday and have maybe seen the sights before or will visit again, why not simply fill your days with together-time, beach visits, walks, lazy days, clean air and fish and chips for dinner, followed by a board game night or movie, we're sure you'll go home refreshed. If you're visiting from overseas, we highly recommend maximizing your time by booking an Island tour, we can suggest tour operators.
This property is private & self-contained and therefore isn’t serviced / replenished during your stay. Some convenience items to get you settled in are included and the local supermarket is open 7 days a week for any groceries or other consumables you may need.
We understand that most guests will treat this special property respectfully and have a great time - please relax and enjoy However, the house is strictly non-smoking, not suitable for pets and no hens/bucks nights, big/wild parties, schoolies groups etc allowed. We naturally include 'normal' cleaning and linen change in the price after all, you want a real holiday, but do require that you leave it neat and tidy, spills wiped up, rubbish in bins etc. Damage & non-standard cleaning may incur an additional charge.
If you have any questions at all, including suggested itineraries, feel free to contact us, it's amazing how much there is to actually do on the Island beyond the popular tourist spots. We're friendly, helpful and passionate about KI. If you only have 3 or 4 days, you'll have a fantastic time & see some of the main sights. If you have a week you'll experience most of the popular sites and attractions, and two weeks will give you time to do some of the lesser-know places and fit in some relaxing walks or beach days. After 2 weeks though, you'll probably be in love with the Island & have found your new favorite destination Some suggested day trips:
Arrival Day 1: Ferry arrival at Penneshaw, Sunset Food and Wine for Lunch, American River to buy fresh oysters.
Day 2: Flinders Chase National Park, including Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase Visitors Centre for a simple lunch, bushwalking
Day 2: Seal Bay, Raptor Domain, Little Sahara to admire or toboggan down the dunes.
Day 3: Stokes Bay area: Will's Rare Breeds Farm, Native Botanic Gardens, Rockpool Cafe for a casual but delicious lunch, Stokes Bay, following the 'secret' path to walk on the beach or swim in the man-made rockpool. At high tide you can snorkel in here too
Day 4: Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Koala Walk, Kelly Hill Caves, Vivonne Bay, Kayaking Tour
Day 5: North West area: Cape Borda Lighthouse, Western River Cove, Snellings Beach.
Day 6: Bay of Shoals Winery, Craft Brewery, Lavender Farm, Art Gallery. At Emu Bay walk or drive the magnificent beach, or fish from the jetty. Wonderful playground foreshore area for children and excellent picnic and bbq facilities.
Day 7: Pennington Bay to admire the scenery, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, scenic walk and Devil's Kitchen coastline. Dudley Winery for an exceptionally good light lunch, golf driving range into the valley. The location is just breathtaking and the wine exquisite. Island Beach for a swim in the beautiful shallow waters or just stroll along the white sand admiring the turquoise sea.
Day 8: Cactus Cafe for breakfast, Kingscote shops and small art galleries collecting some souveniers, KI Marine Adventures for a marine tour you will never forget, swim with wild dolphins. Amadio WIne & Tapas Bar for dinner.
Day 9: Island Produce Trail: Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Honey Farm, KI Spirits, Frogs & Roses Cafe, Islander Estate Winery.
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