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 is charming and spacious, with an open-plan design and soaring ceilings.
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. Sorry but the property is not suitable for pets.
Air Conditioned for your comfort year-round, 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 22/23, 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 10-12, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, new Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine & cookbooks.
Huge range of popular and classic DVD's, including 2017 releases, magazines, books, games, puzzles.
Living / dining area opens up onto a gorgeous deck complete with new 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 new 2017, under back pergola area, convenient to the kitchen.
Bedroom 1: King Size Bed, plus Single Bed with a trundle bed in the bedroom's 'retreat' space, this even could be considered a 5th bedroom, ideal for children wanting to sleep near parents. Note that the trundle is a foam mattress not innerspring like all our other beds, so may not be suitable for larger 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, 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 WARMLY WELCOMED: Let us know if you're bringing children and we'll leave out 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 kids at all times and don't allow them to damage the property or gardens in any way. Additional fees apply for damage or excessive cleaning etc. Please note that the backyard is not fully fenced, the house has stairs and upstairs bedrooms have gorgeous internal balconies which comply with building codes but naturally require supervision for safety reasons note: permanent plantation shutters were installed upstairs on the internal balconies in Dec 17, making climbing near impossible.
The Villa is just a few minutes lazy stroll to the water’s edge and a picturesque walking track nearby is ideal for walking or bike riding right into the heart of Kingscote approx 6klms.
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, café’s, 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, the BBQ & oven left clean, spills cleaned up, dishes put away, bins emptied. Damage & non-standard cleaning will typically incur an additional charge.
If you have any questions at all, including suggested itineraries, please 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 are passionate about Kangaroo Island. If you only have 3 or 4 days, you'll have a fantastic time and see a few of the main sights. If you have a week you'll have time to see 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, Pelican Feeding 5pm Kingscote.
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 and then for a memorable lunch at 'The Enchanted Fig Tree', an experience you will never forget.
Day 6: Bay of Shoals Winery, Craft Brewery, Lavender Farm, Art Gallery. At Emu Bay you walk or drive the magnificent beach, or fish from the jetty. Wonderful playground foreshore area for the children and excellent picnic and bbq facilities.
Day 7: Pennington Bay to admire the scenery, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, scenic walk and interesting history tour. Dudley Winery for exceptionally good lunch, whiting pizza is a favorite, and the novelty of a 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, then wander through Kingscote shops and small art galleries collecting some souveniers, KI Marine Adventures for a marine tour you will never forget, there's even the option of swimming with wild dolphins. Amadio WIne & Tapas Bar in Kingscote for dinner.
Day 9: Island Produce Trail: Island Pure Sheep Dairy, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Clifford's Honey Farm, KI Spirits, Frogs and Roses Cafe, Islander Estate Winery.
Note that any discounts or special rates listed on our website or Facebook are not applicable if your booking or enquiry comes via this Stayz website. If you have already seen these we suggest you book directly.
Festive Season 18/19: Min 7 nights and kindly note that check in or out may not be available on Dec 23rd,24th, 25th ,31st and Jan 1st. Please contact to discuss your special stay. Stayz is unable to list these days as blocked for turnover