Perfect for discerning guests requiring quality accommodation, the 4-Bedroom 'Main Cottage' and 1-Bedroom 'Studio' are perfectly located right next to each other & can be included in one booking, giving fantastic accommodation flexibility. This gorgeous, private property has beautiful modern country-cottage styling, is blissfully romantic, uncluttered, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The timber beams and brickwork that extends inside adds to the charm. The location is fantastic, right on the outskirts of Kingscote in the sleepy little seaside suburb called Brownlow.
A note regarding Christmas '18 availability: We have 5 nights only still available over Xmas, check in 22nd and departing 27th December minimum 5 night stay or tariff applies. The week prior and after Christmas are booked out, but you may like to consider our other property 'The Villa' for availability. Not all days available for check in/out, please enquire and we will promptly respond.
An indulgent & spacious retreat for two, yet equally suited to families and friends, the Main Cottage is architect designed & hand built in 2003, with four beautiful bedrooms and two large bathrooms. This option is for bookings of up to 8 guests in standard configuration, or 9-10 if you'd like to use the sofa bed or basic fold out bed option by request. Although we often call this property our 'couples' cottage with its' perfectly cosy and romantic ambiance, it's also very popular with two couples travelling together due to the excellent privacy of each of the downstairs king bedrooms, each with own bathroom & located at separate ends of the Cottage.
For bookings of 9 or more guests, use of the separate little 24m sq 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom Studio Cottage alongside is included. It's simple, tastefully styled, clean, has comfortable bed and the same good quality linens as the Main Cottage, with beach towels included. The ensuite bathroom is very small but bright and there's even a small kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave and a bar fridge. This Studio Cottage is fantastic for extended families, offering wonderful privacy but still on the same property.
If you have an even larger group, the Cottage and Studio can even be combined with the larger 'Villa' next door, sleeping a total of 22-24 in adjacent, private properties, with easy access between.
WIFI NBN is installed and we are happy to provide an access code for guests to use on a complimentary basis. Whilst we don't envisage any issues, please be aware that we cannot guarantee access or uninterrupted signal without fault during your stay, as sometimes the Island does experience connectivity issues.
Downstairs / Veranda
Open plan dining, with table seating 8, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee Machine and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: King Size Bed with a beautiful sitting area & french doors opening onto the wooden deck. Access to bedroom 4 upstairs is via this bedroom.
Bedroom 2: King Size Bed
QS Sofa bed available for the lounge room and or basic fold out bed for bedroom 1 or 4 by request for guests requiring additional bedding flexibility.
2 large bathrooms.
Cosy Lounge room, seating for 5 plus ottomans, lovely for relaxing evenings, reading a good book or settling in for a movie. Huge selection of DVD's & Smart TV, board games, puzzles.
Wooden doors open to a beautiful front deck and garden.
Outdoor Dining Setting and BBQ, seats 8
Inside laundry facilities available, washer, dryer, iron, airer.
Undercover parking with direct entry to the house
Cot, pram, highchair and toys available by request
Bedroom 3: Queen Sized Bed
Bedroom 4: Two Single Beds, accessed via bed 1. A basic fold out bed may be added to this room by request which is fine for kids.
These upstairs bedrooms have lovely internal balconies overlooking the living area with screening for privacy but please consider safety if you have very young children.
Professionally laundered, white hotel grade linen & white bath towels included, plus plus beach towels included for your use, so save valuable packing space.
Air Conditioned for your comfort year round with Reverse Cycle air conditioning systems; 3 in the Cottage & 1 in the Studio.
Please advise of correct guest numbers, including children, when booking so that we can prepare for your stay appropriately, advise our housekeeper an accurate turnover clean time and charge correctly. We charge for children who have turned 1 year old, however infants who have not turned 1 at time of travel and using a cot do not incur a charge.
Children are very warmly welcomed and we look forward to you creating special family memories. Older tweens / teens just love to sleep in the Studio. For babies and children we have a cot, stroller, highchair, kids DVD / games, toys, beach toys etc all available, simply advise if travelling with children and ages. That said, this is a luxury property & not 'child-proof' as such, so good supervision is naturally required as it is not fully fenced, has stairs, internal balconies which meet building safety codes but may present a climbing risk for young children, as well as beautiful furnishings & some breakable decorative pieces. If you are unsure as to the suitability of the house, please inquire, we're very friendly and would love to assist with your queries. Our own kids including toddler thru teen, are absolutely fine in here, but we know that all kids are different so we're happy to chat.
The property is self-contained no restaurant on site and as such you will need to bring your own food and personal consumables. We do provide an excellent 'starter' set of consumables, such as tea/coffee, soaps, detergents, toilet paper, paper towel, food wraps, washing powder etc. which may often be enough for the entire stay. If you need additional consumable items during your stay, supplies are available from the very well-equipped supermarket nearby, just follow the road along the coast, right into Kingscote.
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.
We naturally include 'normal' cleaning and linen change in the price, after all, you want a real holiday Please relax and enjoy, but kindly note that we just require it to be left neat and tidy, spills cleaned up, rubbish put in bins etc. Damage & non-standard excessive cleaning may incur an additional charge. Please note that, the house is strictly non-smoking, not suitable for pets and no hens/bucks nights, big/wild parties, schoolies groups etc. allowed.
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-known 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 travel destination. Some suggested day trips:
Arrival Day 1: Ferry arrival at Penneshaw, on the way to accommodation visit Dudley Winery or Sunset Food and Wine for Lunch, American River to buy fresh oysters from the Oyster Farm Shop.
Day 2: Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks, The Chase Cafe for lunch, bush walking.
Day 2: Seal Bay, Raptor Domain, Little Sahara to admire or toboggan down the dunes, quad bike tour.
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. Snorkelling at high tide.
Day 4: Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Koala Walk, Kelly Hill Caves, Vivonne Bay, Kayaking Tour, Rustic Blue for lunch
Day 5: North West area: Cape Borda Lighthouse, Western River Cove, Snellings Beach, have bbq or picnic in a beautiful remote location.
Day 6: Bay of Shoals Winery, Craft Brewery, Lavender Farm, Art Gallery. At Emu Bay you can either walk or drive the magnificent beach, or fish from the jetty. Wonderful playground foreshore area for children, excellent picnic & bbq facilities.
Day 7: Pennington Bay to admire the scenery, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, scenic walk and interesting history tour with visitor centre. Dudley Winery for exceptionally good lunch and the novelty of a driving range into the valley. The location is just breathtaking and wine exquisite. Island Beach for a swim in the beautiful shallow waters.
Day 8: Cactus Cafe for breakfast, wander through Kingscote shops & small art galleries collecting souvenirs, KI Marine Adventures to swim with wild dolphins, Amadio Wine & Tapas Bar 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.
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