Still Windy is a completely self-contained retreat for couples on the stunning north coast of Kangaroo Island. Situated on a 100 ha bush block and less than 10 mins from spectacular Snelling Beach, the unique 10 sided house takes full advantage of of the surrounding bush, farmland and ocean views. The house has been designed to create a stylish, contemporary boutique retreat with little touches of luxury for your comfort and enjoyment. Available all year round, Still Windy is perfect anytime of year for sunny summer holidays, clear autumn days, wild wintry escapes and spring wildflowers.
Eco-friendly features include grid-connect solar, solar hot water with electric backup, rainwater, and recycled and sustainably harvested timbers.
Inside the kitchen and living areas are spacious and open plan with separate bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is large and brand new with stainless steel appliances and gorgeous recycled Tasmanian Oak benchtops. Out the front is a solid Kwila deck to soak up the sun or enjoy a quiet drink under the stars. An outdoor shower with stunning views allows a cool off in the summer or a wash off after the beach.
Included in the tariff:
- King-sized bed
- 2 leather sofas
- Pot Belly for warmth and ambiance on cold winter nights
- Split system for easy warming and cooling
- Digital free to air TV
- DVD player and collection
- Sony stereo with digital radio, CD player and iPod dock
- Oversized shower with rain shower head, standard bath
- All linen included
- Thankyou bathroom products
- Coffee pod machine with SA organic coffee pods
- T-Bar teas
- Bottle of local Sunset Winery Sparkling Shiraz on arrival
- Dog friendly
- Outdoor shower
The north coast is more sheltered than the south and provides ample opportunities for water-based activities like swimming, surfing, snorkelling, diving, beach-walking and fishing in the local marine parks. Still Windy is also the perfect base for exploring the iconic Flinders Chase National Park and the Seal Bay Conservation Park.
If Still Windy is booked out for your dates, or you would like to split your stay between the west and east ends of the island, we recommend Pelican Cottage near American River.
Still Windy is situated on a 100 Ha bush block with large stands of remnant vegetation including sugar gum woodlands and yacca grasslands. White Tree Creek meanders through the middle of the property and provides a delightful guide to follow for bush walks or secluded picnics.
Native wildlife abounds on the property and it is common to see kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wedge-tailed eagles and goannas.
The more dedicated nature lover may also see stone curlews, pygmy possums, boobook owls and glossy-black cockatoos. In Spring time there are abundant wildflowers and native orchids throughout the valley.
There are at least two nesting Glossy-black cockatoos on the property and we have an ongoing re-vegetation program designed to provide shelter and forage trees for these critically endangered birds.
At nearby Snelling Beach you may see dolphins, sea eagles, hooded plovers and the occasional fur seal.
If you'd like to help us keep track of local rainfall you can read the rain gauge and enter it into the Visitor book.
DOG FRIENDLY CONDITIONS OF STAY
Dogs are very welcome at Still Windy, both outside and inside the house, and there are a few things for guests to note.
We charge an extra $25 per stay for guests bringing dogs.
The house and the property are not fenced in a way that will prevent dogs from running away or travelling onto other properties and our neighbours with chickens or livestock will not appreciate a visit from an unknown dog.
It is therefore the responsibility of the guest to ensure the safety and well being of their dog at all times and for the dog to always be under effective control.
Dogs must be left outside if guests leave the property without them and a shaded enclosure is provided which may be easily moved around to a suitable location.
Guests are welcome to walk their dogs anywhere within the property boundaries but need to be aware they may encounter snakes or large kangaroos. Kangaroo Island Council requires dogs to be on leads at all times when on the beach.
When inside the house dogs must remain at floor level at all times. Please bring dog bedding but note that bowls for food and water are supplied.
We appreciate your cooperation and welcome you and your best friend to Still Windy.