1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Kangaroo Island
  4. North Coast Western End
  5. #115864

Cape Forbin Retreat, Kangaroo Island

Guest House, North Coast Western End

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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Min 3 - 4 nights stay

6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom

Description

Kangaroo Island at its pristine best: private swimming beach just below the retreat, spectacular views and walks, rare bird-watching, your own wallabies coming to visit at night, modern, eco-friendly, accommodation.

The owners, John and Hester, have walked and climbed all over the world and consider this among the beautiful places they know, which is why they bought it. "Postcards: A Few of Our Favourites" had this to say:

"Many of us would like to find a holiday retreat on the edge of the world, far removed from the daily whirl...This idyllic spot can only be reached by private road through adjacent farmland, the idea that when you get here you'll be alone to enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline, sea and sky. From the cliff-top you can see Cape Borda in the distance, the north-western tip of the island and Cape Torrens. Down below is De Mole Beach, where the De Mole River meets its end. It's a photographer's paradise - the coastal scrub ventures right to the edge of the cliffs....At Cape Forbin, you can have the beach to yourself. For most of the year the beach remains intact, except in winter when wild storms wash much of it away..."

None of that has changed although the lodge itself has been significantly upgraded. It offers:

- modern, high quality accommodation for six two bedrooms, one a large loft with partition

- free broadband satellite and Wi-Fi internet

- telephone

- DVD player, Hi-Fi, satellite TV

- modern kitchen and facilities

- solar power with automatic back-up generator

And most importantly:

- isolation and privacy in stunning natural surroundings

- your own, private, safe, swimming beach in summer

- your own creek, with huge natural pool running up from the beach for 250 metres

- fishing off both the beach and rocks

- great bushwalking and spectacular views along the highest cliffs in South Australia, with wild coastline on either side

- for birdwatchers, often from the front porch, the endangered glossy black cockatoo, the magnificent and also locally-endangered white-bellied sea eagle, osprey, wedge-tailed eagle, blue wren, scarlet robin and many others

- friendly wallabies visiting in the evenings, goanna, echidna, brush-tailed possums...

A little over an hour from Kingscote airport, bordering on Cape Torrens Wilderness Reserve, it is on the far north western side of the Island towards Cape Borda. It has close access to Flinders' Chase, Vivonne Bay, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Warm up in winter by the pot-bellied stove/fireplace and watch the storms push in over Investigator Strait. On clear nights, isolated from city lights and overlooking the sea, you can enjoy excellent star-watching, either with binoculars or the 4.5 inch telescope provided. In summer, swim, fish, walk and enjoy the incomparable sunsets from outside over a glass of Kangaroo Island wine with the wallabies.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Parking, Wheelchair accessible

DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Kitchen Linens provided Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Telephone Television Towels provided Video library Wheelchair accessible
Cape Forbin Retreat, Kangaroo Island is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical spot This is a magical spot. The views are stunning and the wildlife is wonderful. We did not want to leave.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a fabulous place! Completely off the beaten track, so a different holiday for our family - and we loved it! Breathtaking scenery, remote location with only wallabies for neighbours, you could have a cup of tea in bed and stare at the sea. House has everything that you could need (including wifi!). Log burner kept us toasty warm. A great holiday home.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD Our family recently spent four wonderfully secluded days here during our recent Kangaroo Island holiday. We travelled around the island and stayed at three different properties during our 9 day trip. This property was our second destination and is amazing, you feel like you are on the edge of the world. The property was warm, comfortable and clean. It is very isolated so ensure that you have all of your groceries before you arrive. We visited Kangaroo Island Wilderness Park on our way here and loved every minute. We also did a day trip to Cape Borda Lighthouse which we highly recommend. The rest of the time we just enjoyed exploring the property and soaking up that spectacular view. The kids loved the Wi-fi plus the wallabies which came to the front verandah at night time. The only down side was it doesn't have a washing machine which meant I had a lot of catch up washing to do on the first night at our next house. Every year we take our family to a different Australian holiday destination and stay at a lot of homes on the Stayz website, this is my overall favourite HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular location The private location of the house was stunning, and the kids loved the nightly wallaby visits. The hosts were very helpful and the house had everything we needed for cooking etc. We hope to return one day.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unique remote private and beautiful My family and i stayed at Cape Forbin for three nights, it is very private and gave us so many experiences. It has beautiful views and is abundant with wildlife. From the beach we saw a pod of dolphins playing and we were visited nightly by wallabies, kangaroos and a possum. On our daily walks we also saw goanna, echidna and sea eagles. All day long you can watch the birds and at night the stars. Its a magical place we loved. The house itself is very homely and the kitchen is set up well. The wood heater and the candles at night were also a highlight. Its everything it says and more can't thank you enough.
Date published: 2015-10-02
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