1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Kangaroo Island
  4. Penneshaw
  5. #191525

Sea J's, KI Kangaroo Island: absolute waterfront

House, Penneshaw

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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Min 3 - 6 nights stay

9 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 bathrooms


Needing accommodation in Adelaide? Why not stay at our Adelaide property either side of your KI visit?

Sea J's, Brighton is also listed on Stayz and is a 4 bedroom house, 6 mins walk from beautiful Brighton Beach. Check out our availability on Stayz.

Sea J's, KI: Heritage meets contemporary - Sea J's,KI features 2 living areas: the old and the new.

The new: modern open plan fully-equipped kitchen with everything you might need, dining room, 2 bathrooms each with a shower and toilet spa-bath in main bathroom, lounge and a renovated fully equipped laundry, with a split-system air-conditioner.

The old: 4 bedrooms and a 2nd lounge with cosy combustion fire.

This is a very historic place - in part built from Fireball Bates' cottage c.1870, which was the first stone house in SA, pre-dating white settlement. Historic photos and information are located in the fireplace lounge room for your interest.

This house is well worth a week or more - enjoy meandering down to your own beach, fishing from your rocks or taking a short walk to the main swimming beach and town amenities.

Serious chill-out and relaxation mode will take over as you realise you are amid an abundance of wildlife - daily sightings of dolphins, seals, penguins and, if you are lucky in the right season, whales.

Guest access

Guests have the entire 4 bedroom house, large deck and back yard adjoining the surrounding coastal reserve for your enjoyment to swim, fish and explore. The lock-up garage, however, has no guest access.

Interaction with guests

We are currently based in Adelaide, but Paul will phone to ensure you arrive safely and all is in order. We have a manager/caretaker in Penneshaw who is able to assist if the need arises. Please call Paul on PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN.

The neighbourhood

You really have no neighbours and are surrounded by the ocean. Absolute, uninterrupted ocean frontage, with a gorgeous 750 m stroll around Christmas Cove Marina to the Penneshaw Pub, cafes, restaurants and town. The ferry terminal is an easy 1.2 kms from your door.


Alfresco dining at the sea's edge

Living the outdoors

Dining with amazing views

Sleeping with the sound of the ocean

Open plan living

Your expansive kitchen overlooking the sea

Relaxing by the fire in winter

Incredible ocean views

Sea J's, KI is an oasis - a comfortable, fully-equipped Island getaway, located on the pristine waters of the Gulf of St Vincent. At Sea J's, you are part of the view.

Warm yourself in front of the cosy combustion fire or enjoy alfresco living on the spacious deck and take in the spectacular views.

Open living areas are spacious, with 2 very comfortable lounge areas, both with their own heating, TVs and DVDs. The main lounge/dining also has a hi-fi system and LOADS of CDs and the other has a cosy combustion heater, Wii & Playstation.

Adults can enjoy some space in one living area whilst children enjoy a DVD or play games in another.

Enjoy drinks and alfresco dining on the spacious deck while you take in Investigator Strait, on the doorstep.

The 4 bedrooms, each with fans, accommodate 9 people. Bedroom 3 has a King bed, Bedrooms 1 and 2 have queen beds and Bedroom 4 adjoining Bedroom 3, has two singles and a trundle bed. All beds have pillows, doonas and blankets.

Sea J's adjoins reserves, allowing for plenty of car/boat parking and room for the kids to kick a ball and play games.

Other features include:

Cosy combustion heater with firewood supplied

Split system air conditioning


CD player

CD, DVD and book library

Full laundry facilities

Linen please supply your own beach towels


Enjoy fairy penguins, wallabies and birds

Pristine swimming beach with crystal clear waters, nearby

Penguin Tour Centre

Conservation Park walking trails

Excellent fishing from our rocks, the jetty and at Christmas Cove

Maritime and Folk Museum

Frenchman's Rock

Tennis courts, Golf course

Restaurants/ cafes, fast food outlets

7 day supermarket and liquor outlet

Art and crafts


Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

Antechamber Bay

Chapman River

Windmill Bay

Prospect Hill, Pennington Bay

Gateway Information Centre

Getting Around

There are no taxi services in Penneshaw, but Sea J's is well-located in that you can take an easy walk to town and also to the main beach/ferry. There is a car rentals option - Hertz, which means you can book a hire car to pick up in Penneshaw PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN. Sealink offers Island a range of Island tours, to suit every budget and taste - call 13 13 01. There is also on offer the Island Hopper - a bus service leaving from opposite the Fire Station next to the tennis courts, which can take you to all major towns on the Island.

Other things to note

History of the house:

Sea J's, KI is built from remnants of the original house of George 'Fireball' Bates and is verified as the oldest stone house in South Australia, predating the first Europeans in 1836 - certification is displayed on the wall in the fire lounge room.

Bedroom 3 was the town's Post Office during the First World War. All of South Australia's mail was distributed from this room. The original door is still in use and features the letter slot and holes where messages were posted.

The adjoining garage no guest access was the town's blacksmith's shop, next door was the butcher and across the road is the Island's oldest church. This was the original town centre.

House Rules

We ask that you leave the premises at a similar level of cleanliness as in which you found it, to avoid any further costs in cleaning being billed to you.

No smoking inside - ashtray is supplied outside

Not suitable for pets as abundant wildlife surrounds the property and cannot be disturbed

No parties or events

Check-in time is from 2PM

Check-out time is 10AM unless other arrangements are made with Paul

Please note any damages/breakages

Please restrict showering and bathing to a minimum, to help preserve water - a very precious resource in South Australia. Also, please use the half-flush function in the toilet, where possible.

If you lower the blinds to maximise your use of the deck, please roll up and secure the blinds on exiting the house or if inclement weather is predicted.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video Games Video library Washing machine
Sea J's, KI (Kangaroo Island): absolute waterfront is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely sensational My friends and I do an annual fishing trip and this year was to KI and we stayed at Sea J's and we are definitely going back the view is amazing and the fishing was fantastic also, the position is perfect and the house is very nice Paul was very friendly and helpful we also received complimentary wine and honey, again SENSATIONAL!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular location A beautiful cottage on beautiful Kangaroo Island. As I wrote in the visitor's book, the cottage sort of wrapped itself around you, very cosy. The weather was a bit windy and stormy for a couple of the days we stayed there, which made for some spectacular waves crashing on the rocks below the cottage, and meant we couldn't sit out on the huge back verandah, we mostly had spend our evenings just sitting in front of a roaring log fire shooting the breeze and drinking some very nice red wine. Tough job, but someone had to do it........
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best destination! Such a lovely house for our family holiday. Lots of space in side and out for the kids to play and run around. The destination and view... PERFECT!! A lovely, big porch area to sit and watch the waves crash against the rocks. Also, Penneshaw was such a convenient area to stay in with an excellent pub! Paul and Carmel were very accommodating to our needs (and all my emails). Thank you! We will definitely be back to your beautiful house and gorgeous island!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent place to stay Thankyou for making our stay so memorable, the place was perfect location and the house was presented so perfectly.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing view We throughly loved our stay. The house had every requirement for our needs and in a beautiful position on the point. Paul and Carmel's communication was the best we've experienced having travelled extensively. Great for a cross section of people from young to older. Would love to return. Thank you
Date published: 2017-06-28
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