1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Kangaroo Island
  4. Pennington Bay
  5. #28660

Kestrel Downs Holiday House

House, Pennington Bay

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


A unique island property - this secluded coastal haven offers both close proximity to pristine beaches and also the opportunity to share the natural habitat of Kangaroo Island's native birds and animals - in addition, guests enjoy the convenience of FREE WiFi.

Settled lightly on the landscape, on 40 private hectares of ancient dune country - and next door to pristine Pennington Bay - Kestrel Downs offers a beautiful vista of waterways and islands. Through every window there are serene sea and bushland views.

Wake to dawn's light reflected in the ocean inlet of Pelican Lagoon; sit on the verandah and watch native fauna drink and bathe at the bird bath.

This island retreat features spacious open plan living with Balinese furniture, polished bamboo floors and a sparkling new farm-size kitchen. Light and airy, it offers eco-friendly design features including solar power, surround verandah and pure rainwater throughout.

Go bird watching, fauna spotting, swimming, beach combing, fishing, surfing - or just relax, drift away and enjoy the view.

Kestrel Downs is the perfect base for exploring the island.



- Bluetooth HiFi sound system

- Only 25 minutes from ferry and airport

- Just 7 km restaurant and cafe

- Spacious, fully equipped, contemporary design kitchen with 700mm stove

- Polished bamboo floors throughout the 3 bedrooms 2 x queen, 2 x single

- Reverse cycle air conditioning and wood fire

- Ceiling fans

- Quality furnishings

- Luxury pillow-top mattresses

- Laundry and washing machine

- Linen and towels included in tariff

- All linen & towels line-dried in fresh island air

- Rainwater

- Solar power

- Barbeque, gas

- Outside furniture setting

- Tariff does not change for weekends

- Ample private parking

Tributes from our Guest Book:

"truly the best accommodation on the island, words cannot describe the splendour of this location" S/K Assoc, Brighton

"the vibe of this place certainly speaks of many contented souls" A&E, Adelaide Hills

"...much comfort and interest in the interior of the house, with the space, the furniture and the decor...a blissfully perfect base..." J&E, Adelaide


Kestrel Downs is close to many island attractions.

One of the very few properties located on the narrow isthmus of the island, it affords magnificent northern views over the ocean inlet of Pelican Lagoon and to the township of American River in the distance; and to the south is the mighty Southern Ocean.

Beautiful Pennington Bay, backed by pristine dunes, is just 2km from the front door; go beach combing, fishing, swimming or surfing.

Climb the 530 steps of the giant dune of Prospect Hill, adjacent to Kestrel Downs - for panoramic views of the north and south coast of the island.

At low tide walk along the shores of Pelican Lagoon, located opposite the driveway. Explore the unique estuarine environment with its community of aquatic birds and schools of stingrays splashing through the shallow waters.

Take a short drive to picturesque American River to eat out, sample the exquisite local oysters from the Oyster Shop, launch your boat, charter a fishing expedition or wander along the shady waterside Cannery Walk.

Swim in the gentle waters of endless Island Beach, just a 10 minute drive away.

Enjoy the diverse talents of Kangaroo Island's artist community at the nearby sculpture and glass studios and Baudin Beach gallery .

Treat yourself to wine tasting and lunch at nearby wineries or sample the delicious honey ice cream at the honey farm.

Wnader further afield and the possibilities are endless.

Kestrel Downs provides a perfect base for exploring the island.


Fee WiFi

Bluetooth HiFi sound system

Digital flat screen TV

DVD player DVD library

Reverse cycle a/c

Slow combustion fire wood supplied

Ceiling fans

Large 700mm gas stove/oven


Washing machine


Outdoor setting

Spacious private car park

Wildlife sensitive - pets not permitted


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Ceiling fan Children welcome Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Kestrel Downs Holiday House is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute perfection. Kestrel Downs was the perfect location for our holiday on Kangaroo Island. The view of Pelican Lagoon from the verandah was spectacular. The kids really enjoyed the wide array of kangaroos (and Joey's), wallabies and birds that came to drink from the birdbath only metres away from the house. The house was lovely and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay (the kitchen was amazing!). It was close to some beautiful beaches and was a great location to explore the island from. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a beautiful and unique experience of Kangaroo Island.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy home - stunning views We had an amazing stay at Kestrel Downs. Very comfortable home, with everything provided - friendly kangaroos and bushland to explore. Right near the stunning Pennington Bay, it was a lovely home base to explore Kingscote and Flinders Chase. Both the kids and grandparents were happy to stay in such a clean and relaxing place. Plenty of room to move!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean and Comfortable We recently spent 2 nights here at the start of our Kangaroo Island holiday. The house is clean, comfortable and has everything you could need with a wonderful view. The fireplace kept us toasty and warm. It was a great location to visit Pennington Bay, Cliffords Honey Farm, Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, Island Pure Sheep Dairy and the 5pm Pelican Feeding at Kingscote. Wonderful hosts, highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Holiday House! What a beautiful house in an outstanding location. We were blow away by the outlook from the moment we arrived, the most awesome water views from inside and out. Surrounded by natural bush land full of wildlife that the kids loved to explore, completely secluded and so quiet! KI is just gorgeous, some of the best scenery in the world, and Kestrel Downs was the perfect place to return to each night. Spotlessly clean, modern well equipped kitchen and super comfortable beds and linen. We loved to light the wood heater each night and enjoy the sunset views with a glass of wine. There is no question that the quality of this accommodation made our holiday more enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great holiday location for families. We had a wonderful stay at Kestrel Downs - it was a lovely place to relax and a great base for seeing the island. The kids loved watching the wildlife drinking from the water bowl at dusk and on the rainy days enjoyed the Looney Tunes dvds and playing cards at the house. We visited Tru Thai on our final night and enjoyed the great food and hospitality (it is only open Thursday nights from 5.30pm). Hopefully we are able to stay again in future.
Date published: 2015-03-29
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