Ithaka Getaway Cottage is located on the southern boundary of the quaint fishing village of Cape Jervis, right at the edge of the Fleurieu Peninsula.This is a unique setting where the backstairs passage meets the gulf waters and the view of Kangaroo Island is spectacular. A scenic 1.5 hours drive from Adelaide CBD, Ithaka Getaway Cottage is a self-contained, serene oasis for discerning individuals/couples who wish to avoid holiday centres dominated by crowds, supermarkets and busy roads, preferring instead a scenic and largely natural bush & coastal location. The spacious cottage has a large open-plan living and dining room which faces panoramic & uninterrupted views of coast, ocean and Kangaroo Island. On the front decking, or just sitting in the lounge, you can watch ferries crossing the Backstairs Passage to and from Kangaroo Island. The abundant birdlife is astounding with over 7 parrot species, as well as honeyeaters, blue wrens and wedge-tail eagles. Watch kangaroos graze, and just relax as stunning sunsets enliven the Island the breathtaking panorama of sea & island. Enjoy all this from the delightful and serene retreat that is Ithaca Cottage: complete with all modern conveniences, furnished in comfortable Retro, mid-twentieth century & contemporary style, & decorated with original artworks. Conveniences include an easy-to-use, modern galley kitchen with microwave, oven and fridge; a large (42inch) flat-screen HD (LCD) TV with an extensive 300 DVD plus in-house library that ranges from drama, SciFi, musicals, documentary, etc; FREE INTERNET with streaming services (including NETFLIX, Foxtel, etc); Gas BBQ; washing machine; and safe off-street parking. The spacious master bedroom has a Queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has a sofa-bed (comfortable poster-paedic, double bed): the two bedrooms each sleep 2 couples (maximum 4 adults, OR two adults & 1-2 children).
PETS WELCOME (cats or small dogs). There is a spacious and secure cat/dog run attached to the house with a pet door.
Ithaka Getaway Cottage is a serene country weekend retreat located in the quietest part of a very small township with fields in front leading down to the close-by coas. There is bushland abutting the rear garden. The front lounge, or the surround decking are comfortable places to just relax & enjoy the ever-changing sea-Island views. Heating or cooling is easy with two split systems. Activities: stroll into the village which surrounds a bushland park which backs onto Ithaka Getaway Cottage & abounds in Kangaroos and wildflowers); trek in nearby bushland hills or along dramatic cliff coastal walks of the Hans Heysen Trail; explore the nearby fascinating Heritage Talisker Silver Mines (best preserved 19th Century Cornish mining ruins in Australia), and surrounding Conservation Park; delight in abundant native bird and wildlife (many kangaroos); swim in pristine waters of nearby Morgans Beach (5 minute drive or 15/20 minute walk), or Fishery Beach; Fantastic fishing along the coast and nearby ferry jetty; stroll down and watch the regular Island ferry landings/departures; read a book, watch a movie, surf the just luxuriate in the tranquil ambience. IDEAL FOR 'RE-CHARGING' RETREATS, ROMANTIC COUPLE GETAWAYS OR QUALITY FAMILY BREAKS!
Also an ideal stop-over if you're on the way to Kangaroo Island. The cottage is just 3-4 minutes drive from the Ferry wharf. Sea a couple of nights and watch the island from the best spot on the mainland!!
Island & Sea Views: Getaway Cottage@ Cape Jervis is a delightful and comfortable destination for a getaway, special retreat holiday or weekend break: relaxing, inspiring, recharging, alluring - take the journey.
Daily tariff varies over the year: Monday to Thursday nights are cheaper rates than Friday & Saturday nights. Please note, 2 day minimum stay, except for a 3 DAY MINIMUM on LONG WEEKENDS. Special & generous discounted rates for week or longer stays!
Local Attractions: Cape Jervis is often seen as simply the place to catch a ferry to Kangaroo Island. However, for the locals and a number of Adelaide in-the-know people, it is a unique place with much to offer: TRANQUIL or DRAMATIC - take your pick! Spectacular uninterrupted coastal sea/ island views and incredible sunsets; bushland walking (it is the start of the famous Heysen Trail); fantastic fishing; sights include unique heritage ruins of the nearby Talisker Silver Mines and Conservation Park; Deep Creek National Park; rich native bird and wildlife; enjoy nearby beaches of white sand and pristine waters which are practically deserted. Relax in the delightful and stylish open-plan living, self-contained Ithaka Cottage: read, watch movies, listen to music, or just dream and refresh with the island even take a day-trip Ferry journey across the Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo island - just 11 kilometers ferry crossing.
Cape Jervis is unspoiled (just one pub - good for day or evening meals - and one grocery/supplies & take-away store which closes at 5.30pm). There is also a restaurant/cafe just 3-4mins drive away.
Within 2-3 minutes drive to the Kangaroo Island Ferry departure point, Ithaka Cottage can be an excellent rest stop for a night or couple of days on your way to Kangaroo Island.
Feature List: Reverse Air Conditioning/Heating in Lounge and master bedroom; CD & DVD Player; free & VERY extensive in-house DVD Movie Library (a range of over 300 movies, plus documentaries); 42 inch HD LCD TV (please note: Free INTERNET with many free streaming services such as Stan, Netflix and Telstra TV & Foxtel Now; Linen & Towels & soap supplied; Microwave, Electric Oven, Refrigerator; Gas BBQ undercover pergola; Washing machine.
Non-Smoking; Pet Friendly.
The Cottage is situated in a serene and delightful private garden overlooking stunning Island/sea views. Safe off-street parking for up to 2 cars.
Please note, the rear garden overlooks a nature reserve!