Seaside Garden Cottages
Beautiful Kangaroo Island Accommodation
Welcome to The Cottage: Charming and Romantic
With modern country-cottage styling and a touch of luxe, the property is completely charming and blissfully romantic. Thoughtfully designed by the architect who personally hand-made every brick, the exposed beams, unique brickwork & soaring ceiling creates a relaxed, spacious yet still intimate feel. A gorgeous garden, lush shady lawns, hotel grade linen, beach towels, comfortable beds & complimentary Wifi completes the package. Air Conditioned for your comfort year-round & on mains water, The Cottage & Studio are ideal for friends, families or a special getaway for two.
Pricing: First 4 Guests from $380-$820/Night
Up to 12 Guests Max ($40 extra per person/night)
Festive Season Minimum 7 Nights | Public Holidays & KI Cup Minimum 4-5 Nights | 3 Nights Minimum Other Times
Standard Check In 3pm / Check Out 10am (for midday Check In and 2pm Check Out POA)
The Cottage features 4 Bedroom + 2 Bathroom and is used for bookings of up to 8 guests.
The Studio: If you book for 9-12 guests, 'The Studio' (1 bedroom/1 bathroom) will be included in your booking. The Studio is a cute little cottage on the same property, offering wonderful privacy for larger groups. If you don't book The Studio, it will be left vacant and not be used by other guests: the whole property is for your private use. If you have a smaller group but still wish to include The Studio - ideal for 3 x couples all wanting their own bathroom and downstairs bedroom - please enquire.
Up to 12 guests can be accommodated when using both The Cottage & The Studio
(2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Single Beds + Sofa Bed or Kid's Mattresses)
The Villa is conveniently located on the property next door, private and separate, but there is easy access between the two for large groups booking both properties.
Fully equipped kitchen including Dishwasher & Nespresso Machine
Dining room seats 8 plus 2 at kitchen bench
Huge range of DVD's, 55”Smart TV in living room (2 sofas, seats 5), magazines, books, games, puzzles.
Bedroom 1: King Size Bed, spacious bedroom with sitting area. Access to one of the bathrooms and bedroom 4 is via this room, making it an ideal suite for a family
Bedroom 2: King Size Bed
2 large bathrooms brand new in 2020, each includes a walk-in shower, hairdryers (no bathtubs)
Washing machine/dryer combo, iron
Living rooms opens onto a gorgeous veranda, lovely for your morning cuppa or afternoon glass of wine..or Mulberry Gin..or local stout...
Sofa bed in Cottage for use by arrangement
3 x Reverse cycle air conditioners
The King Size downstairs bedrooms & bathrooms are located at opposite sides of the cottage, offering wonderful privacy, ideal for 2 couples travelling together.
-Bedroom 3: Queen Sized Bed
-Bedroom 4: 2 x Single Beds (we can add a simple fold out mattress for a 3rd child if required) this room is accessed via Bedroom 1.
Upstairs bedrooms have stunning internal balconies with screening for privacy, overlooking the dining area.
Spacious bedroom with Queen Size Bed
Table & Chair setting for 2 inside
Table & Chair setting for 2 outside on the veranda
Small Kitchenette with microwave, toaster, tea/coffee making and bar-size fridge
TV & DVD’s, Magazines, Iron
Small bathroom with shower (no bathtub), hairdryer
Reverse cycle air conditioner
Table in the courtyard seats 6 & Table under the veranda seats 6-8
Various settings in the gardens, on the veranda etc.
Large, interesting garden and expansive, lush lawn with shady trees
Beach toys / balls etc.
Under cover parking
CONSUMABLES: A fantastic set of consumables are included for your convenience, such as toilet paper, tissues, paper towel, tea / coffee / sugar / a few coffee pods, food wraps, pantry basics such as pepper/salt/oil/seasonings, washing detergents, soap, dishwasher tablets, hand-wash etc. This will certainly be enough to get you started, probably enough for your whole stay, but if you need more consumables, the supermarket is nearby.
LINEN: Professionally laundered, including white hotel-quality bed linen, tea towels, lots of soft bath towels, beach towels & bathrobes.
CLEANING: We hope you really love how clean the property is presented for you - we don't cut corners! 'Normal' cleaning between stays (no daily servicing) is naturally included, so there's certainly no need to clean wet areas, floors or change beds etc. on your departure. It's not a hotel though, but a holiday rental, so we do just ask that it's treated respectfully, left neat & tidy, spills wiped up, rubbish in bins, bbq left clean etc. Please enjoy a little break from housework, but it certainly can't be left 'filthy', 'trashed' or damaged though (function level cleaning is not included), so kindly note that damage & non-standard cleaning may incur an additional charge.
CHILDREN are very warmly welcomed and families just love it here! No charge for up to 2 infants who have not yet turned 1 at the time of check out (max 12 guets including infants at the property). There’s no need to compromise on quality or convenience just because you're travelling with your family – just let us know if you're bringing children and we'll supply quality baby items (stroller, cot, highchair), toys, beach toys etc. There isn’t a bathtub in The Cottage or Studio – just spacious walk in showers – so if you need a tub, please consider our other property The Villa (which also has a table tennis table, great for the older kids). Please just note that whilst the property is 'child friendly' & we’re really particular about safety, like most properties it's not 'child proof', so responsible supervision by caring adults is essential for the safety of your precious children i.e. yard is not fully fenced, stairs (doors to them can be closed though), internal balcony, sharp items in the kitchen, some breakable items etc.
THE BEACH: Just a few minutes lazy stroll to the water’s edge (160 metres to water to be precise), a picturesque walking track nearby is ideal for walking or bike riding right into the heart of Kingscote (approx 2.4 klms).
THE LOCATION: There are so many pretty places on the island, but for exploring from a central location and still being so close to amenities such as groceries, fuel, cafés, health care etc, we think it's absolutely perfect and why we chose this location. Many of the stunning but remote places on the island don't have these amenities nearby and wildlife is also quite prolific at night time, so it's best to avoid driving outside of the towns after dark.
CELEBRATIONS: The Cottage & Studio are a lovely space to celebrate a special occasion with loved ones! Importantly, parties or weddings etc. just require prior approval & the maximum number of guests at the property must not exceed those actually booked in as guests (i.e. if the booking is for 4 guests, no more than this can be at the property for a celebration unless by prior approval). Function level cleaning is not included i.e. it must still be left in good condition. We all love a good celebration, but please, no big wild parties, bucks/hens/schoolies groups, this is a residential area so noise must be kept very low.
FURTHER INFORMATION: We're friendly, helpful and passionate about beautiful Kangaroo Island. If you have any questions at all, including suggested itineraries, feel free to contact us, it's amazing how much there is to actually do on the Island beyond the popular tourist spots. It's our pleasure to help make your stay wonderful!
COVID BOOKINGS & CANCELLATIONS: **We are not currently taking any booking for insterstate travellers to stay prior to 1st March 2022-it's just too upsetting & disruptive for everyone with the constant border closures, sorry** In general, bookings are non-refundable, so travel insurance is suggested. However, if there is a widespread lockdown in KI or South Australia which prevents you from visiting, you would receive either a FULL CREDIT to use within 3 years towards a future stay, or if you prefer, a 50% REFUND. Importantly, note that 20 Dec-18 Jan & Public Holiday periods are excluded for re-bookings or using credits & exclude any booking fees. We're so delighted to welcome interstate visitors again, however there is the known risk that plans may be interrupted by Covid restrictions. As such, if you or any of your group are impacted by lockdowns interstate / restrictions on entering SA, or other genuine Covid-related reasons, we are happy to promptly re-advertise your dates & then refund any of your travel dates that are booked by another guest (less any booking/credit card fees etc), OR you may re-book to stay for the same number of nights/guests/tariff during the low season (28 April-20 Sept & 1-24 November, excluding Public & School Hols) within 3 yrs.
We do not do isolation/quarantine or illness recovery stays.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Sometimes holidays don't go as planned, and something may arise which prevents travel or impacts your stay, such as illness, missed or cancelled transport or weather events. As such, Travel Insurance is highly recommended.