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Secluded comfort: Grass Tree Coastal Retreat, Eastern Kangaroo Island wilderness

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Secluded comfort: Grass Tree Coastal Retreat, Eastern Kangaroo Island wilderness


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Cuttlefish Bay, SA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLashmar Conservation Park20 min walk
  • Popular LocationAntechamber Bay Beach13 min drive
  • Popular LocationPenguin Interpretive Centre17 min drive
  • AirportKangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote)52 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
360 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    6 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Secluded comfort: Grass Tree Coastal Retreat, Eastern Kangaroo Island wilderness

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and patio
Our comfortable 3 bedroom island home accommodates 2 large families or 2+ couples, which offers seclusion, nature in abundance, and spectacular views across sparkling seas to the mainland.

What to do at home...
Relax on the fully screened deck in the daybed or pod chair, or in the open plan living space. Or if you prefer to be more active, explore the walking trail through the bush and experience the different types of vegetation on the property leading down to the rocky coastal reserve, bordering Lashmar conservation park. You will hear the birds, and see creek beds and wildflowers, ancient grass trees and if you're quiet, the occasional kangaroo.
Enjoy meals with family and friends on the spacious deck or at the indoor dining table. Have lunch and taste some local wines at nearby Dudley Wines or source local goodies from Penneshaw shops and cook up a storm in the generous kitchen.

This comfortable home has all mod cons - reverse cycle airconditioning to either heat or cool the living area and all 3 bedrooms, ceiling fans and screened windows to allow sea breezes in. There is a TV nook with smart TV and large screen, which can be turned to face the lounges if needed, without disrupting the view.
The kitchen is generously proportioned with dishwasher, microwave, stove and large island bench which seats 4 and still provides plenty of workspace. If you prefer to barbecue, there's a large gas fuelled bbq on the deck. And a coffee machine and milk frother take care of morning caffeine needs.
The bedrooms are comfortable with quality bedding and linen provided, electric blankets, heating and cooling, and beach as well as bath towels.
There is an indoor lounge and outdoor area with daybed for 2-3 people to relax on, as well as a pod chair overlooking the sea view.

Nature close at hand
Watch the eagles and superb wrens fly by and the kangaroos hopping past at dawn. We have KI bird and wildflower books to help you identify your finds and even a shipwreck book if you would like to learn more about the island's history.

What to do nearby and further afield:
Visit Antechamber Bay and the Chapman river for beachcombing, walking, picnics, fishing or a game of beach cricket. It is around 2 minutes drive from the house, with remarkably clear water and hardly anyone else on the beach most days.

Ten minutes further away is the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse which offers superb views and interesting tours and information about the hostory of the lighthouse, its keepers, and shipwrecks on the Island.

2 minutes in the other direction sample wines or eat pizza at Dudley Wines. Or continue on to newly opened False Cape Wines, to Penneshaw for a meal at the local pub, or Millie Mae's Pantry for brunch. A good supermarket and petrol station (which doubles as a hardware and fishing tackle shop), plus several cafes and restaurants will meet most needs. Try the supermarket's sourdough loaves with some KI honey, or locally made olive oil and dukkah!

Further afield, a half hour from the house, visit beautiful Pennington Bay for surfing and beach waks. If you're not a confident swimmer, park and walk down to the bay before the big beach, which offers a more sheltered lagoon and rock pool perfect for the kids too.

Then on to fishing village American River or our kids like to visit Clifford's Honey Farm to try honey icecream and learn about the Ligurian bees!

Along the South coast a little visit rugged D'Estrees Bay for scenery, walking and see if you can find the Tadpole and the ospreys' nest.

Day trips from the house can include a day on the North Coast seeing:
- Kingscote, for food, coffee or supplies
- Emu Bay where you can drive on to the beach
- Stokes Bay, to access a beautiful beach through a cave entrance, with a sheltered swimming lagoon and rock pools for the kids to explore, or
- Snellings Beach, where the Middle River meets the sea

A day trip along the South Road (or 2 days!) could include:
- stops at Seal Bay or Raptor Domain to get up close to and learn more about the local wildlife
- Vivonne Bay, voted one of the World's best beaches a few years back ( Antechamber Bay is still my favourite!)
(Road closed at present to:
- Kelly Hill Caves underground tour
- Flinders Chase to visit Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch)

We have done lots of bushwalking on the island so are happy to provide tips on good walks depending on your preferences.

Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and a safe. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with day beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Susan Rudall
Speaks English, French

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Day bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 3875 sq ft (360 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

About this area

Cuttlefish Bay

Located in Cuttlefish Bay, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. While the natural beauty of Baudin Conservation Park and Cape Willoughby Conservation Park can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Sealink Ferry Terminal. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lashmar Conservation Park - 20 min walk
  • Antechamber Bay Beach - 13 min drive
  • Penguin Interpretive Centre - 17 min drive
  • Sealink Ferry Terminal - 17 min drive
  • Naiko Inlet - 89 min drive

Getting around

  • Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) - 52 min drive


  • Dudley Wines - 7 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Would certainly recommend this place. So lovely and all guests catered for. Could spend all day, every day looking at the view. House immaculately decorated and kitted out. Would definitely come and stay here again.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely stunning!
We’ve spent the weekend in this place and really enjoyed our time there. It is impeccable presented and very clean. We will be back for sure. Guido

5/5 Excellent

Tranquil location, stunning home
Absolutely beyond expectations, beautiful location, house had everything you needed and amazing decor as well as the little touches that were so tasteful. love love love the place and will be back.

5/5 Excellent

Stunning, cosy two night stay at Cuttlefish Bay
Very well decked out house with amazing views from all rooms. Host was fantastic with plenty of communication and lots of tasty provisions. Plenty of separate spaces for 3 couples.