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LifeTime Private Retreats

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

My whole family loved the Sheokes House. It had a fabulous lounge area with dining and fireplace, big windows overlooking the beach and rolling hills. It was home away from home. The owners have really been generous in having their music iPods here, books, kids games, coffee machine with fresh beans. Can't fault it. Would stay again. Thank you!!! Absolutely...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2016

It was approximately 15 years ago that I stayed at Cliff house overlooking Snellings beach in the North coast of Kangaroo Island. I am pleased to say that very little has changed in that time. Cliff house has an elevated and commanding view across the beach from the headland. We spent every evening sitting outside being entertained by our glorious...

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California
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Sky House is one of several home life-time has on a very large parcel that wraps down to Snellings Beach. Sky House is up near the top, on a broad open pasture overlooking a dramatic coastline. Stupendous views. The first morning my wife popped out of bed and startled a pair of kangaroos grazing on the lawn just outside our...

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Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback and comments about the house. We are planning some refurbishments and upgrades this winter to get the house looking new and fresh again. Rammed earth does show its age a bit from the outside however we hope our upgrade to window and door frames, decor an furniture will make a big difference to the high...

Kangaroo Island, Australia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stayed in a small group at the Cliff House, and we had high expectations prior to arriving. We were not disappointed at all. The accommodation sits overlooking magnificent Snellings Beach with an easy access walkway directly down to the beach. The accommodation was absolutely beautiful - the spa was warm, the house was immaculately cleaned and the view is...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Just wanted to thank Rachael and Sacha for a wonderful amazing experience of lunch in their Enchanted Fug tree yesterday The food and service was excellent and the menu fabulous But of course the setting is the really special part of this experience Also had a great night in the Shearing shed with their new Mexican style tapas menu Well...

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Thank jenny w
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Just back from spending 4 nights in Skyhouse on beautiful Kangaroo Island. A gorgeous hilltop retreat overlooking Shellings beach and surrounding countyside.Chill out (dont get too frustrated when the internet or the record player doesnt work )in this Morrocan inspired home and watch the world go by , as well as a couple of kangaroos and eagles. It is quite...

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Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review and note about the record player and internet. We have purchased a new player and have upgraded the internet service to make sure all details are perfect!

New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We had a number of concerns with this accommodation: We received no instructions prior to check-in. Normally this would not be an issue of the office was actually staffed! You can imagine our stress when we arrived with no idea of where our house was & no one to ask! Coupled with the fact there's no cellphone reception so we...

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Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Hi MollyNZ, We are very sorry things were not to your (our our) standard during your recent stay with us and I would like to provide the following comments and explanations. As our place is sometimes booked through a 3 party (ie Stayz, Booking.com etc) often the detailed arrival information does noes not get passed on (or not possible to...

Centennial
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My daughter and I stayed for 2 nights in early May 2014 in the settler's homestead. It has been totally renovated, was very clean, a delight! We arrived late the first night and had magnificent dinner waiting for us and food for us to make breakfast - all local fresh food - sheep yogurt, homemade jam, local honey.... The second...

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Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Skyhouse is amazing, its so secluded and up on a hill overlooking the whole ocean + a lot of beautiful green farm land. Saw heaps of wedgetailed eagles during our stay. Its certainly not easy walking distance to the beach it overlooks but it depends what you are after. The mood was set when we walked in and there was...

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Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Hi, You say some of your comments were trivial issues, but its important to us too that everything is perfect! The young man you talk about has now moved off the island and we now have someone on call who has a better understanding of guest care & services. Things left in the dishwasher etc was unacceptable. All i can...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

3 nights in Our trip around Australia. We had sky House. Amazing. You will not see owners there or service. So be prepare they do not clean the House every day. This was a suprise as this is expensive stay. But the rest was great! The view, kangaroos in the morning!! Make sure to arrive in day time. It is...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An Island paradise where you can choose to stay at one of four Luxury beach villas set on their own stunning coastal Kangaroo Island estates, a place of complete privacy, well away from other guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LifeTime Private Retreats

Address: Rsd 26 North Coast Rd | Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, South Australia SA5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range: £228 - £330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LifeTime Private Retreats 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Sky House all to yourselves”
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altino10, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Accommodation is a whole house- three bedrooms (2 King, one with 2 twins)”
ElaineH94301, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Once the sun has gone down watch a movie in the sunken circular lounge with lots of cushions, it's very 60'S.”
briansC3345YP, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Skyhouse ,great view but quite a walk to the beach.”
imday, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in settler's homestead - loved it. The sky lodge is the most requested. It is on bluff overlooking ocean and beach”
stephanien336, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
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