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Eleanor River Homestead - Kangaroo Island
Ranked #1 of 1 Seddon B&B and Inns
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
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“Exactly what we wanted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We wanted a week away with the children at a peaceful cottage with a wood fire. Well...we found it! Was very well positioned for daily activities such as seal bay and the snake and bird show. The children loved the cottage and every night kangaroos and possums were everywhere. A big thanks to Graeme and Kathy for inviting us to feed the roos and feed Genie the Kestral. Wish we stayed longer than 5 days. Great value for money. Grab your own food and wine and settle in to a great time. Family from Adelaide

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

The homestead was welcoming, as were the owners who simply couldnt do enough for you. We were welcomed by the local wildlife and enjoyed the company of possums and wallabies all through the night. We are already working on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed here based on it's location and the Tripadvisor reviews.
We loved it!
The location is so serene and kangaroos are abundant in the evenings.
We fed some of the wild Roos with Graeme and Kathy at the Homestead and some were semi-tamed.
Genie the Kestrel was awesome to watch getting food from Graeme's fingers.
The cabin was well appointed and clean with cooking facilities and BBQ.
Log fire was perfect.
The Marron experience was just amazing although we were unable to help set or gather nets due to our schedule.
The banquet provided to our cabin was so delicious and so much food!
The homemade bread and cheesecake was special and beautiful.
Really great value and the wine with the log fire was perfect.
We enjoyed our stay as it was conveniently located to a lot of attractions especially on the South Coast.
Well done to our hosts who made our 5 day trip a memorable one.
Definitely go to Cape Borda lighthouse 1230 tour and the raptor park!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

We were a bit nervous on our approach to the Homestead, as the dirt roads are quite an experience once you get off the sealed highway, however after a short turn into the approach lane to the cabin, we were very pleased with our choice of accommodation on Kangaroo Island. Central for all touring (ten minutes to Seal Bay, 15 to stunning Vivonne Bay, 20 minutes or so to Little Sahara, all so worth a visit) and very comfortably appointed inside the cabin. Host Graeme was more than helpful and we loved feeding the family of kangaroos and the beautiful kestrel. Be aware that there are almost no facilities for shopping in the vicinity (a small grocery store with little contents can be found on the road to Flinders Chase Park). There are also few opportunities in the area for eating out, so the well equipped kitchen is pretty vital - the best supermarket we found was in Penneshaw and we were pleased that we had stopped to shop for supplies once we had got off the ferry. Recommend hiring a car and staying for three nights minimum if you can - you can travel at your own pace and take your time at the beautiful locations to be found on the island, getting there before/after the tour buses. Remarkable Rocks and Cape du Coedic seals - unmissable! There appears to be plenty of self-catering accommodation along all the beautiful coastlines, but this cabin was a great Australian experience!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Perfectly located for a week+ stay on KI! Easy to get to everything! Cabin is clean, beautiful and boasts gorgeous views. Kitchen is well appointed for basic cooking. We ordered the week's worth of breakfasts and weren't disappointed. Cereal, peanut butter, fruit spreads, bread, fruit, bacon, eggs, orange juice, milk were all waiting for us to prepare throughout the week. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. Feeding their resident kangaroos was a highlight of the trip. Genie, the falcon, is an attraction on her own! Cannot imagine you would be disappointed with choosing Eleanor River Homestead for your trip to KI!

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

Eleanor river homestead is a beautiful cabin situated in an amazing location. Anytime of the year. All season bring different feels and stunning visual scenery. I visited Eleanor river in the summer and found the golden grass with rich green trees and shrubs at sunset quite breath taking. The owners are more than accommodating and have never meet nicer people, always there to help and always stop to say hi. I had the optiunity to feed kangeroos and hand feed an amazing kestrel named genie because of them, what an experience. So do yourself a favor, stay at Eleanor river homestead.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

The cabin was amazing. It was the perfect getaway for people who love nature and the outdoors. The kitchen had everything that you needed. Remember to stop at the grocery store in Kingscote or Penneshaw before driving out to the cabin, as the local grocery store in Pardana doesn't have much to offer. We went in the winter and had to work quite a bit to keep the fire going as this was the only form of heat. My husband didn't mind though. The homestead wasn't hard to find at night but it takes a bit longer that we expected as we did not realize how big the cabin was. The scenery was amazing. There were plenty of kangaroos just outside our doorstep.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eleanor River Homestead - Kangaroo Island
Address: 563a Gregors Rd, Seddon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Seddon
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Seddon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Eleanor River Homestead - Kangaroo Island 4*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pristine Kangaroo Island Accommodation. After a days touring on Kangaroo Island drive down a 3km private road to The Mary Ellen, a luxurious yet warm and cosy 2 bedroom, rustic log cabin nestled in a magnificent bushland setting. Eleanor River Homestead is a 250 acre property located amongst rolling hills and valleys on the banks of the Eleanor River offering the best Self Contained accommodation on Kangaroo Island. ... more   less 
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