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“Comfy & beauty..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

We 're there for 2 nights at Stokes bay area and really love the place..so comfortable with stunning coastal views and lots of KI kangaroos & birds.. by far this is the best affordable place with lots of amenities while stay in KI. And if you are a family with kids, Paul's place is fun to visit wildlife.. Paul's pretty good entertaining you to share moment with his animals..well, we're an old couple also having a great time& lots of fun there..

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

My wife and I spent 2 nights here and absolutely loved it. The cottages are surrounded by beautiful fields leading to a cliff with amazing coastal views. Aside from the other bordering W and W cottages, the setting is nice and secluded. We saw a variety of wildlife while on the island (e.g., sea lions, penguins, fur seals, etc), but waking up to see kangaroos hanging around outside our cottage window was definitely the highlight. The cottage itself was clean and simple and perfect for two people. We would definitely stay here again if we find ourselves back on Kangaroo Island. Great spot.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geneva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Absolutely loved this place! You really feel like you are in the middle of nature, surrounded by wild kangaroos who are absolutely beautiful, cliffs and the ocean. Staying here was actually the highlight of our stay on KI. We didn't actually see the hosts, but everything was well organized and they left very clear instructions with the key etc.

This is perfect if you want to stay in at night and make your own meals but not so great if you want to be able to go out for dinner (unless you feel comfortable driving about 1 hours at night with all the wildlife around).

All in all, this was perfect and really great value.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Paul and Katja are excellent hosts and their cottages are in a superb location on top of a hill overlooking Stokes Bay. The cottages all have nice covered porches and grills and the vegetation lends privacy. Kangaroos are out in droves, especially in the late afternoon. (Paul's Place 4k away is a wildlife sanctuary also operated by them.) We had a one bedroom with a comfy bed and plenty of wardrobe space. The kitchen was well outfitted and the dining table the perfect size. The sofas are also very comfortable. Stokes Bay is convenient to all the facilities of Parndana, so make purchases there, or elsewhere, and stay here and enjoy the view, or walk the beach or the nearby conservation park.
An example of what great hosts Paul and Katja are is that I left behind a travel pillow. We were already off the island before discovering it was missing. I called and Katja said she would look and mail it. She found it immediately and drove to Kingscote to mail it to us. What great service and relief, as I have not been able to find another like it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at the cottages. It was great to have the Kangaroo's so close (we're no Aussies and were delighted everytime we saw one). The service of Paul and Katja is magnifiscent. We recommend this place to everybody and hope to return one day.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

The cottages were cute, clean and nicely furnished. The porch provided an awesome view of sunset over the rocky ocean cliffs and the kangaroos that roamed the property. The location was great and made you feel as if you were off the grid. Don't be fooled by Google maps - the location is only 45-60 minutes away from the ferry in Penneshaw, and only an hour or so from Flinders Park (not 2 hours as the internet would suggest) There is a very tasty cafe at the bottom of the hillside if you don't feel like using the BBQ or kitchen :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed here after a recommendation from friends and it definitely did not disappoint. The cottages were modern, clean and spacious. Every little detail had been thought through to make our stay memorable. The views along the coast were stunning, trumped only by the dozens of kangaroos (and joeys) that were literally at our doorstep. I would definitely recommend this as the perfect place to stay on KI.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Waves and Wildlife Cottages
Address: 1-8 North Coast Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Kangaroo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Waves and Wildlife Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully self contained one and three bedroom Seaside Cottages on the north coast of Kangaroo Island. If you are planning a holiday to Kangaroo Island, please contact us anytime, Paul has lived here all his life and we are more than happy to help you plan an itinerary to make the most of your stay. Cottages are set on 80 acres bordering Stokes Bay beach and being revegetated, providing sanctuary to abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, birds, echidnas, and the occasional koala discovering our newly planted gums. Pods of dolphins and resident pelicans are also sighted often at Stokes Bay. Property features· Great swimming beach with safe natural rockpool for children· Central location· Neighbours Lathami National Park – home to the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo· Boatramp – 500 meters away Each Cottage features· Magnificent ocean views· Fully equipped kitchen· Queen beds· Gas heating and Ceiling fans· BBQ· TV, DVD, Video· Phone· DVDs, Toys and Games available ... more   less 
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