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“Wildlife central”

Review of KI Ecopia Retreat

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Enjoying a local KI wine on the deck
KI Ecopia Retreat
Relax on the comfy lounge
Master bedroom
Ensuite bathroom
Private deck accessed from the master bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Stunning views at breakfast time!
Twin Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Entrance to KI Ecopia Retreat
Stuning views from the deck at KI Ecopia Retreat
Stunning views from the deck at KI Ecopia Retreat
KI Ecopia Retreat - pnoramic view
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Borrowdal...
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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“Wildlife central”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Marvelous central location and very well appointed house. We stayed five nights which gave us a great opportunity to explore the south coast of Kangaroo Island. Saw kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, eagles, koala on the property - and a short drive to seal bay for sea lions. Everything very comfortable, even in howling wind, and no problems with any of the eco-friendly devices even though we had mixed weather.
If you have the chance to spend a night in Adelaide before ferry-ing over to the island stock up on food at the Adelaide markets, as apart from supermarkets in Kingscote and Penneshaw there's limited shopping on the island. Highly recommend the marron from the outlet on Harriet Road. Delicious - and KI Ecopia has a pot large enough to take three!
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: the central yet isolated location
Liked least: lack of teapot! (yes I know...picky picky pom)
Travelling group: Teenagers
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psychante...
Adelaide
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“Get back to nature, in comfort”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We stayed at KI Ecopia Retreat for 3 nights at the end of winter/ beginning of spring. Price for 3 nights was competitive. Property is located near Parndana in the centre of KI with access via approximately 7km of gravel/dirt roads. We had minor issues accessing the property (due to lagoon overflow washing away the driveway) but owners handled situation nicely by lending us their 4WD.

KI Ecopia is a 3-bedroom 'eco' house located on undulating pristine bushland. Well suited to couples (private retreat) as well as families. Many nice features including:
- Well equipped kitchen (minus microwave)
- Strong 'eco' credentials with full solar power (backup generator), water courtesy of rainwater tanks and gas bottles for cooking.
- 180 degree views from the open plan lounge, dining, kitchen
- 90 degree views from master bedroom
- Lots of wildlife nearby (kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, rare birds, possums).
- Interesting walks on the property itself
- Lovely wood-burning combustion heater
- Genuinely secluded location with great feeling of privacy
- No neighbours, only the sounds of nature
- can see the full glory of the night sky.
- well furnished with tasteful art

We recommend buying up on groceries and self-catering/cooking, as property is a reasonable distance from meal options.

Would definitely recommend

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Liked best: Secluded location
Liked least: lack of microwave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Melbourne
Reviewed 3 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Melbourne
Reviewed 16 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Adelaide
Reviewed 27 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Petsko
Vevey, Switzerland
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“Great house in wonderful middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 21 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We loved our stay at the Ecopia Retreat, the house is wonderfully located in the middle of the nature, and still relatively close to the highlights of the island. We saw lots of wild animals jumping and running around the house.
The house is very nicely decorated, perfectly clean and offers all you need for great holidays on KI. Strongly recommended.

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Liked best: Wild location
Liked least: Small bugs in the bathroom
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Joanna Z
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Absolutely beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 7 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

It's a very nice holiday rental. If I have to rate it by stars it would be at least 4.5. The house located in heartland of KI, to get there you'll need to travel on mud road, we drove 2 wheel drive and it was completely fine. The moment you open the door and walk in, you will be in love with the house. You can tell that owner put a lot of effort into this house. From furniture to artworks on the wall, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, fireplace, outdoor bench. House has floor to ceiling glass, a deck is connected to the house through a sliding door. Roll up the blind, beautiful grassland jump into your eyes, and thanks to the deck and window, the house simply blends in with the outside view naturally. open the sliding door, breeze from Antarctica sweep your face gently. It's just amazing. We had two relax and peaceful nights there, will defiantly return if we visit KI again. For future guest, keep eye on kangaroo outside on the grassland, they will come very close to the house at night.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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