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“Searenity is paradise”
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Panoramic sea views from the deck and living area.
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Panoramic sea views from the deck and living area.
4.5 Star Rated holiday home with modern decor  with sea views from the living area and deck. Modern spacious kitchen and dining area with full cooking facilities and dishwasher.
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Panoramic sea views from the deck and living area.
4.5 Star Rated holiday home with modern decor  with sea views from the living area and deck.
Modern spacious kitchen and dining area with full cooking facilities and dishwasher.
Master bedroom with en-suite and separate toilet. All bed linen, doonas and bath towels supplied.
Queen size beds are fitted with luxury Pillow Top mattresses.
Spacious bedroom comfortably sleeps four persons.
Additional Washroom area to help ease the morning rush.
Fully equipped laundry.
Undercover outdoor BBQ area.
Enjoy panoramic sea views from the deck with a retractable electric awning for use on sunny days.
Emu Bay Beach, this beautiful 4km long white sandy beach offers safe swimming in turquoise clear water.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Excellent - based on 82 reviews
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Russ W
1 review
“Searenity is paradise”
Reviewed 22 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The house is amazingly serviced, with absolutely everything. The views are just gorgeous... sunrises and sunsets bring beautiful colours to the bay, and the private entry road means no traffic worries so the kids can play safely and with plenty of room.
Just a short walk down to the jetty for a quick fish, to launch your boat, or to go the picturesque foreshore grassed area & playground.
The hosts have been on the Island for the better part of their lives, and what they don't know about it would fit on a postage stamp (remember them?!) They are happy to let you explore on your own agenda, or are a great source of ideas and inspiration; it's never too much trouble to ask their advice. They are so friendly and welcoming.
Thank you Herb & Janette. Can't wait to get back to Serenity at Emu Bay KI!

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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T1457WAsu...
Whyalla, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Searenity Emu Bay - Top spot to stay when visiting KI”
Reviewed 16 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Ahhhhhh Positively perfect property in every way and that includes the hosts Herb & Janette!!! Would not hesitate to book again and highly recommend.

Date of stay: March 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rossclem
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“BEST EVER ACCOMMODATION AND HOSTS”
Reviewed 6 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We absolutely had the best time on Kangaroo Island due to Herb and Jeanette's warm hospitality. They were more like new friends than just hosts. Serenity Holiday House is just perfect, from the moment you step in the door you enter a very clean, spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with everything you need for your stay right down to the beach towels and cooler. Pride of ownership really stands out here. Herb and Jeanette even offered to get us groceries for our first breakfast as time was tight to get food our first night in. The view from the front deck is amazing, and you just want to sit down with a glass of wine and look out on Emu Bay (which we did), very peaceful. Herb and Jeanette are so warm and happy to help you in any way, from planning your time, where to go, finding you Koalas and fairy penguins to driving you on the beach. They are happy to have you join them on their morning walk (it's early) and point out local kangaroos, ant colonies, and tell you about the island. They love what they do and it shows. Nothing was ever too much to ask. They had great suggestions and tips for where to go and what to do to make the most of your visit. We were two couples travelling with our teenage daughters for three weeks in Australia and none of our accommodations even came close to Serenity Holiday House. We wished we had more time so we could have stayed longer on KI. I should add that it is only a few minutes walk to the beach(and it's a lovely long sand beach) and very safe for the girls to do on their own, only a short drive to Kingscote to get groceries and more wine, and our tour to swim with the dolphins started right at Emu bay....so convenient. We will be highly recommending this place to all our friends.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Liked best: Our hosts Herb and Jeanette were so helpful in making sure we did and saw everything we wanted to on Kangaroo Island
Liked least: There was nothing, except I wish we had a few more days to spend there
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Teresa N
Middleton, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 15 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I was organising a family holiday for 17 people ranging in ages 3 - 81, Janette and Herb were very helpful during the booking process and offered assistance over and above our expectations. We felt like they were our friends before we got there.
The information that we received made it so easy with packing and the directions led us straight to the front door.
The house had everything that you could possibly need on holiday plus more. Their attention to detail was excellent. The house was very clean and the decor was calm and relaxing. I particularly liked the way that all bedrooms had different colour towels - that way we were able to identify them easier.
On our final morning they even came with us and took our family photos, which we will treasure forever. We had a fantastic holiday and made some very special memories.
Thank you Janette and Herb.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Cleanliness and attention to detail
Liked least: I had to come home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Linda S
Blaxland
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice quiet holiday home”
Reviewed 16 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This was a lovely holiday home with wonderful hosts - who greeted us with warmth and friendliness. They gave us great insight into what to visit .
The house is furnished beautifully - it would have been nice to have some milk in the fridge - and only basic tea & coffee supplied .
Emu Bay is a tiny little town with no shops and the drive into the nearest town is only 15 mins- but at night after a meal in town the drive home can be a little stressful with all the wildlife around. But it is a very pretty and quiet town - with a beautiful beach not far to walk along - we did enjoy our stay .

Date of stay: April 2015
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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barnabas5...
Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Immensely satisfied!”
Reviewed 24 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

The house has a most beautiful sea view and is immaculately kept. There are sheep grazing on the land next to it and 2 wallabies came by to visit one evening as we were reversing the car out of the driveway.

Herb and Janette are good hosts; Herb gave us a quick overview of KI when we arrived in the early afternoon and even suggested the places we could visit on our first day and Janette kindly called Andermel Cafe when she learnt that we intended to go there for a late lunch of marron.

There was some digging at the back of a neighbouring property during the period we were there and we had to be careful that the windows were closed when we were out so that we would not return to a layer of dust on the table and counter tops and the floor.

Our only regret was that we did not have the luxury of time to have a barbeque and enjoy the sea breeze at the front porch!

Date of stay: December 2014
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Liked best: The view and spaciousness of the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
26 Dec 2014
Thank you for your kind review,we are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. The excavations on the property behind Searenity have now been completed and we have also had some rain which settled the work site and are thankful we no longer have the dust problem.
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IRK-Tas
Tasmania, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely and peaceful luxuary one bedroom apartment with great hosts”
Reviewed 28 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I stayed in the one bedroom apartment for a week and had a lovely time. It is very quiet and peaceful there. The apartment is very well equipped, far above standard for holiday rentals. It was also very clean and well maintained. Wifi was provided for free. The beach is just a short walk away and the location is suitable to explore the whole island if you don't want to move around.
The hosts Herb and Janette welcomed me on arrival and were happy to help with tips for places to see and walks to do. Herb knows the island very well and can give excellent advise. I would happily stay there again.

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: Friendly hosts, everything you needs is provided
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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