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Searenity Holiday Accommodation
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“A stay we won't forget”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We visited emu bay with friends from Japan and Holland. Searenity house was the perfect way to end a busy day on the island. The location was perfect, not far from kingscote and an easy trip to the ferry in the morning. With a fantastic view overlooking the sea, the house provided all the necessities and more. Free WIFI was valuable to our international guests and the large spacious rooms gave us four girls plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Herb and Janette made us feel welcome immediately, showing us through the house and ensuring we were all comfortable. Herb also showed us a darling koala nestled in the tree outside. Our guests were thrilled to see this little guy, but also the kangaroo that hopped casually by in the evening while we were dining on the deck. Thank you both again for a wonderful trip and a stay our international guests won't forget.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Surrey U.K.
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

From the time of arrival to departure, Herb and Jeanette were the perfect hosts their accomodation is exceptional in a perfect secluded spot. herb gave us advice where to visit on the island,and we were told about 2 koalas living on trees nearby. A truly exceptional stay and highly recommended

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a wonderful, relaxing stay and fun holiday we had. Kangaroo Island is a magical place and the week that we had here was not nearly enough to experience all the island has to offer.
"Searenity" was a fantastic place to call home and so comfortable we didn't want to leave!

Emu Bay is the perfect location.

Many thanks and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Words cannot express how wonderful our experience was on Kangaroo Island and it begins and ends with Herb and Janette. They provided a lovely one bedroom holiday apartment that was clean, up-to-date and filled with everything you needed to be independent. But, besides the apartment, it was Herb and Janette that offered so much more. They gave us recommendations on what to see and do, how to find kangaroos and koalas, and just anything you would ever think of! They are by far the most gracious and wonderful host and hostess we have ever encountered. And besides all of that, Kangaroo Island is Idyllic!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We arrived a middle of the day and were met at the airport once in, and warmly welcomed by Herb and Janette, a wonderful five days began. We stayed in the back house and were delighted with the room and all the amenities. Clearly someone put a lot of thought to ensure that all needs had been considered. eight others from our friends also stayed at this Inn as we had all come to Kangaroo Island to attend a wedding in Adelaide. We really appreciated having the in-house amenities and the very attractive spacious living room - we made great use of both as we caught up on news and american sports.
We will definitely look for another opportunity to stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Right now it is freezing in Boston. I am dreaming of being back at Searenity Holiday Accommodations The location, the view from the house and especially the proprietors were extraordinary.The flat is fully equipped with every amenity you could and would need. And anything else that you could need/want either Herb and Janette would get for you or for a short drive to town and you could purchase.I would highly recommend getting an auto to go to see all the KI sights especially the remarkable rocks, the secluded beaches and the seals. There is so much to do I wish we had been there longer than 3 days. KI and Searenity Holiday Accommodations were simply a great experience for us. I give it an EXCELLENT rating.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Arriving exhausted from a busy year and hosting relatives for Xmas, our family of four stepped into the Searenity holiday house and instantly started to relax. Upon meeting Herb and Janette, we were made to feel so welcome. As a family we book apartments or houses over hotels wherever we can for value, space and character and always use Tripadvisor; this was the best equipped home we have stayed in.

The wildlife and scenery was great- we are spoilt coming from Victoria in that we have travelled often to parts of the Great Ocean road, done the Great Ocean walk and been all over Wilson's Promontory which reminded us very much of Kangaroo Island. The difference here apart from the home is clearly Herb and Janette; in fact the only one out of 97 review not to give 5 stars were the couple that didn't meet them!
All of there recommendations were spot on and the "extra miles" we had included Herb demonstrating his remote controlled plane to our son, ferry crossing g weather updates and not least pulling apart one of the arm chairs to retrieve our daughters mobile phone - fantastic stay.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Searenity Holiday Accommodation
Address: 1 Hawthorn Ave, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Emu Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Emu Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Searenity Holiday Accommodation 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Searenity Accommodation is located at Emu Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island and only a short drive to Kingscote the Island’s main township. It provides accommodation for up to 10 people with modern decor, panoramic sea views and only a short walk to the beach. Everything is provided for a comfortable stay. Accommodation can be either self catering or breakfast provisions can be provided by prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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